NATA Now

By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC, ATP Director, Colorado Mesa University
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The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee. An ACL injury can occur in any sport, with 70 percent of ACL injuries being sustained during non-contact sports and 30 percent sustained during contact...
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In honor of National Volunteer Month in April, the March NATA News featured a story highlighting the benefits of volunteering and encouraging members to give back to their profession as well as their community.
By Forrest Pecha, MS, ATC, CSCS on behalf of CAATE Webster’s definition of residency includes, “A period of advanced training in a medical specialty.” This is important to understand when considering the goals and standards of post-professional...
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By Katie Scott, MS, ATC, LAT NATA Athletic Trainer in Residence As we enter into the second month of 2016, I find myself internally reviewing my professional goals for the new year. Most of us have a bucket list, and I was fortunate to have the...
by Moegi Yamaguchi, AT Lead Athletic Trainer, 2015 Ohio University Marching 110 Marching band is a relatively new area of practice for athletic trainers. Marching musicians may not fall into a typical category of athlete; however, their effort is...
Since the pilot-launch of the ATLAS project at the NATA symposium in St. Louis this year, the KSI team has been extremely busy working alongside the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee (SSATC) to map all of the athletic training...
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Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart that disrupts pumping, and every year in the U.S. 2,000 patients under age 25 die because of it, according to the Center for Disease Control. To help you educate your...
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“AT Moms Find Support With Facebook Group,” featured in the February NATA New s , shared how Sara Whiteside, MS, ATC, and Christy Carlson, MAED, ATC, used the social media platform to connect athletic trainers who are also mothers around the country...
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NATA Student Leadership Committee Chair Jon Reidy discovered his love of athletic training early on. “I have a very typical story,” said Reidy, who played several sports growing up. “I went into the athletic training facility [after an injury] my...