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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

St. Louis, June 24, 2015 – At NATA’s 66th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in St. Louis today, leading health care professionals released an executive summary of a new inter-association consensus statement on “Appropriate Care of the Spine Injured Athlete.” This is an update to the original 1998 consensus statement guidelines in light of recent changes in literature for pre-hospital treatment protocols and a discussion among task force and spine trauma researchers. A copy of the executive summary is available at www.nata.org/access-read/public/consensus-statements.

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.

NATA Releases Consensus Statement Guidelines to Prevent Sudden Death During Collegiate Conditioning Sessions

6-27-2012

Medical and legal experts outline recommendations during its 63rd Annual Meeting; St. Louis Rams’ Rodger Saffold offers personal perspective

Throwing Velocity Improves With Muscular Endurance And Sport Specific Training According To First Study Of Its Kind In Journal Of Athletic Training

5-20-2015

Dallas, May 20, 2015 – New research shows that throwing velocity improves following a sport-specific training regimen targeting the muscular endurance and power characteristics of the muscles of the body’s mid-section. “Sport-Specific Training Targeting the Proximal Segment and Throwing Velocity in Collegiate Throwing Athletes” will appear in the June Journal of Athletic Training, NATA’s scientific publication.

NATA Offers Youth Sports Safety Tips for Spring and Summer Sports

4-29-2015

DALLAS, April 29, 2015 –With spring here and summer around the corner, young athletes are stepping onto the playing field with renewed energy and proper preparation and injury prevention are paramount. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has re-released sports safety tips to ensure parents and others are well educated and that schools have established the best sports medicine practices.
 

NATA Hosts Third Annual Youth Sports Safety Summit and Media Briefing

12-06-2011

WASHINGTON, D.C., December 6, 2011 –The ongoing incidence of youth sports injuries and the risk of chronic or catastrophic injury has highlighted an urgent need for immediate and improved health care on the playing field. Supported by 65 sports and health organizations, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) today hosted the third annual Youth Sports Safety Summit at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C. The event provided comprehensive recommendations to improve on-field safety and off-the-field care for young athletes.
 

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