2016 September (Volume XXVI, No. 06)

Closing the Gap

When athletes switch positions, change sports, or suffer an injury, their old nutrition plans don’t always meet their new needs. The three case studies in this article explain how to fill any fueling holes and ease the transition… more »

Digital Diagnosis

With a variety of potential applications, telehealth is an emerging sports medicine tool. A new project from the University of Mississippi Medical Center is testing its effectiveness at evaluating head injuries during high school football games… more »

Mentor Becomes Mentee

The athletic training world has a way of bringing things full circle. Few know this better than Mike Macejko, ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Hazleton (Pa.) Area School District, and Eric Sugarman, MS, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer for the Minnesota Vikings… more »

Movement Screens Predict Injury

Sports medicine professionals at High Point University hope that turning research into practice will help them prevent injuries in their athletes. Earlier this year, a study by Eric Hegedus, DPT, Chair of the school’s Physical Therapy Department, revealed that certain movement screening tests could identify which athletes were at the greatest risk for injury. Now, those same tests are being used to keep High Point athletes healthy… more »

Out Ahead

Quinnipiac University men’s ice hockey stays in front of the competition with a preseason strength and conditioning program that transfers directly to the ice… more »

Run the Numbers

The data doesn’t lie — Greater Atlanta Christian School is showing that integrating sports science at the high school level is not only possible, but ideal… more »

Scoring Opportunity

A recent partnership between Baylor University and Fort Hood Army base has proven to be a slam dunk, elevating the performance of athletes and soldiers alike… more »

UA App Simulates Concussion

One of the biggest stumbling blocks in the proper treatment of concussions is getting athletes to report the injury. A new app called BrainGainz hopes to overcome this with virtual reality… more »

Water from the Sky

Hydrating an entire team during a game is a critical aspect of keeping players healthy and performing at their best. When students in the Design, Thinking, Engineering, and Innovation class at La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego studied the issue earlier this year, they saw an opportunity to approach it in a new way… more »

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