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Alex Gordon Joins Royals PLAY event

By Marcus Officer | Fox4KC Around 100 of the Kansas City Royals’ youngest fans could not hold back their excitement to workout and learn alongside some of their favorite players.…

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Rockies host National Play Campaign

By Owen Perkins |  Who says you can’t get outside and be active on a rainy day in May? It helps when you’ve got a big league ballpark to…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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