The exercise of running continues to be a popular and effective way to prevent unhealthy weight gain. Running motivates many people to maintain their healthy lifestyle. Runners often highlight the benefits of running whereas people who do not run often describe the negative effects of running. While both sides are correct at times, most of running’s negative effects are not inevitable. Thus, running has many positive and negative effects on the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems of the human body.
The main focus of this paper was base on ACL injuries within young female athletes. As previously mentioned ACL rates have shown an increase over the past 20 years with females being more at risk than males. What is a prevention program? Prevention programs are programs designed to modify or eliminate risk factors in order to reduce injuries (Alentorn-Geli et al., 2009). In this case these programs can help female athletes reduce ACL exposure by either having them participate in the programs criteria or educate the athlete, parents and coaches of possible injury.
It is a common belief in Major-League baseball that a pitch limit for a starting pitcher is needed to reduce chances of injury. The idea of a pitch limit was first recommended by James Andrews, perhaps the most credible expert on Tommy John surgery. “James Andrews, the renowned orthopedic surgeon, suggested 100 -- a ballpark figure -- in a 1999 study titled "Elbow Injuries in Young Baseball Players" with James Whiteside. Even 17 years later, this study is still frequently cited” (FoxSports.com, 2016). Dr. Andrews did this for a variety of reasons. For one, it limits stress on the arm. In 2004, Baseball Prospectus came out with a formula they had used to measure “Pitcher Abuse Points”, or the amount of stress that is put on a pitcher’s arm
Any sports fanatic has heard about Athletic Trainers. Anyone who has watched, or has been to a sporting event, has seen the person who runs out and tends to the injured athlete on the field. That person is the team’s Athletic Trainer. While being strong and having skills are definitely needed to be a great sports player or succeed in keeping your body healthy and strong, it goes much deeper than that. Being an athlete or trying to maintain a healthy body weight requires knowledge of how the body works. Injuries are common for athletes, and those injuries require treatment. These are just a couple of things that require an Athletic Trainer. This scholar will give insight into their career goals and a further overview of the Athletic Trainer profession and why they are so very important to, not only athletes, but to anyone who may need help recovering from injury and learn how to prevent injury in the future.
I grew up in a gym, bred to be a boxer, and have been immersed in the ever-changing “fight game” for as long as I can remember. I have been surrounded by the smell of Icy Hot and medical tape in locker rooms, watching other boxers try to mend shoulder, knuckle and knee injuries. Out of curiosity, I have asked the injured athletes if they knew anyone who helped treat their torn ligaments and hyperextended muscles. Routinely, they all responded, “a physiatrist." This memory was how I first learned about the most interesting career in the medical field.
In the present day, head of industries like Riddell and Nike are making advanced new technologies such as padded base layers and clothing to help the athletes not feel as much of the huge hits they take every day. Even mouthguards are a new technology in the present day! These are just some of the new technologies that are helping keep players safe today. Some football helmets today are even equipped with pressure sensors that alert medical trainers when a player receives a hit that puts them in danger of a concussion or other serious head injuries. These safety technologies are designed for maximum safety
I am among the millions of people who enjoy football as a spectator sport. However, I am becoming increasingly uncomfortable with the growing specter that many of these athletes will pay the price of developing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) to a greater or lesser extent as they grow older. I believe that any change in the rules of the game which would accommodate these concerns would also diminish its popularity. I also believe that attempts to improve protective equipment can only go so far without seriously diminishing the skills and capacities of the player. Football is a violent game and every one involved in it knows that there will certainly be injuries. However, most injuries manifest themselves immediately, are orthopedic, not life-threatening, and with the help of nature and orthopedic medicine, will sooner or later heal. Injury to the brain is another matter.
At first players did not use protective gear, but now it is a major requirement. Football in its origins have fallen further away from the similar game rugby with equipment like the helmet and shoulder pads have been able to revolutionized the American game as we see it today. The beginnings of American Football arose from the England game of Rugby. Which was a rough and brutal game with rules very similar to today’s American game. The sport was created by Walter Camp, who also known as the “Father of American Football”. With his help football has become a worldwide played and loved sport. Walter Camp made sure his dream of an American game different from rugby was made, with each change in the game he was one step closer to perfection from the helmet to the shoes Walter changed the
Imagine never having to take care of our bodies again. In “Unready to Wear,” written by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., this is possible. People become amphibious by leaving their bodies and existing with only a mind. The story is in the perspective of a man who left his body, and how he and his wife live their unusual life. Normal people, called the enemy, can not see them and do not get along with amphibians because they do not like that they leave their bodies. “Unready to Wear” is not at all what I thought it would be, but the tale entertained me and made me think about how life would be if this were possible. “Unready to Wear” is a story that I wish were real and is in some parts relatable, but it is also very unrealistic.
One of the largest industries in the United States is the professional sports industry; it brought in $63 billion in 2015 1. Professional athletes are seen as strong and talented, but how much of their strength and talent is achieved naturally? Performance-enhancing drugs have been increasingly used in professional sports and are prohibited from being used, but should they be prohibited?
They believe that PEDs should not be banned by the governing bodies of sports. In the article the present both arguments, they talk about the spirit of the sport and how PEDs are ruining it, they talk about the ethical conundrum of fair play and honesty. They also mention the possible health complications that could arise from PEDs, they mention all this but they also provide us with an argument against it. They counter the claim of fairness by eluding themselves to fairness they mention that sports are rigged from the beginning with an unfair advantage to the genetically superior athlete, so using PEDs is just a way of catching up. They claim that the spirit of sports is not in its fairness but in the athletes themselves. They continue and say that the decision of the athlete from the way he trains to what he eats to whether or not he decides to use PEDs is what make the spirit of the sport. They also mention that other professional activities as in musical performances these performer use drugs to calm their nerves. This opposing more permissive view offers me the opportunity to present an argument on whether PEDs should be banned or not and how that would affect the sporting
Don’t be scared if you have a rotator cuff injury. The rotator cuff tear happens to so many people around the world yearly. It is one of the most common causes of shoulder pain. Though it can be a major setback, there are numerous exercises that can help you heal. These workouts listed in this article are the best exercises for rotator cuff pains.
Whether you are on the field, court, rink, or even just running around outside sport injuries surround you. Sports medicine is very important in sports because if it wasn’t there players would be getting hurt more and they might not heal correctly. Without it players would be getting injured more and wouldn’t have the proper way to treat themselves.
- Sports massage, like any massage, will increase the circulation of blood in the body. Improved circulation can be critical for a healthy lifestyle; it is especially helpful to athletes. The circulation in the muscles slows down during activity, the muscles become tighter and sore. After a massage, the muscles will be refreshed by new oxygenated blood.
Besides a coach an athletic trainer is the right hand man to an athlete. As an athletic trainer there are many tasks that keep us going. One is the athletes themselves and all of the requests they come in and demand. From recovering from an injury to preventing a life long injury from reoccurring trainers are always on the move. Prioritizing, viewing a wide variety of injuries, and differing work fields are just a few of the benefits that you get when you are a trainer.