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Protect yourself and your players

Protect yourself and your players

Your biggest administrative duty is dealing with the medical side of sports. read more
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How applied sport mechanics can help you

How applied sport mechanics can help you

This benefit is the most important one you’ll get from reading Applied Sport Mechanics. This text will help you develop a basic understanding of mechanics, and by using this knowledge you will be able to distinguish between efficient and inefficient movements in an athlete’s technique. read more
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Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings

Rotational resistance and deceleration for injury-free swings

The movements that make the golf swing unique also make it challenging. The swing begins with the golfer at a standstill, feet and pelvis perpendicular to the target. read more
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What is plantar fasciitis?

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis can be such a painful condition that it often prevents any running at all. This sheet of fibrous tissue runs between the metatarsal heads and its insertion in the calcaneus (next to the Achilles tendon). read more
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Keeping the head out of tackling

Keeping the head out of tackling

The importance of keeping your head out of tackling has been proven. AYF’s standard of shoulder tackling accomplishes a "Head Out" policy. If you want to have a good defensive team, you must teach your defensive players how to tackle. read more
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When to teach whole versus part practice

When to teach whole versus part practice

The whole method of practice is obvious: The whole technique is practiced intact. The part method is actually the whole-part-whole method. You teach the whole method as just outlined, practice it in parts, and then recombine the parts back into the whole via practice. read more
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Defining a coach’s role on the Athletics Health Care Team

Defining a coach’s role on the Athletics Health Care Team

As a coach you are likely to be involved in each portion of the athletic health care relay—prevention, recognition and first aid care, assessment and treatment, and rehabilitation. read more
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Clinical application of joint thrusts and nonthrusts

Clinical application of joint thrusts and nonthrusts

Parameters applied to joint thrusts and nonthrusts vary widely. The force, frequency, and amplitude of techniques vary depending on client, clinician, and joint factors. read more
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Effects of mobilization and manipulation

Effects of mobilization and manipulation

Clinicians use joint mobilization and manipulation for 2 main indications: joint pain and joint hypomobility. Three main categories of effects of mobilization or manipulation are described here: mechanical, neurophysiological, and psychological. read more
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Methods for immobilizing the fractured foot and ankle

Methods for immobilizing the fractured foot and ankle

Immobilization of the fractured foot and ankle can be accomplished with splints or casts such as a posterior splint (figure 2.32), non-weight-bearing short leg cast (figure 2.33), and weight-bearing short leg cast (figure 2.34). read more
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