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Protecting Young Pitchers Now Paramount for Coaches
Protecting Young Pitchers Now Paramount for Coaches
Just about any father of a young son who turns out to be left-handed has one overriding thought: Let's make him a pitcher.
Could Sensor Technology Determine the Future of the NFL?
Could Sensor Technology Determine the Future of the NFL?
There's something about football that enamors America. While other countries go crazy for soccer — and baseball is technically "America's Pastime" — there's no debating the fact that football is this country's sport of choice. From the thou...
Sports' Cruel Injury: The Long Road Back From an ACL Tear
Sports' Cruel Injury: The Long Road Back From an ACL Tear
When Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber collided with Dexter Fowler last month and was carted off the field with a torn left ACL, it was a reminder of one of sports most painful truths.
Athletic Trainers Collaborate on Spine-Board Training
Athletic Trainers Collaborate on Spine-Board Training
The football season is just around the corner, but athletes aren't the only ones practicing this offseason. Athletic trainers from across Sioux Falls gathered to collaborate on a spine-boarding workshop at the Avera Sports Institute.
Preventing Heat Stroke Is Serious Business
Preventing Heat Stroke Is Serious Business
News of the tragic death of a Greensboro (North Carolina) Page High School student after collapsing during a voluntary summer football workout was a sobering reminder of the serious nature of setting parameters on preventing heat stroke for athletes.
Concussion Management Protocol for Horse Jockeys Is on Its Way
Concussion Management Protocol for Horse Jockeys Is on Its Way
Concussions have never been more prominent in professional sports. Across the NBA, NFL, NHL and most professional leagues, concussion protocol is a standard for its athletes.
A New Way to Prevent Muscle Cramps
A New Way to Prevent Muscle Cramps
Could there finally be a way to prevent muscle cramps? As long as people have played sports, unexpected muscle cramps have been an Achilles' heel for everyone from aspiring Olympians to weekend warriors.
Doctors, Parents, Coaches Responsible for Understanding Female Athlete Triad
Doctors, Parents, Coaches Responsible for Understanding Female Athlete Triad
A clinical report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics is encouraging physicians to be aware of the female athlete triad.
New Mexico Law on Youth Concussions Goes Into Effect
New Mexico Law on Youth Concussions Goes Into Effect
Young athletes who suffer concussions will have more time to recover from their injuries under a new state law in New Mexico.
Are Sacral Stress Fractures on the Rise?
Are Sacral Stress Fractures on the Rise?
Near the end of a highly successful senior year — she'd just claimed her third NCAA individual title, in the 5,000 meters — Notre Dame runner Molly Seidel went for a long run on a Sunday, felt a bit of glute tightness on Monday, then pulled...
Study: Concussion Outcomes Vary Based on Competition Level
Study: Concussion Outcomes Vary Based on Competition Level
A study that examined data from more than 1,400 football-related concussions found that athletes at the youth, high school and collegiate levels have different outcomes.
Fastballs Can Lead to Tommy John Surgery, Study Finds
Fastballs Can Lead to Tommy John Surgery, Study Finds
About a quarter of major league pitchers have had Tommy John surgery, and the reason for the epidemic has been unclear.
Quick Response Saves Lacrosse Player's Life
Quick Response Saves Lacrosse Player's Life
Grant Mays was not able to attend the Centerville (ohio) High School scholar-athlete banquet. Considering the events of one day earlier, the Elks lacrosse captain was fortunate to even be alive.
More Steps, Fewer Shin and Anterior Knee Injuries in Cross Country Runners
More Steps, Fewer Shin and Anterior Knee Injuries in Cross Country Runners
More than 470,000 high school cross-country athletes participated in running events across the U.S. between 2013 and 2014.
Protecting the Teeth of a Prep Athlete Can Save a Smile
Protecting the Teeth of a Prep Athlete Can Save a Smile
Sports injuries — most parents and athletes are concerned about concussions, but few consider the impact of a head blow on the teeth. With a little protection you can preserve that smile. I know firsthand since my son became a statistic ... three...
Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries
Concussion Tied to More School Problems Than Other Sports Injuries
Students who suffer a concussion may face more school difficulties than their peers with other sports-related injuries, a new study suggests.
A Wearable Collar Is Hoping To Provide A Major Breakthrough In Concussion Prevention Tech
A Wearable Collar Is Hoping To Provide A Major Breakthrough In Concussion Prevention Tech
CTE. Avid sports fans and parents of athletes in high-impact sports certainly have heard this acronym and the devastating effects it can have on an individual. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated or sever...
Guidelines May Help Prevent Re-Injury After Knee Surgery
Guidelines May Help Prevent Re-Injury After Knee Surgery
After knee surgery to repair an anterior cruciate ligament, people are at high risk of repeat injury to the same structure, but simple screening tests before going back to sports can reduce this risk, according to a Norwegian study.
Hamstring Injuries in Baseball May Be Preventable
Hamstring Injuries in Baseball May Be Preventable
Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility say researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Colorado Springs,...
Football Coaches Get Schooled on Safety
Football Coaches Get Schooled on Safety
With spring football already over for colleges, many high school athletes are looking to get their game going over the summer by practicing with friends, and hitting the weight room.
Testing Maximizes Safety for Prep Athletes
Testing Maximizes Safety for Prep Athletes
Few words in sports raise a red flag as high as the word "concussion."
Concussions in Girls Soccer Lead to Changes in Training, Diagnosis
Concussions in Girls Soccer Lead to Changes in Training, Diagnosis
Libertyville (Illinois) girls soccer coach Andy Bitta began the Wildcats' program in 1981, seven seasons before the Illinois High School Association sanctioned its first girls soccer state tournament, and has witnessed a massive change in how concussio...
Trends in Treating Tendonitis and Tendon Injuries
Trends in Treating Tendonitis and Tendon Injuries
If you are an athlete, you will probably face tendonitis at some point during your playing days. If you're a regular human being, you'll most certainly face it.
Wise Buy? Platelet-Rich Plasma
Wise Buy? Platelet-Rich Plasma
Shortly after Tiger Woods announced in 2009 that he had received injections of platelet-rich plasma in an ailing knee, an unusual demand began popping up in doctors' offices: I want what Tiger got!
Cowboy Tough: Head Injuries 'Part of It,' Cowboys Say
Cowboy Tough: Head Injuries 'Part of It,' Cowboys Say
Speckled Buck was not kind to Markus Mariluch. The 2-ton bull sent the Daingerfield, Texas, cowboy flying. Mariluch hit his head, sat upright but unconscious for about three seconds and fell to the floor of Parsons Stadium in Springdale, Arkansas.
Platelet-Rich Plasma Shows Promise for Healing Soft-Tissue Injuries
Platelet-Rich Plasma Shows Promise for Healing Soft-Tissue Injuries
When I tore my rotator cuff in 2008, I had conventional laparoscopic surgery to repair it. The outcome was excellent, but the recovery was long and horrible. The orthopedist wouldn't let me drive for six weeks, or run, swim or lift weights for three mo...
Combine Works to Provide High Schools With Baseline Testing
Combine Works to Provide High Schools With Baseline Testing
Though the NFL Combine took place in April, a number of Cincinnati area high school student-athletes have had a taste of the routine at a number of sessions at local schools.
Surgical Fix for a Bad Knee Involves a Ligament That May Have Little Import
Surgical Fix for a Bad Knee Involves a Ligament That May Have Little Import
For professional athletes and weekend warriors alike, it appeared to be welcome news: the discovery by researchers of a new knee ligament that, if repaired, might help tens of thousands of people with an injury from sports or an accident.
Finding Ways to Fund Athletic Trainers
Finding Ways to Fund Athletic Trainers
My last column discussed the bill currently being considered in the Iowa House requiring high schools to have a certified medical staff person present at all "contact" sport events.
Study: Many Sports-Related Concussions May Go Untreated in Children
Study: Many Sports-Related Concussions May Go Untreated in Children
Nearly 2 million children may be suffering sports- and recreation-related concussions every year, and many of those may go untreated, according to a new study.
Elbow Surgery 'Epidemic' Spreads to Youth Baseball
Elbow Surgery 'Epidemic' Spreads to Youth Baseball
The teen-aged arms of Carter Pusateri and Carson Smith already are branded with scars like so many Major League Baseball pitchers.
Concussions Prevalent in Water Polo, First-of-Kind Survey Finds
Concussions Prevalent in Water Polo, First-of-Kind Survey Finds
A first-of-its-kind survey has confirmed what some water polo players - especially goalies - have long suspected: Concussions seem to be prevalent in the sport.
Getting High School Athletes Back on the Field
Getting High School Athletes Back on the Field
The often harsh reality of sports is that ligaments tear and body parts can bend in ways they're not supposed to.
While Concussions Get Headlines, Heat Another Concern for Athletes
While Concussions Get Headlines, Heat Another Concern for Athletes
The majority of the state's high school coaches are in Charleston this week, using the final few days to brush up on rules at the annual South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association meetings before the start of fall practices on Friday.
Women Less Likely to Get Life-Saving Cardiac Arrest Treatments
Women Less Likely to Get Life-Saving Cardiac Arrest Treatments
Women in cardiac arrest in the U.S. are less likely than men to receive life-saving treatments, and less likely to survive, a study found.
Tactical Athlete Care Program Enables Soldiers to Train Safely and Efficiently
Tactical Athlete Care Program Enables Soldiers to Train Safely and Efficiently
The Maneuver Tactical Athlete Care program provides treatment, rehab and injury prevention capabilities to basic training and one-station unit training battalions on Fort Benning.
Army-Approved Exercise Tips to Help You Beat the Summer Heat
Army-Approved Exercise Tips to Help You Beat the Summer Heat
This season's predicted to be a scorcher, but if you're worried about exercising in the heat, doctors say, "Don't sweat it."
How Young Athletes Can Overcome Heel Pain
How Young Athletes Can Overcome Heel Pain
Heel pain is a common complaint among the pediatric population that we see in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
When the Whistle Blows
When the Whistle Blows
When the whistle blows or the horn sounds, that's when, for most, the action stops. For athletic trainers, that's usually when their work begins. Although athletic trainers can work in any environment — physician office, hospital, emergency room,...
Some of the Latest Concussion Treatments Are Coming Out of South Florida
Some of the Latest Concussion Treatments Are Coming Out of South Florida
Ruth Kaiser, a Miami (Florida) Gulliver Preparatory junior, is an avid team player. In the winter, you'd find her on her school's basketball team. In the spring season, it's softball.
Single Dose Protects Cognitive Function After Mild TBI
Single Dose Protects Cognitive Function After Mild TBI
A new molecule could protect the brain from cognitive impairments after a mild traumatic brain injury, according to scientists. Mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, is especially common in children, athletes, and the elderly. Further studies could est...
As Strength and Speed Outpace Skill, Devastating Knee Injuries Affecting Younger Athletes
As Strength and Speed Outpace Skill, Devastating Knee Injuries Affecting Younger Athletes
Three-sport athlete Chris Crotinger was poised to have a big junior year, but in just the second week of the fall football season, his dreams snapped.