US Lacrosse and MedStar Sports Medicine Launch Health & Performance Series

Apr 04, 2017

US Lacrosse and MedStar Sports Medicine launching new educational series focused on lacrosse health and performance with a presentation on April 26 by Dr. Karen Sutton of Team USA about upper extremity injuries in youth athletes. 

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US Lacrosse and MedStar Health Announce Five-Year Marketing Partnership

Mar 23, 2017

The agreement defines several areas of cooperation, including greater Team USA involvement, research support for the US Lacrosse Center for Sport Science, coordinated educational offerings for players, coaches and parents, and joint marketing and communication efforts.

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Athletic Trainers Are Critical Support Staff

Mar 13, 2017

In recognition of National Athletic Training Month, Tara Stritch authored this first-person blog to share some insight into what it’s like to work as a certified athletic trainer (ATC) with the U.S. Women’s National Team.

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Using Technology to Enhance Athlete Performance and Safety

Feb 20, 2017

The use of small sensors placed in sleeves, lightweight body patches and shoe inserts can be used to gather information relative to an athlete’s performance, and can then be analyzed to help maximize the efficiency of each player.

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2016 Research Report Summarizes Safety Findings

Feb 07, 2017

The Center for Sport Science at US Lacrosse serves as a national hub for the study and improvement of health in lacrosse, and funds numerous research studies annually to learn more about the safety and wellness of lacrosse players.

In 2016, the Center partially or fully funded six research studies, and produced a year-end report to summarize the findings. Research areas included impact sensors, injury surveillance, lower extremity injury risk reduction, head impacts and playing time.

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Concussion in Sport: The International Conference in Berlin

Jan 30, 2017

Two members of US Lacrosse’s Sports Science and Safety Committee – Dr. Margot Putukian and Dr. Ruben Echemendia - were among the experts invited to participate at the fifth concussion consensus conference, held in Berlin. They presented an insider's update to attendees at last week’s US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium.

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US Lacrosse and the American Heart Association Join Forces

Jan 11, 2017

Increased education and awareness through the use of a specialized training kit will help youth coaches and administrators to be better prepared to respond to on-field emergencies.

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LaxPrep Focuses on Injury Prevention, Performance Enhancement

Dec 05, 2016

LaxPrep, an ACL injury prevention program based on research data, will be one of the topics of discussion at the 2017 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium on January 20. The educational symposium is open to all members of the medical and lacrosse communities.

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Three Research Studies Awarded US Lacrosse Funding

Oct 20, 2016

Funding to support lacrosse-specific sports medicine projects studying equipment interventions to reduce the risk of injury and lower body biomechanics as a predictor of injuries.

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Sports Medicine Symposium Set for January 20

Oct 19, 2016

Event is open to all members of the medical and lacrosse communities and will highlight lacrosse-specific injury research data and prevention information.

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