Concussions
July 24, 2018
With many parents today hesitant to allow their kids to play football for fear of head injuries, two married athletic trainers with a young son weigh in.
Concussions
July 24, 2018
Using a “walk and think” test to assess athletes’ recovery after a concussion may help prevent re-injury down the road. 
Sport-specific
July 23, 2018
For Gonzaga University men’s basketball, the players’ desire to be elite forms the foundation for a holistic training regimen. By Travis Knight When I sit down to meet with a Gonzaga University men’s basketball recruit, I usually take a deep breath before sharing the thought that has transformed my life for the past 20 years: There is no other program like this. The reason for the breath is that it will likely take the next 45 minutes to unpack the many reasons why this statement is true.
Optimum Performance
July 23, 2018
The best way to individualize hydration is to know what athletes lose in each bead of perspiration. Sweat testing analysis makes this possible. By Lindsay Langford “I know I need to stay hydrated, so I drink a gallon of water each day,” say many athletes during their nutrition consultations with me. Yet they’ll follow that up by telling me they suffer muscle cramps, headaches, and fatigue during athletic activity. Little do they know, the clues for curing these problems lie in the beads of sweat dripping right under their noses.
Nutrition
July 23, 2018
A fueling station allows athletes to fit fast, nutritious snacks into their busy schedules. Here’s how Stony Brook University implemented one without breaking the budget. By George Greene Since the NCAA deregulated fueling for Division I schools in 2014, some athletic departments have spent millions of dollars on performance nutrition. That’s obviously not an option everywhere, so what’s an alternative for schools with a limited budget?
Leadership
July 23, 2018
For those living and working in coastal regions, handling hurricanes is becoming a formidable prospect of late summer. In this multi-part article, athletic trainers share how they made it through Harvey and Irma last year. Athletic trainers are typically ready for anything when it comes to weather—be it the coldest winters, soggiest springs, or hottest summers. But no matter what steps are taken beforehand, some weather events just can’t be fully prepared for.

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