Sports Medicine

XFL athletic trainer dies at 22

An athletic trainer for the St. Louis BattleHawks and the D.C. Defenders of the XFL passed away last week. Ben Siegfried, 22, was a former college football player for Lebanon Valley College. A recent story... more »

Researchers study mental impact on athletic performance

University of Birmingham researchers have found that after performing a mentally challenging task, individuals found physical exercise to be more difficult. This comes by way of a new study that asked 16 men and women... more »

Study: Athletes with genetic heart disease experienced no cardiac events

Ninety-five percent of athletes with a diagnosed and treated genetic heart disease experienced no disease-triggered cardiac events. These disease-triggered cardiac events include cardiogenic fainting or seizures, implantable cardio-defibrillator (ICD) shocks, sudden cardiac arrest or sudden... more »

Study: Severity of injuries increasing in high school athletics

While the overall number of sports-related injuries is decreasing, the severity of those injuries and the number of head and neck injuries are on the rise, according to a study presented at the 2023 American Academy... more »

Study: Body image improves among teens after removing social media

Teens and young adults who reduced their social media use by 50% for just a few weeks saw significant improvement in how they felt about both their weight and their overall appearance compared with peers... more »

Brown Athletics overhauls wellness and performance ecosystem

Brown University's athletics and recreation department recently announced the overhaul of its wellness and performance ecosystem with a series of new hires. The athletics department announced the hiring of Joe Walsmith '94, Ph.D., Senior Associate... more »

How to build speed and power in MMA athletes

MMA strength and conditioning training is a specialized form of training that combines a variety of exercises, drills, and techniques to help fighters reach peak physical performance. As the name implies, it involves strength and... more »

Inside the Philadelphia Eagles Sports Performance Team

It takes a team effort to make it to the NFL's pinnacle. The Philadelphia Eagles know this more than most. But that team effort extends beyond the gridiron to the team's support staff —  like... more »

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