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Sports Medicine Primer: Lyme Disease

05.16.18

This month's focus is on Lyme disease, or better yet the bacteria that causes Lyme disease, typically carried by ticks.  It is very likely that living in California Lyme disea... read more


Caffeine as a Dietary Supplement Halted by FDA

04.22.18

Caffeine has been a topic of this blog previously as part of a conversation about the safety energy drinks for teens. Caffeine is back in the news again, declared illegal in bulk q... read more


Compassionate Care for All: Including Ourselves

03.10.18

March is National Athletic Training Month. This year’s tagline, “compassionate care for all” highlights how athletic trainers are expected to provide care to pati... read more


Licensing Athletic Trainers in California: Will 2018 be the Year?

02.11.18

CURRENT STATUS OF AT LICENSURE IN CALIFORNIA: It’s a new year and it’s a new attempt to gain licensure for athletic trainers in California. AB 1510 had made it to commi... read more


Sports Medicine Primer: Methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA)

10.24.17

THE BACTERIUM: Staphylococcus aureus is a natural bacterium in human hosts that can also cause a broad spectrum of disease. Populations that are reported to have increased risk of ... read more


Getting Through: As published in T&C

09.30.17

This month I had the privilege of writing about Advocates for Injured Athletes and the Athletes Saving Athletes(TM) education program for the trade publication, Training & Cond... read more


Health & Safety Policy Rankings for High School Athletics: A Closer Look

08.21.17

The Korey Stringer Institute recently released results of a study that was designed “to provide an assessment of the implementation of health and safety policies pertaining t... read more


Fall Sport Pre-Season is Starting Soon – Are you Ready?

07.30.17

Disclaimer: The content contained in this blog is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or trea... read more


Sports Medicine Primer: Recognizing Sickle Cell Trait versus Exertional Heat Illness

06.26.17

Disclaimer: The content contained in this blog is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or trea... read more


Ssubi is Hope Supports Local Athletic Trainers and Athletes

05.12.17

A few months ago, I took the opportunity to volunteer some time on a Saturday morning at Ssubi is Hope. It started out as just another opportunity to take some time out of my sched... read more


Our Priority is Your Protection - Protecting Athletic Trainers to Protect Your Athlete

03.09.17

I recently had the opportunity to speak with Mike West, ATC, former President, California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) regarding pending federal and state legislatio... read more


Reflections From the Izu Trail Journey

01.20.17

A4IA supporters Dan Squiller and Steve Jurman were in Japan to run the Izu Trail Journey, a 72K ultra marathon. This journey was one of both personal challenge and professional awa... read more


A4IA Spreads Sports Safety Message in Japan

12.16.16

Steve Jurman and Dan Squiller, running partners and A4IA/ASA supporters will be spreading A4IA’s message to Japan by wearing their ASA swag when participating in the Izu Trai... read more


Teacher Survives Sudden Cardiac Arrest Thanks to Quick Actions of Athletic Trainer and Fans

10.18.16

It was a Friday in September at Francis Parker School and the football game was in full swing. Athletic trainer Niki Dehner heard her name being yelled from the stands and she turn... read more


UC San Diego Health Sports Medicine Partners with San Diego Unified School District to Support New Athletic Training Initiative

09.20.16

I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Kevin Messey, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, Athletic Trainer, UC San Diego Health Sports Medicine, to talk about the wide range of sports me... read more


Sports Medicine Primer: High Ankle Sprain

08.13.16

Disclaimer: The content contained in this blog is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or trea... read more


Concussion Tracking - Interview with Johna Register-Mihalik

07.19.16

Johna K. Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATCAssistant Professor, Exercise and Sport ScienceResearch Scientist, Injury Prevention Research CenterFaculty, Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related T... read more


7th Annual Run with the Buckeyes Raised Funds for A4IA

06.04.16

The Athletic Training Club at Ohio State University has the chartered purpose to further promote the athletic training profession, unify the athletic training education program and... read more


Athletic Trainers Now Embedded in UC San Diego Health – Sports Medicine

05.08.16

With the opening of a new Sports Medicine clinic in La Jolla, UC San Diego Health is leading the way with an emerging practice model incorporating athletic trainers (ATCs). Sports ... read more


April is Youth Sports Safety Month - Who is the Athletic Trainer on Your Team?

04.16.16

Youth sport safety remains on the minds of many after March as National Athletic Training Month closes out and April as National Youth Sports Safety Month is in full swing. The new... read more