Posts Tagged 'injury prevention'

Are NFL Players Taking Concussion Risks Seriously?

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Earlier in the football season, I wrote about concussions and why they are a serious issue.  Last week during Monday Night Football, something happened in the NFL that highlights why concussions will likely continue to be a difficult injury for doctors and trainers to treat effectively.  Rob Gronkowski, a second-year tight end for the New England Patriots, took ...

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Athletic Trainers are Valuable “Players” in High School Sports

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youth sports injuriesOne of the responsibilities that many sports medicine orthopaedists take on is providing medical coverage to local high school sports teams.  I provide on-field coverage for two local high schools during football season, and through this experience I have learned how important it is for schools to have an athletic trainer on staff, not only for football, but for all ...

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Strength Training is Crucial for Bone Health

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Strength Training Builds Bone MassEveryone knows that exercise is an important component of staying healthy, but the importance of strength training is often overlooked.  Training with weights or other resistance is important for many reasons; building muscle mass helps to prevent certain injuries, control weight, and build stamina.  But resistance training has another very important goal: developing strong bones.

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How to Prevent Basketball Injuries

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It’s that time of year again when the sound of leather bouncing on hardwood fills gymnasiums throughout the region. Basketball is called a “non-contact” sport, but anyone who plays or follows the game knows this isn’t a true a description.  Basketball is a very physical sport, perhaps more so now than ever before, and staying healthy for an entire ...

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