Since November is National Blog Posting Month, we thought we would take the opportunity to share some blogger love. This list collects some of our guest writers’ favorite sites, as well as their own blogs. Also included are blogs maintained by BOC Approved Providers.
Do you have other favorite blogs that can help inform, enlighten or inspire fellow Athletic Trainers? Tell us in the comments! Or, would you be interested in being on the BOC blog team and writing posts about your areas of interest? Learn more about this opportunity.
Allied Health Education Blog https://www.alliedhealthed.com/blog
Allied Health Education is a therapist owned continuing education company based in Raleigh, NC.
Athletic Training Education Blog http://ateducation.blogspot.com/
Written by Stacy Walker, ATC, this blog is dedicated to educational theories and topics.
Athletic Training and Fitness http://mnhopper1s.wordpress.com/
Michael Hopper, ATC, works for Monroe Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine and is an outreach Athletic Trainer at Waterloo High School. He has special interest in ACL injuries in female athletes, the relationship between hip dysfunction and knee injuries, and concussions.
The Concussion Blog http://theconcussionblog.com/
Dustin Fink, ATC, has more than 14 years of professional experience with concussions and TBI in athletics. “Having sustained multiple concussions and beginning to feel the effects years later, and seeing kids at the high school level report concussions on a more frequent rate, this has become his passion,” according to his blog. “Add to that he would like to see his three kids grow up and play full-contact/collision sports (if they choose) in a safer environment.”
Nancy Clark’s Blog http://community.active.com/blogs/NancyClarkRD
Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD “is an internationally respected sports nutritionist, weight coach, nutrition author, and workshop leader. She is a registered dietitian (RD) who specializes in nutrition for exercise, health, and the nutritional management of eating disorders.”
Eric Cressey’s Blog http://www.ericcressey.com/blog
Eric Cressey specializes in applied kinesiology and biomechanics as they relate to program design and corrective exercise; maximal relative strength development; and athletic performance enhancement.
Vern Gambetta’s Blog www.gambetta.com/blog.html
Vern Gambetta is the Director of Gambetta Sports Training Systems. He has been the a conditioning coach for several teams in Major League Soccer as well as the conditioning consultant to the US Men’s World Cup Soccer team. Vern is the former Director of Conditioning for the Chicago White Sox and Director of Athletic Development for the New York Mets.
Home CEU Connection Blog http://www.homeceuconnection.com/blog/
HomeCEUConnection.com specializes in continuing education for Athletic Trainers and other healthcare professionals.
I Train Therefore I Eat http://itrainthereforeieat.com/
Stephanie d’Orsay MS, LAT, ATC, CSCS, shares her thoughts, knowledge and experience in the world of nutrition and strength training. Her goal is to motivate and inspire her readers “and to hopefully help people lead healthier, happier lives.”
Mike Reinold’s Blog http://www.mikereinold.com/blog
Michael M. Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC, CSCS, “is considered a world-renowned leader in the field of sports medicine, rehabilitation, fitness, and sports performance . . . Mike uses his background in sport biomechanics, movement quality, muscles imbalances, and manual therapy to specialize in all aspects of human performance. He has worked extensively with a variety of professional athletes with emphasis on the care of throwing injuries in baseball players.”
PirateATC Blog http://fromtheatr.blogspot.com/
Brad E. Morgan, ATC, covers topics related to athletic training and sports medicine for high school and middle school athletes. He focuses on his hometown in Lake County, Ohio.
Promote the Profession http://promotetheprofession.wordpress.com
Paul LaDuke, MSS, CSCS, ATC, USAW Level I, promotes the athletic training profession. He advocates for the presence of an AT in every high school to protect student athletes and their health.
Resource Exchange Center’s Blog http://drugfreesportrec.blogspot.com/
The Resource Exchange Center (REC) “exists to provide up-to-date, confidential and accurate information on dietary supplements, dangerous and/or banned (prohibited) substances, and provide educational materials to empower athletes to make healthy and responsible decisions.”
Sports Medicine Blog http://www.mikeryanfitness.com/sports-medicine-blog/
Mike Ryan, ATC, PT, PES, is in his 25th season as a full-time AT and registered physical therapist in the National Football League. His blog says he “has outstanding first-hand sports medicine experience in the fields of injury prevention, injury rehabilitation and performance enhancement of elite athletes.”
Sports Medicine Research: In the Lab & In the Field www.sportsmedresearch.blogspot.com
The mission of SMR is to bridge the gap between research and clinical practice related to sports medicine. Topics address brain/concussions, bones, injury prevention, evaluations, rehabilitation, pediatrics, patient-reported outcomes and more.
The Teaching Professor Blog http://www.facultyfocus.com/topic/articles/teaching-professor-blog/
The Teaching Professor Blog features a new weekly post from Dr. Maryellen Weimer, professor emerita at Penn State Berks, on such topics as: the scholarship of teaching and learning, student engagement, classroom policies, active learning, assignment strategies, grading and feedback and student performance.
Trust the Evidence http://blogs.trusttheevidence.net/blog
Funded by the Centre for Evidence Based Medicine at Oxford University, this blog explores “up-to date relevant material from multiple sources of evidence as well as horizon scanning for information likely to change practice today.”
WSJ Health Blog http://blogs.wsj.com/health/
The WSJ Health Blog offers news and analysis on personal health, new research and health news.