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About 28,000 ankle injuries occur each day in the United States. An ankle sprain is believed to be the most common sports injury, however, not all ankle sprains are alike. To help you educate members of your community on ankle sprains, how they’re...
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Each year, an average of 25 million lightning flashes strike the ground in the United States. Worldwide, lightning annually accounts for an estimated 24,000 deaths and approximately 240,000 injuries. Since lightning is more prevalent in the...
Approximately 50 percent of all sports-related injuries sustained by athletes ages 6 to 18 are related to overuse. Overuse can cause general stress, inflammation and tendinitis. Because the symptoms of overuse injuries tend to be gradual, it often...
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Contributed by the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee Communication is key in all levels of athletic training, but the secondary school setting presents unique communication challenges. Here are some tips for communicating with...
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On April 29, 2015, NATA President Jim Thornton, MA, ATC, CES, and NATA Hall of Famer Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT-I, CSCS, traveled to Washington, D.C. after being invited to participate in a White House Roundtable. The goal of the forum was to build...
By George Wham, EdD, ATC, SCAT Communication with parents is a key issue for the athletic trainer in the secondary school. Whether it’s information about the role of the athletic trainer and the services we provide, procedures when an injury occurs...
NATA and the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine recently hosted “Collaborative Solutions for Safety in Sport,” a meeting designed to bring key stakeholders together to discuss sports safety in secondary schools across the country.
The Journal of Athletic Training has recently published an important study about AT services in secondary schools that we believe is a valuable advocacy tool.
When we hear about catastrophic injury and death amongst athletes, we typically think about concussion 1 , cardiac arrest 2 and exertional heatstroke 3 . Exercise-associated hyponatremia (EAH) is rarely mentioned alongside the “big three”, despite...