Sports Medicine

Putting R.I.C.E to rest

In 1978 Gabe Mirkin, M.D., came up with the familiar acronym “R.I.C.E.” (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) regarding how to address inflammation. While commonly used, several studies have been published that question its effectiveness regarding inflammation.

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Vocal Advocates: Discussing VCD-EILO in athletes

Often mistaken for asthma and triggered by intense exercise, VCD-EILO occurs when an athlete’s vocal cords block their airway… more »


Appropriate Medical Care for the Secondary School Athlete

In 2001, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), teamed with 16 other medical associations and sports governing bodies and began a two-year process to determine what schools and organizations should provide to students and athletes in middle schools and high schools… more »

Tough Talk: Speaking to parents about an injury

Athletic trainers are professionals with a broad spectrum of skills, and one of those skills must be speaking to parents about an injury to their child… more »

5 steps to a rewarding career in athletic training

The athletic training career has been, for me, extremely rewarding. It’s an industry full of triumph and the pangs of defeat, but it’s very rewarding… more »

Creating a high school student athletic trainer program

I encourage anyone interested in mentoring students to begin a student athletic trainer program at their high school. Here are some things to consider… more »

What is the endocannabinoid system?

You have heard of the the digestive, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems of the body. Have you ever heard of the endocannabinoid system?.. 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 »

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