Damon Amato

Website: http://www.damonamato.com

Damon Amato

Damon Amato is an athletic trainer, strength coach and nutritionist with 10 years of experience working with high school and college athletes. He is an adjunct professor in the athletic training program at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. Check out his website, www.damonamato.com.

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6 Ways to Prevent Common Sports Injuries

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Connective Tissue: The Key to Preventing ACL Injuries

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Junk terms do not exist in the context most people think. We use the term all the time and it's been an accepted injury. WebMD lists it as pathology...

The New Rules for Cryotherapy: Why You're Icing Wrong

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