Bulletin Board: Plugging Healthy Cartilage Growth

Plugging Healthy Cartilage Growth
The first successful surgery that took cartilage from a healthy part of the knee and transplanted it to a damaged area to promote new growth was groundbreaking. Now, another breakthrough has been found to prompt the re-growth of damaged bone and cartilage in the knee without harvesting healthy tissue from elsewhere.
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Q&A with John Geist

Knoch High School, Saxonburg, Pa.

John Geist is a hometown kind of guy. Now in his 20th year as Head Athletic Trainer at his alma mater Knoch High School in Saxonburg, Pa., he graduated from nearby Slippery Rock University, and his wife is an art teacher and volleyball coach at Knoch.
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Over Easy

Athletes don’t have to be gourmet chefs to prepare healthy, satisfying meals that meet all their nutrient and energy requirements. They usually just need a little guidance on simple ways to achieve balanced nutrition all day long.
By Ingrid Skoog

Ingrid Skoog, MS, RD, CSSD, is a sports dietitian specializing in performance nutrition for collegiate and elite athletes in Eugene, Ore. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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The Toughest Opponent

Cancer is something no athletic trainer wants to think about. But if one of your athletes is diagnosed, you can play a critical role in helping them face the physical, mental, and emotional struggles.

By Chad Newman

Chad Newman, MS, LAT, ATC, PES, is Associate Athletic Trainer at the University of Tennessee. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Strong Views

Leading college strength coaches join in a roundtable discussion on the latest trends in conditioning, where their profession is headed, and how they help their athletes reach the next level.
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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Hands-On High Schools

Athletic training aide programs are a great way to teach high school students about sports medicine while helping you utilize your time with athletes more effectively. And by sparking new interest, they also help cultivate the profession’s next generation.
By Abigail Funk

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

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Two for One

Training a multi-sport athlete at the college level requires juggling unique sets of priorities, goals, and workloads all year long, while still incorporating time for rest and recovery.
By Stephen King

Stephen King is a Strength and Conditioning Coach at Villanova University. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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