Take One Minute

February 6, 2016

Take One Minute. 60 seconds. It’s not long. But in that 60 seconds you can watch the story of how a young athlete’s life was saved. 60 seconds is very important in this story, because 60 seconds is longer than the time it took for Claire Crawford to collapse on the ClaireVBSCAvolleyball court, the Athletic Trainer and staff to respond, and for CPR to be initiated. Can you believe all of that happened in 56 seconds? Read the rest of this entry »

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Rant time: Here it is 1:30AM and I’m reading once again about a complex in Georgia with “state of the art” fields that include some things even more than what is available at the Major League Baseball level! To go along with it are some complaints from parents about what they consider to be “nickel and dime” efforts but one of the organizations and some of these parents claim it is simply a matter of business. Read the rest of this entry »

Unfortunately, NOT ENOUGH. None of us are. We must do better. Whether we are a coach, an athletic trainer, a parent, or an athlete. We all must do better. Too many of these injuries are occurring and too many of them can be prevented. But they aren’t. They are occurring daily. Female athletes suffer more ACL injuries than their male counterparts and the numbers are alarming. Even more alarming is the fact that those who tear their ACL are at a much higher risk of either re-tearing that same ACL or tearing the ACL in the opposite knee.

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Why Just Football?

October 20, 2013

On this blog, I’ve made it a habit to talk about other sports. I love football and many of you I’m sure are aware of that! But football is always in the spotlight and when it comes to injuries, there’s no getting out of the spotlight for the game of football. But football is not the only sport for which there is serious risk of serious injury. Why, then is there so much emphasis on safety in football and not other sports? Read the rest of this entry »

This is probably an exam we see often in athletic training or physical therapy. It’s something we as athletic trainers and those in the physical therapy world and fitness world must also be prepared to address. It’s time we “think outside the box” and look beyond the pain site.

Let me set up the patient for you:

  • She is an adolescent volleyball player who plays high school volleyball 4 months and club volleyball the other 8 months of the year. Very little rest time in her sports schedule. Read the rest of this entry »

Random Thought: Volleyball

October 17, 2012

I was sitting at a volleyball game last night and had what I would say is interesting thought. I realized these girls do a lot of diving after the volleyball and sometimes they lay out although there is no chance of getting the ball. But it’s been my experience that many of them do not get hurt doing so. The question that came to mind for me was “why (or how) don’t volleyball players suffer more shoulder dislocations and AC sprains? Read the rest of this entry »

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