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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 »

Does Sport Specialization Lead to Overuse Injuries?

According to research from the National Council of Youth Sports, sports specialization leads to higher injury rates – particularly overuse injuries. Orthopedic surgeon Rowland B. Mayor, MD, adult and pediatric sports medicine specialist with Hartford HealthCare’s Bone &... more »

Study: Closed Reduction Helps Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocations

Closed reduction yielded positive results for patients with acute traumatic posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation with high rates of return to sport and low rates of secondary stabilization, according to published results. A recent article from... more »

IOC & University of Utah Partner to Promote Athletic Health

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has designated a coalition of U.S. sports medicine institutions that includes University of Utah Health as one of 11 IOC research centers worldwide. The centers promote research, development, and implementation... more »

Meet Loch, Augusta University’s Therapy Dog

Augusta University student-athletes are benefiting from some cuddles and friendly energy as they bond with the department’s therapy dog, Loch. A recent article from Jagwire.Augusta.edu detailed how Loch the therapy dog has become a key fixture... more »

Reviewing the Prevalence of Ankle Sprain Injuries

Everyone suffers an ankle sprain at one point or another. However, recent studies show that those who participate in sports or train regularly can expect a lower incidence of them. The study, entitled "The Incidence... more »

5 Benefits of Sports Nutrition for Young Athletes

As a young athlete, you want to perform your best. That’s why it’s vital to understand the benefits of sports nutrition and how it can help you achieve your goals. A recent article from Pulse... more »

Sports Clinic Helping Athletes Embrace Natural Pain Treatments

Athletes living with joint pain and sports injuries experience a reduced quality of life, limited mobility, and discomfort. Athletes who have seen no improvements after trying different traditional pain treatment methods can visit QC Kinetix (Andover-Lawrence),... more »

Massachusetts Athletic Trainer Saves Life at Football Game

A Massachusetts athletic trainer sprang into action during a Saturday night football game to save the life of a man who suffered a heart attack. A clock operator for the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA)... more »

Arthrometers Contribute to Accuracy in Orthopedic Assessment

Orthopedics is about precision. We use a variety of devices to collect objective data on/from patients. These include goniometers, hand-held dynamometers, isokinetic machines, pulse oximeters, and blood pressure cuffs, to name a few. These data... more »

Managing a High Ankle Sprain

Historically, research has told us that high ankle sprains (HAS) make up one to 18% of all ankle sprains. However, more recent literature suggests that in athletics, almost half of all ankle sprains show symptoms... more »

Blood Flow Restriction Training For Injured Athletes

Blood flow restriction training, also known as BFR or occlusion training, helps athletes recover from injury or surgery. It uses special equipment to safely prevent low-oxygen blood from leaving the targeted muscle. At the same... more »

Athletic Trainer Using VR Technology To Help Student-Athletes Rehab

Being an athletic trainer in 2022 and beyond means doing more than just taping ankles and packing ice bags. One athletic trainer is taking that idea to the next level by incorporating virtual reality (VR)... more »

Get The Facts on Youth Sports Injuries

In the U.S., about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries each year, which cause some loss of time of participation, are experienced by... more »

Queensland University Aims for World’s First Concussion Blood Test

Researchers at The University of Queensland are seeking volunteer school rugby and basketball players for brain scans as they work on a new blood test to help diagnose concussion. The Queensland Brain Institute at UQ has partnered... more »

How To Know the Signs of a Concussion

As high school sports get underway this fall, sports medicine specialists remind athletes, parents, and coaches that concussions can be challenging to diagnose. A recent report from Medical Xpress highlighted the signs to be aware of... more »

Indiana Initiative Aims to Unite Health Care Systems with Fitness Professionals

Exercise is Medicine (EIM) in Indiana, announced an initiative to bring together fitness professionals, healthcare systems, providers, and community resources to better integrate physical activity into American healthcare. A story from Club Industry highlighted the... more »

Pickleball Injuries Are On The Rise

For many Americans, the pandemic sport of choice was pickleball, a game played on a court that is part ping pong, part badminton, and part tennis. Highly social while being played both indoors and outdoors,... more »

IV Nutrition Becoming the Norm for Athletes, Despite No Evidence It Works

Intravenous (IV) nutrition, which used to be considered a treatment of "last resort," is threatening to become the norm for competitive athletes, despite no scientific evidence that it works or that it is safe, warn... more »

IOC Launches Long-Term Study of Olympians to Help Physical & Mental Health

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote athletes’ safety and well-being, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), along with the University of Edinburgh, has launched the IOC Olympians Health Cohort, a new long-term research project... more »

Mexican Sports Medicine Specialists Adopt Multidisciplinary Approach

With the objective of supporting the athletes of the State of Mexico, the Department of Sciences Applied to Sports develops a physical and medical follow-up of athletes in their different stages. Jorge Luis Reynoso Barbosa,... more »

MPFL Repair vs. MPFL Reconstruction for Patellar Instability

Results presented here showed patients who underwent medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) repair for patellar instability had a higher failure rate compared with MPFL reconstruction at long-term follow-up. A recent report from Healio.com highlighted the study's... more »

The Effect of Prescribing Patterns on Utilization of Opioid Medication in ACL Reconstruction

Prescribing smaller quantities of opioid medication appears to be as effective in controlling postoperative pain after knee surgery as higher quantities and may help to limit the number of opioids prescribed and possible diversion of... more »

What’s Best for ACL Tear — Repair or Reconstruction?

Adults who tear a key ligament in the knee can fare well with a less extensive type of surgery, preliminary research suggests. A recent article from HealthDay News outlined the findings of the study. Below... more »

94% of Athletes Had Little to No Symptoms After Testing Positive for COVID-19

A recent study from the British Journal of Sports Medicine suggests that the majority of athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 had either no symptoms or mild acute symptoms. Results from the study revealed that... more »

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