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Concussion: Differentiating from concern and paranoia

 11/02/2015 - 10:20am  By: beths 

By Beth Sitzler
In recent years, there has been an upswing in concussion awareness and the dangers that surround repeat traumatic brain injuries. While this awareness has increased research, education and even legislation surrounding concussions, the pendulum may have swung too far in the opposite direction, creating paranoia.

Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, distinguished professor and senior associate dean for natural sciences at the University of North Carolina at... view

#BetterTogether Contest Check In

 10/30/2015 - 12:36pm  By: ToddC 

Athletic trainers are better together, and convention is more fun with a friend! To help promote this theme, we launched the #BetterTogether contest two weeks ago to coincide with the new website for the 67th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. The contest provides a chance to win two free trips to Baltimore for the 2016 convention. The winner will receive free housing, registration and airfare for... view

FIFA 11+ Effective For More Than Just Soccer

 10/30/2015 - 8:51am  By: ToddC 

By John Doherty, ATC, PT

Concussions, fractures, strains and sprains translate to casts, splints, surgeries and/or time lost. Worse, that time may be a season or a career. 

Consequently, sports medics are always striving for better and faster diagnostic tests, medications, rehabilitation techniques and surgeries.

Some work. Some don’t.... view

Elevating Osteoarthritis

 10/28/2015 - 11:18am  By: JordanB 
The November issue of the NATA News is focused on the research within the athletic training profession. One of the highlighted research groups is the Athletic Trainers' Osteoarthritis Consortium (ATOAC), who is working to raise awareness of osteoarthritis within sports medicine.

Many members of the ATOAC are gaining national recognition for the research they are conducting... view

AT Spotlight: Yuri Hosokawa

 10/28/2015 - 10:13am  By: JordanB 

A childhood fascination with science and medicine and how they apply to sports has led Yuri Hosokawa, MAT, ATC, to a career in athletic training, taking her from Japan to the United States.
The director of communication and education with the Korey Stringer Institute, Hosokawa is currently working on her PhD at the University of Connecticut. She shared in the November NATA News her research interests as well as her plans for the... view

Concussion Handout

 10/28/2015 - 10:35am  By: JordanB 

The November NATA News features an article about concussion research being conducted by Eric Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, chair of the Kinesiology Department at the University of New Hampshire. Swartz received a $500,000 Head Health II grant from the NFL and GE to study whether or not the Helmetless Tackling Training - or HuTT technique - can minimize head trauma in football. Read more about his study on p. 12 of the November 2016 NATA... view

Worth Trying: Zotero

 10/28/2015 - 10:54am  By: JordanB 

The November NATA News is focused on all of the exciting research being conducted by athletic trainers across the country. Laura Ann Zdziarski, ATC, LAT, a doctoral candidate at the University of Florida, was interviewed for an article about Zotero, an online research tool that helps streamline the citation process. The article explores the software in depth and explains how the software can help AT researchers, so we invite you to read... view

Emerging Educator Award Created By Executive Committee for Education

 10/26/2015 - 9:54am  By: ToddC 

Emerging Educator Award
This award honors an individual who is an up and coming athletic training educator who has demonstrated excellence in values towards education and teaching abilities. The recipient excels in delivering and promoting athletic training education through various means at the local and regional levels.
Candidate Criteria
Individuals must meet the following requirements to be... view

Safe Sports School Award Honorees For September

 10/23/2015 - 1:45pm  By: ToddC 

The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. The recipient list continued to grow in September with 33 additional schools honored. You can see the full list below. If you are interested in learning more and/or applying there is an information packet available that includes the award criteria and the award application... view

Rule Changes Would Help Reduce MLB Injuries

 10/21/2015 - 3:32pm  By: ToddC 

By John Doherty, ATC, PT

Baseball is unquestionably the safest of our major team sports. However, as the National League Championship Series shifts to Wrigley Field, the Mets are without a starting infielder, while the Cubs still have their best pitcher only by the grace of good fortune.

The Mets lost Ruben Tejada to a fractured fibula thanks to a take-out slide by the Los Angeles Dodgers' Chase Utley late in Game 2 of... view







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