Data-Driven Rehabilitation From Tommy John Surgery: Troy Rallings Case Study

 

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May 17, 2017

Data-Driven Rehabilitation from Tommy John Surgery: Troy Rallings Case Study

Troy Rallings was on top of the world in 2016. He had returned for his senior season at the University of Washington, forgoing the offer the Oakland Athletics made to him after drafting him in the 36th round. While he was battling arm fatigue, he held his closer role down.

The Roger Bannister Effect: The Myth of the Psychological Breakthrough

The story goes that Bannister crushed the 4 minute mile mark, and allowed runners to dream of the impossible. No longer held back by this psychological barrier, swarms of runners went under the barrier. It’s touted as a story of humans holding themselves back, and what can occur if we release the shackles on our mind.

Elite athletes like Aaron Lennon deserve career-long help from sport psychologists

Being an elite athlete would seem like the perfect life. Many have access to high-quality training facilities, receive expert coaching, and are awarded excellent salaries. But examples of athletes experiencing poor psychological health continue to emerge. Footballer Aaron Lennon is only the most recent case to gain attention after the Everton winger was detained under the Mental Health Act over concerns for his welfare.

How Technological Advances Could Create Better Tests for Brain Injury, Change Sports Culture

At a time when concussions are a primary concern for athletes, a host of different companies and researchers are trying to improve their diagnosis. Over the years, there have been a number of tests for diagnosing and managing concussions, including the widely-used and of course, the NFL’s concussion protocol .

Concussion in cycling: A challenge for culture & policy change | The Science of Sport

Dramatic footage in the aftermath of a Tom Skujns crash in the Tour of California triggered some discussion around cycling’s concussion protocols. Some thoughts on the tricky, if not impossible proposition of introducing a “recognize and remove” policy to cycling

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