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ATs in the News - October Edition

 10/24/2014 - 2:47pm  By: ToddC 

Although we are still working to educate the public about the value and contributions of athletic trainers, it’s always exciting to see the news media present stories that highlight the lives and accomplishments of ATs. Recently, we have come across several stories that have done just that. Since you might not have seen them already, we wanted to collect them here so you might have a chance to read them too. We often post articles we come across on our Twitter feed, in addition to... view

Korey Stringer Institute and MISSION Partner for Heat Safety Pledge

 10/23/2014 - 3:47pm  By: JAIMIES 

In partnership with the University of Connecticut's Korey Stringer Institute, MISSION Athletecare are attacking the issue of heat stroke head-on by donating $1 million in EnduraCool instant cooling products over the next three years to schools that implement and follow KSI's Exertional Heat Stroke Prevention Guidelines. Schools who take the official pledge on the MISSION Athletecare website... view

Preventing Injuries in the Most Popular Sport

 10/21/2014 - 12:05pm  By: JAIMIES 

By John Doherty, ATC, PT

Baseball, basketball and football may be our three biggest spectator sports. Beyond filling stadiums and arenas, they have plenty of participants at the youth and high school levels.
 
Despite their popularity, these sports are far outdone by another in terms of participation. Furthermore, without this sport’s most fundamental aspect, the other three wouldn’t be possible at all; for where would those “big three... view

The Female Athlete Triad: Health Pitfalls for Adolescents

 10/17/2014 - 2:08pm  By: ToddC 

The Adolescent Female Athlete Triad
 
By Vineeta T. Swaroop, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
 
Sophie* is a 15 year old adolescent with a history of a metatarsal (foot) stress fracture and medial tibial stress syndrome (“shin splints”) who is an avid cross country runner. Often she does not eat prior to her workouts... view

Win a Trip to NATA 2015 by Entering the #ATsAre Contest

 10/16/2014 - 4:08pm  By: JAIMIES 

NATA initially launched its #ATsAre awareness campaign back in June, when convention attendees were asked to complete the phrase “Athletic trainers are ____” on a whiteboard. Recently, the #ATsAre campaign officially became a contest, and settled into its digital home at the NATA 2015 convention website. ATs and AT students are encouraged to submit their word (or words) as often as they... view

The Need for Mentoring

 10/14/2014 - 2:22pm  By: JordanB 

By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC

In 1871, Philip P. Bliss, an American composer and conductor, published the following:
 
Brightly beams our Father’s mercy,
From His lighthouse evermore,
But to us He gives the keeping
Of the lights along the shore.
 
Refrain:
Let the lower lights be burning!
Send a gleam across the wave!
Some poor fainting, struggling seaman
You may rescue, you may save.
 
... view

49ers' Marcus Lattimore's Concussion Awareness Initiative

 10/09/2014 - 2:11pm  By: JAIMIES 

San Francisco 49ers rookie Marcus Lattimore has been making headlines lately, and still has yet to play one minute in his NFL career. As NFL commentators and critics debate whether he’ll be removed from the team’s non-football injury list to the active roster for the Rams game on Oct. 13, Lattimore’s nonprofit foundation is generating media buzz over a new concussion awareness initative benefitting South Carolina's young football athletes.
 
Since being... view

Manual Therapy Certificate Work Group Opportunities

 10/09/2014 - 10:09am  By: ToddC 

The Professional Development Committee (PDC) is working on the development of a Manual Therapy Certificate of Completion. The certificate will be launched during 2015. Those wishing to earn the certificate will complete several online modules and will complete the certificate by attending in-person sessions. Within the certificate there will be three tracks - upper extremity, lower extremity and spine. Several ATs who are leaders in the manual therapy field are already engaged with Jay... view

In Case You Missed It: NATA Buzz, from Convention News to Scholarship Opportunities

 10/07/2014 - 1:59pm  By: JAIMIES 

The saying goes "spring forward, fall back," but from we sit at the NATA office, the beginning of October has quickly turned into one of our busiest times of year.

For starters, we announced the results of the presidential election. Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, who attended high school not far from the NATA office in North Dallas, was selected by the membership and said the impact "... view

Scott Sailor Wins NATA Presidential Election

 10/01/2014 - 4:18pm  By: JordanB 

The results of our presidential election are finalized, and Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, has been voted by the membership to be our next president. He will take office in June 2015. Our sincere thanks to Russ Richardson, EdD, ATC, for his willingness to serve the association and to all the members who engaged in the voting process. 

We caught up with Sailor shortly after he received the big news from President Jim Thornton, MA, ATC, CES, while he was walking in the parking lot at... view

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