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A recent high profile sexual abuse and misconduct case in athletics and a subsequent bill that details new reporting requirements, passed in both the U.S. House and Senate, have prompted many organizations to take action to help protect others from...
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Exertional rhabdomyolysis, an excessive breakdown of muscle fiber during physical activity, is a dangerous health and safety issue – and one that is preventable. To shine a light on exertional rhabdomyolysis, NCAA Chief Medical Officer Brian...
Build relationships with other local health care professionals. Many athletic trainers have relationships with a variety of other health care providers. While some may know a great deal about the education and skillset of athletic trainers, others...
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The January NATA News featured an article by the Transition to Practice Workgroup, detailing its findings in relation to helping athletic trainers successfully transition into the field of their employment. The article discussed various aspects of...
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By Timothy Neal, MS, ATC, CCISM In the past several years, conflicts of interest have arisen from providing quality athletic medical care to student athletes, and the sense of duty or fear of unemployment on the part of athletic trainers and team...
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By Chase Paulson, MS, ATC Are you prepared to be a good host? No, I’m not talking about finger foods or beverages, but rather being prepared for when visitors arrive to your field or stadium with a mutual understanding of what is to come when the...
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By Amanda Donahue, MS, ATC Athletic trainers showed strong representation in Houston for a second time this year during the 27th annual Conference of the International Association of Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) in October. This four-day...
By Brian Murray, Go4Ellis Kicking off with EATA in Boston on Jan. 5, the Go4Ellis crew is hitting the road in 2018 to meet with athletic trainers in person. We are crashing conventions and annual meetings in cities across the country. Our mission is...
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Each year, hundreds of NATA members and nonmembers give their time and effort to the association. Without their dedication, NATA could not be successful in everything we do. In 2017, more than 728 members and 36 nonmembers volunteered with NATA...
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This year more than 500 NATA members celebrated 25 years of being with the association, while 33 celebrated 50 years of membership. NATA would like to congratulate all of its members who are celebrating a special anniversary with the association as...