NATA Now

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...
Emerging Educator Award This award honors an individual who is an up and coming athletic training educator who has demonstrated excellence in values towards education and teaching abilities. The recipient excels in delivering and promoting athletic...
The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. The recipient list continued to grow in September with 33 additional schools honored. You can see the full list below...
By John Doherty, ATC, PT Baseball is unquestionably the safest of our major team sports. However, as the National League Championship Series shifts to Wrigley Field, the Mets are without a starting infielder, while the Cubs still have their best...
By John Doherty, ATC, PT Tiger Woods had his first low back operation in March of last year yet still managed to play in seven PGA tournaments in 2014. This year was better only in the sense that he played in 12 tournaments. However, he never...