sports medicine

Sports Medicine Professional’s Advice on Youth Sports Returning

As a sports medicine physician and a mother of two young boys, Korin B. Hudson sees both sides of the argument to have youth sports return to action amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On the one... more »

Vikings Athletic Trainer Tests Positive for COVID-19

Shortly before the National Football League is to begin the 2020-21 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Minnesota Vikings announced that a leader in its sports medicine staff has tested positive for the virus. According... more »

Q&A with Nets Medical Director on Sports Medicine

In a recent Q&A with Sports Illustrated, Dr. Riley J. Williams III, Brooklyn Nets & New York Red Bulls medical director, shared some of his thoughts on a wide range of topics in the world... 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 »

Study: Many Youth Football Helmets Don’t Fit Properly

New research found that the majority (74%) of football players’ helmets in youth football (7-12 years old) did not meet at least one component of the 13 criteria developed for proper football helmet fit, according... more »

Study: Individual Athletes Face More Anxiety, Fatigue Than Team Sports

New research found that adolescent athletes who participate in individual endurance sports reported more psychosocial challenges such as physical function mobility difficulties, higher anxiety symptoms, and more fatigue than their team sports peers, according to... more »

Cardiac Screenings Key to NBA Safety Protocols

As the National Basketball Association (NBA) continues to ramp up ahead of its modified playoff format in the bubble of Disney World in Orlando, FL, sports medicine professionals insist on cardiac screening for players who've... 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 »

ACHA announces guidelines for return of college sports

New guidelines have been laid out by the American College Health Association (ACHA) for how to safely return to sports in the college athletics world amid the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, May 7, the ACHA... more »

Study: Too many sports drinks can be detrimental

While sports drinks have been touted as a great resource to aid in hydration and replenishing electrolytes in athletes, a recent study suggests that these products can contribute to a dangerous medical condition when temperatures... 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 »

Former pro athletes trade in jerseys for medical scrubs

While professional athletes around the world are held in limbo, waiting for sports to open back up so they can get back to work, some former professional athletes are jumping to the frontlines to aid... more »

Study: Team sports may boost mental fitness

Staying physically fit has long been linked to having better overall mental fitness. But researches from the University of Basel in Switzerland and the University of Tsukuba in Japan want to understand how the mental... more »

MSU Sports Medicine wants to alleviate pressure on healthcare system

As many hospitals and urgent care centers are flooded with patients dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, Michigan State University wants to open its doors to alleviate pressure from local healthcare systems. MSU Sports Medicine has... more »

MX3 announces first portable sweat test system with lab-grade results

MX3 Diagnostics announces the availability of the MX3 Sweat Test, a personalized assessment that determines electrolyte loss during exercise or exertion… more »

North Carolina athletic association requires showing of concussion education video

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association mandates that schools require parents and students to watch CrashCourse, a concussion education video… more »

Florida bill requiring ice tubs in HS sports moves forward

Florida legislators are advancing a bill that would require the availability of ice tubs at high school games and practices… more »

Northwestern study finds athletes have healthier brains

A new Northwestern University study shows that athletes across a variety of sports have healthier brains than non-athletes… more »

Study: Schools encounter challenges to implement state concussion laws

A new study investigated the barriers high school athletic programs across the country face when implementing state concussion laws… more »

Forgetting the feet: How foot care is overlooked

Athletes often neglect their feet, requiring more education from athletic trainers. Here’s why foot care can be so hard for your athletes… more »

Study: More than half of California high schools lack athletic trainers

A study published Wednesday by the NATA found that more than 47% of schools in California do not have an athletic trainer… more »

Researchers: Competitive gaming needs new protocols in sports medicine

Competitive gaming athletes have reported issues of eye fatigue, neck and back pain, wrist pain, and cramping, highlighting the need for medical treatment… more »

$5 million gift allows Children’s National Hospital to open sports medicine center

Children’s National Hospital announced a $5 million gift from Fight For Children to establish a new sports medicine center for children and adolescents… more »

The next frontier of sport — recovery (sponsored)

Dedicated recovery spaces and access to recovery equipment are becoming the standard at high performance organizations… more »

A comprehensive approach to concussions

Many athletes assume that a blow to the head is just part of the game. As they may have done many times before, they “shake it off” and resume play. Nobody wants to let down the team… more »

Debunking heat illness myths

Here are 11 common heat illness myths among coaches and athletes, along with some ways to counteract these misconceptions… more »

Laser vs. Shockwave: What’s best for soft tissue injuries?

Lasers and shockwave: While both can be effective to treat soft tissue injuries, how do they work and what conditions they are best suited for each?.. more »

Vocal Advocates: Discussing VCD-EILO in athletes

Often mistaken for asthma and triggered by intense exercise, VCD-EILO occurs when an athlete’s vocal cords block their airway… more »

Tough Talk: Speaking to parents about an injury

Athletic trainers are professionals with a broad spectrum of skills, and one of those skills must be speaking to parents about an injury to their child… more »

What is the endocannabinoid system?

You have heard of the the digestive, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems of the body. Have you ever heard of the endocannabinoid system?.. more »

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