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chiefs
June 26, 2023

Chiefs ATC inducted into NATA Hall of Fame

Kansas City Chiefs head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder earned yet another award last week. After earning a Super Bowl title with the Chiefs in February, Burkholder — along with six others — was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers' A...


cte
June 21, 2023

Researchers find new link between sleep and concussions

A new study led by Flinders University points to the importance of sleep quality in the aftermath and recovery process of sports-related concussions, a common form of mild traumatic brain injury. Results from a study published in Nature and Sci...


arabitg
June 12, 2023

Heather Arabitg’s love for the profession shines through her commitment

Since high school, Heather Arabitg knew she wanted to be a physical therapist. An avid soccer player at an all-girls high school, she was introduced to the idea of athletic training by her soccer coach.  “My soccer coach said to me, ‘You play...


gender
June 12, 2023

Doctors: Sports medicine must break cycle of gender bias

Sports and exercise medicine must up its game to break the cycle of gender bias in the specialty, urge an international group of doctors in an editorial in the open access journal BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine. The dearth of women in all...


headers
June 12, 2023

Study suggests headers in soccer not as harmful as originally thought

A new study suggests soccer ‘headers’ may not cause irrevocable harm damage — as long as the technique is properly taught. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) studied the repetitive impacts of headers by athletes using six diffe...


brain changes
May 22, 2023

University of Pittsburgh brain bank now accepting donations

A brain bank out of the University of Pittsburgh is now accepting donations from former players in an effort to further understand the effects of sports-related concussions. The National Sports Brain Bank (NSBB) at the University of Pittsburgh is ...


recovery
May 22, 2023

Recovery Technology Education Platform Developed for NFL Athletic Trainers

Hyperice, the industry leader in recovery technology and pioneer of percussion, vibration, dynamic air compression, and thermal technology, recently announced the launch of athletic trainer education courses with PFATS, the Professional Footbal...


cte
May 22, 2023

Study: Effects of repetitive head trauma on symptoms of sports-related concussion

In an effort to understand the effects of repetitive sport-related head injuries, researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City evaluated a large multicenter database of more than 25,0...


cardiac
May 11, 2023

‘Smart Heart’ Initiative aims to prevent cardiac arrest during events

Every major American sports league is banding together to team up with top-tier sports medicine societies to combat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) among high school student-athletes. The 'Smart Heart' Sports Coalition is a collaboration between the N...


statistics
April 10, 2023

Statistics professor leads study on player performance over time

Charles A. Dana Professor of Statistics Michael Schuckers recently published a paper entitled “Estimation of player aging curves using regression and imputation” in the Annals of Operation Research.   The paper discusses the best ways to est...