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Last week’s Mental Health Awareness Month blog discussed the prevalence of diagnosable mental health disorders among adolescents and college-aged students. This week’s blog will look at the tools available to help athletic trainers care for athletes...
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By Rachel Brown, MS, ATC Integrating athletic trainers in Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs is a unique, yet sometimes overlooked, opportunity. ROTC programs are offered at more than 1,000 colleges and universities across the country...
Scott Hamilton is in the people business—no matter if it’s teaching young skaters, giving his time to a worthy cause or sharing his extensive ice skating knowledge with television viewers, he works to serve, motivate and enlighten others. “Pretty...
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In the United States, one in every four to five adolescents meets the criteria of a diagnosable mental health disorder, with 30 percent meeting criteria for an anxiety disorder, 19 percent for a behavioral disorder, 11 percent for a substance abuse...
National Athletic Training Month 2016 saw ATs far and wide promoting the profession to the public both in person and via social media. Use of the #NATM2016 hashtag generated over 12 million impressions. And the participation was not just limited to...
The Committee on Practice Advancement (COPA) is looking for individuals who are leaders in the field of administration to present a 15-20 minute message during the Healthcare Administrators’ Forum at the 67th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo on...
2016 Convention Events of Interest For ATs in Emerging Settings All locations are tentative and subject to change (Final locations will be provided in the 2016 NATA Convention Guide) *Denotes registration is required Wednesday, June 22 *Physician...
My Trip to Uganda with “Invisible Thread” by Alan Kroll, MS, ATC Self-employed COPA Performing Arts Workgroup This past fall I had the pleasure of working onsite with the incredible cast and creatives of ‘Invisible Thread the Musical.’ The musical...
by Jessica Daniels, MS, AT Durable Medical Equipment Coordinator Mercy Health/Wellington Sports Medicine COPA Physician Practice Workgroup As a certified athletic trainer, one topic I have heard many debate involves where to turn when the demands of...
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The May NATA News highlighted the works and achievements of the seven NATA Hall of Fame 2016 inductees. While every one of them has taken a unique path to the top of the profession, they all share a common thread: a drive to improve the profession...