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Youth-specific strength training methods

Strength training can provide a plethora of positive benefits to our youth as long as they are interested in strength training and the program that is directed for the adolescent is properly supervised preferably through... more »

Pennsylvania referee dies after collapsing during JV basketball game

A Pennsylvania high school referee died after collapsing during halftime of a game over the weekend. Michael Roebuck, 46, collapsed while refereeing a junior varsity basketball game and later died en route to the hospital.... more »

Study reveals longer term impact of sports-related brain injuries

Almost half of people who suffer a sports-related traumatic brain injury are still experiencing physical symptoms after six months, a new study by the University of Stirling has found. Researchers also found that certain sports... more »

Pennsylvania ATC wants expanded authority for athletic trainers

The athletic training profession is often misunderstood by the general public. The title of an athletic trainer may not even describe their job duties effectively. The training and education it takes to receive athletic training... more »

WCU teams up with Penn State on concussion impact research

In the spring of 2021, Clayton Bardall approached Martin Tanaka, a professor in WCU’s College of Engineering and Technology, about a project to use instrumented mouthguards to record head impacts with the hope of making... more »

Study examines abnormal heart function among elite athletes

A recent study involving nearly 300 elite athletes found that one in six has cardiac measures that would normally suggest reduced heart function. Further genetic analysis found that those same athletes also had an enrichment... more »

Study: Advanced footwear tech positively impacts elite sprint performances

A scientific study published in PeerJ Life & Environment sheds light on the potential game-changing impact of advanced footwear technology (AFT) on elite sprint performances in track and field. The research, titled "The Potential Impact of... more »

UAB Sports & Exercise Medicine opens new clinic

The University of Alabama-Birmingham Sports and Exercise Medicine service line opens its new clinic at UAB Hospital-Highlands on Monday. It moves from its former location on the first floor to a newly renovated clinical space... more »

Get proactive about student-athlete concussions

Most people have seen the headlines about concussions as a common sports injury—and, naturally, parents of athletes may have concerns. A large misconception in sports is that previous concussions are to be blamed for ongoing... more »

NHL Rule 48 helped lower rate of concussions, hits to side of head

The incidence and proportion of concussions suffered by NHL players following hits to the lateral side of the head reduced substantially following the implementation of the league's Rule 48, according to a study led by... more »

Study: factors that contribute to sports function after ACL repair

A recent study published in Sage Publications detailed the factors that contribute to sports function a year after ACL repair. Below is an excerpt from 2minutemedia.com that details the findings of the study. One of... more »

Study finds delayed ACL surgery may be safe for many adults

A Johns Hopkins Children’s Center study of medical records concludes that delaying surgical treatment of the anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, in some children is associated with a higher risk of new tears in the... more »

NCA&T study links low-energy availability in black athletes

A pilot study led by researchers at North Carolina A&T State University has shown a correlation between hypertension and low-energy availability in black Division I athletes. Among the four sports profiled, basketball and track and... more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Early findings from 10-year Drake Football Study published

The first data results from the 10-year Drake Football Study have now been published. Launched in 2019, the Drake Football Study is tracking the physical and mental health of around 170 men’s and women’s footballers –... more »

Study: Quadriceps autograft may accelerate ACL reconstruction return to play

New research has shown that a quadriceps autograft may accelerate return-to-play after ACL reconstruction compared to hamstring autografts. Kostas Economopoulos, MD, presented his findings at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. He... more »

‘Smart Heart’ Initiative aims to prevent cardiac arrest during events

Every major American sports league is banding together to team up with top-tier sports medicine societies to combat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) among high school student-athletes. The 'Smart Heart' Sports Coalition is a collaboration between... more »

Kansas bill to reduce sports medicine barriers for visiting athletes

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly has signed a bill that's meant to help fix the state's healthcare workforce shortages and provide more options for out-of-town athletes. Senate Bill 131 was signed on Tuesday after passing in... more »

New coalition to implement EAP training for high schools

The National Football League announced the launch of The Smart Heart Sports Coalition, a collaboration among the NFL, NBA, MLB, MLS, NHL, NCAA, the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Korey Stringer Institute, National Athletic... more »

5 facts about ATC in Special Warfare Training Wing

Across the country, athletic trainers are famous for wrapping ankles before games, rehabilitating sports-related injuries and running onto the field when a player hits the ground a little too hard. At the Special Warfare Training... more »

Study: Athletes with genetic heart disease experienced no cardiac events

Ninety-five percent of athletes with a diagnosed and treated genetic heart disease experienced no disease-triggered cardiac events. These disease-triggered cardiac events include cardiogenic fainting or seizures, implantable cardio-defibrillator (ICD) shocks, sudden cardiac arrest or sudden... more »

Study: Severity of injuries increasing in high school athletics

While the overall number of sports-related injuries is decreasing, the severity of those injuries and the number of head and neck injuries are on the rise, according to a study presented at the 2023 American Academy... more »

How to build speed and power in MMA athletes

MMA strength and conditioning training is a specialized form of training that combines a variety of exercises, drills, and techniques to help fighters reach peak physical performance. As the name implies, it involves strength and... more »

Dealing with Upper Arm Injuries

Injuries to the upper arm muscles and tendons are most common in men 30–50, but women may also experience them. If the tendon ruptures, you may feel a tearing sensation and actually hear a pop,... more »

What is Athletic Heart Syndrome?

Heart health and athletic endurance go hand-in-hand. “Exercise strengthens the heart muscle, enabling it to pump a greater volume of blood with each heartbeat,” said Dr. Deepak Bhatt, editor of the Harvard Heart Letter, in a... more »

January is National Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month

When the temperature drops and snow begins to fall, many people can't wait to hit the slopes or ice rink. Winter fun is on their minds, not any potential injury. Yet if thoughtful preparation for... more »

On-the-Go Recovery Device Aids Athletes While Being Academic Compliant

Collegiate football programs across the country are taking advantage of sustained acoustic medicine (sam®) — a low-intensity, long-duration ultrasound treatment developed by ZetrOZ Systems — to aid in the recovery process while not sacrificing academic compliance.... more »

Buffalo Bills Medical Staff Honored Prior to Patriots Game

The Buffalo Bills may have received a hero's welcome when they returned to the field Sunday for the first time since Damar Hamlin collapsed on Monday. But one of the loudest pregame ovations was for the heroes... more »

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