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Athletic Trainers

Month of March recognizes the work of athletic trainers

Month of March recognizes the work of athletic trainers

It was Kathy Levandoski's freshman year at Wisconsin-Whitewater when the three-sport athlete first became familiar with a training room.

March 30, 2014 5:00 pm Photos


Sidelines situation: Medical experts provide care to student-athletes

Sidelines situation: Medical experts provide care to student-athletes

While fans focus when a receiver is trying to catch a pass, few notice the people on the sidelines -- the athletic trainers, doctors and physical therapists -- who stand ready to treat any athlete's injury.

November 30, 2013 10:30 pm Photos


Pediatricians confirm enormous value of athletic trainers at high schools

Two weeks ago, the American Academy of Pediatrics' annual membership meeting in New Orleans featured a position statement, reported on in this space at the time, on cheerleader safety.

November 05, 2012 8:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Athletic trainers offer dose of sanity to March Madness

Most sports fans associate this month with madness, specifically the March Madness of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

March 12, 2012 10:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Playing sports sometimes safer than being at home

A week ago, sitting just behind the White Sox dugout for their game against the Red Sox, I was able to see up close just how suddenly dangerous a splintering baseball bat can be.

October 04, 2010 10:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Numbers in concussion study not all bad

On Aug. 30, the American Academy of Pediatrics published the results of a study which demonstrated a dramatic increase in emergency room visits for concussion among children between 1997 and 2007.

September 23, 2010 10:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Shattering experience mars baseball game

In May of last year, echoing baseball safety experts, I made a simple proposal.

September 20, 2010 10:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: Injury issues interfere in NFL negotiations

Ever since the 1992 presidential election, politicians -- and economists -- have been fond of saying, "It's the economy, stupid."

September 13, 2010 10:00 pm

JOHN DOHERTY: For high school athletes, ATC numbers don't add up

Two weeks ago in this space, I said that given some recent rule changes at the high school level, athletic trainers (ATCs) were an absolute necessity for any interscholastic athletic program.

September 06, 2010 10:00 pm
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