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By Kim Diggs Over the years, schools have taken more interest in proper post-concussion procedures, ensuring return-to-sport protocol is implemented. In addition, a key component to the recovery and adjustment of student athletes is the development...
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By Kim Diggs At 7:15 a.m. June 25, more than 300 members assembled in South Seas GH for what President Tory Lindley, MA, ATC, called “the largest NATAPAC Breakfast yet.” The breakfast is an annual fundraiser for the NATA Political Action Committee (...
By Kim Diggs For the first time, the LGBTQ+ Advisory Committee will host a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. June 25 in Oceanside F. One of the youngest committees in NATA, LGBTQ+AC was created to push the athletic training profession toward further...
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By Kim Diggs From a football-loving kid with dreams of being involved in the NFL to four-time Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society president and NATA Political Action Committee (NATAPAC) keynote speaker, Ronnie Barnes, ATC, has come a...
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By Kim Diggs In honor of Mental Health Month, NATA is conducting a mental health blog series throughout May to examine different facets of this topic and how they impact athletic trainers and their patients. This post focuses on the impact of...
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By Kim Diggs In order to move the needle on an issue, it is important to strike a chord with decision-makers. Athletic trainers aiming to be heard on a specific topic can leverage the influence of a media outlet through a well-written essay. Que the...
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By Kim Diggs With a career spanning 22 years, Shelly Jones, ATC, has been able to identify gaps in care and resources within athletic training. Through collaboration and desire for change, Jones has helped usher in major shifts in Oregon’s standards...
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By Kim Diggs Updated April 16, 2019 In celebration of National Athletic Training Month (NATM), the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association (NCATA) curated a public art exhibition of original photographs and illustrations showcasing patient...
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By Kim Diggs Getting government backing on issues that directly affect athletic trainers is no easy feat. This is why the Colorado Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) has recently galvanized athletic trainers statewide, utilized the social...
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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...