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New Year, New Look!
Check Out Your Redesigned NATA News

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We're starting 2013 with a bang with a fresh, modern look for your award-winning membership magazine, the NATA News. You won't want to miss the cover story about a college football player who survived a torn inferior vena cava during practice. January's issue also includes articles about NATA's evolving youth sports safety strategy and a preview of fun activities available during the 2013 convention in Las Vegas. Read the digital version now, and look for the hard copy in your mailbox! More

Register For Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids Webinar
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Dr. Robert Kersey PhD, ATC, CSCS, will be presenting "NATA Position Statement: Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids" at noon CT on Jan. 15. The presentation summarizes the best available, peer-reviewed, evidence regarding anabolic-androgenic steroids. Sub-topics include defining these compounds, clarifying their efficacy related to anabolism and performance, briefly discussing AAS abuse epidemiology, identifying concerns with AAS abuse, as well as suggesting possible interventions for prevention and treatment.

Modular Taping Stations With An EDGE!

The Athletic Edge introduces modular taping stations to fit any size training room and any budget. Our high quality hardwood or laminate stations are manufactured using dowel and glue construction for long lasting durability. AE modular systems allows you to customize the height, depth, seats and custom graphics for any taping station. MORE

Renewal Benefits Still Available
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It's not too late — you can still renew your membership with NATA! If you renew by Jan. 14:
  • You can pay your dues in two installments
  • NATA will extend your 2012 CEUs through Jan. 31, 2013
  • You'll be entered to win great prizes
Did you also know you can use your CEUs to purchase online quizzes and reserve them for future use? It's the perfect way to save some up if you've already got more than enough for 2013!

Renew today!


Cramer Power Mister Portable
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Transform your portable Cramer water system into a cool mist station. All-in-one, easy to install design with no additional water or power hookups needed. Installs in less than 20 minutes.

National Athletic Training Month Toolkit Available
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"Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer" is the theme for this year's National Athletic Training Month activities. This is your chance to use NATA's resources to brag about the profession and educate the public about what it means to be an athletic trainer and how athletic trainers save lives. Find logos, athletic training e-Cards and NATA brochures at the National Athletic Training Month section of the website. More


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

Capitol Hill Day Schedule Posted
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Capitol Hill Day 2013 is Monday, Feb. 25, in Washington, D.C. The schedule of events has been posted on the website, where you can also find information and videos from previous years. Join us as we lobby for athletic training legislation and raise awareness about the profession. In 2012, more than 200 legislative meetings were conducted by NATA members from 28 states. Register now! More

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Técnica Gávilan is a system of Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Modalities and Functional Exercise, all in three dimensions. Benefits to your athletes and patients include: Shorter recovery time after injury, enhanced performance, strength & power will be elevated, and athletes do not have to stop training. MORE
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Minnesota Vikings Athletic Trainer Featured as Instrumental Part of Adrian Peterson Recovery
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Eric Sugarman, MS, ATC, head athletic trainer for the Minnesota Vikings, has been receiving substantial attention in the media recently for his role in helping running back Adrian Peterson recover from a significant knee injury. Peterson tore his ACL near the end of the 2012 season but recovered in time to play a full schedule in 2013. Not only that, he ended up having the second-most prolific season by a running back in the history of the NFL. Here is a link to just a few of the stories, from Sports Illustrated, Grantland and the Chicago Sun-Times. More


Inquiry into Pennsylvania High School Football Coach Was Dropped by Police
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In the Jan. 2 issue of Range of Motion, a story entitled "Coach Could Face Criminal Charges for Handling of Concussions" from the Yahoo Sports blog was included because it was one of the most-read stories from the news brief in 2012. The following story is an important update on the situation:

In February, police dropped their investigation into allegations that the Peters Township (Pa.) High School varsity football coach put injured players back into games. "We haven't found anything new that warrants investigation," Peters police Chief Harry Fruecht said during a news conference. "We're done with it." The investigation began after Washington County Children and Youth Services received an anonymous tip that Richard Piccinini forced students — some with concussions or concussion-like symptoms — to go back into games.

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Disclaimer: Headlines include recent stories in the media on athletic training and sports medicine and do not reflect NATA statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.

Players Remember Longtime North Dakota State Athletic Trainer Isrow
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North Dakota State Director of Sports Medicine Scott Woken had 500 buttons for former players and staff to honor a legendary Bison sports figure in Denis Isrow. He didn't have many "Izzy" buttons left by the time NDSU finished football practice. The longtime athletic trainer and staff member died in December, just a day after NDSU defeated Georgia Southern in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision semifinals. More

Robert Griffin III Injured: Is Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan to Blame?
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Robert Griffin III reached too far for the football, his already injured right leg twisting gruesomely behind him. Just like that, Griffin was done. And so were the Washington Redskins. The Seattle Seahawks finally won a road playoff game, snapping an eight-game postseason skid away from home with a 24-14 NFC wild-card victory Sunday over the Redskins, who lost Griffin to another knee injury in the fourth quarter. More

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Drug-Testing Company Tied to NCAA Stirs Criticism
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A wall in one of the conference rooms at the National Center for Drug Free Sport displays magazine covers, each capturing a moment in the inglorious history of doping scandals in sports. The images show Ben Johnson, the sprinter who lost his 1988 Olympic gold medal after testing positive; and Barry Bonds, the tarnished home run king; and Lyle Alzado, one of the first pro football players to admit to steroid use. More

Football Concussions: The Problem Lies at Heart of Sport
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By James Carroll: I remember Coach wafting a cracked ammonia stick under my nose and moving his finger in front of my eyes. I'd been tackled hard and, apparently, had been slow getting up. I insisted I was okay. "Who's the president?" he asked me. Despite being woozy, I was desperate to get back in the game. When I answered the question — it was Ike — Coach slapped my shoulder pads and sent me in on the next play. More

Will Notre Dame Use Painkiller In Championship Game?
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Unlike championship rival Alabama, the team doctor for Notre Dame football, Dr. James Moriarity, told ABC News he does not rule out the "occasional use" of the controversial painkiller Toradol on game days to treat Fighting Irish players if "medically indicated." By contrast, Alabama team doctor Dr. James Robinson said he has "never used it" on Crimson Tide players and will not use it during the BCS National Championship Game today. More

Stanford Investigates Hits that Cause Concussions
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It's no secret that concussions are endemic in American football at every level, from pewees to the pros, but little is known about the hits that cause them. Stanford University is searching for answers by meticulously gathering data on every impact their football players sustain. The study is only in its second year, but they've already made some interesting discoveries. More
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