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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

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

Soft Tissue Treatment in Athletic Injuries

Posted by Athletic Edge on Oct 13, 2016 2:32:17 PM

Over the past decade, athletic trainers have begun to significantly expand their practices to include certain forms of injury treatment. Even professional athletes have begun to benefit from soft tissue manipulation by sports chiropractors and athletic trainers. In an article in Dynamic Chiropractic, Joseph M. Horrigan, DC, DACBSP, examines how chiropractic knowledge of the process of soft tissue injuries can help athletic trainers better work with athletes and provide helpful early interventions. 

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Soft Tissue Tools, treatment

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

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

New Tech Helps Detect Injuries

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Sep 25, 2015 7:00:00 AM

concussionToday's athletes and athletic trainers are embracing new tech like low-level laser therapy or whole-body vibration to help treat and prevent injuries. And now new technology may be on the way to help athletic trainers, coaches and sports medicine physicians go even further and actually detect injuries. 

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Research

Girls Suffer More Overuse Injuries in Teen Sports

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Aug 21, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Overuse injuries are known to be most prevalent in children ages 13 to 17, a time when rapid growth occurs. But a new study from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center advises athletic trainers to take extra caution with teen girls playing sports.

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Overuse Injuries

Analyze Athletes' Injuries, Performance With New Tech

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Aug 7, 2015 7:00:00 AM

New technology at the University of Rochester Medical Center is helping to collect reams of data, all to build a assessment of individual and team weaknesses and potential injury risks to help predict and prevent injury whenever possible. 

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Technology

Is Diet Leading to Injured Athletes?

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jul 31, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Have certain athletes who are prone to injury? Diet could be to blame, according to experts. 

But we're not looking at the lack of certain nutrients necessarily. Simply put, athletes may just not be eating enough. After workouts, athletes should be replenishing carbs and proteins, important in relieving tired muscles (try chocolate milk--it's rich in both!). And during the season, health care providers should be providing athletes with guidelines on the calories they should be eating to stay fit, free of injuries and to maintain a healthy weight. 

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Dehydration, diet, Workouts

Tape or Laser: Which Comes First?

Posted by Karen Woodbeck, MS, PT, OCS, ATC, CKTI on Jul 24, 2015 7:00:00 AM

For many trainers and therapists, it’s an age-old question: Which should come first, tape or low-level laser therapy?

But the answer is actually easy: You don’t necessarily have to choose. It all depends on your patient, the type of injury and the goal you’re trying to reach. 

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Low Level Laser Therapy, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Taping

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