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Evidence-Based Practice: What Does It Mean for You?

EBP is more than a buzz word in athletic training today. It’s an approach to healthcare that can increase your clinical value and effectiveness.

Greg Frounfelter, DPT, ATC, CSCS, is a staff physical therapist at Baldwin (Wis.) Area Medical Center and is active in the Wisconsin chapter of the NSCA. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Q&A with Jack Marucci

Louisiana State University
Like most athletic trainers at NCAA Division I schools, LSU’s Jack Marucci, MS, ATC, was pretty busy when late February rolled around. His men’s and women’s basketball teams were gearing up for postseason runs, and the indoor track squads were on their way to top-10 finishes at nationals. The baseball and softball teams had started their seasons, both eyeing NCAA championships. And spring football was only a few weeks away.
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What Are They Made Of?

Analyzing athletes’ body composition can lay the groundwork for diet and lifestyle interventions that boost lean mass, reduce fat, and ultimately improve both performance and health.
By Amy Bragg

Amy Bragg, RD, CSSD, LD, is in her sixth year as Director of Performance Nutrition at Texas A&M University. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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Opening the Gait

If you know what to look for, watching someone run can reveal subtle flaws and inefficiencies that decrease speed and increase injury risk. This author has helped countless athletes identify and correct them.
By Dr. Karl Fields

Karl Fields, MD, is Director of the Sports Medicine Fellowship at Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro, N.C., and a professor of Family Medicine and Sports Medicine at the University of North Carolina. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Group Think

What do you get when you bring athletic trainers, strength coaches, administrators, medical personnel, and sport coaches together for regular meetings? The University of California-Berkeley got a better way to assess the present and plan the future of athletic medicine on campus.
By Ryan Cobb

Ryan Cobb, MS, ATC, is Head Athletic Trainer at the University of California-Berkeley. He can be reached at: [email protected]

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The Invisible Injury

While some aspects of concussion remain shrouded in mystery, medical research is offering a clearer picture than ever of how the brain reacts after injury. Armed with the latest information, you can make your concussion prevention and management strategies more effective.
By Kyle Garratt

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

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Kicking It Up

To optimize skills while preventing ACL tears and other common injuries, Boston University developed a successful women’s soccer training program based on the sport’s unique physical demands and injury risk factors.
By Victor Brown III

Victor Brown III, MS, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, is Associate Strength and Conditioning Coach at Boston University. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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May/June 2009: Kicking It Up

Barber-Westin, S., F. Noyes, et al. "Jump-Land Characteristics and Muscle Strength Development in Young Athletes: A Gender Comparison of 1140 Athletes 9 to 17 Years of Age." The American Journal of Sports Medicine no. 3... more »

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