January 29, 2015
By R.J. Anderson For years, professional athletes have been turning to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy as a way to expedite healing. Now, athletes at Florida Gulf Coast University are privy to the same treatment as the pros. In what is believed to be a first on college campus, FGCU is offering PRP injections to its athletes, saving them the hassle of finding a PRP practitioner, and saving the school money on the treatment.
January 29, 2015
In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Ill., Training & Conditioning, along with Sports Health, were swamped with deserving nominees.
January 29, 2015
Genetics and Concussions It's now understood that the time it takes an athlete to return to play following a concussion is a process governed by a number of information-yielding variables. New research suggests adding one more to the list: an individual's genetic makeup.
January 29, 2015
Azusa Pacific UniversityFor most athletic trainers, treating injured athletes on the field of play and rehabbing them in the athletic training room are only parts of the job. Much of their work continues behind the scenes as they aspire to grow their department and advance the profession. Few athletic trainers have done this as tirelessly as April Hoy, MS, ATC, CSCS, Head Athletic Trainer at Azusa Pacific University, which is in the midst of its first full year of NCAA Division II membership after a three-year transition from the NAIA.
January 29, 2015
There are many stops between an entry-level position and a head athletic trainer. This author says the journey can be made more direct with early goal setting, establishing personal values, and networking. By Tory Lindley
January 29, 2015
The Hatch System has helped countless weightlifters win gold medals. Here's how to make it effective for athletes in team sports.By Melissa Moore Seal Melissa Moore Seal, MS, is Associate Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Louisiana State University, where she is responsible for training the women's basketball and softball teams. During her time at LSU, she has helped those squads reach two Final Fours and one Women's College World Series. She can be reached at: melmoore@lsu.edu.

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