4ATS Articles

Challenge of the Week
By Larry Cooper
When an athletic trainer is sidelined with an injury, it can be an inconvenient bump in the road. But it can also be a great opportunity for reflection and personal growth.

New research has found that plant-based diets can help improve tissue oxygenation and blood flow, as well as reduce oxidative stress and inflammation, thereby helping athletes recover.

Injury Prevention
With the goal of preventing injuries long-term, two sports medicine clinics in Cincinnati have teamed up to analyze data from 23 high schools.

Continuing Education
By Timothy Neal
How do you continue to grow as an athletic trainer? Timothy Neal offers his advice on staying motivated and passionate about learning.

Treating the Athlete
When an on-ice collision resulted in one ice hockey player's skate cutting the neck of another player, Canisius College Athletic Trainer Mike Ziemer, ATC, was prepared to handle the crisis.

Professional Development
A recent symposium at the NYU Winthrop Research and Academic Center in Mineola, N.Y., provided an opportunity for high school sports medicine professionals to connect and collaborate.

By Michelle Rockwell
Research is uncovering the importance of nutrient timing for athletes. Sports dietitian Michelle Rockwell offers how to make the most of recovery nutrition.

New Ideas
That's what a group of physicians wrote in a British Journal of Medicine article, insisting eSports competitors receive the same access to injury prevention and treatment as their more traditional athlete counterparts.

Injury Prevention
By Ryan Vicknair, Jeremy Gsell, and Clay Keith
Virtual reality has sports medicine applications beyond rehab. For instance, the University of Alabama football team also uses it to prevent injuries.

Treating the Athlete
Study suggests that female athletes may need more cooling than males during and after workouts, which could have implications for performance and recovery.


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