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How To Make The Most Of A Sports Massage Course

Sports massage therapy shows magnificent potential as a lucrative career. It allows people the flexibility to work for a large organization or venture into business with his or her own clinic. It also provides people the chance to travel while working, with jet-setting clients or patients from different countries. All in all, working as a…

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Discovering Your Career in Sports Medicine

Sports medicine is a great career for people who love to work with athletes, improve their performance, help them recover from an injury and prevent future injuries. The career path is ripe with future opportunity as well. This skill set is in demand by everyone from professional athletes to high school and college students to…

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TBI In Sports: Highlights from the Brewer Sports/Amarantus C4CT Summit

Yesterday Brewer Sports International (BSI) and partner Amarantus Bioscience hosted the second annual Coalition for Concussion Treatment (#C4CT)  Concussion Awareness Summit at the United Nations in New York City. Part of Brewer Sports’s suite of Super Bowl week events, #C4CT brought together the brightest minds in medicine, business and sports to discuss the issues surrounding concussion and Traumatic Brain…

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How to Get a Top Level Sports Medicine Job

This article is an adaptation from Landing a Sports Medicine Job in Professional Sports by Mike Reinold. Sports medicine is a pretty broad industry with careers related to maintaining the fitness and physical wellbeing of the athletes. The sport doctors, or medical practitioners, who assess and treat the athletes’ injures, educate them on prevention strategies and spend years…

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Jobs In Sports Medicine: How To Land Your Dream Job In Sports

              You’re a first-year medical school student at a major university, and you’re contemplating your future plans. You’ve come to the realization that you want to eventually combine your M.D. degree with your love for sports. Those jobs in sports medicine seem rather appealing, right? Yet, there’s just one…

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Resources for Athletes – Part 2

In a previous article I wrote about two valuable resources that professional athletes can use to manage and improve their lives. In this Part 2 article, I’ll focus on Fan Inc., a new resource that helps former NCAA injured athletes receive the medical attention they deserve and I’ll also dive further into Sportsdrive to see how their high tech development tool helps athletes reach their highest potential possible.

FAN, Inc. Foundation for Athletes in Need – We see the glory of athletes when they’re “in the zone” and hitting their game like a Trojan. We see the sweet victories and think to ourselves, “what an exciting life.” What we often don’t see is the chronic physical pain many athletes endure for years after they’re finished playing.

Steve Strinko, former NCAA middle linebacker for Michigan State founded FAN, Inc. in response to experiencing his own post-career medical issues and also seeing a serious gap in services for former student athletes who have been injured while participating in a NCAA sanctioned sport.

FAN’s mission statement succinctly states, “To provide financial assistance to qualified former student athletes who are experiencing hardships related to an injury incurred while participating in an NCAA sanctioned activity.” FAN, Inc.’s goal is to assist under- and uninsured individuals in obtaining relevant, professional medical services.

As a grassroots effort, FAN is currently determining the extent of the problem. If you have knowledge of a former NCAA athlete with sports-related injuries who needs medical attention but is unable to secure care due to financial constraints, please visit the website and send Steve an email.

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Resources for Athletes

Pro athletes always seem to have an abundance of resources at their disposal; whether they need to make a cross country move, assess their personality and skill level, get their financial picture in order, or simply find a post-sports career job or business. A multitude of businesses clamor for the athletes’ attention but which ones can they trust? I found two businesses that really put their heart and soul into helping pro athletes manage their career and life.

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