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March 12, 2019

Study determines average number of recovery days after sports-related surgery

While there has been extensive research on when to return to sports, physicians don't have sufficient empirical evidence at their disposal to counsel adolescent and college-aged patients as to when they can return to school following surgery. A st...


January 22, 2019

Texas bill would require heart screenings for HS athletes

A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would require the state's high school students to undergo a heart screening before participating in sports. Under State Rep. Dan Huberty's bill, "cardiac assessments" would be required before the athlete'...


December 19, 2018

Study: Rule change leads to decline in cheerleading injuries

A recently published medical research study demonstrated how cheerleading rules can effectively maximize the safety of its participating athletes. The study examined the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Administrators (AACCA, now k...


October 10, 2018

Preventing football injuries requires multifaceted approach

Football seems to have a reputation for causing a high incidence of injury. Due to the nature of the sport, it’s easy to understand why. But with a strict, thoughtful approach, teams can go a long way toward preventing football injuries. Footbal...


September 12, 2018

Study suggests tackle football should wait until high school

A new report published by the Aspen Institute suggests that tackle football shouldn't be introduced to athletes until high school, which in turn would minimize head impacts and possibly draw more interest from kids who are reluctant to play the game....


July 5, 2018

Doctors concerned over number of Tommy John surgeries in teenage athletes

Doctors are increasingly concerned over the number of Tommy John surgeries in young athletes, and to combat the problem they say athletes need to quit specializing. Southern California chiropractor and wellness coach Dr. Tommy John — the son of ...


June 1, 2018

Study: Half of all HS pitchers report pain in throwing arm

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than half of high school baseball pitchers report experiencing pain in their throwing arms during the season. To better understand the cause of these injuries, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical ...


May 14, 2018

Safer Pain Relief Summit coming to Baltimore, Chicago

The Safer Pain Relief Summit, sponsored by Performance Health, is a weekend-long CEU course covering instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, kinesiology taping and therapeutic exercise to restore the human movement system while delivering resea...