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National Athletic Training
Month Enters Fourth Week

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National Athletic Training Month 2010 is now entering its fourth week! Sports safety continues to make headlines across the country, including a recent segment on NBC. Plus, the EATA Student Delegation's Media Awareness Challenge continues. More

Resource of the Week…for All NATA Members

NATA Reaches 700 Followers on Twitter
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Get up-to-the-minute news related to NATA and athletic training by following us on Twitter. Signing up is easy. Click on the link, create your user name and start following NATA1950. NATA1950 has doubled its following in the past year. Jump on board and help NATA1950 reach 1,000 followers, and see the latest Bubble Tweet, a short video with athletic trainers from Stephenville (Texas) High School. 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

Secondary School Athletic Trainers, Please Complete
This Important Survey About Athletes In Your Setting

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NATA has commissioned the athletic training program at A.T. Still University to conduct a study to assess access to athletic training services in secondary schools. The study is an important first step in identifying how the health and safety of student-athletes in high schools across the country can be improved. To participate, complete this short survey. For more information, contact Tamara Valovich McLeod, PhD, ATC (, 480-219-6035) or Russell Lowe (, 972-532-8827).  More

YO! Have You Signed Up Yet?
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Registration and housing remain open for the 61st NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in Philadelphia. Sign up online anytime! While you're in town, be sure to take advantage of the city's Badge Delegate Discount Pass. Already live in Philly? Then be on the YO! Team to help show off your town. 

Philly Tip of the Week
"We call the summer weather in Philadelphia Triple H: hazy, hot and humid. Come prepared for that."
– 2010 Johnson & Johnson Keynote speaker Kevin Carroll, AT Ret.

CAATE Announces Vacancies
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The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education is filling two vacancies: one seat on the Commission and one position within the Review Committee. Applications are due March 26.  More

NATA Searching for Liaison to the APHA
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Are you an NATA certified member in good standing and a member of an American Public Health Association Section or Special Primary Interest Group? Then you are eligible to apply for the non-funded volunteer position as liaison to the APHA.  More

Biodex Balance System SD
Shows athletes their weakness and challenges them to improve. Also provides standard baseline evaluations, comparing to normative data.

Visit Biodex at NATA, Booth #1525.

Secondary School & Collegiate ATs: We Need Your Feedback!
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The NATA has an affiliation with the Taylor Hooton Foundation, an organization dedicated to eliminating the use of performance enhancing drugs by our nation's youth. Don Hooton started the organization in 2003 after the death of his teenage son, a baseball player. Taylor's suicide was attributed to the effects of anabolic steroids. The Taylor Hooton Foundation understands the critical role the athletic trainer plays in this arena. Please take 20 seconds to click through to a brief mini-survey to share your thoughts about this important issue.  More
Polar Care Kodiak Cold Therapy
Polar Care® Kodiak® Cold Therapy from BREG promotes faster recovery for a faster return to normal activity. Cold therapy penetrates deep into the joint reducing pain and swelling. Get the cold facts about cold therapy. Stop by BREG booth #1116 at the National Athletic Trainers Association meeting, or go to
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Health & Development

Neurosurgeon Recommends Football Players Practice Without Helmets
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The first football helmet is believed to have been worn in an 1893 game between Army and Navy by a cadet named Mason Reeves after being informed by a Navy doctor that another head injury could kill him. Now, nearly 117 years later, a high-profile neurosurgeon, Dr. Robert Cantu, is advocating the elimination of football helmets during practice as a safety measure, and one can expect plenty of opposition.  More

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Minimally Invasive Sports Hernia Repair May Get
Athletes 'Back in the Game' Faster, Study Says

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A new minimally invasive sports hernia repair gets athletes back in the game three times faster than the traditional repair, according to a new study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Specialty Day in New Orleans. Sports hernias were often difficult to diagnose and prior to this new repair had a lengthy rehabilitation time. Professional football players such as New England Patriots Tom Brady, Philadelphia Eagles Donovan McNabb and Kevin Curtis, and New Orleans Saints Jeremy Shockey have all suffered sports hernias over the past few years.  More

Heat and Treat Prefab Orthoses
Foot Management is now offering the Heat and Treat prefab orthoses. Its thin, lightweight, heat moldable EVA shell fits well in athletic shoes and cleats. MORE

Injury Rehabilitation

Football Injuries More Likely on Certain Artificial Turf
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Football players are more likely to suffer certain types of knee and ankle injuries on an artificial turf called FieldTurf than on natural grass, a new study contends. Researchers analyzed data from the 2002-2008 National Football League seasons and found that teams playing on FieldTurf had an 88 percent higher rate of anterior cruciate ligament injuries and a 48 percent higher rate of eversion ankle sprains. Per team game, the rate of all reported game-related lower extremity injuries was 27 percent higher on FieldTurf than on natural grass.  More

Study: Technology Helps Children Avoid Sports Injuries
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A growing trend of more sports-related injuries among young athletes is prompting researchers to get in the game. Over the past two years, sports medicine experts say youth baseball injuries have increased three-fold — specifically among pitchers — who are either overdoing it or not doing it the right way. Now, some have turned to a very innovative approach to help players improve their throwing while reducing their chance for getting hurt.  More

Youth Baseball Throwing Arm Injuries are Rising Dramatically
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Throwing arm injuries are on the rise in Little League and other youth baseball programs. After these injuries occur, many players are out for the season; others require surgery and must refrain from play for an even longer duration; still others sustain injuries so severe that they cause permanent damage and are unable to continue playing baseball. Three new studies presented today at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons address this critical issue, each offering new solutions to help prevent these injuries.  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

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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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Sports Concussion Management for Athletes
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