injury prevention

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 »

Study: Individual Athletes Face More Anxiety, Fatigue Than Team Sports

New research found that adolescent athletes who participate in individual endurance sports reported more psychosocial challenges such as physical function mobility difficulties, higher anxiety symptoms, and more fatigue than their team sports peers, according to... more »

Should Women Lacrosse Players Wear Helmets?

Research from Dr. Dawn Comstock, a sports injury expert with an extensive background in concussions, suggests some changes in the game of girls' lacrosse could help prevent concussions. Currently, the differences between the way the... more »

NATA Releases Best Practices for Spinal-Injury Care

Last week, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) released consensus recommendations and best practices for emergency prehospital care of spine-injured athletes in American football. With sports across the country reevaluating the safety of play due... more »

Texas Athletic Trainers Honored After Saving Student’s Life

It was back in January when three Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District (Texas) athletic trainers worked together to save the life of an injured student-athlete during a wrestling event. Alain Dorval, from Cypress Park High... more »

Bracing For Support: Highlighting the Transformation of Braces in Athletic Rehabilitation

On the second level of the Pro Football Hall of Fame museum, just a few steps below the research and preservation observation deck resides the Lamar Hunt Super Bowl gallery — home to relics from... more »

Avoiding overuse injuries and burnout in student-athletes

OAK BROOK, Ill. / PRNewsire / — For today's youth athletes, it's common to focus exclusively on one sport (sports specialization) throughout the year or to transition from one sport to the next with little... more »

Study: Schools encounter challenges to implement state concussion laws

A new study investigated the barriers high school athletic programs across the country face when implementing state concussion laws… more »

Forgetting the feet: How foot care is overlooked

Athletes often neglect their feet, requiring more education from athletic trainers. Here’s why foot care can be so hard for your athletes… more »

Safety in the weight room

Safety in the weight room can’t be ignored by strength coaches. Here are some tips to avoid injuries during squats, deadlifts and cleans… 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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