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Bulletin Board Delaying ACL surgery the wrong choice? … Concussion effects may linger … Baseball and softball safety guidelines proposed … Chinese schools get athletic training interns.

Q&A 8 Kyle Wilson, UNLV Sponsored Pages

4 Gatorade 32 Power Systems 45 Balanced Body 65 TRX Convention Section 67 NATA Show Planner

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120 Chest & Back 124 More Products 130 Advertisers Directory CEU Quiz 127 For NATA and NSCA Members 132 Next Stop: Web Site On the cover: Ron Carroll, Head Athletic Trainer at Arkansas State University, is one of several veterans we talked to about ethics in athletic training in our cover story, which starts on page 34. Photo by Ken West.

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Following the 2008 Olympics, Wallace Spearmon struggled with an Achilles injury for two years. A team approach to his diagnosis, rehab, and strength training now has him primed for the 2012 Games. By Dr. Joel Kary, Darrell Barnes, & Brandon Johnson Optimum Performance

25 Research has shown that a strong neck may reduce the risk Strong Necks

of concussion. In response, the University of Memphis has implemented a comprehensive neck testing and strengthening program. By Ryan Cidzik Leadership

34 If an ethical dilemma were to present itself tomorrow, would you The Right Call

be prepared to handle it properly? We asked athletic trainers who have been there for their expertise. By Mike Phelps Nutrition

48 Intolerances and sensitivities to food are tough to diagnose Food for Thought

in anyone, but especially in athletes. Once found, simple adjustments to their diet usually solve the problem. By Sally Hara Sport Specific

59 The University of Kansas’ basketball training program is A Higher Level

developed around ground-based strength and explosive exercises that mimic players’ movements on the court. By Andrea Hudy T&C MAY/JUNE 2012

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Allan Johnson, MS, MSCC, CSCS Sports Performance Director Velocity Sports Performance Tim McClellan, MS, CSCS Strength and Conditioning Specialist Rehab Plus Sports Performance and Injury Rehabilitation Timothy Morgan, DC, CCSP Professor of Exercise and Health Sciences University of Massachusetts Jenny Moshak, MS, ATC, CSCS Assistant AD for Sports Medicine University of Tennessee Steve Myrland, CSCS Owner, Manager Myrland Sports Training, LLC Director of Coaching, Train-To-Play Tim Neal, MS, ATC Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine Syracuse University Mike Nitka, MS, CSCS Director of Human Performance Muskego (Wis.) High School Bruno Pauletto, MS, CSCS President, Power Systems, Inc. Stephen M. Perle, DC, MS Professor of Clinical Sciences University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic Brian Roberts, MS, ATC Director, Center for Medicine and Sport Ellyn Robinson, DPE, CSCS, CPT Assistant Professor of Exercise Science Bridgewater State College Kent Scriber, EdD, ATC, PT Professor/Clinical Education Coordinator Ithaca College Chip Sigmon, CSCS*D Speed and Agility Coach OrthoCarolina Sports Performance Bonnie J. Siple, EdD, ATC Assistant Professor Department of Exercise and Rehabilitative Sciences Slippery Rock University Chad Starkey, PhD, ATC, FNATA Division Coordinator, Athletic Training Program, Ohio University Ralph Stephens, LMT, NCTMB Sports Massage Therapist, Ralph Stephens Seminars Jeff Stone, MEd, LAT, ATC Head Athletic Trainer, Suffolk University

Brian Goodstein, MS, ATC, CSCS, Head Athletic Trainer, DC United

Fred Tedeschi, ATC Head Athletic Trainer, Chicago Bulls

Gary Gray, PT President, CEO Functional Design Systems

Terence Todd, PhD Lecturer, Kinesiology and Health Education University of Texas

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GATORADE SPORTS SCIENCE INSTITUTE NUTRITION FOR THE INJURED ATHLETE When the body is repairing and recovering from an injury, the biological needs of the injured athlete change. In the immediate or acute recovery stage, the athlete should be most concerned about reducing inflammation and soreness, potentially enhancing recovery time from the injury. For a longer term recovery, the athlete should still focus on these factors but should also strive to prevent significant weight gain or loss. Many athletes become concerned that their muscle will turn into fat while they are inactive. The truth is that muscle may atrophy or lose strength from lack of use or immobilization, but the muscle is not turning into fat. However, some athletes do gain body fat while they are inactive due to excessive calorie intake, proper nutrition, along with weight management is necessary to support the body throughout the healing process.

The body requires adequate calories to heal. Energy malnutrition can exacerbate the inflammatory response and slow wound healing.

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VITAMINS AND MINERALS AND HEALING Many vitamins and minerals assist in the healing process, these vitamins include vitamin C, A, K, and B complex as well as minerals like calcium, iron, zinc, and copper. Athletes should focus on consuming these vitamins and minerals through whole food before relying on supplements. There is no evidence that taking large doses of these vitamins through supplements will speed recovery. Including a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables, low-fat dairy, starches and meats support the intake of these vitamins and minerals through the diet.

NUTRIENTS OF INTEREST The following nutrients are commonly found in various foods, herbs or spices. While further research is needed to fully support their role in healing from an injury, these foods can safely be incorporated into a healthy recovery diet. Curcumin is a component of the spice turmeric and has displayed antiinflammatory properties.4,5 In certain studies curcumin has demonstrated similar anti-inflammatory properties to common nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in both human and murine (rodent) models. This is important because side effects commonly associated with NSAIDs, like gastrointestinal distress, are not present when turmeric is used.6 It’s important to note there has not been a specific link between curcumin and exercise and muscle recovery. Omega-3 fatty acids have received plenty of attention over the last decade for their healthful properties. Omega-3 fatty acids have displayed anti-inflammatory effects within the body.7 Good sources include fatty fishes such as tuna and salmon, walnuts, and flax seeds. More recently, new evidence has suggested that consuming omega-3 fatty acids can decrease muscle atrophy (or mass/ strength loss) due to immobilization.8,9 Further research needs to be done in this area, especially in athletes, but is a very interesting concept.

ENERGY NEEDS As expected, the energy needs of the athlete decrease when injured compared to in-season training energy needs; however, it is important for the athlete not to excessively restrict calories. The body requires adequate calories to heal. Energy malnutrition can exacerbate the inflammatory response and slow wound healing.2,3 Basal energy expenditure, or the minimum calories the body requires without activity, increases during the healing process, especially in the early stages of healing. On the other hand, it is important that an athlete dealing with a long-term injury adjusts their diet accordingly. Returning to play can be more difficult if the player needs to focus on both losing excess weight gained as well as strengthening muscle tissues and training. It is common for injured athletes to continue eating the same calorie load as they did while training, resulting in weight gain.

PROTEIN AND AMINO ACIDS Adequate protein intake is critical for athletes recovering from an injury. Not consuming enough protein is counterproductive to the healing process and may worsen the inflammatory processes.2,3 This does not mean that an athlete must consume exorbitant amounts of protein or amino acids. When a muscle is immobilized, some strength and muscle mass loss will occur and is natural. Consuming excessive amounts of protein will not prevent this strength loss; however, eating adequate amounts of protein, will support the healing process.

Phytonutrients are compounds found within fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, legumes, tea, wine and chocolate. The colors found in fruits and vegetables are due to the phytonutrients found within them. A few phytonutrients athletes may be familiar with are beta-carotene, lycopene, leutine, and flavonoids. Further research is needed regarding the potential anti-inflammatory and immune boosting effects of these nutrients. An athlete should attempt to consume a rainbow of colors within their diet to consume the vast variety of phytochemicals that exist. Further information For more information on how to support your recovery with proper nutrition, seek out a registered dietitian who specializes in athletics in your area. 1 Lin E, Kotani JG, Lowry SF. Nutritional modulation of immunity and the inflammatory response. Nutrition 1998; 14: 545–550. 2 Demling RH. Nutrition, anabolism, and the wound healing process: an overview. Eplasty 2009; 9:e9. 3 Arnold M, Barbul A. Nutrition and wound healing. Plast Reconstr Surg 2006; 117: 42S–58S. 4 Chun KS, Keum YS, Han SS, Song YS, Kim SH, Surh YJ. Curcumin inhibits phorbol ester-induced expression of cyclooxygenase-2 in mouse skin through suppression of extracellular signal-regulated kinase activity and NF-kappaB activation. Carcinogenesis 2003; 24: 1515–1524. 5 Kang G, Kong PJ, Yuh YJ, Lim SY, Yim SV, Chun W, Kim SS. Curcumin suppresses lipopolysaccharide-induced cyclooxygenase-2 expression by inhibiting activator protein 1 and nuclear factor kappab bindings in BV2 microglial cells. J Pharm Sci 2004; 94: 325–328. 6 Graumlich JF. Preventing gastrointestinal complications of NSAIDs. Risk factors, recent advances, and latest strategies. Postgrad Med 2001; 109: 117–120, 123–118. 7 Galli C. Calder PC. Effects of fat and fatty acid intake on inflammatory and immune responses: a critical review. Ann Nutr Metab 2009; 55: 123-139. 8 You JS, Park MN, Song W, Lee YS. Dietary fish oil alleviates soleus atrophy during immobilization in association with Akt signaling to p70s6k and E3 ubiquitin ligases in rats. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 2010; 35: 310-318 9 Lee HU, Park MN, Lee YS. Effects of Different Types of Dietary Fat on Muscle Atrophy According to Muscle Fiber Types and PPARδ Expression in Hindlimb-Immobilized Rats. Korean J Nutr 2011; 44 (5), 355-365.

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Board Delaying ACL Surgery: A Bad Choice? Recent research is supporting the theory that having reconstructive surgery as soon as possible after an ACL tear is usually the best route for youth athletes. Waiting could result in further injury and therefore a more difficult surgery. A study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day in February examined medical records of 370 youth athletes who had undergone ACL reconstruction between 2005 and 2011. The group of patients was about half male and half female, and slightly more than half were over 15 years old. Researchers found that youths who delayed surgery more than 150 days were more likely to develop a medial meniscus tear. “These additional injuries may increase recovery time, inhibit return to play, and worsen long term functional outcomes of the knee,” lead researcher Guillaume Dumont, MD, a third-year resident at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, told Medical News Today. The research falls in line with another study published in The American Journal of Sports Medicine in December 2011. Researchers from the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia examined the charts of 70 children with an average age of 13 who had undergone ACL reconstruction between 1995 and 2005. Twenty-nine of the patients had surgery more than 12 weeks after injury. In these cases, the rate of irreversible injuries— such as medial meniscus tears that could not be repaired and full thickness cartilage injuries—was up to four times higher than in patients who had surgery within 12 weeks of injury. To view the abstract of the study, “Degeneration of the Knee Joint in Skeletally Immature Patients With a Diagnosis of an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear: Is There Harm in Delay of Treatment?” go to: ajs.sagepub.com and search the study title.

Concussion Effects May Linger The physiological effects of a concussion may last longer than neurocognitive and self-reported symptoms, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology. Because neurocognitive testing and selfreporting of symptoms are often the only methods used to determine when it is safe for an athlete to return to play, the study suggests that athletes may be returning too soon. Researchers monitored athletes’ recovery patterns using motor-evoked potentials (MEPs), an electrophysiological measurement that can provide evidence of changes in brain function. They evaluated nine collegiate athletes who had suffered a concussion within the 24 hours prior to observation for 10 days. ­ 6

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During the MEP test, researchers placed electrodes on each participant’s hand or foot and put a magnetic stimulating device over their heads to deliver a brief magnetic stimulation pulse to the brain. The time it took each participant’s limb to react to the pulse was recorded. The participants also took a computerized neurocognitive test and self-reported any symptoms. The majority of concussed participants reported their most severe symptoms within 24 to 72 hours after the injury, and some reported a resolution of symptoms in just over a week. The neurocognitive test results followed a similar pattern. However, the MEPs indicated increased response time up to 10 days post-injury, even as the participants’ neurocognitive function improved and self-reported symptoms decreased. “Further investigation of MEPs in concussed athletes is needed, especially to assess how long the disturbances in physiological functioning continue after those initial 10 days post-injury,” lead author Scott Livingston, PhD, PT, ATC, SCS, Director of the UK Concussion Assessment Research Lab and an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky, told Science Daily. “But in the meantime, sports medicine personnel caring for concussed athletes should be cautious about relying solely on self-reported symptoms and neurocognitive test performances when making return-to-play decisions.” The research does not downplay the importance of neurocognitive testing and taking into account athletes’ self-reported symptoms. Both methods are necessary for diagnosing concussions and monitoring their symptoms post-injury. To read the abstract of the study, “Differential rates of recovery after acute sport-related concussion,” go to: journals.lww.com and search the study title.

Strict Safety Guidelines Suggested In an effort to better protect baseball and softball players from injury, the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine & Fitness recently updated its safety recommendations for the two sports. According to the Council, emergency medical care facilities report that about 10 percent of sports injuries among patients younger than 15 years old are related to softball or baseball. The most visible of the suggested changes is head and face protection for pitchers and infielders. The guidelines also suggest discontinuing practice swings in on-deck circles and encourage players to take at least a three-month break from their sports annually. Other guidelines are pitcher-specific. For example, pitchers would always be taught the proper mechanics for throwing and adhere to strict pitch-count limits with days of rest between outings. Pitchers would also be limited to playing for one team at a time, and restricted from also playing catcher. Finally, it is TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM


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Athletic Trainers Head Overseas In addition to the athletic competition, the Olympics are a great opportunity for those involved, including sports medicine professionals, to learn about other cultures. When University of South Carolina Team Physician Jeffrey Guy, MD, attended the Beijing Games in 2008, he found China’s schools in sore need of athletic trainers. Following the Games, Guy helped form the Institute for Western Surgery in China. He also urged Jim Mensch, PhD, ATC, Athletic Training Program Director at USC, to get involved with providing athletic training services in the country. “Dr. Guy said to me, ‘You need to bring athletic trainers over to China,’” Mensch says. “So I flew over and pitched a proposal to his contact at the Institute about how athletic trainers can provide healthcare services and work with physicians.” The importance of their services was recognized and

arrangements were made to supply graduate athletic training students to the Institute as interns. “We sent four in the first year, and it was unbelievably successful,” Mensch says. “We helped cover international schools in Shanghai and Guangzhou and the schools loved having them. It worked so well that one of the schools hired one of our athletic trainers full-time.” According to Mensch, the challenges facing the program range from the unique to the familiar. “We were worried about homesickness and getting the athletic trainers integrated into the culture while overcoming the language barrier,” he says. “It’s a scary thought, traveling halfway around the world for an internship. “Implementing an athletic trainer into a school that’s never had one before is also a complex process,” Mensch continues. “Let’s say a nurse was taking care of all the sprains, knee issues, and shoulder injuries. Then all of sudden, another qualified healthcare professional is there, with a little more expertise in musculoskeletal injuries. The athletic trainer has to work within the school’s existing dynamic.” While Mensch knows China has benefited from the athletic trainers’ help, he hopes that the experience also helps students see what they are capable of after graduation. “It’s important for athletic trainers to know they have a skill set to not just work with athletes, but to make a big impact on patient populations anywhere in the world,” he says. n

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Kyle Wilson, MEd, LAT, ATC, Director of Athletic Training and Head Football Athletic Trainer at UNLV, didn’t intend to stay in Las Vegas this long. However, he’s been a mainstay in the Runnin’ Rebels athletic department for almost 30 years and at this point Wilson says he’ll stay as long as the university will let him. He began as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the football and men’s basketball teams in 1984, became Head Football Athletic Trainer in 1990, and was named Head Athletic Trainer in 1997. Two years later, Wilson received a new title when he became Director of Athletic Training. Wilson has also been a Clinical Instructor and Supervisor since his arrival in 1984 and has been an Approved Clinical Instructor since 2002. Despite having his hands full with an 11-person staff, as well as his role in the athletic training education program, Wilson has served on multiple professional committees. He was President of the Nevada Athletic Trainers Association from 1994 to 1998 and spent six years on the NATA’s Research & Education Foundation board. In this interview, he talks about changes in the profession, why he continues to juggle so many responsibilities, and the best ways to get along with coaches. T&C: What have you learned in your 28 years as an athletic trainer? Wilson: There are always going to be new challenges to deal with, so you need to be learning on a constant basis. And I don’t mean just learning how to rehabilitate injured athletes. You need to stay up to date on the latest trends in the sports medicine community and be aware of growing issues. For example, in recent years, there’s been a dramatic increase in the number of medical issues student-athletes deal with that aren’t orthopaedic injuries. These include eating disorders, depression, cardiac issues, and even asthma. It’s critical to remain informed on emerging issues by going to conferences, obtaining CEU credits, and regularly communicating with team physicians. How were you able to rise through the ranks at UNLV? I’ve been fortunate. I didn’t apply for either the Head Football Athletic Trainer position or the Director of Athletic Training position. In the first case, the current football athletic trainer was also the head athletic trainer for the basketball team, and when he decided he couldn’t do both and began ­8

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Wilson oversees a staff of 11 that is responsible for 17 teams. He is also an Approved Clinical Instructor and Head Football Athletic Trainer. concentrating on basketball, I took over football duties. In the second case, the previous Head Athletic Trainer moved into administration and chose me to take his place. He was only two years older than me, so I figured he’d be there for a long time and I hadn’t even thought about the position. He actually called me and told me about it when I was on vacation, so it caught me completely by surprise. But I was honored to have the position offered to me in that manner. What advice would you give to others who are unexpectedly offered a new position? Take your time and decide if it’s right for you. Yes, it’s great to get a raise and a new job title, but you shouldn’t just accept any position offered to you. You need to remember that there will be increased responsibility with those perks, and you need to decide if that’s something you want and can handle. I would also suggest talking with your predecessor so you get a clear understanding of the responsibilities you’ll have. Finally, make sure you talk to the person you would report to because it’s crucial to know if you’ll be expected to keep policies and procedures the same, or if you’ll have the freedom to make changes. What was the biggest adjustment you made? I had to learn how to handle a staff. It really forced me to TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM


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Q&A become a better communicator because I was often approached for advice when staff members had issues with a rehab program, head coach, or student-athlete. I wanted to give these staff members the freedom to handle things themselves and not step in every time there was a problem. They won’t learn how to make decisions on their own if I don’t let them. How do you find the right balance between giving freedom to staff members and providing help? The main thing I look for is if the decision could put a student-athlete at risk. Our number-one concern is studentathlete welfare, so I always err on the side of caution in those instances. But if a staff member is simply having difficulty talking to a coach, I give them general advice on how to approach that coach. This way they have the information they need to decide the best way to handle it, but the action is ultimately in their hands. What do you look for in a new hire? It seems like most athletic trainers who apply for a position have similar skill sets, so I always focus on finding someone who is proficient in an area that current staff members don’t have as strong of a background in, such as a specific type of therapy. I also look at the type of person they are, because if the applicant has had issues dealing with the staff at their previous job, they’re not going to be a good fit here. How do you ensure a smooth transition for new staff members? Ninety percent of the policies and procedures we have in place here are likely the same as at other schools, so it’s important to focus on the 10 percent that are unique to our institution. Additionally, making new hires comfortable is crucial. Right away, I introduce them to the people they’ll be working with, like the team physicians, so they feel confident going to them if they need something. An emerging concern for athletic trainers who work with football teams is the possibility of being replaced if an incoming football coach wants to bring his own staff on board. Do you worry about that? Absolutely. The bottom line is that a lot of college athletics is about money. And the responsibility for generating that money often rests with the head football coach, which naturally gives them more power. I think one possible solution is to have athletic trainers hired by the university hospital or student health center rather than the athletic department. Not only would it stop the problem of losing your job when a new coach comes in, it would promote greater job security in general. What are the keys to good relationships with coaches? It’s easy to say that communication is important. But in many cases, athletic trainers focus on the frequency of communication they have with a coach and not the specifics of what they’re communicating. We often have to tell coaches TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM

Kyle Wilson MEd, LAT, ATC Director of Athletic Training, Head Football Athletic Trainer at UNLV Approved Clinical Instructor and Clinical Supervisor Far West Athletic Trainers Association Distinguished Service Award recipient in 1997

that we need to hold a player out of a game, so it may seem like we’re always giving them bad news. It’s crucial to find opportunities to talk about other things. Seek out coaches when players are recovering sooner than anticipated, or chat about a game you watched the other night. That way, they won’t view you as the person who only delivers unfortunate news. With so much on your plate, why have you continued to teach? It’s important to give back to the profession. I’ve always loved working with students, especially in the clinical setting where I am able to really help cultivate excitement about what we’re doing. We need to keep the pipeline full and make sure we have qualified and enthusiastic athletic trainers coming into the profession each year, and this is a way that I can help. You were President of the Nevada Athletic Trainers Association for four years and an NATA Research & Education Foundation board member for six. What’s the benefit to association work? I really enjoyed it because it helped me become much more knowledgeable about athletic training and connect with a lot of great people, both in Nevada and nationally. Being on just one committee can open up countless doors. On that committee, you’ll meet someone who encourages you to get on another committee, and it becomes a cycle of meeting new people and learning new things. How do you juggle all of your duties and not get burnt out? That’s very challenging. I don’t know that I have a great work-life balance, but I try to unwind by going to as many games I can as a fan. It also helps to enjoy what you’re doing and have good relationships with others. I have a good relationship with my administrators, and I love being around athletes. n T&C MAY/JUNE 2012

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Following the 2008 Olympics, Wallace Spearmon struggled with an Achilles injury for two years. A team approach to his diagnosis, rehab, and strength training now has him primed for the 2012 Games.

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TREATING THE ATHLETE never fully resolved. In fact, his condition continued to worsen until the pain forced him to stop running early in the 2011 season. Wallace began searching for new treatment options, and learned that USA Track and Field had recently formed a medical partnership with St. Vincent

In this article, we share how our team approach helped Wallace return to the track in time for the fast-approaching 2012 Olympics. Rather than just diagnose Wallace’s injury, put him through a rehab program, and then send him into the weightroom, the three of us worked together—merging our specific

Comprehensive injury evaluation includes asking about their current nutritional plan, psychological issues, and family medical history. Like the pieces of a puzzle, these small details can be assembled to form a picture of how the athlete has developed their current injury. Sports Performance (SVSP) in Indianapolis. SVSP incorporates a multidiscipline approach to treating athletes’ injuries. In our system, physicians diagnose and treat injuries, certified athletic trainers and physical therapists provide additional treatment and rehabilitation services, and certified strength and conditioning coaches help train athletes to perform at a higher level than before their injury.

skill sets and knowledge—to make the transitions seamless. DIAGNOSIS The fundamental first step in evaluating an injured athlete is making an accurate and definitive diagnosis. Obtaining the proper diagnosis, or multiple diagnoses in some cases, allows us to direct our treatment plan in a targeted manner. Based on the information we uncover,

we are able to layer multiple modalities, treatments and rehabilitation methods, and coaching techniques into a comprehensive treatment plan. Physician evaluation of an injured athlete starts with a careful intake history. This process often begins with communication prior to the athlete’s arrival at our location. Getting background information about the injury and a thorough medical history, including any surgeries, is extremely important. Athletes often gloss over minor injuries in their history because they assume they have little correlation with their current injury. But even small details can provide critical clues to an underlying or root cause of an injury. We have found that prior “lesser” injuries often cause subtle changes in biomechanics and movement patterns, ultimately resulting in an injury that negatively affects the athlete’s performance. Comprehensive injury evaluation includes asking about their current nutritional plan, psychological issues, and family medical history. Like the pieces of a puzzle, these small details can be assembled to form a picture of how the

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TREATING THE ATHLETE athlete has developed their current injury, and help guide our diagnosis and treatment plan. For example, identifying and correcting a vitamin D deficiency in an athlete with recurring stress fractures is one piece of the puzzle in finding resolution for the root causes of their injury. The vitamin deficiency, along with training modifications, correction of abnormal movement patterns, and rehabilitation of strength/flexibility asymmetries must all be addressed. In Wallace’s case, a previous right knee injury and subsequent surgery in 2008 was an important part of his history. It’s clear his Achilles pain began after this surgery and likely played

which has become an excellent way to image soft tissues such as tendons, muscles, and ligaments. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is now our preferred method over MRI for tendon imaging due to the high spatial resolution, dynamic imaging component, and utilization of power doppler. Dynamic imaging refers to the ability to look at soft tissue structures during movement, something MRI does not allow. We were able to observe movement of Wallace’s Achilles tendon with ankle plantarflexion and dorsiflexion and see if any tears were visible during these movements. Doppler ultrasound helps us recognize any neovascularizaton in ten-

We focused on retraining the foot to control pronation and supination more efficiently ... This was accomplished by working on arch-controlled balance and proprioception exercises in mid-stance and maintaining the arch-controlled position with calf raises during the “toe off” phase. a role in forcing him to overuse his left leg. Although the surgery was successful at relieving his right knee pain, subtle changes in Wallace’s functional movement patterns and strength may have led to increased load on his left Achilles and ultimately the development of his current injury. The next step in evaluation is a physical examination. This includes the usual evaluation of joint range of motion, strength, palpation, and flexibility. Attention is paid to the entire kinetic chain, including joints and muscles proximal and distal to the injured area. When Wallace came in for his physical exam in July 2011, we looked closely at his injured Achilles tendon and the ankle and foot joints. Our primary findings were that Wallace felt tenderness with palpation along the midportion of his Achilles tendon and the sheath overlying the tendon. We utilized x-ray and MRI of the ankle and Achilles to aid us in further defining the extent of any pathology. Wallace’s x-rays revealed normal bony anatomy of the ankle and foot, but the MRI of his Achilles tendon showed mild thickening on the midportion of the tendon without evidence of partial tears. This is frequently seen in mild tendinopathy of the Achilles tendon. We then used diagnostic ultrasound, ­18

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dons. Research has shown that tendons with chronic changes of tendinopathy have new small blood vessels infiltrating the tendon along with new small nerve branches. It is hypothesized that these nerves grow along with the blood vessels and contribute to the pain associated with tendinopathy. Doppler ultrasound can identify these changes if present. With the ultrasound, we were able to identify some mild thickening of the midportion of Wallace’s Achilles tendon, in addition to mild neovascularity, but no evidence of any tearing. After seeing the thickening and neovascularity, we diagnosed Wallace with mild Achilles tendinopathy. We decided to perform a single treatment of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to his Achilles tendon in order to promote a regenerative healing response. This was performed just two days after diagnosis and under ultrasound guidance to enhance accuracy of the injection. We managed Wallace by placing him in a boot for approximately one week and followed a gradually progressive rehab program over the next six weeks. When the program was over, he still had sensitivity of the tendon sheath and skin overlying the midportion of his Achilles tendon. To help with this remaining pain, we injected dextrose solution between the tendon and the skin to sclerose

(harden) any painful nerves that might have been causing his pain. Again, this was done under ultrasound guidance for accuracy and effectiveness. TREATMENT After diagnosis and establishing his plan of care, our focus shifted to Wallace’s rehabilitation. Our goals were to: • Decrease pain and inflammation and provide an environment where the PRP treatment would be effective • Increase mobility, flexibility, and strength of the foot, ankle, and entire lower extremity • Identify neuromuscular imbalances and faulty movement patterns that may have been contributing to his injury. Wallace was given a post-PRP home exercise program that focused on pain management, increasing range of motion, and gradually strengthening the foot and ankle. An eight-week active rest period allowed the tendon to heal and Wallace’s pain level to decrease. When he returned to Indianapolis in late August, Wallace settled into a hotel and we began an intensive rehabilitation and strength training regimen. The first focus was to improve mobility, flexibility, and strength in the foot and ankle, and to identify if there were any underlying imbalances that would continue to stress his Achilles. Assessment of Wallace’s lower extremity at this time showed poor dorsiflexion, poor great toe extension and pes planus (flat feet) bilaterally. His strength levels were poor in left ankle inversion, dorsiflexion, and great toe flexion. A calf raise test showed poor concentric and eccentric control of plantar flexion/supination and a significant dominance of the peroneals. His first toe mobility was also poor, and finally, his talocrural joint had limited anterior/posterior glide. The good news was that Wallace felt minimal Achilles pain with ambulation. The bad news was that the tendon was still tender to palpation on the medial side and had significant mobility and myofascial restrictions. We initially focused treatment on regaining normal function of the left lower extremity. Modalities, soft tissue techniques, taping techniques, and joint mobilizations were used to decrease pain, improve flexibility, and regain normal Achilles and foot and ankle joint mobility. Over the two months Wallace was TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM


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TREATING THE ATHLETE in Indianapolis, his pain steadily decreased and we were able to focus less and less on decreasing pain and more on improving strength and function. Soft tissue work and modalities were still used to help Wallace maintain proper mobility and manage any soreness secondary to the workouts. This continued right through his last day at SVSP. A progression from running shoes to racing flats and eventually to spikes was needed to gradually load the tendon. Wallace did most of his rehab and strength and conditioning work in running shoes, which tend to have a heel lift and therefore place less stress on the Achilles. Very close to the end of his two months at SVSP, he transitioned to a racing flat. Spikes were not worn until March—long after he was back on his own training schedule. Strengthening exercises were introduced at the same time his rehabilitation treatment started in August. We focused on retraining the foot to control pronation and supination more efficiently during the stages of gait. This was accomplished by working

on arch-controlled balance and proprioception exercises in mid-stance and maintaining the arch-controlled position with calf raises during the “toe off” phase. Calf raises progressed from double- to single-leg, but always focused on eccentric control and an even dispersal of pressure among all

tory at the diagnosis stage, Wallace stated that prior to his Achilles injury he had sustained a right knee injury at the 2008 Olympic trials and struggled with it through the Olympics. During our initial evaluation, we also discovered that Wallace had an up-slip to his right illium and mild

A functional movement screen showed poor movement patterns during his squat, lunge, and rotary stability. We believe that each of these findings affected Wallace’s ability to run efficiently and ultimately contributed to overstressing his left Achilles, which resulted in the injury. five toes. We did this by placing a tennis ball between Wallace’s ankles as he performed the calf raises, which decreased his tendency to push off the lateral aspect of his foot (peroneal over-dominance). In addition to treating his Achilles, we spent considerable time trying to identify other physical imbalances that may have contributed to Wallace’s injury. When he gave his medical his-

neural tension in his right lower extremity. His right knee range of motion and strength were within normal limits, but both hips were tight in extension and abduction, and he had considerable illiotibial band tightness. Hip extension and abduction were significantly weak and lumbar stabilization was poor. Wallace performed a functional movement screen (FMS), which

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TREATING THE ATHLETE showed poor movement patterns during his squat, lunge, and rotary stability. We believe that each of these findings affected Wallace’s ability to run efficiently and ultimately contributed to overstressing his left Achilles, which resulted in the injury and an inability to fully recover. So in addition to the rehabilitation of his Achilles, rehab and performance exercises to address these underlying issues were added. PERFORMANCE Wallace’s treatment continued with performance training. In addition to the screens and tests Wallace had already done, we took Wallace through another assessment to determine if any compensatory patterns may have been adding to his Achilles issues. Testing revealed that Wallace had poor hip mobility and lacked proper thoracic extension. He also didn’t have very good neuromuscular control. With his results in front of us, we put together a performance plan that would optimize mobility, flexibility, and pliability, and increase neuromus-

cular control. In the end, our goal was to develop Wallace’s dynamic strength and power—necessities in his arena as an elite sprinter. When Wallace arrived at the training center, he had the frame of a Lamborghini, but with a very leaky suspension. So for the first four weeks of his training program, the focus was on improving his foundational strength. Wallace came in five days a week. Three days a week the focus was on total-body strengthening and two days a week the focus was on corrective work and core strengthening. Every workout started on the turf, where we prepared his body for the day’s work. On Wallace’s total-body days, he prepped with a corrective series that addressed his imbalances. We’ve found that a high percentage of the track athletes who come in to SVSP have issues in the foot and ankle complex as well as the glute/hip region, and Wallace was no different. To help strengthen his glutes, he performed the glute bridge series, loop band series, and quadruped series. Next, he progressed to neuromus-

cular activation. These exercises educate the neuromuscular system and prepare the body to maintain pelvicpostural position. We began our progressions with isometric holds and then progressed to holds with movements. Some of the holds included the plank series with variations and different pushup hold positions that challenged his core control. Different devices were used to aid in these activation techniques, including loop bands, tennis balls, and different pads to challenge his stability. The exercises were crucial in teaching Wallace how to control his body as well as improve his body’s ability to fire in sequence. After neuromuscular activation, Wallace performed a dynamic warmup that included exercises that didn’t put a lot of stress on his Achilles and foot, but allowed him to accomplish two things: Get warm for his workout and allow us to see how his Achilles was progressing from treatment. Some of the movements included the capital-T walk, knee-hug walk, quad stretch walk, elbow-instep lunge, and squat cradle.

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TREATING THE ATHLETE During the majority of the first four weeks, Wallace performed a significant amount of bodyweight exercises on his three total-body days. During the two corrective and core work days, he would prep with foam rolling and then address his hip mobility and thoracic extension issues, followed by his core from shoulders to hips front side and back side. We also had Wallace try some light running on the AlterG treadmill. The anti-gravity treadmill allowed us to take a significant amount of Wallace’s bodyweight off his lower body, which in turn allowed him to focus on his running form. The AlterG, along with the treatment he was receiving from Darrell, helped Wallace transition to running on the turf. During the second four-week phase of Wallace’s training, the two days dedicated to core work and corrective training shifted to movement training. On the three strength training days, Wallace started doing low-level plyometrics using the trampoline and a jump rope. We would vary the intensity depending on how his Achilles responded to the stress. External resistance was also incorporated into his lower body exercises, including squat and lunge progressions with external resistance, and eventually a lot of single-leg work. During our movement sessions, we started to incorporate light A-series movements. This was mostly to work on Wallace’s range of motion, but also to see how his Achilles and foot responded when it contacted the ground in a more dynamic fashion. His warmup on these days began to include dynamic warmup exercises, including inside/outside thrusts, inside/outside mountain climbers, and donkey kicks. These ground-based exercises allowed us to see what kind of force Wallace could put into the ground without pain and helped us judge how to progress his movement program. As Wallace continued to progress in his rehab and enter the final phase of his performance training, we started to incorporate movement improvement exercises for linear acceleration, including the wall drill series: power line stance, power line ready position, acceleration non-alternate march, and acceleration alternate leg march. From there, he progressed to performing acceleration 1-2-3 count series on the wall. At this point, we added external resistance with a band around his waist during acceleration march, skip, and sprinting drills. This allowed us to actively evaluate how much strength he had gained in his glutes and lower body, which would take stress off his Achilles. By the time Wallace left our facility at the end of November, he was working on his three-point start and had advanced to doing six explosive starts in one training session. During the final stage of his rehab, Wallace’s movement mechanics were filmed and analyzed using Dartfish software. This allowed us to show Wallace his start movements and see how he was progressing in his rehab. A sprinter’s ability to apply greater force to the ground is one major part of being able to run faster. When Wallace started working on his performance here at SVSP, he wasn’t able to apply the force needed to obtain his worldclass speed without pain. By the time he left SVSP, he was continuing to progressively load his Achilles without pain, which allowed him to use the ground force necessary for his performance on the track. Once Wallace left our facility, he started his normal training again. In March, he ran the fastest time in the 200 so far this year. If Wallace runs three more sub-20s, he’ll have the most in the world. n TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM

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ne of our main goals as strength and conditioni ng coache s is i nju r y pre ve nt ion . We k now that basketball players are prone to ankle injuries, so we strengthen the surrounding musculature. We know that female athletes are more likely to suffer ACL injuries than male athletes, so when working with women’s teams we implement a warmup proven to help prevent ACL tears. We also know that concussions occur in football more often than any Ryan Cidzik, MS, CSCS, RSCC, USAW, is Director of Football Strength and Conditioning at the University of Memphis. He has also worked with two NFL teams and NFL Europe. He can be reached at: rpcidzik@memphis.edu. T&C MAY/JUNE 2012

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WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Concussions occur when there is linear and/or rotational acceleration-deceleration of the head—a sudden change in momentum that is forceful enough to jar the brain and damage the tissue in it. A study in the August 2007 issue of Neurosurgery reported that a stronger

We use isometric as opposed to dynamic testing because the main function of the neck muscles is to maintain postural balance, not to lift, push, or pull. Isometric testing is also a highly reliable method. published five years ago, and several concussion experts have spoken out in support of the idea. Though more research needs to be done, if it’s possible that a stronger neck may help prevent concussions, strength and conditioning coaches have a responsibility to help players achieve this. Here at the University of Memphis, we have developed a program to test, monitor, and improve our football players’ neck strength. Since implementing the program two years ago, we’ve seen the number of concussions sustained by our players decrease. I believe this program is at least part of the reason why.

neck reduced these forces, which can in turn reduce the risk of a concussion. In the study, researchers simulated 25 head impacts using dummies wearing helmets, and measured head translational and rotational accelerations, upper neck responses, head kinematics and biomechanics, head displacement, head rotation, and neck loads. When using a model with a stronger “neck,” they noted a decrease in head velocity and head injury criterion. They concluded that varied strength levels in the neck might “explain different concussion risks in professional and youth athletes, women, and children.”

In other words, a weaker neck may predispose an athlete to concussion because they cannot create the internal muscle forces necessary to reduce the head acceleration caused by a strong hit. Michael “Micky” Collins, PhD, Director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Sports Medicine Concussion Program, spoke out in support of neck strength as a preventative measure when he was interviewed by Stack magazine in 2008. “One of the best ways to prevent concussions is through neck strength,” he said. “Having a strong neck actually allows the forces of the blow to be taken from the head down through the neck and into the torso. We really find that athletes with strong necks [have less risk of concussions].” Robert Cantu, MD, FACS, FACSM, Co-Director of Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, has similar beliefs. “It’s just straight physics,” Cantu told Fox Sports in 2010. “If you see the blow coming and you have a very strong neck and contract the neck muscles, you have a much greater chance to have significantly reduced the forces the brain will see.” Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, Chair

MORE THAN STRENGTH When we periodically test our players’ neck strength throughout the year here at the University of Memphis, we also perform two more tests. We give them a cervical range of motion test and we measure head and neck circumference. Here’s why: Range of motion: A 2004 study in the Journal of Athletic Training showed that if an athlete has decreased cervical spine range of motion, it compromised their ability to move their head out of the way of a hit, therefore increasing the chance of a concussion. Normal cervical range of motion should be 55 degrees of extension, 45 degrees of forward flexion, 45 degrees of lateral flexion, and 70 degrees of rotation. When a player has insufficient range of motion, he is prescribed extra re-lengthening methods consisting of mostly static stretching and “pin-and-stretch” techniques. A local massage school gave the team a sports massage course and I taught them some other tech-

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niques I learned during my time with the New York Jets. Neck circumference: In the two years we’ve been doing a neck training program, we’ve noticed a connection between neck circumference and neck strength. We don’t test neck strength during the season because we want to avoid any injury or overuse of the neck muscles, but we do measure neck circumference. When a player’s neck circumference drops, it’s an indicator that they need more neck training. If a player’s measurement drops during the season, I adjust his training program to concentrate on hypertrophy. Head circumference: The circumference of the neck should be proportionate to the size of the athlete’s head to avoid the “bobble head” effect. Biomechanics show us that an athlete who has a large head and a long and thin neck is at greater risk for a head injury than an athlete with a smaller head and a shorter and thicker neck.

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Figure One: Assembled strap system of the University of North Carolina’s Department of Exercise and Sports Science program, has been quoted similarly. And the Sports Legacy Institute, an organization dedicated to concussion awareness and education, has published materials supporting the importance of neck strength. TESTING Research, and comments like those just mentioned, have led us to implement a neck training program for our football players here at Memphis. We start with baseline testing so we know each player’s neck strength level and how much work needs to be done. We continue to test throughout the year to make sure that our training program is working and that our athletes are not losing neck strength. Cervical neck strength testing with a machine called an isokinetic dynamometer is a very accurate method, but the equipment can be expensive and trained testers are needed to perform the evaluations. The good news is that you can test your players’ cervical neck strength by simply timing how long they can hold a dumbbell attached at the back of their head off the ground. A system of padded straps worn around the head and basic equipment already in your weightroom is all you need. We use isometric as opposed to dynamic testing because the main function of the neck muscles is to maintain postural balance, not to lift, push, or pull. Isometric testing is also a highly reliable method, as various studies have found muscle endurance (specifiTR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM

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Figure Three: Proper spotting technique by coach cally static strength endurance) to be a good indicator of neck strength. Prior to testing, players prepare by completing a general warmup to elevate their heart rate for three to five minutes. Then they complete a dynamic warmup, moving their head in six different directions. The first movement is flexion and extension. The player goes back and forth between the two for 15 seconds, holding each for about a second. Next is lateral flexion left and right, following the same timing. Third is rotation left and right. Finally, a partner applies light manual resistance, and the player again moves his head in all six directions, for a total of five rep­28

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etitions in each direction. The athlete finishes the warmup by performing the isometric test, but with a lighter weight (35 pounds) than we use during actual testing. For the test, the weight is attached to the back of the athlete’s head through a system of straps. There are two straps: One that goes around the player’s forehead, and one that goes around his chin. This allows the weight to be evenly distributed across the athlete’s head. Both straps meet at the back of his head and feed into a metal ring. (See Figure One on page 27.) A third strap is attached to the ring, and will eventually hold the dumbbell.

I constructed the straps that we use here at Memphis, and any coach can create a similar system. I asked our wrist strap company for a two-inch strap for the forehead and a one-inch strap for the chin. Each strap is three feet long. The metal ring can be bought at a hardware store. The athlete then lies supine on a bench with his head extended over one end. His arms should be overhead, with elbows bent at 90 degrees and feet flat on the floor. (See Figure Two at left.) For safety reasons, it’s important that two coaches be present throughout the entire testing process. To begin, the first coach attaches a 55-pound dumbbell to the strap at the back of the athlete’s head and while still supporting the dumbbell, adjusts the weight’s strap so that it is two to four inches from the floor. The weight should stay this close to the floor so that if the athlete needs to stop the test, he can just drop his head back and the weight will hit the floor before he strains his neck. The athlete should keep his head in a neutral position with chin tucked while the coach continues to hold the dumbbell. Past cervical strength testing studies use the neutral position because it is considered the most central position of the spine while preserving the normal lordotic curve. When the neck is neutral, the spinal cord is in the safest position because more space is available for the cord, meaning there is a decreased risk of compression. As the first coach releases the dumbbell on a count of three, he or she should spot the athlete as he strives to maintain the same neutral position to failure. (See Figure Three at left.) The second coach should be present to keep track of time and give the following coaching cues to the athlete: • Hold your head up • Keep your hands overhead • Keep your chin tucked • Breathe through your nose. The test is over as soon as the athlete can no longer hold the weight and his head breaks from a neutral position. The amount of time that the weight was held is recorded. Once the test is over, the athlete performs a cooldown. A static 15-second rotation to each of the six directions as done in the warmup should suffice. Based on my experience, I recomTR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM


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We saw significantly fewer concussions—50 percent less—during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Players who missed playing time due to a head or neck injury also decreased 50 percent over the past two years. test because they can be held for long periods of time, which can cause neck pain. Although all of our players use the same weight, I firmly believe that a lighter weight should be used when testing younger athletes. Since neck circumference is directly related to neck strength, a team’s average neck circumference can dictate how much weight to use. For example, our team’s average neck circumference is 17 inches and we use 55 pounds. So for each inch smaller your team’s average neck circumference is, you should drop the test weight by approximately 10 pounds. Most of our incoming players are deficient in neck strength, and can hold the weight for an average of only 10 seconds. For these players, a strengthening program is needed. Returning players and incoming athletes who test well also participate in neck strengthening to make sure we keep their strength up.

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• Left Lateral Flexion • Right Rotation • Left Rotation. The four secondary movements we target are: • Right cervical anterior oblique • Left cervical anterior oblique • Right cervical posterior oblique • Left cervical posterior oblique.

STRENGTH PROGRAM Too often, the only thing coaches require when it comes to neck training is two sets of 10 reps on the four-way neck machine. But if you wanted to increase strength in the bench press, would you do the exact same workout every day? Of course not. Training the neck should not be any different. We should approach the task with the same, if not more, meticulousness and serious thought process that we apply to working any other muscle group. The six major movements we target are: • Forward Flexion • Extension • Right Lateral Flexion

While the cervical obliques are predominantly slow twitch muscles, they need different forms of activation and stimulation just like any other muscles in the body. We utilize a variety of exercises, methods, ranges of motion, and tempos in our neck strengthening program. While most of our training involves manual eccentric-based work—manual work is the best because of the activation, hypertrophy, and kinesthetic awareness involved—we also use various resistances, including weights, bands, machines, stability balls, Airex pads, and combination methods. Some of the neck strengthening exercises we do include: • Seated neutral perturbations with eyes closed • Four-way rack attachment neck machine • Neck bridging on Airex pads • Six-way manual neck movements • Manual Xs for the oblique methods • Band neck rotations. Rotations should be done at least once or twice per week. Rotation is the most common mechanism of a concussion in football, so while we incorporate most of the neck movements into our weekly training program, we never neglect rotations. Flexion is also important because most head contact occurs as a direct hit to the front of the facemask. This movement is also typically 25 percent weaker than extension, which is why the neck strength test is based on forward flexion. In addition to the neck muscles, we train the upper trapezius, which is very important for dissipating forces, once or twice per week. The upper trapezius is one of the major superTR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM


Optimum performance ficial muscles of the posterior neck. It sits between the cervical spine and next to and/or over all of the other major cervical posterior muscles and helps to extend, rotate, and laterally flex the neck. Our athletes also work on maintaining range of motion. An athlete with a stiff or sore neck cannot properly absorb force, hence increasing the chance of a concussion. Various stretching and re-lengthening methods such as the six-way stretch performed after testing should be part of your team’s neck training. We work on neck strengthening all year long. At the start of the off-season in January, neck strength is tested for the first time. All month long, we train the neck three days per week and perform upper trapezius work once per week. The focus is on re-teaching the athletes proper form and re-teaching their neck muscles how to perform our exercises. Work capacity is gradually increased throughout the month. During February, we start training the neck four days a week and do upper trapezius work twice a week. We continue to increase work capacity and begin introducing perturbation training—reacting to a sudden unexpected force or movement—to improve reaction time. Just before spring practice begins in March, neck strength is tested again. Spring ball runs through March and April, and we back off neck training to three days per week and upper trapezius work to once a week. We decrease volume to accommodate the increased stress of practice. The focus is on re-lengthening the muscles after workouts and practice. Before our summer programming begins in May, neck strength is tested again. Then over the summer, players train the neck four days per week and perform upper trapezius exercises twice a week. At this time, more advanced methods of training are introduced, and when the players’ summer training is completed at the end of July, neck strength is tested once again. Our preseason camp is in August, and then the season begins. During this time, we back off to three days of neck training per week and one day of trapezius work per week. We don’t introduce any new exercises during the season and again focus on re-length-

ening the muscles after workouts and practices. TEST RESULTS Based on the methods described in this article, we have observed a very positive trend over the last two years here at Memphis. Evidence is emerging that proves our testing and training methods are reducing head injuries suffered by our players. We saw significantly fewer concussions—50 percent less—during the 2010 and 2011 seasons. Players who

missed playing time due to a head or neck injury also decreased 50 percent over the past two years. While we cannot prevent all concussions from occurring, we need to do our part as strength coaches to provide our athletes with the best protection possible. My worst fear is to watch an athlete suffer an injury and not be certain I did everything I could to help him avoid that injury. If our neck strengthening program prevents just one concussion, it’s time well spent in the weightroom. n

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If an ethical dilemma were to present itself tomorrow, would you be prepared to handle it properly? We asked athletic trainers who have been there for their expertise.

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ithin her first few months on the job at Fairfax (Va.) High School, Associate Athletic Trainer Amanda Rolik, MS, LAT, ATC, was confronted with a dilemma. A Fairfax wrestler was recovering from a concussion and had not yet been cleared to return to activity, but his coaches were discussing having him participate in an upcoming match. While it seems like an open-and-shut case—any concussed athlete shouldn’t participate until medically cleared to return—this one came with a twist: The opposing team didn’t have a competitor in the injured wrestler’s weight class. He could simply walk to the center of the mat, have the referee raise his arm above his head, and he would earn a forfeit victory for his team. Although the athlete was at no risk for injury, Rolik and others on the school’s athletic training staff still took issue with the idea. “He wasn’t medically eligible to participate, and even though he would have been fine walking onto the mat, had there been an opponent, no one would have ever considered allowing him to participate,” Rolik says. “We turned the situation around to the coach and asked how he would feel if the other team had an athlete in the same situation. We would have been taking advantage of the situation in an unfair way.” In the end, the head coach agreed with the athletic training staff’s assessment, the wrestler was held out, and the match resulted in a double forfeit. Like many decisions that athletic trainers face on a day-to-day basis, the correct or ethical choice isn’t always the easiest one to make. In this article, we talk to a number of athletic trainers about ethical issues—how to detect them, think through them, and make the right decision. SPOTTING A PROBLEM The first step to understanding how to make ethical decisions is to recognize when you may be facing one. Unfortunately, this can be more difficult than it seems. “Athletic trainers can be placed in situations where they may not have the ethi-

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LEADERSHIP cal awareness to recognize that how they act could have some moral underpinning,” says Kimberly Peer, EdD, LAT, ATC, Athletic Training Education Program Coordinator and Associate Professor at Kent State University, and co-author of the book Professional Ethics in Athletic Training. “Understand-

“Do you cover the collision sports? Contact sports? High-profile sports?” Peer asks. “Those questions have some real ethical edges to them and a lot of athletic trainers don’t realize it. They just say, ‘I’m going to do the best I can with the resources I have and provide the athletic department with something

“Athletic trainers are put in tough places by coaches or athletic directors—or even the athletes themselves ... Do you stay loyal to yourself and hold the athlete out, or stay loyal to the coach and try to do whatever you can to return the athlete to play?” ing the core values of the profession is imperative for us to survive, especially since the ethical issues are not always obvious.” One area of athletic training Peer says can be difficult to immediately recognize as a potential hot spot for ethical issues deals with resources. Athletic training staffs are often not large enough to cover all games and practices, so they are put into the compromising situation of having to decide which teams are most important.

rather than nothing.’ However, ‘something’ might not always be better than nothing.” Equitable coverage for male and female athletes is an important ethical issue to Kathy Schniedwind, retired Head Athletic Trainer at Illinois State University and an NATA Hall of Famer. “Making sure the women’s teams have the same coverage as the men’s teams can be a huge challenge,” she says. “When you have a top men’s program, all the medical staff wants to be at those events and

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LEADERSHIP all athletes the same, then you need to have more staff or a different system.” Another key issue lies in return-to-play decisions. Considering the ethical ramifications of these scenarios often comes down to who you are most loyal to. “We’d hope that all athletic trainers would practice the philosophy that the injured athlete is put back into play only when he or she is objectively ready to return,” Peer says. “But what happens a lot of times is that athletic trainers are put in tough places by coaches or athletic directors—or even the athletes themselves—who say, ‘Do whatever you need to do to get them back in the game.’ “Do you stay loyal to yourself and hold the athlete out, or stay loyal to the coach and try to do whatever you can to return the athlete to play?” she continues. “You hear about athletes getting injections in the locker room at halftime and returning to play. Is that truly the best way to treat them?” Ethical dilemmas can creep up in everyday conversations within the athletic training room as well. When multiple athletes are in the whirlpool or getting their ankles taped at the same time, they

tend to speak freely with each other about whatever is on their mind—either forgetting or not realizing the athletic trainer is present. So what do you do when those side conversations reveal a potential problem? “You might hear about plans for a wild, unsupervised party or something similar,” says Joe Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES, Head Athletic Trainer at Downingtown (Pa.) High School West. “It would be easy to just look away and pretend you didn’t hear anything, but it’s our responsibility to do something. The important thing is to do it discretely and have the coach or athletic director take care of the situation. If you go blowing the whistle right away, the kids will never trust you again. “Once, when I was working at the college level, I heard about a party going on the day before a game, and then we lost the next night,” he continues. “I told the coach about it, but he was smart enough to not say anything to the team right away. Then a few games later, the night before, the coach told the team, ‘We can win this game, but if you guys go out and party like last time, we won’t.’ Their

eyes almost popped out of their heads.” Ron Carroll, MS, LAT, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer at Arkansas State University, agrees that an athletic trainer has the duty to act on any potential issues he or she hears about a studentathlete. “Any problem you learn about needs to be dealt with, especially if it might be something illegal, like they’re taking some type of amphetamines,” he says. “Even hearing something like a racial slur needs to be talked about. Another example is if you have any inkling that an athlete is suffering from an eating disorder—maybe you hear they’ve been throwing up after meals— you have to pass that on to your superiors.” Carroll, who joined the staff at Arkansas State in 1976, has encountered numerous under-the-radar ethical dilemmas in his career. They include football players trying to injure opposing players using casting material or unnecessary braces, or trying to gain an advantage by using cleat spikes longer than the rules allow. He also says athletic trainers should be aware of what does and does not fall

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LEADERSHIP under the scope of their practice. “It’s important to have knowledge of your state practice act and understand the role delineation of athletic training,” he says. “If an athlete comes into the athletic training room and asks you to pop his back, that may seem like something innocent, but is that within the scope of practice of athletic training? It’s not. Knowing what’s ethical and what’s not also comes from knowing your practice act and what the NATA Board of Certification says.” THINKING IT THROUGH Once you’re able to recognize ethical situations, the next step is making a decision. But the correct call is often a difficult path to take. So how do you ensure you’re acting in an ethical manner? Peer believes athletic trainers need to develop moral courage, a term that comes from author Rushworth Kidder, founder of the Institute for Global Ethics.

“It’s about being able to dig in your heels and have the endurance to go the distance with a tough decision,” Peer says. “If it’s what you believe in and what you know is right, you need to be tough and stand up for change. That’s hard to do, but it’s the only way to make things better.” One way to build moral courage and develop the ability to take a stand is to seek guidance from others. Peer believes looking for help is not a sign of weakness. “It’s okay to not have the answer for something and to consult a colleague,” she says. “It’s important not to think that you’ve failed or are not knowledgeable just because you talked over a sticky situation with someone else.” Schniedwind adds that even if you know what your decision will be, sometimes it helps to have a second opinion. “When you’re under stress, it’s always nice to have somebody to bounce ideas

off of,” she says. “You have to pick and choose who you trust and what information you can talk about with them, but sharing your thoughts is better than keeping them bottled up.” Schniedwind also believes it can be helpful to step back from any situation before taking action, especially if the call you make directly affects another person. “It’s usually best to not make your decision based on the immediate emotions you feel,” she says. “One of the things I always tried to do was wait 24 hours before discussing an issue with someone. By then, your emotions have come down and you can look at the situation more objectively.” While having time to contemplate a decision is nice, it isn’t always possible. If you’re receiving pressure from a coach on the sidelines during a game, you’ll likely have to recognize the ethical situation, think through your options, and choose one on the spot. To do that, you

ETHICS IN OTHERS In addition to monitoring one’s own ethics, athletic trainers may find themselves in the predicament of witnessing another athletic trainer engaging in unethical behavior. When this happens, what is your role? Should you report the behavior, or simply brush it off as none of your business? The best answer might be somewhere in between.

came down to the fact that practicing without a license is against the law,” she says. “I then looked a little more into the NATA code of ethics and found a whole list of reasons why it was my responsibility as an athletic trainer—even though I was still in school—to uphold the standards and integrity of the profession.”

As part of the research for her thesis at Montana State University-Billings, Amanda Rolik, MS, LAT, ATC, now an Associate Athletic Trainer at Fairfax (Va.) High School, was looking up the license status of athletic trainers in Montana when she encountered a problem: two individuals who were listed as high school athletic trainers did not have licenses on file. Rolik wondered if she should immediately report them to the state board of athletic training. Instead, she decided to first reach out to the two athletic trainers in question.

Kathy Schniedwind, retired Head Athletic Trainer at Illinois State University, agrees with Rolik’s course of action and adds that sometimes what you should do depends on the severity of what you’ve observed. “When you see something unethical, it’s important to consider the consequences of what is happening,” she says. “If you don’t say something, will people suffer or be hurt from what is happening? Every situation is different.”

“I wanted to contact them first, just to make sure I wasn’t missing something, like a misspelled name,” Rolik says. “I wanted to give them the opportunity to explain the situation to me first.” Rolik never succeeded in getting in touch with one of the athletic trainers. The other, however, had simply never turned in his Board of Certification card. In retrospect, Rolik is happy with how she handled the situation. “I went back and forth about what I wanted to do, but it

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Ron Carroll, MS, LAT, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer at Arkansas State University, adds that you should be prepared for the athletic trainer in question to possibly not be receptive to your inquiry. “If the individual is doing something against the law, obviously you need to report that,” he says. “But if it’s using a hard pad or something else that’s not against the law but still unethical, you need to make sure you approach the person with some diplomacy. You have to be careful, because they might get defensive and tell you to mind your own business. But if you do say something, you can go to sleep at night and know you did the right thing.”

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LEADERSHIP need to have laid out the groundwork for your decisions in your mind ahead of time. “The first and most important thing is to understand your personal and professional values,” Peer says. “The second is to have some type of moral framework to anchor your decisions in. There are a lot of them out there, so you have to go out and find one that makes sense to you. “Then test that framework by looking at ethical cases and thinking about what you would do in those situations,” she continues. “That way, when you eventually encounter a similar scenario, you can make a quick decision.” Here’s one example of a case study Peer has presented when she talks about ethics: You work for a private physical therapy clinic as an athletic trainer. A worker who was recently injured is nearing time to return to his job. His progress has been fair, but it certainly falls within the marginal range. He has shared with you that during his time off he has been able to help his elderly father care for his mother, who has Alzheimer’s disease. He is always on time to the clinic

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and works hard during his rehabilitation. He states that his father cannot afford to institutionalize his mother and his help creates some relief from the situation. You are writing the report for his follow-up visit with the physician, which will determine whether he returns to work the next week or has his therapy extended another three weeks. You know the physician will ask what you think about his readiness to return to work. What do you do? According to Peer, this is a situation in which the right thing to do isn’t cut and dried. She asks, what would you do if you didn’t know the patient’s family history? If coming to a conclusion is difficult, Peer advises thinking about how you make clinical decisions in the field. “We train ourselves to think through clinical cases very quickly,” she says. “We can look at a downed athlete and decide in a very short period of time whether to move the athlete or not and whether he or she can return to play. We’re good at processing this scenario quickly because we practice it often. But we don’t practice ethics much because people don’t want to talk about it.

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Look at cases with your peers and say, ‘I would solve it this way.’ Maybe your colleague would say, ‘Well, did you ever think about it from this perspective?’ Then when a similar situation occurs, you have something to go back to.” WORKING WITH OTHERS Often, when a difficult ethical decision presents itself, you need to convince more people than yourself of the correct course of action—especially when it comes to return-to-play decisions. If an injured athlete should be held out but a coach is pressuring you to put him or her back in, the key is to come to the conversation armed with evidence, not emotion. “You have to go one-on-one with the coach who is pressuring you to go the other way and be able to present facts and reasons why that athlete shouldn’t be playing,” Schniedwind says. “It doesn’t help to yell and scream, because that will put the coach on the defensive. Nobody thinks clearly when on the defensive.” Carroll advises that athletic trainers avoid attacking the coach or making him or her think you’re challenging their authority. “No one wants to be challenged,”


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LEADERSHIP he says. “You have to say, ‘Coach, this came up. Here’s all the research behind it’ or ‘Here’s the official rule.’ “It comes down to communicating and educating,” Carroll continues. “What does the research show, what does the law say, and what are the rules? You’re not saying no. You’re saying, ‘This is putting me in a tough position. I will not do this.’” Sometimes, though, the best thing may be to ignore the coach and make sure what you know is right gets done. “You may have to blot out the coach in your left ear saying, ‘You know, we could probably win this championship if Johnny is okay,’” Iezzi says. “As athletic trainers, we need to think with the knowledge we’re given and block out the outside influences. You can’t be swayed by whether it’s a big game or a rivalry. It’s about the athletes first. “To make those decisions easier, I pretend the injured athlete is my own son or daughter,” he continues. “That puts everything into perspective.” PASS IT ON Most athletic trainers readily admit that

it’s easier to recognize ethical situations, stand up for your beliefs, and make the right call when you’re a veteran in the field with experience to draw from. But what about those who are just getting their start in athletic training? Carroll recalls how early in his career it was tougher to stand his ground with a coach who didn’t agree with his point of view. “You earn your respect every day,” he says. “You do that by doing your job well. If you show effort, people will have more confidence in you and respect you. “But I think something young athletic trainers can do before earning that respect is to go over situations with their supervisor ahead of time so they’re prepared for any scenario,” Carroll continues. “I also think ethics is a good topic to bring up in your job interview. Ask what kind of respect you can expect to receive from the coaches.” Schniedwind believes veterans can help younger athletic trainers by clearly laying out the rules and continually discussing them. “When you bring in athletic training students or new athletic training staff members, make sure they

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know right away what is expected of them and what is considered unethical behavior,” she says. “Spell it out immediately so it’s not hazy and if something happens, they know the correct course of action. “I liked to talk to my staff and students throughout the year and tell them when they did something well or when they did something I didn’t like,” Schniedwind continues. “If a situation was handled poorly, I would bring that person in as quickly as I could to go over what happened and make sure it didn’t happen again.” It’s also vital—at all times—to remember the importance of the subject. Whether you’re new to the athletic training room or an NATA Hall of Famer, ethics should always be at the forefront of everything you do. “Ethics are huge to me,” Schniedwind says. “A big part of that is how I was raised. You do things the right way. I always say to myself, if you can look in the mirror every day and you’re comfortable with who you see, then what you’re doing is okay. If you can’t, then something’s not right.” n

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How do you take an athlete to the next level in his or her training? What can you do to make her more efficient? How do you shave off that half second from his qualifying time? And, importantly, how do you keep your athletes from injury? Pilates is an excellent way to help get your athlete into top shape. It gently stretches and strengthens both individual muscles and muscle groups to increase overall harmony in movement. While it focuses on developing core strength, it includes exercises that integrate the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle. It also emphasizes proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment and smooth flowing movement. This allows athletes to access each part of the body individually, which in turn helps them to become more familiar with the body’s functional mechanics. It also creates an awareness of how his or her body is moving in space. Pilates will create an even symmetry throughout the body and eliminate muscular unevenness. This, in turn, can reduce the chances for injury caused by overuse and imbalances in the body, which are often the result of an athlete performing the same movement over and over. Using the Reformer The Reformer is the most wellknown and commonly used piece of Pilates equipment. It consists of a gliding carriage attached to rails inside a rectangular wood or metal frame. The carriage is connected

to springs, with pulleys and ropes attached to the frame. Depending on your athlete’s condition they can lie supine or prone, sit or kneel on the carriage. The athlete can then push off the footbar or pull on the straps using the arms, legs, wrists and ankles. The springs give the user either assistance or resistance, depending on the exercise, giving an “assisted” stretch or an effective resistance challenge. It’s also a great diagnostic tool for trainers. You can watch how an athlete puts his or her spinal movements together in flexion, extension, rotation and lateral flexion with upper and lower body movements. Certain exercises also isolate muscle groups, making asymmetries more pronounced, so time can be spent in correcting these imbalances. The Reformer and other Pilates equipment can also be used to replicate sports specific movements for both assessment and rehabilitation.

Balanced Body’s newest Reformer, the Allegro 2, was designed to be intuitive and easy for athletes to use. Its EasySet Footbar can be moved the length of the carriage, allowing for a large range of exercises. Plus it can be adjusted with the feet, so the user doesn’t need to sit up to change its positioning. This makes exercise progression more fluid with less interruption for adjustment. Ropes can also be adjusted quickly even while lying on the carriage. Balanced Body has also replaced the metal clips on the ropes, eliminating clanking against the frame. Another popular feature is the integrated headrest, which is seamlessly incorporated into the carriage. Plus, the shoulder rests pop up, making it quick and easy to remove or change positioning. If space is an issue, the Allegro 2 comes with an optional wheel kit that allows you stand it on end. It also can be stacked one on top of another.

The Allegro 2 – A more intuitive training experience Pilates has become an critical adjunct to the strength and training conditioning programs for many professional and collegiate athletic teams. The Allegro 2 takes it to a whole other level – maximizing your athletes production and keeping them on the field. To see the Allegro 2 in action visit www.pilates.com/allegro2. Ken Endelman is the founder and CEO of Balanced Body, the worlds largest provider of Pilates and mind-body equipment and education.


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Food for Thought

Intolerances and sensitivities to food are tough to diagnose in anyone, but especially in athletes. Once found, simple adjustments to their diet usually solve the problem. By Sally Hara

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wo weeks into the NCAA track and field season, the team’s athletic trainer was confronted with two athletes complaining of diarrhea that was hindering their training. The first runner, a sprinter, admitted to not eating within two hours of the start of practice in order to minimize his symptoms during training. The second athlete specialized in distance events, and was having trouble finishing long-distance training runs that took her far away from a bathroom. In addition, she complained of extreme fatigue and chronic muscle aches. After ruling out a food borne illness, the athletic trainer suspected that food intolerances or sensitivities were to blame for the athletes’ intestinal distress. Indeed, it turned out that this was the case, and both athletes’ symptoms were resolved by modifying their eating habits. Food intolerances and sensitivities appear to be somewhat more prevalent in athletes than non-athletes, or at least more frequently detected. An athlete may also be slightly more susceptible to symptoms of food sensitivities because of the stress a training regimen can place on the body. For example, if training results in temporary inflammation of muscles or joints, any inflammation caused by a food sensitivity may further exacerbuate this and result

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CHEAT SHEET The following is a quick (but not exhaustive) reference to help you identify the cause and course of action for adverse gastrointestinal symptoms experienced by athletes. If symptoms persist, the athlete should seek medical counsel. Lactose intolerance

Bile insufficiency

Intolerance to sugar alcohols or fat substitutes

Celiac disease

Gluten sensitivity

Other food sensitivities

Gastrointestinal issues (diarrhea, gas, bloating)

Yes

Yes (stools float)

Yes (olestra may cause stools to float)

Possible

Possible

Often

General fatigue

N/A

N/A

Maybe (if athlete is restricting calories)

Yes

Possible

Possible

Muscle cramps or aches

No

No

No

Possible (may have joint or muscle soreness)

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Symptoms are independent of exercise and are resolved by avoiding dairy products. Ensure alternate sources of calcium and vitamin D.

Limit dietary fats, especially before and during exercise.

Assess for use of diet drinks and sugar-free or fat-free foods such as yogurt, mints, or diet foods that contain sugar alcohols or olestra. Monitor for excessive dieting and eating disorders.

Possible (may have joint or muscle soreness) It is possible to have a gluten sensitivity not associated with celiac disease. Avoid gluten, and ensure adequate carbohydrates from other sources.

in painful movement that interferes with training. Or if the reaction to a food includes gastrointestinal problems like the track athletes experienced, the result can sideline an athlete if not corrected. Unfortunately, athletes often tend to ignore the symptoms of intolerances and sensitivities, chalking it up to their training. But by paying closer attention to diet, any reactions can be avoided altogether. DEFINING THE PROBLEM Food allergy, food sensitivity, and food intolerance are all terms used to describe negative reactions to food. While people 足50

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Possible (may have joint or muscle soreness) Blood test for celiac can help confirm diagnosis. Inflammation of gut inhibits nutrient absorption, resulting in iron deficiency anemia. Strict gluten-free diet is required, with care taken to replace carbohydrates from other sources.

sometimes use these terms interchangeably, technically they describe three different types of reactions to food. Food allergies are immune system responses to consuming a food or food additive. In such cases, the offending food is perceived by the immune system to be a foreign antigen. This results in the production of antibodies, which attack the foreign substance. There are several subtypes of these antibodies, but the one involved in most acute reactions is immunoglobulin E (IgE). A true food allergy, also known as a type-I hypersensitivity, usually causes

There are endless possibilities of foods and food additives to which people may be sensitive. If cause of symptoms is not evident, a consult with doctors and/or dietitians who specialize in gastrointestinal problems and sensitivities is recommended.

a reaction immediately after the food is consumed and is severe, triggering a systemic response such as hives or anaphylaxis. Scientists believe that only three to four percent of adults are affected by true food allergies. Examples of common allergens are peanuts, milk, eggs, fish, wheat, nuts, and soy. Food sensitivities also involve the immune system, but IgE antibodies are not present, and the reaction is less severe. Problem foods are recognized by the body as foreign substances that pose a threat and prompt an immune response that releases a myriad of biochemical TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM


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to any food. Food sensitivities are more common than allergies and more prevalent than once believed, occurring in 15 to 20 percent of the population. It’s important to note that food sensitivities are sometimes inaccurately labeled as intolerances. The most common example of this is a “gluten intolerance,” which is technically a gluten sensitivity. Food intolerances result in localized reactions that do not involve the immune system, but typically interfere with digestion and the absorption of the food. The most common is lac-

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tose intolerance—when someone lacks sufficient enzymes to digest lactose (milk sugar). People with a lactose intolerance experience symptoms of gas, bloating, and/or diarrhea after drinking milk or eating foods containing dairy products. Similar symptoms can result when someone has a bile deficiency and ingests too much dietary fat. Because bile has an important role in fat digestion, individuals with a bile deficiency have difficulty digesting and absorbing fat. This is most common in people who have had their gall bladder removed, but can occur in others as a hereditary disorder. Quite simply, when food can’t be fully digested, it sits in the gut where microorganisms feed on the undigested food and produce bloating, intestinal pain, and flatulence. Additionally, because the undigested food has a high osmolality, the body attempts to dilute it by drawing water into the digestive tract, subsequently resulting in loose stool or diarrhea. Other substances that are often poorly tolerated include sugar substitutes such as sorbitol, xylitol, and manitol. Likewise, artificial fat replacers such as olestra are designed to resist absorption. Each of these ingredients is touted to be low in calories primarily due to the fact that they are poorly absorbed. Athletes who consume diet beverages, including low-carbohydrate sports drinks or diet foods that contain sugar or fat substitutes, are at increased risk of gastrointestinal (GI) problems during training. DETECTION PROCESS Figuring out whether someone has a food intolerance or sensitivity can be tricky. Figuring out whether an athlete has one can be even tougher. Not all reactions are severe or even very noticeable. And athletes often confuse a food intolerance or sensitivity with the effects of their training regimen. For example, an athlete may assume the GI discomfort they experience during training is due to the intensity of the work coupled with hot temperatures and high humidity when in reality, they are lactose intolerant. Or an athlete who is chronically tired may just chalk their fatigue up to their demanding practice schedule when they actually have celiac disease (gluten hypersensitivity), which causes inflammation of the intestinal tract and in turn, malabsorption of nutrients—including iron. The malabsorption of TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM


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NUTRITION iron is usually what’s to blame for their tiredness. It’s also common for people to have a threshold of tolerance to some problem foods, which allows them to eat the food in small amounts or occasionally without developing a reaction, but if eaten in larger quantities or more frequently, it may cause problems. For example, an athlete who is lactose intolerant may be able to have milk, cheese, or yogurt once or twice a week without issue, but if they eat these foods three days in a row, they begin to develop eczema.

When it comes to an athlete’s tolerance threshold, it’s important to note that other factors can stress the immune system and lower that threshold. For example, an athlete at the peak of his or her training cycle may be less tolerant to some foods than normal because their body is stressed due to the intense training cycle. If an athlete thinks they may have a food intolerance, there are a number of testing options available to help them identify it. However, they vary in accuracy and none of them are foolproof. Allergists and immunologists often

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POST-DIAGNOSIS Once identified, food intolerances and sensitivities can be addressed so that they no longer affect an athlete’s performance. The most obvious solution is to completely discontinue eating the offending food. But it’s often not that simple. The most common mistake athletes make is avoiding problem foods without replacing them with alternative sources of nutrients and energy. Athletes who cannot tolerate certain foods need to find substitutes to meet their body’s nutritional needs. For example, if an athlete does not tolerate wheat and oats, most nutrition bars are off limits, but alternate sources of energy that can support their training needs include gluten-free pretzels and bananas. While these foods are solutions to immediate energy for training, this athlete would also need to find alternative sources of carbohydrates throughout the day to ensure adequate glycogen stores are maintained. This means substituting other grains such as rice, quinoa, or corn, and/or starchy TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM

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use skin tests to identify food allergies. While these can easily detect fairly severe food allergies, they usually miss food sensitivities and intolerances. Another common method involves testing a blood sample for the presence of immunoglobulins (specifically subclasses IgE and/or IgG). However, because immunoglobulins are produced in response to the presence of problem substances (in this case foods), they are not present for a food that has been avoided, and may be present in abundance for a food the patient has only mild sensitivity to, but has been frequently consumed. Food and chemical sensitivities may also have delayed reactions, which means immunoglobulins may not be present at all at the time the sample is drawn. Thus there are often many false negatives and false positives. The test I feel holds the most promise for helping to identify a food intolerance is the mediator release test (MRT), which measures the size of blood cells and the volume of surrounding fluids after a test substance is added to the blood sample. If the blood cells shrink and the surrounding fluids increase significantly, this suggests an immune response, and therefore an intolerance or sensitivity. The results of an MRT test are then verified with an elimination diet that dietitians guide patients through.

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NUTRITION vegetables like yams and peas. It is important for coaches, athletic trainers, and other supporters to be positive. No one likes the “food police” telling them what to eat. Athletes are more likely to respond well to encouragement such as “You must be so thankful that you finally know what was bothering you!” instead of “You shouldn’t be eating that!” For the most part, managing a food intolerance is the athlete’s responsibility, but an athletic trainer or coach can help an athlete who has a food intolerance by planning ahead with the athlete so that there are food and/or beverages at games that the athlete can safely consume. Coaches should also be supportive if an athlete elects to carry different foods with them. When a team is on a road trip, athletes with food intolerances and sensitivities need to plan ahead and take particular caution to avoid problem foods. Often times it is possible to find allergy-friendly restaurants that are appropriate for the entire team so the afflicted athlete doesn’t feel left out of team meals. A simple Internet search can help find those restaurants.

However, it is essential that there is a backup plan in place, which may involve bringing along a cooler containing acceptable foods. Once a food sensitivity or intolerance has been identified, there is usually a period of adjustment while the athlete gets used to a new way of eating. Some may be frustrated by the thought of having to avoid foods they enjoy, so it can be helpful for these athletes to be reminded that this is an opportunity to avoid unwanted symptoms. In the end, most are thankful that they know how to eat to feel and perform better. CASE STUDIES The athletic trainer at the beginning of this article did some investigating in order to diagnose the athletes. He had the sprinter keep a food diary for several days, which revealed an increase in his milk consumption. The athlete had started drinking lattes and smoothies, both with milk, which tipped the athletic trainer off to his lactose intolerance. Additionally, the caffeine in the lattes was likely further exacerbating his symptoms. Avoiding milk most of

the time and using lactase supplements on the occasions he did consume milk fixed the sprinter’s GI problems. The distance runner was ultimately diagnosed with a food sensitivity. The athletic trainer was worried about the extra symptoms of chronic fatigue and unresolved muscle soreness, so he had the athlete’s hematocrit and serum iron levels checked and found the athlete had anemia. When anemia is present and accompanied by other food sensitivity symptoms, celiac disease is often the case, which was true for the runner as well. The athlete received diet therapy to learn about a gluten-free diet appropriate for an active individual, and once she removed all gluten from her diet, her symptoms disappeared. These examples illustrate that the same symptom—in this case diarrhea— could be the result of any number of intolerances or sensitivities. They also illustrate the importance of addressing the symptom and investigating the cause(s). In the end, both athletes were able to return to their previous level of activity by making some fairly simple changes to their diets. n

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Thomas Robinson demonstrates vertical triple extension in the pulling phase of a power clean and as he goes up for a shot in a game earlier this year.

A Higher Level B Kansas Athletics

The University of Kansas’ basketball training program is developed around groundbased strength and explosive exercises that mimic players’ movements on the court. By Andrea Hudy

asketball players come to the University of Kansas to follow in the footsteps of legends. Greats such as Wilt Chamberlain, Danny Manning, Paul Pierce, and Lynette Woodard have laid a foundation of hard work and dedication for today’s players. As the teams’ strength coach, it is imperative that I further these attributes in our players through a comprehensive and well-planned training program. Fortunately, I have great assistance in doing so. With support from the University, the Kansas basketball teams have one of the finest training facilities in the country. The Anderson Family Strength and Conditioning Center provides us with state-of-the-art weight training equipment that helps us build athletes who uphold Kansas’ rich traditions. The 42,000 square-foot facility allows our basketball players to have variety in their training program because of the abundance of equipment and space, including an area specifically for basketball training. It contains six platforms, eight selectorized pulleys, pull-up bars at varying heights, and individual areas for dumbbells, plyo-agility drills, medicine balls, circuit training, and cardio.

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sport specific OUR PHILOSOPHY The mission of the Kansas Strength and Conditioning Department is to physically and mentally prepare our studentathletes for the rigors of intercollegiate athletics and to compete with integrity and excellence. For each team, the two primary goals of our programming are to enhance sport performance and aid in injury prevention using various training and recovery techniques. How we approach this primary goal differs from sport to sport. Basketball requires fundamental movements such as running and jumping and demands high power, high velocity movements across diverse planes of movement from a wide variety of positions. Therefore, our basketballspecific weight training philosophy begins with a foundation of functional ground-based strength and explosive exercises that mimic the coordinated movements occurring during competition. Triple extension—the coordinated

extension of the hip, knee, and ankle joints during running and jumping—is an integral part of our training program because it is in such high demand on the basketball court. Triple extension can occur vertically (jumping), linearly (running), and laterally (shuffling/skating). If we can increase the amount of ground reaction forces a player generates in the weightroom while performing triple extension, that will transfer to the court in the form of better mechanical efficiency when the athlete is no longer under resistance. Mechanical efficiency is the ratio of work output to work input. In other words, it is the ratio of external work performed to total energy expenditure. If we can increase the amount of work a player performs while keeping his energy expenditure the same, then we are creating a better conditioned athlete who can stay more powerful for longer periods of time. Any type of pulling lift involves the

SUMMER LIFTING A typical Tuesday (or “day two”) in June might look like this: Squat jumps..............................................................................................5x3 Med ball lateral lunges w/ rotation.......................................... 4x5 each side Power snatches.........................................................................................4x3 Overhead lateral rips w/ pivot................................................ 3x10 each side Squats.......................................................................................................5x3 Reverse crossover lunges........................................................ 3x6 each side Bench presses...........................................................................................5x3 Glute ham raises.......................................................................................3x8 A typical Friday (or “day four”) in July might look like this: Rebound cleans.........................................................................................4x4 15-Second pivot drills...............................................................3x15 seconds Rebound snatches.....................................................................................4x4 Overhead lateral bends.......................................................... 3x19 each side Front squats..............................................................................................5x4 Med ball overhead reverse crossover step-ups....................... 3x6 each side Heavy med ball throws on incline.............................................................5x4 Good mornings..........................................................................................3x6

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athlete performing vertical triple extension. Examples include the high pull, clean, snatch, jerk, and box jumps— resisted or un-resisted. Linear triple extension drills we use include sled pushes and running or jumping uphill. And shuffling movements, slide board drills, and lateral jumping drills are all exercises that train lateral triple extension. To build a successful basketball player, we also concentrate on improving their lateral and rotational movement efficiency. So in addition to training triple extension, we focus on working the external rotators of the hip and the musculature of the groin and hamstrings. The guidelines we use for training these areas are based on Paul Chek’s definition of the outer unit of the core. Many of these exercises are supplements to our strength training movements. Some examples include the Romanian deadlift, lateral squats, and reverse crossover lunges. We superset these exercises, as well as basketball-specific coordination drills, with our primary lifts. OFF-SEASON PERIODIZATION Our men’s basketball team year-round training follows a non-linear periodization model that includes traditional periodization trends. This type of programming is valuable because of the flexibility it offers for exercise prescription, load, volume, and intensity. It also provides us with the opportunity to perform muscle endurance, strength, and power workouts at least once every week. The ability to adapt the team’s training is important because, as coaches, we often train athletes with different levels of experience, time constraints, injuries, individual needs, and/or specific goals. There are two types of non-linear periodization: planned and unplanned. During the postseason, summer, and preseason we follow planned non-linear periodization. During these times of year, we resistance train and condition four days per week (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday). When designing our daily programs, we emphasize high power output activities. We describe these exercises as synchronous, which means that they require high muscle recruitment in order to produce high power output. They also require technical skill. After a proper warmup, our athletes begin each workout with the synchronous exercises prescribed for that day. Some of these TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM


sport specific synchronous exercises may include plyometric drills, high intensity acceleration and agility drills, or high intensity weightlifting or strength exercises. Our off-season lifting workouts generally include an explosive exercise, a squat variation, a bench variation, a shoulder variation, and a back variation. The lifting portion of the workouts are efficiently structured by supersetting a major movement like an Olympic weightlifting movement with one or two functional or torso exercises. Each of the core lifts is superset with a torso exercise specific to basketball. We set it up this way so that there is always something for the athletes to do between core lifts, which helps them to not lose focus while in the weightroom. Percentages are used for most core lifts and each day has a specific goal. For example, Monday is a high volume work capacity day intended to induce a large hormonal response. Tuesday is a high load, low volume strength/speed training day where neuromuscular recruitment is the primary goal. Thursday is a typical strength day designed

for protein synthesis and neuromuscular recruitment. And Friday is a speed/ strength day mainly consisting of low to moderate loads with an emphasis on speed of movement. Each day’s workout includes a lifting and conditioning portion. Here’s a closer look at how the four days are organized. Mondays: During the summer, we begin with an active warmup that is specific to the lateral plyometrics and agilities that will be performed in that day’s conditioning session. The linear plyometric activities, accelerations, and agility drills are similar to the lateral drills in terms of length, focus, and progression. We condition first because it provides a synchronous foundation for the workout. Early in the off-season, we teach 15-foot lateral acceleration drills that have no change of direction, then later in the summer and into the team’s preseason, progress to advanced 60foot change of direction with rotation drills that have a reaction component. After the conditioning session, we resistance train asynchronously. Asynchronous activities have a muscle endurance/ submaximal effort training foundation

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over time. An example would be a totalbody work capacity circuit. Tuesdays: We begin with a warmup that is specific to the day’s high load, high intensity, low volume lifting session. We train aggressively using relatively heavy loads, then transition to an asynchronous conditioning session, such as having players run multiple basketball court line sprints. Thursdays: We begin with a warmup that is specific to linear plyometrics and agilities similar to what we performed on Monday. After the conditioning session, we perform a total-body strength training workout. Fridays: To end our week, we complete a speed/strength lift and then perform an endurance-based conditioning workout. The conditioning workout is usually performed on the track and consists of multiple sprints lasting between 25 and 80 seconds. For examples of typical lifting portions of the team’s summer workouts, see “Summer Lifting” on page 60. For a glimpse into the conditioning portion of the team’s summer workouts, see “Summer Conditioning” on page 64.

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COMPETITIVE SEASON WORKOUTS A typical pre-conference strength/speed weight training session during the season might look like this: Hang clean drop squats 45-pound torso twists

2x4 2x8 each side

Barbell split squats Lateral windmill

2x4 each side 2x7 each side

One-arm dumbbell jerks Alternate leg hip lifts

3x2 each side 2x10 each side

Close grip snatches Cable column downchops

4x3, 3, 2, 2 2x10 each side

Hang power cleans Lateral med ball overhead rips

4x3, 3, 2, 2 2x6 each side

Incline bench Reverse crossover lunges

4x6 2x4 each side

Front squats 4x3 One-leg cable balance w/ knee drive 2x10 each side A typical conference or postseason speed/strength weight training session might look like this: Hurdle mobility Overhead drop squats Light barbell high pulls Foam roll IT band

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Jump rope Dumbbell lateral squats Power jerks Foam roll external rotators of hips

For time 3x5 each side 3x3

Jump rope One-leg hypers Hang power cleans Vibration plate hamstring stretch

For time 3x8 each side 4x3

Groin stretch Plyo pushups w/ vest Plyo pull-ups w/ rotation w/ vest Vibration plate groin stretch

x3 3x6 3x6

Box power squats Dumbbell bench presses Lower body stretch Foam roll calves

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IN-SEASON PERIODIZATION Once the competitive season begins, we change from a planned to an unplanned non-linear periodization model. Weight training sessions are based on weekly goals instead of the long-term goals that guide us during the off-season. This reactive model takes into account many factors, including the team’s practice schedule, intensity and length of practices, number of minutes played during games, number of training sessions in the week, and number of players injured. There is a lot of variability in the team’s playing and travel schedules, which greatly impacts what we schedule and when. Games per week can range from zero during a bye week, to three once the conference season begins. To quantify decisions regarding exercise prescription, we lean on subjective feedback gathered by tools such as heart rate monitors and pedometers. These tools allow us to measure volume, intensity, and each athlete’s time on the court and adjust our strength training workouts accordingly. If an on-court practice consists of powerful high intensity synchronous running and jumping activities, then the weight training session after practice is less intense and would likely include asynchronous qualities such as a circuit. If the on-court practice is not intense—a shoot-around or walk-through, for example—then the weight training session is structured to be more intense, with an emphasis on building power using synchronous activities in a strength/speed session or a speed/strength session. One major difference between the off-season and inseason workouts is that while the team’s core lifts are assigned specific percentages in the off-season, once games begin we look at a percentage range. Also, each player monitors his own loads and athletes who don’t play a lot of minutes either complete a higher volume of work or an extra training session per week. Every in-season workout session begins with static stretching for the low back, hips, hamstrings, quads, and calves. The players then complete mobility exercises like the overhead drop squat, and other exercises that increase their heart rate, like jumping rope, before heading into the more intense part of the lifting session. The lifting portion of each workout includes a series of Olympic weightlifting movements and strength movements that are paired with a flexibility, mobility, and/or torso exercise. As we progress further into the conference season, recovery modalities such as foam rolling and other self-myofascial release techniques are implemented into the workouts. (For examples of in-season workouts, see “Competitive Season Workouts” at left.) DOES IT WORK? Another important training resource at our disposal is the university’s Research and Coaching Performance Team. Led by Andrew Fry, PhD, Professor and Chair of the Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences department at Kansas, and myself, the Performance Team is comprised of coaches, sport scientists, and students who are studying new training methods and modalities. In turn, our players are able to adhere to the best training philosophies that research provides. The Performance Team helps with the squad’s training through various measurements used to validate the effectiveness of our program. For example, before the season begins each year, the Performance Team monitors our players as they perform a squat test using Tendo units. Bar speed is measured at 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 percent of the athletes’ one-rep max squat. The collected data allows us to determine the range at which each athlete is able to produce TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM


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SUMMER CONDITIONING Over four months, our non-linear periodization model dictates that the team’s running volume increases while lifting volume decreases. All conditioning drills in the table below are in yards.

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Sync lift rep: 12

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Lift rep: 6

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Lift rep: 5

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Async lift rep: 3

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Lift rep: 4

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Async lift rep: 2

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Lift rep: 3

maximal power. Power is defined as force x velocity, which shares an inverse relationship (i.e. high force movements generally lack high velocity and vice versa). The velocities recorded at each percentage of weight load are then plotted on a standard force-velocity curve chart. Over the course of an athlete’s career, we can monitor the shape of their force/velocity curve to ensure that the curve is shifting up and to the right, representing an increase in both load and bar speed at the assigned percentages. If an athlete’s curve is not shifting in the desired direction over the course of a training cycle, we can examine the data to see whether the individual needs more speed or specific strength work. Over the years I’ve been working with the players, our use of planned and unplanned non-linear periodization models has resulted in much success with our athletes—not only because of the variability in the program, but because of the ability to adapt our workouts to the team’s practice schedule. The team’s on-court performance consistently lasts late into the postseason, which for me, validates our program’s effectiveness. n

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Functional Four with TRX® Training Timothy DiFrancesco, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS, AQx CMT

Tim graduated from Endicott College in 2003 with his Bachelor’s degree in science/athletic training. Tim immediately went on to the University of Massachusetts Lowell where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2006. In 2007, Tim co-founded TD Athletes Edge, LLC. Tim spent two seasons as the Head Athletic Trainer and Strength & Conditioning Coach with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA-Developmental League between 20092011. In December of 2011 he was named the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.

During an NBA season the strength & conditioning coach often has to be able to make the most out of whatever unpredictable training environment they are faced with. The TRX® Suspension Trainer™ and the TRX Rip™ Trainer make it easy to maintain a comprehensive training program for each individual player regardless of how much time or space is available. Here is an example of how I use these dynamic training tools to meet multiple functional needs of our players using just 4 TRX/Rip Trainer exercises:

TRX Rip Trainer – Anti Rotation Iso with Side Step Core musculature should be trained and challenged to resist rotational trunk movement. This exercise does exactly that while simultaneously asking critical hip/glute musculature to perform. Tip: Assume an athletic stance position; Grip the Rip Trainer with the hand closest to the anchor high; Begin steady side steps away from where the Rip Trainer is anchored; Return to the starting position and repeat. For an increased challenge, move both hands away from the resistance cord towards the opposite end of the bar.

TRX Rip Trainer – Split Stance Diagonal Lift Pattern Resistance to lateral trunk flexion is also important in developing balanced core musculature. Tip: Place the anchor low or at floor level; Assume a split stance position with the back leg being the leg closest to the anchor point; Activate/tighten the glute of the back leg by keeping the knee straight; Grip the Rip Trainer with the inside hand closest to the resistance band; The outside hand should be positioned slightly past the middle of the Rip Trainer; Lift out and away from the body with the outside hand; Press out and away from the body with the inside hand. For an increased challenge, move both hands away from the resistance cord towards the opposite end of the bar.

TRX Suspension Trainer – Row to Single Leg Hip Flexion

This TRX exercise covers a lot in one package. The obvious upper back musculature is addressed with the row. Core musculature is activated during the hip flexion motion and the posterior chain is working hard on the leg that is anchored/down. Tip: Anchor both feet on the wall or securely on the floor with heels dug into the ground; Perform a tight row and simultaneously raise one knee to the chest; Return back to start and alternate knee to chest during every row.

TRX Suspension Trainer – Row + Biceps Curl

The “Row + Face Curl” is a great way to train for function but also sneak in some beach muscles. I am not a big fan on standing in the mirror and doing bi’s & tri’s but this exercise includes a row motion in addition to biceps strengthening with core/posterior chain work. Tip: Standing in a “planked” position perform a basic row; Return slowly to the start position; Now curl your fists towards your face; Return slowly to start position and repeat as you alternate between rows and curls.


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4orte-ThermoActive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2829 337A Sovereign Rd., London, ON N6M 1A6, Canada 519-455-4141 • www.4orte.com Categories: Hot & Cold Treatment, Athletic Equipment/ Apparel, Trainer’s Room

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Abbott Nutrition-EAS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 614 EAS Nutrition provides a high caliber of sports nutrition. 3300 Stelzer Rd., RP2-2, Columbus, OH 43219 800-297-9776 • www.eas.com Categories: Nutrition See ad on page 49 Accelerated Care Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 918 4850 Joule St., Ste. A1, Reno, NV 89502 800-350-1100 • www.acplus.com Categories: Electro/Laser/Light Therapy Active Ankle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2009 Foot and ankle products for prevention and protection of injury. P.O. Box 1001, Gardner, KS 66030 800-800-2896 • www.activeankle.com Categories: Braces & Supports See ad on page 9 Adidas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1840 9605 SW Nimbus Ave., Beaverton, OR 97008 800-289-2724 • www.adidas.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel Advance Newspaper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1743 2900 Horizon Dr., King of Prussia, PA 19406 610-278-1400 • www.advanceweb.com Categories: Educational Materials Aegis Sciences Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1825 345 Hill Ave., Nashville, TN 37210 615-255-2400 • www.aegislabs.com Categories: Management Tools

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American Heart Association . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 819 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 214-706-1114 • www.heart.org Categories: Educational Materials American Public University . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2929 Accredited, online degree programs in sports and health sciences. Affordable tuition and monthly class starts. 111 W. Congress St., Charles Town, WV 25414 877-777-9081 • www.StudyatAPU.com/tc Categories: Educational Materials, College/University, Education See ad on page 81 Amerx Health Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2625 AmeriGel® delivers antimicrobial protection and fast healing for skin injuries. 1300 S. Highland Ave., Clearwater, FL 33756 800-448-9599 • www.amerigel.com Categories: Trainer’s Room See ad on page 37 Amrex Electrotherapy Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . 1929 641 E. Walnut St., Carson, CA 90746 800-221-9069 • www.amrex-zetron.com Categories: Electro/Laser/Light Therapy Andover Healthcare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2209 9 Fanaras Dr., Salisbury, MA 01952 800-432-6686 • www.andover-healthcare.com Categories: Trainer’s Room

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HTFx, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2828 420 Stan Dr., Melbourne, FL 32904 321-724-1022 • www.ritetempathletics.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel, Hot & Cold Treatment

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KoreFit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1536 2023 W. Carroll Ave., Ste. C-307, Chicago, IL 60612 312-243-5348 • www.korefit.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel, Strength Training & Cardio Equip. Korey Stringer Institute . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2502 Univ. of Connecticut, Neag School of Education, Gentry Bldg U-2064, Storrs, CT 06269 860-486-0265 • www.ksi.uconn.edu Categories: Educational Materials La Pointique Intl, LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 711 1030 Industry Dr., Tukwila, WA 98188 206-575-8843 • www.lp-support.com Categories: Braces & Supports, Trainer’s Room LaserTouchOne™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2337 10446 N. 74th St., Ste. 120, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 877-751-7665 • www.lasertouchone.com Categories: Electro/Laser/Light Therapy Lippincott Williams & Wilkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1534 530 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19106 800-638-3030 • www.lww.com Categories: Educational Materials Liquid Ice-Energicer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1843 P.O. Box 261, West Chicago, IL 60186 630-876-4812 • www.energice.net Categories: Nutrition LiteCure, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1437 250 Corporate Blvd., Ste. B, Newark, DE 19702 302-709-0408 • www.litecure.com Categories: Electro/Laser/Light Therapy LM Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2441 2720 Intertech Dr., Youngstown, OH 44509 330-270-2424 • www.lmengineering.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel, Trainer’s Room Lumos, Inc. (KT Tape) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 820 3212 N. University Ave., Provo, UT 84604 801-655-0519 • www.kttape.com Categories: Trainer’s Room M.S. Plastics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2334 10 Park Pl., Ste. 2, Butler, NJ 07405 973-492-2400 • www.msplastics.com Categories: Trainer’s Room Magister Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 929 Offers Rep Band® exercise bands/tubing and Airex® mats and exercise products P.O. Box 4323, Chattanooga, TN 37405 800-396-3130 • www.magistercorp.com Categories: Strength Training & Cardio Equip. See ad on page 107 Markwort Sporting Goods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2634 1101 Research Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132 800-937-4824 • www.markwort.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel Marsh Consumer Connexions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1620 1440 Renaissance Dr., Park Ridge, IL 60068-1400 800-503-9230 • www.seaburychicago.com Categories: Insurance McCallum Place Eating Disorders Treatment Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 739

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MOtion1, a division of NDC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2539 402 BNA Drive, Ste. 500, Nashville, TN 37217 Phone 615-366-3230 • www.proadvantagebyndc.com Categories: Braces & Supports, Rehab Equipment, Trainer’s Room Motive, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1017 P.O. Box 72, Phoenix, MD 21131 917-544-4620 • www.motivepure.com Categories: Nutrition, Hydration MPA Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 827 3080 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA 92704 800-324-7758 Categories: Educational Materials, Publisher Mueller Sports Medicine, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1113 Sports medicine supplies leading the way in innovation and keeping athletes in the game 1 Quench Dr., Prairie du Sac, WI 53578 800-356-9522 • www.muellersportsmed.com Categories: Braces & Supports, Hot & Cold Treatment, Antimicrobial Products, Trainer’s Room See ad on pages 12 & 13 Multi Radiance Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 912 Makes super-pulsed laser therapy devices for PTs and ATCs. 6565 Cochran Rd., Solon, OH 44139 800-373-0955 • www.multiradiance.com Categories: Electro/Laser/Light Therapy, Rehab Equipment, Trainer’s Room See ad on page 20 MuscleTrac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2734 9121 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 105-319, Tucson, AZ 85749 314-609-7688 • www.muscletrac.com Categories: Strength Training & Cardio Equip. NASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2718 NASM provides certifications and advanced credentials to health and fitness professionals. 1750 E. Northrop Blvd., Ste. 200, Chandler, AZ 85286 800-460-6276 • www.nasm.org Categories: Education See ad on page 7 Nat’l. Athletic Equip. Reconditioning Assn. . . . . 816 1226 E. Mead, Spokane, WA 99218 509-465-4828 • www.naera.net Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel National Association of Orthopaedic Technologists . . 943 8365 Keystone Crossing, Ste. 107, Indianapolis, IN 46240 317-205-9484 • www.naot.org Categories: Educational Materials National Strength & Conditioning Assoc. . . . . . . 615 The NSCA is the trusted authority in the field of strength and conditioning. 1885 Bob Johnson Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80906 800-815-6826 • www.nsca.com Categories: Educational Materials, Certification & Publications See ad on page 57 Natural Edge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2842 868 N. 1430 W., Orem, UT 84057 801-705-4982 • www.natural-edge.com Categories: Nutrition Neuro Resource Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2328 1100 Jupiter Rd., Ste. 190, Plano, TX 75074 877-314-6500 • www.nrg-unlimited.com Categories: Electro/Laser/Light Therapy NeuroComm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2709 9570 SE Lawnfield Rd., Clackamas, OR 97015 503-653-2144 • www.onbalance.com Categories: Rehab Equipment

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NeuroTech Bio-Medical Research . . . . . . . . . . . . 2526 12400 Whitewater Dr., #2010, Minneapolis, MN 55343 952-240-6023 • www.neurotech.us Categories: Electro/Laser/Light Therapy

PCC, Inc. Air Purification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1542 PO Box 22294, Little Rock, AR 72221 501-837-1600 Categories: Air Purification

New Options Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2035 2545 Merrell Rd., Dallas, TX 75229 800-872-5488 • www.newoptionssports.com Categories: Braces & Supports

Perform Better . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2325 Perform Better is your “one stop shop” for all your facility needs. P.O. Box 8090, 11 Amflex Dr., Cranston, RI 02920-0090 800-556-7464 • www.performbetter.com Categories: Educational Materials, Rehab Equipment, Strength Training & Cardio Equip., Functional Training Equipment See ad on pages 27 & 119

NIAMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2811 1 AMS Circle, Bethesda, MD 20892-3675 877-226-4267 • www.niams.nih.gov Categories: Educational Materials Noraxon USA, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2926 13430 N. Scottsdale Road, Ste. 104, Scottsdale, AZ 85254 800-364-8985 • www.noraxon.com Categories: Management Tools Nordic Naturals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1538 111 Jennings Dr., Watsonville, CA 95076 800-662-2544 • www.nordicnaturals.com Categories: Nutrition NormaTec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 935 44 Glen Ave., Newton Center, MA 02459 800-335-0960 • www.normatecsports.com Categories: Rehab Equipment NoSweat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2935 Nutramax Laboratories, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2716 2208 Lakeside Blvd., Edgewood, MD 21040 410-776-4000 • www.nutramaxlabs.com Categories: Nutrition Ongoing Care Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 737 6545 44 St. N., #4007, Pinellas Park, FL 33781 800-375-0207 • www,ongoingcare.com Categories: Braces & Supports, Rehab Equipment OPTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1635 High-quality, affordable fitness and rehabilitation products 3800 Annapolis Ln., #165, Minneapolis, MN 55447 800-367-7393 • www.optp.com Categories: Educational Materials, Hot & Cold Treatment, Rehab Equipment, Strength Training & Cardio Equip., Trainer’s Room See ad on page 79 Orfit Industries America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2915 350 Jericho Turnpike, Ste. 101, Jericho, NY 11753 888-673-4887 • www.orfit.com Categories: Trainer’s Room OrthoScan, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2700 8212 E. Evans Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85260 866-996-0472 • www.orthoscan.com Categories: Rehab Equipment Ossur Americas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1625 19762 Pauling, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610 800-222-4284 • www.ossur.com Categories: Hot & Cold Treatment, Strength Training & Cardio Equip. Parker Laboratories, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1834 In addition to being a market leader in medical ultrasound, Parker Laboratories now provides athletic trainers with ProteX Cleaner/Disinfectant. 286 Eldridge Rd., Fairfield, NJ 07004 800-631-8888 • www.parkerlabs.com Categories: Antimicrobial Products, Trainer’s Room See ad on page 66

Performance Health, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1734 Thera-Band® Professional Progressive Resistance Products, Biofreeze® Pain Relief Products 1245 Home Ave., Akron, OH 44310 800-321-2135 • www.performancehealth.com Categories: Educational Materials, Hot & Cold Treatment, Rehab Equipment, Strength Training & Cardio Equip. See ad on page 39 Physicool/Mita Partners, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2228 9900 W. Sample Rd., Ste. 300, Coral Springs, FL 33065 954-755-6660 • www.physicool.com Categories: Hot & Cold Treatment, Trainer’s Room Physiomed North America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2403 401 Lakeview Dr., Farmerville, LA 71241 318-368-7266 • www.physiomed.com Categories: Rehab Equipment Pivotal Health Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2041 A leading manufacturer and supplier of health, wellness, and rehab products. 724 Oakwood Rd., Watertown, SD 57201 800-743-7738 • www.pivotalhealthsolutions.com Categories: Electro/Laser/Light Therapy, Hot & Cold Treatment, Nutrition, Rehab Equipment See ad on pages 46 & 47 Play Again by Viscos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1740 855-284-7267 • www.playagainnow.com Categories: Nutrition PowerSox-The Debris Inhibitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2826 The Debris Inhibitor Sports Spat stops crumb rubber in its tracks! 139 East Broad Street. Statesville, NC 28677 704-818-3353 • www.powersox.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel See ad on page 113 Power Systems, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1935 Fitness and sports performance equipment for professionals 5700 Casey Dr., Knoxville, TN 37909 800-321-6975 • www.powersystems.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel, Educational Materials, Strength Training & Cardio Equip., Trainer’s Room See ad on page 105 PreCare, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1037 1151 Broadway, Ste. 201, Sonoma , CA 95476 866-996-1735 • www.precareinc.com/ Categories: Rehab Equipment Precision Ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2641 P.O. Box 27, Kingston, WA 98346 360-297-3902 • www.precisionice.com Categories: Hot & Cold Treatment

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ProKure Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2701 The ProKure™ line for athletic facilities eliminates odor and pathogens quickly and safely 2006 Valley View Way, Lansdale, PA 19446 866-620-3677 • www.prokuresolutions.com Categories: Antimicrobial Products See ad on page 38 PROTEAM™ by Hausmann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Athletic training equipment and furniture. 130 Union St., Northvale, NJ 07647 888-428-7626 • www.proteamtables.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel, Hot & Cold Treatment, Rehab Equipment, Trainer’s Room See ad on page 71 Protective Sports Equipment/ProCap 3 . . . . . . . TBD 800-444-1146 • www.theprocap.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel Q2O CrampX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2910 www.musclecpr.com Categories: Nutrition, Trainer’s Room Rank One Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2812 P.O. Box 1044, Sanger, TX 76266 940-594-5961 • www.rankonesport.com Categories: Management Tools

Rapid Release Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2642 1512 Baker Ave., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 949-415-4778 • www.rapidreleasetech.com Categories: Electro/Laser/Light Therapy RecoveryPump . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 608 RecoveryPump delivers rapid muscle recovery to sore, fatigued muscles. 9 LaCrue St., Ste. 2, Glen Mills, PA 19342 855-732-7867 • www.recoverypump.com Categories: Muscle Recovery, Performance Enhancement See ad on page 102 Rehabilitation & Reintegration Division . . . . . . 2840 Responder Gear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2801 2401 49th Ave. North, Minneapolis, MN 55430 877-588-8230 • www.myrespondergear.com Categories: Trainer’s Room Rich-Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1819 Rich-Mar provides a full comprehensive product and treatment educational program. 4120 South Creek Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37406 888-549-4945 • www.richmarweb.com Categories: Electro/Laser/Light Therapy, Rehab Equipment, Trainer’s Room See ad on inside front cover

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Silipos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1641 41 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010 800-229-4404 • www.silipos.com Categories: Trainer’s Room

RotatoReliever by Jointsmart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 927 1561 Laitner Dr., Traverse City, MI 49696 877-929-3390 • www.rotatoreliever.com Categories: Rehab Equipment

SIMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2817 329 E. Court, Iowa City, IA 52240 319-351-5666 • www.flantech.net Categories: Software

Rubber Arm Muscle Rub . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2825 5066 S. Amherst Hwy., Madison Heights, VA 24572 888-245-1161 • www.myrubberarm.com Categories: Topical Analgesic

Simtrak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2129 P.O. Box 203, Winfield, IL 60190 630-562-4100 • www.simtrak.com Categories: Management Tools

SAGE Publications USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2329 2455 Teller Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 800-818-7243 • www.sagepub.com Categories: Educational Material

Slack, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2409 6900 Grove Rd., Thorofare, NJ 08086 800-257-8290 • www.slackbooks.com Categories: Educational Materials

SAM® Medical Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1738 P.O. Box 3270, Tualatin, OR 97062 800-818-4726 • www.sammedical.com Categories: Braces & Supports, Trainer’s Room

SOLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2636 608 Crescent Cir., Great Falls, MT 59404 866-235-7653 • www.yoursole.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel, Braces & Supports

Samson Equipment, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2524 Weight equipment, training tables, taping tables, whirlpool seats, and custom deigns P.O. Box 353, Fairacres, NM 88033 800-472-6766 • www.samsonequipment.com Categories: Strength Training, Cardio Equip., Trainer’s Room See ad on page 117 Sanctuary Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 610 No. 464 Jalan Kuala Kangar, Ipoh Perak, Malaysia 30010 +60 -5 - 292 1736 • www.sanctband.com Categories: Rehab Equipment, Strength Training & Cardio Equip.

SonoSite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2612 21919-30th Dr., SE, Bothell, WA 98021 425-951-1397 • www.sonosite.com Categories: Ultrasound Products Spenco Medical Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2705 Makers of foot and wound care products P.O. Box 2501, Waco, TX 76712 800-877-3626 • www.spenco.com Categories: Trainer’s Room See ad on page 92 Sport Safety Int’l./ConcussionWise . . . . . . . . . . . 841

Sani Brands/Defense Sport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1035 1227 Linden St., Ste. 301, Allentown, PA 18102 877-717-7264 • www.defensesport.com Categories: Antimicrobial Products

SportPharm Pharmaceuticals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2224 381 Van Ness Ave., Ste. 1507, Torrance, CA 90501 800-272-4767 • www.sportpharm.com Categories: Management Tools

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Sports Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1619 Sports Health provides sports medicine supplies and equipment to schools across America. 865 Murfield Drive, Hanover Park, IL 60133 800-323-1305 • www.esportshealth.com Categories: Braces & Supports, Antimicrobial Products, Trainer’s Room See ad on page 111

Schutt Sports Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2301 1200 East Union Ave., Litchfield, IL 62056-0426 866-4-SCHUTT • www.schutt-sports.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel Shock Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1440 3300 Fernbrook Ln N., Ste. 250, Plymouth, MN 55447 763-253-1307 • www.shockdoctor.com Categories: Mouth Guards Shoreline Sport Medical Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 609 318 E. Main St., Lowell, MI 49331 888-238-1800 • www.shorelinesms.com Categories: Braces & Supports, Educational Materials, Electro/Laser/Light Therapy, Hot & Cold Treatment, Nutrition, Trainer’s Room Shuttle Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2519 P.O. Box 5089, Glacier, WA 98244 800-334-5633 • www.shuttlesystems.com Categories: Rehab Equipment, Strength Training & Cardio Equip. Sidas (Foot-Force) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2640

Stromgren Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2015 Protective compression performance apparel and sports medicine products 600 Main St., P.O. Box 1230, Hays, KS 67601 800-527-1988 • www.stromgren.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel, Braces & Supports, Antimicrobial Products See ad on page 22 Summit America Insurance Services, LC . . . . . . 1924 7400 College Blvd., #100, Overland Park, KS 66210 800-955-1991 • www.summitamerica-ins.com Categories: Insurance Superfeet Worldwide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2918 1419 Whitehorn St., Ferndale, WA 98248 800-634-6618 • www.superfeet.com Swede-O, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1108 Swede-O manufactures quality braces designed to prevent and rehabilitate sports injuries. 6459 Ash St., North Branch, MN 55056 800-525-9339 • www.swedeo.com Categories: Braces & Supports, Hot & Cold Treatment, Trainer’s Room See ad on page 16 SwimEx, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2315 Aquatic therapy pools, plunge tanks, and exercise equipment 846 Airport Rd., Fall River, MA 02720 800-877-7946 • www.swimex.com Categories: Rehab Equipment, Aquatic Therapy Tape-O/Dome Industries, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2827 Manufacturer of a complete line of self-adhering bandages and tapes. 10 New England Way, Warwick, RI 02886 800-432-4352 • www.tape-o.com, www.selfgrip.com Categories: Braces & Supports, Strength Training & Cardio Equip., Trainer’s Room See ad on page 90 Taylor Hooten Foundation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 843 P.O. Box 2104, Frisco, TX 75034 972-403-7300 • www.taylorhooten.org Categories: Educational Materials TBI Diagnostics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2737 Telvent DTN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2627 9110 W. Dodge Rd., Omaha, NE 68114 800-610-0777 • www.telventdtn.com/environment Categories: Management Tools, Weather Monitors

STOP Sports Injuries Campaign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2813 6300 N. River Rd., Ste. 500, Rosemont, IL 60018 847-655-8660 • www.STOPSportsInjuries.org Categories: Educational Materials, Public Outreach Program

Texon Athletic Towels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2917 18 Forest Bay Lane, Cicero, IN 46034 800-328-3966 • www.texontowel.com Categories: Antimicrobial Products, Towels

Strassburg Sock/Runner’s Remedy . . . . . . . . . . . 2440 P.O. Box 1213, Lockport, NY 14095-1213 800-452-0631 • www.thesock.com Categories: Braces & Supports, Trainer’s Room

The McKenzie Institute USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1639 432 Franklin St., Ste. 40, Syracuse, NY 13204 800-635-8380 • www.mckenziemdt.org Categories: Educational Materials

Streck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2924 Streck is a leading developer and manufacturer of control products for the clinical laboratory. 7002 S. 109th St., Omaha, NE 68128 800-843-0912 • www.streck.com Categories: Trainer’s Room, Medical Testing See ad on page 103

The Recovery Zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2338 6732 W. Coal Mine Ave., #102, Littleton, CO 80123 www.therecoveryzone.com Categories: Braces & Supports, Trainer’s Room

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The Rotater . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2617 564 Lee Rd. 279, Salen, AL 36874 334-444-4468 • www.therotater.com Categories: Strength Training & Cardio Equip.

Tinactin/Merck Consumer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1616 56 Livingston Ave., Roseland, NJ 07068 862-245-5000 • www.tinactin.com Categories: Trainer’s Room

The Sqwincher Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 834 1409 Highway 45 South, Columbus, MS 39701 800-654-1920 • www.sqwincher.com Categories: Nutrition

Top Shelf Orthopedics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2240 1700 N. Chrisman Rd., Tracy, CA 95304 866-592-0488 • www.topshelforthopedics.com Categories: Braces & Supports

The Stick/RPI of Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1021 2709 N.W. Lake Rd., Camas, WA 98607 888-882-0750 • www.thestick.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel, Rehab Equipment, Strength Training & Cardio Equip., Trainer’s Room, Massage Therapy Therapy Innovations, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2429 P.O. Box 9279, Bend, OR 97708 541-550-7347 • www.therapyinnovation.com Categories: Hot & Cold Treatment, Trainer’s Room Therawheel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2726 1150 W. 86th St., Indianapolis, IN 46260 317-550-9992 • www.therawheel.com Categories: Trainer’s Room, Massage Therapy Tiger Tail USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2720 10605 S.E. 240th St., #400, Kent, WA 98031 206-779-5238 • www.tigertailusa.com Categories: Rehab Equipment, Trainer’s Room

Topical Biomedics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2804 P.O. Box 494, Rhinebeck, NY 12572 845-871-4900 • www.topicalbiomedics.com Categories: Trainer’s Room Townsend Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1829 Wide variety of ligament, OA, rehabilitative, and specialty bracing solutions. 4615 Shepard St., Bakersfield, CA 93313 800-840-2722 • www.townsenddesign.com Categories: Braces & Supports, Rehab Equipment See ad on page 10 Training & Conditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2824 The only trade magazine serving athletic trainers and professionals who work on the treatment/prevention of injuries and the conditioning of competitive athletes 20 Eastlake Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850 607-257-6970 • www.training-conditioning.com; www.athleticbid.com Categories: Educational Materials, Publishing See ad on page 132

Treatment Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1836 All-natural medicines for sports injuries and recovery 714 La Roda, Santa Barbara, CA 93111 800-456-7818 • www.txoptions.com Categories: Nutrition, Trainer’s Room See ad on page 102 Trigger Point Technologies, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2434 5321 Industrial Oaks Blvd., Ste. 110, Austin, TX 78752 888-321-2557 • www.tptherapyl.com Categories: Educational Materials, Rehab Equipment, Trainer’s Room TRX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2040 TRX® improves athlete performance and durability with minimal investment. 755 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94111 888-878-5348 • www.TRXtraining.com/teamsports Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel, Educational Materials, Rehab Equipment, Strength Training & Cardio Equip., Trainer’s Room See ad on page 65 Ultra Althete, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1943 8470 Allison Point Blvd., Ste. 100, Indianapolis, IN 46250 800-321-0607 • www.ultraankle.com Categories: Braces & Supports Under Armour . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2426 1020 Hull St., Baltimore, MD 21230 410-468-5215 • www.underarmour.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Team Apparel

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To learn more, visit StudyatAPU.com/tc

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4400 Heat Stress Tracker

BEAT THE HEAT. Patented user-replaceable impeller

Black globe temperature sensor for solar & thermal radiation

Patented fast-acting humidity & temperature sensors

The Kestrel 4400 Heat Stress Tracker shows when heat, humidity and the sun create unsafe playing conditions, helping coaches and trainers prevent heat-related illness and fatalities. Pocket-sized, easy-to-use and made in the USA by the expert in rugged outdoor weather meters.

FEATURES INCLUDE: • Wet Bulb Globe

Temperature - “WBGT” • Globe Temperature • Data Storage and Charting

Monitors & logs the environment for conditions likely to create heat-related illness

• Includes Tripod Compatible Vane Mount

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University of South Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2335 13220 USF Laurel Dr., Tampa, FL 33612 813-974-2833 • www.usfortho.com Categories: Educational Materials, Education University of St. Augustine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 829 1 University Blvd., Saint Augustine, FL 32086 904-826-0084 • www.usa.edu Categories: Educational Materials US Cryotherapy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2834 8200 Sierra College Blvd., Ste. C, Roseville, CA 95661 916-788-2796 • www.uscryotherapy.com Categories: Hot & Cold Treatment US ProMed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2839 866-461-2278 • www.uspromed.com Categories: Trainer’s Room VES Compression . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 612 279 Great Valley Pkwy., Malvern, PA 19355 877-308-6938 • www.vescompression.com Categories: Rehab Equipment, Trainer’s Room Vita Coco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1838 33 W. 95th St., New York, NY 10025 877-848-2262 • www.vitacoco.com Categories: Nutrition, Hydration Vitalsox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 817 4575 S. Coach Dr., Tucson, AZ 85714 866-349-1268 • www.vitalsox.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel Vivature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 725 1525 Walnut Hill Lane, Ste. 200, Irving, TX 75038 469-735-4545 • www.vivaturehealth.com Categories: Management Tools Vortex Sports Wrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2928 12961 Park Central, Ste. 1240, San Antonio, TX 78216 210-496-4991 • www.vortexwrap.com Categories: Trainer’s Room Waterboy Sports, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 835 Waterboy™ is the leader in industrial and athletic hydration systems. 1717 Minnesota Ave., Ste. C, Winter Park, FL 32789 888-442-6269 • www.waterboysports.com Categories: Hydration, Trainer’s Room See ad on page 88

Wellness Brands - The Right Stuff . . . . . . . . 1741 The Right Stuff® - serious hydration for serious athletes developed by NASA 6525 Gunpark Dr., Ste. 370-121, Boulder, CO 80301 720-684-6584 • www.therightstuff-usa.com Categories: Nutrition See ad on page 52

WIRELESS DATA TRANSFER

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University of Idaho . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1841 P.O. Box 444264, Moscow, ID 83844-4264 888-884-3246 • www.uidaho.edu Categories: Education

WebExercises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2241 336 Bon Air Center, #470, Greenbrae, CA 94904 866-411-4825 • www.webexercises.com Categories: Online Exercise System

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Unequal Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2501 143 Viburnum Dr., Kennett Square, PA 19348 610-444-2808 • www.unequal.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel, Braces & Supports, Trainer’s Room

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Whitehall Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1925 Stainless steel fabricator of hot and cold physical therapy equipment P.O. Box 3527, City of Industry, CA 91744 800-488-8999 • www.whitehallmfg.com Categories: Hot & Cold Treatment, Rehab Equipment See ad on page 104 Wilson Case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2025 Athletic trainer cases 113 Road 3168, Hastings, NE 68901 800-322-5493 • www.wilsoncase.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel, Trainer’s Room See ad on page 94 WissTech Enterprises . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 908 Manufacturer of the Hydration Station and Sideliner Portable Response Center P.O. Box 1002, Sugar Land, TX 77487 800-809-8184 • www.wisstechenterprises.com Categories: Trainer’s Room See ad on page 91

Wonder Warmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 825 P.O. Box 1630, Peter Stuy PO, New York, NY 10009 646-602-9289 • www.wonderwarmers Categories: Hot/Cold Treatment Woodway USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2416 W229 N591 Foster Court, Waukesha, WI 53186 800-966-3929 • www.woodway.com Categories: Strength Training & Cardio Xenith, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1309 672 Suffolk St., 3rd Floor, Lowell, MA 01854 866-888-2322 • www.xenith.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel XL n Xeed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1443 Xtreme Research Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1540 P.O. Box 336, Port Richey, Fl 34673 888-732-0665 • www.xgun.com Categories: Trainer’s Room, Cardio Screening, Heat Stress Management

ZAMST . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2609 P.O. Box 641324, Los Angeles, CA 90064 877-ZAMST-US • www.zamst.com Categories: Athletic Equipment/Apparel, Braces & Supports, Hot & Cold Treatment, Trainer’s Room ZeaVision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2838 680F Crown Industrial Ct., Chesterfield, MO 63005 866-833-2800 • www.eyepromise.com Categories: Nutrition Zimmer MedizinSystems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2713 25 Mauchly, Ste. 300, Irvine, CA 92618 800-327-3576 • www.zimmerusa.com Categories: Electro/Laser/Light Therapy, Hot & Cold Treatment Zoll Medical Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2225 269 Mill Rd., Chelmsford, MA 01824 800-348-9011 • www.zoll.com Categories: Trainer’s Room

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CorTemp

®

It’s What’s Inside That Counts • Used in sports for over 20 years • Measures core temperature with accuracy & ease

See us at NATA Booth #2500

• Helps identify hyperthermia before it strikes • Wireless…non-invasive

CorTemp® Ingestible Temperature Sensor “Compared with rectal temperature (the criterion standard), gastrointestinal temperature was the only measurement that accurately assessed core body temperature. Oral, axillary, aural, temporal, and field forehead temperatures were significantly different from rectal temperature and, therefore, are considered invalid for assessing hyperthermia in individuals exercising outdoors in the heat.” *

• Evaluates the effectiveness of sideline cooling methods • Allows aggressive cooling to athletes that need it the most between practice repetitions

Core Body Temperature Monitoring Systems

www.hqinc.net • e-mail: sales@hqinc.net Tel: 941-723-4197 • Fax: 941-729-5480

*Casa D.J. et al. Validity of devices that assess body temperature during outdoor exercise in the heat. Journal of Athletic Training. 2007;42(3):333-342. Circle No.155 TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM

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Dynatronics • 800-874-6251 www.dynatronics.com • Booth No. 2509

Power Systems, Inc. • 800-321-6975 www.powersystems.com • Booth No. 1935

Why settle for just cold and compression, when you can have four modalities generating up to seven different treatment options without the mess of melting ice. Treatment options include: cold, heat, compression, cold/compression, heat/compression, cold/stim, and heat/stim. In addition, the innovative ThermoStim Probe combines cold or heat with electrical stimulation to treat a wide variety of conditions in localized areas.

The VersaClub™ by Power Systems is a unique product that can be used across training, prehab, and rehabilitation platforms. In addition to activating core muscles, users gain grip, wrist, and forearm strength by using the VersaClub. The VersaClub’s special design uses three planes of motion to increase strength, flexibility, and stamina. Additionally, this versatile product can be a great tool for specific sports training. The VersaClub is available in three weights and prices range from $25-$35.

Many Treatment Options

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Performance Health • 800-321-2135 www.performancehealth.com • Booth No. 1734

Customizable Wrap System

The Thera-Band® Pro Foam Rollers, used in conjunction with the patent-pending Thera-Band Foam Roller Wraps+, are designed to increase the athlete’s flexibility and range of motion. The Foam Roller Wraps+ fit a standard six-inch round foam roller and are available in four successive colors of progressive density--from Yellow (X-Soft) through Blue (X-Firm). Pro Foam Rollers are available in the standard six-inch diameter, in both 36-inch and 12-inch lengths, and a six-inch half-round diameter in the 36-inch length. Circle No. 501

Medical Specialties, Inc. • 800-582-4040 www.medspec.com • Booth No. 1535

New Design, Exceptional Support

The ASO® EVO® ankle stabilizer is an evolutionary step forward in ankle bracing technology with its unique stirrup strap, stabilizing straps, and dynamic cuff. This new design enables the ASO EVO to comfortably provide exceptional ankle support and stability in the treatment of syndesmotic (high) or inversion ankle sprains and to reduce the severity and frequency of future ankle injuries. The ASO EVO fits either the left or right ankle. Circle No. 504

Amerx Health Care Corp. • 800-448-9599 www.amerigel.com • Booth No. 2625

Skin Injury Solutions

Amerigel® Wound Wash provides a sterile, pH neutral, 3-salt Ringer’s solution for pain-free first aid cleansing of wounds, cuts, scrapes, and abrasions immediately following skin injuries. Clinically proven pressure removes harmful bacteria and debris without stinging or burning. Available over the counter. Wound Wash is available in four- and 7.1-ounce canisters with controlled pressure (PSI) technology. The product sprays at any angle, is drug and preservative free, contains no cytotoxic chemical additives, and eliminates waste by allowing multiple uses. Circle No. 502

Armaid • (800) 488-5505 www.armaid.com • Booth No. 2841

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Spenco Medical Corporation • 800-877-3626 www.spenco.com • Booth No. 2705

Ultra-Thin Design

Spenco introduces the Polysorb® ProForm Ultra-Thin inserts, which are perfect for walkers, runners, or anyone seeking targeted shock absorption without sacrificing toe room. The new ultra-thin design includes the Polysorb® features you’ve come to expect from Spenco in a lighter, contoured design. The ProForm is the perfect solution for the athlete who wears cleats with removable insoles. Circle No. 505

OPTP • 800-367-7393 www.optp.com • Booth No. 1635

Deep, Precise Pressure

Fix your own arms with Armaid, the world’s only advanced self-therapy tool specifically designed for the forearms, wrist, hand, and elbow. The unique leverage design uses trigger point/myofascial/active release techniques to relieve pain and regain lost ROM. This product relieves tendinitis, injury, and scar tissue, and uses three separate attachments. Use Armaid for a few minutes per session to feel relief. Since it weighs only one pound and is virtually indestructible, you can use and take it anywhere. Go online for full instructional videos.

Designed by a physical therapist with 20 years of manual therapy experience, the Tola-System uniquely enables users to apply deep, precise pressure to hard-to-reach soft tissues. It features three “points” with different contours that can be used seated, standing, or lying down to target trigger points for pain relief or facilitate neuromuscular release prior to stretching. A 50-page manual guides through proper positioning and therapeutic examples.

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WissTech Enterprises • 281-277-7238 www.wisstechenterprises.com • Booth No. 908

Revolutionary Technology

The Coil Cool MAX is constructed with revolutionary new technology in hose powered chillers. The Coil Cool Max utilizes a flat coil, plus a reservoir to keep four times the competitor’s water capacity under ice at all times. Even the manifold is contained inside the cooler to keep water cold. Come see the new Coil Cool MAX at the NATA convention in St. Louis. Circle No. 506

Cramer Products, Inc. • 800-345-2231 www.cramersportsmed.com • Booth No. 1910

All-In-One

PowerFlo Portable Misting Accessories provide a unique, all-in-one system that requires no additional water or power hookups. PowerMisters run off your chilled water for more effective temperature drop and are collapsible yet sturdy with minimal maintenance and upkeep. Circle No. 632

ProKure Solutions • 866-620-3677 www.prokuresolutions.com • Booth No. 2701

Revolutionizing Clean

Introducing ProKure™, the most effective tool for odor, mold, and pathogen control on the market today. ProKure™ delivers the best biocide available for athletic facilities. This breakthrough product eliminates VOCs, leaves no harmful residues, and kills pathogens in 30-90 seconds. “I’ve been trying to find a product that could manage constant breakouts of skin infections with limited success—until I met the people from ProKure at the Virginia Duals,” said Bruce Haberli, Head Wrestling Coach at New York University. “ProKure is by far the best product I’ve come across in my 24 years of coaching.” Circle No. 620

Impakt Protective • 613-271-3780 www.impaktprotective.com • Booth No. 2401

Impact Alert

The Shockbox™ impact alert sensor, developed by Impakt Protective, provides an immediate visual alert, via wireless transmission to your smartphone, that a player has experienced a hit that may result in concussion. Studies show that many concussions go undetected and that multiple impacts can lead to serious lifelong health issues. Shockbox™ is a tool that allows coaches and athletic trainers to keep a history of impact data for players, assisting them in making more informed decisions from the sideline for player safety. Circle No. 641

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What athletic trainers should know:

PRO has been supplying neoprene products to athletic trainers for more than 40 years.

Visit their booth to…

Receive special offers on select products and information on custom fabrication.

What’s new for this year:

Exciting new designs, materials, and sizes are available.

What athletic trainers should know:

What athletic trainers should know:

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Covidien is a global world class leader in healthcare products, covering you with everything from athletic tape to wound care products.

See the same great Sher-Light and Ultra-Light products you’ve trusted for years under a new company logo.

What’s new for this year:

The packaging is new. Also Covidien is now offering a BLACK Sher-Light™ Elastic Adhesive Tape. Stop by to see a sample.

PRO Orthopedic Devices

Covidien

PROTEAM is the “team to beat” in athletic training tables and furniture. The company has done more than 3,000 installs, including professional, college, and high school teams. See all of their new products.

What’s new for this year:

The A9088 Splitleg Trainers Table and 7650 Portable Treatment/Sideline Table.

PROTEAM by Hausmann

800-523-5611 www.proorthopedic.com

800-962-9888 www.covidien.com

888-428-7626 www.proteamtables.com

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What athletic trainers should know:

What athletic trainers should know:

Athletix Products b Contec has been the innovative leader by manufacturing presaturated wipes and cleaning products for more than 20 years.

Hibiclens & Hibistat is committed to helping solve issues with skin infections by providing educational materials and infection prevention products for the skin.

Visit their booth to…

Visit their booth to…

Booth No. 1409

See the latest in contamination control innovation.

What’s new for this year:

Athletix Disinfectant Wipes now have 100 more wipes per roll.

Booth No. 2124

Booth No. 911

What athletic trainers should know:

The NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® is the most soughtafter credential for athletic performance and is the first and only accredited strength and conditioning certification.

See how Hibiclens & Hibistat is focused on helping prevent and minimize skin infections and providing the best practices to help give ATCs one less thing to worry about.

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What’s new for this year: More options for infection prevention and treatment through athlete education, proven best practices, and improved wound care.

What’s new for this year:

Learn more about the certification and membership options. You’ll also be entered to win a complimentary certification exam. The launch of the NSCA’s Certified Special Population Specialist credential.

Athletix Products by Contec

Hibiclens® & Hibistat®

National Strength and Conditioning Association

Booth No. 2038

Booth No. 2435

Booth No. 615

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800-843-8497 www.hibiclens.com Circle No. 512

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What athletic trainers should know:

Parker Laboratories, Inc., the leading manufacturer of medical ultrasound and electromedical contact media, also produces Protex™ Cleaner/Disinfectant, an alcohol-free cleaner disinfectant that kills more than 30 pathogens.

Visit their booth to…

See some of Parker Laboratories’ new additions to their product line and a chance to enter a raffle to win a season’s supply of Protex™ Cleaner/Disinfectant.

What’s new for this year:

Parker has sponsored a continuing education seminar and launched a new feature on both the New Jersey Devils and Parker Laboratories Web sites—a forum for athletic trainers to share knowledge across the nation.

Parker Laboratories, Inc.

What athletic trainers should know:

Perform Better is the top source for functional training and rehabilitation equipment that will best meet your needs and budget.

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What athletic trainers should know: Swede-O has a wide range of ankle braces designed for all sports and conditions, plus a full line of thermal supports for prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation.

Receive a 15-percent show discount on all purchases made from Perform Better at the show.

Visit their booth to…

What’s new for this year:

What’s new for this year:

Contact Perform Better for new dates and locations for the company’s one-, two-, and three-day seminars featuring some of the best presenters in the industry.

Perform Better

Have a chance at winning an iPad. Swede-O will be giving one away to a lucky winner. Introducing the Multi-Sport™ ankle brace: Better quality, made in the USA, a lower price, and longer, industry-leading 12-month warranty.

Swede-O, Inc.

800-631-8888 www.parkerlabs.com

800-556-7464 www.performbetter.com

800-525-9339 www.swedeo.com

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Booth No. 1108

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What athletic trainers should know:

Pro-Tec Athletics’ supports and braces are designed based on taping techniques and include compression strips or pads to provide targeted compression.

Visit their booth to…

Receive one free product sample and review the company’s entire line of braces, supports, hot/cold and massage therapy products.

What’s new this year:

Travel Size Roller Massager with Trigger Point Release Grips, Y Roller, and The Orb Deep Tissue Massage Balls.

Pro-Tec Athletics

What athletic trainers should know: Power Systems is the industry leader in fitness and sports training equipment. Come meet the company’s knowledgeable staff.

Visit their booth to…

Receive 25-percent discount off plus free shipping on all orders placed during the show.

What’s new for this year:

Discover the difference of Power Systems’ Power Training Rope and the versatility of the VersaClub for training, prehab, and rehabilitation.

Amerx manufactures physicians’ number-one rated topical—AmeriGel® Wound Dressing. Amerigel® Skin and Wound Care products are proven to fight infection, including MRSA, while healing faster.

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Learn about AmeriGel’s® ability to kill 99.2 percent of MRSA in 24 hours, providing proven infection control and faster healing for sports skin injuries.

What’s new for this year:

Amerigel® Wound Wash — a sterile, pH neutral, 3-salt solution providing painless wound cleansing with controlled pressure (PSI) technology for first aid treatment of sports skin injuries.

Power Systems

Amerx Health Care Corp.

Booth No. 1935

Booth No. 2625

800-779-3372 www.injurybegone.com

800-321-6975 www.powersystems.com

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What athletic trainers should know:

800-448-9599 www.amerigel.com Circle No. 519

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What athletic trainers should know: WissTech Enterprises is one of the oldest and most well-established manufacturers of portable drinking fountains and sideline equipment. The company is ATC-owned and operated.

Visit their booth to…

See the new technology in the Coil Cool MAX, as well as the entire line of Hydration Station portable drinking fountains.

What’s new for this year:

The Coil Cool MAX and Coil Cool CUBE. Revolutionary new technology in hosepowered portable drinking fountains. Keep all of the drinking water under ice.

What athletic trainers should know:

What athletic trainers should know:

The Biodex Concussion Management Program is a turnkey solution to diagnose and manage concussions. It provides objective baseline screening with balance assessment utilizing the Biodex Balance System SD or Portable BioSway.

Introducing the NEW Therma™Zone Continuous Thermal Therapy—a powerful heating and cooling modality device that doesn’t require ice and weighs just three pounds.

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Try the newest technology for acute injury, pain and swelling for faster results - broad temperature range from 38 to 125 degrees.

Learn why the ability to objectively quantify balance and cognitive function in athletes before an injury occurs is an important consideration in a comprehensive athletic program.

What’s new for this year:

Biodex has been selected by the Major League Baseball Umpire Medical Services Department to help administrate the MLBU Concussion Testing Protocol using the Biodex BioSway.

Visit their booth to…

What’s new for this year:

Innovative Medical Equipment is introducing Therma™Zone at NATA. Be one of the first to experience this brand new, affordable product.

WissTech Enterprises

Biodex Medical Systems, Inc.

Innovative Medical Equipment

Booth No. 908

Booth No. 1118

Booth No. 2136

800-809-8184 www.wisstechenterprises.com Circle No. 520

800-224-6339 www.biodex.com

877-901-ZONE www.therma-zone.com

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What athletic trainers should know:

What athletic trainers should know:

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Wilson Case has worked with athletic trainers for over 35 years. The company’s athletic cases are designed with their input and based on their needs. See the popular TablePRO and MobileMed Athletic Trainer cases.

What’s new for this year:

The new MobileMed XL case is quite a bit larger than the standard MobileMed athletic case, allowing for organized storage and providing ample space for bulky items.

Wilson Case

Active Ankle always welcomes new ideas and/or feedback from athletic trainers’ expertise in the field and experience with the company’s products. Have a chance at $100. Active Ankle is giving away $100 every hour of the show.

What’s new for this year:

Active Ankle is now on Twitter and YouTube, so check out the company for the latest updates on ankle protection and injury prevention, and information on products.

Active Ankle

What athletic trainers should know:

Townsend offers a wide range of knee braces and orthopedic devices. Functional and OA knee braces, and a full range of custom carbon graphite ankle braces, offer exceptional control and enhanced mobility for patients.

Visit their booth to…

See new product releases for lower-extremity mobility challenges, and the opportunity to win a beautiful leather briefcase.

What’s new for this year:

Several new ankle brace designs, a new ligament knee brace, and new features that improve brace suspension (anti-migration technology).

Townsend Design

800-322-5493 www.wilsoncase.com

800-800-2896 www.activeankle.com

800-840-2722 www.townsenddesign.com

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What athletic trainers should know:

What athletic trainers should know:

SelfGrip® Tape/Bandage is so demonstrably superior that it’s routinely used by professional athletic trainers and athletes. Tape-O wraps and bandages offer variety, outstanding quality, and value.

Fitter International has been leading the world to better balance for more than 25 years. The company offers only the highest-quality functional products that sports medicine and fitness professionals have learned to trust and depend on.

Visit their booth to…

Experience the SelfGrip® difference for yourself and see the broad array of bandages, tapes, and wraps.

What’s new for this year: SelfGrip® Tape/Bandage.

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800-432-4352 www.tape-o.com www.selfgrip.com Circle No. 526 1

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See and try the company’s newest products, meet the staff, discuss education initiatives and latest research findings, learn something new, and have the chance to win over $300 in products.

What’s new for this year:

What’s new for this year:

Fitter International

Booth No. 2827

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Market-leading Thera-Band® and Biofreeze® performance and rehabilitation products provide preferred solutions that help your athletes manage pain, improve strength, and restore overall fitness and function.

See exciting new products. Learn proper techniques for the Pro Fitter. Inquire about product updates. Find out about our show specials. Soft Boards (Beg, Int, Adv), Balanced Halo Bells, Travel Roller Acupressure Kit.

Dome Industries, Inc.

What athletic trainers should know:

Thera-Band® Roller Massagers+, Pro Foam Rollers, Foam Roller Wraps+, and Hand Xtrainers. Also check out the new, preferred formula Biofreeze® pain relieving products.

Performance Health

800-348-8371 www.fitter1.com

800-321-2135 www.performancehealth.com

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Booth No. 2125

Booth No. 1734

Prevent, Protect & Heal.

Spenco® 2nd Skin® AquaHeal® Hydrogel Dressing is the next generation in first aid wound care that performs Beyond a Bandage®. Using proven 2nd Skin® Technology, AquaHeal® Hydrogel Dressing provides the ideal environment for faster healing while offering instant relief on contact. Visit Spenco.com for more information.

Spenco Medical

2nd Skin

Perfect for Track and Field, Team Sports, Marathon Runners, Cheer Squads, Gymnasts and all Sports Enthusiasts. NATA Booth No. 2705

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What athletic trainers should know:

What athletic trainers should know:

Visit their booth to…

Visit their booth to…

American Public University offers respected online degree programs for sports and health sciences professionals. Programs are taught by industry professionals and experienced educators. Learn about how APU programs are convenient and flexible. All of the courses are delivered over the Internet.

What’s new for this year:

Master of Science in Sports & Health Sciences. Sample courses: Advanced Exercise & Sport Physiology, Nutrition for Sports Performance, Essentials of Human Performance & Exercise Science, Sport Psychology, Advanced Biomechanics, and Optimal Sports Performance.

American Public University

RecoveryPump is revolutionizing how quickly athletes can recover muscles and eliminate fatigue. Professional athletes from every sport are using the RecoveryPump to improve daily performance.

What athletic trainers should know:

Dynatronics is the leading manufacturer of electrotherapy, ultrasound, and light therapy to the athletic training market. In addition, Dynatronics manufactures a full line of tables, taping stations, rehabilitation equipment, and supplies.

See live demonstrations. Swing by the RecoveryPump booth and try it for yourself. Feel the inflammation and fatigue from travel and standing all day melt away.

Visit their booth to…

What’s new for this year:

What’s new for this year:

RecoveryArms. Check out the prototype live in the booth and give your expert opinion on the design and application before it’s launched.

RecoveryPump

See Dynatronics’ free demonstrations of the new Quad7 compression, cold, heat, and stim device, featuring four modalities and seven treatment options with no ice. Quad7, compression, cold, heat, and stim— all without ice. Featuring the new ThermoStim probes, treating conditions and locations in ways you never thought possible.

Dynatronics

877-777-9081 www.studyatapu.com/tc

855-732-7867 www.recoverypump.com

800-874-6251 www.dynatronics.com

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GE Healthcare

What are your athletes made of? Peak performance requires a certain attitude, but can’t be achieved without proper conditioning. Get to know your athletes bodies better so you can help them find their winning body composition. To learn more, visit www.inbody.gehealthcare.com or call (800) 568-1389.

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What athletic trainers should know: HQ, Inc., manufactures the CorTemp ingestible core body temperature sensor, which is used to detect elevated core temperature during athletic activity on the field.

Visit their booth to…

What athletic trainers should know:

The company’s EVO line combines a modern compact design with the rugged, reliable Rich-Mar Electronics that have been proudly manufactured in America for more than 40 years.

See a demo of the CorTemp ingestible sensor and receive information on the validation of its use compared to methods of external temperature monitoring.

Visit their booth to…

What’s new this year:

Laser/stim/sound, all at the same time.

The company has grant money and promotional programs available to better meet the financial needs of high schools and smaller colleges.

View the most innovative product in the industry. Rich-Mar Therapy Systems are all in one.

What’s new this year:

What athletic trainers should know:

Ferris Mfg. Corp. is the manufacturer of PolyMem and SportsWrap dressings, which help relieve pain and reduce inflammation on a wide variety of injuries. PolyMem and SportsWrap dressings are advanced wound care technology helping athletes return to the game faster.

Visit their booth to…

See PolyMem products in person and in addition, you can see clinical evidence explaining their effectiveness and learn how they can help you manage common injuries.

What’s new this year:

PolyMem dressings offer solutions to help you return athletes to the game faster. The family of dressings can create an optimal healing environment while helping to relieve pain, reduce swelling, and localize inflammation.

CorTemp®-HQ, Inc. 941-723-4197 www.hqinc.net Booth No. 2500

Rich-Mar, Inc. 888-549-4945 www.richmarweb.com Booth No. 1819

Ferris Mfg. Corp. 800-765-9636 www.polymem.com Booth No. 926

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What athletic trainers should know: The Elite Seat can be prescribed to athletes for home use as an adjunct to physical therapy.

Visit their booth to…

See first hand how the Elite Seat works. Interactive demonstrations are available.

What’s new this year:

Elite Seat is gaining popularity with highprofile collegiate and professional athletes and treating physicians.

What athletic trainers should know:

Gladiator® is an industry leader and innovator in custom mouthguard technology, keeping at the forefront of concussion and oral injury prevention. With this mouthguard, athletes breathe better and speak more clearly. Gladiator’s® new exclusive designs (patent pending) offer maximum protection, improved athletic performance, and guaranteed compliance with unparalleled cost savings.

Visit their booth to...

See the company’s new patent pending design and meet its newest team members.

What’s new this year:

Gladiator® mouthguards can be personalized with team colors, logo, and jersey numbers. Gladiator® offers 50 percent off additional and replacement guards for the life of the model.

What athletic trainers should know: CalU Global Online has been ranked number one the past two years for its 100-percent online degrees in Exercise Science, Sport Performance, Rehabilitation Science, and other degree programs.

Visit their booth to…

Discuss your academic plans with CalU’s faculty and find out how the school’s online programs can help you achieve your goals.

What’s new this year:

The school is planning to offer a doctoral program that is 100-percent online and would be very attractive to athletic trainers.

Elite Seat®

Gladiator by Sport Guard, Inc.

California University of Pennsylvania

Booth No. 2424

Booth No. 809

Booth No. 2814

866-756-3706 www.eliteseat.com Circle No. 535

What athletic trainers should know: ProKure is the most effective tool for odor, mold, and pathogen control on the market today. It has a small storage footprint and is cost effective.

Visit their booth to…

Take a short survey and receive a free multipurpose lanyard (and be entered for an iPad drawing), then strum away on Guitar Hero. Come see how easy it is to be pathogen free.

What’s new this year:

These breakthrough products eliminate VOCs, leave no harmful residues, and kill pathogens in 30-90 seconds.

ProKure Solutions

877-8-GUARDS www.gladiatorguards.com Circle No. 536

What athletic trainers should know: Samson not only already builds any/all athletic training equipment needed, but also specializes in customized products.

Visit their booth to…

Become educated on how easy it is to order and customize their products from Samson.

What’s new this year:

Brand new Web site, new product options, new design software, and the same commitment to quality and customer service.

Samson Weight Training Equipment

866-595-6348 www.calu.edu/go Circle No. 617

What athletic trainers should know:

HydroWorx is an industry leader in aquatic therapy, and all of its products come standard with the company’s signature underwater treadmill.

Visit their booth too…

See the latest products and updates on display, and take advantage of great giveaways and prize opportunities.

What’s new this year:

HydroWorx has several innovations that the company is excited to share at this year’s show.

HydroWorx

www.prokuresolutions.com

800-472-6766 www.samsonequipment.com

800-753-9633 www.hydroworx.com

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Since its founding in 1998, CytoSport has been dedicated to working with sports scientists, coaches, and trainers to redefine protein-enhanced products for active lifestyles and serious athletes—supporting performance when it matters. Over the years, CytoSport has expanded to create a comprehensive line that encompasses the athletic experience from preparation, to hydration, to recovery. Its products are among the very few that are manufactured in a facility registered with the NSF International GMP for Sport. CytoSport's facilities are also inspected and regulated by the FDA. The company carefully manufactures its powder products and readyto-drink pre-blends onsite at its corporate campus in Benicia, Calif. Making quality products for athletes and active lifestyle individuals requires responsibility on all fronts. As CytoSport's business has grown, so has its footprint. It has made environmental sustainability a focus and driver in everyday decision-making. Through it all, CytoSport has been committed to one thing—building athletes from the inside out.

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OPTP is a leading provider of physical therapy, fitness, and wellness products. The company’s extensive catalog includes many exclusive and innovative tools, as well as resources developed by renowned experts. Over the past 30 years, OPTP has built a reputation for providing exceptional customer service and quality products, like the Original McKenzie Lumbar Roll, the Stretch Out Strap, and the long-lasting OPTP ProRoller. The company’s wide product selection reflects a commitment to the needs of individuals and professionals. OPTP remains one of the most trusted companies for tools and resources for myofascial release, core strengthening, stretching, rehabilitation, or training and conditioning. Look no further—the company produces one of the most comprehensive catalogs in the industry. OPTP is proud to be an exhibitor and supporter of the NATA Conference. As always, OPTP looks forward to providing the latest products to help clients and patients achieve their fitness and wellness goals.

Since 1918, athletic training and Cramer Products have progressed side by side. A clear vision and a sensible approach to the needs of the physically active are common qualities shared by the men and women of Cramer Products and the thousands of dedicated professionals who serve as athletic trainers and sports medicine clinicians. The Cramer approach of hard work and a tireless allegiance to athletic training has led to the introduction of numerous product innovations, from state-of-the-art braces and supports to the first electrolyte-replacement sports drink and the Cramer Stay Cool Towel®. Cramer’s approach is straightforward and simple: a commitment to support athletically active individuals with proven treatments. Perhaps that’s why Cramer remains one of the most trusted names in athletic training rooms the world over. Cramer Products is proud to have been the NATA’s original corporate supporter, and is pleased to advance its solid relationship with the organization today.

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The Gatorade Company, a division of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), provides sports performance innovations designed to meet the needs of athletes at all competitive levels and across a broad range of sports. Gatorade Thirst Quencher® is backed by more than 40 years of research and is scientifically formulated and athletically proven to quench thirst, replace fluids and electrolytes, and provide carbohydrate energy to enhance athletic performance. The company’s product portfolio is built around the G Series™, a 1-2-3 approach to athlete nutrition and hydration before (Gatorade Prime 01™), during (Gatorade® Perform 02 and G2® Perform 02), and after (Gatorade Recover 03™ training or competition.

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Pivotal Health Solutions, Inc. Booth No. 2041 The Athletic Edge taping cabinet offers both treatment and storage options in one table. The split leg, tilt back upholstered top allows for a wide variety of treatment options along with base cabinet options that manufactured with high-quality dowel and glue construction for long lasting durability. The company’s base cabinet options give you the choice of drawers and/or storage cabinets with locking security options. www.pivotalhealthsolutions.com Circle No. 537

Pro-Tec Athletics Booth No. 2324 Pro-Tec Athletics is maintaining its innovative and leading edge by introducing several new products, including the Travel Size Roller Massager with Trigger Point Release Grips, Y Roller™, and The Orb Deep Tissue Massage Balls. The Travel Size Roller Massager is a great tool to reduce muscle tightness, soreness, and pain. It features raised Vynafoam™ sections that “sink” into soft tissue to roll out tightness, rounded grip ends to provide precision trigger point release, and a 17.5-inch length that fits in most carry-on bags. The product provides users deep tissue stimulation and expedited recovery, maximum muscle performance and flexibility, and is an effective tool for myofascial release. www.injurybegone.com Circle No. 546

Rich-Mar Booth No. 1819

Rich-Mar offers up to seven modalities in one unit, including exclusive hands-free ultrasound and a Therapy Hammer with two- and five-centimeter applicators. The company’s products are protected by industry-leading three-year warranties. RichMar offers TENS, MENS, NMS, high-voltage, interferential, laser/light, and ultrasound, with four channels and all these stimulation modes: Quadpolor IFC, pre-mod IFC, Russian, high-voltage, microcurrent, and biphasic. www.richmarweb.com Circle No. 647

Waterboy Sports, Inc. Booth No. 835 Waterboy units are portable, practical, hygienic, and cost-effective. Built tough, these systems are designed to stand the test of time and provide the best service. From Chillers, Power Models, Inline, and Misting Systems, Waterboy offers a wide selection of the finest portable drinking systems on the market today. www.waterboysports.com Circle No. 540

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Townsend Design Booth No. 1829 Townsend has been the only manufacturer offering a custom ankle brace constructed with carbon graphite shells and adjustable graphite ankle joints. The Premier Ankle Brace is engineered to provide superior foot/ankle support and adjustable inversion and eversion control, without limiting plantar-flexion or dorsi-flexion. Braces are custom-fabricated by Townsend Design’s orthotists and technicians from a cast mold or leg scan. The shells are pre-preg carbon graphite formed to the patient model. Shell height is nine to 13 inches on the sides. The braces are available in textured powdercoat colors with optional high-gloss or custom paint finishes. www.townsenddesign.com Circle No. 548

Performance Health Booth No. 1734 The number-one clinically used and recommended topical analgesic is now even better. Four out of five topical analgesic users prefer the new formula. New, improved Biofreeze is more natural with the addition of a botanical blend and the removal of paraben. The formula includes new effective skin conditioners so it applies easier and penetrates quickly. New, improved Biofreeze is now available in green and colorless versions. www.biofreeze.com Circle No. 549

Stromgren Athletics Booth No.2015 The 1530SHTP hamstring compression girdle, part of the Hammy series, is designed to provide numerous functions while on either the game or practice field. The high-compression, anti-microbial, moisture-wicking girdle provides optimal protection to the athlete’s iliac crest and tail bone. The adjustable straps are attached to the back of the girdle legs, then pulled tight to add support to the hamstring. Thin neoprene in back helps to retain body heat. www.stromgren.com Circle No. 648

Active Ankle Systems, Inc. Booth No. 2009 For athletes looking for the best of both worlds, Excel lace-up brace provides the comfort and mobility of a lace-up with the support and security of a tape job. With its circumferential strap that helps stabilize the brace and lacing system that tightens all the way around, Excel provides a conforming and comfortable fit. Excel is also lined with neoprene for maximum comfort and fit with nylon eyelets to reduce pressure points. www.activeankle.com Circle No. 544

Medical Specialties, Inc. Booth No. 1535 The ASO® ankle stabilizer now has the bottom shoelace attached to the tongue. This keeps the shoelace centered even after multiple applications. In addition, by attaching the shoelace, it will never become separated from the ASO when washed. Finally, it reduces the possibility that someone could improperly apply the ASO by putting the tongue under his or her foot. The ASO fits either the left or right ankle. www.medspec.com

Gladiator by Sport Guard Inc. Booth No. 809 Gladiator®, a proud corporate sponsor of NATA, is the premier custom fit mouthguard in the USA. Gladiator®’s exclusive patented design offers maximum protection and comfort, plus improved athletic performance. More than 10 years of research and development and unmatched professional experience keeps “Team Gladiator®” the industry leader and innovator in custom mouthguard technology. Personalization with team logo and ID is free. Get your athletes a Gladiator® and keep them in the game. www.customguards.com

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McDavid Booth No. 1025 The smartest athletes think ahead. They consider tomorrow’s training, the next competition, and how they’ll feel the morning after a killer workout. McDavid’s Targeted Compression Technology increases blood circulation and aids in a more complete recovery. The anatomical 3D design and ultra airflow system keep your wheels cool and comfortable while recovering in McDavid style. Slip on these recovery socks during post-game travel or while you snooze and dream of glory. www.mcdavidusa.com

BiPro Booth No. 2728 BiPro, now NSF-Certified for Sport™, is a 100-percent natural, unflavored whey protein isolate. It is gluten-free and contains no carbs, fat, sugar, or lactose. There are 20 grams of protein per serving and BiPro can easily be added to your favorite beverage or recipe. MLB, NHL, NFL, and PGA athletes are all using BiPro because it has successfully met the requirements of NSF International’s athletic banned-substances certification program, Certified for Sport. www.biprousa.com

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Hibiclens® & Hibistat®/Molnlycke Health Care Booth No. 2435 Hibiclens® is a liquid antimicrobial skin soap that bonds to the skin and provides up to six hours of continuous killing action. Hibiclens is proven to kill many harmful bacteria (including MRSA), viruses, and fungi. Washing with Hibiclens before contact with contaminated skin and surfaces will almost eliminate the risk of transfer. Hibistat® wipes do not require water and offer the same continuous killing action (up to six hours) found in Hibiclens. www.hibiclens.com

Treatment Options Booth No. 1836 Hyland’s Muscle Therapy Gel offers all-natural relief of the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain, swelling, and bruising due to trauma or exercise. This FDA-approved formula contains Arnica Montana, the number-one natural medicine for muscle trauma pain, as well as other proven natural remedies effective in the healing and recovery of injuries. Hyland’s Muscle Therapy is safe and effective with no contraindication, drug interactions, and no reported side effects. www.txoptions.com

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MedPac, Inc. Booth No. 1024 The MP10900 Black Mini MedTrunk is the smaller, more maneuverable sibling of the MedTrunk Plus, featuring a heavy-duty wheeled assembly with rigid bottom, smooth-rolling oversized wheels, and convenient telescoping handle. It includes five adjustable, rigid dividers to provide customizable organization. An adjustable buckle-assembly keeps the lid upright for visibility and easy access. Crafted of rugged, waterresistant, Ballistic Nylon for durability with thick foam padding. www.medicalbags.com Circle No. 550

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National Strength and Conditioning Association Booth No. 615 The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is the trusted authority on strength and conditioning, bridging the gap between science and application. The NSCA offers three highly sought-after, accredited certifications: Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS® ), NSCA-Certified Personal Trainer® (NSCA-CPT® ), and Certified Special Population Specialist (CSPS™). Being a part of the NSCA gives coaching and fitness professionals the tools, access and knowledge to achieve results and reach higher in their career. www.nsca.com Circle No. 551

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PROTEAM by Hausmann Booth No. 911 The Model 7650 Portable Sideline/Treatment Table has a 28” W x 73” L PVC-free urethane upholstery top with push-button height adjustment from 24” to 32”. The lightweight aluminum frame weighs only 30 pounds and the product includes an adjustable face cradle with an ultra-soft face cushion, carrying bag with shoulder sling, and removable two-inch Turf Pad for outdoor use (set of four). Comes in 751 Black as a standard color, with 752 Blue available for special order. www.proteamtables.com

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Ari-Med Pharmaceuticals Booth No. 1926 Depend on Flexall 454® topical pain-relieving gels from Ari-Med Pharmaceuticals for clinical and athletic training room settings. Flexall gels are used by leading athletic trainers to treat the world’s top athletes and enhance ultrasound, cryotherapy, TENS, and massage therapy. Flexall gels feature unique vitamin E-enriched aloe vera gel formulas with menthol as the active ingredient. They’re absorbed quickly and are greaseless, nonstaining, and gentle on the skin. Professional sizes are available. www.ari-med.com Circle No. 553

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National Academy of Sports Medicine Booth No. 2718 The Corrective Exercise Specialist (NASM CES) Advanced Specialization was developed in response to the growing need for professionals to assist clients experiencing musculoskeletal impairments, muscle imbalances, or rehabilitation concerns. The CES provides you with cutting-edge, scientifically valid education and applicable corrective exercise techniques and programming using the proprietary OPT model. The OPT model allows you to take away the guesswork of exercise programming, guiding you through clinically proven exercise programs. www.nasm.org

GE Healthcare Booth No. 2820 Peak performance requires a certain attitude and confidence, but more importantly an understanding of the physical attributes that got you there. Knowing what you are made of and what strength and conditioning regimen gets you to your goals allows you to play your game. The GE InBody520 performs precise body composition in less than a minute, providing essential data for monitoring progress as you look to be your best. www.inbody.gehealthcare.com/products/inbody-520 Circle No. 557

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The Tanker 35 is constructed of welded aluminum. From the cart to the pump and battery container, the Tanker 35 is built to last. With six metal adjustable drinking valves and a high flow pump, the Tanker 35 makes hydration automatic. The towable and trainable capabilities of the Tanker 35 make field set-up a snap. www.wisstechenterprises.com Circle No. 555

Ari-Med Pharmaceuticals Booth No. 1926 Since 1980, Bushwalker Bags have been handcrafted in America to exacting standards for quality and durability. Discover Ari-Med’s complete line of Bushwalker medical bags, belt packs, crutch bags, field kits, equipment bags, luggage, and specialty bags that are some of the best in the industry. They come with a lifetime warranty on workmanship. The bags are available in six standard colors, and custom embroidery is also available. Bushwalker Bags set the standard. www.ari-med.com Circle No. 556 Circle No. 171 TR TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM AINING-CONDITIONING.COM

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National Academy of Sports Medicine Booth No. 2718 An elite training program for fitness and enhanced athletic performance, the NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (NASM PES) is designed for athletic trainers, chiropractors, physical therapists, coaches, and other sports professionals who want to work with players at all levels, from secondary education and university tier to professional and Olympic level athletes. The Performance Enhancement Specialist Advanced Specialization integrates the science and solutions for optimal sports training success. www.nasm.org

Fitter International, Inc. Booth No. 2125 The Soft Board, from balance leader Fitterfirst, promises to be the next advancement in balance training. What makes Soft Boards so revolutionary is the added horizontal plane of movement that traditional wooden balance boards cannot provide. That added plane gives a sensation of floating while still providing a predictable foundation underfoot. The Soft Board is an excellent tool for those who wish to increase balance, coordination, and agility. www.fitter1.com Circle No. 560

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BiPro Booth No. 2728 BioZzz Alpha-lactalbumin, an isolated whey protein, is the purest commercially available form of alphalactalbumin. BioZzz is rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that has been shown in studies to improve sleep and morning alertness. BioZzz is 100-percent natural and contains no fat, carbs, sugars, or lactose. Each scoop contains 18 grams of protein and one gram of tryptophan. One scoop of BioZzz before bedtime is the perfect addition to your favorite beverage. www.biozzz.com Circle No. 559

Amerx Health Care Corp. Booth No. 2625 AmeriGel® Wound Dressing provides on-thego infection control and faster healing for skin injuries including cuts and abrasions. It is the physician’s number-one rated topical wound treatment and is proven to kill 99.2 percent of MRSA in 24 Hours. AmeriGel® contains Oakin®, a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that kills bacteria commonly found in wounds including MRSA, VRE, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, E-Coli, and Pseudomonas. AmeriGel® minimizes scarring and is available in Daily Dressing Packets, one-ounce tubes, and sterile Saturated Gauze Dressings. www.amerigel.com Circle No. 561

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California University of Pennsylvania Booth No. 2814 The 12-month, 30-credit Master of Science in Exercise Science and Health Promotion at California University of Pennsylvania is 100-percent web based. The flexibility of the online program allows professionals or military personnel, who would be precluded from attending graduate school in the traditional sense, to complete the MS program while still maintaining their full-time positions. Call or go online for more information and a list of degree programs. www.calu.edu/go Circle No. 562

Swede-O, Inc. Booth No. 1108 Swede-O launches the Thermoskin Patella Tracker™ for the relief of symptoms associated with patellofemoral pain, patella dislocation, and other knee injuries. The Patella Tracker has a low-profile, contoured shape design that allows for greater movement during the flexion-extension phase. Adjustable straps provide improved locking strength for patella instability. A flexible, internal “U” shaped buttress is provided for correct positioning and control of the patella during vertical and horizontal tracking. www.swedeo.com Circle No. 563

Dynatronics Booth No. 2509

The NCAA requires Division I and Division II student athletes be tested for sickle hemoglobin, a potentially serious condition that can affect the flow of blood and oxygen to the body’s organs.

The Dynatron Solaris Series offers ultrasound, seven stim waveforms including direct current, and the option of adding light therapy. The state-of-the-art Solaris Series also provides a choice of four infrared light probes, including the D405 infrared/blue light probe and the powerful Dynatron Xp light pad. Along with the latest technology and ease of use, its durable construction and portable size mean Solaris can travel anywhere. www.dynatronics.com

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CONVENIENT All components required for testing are available from Streck. Kits are ideal for student health facilities.

Perform Better Booth No. 2325

Perform Better’s PB Extreme Jam-Balls are the company’s most popular non-bouncing medicine ball. These durable balls are soft and feel like a gel-filled ball. Their textured shells allow for easy catching, gripping, and throwing, and are great for using when you do not want the ball to bounce. These Jam-Balls are perfect for using with rebounders or for doing medicine ball slams. They are now available in 12 different weight increments, two diameters, and are available only through Perform Better. www.performbetter.com

It’s time to test. PROVEN PERFORMANCE SICKLEDEX has been the gold standard in sickle cell anemia screening since it was introduced in 1969.

FLEXIBLE SICKLEDEX testing kits are available in quantities of 12, 50 and 100 to meet your school’s or team’s testing demands.

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Power Systems, Inc. Booth No. 1935 Rope training is an effective way of developing power and explosiveness in muscle strength. The Power Training Rope is designed to provide overall conditioning by pushing the user’s stamina and grip strength. The Power Training Rope is available in two colors and four different lengths, from 30 to 100 feet. Power Systems also offers two different diameters; this contributes to weight differentiation, providing a variety of battling ropes to suit the user’s needs. The price for the Power Training Rope ranges from $119-$474. www.powersystems.com Circle No. 566

Gatorade Booth No. 1609 G Series Energy Chews are a pre-game fuel in a convenient form. They are designed to be used about 15 minutes prior to training or competition to provide energy from a concentrated blend of carbohydrates to fuel athlete performance. G Series Energy Chews help make carbohydrate energy rapidly available to working muscles for the start of activity, so athletes might feel the difference at the beginning of training or competition. www.gatorade.com Circle No. 567

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Cramer Products, Inc. Booth No. 1910 Every roll of Cramer 100-percent cotton porous tape is like the next, which means you can count on it to unwind consistently, conform better, and adhere longer. Cramer 950, constructed with a latex-free adhesive, is perfect for athletic trainers or athletic programs looking for a high-quality, economically priced porous tape alternative. Cramer Products has been the industry leader in sports medicine and athletic training room supplies for more than 85 years. www.cramersportsmed.com

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PRO Orthopedic Devices, Inc. Booth No. 1409 Ice bath therapy can be a very effective modality. Unfortunately, this therapy regimen can elicit complaints of extreme discomfort in “personal areas.” The easy solution to this problem is the PRO #805 Ice Bath Therapy Briefs. The briefs are constructed of 1/8-inch neoprene, with hook and loop fasteners on each side for easy application. This product is available only in black, in sizes medium, large, x-large, and xx-large. www.proorthopedic.com Circle No. 569

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Wilson Case Booth No. 2025 TablePRO I (#68-718) Portable Treatment Table is an athletic training room for the road. The TablePRO can handle the largest athletes with ease and has ample room for supplies. There are no wobbly table legs and the dual taping stations allow you to treat two players at once. The TablePRO folds to a compact size and includes turf tires that roll easily on any surface, plus they will never go flat. www.wilsoncase.com

Parker Laboratories Booth No. 1834 Boasting more than just power, Protex™ Cleaner/Disinfectant is alcohol-free and safe for use on all non-surgical, hard surfaces. It’s all you’ll need to thoroughly clean and eliminate more than 30 pathogens. including MRSA, H1N1, and HIV. Protex is also ideal for disinfecting ultrasound transducers, nonporous athletic and wrestling mats, exercise equipment, training tables, stainless steel, vinyl, and plastic upholstery. Protex Cleaner/Disinfectant is powerful, yet gentle to sensitive equipment, and is EPA-registered. This product is available in 12-ounce spray, 32-ounce trigger spray, a Softpack (containing 60 pre-moistened, 6.5” x 6” nonabrasive, disinfecting wipes), and a 120-count canister containing 7” x 10” textured wipes, a “must-have” for the athletic training room. www.parkerlabs.com Circle No. 573

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Innovative Medical Equipment, LLC Booth No. 2136 ThermaZone™ is a powerful, compact, thermo-electric pain-relieving device providing heating and cooling therapy without the use of ice. Features include a broad temperature range (38-125 degrees Fahrenheit), five timer options, and the exclusive Motion Advantage relief pads that deliver a constant temperature for as long as you need it. Maintenance free, ThermaZone allows trainers complete control of treatment duration and temperatures for maximum results. www.therma-zone.com Circle No. 571

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First Choice™ Stimulating Electrode is an economically constructed electrode with a highly conductive carbon film for even current distribution and a thick hydrogel for superior adherence even after multiple uses. It is available in soft foam or fabric backing for comfort and durability. Covidien offers a wide variety of electrotherapy products to meet your needs, including stimulating units, accessories, and specialty electrodes for skin sensitive patients, difficult placement sites, EMG applications, and post-operative treatments. www.covidien.com

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Multi Radiance Medical Booth No. 912 Multi Radiance Medical Super Pulsed Laser Therapy with LaserStim™ helps practitioners quickly identify areas needing treatment and then automatically delivers the appropriate dose. It penetrates deeply, utilizing LaserSweep™ technology to change frequencies, preventing tissue adaptation and prolonging tissue absorption. Multi Radiance Medical Super Pulsed Laser Therapy relieves pain by combining synergized red light, broadband infrared light, and Super Pulsed IR Laser with a magnetic field. www.multiradiance.com Circle No. 574

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American Public University Booth No. 2929 American Public University (APU) offers more than 100 online degree and certificate programs designed for sports and health sciences professionals, coaches, athletic directors, and working adults like you. APU has been national recognized by the Sloan Consortium for effective practices in online education. For more information, call 877-777-9081 or go online. www.studyatapu.com/tc Circle No. 575

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Cramer Products, Inc. Booth No. 1910 The Cramer ESS Ankle Compression sleeve’s patented articulated ankle joint allows for unrestricted movement while providing mild compression and support to the joint. Compression provides a performance enhancement benefit as well as mild muscular support. The unique knitted design allows for lightweight fit and exceptional stretch and comfort. www.cramersportsmed.com Circle No. 576

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Gatorade Booth No. 1609 G Series Protein Recovery Beverage is a protein and carbohydrate beverage formulated with the consistency of a thirst quencher. It has an effective amount of protein that contains essential amino acids needed to help support muscle rebuilding after training or competition. G Series Recover should be consumed within about 60 minutes after exercise for maximum muscle benefit. www.gatorade.com

Spenco Medical Corporation Booth No. 2705 AquaHeal™ Hydrogel Bandages are the next generation in first aid wound care that performs beyond an ordinary bandage. Using proven 2nd Skin® Technology, AquaHeal™ Hydrogel Bandages provide the ideal environment for faster healing, while offering instant pain relief. The clear hydrogel pad allows for wound visibility without risking exposure to bacteria. The Spenco® 2nd Skin® AquaHeal™ Hydrogel Bandage is stronger than an ordinary bandage and water resistant, enduring through the most strenuous workouts and grueling conditions. www.spenco.com Circle No. 580

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More Products. One Mission. Whitehall Manufacturing, Inc. Booth No. 1925

Whitehall Manufacturing, known for its high-quality whirlpools and other therapy equipment, is excited to announce its new custom-design capabilities for schools and universities. You can now display your school’s logo, or any design of your choice, on a Whitehall whirlpool unit. Bring your school’s pride into the weightroom or therapy area, while enjoying the highest-caliber therapy equipment in the industry. www.whitehallmfg.com Circle No. 578

Athletix Products by Contec, Inc. Booth No. 2038 Athletix Disinfectant wipes are a quick and convenient way to disinfect surfaces in your training room or fitness facility. Premoistened and ready to use, these durable, disposable wipes are packaged both in a portable dispensing bucket and a two-roll refill pack. Now with more wipes for the same price, Athletix Disinfectant Wipes kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and CA-MRSA, and are effective against many common bacteria. www.athletixproducts.com Circle No. 579

Improving Health & Well Being! REP Band® Resistive Exercise Products We introduced non-latex to resistive exercise.

Eggsercizer® Hand Exerciser The preferred shape for hand therapy.

NEW! Acuforce® Soft Tissue Therapy Tools Weighted tools for trigger point therapy.

NEW! Pivotal Therapy System Spine Treatment Strengthens muscles to help maintain healthy spinal alignment.

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Magister Corporation Booth No. 929 Virtually identical to latex bands, REP Bands (resistive exercise bands) from Magister Corp. offer greater elastic response, higher resiliency, and faster recovery. Patented REP Bands are the only resistive exercise bands manufactured exclusively in the United States. www.magistercorp.com Circle No. 587

CorTemp®-HQ, Inc. Booth No. 2500 “Oral, axillary, aural, temporal, and field forehead temperatures were significantly different from rectal temperature and, therefore, are considered invalid for assessing hyperthermia in individuals exercising outdoors in the heat,” wrote Doug Casa in the Journal of Athletic Training in 2007. The CorTemp core body temperature pill reveals vital information necessary for the prevention and treatment of heat-related illness on the field. It has been used in sports for years and is FDA-cleared. www.hqinc.net Circle No. 586

Mueller Sports Medicine Booth No. 1113 Designed to be extremely light and low-profile, The One ankle brace is comfortable to wear in shoes or cleats during competition. Offering all the benefits of taping, but with the flexibility of a soft strap brace, The One protects against inversion and eversion ankle sprains. Anti-slip criss-crossing side straps can be adjusted at any time to help prevent slippage and ensure a tight, comfortable fit. Side-pulling stirrup straps imitate the effects of taping while a cushioned tongue keeps the brace comfortable. Neoprene and latex free, The One comes in black and white. Available in sizes XS to XXXL. www.muellersportsmed.com Circle No. 644

Ferris Mfg. Corp. Booth No. 926 PolyMem Finger/Toe dressings help reduce edema, bruising, pain, and inflammation when applied to open or closed injuries. When applied to open wounds, the dressings continuously cleanse, fill, absorb, and moisten wounds. The dressings help relieve both persistent and procedure-related pain associated with injury throughout the healing process. PolyMem Finger/Toe dressings are the ideal choice for managing sprains, strains, contusions, abrasions, lacerations, burns, and surgical procedures of the toes or fingers. www.polymem.com Circle No. 583

GE Healthcare Booth No. 2820 Effective training and conditioning requires the ability to monitor progress and make appropriate changes. Go beyond weight and BMI to better understand how the body is changing during exercise, strength training regimens, and injury recovery. Using six frequencies through five body segments, the InBody720 is a research-grade body composition analyzer that records thirty impedance measurements to obtain precise and comprehensive BIA values. Do you know what you are made of? www.inbody.gehealthcare.com/products/inbody-720 Circle No. 585

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Elite Seat® Booth No. 2424 The Elite Seat® by Kneebourne Therapeutic is a portable knee-extension device designed for the non-operative treatment of degenerative knee conditions. By evenly distributing force across the leg, the Elite Seat provides effective full-knee hyperextension and reduces pain in bent knees caused by any of these conditions: acute ACL injury, inadequate post-operative rehabilitation after ACL reconstruction, total-knee arthroplasty, arthrofibrosis, deconditioned knee with a flexion contracture, and arthritis. www.eliteseat.com Circle No. 584

Multi Radiance Medical Booth No. 912 Multi Radiance Medical Super Pulsed Laser Therapy generates the highest photon density with the lowest thermal effect. It relieves pain by combining synergized red light, broadband infrared light, and Super Pulsed IR Laser with a magnetic field. It penetrates deeply, utilizing LaserSweep™ technology to change frequencies, preventing tissue adaptation and prolonging tissue absorption. LaserStim™ with TARGET™ helps practitioners quickly identify areas needing treatment and then automatically delivers the appropriate dose. www.multiradiance.com Circle No. 582

CytoSport, Inc. Booth No. 2619 Complete Casein delivers 25 grams per serving of anticatabolic, slow-digesting protein from micellar casein and calcium and sodium caseinates. Because casein protein digests slower, it provides amino acids over a longer period of time than whey protein. Complete Casein contains aminogen--a digestive enzyme--to help promote efficient and complete protein utilization and uptake. Complete Casein is lactose- and gluten-free. www.cytosport.com Circle No. 645

Biodex Booth No. 1118 The Biodex Concussion Management Program is a turnkey solution to diagnose and manage concussions. It provides objective baseline screening with balance assessment utilizing the Biodex Balance System SD or Portable BioSway. Broaden your Concussion Management Program by adding balance assessment to your existing cognitive-based program. The comprehensive Varsity and Pro packages provide users with best practices tools, education, and support. www.biodex.com/concussion Circle No. 581

DJO Global Booth No. 2115 Get fast relief with DonJoy Reaction, a revolutionary web brace design that actually pulls pain away from the knee, absorbs shock, and keeps you moving. The innovative solution disperses energy, providing comfort all day long. The brace stabilizes the patella on all sides, putting your knee in the correct tracking position. The lightweight and open framework is very comfortable, breathable, and stays in place. Go online to learn more. www.djoglobal.com Circle No. 635

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Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, Inc. Booth No. 1640 Dr. Jill’s is the complete one-stop source for all your foot pads and padding needs at the guaranteed lowest prices. The company offers more than 120 pre-cut pad shapes and rolls of felts, foams, and moleskin, along with tapes, gel pads, and shoe accessories. If you are buying these items elsewhere, you are paying too much. Dr. Jill’s is the manufacturer, so no matter what discounts you may get from other vendors, they can’t beat the prices. Made in the USA. www.drjillsfootpads.com Circle No. 590

Pivotal Health Solutions Booth No. 2041 Pivotal Health Solutions introduces the Athletic Edge modular taping stations to fit any size training room and any budget. These high-quality hardwood or laminate stations are manufactured using dowel and glue construction for long-lasting durability. The modular system allows you to customize the height, depth, and seats for any taping station. In addition, the company offers a large variety of storage options including drawers, cabinets, and side storage access all with security locking options. www.pivotalhealthsolutions.com Circle No. 591

McDavid Booth No. 1025 McDavid’s Level 3 The 195™ Ankle Brace makes ankle injuries three times less likely. Ankle injuries are a pain—they are all too frequent and difficult to come back from. A University of WisconsinMadison Sports Medicine study, involving more than 1,400 high school basketball players, proved that those wearing the McDavid 195 brace were three times less likely to experience ankles injuries over those who didn’t wear the brace. The McDavid 195 simulates a perfectly executed athletic tape wrap. Unlike a taping, the McDavid 195 has fully adjustable figure-6 straps that can be tightened quickly and easily without shoe removal. www.mcdavidusa.com

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Magister Corporation Booth No. 929 The Airex® Balance Pad is a staple in the rehabilitation industry in the United States and throughout the world. The quality and feel of the Airex Balance Pad cannot be duplicated. The special Airex foam creates the ideal base for balance and stability training, core strengthening, and fall prevention activities. Using the same specialized foam, Airex also offers a balance beam and an extra large balance pad, which is double the length of the original. www.magistercorp.com Circle No. 593

Streck Booth No. 2924

SICKLEDEX is an easy-to-use screening test for sickle hemoglobin, a potentially serious condition that can affect the flow of blood and oxygen to the body’s organs. SICKLEDEX is the gold standard in sickle cell anemia screening. Kits include all the components required for testing and are ideal for student health facilities. It’s time to test, so use the screening test you and your student-athletes can trust. www.streck.com Circle No. 607

CytoSport, Inc. Booth No. 2619

Founded in 1998, CytoSport, Inc. is a global industry leader in the sports nutrition category and offers a complete line of protein-enhanced powders, beverages, and bars. CytoSport distributes a portfolio of premium brands including Cytomax®, Muscle Milk®, and Monster Milk™. CytoSport products are produced in the company’s wholly owned, NSF GMP Certified for Sport® manufacturing facility. www.cytosport.com Circle No. 646

The Right Stuff Booth No. 1741 The Right Stuff hydration formula from NASA is serious hydration for serious athletes. Numerous NASApublished studies show that the formula is far superior for improving core thermoregulation, which protects the body for overheating during high exertion and in times of high heat, and for increasing endurance and fighting dehydration symptoms (e.g., cramps, headaches, muscle fatigue, etc.). Use the electrolyte drink additive before, during, and after exertion. Read what athletic trainers, as well as athletes, sports RDs, and coaches say about how it helps with training and game day regimens. Technology exclusively licensed from NASA; US Patent No. 5,447,730. www.TheRightStuff-USA.com Circle No. 618

DJO Global Booth No. 2115 The Intelect TranSport® line of Chattanooga portable therapy products is equally adept on the go as it is in the clinic. Each unit’s unique design allows tabletop, wall mount, therapy cart, or mobile use. Its lightweight design, battery-powered option, and custom-carrying bag enables an athletic trainer to conveniently take the clinic out of the clinic. The TranSport device provides two channels of electrical stimulation output and four standard waveforms. www.djoglobal.com Circle No. 636

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Covidien Booth No. 2124 Sher-Light™ Elastic Athletic Tape is designed with exceptional tensile strength to ensure maximum support and protection. This product’s thin design allows for better conformity to body contours and greater comfort. It is lighter and easier to tear with consistent unwind properties for high performance. www.covidien.com Circle No. 541

Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads, Inc. Booth No. 1640 ECOGEL is the number-one gel with fabric choice for more than 9,000 foot care professionals, pro and college teams, and athletic trainers. If you are using any gel padding besides ECOGEL or Premier Gels, you are spending too much. Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads manufactures gels with the highest-quality materials to get you what you need and save you money. From toe caps to corn pads, the company has it all—and don’t forget about Dr. Jill’s complete line of felt, foam, and moleskin. Made in the USA. www.drjillsfootpads.com Circle No. 589

HydroWorx Booth No. 915 The HydroWorx submergible X80 underwater treadmill sets the standard for forward thinking sports medicine facilities. Portable and built to last, the X80 is perfect for rehab, conditioning, sports performance, and more. Equipped with an adjustable, variable speed control, it takes any aquatic therapy program to the next level. Introduce your clients to the HydroWorx X80, the underwater treadmill that fits in any pool, designed and engineered with the help of doctors, scientists, and fitness professionals. www.hydroworx.com Circle No. 626

Samson Equipment Booth No. 2524 Samson Equipment’s athletic taping and training tables are the most durable and wobble-free tables on the market today. The tables are completely customizable with your school’s specific paint and upholstery colors as well as custom embroidery. The legs are fully adjustable on all four corners to ensure the tables stay level even in the most uneven flooring situations. www.samsonequipment.com Circle No.642

OPTP Booth No. 1635 The Lumbar Decompressor™ provides an easy and effective way to decompress the lumbar spine with the user in full control. Inflation gently increases intervertebral space and stretches the lumbar spine to reduce nerve compression, improve hydration of the lumbar discs, and facilitate pain relief. This product is available with a rubber inflation bulb, pressure biofeedback monitor, and relief valve, and can be used on the bed, sofa, or floor. www.optp.com Circle No. 588

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Abbott Nutrition Booth No. 614 If you’re exercising to get lean and toned, new EAS® Lean 15™ has what you need to keep you on track and going strong. It’s formulated with 15 grams of protein to help muscles rebuild and recover, five grams of fiber to promote a healthy digestive system, and 100 calories per serving. See what EAS Lean 15 can do for you. www.eas.com/lean Circle No. 630

Mueller Sports Medicine Booth No. 1113 Mueller introduces new PerformPlus™ Athletic Trainer’s Tape. PerformPlus™ features a higher thread count for an even stronger 100-percent cotton backcloth, but remains breathable and comfortable to the skin thanks to the porous nature of the tape. This high performance zinc oxide athletic trainer’s tape is available in 1 1/2- and 2-inch rolls. www.muellersportsmed.com Circle No. 627

Cool Draft Scientific, LLC Booth No. TBD Cool Draft’s portable misting fans will significantly reduce unsafe playing or practice conditions due to heat by reducing ambient air temperatures as much as 35 degrees, thus reducing heat-related injuries. The 360 series of misting fans are selfcontained, completely US made, and provide a convenient and safe way to transport the fans. All of this without the high price tag associated with high end misting fans. www.cooldraft.com

DJO Global Booth No. 2115 The DonJoy Functional Wrist Brace is the first fully functional, post-injury wrist brace offering both rigid support and variable extension control with four settings--60, 40, 20, and 0 degrees of flex. This brace is designed to provide performance and protection for any activity without compromise. The Functional Wrist Brace offers a lowprofile design, along with an open palm to allow for gripping motion to get the user back in the game. www.djoglobal.com

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DON’T LET MRSA TAKE YOU OUT OF THE GAME USE HIBICLENS® & HIBISTAT® TO HELP PROTECT YOUR ATHLETE. Hibiclens and Hibistat are FDA regulated antimicrobial skin cleansers that contain chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG). CHG not only kills germs quickly, but it also continues to kill germs for up to 6 hours1 after use. Hibiclens and Hibistat play an integral role in effective protection against MRSA and other skin infections that could potentially take key athletes out for a game or even an entire season. When washing with Hibiclens is not an option, continue infection prevention with Hibistat, available in convenient towelette packets. You can find Hibiclens in the first-aid aisle at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, and Target. Hibistat is available at Walgreens and Stop&Shop. Hibiclens and Hibistat are also available through your athletic distributor. 1 Study #030917-150. The Mölnlycke Health Care, Hibiclens® and Hibistat® names and logos are registered globally to one or more of the Mölnlycke Health Care Group of Companies. Distributed by Mölnlycke Health Care US, LLC, Norcross, Georgia 30092. ©2012 Mölnlycke Health Care AB. All rights reserved. 1.800.843.8497 www.hibiclens.com

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Abbott Nutrition Booth No. 614 EAS Recovery™ Protein Powder provides a more complete recovery solution than 100-percent whey alone. It aids muscle recovery after exercise in three ways. Revigor® HMB accelerates protein synthesis to promote muscle growth (according to studies in adults initiating an exercise program). The whey protein provides the building blocks for muscle repair. The sustained-energy carb blend helps refuel and recharge the body. See what a complete recovery solution can do for you. www.eas.com/recovery Circle No. 631

Power Systems, Inc. Booth No. 1935 Want a smoother source of resistance? These new 60-inch Versa-Tube® bands will enable users of all strength levels to get the best workout possible. With a similar design to the original Versa-Tube®, this new 60-inch design features top performance at an affordable price. This product is perfect for personal training or clubs, available in six resistance levels, and now offered in two lengths: 48 and 60 inches. The bands come with nylon handles with hard PVC grips. www.powersystems.com Circle No. 639

DJO Global Booth No. 2115 The Aircast® Walking Braces are clinically proven to reduce edema and promote fracture healing through the unique combination of support and dynamic compression. The uniquely layered aircells can be individually custominflated, while the multi-radius rocker sole and anatomical design promote superior offloading for a more normal gait, allowing smarter healing with every step. www.djoglobal.com

PowerSox-The Debris Inhibitor Booth No. 2826 Introducing The Debris Inhibitor® from PowerSox®. The Debris Inhibitor® is an outer sport spat designed to keep crumb rubber, sand, and other fine debris from artificial turf fields out of a player’s shoes and socks. Lightweight and durable, the Debris Inhibitor® keeps shoelaces tight and eliminates the need for taping or spatting for show. Stops crumb rubber in its tracks™. www.Powersox.com

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Spotlight The NSCA’s annual National Conference is the premier strength and conditioning event of the year. Join us on the East Coast in Providence, Rhode Island to learn from top educators, researchers, trainers, and coaches in the field of strength and conditioning.

Pre-Conference Sessions: Wednesday, July 11, 2012

12:00-2:00pm Scientific Muscle: A Periodized Approach to Maximizing Muscle Development by Brad Schoenfeld, CSCS, NSCA CPT Top 40 Exercises: Stop Rifling Through Endless Exercise Progressions by Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS*D, FNSCA –Sponsored by Gopher Performance 2:00-4:00pm Proper Running Techniques for Youth Physical Development by Pat Cullen Carroll, CSCS Greg Schouten, Nick Cullen Carroll, CSCS, Rick Howard, CSCS*D An Integrated Approach to Change the Outcome Part I: Neuromuscular Screening Methods to Identify High ACL Injury Risk Athletes by Greg Myer, PhD, CSCS & Tim Hewett, PhD Top Training Template: You can Train a Grandma or a Judo Olympian by Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS*D, FNSCA–Sponsored by Gopher Performance 4:00-6:00pm Fundamental Movement and Plyometrics for Youth Physical Development by Ian Jeffreys, PhD, CSCS*D, NSCA-CPT*D, FNSCA & Larry Meadors , PhD, CSCS, *D, NSCA-CPT, *D An Integrated Approach to Change the Outcome Part II: Targeted Neuromuscular Training Techniques to Reduce Identified ACL Injury Risk Factors by Greg Myer, PhD, CSCS & Tim Hewett, PhD

Thursday, July 12, 2012

7:00-8:00am Wake-up Workout: Morning Balanced Athlete by Johnny Gillespie, CSCS, NSCA-CPT Extending the Laboratory into the Field Through Technology by Chris Dalcin, BPHE, CSCS 8:30-9:30am Game Speed: Functionally Integrated Training for Sports Performance by Scott Moody Research Session: Can You Find Exercise in a Bottle? Maybe…Maybe Not by Moh Malek, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA 9:30-10:30am Muscle Training for Prevention and Improvement of Lifestyle Related Diseases and Brain Function by Toshio Moritani, PhD – Sponsored by NSCA Japan 11:30am-1:00pm Chasing Mercury, Battling Hercules: Getting Fitter and Stronger with Periodization, Jason Karp, PhD Exercise and Energy Expenditure in Weight Management and Body Composition by Trent Herda, PhD 1:00-2:00pm Dietary Interventions in Weight Management and Body Composition by Abbie Smith, PhD, CSCS - Sponsored by GNC Combining Nutritional Supplements and Exercise in Weight Management & Body Composition by Tammy Evetovich, PhD, CSCS - Sponsored by GNC Research Session: Micronutrients and Performance by Travis Thomas, PhD, CSCS - Sponsored by GNC 2:00-3:00 pm The Role of Core Stability: Evidence-Based from the Lab and Field by Michael Tse, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D - Sponsored by GNC Research Session: GARY DUDLEY LECTURE: Compatibility of Training Programs: Problems and Solutions by William Kraemer, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA Sponsored by GNC 3:00-4:00 pm Attenuated Muscle in Obesity: The Role of Resistance Exercise for Enhancing Muscle Quality by Mark Peterson, PhD, CSCS,*D Individualizing the Management of Overhead Throwing Athletes by Eric Cressey, CSCS Research Session: Maximizing Athletic Performance and Safety During Intense Exercise in the Heat by Doug Casa, PhD, ATC, CSCS

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7:00am-8:30am (Wake-up Workout) 10:00am-2:00pm (Exhibit Hours) 5:00pm-6:30pm (Exhibitor Reception)

Friday, July 13, 2012

7:00am-8:30am (Wake-up Workout) 10:00am-2:00pm (Exhibit Hours)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

10:00am-2:00pm (Exhibit Hours)

4:00-5:00pm High Intensity Interval Training by Daniel Carl, PhD, & Thomas Herrmann, EdD, PT, ATC, CSCS High School Year Round Weightlifting Program by Greg Jones, CSCS Research Session: Remodeling and Adaptation of Tendon to Mechanical Load by Mick Joseph

Friday, July 13, 2012

7:00-8:00am Wake-up Workout: Morning Balanced Athlete by Johnny Gillespie, CSCS, NSCACPT 8:30-10:00am Strength and Conditioning for the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Athlete by Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS,*D, FNSCA - Sponsored by Gopher Performance Sarcopenia and Geriatric Strength Training by Jaynie Bjornaraa, PhD, MPH, PT, ATC, CSCS,*D 10:00-11:30am Micros, Mesos and Macros: Organization of a Training Plan by Joe Kenn, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC, - NFL Strength Coach When to Initiate Integrative Neuromuscular Training to Reduce Sports-related Injuries and Enhance Health in Youth by Greg Myer, PhD, CSCS & Tim Hewitt, PhD Research Session: A Mechanistic and Practical Examination of the Effects of HMB on Performance and Body Composition Across Varying Levels of Age, Sex, and Training Experience by Jacob Wilson, MS, CSCS & Jeffery Stout, PhD, CSCS,*D, FNSCA - Sponsored by EAS 1:00-2:00pm From-the-Field Hands-on Sessions: The Speed Ladder: How to Get On-field Performance by Paul Mitchell, CSCS,*D Developing Explosiveness through Upper and Lower Body Plyometrics by Mark Kovacs, PhD, CSCS Water-filled Implements by Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA Acceleration by Loren Landow, CSCS 1:00-2:00pm In-season Training and Activity Preparation for Basketball and Other Sports by Dwight Daub, MS, CSCS, NBA Strength Coach Maximize Resistance Training Effectiveness by Using Biomechanical Principles by Jonathan Anning, PhD, CSCS,*D Research Session: Kettlebells & Science: What Do We Know? by Bill Campbell, PhD, CSCS 2:00-3:00pm From-the-Field Hands-on Sessions: The Speed Ladder: How to Get On-field Performance by Paul Mitchell, CSCS,*D Developing Explosiveness through Upper and Lower Body Plyometrics by Mark Kovacs, PhD, CSCS Water-filled Implements by Jay Dawes, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA Acceleration by Loren Landow, CSCS 2:00-3:00pm Drawing the Line: The CPT’s Scope of Practice by Robert Linkul, CSCS, NSCA-CPT & Tony Mikla, MSPT, DPT, CSCS The Role of Resistance Training on Running Economy by Michael Tse, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D Research Session: MICHAEL H. STONE SPORTS SCIENCE LECTURE: Use of Technology to Enhance Strength & Conditioning by Jay Hoffman, PhD, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA 3:00-4:00pm Metabolic Resistance Training by Brad Schoenfeld, CSCS, NSCA-CPT Strength and Conditioning in MLB – A Game of Adjustments by Sean Marohn, MS, CSCS, RSCC, MLB Strength Coach TR AINING-CONDITIONING.COM


Spotlight Research Session: The Power of Combining a Modest Exercise Program and Nutrition Manipulations to Impact Health, Body Composition and Fitness in an Overweight and Obese Population byRichard Kreider, PhD 4:00-5:00pm Strength & Conditioning Training for Swimmers by Grif Fig, CSCS & Juan Carlos Santana, MEd, CSCS,*D, FNSCA Fueling Up Using Current Trends to Enhance Performance by Dawn Weatherwax-Fall, CSCS Research Session: Applied Stats in Exercise Science by Joe Weir, PhD, FNSCA

Saturday, July 14, 2012

8:30-10:00am Athlete Profiling: Choosing a Periodization System to Maximize Individual Performance by Nick Winkleman, MSc, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D Coaching Session: Youth Physical Development: Age-related, not Agedetermined by Dave Stodden, PhD, CSCS Research Session: Caffeine and Anaerobic Performance by Jon Kyle Davis, PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT & Matt Green, PhD 10:00-11:30am Optimizing Post-game Nutrition with Chocolate Milk by Clete McLeod, MS, CSCS - Sponsored by Got Chocolate Milk? Coaching Session: Positive Youth Physical Development Roundtable by Ian Jeffereys, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA; Dave Stodden, PhD, CSCS; Larry Meadors, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D; Patrick McHenry, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC; Cheryl Richardson, MS, CSCS, Bob Takano, CSCS. Moderated by Rick Howard, CSCS,*D Research Session: Thinking Different on the Role of Carbohydrate for Athletes by Jeff Volek, PhD, RD and John Ivy, PhD 1:00-2:00pm From-the-Field Hands-on Sessions: Training with Ropes by Colin Aina, CSCS,*D Medicine Balls by Scott Moody

DB Olympic Lifts by Allen Hedrick, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA Reactive Agility Training by Ian Jeffreys, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA 1:00-2:00pm From Mom’s Genes to Your Jeans: Genetic Determinants of Weight Management by Lou Schuler, CSCS Coaching Session: “Get to the Game-Stay in the Game” Strategies for Designing Athletic Strength and Conditioning Programs With a Goal of Injury Prevention and Management by Dan Dalrymple, NFL Strength Coach Research Session: Do Skeletal Muscle Fiber Types Change With Training? A Conclusion to the Debate by Andy Galpin, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT 2:00-3:00pm From-the-Field Hands-on Sessions: Training with Ropes by Colin Aina, CSCS,*D Medicine Balls by Scott Moody DB Olympic Lifts by Allen Hedrick, MA, CSCS,*D, RSCC*D, FNSCA Reactive Agility Training by Ian Jeffreys, PhD, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D, FNSCA 2:00-3:00pm Understanding, Designing and Implementing an Exercise Program for Multiple Sclerosis by Jeff Segal, CSCS,*D, NSCA-CPT,*D Research Session: The Use of Nutritional Supplementation in Sports: Safety, Efficacy, and the NCAA by Abbie Smith, MS, CSCS & Colin Wilborn, PhD, ATC, CSCS, NSCA-CPT 3:00-4:00pm Role of Nutrition in Mitigating Exercise-induced Immune Depression by Richard Kreider, PhD - Sponsored by Herbalife Training Principles for the Hockey Athlete by Paul Goodman, MS, CSCS,*D, NHL Strength Coach Research Session: Metabolic Conditioning – Does One Size Fit All? by Carl Maresh, PhD 4:00-5:00pm Research Session: Research Design for Applied Setting by Bill Sands, PhD, CSCS

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Spotlight Show Exhibitors The information featured in the NSCA Exhibitor Listing is a list of exhibitors provided by the NSCA as of May 1, 2012 and/or information provided directly by companies attending the show. HiTrainer.. .............................................................. 620 450-726-3300 www. hitrainer.com

AccelerWare........................................................................ 711 +6 1 7 3859 6061 www.accelerware.com adidas America.. ................................................... 727 800-448-1796 www.adidas.com Advocare International, LP............................... 315 800-542-4800 www.advocare.com Aline Systems.. ...................................................... 514 800-736-9005 www.aline.com

CytoSport................................................................... 500, 601 888-298-6629 www.cytosport.com CytoSport offers athletes the Muscle Milk protein powder and Cytomax sport drink. See ad on Back Cover Dartfish.. ....................................................... 518, 619 888-655-3850 www.dartfish.com Dynamic Fitness Equipment.. ................... 221, 223 734-425-2862 www.dynamicfitnessequipment.com

American Public University............................... 624 877-777-9081 www.apus.edu APU is an accredited online university with over 140 degree and certificate programs available.

Dynavision.. ................................................... 204-307 905-472-9074 www.dynavisionsports.com

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Athletes’ Performance....................................... 626 480-449-9000 www.athletesperformance.com Biospace.................................................................................. 202 323-932-6503 www.biospaceamerica.com

EAS.................................................................................. 400-503 800-297-9776 www.eas.com EAS Nutrition provides a high caliber of sports nutrition. See ad on page 49 Edith Cowan University...................................... 610 +61 8 6304 2307 www.sebhs.ecu.edu.au/strength_cond

Black Iron Strength............................................ 311, 313 800-842-6637 www.blackironstrength.com Strength products for serious training and awesome results. See ad on page 36

Eleiko Sport AB.. .......................................... 304, 306 312-781-6247 www.eleikosport.se

Body Bar, Inc...................................................................... 618 1-800-500-2030 www.bodybar.com

The FRS Company................................................. 405 877-377-4968 www.frs.com

Broady Health Sciences, LLC..................................... 717 972-906-7056 www.broadyhealthsciences.com

Fusion Sport............................................... 615, 617 +61 7 3853 5338 www.fusionsport.com

Elite Form..................................................... 321, 323 866.865.1336 eliteform.com

BILT Strength........................................................... 406-409 702-215-2181 www.biltbyagassiandreyes.com COR Systems........................................................................ 205 503-306-4078 www.coresystemsonline.com

Core Stix, LLC...................................................................... 325 310-545-5729 www.corestix.com CSMi.......................................................................................... 630 800-359-6851 www.csmisolutions.com

General Nutrition Center.. ........................ 308, 411 412-338-8907 www.gnc.com

Cybex International................................................. 114-217 888-462-9239 www.cybexintl.com

Gopher Performance.. ................................. 226-329 800-847-5334 www.gopherperformance.com Hammer Strength®/Life Fitness®.. ........... 508-611 800-634-8637 www.hammerstrength.com

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Impulse Power.. .................................................... 616 800-964-2362 www.impulsepower.com

Infinity Flooring................................................... 704, 706 888-479-1017 www.infinityperformance.com

The Ultimate in weight room flooring.

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Informed Choice.. ................................................. 209 720-289-2401 www.informedchoice.org IntelaMetrix, Inc................................................. 212 877-838-9918 www.intelametrix.com Keiser Corporation...................................... 404-507 800-888-7009 www.keiser.com Kore Fit.. ................................................................. 532 Korey Stringer Institute.................................... 632 860-486-0265 www.ksi.uconn.edu Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Wolters Kluwer Health....................................... 210 800-638-3030 www.LWW.com/exercise M-Core FTS, LLC.. .......................................... 526, 627 866-440-6382 www.mcorefts.com

Mission Competition Fitness Equipment......... 211 310-776-0621 www.missioncompetitionfitnessequipment.com

Mission Competition Fitness Equipment created and manufactures The Halo - a dynamic rotary neck strengthening cable attachment.

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GE Healthcare.................................................................... 700 800-568-1389 www.inbody.gehealthcare.com GE Healthcare provides ultrasound technologies for sports medicine professionals. See ad on page 93 888-526-5144 www.gehealthcare.com

Core Power........................................................................... 629 1-855-FOFARMS www.corepower.com

Human Kinetics........................................... 225, 227 800-747-4457 www.humankinetics.com

Nova........................................................................ 522 800-458-5813 www.novabiomedical.com

Perform Better....................................................... 534-540 800-556-7464 www.performbetter.com A complete catalog of functional training and rehabilitation equipment. See ad on page 27 & 119 PLAE USA....................................................... 603, 605 866-599-8274 www.plaeusa.com

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Spotlight Sanford Score............................................... 710, 712 605-328-4750 www.sanfordhealth.org Power Lift................................................................... 600-703 800-872-1543 www.power-lift.com Power Lift® rack systems and lifting platforms utilize advanced design technologies to meet the demands of premier strength facilities. See ad on page 58

Power Systems, Inc.............................................. 300-403 800-321-6975 www.powersystems.com With more than 1,000 innovative products and programs available, Power Systems is committed to providing quality products and service you expect—guaranteed. See ad on page 105 PumpOne, LLC....................................................... 407 212-982-5050 www.pumpone.com PurMotion..................................................... 731, 733 877-798-9078 www.purmotion.net

The Right Stuff................................................................. 622 720-684-6584 www.therightstuff-usa.com The Right Stuff® hydration formula from NASA is serious hydration for serious athletes™

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UCS Strength and Speed............................ 528, 530 800-526-4856 www.ucsspirit.com University of Houston- Clear Lake................... 317 281-283-3381 www.uhcl.edu

SBT............................................................................................ 229 855-797-1661 www.sbttrainer.com The most advanced, versatile, safe, and functional strap system. See ad on page 21

US Figure Skating................................................ 623 719-635-5200 www.usfigureskating.org

The Stick/RPI of Atlanta.. ................................... 713 888-882-0750 www.thestick.com

VersaClimber............................................................ 606-709 800-237-2271 www.versaclimber.com VersaClimber is a total-body vertical trainer. The VersaPulley was designed to enhance sport movement and athletic performance. See ad on page 42

Training and Conditioning Magazine.................... 213 607-257-6970 www.training-conditioning.com Training & Conditioning offers a magazine and Web site for strength/conditioning and rehab professionals who work with competitive athletes. See ad on page 131

Vision Coach.......................................................... 207 877-826-2240 www.visioncoachtrainer.com

TRX.. ................................................................ 201, 203 888-878-5348 www.trxtraining.com/teamsports

Woodway.. ...................................................... 200-303 800-966-3929 www.woodway.com

VPX Sports Nutrition Supplements................. 612 800-954-7904 www.vpxsports.com WerkSan Barbells........................................ 502, 504 877-937-5726 www.werksanusa.com

The UCAN Company.. ............................................ 516 203-397-8226 www.ucanco.com

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Chest & Back Progressive Powerlifting

These 60-inch long-loading chains for progressive powerlifting come with end hooks, and one or more chains can be added to improve your blasting power. Made of heavy-duty forged steel, there are four different chains available for any level of lifting: light duty (25 pounds per pair), medium duty (40 pounds per pair), heavy duty (55 pounds per pair), and extra heavy duty (88 pounds per pair). The company can supply chains up to 200 feet long and can add attachment weights of up to 100 pounds to each chain. Call for more information or prices.

New York Barbells of Elmira, Inc. • 800-446-1833 www.newyorkbarbells.com Circle No. 594

SBT is an education-based company offering the latest in Suspension Exercise Systems. The company launched in March of 2011 with the goal of providing the coach, athletic trainer, and athlete with the safest, most versatile, and accommodating product in today’s market at a reasonable cost. Featured at the NSCA 34th Annual Convention, and endorsed by JC Santana, the NFPT, and more, SBT is sure to exceed all your suspended bodyweight training needs. SBT • 954-797-1661 www.sbtextreme.com

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Climb Your Way Back

A new generation of heavy-duty Xertube Trainer was designed utilizing SPRI’s patented braided tubing technology, built specifically for dynamic, highresistance exercise. Two 36-inch strands of braided tubing are independently connected to a durable nylon loop that can be attached to any sturdy object, held by a training partner, or in a secure door.

The SRM Rehab Model VersaClimber is a total-body, closed-chain, rehabilitation exercise machine. The SRM allows patients to progress from non- to partial- to fullweight-bearing, full-body exercise. It is fully adjustable to fit the height, weight, and length of all types of athletes and patients. Rehabilitation routines have been developed to provide a continuous arm and leg action in a seated or standing position, using varying stroke lengths, rates, and resistance levels.

SPRI Products • 800-222-7774 www.spri.com

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Premium Medicine Balls

The FitBALL® MedBalls are the latest in a line of FitBALL-branded professional-quality fitness and rehab products distributed by Ball Dynamics International. The premium line of medicine balls features a textured dimpled surface that improves grip and handling. FitBALL MedBalls have a hollow core and are made from rubber so they also bounce. These balls are available in two, four, six, eight, 10, 12, and 15 pounds with optional straps. Call for volume pricing. Ball Dynamics International • 800-752-2255 www.fitball.com

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Comprehensive Course

Created by Paul Chek with physical therapist Suzi Nevell, this comprehensive course provides an in-depth, multifaceted approach to optimal shoulder conditioning and the integrated function of the shoulder with the rest of the body. You’ll learn how to develop functional exercise programs that improve performance, decrease the risk of injury, and circumvent chronic shoulder problems. The course comes with a 285-page manual, three DVDs (six hours, 33 minutes total), and a test. C.H.E.K. Institute • 800-552-8789 www.chekinstitute.com/SST

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Fully Integrated Training Station

Since the introduction of Exertools’ original medicine ball rebounder, The PlyoBack, more than 15 years ago, the company has established itself as a premier innovator in medicine ball plyometric equipment. For the new PlyoBack Reflex, Exertools applied the strongest, most reliable design features of its previous models and integrated them into one strong, durable, versatile, and easy-to-use system. It’s a fully integrated training station featuring a balance station, a jog station, and a medicine ball rebounder. Exertools • 800-235-1559 www.exertools.com

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Serious Training Equipment

Black Iron Strength is a leading manufacturer of patented rotating thick bars, patented poles apart modular dumbbell/barbell systems, patented rotating handle kettlebells, and antimicrobial handles for the athletic performance market. All of Black Iron’s products are made in the U.S., and the company offers one of the strongest warranties in the industry. Black Iron provides top-quality strength training products for competitive athletes, leading to awesome results when the game is on the line. Black Iron Strength • 360-574-6524 www.blackironstrength.com

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Company Q&A

Beyond Braces: Active Ankle focuses on becoming a vehicle of educational information A Q&A with Ed Christman, Vice President of Marketing

Ed Christman, a retired certified athletic trainer, has been the Vice President of Marketing for Active Ankle since Cramer Products’ acquisition of the company in 2008. With his undergraduate degree in education from Ohio University and his master’s from Miami of Ohio, Ed spent nine years as the head athletic trainer at College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He also worked for 20 years at Bike Athletic Company and spent a couple of years with Micro Bio-Medics, now Henry Schein, in a general manager role. When not working, he often plays tennis or rides his bike across the Kansas plains.

How long has Active Ankle been in the ankle brace business?

Active Ankle is coming up on 23 years of manufacturing ankle support products. Being the first to create the original rigid hinged brace, we definitely have a long history in ankle bracing and continue to be a leader in our industry. Many consumers look to us as an authority in the field.

What is important for consumers to know about Active Ankle currently?

We have such an appreciation for our customers and their loyalty to our products. We welcome feedback and are always looking forward to what we can do to improve upon our product line or how to innovate what’s needed in the marketplace by listening to new ideas. Recently, we launched a new Web site to make it easier for us to connect to our consumers, but also to focus on becoming a vehicle of information about ankle health.

What do you offer in terms of ankle health information on your site?

We provide fitting instruction videos on all our products. In order to get the most comfortable, effective fit, we wanted to make sure our consumers have easy step-bystep instructions to ensure that result. We also have an injury prevention video in which a physical therapist helps demonstrate strength and conditioning exercises

that can be done to achieve proper ankle strength, agility, and flexibility. In addition, we offer a series of videos for those with an unfortunate ankle sprain—the P.R.I.C.E guidelines (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation)—along with some weight bearing and non-weight bearing exercises to do as your ankle is healing and regaining normal range of motion.

What do you hope to accomplish with this kind of information on your site?

We want our consumers to understand that we are about more than just making braces. We really care about our consumers and want to be a great educational source for them. By providing useful tips, we hope to help in prevention of ankle injuries as well as become a resource tool for medical professionals to use as a secondary source of information for their patients or athletes in treatment and recovery.

How can someone access this information today?

Go to: www.activeankle.com and click on “ankle health.“ You will find the videos mentioned plus research and even testimonials on each product page by athletic trainers, parents, and coaches who share their experiences regarding our products and company. We hope you find it to be a helpful resource.

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Testimonials

Good Vibrations

Exervibe is a whole-body vibration stepper that provides athletic enhancement when used in either the static (standing) or dynamic (stepping) position. Vibration stimulation is applied simultaneously to the feet, hands, arms, and core. The Exervibe has a step range from one to 18 inches, an adjustable seat, and a control module with four settings. It is an extremely versatile device that efficiently and effectively implements the benefits of vibration.

VersaClimber/HeartRate Inc. • 800-237-2271 www.versaclimber.com

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Latest Innovation

Power Lift introduces its newest innovation: the RS2 Power Rack. Standard features include: two-inch adjustment positions, one pair of bar catches, one pair of spot bars, weight storage, one dual grip chin-up handle, spotter’s platforms, hanging bar storage, and band and chain storage. Optional attachments can be added to create an ideal working station. Optional items include: band attachments, band shafts, rack dip attachment, bar catches, rotating chin-up handles, side mounted chin-up handles, single-leg/glute ham attachment, high rotation attachment, squat/step up platform, rack squat handles, wrist roller, and additional spot bars. Power Lift • 800-872-1543 www.power-lift.com

“Having an AlterG in our athletic training room has been instrumental in both rehabilitation and the overall conditioning of our players. Being able to get injured or post-surgical players to begin non- to low-weight bearing movement earlier in the rehab process has been critical to an earlier return to the court.” ­—Aaron Nelson, MS, ATC-L, PES, CES, Head Athletic Trainer for the Phoenix Suns

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Pull Your Own Weight

The Lebert Equalizer total-body strengthener is a simple, cost-effective, portable, multi-purpose, and versatile piece of strength training equipment that works the arms, chest, back, and core muscles like no other item can, using your own body weight as resistance. It comes complete with a free beginner/intermediate DVD and workout poster. It’s available online or through Power Systems, Gopher Sports, and Perform Better. You can see it in action on YouTube by searching for Lebert Equalizer. Lebert Fitness, Inc. • 905-785-0626 www.lebertequalizer.com

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“AlterG has allowed us to advance our rehab and conditioning of our players. We have been able to have players that are recovering from injuries start to run at least a week and sometimes up to a month before they would have been able to normally. The AlterG is a great progression back to the field with minimal risk.” ­—Bill Tillson, Head Athletic Trainer at AC Milan

“Runners can add up to 15-25 percent more miles to their workouts thanks to the machine.” ­—Alberto Salazar, marathon runner and coach of the Nike Oregon Project

Specially Designed

These kettle bells with wide handles are specially designed with large openings to prevent bruising of the back of the hand and wrist. The company offers kettle bells in five-pound increments from 10 to 100 pounds, and monster bells in 25-pound increments from 125 to 200 pounds. You can make your purchase in either a three-, four-, seven-, or nine-piece set to save money. Kettle bell hand covers are also available.

New York Barbells of Elmira, Inc. • 800-446-1833 www.newyorkbarbells.com

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Keep it Steady

The Stediball™ combines a world class slow deflate stability ball with a dynamic stabilizing material that adds 2.2 pounds of weight to the ball. The stabilizing material moves freely within the ball while performing dynamic exercises, or rests at the bottom of the ball to keep it from rolling away when not in use. SPRI Products • 800-222-7774 www.spri.com

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Company Q&A

What Can I Do With a Degree in Sports & Health Sciences? A Q&A by Amy Ashmore, Ph.D. Faculty Member, American Public University Amy Ashmore, Ph.D., has been published in the areas of kinesiology, biomechanics, stretching, and strength training. Her publications have appeared in IDEA Health & Fitness Journal, ACE FitnessMatters, ICAA Journal of Active Aging, and American Fitness. She authored Biomechanics of Assisted Stretching, a continuing education course offered exclusively through American Council on Exercise (ACE). Presentations at the IDEA World Fitness Convention include Biomechanics of Assisted Stretching, Torque and Training Special Populations, and Weight Training Progression: The Moment Arm. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in Sports & Health Sciences and an author.

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s a sports and health sciences faculty member and lifelong industry professional, one of the most common questions I am asked by my students is, “What can I do with a degree in sports and health sciences?” While there are no guarantees a degree can lead to a job, here are four general job categories in which an undergraduate or graduate degree in sports and health sciences is often a condition for employment. The first category of general job classifications may require additional certification. These roles are popular among APU students, and in fact, many are already working in these jobs:

• Group Exercise Instructor

• Fitness Director

• Personal Fitness Trainer (staff)

• Exercise Physiologist

The second category represents more advanced specialization in the field:

• Athletic Trainer

• Biomechanist

• Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist

• Dietitian/Sports Nutritionist

• Medical Physician

• Researcher/Professor

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The third category is non-traditional roles with small to large equipment companies like Cybex and Nautilus or apparel companies like Nike and New Balance:

• Product Development

• Research

• Sales

• Marketing

• Customer Service

The fourth category is self-employment, which often consists of individuals blazing their own paths:

• Fitness or Health Sciences Writer

• Private Personal Fitness Trainer

• Fitness Facility Owner/Entrepreneur

As you can see above, the sports and health sciences field spans an array of exciting career paths. If you’re conducting a job search, it’s always important that you demonstrate your experience and education, but also that you’re highly disciplined and passionate about a career. To learn more about APU’s online degree programs, visit StudyatAPU.com/tc American Public University 877-777-9081 StudyatAPU.com/tc

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More Products Beat The Heat

Heat Guard® can be your first line of defense in the prevention of heat-induced fatigue and performance loss. In addition to sodium and chloride, Heat Guard contains potassium, and the unique wax tablet provides slow release—up to five hours—of the active ingredients to prevent “salt sickness” and provide a continuous, gradual flow of vital electrolytes throughout a workout or competition. Heat Guard is convenient, easy to use, and cost-effective.

Mission Pharmacal Co. • 210-696-8400 www.missionpharmacal.com

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Best-Selling Bungie

The Safety Super Bungie is NZ Manufacturing’s numberone TurfCordz® resistance tool. Used by professional athletes and Olympians worldwide, this proprietary product helps increase speed, improve endurance, and overcome resistance. The Safety Super Bungie—ideal for speed and agility drills in sports like baseball, football, track, and hockey—is made from high-strength, largediameter Bungie Cord with industrial-strength steel snaps. Choose from three resistance levels and lengths. For additional information on the complete line of TurfCordz resistance tools—designed to meet the extreme demands of high-level athletic conditioning—contact the company today.

NZ Manufacturing • 800-866-6621 www.turfcordz.com

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Support and Stability

Knees take a beating. Thousands have chosen the Cho-Pat Dual Action Knee Strap for relief of pain and discomfort caused by overuse, injury, and degeneration. The patented strap uses compression upon the patellar tendons to provide support and stability and improve tracking and elevation. This product is easy to apply, comfortable to wear, allows full mobility, is available in sizes for more specific results, and the Americanmade supports are now available in six colors. Cho-Pat • 800-221-1601 www.cho-pat.com Circle No. 605

Healthy Recovery

The latest discovery in muscle recovery, Shamrock Farms’ Rockin’ Refuel is a protein-fortified sports recovery beverage containing 20 grams of high quality protein to refuel muscles with the great taste you can only get from 100-percent real milk. With nine essential nutrients and no high fructose corn syrup, it’s the natural, healthy way to recover your muscles after a workout. Rockin’ Refuel is also NCAA compliant. Shamrock Farms • 602-272-6721 www.rockinrefuel.com Circle No. 606

Ideal for any Facility

Power Lift’s Pro Plate Load 4 Way Neck is an ideal equipment piece for any strength-training facility. Standard features include: two-peg weight storage on the work arm side and threepeg weight storage on the non-work arm side, non-marking rubber floor bumpers, an oversized adjustable seat pad, contoured face pads which naturally rotate with the user through the exercise, an adjustable chest pad, and a cam and belt design that reduces the fly-away effect. Power Lift • 800-872-1543 www.power-lift.com Circle No. 616 Circle No. 190

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Case Study

To Brace or Not to Brace Groundbreaking research shows that players wearing lace-up ankle braces experienced three times fewer ankle injuries

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nkle injuries—among the most common in sports—can sideline athletes, incur medical costs, and even become chronic. The cost of medical treatment and lost playing time can be significant. Many experts encourage the use of ankle braces to help prevent ankle injuries, but no comprehensive studies had been conducted to help determine if wearing ankle braces reduced the incidence of injury. Now, a first of its kind large-scale study examines the effectiveness of lace-up ankle braces in preventing acute ankle injuries in adolescent athletes. Researchers from the University of WisconsinMadison conducted a study with 1,460 male and female high school basketball players from 46 high schools in Wisconsin over the course of the 2009-10 season. One group comprised of 740 players wore McDavid Ultralight 195 lace-up ankle braces. The other group of 720 did not wear ankle braces. The control group—those not wearing the brace—experienced 78 acute ankle injuries while the braced group had only 27 acute ankle injuries. “The research suggests that wearing lace-up ankle braces is a cost-effective injuryprevention strategy for adolescent basketball players,” said Tim McGuine, University of Wisconsin sports medicine researcher, athletic trainer, and lead author of the study. “Basketball has one of the highest rates for ankle injuries, and this

study illustrates how a simple brace can help keep an athlete on the court.” There have also been previous concerns that limiting the ankle’s mobility with a brace might have an impact on basketball players’ knee injuries, which can occur when the knee suddenly twists but the foot stays planted in place. But the study showed no significant difference in the two groups’ risk for knee injuries; there were 15 in the brace group and 13 in the comparison group. It’s likely, McGuine said, “That the softer, flexible lace-up brace does not put the knee at risk in the way that a semi-rigid plastic brace might.” Other studies have found that training focused on balance, coordination, and jumping technique can also reduce ankle injuries in high school basketball players. The best approach might be a combination of training and ankle bracing, according to the researchers. “The more we can do to prevent these injuries in kids, the more we’ll save in healthcare costs in the long run,” said McGuine. The University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and the University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine Classic Research Fund funded the study, which was titled, “The Effect of Lace-up Ankle Braces on Injury Rates in High School Basketball Players.” It was published in the September 2011 issue of The American Journal of Sports Medicine. The lace-up ankle brace selected for the study was the McDavid Ultralight 195, which is used by many collegiate and high school players. The brace can fit the right or left foot and is constructed of synthetic fabric. It is worn over a single pair of socks and laced in the front. Two straps wrap around the ankle and are secured with Velcro® while another elastic band wraps around the top of the ankle for a snug fit. The research staff and school athletic trainers instructed study participants in the proper application and fitting of their braces and told them to wear them for each team-organized conditioning session, practice, or competition until the season was completed.

800-237-8254 • www.mcdavidusa.com

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More Products Measures Strength

The T-17k Cable Tensiometer measures all major muscle groups and comes with accessories to measure foot, ankle, thigh, wrist, and head muscle strength, as well as two chains and four coupling links.

Creative Health Products • 800-742-4478 www.chponline.com

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Keep Your Brain Healthy Brain Armor is formulated for athletes to help support brain and cardiovascular health by delivering 1,050 milligrams of DHA per serving. Brain Armor was developed by Martek Biosciences Corporation, a leading innovator in the development of algal-based DHA omega-3 products that promote health and wellness through every stage of life. Brain Armor • 888-OK-BRAIN www.brain-armor.com

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Fast Results, Less Strain

Gebauer’s Spray and Stretch topical anesthetic skin refrigerant provides a fine stream spray that effectively manages myofascial pain and trigger point release when used in conjunction with the spray and stretch technique. It is also used to treat muscle spasms, restricted motion, and minor sports injuries. Spray and Stretch is non-flammable and non-ozone depleting. Get fast results with less strain and damage to your hands during manipulation. Purchase Spray and Stretch from your local medical supplier, wholesaler, or directly from Gebauer Company. Rx only. Gebauer Company • 800-321-9348 www.SprayandStretch.com

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Concussion Prevention

Mission Competition Fitness Equipment created and manufactures The Halo, a dynamic rotary neck strengthening cable attachment. The Halo works the neck out by applying horizontal resistance during neck rotation. The company’s goal is to help in the prevention of concussions and neck injuries by increasing the athlete’s neck strength. Greater neck strength equals greater force dissipation upon head impact, which equals far fewer neck injuries and concussions.

Mission Competition Fitness Equipment www.halotwister.com

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Stay Cool

Aquality’s misting fans, ventilation fans, and personal and evaporative cooling units are designed to cool athletes on the sidelines, in locker rooms, at practice, and on the field to create a safer and more comfortable environment. With median temperatures rising every year, keeping athletes cool is more important than ever. Evaporative cooling and misting systems can create a space that’s typically 15 to 35 degrees cooler than the ambient air. It can protect your athletes from dangerous heat stress, protect your program from liability, and help keep athletes performing at their best in any climate. Aquality Water Systems, Inc. • 210-493-4545 www.aqualitywater.com Circle No. 629

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Prevention of Heat Stress

Keep athletes safe from heat illness with the rugged, accurate, and affordable Kestrel 4400 Heat Stress Tracker. With its crucial WBGT (wet bulb globe temperature) measurement, the waterless Kestrel 4400 aids athletic trainers in the prevention of heat stress when heat, humidity, and the sun create unsafe playing conditions. Waterproof and extremely durable, capabilities also include in-depth data storage, charting, and wireless Bluetooth® data transfer. This product has a five-year warranty and is made in the USA. Nielsen-Kellerman • 800-784-4221 www.nkhome.com

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Changing Training Forever

The Tendo unit easily hooks to the barbell, plate stack, or athlete and measures average and peak velocity in meters per second up to a 2.6meter range of motion. If proper mass of barbell or athlete has been entered into the microcomputer, the unit gives velocity as well as power output measurements for up to 99 reps before having to reset. These units are very popular in the college and NFL market. Sorinex • 877-543-8667 www.sorinex.com

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Stands Up To Abuse

The 1.25-inch thick Infinity Max can stand up to the abuse of heavy weights being dropped directly on the weightroom floor without denting, tearing, or splitting. Infinity Max can even be used as an Olympic lifting platform. This product is available in more than 10 standard colors, and custom colors and custom logos are available. Infinity Max is backed by an exclusive 10-year warranty. Infinity Performance, Inc. • 888-479-1017 www.infinityflooring.com

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Objective: Learn about recent research, current issues, and news items of interest to athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals. 1. What was one of the things uncovered in the study on youth athletes’ ACL surgeries? a) Delaying surgery more than 12 weeks did not increase the risk of other injuries b) Medial meniscus tears do not increase recovery time c) Patients who delayed surgery were more likely to develop medial meniscus tears d) Irreversible injuries were lower in patients who delayed surgery more than 12 weeks 2. In the study on concussions, what did researchers find? a) Neurocognitive effects of a concussion last longer than physiological effects b) Response times on the MEP test decreased with self-reported symptom decreases c) The most severe symptoms were reported after 72 hours following a concussion d) MEP test response times increased as self-reported symptoms decreased 3. What happened during the MEP test? a) Participants reported whether or not they felt a brief magnetic pulse to their limbs b) A magnetic device delivered a lengthy pulse to participants’ limbs c) Participants’ limb-reaction times to a magnetic brain pulse were recorded d) Electrodes were placed on participants’ heads while a magnetic device passed over their limbs

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4. According to the council that updated baseball and softball safety guidelines, what percent of emergency room sports injuries are related to baseball or softball? a) Five percent b) 10 percent c) 15 percent d) 20 percent 5. The guidelines suggest that pitchers refrain from throwing curveballs until they are _____ years old. a) 10 b) 12 c) 14 d) 16

Olympic Effort (pages 14-23)

Objective: Learn how a team at St. Vincent Sports Performance (SVSP) helped rehabilitate an Olympic sprinter’s Achilles injury. 6. A comprehensive injury evaluation includes asking about athletes’ family medical history, psychological issues, and _____ ? a) Nutritional plan b) Training schedule c) Performance record d) Former athletic trainers’ plans 7. Musculoskeletal ultrasound is now a preferred method for tendon imaging due to the high spatial resolution, utilization of power doppler, and _____ a) Static imaging b) Dynamic imaging c) Ability to keep imaged area stabilized d) Similarity to using an MRI

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8. Why did Wallace do most of his rehab and strength and conditioning in running shoes? a) The added cushioning provided more comfort b) They had more room for his toes c) The tread provided stability d) The raised heel placed less stress on the Achilles 9. During the first four weeks of Wallace’s training, how many days of the week were focused on corrective work and core strengthening? a) Two b) Three c) Four d) Five 10. Wallace’s dynamic warmup utilized exercises that didn’t put a lot of stress on his Achilles and foot, including the capital-T walk, squat cradle, and _____ . a) Donkey kicks b) Mountain climbers c) Inside thrusts d) Elbow-instep lunge

Strong Necks (pages 25-31)

Objective: Learn how the University of Memphis has implemented a comprehensive neck testing and strengthening program. 11. At the University of Memphis, football players’ neck strength is tested, along with measuring their head circumference, neck circumference, and _____ . a) Past injuries b) Overall strength c) Posture d) Range of motion

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Food for Thought (pages 48-56)

Objective: Learn how food intolerances and sensitivities can be diagnosed and treated. 17. Symptoms of a food sensitivity can arise within a few minutes and up to what amount of time after exposure? a) Two hours b) Four hours c) Six hours d) Eight hours 18. How are food intolerances different from sensitivities and allergies? a) They are easy to detect b) They do not interfere with digestion c) They do not involve the immune system d) The term is interchangeable

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19. How does the mediator release test work? a) A skin test identifies allergies b) A blood test is taken after consuming foods suspected of causing problems c) A blood sample is tested for immunoglobulins d) The size of blood cells is measured after a test substance is added to a blood sample 20. What is a common mistake made by athletes who discontinue eating an offending food? a) They do not completely discontinue using it b) They do not replace it with alternative sources of nutrients and energy c) They transition to other foods too quickly d) They discontinue physical training

A Higher Level (pages 59-64)

Objective: See how the basketball training program at the University of Kansas uses ground-based strength and explosive exercises to mimic players’ movements on the court. 21. Which is not a benefit of the men’s basketball program following a year-round non-linear periodization model? a) Flexibility for exercise prescription b) Opportunity to perform power workouts at least once each week c) Inability to adapt to differing levels of experience d) Ability to adapt training to specific goals 22. Early in the off-season, the program teaches _____ acceleration drills that do not include a change of direction, which allows them to advance to more complicated drills later in the summer. a) 15-foot b) 30-foot c) 45-foot d) 60-foot 23. The team’s reactive model for training in the competitive season takes many factors into account. Which of the following is not one of the factors listed in the article? a) Team’s practice schedule b) Number of minutes played during games c) Intensity and length of practices d) Number of games won 24. A typical pre-conference strength/speed weight training session during the season might include hang clean drop squats, hang power cleans, front squats, and _____ . a) Overhead drop squats b) Barbell split squats c) Box power squats d) Dumbbell lateral squats 25. What is one major difference between the team’s offseason and in-season workouts? a) Players do not monitor their own in-season training loads b) The in-season workouts do not begin with static stretching c) Core lifts are assigned specific percentages in the off-season d) Recovery modalities are not used once the conference season progresses

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Active Ankle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 American Public University. . . . . . . . . . . 81 Amerigel®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Aquality Water Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Athlete’s Guide to Nutrition. . . . . . . . . . 115 Athletix™ Products by Contec. . . . . . . . 101 Biodex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Biofreeze®/Performance Health . . . . . . . 39 BiPro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Black Iron Strength®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Brain Armor™ (DSM Nutritional Products).53 Bushwalker Bags. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 C.H.E.K Institute. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 California University of Pennsylvania. . . . 90 Cho-Pat. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Cool Draft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 CorTemp®-HQ, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Covidien. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 Cramer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Creative Health Products . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 DJO (ankle braces). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 DJO (DonJoy® hinged braces). . . . . . . . . 73 DJO (DonJoy Stabilizing PRO Ankle Brace). 41 Dr. Jill’s Foot Pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Dynatronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC EAS® Sports Nutrition. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Elite Seat® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Exertools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Ferris Mfg. Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Firstbeat Technologies (Pivot Sports Global).55 FitBALL® USA (Ball Dynamics) . . . . . . . 106

Fitterfirst (Fitter International). . . . . . . . 114 Flexall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Following the Functional Path. . . . . . . . 131 Gatorade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 GE Healthcare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93 Gebauer Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Gladiator® Custom Mouthguards . . . . . . 99 Hibiclens® & Hibistat®. . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 HydroWorx. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Impakt Protective. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Infinity Flooring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Lebert Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Magister Corporation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 McDavid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Medical Specialties. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 MedPac . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 MilkPEP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Mission Competition Fitness Equipment. . . 31 Mission Pharmacal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Mueller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Multi Radiance Medical . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Muscle Milk® (CytoSport). . . . . . . . . . . . BC NASM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 New York Barbells of Elmira. . . . . . . . . . 63 Nielsen-Kellerman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 NSCA National Conference. . . . . . . . . . . 57 OPTP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Parents’ Guide to Sports Concussions. . . 96 Parker Laboratories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Perform Better. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Perform Better (seminars). . . . . . . . . . . 119

Power Lift®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Power Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 PowerSox®-The Debris Inhibitor®. . . . . 113 PRO Orthopedic Devices. . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Pro-Tec Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 ProKure™ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 PROTEAM by Hausmann. . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 RecoveryPump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Rich-Mar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC Samson Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117 SBT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 SelfGrip® . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90 Shamrock Farms Rockin’ Refuel. . . . . . . 15 Spenco® Medical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Sports Health. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 SPRI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Streck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Stromgren® Athletics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Swede-O . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Tendo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 The Athletic Edge by Pivotal Health Solutions . 46-47 The Right Stuff®. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 ThermaZone™ (Innovative Medical Equipment). . . 106 Townsend Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Treatment Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 TurfCordz™/NZ Manufacturing . . . . . . . . 44 VersaPulley & VersaClimber . . . . . . . . . . 42 Waterboy Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Whitehall Manufacturing. . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Wilson Case. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 WissTech Enterprises. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

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Infinity Flooring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Lebert Fitness. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Mission Competition Fitness Equipment.126 Mission Pharmacal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 New York Barbells (kettle bells). . . . . . . 122 New York Barbells (loading chains). . . . 120 Nielsen-Kellerman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Power Lift (4 Way Neck). . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Power Lift (RS2 Power Rack) . . . . . . . . 122

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