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It's Convention Time!
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The 64th NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia kicks off this week in Las Vegas. With workshops, learning labs, the AT Expo, Merril Hoge's keynote address, Club NATA 2013, the Hall of Fame inductions, Quiz Bowl and the new logo launch, you'll need a plan. If you haven't already done so, use our mobile application and piece together a schedule that fits your goals. More


New Webinar Coming Up on Career Longevity
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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.


We'll be Tweeting Live from Las Vegas
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Follow NATA on Twitter to keep up with the Convention live this week. We will be posting updates and photos from various events throughout the week on the NATA Twitter feed. And if you're going to be posting your own updates from the meeting, be sure to use the hashtag #NATA2013. 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

Athletic Trainer-In-Residence Opportunity Available in NATA's National Office
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This year, one athletic trainer will be selected to experience a unique opportunity which will include taking a peak behind the NATA curtain by working at the NATA national office located in Dallas, TX. The successful candidate will have collaborative responsibilities that will allow them to interact with all NATA employees. During his/her time at NATA HQ, the athletic trainer will gain in-depth exposure to several key areas within the organization and will be utilized as a resource to provide expertise and suggestions based on their specific experiences. More

  Cramer Rigidlite Tactical

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Indianapolis 2014: Call for Proposals
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NATA is now accepting proposals for the 2014 convention in Indianapolis! There are three categories of proposals you can submit for educational programming: Clinical Evidence-Based Practice, Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice and Non-Patient Oriented. Proposal topics must fall within the five domains of athletic training: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection; Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis; Immediate and Emergency Care; Treatment and Rehabilitation; and Organization and Professional Health and Well-Being. The deadline to submit your proposal is July 16, so act now! 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.

Follow the Action in the Convention Daily News
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Our communications staff will be covering the convention events live from Las Vegas and publishing a daily newspaper. Attendees can pick up their Convention Daily News each day at the show, and those who aren't coming to Vegas can read the online version on our NATA website. The issues will be posted every morning June 25-27. Even if you can't make it, you can still follow the action! 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.

Pitchers' Head Injuries Have Baseball Seeking Solutions
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Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ said he couldn't believe the stunning — and scary — case of de ja vu. Happ was in his Dunedin, Fla., hotel room when he caught the replays of Rays right-hander Alex Cobb getting struck in the right ear by a line drive at Tropicana Field. Cobb was carted off on a stretcher, taken to a hospital and diagnosed with a mild concussion. More

  Stop by for a GT Demo!

Attending the NATA Meeting in Vegas? Stop by Booth #1041 for a Graston Technique® demonstration and learn how an instrument can make a difference in treating soft tissue dysfunction. Ask us about special pricing for the week: Save $400 on Your 1st Instrument Set.

Athletic Trainers Undergo Special Casualty Situation Training in Cincinnati
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Can you imagine a bomb going off at a homecoming football game? Or a shooter going on a murderous rampage during a rivalry game between two high school basketball teams? What was once unthinkable is now a very real possibility, given the recent happenings at events like the Boston Marathon. More

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How to Correct Movement Dysfunction
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Previously we discussed how muscle imbalance leads to movement dysfunction in athletes. When athletes move poorly, either during games or training, they increase their injury risk and decrease performance. There are various systems to assess and correct movement dysfunction: Postural Restoration Institute, Functional Movement Screen, National Academy of Sports Medicine's Corrective Exercise Program, and Vladimir Janda's systems, to name a few. More

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Técnica Gávilan is a system of Manual Therapy, Therapeutic Modalities and Functional Exercise, all in three dimensions. Gary Lang will be making Instrument Demonstrations at the Alert Services Booth 1329 on Tuesday & Wednesday of the Annual Conference. Come by to experience the difference!

Overuse Injuries in Youth Sports: What Can Parents, Coaches Do to Help?
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Five questions are answered regarding overuse injuries in youth sports. Question No. 1: What should parents look for in their kids as signs of overuse injuries? Answer: Pain that doesn't go away with NSAIDs (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and/or rest. More


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South Carolina Becomes 49th State With Youth-Concussion Law
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South Carolina has become the 49th state with a youth-concussion law on the books. The legislation, which mirrors many other states' laws, was signed by Gov. Nikki Haley on June 7. It went into effect immediately, which means student-athletes will be subject to the new policy starting in the 2013-14 school year. More

What Coaches in Michigan Should Know About New Concussion Law
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A new Michigan law intended to prevent injuries among youth athletes could make volunteer coaches and other adults involved in youth athletics more vulnerable to lawsuits "The law requires a coach to remove a player from the activity if he suspects a concussion," said Vince Duckworth, an attorney at the Holland law firm, Cunningham Dalman. More

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Youth Football Concussion Study Produces Puzzling Conclusion
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Here is one conclusion all medical experts can agree on concerning concussions and sports: an 80-mph-plus line drive to the head, like the unfortunate one Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Alex Cobb suffered this weekend, is bad. Beyond that, we've arrived at an informational cul-de-sac concerning sports-related concussions. There is no end point in sight for a resolute approach on how to mitigate the effects of head trauma in sports. More

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Athletic Physicals Have Saved at Least One Life
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Texas A&M freshman football players lined up for their athletic physicals recently, and youngsters across the country are doing likewise this time of year no matter their level of sport. "Physicals," A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said, "are extremely important." I'm proof, and playing sports saved my life — perhaps a primary reason I became a writer of sports. Thirty years ago, I had my first physical entering junior high. More

Concussions: All Must Use Heads to Prevent Lasting Injury
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Joseph Guerrinha doesn't remember anyone talking to him about the dangers of concussion in his sport. Since soccer is played with the feet, he supposes, people don't make the connection. And then, on March 23, 2011, the risks became abundantly clear. More
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