By LORI TUCKER6 News Anchor
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Jenny Moshak is a familiar face to Lady Vol
As athletic trainer, she travels with the
team, but she also shares her years of knowledge as
a leader and an athlete in her own right.
She keeps her players healthy by creating
"The basics are
to eat right, get plenty of rest, push the foods and the proper fluids, train
like crazy, and take care of yourself, recover," she said.
It's the rest and recovery aspect
that athletes of all ages often neglect.
"They're going from one season in the
same sport to the next season, whether that's high school to AAUs to summer
camps to travelling teams, and they're not giving their body a break," Moshak said.
That non-stop schedule can put an athlete at
risk for one of the scariest injuries of all: concussions.
For some reason, girls don't recover as
quickly as boys.
Moshak says the medical profession is getting
much better at recognizing and diagnosing concussions, but athletes must
realize it's not okay to play after a head injury.
"We're getting there. It's an education,
having them realize that you only have one brain and you really need to take
care of it."
Moshak's book is available at local book
stores and online at Amazon.com.