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Researchers Report on Epidemiology of NCAA Womens' Gymnastics Injuries

8-12-2015

Dallas, August 12, 2015 – Collegiate women’s gymnastics programs continue to recruit student athletes who began specialized training at an early age. That specialization, combined with high-impact upper and lower extremity movements, places many athletes at increased risk of overuse injury, especially if they avoid early warning signs. Examining the incidence of injuries will help schools develop targeted injury-prevention programs.
 

NATA Reissues Executive Summary of New Exertional Heat Illnesses Position Statement

8-06-2015

DALLAS, August 6, 2015 –The National Athletic Trainers’ Association reissued today an executive summary of the forthcoming position statement on exertional heat illnesses, an update to the original 2002 document.
The full statement, created by the NATA Research & Education Foundation, will appear in the September issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, NATA’s scientific publication. The executive summary can be accessed online.
 

With a Recent Increase in Lightning Deaths, NATA Offers Tips to Stay Safe

7-29-2015

DALLAS, Texas, July 29, 2015 – With a near-record number of deaths from lightning reported by the National Weather Service this summer, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association has reissued guidelines to ensure a safe outdoor environment.
 

Researchers Report on Return to Participation After Hamstring Strains Among College Soccer Athletes

7-22-2015

Dallas, July 22, 2015 – World Cup soccer has made international headlines in recent weeks and with fall sports around the corner, a focus on the sport continues. Soccer players use hamstring muscles to provide speed, quickness and power to navigate field position and increase their intensity of activity. When strains occur, what determines a player’s return to participation (RTP) and what other considerations should be reviewed?

NFL Foundation, NATA, Gatorade and Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society Expand Commitment to Fund Athletic Trainers in Underserved High Schools Nationwide

6-24-2015

St. Louis, June 24, 2015 – At the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 66th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in St. Louis today, the NFL Foundation, NATA, Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) announced the expansion of the athletic trainer outreach program for the 2015-2016 school year, funding additional athletic trainers in underserved high schools nationwide.

NATA Releases Executive Summary of Appropriate Care of the Spine Injured Athlete Inter-Association Consensus Statement

6-24-2015

UPDATE (As of 8/5/15): NATA has received input from our membership and other organizations regarding the recent release of the Executive Summary from the Task Force on the Appropriate Prehospital Management of the Spine-Injured Athlete. The Task Force believes that the positions taken foster a “best practices” approach for our patients now and in the future.

NATA Presents Timely Health Care Research at 66th Clinical Symposia in St. Louis

6-16-2015

DALLAS, June 16, 2015 –The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will present new and timely research during its 66th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo at the America’s Center, 701 Convention Plaza in St. Louis.
 

NATA Welcomes Two New Board Members

6-16-2015

DALLAS, June 16, 2015 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will formally welcomed two new board members at its 66th annual convention at the America’s Center in St. Louis, June 22-27, 2015. Mark Coberley, MS, ATC, LAT, succeeds NATA’s outgoing District Five Director Eric McDonnell, MEd, ATC, LAT, and AJ Duffy, III, MS, ATC, PT, will replace District Two Director Michael Goldenberg, MS, ATC.
 

NATA Welcomes New President at Annual Convention in St. Louis

6-11-2015

DALLAS, June 11, 2015– The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will welcome Scott R. Sailor, EdD, ATC, as its new president during the association’s 66th Annual Conventionat the America’s Center in St. Louis, June 22-27, 2015. Sailorhas
25yearsof sports medicine experience and a passion and vision for his new role as he succeeds outgoing PresidentJim Thornton, MA, ATC, CES.
 

NATA Inducts Eight into 2015 Hall of Fame

6-17-2015

DALLAS, June 17, 2015 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a nonprofit organization representing and supporting members of the athletic training profession, will induct eight individuals into its prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 66th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in St. Louis on Thursday, June 25. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor an athletic trainer can receive. Honorees will be recognized for their significant, lasting contributions that enhance the quality of health care provided by athletic trainers and advance the profession.

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