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When The Head Aches, The Urine Leaks And The Jaw Pops

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When The Head Aches, The Urine Leaks And The Jaw Pops Have you heard of Biofeedback?  Well have you ever stepped on a scale?  It gives you feedback whether you like it or not.  It might tell you to hit the gym.  How about a thermometer?  That also gives you feedback like it’s time to […]

Athletic Trainers: The Heart Of The Operation

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Athletic Trainers: The Heart Of The Operation In case you haven’t noticed by all of the posts and pictures the month of March was Athletic Training month! The theme this year by the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) is We’ve Got Your Back! Previously my wonderful, smart, and talented colleagues have highlighted what an athletic […]

What Makes Athletic Training Different Than Physical Therapy?

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What Makes Athletic Training Different Than Physical Therapy? Hello everyone! Liz Gerdin here, the athletic trainer at North High School. Recently we have had a ton of awesome blog posts with great advice and interesting information. In honor of National Athletic Training Month, I thought you all would love a picture of what makes athletic […]

Athletic Training Injury Evaluation

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Athletic Training Injury Evaluation If you are anything like me; you like to know what is ahead, what’s coming next, and what the plan is.  I wrote up a little itinerary of what an evaluation of an injury looks like.  That way, when you show up to the athletic training room, or you’re sitting in […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: How To Make A Homemade Ice Pack

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Homemade Ice Pack I’ve written several blog posts about a variety of things, but thought the readers might like something a bit different. In case you are ever in a situation where you need an ice pack, but don’t have access to a store to buy one or a bag of frozen vegetables, here’s an […]

Athletic Training, Tricks Of The Trade

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Athletic Training, Tricks Of The Trade Some useful, some goofy, but these are what get me through the school year…HAPPY NATM!! 1) Tape Gauze wrapped in black tape for a quick way to wrap a bloody mess. I have several of these guys ready in my kit (especially for football and wrestling) so when a […]

Athletic Training – In It For The Outcome

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Athletic Training – In It For The Outcome Have you ever heard someone say, “I really want to be an athletic trainer because they make a lot of money!”? Doubtful. Now this isn’t a complaint about the salaries we as athletic trainers have as we know well before deciding to become an athletic trainer what […]

Nutrition 101- Water: Have You Had Your 8 Glasses Of Water Today?

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Nutrition: Have you had your 8 glasses of water today? 8 glasses. Growing up I was always told that I needed to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. But why? Why is water so important that I need to drink 8 glasses of it? And why is 8 the lucky number? Let’s discuss! […]

The Definition Of An Athletic Trainer

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 The Definition Of An Athletic Trainer As approved by the National Athletic Training Board of Directors in January 2013: Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians.  The services provided by Athletic Trainers comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Typical patients of Athletic Trainers:  Recreational, […]

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