April 1, 2013 Volume XXIII, No. 03

Predicting Concussion Recovery
Using a national high school athlete injury database, researchers have identified specific concussion symptoms that, when present at initial injury, predict the athlete will struggle with concussive symptoms for longer than one week. Their study appeared in the January issue of Brain Injury.

Since discovering Active Release Techniques (ART), this author has learned to better assess soft tissue injuries and expedite return to play.
By Bradley Pike

Bradley Pike, ATC, PT, PES, is the Head Athletic Trainer and Director of Rehabilitation Services at Syracuse University. He is also the Owner of Championship Physical Therapy in Syracuse and can be reached at: [email protected].

From protein mixes to hydration beverages to recovery drinks, there are many options available in fluid form to boost athletes' performance.
By Kristin Maki

Kristin Maki is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. She can be reached at kma[email protected].

When athletes are interested in using an outside facility for strength training, how should you respond?
BY P.J. Gardner

P.J. Gardner, MS, ATC, CSCS, PES, is an Athletic Trainer and one of the strength coaches at Liberty High School in Colorado Springs, Colo. He has 25 years of experience designing and implementing resistance training programs for athletes and can be reached at: [email protected].

If you've ever thought about creating your own product, promoting one, or doing research for a company, this article is a must-read.
Imagine: Creating a recovery beverage specifically for your school's athletes. Appearing in an advertisement in a national magazine. Teaming with a sporting goods manufacturer to research a new product. These scenarios are not part of the typical day for most athletic trainers and strength coaches, but they were a reality for three of them.

Teamwork takes practice. That's why Kansas State University's Director of Strength and Conditioning focuses on team building during football workouts.
By Chris Dawson

Nominations for the inaugural Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award were plentiful and impressive. But one athletic trainer rose above the rest.
By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].