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Hydrating Athletes Then and Now

October 1, 2018

“We used to do what!?” Three legends in our profession share surprising and educational stories on how far we’ve come in understanding the science behind hydration and keeping athletes safe.

The Latest Treatment Guidelines for Ankle Sprains

October 1, 2018

Are you following the best evidence in managing ankle sprains? New clinical practice guidelines tell us what works and doesn’t work for ankle sprain prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

The Science of Ultrasound Dosing

October 1, 2018

Are your athletes getting the benefits of an ultrasound treatment? Athletic trainers need to be aware of the specific dose parameters for appropriate tissue heating using ultrasound, and how to get the most out of soft tissue treatments.

Debunking the Ankle Braces Impairment Myth

October 1, 2018

Studies show that ankle braces do not affect performance, speed or agility; yet there are some athletes who still think braces slow them down or impair their ability. Two researchers share their findings on performance with Active Ankle braces. Read this to help educate and protect your athletes.

Will You Be Ready?

October 1, 2018

The professional degree in athletic training will be at the master’s level as of July 1, 2020. Do you still have questions on how this will impact you or your organization?