Patient Care

By Chris Snoddy MA, LAT, ATC The wise phrase “Practice makes perfect" is used to convey that regular exercise of an activity or skill is the way to become proficient in it according to one internet source. How good would your sports teams be if they...
Sometimes, an athlete will associate their weight and appearance with their athletic performance. They might feel pressure to look a certain way in order to perform at their best. Unsafe weight-control behaviors can threaten the athlete’s health,...
By Casey Christy, MA, ATC, CSCS, and Dale Grooms, ATC During an intense soccer game, one of your players collides with an opposing defender following a corner kick. She crouches down by the soccer goal with her arms tightly embraced around her head...
By Monica Serra, PhD, RD, ATC Unfortunately, athletic injuries are unavoidable, regardless of sport or participation level. Identifying ways to minimize the impact of the injury to enhance recovery, and thus prevent time away from activity and loss...
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For the past year we have been including monthly injury infographics in the NATA News, and we have accumulated a nice library of resources. Those infographics are now available in one place on our website for members to download, print and...
About 28,000 ankle injuries occur each day in the United States. An ankle sprain is believed to be the most common sports injury, however, not all ankle sprains are alike. To help you educate members of your community on ankle sprains, how they’re...
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From expert chats to the annual NATA Foundation 5K, Gatorade is presenting a wide range of educational opportunities and fun events for convention-goers in Baltimore. Athletes are constantly looking for ways to improve their bodies and optimize...
By Jason Muchow, MHA, ATC The leaders and practitioners in the profession of sports medicine and athletic training have been working tirelessly to obtain the recognition and association with other health care professions within the United States...
By Randy Cohen, ATC, DPT Mental health is a pervasive issue in the athletics community. Approximately one in every five youths in America will meet the criteria for mental health disorder, and the rate of mental illness for those ages 18 to 25 is...
Each year, an average of 25 million lightning flashes strike the ground in the United States. Worldwide, lightning annually accounts for an estimated 24,000 deaths and approximately 240,000 injuries. Since lightning is more prevalent in the...