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First Female Athletic Trainer in Club History Joins 49ers

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jun 19, 2015 7:00:00 AM

The San Francisco 49ers made history this spring when it hired the club's first-ever female athletic trainer.

Assistant athletic trainer Laura Schnettgoecke started her job in March without any fanfare, but according to the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society directory, she is only the third full-time female athletic trainer in NFL history.

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Topics: College Athletes, Student Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

Thinking Through Return to Play Decisions

Posted by The Athletic Edge on Jun 5, 2015 7:00:00 AM

When do you keep an athlete on the bench and when do you put him or her back in the game? It can be a tough decision, one that has lifechanging implications for the athlete if he or she returns too soon. 

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Athletic Director, Student Athletes, Return to play, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

How Your FitBit Can Help Treat Concussions

Posted by The Athletic Edge on May 29, 2015 7:00:00 AM

Even if you're not wearing a FitBit, you probably know someone who is. The popular wearable tracks the number of steps you take daily, as well as your sleep habits, other health information--and now, concussions.

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Topics: Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Athletic Trainers

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