Sports Medicine

Study: Playing Football Longer Leads to More Brain Lesions

Repetitive head hits are common in football, and they're also linked to debilitating brain injuries. But rendering a definitive diagnosis typically means waiting for autopsy results after the player has died. Now, a new study... more »

A Guide on Hip Flexor Injuries

Hip flexor and groin injuries commonly occur in many different sports and can be difficult to diagnose. Hip flexor injuries occur mostly in soccer, hockey, and track, but can occur in other sports too –... more »

Univ. of Pittsburgh ATC Donating Kidney to Colleague’s Child

A University of Pittsburgh athletic trainer is donating her kidney to save the life of a colleague's four-year-old son. Molly Trott has worked with the Panthers since 2018, primarily with the track and field program. Mary... more »

Study: Lingering COVID Symptoms Rare in Athletes

The extent and effects of prolonged symptoms in athletes following COVID-19 infection have been an area of clinical uncertainty. In a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, a group of researchers led by... more »

Light Aerobic Exercise May Help Concussion Recovery Times

According to a recent study, teen athletes recover from concussions sooner by incorporating light aerobic exercise rather than resting in a dark room. Instead of so-called "cocoon therapy," new research-supported therapy has young concussion patients... more »

Researchers Link NBA ACL Injuries to Driving Towards Hoop

For ages basketball coaches from youth leagues to the NBA preached that their players attack the rim and go for the highest percentage shot. Heck, the game even rewards this style of play — granting... more »

Steering Student-Athletes Away from Opioids for Pain Management

Athletes at all levels and ages commonly experience pain during practice and in competition. Identifying and appropriately managing acute and chronic pain is fundamental for short- and long-term health. This is especially true for adolescent... more »

6 Tips to Improve Leadership Qualities

It is often said that all problems inside organizations come down to issues in leadership. For this reason, it should become an area of study for all sports medicine and strength and conditioning professionals. Since... more »

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