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Back pain is a common complaint in adults, with research indicatingthat up to 80 percent of adults will develop back pain in theirlifetime. The incidence of low back pain in adolescents is much lower;however, pain in this age group should be taken seriously. Delays indiagnosis and treatment can lea ...
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Protective equipment is a crucial component of injury prevention in sports. That said, even the best gear is ineffective when fit is improper. It is important to understand and follow proper fit guidelines for all styles of equipment. Equipment should be utilized in the way that it was designed to ...
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Coaches can get a free equipment certification through March 15th at helmetfitting.com.The website is dedicated to teaching proper methods in all football equipment fitting.Auburn associate athletic director Dana Marquez is the power behind helmetfitting.com. He has served as the equipment guru at ...
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Weather is always an issue for coaches, particularly high school football coaches who must monitor quickly changing weather in the hot months of summer and early fall. Trainer Mike Miller discusses weather and your emergency management plan. ...
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Jody Boyles of Drayer Physical Therapy explains what should be included in all school's Emergency Management Plans. ...
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The National Center for Sports Safety talks about the importance of stretching as well as the different types of stretches to include as part of your warm up.  ...
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HydrationExcerpts from the NCSS PREPARE CourseIt is important for everyone to begin activity in a state of proper hydration. Maintaining normal and proper hydration (euhydration) of those involved in athletics is critical in the athlete's performance as dehydration (loss of body water) can lead to a ...
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Lemak Health, founded by world renown orthopedic surgeon D. Larry Lemak, is a leader in the orthopedic and sports medicine field and is a proud sponsor of the Alabama Football Coaches Association.  Dr. Lemak has served thousands of patients of Alabama and their families for over forty years.Dr. Lem ...
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Expect officials to inspect players for knee pad requirements immediately.  This is a trend in college football and has filtered down to the high schools.  Coaches need to check their players to make sure that knee pads are worn and cover the knee properly. September 27, 2017To:        ...
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