The Sports Doctor is in!!! Dr Bob Weil is known as the Sports Doctor. Dr Bob specializes in podiatric medicine, orthotics and sports medicine. He has written a column for the Naperville Sun and Aurora Beacon since 2007 as “The Sports Doctor”. His goal is to provide sports medicine information to athletes, their families, coaches and all readers.
Dr Bob is also the host of a weekly radio show, “The Sports Doctor” on Healthy Life.net. On this show he addresses current topics in medicine and sports and often include guest speakers who bring a wealth of knowledge from their various professional backgrounds.
The Sports Doctor has worked with many prominent local athletes including 2010 Olympic Figure Skating champion Evan Lysacek, four-time IHSA state tennis champ and former UCLA player Liz Lumpkin, and the 2010 girl’s state tennis champion Jasmine Minor.
In this interview Dr Bob gives parents great insight into overuse injuries, how to support their young athletes, (and remember dancers are athletes) and how important it is to encourage kids to be active.