The Athletic Edge Blog

A Look at Sports Massage Therapy

Posted by Steve Jurch, A.T.C., L.M.T on Aug 26, 2016 10:11:27 AM

The field of sports massage therapy is a very popular specialization within our profession; however, massage therapists are often challenged when it comes to defining it. When a therapist advertises that she is a sports massage therapist, does she really understand what that means?

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Topics: massage therapy, sports massage therapy

University of Wyoming: Athletic Edge Lockers

Posted by Athletic Edge on Aug 8, 2016 12:02:29 PM

The Athletic Edge offers a line of beautifully handcrafted, comprehensive, and efficient wood and laminate lockers for your new facility or renovation. The University of Wyoming's Cowgirl's Volleyball Team and Wrestling team recently renovated the Volleyball Locker Room, accentuating it with The Athletic Edge's Pedestal Wood Athletic Locker.

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Topics: Locker Rooms

Lower Back Pain: Weight Training Without Hurting Yourself

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Aug 1, 2016 11:49:19 AM

Okay, I know you: the gym is where you live between work and your bed. You pride yourself on ripped abs, thrashed glutes, and cut quads. You could strum your serratus, pound nails with your pecs, break bricks with your biceps — and as the plated bar bends, some people stop to watch the steam come off your chest... Dr. Michael L. Gordon at the Hoag Orthopedic Institute discusses weight training without injuring yourself. 

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Topics: Niel Asher Technique, lower back pain

Preventing ACL Tears: 4 Tips for Girls and Women

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jul 15, 2016 9:01:31 AM

Women of all ages are constantly pushing their own physical limits and challenging what it means to be a female athlete. But it’s much more common for women to tear their ACL than men. Find out the best ways to keep yourself from getting injured.

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, sports injury

The Benefits of Kinesiology Taping

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jul 13, 2016 12:13:13 PM

DL bandage method is a definitive rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.

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Topics: Taping

Baseball Related Hamstring Injuries May be Preventable

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jul 11, 2016 10:48:26 AM

Creating a program to prevent hamstring injuries in minor league and major league baseball players might be a possibility, say researchers  at the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine's (AOSSM).

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, injury prevention

Concussions & Kids- Mind the Signs

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jul 6, 2016 10:59:08 AM

Head trauma is a major public health concern in the United States, with indirect and direct health-care costs approaching nearly $1 billion annually. Worse, head trauma also can cause short and long-term health problems and, in children, problems with
academics, headaches, and behavioral health issues.

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Topics: Concussion, Young Athletes, sports injury

Pivotal Health Solutions Named Master Distributor of Niel Asher Education

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jun 30, 2016 8:40:48 AM

Pivotal Health Solutions, (PHS) a leading provider for the health and wellness industry, has been named Master Distributor of Niel Asher Education (NAT®) throughout the United States. PHS has been working closely as Master Distributor with The Pressure Positive Company since 2010. Now these three companies will join forces to provide the most advanced, trigger point manual therapy education series and self care trigger point tools worldwide. 

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Topics: Niel Asher Technique

The Athletic Edge and NormaTec Partner to Develop the Newest Training Room Innovation

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jun 15, 2016 8:07:05 AM



NormaTec and The Athletic Edge have partnered to create the industry’s newest and most innovative treatment and recovery table, a versatile training room solution to meet the needs of the modern day athletic trainer.

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Topics: Treatment and Recovery Cabinet CAB-090N

The Athletic Edge Offering Training Room Packages with Free Branding

Posted by The Athletic Edge on May 16, 2016 3:32:55 PM

Watertown, SD, May 16, 2016 — The average day of an athletic trainer is extremely hectic. Trying to keep up with multiple sports and their athletes can be challenging, especially while planning a new training room facility or renovating an existing training room. The number of products and options available are endless.

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Topics: Training Room Packages

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