sports medicine

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 »

Study Suggests 10 Minutes of Moderate Physical Activity Helps Brain Health

A new study strapped activity monitors to the thighs of nearly 4,500 people in the United Kingdom and tracked their 24-hour movements for seven days. Researchers then examined how participants' behavior affected their short-term memory,... more »

Bills ATC Denny Kellington Receives NFL MVP Vote

One vote for the annual NFL MVP award went to the Buffalo Bills' athletic trainer whose quick actions played an instrumental role in the recovery of safety Damar Hamlin's on-field cardiac arrest. ESPN host Suzy... 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 »

Study Links Decreased Chance of Depression in Youth Athletes

One way to avoid depression in teenage adolescents is to spend time competing in athletics or exercising. According to a recent study involving more than 2,400 kids and analyzing 21 previously published studies, supervised exercise... 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 »

Centura Health, Fort Lewis College Partner for $4M Sports Medicine & Performance Center

Fort Lewis College is making yet another stride in health and performance facility development, now with the support of Centura Mercy Hospital, the premier medical provider of the Four Corners region. Centura Health committed a... more »

Study: Multidirectional Sports Lead to Stronger Bones

According to a recent study, young athletes develop more robust skeletons playing multidirectional sports — like soccer and basketball — than unidirectional sports like track and cross country. The study was conducted by the University... 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 »

How Fitness Plays a Role in Mental Health

Fitness and a healthy outlook on life are key contributors to one's mental health. That is especially true for student-athletes. The definition of fitness is “the condition of being physically fit and healthy,” according to... more »

Losing Weight Quickly Increases Injury Risks to Wrestlers

When wrestlers use tactics like "crash dieting" to lose weight quickly before a match to make weight, they are more like to increase the risk of injury according to a new study. The study, entitled... 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 »

Study Suggests Women Soccers Players Don’t Have Same Sports Technology

Women soccer players require specifically tailored products such as kits, boots, and balls in order to optimize their performance and safety on the pitch, according to a paper published in Sports Engineering. A recent post... more »

Michigan Youth Hockey Doctor Charged in Multiple Sexual Assault Cases

A doctor who police say has spent two decades providing medical assistance to youth hockey teams in Michigan and Minnesota has been charged after patients in the Detroit area accused him of sexual assault. Dr.... 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 »

Texas Study Wants to Study Brain Health of Former College Athletes

A Texas university is launching a study designed to advance medical science's understanding of how participation in collegiate sports and resulting sports related-concussions may impact brain health later in life. The University of Texas Southwestern's... more »

FSU Sports Medicine Launches ‘Mind, Body, & Seminole’ Holistic Initiative

Student-athletes across the nation are placed under physical stress to perform at the peak of their abilities. What is often not talked about is the mental strain associated with playing sports at the college level.... 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 »

Joint NFL-NFLPA Statement: Joint Review of the Application of the NFL’s Concussion Protocol

The NFL and NFLPA have completed their joint review of the application of their concussion protocol following the injury to Miami Dolphins Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa during their game on September 25, 2022. Background and Context... 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 »

ATC Saves Student’s Life at Homecoming Dance with CPR

The quick actions of an Illinois athletic trainer saved the life of a high school senior after she collapsed during the school's homecoming dance in September. Nicole Collins, the athletic trainer at Geneva (IL) High... more »

Unaffiliated Team Doctor Fired By Dolphins Following In-Game Concussion Check

The unaffiliated doctor involved with the Miami Dolphins who cleared quarterback Tua Tagovailoa following an in-game concussion check during a recent game has been fired. The report came over the weekend from Reuters, after the... 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 »

Utah Researchers Study Positive Effects of Infrared Light into Concussed Brains

Whether a former football player, boxer, tactical athlete, soccer player, or any other type of athlete for that matter, the long-lasting symptoms of a concussion or brain injuries are real. Debilitating mood swings, diminished cognitive... more »

Maintaining Bone & Muscle Strength Through a Pill?

When we are physically active our bones and muscles work together to make them stronger. To maintain bone health, the American College of Sports Medicine recommends a combination of weight-bearing activities 3–5 times per week and resistance... more »

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