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Nick Parkinson, M.Ed., ATC, AT

Contributor since January 04, 2016 34 Posts
Nick Parkinson, M.Ed., ATC, AT
Nick has been part of the Henry Ford team since 2013, and currently works with the student athletes at University of Detroit Jesuit High School, as well as serving in the role of Lead Athletic Trainer with Henry Ford Sports Medicine. He has also provided athletic training services to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, and the Great Lakes Loons, a Class A minor league affiliate of the L.A. Dodgers, as well as other high school teams. Nick was named High School Athletic Trainer of the Year in 2018 by the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine from Central Michigan University and a master’s degree in Kinesiology from Auburn University.
trampoline workout

A Guide To Trampoline Workouts

: A Henry Ford athletic trainer explains the perks of trampoline workouts and how to stay safe while bouncing in place.

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5 Reasons To Hit The Trail

: Whether it’s a run, ride or other form of exercise, working out on the trail can be a helpful way to exert new muscle groups and add variety to ...

teen athlete nutrition

What to Feed Your Student Athlete Before & After the Game

: If your child or teen plays sports, here are tips on what they should eat before and after an intense workout.

woman doing hiit workout

5 Perks of High-Intensity Interval Training

: An athletic trainer explains high-intensity interval training and why you may want to try HIIT as part of your workout regimen.

man with medicine ball

Medicine Ball Workouts: Pros and Cons

: Medicine balls offer additional resistance to strengthen and tone targeted muscles. A Henry Ford athletic trainer explains the pros and cons of this f...


How To Exercise With Resistance Bands

: A Henry Ford certified athletic trainer explains the perks and pitfalls of working out with resistance bands.

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How To Keep Your Kids Active During Cold Weather

: Below freezing temperatures might prevent you from going outside, but there are still ways for your kids -- from young kids to older student athletes ...


How To Equip Your Home Gym On A Budget

: What exercise equipment do you need for a great home workout? A Henry Ford athletic trainer explains how to equip your home gym on the cheap.

stair exercise

Mastering Your Stair Workout

: A Henry Ford physical trainer explains how to get a full body workout on a flight of stairs.

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