Q&A with Brian J. Smith

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Your Expert Opinion

New treatments and training tools arrive on the market daily. As an athletic trainer, you will need to provide opinions on them.
By Dr. Greg Frounfelter

Greg Frounfelter, DPT, ATC, CSCS, is an Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist in the Physical Medicine Department at Agnesian Healthcare-Waupun Memorial Hospital in Waupun, Wis. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Winning and Losing

Can athletes win and lose weight at the same time? In this article, we discuss the delicate issue of losing weight during the competitive season.
By Michelle Rockwell

Michelle Rockwell, MS, RD, is the former Coordinator of Sports Nutrition at the University of Florida and now serves as a nutrition consultant for several sports teams ranging from youth to collegiate to professional. She has recently launched RK Team Nutrition, at:, and can be reached at: [email protected].

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The Better To See

From having Lasik surgery to catching bean bags over their shoulders, athletes are opening their eyes to enhancing their vision.
By R.J. Anderson

R.J. Anderson is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected]

Eight years ago, golfer Tiger Woods was legally blind and frustrated by the contact lenses he wore to correct his severe nearsightedness. So, taking the advice of several other players on the PGA Tour, he underwent Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis (Lasik) surgery.
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Ready for Prime Time

When a minor league pitcher sought treatment for some back and shoulder pain, this rehab team helped propel him into the big leagues–and a pennant race.
By Dr. Micheal Clark and Marty Miller
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A Strong Season

Designing an in-season strength program for basketball is fraught with scheduling challenges. At Wisconsin, the men’s team uses a focused but flexible plan to keep its players strong all season long.
By Scott Hettenbach

Scott Hettenbach, MS, CSCS, is in his 12th year as the Strength and Conditioning Coach for men’s basketball at the University of Wisconsin. He has worked with 15 different sports while at Wisconsin, and can be reached at: [email protected].

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Are You Protected?

You have heard about how MRSA can wreak havoc on an athletic team.
Here’s how to help prevent an outbreak–and also how to deal with one.
By Greg Scholand

Greg Scholand is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected]

As Jon Cochran, a senior guard on the Stanford University football team, climbed into bed the night after a game last October, he felt the usual postgame soreness. He also noticed some tenderness in his cheek around what appeared to be a small pimple.
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