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Athletic Trainer

JOHN DOHERTY: Heat rises above head at NATA conference

INDIANAPOLIS | While athletic trainers from across the country were here last week for the NATA’s 65th annual meeting, concussion dominated headlines nationwide.

June 30, 2014 7:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: MLB should bid tobacco adieu

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…

June 23, 2014 7:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Good time to look at local safety as ATCs gather in Indy

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.

June 16, 2014 4:30 pm

Governor appoints nine from region to state boards

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence recently appointed several Northwest Indiana residents to various state boards and commissions.

June 07, 2014 7:30 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Fitness foundation necessary for athlete success

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.

December 09, 2013 9:00 pm

HILLARY SMITH: Don't fear the training table

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.

December 08, 2013 9:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Ignored aspect of health deserves more thought

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…

September 30, 2013 6:15 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Second Impact Syndrome worth second thought

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.

May 20, 2013 6:00 pm


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.

March 11, 2013 8:00 pm
JOHN DOHERTY: Unexpected results in Mayo Clinic football study

JOHN DOHERTY: Unexpected results in Mayo Clinic football study

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.

June 11, 2012 5:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Athletic trainers take on the heat

It may seem unusual to be talking about heat-related health problems in the middle of March.

March 19, 2012 10:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Safe weight loss goal of athletic trainers

Safe weight loss maintains to be a goal for athletic trainers.

June 30, 2011 8:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Preventing preseason problems

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.

February 28, 2011 10:00 pm
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