How to Talk to Injured Athletes
It’s every athlete’s worst nightmare. The twist of an ankle, the buckling of a knee, or a pop within the shoulder can not only impact a player’s physical health, but [...]
16 Common Causes of Sports Injuries
Sports are unpredictable. Anything can happen on the field, including injuries. And although sometimes athletes get hurt through something totally unforeseen, a number of injuries are rooted in a list [...]
6 Ways to Prevent Common Sports Injuries
As an Athletic Trainer and Strength coach, I'm often asked by coaches and personal trainers how to prevent injury in their athletes and clients. This...
How to Recover After Getting Hit by a Pitch
That fastball came in like a heat-seeking missile. The target: the middle of your back. Whether it was intentional or not doesn’t really matter. You toughed it out, making sure [...]
10-Minute Ankle-Strengthening Program
10 Minute Ankle Strengthening Program As a Certified Athletic Trainer, one of the most common injuries that I see in sports is the inversion ankle...
Do’s and Don’ts: Building Muscle for Athletes
Many athletes are introduced to weight training through bodybuilding workouts. With organized strength and conditioning programs still omitted from most...
Can Soccer Lead to Brain Trauma?
AP Images Researchers at Boston University have found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brain of a deceased 29-year-old former soccer player, The New York Times reports. [...]
Reducing Concussion Risk in Youth Athletes
Football is a tough game, played by strong human beings, who are successful when they impose their will on another. The nature of the 21st century...
Wrist Strain Recovery Starts in the Gym
Wrist strains are common in sports that require frequent snapping of the wrists, like baseball, hockey, golf and tennis. A strain can be caused by a sudden sharp fall or [...]
Simple Ways to Treat or Prevent an Ankle Sprain
A sprained ankle is one of the most common joint injuries, prompting many athletes to consider it "just a sprain" and not treat it with the respect it deserves. The [...]