NATA Now

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By Kim Diggs After years of service as an athletic trainer – treating countless injuries, providing emotional support and guidance to hundreds of athletes – Larry Cooper, MS, LIAT, ATC, former chair of the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers’...
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With a greater emphasis placed in recent years on evidence-based medicine and value-based services at reasonable costs, NATA has launched a project to illustrate the value of employing athletic trainers as rehabilitation specialists in the clinical...
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Athletic training is not a stagnant profession. The people drawn into the profession are naturally movers, innovators and forward thinkers – so it’s no surprise that a profession full of people on the move is constantly moving. As athletic trainers...
COPA reorganizes, expands into a council
By Marty Matney, MBA, LAT, ATC, Chair, Council on Practice Advancement The NATA Board of Directors approved a proposal for reorganizing the Committee on Practice Advancement and moving it to the Council on Practice Advancement (COPA) at the Board of...
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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...
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Today’s NATA convention schedule is packed with content! From BOC-approved EBP programing to the keynote presentation, get ready for a day full of events in Hall C of the George R. Brown Convention Center. The EBP programing, “Leaving the Lab and...
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What do “The Devil Wears Prada” and “Elf” have to do with the physician practice setting? Not much to the uninitiated observer. However, in one of the sessions at Monday’s Pre-Conference Career Workshops, those movies were used to help attendees...
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By Daniel Ruedeman, MA, ATC, LAT When you think of the physician practice setting, what do you think about? What is it? Who works in this setting? What are they doing in this setting? Is this setting for me? When I first started at the University of...
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The February NATA News cover story examines the occupational health setting and the athletic trainers who are caring for this unique active population. In it, Jose Morales, MA, ATC, CEAS, a safety specialist at the Toyota plant in San Antonio,...
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By Meg Schneider, MS, ATC Assistant Athletic Trainer- Radio City Christmas Spectacular Athletic Trainer- Chicago Bulls Entertainment team Most ATs are prepared for teams that traditionally play and practice outdoors, but what would happen if all of...