Injury Prevention


Consider a Therapy Dog to Help Your Athletes

The Missouri Western State University athletic department recently added a six-month-old Australian Shepard therapy dog, named Myron, as a new member of the staff to help its student-athletes overcome their challenges.Myron was added to the... more »

Are ice baths really effective as treatment?

Are ice baths really effective as a way to reduce inflammation of those sore muscles? We take a look at what the research is saying… more »


Avoiding a Repeat

When muscle cramps plagued Liberty University football players on a tough road trip, coaches, athletic trainers, and nutritionists teamed up to make sure it didn’t happen again. 

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Avoid a Repeat

When muscle cramps plagued Liberty University football players on a tough road trip, coaches, athletic trainers, and nutritionists teamed up to make sure it didn’t happen again… more »


New Rule in NESCAC

To increase safety in football, NESCAC, an NCAA Division III conference, is implementing an experimental rule with kickoffs.

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Seeing Results

Last October, the Seattle Mariners hired Lorena Martin as Director of High Performance to reduce injuries. So far this season, injuries have been cut in half. 

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More Injuries

A first-of-its-kind study shows injury rates are elevated in high schools that don’t employ athletic trainers. 

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A Year of Pitch Counts

This spring marked the first high school baseball season with nationwide pitch count rules. Here’s a look at how it went… more »

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