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

 11/05/2014 - 1:19pm  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 - 4:32pm  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 - 12:42pm  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 - 8:39am  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

Hockey Injury on Ice Leads to Suspension of Game

 10/27/2014 - 11:49am  By: Anonymous 

A Southern Professional Hockey League game was suspended 39 minutes into the night after a player suffered a serious injury that resulted from an on-ice collision.

Huntsville Havoc center Justin Cseter, 26, fell onto opposing player Dennis Sicard from the Peoria Rivermen during a chase for the hockey puck during the second period. Sicard’s skate sliced Cseter’s thigh about 1.5 inches deep and six inches wide, leaving heavy amounts of blood spattered on the ice before... view

ATs in the News - October Edition

 10/24/2014 - 1:47pm  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 - 2:47pm  By: Anonymous 

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 - 11:05am  By: Anonymous 

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 - 1:08pm  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 - 3:08pm  By: Anonymous 

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







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