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olympic
July 26, 2021

Olympic Athlete Thanks Trainer & Medical Staff in Open Letter

The Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are underway, and with that are a slew of stories featuring Olympic athletes, their work ethics, and their road to global glory. Kaleigh Gilchrist, a two-time U.S. Olympic water polo player, is just one example of an a...


alabama
July 26, 2021

How Alabama Football Saw a 50% Decrease in Injuries

Alabama football is used to being the best. They are regular guests of the NCAA College Football Playoff, flirting as the top-ranked team year in and year out. The Tide gets its pick of five-star high school recruits. And with all that success comes ...


wet bulb globe temperature
July 14, 2021

Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Used by ‘Majority’ of NCAA ATCs

Heat illnesses present a major risk for athletes, especially football players. The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) established recommendations to prevent heat illnesses that include measuring wet bulb globe temperature (WBGT), but adher...


marijuana
July 6, 2021

Why the World Anti-Doping Agency Bans Marijuana

U.S. Olympic favorite Sha'Charri Richardson made headlines recently after her disqualification and suspension from the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics for using marijuana. In June, Richardson, 21, won the women's 100-meter at the U.S. Olympic Track &am...


safe
June 30, 2021

3 Questions To Ask To Help Keep Athletes Safe

Keeping student-athletes safe is not solely the job of the athletic trainer and/or the coach. It is a collaborative effort of the athletic trainer, coach and his/her staff, athletic administrations, referees, parents and spectators. Maintaining a ...


nc state
June 28, 2021

Social Media Reacts to NC State & NCAA’s Dismissal

Over the weekend, the NCAA awarded the Vanderbilt baseball team a trip to the College World Series finals after declaring its game against NC State a no-contest due to Wolfpack players testing positive for COVID-19. On Saturday, June...


spectators
June 24, 2021

Study: Lack of Spectators Affected Male & Female Athletes Differently

Without an audience, men run slower and women faster. The lack of spectators during the coronavirus pandemic appears to have had a noticeable effect on the performance of athletes at the 2020 Biathlon World Cup, a new study by Martin Luther Univer...


trainers
June 22, 2021

Between the Lines: Thank You, Athletic Trainers

Since midway through 2020, we’ve looked at our healthcare workers in a different light. Doctors, nurses, first responders, hospice care workers — all of whom work in high-stress situations on a daily basis — were pushed to their limits with the...


mixed-reality sports
June 21, 2021

Study Dives into Motivations of People Using Mixed-Reality Sports

New technologies allow users to do things like racing their real bikes against other real people in a virtual world, and a new study outlines what motivates people to use these mix-reality sports platforms. The findings offer insights for future iter...


flexpro grip
June 21, 2021

FlexPro Grip Helps Pitchers’ Health, Spin Rate, & Command

Whether you are 10 years old or a major league pitcher, FlexPro Grip will allow you to optimally target, strengthen, and improve the neuromuscular control of the muscles and tendons from your fingertips through your elbow to help you throw harder, gi...