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Exercises to help female golfers

Strength and mobility are two crucial pillars of golf fitness that all golfers should incorporate to improve their game and prevent injuries. This is particularly important for female players, who have a menstrual cycle and... more »

New study to further explore connection between the brain and body

A new Western-led study will further explore the relationship between physical and cognitive health. Adrian Owen, a world-renowned neuroscientist, will be driving the study through a pioneering series of online brain games. A recent story... more »

ISU to study effectiveness of exercise on people with mental health struggles

An Iowa State University associate professor of kinesiology wants to know more about how and why—and what type of—exercise matters in an individual's mental health. Jacob Meyer, the ISU associate professor, is setting out on... more »

Illinois med student helping bridge the gap in concussion research for high schoolers

New research from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine suggests there are new ways to improve detecting concussions in high school student-athletes. A recent story from WCIA.com detailed the research being done at the Carle... more »

Pennsylvania ATC wants expanded authority for athletic trainers

The athletic training profession is often misunderstood by the general public. The title of an athletic trainer may not even describe their job duties effectively. The training and education it takes to receive athletic training... more »

Athletic trainer saves Utah student-athlete’s life during sudden cardiac arrest

Thanks to the quick actions of an athletic trainer, a Utah student-athlete is recovering safely after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest last week. Sixteen-year-old Dean Phillips had just finished a set of front squats in... more »

New Jersey bill could combat sudden cardiac arrest in athletics

A New Jersey congressman has introduced a bill to combat sudden cardiac arrest in young people, particularly student-athletes. Frank Pallone Jr. (NJ-06) introduced the bill, entitled the Cardiomyopathy Health, Education, Awareness, Research, and Training in... more »

WCU teams up with Penn State on concussion impact research

In the spring of 2021, Clayton Bardall approached Martin Tanaka, a professor in WCU’s College of Engineering and Technology, about a project to use instrumented mouthguards to record head impacts with the hope of making... more »

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