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Update to Appropriate Care of the Spine Injured Athlete

 07/01/2015 - 9:33am  By: ToddC 

By John Doherty, ATC, PT

There are roughly 33 incidents of non-fatal spinal cord injury (SCI) nationally each day. That translates to 12,000 cases per year. Most receive barely a mention in the local press. However, nearly all lead to some type of disability and many are entirely catastrophic, leaving victims with permanent paralysis.

Consequently, when a sport is involved -- which is only 7-9 percent of the... view

My First Convention Q&A: Eddie Lane

 06/22/2015 - 10:01am  By: beths 

With an athletic training career spanning from 1949-93, Edwin Lane, AT Ret, has had many memorable experiences in the relatively young field, including being one of the 243 founding charter members of the NATA – and one of five still living.

Graduating from high school at 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 112 pounds, Lane said there wasn’t a place for someone his size on the field, however, there was one with athletic training. He left Toledo, Ohio, to attend Southern... view

My First Convention Q&A: Bobby Barton

 06/22/2015 - 9:59am  By: beths 

This year’s Eve Becker Doyle Leadership Award recipient, Robert “Bobby” Barton, ATC, said he became an athletic trainer through osmosis. Growing up in Texas, an athletic trainer could be found in just about every high school, so it wasn’t a surprise when he “fell into” the profession his freshman year of college at the University of Kentucky.

“I obviously really liked it, and have been in it for 47 years,” he said.

That 47-year... view

Millennials and Patient Compliance-Where’s the App For That?

 06/15/2015 - 1:20pm  By: ToddC 

By Kembra Mathis, MEd, ATC, LAT, Bentonville High School

“Kids these days”. If you’ve ever uttered those words you are likely not alone. It’s no secret that the latest generation of young people, fondly known as millennials, is the topic of discussion in the work place. The rehabilitation... view

NATA Participates in White House Roundtable

 06/12/2015 - 9:05am  By: JordanB 

On April 29, 2015, NATA President Jim Thornton, MA, ATC, CES, and NATA Hall of Famer Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT-I, CSCS, traveled to Washington, D.C. after being invited to participate in a White House Roundtable. The goal of the forum was to build national resilience by providing information and tools the general public can use to save lives.

The Roundtable included 50 senior leaders from 35 national organizations representing 9-1-1, allied health disciplines, emergency management,... view

Global Lessons in Athletic Training Education Sessions in St. Louis

 06/11/2015 - 1:43pm  By: ToddC 

Advanced Track Session: Tuesday, June 23, 10:30am -5:00pm
The Back Pained Athlete: Assessment, Rehabilitation and Progressions to Ultimate Performance
AC, Room 221
Stuart McGill, PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada
Ed Cambridge, PhD, University of Waterloo, Canada
Moderator: Troy Hershman, MS, ATC, LAT, Ball State University
Feature Presentation Session:  Wednesday, June 24, 10:45am-12:45pm
What I Have... view

Students: Relationships in and Outside of the Athletic Training Clinic

 06/09/2015 - 12:38pm  By: ToddC 

By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC, ATP Director, Colorado Mesa University

Relationships between athletic training students and student athletes can be a touchy subject in many athletic training programs. Some program administrators have very specific rules for their students, ranging from banning dating of student athletes to not assigning students to the same sport as their significant other athlete. Others operate on the basis that if it doesn’t... view

Cramer Student Lounge Offers Free Food, Giveaways and More

 06/05/2015 - 12:15pm  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 - 12:50pm  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 - 1:08pm  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







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