Patient Care

By Cari Wood, ATC The story has become all too familiar: a young adult takes their own life and those close to them are shocked because they “didn’t know anything was wrong.” Today, an estimated 32 percent of adolescents have some sort of an anxiety...
By Kim Diggs In honor of Mental Health Month, NATA is conducting a mental health blog series throughout May to examine different facets of this topic and how they impact athletic trainers and their patients. This post focuses on the impact of...
In honor of Mental Health Month, NATA is conducting a mental health blog series throughout May to examine different facets of this topic and how they impact athletic trainers and their patients. Creating a mental health network will be discussed in...
Sometimes the signs of a developing psychological concern can be hard to notice. To help athletic trainers determine when to address growing concerns and take action, the NATA ATs Care Committee has developed the Mental Health Card . Available in...
By Kim Diggs Updated April 16, 2019 In celebration of National Athletic Training Month (NATM), the North Carolina Athletic Trainers’ Association (NCATA) curated a public art exhibition of original photographs and illustrations showcasing patient...
By Kim Diggs Photo by Bigshots Snapshots As athletic trainers, it’s important to learn about different backgrounds. Views on health care, common health deficiencies and respectful interactions vary based on ethnicity, cultural background, religion,...
By Kim Diggs Getting government backing on issues that directly affect athletic trainers is no easy feat. This is why the Colorado Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) has recently galvanized athletic trainers statewide, utilized the social...
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...
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...
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...