Resources

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...
June 29, 2016 by Beth Sitzler
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...
May 24, 2016 by Beth Sitzler
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...
April 19, 2016 by Beth Sitzler
Editor’s note: This column kicks off a series of mental health-related columns that will be posted on the NATA Now blog throughout May in honor of Mental Health Awareness Month. ByTimothy Neal, MS, ATC, LAT Assistant Professor/Clinical Education...
March 17, 2016 by JordanG
Approximately 50 percent of all sports-related injuries sustained by athletes ages 6 to 18 are related to overuse. Overuse can cause general stress, inflammation and tendinitis. Because the symptoms of overuse injuries tend to be gradual, it often...
February 19, 2016 by Beth Sitzler
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee. An ACL injury can occur in any sport, with 70 percent of ACL injuries being sustained during non-contact sports and 30 percent sustained during contact...
January 27, 2016 by Beth Sitzler
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is caused by an electrical disturbance in the heart that disrupts pumping, and every year in the U.S. 2,000 patients under age 25 die because of it, according to the Center for Disease Control. To help you educate your...