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From The Top Down

Unlike working with land-based athletes, training water polo players means starting at the shoulders instead of the legs.

By Dr. Brandon Marcello
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Bulletin Board

Challenging the Media
When journalists attend a sports team’s practice, their job is usually to sit, observe, and take notes. But for one day last fall, media members covering the Indiana University men’s basketball team did none of those things. Instead, they ran, jumped, lifted, and sweat–a lot.
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Q&A with Jeanne O’Brien

Bridgewater State University
When it comes to working with athletes, there isn’t much that Jeanne O’Brien, MS, LAT, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer and Clinical Support Supervisor for Athletic Training students at Bridgewater State University, hasn’t seen. And there is no age group she hasn’t worked with.
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Eyes On The Prize

Just like any other muscle in the body, extraocular muscles in the eye get stronger with training. Athletes at the United States Air Force Academy have been reaping the benefits of a sports vision training program for more than a decade.
By Dr. Michael Zupan & Al Wile
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Cases Solved

Four athletes, four performance problems. Cases solved through nutrition.
By Beth Wolfgram

Beth Wolfgram, MS, RD, CSSD, CD, CSCS, is a sports dietitian in the University of Utah athletic department and for the NBA’s Utah Jazz. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the University of Utah’s Department of Nutrition. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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Back On Track

Overuse injuries are commonplace in the competitive running world. The more you know
about these injuries, the better you can help your athletes get back on their feet.

By Elisha Cusumano

Elisha Cusumano, MS, ATC, is an Assistant Athletic Trainer at the University of Oregon, where she works with the men’s and women’s track and field and cross country teams. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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Passing It On

If teaching a sports medicine class is in your future but you’re not sure where to start, we have a step-by-step guide for the course approval and development process.
By Bart Peterson

Bart Peterson, MSS, LAT, ATC, is Head Athletic Trainer and Athletic Director at Palo Verde High Magnet School in Tucson, Ariz. He currently sits on the NATA Board of Directors and has served on the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee and as secretary of NATA District 7. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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