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What Causes Failed ACL Repairs?
It is estimated that 400,000 people have ACL reconstruction surgery each year. Of those, 18,000 to 35,000 repairs will eventually fail and require surgical revision–a procedure that tends to be more complicated, less successful, and more challenging to rehab than the initial surgery.
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Q&A with Brian Brewster

Coordinator of Sports Medicine, Portage Health Sports Medicine Institute
Brian Brewster, ATC, Coordinator of Sports Medicine at Portage Health Sports Medicine Institute in Houghton, Mich., is a man of many hats and many miles. At Portage, his duties include planning athletic training coverage for Michigan Tech University, Finlandia University, and 750 athletes at five area high schools.
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A Weighty Issue

When athletes want to gain weight to meet performance goals, they require careful guidance to avoid packing on pounds of unhealthy fat.
By Ingrid Skoog

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

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Cry For Help

An athlete’s mental well-being is just as important as their physical health. Athletic trainers are in a great position to recognize the signs of anxiety and depression, and to step in if need be.
By Dr. Nicki Moore

Nicki Moore, PhD, is a licensed psychologist, AASP-certified sports psychology consultant, and Senior Associate Athletic Director at the University of Oklahoma, where she serves as in-house psychologist for the athletic department. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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What Happens Next?

In most contact sports, concussion risk comes with the territory. After the injury, safe and complete recovery depends on ample rest time–both physical and mental–followed by a gradual return-to-play protocol.
By Dr. Steven P. Broglio

Steven P. Broglio, PhD, ATC, is Director of the Neurotrauma Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Game Theory

In more and more athletic training rooms, video game systems are being used for active rehab and injury prevention. This author has found creative ways to make gaming both fun and functional.

By Dr. Kirk Brumels

Kirk Brumels, PhD, ATC, is Associate Professor of Kinesiology and Director of the Athletic Training Program at Hope College. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Strong as Bulldogs

Make no mistake–Butler didn’t get lucky as the Cinderella team of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. The Bulldogs’ conditioning program was a key element of their run to the championship.
By Jim Peal

Jim Peal, MS, CSCS, is Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at Butler University. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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September 2010: What Happens Next?

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