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The Impact of COVID-19 on the Work–Life Balance of Collegiate Athletic Trainers

Nicole Jones, Kelsey M. Rynkiewicz, and Stephanie M. Singe

Context: The COVID-19 pandemic has potential ramifications on work–life balance for those working in health care. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to better understand COVID-19 on work–life balance and quality of life among collegiate athletic trainers. Method: Data for this study were generated from 636 eligible respondents (33 ± 9 years) representing Division I, II, and III (n = 360, n = 104, and n = 172, respectively) settings. Results: Four main themes emerged from consensual qualitative data analysis: mental health impact, social responsibility, work–life boundaries, and 24/7 work demands. Conclusion: The results suggest that collegiate athletic trainers are struggling to find work–life balance and must find ways to implement self-care practices.

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Continuing Education Assessment

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Volume 27 (2022): Issue 3 (May 2022)

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The Clinical Practice Characteristics, Self-Confidence, and Barriers Related to Treatment Following Concussion Among Athletic Trainers

Nicholas Hattrup, Hayley J. Root, and Tamara C. Valovich McLeod

There is limited information about the use and perceptions of interventions postconcussion. The purpose of this study was to examine the treatment characteristics, self-reported confidence and perceptions of treatment, and barriers to treatment implementation. More than 50% of respondents utilized interventions for cervicogenic (55.5%, n = 85/153) and migraine symptoms (82.4%, n = 126/153). While respondents utilized and believed they should implement treatments, more than half referred to another healthcare professional (e.g., physical therapy, physician, psychologist) to perform treatment interventions. Finally, those in the clinic setting report having more adequate staff to perform treatments compared with high schools (p = .003). The continued use of interdisciplinary teams’ postconcussion and the development of lower cost staff and resource interventions may help to increase adoption.

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Unique Contributions of the King-Devick and Vestibular/Ocular Motor Screening: A Critically Appraised Topic

Ty B. Bigelow, Meredith E. Joyce, and Ashley L. Santo

Focused Clinical Question: Is there a relationship between performance on the King-Devick test and the vestibular/ocular motor screening in youth and young adults? Clinical Bottom Line: There was insufficient evidence to definitively determine if there is a relationship between performance on the King-Devick test and vestibular/ocular motor screening in youth and young adults.

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Decreases in Performance Observed After COVID-19 Infection in High School Female Soccer Players

Andrew Wilson, Lynette M. Carlson, Colton Norton, and W. David Bruce

This case report retrospectively reviewed competition sprinting performances by a cohort of eight female high school soccer players before and after the incidence of coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). Performances were split into COVID-19-positive and COVID-19-negative groups, and metrics were collected using a global positioning system for each player during each game. An apparent decrease of 21.13% was found in the COVID-19-positive group’s performances in distance sprinted per game in contrast to an increase of 8.43% for the COVID-19-negative group’s performances. Results suggest patient-athletes experience decreases in intense sprinting performances following COVID-19 infection.

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High Rate of Return to Sport Following Abdominal Muscle Strain Injuries in National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Overhead Athletes—A Case Series

Ioanna K. Bolia, Alexander E. Weber, Hansel Ihn, Paul Won, Laith K. Hasan, Aryan Haratian, Lisa Noceti-Dewit, Russ Romano, James E. Tibone, and Seth C. Gamradt

This case series describes the rate and time to return to sport following nonoperative management of abdominal muscle strain in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I. Twenty-seven overhead athletes were included, and each participated in a rehabilitation flexibility program as well as interventions addressing hip and thoracic rotational deficits. To our knowledge, this is the first study to report on the rates of abdominal injury in overhead athletes and their return to sport at a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I institution. Volleyball athletes were disproportionately affected by abdominal injuries in the present study, and these injuries have been reported to account for up to 22.2% of muscle injuries in elite volleyball athletes. Similar to the finding in the present study, two baseball studies demonstrated that the abdominal musculature on the opposite side of the dominant arm (lead side) was usually affected.

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Blow-Up Fracture With Concussion in a Division I Collegiate Female Soccer Player

Kelly M. Seevers, Hannah G. Stephenson, and Adam B. Rosen

The purpose of this case report is to present the case of a Division I collegiate female soccer player diagnosed with a blow-up fracture and a concussion. This athlete suffered from a blow-up fracture, a fracture of the superior orbital rim, which is less common than the inferior, blowout fracture. The uniqueness comes from a common mechanism, player-to-player contact, causing an uncommon fracture pattern and the athlete’s full, unrestricted, return to sport. Severity of these injuries can vary from very mild to very severe, and the treatment options are variable depending on the severity.

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Muddying the Water?: The Role of Verbiage in Patient-Reported Outcome Measures

Ashley N. Marshall and Jennifer S. Howard

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