Sports Medicine

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, coaches, parents and fans want thee winning edge. Well, as athletic trainers, we can be that edge. The level of care that we are able to provide for our athletes and patients, can be the difference in the next touchdown, buzzer beater or first place medal… more »

A Solution for Playing with a Tooth Injury

An athlete on an NCAA Division I women’s lacrose team sustained an injury to her teeth during a game, and I was working at the school during that time. The player was struck in the mouth with the butt end of a stick and sustained a posterior subluxation to her two front upper teeth (the central incisors)… more »

The Cannabis Craze: Where did it all begin?

There is a lot of buzz lately throughout the United States about cannabis. Can it help relieve someone’s pain? Should it be legal to use recreationally?.. more »

Athletic Trainers Beware

I wasn’t sure if I was going to write this and address the dilemma I found myself in last year. I have been practicing athletic training for over 41 years. I was the Dir. Of Sports Medicine at Boston University for almost 30 years, and I am currently working at the high school level in Massachusetts… more »

Using Ultrasound after an ACL Reconstruction

A patient after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR) faces higher risk of osteoarthritis, and that's especially concerning to athletic trainers and sports medicine professionals because research suggests that athletes are more prone to osteoarthritis than... more »

Reacting to Signs of Overtraining

Athletes—and Strength/Conditioning Coaches and Sport Coaches—are taught one guiding principle that extends well beyond athletics: The harder you work, the more success you’ll achieve. It’s a principle that is generally very accurate… more »

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