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Athletic Trainer Spotlight: Paul Silvestri, ATC

March 24, 2016

When Paul Silvestri entered the University of Florida in the fall of 1996, his plan was to major in pre-med and become an orthopedic surgeon. He started on that path, confident of his career direction…until his older brother started looking into athletic training at the University of South Florida. Read More

From The Archives: March - April, 1938

March 23, 2016

Teach Slow Motion Exercises

At the National Coaches meeting, one point was stressed which made quite an impression on a number of the members present: that was the benefit of slow motion pictures for teaching plays and exercises.

It was also pointed out that any coach could teach slow motion or have his athletes go through it, timing all of the exercises, or even plays, by slow motion in order to gain a thorough understanding and an exactness of detail of execution. Read More

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RACE - The Movie

March 23, 2016

It’s not unusual to see representatives of Cramer Products at sporting events, in training rooms, and at the annual NATA convention. Walking the red carpet before a movie premier in New York City though? That’s a bit out of the ordinary! But last month several Cramer employees had the opportunity to walk the red carpet and attend the premier of the new movie, RACE, the story of Gold Medal track and field champion Jesse Owens. Read More

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TheraBand™ Kinesiology Tape: You'll love the tape, the dispenser, the videos and more!

March 23, 2016

Is this the year you’re going to start using kinesiology tape? Or do you already use kinesiology tape, but want to improve your technique or switch up brands? Look no further than TheraBand’s Kinesiology Tape! It uses Cramer’s best-in-class adhesion, so you can be sure that the tape will provide durable support and stay stuck for up to five days. The tape is available in eight color combinations, from subtle to bold, so there’s something for everyone. Read More


March 23, 2016

Despite popular perceptions, cheerleading is one of the safest high school sports, yet the relatively few injuries sustained are often some of the most severe, according to a new study from the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Read More


March 1, 2016

Growing up in the Denver suburb of Arvada, Tandice Hawkey was an outstanding student who focused on academics. After graduating from high school in 1997, she was off to the University of Illinois as a pre-med major. That career path, however, didn’t turn out to be the right one for Tandi. I got a little discouraged during the physician shadowing experiences,” Tandi explains, “because the interaction between physicians and patients was so limited. I felt I would get more satisfaction developing long-term patient relationships. I wanted to stay in healthcare, but didn’t know how. Then I shadowed a family friend who was an athletic trainer, and discovered it was a profession that combined healthcare and sports. This excited me, since I grew up playing sports and in a sports family.” Read More