• By Joel Streed

Improving sports performance: Mayo Clinic Radio

February 4, 2018

Sports are on the minds of Americans as the Super Bowl and Winter Olympics take place in February. Whether you’re a professional athlete, high school athlete or weekend warrior, reaching peak performance is a common goal. But what makes the difference in your ability to perform? Why can some professional athletes seem to defy Father Time and continue playing at the top level into their 40s? What sets elite athletes apart?

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Michael Joyner, an anesthesiologist and human performance expert at Mayo Clinic, will discuss common characteristics shared by elite athletes and what amateurs can do to improve sports performance. Also on the program, Dr. Edward Laskowski, co-director of the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, will explain knee injuries to the ACL and discuss how proper technique can help prevent ACL tears. And Dr. Jay Smith, vice-chair of Mayo Clinic Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Minnesota, will share how regenerative medicine is being used to treat musculoskeletal and spine conditions.

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