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 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 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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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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Sports Medicine Assists at Stanford XC Invite

The Stanford Sports Medicine staff typically looks after the elite athletes of Stanford University. However, last weekend, the staff used it’s skills on a slightly different, and younger, group of athletes. The 41st Annual Stanford Cross Country Invitational meet was held on September 24th, and with over 3,000 competitors, safety at the event is of the upmost importance. Jesseca Holcomb, Assistant Athletic Trainer, led the event and was responsible for…

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Stanford Sports Medicine at International Conference

Stanford staff members Nina Holley MEd ATC, Assistant Athletic Trainer, and Tomoo Yamada MA ATC, Associate Director of Athletic Training, recently attended The World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy World Congress in Dublin, Ireland. The conference was held from September 4th-6th at Dublin City University and focused on “The Sporting Hip, Groin, and Hamstring: A Complete Picture.” Holley and Yamada met with students and clinicians from all over the…

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Stanford Sports Medicine at NATA Convention

Last week, Stanford University’s Sports Medicine staff had quite a showing at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Along with attending the symposium to learn the most up to date research and clinical techniques, Stanford’s staff played prominently in the instruction of an array of sessions. Scott Anderson, the Director of Athletic Training, along with Eitan Gelber, Senior Associate Director of Athletic Training, helped lead a…

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