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Dear John: Someone at a holiday gathering made a claim about injuries in the NFL. The players’ association (NFLPA) has negotiated a training schedule that significantly limits the amount of scrimmage time preceding a game. The claim was that this...
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After two decades as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ head athletic trainer, Mike Ryan, ATC, PT, PES, has spent the 2014 football season not behind the sidelines but in front of the camera. As a sports medicine consultant for NBC’s Sunday Night Football,...
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For a pitcher to avoid coal in his stocking, he must throw lots of strikes over lots of innings AND stay relatively healthy.
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There's no shortage of holiday spirit among athletic trainers, evidenced by the creative decor we've seen circulating on social media. From the University of Maine's star made of pre-wrap, or Bay City High School's Christmas tree adorned with...
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My wife showed me a video on YouTube the other day of a little girl standing on the bathroom counter giving herself a pep talk. She goes through a number of different things she likes about herself, her family and her house before hopping down and...
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by John Doherty, ATC, PT As the media assault on football in general and the NFL in particular has continued unabated this autumn (it still is autumn, isn’t it?), a detailed study of medical expenditures by sport was released earlier this season by...
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In her office at Radio City Music Hall, old magazines and photos of the Radio City Rockettes through the years decorate the walls. As she sits at her desk, Elaine Winslow-Redmond, MS, ATC, EMT, head athletic trainer and director of athletic training...
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By John Doherty, ATC, PT As the World Series comes to an anonymous end (No Yankees, no Red Sox, no Cardinals, no Dodgers, and no Cubs means nobody is watching.), here is a tip for all those dads who hope their sons are good enough someday to play in...