Filed under: Athletic Trainers, Coaches, Uncategorized | Tags: injury rates, National Action Plan for Sports Safety, national athletic trainers association, youth sports, Youth Sports Safety Alliance
Over the past 10 years, organized youth sports have been elevated to a whole new level of importance and competitive nature by both parents and athletes. The once opportunity to get kids off the couch and out of the house, has now become an obsession, supposed ticket to free college, and a quick pathway to potentially serious injuries. According to a survey done by Michigan State in January 2012, over 35 million kids’ ages 5 to 18 years old participated in organized youth sports that year. Of those 35 million, 1 in 6,000 will make it to the NFL, 1 in 10,000 will make it to the NBA, and 1 in 90 will receive a full ride to a Division I or Division II college. Along with those statics, the Youth Sports Safety Alliance estimate 2 million injuries in high school sports each year alone, with 50,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations from these injuries. This doesn’t even include the injuries not reported or those outside of the high school sports umbrella. So the question is, are organized youth sports worth the risk?
Filed under: Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Coaches | Tags: compound fracture, Kevin Ware, recovery, rehabilitation, surgery, Tibia
For anyone who has paid any attention to this year’s NCAA basketball tournament or the news period, a gruesome injury was witnessed by the nation on Sunday. Louisville guard Kevin Ware suffered a compound fracture of his tibia, the larger of the two bones in the lower leg. As television viewers watched the game a sudden stop in play came followed by players and spectators alike turning away from the court in horror.
Filed under: Athletes, Athletic Trainers | Tags: athletic trainers, CEU, instruments, soft tissue, tecnica gavilan, therapists
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Great News for Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, PhysicalTherapy Assistants, Massage Therapists, Occupational Therapists and persons working to enhance physical and athletic performance. A Functional Movement application of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization is available in the U.S.A.! AND… it is affordable!!! Técnica Gavilán detects, treats and releases soft tissue restrictions, “scar tissue” in multiple planes of functional movements. The specificity involved with Técnica Gavilán will decrease musculoskeletal pain, increase strength, increase range of motion & flexibility and enhance performance.
Filed under: Athletic Trainers, Student Corner | Tags: Athletic Training, National Athletic Training Month
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Filed under: Athletic Trainers, Uncategorized | Tags: athletic trainer, Athletic Training, NATA, National Athletic Training Month
For most people, the month of March is a time for spring break, St. Patrick’s Day, and college basketball, but if you’re an Athletic Trainer or Athletic Training Student it is also National Athletic Training Month. National Athletic Training Month is a time for recognition and appreciation of the Athletic Training community for the time and energy spent with athletics. Every March, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, NATA, creates a theme for the month that ties into bringing awareness to the Athletic Training profession. This years theme is "Everybody needs an Athletic Trainer." The goal of the theme is to point out that not just professional and college athletes need Athletic Trainers, but everyone, including high school, middle school, youth sports, and even adults would benefit from Athletic Training.
Filed under: Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Uncategorized | Tags: Adventure Racing, new frontier, running, sports injuries, sports medicine
The craze of adventure racing has swept the United States in the past couple of years and therefore has brought on a new frontier for the sports medicine community. Adventure races range from smaller beginner level races such as the Warrior Dash or Tough Mudder to races that may last up to ten days. Participants of these events compete in courses that require performance of multiple disciplines including climbing or rappelling, flat- and white-water boating, mountain biking, orienteering, trail running, and trekking.
The origin of adventure racing may date back to the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon or New Zealand’s Coast to Coast. Adventure racing continues to gain ground in popularity in the United States and is now one of the fastest growing sports throughout the world.