Sports Medicine

Using Gua Sha to enhance athletic performance

Tom Brady was able to play professional football until he was 45. One of his training secrets is to sculpt his body using pliability and flexibility. When he was 26, he had an elbow injury... more »

Meet the 2024 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer of the Year winners

In athletic training, excellence is not just a goal but a standard. Training & Conditioning magazine's annual Most Valuable Athletic Trainer of the Year award epitomizes this pursuit of distinction. This prestigious accolade recognizes the... more »

Q&ATC with NYSATA president Lauren Stephenson, MA, ATC

The New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) named Lauren Stephenson, athletic trainer at SUNY Oneonta Athletics, as the president of the organization in November 2022.  Stephenson decided to go into athletic training as it... more »

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 »

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