Showing What You’re Worth

An end-of-season report can make sure everyone appreciates all that you do.
By Greg Frounfelter

Greg Frounfelter, DPT, SCS, LAT, 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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Q&A with Diana Palmer

Westmont College, USA Olympic Triathlon Team
It would be easy to assume that Diana Palmer’s life calling is as a world traveler, not an athletic trainer. Palmer, MS, ATC, EMT, has been to Hawai’i to work the Ironman World Championship, Santo Domingo with the USA Cycling team for the Pan American Games, Australia and New Zealand with the International Triathlon Union Sport Development Program, and in August is headed to Beijing with the USA Olympic Triathlon team. And that’s just a sampling of her overseas experience.
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A Different Route

As new professional opportunities continue to arise for athletic trainers, there is no longer one career path to follow. In this article, three trailblazers explain the twists and turns that brought them to where they are today.

The growth of the athletic training profession has brought lots of changes. Upgraded educational requirements, new professional and legal standards, and changing insurance coverage are just a few of the issues. But what may be most dramatic are the evolving opportunities for nontraditional career paths.
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Take a Load Off

Low-impact training and active rest aren’t synonyms for slacking off after the season. When planned properly, they let athletes recharge body and mind while still being challenged in their workouts.
By R.J. Anderson

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

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Safe from Steroids?

More than ever before, there is pressure to find out how serious steroid use is at the college and high school levels. Is more testing the answer?
By Laura Ulrich

Laura Ulrich is a contributing writer for Training & Conditioning. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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Unmasking Pain

Recent research into the physical and psychological mechanisms of pain is revealing new ways to help ease the hurt without the use of medication.
By Dr. Daniel Drury & Dr. Karen Wonders

Daniel Drury, DPE, FACSM, is Associate Professor and co-chair of the Health Sciences Department at Gettysburg College. He can be reached at: [email protected]. Karen Wonders, PhD, is an exercise physiologist and Assistant Professor of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation at Wright State University. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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No Stopping ‘Em

Carefully designed aerobic workouts and sport-specific movement drills lay the training foundation for the high-flying University of Portland women’s soccer team.
By Dr. Terry Favero

Terry Favero, PhD, is Professor of Biology and Conditioning Coordinator for the two-time national champion women’s soccer team at the University of Portland. He has also worked with the U.S. men’s soccer team in preparation for the 2000 Olympics and the regional Olympic Development Program. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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