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Head injuries are keeping women out of the game
by They're Playing Basketball
posted February 23, 2014 at 7:13pm

As if the prevalence of ACL injuries wasn't enough, check out this thought-provoking piece about UCLA's Lauren Holiday, who's had six head injuries in her two years as a Bruin:Holiday thinks she has suffered at least six head injuries. Her coach and a mem...more

Five Ways To Heal A Torn Muscle
by carabyrd
posted December 19, 2013 at 8:49pm

Torn muscles are terribly painful, and more often than not, they require some sort of immediate treatment. These injuries are quite common, especially among those that play intense sports. Torn muscles occur when there is too much strain inflected upon ...more

The Many Benefits of Soaking in a Hot Tub After a Sports Injury
by JoelJohn
posted December 11, 2013 at 9:15pm

You probably don't think too much about your knees until that moment you go to spike a volley or block a layup, and bam—it twists in a way you never thought possible....more

Get Back in the Game: Returning to Sports After a Back Injury
by JoelJohn
posted November 21, 2013 at 6:54pm

Almost everyone will experience back pain at some point in her life. It can come with the normal aging process, poor workstation ergonomics, an accident or a sports injury....more

The Lady Trainers
by SportyEsquire
posted October 23, 2013 at 5:24pm

Earlier this week Sue Falsone announced via twitter that she was resigning from her position as the head athletic trainer (AT)* of the LA Dodgers.  In 2011, Falsone had become the first female head AT of a major league male professional team in the...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Never Ever Give Up a blog post inspired by @diananyad
by EmilyAzevedo
posted September 10, 2013 at 3:40pm

I don’t know Diana Nyad nor had I followed her extreme dream before this her fifth and final attempt of swimming the 110 miles from Cuba to Florida.  I found myself glued to the television cheering the 64 year old on and tearing up as she limp...more

Successful knee surgery for World Champion Sarah Hendrickson
by anngaff
posted August 31, 2013 at 5:02pm

PARK CITY, UT – World Champion ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson underwent successful surgery on her right knee Thursday and is resting comfortably at her home in Park City. The surgery stems from an injury sustained during a training jump in Obersdorf,...more

Start of football, soccer = Concussion Season
by Fair Game News
posted August 9, 2013 at 9:18pm

By Katie Culver For many, the start of football and soccer season evokes the excitement of uniforms, new teammates, practices, and games. But doctors and parents endure another sort of anticipation: The arrival of Concussion Season. Concussions happen i...more

Topical Gear Gives Female Athletes a Competitive Advantage on the Field in Preventing ACL Injuries
by Michelle Meier
posted May 18, 2013 at 8:32pm

ACL injuries are one of the most devastating and long-term injuries athletes can endure and females specifically are eight times more likely to sustain ACL tears due to anatomical and hormonal differences than males....more

Topical Gear Gives Female Athletes a Competitive Advantage on the Field in Preventing ACL Injuries
by Michelle Meier
posted May 17, 2013 at 8:41pm

ACL injuries are one of the most devastating and long-term injuries athletes can endure and females specifically are eight times more likely to sustain ACL tears due to anatomical and hormonal differences than males....more

Ottawa Marathon: Change of Plans
by Meggan's Running Blog
posted May 16, 2013 at 2:52pm

After battling sacroiliac joint issues all spring, along with insomnia/sleeplessness for the past few weeks, I have decided (after many conversations with Houston) not to run the Ottawa marathon. This spring I have gotten really strong, but I have yet to...more

Women In Sports: Interview with a Physical Therapist
by SportyEsquire
posted March 26, 2013 at 8:18am

From time to time I will highlight women with careers in sports to give readers a perspective on the vast influence that woman can and do have on the lives of athletes. Today’s interview is with former GladiatHer, Dr. Shefali Patel, PT, a Physi...more

Just for women sports 24/7 coming our way
by HeraeaMarketing
posted February 12, 2013 at 7:46pm

Sports Channel for Women TV...more

Injuries and the Lessons Learned
by amyYB
posted February 1, 2013 at 3:10pm

Injuries and the lessons learned February 1, 2013 During a run this week, it occurred to me that my Achilles was not tight, sore, or achy.  Wow!  It has been 15 months since surgery and I can say it has finally healed.  What a great feeli...more

Regrouping after a disappointing race
by Fast at Forty
posted December 11, 2012 at 7:59am

A key race comes with a lot of emotional and physical investment. The hours spent training and mentally preparing are too numerous to count. Anticipating the event can cause moments of excitement nestled in an anxiety ridden wrapper. Thoughts of well exec...more

Mitigating the Pain of Overtraining
by Performance Nutrition
posted November 20, 2012 at 8:26am

In college our cross country coach would often tell us to run an easy 60 minutes on Sundays after our Saturday races. The temptation to run further, just to see how long I could go, was too much and I’d often be out there for 2 hours (not to mention...more

Creating Stability in T & F Contracts
by amyYB
posted November 6, 2012 at 5:08pm

CREATING STABILITY IN TRACK & FIELD CONTRACTS   My last journal detailed the various track & field contracts from gear to lucrative base salaries offered by shoe companies.  I want to explain the funding of track and field and give my ...more

JILL OF ALL TRADES: How Being a Multi-Sport Athlete Keeps Me Balanced
by SemperSarah
posted October 30, 2012 at 6:21pm

Being active is my lifeblood. Whether I am playing soccer or snowboarding, I welcome every athletic adventure that comes my way. The variety of sports I participate in encourages balance, balance enhances health, and health breeds happiness....more

Is Cheerleading Too Dangerous?
by Sports Girls Play
posted October 23, 2012 at 7:56am

While watching ABCNews.com this evening I caught a segment they did on the dangers of cheerleading, the growing trend towards higher, more dangerous stunts and tumbling, and the rise in injury rates among cheerleaders. So, in case you missed it, here is t...more

Knee Rehab Update #1 (@karathrowsjav blog)
by Kara Throws Javelin
posted October 19, 2012 at 7:47am

Warning: There are post-op pictures at the bottom of this post!  They're not gaping wounds or anything, but if you don't want to look at bloody steri-strips, don't! :)  As many of you may know, I tore my ACL on my fourth throw at this summer&rs...more

The Business of Track & Field Contracts
by amyYB
posted October 8, 2012 at 11:08am

The Business of Track & Field Contracts I have started this journal entry a dozen times with the themes of Doors Open and Close, The Roads Are Open, A Different Path and A New Journey. Not one of those themes seemed to convey the thoughts and feelin...more

California taking action in response to rising rate of concussions in youth sports
by Swish Appeal
posted October 5, 2012 at 8:57am

A study published in the Journal of Athletic Training found that U.S. high schools' fourth-highest rate of concussions occurs in girls basketball while concussions are on the rise across youth sports. In response, California has passed legislation requiri...more

Save Money – Make Your Own Flexible Ice Packs
by Sports Girls Play
posted September 11, 2012 at 10:06pm

With three athletes in the house, it seems like one of them is always looking for an ice bag to help with an ache or pain. I have long used a bag of frozen vegetables as ice bags because the flexible ice packs you buy at the store can run between $8-12 de...more

It's about time
by Fast at Forty
posted August 29, 2012 at 8:46am

Competitive swimming is steeped in time standards. As a novice, the goal is to move from C times to B times and then on to A, AA, and AAA. From there, junior Olympics, Junior Nationals and Senior Nationals loom large. The ultimate time standard is an Olym...more

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