injury rehabilitation

Minnesota High School ATC Saves Vet’s Life During Football Game

Over the weekend, a high school athletic trainer's quick thinking and fast actions saved the life of someone who fought for our freedoms. During Hutchinson (MN) High School's 'Red, White, & Blue Service Appreciation Night,'... more »

Notre Dame ATC’s Winning Touch Has Hand in Victory

The quarterbacks always get all the credit, even if success doesn't solely come from their play. Athletic trainers, on the other hand, rarely get the credit they deserve. But over the weekend, one collegiate athletic... more »

Study: Female Athletes’ Concussion Rates Twice as High as Males

The epidemiology of sports-related concussions (SRCs) and closed head injuries (CHIs) in high school females remain largely undefined at the national level, especially for unorganized sports and recreational activities such as equestrian and snow-related sports.... more »

PRP Treatment Shows Efficacy in Osteoarthritis Patients

A pilot study conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine combined wearable technology and patient-reported outcomes to assess the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in osteoarthritis (OA). The results, published in the journal Regenerative... more »

Assessing Potential Cardiac Issues in Athletes with Prior COVID

An expert medical task force appointed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) reconvened this summer to update guidance from last summer for... more »

Studies Show Lower Cardiac Risk for Youth Athletes with COVID

An expert medical task force appointed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) reconvened this summer to update guidance from last summer for... more »

ATCs Acting Fast: “He Saved My Life”

When Morgan Krout was starting her new job as an assistant athletic trainer, one of her advisors at Catawba College pulled her aside for a query: “What are you going to do when you have... more »

FDA Clears Use of InSpace Balloon Implant for Rotator Cuff Tears

Stryker received FDA clearance of its biodegradable InSpace balloon implant which replaces the need for complicated rotator cuff surgeries by restoring subacromial space in the shoulder, according to a company press release. “Current strategies treating... more »

CATA To Study the Use of Painkillers & Its Effects on Athletes

The Canadian Athletic Therapists Association (CATA) recently announced a research project that will provide its members with an enhanced understanding of pain and pain medication. Although a robust curriculum is currently available to Athletic Therapists... more »

Olympic Athlete Thanks Trainer & Medical Staff in Open Letter

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are gearing up, and with that are a slew of stories featuring Olympic athletes, their work ethics, and their road to global glory. Kaleigh Gilchrist, a two-time U.S. Olympic water... more »

Revision ACL Failure Increased by Elevated Posterior Tibial Slope

According to at least one orthopaedic sports medicine specialist, an elevated "steep" posterior tibial slope can increase the risk of re-rupturing the graft of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction. A recent article from Healio.com highlighted the... more »

Why the World Anti-Doping Agency Bans Marijuana

U.S. Olympic favorite Sha'Charri Richardson made headlines recently after her disqualification and suspension from the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics for using marijuana. In June, Richardson, 21, won the women's 100-meter at the U.S. Olympic Track... more »

A Q&A with Dr. W. Christopher Winter, The ‘Sleep Whisperer’

Dr. W. Chris Winter, MD, has been dubbed “The Sleep Whisperer.”  His work as a board-certified neurologist and double board-certified sleep specialist based out of Charlottesville (VA) Neurology and Sleep Medicine has garnered the attention... more »

Saliva Tests for Concussions: The Next Factor in Diagnosis?

For all the advancements made with the management of athletes’ injuries, concussions still remain a complicated matter for everyone involved. Identifying the long-term side effects has impacted the way everyone approaches them, but there’s still... more »

5 Tips to Freeze Heat-Related Illnesses

Two decades after the tragic training camp death of Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl offensive lineman Korey Stringer, prevailing attitudes toward heat illness have shifted dramatically. But even 11 years after the Korey Stringer Institute was... more »

As Cannabis Products Rise in Popularity, Organizations Pause At Acceptance

With the explosion of cannabis products bleeding over to the sports medicine industry as the once-illegal drug is becoming legalized in individual states, some professional leagues aren't ready to jump aboard the bandwagon. Last week,... more »

In Shortened Season, Data Shows NBA Injuries Are Up

In a condensed season-and-a-half, NBA player injuries appear to have risen according to a recent report from ESPN.com. After the 2019-20 NBA season had its season paused, moved down to a Florida bubble, and restarted... more »

ASICS Aims to Support Mental Health Through Sports

ASICS is inspiring people to move and, for the first time, see the uplift on their own mind, their city, and their entire nation. As of June 1, also known as Global Running Day 2021,... more »

UConn Sports Medicine Adds Foot & Ankle Program

With backgrounds in athletics and 25 years in private practice, married podiatrists Drs. Karla and Michael Scanlon joined the Foot and Ankle Program at UConn Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in February 2020, seeing patients... more »

Study: Sports Help Disadvantaged Kids in School

According to a recent study in England, disadvantaged children experience stronger benefits from sports than their more affluent counterparts. The long-term study, entitled Investigation of the Associations Between Physical Activity, Self-Regulation, and Educational Outcomes in... more »

Study: Confident Athletes Twice as Likely to Suffer 2nd ACL Injury

One-quarter to one-third of young, active patients who undergo anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction experience a second ACL injury after they return to sport (RTS). New research indicates that young athletes who feel confident about their... more »

Italian ATC: ‘Italy at The Forefront of Injury Recovery & Prevention’

Adriano Bianchini is a professional athletic trainer who has worked with one of the more prominent Italian Serie A teams, Lazio, from 2005 until 2020. He specializes in injury recovery, prevention, and reathletization of players,... more »

Ohio Bill Could Expand ATC’s Role in Injury Treatment

An Ohio bill, designed to expand an athletic trainer's ability to render care, received overwhelming support last week. According to a report from WCPO.com, House Bill 176 would allow certified athletic trainers the option to... more »

Study Shows Significant Benefit of PolarCap in Recovery from Concussions

PolarCool AB (publ), a Swedish medical device company focusing on the treatment of sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI) and whiplash, announced that it has submitted a 510(k) pre-market notification to the U.S. Food and Drug... more »

Sparta Science Keeps Players Playing, Coaches Coaching

Nearly half a million student-athletes compete in one of the 24 sanctioned sports by the NCAA — more than ever before. With that ever-growing number comes the bigger need of keeping them in the game.... more »

Why the Mental Health of Top Performing Athletes is Even More Vulnerable

Those star athletes are worthy of our society’s adoration. They are never afraid of a little adversity, no, not as they stare down the competition with a gleam in their eye that says, “I know... 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 »

Basketball Strength Training: Make Your Next Season the Best Season

Any coach who has experienced any type of success will tell you how crucial the offseason is for a team’s improvement and a player’s development. The offseason is a time that makes average players good... more »

What the Science Says about Grounding & Its Benefits

Grounding, also referred to as earthing — what is it exactly, and how can it be beneficial in the recovery process? It is a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect... more »

Best Creatine Supplements to Consider for 2021

Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that helps supply energy to cells throughout the body, particularly muscle cells. It occurs naturally in red meat and fish, it is made by the body, and it can... more »

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