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New Website Launches Next Week
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Next week, NATA unveils the all-new NATA website, built from scratch using your feedback. The new platform features fast navigation, enhanced functionality and a sleek look that promotes the NATA brand. We’ve made it easier to find what you need and given you more convenient to access the tools and benefits we offer. Bookmark us today and check back next week to see the new site! More



Resource of the Week…for Educators



Track Your Students' Proficiency — For LESS!
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Take advantage of a 50 percent summer special on ATrack! First-time campus users get half off when they sign up this summer for our powerful proficiency tracking software. Visit ATrack's booth in the NATA Pavilion at the NATA 61st Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in Philadelphia. You can view a demonstration and enter a drawing for $100 off your ATrack registration fees.  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



Register Now for the NATAPAC Breakfast
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The NATAPAC breakfast is scheduled from 7-9 a.m. on June 23. Former NATA president Chuck Kimmel, ATC, LAT, will be speaking about "The Road Not Taken." The cost is $50 and all proceeds benefit NATAPAC. There is also an opportunity to buy a ticket to sponsor a young professional.  More




Nearly All Quiz Bowl Teams Set
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Nine of 10 teams have qualified for the 2010 National Quiz Bowl in Philadelphia! Scheduled at 4:45 p.m. on June 24, at the Annual Meeting, the Quiz Bowl is now in its second year and features teams from each district in a two-round Jeopardy style competition. Which students are representing your district this year? Find out here.  More

Philly Tip of the Week
"There's a presentation I think will be very helpful for athletic trainers who are responsible for the administrative and leadership aspects of college/university athletic health care programs. It's called 'Delivering College & University Athletic Training Services in a Health Care Model.' It will present a somewhat unique way of organizing for the delivery of traditional athletic training services."
-Convention Program Committee Chair Rich Ray, EdD, ATC


THE REVOLUTIONARY COMMERICAL AQUATIC THERAPY & CONDITIONING SWIM SPA

With state of the art features, easy installation and a surprising affordable price, the H2X RX is the perfect addition for your facility’s aquatic needs.
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Preview the 2010 Trade Show
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Check the June NATA News, now posted online, to get a sneak peek at the companies who are coming to see you in Philadelphia. Our 2010 Trade Show Planner gives you full contact information and details about the Best in Show participants. Click on the NATA News image at www.nata.org to read the magazine online.  More


Young Professionals, Here's Your Chance
to Learn About Life in Professional Baseball

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Stop by the Cramer Young Professionals Lounge from 3:30-4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23, to speak with a representative from the Professionals Baseball Athletic Trainers’ Society. Ask questions about internships or how to get started with your career in pro baseball. The Cramer YP Lounge is located in the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 106.  More


Chattanooga, a DJO Brand
A better treatment platform takes shape. The Adapta® Mesa and Adapta® Summit hi/lo treatment platforms reshape the relationship between the physical therapist and the treatment table. Groundbreaking innovations combined with advanced engineering and contemporary style set our platforms apart from the common table. Visit Chattanooga at NATA 2010 in Philadelphia, Booth #1717 or for more information visit www.seeadapta.com.
What is the most valuable component of your team?
ARGENT 47 Sports Tape protect your most valuable assets...the players.

Use our revolutionary Antibacterial Tape for: pre-wrap, injury treatment wrap and post game wound care wrap. ARGENT 47 Sports Tape kills all infectious bacteria within one hour and continually protects your players.

Visit us at NATA Booth # 1144 and try our tapes.
The RumbleRoller is now available from OPTP!
The RumbleRoller™ surface contains 200 specially designed bumps that are firmer than muscle but softer than bone, making it perfect for deep massage and trigger point therapy. The RumbleRoller was molded with an antimicrobial additive and is 31" x 6", water-proof and latex free. For more information visit us online.



Teens Training Too Hard, Too Often
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Amanda Keane breathes basketball. The Wilmington, Mass., 17-year-old has been competing four seasons a year since the fifth grade, and has had hip surgery for an overuse injury to prove it. When school lets out for the summer, she'll ratchet up the ante, adding camps to her team play. "I wake up," Keane said, "play basketball, go home, and go to bed." Summertime has become prime time for legions of hyper-competitive young athletes to pound, pitch, and pursue their athletic passions, producing ever more injuries.  More


Sports Okay For Most Kids With High Blood Pressure
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Most children and teenagers with mildly elevated blood pressure can safely participate in sports, but those with more-serious high blood pressure need to get the condition under control before they can take part in high-intensity sports, according to new recommendations. The guidelines, issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), are based on recent research into pediatric blood pressure and the latest recommendations on defining and treating high blood pressure in adults.  More


Game Ready World Cup Kickoff and Educational Mixer June 24 (6-8pm)

Attend our exclusive educational mixer at NATA. Hear special guests speak on cold and active compression therapy and how it's helping athletes at the 2010 FIFA World Cup and beyond.

Attendance limited to first 50 respondents.  RSVP by June 11 for details.

Visit us during NATA – Booth #1743




Breathing Exercises May Boost Athletes' Performance
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Doing daily breathing exercises to strengthen inhalation muscles and reduce their need for oxygen helps boost performance during endurance sports such as cycling and swimming, a new study shows. Indiana University researchers found that inspiratory muscle training significantly reduced the amount of oxygen required by breathing muscles during exercise, making more oxygen available for other muscles.  More


Running 'Barefoot' Might Increase Chance of Plantar Fasciitis
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Plantar Fasciitis, a painful and enduring heel injury, is among the injuries medical professionals see an increase in from patients who say they are "barefoot" runners. The barefoot running trend is unquestionably at its peak and the Vibram Five Fingers is the product of choice for loyalists looking achieve minimal running. It's gained a significant following based in part on the book Born To Run, in which the author criticizes the running shoe industry for marketing overprotective shoes while celebrating the free motion our running ancestors enjoyed.  More


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Concussion Committee Breaks With Predecessor
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They accused a fellow doctor of minimizing solid evidence of the dangers of football concussions. They concurred that data collected by the NFL's former brain-injury leadership was "infected," said that their committee should be assembled anew, and formally requested that the group's former chairman, Dr. Elliot Pellman, not speak at a conference. For the first time these remarks came not from outside critics of NFL research but from those now in charge of it — Dr. H. Hunt Batjer and Dr. Richard G. Ellenbogen, prominent neurosurgeons who became co-chairmen of a new league committee in March.  More


Sports Injuries Put Youth at Risk
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Did you know that more than half of the seven million sports and recreation-related injuries that occur each year are sustained by youth between ages five and 24? Nearly 996,000 injuries occur annually from family recreational activities such as biking, playground activities and roller sports. In addition, sports-related injuries such as basketball, football and soccer account for more than 775,000 hospital emergency room visits each year. With more than 30 million kids participating in organized sports in the United States and countless more engaging in other recreational activities, the Arthritis Foundation urges parents to understand the risk of these injuries can lead to arthritis later in life.  More


EC3D

EC3D is the industry leader in compression technology through their use of medical testing and research to provide the most technical and optimal compression garment for performance and recovery.
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Athletic Trainer Headed to South Africa for World Cup
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NATA has contacted this news source to thank them for the important coverage and remind them of appropriate terminology to describe athletic trainers.

Most sports trainers can only dream of joining a national team during international competitions like the Olympics or the FIFA World Cup. But Dave Andrews, an athletic trainer who works at Gig Harbor High School in Washington, has lived the dream multiple times, and he'll join the United States men's soccer team next month as it plays in the World Cup in South Africa. Andrews, who will make his third consecutive World Cup, will be the lead trainer in a four-man squad. Before, during and after the games, Andrews will provide physical therapy, nutritional guidance and assist the players with whatever they need to maximize their performance. 
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Nutrition Is No Game: Sports Injuries Could Stem From Bad Diet
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What is the cost of eating fatty, sugary, nutritionally void foods or not eating enough? Most people have heard about bone depletion, muscle loss, obesity and other health issues. But, does poor nutrition increase the risk of sports injuries? "Simply — yes. And, much more in children due to their growth patterns," said Dr. Shala E. Davis, professor of exercise science at East Stroudsburg University. "Kids who grow quickly and don't match that growth with good nutrition are at a greater risk for stress fractures and other injuries."  More


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.


Borden Perlman Insurance

Serving over 400 colleges nationwide with sports insurance programs and loss control platforms. Call 800-932-4476. More


Introducing G Series from Gatorade

Fuel your team's performance before, during and after each game with 01Prime, 02Perform and 03Recover. More

Trust the Power of Clorox
Do everything you can to protect your athletes from the spread of
illness-causing germs. Clorox offers products that kill germs on BOTH surfaces and hands.

Trust Clorox-
from the Clorox® Germicidal line-up for hospital-grade disinfecting, to Clorox® Disinfecting Wipes and Clorox® Hand Sanitizer - for a winning cleaning routine. Learn More.

Visit us at BOOTH #1009
Introducing the Henry Schein unit dose brand of safe and effective OTC pain relievers.
Aspirin
325 mg. per tablet. Compare active ingredient to Bayer®

IBUPROFEN
200 mg. per tablet. Compare active ingredient to Advil® or Motrin®

ACETAMINOPHEN
325 mg. per tablet and 500 mg. per tablet. Compare active ingredient to Tylenol®
Sports Concussion Management for Athletes
CogState Sport is a computerized concussion test and management system used by professional, elite and amateur athletes all over the world. CogState Sport is proven sensitive to mild cognitive changes and helps guide medical decisions about return-to-play and rehabilitation.
Are Your Team Players at Risk for Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy ?
Sonic Imaging's mobile service can detect HCM through an effective screening test called an Echocardiogram. Our mobile service allows you to have this testing done for all of your team players in your location for a fraction of the usual cost and with minimal inconvenience and down time. Learn More
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