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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: Anonymous 

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

And The (Individual) NPI Contest Winners Are...

 09/26/2014 - 10:54am  By: ToddC 

NATA’s NPI contest ‘Are You Being Counted’ is finished, and we are excited to report an additional 1,727 athletic trainers now have NPIs. Congratulations to District Four for winning the “Largest percentage of members with NPIs” category and District Three for taking the “Highest percentage increase in members with NPIs” title. We detailed the... view

Secondary School Resources

 09/23/2014 - 5:43pm  By: JordanB 

The October NATA News is online now, and it's all about how to succeed in the secondary school setting. We worked with the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee to develop content designed to help high school and middle school ATs with common issues such as concussion management, developing policies and procedures, tricky ethical situations and more. In addition to their tips,... view

September Is Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month

 09/19/2014 - 2:19pm  By: ToddC 

NATA Partners with the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation to Shine Spotlight on Devastating Children’s Heart Disease Through Inaugural Awareness Month

NATA is partnering with the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF) in launching Children’s Cardiomyopathy Awareness Month this September. The awareness month will educate the public about pediatric cardiomyopathy, a chronic and potentially life-threatening heart disease that affects how... view

Have You Voted Yet? Get Your Badge!

 09/18/2014 - 1:37pm  By: JordanB 

We're almost three weeks into the NATA presidential election, and our latest numbers show that only 12 percent of our membership has voted so far. If you're one of those 12 percent, we encourage you to display our "I voted" badge on social media to encourage your fellow athletic trainers to follow suit. Just right click the badge below and save it to your own computer so you can post it or share it anywhere you see fit. 

Voting Protocol:

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NPI Contest: Districts Three and Four Emerge Victorious

 09/16/2014 - 4:51pm  By: ToddC 

Required by many employers, the NPI is the standard identifier among health care professionals. NATA feels that all athletic trainers should have their NPI; in fact, members are now required to have one in order to serve on any NATA committee.

With the goal of increasing athletic trainers' representation amongst other health care professionals and industry leaders, NATA kicked off the "Are You Being Counted?" contest during this year's... view

Safe Sports School Success Story

 09/11/2014 - 1:05pm  By: JordanB 

Hawaii Baptist Academy’s Sam Lee, ATC, recently sent us an email sharing his excitement about earning a Safe Sports School Award.
In that email, Sam wrote: “Thanks for allowing us, helping us, enabling and empowering us to do something good for our community; not so much for the individual glory, but that people might see what a wonderful resource may be available to them with athletic trainers in their... view

Important Update On Meaningful Use

 09/08/2014 - 10:57am  By: ToddC 

Health care systems and private clinics are in the midst of Stage 2 Meaningful Use implementation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Incentive Programs.  As hospitals and private clinics navigate these requirements, many questions arise around the athletic trainer and their role in the ever-changing landscape of health care.  As an athletic trainer, you should be prepared to talk to your current or potential employer about this issue. NATA has developed... view







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