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Nick Parkinson, M.Ed., AT, ATC, TSAC-F

Contributor since January 04, 2016 40 Posts
Nick Parkinson, M.Ed., ATC, AT
Nick has been part of the Henry Ford team since 2013 and currently works as the Supervisor for Athletic Training with Henry Ford Sports Medicine. He oversees Sports Performance and works in the biomechanics labs at the William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine. He has provided athletic training services to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, the Great Lakes Loons, a Class A minor league affiliate of the L.A. Dodgers, and University of Detroit Jesuit High School, 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.
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5 Ways To Turn Your Walk Into A Workout

: If your goal is to turn your walk into a workout, there are steps you can take to get the most out of a 45-minute session.

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Targeted Training: The Truth About Spot-Reducing Workouts

: Whether your goal is to firm up a muffin top, obliterate cankles or tone up chicken wings, spot-reducing workouts are all the rage; but do they work?

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The Truth About Strength Training

: Learn why strength training is a key component of any fitness program — and how to squeeze it in to your daily routine.

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How To Use A Foam Roller

: Foam rollers are becoming increasingly popular among fitness experts. Learn how to use a foam roller before and after a workout, and how one can help ...

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Spring Into Fitness (Despite COVID-19 Limitations)

: With increasingly open schedules due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be more opportunities for you to kick up your fitness routine this spring.

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Put A Stop To Recurring Injuries

: Recurring injuries are common, especially among single-sport athletes. Learn what they are, why they happen and how to prevent them.

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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 ...

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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.

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