News Releases

Recommended Guidelines on How to Prepare for and Manage Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) During High School and College Athletic Practices and Competitions

6-14-2006

Contacts: Robin Waxenberg 212-489-8006 rwaxenberg@nyc.rr.com Ellen Satlof, NATA 214-637-6282, ext. 159 ellen@nata.org ATLANTA, June 14, 2006 – Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) affects over 400,000 people annually in the United States and is the leading cause of death in young athletes.1, 2 Until now, many health-related organizations have had guidelines on managing SCA during athletic practices and competitions. However these guidelines have not directly linked emergency planning and SCA management in athletics.

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Statement Regarding Therapy-Incident to Services and OIG Report on "Physical Therapy Billed by Physicians"

5-15-2006

Contact: Robin Waxenberg - (212) 489-8006 rwaxenberg@nyc.rr.com Ellen Satlof - (214) 637-6282, ext. 159 ellen@nata.org DALLAS, May 15 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) today commended the HHS Office of Inspector General (OIG) for its on-going efforts to ensure that all therapy services, whether provided in a physician’s office or other setting, meet the requisite Medicare standards for payment.

NATA Tems Up with President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports to Get America Moving

5-02-2006

Contact: Robin Waxenberg - (212) 489-8006 rwaxenberg@nyc.rr.com Ellen Satlof - (214) 637-6282, ext. 159 ellen@nata.org DALLAS, May 2, 2006 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has announced its designation by the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports as a “50th Anniversary Partner to Get America Moving.” Through the partnership, the two organizations will jointly promote physical activity, fitness and sports throughout 2006, when the Council is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Established by President Dwight D.

Michigan and Utah Governors Sign Legislation Offering Licensure to Certified Athletic Trainers

4-17-2006

44 States Now Have Statutes Relating to Athletic Training

Appropriate medical Care for High School-Age Athletes Can Reduce Number of Serious Injuries

3-30-2006

Contact: Robin Waxenberg - (212) 489-8006 rwaxenberg@nyc.rr.com Ellen Satlof - (214) 637-6282, ext. 159 ellen@nata.org

NATA Offers Tips to Improve Cheerleading Safety and Reduce Injuries

3-28-2006

Contact: Robin Waxenberg - (212) 489-8006 rwaxenberg@nyc.rr.com Ellen Satlof - (214) 637-6282, ext. 159 ellen@nata.org DALLAS, March 28 – It’s not an Olympic sport yet. However, with its tumbling, flips and other high-flying stunts, cheerleading has evolved into a highly athletic, organized and competitive activity for participants of both sexes, ages five and above. Between 1990 and 2002, participation in the sport increased 18 percent and injuries more than doubled, according to a study in Pediatrics, official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Gadgets and Ergonomics - Tips on How Kids and Adults Alike Can Avoid Ailments While Using Newest Tech Items

3-14-2006

Contact: Robin Waxenberg - (212) 489-8006 rwaxenberg@nyc.rr.com Ellen Satlof - (214) 637-6282, ext. 159 ellen@nata.org DALLAS, March 14 – They’re getting smaller, faster and more sophisticated by the minute, allowing us to do things we never dreamed possible. With the never ending wave of new cellphones, PDAs, handheld games and other electronic gadgetry infiltrating our lives, it’s no wonder that Americans of all ages have been experiencing an increase in repetitive motion injuries.

Professional and Weekend Golfers Improve Their Game and Avoid Injury with "Par Without Pain" Program

3-03-2006

Contact: Robin Waxenberg - (212) 489-8006 rwaxenberg@nyc.rr.com Ellen Satlof - (214) 637-6282, ext. 159 ellen@nata.org

Certified Athletic Trainers at Golf Fitness Laboratory Provide Tips on How to Tee Off in Tip-Top Shape

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