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First impressions mean a lot. Here at The Athletic Edge, we understand that. It’s why we put such care into working with each of our customers to ensure that their training rooms, locker areas and general facilities not only meet their specific needs but look great too. Our custom products tell a story—your story. As part of Pivotal Health Solutions, one of the largest manufacturers of beautifully designed and rugged products for athletic trainers, physical therapists and other health care providers, our products go way beyond standard. One of The Athletic Edge’s core competencies is a broad capability to draw on a variety of processes and materials to support our customers’ needs. The result is a feature-rich line of products, including the uniquely designed, patent-pending Leg and Shoulder Therapy (LAST) table; ruggedly handsome and modular locker series; our industry leading cold lasers; and more.
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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

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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More Chiropractic Care? Professional Athletes Say Yes

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Aug 18, 2017 8:00:00 AM

More professional teams who are interested in improving overall health and maintaining peak performance are turning to chiropractic care. That's according to experts at the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, who spoke recently to the Washington Nationals baseball team. 

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Soft Tissue Tools, Professional Athletes, Chiropractic, Performance

The "Big Six" Health Club Mistakes

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Apr 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to great architecture and design at fitness facilities, it can be easy to look back and say, "Wow, why did [or didn't] we put that in our facility?" We defer to former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart's standard for obscenity — we know it when we see it.

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Topics: Locker Room Design, Health Clubs

Inside the Modern Team Locker Room

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Mar 21, 2017 7:00:00 AM

 

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Topics: Locker Room Design, College Athletes, Student Athletes

How Lock Technologies Are Making Life Easier in Locker Rooms

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Mar 14, 2017 5:00:00 PM

With more athletic facilities incorporating new technologies, it's no surprise to find that locker rooms are following suit--namely, through lock technologies.

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Topics: Locker Room Design, Technology, Locks

Athletic Edge Announces Release of New Leg and Shoulder Treatment Cabinet

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Feb 1, 2017 2:35:34 PM

Watertown, SD, January 19, 2017- The Athletic Edge is excited to announce the new patent pending Leg and Shoulder Treatment Cabinet (CAB-100-LST). The release of the CAB-100-LST Treatment Cabinet is an extension of the Athletic Edge’s market leading and patent-pending LAST Table Series.

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Topics: Leg and shoulder treatment cabinet, CAB-100-LST

Effects of Massage Therapy For Athletes

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jan 17, 2017 2:37:02 PM

Massage therapy has gone from a perceived luxury to a useful and even crucial part of treating ailments from the hospital to the athletic training room. Until the past 10 years, there wasn't conclusive evidence that massage really does have a positive effect on athletes.  However, thanks to new studies and some backing by reputable sources, the benefits of massage are being taken seriously.  And those benefits are not just for the pros.  They’re extended to anyone who participates in a regular exercise program.

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Topics: massage, athletes

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