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Concussion Education Not Enough
Most high school athletic departments take numerous steps to educate their student-athletes about the dangers of concussions. Changing student-athlete behavior continues to be elusive, however, according to a study presented at the Pediatrics Academic Societies annual meeting in May.
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Steven Bennett

New Castle (Ind.) Chrysler High School

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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Prepared for the Worst

From veteran athletic trainers to students, the sports medicine team at the Boston Marathon responded heroically to the bombings on April 15. What preplanning enabled everyone to act with such calm efficiency? And what lessons can we learn about medical coordination from the tragic event?
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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Freeing the Foot

As running barefoot and with minimalist shoes has taken off, new research is uncovering the pros and cons of the practice, as well as how to shed shoes safely.
By Dr. Daniel Cipriani

Daniel Cipriani, PhD, PT, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University, where he teaches courses in biomechanics and kinesiology. He can be reached at: [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @danielcip3.

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Behind the Line

Preventing heat illness in football players is a behind-the-scenes team effort. Getting coaches on board requires good communication and persistence.
By Patrick Bohn

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

When Joe Iezzi walked onto the field for his first preseason football practice as Head Athletic Trainer at Downingtown (Pa.) High School West in 1988, he was shocked at what he saw. It was a scorching hot day in August, and all the players were wearing full gear.
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The ATC Diet

If you’re like many athletic trainers, following a nutritious meal plan during a typical hectic day doesn’t easily happen. In response, we offer the ATC Diet.
By Dr. Jackie Buell

Jackie Buell, PhD, RD, CSSD, ATC, is a Sports Dietitian for the Ohio State University athletic department and Director of Sports Nutrition
in the Medical Dietetics division of the School of Health and Rehabilitative Sciences. She is also an athletic trainer and can be reached at: [email protected].

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Making Waves

By going against the current of traditional thinking, this author has developed a unique and effective strength and conditioning regimen for the Auburn University men’s and women’s swimming teams.
By Bryan Karkoska

Bryan “PK” Karkoska, MEd, CSCS, SCCC, is the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of Olympic Sports at Auburn University, where he has worked with the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams for the past 19 years. He can be reached at:
[email protected].

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