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Editor’s note: This column kicks off a series of mental health-related columns that will be posted on the NATA Now blog throughout May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. ByTimothy Neal, MS, ATC, LAT Assistant Professor/Clinical Education...
After all the votes were conuted, the winner of the NATM 2016 Poster Contest is Otsego High School Athletic Training (@Otse_GOAT) ! They will be awarded a $100 Amazon gift card and a $50 credit to the NATAGear merchandise store. You can see the top...
By Carlie Mankin and Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo, Phd, ATC, LAT According to the founder of Iota Tau Alpha (ITA), John Anderson, MEd, ATC, the saying "We heal those contending for the prize", is the direct translation of Iota Tau Alpha in Greek (...
We need your help again this year to help choose the winner of the NATM Poster Contest. We narrowed the entries down to ten of our favorites and you can see them in the folowing poll. You can vote for two, so let us know which ones you think are the...
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The NATA Board of Directors in January unanimously approved the request of the NATA Committee on Practice Advancement and the NATA Terminology Workgroup to gradually eliminate the term “physician extender” to describe athletic trainers working in...
We are past the midway point of National Athletic Training Month but there is still plenty of time to promote the profession and maybe even pick up a prize along the way. In addition to the NATA Social Media Contest , you can qualify for a prize by...
The NATA Professional Education Committee is producing a video series to recognize and share innovative teaching and learning ideas by academic professionals in the field of athletic training through the distribution of pedagogical tips that can be...
The Executive Committee for Education has started a series of webinars to answer questions members raised regarding the degree transition. Here is the second video: Determining the Degree and Organizational Structure Upon completion of Lesson 2,...
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The April NATA News featured an article on disablement models and the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. Below is a more in-depth look at the subject. ICF Model: A Framework for Athletic...
Approximately 50 percent of all sports-related injuries sustained by athletes ages 6 to 18 are related to overuse. Overuse can cause general stress, inflammation and tendinitis. Because the symptoms of overuse injuries tend to be gradual, it often...