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Hall of Fame Class of 2013 and Other Award Winners Announced
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It's time to congratulate our new award winners! We're happy to welcome five new members into the NATA Hall of Fame: Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT, Robert Kersey, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS, R.T. Floyd, EdD, ATC, CSCS, Ralph Reiff, MEd, ATC, LAT, Charles Thompson, MS, ATC. Read the full list of award winners, including Most Distinguished AT, AT Service Award winners and more, on our website. Winners will be honored honored during J&J Day on Wednesday, June 26, in Las Vegas. More


Register for Webinar on Autism
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Chad Kinart, MS, ATC, will be presenting "Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the Athletic Trainer" at 11 a.m. CT on April 10. With many myths about ASDs, this lecture provides a basis of understanding about ASDs. In addition, athletic trainers will also come away from this lecture with tools to help communicate and structure the affected child's environment for optimal health care.

Sandy Miller to Speak at NATAPAC Breakfast
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NATA Hall of Famer and NATAPAC Board member Sandy Miller, ATC, LAT, is the speaker for the 2013 NATAPAC Breakfast, which will take place at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, June 25 in Las Vegas. Support NATA's Political Action Committee by attending this year's annual event. Each ticket purchased makes a contribution to NATAPAC. You can also sponsor a student or young professional to attend this important event. Details are on the convention registration form. Sign-up early — this event traditionally sells out! More


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NATA Foundation Announces Research Mentor Program
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The NATA Foundation is accepting applications for its Research Mentor Program. This initiative helps provide guidance and mentorship to junior faculty members involved in athletic training research by pairing them up with more experienced investigators. Applications are being accepted now through May 1. The new class of mentors and mentees will convene in Las Vegas for a luncheon where they will meet, network and hear a presentation from a leading researcher. Learn more about the program and complete an application on the Foundation website. More


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Still Time to Submit for NATM Social Media Contest
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There are still two weeks left in National Athletic Training Month, which means you have two more weeks to submit photos or videos for the NATM Social Media Contest! Using resources provided by NATA or your own creativity, post a photo to one of our social media websites that demonstrates how you're raising awareness about athletic training. Information including rules and the list of prizes is available at the NATA site. We've already had some great submissions, so keep them coming! More


Grassroots Star of the Week
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Laura Decoster, ATC, NHAT, is the NATA Grassroots Star of the Week! Decoster's persistent efforts to advocate for youth sports safety have convinced Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-N.H., to sign on as a co-sponsor for H. Res. 72: Secondary School Student Athletes' Bill of Rights. NATA thanks Decoster for her dedication to the cause. What have you done to support your profession lately? Learn how to get involved here. Never underestimate the power of grassroots effort! More

Discount on Professional Liability Insurance
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Have you insured your career? As a NATA member in good standing, you could qualify for a discount on professional liability insurance through Marsh. They have a variety of coverage options that allow you to tailor a policy to your practice's specific needs. Visit for a free three-step Instant Online Quote! More

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Physical Therapy for Lateral Epicondylitis: New Research Raises Questions Over Effectiveness
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Lateral epicondylitis, also often known as tennis elbow, is a condition that causes pain on the outer elbow, especially with repetitive wrist movements. The initial treatment of lateral epicondylitis aims to ease pain and inflammation at the common extensor origin. This can be achieved through a combination of rest, activity modification, cold therapy, anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy. However, two recent studies claim that all current forms of tennis elbow treatment are ineffective. If this is the case, how should we be treating this condition? More

Industry Pulse: Is physical therapy an effective treatment for lateral epicondylitis?

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Athletic trainers: Some of sports' true heroes
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A female soccer player lies motionless on the field seconds after a midair head collision with another player. A young offensive lineman collapses on the sidelines only hours into the first day of summer football practice. The senior captain of the top-ranked girls basketball team lands awkwardly from a rebound and feels her knee explode. More

The Most Powerful Athletes in 2013
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Each year, Bloomberg Sports determines who the 100 most powerful athletes playing in the United States are. To determine the most powerful athletes, Bloomberg uses both "on-field" and "off-field" attributes. Only athletes who were active in the 2011-2012 season were considered. On-field attributes include stats, like batting average, goals, points, touchdowns, etc. Off-field attributes consider the athlete's endorsement deals and social media presence. More

ACL Tears Becoming More Common Among High School Athletes
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If you're a sports fan, then you've probably heard of the high number of Anterior Cruciate Ligament tears among pro athletes in the last year. Among the most recent cases are Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo and Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose. Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio also fell victim and Washington Redskin Robert Griffin III, or RG3 as he's more popularly known, went down with a nasty tear in the late part of last year's season. More

17 Athletes Face Bans After Blood Profile Changes
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Seventeen athletes face doping bans after abnormalities were detected in the International Association of Athletics Federations' (IAAF) biological passports which track changes in their blood profiles. The blood tests were conducted as part of the athletes' biological passport program pioneered by the International Cycling Union (UCI) and introduced by the IAAF in 2009. More

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Helmets Not Doing Enough to Protect the Brain
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While there was a time when athletes in so-called "contact" sports such as football took to the field sans helmet, today many sports — everything from baseball to cycling to hockey — now require competitors to wear the ubiquitous "brain bucket." Even noncompetitive athletes such as recreational skiers and snowboarders are told that wearing a helmet is a good idea. More

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New Electrocardiogram Device Designed for Athletic Youth
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Cardea Associates recently announced the development of an FDA-approved electrocardiogram device designed specifically for the young athlete, a potentially important step in the reduction of heart attacks among young sports enthusiasts. More

Heel Pain 'Epidemic,' But Doctors Show Steps to Deal With Plantar Fasciitis
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Plantar fasciitis. If you haven't had to deal with it personally, just ask around. Chances are you know lots of people who can describe it in great detail: stabbing heel pain and agonizing steps followed by a frustratingly slow recovery. Plantar fasciitis — an inflammation of the plantar facsia, a thick band of tissue that runs along the arch from the heel to the toes — has become so ubiquitous that podiatrists can practically make the diagnosis before a patient even sets foot in their office. More

When Exercise Stresses You Out
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For most people, exercise elevates mood. Repeated studies with humans and animals have shown that regular workouts can increase stress resistance, decrease anxiety, lessen symptoms of depression and generally leave people cheerful. But what if someone sincerely dislikes exercise and works out only under a kind of emotional duress, deeming that he or she must do so, perhaps because a doctor or worried spouse has ordered it? More
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