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January 11, 2017

Jan 12, 2017 12:51:45 AMFrom the January, 1957 issue of The First Aider...

Random Suggestions…

If you should build or remodel,don’t have your equipment room next to the showers.

Keep after your athletes to drink more water in winter – particularly on weekends.

We find some southern coaches storing football shoes in plastic and paper bags. They “Black Magic” the shoes, dust some Foot and Body Powder into them, then put them in the bag for storage.

Nitrotan Spray is a correct treatment for sunburn. Spray burned areas three times, at 30 minute intervals. Read More

High-mileage runners expend less energy than low-mileage runners

January 11, 2017

Jan 12, 2017 12:46:12 AMRunners who consistently log high mileage show more neuromuscular changes that improve running efficiency than their low-mileage counterparts, according to researchers. Find out what the researchers have concluded! Read More

Make 2017 the year you go pod!

January 11, 2017

At the start of a new year, there’s a renewed focus on getting things in order. As you consider the options for taking the organization of both your kit and your training room to the next level, we ask one simple question: Shouldn’t 2017 be the year that you go pod? Read More

Gelatin supplements and Vitamin C: Good for your joints?

January 11, 2017

Consuming gelatin and vitamin C, plus a burst of intensive exercise, can help build ligaments, tendons and bones, new research concludes. Read More

Athletic Trainer Spotlight: Mike Harrison, ATC

January 11, 2017

Jan 12, 2017 12:31:00 AMMeet Mike Harrison, coordinator of sports medicine for Allen High School in Allen, Texas, and a member of Cramer’s Athletic Trainer Advisory Council. Mike oversees a staff of three full-time athletic trainers and 69 athletic training students at a school with a rather large student body – 6,200 students, to be exact! Read More