Blog Posts in Patient Care

Youth sports specialization is a hot topic for the athletic training profession. Not only is the October Journal of Athletic Training a special thematic issue dedicated to the topic, NATA has released an official statement with health-focused...
Research is at the center of the October NATA News . In addition to detailing some of the latest AT-led research taking place and providing insight from researchers in the profession, the October issue takes a closer look at the Athletic Training...
With football season underway, now is a great time to educated parents, student athletes and administrators on the important role athletic trainers play in the sport. To help with this, NATA and At Your Own Risk have created a “What to Know About...
The Performing Arts Workshop took place June 25 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas prior to the 70th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. More than 40 athletic trainers attended the workshop, participating in dialogue and offering...
By Josh Euten, ATC, MAE, Eva Frank, PhD, ATC, and Erin Ulrich, MS, ATC, LAT Globally elevating the athletic training profession is done through grassroots efforts and, in part, by the efforts of the athletic trainers who work abroad. To complete...
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By Kim Diggs As the concern with the long-term effects of football in athletes grows, discussions about chronic traumatic encephalopathy have become more highly publicized. During the 70th NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo, NFL Chief Medical...
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As temperatures around the country continue to reach record-breaking highs, the concern of heat-related illnesses remains at the forefront. However, as medical volunteers at this year’s Buffalo Marathon learned, under the right circumstances,...
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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...
By Kim Diggs General Session Day is one of the biggest gatherings of the year for NATA members, staff, family and friends to celebrate accomplishments and look onward toward the future. This year is no exception with a bevy of events taking place...
In honor of Mental Health Month, NATA is conducting a mental health blog series to examine different facets of this topic and how they impact athletic trainers and their patients. In this post, the last in the series, Los Angeles Rams Director of...