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For this entry in the ongoing SLC Blog Series, the NATA Student Leadership Committee talked with athletic trainer Shelly Mullenix, MS, ATC, about the opioid crisis facing America and athletics. Mullenix serves as the senior associate athletic...
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The NATA Student Leadership Committee will hold its spring webinar “Putting On Your Oxygen Mask Before Helping Others: From Wanting Life-Work Balance to Living Life-Work Balance,” by Kenneth E. Games, PhD, LAT, ATC, at noon (CST) March 4 at nata...
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The International Sports Science Conference: Diagnosis, Management and Rehabilitation of Injuries in Elite Upper Extremity Athletes was held Jan. 17-19 in London. This international conference was presented by the Professional Baseball Athletic...
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By Kim Diggs The roads that lead to athletic training are varied. James Collins, ATC, president of the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) and director of football and medical services for the Los Angeles Chargers, found his way...
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By Kim Diggs ATs are often the first line of defense in cardiovascular emergencies such as cardiac arrest. For ATs aiming to teach their communities about emergency response, pre-conference training courses are offered prior to the 70th NATA...
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Hello students and welcome to the continuation of the SLC’s blog series. In this post, Brian Zeller, PhD, ATC, chair for the NATA International Committee (IC), explains the purpose of the committee and how it has affected himself and those around...
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The Super Bowl is arguably the most important game in football. While strength, strategy and player skillsets are important in reaching the height of their profession, none of it is possible without a healthy team. NATA had the pleasure of speaking...
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Excerpt from January 2018 NATA News Since its inception at the end of the 2011-12 season, the NFL's ATC Spotter program has evolved and changed over the years, placing more responsibility in the hands of those "eyes in the sky" and creating more...
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Excerpt from February 2013 NATA News After tearing his ACL and MCL at the end of the 2011 season, Adrian Peterson returned to the field to have one of the best seasons in NFL history. Here, the Minnesota Vikings athletic training staff discusses how...
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Since it’s inception at the University of Alabama in 2015, we have written several times about the SidelinER medical tent in the Hub section of the NATA News. You can learn more about the tent and it’s evolution by reading the the articles, which...