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By Kimberly Hansen ATC, LAT, CES The field of athletic training has evolved significantly in recent years. For some, the focus has shifted from 60-hour work weeks and Friday night lights with the adrenaline rush of an athlete going down, to a place...
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San Antonio firefighter Tim Worley knew something was wrong as soon as he heard the pop. The 16-year San Antonio Fire Department veteran was playing with his dog when he stumbled backwards, twisting his leg and causing a loud pop from his knee. “He...
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In the cover story of the March NATA News , “Caring for Those Who Care for Others,” athletic trainer and Metis Tactical founder Hunt Whitten, ATC, LAT, EMT, discusses his work in the public safety setting, specifically with firefighters in the...
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Negotiating salary with a new employer can be intimidating. The February NATA News features a salary negotiation infographic handout that offers 10 tips to help members as they discuss compensation with a new employer. Provided by the Business of...
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By Jamie Woodall, MPH, LAT, ATC In the February NATA News , I shared how athletic trainers can own their impact and highlight the value of their role and the profession to their current and potential employers. Once hired, every choice made, every...
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The Development section (on pages 33-37) of the December NATA News included details on many ways that NATA helped enhance the profession this year through programs, services and education designed to improve patient outcomes. Two major contributors...
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The Athletic Training Education Journal (available at www.natajournals.org ) invites manuscripts for a special thematic issue focusing on Health Care Leadership: Educating the Future Health Care Executive . The mission of this issue is to examine...
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Anyone can incur a hamstring injury, whether it’s a pull or tear. While they may seem minor, more than 6 percent of hamstring injuries result in a time loss of more than three weeks, with some even requiring surgery. To help educate your athletes,...
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Athletes at both the secondary or collegiate level have been affected by bullying and hazing. Bullying is defined at any unwanted aggressive behavior that involves an observed or perceived imbalance of power and is repeated multiple times. Hazing, a...
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While cheerleading once was considered a student activity related to spirit raising, nowadays it falls under many institution’s athletic programs thanks to its popularity and athleticism. As with any other athlete, cheerleaders face injury concerns...