January 29, 2015
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January 29, 2015
Graduate student Carroll Flansburg of the University of South Florida is conducting a study funded by the NCAA on collegiate football players who carry Sickle Cell Trait (SCT). The project has been thoroughly reviewed by the University of South Florida's Institutional Review Board and has incorporated the necessary safeguards to ensure participant safety and confidentiality. The NCAA Research Committee would like athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and athletic administrators to encourage at-risk athletes to participate in this important study.
January 29, 2015
In the latest head injury news, two studies recently revealed new information about how high school football players perceive concussions and the level of protection provided by modern football helmets. Meanwhile, one state legislature is considering measures to streamline the process of identifying and treating concussed athletes while another is giving parents the chance to insure against head injuries. Here's a summary of the developments.
January 29, 2015
Jeremy Lawson, MS, CSCS, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, CA, shares this video of his athletes putting in work in the weightroom and on the field.
January 29, 2015
Emotions and ACL Recovery While recovering from ACL reconstruction surgery is far from routine, advances in the procedure have reduced the number of physical complications that hinder recovery. The psychological aspects of recovery, however, remain a factor in determining an athlete's chances of making a full return to action. A pair of presentations at the American Physical Therapy Association's 2013 Combined Sections Meeting in February provided some insight into the topic.
January 29, 2015
University of West AlabamaWhen R.T. Floyd, EdD, ATC, CSCS, first walked onto the campus of the University of West Alabama in 1974, the 18-year-old immediately became the school's most experienced athletic trainer. He was also its only athletic trainer.

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