Get right while you work

Currently, I have been at work for seven hours. I have been sitting at my desk for at least four of those hours. My neck is beginning to get stiff, I have a headache, and I am stressed out that I will not finish the things that I needed to get done today. All the […]

Eating Healthy on a Budget

Ever hear that age old compliant, “Oh I want to eat healthy but it’s just so expensive!” I’m sure you have. Generally, people would like to eat healthy, but something always gets in the way. It can be a number of things, busy schedule, lack of knowledge on what to eat, and what may be […]

Hernia?!? What’s a hernia?

Have you ever been playing a sport and felt like you “pulled your groin”? There’s a good chance you may have done more than just pull a muscle, you could have potentially torn a muscle causing a herniation. A hernia is a soft tissue injury that occurs in the groin/lower abdominal area, usually caused by […]

My Hamstrings Are Tight, Or So I Think…

Working in the healthcare field, and more specifically the world of sports medicine, we often hear the complaint of “my hamstrings are tight”. Stretching hamstrings goes hand in hand with taping ankles and filling water bottles for Athletic Trainers according to spectators of our profession. Countless minutes and hours in the span of our career […]

We’ve got your back

March is National Athletic Training Month and we would like to take a moment to thank all athletic trainers for their tireless dedication to the health and well-being of a variety of populations. Odds are, nearly everyone has been exposed to the care and expertise of an athletic trainer. From professional athletes to youth recreational […]

non-traditional settings

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.

Avoiding burnout

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, […]