Dr. Raymond J. Petras, B.E., M.A., Ph.D.

Sports Psychology, Pain Doctor, Hypnosis, Concussion Treatment
Events, Breaking News, Interesting Articles, Links

39th Annual AzATA Winter Symposium
January 23-24, 2016
Presentation by Dr. Raymond J. Petras, 1/23/16, 8:30-9:30 AM
4 Steps to Enhanced Injury Management


Helping Parents Heal-Loss of a child
Presentation by Dr. Raymond J. Petras, Sunday 2/21/16, 1-3 PM


How to become a mental trainer. @relief4u2  http://www.frontofficesports.org/#!The-Doctor-is-in-the-Building/clfr/565a0c430cf22d62851ab8d3

This article deals with injury, pain. It applies to athletes and non-athletes alike
It’s not defensive alignments and it applies to all sports

Petras: Methods could help Olympians

Telemedicine in Sports
Working with your athletes from a distant location
  The Use OF "POT" In Telemedicine For Surgery Pain, Ankle Injuries, Concussion Symptoms and Performance

Petras Speaks, Injuries Listen
What if you were injured and your doc was at a different location?

It appears that the focus has been on education about concussions and tools for its diagnosis.  Rest and Tylenol seem to be the only treatments. My technique appears to be another option. It has quickly, safely eliminated the headaches, nausea and dizziness and improved concentration. Contact me for more information
NFL icon (Morten Andersen) teaches mental skills for success
Detailed preparation steps, visualization skills, positive reinforcement keys and a core stability-based workout program help players' excel

Radio Interview
Beyond The Cheers Radio with Dr. Raymond J. Petras, sports performance and injury/pain management specialist (performance, non-invasive injury management, concussions plus a surprise interview)

KTAR 92.3 FM - 2012 London Olympics, Injury/Pain Management
Dr. Raymond J. Petras is interviewed on "The McMahon Group," KTAR-92.3 radio (July 22, 2012) <http://ktar.com/?nid=65&a=19052&p=14&n=> about the 2010 London Olympics and Injury/Pain management. Other guests are a politician and a real estate broker.

Football Injuries Discussed

Dr. Raymond J. Petras, a non-invasive injury/pain management expert, is a guest on Internet Broadcast-News, Notes and Rumors  mooheadradio.com/2.0/

4-Steps To Speed Injury Recovery," by Dr. Raymond J. Petras, in the July/August issue of Gridiron Strategies (GS).  GS is published six times a year by AFM Media, LLC.  (info@gridironstrategies.com, www.gridironstrategies.com)

Tight-end's Broken Wrist Heals Quickly
Read about a tight-end scoring a TD his first game after a speedy recovery from a broken wrist.

        Video                                       Video                                                Videos
Phoenix Suns use                   When it hurts you want relief         1. Athletes Relax Away Pain
Alternative Therapies               (Click logo to view video)     2. With the Mind, Taking Away Pain
(Click logo to view video)                                                 3. Hypnosis-Wt, Smoking, Stress
Weight Loss Success Story-Hypnosis
                                                                                          5. Smoking Success Story-Hypnosis
                                                                                      6. Stress, Insomnia-Hypnosis      
                                                                                              7. Risk Taking, Confidence-Hypnosis


Arizona Republic
Sports performance beckons engineer.  March 7, 2010.  Arizona Republic -- Career Builder section, EC, front page.  By Alison Stanton.  A special for the Republic. (http://www.azcentral.com/business/articles/2010/03/05/20100305career-makeover0307.html). Mar. 5, 2010, 04:59 PM-web entry.

Ski delays working in Vonn's favor.  February 13, 2010 at 04:40 PM.  Arizona Republic –  Jeff Metcalfe’s Winter Olympics blog (http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blog/jeffmetcalfe/73940)

Apples may keep the doctor away, but almonds keep cancer, heartburn and peptic ulcers away, while a peanut oil rub keeps arthritis away.

Star Tribune-Minneapolis, MN
"Free Throws Can Be Pivotal," by Myron Medcalf.  Dr. Raymond J. Petras was quoted in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Saturday, December 12, 2009 in the article,


Helping Parents Heal  <http://www.helpingparentsheal.info>  Helping Parents Heal is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. We go a step beyond other groups by allowing the open discussion of spiritual experiences and evidence for the afterlife, in a non-dogmatic way. Affiliate groups are expected to welcome everyone regardless of religious (or non-religious) background and allow for open dialog.

"A Parent's Guide to Brain Injuries in Sports" - https://www.scorebig.com/guide-to-brain-injuries-in-sports This article link was supplied by Amanda who is studying with a group of students in an after school program. They have been using this page to learn more about brain injuries and how to prevent them (especially regarding sports activities). Best wishes Amanda and students.

Anthony Bates Foundation <http://anthonybates.org/>  Twitter @A_BatesFndtn The foundation works to save the lives with free cardiac screening. It is the physical exertion of the heart during exercise and the cool down phase of the heart that can cause a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). There may be no symptoms. Look for or request a screening in your area.

Brain Pad has a unique Jaw-Joint Protector. Through its design, it  redirects forces away from the TMJ and base of skull to stronger areas http://www.brainpads.com. Promising data shows that it might help with concussion prevention.

David Carfagno, D.O., C.A.Q.S.M., www.scottsdalesportsmedicine.com, Scottsdale Sports Medicine Institute.  Dr. Carfagno seeks to find non-surgical solutions for sports and work-related injuries

Dan Secrest, DC:  www.secrestfamilychiropractic.com  Dr. Secrest is a practicing chiropractic physician.  He is a firm believer in a multi-disciplined approach to healthcare.

Body-Mind-Spirit Directory: http://www.bodymindspiritdirectory.org/

Rev. Ray's Healing/Prayer, Wedding Ministry: http://ministriesforyou.com/

Hotfrog Website: http://www.hotfrog.com/Companies/Pain-Management-Elite-Sports-Performance-Dr-Raymond-J-Petras

NAAG Projects-Pain Management Section #8: http://www.naag.org/january_2007.php

Tele-Sports-Medicine-Dr. Raymond J. Petras <http://www.mcrh.msu.edu/documents/chronicle/newsletter0906.pdf>

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