White Wins Stanny for Most Inspirational Athletic Trainer

On May 19th Cardinal Council SAAC held the 3rd Annual STANNY Awards at Hewlett Auditorium to celebrate all of the Stanford Athletics’ accomplishments throughout the year. Four members of the Stanford Sports Medicine team were nominated for the inaugural 2015 Most Inspirational Athletic Trainer, with Brian White, MAE, ATC, CSCS taking home the award. “I’m honored to receive the award for Most Inspirational Athletic Trainer. In a place where so many amazing…

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Stanford Sports Medicine at Reading Bonanza

Lindsy Donnelly, assistant athletic trainer, recently joined a group of volunteers preparing for the annual event known as The Reading Bonanza in the Park. The event was a free literacy expo open to the public and held at a local park in East Palo Alto on May 18th, 2015. It consisted of reading activities, games and entertainment hosted by volunteers and community organizations. Over 6,000+ free books were given to all the…

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Stanford Sports Medicine Visits Irish Universities

Scott Anderson, Director of Athletic Training, and Matt Mills, Assistant Athletic Trainer, recently returned from a trip to Ireland where they met with and lectured to students at three Irish Universities. Anderson and Mills visiting Dublin City University (DCU), IT Athlone, and IT Carlow, and met with faculty and students to discuss clinical affiliations, as well as current topics in sports medicine. Anderson, who has now made 4 trips to…

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Stanford Sports Medicine Researchers Evaluate Efficacy of Pre-Participation Exams

Director of Sports Medicine Gordon Matheson, MD, PhD, Director of Athletic Training Scott Anderson, MA, ATC, and former Stanford AT Kevin Robell MA, ATC recently evaluated the utility of using an electronic, cloud based data collection platform for the collegiate student-athlete Pre Participation Evaluation (PPE). Published in this months’ American Journal of Sports Medicine, “Injuries and Illnesses in the Preparticipation Evaluation Data of 1693 College Student-Athletes” reports the authors experience…

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Stanford Athletic Trainer Represents at National Committee Meeting

Sarah Lyons, MS, ATC, PES, Assistant Athletic Trainer at Stanford University, recently attended the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Joint Committee Meeting as a Public Relations representative. As Lyons currently serves as the chair of the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association (FWATA) Public Relations committee, she flew to Dallas, Texas to meet with other leaders from around the country to help further the profession of athletic training. Across the 2 days…

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Stanford Athletic Trainer Joins Red Bull Medical Staff For Crashed Ice Event

Dominic Vincentini MS, ATC, Stanford Assistant Athletic Trainer, recently flew out to St. Paul as a member of the medical staff for the Red Bull Crashed Ice event from January 22nd to 24th.  Crashed ice, where skaters descend a steep ice canal filled with bumps, jumps, rollers and obstacles four-at-a-time, jostling for position as they reach speeds of up to 70 kph, presented a unique opportunity to hone Vincentini’s emergency medical and…

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Stanford Sports Medicine Researchers Examine Utility of Unstable Surfaces for ACL Injury Prevention

The Stanford Human Performance Lab research team working on ACL injury prevention strategies, led by Jason Dragoo MD, Stanford Team Physician and Orthopedic Surgeon, have recently published the article “Unstable Surface Improves Quadriceps:Hamstring Co-contraction for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention Strategies” in Sport Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. These findings highlight the potential utility of unstable surfaces as a training tool to reduce the risk of ACL injury in female athletes.…

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Stanford Sports Medicine Adopts Two Families Through Salvation Army for Holiday Season

This holiday season, Stanford Sports Medicine participated in its annual Adopt-A-Family event through the Salvation Army in Sunnyvale by helping two local families in need. As a staff, they bought and wrapped presents for all members of the families, in addition to purchasing various household items like blankets, school supplies, cookware, grocery and gas gift cards, and small kitchen appliances. The staff participates in this event every year and enjoys…

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Stanford Researchers Help Determine Reliability of Functional Lower Extremity Evaluation

A multi-disciplinary research team including researchers and clinicians led by Rebecca Shultz , Biomechanist from the Human Performance Lab, and Melissa Valchev, past-Director of Physical Therapy at the Sports Medicine Center, recently had the article “Test-Retest and Interrater Reliability of the Functional Lower Extremity Evaluation” published in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sport Physical Therapy (December, 2014).  The Functional Lower Extremity Evaluation (FLEE) is a battery of 8 standardized functional…

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EYE-TRAC Advance Study

EYE-TRAC Advance (ETA) is a Department of Defense (DoD) funded study examining the relationship between eye-tracking (i.e., dynamic-visuo synchronization, or DVS), attention, and predictive timing. EYE-TRAC Advance has 2 primary goals: To establish a normative database of eye-tracking performance with individuals who have no history of a concussion. To study abnormal eye-tracking, “neurocognitive” performance (attention, memory, reaction time, etc.), and brain imaging (MRI) following a concussion. If you participate in this…

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