Author Archives: Tara Zachgo, LAT

Fitting fitness into your child’s day

There’s no denying it: American kids are getting bigger. In fact, the number of obese teens has tripled over the last three decades. If your kids aren’t getting the minimum 60 minutes of daily activity recommended for children younger than … Continue reading

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Heat and the athlete

Late summer brings the kids back-to-school along with the heat and humidity we all dread. I look forward to this time of year because I love football!  As an athletic trainer, however, I see the dangerous effects this heat can … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Certified Athletic Trainer When Diagnosing a Concussion

Certified athletic trainers (ATC) do more than watch a sporting event from the sidelines or tape athlete’s ankles.  They are health care professionals trained to work in a variety of settings and with many different types of people – not … Continue reading

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