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Students: Enhance Your Experience By Embracing the Little Things

 01/20/2015 - 5:21pm  By: ToddC 

By Jeremy Hawkins, PhD, ATC

I set a goal in 2014 to jog, bike, or hike/walk 1,000 miles. I am pleased to report that I passed that goal on Dec. 27. The last few days were a bit cold and snowy, but it was an accomplishment for me. My year end breakdown was 491.43 miles on my bike, 470.7 miles jogging and 52.78 miles hiking/walking. Now, for some, that is nothing to write home about. But I share this with you because of something that I realized as I reviewed my exercise for 2014.... view

Study by ATs on Outdated Patient Paperwork Published in Pediatrics Journal

 01/14/2015 - 4:56pm  By: Anonymous 

In the results from a study conducted by researchers at George Mason University are finding that outdated patient forms may be hindering the ability of health care providers to monitor or discover medical conditions that can lead to cardiac arrest or sudden death in sports.

Led by Professor Shane Caswell, PhD, ATC, the research team included three other GMU faculty members and a graduate student; their findings were published in this month’s edition of ... view

Has the NFL's Adapted Training Schedule Led to More Player Injuries?

 01/13/2015 - 12:27pm  By: Anonymous 

Dear John: Someone at a holiday gathering made a claim about injuries in the NFL. The players’ association (NFLPA) has negotiated a training schedule that significantly limits the amount of scrimmage time preceding a game. The claim was that this change has resulted in an increase in player injuries this season. Are injuries on the increase? Does reduced contact time result in an actual increase in injuries? Or from your perspective, as an athletic trainer, would... view

NATA Members Form Interest Group to Support Interprofessional Education and Practice

 01/12/2015 - 12:03pm  By: ToddC 
Early in 2014, at the request of the NATA Executive Committee for Education (ECE), a work group came together to write a paper on Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP). The writers of the IPEP paper felt there was a need to continue collaboration in this area. NATA recognizes the value of targeted groups as a way for NATA members who have common interests to organically share information and develop a sense of community. Therefore, the IPEP interest group will serve as the... view

Safe Sports School Award Honorees For December

 01/09/2015 - 11:35am  By: ToddC 

The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries. The recipient list continued to grow in December with 26 additional schools honored. The schools represented seven districts and spanned the country from the Southeast to the Pacific Northwest. You can see the full list below. If you are interested in learning more and/or applying there is an information packet available that includes the... view

PBATS Honors Commissioner Selig With Honorary Membership

 01/07/2015 - 2:54pm  By: ToddC 

The Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) recently granted honorary membership to Major League Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig, in gratitude for his longtime relationship with PBATS and his leadership of the sport since 1992. The announcement was made as a part of the annual Baseball Winter Meetings, where Selig met with PBATS.
Selig became just the sixth honorary member in PBATS history. Previous... view

Former NFL Head AT Talks Sports Medicine & Sunday Night Football on NBC Sports

 12/29/2014 - 3:55pm  By: Anonymous 

After two decades as the Jacksonville Jaguars’ head athletic trainer, Mike Ryan, ATC, PT, PES, has spent the 2014 football season not behind the sidelines but in front of the camera. As a sports medicine consultant for NBC’s Sunday Night Football, Ryan discusses NFL player injuries and offers medical insight on the NBC Sports Network’s Pro Football Talk (PFT) Live.
This year, the ... view

Conditioning for Pitchers: It's All in the Hips (and Core)

 12/16/2014 - 11:55am  By: Anonymous 

For a pitcher to avoid coal in his stocking, he must throw lots of strikes over lots of innings AND stay relatively healthy.

According to orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews’ American Sports Medicine Institute (AMSI), the key to good health is limiting pitch counts and – when a career is in its infancy at the youth level – no breaking pitches.  Listen further to the AMSI and you are not pitching at all at this time of year. Research published earlier this... view

The Latest from the NFL Foundation's AT Grant Initiative

 12/15/2014 - 12:15pm  By: JordanB 

On May 29, 2014, President Barack Obama announced an important new partnership between NATA, the NFL and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society (PFATS) during the White House Healthy Kids and Concussion Summit in Washington, DC.. As part of the collaboration, the NFL Foundation and NFL teams agreed to provide $1 million and NATA added agreed to contribute $125,000 to place ATs... view

#ATsAre ... Showing Their Holiday Spirit!

 12/12/2014 - 12:12pm  By: Anonymous 

There's no shortage of holiday spirit among athletic trainers, evidenced by the creative decor we've seen circulating on social media. 

From the University of Maine's star made of pre-wrap, or Bay City High School's Christmas tree adorned with Gatorade cups and athletic tape, keep scrolling to see our  round-up of the most festive AT facilities we've seen yet. (Scroll down to see the array of NATA staffers' tacky sweaters, too!) We're especially... view







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