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The NCAA Sports Science Institute recently produced “Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention: An Athletics Tool Kit.” This new resource is supported and endorsed by NATA. According to NCAA, the kit was developed in collaboration with athletics...
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By Murphy Grant, MS, ATC, PES Chair, NATA Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine Research has shown that 2-3 times more injuries occur during preseason practice than in the regular season of play. This increased risk is due to a number of...
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In January, the NATA Board of Directors approved a proposal to restructure and expand the NATA College/University Athletic Trainers’ Committee (CUATC) into the Intercollegiate Council for Sports Medicine (ICSM) to address the varying needs of...
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The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hosted an interassociation summit Jan. 25-26 to enhance the organization and administration of health care services for intercollegiate student-...
Andy Carter, MS, ATC, the senior associate athletic trainer at the College of William & Mary, traveled from Williamsburg, Virginia to attend NATA 2016 in Baltimore. As a member of the NATA College/University Athletic Trainers' Committee, Carter...
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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...
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By Timothy Neal, MS, ATC, AT The athletic trainer is putting in long days at their place of employment. Along with the long daily hours, the AT has had few days off in the past three months. Add in the pressures from patients/athletes, coaches,...
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Last week’s Mental Health Awareness Month blog discussed the prevalence of diagnosable mental health disorders among adolescents and college-aged students. This week’s blog will look at the tools available to help athletic trainers care for athletes...
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In the United States, one in every four to five adolescents meets the criteria of a diagnosable mental health disorder, with 30 percent meeting criteria for an anxiety disorder, 19 percent for a behavioral disorder, 11 percent for a substance abuse...
By Carlie Mankin and Jennifer Doherty-Restrepo, Phd, ATC, LAT According to the founder of Iota Tau Alpha (ITA), John Anderson, MEd, ATC, the saying "We heal those contending for the prize", is the direct translation of Iota Tau Alpha in Greek (...