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An Experience with Athletic Training in Ireland

Posted on by Daniel Kunz

As an athletic trainer and a travel enthusiast, I have often thought about how to merge both of my passions. After attending a lecture on International Athletic Training at the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association annual meeting several years ago, I began researching which countries might present realistic opportunities.

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An AT’s Role in Treating Athletes with Type 1 Diabetes

Posted on by Athletico

Part of an athletic trainer’s (ATs) job is to be prepared for any possible situation. This not only means being prepared for emergencies, but also for treating athletes with unique medical conditions.

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3 Lessons Learned in My First Year as an Athletic Trainer

Posted on by Athletico

Like many college students, I ended up graduating without a job offer. However, within a month of graduation I was excited to accept a position as an athletic trainer at Athletico.

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7 Things New Athletic Trainers Should Know Entering the Field

Posted on by Athletico

Making the transition from student to certified athletic trainer (AT) is an exciting time, as you finally get to begin the journey of a new career. However, just like any other industry, it can be overwhelming to taking in all the details that come with the start of a new position.

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Copa America Centenario 2016

Posted on by Mike Overturf

Athletico’s involvement with Copa America Centenario

At 100 years old, the Copa America Centenario is the oldest international continental “football” competition. For the first time it is being played on American soil, having only been played in South America in the past. (more…)

Hot topics Regarding Overhead Throwing From This Year’s ASMI Conference

Posted on by Paul Kohler, MS, OTR/L, CHT

The American Sports Medicine Institute’s Annual Conference on sports injuries was held on January 29-31st of this year.  In its 34th year, this particular conference focused primarily on the health, safety and treatment of overhead throwing athletes, with emphasis on baseball pitchers.   (more…)

How Swimming Can Help Improve Your Health

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Swimming continues to grow in popularity as one of the aerobic exercises of choice. With as little as 2.5 hours of swimming a week you can significantly decrease your risk of chronic illnesses. (more…)

Coaching Body Contact in Hockey: Defense & Working the Boards

Posted on by Steve Chmielewski, PT, DPT, Level 5 USA Hockey Coach

Hockey is a graceful game that requires players to participate in manner that requires body contact regardless of whether checking is permitted. Any avid hockey player can acknowledge the difference between a “body check” and “body contact” but occasionally the line can be blurred when a player’s skill level is questionable and when an official’s subjective interpretation is applied to the game. (more…)

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