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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...
29 Fri, 06/29/2018 - 12:00am
NEW ORLEANS – Younger brains do not appear to be more susceptible to changes due to head impacts than older brains, suggests imaging research of middle school and high school football players. The study, presented today at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 69 th Clinical Symposia...
28 Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:00am
NEW ORLEANS – Add daytime sleepiness to the list of risks for students who specialize in one sport and play it year-round, suggests a study being presented today at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 69th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo. To reduce the that risk, coaches, parents and...
28 Thu, 06/28/2018 - 12:00am
NEW ORLEANS – A young athlete who has a diminished ability to walk and think at the same time after suffering a concussion may not be fully recovered and could risk another injury if he or she returns to play, suggests preliminary new research being presented today at the National Athletic Trainers...