Injury Treatment

NATA Sets Guidelines For Managing Sports Injuries in High School and College Settings

The National Athletic Trainers' Association inter-association task force recommendations on best practices for sports medicine management for secondary schools and colleges can be used by parents to evaluate whether their child's school is providing adequate sports medicine services for its athletes.

Role of Sports Medicine Doctor Explained

Sports medicine doctors play an important role in sports injury prevention and treatment, says Lyle Micheli, M.D., Director, Division of Sports Medicine at Children's Hospital Boston.

Return to Play Criteria Designed To Minimize Risk of Re-Injury

Return to sports after an injury is a stepwise process, says Eric Laudano, M.H.S., ATC, head athletic trainer at the University of Pennsylvania, designed to minimize the chances of re-injury.

Knowing When Athlete Psychologically Ready To Return To Play

In determining when an athlete is ready psychologically ready to return to play, communication between the athlete and the athletic training staff, coaches, parents is critical.

Return to Play: Psychological Readiness Just As Important

An athlete's psychological readiness is just as important for a return to sports as their physical recovery from injury, says Eric Laudano, head athletic trainer at the University of Pennsylvania, especially for long-term injuries.

Rules Dictate When an Injured Player Leaves the Court, but Common Sense Should Rule When a Player Returns- But Does It?

Player safety as it relates to  removal of a player upon sustaining a concussion is receiving much-needed attention by teams, as well as officials. Basketball rules, as set forth by the National Federation of State High School Associations  (NFHS), are clear: the official shall remove a player if he/she is displaying symptoms of a concussion, and the player can return to the game only if/when cleared by a medical professional.

When is it medically okay to return to the basketball court after injury, versus when does it truly makes sense to do so?  There's a big difference.

Feldenkrais Method Can Help Athlete Regardless of Sport

Edward Feldman, DC, RCST, says the Feldenkrais Method can help any athlete, regardless of sport, perform better.

Athletic Trainers: Every School Should Have One

March is National Athletic Trainers Month.  Although the number of athletic trainers at U.S. high schools is increasing, the latest statistics suggest that less than half have an AT on staff.  Here's a video that shows just how important they are in keeping our kids safe.

High School Football: Team Doctor Was This Year's MVP

The lights may have gone dark at the football stadium at her local high school, says one Texas mom, but the team will be in the hunt for a playoff berth again next fall if only because she knows that this year's MVP (Most Valuable Physician) will be coming back for another season.

Foam Rolling: Essential Part Of Athlete's Training Routine

By rolling different muscle groups across a large piece of cylindrical foam, kids not only better prepare their bodies for exercise, but they can also help speed recovery time from intensive training and competition.
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