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The LAST Table earns “Excellence in Innovation” Bronze Medal

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Apr 10, 2018 10:08:55 AM

Watertown, SD, April 4, 2018 — The Athletic Edge was recently awarded the bronze medal for its LAST Table from Momentum Media’s “Excellence in Innovation” awards program through Athletic Management, Training & Conditioning and Coaching Management. This award serves to honor products that are game-changers for college and high school athletic departments/teams, sports medicine professionals, and coaches. 

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Topics: LAST table, Award

Summer sports and dehydration

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Apr 10, 2018 9:38:40 AM

When school ends for the summer, summer and fall athletic practices are just getting started. The anticipation for athletes to return to the practice field is a century-old tradition; gearing up in pads and helmets dreaming of the "Friday night lights." Even though their opening night is months away, they are putting their energy and hearts into the effort, hoping for gridiron glory.

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Case Study: Dodge City Community College

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Apr 5, 2018 10:14:40 AM

In 2016, Dodge City Community College, located in Dodge City, KS, opened a brand-new Student Activity Center. This facility isn't your typical activity center; the 41,548 square foot facility was constructed as a concrete monolithic dome, which can withstand an F5 tornado (ideal for Kansas' tornado season!) Complete with new locker rooms for volleyball and men's and women's basketball, the athletic training room, unfortunately, drew the short end of the stick. Due to lack of funds, M. Brian Harvey LAT, ATC, the Head Athletic Trainer at DCCC was forced to take the equipment from the old facility to furnish the school's brand new one.

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Topics: athletic edge, athletic trainer, athletic

Athletic trainer vs. personal trainer...what's the difference?

Posted by Athletic Edge on Mar 22, 2018 10:41:48 AM

The term "athletic trainer" has been used loosely and incorrectly for years. Often confused with a personal trainer, there is a difference. "Really?" you may ask, but the difference is something that should not be confused. 

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Topics: athletic training, athletic trainer, athletic

Importance of Sleep in Athletes

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Feb 26, 2018 2:06:29 PM

As more and more research is done on sleep and athletes, we achieve a broader understanding for all the areas it impacts. Three recent studies open our eyes even further, showing how a lack of sleep can affect reaction time, performance, and substance use.

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Help prevent ACL tears with these exercises

Posted by Athletic Edge on Jan 4, 2018 12:57:55 PM

ACL tears are extremely common sports injuries. There really is no secret to avoiding them. The twisting, jumping, stopping movements of the game can cause damage no matter how hard you try, but there are a few technique to help lower the risk of injury. It all begins with proper alignment.

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Topics: acl tears

Prehabilitation- A forward-thinking approach to injury prevention

Posted by Athletic Edge on Nov 6, 2017 10:31:07 AM

This blog was written by Jodi Helmer for blog.myfitnesspal.com and originally appeared here.

Runners who tear their anterior cruciate ligament, golfers with tendonitis, football players with sprains and other athletes with injuries often end up in rehabilitation. The trouble with rehab is that even if it helps you recover from injuries, the damage is already done.

Prehabilitation, on the other hand, focuses on decreasing the risk of injury. It’s based on the idea that improving strength, flexibility and motor control in the areas most vulnerable to injuries can keep you from getting hurt, minimize time on the sidelines and prevent the pain of recovery. Studies show this proactive approach works.

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Topics: prerehab

A Powerful Combination

Posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on Oct 2, 2017 11:40:45 AM

How can massage therapy help maximize your rehabilitation? A large percentage of individuals that utilize the healthcare system are people going through some sort of rehabilitation.  That rehabilitation may be associated with the recuperation from surgery, healing from an accident, dealing with a congenital condition, or recovering from an athletic injury. 

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Topics: massage therapy

Tips to Help Student Athletes Reach Peak Performance

Posted by Athletic Edge on Sep 5, 2017 3:26:44 PM

The Fall sport season is right around the corner! With the start of a new school year and a new sports team, the beginning of the season can be tough. Regardless of what sport is being played, there are many factors that can help student athletes have a great tryout and season, including the four tips outlined below.

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Topics: Athletic Trainers

5 Qualities of the Best Athletic Trainers

Posted by Athletic Edge on Aug 23, 2017 3:50:54 PM

Great athletic trainers (ATs) have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude and a desire to expand their knowledge and skills. What makes a truly exceptional athletic trainer? Here are five essential qualities of the best athletic trainers.

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Topics: Athletic Trainers

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