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Locker Room Crime

Posted by Athletic Edge on Jun 22, 2017 8:51:34 AM

Locker room crimes are more common than one may think, and unfortunately, there is no perfect way to prevent locker room crime. Theft and video voyeurism are two main concerns for any locker room.

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Topics: Locker Rooms

Guarding Athletic Locker Rooms Against MRSA

Posted by Athletic Edge on Jun 5, 2017 1:08:00 PM

Although most schools are no longer in session, that doesn't mean athletic teams rest. Summer is an important time for teams to work on skills and prepare for the upcoming season. It is important to continue to properly clean and disinfect all locker rooms and athlete-based facilities to stop the spread of MRSA in locker rooms. Athletic Business’s Dawn Shoemaker discusses what athletic facilities and gyms can do to protect their athletes and clients. 

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Topics: Locker

Why Use Massage Therapy?

Posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on May 24, 2017 12:48:36 PM

We all have had that unfortunate experience of walking through the living room and our shin somehow finds the coffee table.  After a few choice words, what it usually the first thing we do?  It is probably the same thing our parents did for us when we were kids.  We rub it.  We do this without thinking but have you ever stopped to think why?

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Topics: massage therapy, massage

The Athletic Edge: Wood Locker Options

Posted by Athletic Edge on May 22, 2017 2:31:58 PM

No matter what configuration, each of The Athletic Edge's wood and laminate lockers start with strength, quality and longevity. Choose your configuration, add some team graphics or other customized options and you have yourself many beautifully handcrafted lockers to make your new facility or renovation outshine others.

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Topics: Locker Rooms

The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act

Posted by Athletic Edge on May 22, 2017 12:05:47 PM

Athletic trainers work hard and even more important, they are crucial to keep athletes in peak performance. Many athletic trainers are required to travel for work, often over state lines. What happens when an athletic trainer is in a different state where they are not licensed to practice? Medical liability insurance does not cover an athletic trainer when they cross state lines. Should the athletic trainer have to choose whether they treat their injured athletes or abandon the teams to whom they provide care for?

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Topics: Sports Medicine, athletic trainer

Stronger, Faster: Why Athletic Trainers Should Be Using Whole Body Vibration

Posted by Christian H. Reichardt, DC, CCSP on May 18, 2017 7:00:00 AM

Are you interested in helping your athletes get stronger and faster? What about injury prevention? Faster recovery times? Proprioceptive integration? 

Whole body vibration is commonly used with professional athletes for exactly those reasons! The technology isn’t seen as often with university and high school athletes, even though it is simple, easy to use, highly effective and now affordable. Clearly, athletic trainers in the collegiate and high school arenas may be missing an opportunity. 

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Prevention, Whole Body Vibration, High School Athletes, Proprioceptive Training

Choosing Your Lockers

Posted by Athletic Edge on May 17, 2017 10:54:24 AM

The process of renovation or building a new athletic locker room is an exciting experience. Planning out every detail, from the color of the walls to the touches of team branding throughout the facility- there's no doubt the entire team can't wait to get settled into the new facility!

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Topics: Locker Rooms, facility

Alternative Athletic Training Settings

Posted by Athletic Edge on May 11, 2017 1:43:01 PM

When you think of an athletic trainer (AT) at work, most people envision the AT running out onto the field to attend to an injured athlete. While this is the most traditional work environment, many athletic trainers have found alternative work settings that are perfectly suited for the unique skill set that the AT provides.

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Topics: athletic training

Lockers for Any Facility

Posted by Athletic Edge on May 3, 2017 9:52:40 AM

Locker rooms nowadays feature luxurious lounge area, whirlpools, internet, entertainment areas, just to name a few amenities. Not only are locker rooms a great recruiting edge for schools or high-end clubs, they are crucial as they contribute to the user's overall workout experience. 

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Topics: locker room, lockers

Get Your TEAM EDGE Products Through Your Favorite Dealer

Posted by Athletic Edge on May 2, 2017 1:31:39 PM

The Athletic Edge wants to make your experience as seamless as possible. That's why we've partnered up with six dealers nationwide to help bring our customers the most durable, user-friendly and comfortable equipment in each locker and training room.

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Topics: dealers

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