T.F. North athletic trainer Susie Lessner works with football player Aaron Dunigan during a recent practice.
T.F. North athletic trainer Susie Lessner fixes the helmet of freshman football player Najee Hill during practice. Lessner co-authored an article which appeared in The University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education's Perspectives on Urban Education. She discussed the implications of…
T.F. North athletic trainer Susie Lessner, left, works with football player Aaron Dunigan at a recent practice. Lessner said her role includes teaching the dynamic stretches to athletes as well as education them on proper nutrition.
INDIANAPOLIS | While athletic trainers from across the country were here last week for the NATA’s 65th annual meeting, concussion dominated headlines nationwide.
The late Ted Williams is the best hitter (career .344) of my lifetime. By the time he was 80-years-old, though, he was compelled to enter Fenway Park on a July 1999 night as passenger on a golf cart. It had been nearly four decades since he had played his final game there, an episode eloquen…
A week from now, athletic trainers from across the country will gather in Indianapolis for the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s 65th annual Clinical Symposia which runs June 25-28.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence recently appointed several Northwest Indiana residents to various state boards and commissions.
If you saw the Sunday Special in this section two days ago, you learned how unwise it is to specialize in one sport at the youth and high school levels. As reported by Times sports writer Hillary Smith, the data is pretty clear.
Multiple conversations with high school, college and pro sports certified athletic trainers over the last three weeks has come up with one revelation: no one likes the doctor.
INDIANAPOLIS | Since the turn of century, the biggest concerns among sports medics have been ACL injuries — particularly in women — concussions, elbow injuries — particularly among pitchers — heat illness, steroids, spinal injuries, and conditions which might cause sudden cardiac arrest. Exc…
First, let’s be clear, Second Impact Syndrome (SIS) is extremely rare. I know of only one documented case in the last 25 years in Indiana.
Basketball certainly is a contact sport — and that's just in the sports section of the newspaper. The verbal jousting of late has been as bad as I've seen — and that's just among members of the same team.
On Thursday, 80-plus lawsuits filed by more than 2,000 ex-players against the National Football League were consolidated into one action in Philadelphia federal court. With that news, the unrelenting assault on football continued.
It may seem unusual to be talking about heat-related health problems in the middle of March.
Safe weight loss maintains to be a goal for athletic trainers.
If you're a fan of Major League Baseball, even though exhibition games have barely started, you may have noticed the disabled list is filling up fast.
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