Injury Prevention
March 23, 2019
By Maria Hutsick, MS, LATC, CSCS
New Research
March 21, 2019
Research involving retired NFL athletes found there was no connection between concussion history and depressive symptoms among those players who did not exhibit physical symptoms. But the research was published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, did find that physical problems such as body pain are a key pathway between sport-related concussions and depression.
Sports Medicine
March 20, 2019
By Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA
Sports Medicine
March 19, 2019
By Maria Hutsick, MS, LATC, CSCS I wasn’t sure if I was going to write this and address the dilemma I found myself in last year. I have been practicing athletic training for over 41 years. I was the Dir. Of Sports Medicine at Boston University for almost 30 years, and I am currently working at the high school level in Massachusetts.
March 17, 2019
For most sports, enhancing hip strength and power is a key aspect of improving performance. Strong hips are required to transfer force effectively from the lower body to the upper body in many sports, including volleyball, basketball, soccer, field hockey, throwing events in track and field, and football. Furthermore, hip strength is also important for injury prevention. While athletes may not suffer injuries to their hips as often as their knees or shoulders, just like other joints, the hip joint is susceptible to injury when weak.
Strength and Conditioning
March 16, 2019
Husband Aaron Burkart is in his third year with Texas State as the head football strength and conditioning coach after having served as the director of football strength and conditioning. Wife Chelsea Burkart became the first sports dietitian hired by Texas State’s athletics program and provides nutrition consultation to athletes. “I would say the number one goal when it comes to strength and conditioning is to prevent injury,” Aaron Burkart said. “A lot of people would balk at that and say, ‘Well I thought it was bigger, faster, stronger.’”