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By Scott Sailor President, National Athletic Trainers' Association Today's athletes are like finely tuned machines: Every aspect of their physiology is carefully worked over, each variance in the athlete's condition diligently noted. As athletic...
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By Dan Newman, MS, LAT, ATC Do you Tweet? Do you Facebook? Do you Instagram? How about Snapchat? If those four simple questions leave you scratching your head, then you are in the minority. Today, there is more than 2.3 billion, yes billion with a “...
Last weekend NATA staff conducted interviews with current and former Seattle Mariners players Ken Griffey Jr., Robinson Cano, Felix Hernandez, Kyle Seager, Steve Cishek and Hisashi Iwakuma. During the interviews, players discussed the important role...
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By Lisa Walker, ATC NATA SSATC District Seven Representative Working in the secondary school setting is rewarding and presents some challenging issues in knowing the rules of sport that apply to all participants, including the AT. How much do you...
NATA is launching a new digital publication in April focused on legal issues relevant to athletic trainers. The Sports Medicine Legal Digest is a quarterly digital newsletter exclusively for NATA members that has been created to: Keep athletic...
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Sleep is essential to health and function, playing a major role in cognitive performance, physical health and mental health. However, it seems like most people have trouble getting enough sleep. Studies show that one-third of college-aged student...
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The April NATA News – NATA’s annual Education Issue – features an article about the Journal of Athletic Training (JAT) and Athletic Training Education Journal (ATEJ), detailing the publications’ growth over the years and what’s to come in 2017. In...
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One of the missions of the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee is the promotion of athletic trainers as leaders in issues related to cultural competence and professional diversity within the health care professions. The committee has a long-...
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By Daniel Ruedeman, MA, ATC, LAT When you think of the physician practice setting, what do you think about? What is it? Who works in this setting? What are they doing in this setting? Is this setting for me? When I first started at the University of...
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In January, the NATA Board of Directors approved a proposal to restructure and expand the NATA College/University Athletic Trainers’ Committee (CUATC) into the Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine (ICSM) to address the varying needs of...