The Scope is a nuanced look into the ecosystem of sports injuries, rehab, performance, and culture. We use a holistic and multi-disciplinary lens to detail and analyze topics such as player injuries and return timelines, sports science and therapy techniques, the physical and mental sides of sports performance, and how contextual factors like culture, contract situations, individual skillsets, and team performance & strategy can impact the entire equation.bluewirepods.com
Is bringing Zion Williamson back this season the right move?
Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT discusses whether the New Orleans Pelicans bringing Zion Williamson back this season is the right move or if he should have redshirted.
Joel Embiid's hand/finger ligament injury and Harry Kane's hamstring tear
Dr. Rajpal Brar, DPT discusses Sixers big Joel Embiid's left 4th metacarpal radial collateral ligament tear and Tottenham and English international striker Harry Kane's hamstring avulsion tear.
Detailing Anthony Davis and Kyle Kuzma's ankle sprains
Dr. Raj, DPT breaks down the ankle sprains suffered by Lakers wing Kyle Kuzma and superstar Anthony Davis, including details on the injuries themselves, the rehab and treatment protocols, and how the medical staff is walking a tightrope of risk/reward
Kawhi's knee issues and why he needs load management
Dr, Rajpal Brar, DPT details Kawhi Leonard's ongoing knee problems - from summer 2017 to present - and why load management is critical for his health and if he'll need it for the rest of his career.
Anthony Davis' right shoulder injury
Dr. Rajpal Brar (Raj), DPT details Lakers big Anthony Davis' right shoulder injury, including what he thinks is going on, how the team is managing it, and what AD needs to work on to stop re-aggravating it.
The Scope - Ben Simmons' Shoulder, Steph Curry's Hand and PED's
Dr. Raj and Jason Blevins talk about Step Curry and his broken hand, John Collins and DeAndre Ayton PED suspensions, NBA depth, and Ben Simmons AC Joint.