John Doherty is a physical therapist and athletic trainer in Munster.
He has been the head athletic trainer at Munster High School since 1985 after earning his Master's degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis and his Bachelor's degree from Notre Dame.
He is a member of the St. Johns Prep Athletic Hall of Fame in Danvers, Mass., where he attended high school and was a three-sport student trainer and manager for four years.
You are Jerry Reinsdorf and you’ve been watching a $94.8 million paycheck look good in a suit on the bench for most of the last three seasons. You have also thrown in the cost of an MRI or three for the same beneficiary — plus two knee surger…
Contrary to what the talking heads on ESPN said over the weekend, Derrick Rose did not suffer another torn “ligament” or a torn “medical” meniscus.
From Friday night in suburban Indianapolis to Sunday afternoon in Chicago, sports medics had their hands full last weekend — with the athletes being the least of their worries.
It's just more than three years since I last wrote about this topic, but with the circumstances of the last two weeks, it demands attention again.
With the end of the baseball season last week, fans of the game are now looking forward to a 2014 season which will introduce expanded video review of close and controversial calls. In 2013, umpires were allowed to see video only to review ho…
After a concussion, athlete, coach, and parents are naturally concerned with how soon a return to play is possible.
"Heaven Can Wait" is one of my favorite movies. A romantic comedy starring -- and written, directed and produced by -- Warren Beatty, it was a best-picture nominee in (hard to believe) 1978.
INDIANAPOLIS | With the NCAA set to hold its first summit on mental health care in college athletics, here, next month, it hosted the National Athletic Trainers' Association last month for a press conference on the issue.
This column was supposed to be a follow-up to last week's regarding mental health issues among collegiate athletes. However, recent events sometimes have a way of taking over one's best laid plans.
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 condi…
Driving home Saturday night after watching Butler play Dartmouth, my daughter and I were listening to the radio when Frank Sinatra's “Fly Me to the Moon” came on.
Ten days ago in Munster, neurosurgeon Julian Bales, MD, one of the top concussion experts in the nation, appeared at Community Healthcare System's annual neurosurgery symposium.
Leo Durocher managed the Cubs from 1966-72. However, it was in 1948 while managing the Brooklyn Dodgers, he is credited with having said, “Nice guys finish last.”
In the wake of Junior Seau's May 2012 suicide and as the concussion-related lawsuit against the NFL by numerous retired players continued to gain steam, I interviewed Merrillville attorney Bob Parker, a civil litigator for 35 years. I thought…
For the past 15 months the PBS Series “Frontline” and ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” had been collaborating on a series of stories regarding football — specifically the NFL — and concussions.
Dear John: I liked the helmet article in the Times today. “Pushing back the frontiers of ignorance”— Keep it up. There was a comprehensive article on this very issue, biking helmets and rotational impact forces, in the June 2013 issue of Bicy…
Last month, the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment issued a statement that voids its certification of any helmet modified by an external padding system.
Late last month the Times received a press release from the Atlanta manufacturer of Guardian Cap, “a device that was invented to reduce helmet collision momentum transfer.”
Last week in this space, I wondered why youth baseball leagues didn't uniformly use reduced injury factor baseballs and why they don't have automated external defibrillators on hand at each field.
By all accounts, Dylan Williams was the friendliest player on the Union City (Ind.) 8-year-old All-Star baseball team. And the best.
Athletes affected by head, heat and heart injuries or conditions attract immediate attention in the media.
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