Patient Care

January 5, 2017 by Beth Sitzler
By Ellen K. Payne, PhD, ATC, EMT, David C. Berry, PhD, AT, ATC, and S. Robert Seitz, MEd, RN, NRP This is an extended version of the article "The Use of Topical Hemostatic Agents in Athletic Training," published in the January NATA News . The...
January 3, 2017 by Beth Sitzler
It seems as though America’s pastime is on its way to becoming a little safer for those who pitch. There has been a renewed focus on pitch count associated with baseball and softball. The research is skewed toward baseball and the throwing mechanics...
November 2, 2016 by Todd Christman
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The Health Care System’s Commitment to Patient-Centered Care By Kara Gainer Over the last several decades, the phrase “patient-centered care” has grown in popularity. Patient-centered care places the focus on the patient, as opposed to the physician...
October 31, 2016 by Beth Sitzler
Although shin splints and stress fractures both affect the lower legs, the two overuse injuries are different. To help you educate members of your community, the NATA has created a shin splint and stress fracture infographic handout featured in the...
September 30, 2016 by Beth Sitzler
The November NATA News features an article about concussion research being conducted by Eric Swartz, PhD, ATC, FNATA, chair of the Kinesiology Department at the University of New Hampshire. Swartz received a $500,000 Head Health II grant from the...
September 27, 2016 by Todd Christman
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...
September 27, 2016 by Beth Sitzler
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,...
July 22, 2016 by Beth Sitzler
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...
July 15, 2016 by JordanG
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...