Stories tagged: sports medicine
Wed., April 13, 2016, 3:37 p.m.
Spokane Valley chiropractor is “team behind the team” for beach volleyball
Nice work, if you’re qualified. For several years, Mike Bohrnsen has been rubbing shoulders with professional athletes on scenic beaches all over the world.
Sun., April 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Front & Center: P.Z. Pearce is the fix-it man for athletes
Dr. P.Z. Pearce has worked with the Seattle Seahawks, Spokane Chiefs and Olympians. He’s also an avid athlete and offers a few tips for a successful Bloomsday run.
Tue., July 29, 2014, 6:38 a.m.
NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules
CHICAGO (AP) — The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine …
Thu., Sept. 26, 2013
Trainers address mental health
INDIANAPOLIS – The National Athletic Trainers Association wants colleges to start treating the mental health of college athletes just as seriously as they do physical well-being. The organization outlined a …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012
Doctor K: PT is one solution to torn ACL
DEAR DOCTOR K: I tore my ACL. Is surgery inevitable? DEAR READER: The anterior cruciate ligament is a band of tissue that runs through the middle of the knee joint …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2012
Dose of real-life skill appeals
West Valley sophomore cheerleader Kensley Seacrest walked into the small room behind the gymnasium with a problem. She had been working on a stunt with her squad and hurt her …
Tue., Oct. 30, 2012
Arthroscopy makes surgery quicker, easier
DEAR DOCTOR K: I’m a lifelong runner with severe knee pain. Can you tell me about knee arthroscopy? How do I know if I’m a good candidate for it? DEAR …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2012, 7:15 a.m.
Cheerleading needs sports safety rules, docs say
CHICAGO (AP) — Cheerleading isn’t just jumping and waving pompoms — it has become as athletic and potentially as dangerous as a sport and should be designated one to improve …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012, 1:40 a.m.
Tulane player stable after surgery on spine
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Loved ones and teammates of a Tulane University football player who fractured his spine while making a tackle will face an agonizing wait to learn how …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012, 7:46 p.m.
Doctor: Surgery stabilizes Tulane player’s spine
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulane football player Devon Walker’s fractured spine was stabilized in a three-hour surgery Sunday, though it’s too soon to tell whether he will be paralyzed from …
Sun., Sept. 9, 2012, 11:51 a.m.
Doctor: Unclear if Tulane player is paralyzed
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — It’s too soon to tell if Tulane safety Devon Walker will be paralyzed as the result of a spinal fracture he suffered while making a tackle, …
Wed., Sept. 5, 2012, 12:52 p.m.
Study: Brain disease deaths high in NFL veterans
NEW YORK (AP) — A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease, the latest indication that repeated blows to the head …
Tue., July 31, 2012
From cancer to Olympics, twice, for U.S. beach volleyball star Jake Gibb
LONDON – First the drug tester told American beach volleyball player Jake Gibb that he was suspended. Then he said to call a doctor.
Sun., July 22, 2012
Today’s knee injuries aren’t the career-enders of old
MINNEAPOLIS – The play called for a reverse punt return, an odd decision since the Chicago Bears already held a comfortable lead on the New England Patriots in the 1985 …