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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

CMS Publishes New Proposed Stark Law Rule

 08/05/2015 - 12:18pm  By: ToddC 
On July 15, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Calendar Year 2016 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule. The Proposed Rule includes several clarifications and proposed modifications to the Stark Law regulations, including the creation of two new exceptions. The Proposed Rule appears to reflect two key themes: 
CMS is seeking to ease the burden of... view

Celebrating Women in Athletic Training

 08/04/2015 - 9:01am  By: JordanB 

When Marjorie King, PhD, ATC, PT, was helping plan the Women in Athletic Training Reception, an event during NATA 2015 designed to celebrate the legacy of the Women’s in Athletic Training Committee, she said she hoped at least 25 people would show up. Must to her delight, approximately 250 NATA members filled the Regency Grand, Landmark 4, Wednesday, June 24, to celebrate the history of women in leadership roles in the athletic training profession.

The reception kicked off with... view

Kansas City Announces Berry’s Return to Play

 07/31/2015 - 3:56pm  By: beths 

It was announced Wednesday, July 29, by Kansas City Chiefs Head Athletic Trainer Rick Burkholder, MS, ATC, and head coach Andy Reid that Eric Berry was cleared to resume football activities. The three-time Pro Bowl defensive back was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, cancer of the lymphatic system of the immune system, about eight months ago.

  • Nov. 24, 2014: Burkholder discloses to the media that a mass was found in Berry’s chest.... view







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