Press Releases

Feb 2016
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DALLAS – They dazzle us with their leaps and bounds and often leave us spellbound with their sophisticated footwork, sensational jumps, twists and turns, musical gifts, grace and energy. Throughout the year, performing athletes from Broadway to ballet and from youth to professional levels add an extra sizzle to the stage.
Dec 2015
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DALLAS, December 18, 2015 – Head impacts in football players are directly associated with brain and spine injury and have been suggested to be associated with chronic injuries, making this a topic of continued national concern. To reduce the risk of head-impact injury, researchers and others have...
Dec 2015
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DALLAS, TEXAS, December 9, 2015 – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing today on the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R. 921), which protects athletic trainers and other sports medicine professionals who travel to other states with an athletic team to provide care for that team.After years of working with members of Congress, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is excited that the committee has decided to take action on this important legislation.
Oct 2015
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DALLAS, October 27, 2015 – As the country continues to address several recent reports of youth sports injuries and catastrophic outcomes, a new study sheds light on the barriers some athletic directors (ADs) face in hiring athletic trainers (ATs), whose job it is to help prevent injuries and manage...
Oct 2015
9
High School Administrators, Teachers, Coaches, and Administrative Directors May Now Apply for Athletic Trainer Grants at www.ATinitiative.com The NFL Foundation, National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Gatorade and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society (PFATS) today announced...
Sep 2015
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DALLAS, September 21, 2015 –The National Athletic Trainers’ Association published today its new position statement on exertional heat illnesses , an update to the original 2002 document. Created by the NATA Research & Education Foundation, the statement appears in the September issue of the...
Aug 2015
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Dallas, August 12, 2015 – Collegiate women’s gymnastics programs continue to recruit student athletes who began specialized training at an early age. That specialization, combined with high-impact upper and lower extremity movements, places many athletes at increased risk of overuse injury, especially if they avoid early warning signs. Examining the incidence of injuries will help schools develop targeted injury-prevention programs.
Aug 2015
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DALLAS, August 6, 2015 –The National Athletic Trainers’ Association reissued today an executive summary of the forthcoming position statement on exertional heat illnesses, an update to the original 2002 document. The full statement, created by the NATA Research & Education Foundation, will appear in the September issue of the Journal of Athletic Training , NATA’s scientific publication. The executive summary can be accessed online .
Jul 2015
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DALLAS, Texas, July 29, 2015 – With a near-record number of deaths from lightning reported by the National Weather Service this summer, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association has reissued guidelines to ensure a safe outdoor environment.
Jul 2015
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Dallas, July 22, 2015 – World Cup soccer has made international headlines in recent weeks and with fall sports around the corner, a focus on the sport continues. Soccer players use hamstring muscles to provide speed, quickness and power to navigate field position and increase their intensity of...