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2014-07-31 16:26:07

CHICAGO, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alarmed by skyrocketing numbers of athletes with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, the Illinois Athletic Trainers Association (IATA) and sports medicine physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) are urging coaches and athletic directors to institute anterior cruciate ligament, ACL, injury screenings for all young athletes and prevention programs for those more vulnerable to ACL injuries. The ACL is a ligament that connects the...

2014-07-30 12:30:48

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HealthSouth Corporation (NYSE:HLS) today announced the appointment of Timothy R. Patten as regional president for the Northeast region. Patten, who brings more than 30 years of healthcare management experience to the position, will have operational responsibilities for 17 hospitals in Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. "We are pleased to welcome Tim as HealthSouth's new Northeast regional...

2014-07-29 23:15:11

As the Commonwealth Games draw to a close in Scotland – and on the heels of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi earlier this year - the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) is proud to have, among its diverse array of members, athletic trainers (ATs) that provide sports health care during these international competitions. In understanding the extent of emergency planning, injury management, and overall performance enhancement...

2014-07-27 23:00:08

The Zensah Wrist Support to Provide Support and Stability for Tennis Players, Workout Enthusiasts, Golfers and More (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Zensah®, the leader in compression technology and sports medicine, has expanded their product offering to include a wrist support. The wrist support features an adjustable velcro strap and provides stability to the wrist area. Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis, more commonly referred to as tennis elbow and golfers elbow, is a condition in which...

2014-07-26 23:02:46

Director of Sports Medicine for KORT Physical Therapy Doug Means, M.A., ATC focuses on the evidence showing concussions in the workplace are among the most serious on-the-job injuries. Louisville, Kentucky (PRWEB) July 26, 2014 We’ve all heard about athletes sustaining concussions on the playing field; however, concussions in the workplace are among the most serious on-the-job injuries. The occupations with the highest risk of head injury are:     Construction...

2014-07-24 23:11:17

In seeking to connect with other organizations that work to promote similar health and safety awareness information, the New York State Athletic Trainers’ Association (NYSATA) has been reaching out to the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS). After teaming up with them for the past two years to jointly promote National Athletic Training Month and Brain Injury Awareness Month - both in March - NYSATA participated in the annual BIANYS Conference by hosting an informational...

2014-07-23 23:02:49

Seven TexPTS Therapists Receive Board Certification in June 2014 Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Texas Physical Therapy Specialists (TexPTS) is proud to announce that seven physical therapists from their Westlake, Westgate, Liberty Hill, Parmer, Balcones, and Georgetown clinics have received training and earned the professional designation of Orthopaedic Certified Specialist (OCS) or Sports Certified Specialist (SCS) this June. Adriana Juarez, PT, DPT, OCS, Tony Lauretta, PT, DPT, OCS,...

2014-07-23 12:31:32

Dr. Mark Sanders helps diabetic patients understand the importance of maintaining foot and ankle health - provides free health assessment HOUSTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark S. Sanders MD FACS of the Sanders Clinic for Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine is a featured participant in the American Diabetes Association Expo July 26 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Reliant Center, Hall B - Booth 858. Over 8000 attendees are expected to participate in the event....

2014-07-23 12:27:13

CHICAGO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: First it was concussions, and now a new injury has physicians and athletic trainers alarmed because of skyrocketing numbers of young athletes - especially females - who are impacted. You are invited to a press briefing about the "epidemic" proportions of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and the efforts by Illinois athletic trainers...

2014-07-22 16:25:53

ROSEMONT, Ill., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to a literature review in the July issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), patients' activity level is a strong predictor for how well they will do with certain treatments and how well they recover from injuries after treatment. Patients are encouraged to ask their orthopaedic surgeon if activity level is an important factor in their treatment decision. For example, more active patients...


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  • A unit of saved energy.
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