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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 Following the award ceremony and financial report, NATA President Tory Lindley, MA, ATC, delivered the State of Association Wednesday, June 26, in Shoreline, Mandalay Bay. Each year, during the NATA convention, the president discusses...
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By Jennifer McHenry, MS, LAT, ATC, with additional reporting from Emma Nye DAT, LAT, ATC I have been an athletic trainer in the high school setting for more than 20 years. I hope my athletes remember me after they graduate as someone they could...
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By Kim Diggs Larry Cooper, MS, LAT, ATC, has retired from Penn-Trafford High School in Pennsylvania as a practicing athletic trainer and instructor, but he is still using his expertise and owning his impact as an athletic trainer. Since retiring, he...
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Education is an important part of an athletic trainer’s job in the secondary school. ATs are tasked with educating parents, student-athletes, coaches, teachers, counselors, school nurses and administration on a daily basis. One of the most frequent...
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The 101 Awards, held Feb. 28, 2018, honored Colby Barron, ATC, for saving the life of a 12-year old football player. Barron was an honored guest at the 48 th Annual NFL 101 Awards, an event hosted by the Kansas City Chiefs that benefits The...
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By Chase Paulson, MS, ATC Are you prepared to be a good host? No, I’m not talking about finger foods or beverages, but rather being prepared for when visitors arrive to your field or stadium with a mutual understanding of what is to come when the...
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By: Shelly Jones, ATC When I first joined the state high school athletic association medical advisory committee, the Catastrophic Sports Injury Research Annual Report was on the agenda. Being a brand-new member to the committee, I read it cover to...
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By Larry Cooper MS, ATC, LAT NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee District Two Representative Everyone wants an athletic training facility that is equipped with all the bells and whistles but rarely do we have the budget to pay for...
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By Jason Cates ATC, LAT NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee District Six Representative Have you ever found yourself in a dispute with a coach, parent, administrator, co-worker, another healthcare provider or even one of your athletes...