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Traumatic Brain Injuries: Awareness and Management Strategies

May 1, 2015

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It is paramount for tactical facilitators to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, as well as grasp when it is safe to return to normal activities after an injury such as a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). This session from the 2015 TSAC Conference covers the foundational knowledge that tactical facilitators should know in order to help minimize potential complications associated with traumatic brain injuries.

TSAC Facilitators Program design Safety TSAC TBI Traumatic Brain Injuries Injury Prevention Injury Management Strategies

The ACL Epidemic that Never Needed to Happen

January 29, 2018

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Understand the cause of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury epidemic and some ways to help prevent it through training and warm-ups. In this session from the NSCA’s 2018 Coaches Conference, Bryan Mann, PhD, teaches simple additions or tweaks to your current programs to greatly reduce the ACL tear rate.

Coaches Program design Safety ACL Injury Prevention Knee Injury Program Design

Sports Concussion: The Role of Neck Strength and Risk Reduction

February 3, 2015

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Despite an incidence of approximately 3.8 million sports-related concussions per year, prevention of this injury remains quite challenging. Neck strengthening may limit transmitted forces to the head and mitigate trauma to the brain. In this session from the 2015 NSCA Coaches Conference, Tad Seifert reviews current evidence-based data in neck strength and its association with concussions.

Coaches Exercise Science Exercise Technique Program design Safety neuroscience recovery Safety Concussion Neck Strength Risk Reduction

Concussion Prevention – Does the Strength and Conditioning Coach Have a Role?

July 31, 2015

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In this session from the 2015 NSCA National Conference, Greg Myer discusses current concussion prevention strategies as well as possible innovative strategies of the future. By learning how nature may provide a key piece of information to reduce concussion injuries, the strength and conditioning professional may be able to help prevent sports related concussions.

Coaches Exercise Technique Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease concussion prevention TBI head injury concussion and youth concussion in sports Concussion

Lower Back Issues Among First Responders: The How, Why, and What

May 1, 2015

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In this session from the 2015 NSCA TSAC Annual Training, John Hofman covers many common ailments that are specific to firefighters and how they are brought on by overuse, poor compensation, and improper motor patterns. Hofman shares effective strategies that can help improve a department’s health, wellness, and injury prevention programs, as well as corrective exercises.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Technique Program design Safety emergency injury liability coverage personal training sessions personal training liability

Recovery Methods for the Tactical Athlete

May 1, 2016

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Learn how to identify the risks to an athlete’s health and safety associated with overtraining, as well as how to help the athlete to return to normal when they have reached overtraining/fatigue. Bryan Mann, PhD, discusses recovery methods for the tactical athlete in this talk from the 2016 NSCA TSAC Annual Training.

TSAC Facilitators Exercise Science Program design Safety Bryan Mann Recovery for Tactical athlete TSAC Overtraining Fatigue Health and Safety

What’s Our Standard of Care?

January 31, 2017

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Gain an understanding of the legal concept of negligence and how to avoid being negligent in daily strength and conditioning settings. In this session from the NSCA’s 2017 Coaches Conference, attorney and coach Reed Wainwright also explains how the “standard of care” concept affects the potential liability of a strength and conditioning coach and how this perception is affecting the profession.

Coaches Organization and Administration Safety Legal Issues Negligence Internship Standard of Care Policies 2017-Coaches-Conference

The Thermal Outdoor Environment in Track and Field – Best Practices Recommendations for Minimizing Risks

July 9, 2021

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The purpose of this article is to help disseminate information on the thermal environment during track meets, risk management, and thermal reducing approaches coaches, athletes, and sports medicine personnel can employ for improved athletic performance in a hot environment.

Coaches Program design Safety Track and Field Hydration Heat Stroke Heat Exhaustion Wet Bulb Globe Temperature

Training Clients during Pregnancy—Modifications and Considerations

May 13, 2019

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Personal trainers should be aware of the physiological changes during pregnancy for each trimester in order to provide appropriate exercise modifications and alternatives for their prenatal clients, to positively influence overall health.

Personal trainers Program design Client Consultation|Assessment Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease Pregnancy Training Pregnant Client Physiological Changes

Tendinopathy and a Preventative Management Strategy for the Strength and Conditioning Professional

April 2, 2014

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Tendinopathy is a pathological condition that occurs when a tendon is repeatedly injured and degenerately breaks down. Specific exercise programming may help prevent tendinitis from occurring.

Personal trainers Program design Safety Basic Pathophysiology and Science of Health Status or Condition and Disorder or Disease tendinopathy preventing overuse injuries tendon injury Tendinitis

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