4ATS Articles

Optimum Performance
The sports medicine staff for the Navy football team is working to keep players healthy for the long road ahead, as the team prepares to travel more than an unprecedented 26,000 miles this season.

Challenge of the Week
By Erin Cernuda
One year after Hurricane Irma hit South Florida, Erin Cernuda, Head Athletic Trainer at Miami (Fla.) Sunset Senior High School, describes how she made it through the storm while still supporting her athletes.

Challenge of the Week
By Dr. Erin Hassler
For those living and working in coastal regions, handling hurricanes is becoming a formidable prospect of late summer. In this article, former Texas Southern University Director of Sports Medicine Dr. Erin Hassler shares how she made it through Hurricane Harvey last year.

Tools & Modalities
The University of Virginia used ingestible thermometers to monitor player temperatures in real time this summer—another tool in the fight against heat illness prevention.

Concussions
A look at how tense neck muscles and head position prior to an impact can influence concussion risk.

Progressive Programs
Centennial (Minn.) High School recently held its first Female Athlete Symposium, an event intended to celebrate and educate its female athletes.

Concussions
The Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers' Society recently completed a four-year-long concussion management and care education initiative, and the impact was felt throughout the state and beyond.

Strategic Planning
The clock is ticking for colleges and universities that offer undergraduate athletic training education programs. Here's how Nicholls State University and Ithaca College are adjusting.

Treating the Athlete
Repairing Achilles tears may become easier—and result in improved outcomes—with a new, less-invasive technique.

Challenge of the Week
Athletic trainers and coaches in several states are working to keep student-athletes safe as they face poor air quality from wildfires.

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