Press Releases

14 Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:00am
DALLAS – Student athletes who attended high schools with a low availability of athletic trainers (AT) – mostly in rural and inner-city areas – are 50 percent more likely to have a sports-related concussion (SRC) that goes un-identified, un-assessed or mismanaged, according to a study published in...
29 Mon, 10/29/2018 - 12:00am
DALLAS, TX – Patellofemoral pain (PFP) is one of the most common but misunderstood knee problems in active individuals seen by Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine practitioners. It is also one of the most challenging conditions to manage due to its complex nature. To support athletic trainers, as well...
5 Fri, 10/05/2018 - 12:00am
DALLAS, TX – After several years of collaborative work with members of Congress, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) today announced that the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R 302/S. 808) was signed into law by President Trump on Friday, October 5th. The new law...
21 Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:00am
DALLAS - The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) would like to clarify reports issued today regarding a lawsuit charging James Jensen with multiple cases of sexual abuse. The lawsuit and subsequent media coverage name Jensen as an athletic trainer...
7 Fri, 09/07/2018 - 12:00am
DALLAS – The Senate passed the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act of 2017, which provides legal protections for sports medicine professionals, such as athletic trainers, when traveling outside their primary state to care for student athletes. This is a positive step toward reducing barriers when...
4 Tue, 09/04/2018 - 12:00am
DALLAS – The National Athletic Trainers ’ Association (NATA) announces relationship with Sidelined USA, a nonprofit organization that supports athletes who have been permanently sidelined due to career-ending injury, health condition, or repeat concussion and inspires them to find a meaningful way...
6 Fri, 07/06/2018 - 12:00am
DALLAS – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) has announced that two current board members will take on new leadership roles. The board of directors elected Marisa Brunett, MS, ATC, LAT, as vice president, and Chris Hall, MA, ATC, LAT, was appointed by President Tory Lindley, MA, ATC...
5 Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:00am
DALLAS – Many parts of the country are experiencing extreme heat this summer, but for the most part, outdoor activities continue as planned. Young athletes participating in summer and pre-season sports are particularly susceptible in July and August. To guard against heat illnesses and dehydration...
5 Thu, 07/05/2018 - 12:00am
DALLAS – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association inducted the first African American woman, René Revis Shingles, PhD, AT, ATC, into the prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 69th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in New Orleans on Thursday, June 28. The Hall of Fame is the highest honor an athletic...
2 Mon, 07/02/2018 - 12:00am
DALLAS – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association honored renowned orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist James R. Andrews, MD, with the President’s Award during the NATA’s 69th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo June 28 in New Orleans. The President’s Award recipient is chosen by the...