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Cramer Student Lounge Offers Free Food, Giveaways and More

 06/05/2015 - 1:15pm  By: ToddC 

The Cramer Student Lounge returns with more great offerings for 2015! The Cramer Student Reception is scheduled for 4 p.m. on June 24, providing students the opportunity to network, enjoy free food and get the highly sought after Cramer giveaway item a day early. Free Wi-Fi will also be available in the student lounge throughout the convention.
 
Students will have another chance get ahold of an exclusive Cramer item with the School Spirit Exchange. Any student that... view

2015 Quiz Bowl Teams Set!

 06/04/2015 - 1:50pm  By: ToddC 

The 10 teams that will compete at the 2015 NATA Quiz Bowl in St. Louis have been determined. Scheduled for 5 p.m. on June 25 at the convention, the Quiz Bowl is now in its seventh year and features teams from each district in a Jeopardy-style competition. More than bragging rights will be on the line as the winning team receives $1,000 toward the school’s athletic training program or club. The second and third place teams will receive $500 and $250 respectively. In addition to these... view

Athletic Training and Public Health Summit, August 27-29

 06/03/2015 - 2:08pm  By: ToddC 

The College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University is convening a summit from August 27-29 dedicated to promoting the integration of public health approaches into the practice of athletic training. Since the beginning of the profession, injury and illness prevention has been a hallmark of the work done by athletic trainers. Much of this work has, and continues to be, appropriately focused on the individual.... view

Keynote Amy Purdy Uses Creativity to Succeed with Prosthetics

 05/29/2015 - 9:45am  By: JordanB 

When we interviewed our 2015 Johnson & Johnson Keynote Speaker Amy Purdy for the June NATA News, we had an in-depth discussion with her about the various prosthetics she uses for her active lifestyle, which ranges from professional snowboarding to her successful stint on "Dancing with the Stars." She talked to us about the limitations of most prosthetics and how she teamed with her... view

Live Tommy John Surgery Demo at Convention

 05/26/2015 - 2:11pm  By: ToddC 

Attendees at the convention in St. Louis will be able to observe a live demonstration of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament procedure, more famously known as Tommy John surgery. Listed under the title "Live Surgical Demo: Elbow" it will be one of the Feature Presentations during the week and take place Friday, June 26, from 8:15 - 10:15 a.m. The session will be held in the Ferrara Theatre at America’s Center Convention Complex. Participating in the surgery from... view

ATs Provide TBI Education at Pentagon

 05/26/2015 - 1:22pm  By: ToddC 

On May 11 a team of athletic trainers along with United States Naval Academy team physician CAPT. Scott W. Pyne, MD gathered at the Pentagon to present on TBI in the military adolescent athlete. TBI was just one of the topics highlighted as part of a follow up tactical Parenting Conference sponsored by the Henderson Hall Marine Corps Community Services, Marine and Family Behavioral Health Program.

While several issues relating to TBI were addressed, one of the most important was that... view

Official Statement from the AT Strategic Alliance about the Level of the Professional Degree

 05/20/2015 - 2:48pm  By: JordanB 

Over the past two and a half years the AT Strategic Alliance (BOC, CAATE, NATA and NATA Foundation), under the lead of NATA and CAATE, have been actively engaged in a critical examination of what the appropriate professional degree level should be to best prepare athletic trainers for an integral  role in the evolving health care system.

This past weekend a special meeting was held to hear final presentations and to deliberate. Read about the decision in the... view

Parents and the New Concussion Paradigm

 05/19/2015 - 4:13pm  By: DONNAB 

By Chris Snoddy MA, LAT ATC

Parents are more educated, more concerned and more aware of the dangers of concussions than ever before. How we communicate with parents or guardians of our concussed athletes has entered a new paradigm. This new model of communication requires documentation and more importantly, understanding. How we ensure parents understand what has happened to their child’s brain is the ultimate goal of the athletic trainer and physician.

According... view

ATs in the News

 05/15/2015 - 11:03am  By: ToddC 

Recently, we have come across several stories that have highlighted the lives and accomplishments of ATs. 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 important news and updates from NATA. So if you want to see articles like these that focus on individual ATs or that pertain to the profession as a whole, give us a follow at ... view

Hall of Fame Advice for AT Students

 05/12/2015 - 10:45am  By: JordanB 

When we were interviewing our newest Hall of Fame inductees for the May NATA News, we asked them to share advice for young ATs who are just getting started in this profession. Why not learn from the best of the best, right? Read on to see what these examplary athletic trainers wanted to pass on to future ATs.
 

This profession is about caring and helping people. I would tell them to stay the course, follow the process, capture the moment and get involved every chance... view

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