A trainer’s guide to pain: RICE is out. MEAT is gaining ground. And other things you should know. Pain seems simple: Sustain an injury—like an ankle sprain—and signals are sent to the brain, which processes them and sends commands to avoid the source of pain (taking weight off the affected
Four things all trainers should know about clients and brain trauma. Football players aren’t the only ones at risk for concussions. Your active-sports-oriented clients are too—and the injury could have serious consequences if not properly treated. Here, Dr. Theresa Miyashita, PhD, ATC, NASM-CES, PES, program director for athletic training at
83.6: Percent of patients who return to sports participation after ACL reconstruction surgery, according to a review of studies. More than half (50.7%) of patients returned to pre-injury activity levels. Source: Washington University School of Medicine/British Journal of Sports Medicine (Oct. 2013) NASM’s The Training Edge, Sept/Oct 2014 More on ACL reconstruction.
Keeping athletes and clients performing at their peak while also avoiding heat-related illnesses takes preparation and planning. Bodies need time to adapt to the increased physiological demands of training in warm environments. But even with preparation and planning, heat illnesses can and still do occur.
Our shoulders are a part of virtually every movement we make during the course of a day from typing and driving to eating and opening doors. Add in regular workouts and our shoulders are always in motion. It’s no surprise then that shoulders are at a high-risk for injury. In