The National Athletic Trainersí Association Introduces Range of Motion|
The National Athletic Trainers' Association announced today it has partnered with MultiBriefs to create the new NATA Range of Motion, a free, opt-in e-mail resource providing comprehensive weekly news briefings of interesting stories important to the athletic training profession.
Each edition of the NATA Range of Motion contains articles gathered from an expansive list of sources, including news from the association, The New York Times and leading industry publications. Beginning Monday, August 17, the NATA Range of Motion will be delivered to the inboxes of NATA members and other industry professionals, keeping subscribers informed of topics and trends that impact the athletic training profession.
The NATA Range of Motion is a great way to keep informed. The electronic publication can be easily read in your office, home, or via your mobile phone or PDA. Archived issues and an RSS feed will also be made available.
Want to see more? Here are some examples of the articles that would appear in the NATA Range of Motion.
World Summit Coming This Spring
from National Athletic Trainersí Association
The Athletic Care and Interdisciplinary Sports Medicine World Summit 2010 is this Spring in Innsbruck, Austria. The program could use your expertise! NATA supports this global attention to sports medicine and strongly encourages members to submit proposals to speak at the World Summit and/or attend the conference. Organizers are looking for abstracts from athletic health care professionals who want to offer their skill and knowledge. The summit is March 11-13, 2010. The deadline for abstracts is Oct. 16.
Rep. Harry Teague Steps Up
from the National Athletic Trainersí Association
NATA is pleased to announce another co-sponsor for ATEAM (HR 1137). Rep. Harry Teague (NM-2) has joined our efforts. Members are encouraged to thank Rep. Teague, especially if you live in New Mexico. You can contact his office at 202-225-2365. Make sure your New Mexico friends hear the news as well. If your member of Congress hasnít joined as a co-sponsor, please take three minutes to visit our Legislative Alert Center to send your letter of support.
Study: Preseason Shoulder Strength May Determine Injury Severity for Baseball Pitchers
from the Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Athletic injuries can derail any playerís ability to compete, but for a baseball pitcher his shoulder strength and control is critical. A new study to be presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colo., suggests that testing a pitcherís shoulder strength through a series of exercises during the preseason may help create a focused strength training program to prevent serious injury during the season.
Losing Excess Pounds May Improve Balance
from Reuters Health via the National Library of Medicine
A study suggests that obese adults could improve their balance by shedding pounds and boosting their muscle strength -- with weight loss being especially effective. The findings, reported in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, are important because falls are a particular problem for obese adults. Studies suggest that obese people fall nearly twice as often as their thinner counterparts, and that falls are the most common cause of injury among obese adults. More
UGA Professor Helps Teams Beat Heat
from the Athens Banner-Herald
With college and high school football around the corner, coaches and players are gearing up for the first day of practice in just a few weeks. But there is one person, Michael Ferrara, who has been preparing for the tough conditions of the summer heat for quite some time. More