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Over the past 20 years Active Ankle has become the worldwide leader in the development of high performance foot and ankle products. Active Ankle owns or has the rights to over 20 U.S. and Foreign Patents.


Plan Your Annual Meeting Schedule from Your Phone
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Quickly find information about the 2012 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia on your phone with the NATA Mobile Application. Get schedules, information about St. Louis, session details, instant alerts and much more! This application works on the iPhone, iPad, Android and Blackberry platforms. Use this technology to make your Annual Meeting even better. More


FREE Webinar: Evidence-Based Practice for Athletic Trainers
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Sara Brown, MS, ATC, Chair of the NATA Executive Committee for Education, will present "Evidence-Based Practice for Athletic Trainers: Everyone Benefits," a FREE webinar for NATA members, at 11 a.m. CT June 12. The webinar will introduce participants to Evidence-Based Practice in athletic training, including the implications of EBP to the profession and how to implement EBP into everyday practices. Real world examples will be followed by a Q&A session. This webinar is worth one CEU.

Active Ankle® Excel™ Lace Up Ankle Brace

The Excel's unique circumferential lacing system tightens all the way around the brace for a better conforming and more comfortable fit. This brace is designed for athletes who prefer the comfort and mobility of a lace up brace but desire the added support and security of a traditional tape job.

Apply Now for Young Investigators Mentoring Program
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The United States Bone and Joint Decade/Initiative Research Committee offers a grant mentoring program to provide early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers and learn skills needed to pursue an academic career. Composed primarily of workshops, the program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or post-doctoral researchers nominated by their department or division chairs. The deadline to apply is July 15. Learn more about the program on USBJD/I's website. More

BTE Presents Eccentron Resistance Trainer

Increase strength, mobility, and stability faster with the power of eccentric resistance training. Treat different ages, fitness, & function levels – targeting strength, power, and endurance. Enhance explosive muscle performance. Deliver functional results with closed chain rehab. Improve balance and stability for fall prevention. Experience it at NATA booth #2410! MORE


Don't Miss This Month's NATA News
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The May 2012 NATA News features profiles of the members of the 2012 Hall of Fame class. Read about their contributions to the profession on pages 12-33. There is also a new entry in our ongoing "Day in the Life" series, beginning on page 40, which follows a day with the Professional Bull Riders tour. And don't miss a Foundation update outlining events at the Annual Meeting and changes to the Free Communications Program (page 38). More

Biodex Concussion Management Program -

It’s time to add Balance Assessment to your management of concussion. Biodex program combines balance and cognitive baseline and post-injury testing for objective, data-driven decisions. NATA
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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.

Plan for Foundation's Silent Auction
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The 2012 NATA Foundation Silent Auction will feature some great items at the Annual Meeting in St. Louis. Located on the trade show floor, a variety of items will be up for bid. Proceeds will go toward funding athletic training scholarships and research grants. To donate items, contact Holly McCauley at More


Grassroots Star of the Week
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Cornell Smith, MS, ATC, is the NATA Grassroots Star of the Week! Smith met with Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-5) on April 21 to discuss the athletic training profession and supporting HR 2785. Have you done your part to promote the profession lately? Never underestimate the power of grassroots effort. More


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Dynamic Tape - the Biomechanical Tape
Dynamic Tape is a highly specialised tape designed to contribute genuine mechanical force into the kinetic chain. In this way, the 4-way elastic Dynamic Tape aims to mimic muscle action, absorb load, improve biomechanical efficiency and modify faulty movement patterns. Reduced load combined with powerful neurophysiological effects aim to provide prompt pain relief, reduce metabolic demand, facilitate recovery and improve performance.

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Colleges Increasing Sports Safety Rules to Help Prevent Injuries
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When college athletes return to their games this fall, they'll be met by some new rules from the NCAA including that football kickoffs will move from the 30-yard to the 35-yard line to increase safety for players and football players whose helmets snap off while playing will have to leave the field immediately. "We get pushback as we discuss new rules, but player safety is our driving force," says David Klossner, head of health and safety for the NCAA. More

ZAMST Thermo-plastic Thumb Guard

The ZAMST Thumb Guard is made of a unique, washable Thermo-plastic material that conforms to the thumb shape for perfect support and can be reshaped up to 30 times for multiple users or different hands. Its short length and low-profile, compact design enables natural movements and flexibility.


Study: Single Season Of Hits May Harm Athletes' Ability To Learn
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Just a single season of contact sports can take a toll on college athletes' ability to learn, according to a new study. Overall, one season's worth of repetitive hits did not seriously harm players' thinking and memory skills, but when it came to learning, a small group of players was negatively affected. More

Safety Shock: AEDs Save Lives
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They are called automatic external defibrillators or AEDs. When used properly, they can literally shock a heart attack victim back to life. Because heart attacks can be caused by strenuous exercise, or even when young athletes get hit in the chest by a ball, the devices are required to be within 100 yards of many outdoor athletic locations. More


Big Ten to Study Head Injuries in All Sports
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Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany announced that the conference's member schools will begin a research study to determine how head injuries affect athletes. The research initiative includes all Big Ten sports. "We basically lack across the country great longitudinal information," Delany said. "So we're trying to organize ourselves in a way to begin to develop that information." More

N.H. House Passes Requirement on Athlete Concussions Policy
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The New Hampshire House of Representatives approved Senate Bill 402, which requires all school boards in the state to develop guidelines to deal with concussions. The bill, which has the support of the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association and others, would have school districts distribute information on the risk and nature of concussions to coaches, students, athletes and their parents. More



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Can Runners Have 'Too Many Miles on the Tires?'
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From Gina Kolata: I used to run with a guy who was unhappy with the way his performance had deteriorated over the years. In his early 20s, he said, he had been super-fast. A couple of decades later and about 20 pounds heavier, he had lost that amazing speed. "Too many miles on the tires," he would say. His idea was that if you start racing when you are young, you will be worse in middle age than if you started fresh when you were older. More

Does Gender Matter for Athlete Injuries?
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With the predominance of male athletes featured on television and covered in the media year-round, most Americans are familiar with some of the most common injuries sustained by men in various sports. As the 2012 Summer Games approaches, female athletes will have additional opportunities to be featured, but are their potential injury risks the same as their male counterparts? More
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