January 29, 2015
What happens when you take meat, eggs, and dairy out of an athlete's diet? Going vegan is possible for high performance, but only with a clear understanding of the hurdles.By Susan Kundrat Susan Kundrat, MS, RD, CSSD, is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Kinesiology and the Nutritional Sciences Program Director at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is also the co-founder of RK Team Nutrition and can be reached at: kundrat@uwm.edu.
January 29, 2015
As more athletes seek alternatives to Western medicine, a new discipline called sports acupuncture has emerged. This author combines his background in athletic training with the Eastern form of treatment.By George Leung
January 29, 2015
A simple, yet adaptable, off-season training program helps University of Southern California volleyball players get ready to attack the competition.By Brent Metz Brent Metz, MEd, CSCS, SCCC, USAW, is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Southern California, where he works with the women's and men's volleyball teams. He has also been a strength coach at the University of Texas and Fresno State University and can be reached at: bmetz@usc.edu.
January 29, 2015
In the U.S., more than 200,000 ACL injuries are reported annually. When an athlete's physician recommends surgical repair, there is a large price tag attached. How can an athlete know if the cost is worth it, compared to a treatment of rehab alone? A new study hopes to answer that question.- - - - - -
January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn While the NFL isn't always known for career stability, in Jacksonville, there's a notable exception. Head Athletic Trainer Mike Ryan, PT, ATC, PES, has been in his role since June 1, 1994, when the team began. Celebrating his 25th year in the NFL, Ryan was recently profiled in an article about an injury to offensive lineman Luke Joeckel. In it, Ryan talks about how to approach an athlete who has just gone down on the field.***
January 29, 2015
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