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Time is running out to qualify for a chance to win two free trips to Baltimore for the 2016 convention. There is only one week left to submit entries for our #BetterTogether contest . The winner will receive free housing, registration and airfare...
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By Katie Scott, MS, ATC, LAT NATA Athletic Trainer in Residence Having been the athletic trainer in residence at NATA for almost five months, one of the perks of my position is having the opportunity and privilege to network with some of the United...
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By Beth Sitzler In recent years, there has been an upswing in concussion awareness and the dangers that surround repeat traumatic brain injuries. While this awareness has increased research, education and even legislation surrounding concussions,...
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When Mike Prybicien’s son, Aiden, was diagnosed as diabetic at the age of 4, Prybicien relied on his background as an athletic trainer to help his family – including wife, Jennifer, and daughter, Abigail – navigate through their new circumstances.
Athletic trainers are better together, and convention is more fun with a friend! To help promote this theme, we launched the #BetterTogether contest two weeks ago to coincide with the new website for the 67th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. The...
By John Doherty, ATC, PT Concussions, fractures, strains and sprains translate to casts, splints, surgeries and/or time lost. Worse, that time may be a season or a career. Consequently, sports medics are always striving for better and faster...
The November issue of the NATA News is focused on the research within the athletic training profession. One of the highlighted research groups is the Athletic Trainers' Osteoarthritis Consortium (ATOAC), who is working to raise awareness of...
The November NATA News is focused on all of the exciting research being conducted by athletic trainers across the country. Laura Ann Zdziarski, ATC, LAT, a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida, was interviewed for an article about Zotero...
The November NATA News features an article about concussion research being conducted by Eric Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, chair of the Kinesiology Department at the University of New Hampshire. Swartz received a $500,000 Head Health II grant from the...
A childhood fascination with science and medicine and how they apply to sports has led Yuri Hosokawa, MAT, ATC, to a career in athletic training, taking her from Japan to the United States. The director of communication and education with the Korey...