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A New View of Concussions
When it comes to identifying concussions, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is making waves in the medical community. Researchers who used the new MRI technique in a recent study found that concussed individuals have unique spatial patterns of brain abnormalities that change as time goes on.
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Q&A with Brad Swope

Sumner Regional Health Systems
By Patrick Bohn

Patrick Bohn is an Assistant Editor at Training & Conditioning. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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The Power of Ropes

Rope training is making waves in weightrooms everywhere. Here, the Cincinnati Bengals’ strength and conditioning coach shares how he integrates the idea into the team’s programming.
By Chip Morton

Chip Morton, MA, CSCS, is the Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Cincinnati Bengals. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Full Speed Ahead

The number of athletes having arthroscopic hip surgery continues to increase. The good news is that return to play after the procedure is quick.
By Dr. Mark Lawler & Dr. Daniel Solomon

Mark Lawler, MD, and Daniel Solomon, MD, are orthopedic surgeons at Marin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Novato, Calif. They can be reached through the Marin Orthopedics Web site at:

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Packing Protein

Regardless of which form it comes in, the various protein beverages on the market can have a positive effect on athlete performance. A sports dietitian explains all.
By Susan Kundrat
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Dial an ATC

When patients call this athletic trainer, she helps get them the appointment they need and makes sure they know how to care for their injury until they see a physician.
By Elyse Putorti

Elyse Putorti, ATC, is the Orthopedic Patient Navigator at the Cayuga Center for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Ithaca, N.Y. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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Stand Up Performance

At the University of Alabama, perfect posture is a focus of every strength and conditioning workout. This year, it was part of what earned the softball program its first national championship.
By Michelle Martin Diltz

Michelle Martin Diltz, SCCC, CSCS, is an Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Alabama. She is responsible for training the softball, women’s basketball, and women’s golf teams, and assists with cheerleading. She can be reached at: [email protected].

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September 2012: Full Speed Ahead

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September 2012: Packing Protein

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