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Communication in the Secondary School Setting

 09/02/2015 - 9:26am  By: JordanB 

Contributed by the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee

Communication is key in all levels of athletic training, but the secondary school setting presents unique communication challenges. Here are some tips for communicating with parents, coaches and physicians.

Communicating with Parents: Making Parents Allies
By Lori Johannessen, ATC, LAT

I have heard it said by ATs working outside of the secondary school... view

AT Spotlight: Angela Sneed

 08/26/2015 - 12:30pm  By: beths 

Since becoming an athletic trainer, Angela Sneed, ATC, has found a place in motorsports, caring for pit crew members. While caring for these industrial athletes, who oftentimes work nonstop during the 38-week season, is challenging as well as rewarding – especially when someone who was previously hurt excels, said Sneed, who merged her company Advanced Athletic Training Solutions with OrthoCarolina in 2013.
Sneed details the challenges she faces working with pit... view

AT Spotlight: Whitney Rowley

 08/26/2015 - 12:37pm  By: beths 

In May, University of Pittsburgh athletic training student Whitney Rowley spent two weeks in Peru, where she worked with special needs children in the psychomotor room of the Clinica San Juan de Dios and volunteered with Peru for Life, a nonprofit that assists teen mothers. Her trip to the South American country has been detailed in the August/September NATA News. Learn more about this future... view

A look inside the August/September NATA News

 08/26/2015 - 11:24am  By: beths 

In the latest edition on NATA News, we take a look at the event-filled 2015 NATA Convention, which took place over three days in June in St. Louis. Throughout the 80-page August/September edition, you’ll find photographs and stories revisiting this exciting annual event.
This year, more than 10,500 members attended the convention – 19.85 percent of which were first-time attendees. Among the 375 convention... view

District and State Funding Available For Safe Sports School Award

 08/24/2015 - 9:38am  By: ToddC 
The Safe Sports School award is an NATA initiative to promote youth athlete safety, injury prevention, as well as athlete and parent education among secondary schools. District and state associations are showing their support by offering assistance to minimize the cost of applying for the award.
If your district or state is interested in starting a grant program, please contact... view

Sports Medicine-Related Topics From A to Z, Part Two

 08/21/2015 - 12:17pm  By: ToddC 

By John Doherty, ATC, PT

Since my first appearance in The Times sports section, I have found there typically is more to discuss than space available. Last week’s effort, to mark this column’s 30th anniversary, was no different. Promising to review sports medicine-related topics from A to Z, I only made it to the letter M.

Here then is the remainder of the alphabet.

... view

AT, SPL team up to increase awareness of vocal cord disorder

 08/20/2015 - 9:19am  By: beths 

When an athlete has trouble breathing, pinpointing the exact cause can be a challenge. While ailments such as asthma are well known, others, including Vocal Cord Dysfunction-Exercise Induced Laryngeal Obstruction (VCD-EILO), are less recognized and harder to diagnose.

Ithaca College professors Michael Matheny, MS, ATC, of the Department of Exercise and Sports Sciences, and Mary Pitti, MS, CCC-SLP, of the Department of Speech Language and Audiology, are working together to address the... view

Sports Medicine Column Celebrates Thirty Years

 08/12/2015 - 2:58pm  By: ToddC 

By John Doherty, ATC, PT

When then-Times assistant sports editor Paul Mullaney approached me about writing this column early in the summer of 1985, I thought I could do a pretty good job of it — for a year or two. Then, I expected, the ideas would run out.
Over the next 30 years, Mullaney ultimately became the managing editor of The Times before departing last year to become President of Bishop Noll... view

Students: Not Everything Needs to be Fun

 08/10/2015 - 9:59am  By: JordanB 

By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC, ATP Director, Colorado Mesa University
Earlier this summer I came across a blog post by a blogger named Brooke Romney wherein she discusses a problem she believes her children have – they think the purpose of life is to have fun.  Ms. Romney elaborated, sharing how in her children’s prayers time is spent in gratitude for the fun... view

Reducing Concussions in Soccer

 08/06/2015 - 1:39pm  By: ToddC 

By John Doherty, ATC, PT

The high school soccer season started yesterday in Indiana. A week from tomorrow, the boys will get started in Illinois. In the Land of Lincoln, the girls play in the spring. Having the two genders play in opposite seasons — as is done in the vast majority of states — is good for officiating and good for fields but that is another story for another day.
Because, no matter the... view







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