January 29, 2015
By Patrick Bohn As technology advances, strength and conditioning coaches are gaining more tools for their toolbox. One of the most recent changes has been the use of personal GPS systems to track how athletes are performing in practices and in turn help identify those who might be at increased risk for injury. Among those taking advantage of this technology are some of the nation's elite college football teams--including defending National Champion Florida State.
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
The Virginia Commonwealth University men's basketball team prides itself on being one of the best conditioned teams in NCAA Division I. Getting in shape to play the team's frenetic, fast-paced style--which Head Coach Shaka Smart calls "havoc--begins in the off-season. This year, VCU participated in a Navy SEAL training program designed to promote team bonding and teach players to push through physical and mental adversity. Check out this video compilation of the training:
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.

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