Sports Drinks vs. Water for Athletes [Video]

Ask the Expert: Sports Medicine Video Series

About the video: What’s better for athletes—water or sports drinks?

Sports Medicine specialists Dr. Peter Daly and Dr. Angela Voight discuss the hydration benefits of sports drinks like Gatorade vs. water for young athletes.

Meet Peter Daly, M.D.

Dr. Daly’s approach:“I understand the concern of athletes to get back to their sport. And I work in combination with our therapists to get them fully active.”

Dr. Daly’s education: Dr. Daly received his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and continued to Mayo Medical School in Rochester, MN for his medical degree. Following his residency at the Orthopedic Surgery Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, he received advanced specialization training in the Rowe Shoulder Fellowship at Harvard University, Boston, MA.

Meet Angela Voight, M.D.

Dr. Voight’s approach:“My goal is to help people return to the activities they love as quickly and safely as possible. I want patients to feel like they are well cared for, that their concerns are heard, and that we work together to find the best treatment plan.”

Dr. Voight’s education: Dr. Voight received her undergraduate degree from Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minnesota and University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota and her residency with St. John’s Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program connected to the University of Minnesota. Additionally, she completed a sports medicine fellowship at the University of California in San Diego, California. A fellowship is the highest level of advanced professional training for physicians.

Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise

From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.

Start your journey to stronger, healthier athletic condition. Find your sports medicine expert, request an appointment online, or call us at (651) 968–5201 to schedule a sports medicine consultation.

Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MNPlymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.

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  • Peter Daly, M.D.

    “I understand the concern of athletes to get back to their sport. And I work in combination with our therapists
    to get them fully active.”

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  • Angela Voight MD

    Angela Voight, M.D.

    “My goal is to help people return to the activities they love as quickly and safely as possible. I want patients to feel like they are well cared for, that their concerns are heard, and that we work together to find the best treatment plan.”

    More about this expert

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