Action Sports Doctor, Mark Sanders, Now Featured in Monthly Column for BMX Today -- 'Ask Dr. Mark Sanders' Renowned Orthopedic Surgeon Gives Advice and Addresses Commonly Asked Questions

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Dr. Mark Sanders, renowned orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor to the action sport athlete, is now featured in a column in official NBL publication -- BMX Today.

The official healthcare provider of the Houston Supercross and personal physician to many top action sports athletes, including world MX champion Jeff Dement and professional BMX riders John "the Jackal" Purse, Jason Carnes and Warwick Stevenson, Dr. Mark Sanders of the Sanders Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine extends his online health forums to the pages of BMX Today -- the official publication of the National Bicycle League (NBL).

Dr. Mark Sanders' aggressive approach to ACL injuries and shoulder instability conditions has grabbed the attention of injured athletes from across the United States who are eager to get back to their sport. His treatment plan combined with accelerated rehabilitation and reconditioning programs have cut recovery time in half for many common action sports injuries.

"I believe I've been able to help a lot of young athletes through my online health and fitness forums. And I'm looking forward to reaching even more through this new BMX Today column. The traditional treatment plans for some of the common action sports injuries may be beneficial for the non athlete, but they're not acceptable for the extreme athlete who needs to get right back out there. I have seen this again and again over my 20 years as an orthopedic surgeon. And the differences in treatment are important for athletes to understand," said Dr. Sanders.

The "Ask Dr. Sanders" column is in its fourth month and has covered the repair and recovery of fractured clavicles and ACL injuries. Upcoming issues will focus on the accelerated rehabilitation and reconditioning program Dr. Sanders and his staff of certified fitness trainers employ to strengthen injured athletes.

"Dr. Sanders' column in BMX Today has been a great addition to our magazine," said BMX Today editor Jess Moore.

"The National Bicycle League is here to support our members in BMX racing and Dr. Sanders has given our members wonderful advice. Although injuries are never a good thing, they are a reality in BMX racing. With an expert on these injuries writing a column, we feel that the magazine has become an even better resource for our members. 'Ask Dr. Sanders' has quickly become one of the most read and useful columns in BMX Today," said Moore.

According to 2006 UCI BMX World Champion Jason Carnes, the treatment Dr. Sanders used to address his ACL injury was unlike that of other physicians with which he had consulted and took minimal time away from his racing.

"To my surprise, I walked the very next day after surgery -- including up stairs! His extensive rehab accelerated my recovery. I was winning races again within six months," Carnes added.

Dr. Sanders has been named one of Houston's "Top Docs" for the past two years by H Texas magazine and was featured among the Leaders and Innovators in the 2005-2006 edition of Medicine Men of Texas. Texas CitySports magazine also runs a periodic advice column, Ask the Sports Doctor, addressing common questions Dr. Sanders receives. His health forums can be found at http://www.houstonmotocross.com, http://www.ktmtalk.com, and http://www.thumpertalk.com.

Log onto http://www.sandersclinic.net to read Dr. Sanders' columns and to learn more about treatment options at the Sanders Clinic.

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