Two of San Diego’s best athletic trainers talk AB1510 and player safety

San Diego athletic trainers Robbie Bowers and Christina Scherr talk with KUSI’s Paul Rudy about California’s lack of licensure and need for regulation of athletic trainers in the state.

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California’s crisis with athletic trainers: High school athletes are at risk

Javier Venegas, a 21-year-old distance runner for Golden West College, suddenly collapsed on the track one afternoon in late January. He wasn’t breathing. He didn’t have a pulse. Fortunately, Pat Frohn, a certified athletic trainer for Golden West, plus a Long Beach State athletic-training student, Tori Mulitauaopele, were in the

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Top sports medicine physician speaks on concussions in kids at Mercy

Research is continuing to look into the issue, but when it comes to football the public is becoming more conscious of concussions than they were a few years ago. Dr. Cindy Chang is one of the leading primary care sports medicine physicians in the country and she gave a presentation to

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Here’s how to better protect high school athletes from injury

By Dr. Jeffrey Tanji, special to the Sacramento Bee Advocates of high school sports share a common concern for the safety of student athletes. Many states are re-examining ways to limit risk, as reports show an increase in concussions and catastrophic events in high schools. California, however, is the only state

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Why California athletic trainers need regulations in place now

UCSF Sports Medicine Physician Cindy Chang joined KGO 810 host Ronn Owens to discuss the lack of regulations for California athletic trainers–the only state without licensing/requirements in place. Chang shared why California being the odd one out puts both athletes, specifically students athletes, and trainers at risk, in addition to

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How California puts high school athletes at great risk

As the sun sets and the Friday night lights go on at football fields across California this week, thousands of high school players will prepare to clash. In the stands, proud parents will look down on the field nervously, outwardly willing their sons to succeed while inwardly praying for their

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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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