March 1, 2014 Volume XXIV, No. 02


Recovery Studies Making Headway
Though current and retired professional athletes in high-profile sports generate most of today's news about concussions, researchers are working hard to uncover optimal concussion management strategies for those not in the limelight. Two recently published studies focus on recovery predictors.


Michigan State University
When Sally Nogle, PhD, ATC, walked onto the Michigan State University campus in the fall of 1983 to begin her job as Assistant Athletic Trainer, she was taking the first steps of a trailblazing career. Thirty years later, she has become the school's Head Athletic Trainer, is the only female Head Athletic Trainer for Football in the Big Ten Conference, and is a member of the NATA Hall of Fame.


A growing field that helps people optimize their diets based on their unique DNA, nutrigenetics is making its way into athletics.
By Lauren Cahoon Roberts

Lauren Cahoon Roberts is a freelance writer based in Ithaca, N.Y., who has covered issues in health and wellness for a broad range of publications. She can be reached at: cahoon.lauren@gmail.com.


It's no secret that coaches will sometimes challenge your decision on an athlete's return to play. When should you draw a line in the sand?
By Dr. Kimberly S. Peer


The inherent asymmetries of the body can impact an athlete's performance. A new treatment program is focused on restoring inner balance through specialized postural and breathing exercises.
By Michael J. Mullin


Treating a stress fracture can test the patience of even the most experienced athletic trainer. This two-part article provides a double dose of rehab secrets.
By Summer McKeehan

Summer McKeehan, MS, ATC, LAT is Associate Athletic Trainer for women's basketball at Duke University, where she has been on staff since 2001. She has also served as the athletic trainer for the USA Basketball Women's U18 and U19 National Teams. She can be reached at: summer@duaa.duke.edu.


A training program that draws inspiration from a variety of sports helps Oklahoma State University throwers develop the attributes they need to send their implements into orbit.
By John Baumann

John Baumann, CSCS, is in his ninth year as an Assistant Track & Field Coach at Oklahoma State University, working primarily with men's and women's throwers. He has also worked at the University of Illinois and George Mason University, where he was Head Strength Coach. He can be reached at: john.baumann@okstate.edu.


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