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Post-Professional Athletic Training Residency

 02/10/2016 - 1:44pm  By: ToddC 

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 athletic training residency programs (PPATR).

The breadth of professional athletic training educational knowledge is wide, however the depth is shallow. I would argue post-professional degree and residency... view

AT in Residence: On the Road Again

 02/08/2016 - 3:21pm  By: beths 

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 opportunity to check two items off mine while on the road... view

Staying in Step With Marching Band Athletic Trainers

 02/02/2016 - 10:31am  By: ToddC 

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 very physical, and athletic trainers are well-suited to be care providers for them.

Consider that marching band members must carry an extra load that changes their center of mass—a flute, piccolo, or clarinet may be... view

The ATLAS Project Update: Athletic Training Locations And Services

 02/01/2016 - 10:06am  By: ToddC 

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 services provided at the secondary school level across the nation! “What we did was take all of the data from the Benchmark Study (funded by the NATA) and mapped every school based on their zip code using an online program call Zeemaps by Zee... view

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Handout

 01/27/2016 - 11:22am  By: beths 

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 student athletes, coaches, administration and parents on the dangers of SCA, NATA has created a sudden cardiac arrest handout that was published in the... view

Going Beyond the Stage: Learn More about the ATs in our February Cover Story

 01/27/2016 - 10:00am  By: beths 

Athletic trainers Larry Heck, ATC, with World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., Kori Kirschner, MS, ATC, with Marvel Universe Live! and Megan Richardson, MS, ATC, clinical specialist with the Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, shared what it’s like to work in the emerging setting, caring for performers on the stage and in the ring, in the February NATA News.
“Most performers are in every single show, so eight... view

AT Spotlight: Jon Reidy

 01/27/2016 - 10:09am  By: beths 

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 freshman year and never left. I spent countless hours in there. My sophomore year, I decided that’s what I wanted to do.

“I saw how athletic trainers impacted people. They weren’t just there for the... view

AT Moms Facebook Group Members Share Work-Life Balance Advice

 01/27/2016 - 10:28am  By: beths 

“AT Moms Find Support With Facebook Group,” featured in the February NATA News, 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. Since its formation, Athletic Training Moms: We do it all! has grown to 325 members. A portion of those members shared words of wisdom on the importance of... view

Scott Sailor Columns on USA Today and Huffington Post

 01/22/2016 - 2:54pm  By: ToddC 

Over the past six months, two high profile opportunities became available to NATA President Scott Sailor. He was given the chance to become a regular contributor to both USA Today High School Sports and the Huffington Post. Since last August, he has been writing for these sites and has produced a good library of columns on a range of different topics. Since you might not have seen all of these articles, we have compiled all of them here:

USA Today High School Sports:

Opportunities Continue to Grow for ATs in the Military

 01/20/2016 - 11:25am  By: JordanB 

By the NATA Committee on Practice Advancement Military Workgroup

Musckuloskeletal (MSK) injuries are the single largest impediment to operational readiness in the military setting. Over 600,000 services members sustain a MSK each year, resulting in over 2.2 million medical encounters. 1-3 Along with the impact on readiness, MSK are the largest contributor to time loss and account for over $550 million in direct care patient costs per year.

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