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Concussion Awareness-Recognizing the Signs and Symptoms and Return-to-Play Guidelines

No topic has garnered more attention over the last several years than concussions. The media is constantly showing violent hits in the NFL, NHL and other sports and the results of the hits are being shown more and more. Recent involvement by the NFL Players Association as well as many others, have sparked medical research and education into concussions and the long term effects they may cause. This movement has sparked many changes in the way concussions are handled and will greatly benefit an athlete’s health not only today, but in the future.

Modifying in the Moment

Have you ever had an athlete come in and tell you that they have a new injury or are struggling with pain in a certain area? I’m sure the answer to that question for you is a resounding “yes”! This is a very common occurrence in our fitness and strength/conditioning world.

Establishing Credibility and Relationships

The teams that come to facilities like Compete are looking for someone to help their programs improve and grow every day. They want someone who will help their players to perform at the highest level possible and to rise above their competitors.

Variation of Exercises

Trainers and strength coaches come up with training programs for their athletes throughout their preseason, season, and post-seasons. It will look very different depending on their sport and the individual athlete’s strengths and weaknesses.

Communicating with Coaching Staff

In the world of athletic training, strength coaching, etc., much of their daily interactions include talking with not only athletes and parents, but coaching staff as well. Therefore, it is vital for strength coaches and trainers to develop those relationships with the coaches.

Preventing ACL Tears in Female Soccer Players

One of the most common injuries seen in women’s soccer today are ACL tears. It is not uncommon to see young female soccer players, especially by college, that have torn at least one of their ACLs, if not both.

Preventing Groin Injuries in Hockey

A successful hockey season filled with wins, goals, assists and enjoyment can be easily derailed with a groin strain. The groin musculature or adductor group is located on the inside of the thigh and brings the thigh back into the midline of the body. This is an important group of muscles 

Foam Rolling and Stretching

Foam rolling is an aspect of recovery that goes hand in hand with training that has become a lot more common and popular in the last few years. Much more research has come out regarding static stretching as well.

Creating Lasting Relationships with Athletes

As a strength coach/trainer, athletes come to you to better themselves and to improve in their athletic performance. Every week new and existing athletes come to you around generally the same purpose, to get better day in and day out.

Exercise of the Month

Single leg box squat

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