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Q&A with Melinda Larson

Whitworth University
It’s a good thing Melinda Larson, MS, ATC, AT/L, is used to having a lot on her plate. When June began, she was serving in her dual roles as Head Athletic Trainer and Associate Professor of Health Science at Whitworth University. But after the school’s athletic director announced he was leaving on June 12, Larson was immediately appointed Interim Athletic Director–trading in her position as the supervisor of the four-person sports medicine staff for a job that would have her lead a department with more than 60 employees.
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Get a Grip

Grip strength training is not very glamorous, but it is an important part of the University of South Carolina football program.
By Joe Connolly, Justin Markley, & Michael Pimentel
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Heads & Headers

After football, the sport with the highest rate of concussions is women’s soccer. A veteran athletic trainer takes a look at the causes and offers new ideas on prevention.
By Maria Hutsick
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At Illinois State University, the opening of the SMART Clinic has provided more hands-on opportunities for athletic training students and a place for recreational athletes to receive treatment.
By Dr. Justin Stanek

Justin Stanek, EdD, ATC, is an Instructional Assistant Professor and the Clinical Education Coordinator for the CAATE Athletic Training Program in the School of Kinesiology and Recreation at Illinois State University. He can be reached at: [email protected].

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Power Play

How do you develop a training plan for athletes who need to maintain strength and balance while competing on a sheet of ice? Notre Dame’s coach explains.
By Tony Rolinski
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