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Sept. 8, 2009
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Tentative Settlement Reached In Fair Practice Lawsuit
from NATA
Subject to approval from each association’s Board of Directors, NATA and the APTA have reached agreement in principle to resolve all matters in dispute between them in the antitrust lawsuit NATA brought against the APTA in early 2008. The agreement was reached after representatives from NATA and the APTA held productive settlement discussions in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 30-31. NATA was represented by President Marje Albohm, Executive Director Eve Becker-Doyle and legal counsel Paul Genender of K&L Gates LLP. Further details will be announced as available. E-mail this story


Resource of the Week…for Physicians

Improve Your Practice
from NATA
Be sure to read the Emory Sports Center case study regarding the effect athletic trainers have on patient throughput and revenue generation in the Primary Care Sports Medicine Practice. Several other physician resources are available, including a video about athletic trainers as physician extenders. More    E-mail this story

NATA Info/Events

NATA Presidential Election
from NATA
Voting in the NATA Presidential Election ends Sept. 30. Candidates are Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC, and Joseph A. Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES. Eligible members with valid e-mail addresses on file will receive their ballot via e-mail, and those without valid e-mail addresses will receive a hard copy ballot in the mail. Check out the latest Q&A with the candidates at the Young Professionals section of the Web site. More    E-mail this story

Answer the Call for Involvement
from NATA
Connect with your peers, contribute to important NATA initiatives and represent your profession. Several opportunities to get involved are available for athletic trainers in all settings. Complete your online Volunteer Profile by Oct. 1 and make a difference. More    E-mail this story

Tell Us About Your Job…The Good And Bad
from the NATA College and University Athletic Trainers’ Committee
The CUATC has created a job satisfaction survey to pinpoint the job-related issues facing members employed in this setting. The survey results will be presented to the NCAA. All part- and full-time certified members employed by a college or university are encouraged to complete it before Oct. 1. More    E-mail this story

Nomination Deadline Closing In For Foundation Awards
from the NATA Honors & Awards Committee
Time is quickly running out to nominate a colleague for one of the NATA Research and Education Foundation research awards (Medal for Distinguished AT Research, New Investigator Award and Doctoral Dissertation Award). There have been changes to the award eligibility process, so please review. Deadline is tomorrow! More    E-mail this story

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Legislative Update

NATA Staffer Visits D.C. to Promote ATEAM
from NATA
Federal Legislative Manager Amy Callender and lobbyists for NATA spent August 26-27 in Washington, D.C. speaking to members of Congress about H.R. 1137. Representatives Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) and Janice Schakowsky (IL-9) received hand-delivered letters from athletic trainers in their districts asking them to support ATEAM. Thank you to all members who participated in the letter writing campaign! Have you contacted your member of Congress to express your support for ATEAM? Call your representative, or visit the Legislative Alert Center. More    E-mail this story

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Injury Rehabilitation

Heat Injuries Forcing New Technologies
from ESPN
Helmet-borne heat sensors are just one example of the growing role of technology in the fight against heat related illnesses and injuries. Technology has also spawned air conditioned shoulder pads, temperature taking pills and more. Read on to see a summary of these new products and methods, as well as discussion on their application. More    E-mail this story

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Health & Development

Does Ibuprofen Help or Hurt During Exercise?
from The New York Times
Athletes at all levels and in a wide variety of sports swear by their painkillers. “For a lot of athletes, taking painkillers has become a ritual,” says Stuart Warden, an assistant professor and director of physical therapy research at Indiana University, who has extensively studied the physiological impacts of the drugs. “They put on their uniform” or pull on their running shoes and pop a few Advil. “It’s like candy” or Vitamin I, as some athletes refer to ibuprofen. Why are so many active people swallowing so many painkillers? And what kind of effects does this intake really produce? More    E-mail this story


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School Sports

Research on Sports Injuries Reveals Some Surprises
from the St. Petersburg Times
A team of University of South Florida researchers has been working the sidelines at high school sports events, documenting every sprain, strain and tear. Two years into this state funded effort, their findings defy some long-held beliefs about youth sports injuries. More    E-mail this story

High School Football, Wrestling Suffers Highest Rate of Severe Injuries
from Medical News Today
High school football and wrestling athletes experienced the highest rate of severe injuries, according to the first study to examine severe injuries that caused high school athletes to miss more than 21 days of sport participation among a nationally representative sample of high school athletes. Severe injuries accounted for 15 percent of all high school sport-related injuries. More    E-mail this story

Helmet Tech Aimed at Concussions
from ESPN
A journey to combat concussions began years ago, when former Harvard quarterback Vin Ferrara set out to make a helmet that fights what he and his company refer to as a "silent epidemic." For every helmet sold, the company will donate $1 to concussion research being conducted by the NATA Foundation. Click here Click here for additional information on this program. More    E-mail this story

Product Showcases

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   Product Showcase: Ankle Lok

Swede-O’s exclusive lacing system keeps the brace tighter, longer than any other brace. Stainless steel spiral stay supports are built into the medial and lateral sides and stabilizer inserts are available for additional support. Made of heady-duty triple vinyl laminate. More info

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Research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting found that a novel exercise using the Thera-Band® FlexBar® is effective at reducing pain associated with chronic lateral epicondylitis. “Compared to other treatments for tendinopathies, this treatment is cost effective and does not require the patient or athlete to come to a clinic," said Tim Tyler, PT, ATC, the study’s lead author. The FlexBar is available in three levels of resistance. Call 800-321-2135.

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   SpiderTech Shoulder Spider

The Shoulder Spider is a professionally engineered, dynamic therapeutic support for the muscles that stabilize the shoulder. It uses advanced therapeutic tape technology to decrease pain and enhance support without any restriction of range of motion. Athletes who wear the Shoulder Spider experience improved performance and receive immediate feedback about their shoulder stability and muscle activation. It's ideal for anyone dealing with arthritis, muscle spasms, joint strain, or post-surgery rehabilitation. More info


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