Sports Medicine

Managing a High Ankle Sprain

Historically, research has told us that high ankle sprains (HAS) make up one to 18% of all ankle sprains. However, more recent literature suggests that in athletics, almost half of all ankle sprains show symptoms... more »

Joint NFL-NFLPA Statement: Joint Review of the Application of the NFL’s Concussion Protocol

The NFL and NFLPA have completed their joint review of the application of their concussion protocol following the injury to Miami Dolphins Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa during their game on September 25, 2022. Background and Context... more »

Blood Flow Restriction Training For Injured Athletes

Blood flow restriction training, also known as BFR or occlusion training, helps athletes recover from injury or surgery. It uses special equipment to safely prevent low-oxygen blood from leaving the targeted muscle. At the same... more »

ATC Saves Student’s Life at Homecoming Dance with CPR

The quick actions of an Illinois athletic trainer saved the life of a high school senior after she collapsed during the school's homecoming dance in September. Nicole Collins, the athletic trainer at Geneva (IL) High... more »

Unaffiliated Team Doctor Fired By Dolphins Following In-Game Concussion Check

The unaffiliated doctor involved with the Miami Dolphins who cleared quarterback Tua Tagovailoa following an in-game concussion check during a recent game has been fired. The report came over the weekend from Reuters, after the... more »

Athletic Trainer Using VR Technology To Help Student-Athletes Rehab

Being an athletic trainer in 2022 and beyond means doing more than just taping ankles and packing ice bags. One athletic trainer is taking that idea to the next level by incorporating virtual reality (VR)... more »

Utah Researchers Study Positive Effects of Infrared Light into Concussed Brains

Whether a former football player, boxer, tactical athlete, soccer player, or any other type of athlete for that matter, the long-lasting symptoms of a concussion or brain injuries are real. Debilitating mood swings, diminished cognitive... more »

Maintaining Bone & Muscle Strength Through a Pill?

When we are physically active our bones and muscles work together to make them stronger. To maintain bone health, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends a combination of weight-bearing activities 3–5 times per week and resistance... more »

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