Injury Prevention

KU Well-Fit Center for Youth Wellness and Fitness will take STEM approach

The Achievement & Assessment Institute (AAI) has announced the opening of Well-Fit|Center for Youth Wellness and Fitness. The center is based on the principle that youths should be provided knowledge and skills through STEM learning... more »

UR Medicine treating growing demand for Tommy John surgery

Tommy John surgery is gaining more popularity, but experts suggest it’s not always easy to bounce back from. Connor Osier is a senior pitcher for Greece Athena High School. He’s committed to playing college baseball... more »

Instituting an emergency action plan

An emergency action plan (EAP) is critical for every venue at which practice sessions, conditioning activities, and competitive events are conducted. An EAP is a written document that outlines procedures to be implemented and personnel... more »

Make baseline testing a requirement to help prevent concussions

Take every bit of technology, every ounce of knowledge, and enact every piece of legislation. You're still not going to prevent concussions. That doesn't mean we should stop trying to diminish the number of head... more »

Evaluating and preventing MCL injuries in athletes

The knee is one of the most frequently injured joints in the body, primarily because it has poor bony stability and relies on ligaments and muscles for its stability. Because the knee is situated between... more »

Keeping the shoulder healthy

The importance of normal shoulder function is generally unappreciated until routine daily activities become difficult to perform. Has your star pitcher ever indicated having felt something give in the shoulder while pitching in a game... more »

21 tips on reducing sports injuries

“Redux” means brought back or restored. The word is appropriate, as we have moved from a pre-1960 attitude of “sports injuries are part of the game,” to becoming aware that there are ways to lower... more »

UGA’s ECG screenings provide deeper insights into cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States for student-athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem associated with the heart, sudden cardiac arrest happens when the... more »

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