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Support NATAPAC: Michael Goldenberg's Plunge for Funds
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District Two Director Mike Goldenberg, MS, ATC, will SkyJump from the Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas during NATA's 2013 convention if he can raise $1,000 for NATAPAC! If you want to see him take the leap from 108 floors above, contribute a donation toward his fundraising goal. Be sure to properly attribute your donation to his SkyJump effort. More


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Webinar on Autism This Wednesday
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In conjunction with Autism Awareness Month, Chad Kinart, MS, ATC, will be presenting "Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and the Athletic Trainer" at 11 a.m. CT on April 10. With many myths about ASDs, this lecture provides a basis of understanding about ASDs. In addition, athletic trainers will also come away from this lecture with tools to help communicate and structure the affected child's environment for optimal health care.




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Student Membership Campaign Deadline Approaching
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The Student Membership Campaign offers an easy way for athletic training education programs to qualify for prizes, including cash for the athletic training club and free annual meeting registration. In order to qualify, students must join NATA before April 30. Full qualification and submission details are listed on the website. 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 64th NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia this summer in Las Vegas. Sign up by April 30 to get the best pricing. Members can earn additional registration discounts by signing up to volunteer at the event. The Preliminary Program is available at the convention website so you can start planning your itinerary now. More


 
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Ready, Set, SEARCH For Your Clinical Rotation!
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Not all athletes wear jerseys, and not all athletic trainers work in traditional job settings. NATA is proud to launch the Clinical Opportunities in Emerging Settings Database, a new online resource for students seeking clinical rotations in the emerging settings. If you're a student interested in a clinical rotation in performing arts, hospital/clinical, military, public safety and more, take advantage of this FREE new resource! More


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2013 National Athletic Training Month Successes
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March was an exciting month to promote and celebrate the athletic training profession. The Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) held a National Athletic Training Month (NATM) proclamation luncheon with local Athletic Trainers (ATs). More


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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.


Boom in Athletic Trainers — 'Guardian Angels' — Reflects Sports Safety Emphasis
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When a college basketball player suffered a horrifying compound fracture on national TV, millions winced. Denise Fandel of Omaha, Neb., was among those watching. But she wasn't focused on Kevin Ware, the Louisville Cardinal whose fracture left 6 inches of bone sticking through his skin. "I was watching to see what the medical staff was doing," she said, "and they did everything they were supposed to do." More


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Athletic Trainers Must be Prepared for Any Sports Injury
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Oral Roberts University athletic trainer John Joslin opened his sprawling medical kit for a photo shoot. The contents included everything from chewing gum to contact lenses to something he hopes he never has to use. Joslin, when asked if there are hundreds of items in the blue Bushwalker bag that he lugged to road games this season, said, "I couldn't even count how many things are in there." More


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Injury Rehab a Tough Task for Student Athletes
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During the course of a college athletic season, many student-athletes face the prospect of suffering an injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, some athletes rehabilitate much more quickly, which allows them to return to their sport shortly. But for others, it may require season-ending surgery. For junior running back, Nathan Jeffery, overcoming a season-ending injury was both mentally and physically difficult. More


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'You Have to Learn How to Hit Somebody'
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What Illinois legislators call safety measures, some football coaches and athletic trainers consider dangerous. After having a bill that would have limited high school teams to tackling in one practice per week failed at the Illinois General Assembly, Rep. Carole Sente, a Vernon Hills Democrat, is asking the Illinois High School Association to adopt the proposal without legislation. More


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California Lawmaker Calls for Better Protection of Student Athletes
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The gruesome leg injury to Louisville basketball player Kevin Ware has one California lawmaker calling for better financial protections for student athletes nationwide. In a letter to the NCAA, state Sen. Alex Padilla said the group should at least adopt standards in a new California law. The measure requires universities that make a certain amount of money from television deals to provide the equivalent of academic scholarships to athletes whose injuries result in them losing their athletic scholarships. More




Update on Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
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Medial tibial stress syndrome is a condition which has more commonly been known as "shin splints." However, shin splints is a fairly generic term for any pain which manifests in the general shin area, which could actually cover around 30 different conditions. There is plentiful research still going ahead regarding this condition, its causes and the most effective forms of treatment. Here is a round-up of the current thinking when it comes to MTSS from the recent Running 2013 conference. More


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Studies: Stretching May Weaken Muscles, Impair Performance
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Those toe-touches and deep knee bends may be weakening your workout, two new studies show. Static stretching — the act of stretching muscles to the point of tension while the body is at rest — has long been a staple of warm-up routines, from pro athletes' playing fields to school gymnasiums, but recent research has discovered that warm-ups involving static stretching may actually impair an athlete's performance. More


 
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Q and A with Athletic Trainer Larry D'Antoni
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Big Fun Correspondent Thad Angelloz sat down with athletic trainerLarry D'Antoni to ask the coordinator of Thibodaux Regional Medical Center's Sports Medicine Center a few questions. D'Antoni has treated athletes with injuries for more than 25 years. More


Play it Safe: Prevent Facial Injuries With Sports Safety Precautions
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April is National Facial Protection Month and the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association are teaming up to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they prepare to suit up for recreational and organized sports. The mouth and face of a child or young adult can be easily injured if the proper precautions are not used while participating in sports or recreational activities. More
 
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