treating the athlete

Rest, Assured: The Value of Quality Rest

Today with the emphasis on safely developing and increasing strength and conditioning in athletes at all levels, less thought is put into rest periods. How long should rest periods be between sets, training sessions, and... more »

Discussing Eating Disorders in Athletes

With the uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes at all levels of competition are facing challenges to their physical and mental health. Social isolation, limited access to training facilities, fewer food options, and delays... more »

10 Stretches to Help Relieve Lower Back Pain

Whether you've been spending more time on the couch during the COVID-19 pandemic or logging more hours behind a computer desk, most adults — weekend warriors and athletes alike — have felt some sort of... more »

Nutrition Center to Boost Chadron State Athletics

Chadron (NE) State College cut the ribbon of its brand-new Thurness Family Nutrition Center over the weekend — an addition that will hopefully boost the school's strength and conditioning program for student-athletes. The facility upgrade... more »

Joint Cartilage Regeneration Could Replace Knee Replacement Surgery

A relatively new and innovative technique could do away with risky knee replacement surgeries and give athletes a shot at continuing to play. According to a recent story in The Washington Post, the technique regenerates... more »

Vegan Diet “Better Lifestyle Football-Wise” for Iowa OL

You can add University of Iowa offensive lineman Alaric Jackson to the growing list of high-level athletes making a commitment to a vegan diet. The six-foot-six, 315-pound lineman recently opened up about his change in... more »

Dallas Surgeons Weigh In on Dak Prescott Injury

The hearts of Dallas Cowboys fans collectively sank Sunday evening when franchise quarterback Dak Prescott left in the second half with a gruesome leg injury. The Pro Bowl quarterback was diagnosed with a dislocation and... more »

Utah State Names Mental Performance Coach

*This is a press release from the Utah State athletics department.  Riley Jensen, who played football at Utah State during the 1997 and 1998 seasons,... more »

Training Outside the Box

In 1963 the NFL’s first weight room appeared at the pre-season training camp of the San Diego Chargers. Always looking to stay ahead of the competition, head coach Sid Gillman brought in Alvin Roy from... more »

CHSAA SMAC’s Recommendations on Air Quality

Wildfires have been dominating the west coast of the country in recent weeks. As firefighters battle to quell the blazes, the after-effects of poor air quality have begun to trickle down to the high school... more »

Survey from NJ Athletic Trainers Show Impact of COVID-19

A state-wide survey in the Garden State showed that a third of New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) member schools have reported at least one potential COVID-19 case. According to an article from MyCentralJersey.com,... more »

Raring To Go: A Snapshot into 2 Schools Attempting to Resume Athletic Activities

With schools and organizations rearing to resume athletic activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic — with some having already begun playing live games — ensuring the safety of coaches, student-athletes and staff members is priority number... more »

Without Sports, College Athletes Have Higher Depression Rates

According to multiple recent studies, some college student-athletes who have missed out on their respective seasons have been experiencing symptoms of depression. For many college student-athletes, sports aren't simply an extracurricular activity. It's a way... more »

Reducing Stress Fractures in Female College Distance Runners

First-year student-athletes show the greatest number of injuries and therefore are at the most at risk. Because of this, it is important to examine the transition period they undergo from high school to college. Not... more »

Current Trends: Supplementing Rehab with Aquatic Therapy

Every athlete wants the same thing: to spend more time working on his or her game and less time recovering. But the hard truth is that recovery is a pivotal piece of any athlete’s training... more »

Enhancing Athletes’ Immune System Through Nutrition, Does It Work?

Whether it’s running faster, lifting heavier, or achieving optimal body composition, athletes are always seeking ways to improve performance. Recently, particularly with the events surrounding COVID-19, many have begun to reconsider a major contributor to... more »

Step by Step: The Rise of Motion Capture Technology Among Sports Healthcare Professionals

Motion capture technology — something usually associated with the studios and editing bays of Hollywood — is finding a comfortable home in the world of sports.  Typically, high-tech cameras capture the motion of a subject... more »

Saliva-Based COVID-19 Test Good Sign for Sports

Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted an emergency authorization for the public-use of a saliva-based COVID-19 test that is expected to increase available, turnaround time, and affordability. According to a report from... more »

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