Filed under: Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Coaches | Tags: melatonin, nap, REM, rest, serotonin, sleep, sleep cycles
Is 8 hours of sleep really important? Can we get by on 6 hours or do we need 10. The answer is not an exact science but there are good clues to help you. Many of us think that sleep is just a waste of time that does not allow to be productive. But do you really know what happens when you sleep? Why do we need sleep?
Filed under: Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Coaches | Tags: baseball, GIRD, internal rotation deficit, overhead throwing injuries, shoulder, shoulder rehabilitation, softball
What is G.I.R.D.?
G.I.R.D. stands for Glenohumeral Internal Rotation Deficit. As the name implies, it is a condition in which one side (usually the dominant side) is lacking internal rotation in the shoulder (glenohumeral) joint when compared with the opposite side.
Filed under: Athletic Trainers, Student Corner | Tags: Athletic Training, job settings, military, rehabilitation, sports medicine
Athletic training is still a growing profession. Most people think of athletic trainers working either in a high school setting or collegiate setting with a sports team. But, athletic trainers are continuing to be hired in nontraditional settings. Athletic trainers now hold positions working in hospitals, with performing arts, public safety, occupational, and military settings.
Filed under: Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Coaches | Tags: ACL Tears, evaluation, Jump Training, Knee Injury, Neuromuscular Training, prevention
Injury to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is something that sparks the attention of the general public. Derrick Rose’s ACL tear practically turned the entire city of Chicago upside down and more recently he suffered another knee injury that had the entire sports nation holding its’ breath. It goes without saying that the general population is well aware of the impact that a ruptured ACL can have on a player’s life. In recent years more and more research has been done to investigate how these injuries may be prevented.
Filed under: Athletes, Athletic Trainers | Tags: athlete, depression, eating disorder, injury, mental-health, sports
Mental illness is a growing concern among our youth. Approximately 1 in 5 youths suffer from some type of depression. Athletes are not immune from mental illness. Although athletes in general are happier and healthier than the general population, the pressure can be overwhelming. Education and recognition are paramount in dealing with depression and other forms of mental illness. We must educate the athlete and the public that it is OK to seek help, that it is not a sign of weakness. (more…)
Filed under: Athletic Trainers, Student Corner, Uncategorized | Tags: athletic trainer, burnout, stress, stress relief
Burnout occurs in all careers. Burnout tends to occur the most in medical careers; working long hours and weekends and having a stressful job. Athletic trainers have to be flexible with their schedule, having practices at different time, different days, and games taking longer than expected. Burnout is defined as a syndrome of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion due to their job or career.
Filed under: Athletic Trainers, Student Corner | Tags: Athletic Training, Athletic Training Students, pr, student corner
The latest installment of our “Student Corner” feature was written by upper-level athletic training student Cody Lucas. Cody embodies the story that a lot of us have had. At times, athletic training seemed like a profession to pass through on the way to other career benchmarks. However, like Cody, many of us found our passion and purpose in this profession. We hope you enjoy his story!