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More Awareness Needed for EAH

Headlines were made this past summer when two high school football athletes died from exercise associated hyponatremia (EAH) after drinking too much fluid following preseason workouts. EAH is also suspected in the death of a 14-year-old football player in Florida. Caused by the overconsumption of fluids, hyponatremia, or low blood sodium concentration, can lead to swelling in the brain and eventually death.

In response to the recent tragedies, an international group of experts on hydration and EAH have been assembled to present at a conference and participate in a consensus meeting Feb. 20 in San Diego. The following is an editorial from that group written in hopes of increasing awareness of this deadly condition.

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Learning Olympic-Level Skills

For exercise science students at the State University of New York at Cortland, what was once a neat and educational club on campus is yielding opportunities to work with Olympic-level athletes from the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) in Colorado Springs, Colo. As part of an informal partnership, the USOC is leaning on Cortland's exercise scientists to manipulate, analyze, and catalog video footage for USA Fencing.

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Wish Come True

Ashley Aken is 17-year-old high school senior who dreams of one day becoming an athletic trainer. Through the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Aken, who has Cystic Fibrosis, got a chance to fulfill that dream by spending a day working alongside the athletic training staff of her favorite football team, the Carolina Panthers. An athletic training student at her Florida high school, Aken's experience only reinforced her dream of becoming an athletic trainer.

Click here to view a video of Aken's day as a professional football athletic trainer.

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T&C Looking For High School's Best

High school athletic trainers are the unsung heroes of interscholastic sports. That's why T&C and Sports Health are partnering to honor those who go above and beyond in serving their athletes and communities with the third annual Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award. For information on how to nominate a deserving high school athletic trainer for the award, click here.

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Pac-12 Ups The Ante

By R.J. Anderson

Recently, the the Pac-12 became the first collegiate athletic conference to guarantee that medical expenses incurred by athletes injured during their college playing days will be covered for up to four years after they leave school. Beginning in 2015-16, Pac-12 schools will be required to pay for medical expenses related to injuries suffered during institution-sponsored intercollegiate athletics for four years after an athlete leaves school, or until he or she turns 26.

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Plan for the Big Picture

By Vern Gambetta

As you surely know by now I think the big picture is very important, so important that you should never lose sight of it. First to be able to think of the big picture, you need a plan. The more detailed the plan the better.

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New Shoulder Injury Identified

Young baseball pitchers who throw more than 100 pitches per week are at risk for a newly-identified overuse injury that can impede normal shoulder development and lead to additional problems, including rotator cuff tears, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.

The injury, termed acromial apophysiolysis by the researchers, is characterized by incomplete fusion and tenderness at the acromion. The acromion, which forms the bone at the top or roof of the shoulder, typically develops from four individual bones into one bone during the teenage years.

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Fluid Studies

As athletes look for fueling sources that can take them to the next level, new research indicates energy drinks may come with costly side-effects. On the other hand, a less-palatable liquid may provide the boost they need to be successful.

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Sailor to Take NATA Helm

Congratulations to Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, Athletic Training Program Coordinator at Fresno State University, who has been elected the next NATA President. Sailor will begin his term in June 2015, taking over for current President Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, CES.

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Honorable Mention: Melinda "Mindy" Therriault

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, Ill., Training & Conditioning, along with Sports Health, were swamped with deserving nominees.

Among the athletic trainers, selected as an honorable mention for the award was Melinda "Mindy" Therriault, ATC, at Bunnell High School in Stratford, Conn. To read about Therriault, including a nomination letter submitted on her behalf, click here.

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Texas State's David Gish Passes

Some very sad news out of Texas State University. After a year-long battle with cancer, Texas State Head Athletic Trainer Read more...

Honorable Mention: Therese Sparn

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

Honorable Mention: Michael Shetley

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

FGCU Offers PRP Therapy

By R.J. Anderson For years, professional athletes have been turning to platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy as a way to expedite Read more...

Navy SEALs Train VCU for Havoc

The Virginia Commonwealth University men's basketball team prides itself on being one of the best conditioned teams in NCAA Division Read more...

Honorable Mention: Kai Seshiki

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

GPS Helps Curb Future Injuries

By Patrick Bohn As technology advances, strength and conditioning coaches are gaining more tools for their toolbox. One of the Read more...

Honorable Mention: Amy Rust

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

Honorable Mention: Shaketha Pierce

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

College Coverage For Youth Football

This football season, athletic trainers from the University of South Carolina will be following players from a local youth league Read more...

Honorable Mention: Breanne Piatt

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

HS Death Blamed On Overhydration

It appears that overhydration is the cause of death for a high school football player in Georgia who was recently Read more...

Honorable Mention: John Panos

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

Honorable Mention: Anna Griffiths

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

The Badgers' New Digs

The University of Wisconsin provides an inside look at the cutting-edge Mueller Sports Medicine Center, a component of the school's Read more...

Thad Moore Named Top ATC in DIII

Congratulations to Thad Moore, MA, MS, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer and Associate Athletic Director at Washington College, who was named Read more...

Honorable Mention: Lori Gill

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

Honorable Mention: Joe Ewald

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

Inside Auburn's Summer Workouts

Previously, Auburn University Football Strength and Conditioning Coach Ryan Russell has been somewhat tight-lipped about sharing his approach for preparing Read more...

Honorable Mention: Jason Dodd

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

Beyond the Weightroom

Strength and conditioning programs are always evolving. As coaches gain more knowledge about how the body works, they use it Read more...

New Guidelines Presented

By Patrick Bohn In Atlanta this past January, the College Athletic Trainers' Society and the NCAA Sport Science Institute hosted Read more...

Honorable Mention: Eric Cardwell

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

NATA 2014: Indy Insider

Check back here to read T&C Managing Editor Mary Kate Murphy's insights from the floor of the NATA 65th Annual Read more...

Honorable Mention: Sean Ahonen

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

Finalist Profile: Suzanne Nano

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

World Cup Shape

With the 2014 World Cup finally upon us, we take a look at this video from the U.S. Men's National Read more...

Finalist Profile: David Bogenschutz

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

Finalist Profile: Nairi Melkonian

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

A Lifetime of Achievements

Congratulations to former University of Nebraska Strength and Conditioning Coach Boyd Epley on receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Read more...

Finalist Profile: Maria Hutsick

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

Boise State's Need For Speed

The Boise State University football program is producing a series of behind-the-scenes videos called Bronco All Access. In this episode, Read more...

Authoring a Final Four Run

With the University of Maryland men's lacrosse team competing at the NCAA Division I Men's Lacrosse Final Four in Baltmore, Read more...

Finalist Profile: Perry Denehy

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

Fueling Recovery and Revitalization

CytoSport®, one of the largest sports nutrition companies in the United States and maker of Muscle Milk®, announced today the Read more...

Finalist Profile: Glen "Larry" Cooper

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

Hip to Elbow Injuries

By R.J. Anderson Although the professional baseball season is barely a month old, a disturbing trend has already emerged. Since Read more...

Finalist Profile: Christina Emrich

In presenting the 2014 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award to Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Head Athletic Trainer at Glenbrook Read more...

Brains Not Healing in Offseason

By Mary Kate Murphy For football players, the offseason is a time traditionally for rest, recovery, and performance building. When Read more...

No More Hunger Games

The NCAA Legislative Council has decided that Division I student-athletes need more on their plates and has approved a new Read more...

Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award 2014

High school athletic trainers are the unsung heroes of interscholastic sports and many work countless hours to help young people Read more...

Simplify For Success

By Vern Gambetta Sport performance occurs in an information rich, dynamic environment that requires complex coordination patterns to produce optimum Read more...

Gassing the Gators

By R.J. Anderson Anyone who has watched the top-ranked University of Florida men's basketball team steamroll its way through the Read more...

A Pioneer Passes

The athletic training community suffered a tragic loss earlier this month when longtime University of Texas athletic trainer Tina Bonci Read more...

ACL Studies Take Center Stage

By Patrick Bohn Recently, a new wave of research on ACL tears and reconstruction techniques has been published in a Read more...

Addressing Youth Concussions

The NATA has released a new position statement on the management of sport concussion. The release came during the NATA's Read more...

#NATM2014: Spread the Word

In like a lion, National Athletic Training Month is again upon us. Beginning in March, the NATA is kicking off Read more...

Sound Advice

By Vern Gambetta Recently, I have been getting many requests to evaluate many of a number of performance training programs. Read more...

Dolphins Axe Long-time ATC

By Patrick Bohn A recently-released report from the NFL detailing the Miami Dolphins' bullying scandal has led to the dismissal Read more...

Olympic Support

By R.J. Anderson It's no secret that American athletes at the Sochi Games have access to the best sports medicine Read more...

Home Rehab For Rotator Cuffs

Case Study A recent study shows that home-based rotator cuff exercise is as effective as outpatient therapy. A quality home-based Read more...

Sochi Connections

By R.J. Anderson For the next couple of weeks, the world's eyes will turn to Sochi, Russia for the 2014 Read more...

Playing Through Concussion

According to a study out of the University of Washington Sports Medicine Clinic in Seattle, many middle-school girls who who Read more...

Baylor To Build Nutrition Center

Baylor University has announced that next fall, the athletic department will complete construction on a 12,000-square-feet athlete-centered nutrition complex and Read more...

Bulldog Baseball Getting Ready

With the start of the college baseball season around the corner, this video gives a look inside the off-season strength Read more...

Strong Praise

By Patrick Bohn As the college football season draws to a close and the NFL playoffs begin, teams are looking Read more...

Ready for the Game

Industry Update Game Ready has developed a new product to accelerate the recovery of upper extremity injuries. The Game Ready Read more...

Hands On at Florida State

With its recent BCS championship game victory, the Florida State University football team is once again among the nation's elite. Read more...

Tip Sheet

College men's basketball players lead very busy lives. Between classes, strength workouts, practices, games, and studying, there's precious little time Read more...

Self-Management For Success

By Vern Gambetta As coaches a huge part of our job involves management. Management of our athletes first, then management Read more...

Quinn is NSCA's Top Assistant Coach

Florida State University's Caitlin Quinn, CSCS, has been named the 2013 NSCA Assistant Strength Coach of the Year. Quinn, who Read more...

The Voice That Rolls The Tide

University of Alabama Director of Strength and Conditioning Scott Cochran was recently featured in a segment on "60 Minutes Sports." Read more...

Who Is The 2014 ATC MVP?

High school athletic trainers are the unsung heroes of interscholastic sports. That's why T&C and Sports Health are partnering to Read more...

It's the Sport, Not the Gender

A new Journal of Athletic Training study examined ACL injuries across muliple sports at the high school level and presented Read more...

New Knee Ligament Discovered

A new ligament has been found on the anterior of the knee. It is believed to be involved in ACL Read more...

The Importance of Capturing Data

Collecting, compiling, and intelligently analyzing data is synonymous with sports. From the NFL Scouting Combine and sabermetrics (the term coined Read more...

Latest Concussion Findings

Taking an in-depth look at concussions, a new report from the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council has found Read more...

Still Going Strong

By Mary Kate Murphy When Will Hicks, CSCS, started out in the strength and conditioning field as an Athletic Improvement Read more...

First-Hand Experience

By Patrick Bohn While the topic of performance-enhancing drugs in college sports is brought up occasionally, not many people will Read more...

Advice from a Veteran

By Patrick Bohn While the NFL isn't always known for career stability, in Jacksonville, there's a notable exception. Head Athletic Read more...

ACL Surgery Costs

In the U.S., more than 200,000 ACL injuries are reported annually. When an athlete's physician recommends surgical repair, there is Read more...

High School Story

A couple of weeks ago, T&C blogged about a study conducted by the Chronicle of Higher Education that surveyed NCAA Read more...

Safety in Football

With the first few weeks of football underway, there are continued concerns about athlete safety. In response, the National Athletic Read more...

Rising to New Heights

By Patrick Bohn At the professional level, athletic trainers have become recognized as crucial members of their organizations. Few, however, Read more...

Concussion Diagnosis & Technology

By Patrick Bohn In the past several years, concussion management has taken massive leaps forward as research has helped guide Read more...

Who's the Boss?

A recent study by the Chronicle of Higher Education has yielded some results that members of the athletic training community Read more...

Analyzing Athlete Mental Health

On Sept. 25, leading health care professionals will meet at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis to release inter-association task force Read more...

Another Look: Recognizing the Signs

In April 2012, Timothy Neal, MS, ATC, Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine at Syracuse University, wrote an article Read more...

Failed By a Foot

Last week, plantar fasciitis ended the season of Major League Baseball star Albert Pujols, making him the latest in a Read more...

Safer Youth Athletes

By Tim Koba, ATC,CSCS,PES,CES,CMT An article recently published in USA Today about the number of injuries in youth sports reported Read more...

PED Scandal Touches High Schools

The clinic at the center of the latest performance-enhancing drug scandal in baseball allegedly also provided substances to high school Read more...

Michigan State Takes New Approach

Changes to sports medicine and athlete care have come to the Michigan State University campus, including the creation of the Read more...

NATA Safe Sports Schools

The following schools have given the Safe Sports School award by the NATA, which recognizes secondary schools that take steps Read more...

Strain Trend Explained

By Vern Gambetta Oblique strains and pulls and intercostal strains are injuries that you seldom saw or heard of 15 Read more...

Inside Look: Penn State

Penn State University Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Craig Fitzgerald provides a video tour of the recently renovated 13,000 square Read more...

Tell Your Story, Win Grant Money

CytoSport™, parent company to Muscle Milk®, announced that the Muscle Milk Recovery Grant Program will be re-launched and will provide Read more...

Live From Las Vegas

Check back here to read T&C Associate Editor Dennis Read's insights from the floor of the NATA 64th Annual Meeting Read more...

Staying the Course at Iowa

By Patrick Bohn Over the course of his 14-year stretch as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the University Read more...

Turley Has Position Endowed

Stanford University recently announced today that its football sports performance coordinator position has been endowed by a generous gift from Read more...

Pac-12 Pushes New Health Initiative

The Pac-12 Conference and its CEO Group made up of university Presidents and Chancellors have agreed to a comprehensive "Student-Athlete Read more...

Tedeschi Voted NBA's Best

Fred Tedeschi, Head Athletic Trainer for the Chicago Bulls, has been named the 2012-13 Joe O'Toole NBA Athletic Trainer of Read more...

To Be the Best

By Vern Gambetta The process of getting to be the best is not a straightforward, linear path. It is a Read more...

What Rings Are Made Of

Jeremy Lawson, MS, CSCS, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach at Marin Catholic High School in Kentfield, CA, shares this video Read more...

Concussions: Power of Perception

In the latest head injury news, two studies recently revealed new information about how high school football players perceive concussions Read more...

Athletes Sought for SCT Study

Graduate student Carroll Flansburg of the University of South Florida is conducting a study funded by the NCAA on collegiate Read more...

Safe Practices

In what may soon become a trend on a national level, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association and the University Interscholastic Read more...

Marathon Response

Amid the horror of Monday's Boston Marathon bombings, heroes emerged on a variety of levels, including a number of athletic Read more...

ATC on Living With MS

In 2003, Leo Katsetos, MS, ATC, LAT, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Training and Head Athletic Trainer at Sacred Read more...

Come Sunday

By Vern Gambetta The key to successful coaching is planning. The more detailed the planning the better. For me, Sunday Read more...

Prepared For The Worst

When University of Louisville guard Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome compound fracture on his right leg during the Cardinals' Elite Read more...

Sore Chest or Something Deeper?

By Joe Giandonato, MS, CSCS For many athletes, chest soreness is a part of life and can reveal itself during Read more...

Single Or Double?

By Patrick Bohn One of the long-standing debates between orthopedic surgeons regarding the best way to reconstruct a torn ACL Read more...

2013 NATA Award Winners

The NATA has announced its 2013 Hall of Fame Class, Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer honorees, and other various award winners. Read more...

Safety or False Sense of Security?

By Patrick Bohn Following the release of a consensus statement from 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport, held in Read more...

March is the Month

March is National Athletic Training Month and across the country, schools and clinics are celebrating the profession and working to Read more...

NFL To Use iPad Concussion App

Starting next season, all 32 NFL teams will conduct sideline head injury evaluations using iPads outfitted with concussion assessment software. Read more...

St. Cloud State's Harlem Shake

Proving that the future of athletic training is ripe with rhythm, students from the St. Cloud State University Athletic Training Read more...

Function In Movement Screening

By Vern Gambetta How can you call something a functional movement screen when most of the test's movements are in Read more...

A New Plan

The Youth Sports Safety Alliance, composed of more than 100 organizations committed to keeping young athletes safe, launched the first-ever Read more...

Athletic Training's Shining Sun

When it comes to helping aging and injured players rejuvenate their bodies and their playing careers, Phoenix Suns Athletic Trainer Read more...

What Is Deer Antler Velvet?

In the week leading up to Super Bowl, a report surfaced alleging that Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, along with Read more...

Shedding New Light on CTE

In an exciting development in the area of assessing and treating concussions, a UCLA-based study is reporting that positron emission Read more...

Hudy NSCA's Top College Coach

Congratulations to Andrea Hudy, MA, CSCS, USAW, LMT, Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performance at the University of Kansas, who Read more...

D-III Sickle Cell Vote Set

After a year's worth of education and discussion, a revised proposal on the issue of sickle cell trait status confirmation Read more...

Showing Heart at Kentucky

There's an old saying that "you can't teach effort." However, at the University of Kentucky, Strength and Conditioning Coach Rock Read more...

Analyzing Youth Concussions

The National Athletic Trainers' Association and the NATA Research & Education Foundation have announced their participation and partial funding of Read more...

To Be a Kid Again

By Vern Gambetta If you want to improve your athlete's movement skills, take an hour and go watch children play Read more...

Who's Your MVP?

High school athletic trainers are the unsung heroes of interscholastic sports. That's why T&C and Sports Health are partnering to Read more...

Lifesaving Play

By Patrick Bohn When Utah State University men's basketball player Danny Berger collapsed during a practice Dec. 4, Aggies' Athletic Read more...

Ibuprofen and Exercise a Bad Mix?

For years, athletes have turned to ibuprofen as a pain reliever to combat muscle soreness, with some even taking the Read more...

Ultrasound Gaining Support

In recent years, the use of ultrasound imaging in sports medicine has quickly gained in popularity. It is more cost-effective, Read more...

Positive Drug Test Removes Title

By Patrick Bohn Louisiana State University has an illustrious history in women's track and field. The Lady Tigers won 14 Read more...

NFL Spotlights Hokies' HIT System

Recenty, Virginia Tech Head Athletic Trainer Mike Goforth, MS, ATC, and the Hokies' medical team were featured in a video Read more...

Connecting the Links

By Vern Gambetta Recognizing that the body is a kinetic chain, we need to always be aware of how we Read more...

Concussion Experts Talk Tackle

Over 100 medical experts from around the world gathered at the Consensus Conference on Concussion in Sport held in Zurich, Read more...

Protecting Youth Athletes

In an effort to improve appropriate medical care for youth athletes, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) announced the fourth Read more...

X's, O's ... & Zzzz's?

When the Northwestern University football team got off to a sluggish start in its Sept. 15 game against Boston College, Read more...

ATC Turned Author

Hall of Fame athletic trainer Rod Walters recently released a new book titled, "Tape, I-C-E and Sound Advice: Life Lessons Read more...

NATA Prez Makes a 'Cuse Call

Recently, NATA President Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, CES, spent time with athletic trainers from Syracuse University and surrounding schools during Read more...

Wait Until 14 for Tackle Football?

Fourteen is the age at which most teenagers start attending high school. It is also the age at which athletes Read more...

Army ATC Takes Flyers Tour

With the NHL mired in a lockout, Philadelphia Flyers Head Athletic Trainer and Strength Coach Jim McCrossin, PT, ATC, CSCS, Read more...

NATA Issues Steroid Statement

The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) recently issued a position statement citing a need for improved understanding of anabolic-androgenic steroid Read more...

Terrapin Strong

In this video, University of Maryland Director of Strength & Conditioning Drew Wilson shares his philosophy on athlete development. (Click Read more...

School Menu Changes Too Harsh?

By Ryan Johnson Schools across the country are back in full swing and not all of the kids are happy Read more...

Red Flagging "Dysfunction"

By Vern Gambetta I am tired of hearing about red flags and dysfunctions. Why is something a red flag or Read more...

Ambience Affects Eating

Let's face it, no matter what warnings you give today's athletes, most are going to eat fast food. But maybe Read more...

NFL Docs Issue Ketorolac Warning

Athletes have long been taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAID), to help prevent or minimize pain during, before and after competition. However, Read more...

SU ATC Shares With Combat Medics

The Syracuse University football team is holding its preseason training camp at the Fort Drum Army Base and Tim Neal, Read more...

Hanging Up One's Helmet

It's a story we've seen a number of times over the last couple of years: A young football player leaves Read more...

Georgia Heat Rules Paying Off

By Patrick Bohn Heightened concern over heat-related illnesses has prompted changes in several states' practice policies for football players. One Read more...

Spearmon's Olympic Effort

Though U.S. sprinter Wallace Spearmon failed to reach the Olympic 200 meter medal podium Thursday, his fourth place finish is Read more...

Top of Her Game

She may be five foot three and 110 pounds soaking wet, but Kathy Weber, MD, can get a 250-pound outfielder Read more...

NATA: Take "Time Out"

With preseason practices now underway and the start of fall sports schedules around the corner, the National Athletic Trainers' Association Read more...

In the End, Just Enough

By Vern Gambetta As athletes ready for the Olympic Game, it represents the culmination of four years of training. As Read more...

Got Sponsorship?

The REFUEL | "got chocolate milk?" campaign has announced 50 new openings on Team REFUEL. Each comes with sponsorship money, Read more...

A Case for Training the Neck

By Ralph Cornwell, Jr., Ph.D. (abd) To protect athletes from concussions and other head injuries, strength coaches should focus on Read more...

FAI Linked to Sports Hernia

A sports hernia is a common cause of groin pain in athletes, however until lately little has been known as Read more...

Team USA's Top Doc

Congratulations to T&C Editorial Board Member Dr. Cindy Chang, who is in London serving as U.S. Olympic Team's Chief Medical Read more...

Youth Track Injuries Surging

With the 2012 summer Olympic games about to take place in London, children everywhere are looking forward to watching their Read more...

Read Me In St. Louis

Check back here to read T&C Managing Editor Abby's insights from the floor of the NATA Annual Meeting. Friday, 1 Read more...

Tired Today, Gone Tomorrow

By Mike Phelps Two new studies by sleep researcher W. Christopher Winter, MD, have uncovered a relationship between how sleepy Read more...

Cutting Coverage?

Just 18 months in, a program that provided the Forsyth County (N.C.) School District with certified athletic trainers for its Read more...

Low Fat Snack Tips

Looking to send your athletes home this summer with some healthy eating tips? Here are some 200-calorie snack ideas from Read more...

NATA Welcoming New President

The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) will welcome James L. Thornton, MA, ATC, PES, CES, as its new president during Read more...

Youth Bodyweight Training

By Marc Lebert When it comes to youth conditioning, most coaches would agree that young athletes should master bodyweight training Read more...

Grant Program Seeks Applicants

Providing up to $250,000 to high school athletic programs in need, the Muscle Milk® Recovery Grant Program is seeking applications, Read more...

Tackling Safety

By Eddie Canales I am constantly asked how we can make the game of football safer. The core of all Read more...

Call From The Hall

The National Athletic Trainers' Association will induct 17 individuals into its Hall of Fame at the NATA 63rd Annual Meeting Read more...

Falsone Leads Off

Los Angeles Dodgers Head Athletic Trainer Sue Falsone is the first female to hold that position in any of Read more...

The Missing Joint

By Jeremy Lawson These days, it's not difficult for a strength and conditioning coach to educate him or herself about Read more...

More From Andrea Hudy

Andrea Hudy, an Assistant Athletics Director for Sport Performance at the University of Kansas who handles the strength and Read more...

Using His Head

After sustaining multiple concussions as a member of the Ohio State University football team, and experiencing a recent return of Read more...

Unmasking a Problem

A proposal to have college players switch from wearing full masks to half-shield visors garnered overwhelming support at the annual Read more...

Sickle Cell Safety

With spring sports seasons now fully underway and preparation for summer sports participation and training around the corner, the National Read more...

See to Believe

Healthy vision habits may not make headlines, but they could make a real difference to a student struggling to get Read more...

Gold Mind

Recent research from the United States Olympic Commission (USOC) documents how psychological factors influence athlete, team, and coach performance. The Read more...

Stretching Strategy

By Vern Gambetta Seldom does a flexibility deficiency appear in isolation--it is usually related to a deficiency in strength and Read more...

Digging Deeper

By Nicole Nelson, MS, LMT Performing self myofascial release (SMR) with foam rollers and tennis balls is a convenient and Read more...

Dairy King

For years, East Brunswick High School Athletic Trainer Phil Hossler has suggested his athletes drink chocolate milk as a recovery Read more...

Comeback Athlete Submissions

Calling all athletic trainers and physical therapists! Have you recently completed a particularly interesting or difficult rehab with a student-athlete? Read more...

Strength of the Jayhawks

Congratulations to Andrea Hudy and the University of Kansas men's basketball team on a great season and their runner-up finish Read more...

Helmets on the Hardcourt

While watching a college football game last November, University of Louisville Head Athletic Trainer Fred Hina saw a football player Read more...

Crossfit a Bad Fit?

By Tim Koba Recently, I have noticed an alarming trend in the training and fitness industry: instant gratification workout programs Read more...

Aid For The Severely Injured

By Zina Barrow National Sports Leagues of America (NSLA) has created a patent-pending "Injured Athlete Alert" system, established to maximize Read more...

No Dodging the Attention

Despite working a spring training camp that is home to the reigning National League Cy Young winner and the MVP Read more...

Rhabdomyolysis at Ohio State

Four members of the Ohio State University women's lacrosse team recently were hospitalized with rhabdomyolysis, a condition sometimes associated with Read more...

Youth ACL Webinar Offered

On Wednesday, March 14, the NATA will host a webinar on the prevention of ACL and lower extremity injuries in Read more...

Huskers Partner with Brain Lab

A University of Nebraska brain researcher is partnering with the school's athletic department to study how the brain recovers from Read more...

NATA Head Finds Flaw

While in Washington, D.C., for the National Athletic Trainers' Association's annual Capitol Hill Day last week, Marjorie Albohm, MS, ATC, Read more...

Voices for Safety

Representatives from some of the nation's most influential bodies in hockey are converging in St. Paul, Minn., next month for Read more...

On-the-Fly Assessment

Athletic trainers now have a new tool available to help them diagnose concussions on the sidelines. The Concussion Assessment and Read more...

Eyeing the NFL Draft

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Traveling Abroad For Treatment

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GT Summer Internship Running Diary

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2011 NATA Live Blog

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A Round of Applause

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That Time of Year

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Strong Neck, Safer Head

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When the Prevention is the Cause

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Helmet Rating System Debuts

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Teacher Becomes the Student

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Supplemental Knowledge

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Marquette's Golden Eagle Healer

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ATCs in the News: Spring Happenings

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Practice Playbook for Injured Athletes

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Best Foot Forward

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Tale of the Toe

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Overworked at Iowa?

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Tough Questions About New Tools

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All In a Week's Work

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A Guide to the Dumbbell Clean

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New Findings A Bitter Pill For Some

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NATA: Report Card Time

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A New Voice in Sports Nutrition

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A Fresh Look at Circuit Training

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When It's Okay to Lose

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Getting a Lift

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Breathing Easy

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Nutrition Advice? We Wrote the Book

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Danger Lurks Beyond Symptoms

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Genetics and ACL Tears

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Strong Alternatives

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Tales of the Tapers

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Finding Strength in Numbers

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Tracking High School Injuries

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Nutrition and Football

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Players, Parents, and Training Priorities

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Exertional Rhabdomyolysis Breakdown

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Concussions and ALS

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What is Overtrained Athlete Syndrome?

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Exercise, Rinse, and Repeat

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Back on Track With Chocolate Milk

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Knee Studies Headline AOSSM

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The Edge

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Early Warning Wakeup Call

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Tackling a Tough Talk

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Steroid Scandal Rocks College Team

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The 2010 NATA Live Blog

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Focus On Philly

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ATCs in the News: No Ordinary Summer

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Fueling for Football

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NATA Honors Top Athletic Trainers

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Back to Life, and the Court

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Concussions in Congress

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HGH Proves Potent

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The Four C's of Winning

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Recovery Nutrition Keys

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Counting On CATS

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A Proactive Approach

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New Drug Sounding Alarms

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Strong Finish to a Memorable Season

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Why Do It If We Know Better?

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Validation for Reconstruction

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Progress for Concussion Legislation

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Back to Basics

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T&C's Believe It or Not!

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A Look at the New NCAA Injury Data

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Bare Essentials

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Athletic Trainers in the News

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Asthma In Season

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Gold Medal Coverage

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Functional Path Manifesto

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NATA Youth Sports Safety Summit

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Building Physical Confidence

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Elements of Motivation

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Mouthguards Enhancing Performance

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Strength Training in Paradise

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Specialization Still Rising

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Q&A with Aaron Nelson

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Cutting Through the Haze

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The Workout: A Means to an End

By Vern Gambetta Developing an optimal training plan takes more than a desire to make an athlete work so hard Read more...

The Core of Four

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Recycling a Myth

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Mandate Sickle Cell Trait Testing?

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Motivating and Building Champions

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All-In-One Facility

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False Step Acceleration: Friend or Foe?

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USC Accident Raises Awareness

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Inside Concussion Headlines

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Shifting Gears: Game Ready

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Speed Development in Baseball

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Tackling Swine Flu

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Soccer Preseason to In-Season

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H.S. Heat Illness By The Numbers

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Fighting Irish Stepping It Up

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When Functional Becomes Dysfunctional

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Battling Concussions Head-On

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A Proud Look Back

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Feeling The Heat

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All Aboard

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A Conversation with Jim Booher

By Kyle Garratt When Jim Booher was hired as Head Athletic Trainer at South Dakota State University in 1967, he Read more...

Beyond Face Value

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Certified for Surveillance

By Kyle Garratt As the Datalys Center for Injury Research and Prevention continues to prepare to take over day-to-day operations Read more...

Summer Sessions

By Rich Jacobs, MS, SCCC, CSCS After the grind of grueling workouts, practices, and school comes to an end, student-athletes Read more...

Snooze to Improve

By Kyle Garratt Athletes are constantly tinkering with their nutrition and training plans to gain an edge. But a study Read more...

Life Savers

By Ryan Johnson Last month at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minn., a football player went into cardiac arrest during Read more...

Youth Is Served

By Ryan Johnson A summer strength program that incorporates middle school athletes ... an exchange agreement with a local speed-training Read more...

On With The Show ...

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Positive Peer Pressure

While high school state associations continue to debate the merits of testing athletes for steroids, a program that takes a Read more...

NATA Hall Of Fame Roundtable

By Abigail Funk This month, the NATA will hold a ceremony at its annual convention to induct this year's Hall Read more...

Increasing Workout IQ

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Study Examines Genetics and Concussions

By Kyle Garratt Researchers from the University of Toronto recently looked at whether certain people might be genetically predisposed to Read more...

Prepared For The Worst

By Ryan Johnson Do you have an emergency response plan for when a crisis occurs at your facilities? Wayzata High Read more...

High School ACL Injury Rates

By Dawn Comstock, PhD On average, athletes are eight times more likely to suffer anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in Read more...

Lighting A Fire

By Rich Jacobs, MS, SCCC, CSCS It's one thing to design a great strength and conditioning program. But unless you Read more...

Q&A With Chris Hirth

By Kyle Garratt In his first season as men's basketball Head Athletic Trainer for the University of North Carolina, Chris Read more...

Coaching Your Coaches

By Ryan Johnson As a strength and conditioning coach, one of the most important parts of your job is educating Read more...

Help On The Way?

By Kyle Garratt From bills that would increase testing for concussions in Texas and steroids in Illinois, to proposals aimed Read more...

Severe Injury Trends For Prep Sports

By Dawn Comstock Injuries can run the gamut from a contused leg that results in no playing time loss at Read more...

Twist On Dynamic Warmup

By Peter Twist Having athletes go through a dynamic warmup is a good first step toward injury prevention and performance Read more...

Hip To Be Smooth

By R.J. Anderson Nearly a year and a half after undergoing Birmingham Hip Resurfacing surgery, elite endurance athlete Robyn Benincasa Read more...

Net Gains

By Rich Jacobs, MS, SCCC, CSCS As defending Atlantic 10 Conference champions, the Xavier University men's tennis team entered the Read more...

A Safe Place

By Abigail Funk Is your athletic training room a place where athletes feel safe from homophobia? The majority of high Read more...

All Eyes On Concussions

By Dawn Comstock Because of the high incidence and serious nature of concussions, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) Read more...

What's On Your Resume?

By Mark Brennan MS, SCCC, CSCS Wondering what it takes break into the strength and conditioning coaching ranks at Read more...

Study Supports Accelerated ACL Rehab

By Abigail Funk As the debate over how long an athlete should wait before returning to play after undergoing ACL Read more...

Blood Therapy

By Abigail Funk Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy made headlines following the Super Bowl, when it was revealed that Pittsburgh Steelers Read more...

Something In The Water

By Mike Phelps Vitaminwater and its parent company, Coca-Cola, made headlines recently after a report surfaced alleging that six of Read more...

More Than Meets The Ice

By Dawn Comstock The Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus Read more...

Heart Screens Studied at Texas H.S.

By Mike Phelps In 2007, the Texas state legislature allocated $1 million for a statewide study to determine whether or Read more...

Q&A with Mark O'Neal

By Kenny Berkowitz Chicago Cubs Head Athletic Trainer Mark O'Neal, LAT, ATC, and his colleagues were named the 2008 Major Read more...

Football's Concussion Crisis

By Kyle Garratt Leading medical experts announced several discoveries this week linking concussions and degenerative brain disease. Included in this Read more...

Coming In From The Cold

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Breaks in the Action

By Dawn Comstock The Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Cincinnati Read more...

The Balance Challenge

By Peter Twist Consider a high-speed collision-oriented athlete relying on movement mechanics, whose weight is supported only by a thin Read more...

The Profession In Print

By R.J. Anderson Though athletic trainers usually operate behind the scenes providing services that largely go unnoticed by the general Read more...

Gene Testing

By R.J. Anderson As you look around your locker room or playing field, the evidence of genetic advantages is everywhere. Read more...

A Growing Weight Problem

By Greg Scholand You don't have to be an athletic trainer to see that football players, especially linemen, are a Read more...

The Bigger They Are...

By Dawn Comstock The Center for Injury Research and Policy at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Cincinnati Read more...

Legends of the Fall

By Ryan Johnson State championships in hand, Ryan Johnson, CSCS, Coach Practitioner and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Wayzata High Read more...

Prepping for the Pros

By Steven Plisk With the end of the college football season squarely in our sights, many of college football's elite Read more...

New in Nutrition

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A Twist on Rotational Training

By Peter Twist Peter Twist, MS, BPE, CSCS, President of Twist Conditioning, describes his approach to core development and shares Read more...

Been There, Done That

By Dawn Comstock The only thing worse than an injury is a re-injury. Here, the Center for Injury Research and Read more...

News From The Field

By R.J. Anderson Spending most of their time working behind the scenes, athletic trainers rarely receive the kind of recognition Read more...

H.S. Athlete Death Rate Rises

By Abigail Funk Are more high school athletes playing through pain or ignoring the signs and symptoms of a possible Read more...

Dr. Andrews Partners with West Florida

By Kyle Garratt James Andrews, MD, is possibly the world's foremost orthopedic physician. His reputation transcends the medical world, and Read more...

H.S. Shoulder Injury Analysis

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Living the Dream

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Cause for Celebration

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Sharing the Functional Path

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Performance Enhancement Awareness

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Cyber Structure

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Q&A with Steve McCauley

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More Than MRSA

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Helping Hands Make Headlines

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Handling Hamstring Injuries

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Examining Soccer Injuries

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Conquering Cramping

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Building a Fantastic Facility

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A Cool Breakthrough

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Q&A with Jeremy Goates

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Shaping a Philosophy

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Q&A with Elaine Winslow-Redmond

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A Strong Showing

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Probing Pregnancy Participation Policies

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Striking Out Conventional Theories

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