Making its second appearance on the blog, I’m bringing back “Going to Rehab.” This will allow me to talk about anything sports medicine (as if I don’t anyway!). These are more issues that I see in athletic training and how it pertains to everyday athletic healthcare.

Cue the Budweiser theme song… Read the rest of this entry »

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Boys of Fall

August 24, 2012

It is football season in Illinois! Time to hit the field and wear those school colors. For me, it’s breaking out the orange and black once again. The Bulldogs head to Freeburg to face the Midgets. Let’s go Bulldogs!

Making its second appearance on the blog, I’m bringing back “Going to Rehab.” This will allow me to talk about anything sports medicine (as if I don’t anyway!). These are more issues that I see in athletic training and how it pertains to everyday athletic healthcare.

This is something that has floated around the internet for awhile. We can always use a little fun 🙂

1. You realize that skin lube is the best Chap Stick known to man.
2. You never see the sun because you go to work before it rises and don’t leave the office until way after it sets.
3. You are so bored in between freshman and JV football games that you and another athletic trainer start talking about which types of Band-Aids you like the best.
4. You understand all of these jokes and are going to send them to all your athletic trainer friends and all the dumb jocks.
5. Your first answer for treatment is “ice” and last answer/ comment is “don’t forget to ice”.
6. When you have “pain off” and tape in your purse. Read the rest of this entry »

The Bull Run: Introduction

August 20, 2012

In a few short weeks, I will be beginning my masters degree through the University of South Florida. As many of you already know, I am quite excited and cannot wait to get started! This new series is one I hope to keep up with over the next 5 semesters as I progress through my classes. Here we go! Go Bulls!

This first post in the series will be rather short. Details are still coming in and I will begin preparing accordingly as I am given more details. I have my email, BlackBoard, etc all set up. I now have all three of my textbooks for this semester in my posession, and now I wait to pay my bill! My last book came in the mail today.

I can’t wait! Go Bulls!

“Stop reading the news clippings. You’re small and you’re going to be smaller every week. There ain’t going to be no growth spurt between now and the first game. You’re going to use your minds! You’re going to play with your heart! And that is what you’re going to use to win the State Championship.”–Gary Gaines

Making its second appearance on the blog, I’m bringing back “Going to Rehab.” This will allow me to talk about anything sports medicine (as if I don’t anyway!). These are more issues that I see in athletic training and how it pertains to everyday athletic healthcare.

Here we are already halfway through the month of August and fall sports have begun. This is a busy time of the year for not only those sports, but for the staff that works to support them as well. For the athletic trainers, we have also kicked into high gear as we get ready to roll. In this article, I will explore the many different tasks we must get accomplished before the season begins. Read the rest of this entry »

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is calling for a “time out” for emergencies as the fall sports seasons prepare to kick off. The NATA is recommending a meeting be held prior to athletic participation by healthcare providers to ensure proper safety procedures are in place and so the providers are coordinated for any emergencies that may occur.
Read the rest of the article at the link below…

http://www.bocatc.org/blog/uncategorized/time-out-for-emergencies/

Making its second appearance on the blog, I’m bringing back “Going to Rehab.” This will allow me to talk about anything sports medicine (as if I don’t anyway!). These are more issues that I see in athletic training and how it pertains to everyday athletic healthcare.

Prior to exercise, prior to sports participation, and prior to many different physical activities a physical examination by a physician is often required. There are many parts to a physical exam it will vary by the activity and age, etc. So what is so important about the physical examination and how can this help the athlete? Read the rest of this entry »

This is just a remarkable story. I caught this last night on ESPN and knew I had to share. Congratulations to Bree for achieving her goals regardless of the obstacles put in front of her.

   “Although they only give gold medals in the field of athletics, I encourage everyone to look into themselves and find their own personal dream, whatever that may be–sports, medicine, whatever. The same principles apply.”

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