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National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Issues Official Statement on Steroids and Performance Enhancing Substances


Organization Supports Bans on Controlled Substances, Severe Penalties for Violators and Increased Education for Professional and Student-Athletes, Parents and Coaches

NATA Suggest Healthy Tips on How to Stay Sane During 'March Madness'


Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) Help Keep College Basketball Players and Fans Fit and Stress-Free

New Study on Hamstring Stretching Finds Both Standing


Article Appearing in Winter Issue of Journal of Athletic Training Concludes Supine Stretching May Be Preferable for Unsupervised Athletes and Patients

BOC Announces Two New Directors


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 10, 2005 – Omaha, NE – Today, the BOC formally announces Dr. Vito Anthony Perriello, Jr. as Physician Director-Elect and Jerry Diehl as Public Director- Elect. Their terms begin in July. Dr. Vito Anthony Perriello, Jr. resides in Charlottesville, Virginia with wife Linda and their four children, Elizabeth, Vito III, Paige and Thomas. Dr.

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Suggests Healthy Party Tips for Super Bowl Sunday XXXIX


DALLAS, Jan 26 – For millions of Americans, Super Bowl Sunday has become a national holiday. Throughout the country, elaborate parties and festivities are planned around the television set, where families and friends usually lounge around, eat, drink and cheer on their favorite team. For Super Bowl XXXIX, which takes place Sunday, Feb. 6, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) suggests stirring things up a bit.

National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) Offers Tips on How to Shovel Safely Throughout the Winter Months


DALLAS, Dec. 21 – Having a “White Christmas” can be a dream come true, but cleaning up after one can be very physically challenging. To help kids and adults alike avoid injury while shoveling snow and ice this winter, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), a not-for-profit organization that represents 30,000 members of the athletic training profession, has compiled the following suggestions:


  • Sufferers of angina, other heart conditions and hypertension

New Medicare Policy Restricts Physical Medicine and Therapy Services for Patients


DALLAS, Nov. 11, 2004 - Medicare patients will be severely restricted in their ability to obtain physical medicine and therapy services while visiting their physicians’ offices, according to a policy change announced Nov. 3 in the 2005 Physician Fee schedule. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) moved forward with a policy change that prohibits a long-standing practice regarding physicians who offer therapy services and then bill them under what is known as "Therapy-Incident To” services. The policy change will tentatively take effect March 1, 2005.

NATA Supports Allied Health Professions Week


DALLAS, November 5, 2004 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), a not-for-profit organization representing and supporting 30,000 members of the athletic training profession, supports Allied Health Professions Week, which will be celebrated November 7 to 13, 2004, to honor health care providers working in the more than 80 allied health professions.

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