Injury Prevention

Study highlights ties between specialization and baseball injuries

The Journal of Athletic Training today released “Sport Specialization and Increased Injury Frequency in Youth Baseball Players: A Prospective Study.”.. more »

NATA offers recommendations to reduce specialization-related injuries

The NATA releases an official statement with health-focused recommendations to reduce the risk of injury due to youth sports specialization… more »

Considering a Male Athlete Triad

Almost 25 years ago, the Female Athlete Triad was identified, and it’s become a well-known concept in sports medicine circles. A new paper has proposed that a similar condition presenting with deficits in nutrition, reduction in sex hormones, and/or impaired bone health may also affect male athletes… more »

Doc on Deck: Ankle injuries in youth sports

Athletes who suffer ankle injuries are often given suggestions for treatment that won’t do them any favors. Here is what should be done to help them heal… more »


The Debate on Cupping as a Treatment Tool

Cupping is a technique for treating muscle pain, soreness and stiffness that has been around for thousands of years; it's mentioned in one of the oldest medical textbooks in the Western world, The Ebers Papyrus,... more »


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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