Preventing and Treating Exertional Heat Stroke
As a heat wave continues across much of the country this week, the NFL continues its work to further prepare clubs to address heat-related illness. Thanks to the University of Connecticut’s Korey Stringer Institute, the NFL distributed a video to its clubs that reviews best practices for treating exertional heat stroke.
Chargers and Rams to provide $200,000 to South Bay, Long Beach schools
The two Los Angeles NFL teams donated $50,000 each to the West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation and Team HEAL on Saturday, July 20, during a presentation at Mira Costa High School, in Manhattan Beach. That money, part of the NFL Foundation’s Athletic Trainer Program, will help pay for full-time and part-time certified athletic trainers and other resources to high school football programs that lack them. The NFL Foundation will also donate a matching contribution of $100,000.
Taking Care of Business
The work as the athletic training staff prepares for camp, and the season, never stops. While there might not be ankles to tape and injuries to tend to, this is still a time of constant activity for Head Athletic Trainer John Norwig and his staff of Sonia Ruef, Jon Andino and Daveon Lee, as well as a team of interns that grows when camp begins.
Chiefs and The University of Kansas Health System Host Athletic Training Q&A for Local Youth Coaches
For a third-consecutive year last week, Chiefs’ Vice President of Sports Medicine & Performance Rick Burkholder, Head Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Paul Schroeppel, Equipment Director Allen Wright and Strength & Conditioning Coach Barry Rubin met with dozens of local youth coaches to share their expertise.
Longtime Packers athletic trainer Pepper Burruss retiring
Burruss has been with the Packers the last 26 years, after spending the first 16 years with the Jets. The 65-year-old Burruss was named the the NFL Physicians Society’s Outstanding NFL Athletic Trainer in 2012, and his staffs were twice named athletic training staff of the year. He has also represented Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society on the NFL’s head, neck and spine medical committee.
Texans Donate $25,000 to 2019 NFL Athletic Trainer Initiative
The Houston Texans presented a $25,000 check to their partner, Houston Methodist Hospital, as part of the 2019 NFL Athletic Trainer Initiative, aimed to improve health and safety at every level of sport. The check was presented at the 2019 Play Safe: Sports Medicine Summit this past weekend. The conference, partnered by the Texans, Houston Methodist, and GE had over 175 athletic trainers in attendance, impacting over 125,000 student-athletes across the state of Texas.
Redskins Recovery Methods Aim to Reduce Injuries
“It’s more like restoration,” head athletic trainer Larry Hess told The Associated Press during a recent visit to the recovery room. “There’s things in here that are setting their body up to perform better in the weight room, to perform better in their meetings mentally. Mental preparedness. That’s where our advantage is.”
Vikings' Eric Sugarman Named Fred Zamberletti Award Winner
Minnesota Vikings vice president of sports medicine and head athletic trainer Eric Sugarman has been named the Fred Zamberletti Award recipient by the Minnesota Chapter of the National Football Foundation. He will be recognized at the 12th Annual Minnesota Football Honors on Saturday, April 27 at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Chiefs’ Athletic Trainers Working to Improve Care for Local Prep Athletes
“We’re just trying to get the words ‘athletic trainer’ out to moms, PTAs, athletic directors, legislators, everyone,” said Rick Burkholder—the Chiefs’ Vice President for Sports Medicine and Performance. “Ideally, you’d love to have an athletic trainer at every sporting event in America. It’s about safety. Financially, some people want to cut it out because they think it’s a luxury."
What a typical in-season Monday looks like for Lions' medical staff
For roughly three hours on Sundays, NFL players put their bodies through the ringer playing one of the most physically demanding games in sports. Detroit Lions head athletic trainer Kevin Bastin described what Mondays are like in Allen Park when speaking to fans at Detroit’s annual Season Ticket Member Summit last week.