The Athletic Edge Blog

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

Better Together: Taping and Laser

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

Want to increase stability, reduce pain and stimulate healing in patients with joint and soft tissue pain? You’re right if you say that no one therapy can do all of that. But like many things, two are better than one, and in this case, that’s taping and low-level laser therapy.

Research shows that both taping and laser can enhance the rehabilitation of an injury and produce faster results. And taping when combined with laser increases the efficacy of both modalities. In fact, I almost always will combine laser with taping, and I use this combination in about 70 percent of my patients. Patients who respond well to laser and taping include those who present with a wide variety of orthopedic and sports-related issues, including sprains and strains, mechanical and hypermobility problems, general overuse issues, cramping and pain. 

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Thinking Through Return to Play Decisions

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

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CPR Training and AEDs Can Save Lives in the Gym

CPR, Safety Gear, AED, Athletic Injuries

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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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More Chiropractic Care? Professional Athletes Say Yes

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

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

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

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Soft Tissue Treatment in Athletic Injuries

Athletic Injuries, treatment, Soft Tissue Tools

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Preventing ACL Tears: 4 Tips for Girls and Women

sports injury, Young Athletes, Athletic Injuries

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Baseball Related Hamstring Injuries May be Preventable

Athletic Injuries, injury prevention

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New Tech Helps Detect Injuries

Athletic Injuries, Concussion, Research

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Girls Suffer More Overuse Injuries in Teen Sports

Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Overuse Injuries

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Analyze Athletes' Injuries, Performance With New Tech

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

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Is Diet Leading to Injured Athletes?

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

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Tape or Laser: Which Comes First?

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

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Better Together: Taping and Laser

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

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Immediate Removal of Safety Gear After Injury? Experts Say Yes

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

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"Brains" Talking About Brains: Concussion Conference Promises Results

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

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Move Laser Forward as a Treatment for Brain Injuries

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

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Thinking Through Return to Play Decisions

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

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How Your FitBit Can Help Treat Concussions

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

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

Athletic Injuries, Plantar Fasciitis

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Athletic Injury? There's an App for That

Athletic Injuries

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The Dreaded ACL Tear--And How to Recover

Athletic Injuries

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As American Sports Skew More Armcentric, Throwing Injuries Rise

Athletic Injuries, Soft Tissue Tools, LAST table

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Work With High School Athletic Associations to Promote Safety

Athletic Injuries, Youth

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

Athletic Injuries, Functional Athletic Training Rooms, Kinetic Chain

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Epidemic of Athletic Injuries Hits Young Athletes

Athletic Injuries, LAST table

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Stop Minor Injuries Before They Become Major With Soft Tissue Tools

Athletic Injuries, Soft Tissue Tools

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A Leg and Shoulder Therapy Table Fit for Athletes

Athletic Injuries

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

Athletic Injuries, Concussion

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The Future of Sports Injury Rehabilitation

Athletic Injuries

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Report Urges Planning Now to Curb Youth Sports Injuries

Athletic Injuries, sports injury

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

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

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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Inside the Modern Team Locker Room

Locker Room Design, College Athletes, Student Athletes

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Gender Neutral Locker Rooms?

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

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Analyze Athletes' Injuries, Performance With New Tech

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

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Is Diet Leading to Injured Athletes?

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

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Tape or Laser: Which Comes First?

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

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Better Together: Taping and Laser

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

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

College Athletes, Student Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Professional Athletes

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Immediate Removal of Safety Gear After Injury? Experts Say Yes

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

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"Brains" Talking About Brains: Concussion Conference Promises Results

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

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First Female Athletic Trainer in Club History Joins 49ers

College Athletes, Student Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

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Move Laser Forward as a Treatment for Brain Injuries

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

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Thinking Through Return to Play Decisions

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

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How Your FitBit Can Help Treat Concussions

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

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The Importance of STUDENT Athletes

College Athletes, Athletic Director, Student Athletes

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

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

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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Preventing ACL Tears: 4 Tips for Girls and Women

sports injury, Young Athletes, Athletic Injuries

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Concussions & Kids- Mind the Signs

sports injury, Young Athletes, Concussion

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Gender Neutral Locker Rooms?

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

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Girls Suffer More Overuse Injuries in Teen Sports

Athletic Injuries, Young Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Overuse Injuries

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Analyze Athletes' Injuries, Performance With New Tech

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

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Is Diet Leading to Injured Athletes?

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

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Tape or Laser: Which Comes First?

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

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"Brains" Talking About Brains: Concussion Conference Promises Results

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

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Move Laser Forward as a Treatment for Brain Injuries

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

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Thinking Through Return to Play Decisions

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

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How Your FitBit Can Help Treat Concussions

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

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New Mental Health Guidelines for Young Athletes

Young Athletes, Mental Health

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Inside the Modern Team Locker Room

Locker Room Design, College Athletes, Student Athletes

 

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Gender Neutral Locker Rooms?

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

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Analyze Athletes' Injuries, Performance With New Tech

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

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Is Diet Leading to Injured Athletes?

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

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Tape or Laser: Which Comes First?

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

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Better Together: Taping and Laser

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

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

College Athletes, Student Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Professional Athletes

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Immediate Removal of Safety Gear After Injury? Experts Say Yes

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

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"Brains" Talking About Brains: Concussion Conference Promises Results

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

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First Female Athletic Trainer in Club History Joins 49ers

College Athletes, Student Athletes, Athletic Trainers, Sports Medicine

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Move Laser Forward as a Treatment for Brain Injuries

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

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Thinking Through Return to Play Decisions

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

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How Your FitBit Can Help Treat Concussions

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

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The Importance of STUDENT Athletes

College Athletes, Athletic Director, Student Athletes

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