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By John Doherty, ATC, PT Within fairly short order last week, three teams vying for two different championships had their hopes fractured by one type of injury: a broken bone. On Friday, an MRI to N.Y. Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira’s right...
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Our Government Affairs team has been working hard to help these three pieces of legislation gain traction. Here are the latest updates on each bill: H.R. 921: The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act H.R. 921 clarifies medical liability rules for...
The Athletic Trainers’ Educators Conference (ATEC) planning subcommittee is currently seeking dynamic individuals to present at the 2016 NATA Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. The title of the presentation is Best Practices in...
Contributed by the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee Written by Cindy Clivio, MEd, ATC Worried about your budget? Worried about job security? Want a say in legislation that affects you like concussion laws or AED policies? One of...
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Contributed by the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee Communication is key in all levels of athletic training, but the secondary school setting presents unique communication challenges. Here are some tips for communicating with...
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In May, University of Pittsburgh athletic training student Whitney Rowley spent two weeks in Peru, where she worked with special needs children in the psychomotor room of the Clinica San Juan de Dios and volunteered with Peru for Life, a nonprofit...
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Since becoming an athletic trainer, Angela Sneed, ATC, has found a place in motorsports, caring for pit crew members. While caring for these industrial athletes, who oftentimes work nonstop during the 38-week season, is challenging as well as...
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In the latest edition on NATA News , we take a look at the event-filled 2015 NATA Convention, which took place over three days in June in St. Louis. Throughout the 80-page August/September edition, you’ll find photographs and stories revisiting this...
The Safe Sports School award is an NATA initiative to promote youth athlete safety, injury prevention, as well as athlete and parent education among secondary schools. District and state associations are showing their support by offering assistance...
By John Doherty, ATC, PT Since my first appearance in The Times sports section, I have found there typically is more to discuss than space available. Last week’s effort, to mark this column’s 30th anniversary, was no different. Promising to review...