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Start Planning Now for Capitol Hill Day 2013
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Capitol Hill Day 2013 is Monday, Feb. 25, in Washington, D.C. Join us as we lobby for athletic training legislation and raise awareness about the profession! In 2012, more than 200 legislative meetings were conducted by NATA members from 28 states. The members spoke with their state's legislators about supporting ATEAM and concussion legislation. More


Register Now for Ankle Sprains Webinar
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NATA is offering a new webinar series focusing on treatment techniques for lateral ankle sprains and ankle instability. The first installment in this series, "Module 1 — Ankle Sprains and Instability: What Are We Trying to Treat?" will be presented by Erik Winstrom, PhD, ATC, at 11 a.m. CT on Sept. 12. Participants will learn the mechanical consequences of a lateral sprain and its sequela, discuss the sensorimotor dysfunction caused by a lateral ankle sprain and understand the implications these consequences have for rehabilitation decisions. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. Sign up now before space runs out!

Kestrel 4400 Heat Stress Tracker

Prevent heat stress injuries in athletes with the Kestrel 4400. Supported by Korey Stringer Institute, the Kestrel 4400 is waterless, lightweight, easy-to-use and measures Wet Bulb Globe Temperature, the recognized parameter of NATA’s Position Statement: Exertional Heat Illnesses. Rugged, Accurate, Affordable. Offers Bluetooth® wireless data transfer and a five-year warranty. MORE


CAATE Site Visitor Positions Available
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If you have great communication skills, are detail orientated, professional, have a strong understanding of the CAATE accreditation Standards and are a team player, you may be interested in becoming a CAATE Site Visitor. Please apply by emailing PDF files of a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita and one letter of recommendation from a supervising administrator by Sept. 15 to Selected candidates will be notified by Oct. 10. Questions or for more details, contact or More


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Transform your portable Cramer water system into a cool mist station. All-in-one, easy to install design with no additional water or power hookups needed. Installs in less than 20 minutes.

Still Time for Suspended Members to Renew
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If you haven't renewed your 2012 membership, renew today and continue receiving the benefits and services offered by NATA. We're expanding our affinity partners program and increasing the ways you can earn CEUs through our new webinars. Take advantage of our new membership monthly newsletter next month as well. If you are experiencing financial hardship, contact member services to learn about payment options. More


New Clinician Resources on Diagnostic Tests for
Children with Undiagnosed Musculoskeletal Pain

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A new clinician research summary from AHRQ's Effective Healthcare Program provides an overview of existing evidence on how well serological tests (antinuclear antibody, rheumatoid factor, and cyclic-citrullinated peptide) determine if undiagnosed musculoskeletal (MSK) pain in children and adolescents is due to inflammatory arthritis or more common causes such as trauma, overuse, and normal bone growth. The clinician summary is also accompanied by a CME/CE activity and a faculty slide set. More

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ATrack Users: Four More Days to Renew!
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Your ATrack subscription will expire Friday, so renew now! You don't want to miss the benefits, including the Edition 5 competencies, an expandable course matrix, a free freshman program and the ability to customize your own grading/scoring scale. NATA has created an online order form to make renewal easy. If you need more information about ATrack, click here. More

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How Taking a 'Time Out' Before Athletic Events Could Save Lives
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For parents of kids who play sports, it's a nightmare scenario: A player collapses on the field, track or court, and by the time an ambulance arrives or a defibrillator is located, it's too late. But the National Association of Athletic Trainers has released a new set of recommendations that could help minimize the risk during on-field emergencies. More

Action Arch Prefab Orthoses

Foot Management is now offering the Action Arch prefab orthoses. Its semi rigid, urethane base, full length design offer superior cushioning while supporting the longitudinal arch.
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Duerson's Foundation Gives Concussion Kits to Chicago Public Schools
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A foundation named after former Chicago Bear Dave Duerson, who committed suicide last year, donated 80 concussion kits to football programs at Chicago public high schools, according to a press release. "It is our hope and duty to contribute to a safer game of football in memory of my father," said Duerson's son, Tregg, in a statement. More


Chattanooga’s Intelect® Transport systems are lightweight, battery or outlet-powered units featuring electrotherapy and ultrasound, or combination therapy. With an innovative compact design that lets you deliver effective, on-the-spot therapy to athletes on the sidelines, the basketball court, baseball diamond, and athletic training facilities, wherever it’s needed. For more information visit
Assess the Athlete's Cognitive State
The CARE: Sport Version app (for Apple® or Android™ devices) helps you quickly assess, respond to, and document a possible concussion on the playing field. Using the Sideline Assessment of Concussion (SAC) and the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS), the app helps you evaluate an athlete’s mental state. MORE
Cold and Compression Therapy
Whether you are an athlete, athletic trainer, or physical therapist, the POWERPLAY offers benfits by combining cold and compression therapy for joint relief and muscle recovery.Power Play's form-fitting, gel-filled, re-freezable joint wraps are better than ice. The non-toxic gel is malleable direct from the freezer, bringing instant pain relief with no risk of tissue damage due to overexposure to cold.
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Heat Illness Prevention is a Team Effort
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Thousands of student-athletes across Pennsylvania are taking the field this month for the start of fall sports practices. However, the most intimidating opponent they face this season will not line up against them in a different color jersey. Heat illness is an unseen and unforgiving adversary. Athletic trainers are often the first line of defense when it comes to the prevention, management and care of this potentially fatal condition. More


Head Athletic Trainer For UMass Football Is A Woman
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Jennifer Brodeur has worked with professional athletes (with the Connecticut Sun and the now-defunct New England Blizzard). She's worked in college and high school sports. She's worked in clinics. But Brodeur — who has risen at 4:30 each morning for the past three weeks to get to the training room at UMass before football practice — has found what she truly loves to do. More

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Bills Provide Athletic Training Classroom for Canisius
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Want a fine example of a school-business partnership? Look at the Buffalo Bills and Canisius College. For about 25 years, the Bills and Canisius have had a program through which some of the college's best athletic training students get to work with the NFL team. More

Earn your masters degree online.

What if you could earn your MS in Human Movement when you’re off work and online? You can, through ATSU Arizona School of Health Sciences’ online distance-learning program. Just click the blue button for details.

Preventing Staph Infections In Contact Sports
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As student athletes begin a new school year, players, staff and parents need to be mindful of staph infections. They're the result of bacteria we all have on our skin and in nasal passages. But the director of primary care sports medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center says contact sports raise the potential for an infection. More

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Nebraska Venture at Fore of Brain, Sports Research
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Imagine a pulse-pounding video: edgy camera angles, sophisticated lighting, punched-up dialogue touting the competitive edge of Husker ... software designers? Brain researchers? Cardiologists? That's what you get when Husker sports works its magic on University of Nebraska-Lincoln academics. More

Why Are Female Athletes More Prone to ACL Injuries?
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For Dr. William Garrett, watching female athletes compete in the Olympics this summer was, at times, excruciating. One thing in particular made Garrett sweat: the fickle anterior cruciate ligament, one of four major ligaments in the knee and the one that has, since the 1970s, proven to be something of a ticking time bomb for post-pubescent female athletes. More
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