Press Releases

6 Mon, 06/06/2011 - 5:00am
DALLAS, June 6, 2011 – The National Athletic Trainers’ Association, a nonprofit organization representing and supporting members of the athletic training profession, will induct nine individuals into its prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 62 nd annual meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday, June 21...
18 Wed, 05/18/2011 - 5:00am
DALLAS, May 18, 2011 – During its 62 nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will formally welcome Michael Goldenberg, MS, ATC, and D. Eric McDonnell, MEd, ATC, to its board of directors. NATA’s annual meeting will take place June 19 to 22 at the Ernest J. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Goldenberg succeeds NATA’s outgoing District Two Director Jim Thornton; McDonnell will replace outgoing District Five Director Terry Noonan.
31 Thu, 03/31/2011 - 5:00am
DALLAS, March 31, 2011 –It seems that every day we read, see or hear about another youth sports injury on the playing field: in 2011 alone, at least four young athletes have died; and in 2010, 50 deaths were reported. Recent attention to new concussion protocols in several professional leagues and...
24 Wed, 03/24/2010 - 12:00am
DALLAS, March 24, 2010 – Nearly 200 members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) from 31 states descended on Congress on Feb. 23, 2010, for the seventh annual “Capitol Hill Day” in an effort to educate members of Congress about the athletic training profession and request their...
18 Thu, 03/18/2010 - 12:00am
DALLAS, DENVER September 24, 2009 – Concussions are by far the most common, and one of the most difficult to manage injuries seen in sports today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are between 1.6 million and 3.8 million brain injuries that occur in sports each year...
2 Tue, 03/02/2010 - 12:00am
ROSEMONT, Ill. and DALLAS, March 2, 2010 – According to the Journal of Athletic Training, one in five Americans experiences back pain each year, and eight in ten will suffer from it in their lifetimes. To help reduce the incidence and expense of this widespread and chronic condition, the American...
29 Tue, 12/29/2009 - 6:00am
For Immediate Release December 29, 2009 Baseline Testing May Aid in Concussion Assessment of Athletes Study finds athletes likely to experience concussion-linked symptoms well after initial injury ROSEMONT, IL - Testing for concussion symptoms before athletic participation may help clinicians...
2 Mon, 03/02/2009 - 12:00am
ROSEMONT, Ill. and DALLAS, March 2, 2009 – To help young female athletes avoid commonly occurring ACL injuries, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will launch a public service announcement (PSA) campaign in March 2009 to...
27 Wed, 06/27/2007 - 12:00am
DALLAS, June 27, 2007 – Over the past seven years, collapse during exercise due to complications from sickle cell trait has killed nine athletes. Of 136 sudden, non-traumatic sports deaths in high school and college athletes over a decade, 5 percent were due to exertional sickling. Today at its...