Sports medicine is a fast growing field. The opportunity to work for a professional sports team and not only interact, but care for sports stars is pretty enticing. Although the life of an NFL trainer is rough, there are many that love their jobs. Trainers are responsible for educating athletes on injury prevention, advising athletes on proper recovery techniques, and how to maintain a healthy body for the long haul. We’ve got the inside scoop on all of these and more. [Read more…]
Over a ten year span in the NFL (2002-2011) there were over 30,000 injuries. These injuries take a toll when it comes to growing older. Most athletes know the repercussions of playing football. They know that it is a full contact sport where people get hit very hard some of the time. But do they know how it will affect their body when they retire? A Washington Post survey of retired NFL players found that “nearly nine in 10 report suffering from aches and pains on a daily basis, and they overwhelmingly – 91 percent – connect nearly all their pains to football.” That is a very big portion of players dealing with pain. Let’s look at some more of these statistics and what they should do for their pain management.