A new type of lightweight, pressurized neck collar--that works by exerting slight continual pressure on the veins transporting blood between the heart and the brain--may serve as a barrier against mild concussions.
At Dartmouth College, Head Athletic Trainer Mike Derosier gives one of the most coveted annual awards for football players--to one senior who has overcome a major injury or series of injuries and has returned to have a significant impact on the field.
Body image issues are a struggle for many female athletes, and in a recent article, female student-athletes from a variety of sports discuss their difficulties, ranging from disordered eating to feeling vulnerable in revealing uniforms.
Middle school athletes in Prince William County (Va.) are now being monitored by athletic trainers as part of a program that matches certified ATCs with nine middle schools throughout the county. The board-certified and state licensed ATCs are graduate students at George Mason University (GMU).
A collapsible tent designed to limit distractions during medical evaluations while providing better privacy for student athletes at The University of Alabama has been introduced this football season. The tent resulted from a collaboration between Crimson Tide Athletics and UA’s College of Engineering. A provisional patent is filed for the innovative design developed by Jeff Allen, director of sports medicine at UA, and four senior mechanical engineering students.
A court judge granted the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) its motion to dismiss a class action football concussion lawsuit, which called for mandatory screening and increased medical coverage at games and practices.
The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) has deemed using sleep monitors a violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA). Monitoring the sleep of players has been a growing trend, but the NFLPA says that what players do outside of practices and games is their business.
Doctors worried earlier this week that New York Giants’ Daniel Fells would lose his foot from an ankle injury and subsequent MRSA infection. The right combination of antibiotics, however, seems to have Fells on the path to recovery.