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DOC Appreciates Athletic Trainers’ Expertise

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

In high school or collegiate athletic programs, certified athletic trainers (ATs) evaluate and provide immediate care for injured student athletes and refer the athletes to orthopedic specialists such as Direct Orthopedic Care (DOC) for definitive medical management of musculoskeletal injuries. Mandi Amburn is an athletic trainer with her Master of Medical Science degree and a […]

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Shocking Burners and Stingers

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Burners, also called stingers, are injuries that occur when nerves in the neck and shoulder are stretched or compressed after impact during contact or collision sports. They are named for the burning or stinging pain that spreads from the shoulder to the hand. A burner can feel like an electric shock or lightning bolt down […]

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Acute and Chronic Sports Injuries

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Regardless of the specific structure affected, musculoskeletal injuries can generally be classified in one of two ways: acute or chronic. An acute injury is sudden and severe such as a broken bone. A chronic injury develops and worsens over an extended period of time like shin splints. Acute injuries may lead to a chronic syndrome […]

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tips for preventing fall sports falls

Fall Sports Falls

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

Football, soccer, cheerleading, and volleyball are popular fall youth sports activities. To help reduce the risk of common injuries, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, AAOS, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, AOSSM, offer sports safety tips. AOSSM created the STOP Sports Injuries program to help parents, coaches and healthcare providers learn more […]

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