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  • Injuries To The Upper And Lower Extremities
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    Epidemiology of Varsity Sports Varsity sports is in many schools as important as academics, especially in the United States. These schools rely a great deal on the success of their teams for financial stability and enrollment interest. The athletes as well take their sport very seriously, if only for the sake of their pride. It therefore follows that each team strives to be the very best, and only 100% effort is enough. Unfortunately, when competition climaxes, more often than not injuries resul...
  • Prevent Shoulder Injury
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    Baseball Central Michigan University baseball is one of the finest in the state of Michigan. Baseball players at C.M.U. are dedicated to being the best on and off the field. I had the privilege of working baseball for my first PES 283 rotation, and I think I will never forget it for the rest of my life. CoachKriener demands the athletes to be the best students-athletes that they can be. I believe this is one reason no senior has graduated in twenty years without winning a ring. He teaches them t...
  • Degenerative Tears Of The Meniscus
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    The meniscus is one of the most commonly injured structures in the knee. Meniscal injuries can occur in any age group, but causes are somewhat different for each age group. In younger people, the meniscus is fairly tough and rubbery, and tears usually occur as a result of a fairly forceful twisting injury. In the younger age group, tears are more likely to be caused by athletic activity (Sutton, 1999). In older people, the meniscus grows weaker with age. The tissue that makes up the meniscus bec...
  • Ruptured Achilles Tendon
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    Achilles Tendon Matt Mack Mrs. Wright Research Paper Nov. 7 2003 Health Matt Mack Nov. 7 2003 Mrs. Wright per. 7 Achilles Tendon The Achilles tendon is a very important tendon to help you with your range of motion of your ankle. There is a plethora of things that may cause your Achilles tendon to tear, pull, or strain. The name for the tendon comes from an old Greek Myth. According the Greeks, Achilles was extremely vulnerable at his hell of the foot. It is said that Achilles past the trait of v...
  • Decline In An Athlete
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    Athletes of today would love to play their sport forever. However, as e know this is quite impossible. Many things can lead to the decline in an athlete. The use of drugs off the field, injuries, and sickness or disease are all possible ways for decline in an athlete. The use of drugs has affected many athletes in the past. Whether it is steroids or other performance enhancers, drug use will always bring an athlete down. Even though they might feel really good when they first start to take it, i...
  • Athletes Acl Injuries
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    The volleyball match has been going on for over an hour. Both teams have been trading points and side-outs. The ball is set high outside so that the big outside hitter can put the ball away. He comes in hard, plants, leaps and smashes the ball down the line in twisting motion. As he lands on his right foot, a "POP' is heard and down he goes. What has just happened is occurring more and more often in athletics, the athlete has just torn the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). In this paper I will d...
  • Resources And The Relationship To Athletic Injuries
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    There are many psychosocial factors that contribute to the occurrence and severity of athletic injuries. Many studies have found that there is a relationship between the occurrence and severity of athletic injuries and stress. Stress affects everyone and it is because of this we need to be properly educated about it. It is the body's nonspecific response to any demand (Williams, 1996). Stress is composed of many factors and is often described as any feelings of nervousness or anxiety. It has bee...
  • Athletic Trainers A Sallied Health Care Providers
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    Athletic Training as a profession It is the biggest match of the year. The star athlete is in the middle of competition when down she falls. No need to fear, an athletic trainer is near, but can you imagine if a trainer were not available. The athlete may try to continue in spite of the pain, turning a minor injury into a severe injury that could possibly end her entire athletic career. For this reason a trainer is a vital part of any athletic department. My research focuses on the importance of...

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