sports medicine

Instituting an emergency action plan

An emergency action plan (EAP) is critical for every venue at which practice sessions, conditioning activities, and competitive events are conducted. An EAP is a written document that outlines procedures to be implemented and personnel... more »

Make baseline testing a requirement to help prevent concussions

Take every bit of technology, every ounce of knowledge, and enact every piece of legislation. You're still not going to prevent concussions. That doesn't mean we should stop trying to diminish the number of head... more »

Evaluating and preventing MCL injuries in athletes

The knee is one of the most frequently injured joints in the body, primarily because it has poor bony stability and relies on ligaments and muscles for its stability. Because the knee is situated between... more »

Keeping the shoulder healthy

The importance of normal shoulder function is generally unappreciated until routine daily activities become difficult to perform. Has your star pitcher ever indicated having felt something give in the shoulder while pitching in a game... more »

21 tips on reducing sports injuries

“Redux” means brought back or restored. The word is appropriate, as we have moved from a pre-1960 attitude of “sports injuries are part of the game,” to becoming aware that there are ways to lower... more »

Study: Sports play critical role in promoting girls’ mental health

As the nation continues to grapple with a youth mental health crisis, the Women’s Sports Foundation (WSF) – one of the first organizations to recognize the powerful connection between sports, equity, and society – released its latest... more »

The telltale signs of heat-related illness in student-athletes

With summer right around the corner, it's important to keep in mind the signs of heat-related illness in your student-athletes. Each year, an estimated 240 people die from heat-related illnesses, and heat stroke is the... more »

UGA’s ECG screenings provide deeper insights into cardiac arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one cause of death in the United States for student-athletes during exercise. Caused by a structural or electrical problem associated with the heart, sudden cardiac arrest happens when the... more »

University of Texas study suggests activity lengthens REM latency

A new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin provides the most reliable validation to date of the connection between physical activity, sleep quality, and psychological health. The... more »

Michigan bill would require public schools to have AEDs

Michigan lawmakers have brought forth a series of bills that would require schools to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and an emergency action plan around student-athletes suffering a cardiac event. Earlier this week, the Michigan... more »

Study suggests mental health struggles prolong concussion recovery time

Researchers from the Minds Matter Concussion Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) found that youth with pre-existing mental health diagnoses experienced a greater burden from emotional symptoms after concussion, as well as a prolonged time to... more »

Research shows effects of head impacts on the brain

Dalhousie University neuroscience researchers are investigating how head impacts lead to injuries in football players. Preliminary findings show that the intensity of a single hit doesn't have as much of an impact as the accumulation... more »

University of Essex study finds simple analogies improves speed

A University of Essex study of Tottenham Hotspur’s academy has shown that just a few words can instantly boost sprinting speed by three percent over 20 meters (65.6 feet). It would normally take weeks of targeted... more »

Preliminary findings from college sports concussions study revealed

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center's O'Donnell Brain Institute began studying how college sports resulting sports-related concussions impact brain wellness later in life back in 2022. The preliminary findings from that two-year study from... more »

UConn’s KSI innovATe program receives additional $3M

The University of Connecticut's Korey Stringer Institute (KSI) has received an additional $3 million for its innovATe (Improving Needed Nationwide Opportunities & Value of Athletic Trainer Employment) program. The innovATe program provides funds for school... more »

The new UAH nutrition, wellness program strengthens student-athletes

To help the student-athletes at The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) perform at their mental, emotional and physical best, the UAH Department of Athletics is launching a nutrition and mental health wellness program. UAH... more »

Study links finger length and oxygen consumption in soccer players

The efficiency of oxygen supply to tissues is a factor in the severity of important diseases such as COVID-19 and heart conditions. Scientists already know that the relationship between the length of a person's index... more »

Richmar partners with PlaySafe USA

Richmar has announced the further expansion of its company’s involvement in the Athletic Training network with a partnership with PlaySafe USA, a 501c(3) nonprofit organization. PlaySafe strives to support essential sports medicine services to student-athletes by providing... more »

Study: Adolescents with concussion may benefit from early activity

Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have found that when it comes to concussion recovery, activity type matters. In a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers found that limiting screen time and... 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 »

New study suggests brain changes in football players who are subject to head impacts

A study published recently in the JAMA Network Open involving MRI research that adolescent football players are susceptible to a variety of brain changes due to head impacts from playing. Researchers reviewed findings from structural... more »

AAP highlights overtraining and burnout in youth sports

Children and teens reap many physical and mental health benefits from participating in youth sports, but research shows about 70 percent of them drop out of these organized activities by age 13. The American Academy... 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 »

New study to further explore connection between the brain and body

A new Western-led study will further explore the relationship between physical and cognitive health. Adrian Owen, a world-renowned neuroscientist, will be driving the study through a pioneering series of online brain games. A recent story... more »

Early sports participation correlated with higher bone mineral density

Loss of bone mineral density (BMD) with age is an important cause of osteoporosis (deterioration of bone tissue), which has been reported as one of the leading causes of falls among older adults in Japan.... more »

Illinois med student helping bridge the gap in concussion research for high schoolers

New research from the Carle Illinois College of Medicine suggests there are new ways to improve detecting concussions in high school student-athletes. A recent story from WCIA.com detailed the research being done at the Carle... more »

Study: Biomechanical traits of the best free throw shooters

Basketball season is in full swing, and in a close game, the team that makes the highest percentage of free throws can often eke out the win. A better understanding of the precise biomechanics of... more »

NASM announces new course on bodybuilding meal prep

The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the global leader in fitness and wellness training certifications, kicks off the new year with the introduction of the NASM Bodybuilding Meal Prep Made Easy course. This master... more »

5 components of a strong off-season training program

The main purpose of the off-season training schedule is to help improve your on-field performance. For field sport athletes such as American football that means balancing a whole array of different training qualities. You might... 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 »

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