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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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Applying and removing casts and splints

Applying and removing casts and splints

This section details the fundamental steps and important considerations that pertain to applying and removing fiberglass casts and splints. read more
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Thrust Launch Serve Technique

Thrust Launch Serve Technique

Objective: To take the basic flat serve to new levels by adding powerful lower-body technique to the mix. read more
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Dynamic rotational resistance: step back internal shoulder rotation

Dynamic rotational resistance: step back internal shoulder rotation

Attach a band to an immovable object in front of you, somewhere between the floor and waist height. Stand upright with good posture, holding the tense band in your right hand out in front of you. read more
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Understand key elements of form assessment

Understand key elements of form assessment

Six key ele­ments of form assessment represent the biggest influencers of per­for­mance, ­running economy, and risk of injury. read more
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Dumbbell front shoulder raise

Dumbbell front shoulder raise

Setup: Stand tall, with your feet hip-width apart. Hold a pair of dumbbells at your sides (see figure a). read more
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Ergonomic concepts

Ergonomic concepts

As an interdiscipline, ergonomics spans a variety of disciplines, including human anatomy, biomechanics, physiology, psychology, sociology, medicine, and engineering. read more
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