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WANTED: Job Seekers!
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If you're attending the 2013 Convention in Las Vegas, be sure to stop by our Career Center, sponsored by Gatorade. Employers from around the country will be on-site to interview candidates. These jobs are varied and range from entry-level positions up to management level. If you will be attending and ready to interview, be sure to go online and get started. More

  The Most Advanced and Flexible Products in Iontophoresis

ActivaTek’s technology offers the most advanced and flexible products on the market, and allows for precise dosing, thus providing physical therapists and other medical professionals with unparalleled control of delivery. Click HERE for more information on our revolutionary product line.

New Webinar Offers Career Longevity Advice
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Todd Hirsch, MS, ATC, will be presenting "The Young Professionals Guide to Career Longevity as a Certified Athletic Trainer" at 11 a.m. CT on July 31. Objectives of the webinar include: gain an understanding of the issues Certified Athletic Trainers face to remain in the profession, be able to undergo a self-assessment of professional needs and goals and be able to create a plan to promote career longevity.


Emergency Care in Sports Online Course
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Learn online with Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT and Andrews Education through an on-demand course and earn 4 continuing education credits. NATA members enter ECSNATAATC in the Coupon/voucher code and receive this course valued at $120 for $75. More

  Join us at NATA 2013 Annual Meeting, Booth 2347

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

Liberty Mutual for NATA Members
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As an NATA member, you could receive exclusive savings on Liberty Mutual Auto and Home Insurance.1 Liberty Mutual offers personalized coverage, Multi-Car and Multi-Policy Discounts, 24-Hour Claims Assistance and more. Liberty Mutual is trusted countrywide for quality coverage and exceptional service. Click for a free quote!

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  Cramer Rigidlite Tactical

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Please Register for the Blood Drive!
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Participate in the blood drive taking place at the Convention in Las Vegas, sponsored by the NBATA and NATA. Donating blood is easy, and signing up is convenient. The Red Cross is asking for participants to pre-register. More

  Heart Screening for Young Athletes

CardeaScreen is a portable ECG device designed to support identification of life-threatening cardiac conditions in athletes. The Bluetooth device transmits electrical signals from the patient to a Windows PC for analysis. Algorithms in-tune with an athletic heart analyze the 12-lead ECG and assist in identifying abnormal cardiac conditions. Rx Only.

Apply Now for Young Investigators Mentoring Program
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The United States Bone and Joint Decade/Initiative Research Committee offers a grant mentoring program to provide early-career investigators an opportunity to work with experienced researchers and learn skills needed to pursue an academic career. Composed primarily of workshops, the program is open to promising junior faculty, senior fellows or post-doctoral researchers nominated by their department or division chairs. The deadline to apply is July 15. Learn more about the program on USBJD/I's website. More


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Athletic Trainers are Unsung Heroes of High School Sports
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It is a gorgeous Friday afternoon in late April, and as school begins to let out and most working people begin gearing down for the start of the weekend, Robbin Shomper is just getting started. She hustles into the trainer's room at Parkland High School and gets ready to greet the student-athletes who are sure to be stopping by to have recent injuries checked on, or to go through stretching exercises to be ready for the games coming up later that day. More

  Biodex Balance System SD -

For preseason screening, shows athletes their weakness and challenges them to improve. Also provides standard baseline evaluations, comparing to normative data. NATA Booth #1638 -

When Athletic Shoes Cause Injury
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Sometimes innovative science requires innovative machinery, like a moveable, four-legged robotic sled that can wear shoes, a contraption recently developed and deployed by researchers at the University of Calgary to test whether grippy athletic shoes affect injury risk. It's well known, of course, that shoe traction influences athletic performance, especially in sports that involve sprinting or cutting, meaning abrupt rapid shifts in direction. More

  GT Training Coincides with NATA

Attend Graston Technique® training in Las Vegas, June 23-24, prior to the NATA Conference. Learn how to use GT to treat soft tissue lesions with the depth, pressure and specificity necessary to affect challenging musculoskeletal conditions. Discover how a mechanical advantage can save your hands and help your patients. Details

Steroids and Teens: Young Abusers Ignore Health Risks
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Steroids aren't just being abused in pro and college sports. It's estimated that the average U.S. high school has 25 to 45 students illegally using the performance-enhancing drug. The fact is, about 75 percent of Americans who improperly use the controlled substance are teenagers. Which largely is going unnoticed here and elsewhere. Most people don't view steroids as a major problem among high school students, according to a new survey. More

SISU, more protection less material!

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3 Factors That Determine Successful ACL Injury Rehab
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By Alfred Atanda Jr., M.D.: As I've recently realized from personal experience, tearing your ACL can be quite painful. Obviously, there is the knee pain, swelling, buckling and decreased ability to walk that go along with the acute injury. The physical pain, although unpleasant, usually lasts only a couple of weeks. What can be more problematic, however, is the mental and emotional pain that goes along with the injury. More


MedPac Bags introduces 2 new Rolling Bags for 2013. The MP4900 features the same dsign as the traditional favorite MP4800 with the added benefit of wheels. The MP10390 adds wheels to the MedPac CrutchPac Plus. Both bags carry the MedPac Bags warranty.
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Sports-Related Concussions Tied to Brain Disease
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New evidence is rapidly unfolding linking repetitive blows to the head obtained in some contact sports to a fatal condition identified as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly referred to as CTE. Physicians now know this brain disease is the trigger tied to health issues later in life that manifest themselves into memory loss, balance and movement issues, poor impulse control, constant headaches, depression and dementia. More

Youth-Concussion-Law Update: Montana, West Virginia Join the Club
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Both Montana and West Virginia have enacted youth-concussion laws within the past month, becoming the 47th and 48th states to do so, respectively. The Montana law requires parents and prospective student-athletes to sign a concussion-information form before the student-athlete can participate in sports; any student-athlete suspected of a concussion while playing sports to be immediately removed from practice or a competition; and any student-athlete who sustains a concussion to obtain medical clearance from a health-care provider before returning. More

Hydration Station Portable Drinking Fountains

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12 Guidelines to Make Sure Kids Stay Safe Playing Sports
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Yes, winning is nice. So is how you play the game. So, especially, is staying safe while doing both. How? Well, since you asked, we're happy to report that the Dallas-based National Athletic Trainers' Association — specifically, its Secondary School committee — has released guidelines for that very thing. And yeah, adults could benefit from following them, too. More

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Former Tulsa Basketball Player Graduates After Near-Death Experience
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A blood-curdling scream triggered the intense life-or-death afternoon. Kodi Maduka, a University of Tulsa basketball player, had collapsed following a pickup game at the Reynolds Center. "Come quickly!" former TU player Eric McClellan screamed while sprinting into the athletic training center. The university's athletic trainers wasted no time beginning work on the unresponsive Maduka, who was moaning and taking shallow breaths. More

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