The Knicks medical staff may be excellent, they may not. All we have to judge this on is the information that is streamed to us through their interactions with the media.
Originally Posted by Dankster
When I speak of the Knicks medical staff, I'm not necessarily targeting the doctors, nurses and medical technicians. I am speaking to perceived medical decision making for the team as a whole.
And why do I NOT have the highest confidence? Probably due to several factors...
Phoenix repeatedly being referred to as the best and most advanced medical team in the league in articles like this...
Read more: http://valleyofthesuns.com/2012/04/0...#ixzz2Dp6Fwj2f
The Suns’ training staff has earned a reputation as the league’s best thanks to an unorthodox style focused on preventing injuries through constant surveillance and integrating the latest medical research.
... or this...
Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/201...#ixzz2Dp6aL9Ek
While Suns head trainer Aaron Nelson is quick to credit the commitment both Nash and Hill have put in to their health, the Suns' success is built largely on a philosophical approach that differs from many training staffs in the NBA. "Most teams treat athletes from a regional perspective," Hill said. "If your knee hurts, they treat the knee. [The Suns'] approach is to try to find the root of the problem, what's causing the knee to hurt. It might be that the opposite ankle's flexibility is not good, or your hamstrings are tight, or the SI (Sacroiliac) joint in your lower back is off. They spend a lot of time digging into your body and it involves a lot of manual therapy. It's part art, part science."
When one hears the phrase “cryo-chamber,” various images are evoked by the imagination.
One may think it’s the device that froze Han Solo in “Empire Strikes Back.” Another may think it is the new hot ride at Six Flags.
But it’s actually the latest development in exercise science, and the Suns are all over it.
Phoenix? Really? REALLY? Arguably the Greatest city in the World, and Phoenix is the Legendary medical staff?
Of course, maybe it's Not the actual medical staff... maybe it's the lack of information and poor communication of that information from the Knicks in terms of injuries.
Or it might be in the light of situations like this...
News out of Thursday morning's shootaround at the Verizon Center is that Amar'e Stoudemire will not suit up to play the Wizards because of a bruised left knee.
@Amareisreal went back to NY to get his left knee reevaluated. MRI revealed a ruptured popliteal syst. He will be out 2-3 weeks
New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire will miss at least the first six weeks of the season after re-injuring his surgically repaired left knee, according to league sources....
...Stoudemire may be out between 6-8 weeks, according to two of the sources.
Or last year's situation with Season ticket holders and the Lin surgery...
The Knicks were eventually going to get around to revealing the troubling results of Jeremy Lin’s MRI but certainly not before last Wednesday.
That was a crucial day inside the club’s executive offices at Two Penn Plaza because March 28 represented the deadline for season- ticket holders to purchase all four rounds of the playoffs.
In fact, in the email sent to subscribers, there is a picture of Lin leaping in celebration. Yet, it was two days before the deadline when Lin and the Knicks’ medical staff learned that the second-year point guard/cash cow was suffering from a torn meniscus in his left knee and that he wouldn’t be jumping for joy anytime soon.
Now tell me, does THAT engender YOU with loads of confidence? If it does, great. Let's just say that I'm a skeptic...