A.J. Aycock is a star athlete who underwent a pre-participation evaluation during the 2016 Expo. The simple screening may have saved his life. General pre-participation evaluations are mandatory in the state of Arkansas for teens in grades 7-12. St. Bernards offers an EKG in addition to the screening. This test, paired with the health screenings, … Continue reading “Helping Students Stay Healthy with Pre-Participation Evaluations”

A fascinating study presented in October 2012 to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) revealed some alarming statistics regarding injury rates and athletic trainers. The results revealed that overall injury rates were 1.73 times higher in soccer and 1.22 times higher in basketball in schools without athletic trainers. Also, recurrent injury rates were 5.7 times … Continue reading “A Case For the Athletic Trainer”