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olympics
February 1, 2022

Wisconsin Health Specialist Serving as Olympics Trainer

With less than three days until the start of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, more than Olympic athletes are preparing to perform on the world's stage. A recent story from WMTV NBC-15 in Wisconsin highlighted a University of Wisconsin health exer...


eap
January 27, 2022

EAP Saves Official’s Life During Colorado Basketball Game

Licensed athletic trainers like Ashley Cowan prepare for the worst with things like an emergency action plan (EAP), but one can only be so ready for when a worst-case scenario actually arrives. That moment came for Cowan on Jan. 4 at Bear Creek, o...


urine
January 24, 2022

Urine Protein Biomarkers Could Be Used To Diagnose Concussions

A concussion can be frustratingly hard to diagnose and track. The injury doesn't show up on routine brain scans, and there is no definitive diagnostic test. It's usually diagnosed based on symptoms, and, in athletes, comparison with baseline testing ...


neuromuscular
January 24, 2022

Study: Neuromuscular Training May Reduce Injury Risk Following Concussion

An American study that explored ways to help reduce injury after a successful return to sport following concussion may lead to new treatment approaches and programs for individualized care. The study by researchers at Children’s Hospital Colorad...


cdc
January 20, 2022

CDC Recommends Schools Cancel High-Risk Sports & Activities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is facing criticism after suggesting schools should cancel sports and extracurricular activities – including football, wrestling, choir, and band – due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. The ...


immune
January 13, 2022

4 Tips to Boost Your Immune System

The immune system protects your child's body from outside invaders. These include germs such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and toxins (chemicals made by microbes). The immune system is made up of different organs, cells, and proteins that work togethe...


eating disorders
January 10, 2022

Are Male Athletes Affected by Eating Disorders?

Eating disorders are not just a female athletes’ issue. According to an article in the Journal of Clinical Sports Psychology, an estimated 8% of male athletes, as compared to 33% of female athletes, also have serious eating disorders (anorexia, ...


gators
January 10, 2022

Gators Add Tiger Jones, Paul Silvestri to Football Staff

Tiger Jones was announced as the Gators director of speed improvement and skill development by head coach Billy Napier on Saturday while announcing Paul Silvestri's hiring as the team's director of sports health. Jones arrives at The Swamp after s...


barbell
December 20, 2021

Building a Culture of Trust through the Barbell Back Squat

On fourth and one, with the game on the line, the stronger team has an advantage. Anyone who has been in that situation knows that what matters goes beyond physical strength. Strength of mind, and the strength of bonds between teammates, often determ...


als
December 20, 2021

NFL Players May Be At Higher Risk for ALS

Professional athletes who play American football appear to have a higher-than-average risk for developing and dying from the neurological disorder amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and that risk may increase with more years on the field, according...