Former Texas A&M University Head Athletic Trainer and Associate Athletic Director Karl Kapchinski, who had been with the school since 1979, was abruptly fired in November of 2013. While Kapchinski, who was 56 at the time of the firing, claims his termination was age discrimination, the school says it was based on his job performance.Read more...
The strength and conditioning staff at Nebraska has started testing athletes in its Athletic Performance Lab for the first time.Read More...
Dr. James Andrews discusses some of the factors to consider when treating an in-season shoulder dislocation.
The sports medicine staff at the Louisiana Marathon will be using an app to address emergencies throughout the race.Read More...
The December 2014 issue of Training & Conditioning includes feature articles on:
- Preventing baseball pitching injuries
- A look at how intermittent eating fasts affect athletes
- Rutgers teams tap into on-campus human performance lab
- The rewards and challenges of being an overseas athletic trainer
- The Pepperdine University sand volleyball strength training program
And a Q&A with Mike Harrison, Allen (Texas) High School.
High school athletic trainers are the unsung heroes of interscholastic sports and many work countless hours to help young people become the best they can be. That's why Training & Conditioning, along with Sports Health, have decided to present the Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award. The 2014 winner is Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Ill.
From the Publishers of Training & Conditioning, topics covered in The Athlete's Guide To Nutrition include:
- The amount and kinds of calories athletes need
- How to make sure athletes are properly hydrated
- "When" athletes eat is as important as "what" they eat
- Recovery nutrition
- A close look at nutritional supplements
Parents' Guide to Sports ConcussionsThe world is starting to understand that a concussion is an extremely serious injury with potential long-term ramifications. But there is still much work to be done when it comes to parents, coaches, athletic trainers, physicians, teachers, and the athletes themselves all being on the same page. We've created this comprehensive guide on sports concussions specifically for athletes' parents. See the Book...
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