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Don't Miss This Month's NATA News
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The May 2010 NATA News features the 2010 Hall of Fame class of Randy Biggerstaff, MS, ATC, LAT, Lynn Bott, MS, ATC, LAT, Frank Walters, PhD, ATC, and Keith Webster, MA, ATC. Read about their contributions to the profession on pages 15-18. The Trade Show Preview, beginning on page 20, prepares you for the NATA 61st Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia on June 22-25 in Philadelphia. And don’t miss a special report on how you can earn fair pay while covering summer camps (p40). More

Resource of the Week…for Educators

Take Advantage of the CIE Seminar
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There is still space available at the Clinical Instructor Educator Seminar on June 21 in Philadelphia. Add the CIE Seminar to your Annual Meeting registration, or register only for the CIE Seminar. The day-long event is worth 7 CEUs!  More

Cramer Emergency Kit
With a heavy duty PVC Tarpaulin shell, the Cramer Sideline Emergency kit is designed to help bring together all of the necessary emergency management tools into one easily identifiable and easy to organize wheeled bag. The four interior bags can be labeled for a variety of specific needs and are color coded for fast, visual recognition in an emergency. MORE

NATA Info/Events

Consultants Define "Athletic Training Degree"
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Supporting the prior recommendations of the NATA Educational Degree Task Force, the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education assembled a group of consultants to determine what constitutes a degree in athletic training. Find out how CAATE defines a degree in athletic training, which becomes a requirement by the 2014-15 academic year.  More

Give Life. . .Give Love. . .Donate Blood
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Participate in the blood drive sponsored by the NBATA and NATA. Donating blood is easy, and signing up is convenient. Register online today.  More

Biodex System 4 Multi-Joint System
For pre-season screening, injury prevention and athletic performance enhancement. Evidence-based clinical protocols combine science with practical application.

Visit Biodex at NATA, Booth #1525.

Foundation Announces Building Blocks
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The NATA Research & Education Foundation has launched a program called "Building Blocks of Clinical Practice" and aims to help athletic trainers build a strong foundation of clinical practice. The Foundation hopes this program will become a valuable tool for athletic trainers working as clinicians and educators, as well as students growing in our profession. Issues will be released on a regular basis and available at the Foundation's website. The initial issue is titled "Fungal Infections of the Skin."  More

National Physical Activity Plan Released
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NATA supports the National Physical Activity Plan, which has been released by the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity. NATA has served on the coordinating committee and is an organizational partner for the plan. Learn more about this plan and get involved.  More

Networking Reception Aimed At Non-Traditional Setting ATs
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If you want to know more about non-traditional settings, ask people who work there. Here's your chance at the Clinical & Emerging Practices Athletic Trainers' Committee Career Development Experiences networking reception from 4-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, Room 408. CEPAT also has scheduled a full day of workshops during the Annual Meeting, beginning at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22. Advance registration is required for the workshops.  More

Philly Tip of the Week
"The most historical square mile in our country is a short 10-minute walk from the Convention Center: you can see the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, The Constitution Center, the U.S. Mint, the Federal Reserve Bank."
-Host city representatives AJ Duffy III, MS, ATC, PT, and Joe Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES

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Chattanooga’s Intelect® Transport systems are lightweight, battery or outlet-powered units featuring electrotherapy and ultrasound, or combination therapy. With an innovative compact design that lets you deliver effective, on-the-spot therapy to athletes on the sidelines, the basketball court, baseball diamond, and athletic training facilities, wherever it’s needed. For more information visit

Coach Teaches Kids to Pitch — And Avoid Injury
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Frank Gonzales is not an orthopedic surgeon, but he knows a shoulder injury when he sees one. After 11 years playing professional baseball and 20-plus coaching, the former pitcher has trained thousands of kids in the mechanics of throwing. Nationally, the number of serious shoulder and elbow injuries in youth baseball and softball players has increased five-fold in the past 10 years, according to the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.  More

Wood vs. Metal: Debate Continues Over Which Bat is Safer to Use
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A critical injury suffered by a high school baseball pitcher in California after he was struck in the head by a ball hit off a non-wood bat keeps the safety debate burning over non-wood vs. wood bats. Non-wood bats made of aluminum or composite are used at all levels of organized baseball and softball from Little League through NCAA competition. Wood bats are used only in minor and major league baseball and some adult recreational leagues.  More

Action Arch Prefab Orthoses

Foot Management is now offering the Action Arch prefab orthoses. Its semi rigid, urethane base, full length design offer superior cushioning while supporting the longitudinal arch.

Worn Out Running Shoes Can Lead to Pain, Injuries
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If running or walking is your preferred mode of exercise, shoes are the only equipment needed — unlike golf and certain other sports — so why skimp on cost or wear a pair too long? Athletic trainers understand a concept called "referral injuries," which apply to injuries whose origins are not at the site of the pain or discomfort. Rather, the biomechanics of motion may be such that the injury is manifested by pain at a given site, but the real cause is elsewhere in the chain of motion. Most movement in sporting activity begins at the feet. Thus, the stresses that cause the injury are often because of improper fitting or worn shoes.  More

Sports Medicine Corner: Why Are ACL Injuries So Bad?
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In the world of athletics, no phrase or term can strike more fear in an athlete, coach or fan than three simple letters: A.C.L. Anyone that follows college or professional sports is almost certain to have heard that terminology being thrown around. While many fans don’t know much, if anything, about the ACL, one thing that seems to be common knowledge: that an ACL injury is bad news.  More

Player's Death Sparks Conversation About Deadly Football Injuries
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A college football player died playing football in Oregon over the weekend, but his death is making local players and coaches more sensitive to this type of tragedy. According to Eastern Oregon University, 21 year old Dylan Steigers suffered an acute subdural hematoma, or bleeding on the brain, while playing in a scrimmage Saturday and did not survive.  More

Vigorous Exercise Linked With Stronger Hip Bones in Children
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Exercise doesn't just help kids improve their cardiovascular function, keep their weight down and make them more mentally acute — it may also strengthen bones, according to a new study. Researchers from Southampton and Cambridge universities in Britain gave DXA scans to about 200 6-year-olds to test their bone mass, specifically looking at the children's hip and thigh bones.  More


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Stromgren "Hammy" Hamstring Support System

Compression short, with neoprene in the back of the leg, and supporting straps, can help prevent and treat hamstring injuries

National Strength & Conditioning Association

As the worldwide authority on strength and conditioning, we support and disseminate research-based knowledge and its practical application to improve athletic performance and fitness.

Cramer Products

Established in 1918, Cramer Products is a worldwide leader in sports medicine products and provides sports medicine solutions for athletic trainers, coaches and athletes at all competitive levels.

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When your patient needs a Heel Lift, use the very best!
Here at Warwick Enterprises we manufacture high quality products for professionals in the medical field. We offer the Adjust-A-Lift Heel Lift , Warwick Heel Wedge, Full Sole Lifts along with our newest product the "Kinetic Comfort Heel Pad" This new product remedies daily accumulation of micro-trauma of standing and walking.
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Sports Concussion Management for Athletes
CogState Sport is a computerized concussion test and management system used by professional, elite and amateur athletes all over the world. CogState Sport is proven sensitive to mild cognitive changes and helps guide medical decisions about return-to-play and rehabilitation.
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