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September 18, 2012

Strengthening the neck protects your athletes

New research offers evidence-based protocol, which may be a step in reducing concussions By Ralph Cornwell, Ph.D. and Mark Asanovich, MS, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Va. As strength and conditioning professionals, you are charged with...


August 22, 2012

Three tips for keeping facilities clean, athletes healthy

You know the drill at private health and fitness clubs. First, you use the machine. Then, you clean the machine. Keeping equipment clean and germ-free is important in these facilities because of high traffic. Likewise, dozens of athletes walk thro...


August 22, 2012

Jason Abels: Budgeting For Training Equipment

Jason Abels, Head Trainer   Each spring, Arrowhead trainer Jason Abels provides a yearly athletic training budget to activities director Kevin Flegner. “He’s been great to work with when I explain what we’d like to have ...


August 22, 2012

Jason Abels: Concussions And Football Helmets

Jason Abels, Head Trainer   While football helmet technology has improved dramatically in recent years, Jason Abels says there’s no helmet on the market that can always prevent concussions. “Children put on a helmet and th...


August 22, 2012

Jason Abels: Most Common Injuries Treated By Trainers

Jason Abels, Head Trainer   Here’s a list of the typical injures that Arrowhead trainers Jason Abels and Rachel Juntz handle for five of the school’s 30 sports: Football: Concussions, fractures and other orthopedic surgic...


August 13, 2012

Nashua (N.H.) Working To Get In Compliance With New Concussion Law

Nashua Telegraph, Cameron Kittlehttp://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/971266-196/school-officials-working-to-comply-with-new.htmlSchool officials will spend the coming weeks making sure they are in compliance with a new state law that requires them to ...


July 12, 2012

10 H.S. Football Players Suspended For Unsuspectingly Taking Banned Substance

Superior Telegram (Wis.), Pamela Powers and Jon Swedienhttp://www.superiortelegram.com/event/article/id/68064/group/Sports/MENOMONIE -- The suspensions given to Menomonie High School football players this week should serve as a warning to others to b...


July 3, 2012

Athlete Deaths In Workouts Lead To Changes

The Associated Presshttp://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/athletes-deaths-in-workouts-prompt-new-guidelines/2012/07/02/gJQAT5bPKW_story.htmlThe most dangerous time for amateur athletes may not be during the heat of the game or even in...


June 25, 2012

New Baseline Program Aims To Help Diagnosis, Treatment Of Youth Athlete Concussions

HealthReach Rehabilitation Services in Brookfield is now offering comprehensive baseline testing that could help physicians properly treat young athletes after a concussion.The service, for individual youth athletes as well as youth teams, addresses ...


June 19, 2012

Big Ten, Ivy League To Study Head Injuries

Big Ten Networkhttp://btn.com/2012/06/19/big-ten-ivy-league-to-study-head-injuries-in-sports/The Big Ten Conference and the Ivy League, in conjunction with the Big Ten Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), have announced plans to engage in a ...