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Ten Resolutions for an Injury-Free Holiday Season and New Year

12-12-2002

The National Athletic Trainers' Association Recommends How to Play it Safe During Indoor/Outdoor Fun with Family, Friends

Certified Athletic Trainers Treat Industrial, Sports Injuries with Microlight Low-Level Laser

12-11-2002

DALLAS (Dec. 11, 2002) - Two Michigan certified athletic trainers (ATCs) have found remarkable results with MicroLight Corporation's new ML830(tm) low-level laser, which gained FDA approval earlier this year for treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome. Doug Johnson and Ray Maleyko of Sports & Industrial Rehab in Taylor, Mich. are two of the roughly 400 medical professionals in the United States certified to use the device. As ATCs and members of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), they received comprehensive instruction in using the ML 830.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and National Athletic Trainers' Association Team to Promote Exercise for Lifetime Bone Health

10-10-2002

ROSEMONT, Ill, and Dallas, Texas (October 10, 2002) - The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA), both founding members of the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade, are teaming up to promote the official Bone and Joint National Awareness Week, October 12-20, 2002. The AAOS and the NATA together are stressing the importance of good exercise and proper nutrition beginning at a young age and maintaining it throughout a lifetime in order to achieve proper bone health.

Emergency Plan is Key to Safety of Sports Participants

8-27-2002

NATA stresses organizations must rehearse plan, communications for each venue

As Football "Two-a-Days" Heat Up NATA Unveils Key Points of Heat Illness Position Statement

7-30-2002

DALLAS (July 30, 2002) – As high school and college football players begin battling each other for limited spots on the team during two-a-day practice sessions this summer, they’ll also be combating a more subtle, but extremely dangerous foe – the heat. The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) has released key recommendations and prevention tips from its heat illness position statement scheduled for release this fall.

NATA unveils key points of heat illness position statement at exclusive Dallas Fort Worth media event

6-14-2002

DALLAS (June 14, 2002) – The National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) officially will unveil its "Heat Illness Position Statement" this fall, but today hosted an exclusive event at Baylor-Tom Landry Center for its hometown Dallas-Fort Worth media, who wanted a sneak peek at hearing the key recommendations and prevention tips. The event was held on the same day NATA's four-day, 53rd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia kicked off at the Dallas Convention Center.

Thousands of Athletic Trainers to Meet In Dallas

5-28-2002

DALLAS (May 28, 2002) - More than 5,000 certified athletic trainers representing high school, collegiate and professional sports, as well as industrial and clinical settings will meet at the Dallas Convention Center, June 14 - 18, for the 2002 National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) 53rd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposium. Dallas also is headquarters to the NATA, an organization founded in 1950. This year's meeting features Johnson & Johnson Keynote Speaker Dr.

Be Smart During Lightning Season - Here's How

4-24-2002

NATA'S Safety Guidelines Endorsed by American Academy of Pediatrics

DALLAS (April 24, 2002) - Spring and lightning season go hand-in-hand, and due to an alarming rise in lightning casualties in recreational and sports settings, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) is re-issuing its safety guidelines. Recently endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, NATA's Lightning Safety Guidelines provide protective measures for those who may be participating in outside recreation during a lightning storm. NATA's Lighting Safety Guidelines:

ATC Saves Life of Co-Worker

3-07-2002

DALLAS (March 7, 2002) - When a life-threatening situation occurs during a collegiate or high school athletic event, certified athletic trainers (ATCs) are often the first of the team medical staff to respond. However, most may not realize ATCs are often the first respondents to everyday life-threatening scenarios as well. Last week, Mike Weller, head athletic trainer at Bryan College in Dayton, Tennessee (north of Chattanooga), did just that by saving the life of a co-worker.

National Athletic Training Month' Equals Injury Prevention

3-01-2002

Certified Athletic Trainers Share Top Injury Prevention Tips for Physical Activity

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