Fitness in Diving
About Fitness in Diving
DO, CWS, FACEP, FUHM
Dr. Charash is a principal in Dive Medicine and Hyperbaric Consultants LLC. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine in Emergency Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine and a Certified Wound Specialist.
This Podcast episode features a conversation with Frauke Tillmans PHD. Dr Tillamns is the Director of Research at Divers Alert Network. She has a degree in Human Biology and a PHd specializing in oxidative stress which is involved in acute diving injuries and may affect long term health of divers. Through her research career, she has participated in research in collaborative projects involving decompression stress, inert gas narcosis, and oxygen toxicity. As Director of Research at Divers Alert Network, she is involved in multiple studies and collaborates with academia, Industry and the diving community. Dr Tillmans also oversees am impressive Research Internship program that is offered at Divers Alert Network. She is a highly sought after speaker both Nationally and Internationally. She is also an experienced Public Safety Diver, Scientific Diver and Technical Diver, Dive Instructor and Active Volunteer Fire Fighter . This Podcast was recorded September 2022.
This podcast features a conversation with Third Generation Ocean Explorer and Ocean Conservationist Fabien Cousteau. Fabien is an Aquanaut, Filmaker and Documentarian. In his youth he spent time aboard his grandfathers research vessel The Calypso. Here he learned about the importance of hard work and team effort to accomplish the many challenges required when exploring the vastness of our oceans. Fabien has been an Explorer at Large for National Geographic and has collaborated on many television specials. He has been featured in a multi hour series for PBS Called Ocean Adventures. He has founded the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center a non-profit 501c3 organization dedicated to the restoration of the worlds water-bodies thru active community engagement. Fabien shares with us his most recent project the Proteous Ocean Group. He also reflects on his time and preparation while on board the Aquarious Reef Base as team Leader of Mission 31. We discuss a number of aspects of fitness in diving, physical preparation and maintaining the necessary fitness to safely accomplish a safe diving mission.
This episode features Dr Sandra Wainwright. She is a prominent Pulmonary, Critical Care and Hyperbaric Physician. She has cared for the diving community offering Medical Evaluation of Divers with Pulmonary Conditions. She has also treated numerous injured divers requiring Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. Common conditions including Asthma, Bronchitis, and Pneumonia will be discussed. Common pulmonary medications s well as important pulmonary medical testing will be reviewed. We will also review best practices in understanding return to diving after Covid-19 infection. This is a must listen to conversation for all divers.
The fourth Episode of Fitness in Diving features Dr Douglas Ebersole a Cardiologist, Divers Alert Network Consultant, Technical Diver, and Rebreather Instructor. Dr Ebersole will have an engaging conversation on a variety of common areas of concern relating to ones Cardiac Fitness and how ones cardiac fitness can have a significant role in maintaining ones Fitness in Diving. The information in this conversation focuses on Hearth Health and Diving. It is such an important topic that has great implication for all levels of diving, in all classification of divers. Having a better understanding of what constitutes Fitness in Diving will lead to a safer more enjoyable Dive!
Dr. Kelly Johnson-Arbor a physician board-certified in Emergency Medicine, Toxicology and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine. She is Medical Director of the Hyperbaric Medicine program at Med Star Health in Washington DC. Dr Kelly Johnson-Arbor will share with us here experience treating injured divers in a hyperbaric chamber. We will include discussion on how decompression sickness can affect the injured diver, as well as how hyperbaric oxygen therapy can help.
Join Dr. Micheal Rothchild a pediatric otolaryngologist, past president of the Sea Gypsies currently the Dive Chair, Rebreather Diver, Author, and promoter of local diving in the Northeast, in a conversation on Diving and common Ear, Nose, Throat, and Sinus issues diver will experience. As ear, nose and sinus complaints are by far the most common medical condition divers will experience, this conversation is important to every diver!
On our first podcast episode, we will feature Richie Kohler, filmmaker, author, and shipwreck explorer. This year Richie Kohler completed a return Explorers Club Flag Expedition visit to the HMHS Britannic. Richie Kohler will share his story of overcoming medical adversity and the challenge to return to diving after a significant medical issue.
Here's a taste of what's to come this season on Fitness in Diving! Conversations with Diving experts on all aspects of Fitness in Diving will be informative and entertaining. You will hear first hand from Divers, Diving Leadership and Diving Medicine Experts. We will explore the six aspects in Fitness to Diving including: Physical Skill, Knowledge, Nutrition, Psychological Fitness and Medical Fitness. All areas of Dive Medicine, Dive Safety and Dive Technology as it relates to Fitness in Diving will be discussed. The podcasts are designed to benefit, Recreational Divers, Technical Divers, Scientific Divers, Public Safety Divers, Commercial Divers and Military Divers. These conversations are also helpful in increasing the understanding to those in the medical community. Addressing your Fitness to Diving will make your diving safer and more enjoyable.