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Athletic Training: Why I Love My Job

I’m an Athletic Trainer. Oh, so you’re a gym teacher? NO.  Oh, so you’re a personal trainer? NO Oh, so you’re a strength coach? NO Wait, so what do you do? Believe it or not, this type of exchange actually happens a lot.  It’s funny, because athletic trainers (ATs) are everywhere. Most high schools, colleges, semi-pro teams, Olympic […]

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Photo Essay #NATM2015

Feel free to send in a note, picture, video about your favorite Athletic Trainer or the profession itself.  I don’t know where the credit goes but DANG ITS AWESOME!!! (click to enlarge) Tags: #NATM2015, Athletic trainer, Healthcare Professional Article source: http://theconcussionblog.com/2015/03/24/photo-essay-natm2015/

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New ideas from a great weekend!

Maybe it’s just left over excitement from last weekend, maybe it’s my inclination to try something different, maybe it’s simply my love of the sport, or maybe it’s all three. Regardless, I’m thinking differently about how I’ll approach swimming workouts, which will inevitably effect Pilates. This past weekend I went with the St. John’s Water […]

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Mouth Guards (5/5/14) — How is this study not retracted?

It has been nearly a year since I wrote this up, but it has been making the rounds again.  I honestly want to know why this “peer-reviewed” article has not been retracted.  This is one of the most blatant oversights I have witnessed in publications, and that is not hyperbole.  Read the following for yourself: […]

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Borland, Now What?

If you are interested in sports or the brain trauma/concussion debate you probably did not miss the news about Chris Borland’s abrupt retirement from the NFL and the San Francisco 49ers.  In case you missed it, he broke this news to Outside the Lines on ESPN. Since he made his decision there has been quite […]

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#NATM2015 YouTube Video – OATS

From my home state of Illinois, I give you Oswego High School…  Make sure you see the interviews at the end of the video!!!!!!!!!!! Well Done! Tags: #NATM2015, athletic training, Oswego High School Article source: http://theconcussionblog.com/2015/03/11/natm2015-youtube-video-oats/

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NATM 2011 Letter (3/22/11)

This post is from March 22, 2011 and is great to bring back for all to read.  I am unaware of any changes in Paul’s professional life, but this remains relevant! ========== During the month of March we will continually highlight the work of an athletic trainer.  This series will incorporate open letters about the […]

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Loud noises

This guy knows what I’m talking about. I like to think I’m a fairly calm and relaxed guy. Not much rattles me. Some things did and occassionally still do, but they’re becoming fewer and fewer. For example, I used to get incredibly frustrated by the speed at which my brain injury symptoms were improving. I […]

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Be Prepared

Originally posted on Athletic Training and Fitness: Be Prepared– A motto that the Boy Scouts introduced. And a concept that Athletic Trainers practice. Be Prepared. For what? ANYTHING. Athletic Trainers are prepared for just about anything. We take the time to prepare prior to a game or practice so that you can perform fully. We […]

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We Prepare – You Perform

It is that time of the year again to point the spotlight on the countless, often faceless, professionals that do much more that many know in protecting your physically active peers.  This year the message is “We Prepare You Perform” and has many different meanings to many different people.  I want to take this time […]

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