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December 16, 2010

Sports Medicine: Conservatively manage concussions

Think back to when you were a competitive athlete. How many times did you suffer a concussion? None? Once? Twice? More than two times? How many times did you experience headaches, dizziness or nausea after receiving a blow to the head? Did you hav...


October 21, 2010

Powerline: Serious strength requires serious training

Strength and power are two inextricably linked indices that are pursued incessantly by coaches and athletes on a year-round basis. These two physiological siblings are necessities in athletic development, skill improvement, body composition enhanceme...


October 7, 2010

SportsMed: Keeping the shoulder healthy

The importance of normal shoulder function is generally unappreciated until routine daily activities become difficult to perform. Has your star pitcher ever indicated having felt something “give” in the shoulder while pitching in a game but was ...


October 7, 2010

Powerline: Don’t neglect the neck in strength training

“Do your players truly invest adequate time and effort in strengthening their necks?” It is my hope that everyone answered with a resounding, affirmative yes. In football, as well as every other sport where violent collisions are part of the ...


September 8, 2010

Evaluating and preventing MCL injuries in athletes

The knee is one of the most frequently injured joints in the body, primarily because it has poor bony stability and relies on ligaments and muscles for its stability. Because the knee is situated between two of the longest bones of the body, it is ex...


August 25, 2010

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly On Losing Weight, Staying Healthy

Great article By Tom Prister, Senior Editor, IrishIllustrated.com about Brian Kelly, the new head football coach at the University of Notre Dame------------------------------------------------------------------------When Brian Kelly was introduced as...


July 26, 2010

Tip From The Trenches – More SNAPP Suggestions

Editor’s Note: This is the continuation of Ken Mannie’s August 2010 article appearing in the print edition of Coach & Athletic Director.More SNAPP Suggestions: Gaining and maintaining good, solid muscle weight can be a problem for som...


July 14, 2010

SportsMed: Examining ACL injuries in athletes

Athletes in specific sports, as well as females, are at greater risk  "You have an ACL tear!” These are some of the most feared words an athlete or coach can hear. But when this injury occurs, what does it mean for the athlete and could this ...


May 6, 2010

Tip From The Trenches – Summertime Safety

The summer heat will soon be nipping at the back of our necks. Prior to embarking on the summer conditioning program, it would be wise to review the precautions, signs, symptoms, and necessary actions associated with heat-related stresses.• Athl...


April 22, 2010

Powerline: Serious strength requires serious training

Strength and power are two inextricably linked indices that are pursued incessantly by coaches and athletes on a year-round basis. These two physiological siblings are necessities in athletic development, skill improvement, body composition enhanceme...