Frequency, Confidence, and Educational Satisfaction of Psychosocial Skills and Mental Health Recognition and Referral among Certified Athletic Trainers
CONCLUSIONS: Significant associations indicated that ATs with fewer years of clinical practice (who completed professional programs more recently) reported higher confidence in mental health recognition and referral than those who had completed professional programs longer ago. We recommend that real-time interactions with individuals with mental health concerns or emergencies be incorporated into professional education programs, and increased emphasis on continuing education related to these topics.PMID:35728262 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0606.21 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 21, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Jennifer Ostrowski Brianna Durics Jessica Vallorosi Ashley Gray Ellen Payne Source Type: research

Collegiate Athletic Trainers' Experiences Implementing Return to Sports Policies and Procedures During COVID-19: A Qualitative Research Study
CONCLUSIONS: ATs played a pivotal role in policy development, communication, and enforcement. Overall participants took pride in serving as healthcare leaders for their universities and opening the eyes of colleagues to the breadth of the athletic training skillsets.PMID:35728264 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0004.22 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 21, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Hayley J Root Thomas E Abdenour Christianne M Eason Justin S DiSanti Eric G Post Source Type: research

Frequency, Confidence, and Educational Satisfaction of Psychosocial Skills and Mental Health Recognition and Referral among Certified Athletic Trainers
CONCLUSIONS: Significant associations indicated that ATs with fewer years of clinical practice (who completed professional programs more recently) reported higher confidence in mental health recognition and referral than those who had completed professional programs longer ago. We recommend that real-time interactions with individuals with mental health concerns or emergencies be incorporated into professional education programs, and increased emphasis on continuing education related to these topics.PMID:35728262 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0606.21 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 21, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Jennifer Ostrowski Brianna Durics Jessica Vallorosi Ashley Gray Ellen Payne Source Type: research

Collegiate Athletic Trainers' Experiences Implementing Return to Sports Policies and Procedures During COVID-19: A Qualitative Research Study
CONCLUSIONS: ATs played a pivotal role in policy development, communication, and enforcement. Overall participants took pride in serving as healthcare leaders for their universities and opening the eyes of colleagues to the breadth of the athletic training skillsets.PMID:35728264 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0004.22 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 21, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Hayley J Root Thomas E Abdenour Christianne M Eason Justin S DiSanti Eric G Post Source Type: research

Frequency, Confidence, and Educational Satisfaction of Psychosocial Skills and Mental Health Recognition and Referral among Certified Athletic Trainers
CONCLUSIONS: Significant associations indicated that ATs with fewer years of clinical practice (who completed professional programs more recently) reported higher confidence in mental health recognition and referral than those who had completed professional programs longer ago. We recommend that real-time interactions with individuals with mental health concerns or emergencies be incorporated into professional education programs, and increased emphasis on continuing education related to these topics.PMID:35728262 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0606.21 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 21, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Jennifer Ostrowski Brianna Durics Jessica Vallorosi Ashley Gray Ellen Payne Source Type: research

Collegiate Athletic Trainers' Experiences Implementing Return to Sports Policies and Procedures During COVID-19: A Qualitative Research Study
CONCLUSIONS: ATs played a pivotal role in policy development, communication, and enforcement. Overall participants took pride in serving as healthcare leaders for their universities and opening the eyes of colleagues to the breadth of the athletic training skillsets.PMID:35728264 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0004.22 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 21, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Hayley J Root Thomas E Abdenour Christianne M Eason Justin S DiSanti Eric G Post Source Type: research

Universal Training Precautions: A Review of Evidence and Recommendations for Prevention of Exercise-Related Injury, Illness, and Death
J Athl Train. 2022 Jun 20. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-0400.21. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTFacing pressure to train for victory, warfighters and athletes (hereafter, "athletes") face numerous health risks that are directly related to their regular physical training. The concept of universal training precautions (UTP) signifies universal processes designed to prevent unnecessary bodily harm, to include injury, illness, and death, during such physical training programs. Although no formal guidelines exist for collective implementation of a defined set of precautionary UTP strategies against a broad scope of exercise-related he...
Source: J Athl Train - June 20, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Nathaniel S Nye Tyler Grubic Michael Kim Francis G O'Connor Patricia A Deuster Source Type: research

Experiences of Athletic Trainers in Tactical Athlete Settings When Managing Mental Health Conditions
CONCLUSION: ATs working with tactical athletes suggested additional mental health education and training are necessary. The ATs also indicated improvement is needed in job structure regarding role delineation and establishment of policies regarding behavioral health.PMID:35724359 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0148.22 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 20, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Amy M Loveless Kenneth E Games Maura E Shea Kami N Thews Zachary K Winkelmann Source Type: research

Evidence of Intrinsic Foot Muscle Training in Improving Foot Function: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
CONCLUSION: IFM strength training is helpful for patients in improving foot and ankle outcomes.PMID:35724360 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0162.22 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 20, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Abbis Jaffri Rachel Koldenhoven Susan Saliba Jay Hertel Source Type: research

Concussion Assessment and Management Practices Among Irish and Canadian Athletic Therapists: An International Perspective
CONCLUSIONS: Irish and Canadian athletic therapists demonstrated similar concussion knowledge to prior research; however, the majority did not fully adhere to international consensus concussion assessment guidelines as evidenced by low two- and three- domain assessment use. Athletic therapists should aim to implement multidimensional concussion assessments to ensure optimal healthcare practices and patient safety.PMID:35724361 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0097.22 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 20, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Landon B Lempke Glen Bergeron Siobh án O'Connor Robert C Lynall Jacob E Resch Samuel R Walton Source Type: research

Spring football concussion rates mimic the preseason: Findings from the CARE Consortium
J Athl Train. 2022 Jun 20. doi: 10.4085/1062-6050-0132.22. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIncreasing attention is directed on identifying aspects of football participation for targeted policy change that reduces concussion risk. Prior work evaluated concussion risk during the pre- and regular-seasons, leaving the spring season largely unexplored. This nationally representative observational investigation of 19 Division I collegiate football programs evaluated concussion rates and head impact exposure during the pre-season, regular season, and spring practices from 2014-2019. All participating programs recorded incidence con...
Source: J Athl Train - June 20, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Steven P Broglio Susan M Perkins Larry Riggen Brian D Stemper Alok Shah Thomas W McAllister Michael McCrea CARE Consortium Investigators Source Type: research

Relationships between Hip Strength and Pitching Biomechanics in Adolescent Baseball Pitchers
CONCLUSION: Several correlations were found between lower extremity strength and pitching biomechanics. This information provides data that may be used to increase performance or reduce injury in pitchers. Increases in hip strength in adolescent pitchers may both improve performance, and decrease risk of injury.PMID:35724364 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0074.22 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 20, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Maxwell L Albiero Wesley Kokott Cody Dziuk Janelle A Cross Source Type: research

Acute and Subacute Changes in Dynamic Postural Control After Hip Arthroscopy and Postoperative Rehabilitation
CONCLUSIONS: Dynamic balance control in the hip arthroscopy group at baseline was poorer than in a matched control group as measured using the SEBT. At 3 months after hip arthroscopy, we observed improvements in dynamic balance in the PM, PL, and AL SEBT directions. By 6 months after arthroscopy, all directions of SEBT reach had improved, but only the PL reach improved to the level of healthy control individuals.PMID:35696599 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0709.20 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 13, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Matthew Freke Matthew King Kay Crossley Kevin Sims Adam Semciw Source Type: research

Workload and Noncontact Musculoskeletal Injury in Collegiate Swimmers: A Prospective Cohort Study
CONCLUSIONS: Collegiate swimmers tolerated high workloads spread out during the season. However, caution should be used when prescribing high acute workloads and high ACWRs (eg, winter training trip) because of the increased odds of injury.PMID:35696600 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0135.21 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 13, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Travis R Pollen David Ebaugh Meghan Warren Clare E Milner Jennifer A Taylor Sheri P Silfies Source Type: research

Local Vibration Therapy, Oxygen Resaturation Rate, and Muscle Strength After Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage
CONCLUSIONS: Local VT successfully attenuated the effects of EIMD and increased SmO2 resaturation in flexor carpus ulnaris muscles. Including local VT as part of a recovery protocol post-EIMD could be beneficial for rehabilitation and strength training purposes.PMID:35696601 | DOI:10.4085/1062-6050-0064.21 (Source: J Athl Train)
Source: J Athl Train - June 13, 2022 Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Stuart Percival Dave T Sims Georgina K Stebbings Source Type: research