injury prevention

Protecting the Adolescent Arm, Part II — What Can You Do?

Last March I wrote an article on protecting the adolescent arm just before COVID-19 invaded our lives. High school baseball as-well-as just about everything else shut down for the next two to three months because... more »

Laser Therapy: The Best Kept Secret in Recovery

What if there was a rehabilitative therapy that treated acute injuries better than ice; one that didn’t create chemical dependencies or require going under the knife? Is there something out there that can relieve the... more »

Why You Should Attend NATA’s Spine Injury Conference

Taking place April 26-May 25, with live events May 10-12, the NATA Spine Injury in Sports Conference will provide attendees with an in-depth look at advances in research that have paved the way for improvements in prevention... more »

Preventing Post-Shutdown Sports Injuries in Youth Athletes

With the majority of athletics returning in the country, from the professional level to youth activities, how do we ensure athletes stay in the game and not taped up or in crutches on the sideline?... more »

Michigan’s MedSport At Front Lines for Female Athletes

As more females participate in sports, more are experiencing sports-related injuries. MedSport, Michigan Medicine's multidisciplinary sports medicine program, is at the forefront of providing specialized care that keeps pace with their unique needs. According to... more »

USA Football Recommends 8 Steps for Youth Safety

USA Football has introduced eight procedures to enhance safety and health for youth players, with all of those methods endorsed by some major medical organizations. USA Football’s Athlete Health & Wellness Recommendations for youth football... more »

3 Tips to Strengthening an Athlete’s Heart

Physical activity, in general, is a great way to maintain a healthy heart. In fact, it's one of the best tools to strengthen your heart muscle, maintaining weight, and fend off issues such as high... more »

Saliva Concussion Tests Pave Way for Potential Non-Invasive Sideline Test

Distinct chemical 'signatures' for concussion have been identified in the spit of elite male rugby players, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. This potentially paves the way for a non-invasive and... more »

The High School Sports with Highest Risk for Head Injuries

Researchers outfitted high school athletes with head impact sensors to see which of four popular sports put them at the greatest risk of concussion. No. 1 for both boys and girls: Soccer, according to a... more »

Mobility Exercises to Stay in the Game

Range of motion, or mobility, during exercise varies depending on your goals and outlooks. While bodybuilders may prefer a short range of motion — it can help increase time under tension and help up quicker... more »

Andrews Sports Medicine Launching New Podcast Series

Whether it’s cheering on a favorite team or competing in a community league, we all know the thrill of victory in sports. But there is a different type of victory that many athletes must pursue... more »

Study: Lack of Sleep, Stress Can Lead to Concussion-Like Symptoms

A recent study suggests that many people may be going through life with concussion-like symptoms despite never suffering a concussion. Furthermore, the study suggests that student-athletes recovering from a brain injury should be assessed and... more »

The Benefits of Athletes Practicing Yoga

If you are looking for a creative way to get strength and resistance training while improving your range of motion and balance, yoga may be a good addition to your workouts. It may be the... more »

Benefits of Strength & Conditioning Programs for Young Women

In a recent article on Healio.com, Mary K. Mulcahey, MD, FAAOS, FAOA, outlined the importance of strength and conditioning programs for adolescent women athletes. She noted the spike in participation in high school and collegiate... more »

Study: 11 Minutes of Exercise Leads to Longer Life

Eleven minutes a day is all it takes to live a longer, healthier life, according to a new study. The Norwegian School of Sports Medicine released a new study that suggests 11 minutes of exercise... more »

Efficacy of Sustained Acoustic Medicine in Treating Sport-Related Injuries

ZetrOZ Systems, developers of the Sustained Acoustic Medicine (SAM) wearable ultrasound, an FDA-cleared bio regenerative medical device, was recently evaluated in a research study published in the Global Journal of Orthopedics Research, which measured the... more »

The Cold Weather Athlete: Avoid Injuries & Keep Playing

The Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Center for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is proud to present a FREE virtual community lecture titled The Cold Weather Athlete: Avoid Winter Injuries and Keep Playing on Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 6 p.m. to 7... more »

Study: Racket Sports Worse on Knee Arthritis, Joint Degeneration

A recent study released by the Radiological Society of North American has found racket sports, like tennis, pickleball, and racquetball, are among the worst physical activities for your knees. This news is particularly alarming with... more »

Tips to Maximize Muscle Recovery

There's no downplaying the importance of eating healthy foods and getting a good night's sleep in enhancing muscle recovery from training. No matter how healthy of a lifestyle you're living, nothing can make up for... more »

Current Innovations with Stem Cells & Platelet-Rich Plasma

When it comes to innovative treatment options, Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy comes up a lot. But what is the level of understanding of these regenerative medicines among the average person? The goal... more »

4 Trends in Strength and Conditioning for 2021

The strength and conditioning business has always been about evolution. The primary goal of the field itself is to physically improve athletes and clients in some capacity. So, it only makes sense that exercises and... more »

Growing Pains: CBD Use by Athletes Slow Despite Mainstream Popularity

Recovery and pain management is a high profile concern for athletes at every level of their game. After a contest or hard workout, they need a way to bounce back from what ails them. Aside... more »

Food & Exercise: Recipe for a Healthy Life

Eating proper food and regularly exercising is a pair that goes hand-in-hand with one another. Though not as recognizable as other great pairings — peanut butter and jelly, ketchup and mustard, and milk and cereal... more »

Concussions Still on the Mind in Football

With the start of the NFL season kicking off Thursday night, and with NCAA and high school football already underway in many states amid the COVID-19 pandemic, some sports health professionals are still mindful of... more »

Recovering from a Back Injury

A back injury is not something to mess around with. Whether you're a student-athlete, professional player, or just a weekend warrior, suffering a back injury can be down-right debilitating. Surgery is always an option, depending... more »

Reducing Stress Fractures in Female College Distance Runners

First-year student-athletes show the greatest number of injuries and therefore are at the most at risk. Because of this, it is important to examine the transition period they undergo from high school to college. Not... more »

Step by Step: The Rise of Motion Capture Technology Among Sports Healthcare Professionals

Motion capture technology — something usually associated with the studios and editing bays of Hollywood — is finding a comfortable home in the world of sports.  Typically, high-tech cameras capture the motion of a subject... more »

Be Prepared for Heat Illness During Practice [SPONSORED]

It's one of the worst nightmares for an athletic trainer — having an athlete suffer a catastrophic heat illness during a practice or game. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) published a study that stated... more »

Q&A with Nets Medical Director on Sports Medicine

In a recent Q&A with Sports Illustrated, Dr. Riley J. Williams III, Brooklyn Nets & New York Red Bulls medical director, shared some of his thoughts on a wide range of topics in the world... more »

Study: Many Youth Football Helmets Don’t Fit Properly

New research found that the majority (74%) of football players’ helmets in youth football (7-12 years old) did not meet at least one component of the 13 criteria developed for proper football helmet fit, according... more »

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