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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

The Athletic Edge: Innovation

Posted by Athletic Edge on Apr 26, 2017 12:27:17 PM

The Athletic Edge puts a lot of care into working with each of our customers to ensure that their athletic training rooms, locker areas and general facilities meet their needs and look great too. 

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Topics: treatment, training room

Locker Room Storage

Posted by Athletic Edge on Apr 26, 2017 9:56:03 AM

Whether your athletes spend their time on the track, field or court, the locker room is where each athlete will go before and after practice to get pumped up or wind down. There are very few things that can be more frustrating to athletes than an unorganized locker room with improper storage. By providing athletes with a locker room with specialized storage, it will increase security, space, productivity and convenience. 

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Topics: locker room, storage

The Athletic Edge: Customizable Upholstery & Proper Care

Posted by Athletic Edge on Apr 25, 2017 10:08:30 AM

The Athletic Edge's beautifully designed and rugged products for athletic trainers, physical therapists and other health professionals go way beyond standard. Our ruggedly handsome products sport top-of-the-line upholstery with multiple custom cushion branding. 

It is important to have durable yet comfortable equipment for each athlete or patient. By properly taking care of your table's upholstery, you will ensure your table has a long life!

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Topics: athletic edge, upholstery, care

The Drivers of Locker Room Renovations

Posted by Athletic Edge on Apr 17, 2017 9:52:58 AM

The locker room component of an athletic facility is very different than from a recreational facility. The user expectation is different, and thus the design goals are different. As times change, so does everything else. What are some of the deciding factors when renovating locker rooms today?

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Topics: locker room

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