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