The importance of licensed athletic trainers

Robbie Bowers, Head Athletic Trainer at Rancho Bernardo High School, shares what parents can do to make sure their young athletes are taken care of and explains why there is a need for licensed athletic trainers.

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Close to Home: Injury shows ongoing risks of football

The tragic injury to a Fortuna High School player at a game at Cardinal Newman High School on Aug. 25 is every football parent’s worst nightmare (“Fortuna football player suffered stroke,” Tuesday). For those on the sideline medical team, it may be the worst night of a career. Football is

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SDSU’s Steve Fisher: How California can keep athletes safe

It’s every parent’s nightmare: You’re watching your son play basketball and all of a sudden he collapses. You don’t know what’s happening, how to help or even if he is going to be all right. In my tenures as head basketball coach at San Diego State University and University of

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Protecting Student-Athletes From Heat, Head Injuries

Another high school football player, this one a 14-year-old in the Bronx, collapsed on the field and died last week, possibly the result of high heat and humidity. The death of Dominick Bess of apparent cardiac arrest came at a time when thousands of high school athletes have returned to

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Who’s Taking Care of Your Kid on the Playing Field?

California Only State that Does Not Regulate Athletic Training Profession SAN DIEGO – It is expected that over 500,000 high school students will participate on athletic teams this year in California. Unfortunately for these athletes, there is also the likelihood of sports-related injuries, including some that could prove catastrophic. The

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Legislation urges California to require licensure of athletic trainers

Forty-nine states, as well as the District of Columbia, require athletic trainers to be licensed and certified, including those that work at high schools. California is the odd man out in this scenario, and Assemblymember Matt Dababneh is hoping to improve prep athletes’ safety with a bill that will be

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Assemblymember Matt Dababneh Urges Action; Introduces Legislation to Improve High School Athlete Protections

Study Finds California Ranks Second Worst in Nation for Student-Athlete Safety SACRAMENTO — The importance of Assembly Bill (AB) 1510, by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh, which would increase safety for student athletes, has become more urgent as a recent study by the University of Connecticut’s Korey Stringer Institute ranked California second

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CA ranked poorly in keeping high school athletes safe

When it comes to keeping high school athletes safe, a recent study ranked California almost dead last. The research was conducted by UConn’s Korey Stringer Institute and looked at state’s health and safety policies relating to the leading causes of death for student athletes: sudden cardiac arrest, traumatic head injuries, exertional heat

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Living Better in San Diego with the California Athletic Trainers’ Association

The California Athletic Trainers’ Association strives to improve the quality of health care for athletes, patients and clients. On the show today is California Athletic Trainers’ Association Public Relations Chair and Certified Athletic Trainer at Cuyamaca College, Jamie Adams and Rancho Bernardo High School Certified Athletic Trainer, Robbie Bowers.

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Study Shows Toll on Brain in Former Football Players

A new study shows that the vast majority of former football players whose brains were donated for research showed signs of severe trauma, reinforcing the dramatic toll the sport can take on its participants. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 87% of the 202 donated

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