During lab in the basement of Hyland Arena, first responders assessed the patient’s symptoms. They checked the pulse, the blood pressure, then jotted down notes on their gloves and hooked up an IV. […]
Reps in the gym strengthen muscles, running improves cardiovascular function and full-contact drills condition the body, but today’s athletes also need to exercise their minds, experts say.
“A lot of what’s going on in your mind affects your body,” said Jennifer Farrell, Lindenwood’s director of student-athlete mental health. “People are starting to see the connection. There has to be some sort of training with the mind to withstand all of the things that are being thrown at athletes.” […]