Athletic Training

March 14 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Matters of the Heart: What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest and How Do AEDs Save Lives?

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)?

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in young athletes. It occurs suddenly and without warning when the heart abruptly stops. Blood ceases to flow to the brain and other vital organs, causing immediate loss of consciousness or seizure-like activity.  If not treated within the first few minutes, SCA results in death. 

March 13 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Steroid Use in Youth Sports: Prevention and Detection Resources 

The use of anabolic steroids is a hot sports issue. It has implications for both professional players and for young athletes who feel that they won’t have a competitive edge without steroids or other performance enhancers. 

March 12 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Tooth Safety and Treatment

Athletes are highly susceptible to mouth and dental injuries. Ranging from a cracked, chipped or broken tooth to gum damage, prevention is the only way to avert the high price tag that comes along with a serious dental accident. Athletes have a 33%-56% chance of incurring a sports dentistry problem during their sporting career and a 10% chance of injury each athletic season.

Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey's 2015 Presidential Award Winner Pushes For Added Athletic Trainers at Sporting Events

John Gallucci Jr., an athletic training professional regularly featured on "Health & Fitness" for his vast knowledge in athletic training/sports/injury prevention, has received the Athletic Trainers' Society Of New Jersey's 2015 Presidential Award, for his service and dedication to Athletic Training.

March 11 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

When athletic shoes should be replaced depends upon amount of usage, signs of wear and age of the shoe. The four main components of an athletic that can break down or wear out: outer sole, midsole, heel counter and shank or cut out area of the shoe.

When do you replace athletic shoes?

March 10 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

As a follow up to yesterday's resource.

Proper eye protection can help reduce the number and the severity of eye injuries. The correct protective eyewear should dissipate a potentially harmful force over a large area. In some sports it may be necessary to integrate helmets with face and eye protection.  The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) has established performance standards for selected eyewear in racquet sports, baseball, basketball , women's lacrosse, field hockey and alpine skiing.

March 9 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

 Sports Related Eye Injuries

Sports and recreational activities are becoming increasingly popular and account for more than 40,000 eye injuries each year in the United States. About 90 percent of sports-related ocular injuries are considered preventable. Athletes should be educated by athletic trainers and physicians about proper eye and facial protection and encouraged to use protective devices.

March 8 Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year.

During March, in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the ATSNJ is continuing to take steps to increase awareness about brain injuries, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, while reducing the stigma for persons who seek care.

March 5 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Prepare Guidelines For Emergency Planning and Management of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletics

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) ) is the leading cause of death in young athletes. To manage SCD during athletic practices and competitions, many health-related organizations have issued management guidelines.