treating the athlete

Why the Mental Health of Top Performing Athletes is Even More Vulnerable

Those star athletes are worthy of our society’s adoration. They are never afraid of a little adversity, no, not as they stare down the competition with a gleam in their eye that says, “I know... more »

Basketball Strength Training: Make Your Next Season the Best Season

Any coach who has experienced any type of success will tell you how crucial the offseason is for a team’s improvement and a player’s development. The offseason is a time that makes average players good... more »

What the Science Says about Grounding & Its Benefits

Grounding, also referred to as earthing — what is it exactly, and how can it be beneficial in the recovery process? It is a therapeutic technique that involves doing activities that “ground” or electrically reconnect... more »

Best Creatine Supplements to Consider for 2021

Creatine is a nitrogenous organic acid that helps supply energy to cells throughout the body, particularly muscle cells. It occurs naturally in red meat and fish, it is made by the body, and it can... more »

Why You Should Attend NATA’s Spine Injury Conference

Taking place April 26-May 25, with live events May 10-12, the NATA Spine Injury in Sports Conference will provide attendees with an in-depth look at advances in research that have paved the way for improvements in prevention... more »

Preventing Post-Shutdown Sports Injuries in Youth Athletes

With the majority of athletics returning in the country, from the professional level to youth activities, how do we ensure athletes stay in the game and not taped up or in crutches on the sideline?... more »

New York Bill to Push ATC Licensure

A New York bill is currently going through the state assembly and aims to update the scope and evolving practices of athletic trainers in the Empire State. The Athletic Training Licensure Act would, according to... more »

Michigan’s MedSport At Front Lines for Female Athletes

As more females participate in sports, more are experiencing sports-related injuries. MedSport, Michigan Medicine's multidisciplinary sports medicine program, is at the forefront of providing specialized care that keeps pace with their unique needs. According to... more »

New App Shines Light on Reaction Training for Athletes

It is a new year, which means new gear, as FITLIGHT Corp. reiterates its goal of providing innovative solutions to help improve human performance with the recent launch of its mobile app. The FITLIGHT® App... more »

Micro-Z II Device Helps Athletes Treat Pain without Opioids

A new device designed to help athletes treat pain and heal without the need for prescription pills is making a big difference in the Pittsburgh community. According to a recent story from KDKA-CBS2, Micro-Z II... more »

Two Ohio Trainers Save HS Baseball Player’s Life

"It didn't feel like an accomplishment," Jaci Combs, an athletic trainer for Fairborn High School in Ohio, said. "I was full of dread about it, honestly, because we didn't know what the outcome would be."... more »

A Guide to Fat Intake for Athletes

For athletes, proper nutrition is the fuel for reaching peak performance. An e-book, Nutrition Guide: Fueling for Performance by TrueSport, shared by USADA.org, broke down the eight steps in building a strong nutrition plan for... more »

Mobility Exercises to Stay in the Game

Range of motion, or mobility, during exercise varies depending on your goals and outlooks. While bodybuilders may prefer a short range of motion — it can help increase time under tension and help up quicker... more »

5 Foods for Fast Muscle Recovery

Post-workout meals play an important role in muscle recovery. It can not only speed up the recovery process but lightens that soreness feeling the next day. In a recent article on NDTV.com, they shared five... more »

Nevada Creates ‘Alpha Fund’ to Improve Nutrition in Athletes

The Wolf Pack athletic department has created a program aimed at improving funding for its female athletes. The "Alpha Fund" campaign was the brainchild of UNR president Brian Sandoval. Nevada said it has raised nearly... more »

5 Kettlebell Exercise to Incorporate into Your Workout

A recent article from BoxRox.com highlighted the benefits of incorporating kettlebell exercises into your training regimen. They are especially good at improving your grip, back, and shoulders, which is why Kettlebells are very popular in the... more »

Brian Hess, UNC Football Strength Coach, Shares his Philosophies

Brian Hess has been the head strength and conditioning coach for the North Carolina football program since 2019. Prior to arriving at Chapel Hill, Hess, after spending two years as the head football strength coach... more »

CFLAA Striving for Better Sleep Quality

Alaxo Airway Stents (Alaxo), providers of FDA-cleared and Health Canada-registered, internationally patented, innovative stent-based therapies to support healthy, natural, nasal breathing solutions to improve sleep, treat snoring and sleep apnea, and enhance athletic performance, announces a partnership... more »

LSU Beach Volleyball Balancing Mental & Physical Health

Being a collegiate student-athlete, particularly at the NCAA Division I level, life is all about balance. They need balance in their diet, balance in their training, and a balance between life between the lines and... more »

Andrews Sports Medicine Launching New Podcast Series

Whether it’s cheering on a favorite team or competing in a community league, we all know the thrill of victory in sports. But there is a different type of victory that many athletes must pursue... more »

Focus on Fat Loss, Not Weight Loss

A little more than a month into 2021, how many people have given up on their health and fitness goals for the new year after not seeing immediate results in weight and/or fat loss? But... more »

Study: Breakfast Can Lead to Improved Shooting in Basketball

It's long been stated that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Now, after reading a recent study from Kansas University, basketball coaches may be reminding their players of that old adage more... more »

Training the Lower Body for Power

Building explosive lower body power is essential for high performance in sports such as football, basketball, and hockey. Your core and lower body, where your center of gravity resides, are the foundation of your strength... more »

Study: Lack of Sleep, Stress Can Lead to Concussion-Like Symptoms

A recent study suggests that many people may be going through life with concussion-like symptoms despite never suffering a concussion. Furthermore, the study suggests that student-athletes recovering from a brain injury should be assessed and... more »

14 Minnesota Kids Collapsed Wearing Masks During Practice

A survey by Let Them Play MN has found that more than 2,5000 Minnesotans reported their child or themselves have experienced dizziness and shortness of breath while wearing masks, according to a report from KCTV-5... more »

Improving Your Recovery Phase

The whole purpose of recovery in exercise is to allow your muscles to repair themselves and to engage muscles that are sore from your workout. There are also different things that you can do during... more »

Boise State Trainers Navigating Athletes Through Pandemic

On the campus of Boise State University, the school's athletic trainers have had much more on their plates than in previous years. Ever since the return of sports at Boise State, COVID-19 protocols have been... more »

NATA Recognized as a NYSS Champion by President’s Council

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is pleased to recognize National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) as a National Youth Sports Strategy (NYSS) Champion. The NYSS, released in September 2019, called for a national... more »

Benefits of the High School Strength Coach

A recent post from Tracy Baldwin, S.C.C.C., M.S.C.C. on the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) website highlighted the benefits of having a high school strength and conditioning coach. Baldwin, the head strength... more »

Study: An Athlete’s Heart Differs Between Men & Women

According to a new study, the hearts of female athletes adapt differently to sports training than their male counterparts. This new revelation could change the way doctors evaluate women's heart health, according to a press... more »

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