Player Safety

Breaks, Hydration At Higher Importance With Masks Worn

As more athletic organizations begin its resumption of activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the questions of masks worn by athletes have arose with the summer temperatures. While many workouts take place outdoors and consist of... more »

California HS Conditioning Programs Held In Limbo

Workouts have started, then stopped, and then started again for various high school athletic programs in the state of California. The continual knee-jerk reaction to the rise and fall, and rise again of the COVID-19... more »

USTA Announces Safety Tips Amid COVID-19

While many of the major team sports have had difficulty resuming athletic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but sports that are played outside and can maintain social distancing recommendations have been able to return quicker.... more »

Should Women Lacrosse Players Wear Helmets?

Research from Dr. Dawn Comstock, a sports injury expert with an extensive background in concussions, suggests some changes in the game of girls' lacrosse could help prevent concussions. Currently, the differences between the way the... more »

NATA Releases Best Practices for Spinal-Injury Care

Last week, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) released consensus recommendations and best practices for emergency prehospital care of spine-injured athletes in American football. With sports across the country reevaluating the safety of play due... more »

Managing Pain After Sports Medicine Surgery

A new study suggests athletes who underwent knee surgery and other various types of sports medicine procedures could deal with their pain without the use of opioids or a minimal dosage. The study, published in... more »

5 Strategies for Student-Athletes To Stay Fueled

When the temperatures begin to turn up in the summer months, staying properly fueled through practices and games takes on a greater importance — especially with younger student-athletes. Ensuring that a student-athlete is well hydrated... more »

Role of Athletic Trainers in Ohio Change Amid Return to Sports

As high schools begin welcoming student-athletes back on campus to resume some form of athletic activities, the job of high school athletic trainers has slightly shifted. A typical day for an athletic trainer might involve... more »

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