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Discussing Eating Disorders in Athletes

With the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes at all levels of competition are facing challenges to their physical and mental health. Social isolation, limited access to training facilities, fewer food options, and delays... more »

Strength Coach Roundtable Discussion

For so many strength coaches across the country, the fall season has brought a sense of familiarity to what was a very unfamiliar summer as the athletic industry — and everyone else — reacted to... more »

Dallas Surgeons Weigh In on Dak Prescott Injury

The hearts of Dallas Cowboys fans collectively sank Sunday evening when franchise quarterback Dak Prescott left in the second half with a gruesome leg injury. The Pro Bowl quarterback was diagnosed with a dislocation and... more »

Study: HS Athletes Need More Recovery Time From Concussions

According to a new study from the Henry Ford Health System's Sports Medicine Research, high school athletes in multiple sports need more recovery time from concussions. The study was published in Orthopedics, a national peer-reviewed... more »

CHSAA SMAC’s Recommendations on Air Quality

Wildfires have been dominating the west coast of the country in recent weeks. As firefighters battle to quell the blazes, the after-effects of poor air quality have begun to trickle down to the high school... 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 »

AATA Releases Statement on Exertional Heat Stroke

Earlier this week, the Arkansas Athletic Trainers' Association (AATA) released a statement on exertional heatstroke as some athletic programs around the country resume fall sports. The statement shares research findings from studies, devices to use... more »

Myocarditis a Concern for Big Ten, Pac-12 Administrators

As the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences became the first of the 'Power 5' conferences to forgo football and fall sports, concerns over complications of student-athletes who tested positive for COVID-19 appeared to be at... more »

VKTRY: The Athletic Trainer’s Secret Weapon (sponsored)

What if someone told you that there’s a sports tech innovation proven to help reduce athletic injuries…and to assist already injured athletes recover more quickly and safely …and that your players will love it because... 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 »

Texas School Districts Altering Physical Requirements

As yearly athletic physical deadlines rapidly approach for student-athletes in Abilene, Texas, some school districts are approaching them differently this year, according to a report from Fox West Texas. In a conversation with Ryan Steel,... more »

Managing Pain After Sports Medicine Surgery

A new study suggests athletes who underwent knee surgery and other various types of sports medicine procedures could deal with their pain without the use of opioids or a minimal dosage. The study, published in... more »

5 Strategies for Student-Athletes To Stay Fueled

When the temperatures begin to turn up in the summer months, staying properly fueled through practices and games takes on a greater importance — especially with younger student-athletes. Ensuring that a student-athlete is well hydrated... more »

Study: Altering starting position may reduce head injuries

According to a recent study, offensive linemen experienced roughly 40 percent fewer hits to the head when they began the play in a two-point stance as opposed to a three-point stance. The research was conducted... more »

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