Here’s this week’s Exercise of the Week. We’re bringing back the TRX Suspension Trainer. Definitely consider one of these things in your program! I use the TRX a few times a week. Some days it’s a part of my warm up and other days I spend my entire workout using the TRX Suspension Trainer. I also utilize this piece of equipment almost daily in rehabilitation programs for my athletes. Read the rest of this entry »

This blog post was initially posted over at TheConcussionBlog. It has been a popular topic over there so I want to help spread the word on this topic…


When most people think about concussions they only allow one sport to enter their mind: football.  As we have documented numerous times before, football is just one of the many athletic activities that put athletes at risk for sustaining a concussion. Much of the general public thinks that the male athletes are the only ones suffering concussions, though that is not the case whatsoever; females are just as susceptible.  According to Dr. Comstock, of the Ohio State University College of Medicine, girls suffer concussions at a higher rate than males. Read the rest of this entry »

Later this week, the Illinois High School Association will host its Cross Country State Finals in Peoria, IL. In honor of all of the student-athletes competing this weekend I bring you this quote. They have worked hard all fall and most of them all summer long to get to this point. A shout-out to the Freeburg Midgets! Both the boys and the girls’ teams will be competing in Peoria. The girls’ won the Sectional Championship yesterday at SIU-Edwardsville while the boys took 4th place. Read the rest of this entry »

Preventing ACL Injuries

October 25, 2011

Anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL) injuries are common in female athletes. It is said that females suffer torn ACLs at a rate of 4-6 times more often than their male counterparts. The question remains: Is there any way to prevent these injuries and if so, what needs to be done?

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This week’s Exercise of the Week is the TRX Bridge. We’re going to work the glutes in this exercise. It’s also going to help set the table for next week’s exercise. Read the rest of this entry »

Going to Rehab is a weekly series where I talk about anything athletic training. Over the past few weeks, I have tried to discuss topics about a certain part of athletic training. Contrary to the name, I have not yet covered much in the way of rehab. Don’t worry– that is coming!

This week’s topic is Emergency Preparedness. As healthcare providers responsible for athletic injuries, the Certified Athletic Trainer must be ready for anything. It is not unusual for the athletic trainer to be the only healthcare provider onsite at an athletic event and therefore we are responsible for emergencies that may occur on the field. Read the rest of this entry »

Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals that hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, are nationally certified, and in many states licensed as healthcare providers. But what goes into educating a future athletic trainer? What background does that Certified Athletic Trainer possess?

There are plenty of athletic trainers in the workforce currently who have a vastly diverse education that has changed greatly in the last several years. It is debated among professionals as to whether the changes made have provided the best opportunitiy for athletic trainers and has produced better athletic trainers. Previous to the 2000’s one could become a certified athletic trainer by completing an internship and accumulating clinical hours before sitting for the national examination. Read the rest of this entry »

Quote of the Week: Rabbit

October 23, 2011

“Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.”
– RE Shay

Exercise of the Week

October 19, 2011

I know it’s been a little while since I’ve posted a new “Exercise of the Week.” I’m sorry!

Tonight I’m just going to post the video for you. Bringing back the TRX Suspension Trainer. I’m tell you– if you don’t have one of these, you need to get one!

This one looks interesting to me! I will have to try it sometime soon. Hopefully you’ll do the same…

NFL CBA and Medical Staff

October 17, 2011

The topic on ESPN for much of the late spring and summer was the fact that the NFL and the Players’ Union did not have a contract. Their Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) had ended in March and the owners locked out the players. The lock out finally ended in late July or early August and professional football returned.

There were many things involved in the CBA and that’s one reason it took as long as it did. There were some changes made with regards to the medical staffs on each team and that it was I will look at here today.. Read the rest of this entry »

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