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Calif. Addresses Sports Medicine Concerns
When it comes to protecting high school athletes, more and more Californians are noticing their state’s shortcomings. California is one of only three states still without ATC licensure, and its laws regarding return to play after concussions and mandatory education for coaches lag behind those of its more proactive neighbors. But with help from the state legislature, change may be on the horizon.
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Q&A with Peter Friesen

Head Athletic Trainer/Strength and Conditioning Coach, Carolina Hurricanes

How’s this for elite company: When Peter Friesen visits the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario, he can run his finger down the Stanley Cup and point to his own name etched into its silver surface, alongside legends like Howe, Gretzky, and Lemieux. Not bad for someone who’s never played an NHL game.
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Baring Their Soles

Barefoot training is this author’s secret weapon for improving movement efficiency, balance, and kinetic chain integrity in his athletes.

By Art Horne

Art Horne, MEd, ATC, CSCS, is Strength & Conditioning Coach and Coordinator of Care for men’s basketball at Northeastern University, and is currently serving as the Interim Director of Sport Performance. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Watch the Face!

Facial injuries in sports run the gamut from simple black eyes and knocked-out teeth to serious damage that can have lasting consequences. Are you prepared to deal with all the injuries you may face?
By Dr. Jaime Garza

Jaime Garza, MD, DDS, is Clinical Professor of Surgery and Otolaryngology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He has served as contributing team physician for the New Orleans Saints, the University of Texas-San Antonio, and Trinity University.

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Making It Through

Sports medicine departments nationwide are dealing with tighter budgets and fewer resources in our current economic climate. In response, some athletic trainers are finding creative ways to keep their programs alive and well.
By Dan Resing

Dan Resing is Head Athletic Trainer at Hawai’i Pacific University. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Holding Court

The University of Minnesota’s year-round volleyball strength program incorporates movement prep, jump training, and power building with the goal of optimizing late-season performance.
By Sara Wiley

Sara Wiley is Associate Director of Strength & Conditioning at the University of Minnesota. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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No Meat, No Problem

As vegetarianism and veganism grow more and more popular, many people wonder how a meat-free diet affects athletic performance goals. Our expert dishes on the risks and the rewards.
By Lisa Dorfman

Lisa Dorfman, MS, RD, CSSD, LMHC, is Director of Sports Nutrition and Performance at the University of Miami. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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