The Athletic Edge Blog

The Atheletic Edge blog brings you useful resources and content that you can use in your school athletic departments. 

Sports Medicine, Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow



Lateral Epicondylopathy, or Tennis Elbow as it is commonly known, is the term used to describe a painful condition of the outside elbow. This pain usually occurs as a result of overuse of the tendons in your elbow, from repetitive motions of the arm and wrist.

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Athletic Injuries, Safety Gear, CPR, AED

CPR Training and AEDs Can Save Lives in the Gym

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CPR training and AEDs protect gyms and athletic organizations from liability, and defibrillators are required by law in 15 states and DC.

According to the American Heart Association (AHA), up to 70% of Americans do not know how to properly respond to a situation in which a family member or nearby individual suffers a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) – either due to a complete lack of CPR training, or their inability to recall the training they previously received. While this statistic is concerning enough for the average American, it’s even more alarming for those who manage or own gyms and athletic training facilities.

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Athletic Injuries, Soft Tissue Tools, Professional Athletes, Chiropractic, Performance

More Chiropractic Care? Professional Athletes Say Yes

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Prevention, Whole Body Vibration, High School Athletes, Proprioceptive Training

Stronger, Faster: Why Athletic Trainers Should Be Using Whole Body Vibration

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Athletic Injuries, Soft Tissue Tools, treatment

Soft Tissue Treatment in Athletic Injuries

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, sports injury

Preventing ACL Tears: 4 Tips for Girls and Women

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Athletic Injuries, injury prevention

Baseball Related Hamstring Injuries May be Preventable

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Research

New Tech Helps Detect Injuries

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Overuse Injuries

Girls Suffer More Overuse Injuries in Teen Sports

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Technology

Analyze Athletes' Injuries, Performance With New Tech

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Dehydration, diet, Workouts

Is Diet Leading to Injured Athletes?

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Athletic Injuries, Low Level Laser Therapy, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Taping

Tape or Laser: Which Comes First?

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Athletic Injuries, Low Level Laser Therapy, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Return to play, Athletic Trainers, Professional Athletes, Taping

Better Together: Taping and Laser

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Athletic Injuries, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine, Safety Gear, NATA, Spinal Cord Injuries

Immediate Removal of Safety Gear After Injury? Experts Say Yes

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

"Brains" Talking About Brains: Concussion Conference Promises Results

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Low Level Laser Therapy, Young Athletes, Mental Health, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research

Move Laser Forward as a Treatment for Brain Injuries

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Athletic Director, Student Athletes, Return to play, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

Thinking Through Return to Play Decisions

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Athletic Trainers

How Your FitBit Can Help Treat Concussions

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Athletic Injuries, Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis? Maybe Not, So Don’t Ice It!

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Athletic Injuries

Athletic Injury? There's an App for That

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Athletic Injuries

The Dreaded ACL Tear--And How to Recover

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Athletic Injuries, Soft Tissue Tools, LAST table

As American Sports Skew More Armcentric, Throwing Injuries Rise

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Athletic Injuries, Youth

Work With High School Athletic Associations to Promote Safety

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Athletic Injuries, Functional Athletic Training Rooms, Kinetic Chain

Condition the Kinetic Chain, Not the Segment, to Restore Function

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Athletic Injuries, LAST table

Epidemic of Athletic Injuries Hits Young Athletes

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Athletic Injuries, Soft Tissue Tools

Stop Minor Injuries Before They Become Major With Soft Tissue Tools

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Athletic Injuries

A Leg and Shoulder Therapy Table Fit for Athletes

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion

Study: Brand, Age of Helmet Doesn't Impact Concussion Risk

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Athletic Injuries

The Future of Sports Injury Rehabilitation

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Athletic Injuries, sports injury

Report Urges Planning Now to Curb Youth Sports Injuries

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Prevention, Whole Body Vibration, High School Athletes, Proprioceptive Training

Stronger, Faster: Why Athletic Trainers Should Be Using Whole Body Vibration

Are you interested in helping your athletes get stronger and faster? What about injury prevention? Faster recovery times? Proprioceptive integration? 

Whole body vibration is commonly used with professional athletes for exactly those reasons! The technology isn’t seen as often with university and high school athletes, even though it is simple, easy to use, highly effective and now affordable. Clearly, athletic trainers in the collegiate and high school arenas may be missing an opportunity. 

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Locker Room Design, College Athletes, Student Athletes

Inside the Modern Team Locker Room

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Locker Room Design, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Professional Athletes, High School Athletes, Gender Neutral

Gender Neutral Locker Rooms?

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Technology

Analyze Athletes' Injuries, Performance With New Tech

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Dehydration, diet, Workouts

Is Diet Leading to Injured Athletes?

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Athletic Injuries, Low Level Laser Therapy, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Taping

Tape or Laser: Which Comes First?

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Athletic Injuries, Low Level Laser Therapy, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Return to play, Athletic Trainers, Professional Athletes, Taping

Better Together: Taping and Laser

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College Athletes, Student Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Professional Athletes

After the Cheers, What's Next for Your Athletes?

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Athletic Injuries, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine, Safety Gear, NATA, Spinal Cord Injuries

Immediate Removal of Safety Gear After Injury? Experts Say Yes

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

"Brains" Talking About Brains: Concussion Conference Promises Results

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College Athletes, Student Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

First Female Athletic Trainer in Club History Joins 49ers

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Low Level Laser Therapy, Young Athletes, Mental Health, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research

Move Laser Forward as a Treatment for Brain Injuries

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Athletic Director, Student Athletes, Return to play, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

Thinking Through Return to Play Decisions

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Athletic Trainers

How Your FitBit Can Help Treat Concussions

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College Athletes, Athletic Director, Student Athletes

The Importance of STUDENT Athletes

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Prevention, Whole Body Vibration, High School Athletes, Proprioceptive Training

Stronger, Faster: Why Athletic Trainers Should Be Using Whole Body Vibration

Are you interested in helping your athletes get stronger and faster? What about injury prevention? Faster recovery times? Proprioceptive integration? 

Whole body vibration is commonly used with professional athletes for exactly those reasons! The technology isn’t seen as often with university and high school athletes, even though it is simple, easy to use, highly effective and now affordable. Clearly, athletic trainers in the collegiate and high school arenas may be missing an opportunity. 

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, sports injury

Preventing ACL Tears: 4 Tips for Girls and Women

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Concussion, Young Athletes, sports injury

Concussions & Kids- Mind the Signs

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Locker Room Design, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Professional Athletes, High School Athletes, Gender Neutral

Gender Neutral Locker Rooms?

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Overuse Injuries

Girls Suffer More Overuse Injuries in Teen Sports

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Technology

Analyze Athletes' Injuries, Performance With New Tech

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Dehydration, diet, Workouts

Is Diet Leading to Injured Athletes?

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Athletic Injuries, Low Level Laser Therapy, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Taping

Tape or Laser: Which Comes First?

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

"Brains" Talking About Brains: Concussion Conference Promises Results

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Low Level Laser Therapy, Young Athletes, Mental Health, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research

Move Laser Forward as a Treatment for Brain Injuries

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Athletic Director, Student Athletes, Return to play, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

Thinking Through Return to Play Decisions

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Athletic Trainers

How Your FitBit Can Help Treat Concussions

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Young Athletes, Mental Health

New Mental Health Guidelines for Young Athletes

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Locker Room Design, College Athletes, Student Athletes

Inside the Modern Team Locker Room

 

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Locker Room Design, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Professional Athletes, High School Athletes, Gender Neutral

Gender Neutral Locker Rooms?

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Technology

Analyze Athletes' Injuries, Performance With New Tech

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Dehydration, diet, Workouts

Is Diet Leading to Injured Athletes?

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Athletic Injuries, Low Level Laser Therapy, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Taping

Tape or Laser: Which Comes First?

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Athletic Injuries, Low Level Laser Therapy, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Return to play, Athletic Trainers, Professional Athletes, Taping

Better Together: Taping and Laser

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College Athletes, Student Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Professional Athletes

After the Cheers, What's Next for Your Athletes?

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Athletic Injuries, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine, Safety Gear, NATA, Spinal Cord Injuries

Immediate Removal of Safety Gear After Injury? Experts Say Yes

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

"Brains" Talking About Brains: Concussion Conference Promises Results

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College Athletes, Student Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

First Female Athletic Trainer in Club History Joins 49ers

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Low Level Laser Therapy, Young Athletes, Mental Health, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research

Move Laser Forward as a Treatment for Brain Injuries

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Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Athletic Director, Student Athletes, Return to play, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

Thinking Through Return to Play Decisions

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Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Young Athletes, College Athletes, Student Athletes, Research, Athletic Trainers

How Your FitBit Can Help Treat Concussions

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College Athletes, Athletic Director, Student Athletes

The Importance of STUDENT Athletes

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