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Pre-Conference Career Workshop Sessions

 05/06/2015 - 3:06pm  By: ToddC 

The Committee on Practice Advancement is once again proud to support the Athletic Trainer as Physician Extender Workshops as part of the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. This event will be held on Tuesday, June 23 and will feature both an introductory track (aimed at athletic trainers who are new to or interested in the setting) and an advanced track (intended for athletic trainers who are experienced in this field).
The day’s sessions include:
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Safe Sports School Award Honorees January to March

 05/04/2015 - 2:35pm  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 the first quarter of 2015 with 61additional schools honored. The schools represented nine 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

Introducing the 2015 Johnson & Johnson Keynote Speaker

 04/27/2015 - 11:00am  By: JordanB 

We are thrilled to announce our 2015 Johnson & Johnson Keynote Speaker is Amy Purdy, a professional snowboarder, actress, dancer and New York Times best-selling author, who overcame the loss of both legs to become a world class snowboarder.

Amy Purdy’s story is nothing short of remarkable. She was 19 when she began experiencing flu-like symptoms and was rushed to the hospital in a state of septic shock. She experienced respiratory and multiple organ failure, which... view

Call for Diagnostic Testing Experts for Workshop Presentation

 04/24/2015 - 12:06pm  By: ToddC 

The NATA Professional Development Committee (PDC) is soliciting names of individuals interested in becoming a presenter in a PDC Workshop on Evidence Based Medicine – Diagnostic Testing (Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Ankle). The workshops will be presented in a “virtual” media format to be accessed by athletic training and other sports-health care professionals on-line at any time. Individuals with expertise in diagnostic testing in these four areas of sport-related injury... view

ATs Educate Military Parents About Risks of TBI in Adolescent Athlete

 04/21/2015 - 2:10pm  By: ToddC 

By Caitlin M. Colitti, LAT, ATC, CSCS

As athletic trainers, we know our worth, the tools available to us and how to use them, as well as the unique skill set we possess. Due to our exposure to sustained concussions, we are also now well versed in their management and care. However, not all know the role we play and skills we can provide to offer better care and management of this sustained traumatic brain injury.

On March 31st, Derek Soloway, LAT, ATC, PES, brought... view

The Pre-participation Packet: A Vehicle for Communication

 04/20/2015 - 11:18am  By: JordanB 

By George Wham, EdD, ATC, SCAT

Communication with parents is a key issue for the athletic trainer in the secondary school.  Whether it’s information about the role of the athletic trainer and the services we provide, procedures when an injury occurs, educational information regarding common medical conditions in athletics or the dreaded mound of signed forms that must be collected – making sure parents and athletes get your message is vital to a successful athletic... view

Boston Strong, Two Years Later

 04/20/2015 - 8:41am  By: JordanB 

As the medical team prepares for the 2015 Boston Marathon today, we are remembering the tragic bombing that shocked our country two years ago. More than 130 athletic trainers and AT students volunteered as part of the medical team for the 2013 race, coordinated by Medical Coordinator Chris Troyanos, ATC. Those ATs and AT students inspired us all with their heroic actions afer the blast, reacting quickly and decisively in the face of extreme danger. As first responders, they ran toward the... view

NATM 2015 Wrap Up and Winners

 04/17/2015 - 12:26pm  By: ToddC 

Another edition of National Athletic Training Month is in the books and 2015 was an outstanding year. The event was recognized in venues, offices and on campuses across the country and even showed up multiple places on television, including Good Morning America, the Today Show and Wheel of Fortune. Thanks to all the ATs who participated. You came out in force to promote the profession and spread the 2015 theme of “We Prepare – You Perform.” We received more than 2,000... view

Awareness of Student-Athlete Mental Health Growing For ATs

 04/16/2015 - 10:43am  By: ToddC 
This month, HBO’s award-winning “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” is featuring a segment that focuses on “the growing mental health crisis of student-athletes.”
Mental health issues among student-athletes is a worthy topic to be sure. However, this is no “growing” crisis. It is a longstanding one (remember Jimmy Piersall?) that has been too easily avoided by too many for too long.
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Favorite #NATM2015 Poster Photo Goes To...

 04/13/2015 - 1:08pm  By: ToddC 

After a flurry of votes over the last few days, we have a winner for the NATM 2015 poster contest! Congratulations go out to Cumberland Valley Athletic Training (@CVeagles_AT) for receiving the most votes in the poll. As the winner of the contest, they will be awarded a $100 Amazon gift card and a $50 credit to the NATAGear merchandise store. You can see the top ten entries below but be sure to check back here this Friday when we reveal the winners of our #NATM2015 Social Media Contest... view







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