Sports Medicine

A Q&A with Dr. Jeff Konin on the NCAA CSMAS signaling support for removing cannabis from its banned drug list

In mid-June, the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports (CSMAS) signaled its support for removing cannabis from its banned drug list and drug-testing protocols.  Its reasoning stemmed from the December 2022... more »

Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Wrestling

Wrestling is a sport that requires a unique combination of strength, speed, endurance, and agility. Wrestling athletes compete at specific weight classes, with wrestlers weighing in 1-2 hours prior to competition.  Nutrition is a critical... more »

NASM expands access to personal trainer credentials

National Academy of Sports Medicine® (NASM), a provider of fitness and wellness training, has launched the NASM Personal Training Certificate exam as a part of its Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) program. The NASM CPT program... more »

Study suggests no long-term heart risks in elite athletes after COVID-19

Athletes are prone to sports-induced cardiac effects; at the same time, maintaining cardiac integrity is a prerequisite for delivering high-end performance. Since studies have implicated myocarditis in COVID-19 cases among young athletes, examining the long-term... more »

How schools can prepare for sudden cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops beating. It can cause death within minutes. Certain conditions can lead to sudden cardiac arrest, but not all the causes are known. When a person's heart... more »

Using AI to innovate ultrasounds for sports medicine professionals

Innovations in AI are allowing ultrasounds to reach its full potential in optimizing performance and recovery in a proactive manner for athletes. Ultrasounds, or musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasounds can assess injuries by visualizing muscle, tendon, ligament,... more »

Cardiac arrest cases show importance of on-site athletic trainers

A recent string of on-field cardiac arrests has not only caught the attention of the public but also athletic trainers. A teenage soccer player recently suffered cardiac arrest following a game in Goose Creek, South... more »

BU study suggests CTE may strike at younger ages

New research from Boston University on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) suggests the degenerative brain disease may strike at younger ages than previously thought. The troubling finding was discovered during the brain autopsies of 152 athletes.... more »

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