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learning
September 16, 2021

Social-Emotional Learning Through Strength & Conditioning

Sports teach life lessons. At least that’s what we have been told.  In my time as an athlete and coach, I have yet to see a football, a basketball, or a barbell teach a young person about character. However, I have seen countless coaches use th...


confidence
September 14, 2021

Cultivating Confidence in Student-Athletes

The beauty of confidence is that it’s a skill; we can build it and get better at it over time, and I have a few suggestions on where you can start. There are a plethora of resources and tips on confidence building between blogs and books, but on...


racefit
September 7, 2021

RaceFit Core’s Tracking Platform for Athletes

RaceFit CORE is a wireless motion detection module fitted with multiple sensors. It records different movements simultaneously with up to 48,000 measurements per minute. The module can be used in combination with three of the manufacturer’s other p...


PRP
September 7, 2021

PRP Treatment Shows Efficacy in Osteoarthritis Patients

A pilot study conducted by researchers at Baylor College of Medicine combined wearable technology and patient-reported outcomes to assess the efficacy of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment in osteoarthritis (OA). The results, published in the j...


covid
September 1, 2021

AHA Interested in COVID’s Long-Term Impact on College Athletes

Doctors and researchers who helped care for college athletes with COVID-19 and set guidelines for a safe return to play now plan to study the long-term effects of the virus. The work could have a lasting impact beyond the pandemic. The research st...


concussion
September 1, 2021

Study: Female Athletes’ Concussion Rates Twice as High as Males

The epidemiology of sports-related concussions (SRCs) and closed head injuries (CHIs) in high school females remain largely undefined at the national level, especially for unorganized sports and recreational activities such as equestrian and snow-rel...


cardiac
August 31, 2021

Updates for Assessing Potential Cardiac Issues in Athletes with Prior COVID

An expert medical task force appointed by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) reconvened this summer to update guidance from last summer for assessing – befor...


implant
August 23, 2021

FDA Clears Use of InSpace Balloon Implant for Rotator Cuff Tears

Stryker received FDA clearance of its biodegradable InSpace balloon implant which replaces the need for complicated rotator cuff surgeries by restoring subacromial space in the shoulder, according to a company press release. “Current strategies ...


high school
August 23, 2021

WVU Researchers Working to Keep High School Athletes Safe

As they settle into a new high school year, student-athletes don’t just have to protect themselves from COVID-19. They also have to protect themselves from the heat, cardiac arrests, traumatic brain injuries, and several other catastrophic injuries...


lamont
August 18, 2021

CIAC, Gov. Lamont Encourage Vaccination of HS Student-Athletes

With the Constitution State already in preseason conditioning drills for the start of the high school football season, Governor Ned Led Lamont and the athletic governing body are encouraging high school student-athletes to get vaccinated if they have...