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By Jennifer McHenry, MS, LAT, ATC, with additional reporting from Emma Nye DAT, LAT, ATC I have been an athletic trainer in the high school setting for more than 20 years. I hope my athletes remember me after they graduate as someone they could...
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By Kim Diggs Every year, the NFL hosts the National Invitational Combine in Indianapolis. This gathering is comprised of more than 300 NFL hopefuls preparing for the NFL Draft in April and a medical staff of athletic trainers assessing the physical...
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Adjusting your skills from the field or court to the warehouse isn’t always one-size-fits-all. To make an industrial injury prevention plan more attainable, NATA has created an infographic that appears in the March NATA News . This infographic...
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For this entry in the ongoing SLC Blog Series, the NATA Student Leadership Committee talked with athletic trainer Shelly Mullenix, MS, ATC, about the opioid crisis facing America and athletics. Mullenix serves as the senior associate athletic...
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The Super Bowl is arguably the most important game in football. While strength, strategy and player skillsets are important in reaching the height of their profession, none of it is possible without a healthy team. NATA had the pleasure of speaking...
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By Rebecca Lopez, PhD, ATC, CSCS, Bryanna Garrett, LAT, ATC, Gianluca Del Rossi, PhD, ATC, and Anna Griffiths, MS, LAT, ATC University of South Florida, Department of Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, USF SMART Institute The proper recognition and...
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Anyone can incur a hamstring injury, whether it’s a pull or tear. While they may seem minor, more than 6 percent of hamstring injuries result in a time loss of more than three weeks, with some even requiring surgery. To help educate your athletes,...
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Athletes at both the secondary or collegiate level have been affected by bullying and hazing. Bullying is defined at any unwanted aggressive behavior that involves an observed or perceived imbalance of power and is repeated multiple times. Hazing, a...
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Pop Warner Little Scholars, the nation’s oldest youth football, cheer and dance organization and Go4Ellis, an online platform that connects athletic trainers with sports event operators, announced a partnership for the 2018 season. Kicking off with...
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With a greater emphasis placed in recent years on evidence-based medicine and value-based services at reasonable costs, NATA has launched a project to illustrate the value of employing athletic trainers as rehabilitation specialists in the clinical...