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NATA Launches New Resource
Page For Secondary School ATs

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With school districts across the country experiencing troubling budget cuts, NATA has launched a new online resource page to help athletic trainers protect their jobs. The new section of the website offers strategies and resources aimed at educating decision makers on the importance of the athletic trainer in any school athletics program. More

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Pre-Conference Workshops Focus on Emerging Setting
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Learn more about the emerging settings in several workshops scheduled Sunday, June 19, one day before the official opening of the 62nd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in New Orleans. Earn CEUs while learning more about the physician extender role, jobs in public safety and the role of an athletic trainer in the performing arts. There is a free networking reception schedule that evening. More

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Cramer YP, Student Lounges Return in New Orleans
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For the third consecutive year, NATA and Cramer are opening the doors to lounges for students and young professionals. The Cramer Student Lounge will feature the Cramer Student Reception and free wireless Internet. The Cramer Young Professionals' Lounge will be the site for the premier YP event of the Annual Meeting, a networking social entitled, "Remembering Our Roots and Forging Our Future." See you at the Lounge! More

Don't Miss this Webinar!
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Pick up some useful tips during the April 20 webinar: "Psychological Strategies for Use with Injured Athletes During the Three Phases of Rehabilitation." Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, ATC, LAT, of Weber State University explores common mental side effects of injury and outlines effective, evidence-based techniques to help athletes prevail. More


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Annual Meeting Early-Bird Discount Window is Open
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Early-bird rates are in effect for the NATA 62nd Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia this summer in New Orleans. Sign up before May 1 to get the best pricing. Non-members can bundle convention 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

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NATA has contacted the sources of this articles to thank them for the coverage and to remind about the correct terminology when referring to an athletic trainer.

NATA Members Interviewed for Upcoming PBS Special
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NATA staff and several athletic training industry experts have been working with PBS on an upcoming program about high school football. The program Frontline is scheduled to air the program on April 12 that tells the story of two 15-year-old athletes in Arkansas. The Frontline website states, "In Arkansas, FRONTLINE documents a tragic story of heat-stroke injuries that reveal how weak regulation has created a crucial lack of athletic trainers at most high schools." More

A New Game Plan for Concussions
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Over the past few years, a number of stories have made the headlines involving mismanaged injuries in young athletes that turned catastrophic. Too many times, players have been moved off the field when they shouldn't have been or cleared to return to play before they fully recovered. Instead of heading off to college, many injured teenagers are spending what would be their freshman year making trips to rehabilitation facilities. More

Athletic Trainers in Baseball Have Come a Long Way
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They didn't have HIPAA, or laser treatments, or medical plans back in the old days. It was simply tape up the ankle, rub down the arm, and get out there and play. Oh, how things have changed. The athletic trainer in baseball has become more educated, requiring more qualifications and certifications. Training staffs have grown into monstrosities, including physical therapists, masseuses, psychologists, and strength and conditioning coaches. More

What the Circus Can Teach Us About Sports Injuries
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Can the tears of a clown contribute to the twisted ankle of a clown? According to an offbeat new study of the psychological underpinnings of sports injuries, the answer is a guarded yes, depending on just what occasioned those tears. For the study, researchers turned to a unique population of 47 athletes. Each had been, until recently, an elite competitor in gymnastics, trampoline, swimming or diving. But all were now retired from competition and hoping to join the circus. More

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MLB Institutes 7-day DL For Concussions
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MLB and the players' union announced a new set of protocols that take effect on opening day to deal with concussions, including the creation of the new seven-day disabled list that should give team doctors and the injured players more flexibility to address head injuries. It's the latest in a series of moves by professional sports leagues to address an injury that doctors, players and executives are only beginning to fully understand. More

Athletic Trainers Crucial in Helping Injured Athletes
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Athletic trainers all over the country have been honored this March with a month dedicated to raising awareness of the importance they have on and off the field. No two people understand that importance more than Sean Copeland and his mother, Susan Copeland. On a kick return during the 2008 Oak Grove-Petal football game, Sean's knee snapped backwards, resulting in a tear to his PCL and severe damage to his popliteal artery, which supplies blood to the knee and muscles of the leg and calf. More

Put Those Shoes On: Running Won't Kill Your Knees
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Jogging, long thought to hurt knees with all that pounding and rattling around, may actually be beneficial for the complex and critical joint. There are caveats, though, especially for people who have suffered significant knee injury or are overweight. But for the most part, researchers say, jogging for your health seems like a good idea. More

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