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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 »

Is Burnout Having a Negative Impact on Your Workouts?

Burnout. We've all felt it before to one degree or another in varying circumstances. Whether in the workplace or in the weight room, the burnout factor is real and can have real ramifications, like depression,... 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 »

Concussion Biomarkers Highlight NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance Conference

The emergence of concussion biomarkers was among the critical research shared at the fourth annual Grand Alliance Concussion Conference. The NCAA Sport Science Institute and... more »

Tips to Run in the Summer Heat Effectively

As the temperature begins to heat up, which may draw out many runners from their winter hibernations with their indoor treadmills, it's important to get those miles in while being aware of heat-related illness. Hot... 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 »

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 »

See-Worthy: Seek Scan Helping Athletics Return

As the country embarks on a return to normalcy amid the COVID-19 pandemic, how can athletic facilities ensure the health and safety of its staff and spectators? With athletics returning on a wide-spread level and... more »

Increasing your Power Index for Strength & Conditioning

In the sporting world, the main reason for partaking in a strength and conditioning program is to provide a benefit to athletic performance. One of the critical features of a good strength and conditioning program... 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 »

Protecting the Adolescent Arm, Part II — What Can You Do?

Last March I wrote an article on protecting the adolescent arm just before COVID-19 invaded our lives. High school baseball as-well-as just about everything else shut down for the next two to three months because... 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 »

Why You Should Attend NATA’s Spine Injury Conference

Taking place April 26-May 25, with live events May 10-12, the NATA Spine Injury in Sports Conference will provide attendees with an in-depth look at advances in research that have paved the way for improvements in prevention... more »

Study: Physical Activity Offers ‘Strong Protection’ from Worst COVID Outcomes

A recent study released this week shows that regular physical activity provides protection from the worst side effects of COVID-19 — hospitalization, intensive care admission, and, even, death. The study, conducted by Kaiser Permanente and... more »

Study: Less Than 1% of COVID-Positive College Athletes Developed Heart Issues

According to a recent study of more than 3,000 college student-athletes who tested positive for COVID-19, less than one percent developed heart issues. The study, released over the weekend in the American Heart Association's journal, Circulation,... more »

New York Bill to Push ATC Licensure

A New York bill is currently going through the state assembly and aims to update the scope and evolving practices of athletic trainers in the Empire State. The Athletic Training Licensure Act would, according to... more »

Study: Ball Adjustment Could Reduce Head Injury Risk in Soccer Players

Up to 22% of soccer injuries are concussions that can result from players using their heads to direct the ball during a game. To reduce the risk of injury, a new study recommends preventing how... more »

Micro-Z II Device Helps Athletes Treat Pain without Opioids

A new device designed to help athletes treat pain and heal without the need for prescription pills is making a big difference in the Pittsburgh community. According to a recent story from KDKA-CBS2, Micro-Z II... more »

Two Ohio Trainers Save HS Baseball Player’s Life

"It didn't feel like an accomplishment," Jaci Combs, an athletic trainer for Fairborn High School in Ohio, said. "I was full of dread about it, honestly, because we didn't know what the outcome would be."... more »

USA Football Recommends 8 Steps for Youth Safety

USA Football has introduced eight procedures to enhance safety and health for youth players, with all of those methods endorsed by some major medical organizations. USA Football’s Athlete Health & Wellness Recommendations for youth football... more »

3 Tips to Strengthening an Athlete’s Heart

Physical activity, in general, is a great way to maintain a healthy heart. In fact, it's one of the best tools to strengthen your heart muscle, maintaining weight, and fend off issues such as high... more »

Two Athletic Trainers Save Referee’s Life during Football Game

Two fast-acting athletic trainers sprang into action when a referee suffered a heart attack during a football game last week on Long Island, New York. During a weekend game between East Meadow High School and... more »

Saliva Concussion Tests Pave Way for Potential Non-Invasive Sideline Test

Distinct chemical 'signatures' for concussion have been identified in the spit of elite male rugby players, reveals research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. This potentially paves the way for a non-invasive and... more »

The High School Sports with Highest Risk for Head Injuries

Researchers outfitted high school athletes with head impact sensors to see which of four popular sports put them at the greatest risk of concussion. No. 1 for both boys and girls: Soccer, according to a... more »

Mobility Exercises to Stay in the Game

Range of motion, or mobility, during exercise varies depending on your goals and outlooks. While bodybuilders may prefer a short range of motion — it can help increase time under tension and help up quicker... more »

Nevada Creates ‘Alpha Fund’ to Improve Nutrition in Athletes

The Wolf Pack athletic department has created a program aimed at improving funding for its female athletes. The "Alpha Fund" campaign was the brainchild of UNR president Brian Sandoval. Nevada said it has raised nearly... more »

CFLAA Striving for Better Sleep Quality

Alaxo Airway Stents (Alaxo), providers of FDA-cleared and Health Canada-registered, internationally patented, innovative stent-based therapies to support healthy, natural, nasal breathing solutions to improve sleep, treat snoring and sleep apnea, and enhance athletic performance, announces a partnership... more »

FDA Authorizes Q-Collar Use to Help Protect Brains

The FDA announced last week that it authorized the Q-Collar, made by Q30 Sports Science, for protecting the brain during sports activities. Q30 Sports Science’s Q-Collar is a C-shaped collar worn around the neck designed... more »

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