April 9, 2019
By Dr. Erin Hassler, DAT, MS, ATC, LAT, PES Athletic training has been for me an extremely rewarding career. It is an industry full of triumph and the pangs of defeat. Athletic training can be a world of cheers and a quiet room filled with disappointment and tears. No two days are the same and for most of us, that is the draw. Each day can be a new adventure a new problem to solve.
Optimum Performance
April 9, 2019
New technology is taking shape with contact lenses for athletes who need them to overcome vision issues. And the one leading the way is the highest-paid player in baseball: Bruce Harper. During Spring Training, Harper began wearing new transition contact lenses that feature technology allowing the user to adapt to changing light. These new lenses, called ACUVUE OASYS with Transitions, is designed to minimize the effects of bright light on the eye.
Strength and Conditioning
April 6, 2019
  By Mike Gentry We all want athletes that are flexible and mobile.  We want them to have the ability to bend and play with leverage.  We also hope that they are coordinated and can quickly get their feet into the best positions for balance and positions of power.
Strength and Conditioning
April 2, 2019
by Luke Day, CSCS I want to start a discussion centered around common sense and training athletes. The two have been like a separated married couple and it’s stressing the kids out. During this discussion I promise to not to do or say anything that promotes myself as a guru or attempts to reinvent the wheel to prove how smart or insightful I am. We have all had enough of that. So here is my ground breaking discovery: Athletes are humans.
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.

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