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Gearing Up for Grad School

 11/20/2014 - 5:49pm  By: JordanB 

By Thad Walker, MS, ATC
Millikin University

As an undergraduate AT student, you are nearly finished with the fall semester and in all likelihood, your collective attention is focused on new courses, clinical assignments and perhaps your fantasy football roster. It is without a doubt the right time to start planning for grad school. And no, I’m not talking to those seniors who are nearing graduation. I find that sophomores and juniors typically don’t think... view

HBO "State of Play" Series Addresses Hot Topics in Sports, Consequences of Concussion

 11/19/2014 - 6:34pm  By: Anonymous 

by John Doherty, ATC, PT

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released a new set of guidelines last week intended to reduce the risk of head impact and concussion in football. That same day, General Electric, the NFL and Under Armour announced the winners of their grant competition, the Head Health Challenge II. The seven research groups will each receive $500,000 to continue investigating various methods and devices to improve brain safety in... view

Help Us Choose the #ATsAre Winner!

 11/18/2014 - 5:42pm  By: ToddC 

The #ATsAre Social Media Contest ended last week and the response was fantastic. We received nearly 150 photo entries and the hashtag was used almost 900 times during the contest. So who will be taking home the prizes? Well, that’s where we need your help. We were so impressed by the creativity shown in the number of entries we received that we had a hard time choosing who we thought was the very best. We did manage... view

NATA Technical Bylaws Change Notice

 11/12/2014 - 2:27pm  By: JordanB 

Dear NATA member,
The NATA Board of Directors recently approved a technical change to the association’s bylaws. There are two types of bylaws changes - one is substantive, which requires member votes at our district meetings. These are significant changes such as board member term limits. The second type, technical changes, are to clean up or clarify language. As a matter of process, we ensured the change we are sharing with you today was a... view

Rehab and the Rockettes: Injury Prevention in the Performing Arts Setting

 11/11/2014 - 11:35am  By: Anonymous 

In her office at Radio City Music Hall, old magazines and photos of the Radio City Rockettes through the years decorate the walls. As she sits at her desk, Elaine Winslow-Redmond, MS, ATC, EMT, head athletic trainer and director of athletic training and wellness for the Radio City Rockettes, recalls how the cozy room once served as the entire athletic training treatment area many years ago.
“I remember wanting to be... view

The Business of Athletic Training: Webinar Series

 11/06/2014 - 10:35am  By: ToddC 

The Business of Athletic Training webinar series, presented by Kathy Dieringer, Lisa Kluchurosky and Linda Mazzoli, is designed to incorporate basic business concepts into the tool kit of all athletic trainers.  It is highly recommended that attendees participate in the entire BOAT webinar series; however, the webinars are flexible enough in format that you can choose which ones you want to complete. 

These tools, though unique to some athletic trainers, are as necessary as... view

Study: Despite New Technology, Helmets Work Best When They Fit Properly

 11/05/2014 - 2:19pm  By: Anonymous 

by John Doherty, ATC, PT
On Friday night, NBC5 investigative reporter Phil Rogers ran a three-minute and 38 second summary of a six–week investigation into the helmets used by the schools in the station's viewing area. Rogers was particularly interested in helmets deemed unsafe or less safe by the Virginia Tech STAR Helmet Rating System. What Rogers failed to report, however, was that the STAR Helmet Rating System, based strictly on laboratory tests, has been refuted... view

CMS Reverses Proposed Rule Change that was Detrimental to Athletic Training

 11/04/2014 - 5:32pm  By: JordanB 

NATA and other entities supportive of athletic training came to the defense of the profession over the summer after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that could have negatively affected athletic trainers if implemented as written.
This work paid off on Friday, Oct. 31, when CMS released the final rule and decided not to move forward with the proposed changes.... view

Midway #ATsAre Contest Update

 10/31/2014 - 1:42pm  By: ToddC 

A few weeks ago we started a new social media contest that accompanied the unveiling of our new convention website. It was built around the philosophy that there are many words that can be used to describe athletic trainers, but only one word that brings them all together, that word being convention. So we put the call out to tell us what word you think best describes ATs and post it using the hashtag... view

Why Counting Pitches Counts

 10/28/2014 - 9:39am  By: Anonymous 

By John Doherty, ATC, PT

As the World Series comes to an anonymous end  (No Yankees, no Red Sox, no Cardinals, no Dodgers, and no Cubs means nobody is watching.), here is a tip for all those dads who hope their sons are good enough someday to play in the Fall Classic: The season is over for the pros and it should be for your sons, too.

Let them move on to something else for the winter: basketball, diving (not swimming), hockey, strength training or anything that... view







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