N.C. Considers High School ATC Requirement
After five North Carolina high school student-athletes died from catastrophic injuries this past school year, two bills intended to make high school athletics safer were introduced in the state legislature. One would require each of the state’s public high schools to employ a certified athletic trainer, and the other calls for the creation of a sports injury task force to study injury prevention and treatment options.
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Sports chiropractic medicine is gaining broader acceptance as a remedy for joint instability, soft tissue dysfunction, and many other orthopedic problems. Is it time to adjust your perception of this emerging field?
By Jim Kurtz
Jim Kurtz, DC, DACRB, CCSP, CSCS, CES, PES, is clinic director for NW Sports Rehab in Federal Way, Wash., and was Team USA’s chiropractor for the 2008 Paralympic Games. He serves as a consultant to college and pro athletes in several sports, and can be reached at: [email protected]… more »
Success-driven athletes push themselves harder and harder in the weightroom, on the practice field, and in every other aspect of their lives. It’s up to you to teach them that rest and recovery are essential parts of the performance equation.
By Dr. Terry Favero
Terry Favero, PhD, is Professor of Biology and Conditioning Coordinator for the women’s soccer team at the University of Portland. He has also worked with the U.S. Olympic Development Program, and can be reached at: [email protected].
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Mental acuity, reflex awareness, balance, and functional muscle control are the key ingredients of a great golf swing. Are your golfers following the right recipe?
By Robert Mottram
Robert Mottram, PT, ATC, a Senior Titleist Performance Institute Advisor, works at Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. He has served as a rehab and fitness specialist for the PGA Tour, Senior PGA Tour, and LPGA Tour, and can be reached at: [email protected].
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