October 1, 2016 Volume XXVI, No. 07

After injured Florida Gulf Coast University athletes experienced results with off-site platelet-rich plasma therapy, the sports medicine staff sought to expand that success by providing it on campus.

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

By Dr. Shawn Felton and Michael Estes


A fall offseason strength and conditioning program centered on developing team culture, whole-body power, and speed has Texas A&M University baseball players ready to knock it out of the park come spring. 

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

By Jeremy McMillan


To physically prepare Montverde Academy athletes for success at the college level, this strength and conditioning coach takes a three-pronged approach to their training.

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

By Tim Crowley


Bigger might be better for college football linemen in the trenches, but packing on the pounds after graduation can cause future health issues. To get its senior linemen focused on lifelong wellness, Dartmouth College holds an annual post-season weight loss competition.

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

By Spencer Brown


From conferences to colleagues, there are tons of resources athletic trainers can use for professional growth. The key is being open to all of them.

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

By Dr. George Wham


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

 

Last year, Clarence Kennedy, a freshman wrestler for Adrian College, received a routine heart test as part of the athletic department’s “Student Heart Check” program. However, his results were anything but routine. The exams revealed he had a significant congenital heart condition that could have led to cardiac arrest if left untreated. Soon after, Kennedy underwent open-heart surgery to fix the defect, and he is set to return to the mat this winter.


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

 


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

 

When it comes to concussion management, both athletic trainers and doctors want student-athletes to return to play safely. But these two groups don’t always see eye-to-eye on the best way to achieve this, due in part to some physicians not being up-to-date on proper head injury treatment. To remedy this problem, the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society (PATS) has created an online concussion education program for doctors called ConcussionWise DR.


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

 

How many pitches should a high school baseball player throw before resting his arm? And how much time off is needed before getting back on the mound? Each state association will be required to answer those two questions in the next few months, thanks to new NFHS rules passed in July.