NATA News Blog


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

Low Back Surgery Requires Serious Consideration

 10/16/2015 - 9:20am  By: ToddC 

By John Doherty, ATC, PT

Tiger Woods had his first low back operation in March of last year yet still managed to play in seven PGA tournaments in 2014. This year was better only in the sense that he played in 12 tournaments. However, he never finished higher than 10th, missed the cut four times, and withdrew — after only 12 holes — from another.

The withdrawal occurred at the start... view

New Funding Available For Safe Sports School Award

 10/13/2015 - 10:11am  By: ToddC 

Updated 11/18/15

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... view

Athletic Trainer Initiative Contest

 10/09/2015 - 9:18am  By: JordanB 

The NFL Foundation’s AT Grant Initiative launched with a bang in May 2014 when President Barack Obama announced an important new partnership between NATA, the NFL Foundation and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society (PFATS) during the White House Healthy Kids and Concussion Summit in Washington, D.C. As part of the collaboration, the NFL Foundation and NFL teams agreed... view







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