Facilities
April 2, 2019
  By Meaghan Beck and John Abt There aren’t many places where the musculoskeletal, biomechanical, physiological, and neurocognitive needs of military personnel, athletes, women, and jockeys are addressed under the same roof. The Sports Medicine Research Institute (SMRI) at the University of Kentucky is one of them.
Sports Medicine
March 31, 2019
  By Maria Hutsick, MS, LATC, CSCS I came to my current job from the university setting. I always had a staff and athletic training students at my place of employment. However, moving to the high school level none of this was available. I had to do everything and each year as the student-athletes realized the skill and experience I had to offer the numbers increasd.
Sport-specific
March 30, 2019
  Athletes and their strength/conditioning coaches have always been open to trying new concepts to maximize athletic performance. Mental training has long been a valuable tool that athletes have utilized. There's a variation of mental training that strength/conditioning coaches should consider for some of their athletes: Self-Hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is a state of heightened awareness and relaxation that is self-induced. It can used by athletes as a stress management technique, a way to build laser focus, and even a way to accelerate rehab.
Sports Medicine
March 27, 2019
  By Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, FACSM, FNATA You have heard of the endocrine system. The digestive system. The circulatory, respiratory, and nervous systems of the body. Have you ever heard of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) of the body? Most anatomy and physiology books identify 12 distinct human body systems, of which the ECS is not one of. In fact, surveys show that only 13% of medical schools teach about the ECS. Furthermore, an even greater number of physicians and other health care providers practicing today were not formally trained about the ECS.
Injury Prevention
March 27, 2019
By Dr. Erin Hassler, DAT, MS, ATC, LAT, PES Athletes, coaches, parents and fans want thee winning edge. Well, as athletic trainers, we can be that edge. The level of care that we are able to provide for our athletes and patients, can be the difference in the next touchdown, buzzer beater or first place medal. In order to provide this care, athletic trainers must stay abreast of the latest information and current standards in healthcare.
Sport-specific
March 26, 2019
Major League Baseball starts in full force today with a full slate of games. The college baseball season has been underway for weeks and high school baseball is about to begin for the non-warm weather states. Most baseball players have been diligent in their strength training during the off-season. Strength Coaches and Baseball Coaches understand that it's important for players to continue their strength training exericse while the season is going on.

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