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Two University of the Incarnate Word athletic trainers, Dr. Shandra Esparza and Dr. Reid Fisher have successfully been awarded a Clinical Research Initiative (CRI) Intramural Research Award to fund a project titled: "Athletic Trainer Integration in...
By Heather Harvey, MA, ATC AB Miller High School, Redlands, California NATA Young Professionals’ Committee I’m sure everyone has heard about the mass shooting that occurred in San Bernardino, California. The Inland Regional Center, where the...
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As an athletic trainer for 44 years, Robert Ramos, MS, LAT, ATC, is used to staying on his toes and being ready for whatever may happen. These skills were put to the test Oct. 26 when he was working a Gateway Charter Academy home game in the Dallas...
Last month we unveiled the new website for the 67th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo and the corresponding theme for the convention which is #BetterTogether. We also launched the #BetterTogether contest and asked ATs to show us their take on the...
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Winter is here, but that doesn’t mean outdoor activities need to come to a halt. To help you keep your athletes and members of your community safe and active this winter, NATA has created an Environmental Cold Injuries Handout (pdf), found on p. 42...
The #BetterTogether contest ended last week and the participation from athletic trainers across the country was great. We received nearly 200 photo and video entries! So who will win a free trip for two to the convention in 2016? Well, that’s where...
By John Doherty, ATC, PT Last night, Bears running back Matt Forte’s streak of 52 straight starts came to an end. Forte not only missed the start, he missed the trip to San Diego. For good reason. Airplane trips and swollen joints are a bad mix. It...
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,...