The Science of St. Louis Blues Hockey series hosts physicians from Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University as they take viewers behind the scenes to discuss the science of how the St. Louis Blues function, from the brain and the heart to all their muscles, joints and ligaments.
Dr. Amy Riek of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research had the opportunity to participate in season four of the series and has been featured in the following three episodes:
Episode 1: Breaking Down a Play
Performing at an elite level requires the systems in your body to work effectively and at their highest capacity. Hear from the Pros at Barnes-Jewish Hospital to understand how these systems work together to make a player like Robert Thomas so good at what he does.
Episode 3: Postgame Recovery
From postgame routines to the importance of sleep, recovery is an important focus for every athlete.
Episode 6: Heart of a Team Player
From weekend warriors to professional hockey players, we all know that exercise is good for our hearts. Join the pros at Barnes-Jewish Hospital to discover how a non-athlete’s heart compares to that of a professional hockey player, and how the heart supports nearly every system in the body.