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Annual Meeting Registration is Open!
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Registration for the 62nd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia is now open! Early-bird discounts are in effect, so sign up before May 1 to get the best pricing. Non-members can bundle Annual Meeting registration into a professional development package that includes member dues. And members can earn additional registration discounts by signing up to volunteer at the event! More

Resource of the Week…for All Members

Check Out Our Newest Think Tank
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The "Treatment and Coding" forum has been added to the Think Tanks. This is a forum for members from all settings to discuss treatments and modalities performed by athletic trainers as described in the CPT book, including best practices and treatment trends. This Think Tank will also be a resource for the AMA/NATA coding group. More

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NATA Info/Events

National Athletic Training Month Underway
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National Athletic Training Month 2011 is off to a quick start, with athletic trainers around the country already interacting with the public, the media and other professions. More

ELA 2011 Meets with Success
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ELA 2011 (Educate, Lead, Advocate) brought more than 400 athletic trainers and students together to advocate for the profession and plan for the future. Events kicked off with a legislative briefing and NATAPAC fundraiser, followed by a full day of appointments on Capitol Hill. Then, ELA shifted into the Athletic Training Educators' Conference and iLEAD student leadership development program. Full details will be available in the April NATA News, and photos from ELA 2011 are available now in NATA PhotoZone. More

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Pre-Order Your 2011 Annual Meeting DVD
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When you register for this summer's Annual Meeting in New Orleans, don't forget to include an Annual Meeting recap DVD in that registration. Last year's DVD included highlights from the Opening Day Reception, the Hall of Fame videos, Hall of Fame induction ceremony, keynote speech and highlights from the trade show. Expect even more in 2011. More

Medical Therapeutic Yoga Examined
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The second module in a three-part webinar series on medical therapeutic yoga takes place Thursday, led by Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC, PYT. Garner developed a specialized form of medical therapeutic yoga and has taught it in every corner of the U.S. She brings it to your desktop for convenient, affordable CEUs and invaluable insight. More

Latest News

Athletic Training Staff Hit by Layoffs at St. Cloud State University
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NATA has contacted the source of this article to thank them for the coverage and to remind about the correct terminology when referring to an athletic trainer.

Steve Patterson, who is in his fourth year as an athletic trainer at St. Cloud State, was notified by Athletic Director Morris Kurtz and by the university in early January that he would be part of $200,000 in athletic administration budget cuts. About three weeks ago, he received a letter from the university and President Earl H. Potter III providing his unofficial notice that he would be part of the cuts.

Former Harvard Football Player on Hit Counts, Duerson's Legacy
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VideoBrief Chris Nowinski , a former Harvard football player, professional wrestler, discusses Dave Duerson's legacy and the impact of hits on athletes. Nowinski is founder of the Sports Legacy Institute and co-director of the center that will be studying Duerson's brain. More

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College Student-Athletes May Starve for Success
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College athletes can seem like the model examples of health, but sometimes destructive behavior can fester beneath a fit facade. "Things are so performance- driven in athletics," Courtney Jones, the senior athletic trainer for the University of Kentucky's women's basketball team said. "If we start to start noticing some behavior, then we would go ahead and plug them into our eating disorder policy." More

Hamstring Tendon Grafts May Be Better
Than Knee Tendons in ACL Surgery

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Anterior cruciate ligament surgery is common among some athletes who tear the knee ligament during sports such as soccer or basketball. But when it comes to grafting a new tendon, which is better, one from the knee or the hamstring? The hamstring may have it, a study finds. More

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Common Hip Disorder Can Cause Sports Hernia
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Sports hernias are commonly found in individuals with a mechanical disorder of the hip and can be resolved with surgery to fix the hip disorder alone in some cases, according to a recent study. "If individuals have symptoms of athletic pubalgia otherwise known as sports hernia, doctors should carefully assess their hip joint to make sure there is not an underlying mechanical problem in the hip that may be the bigger problem in the overall function of the athlete," said the lead researcher. More

Study: Exercise Is Actually Good For Your Knees
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If you've been using the fear of knee damage as an excuse to avoid exercise, it may be time to find a new excuse. Research published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, the scientific journal of the American College of Sports Medicine, reached the surprising conclusion that exercise doesn't hurt your knees — it helps keep them healthy. More

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