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Strength and Conditioning
December 7, 2018
At Stonehill College, Strength and Conditioning Coach Mark Zabicki hosted a bench press competition aimed at raising awareness for sexual assault and domestic violence.
December 5, 2018
A new initiative will require every high school in Arkansas to implement the CrashCourse concussion education program, which is partly taught in virtual reality.
New Research
December 4, 2018
It’s common for young football players to intentionally try to gain weight for their sport. However, according to a recent study, it may put them at risk for health problems later in life.
Sports Medicine
November 30, 2018
Returning to play after an ACL tear is one of the most difficult tasks an athlete may face. At Creighton University, a men’s basketball player is attempting to come back from his third ACL injury.
November 27, 2018
A new rule in Texas says all Class 6A high schools will have to report the number of concussions suffered in every sport. 
November 21, 2018
A shoe sensor developed by Purdue University researchers that measures impact forces on the foot may help prevent injuries and improve performance for runners and other athletes.   
Sports Medicine
November 20, 2018
If one of your players is transported to the hospital during a road game, do you have a protocol that determines who will stay behind and provide support? Bowling Green State University recently learned that such a policy is necessary.
November 16, 2018
New research by the NATA has found that student-athletes at rural and inner-city schools are more likely to have a sports-related concussion that goes un-identified, un-assessed or mismanaged.
Optimum Performance
November 13, 2018
A new study finds that using VR headsets during exercise can reduce the perception of pain and effort. 
Sports Medicine
November 9, 2018
In California, a physician and physical therapist who have been holding free sports medicine clinics on Saturdays for 30 years saw their dream come true with the opening of Sweetwater Union High School District's new Sports Medicine and Wellness Center.
Optimum Performance
November 9, 2018
Performance combines for teenage athletes have become common, but Thibodaux (La.) Regional Medical Center recently put a new spin on the concept by holding one just for female athletes.   
Injury Prevention
November 8, 2018
When muscle cramps plagued Liberty University football players on a tough road trip, coaches, athletic trainers, and nutritionists teamed up to make sure it didn’t happen again. 
Strength and Conditioning
November 1, 2018
With the University of Florida football team, Head Coach Dan Mullen and Strength Coach Nick Savage employed several unique offseason conditioning drills to help bring the team together.
Sports Medicine
October 31, 2018
A former soccer player for Monticello (Va.) High School who suffered heat stroke during a July 2017 practice is suing his former coach and athletic director for negligence.
Sports Medicine
October 30, 2018
An acupuncturist is making a difference for the Boise State University football team by helping to heal and prevent injuries. 
October 25, 2018
While most high schools list the use of e-cigarettes as a violation of their code of conduct for athletes, vaping remains popular among teens.
Sports Medicine
October 25, 2018
Fostering relationships with mentors is a great step in developing your career. For one Mercyhurst University athletic trainer, it also led to a summer spent working in the NFL.    
October 23, 2018
It’s no secret that effective communication with parents is essential for the high school athletic trainer. The keys to success involve a positive first impression and showing how much you care. 
Sports Medicine
October 19, 2018
As a way to quickly put sports medical coverage in place at a variety of locations, a mobile treatment unit is being used in Tyler, Texas.
Sports Medicine
October 17, 2018
On Tuesday, Oct. 30, NFL and NCAA officials will meet in New York to discuss applying consistent standards of safety throughout all levels of football. 
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