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By Meg Schneider, MS, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer- Radio City Christmas Spectacular Athletic Trainer- Chicago Bulls Entertainment team Most ATs are prepared for teams that traditionally play and practice outdoors, but what would happen if all of...
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By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC Colorado Mesa University This fall I took on some new responsibilities at work. I now serve as the head of the Department of Kinesiology in addition to my role as the athletic training program director. I have enjoyed...
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NATA staff conducted an interview with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban about the importance of athletic trainers. The full interview will be posted to the At Your Own Risk website next spring. At Your Own Risk is a public awareness campaign aimed...
Last week NATA staff conducted an interview with recently retired Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. In the interview, Bryant talked about the role athletic trainers played throughout his career. The full interview will be posted to the At Your...
Johnson & Johnson has made the decision to change its sponsorship level with NATA. While they will continue to support NATA and the profession, it will be in a reduced capacity. “NATA understands and respects this business decision. It is...
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In 2016, 589 NATA members celebrated 25 years with the association while 27 celebrated 50 years of membership. In addition, 162 NATA members celebrated a personal milestone: retirement. Congratulations to all of the NATA members who are celebrating...
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The Health Care System’s Commitment to Patient-Centered Care By Kara Gainer Over the last several decades, the phrase “patient-centered care” has grown in popularity. Patient-centered care places the focus on the patient, as opposed to the physician...
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We are in the midst of the 2016 NATA Salary Survey and are excited to share a midway update! We are off to a good start at 9 percent overall participation, but still have a way to go to achieve our 35 percent goal. Approximately 4,440 have completed...
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Although shin splints and stress fractures both affect the lower legs, the two overuse injuries are different. To help you educate members of your community, the NATA has created a shin splint and stress fracture infographic handout featured in the...
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The November NATA News features a profile on Elizabeth Wolfe, CAGS, ATC, which examines her role as an injury prevention coordinator at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. The medical center had never considered an athletic trainer for the position, so...