September 1, 2016 Volume XXVI, No. 06

This article first appeared in the September 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

 

One of the biggest stumbling blocks in the proper treatment of concussions is getting athletes to report the injury. A new app called BrainGainz hopes to overcome this with virtual reality.


This article first appeared in the September 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

 

The athletic training world has a way of bringing things full circle. Few know this better than Mike Macejko, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Hazleton (Pa.) Area School District, and Eric Sugarman, MS, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer for the Minnesota Vikings.


This article first appeared in the September 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

 

Hydrating an entire team during a game is a critical aspect of keeping players healthy and performing at their best. When students in the Design, Thinking, Engineering, and Innovation class at La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego studied the issue earlier this year, they saw an opportunity to approach it in a new way.


This article first appeared in the September 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

 

Sports medicine professionals at High Point University hope that turning research into practice will help them prevent injuries in their athletes. Earlier this year, a study by Eric Hegedus, DPT, Chair of the school’s Physical Therapy Department, revealed that certain movement screening tests could identify which athletes were at the greatest risk for injury. Now, those same tests are being used to keep High Point athletes healthy.


A recent partnership between Baylor University and Fort Hood Army base has proven to be a slam dunk, elevating the performance of athletes and soldiers alike.

This article first appeared in the September 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Jerry Hill

Jerry Hill is in his eighth year as Director of Communications for the Baylor University Bear Foundation after 25 years with the Waco Tribune-Herald newspaper. He can be reached at: Jerry_Hill@baylor.edu.


When athletes switch positions, change sports, or suffer an injury, their old nutrition plans don’t always meet their new needs. The three case studies in this article explain how to fill any fueling holes and ease the transition.

This article first appeared in the September 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Pratik Patel

Pratik Patel, MS, RD, CSSD, is the Director of Sports Nutrition at the University of Oregon. He can be reached at: pratikp@uoregon.edu.


The data doesn’t lie—Greater Atlanta Christian School is showing that integrating sports science at the high school level is not only possible, but ideal.

This article first appeared in the September 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Gary Schofield Jr.


Quinnipiac University men’s ice hockey stays in front of the competition with a preseason strength and conditioning program that transfers directly to the ice.

This article first appeared in the September 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Brijesh Patel

Brijesh Patel, MA, CSCS, is Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Quinnipiac University, where he works with men’s and women’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s basketball. He can be reached at: brijesh.patel@quinnipiac.edu.


With a variety of potential applications, telehealth is an emerging sports medicine tool. A new project from the University of Mississippi Medical Center is testing its effectiveness at evaluating head injuries during high school football games.

This article first appeared in the September 2016 issue of Training & Conditioning.

By Elizabeth Joseph

Elizabeth Joseph, MS, is a Project Manager in the Center for Telehealth at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She can be reached at: ejoseph@umc.edu.