January 29, 2015
Ashley Aken is 17-year-old high school senior who dreams of one day becoming an athletic trainer. Through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Aken, who has Cystic Fibrosis, got a chance to fulfill that dream by spending a day working alongside the athletic training staff of her favorite football team, the Carolina Panthers. An athletic training student at her Florida high school, Aken's experience only reinforced her dream of becoming an athletic trainer.
January 29, 2015
For exercise science students at the State University of New York at Cortland, what was once a neat and educational club on campus is yielding opportunities to work with Olympic-level athletes from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) in Colorado Springs, Colo. As part of an informal partnership, the USOC is leaning on Cortland's exercise scientists to manipulate, analyze, and catalog video footage for USA Fencing.
January 29, 2015
Headlines were made this past summer when two high school football athletes died from exercise associated hyponatremia (EAH) after drinking too much fluid following preseason workouts. EAH is also suspected in the death of a 14-year-old football player in Florida. Caused by the overconsumption of fluids, hyponatremia, or low blood sodium concentration, can lead to swelling in the brain and eventually death.
January 29, 2015
Knee Geometry and ACL Risk When it comes to risk factors for sustaining a noncontact ACL injury, size matters. So says a study that appeared in the August issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine, which cites knee geometry as a significant predictor of noncontact ACL tears.
January 29, 2015
Allen (Texas) High SchoolIn Texas, the saying goes, football is king. Sports medicine professionals might argue, however, that athletic training shares the throne in the Lone Star State, which was the very first to implement licensure and has one of the highest percentages of high schools with athletic trainers.
January 29, 2015
At all levels of baseball, preventing pitching injuries is a hot topic. This author keeps his players at East Carolina University healthy through a collaborative and comprehensive approach.By Zac Womack Zac Womack, ATC, LAT, is Head Athletic Trainer at East Carolina University, where he has provided coverage for the baseball team since 2008. He spent the seven previous years working in the New York Yankees's minor league system. He can be reached at: womackz@ecu.edu.

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