4ATS Articles

Nutrition
By Leslie Bonci
In the sport of wrestling, one of the greatest challenges is making weight without compromising performance. Sports dietitian Leslie Bonci offers her solutions.

Treating the Athlete
When runners have trouble with stress fractures, they might turn to wearables that track foot impact with the ground. However, recent research says these sensors are measuring the wrong thing—leaving athletes vulnerable.

Leadership
By Jeremy Howard
An athletic trainer and member of the Florida Army National Guard shares his story of being called into active duty when Hurricane Irma hit in the fall of 2017.

Concussions
Five concussions in four-and-a-half years forced Nora Kiesler, a senior center for the Purdue University women’s basketball team, to give up the game. Here’s a look at how she got to this point.

Injury Prevention
There’s been much debate about the relationship between single-sport specialization and overuse injuries. With this in mind, the coaching and support staffs at the Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club are proactively addressing these issues.

Concussions
A research paper from Rutgers University finds that neck strengthening exercises can reduce the risk of concussions by lessening the magnitude of force upon impact.

Leadership
By Larry Cooper
NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee Chair Larry Cooper shares tips for setting new personal and professional goals for 2019.

Progressive Programs
This month, the Alaska Athletic Trainers’ Association launched a campaign that both highlighted injury issues in ice hockey and promoted sports medicine personnel in the state.

Treating the Athlete
Many heard about University of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s quick return following ankle surgery this season. But there wasn’t as much said about the procedure behind it. Get a detailed look here.

Nutrition
The science behind pregame meals has become much more precise in recent years. Expert sports dietitians give their advice on the topic.

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