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Tools of the Trade
December 10, 2012 - Issue 591
Split Decision
 When start time inequities were pointed out in a Massachusetts high school basketball league, athletic directors chose to split up home games for the boys’ and girls’ teams, a move that has drawn criticism. Read the full story...
Fired For Being Whistleblower?
 A former college assistant basketball coach says he was fired for bringing allegations of misconduct to the school. Read the full story...
Hitting the Mat
 New York City’s PSAL will start a girls’ wrestling league in March, becoming the first in New York to sponsor the sport. Five other states currently hold school-sanctioned championships. Read the full story...
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How Was Your Weekend?
 At Northern Illinois University, Athletic Director Jeff Compher went from watching his football team win a dramatic championship to losing his head coach to hiring a new one to receiving a BCS bowl bid (and celebrating his wedding anniversary) in one crazy weekend. Read the full story...
Running in the Dark
 For obvious reasons, cross country races are usually held during the day. With the help of hundreds of glow sticks, Augustana College found success in hosting the Augie Twilight meet, run after the sun set. Read the full story...
Case Study
Winning the War Against Tissue Stress  It was an honor to attend the 30th Olympic games of the modern era in London, England as a Performance Physical Therapist and a member of the support team for several individual athletes, including current bronze medalist, current World Champion, and former Olympic Gold Medalist (2004) in the Men's Hammer Throw event, Koji Murofushi. In August of 2011, in Daegu, South Korea, Koji bounced back from a career hampered with various injuries to become the oldest athlete ever to win a gold medal in the Track Field World Championships.
New Concussion Protocol
 At the University of Mississippi Medical Center, doctors are adding a new baseline balance test to their arsenal for concussion return-to-play decisions. Read the full story...
Mixing Ibuprofen & Exercise
 For years, athletes have turned to ibuprofen as a pain reliever. However, a new study reports that taking anti-inflammatory painkillers before a workout yields no benefit, and may cause temporary intestinal damage. Read the full story...
Under the Microscope
 Dozens of coaches at an Alabama high school are going to be the subject of ethics hearings regarding monetary gifts. Read the full story...
Product Showcase
Rehab Therapy Technologies  The spotlight this week shines on rehabilitation and therapy technologies. You'll find products ranging from light therapy and cold water rehabilitation solutions to strength and conditioning equipment and balance training aids.
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Bonding Through Volleyball
 At Stonehill College, volleyball players learned as much as the girls they mentored through a program called Ace’s Girls. Read the full story...
Battle in the Water
 Maryland high school swimming programs are struggling with a state rule that requires outside training to not conflict with high school practices. Read the full story...
JC Player Makes Headlines
 The Santa Clara Junior College women’s basketball team recently had a transsexual woman join its squad. Read the full story...
Cleaning Solutions
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ThermaZone is a powerful and practical pain relief system that provides continuous, targeted, heating and cooling therapy when and where you need it without the use of ice.
Brain Armor
Used by athletes of all ages and skill levels to support cognitive and visual performance through nutrition.
What the Best Wear
Watch the world's best players closely. You'll see they're wearing HexPad protective apparel.
Physical Therapy Rehabilitation
OPTP is a recognized leader in providing healthcare and fitness professionals with orthopedic, physical therapy, rehabilitation and fitness products.
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