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  • Overextended Body Posture: Training and Corrective Considerations

    By: David Iannicca MSEd, ATC, CSCS | Kansas City Royals   Where It Started “Flexion is the devil”……”everyone is weak in extension”…..this has been drilled in my head over and over...

  • PBATS International Program Success

    Above: Marie Iwamatsu pictured with the San Diego Padres athletic training staff in 2012 By Rick Griffin | Seattle Mariners, Head Athletic Trainer The PBATS International Program began in 1994 when Charlie Strasser...

  • Life Transitions as an Athletic Trainer

    By Travis Tims | Oakland Athletics Throughout the past nine years I have served as an affiliate Athletic Trainer with the Oakland Athletics. I have served as the team ATC (Certified...

  • Accelerating Rehabilitation through Blood Flow Restriction Training

    By: Johnny Owens, MPT and Mario Novo, DPT, PT, BFR-R, Cert-DN Guidelines established by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) say that producing a strength and hypertrophy muscle response requires...

  • Caffeine for Athletic Performance: Sources, Doses, Timing and Expected Effects

    By: Lawrence L. Spriet, Ph.D. Introduction and Background Caffeine is the world’s most consumed drug. It has a role in many social activities and improves quality of life by helping individuals...

  • Living the Dream – End of a Century-Old Drought

    By: Magie Lacambra, MEd, ATC, Gatorade Team Sports Manager Some things are worth waiting for while others are not. Ask the city of Chicago if waiting 108 years for a World...

  • A Look Back at the Off-Season in Athletic Training

    By: Nate Brooks, ATC | Medical Coordinator (Oakland A’s) For a majority of us in this profession, the off-season brings a period of extended down time. A chance to briefly remove ourselves from...

  • Tricks of the Trade: Back to the Basics – Ice Towels

    By: Mark Vinson Maybe you have seen a major league pitcher doing a post-game interview icing his shoulder and elbow.  The Ace bandage usually appears to envelope a large bulky ice...

  • San Diego Padres – Rookie League Athletic Trainer

    POSITION: Athletic Trainer                         LEVEL OF POSITION: Rookie AZL  ORGANIZATION: Padres JOB STATUS: Full-time CONTACT PERSON(S): JoJo Tarantino, ATC METHOD OF CONTACT: jtarantino@padres.com JOB DESCRIPTION: We are looking for a full-time Athletic Trainer for one of our...

  • USA Wins WBC Championship

    *Article originally seen on the San Diego Union Tribune * Photo: Athletic Trainers Mark O’Neal (Cubs) and Lonnie Soloff (Indians) celebrate championship As Dodger Stadium sprang to life Wednesday afternoon, a...

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