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Improved ACL Reconstruction Reaches U.S.
For almost as long as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions have been performed in the U.S., the single-bundle technique–reconstruction of only one of the ligament’s two bundles of fibers–has been the only available option. But complaints of weak knees and the early onset of arthritis have become common after the procedure, prompting surgeons to explore new and better ways to reconstruct the ACL.
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Comeback Athlete: Chrissy Schoonmaker

University of South Carolina
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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Golden Years

Today’s baby boomers are remaining active as they age, so the ranks of masters athletes are growing fast. Are you prepared to work with this special population?
By Vern Gambetta

Vern Gambetta, MA, is the President of Gambetta Sports Training Systems in Sarasota, Fla., and a longtime contributor to Training & Conditioning. His daily thoughts on training athletes can be viewed on his blog:

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Facing the Heat

More and more athletic programs are using written policies to govern practices and workouts in the hot, humid months. From getting everyone on board to deciding what rules to set, there are several critical steps to a successful policy-making process.
By Abigail Funk

Abigail Funk is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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Back in Trouble

If an athlete’s lumbar pain won’t go away with time, the cause might be a serious spinal condition called spondylolysis. This article explains what it is and how to manage it.
By Chris Gellert

Chris Gellert, PT, MPT, CSCS, CPT, is the President of Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems, based in Germantown, Md., and the author of Synergy of Human Movement, an advanced continuing education program for personal trainers. He can be reached through his Web site at:

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Mind Over Menu

When advising athletes about their eating habits, you shouldn’t just talk carbs, calories, and calcium. You also need to address the psychology behind their relationship with food.
By Laura Ulrich

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

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Arm Forces

To keep pitchers healthy and on top of their game, you must prepare specific muscles in the arm and shoulder for tremendous rotational force and repetitive stress.
By Leonard Macrina & Dr. Michael Reinold

Leonard Macrina, MSPT, CSCS, SCS, is a Physical Therapist at Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Ala. Michael Reinold, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, is the Rehabilitation Coordinator and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Boston Red Sox and the Coordinator of Rehabilitation Research & Education in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital... more »

July/August 2008: Back in Trouble

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July/August 2008: Arm Forces

Andrews, J.R. and R.L. Angelo. "Shoulder arthroscopy for the throwing athlete." Techniques in Orthopaedics 3, no. 1 (1988): 75-82.Apreleva, M., C.T. Hasselman, et al. "A dynamic analysis of glenohumeral motion after simulated capsulolabral injury. A... more »

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