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Answer the Call for Involvement
from NATA
Less than three weeks remain to complete your online profile for this year’s Call for Involvement. Several opportunities to get involved are available for athletic trainers in all settings. Complete your profile by Oct. 1 and continue making a difference. More    E-mail this story


Resource of the Week…for all NATA Members

NATA's PhotoZone
from NATA
Introducing, PhotoZone! The Association’s newest member service, NATA PhotoZone, is up and running. Visit to view hundreds of photos from the 2009 Annual Meeting or to download pictures of athletic trainers working in different practice settings. There is one Free for All gallery. All other images are available for purchase.  E-mail this story

NATA Info/Events

Addressing the Allied Health Workforce
from the Allied Health Resource Institute
Mark your calendar for the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Allied Health Research Institute on Oct. 1-2, 2009 in Kansas City, Mo. This meeting will focus on the health care workforce and offer insight regarding national health care reform discussions. Register at the AHRI Web site or contact Sean Maloney at More    E-mail this story

Jason Stinson Trial Continues
from The Courier-Journal
The prosecution continued to make their case against former coach Jason Stinson in the trial over the 2008 death of Pleasure Ridge Park football player Max Gilpin. The defense will soon begin to call witnesses, and the trial may go to the jury by Sept. 18. More    E-mail this story

Get Logo Merchandise AND Knowledge in the NATA Online Store
from NATA
Healthy Learning offers a broad range of logo merchandise, instructional DVDs, textbooks and other resources to keep you on the cutting edge of the profession. Plus, NATA members get a discount! Go to the Members page to find the September discount code, and shop now. More    E-mail this story

Don’t Forget To Vote
from the NATA Honors & Awards Committee
Voting for the NATA Presidential Election ends Sept. 30. The candidates for president are Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC, and Joseph A. Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES. If you are an eligible member and haven’t received your ballot, contact Amy Callendar at More    E-mail this story

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Legislative Update

Young Professionals Think Outside the Box
from NATA
Kim Detwiler, MS, ATC, CSCS, and Raechel Cunningham, ATC, invited Rep. Dave Dreier (CA-26) to tour the athletic training facility at the University of La Verne and discuss H.R. 1137. Grassroots effort doesn’t always have to be a letter or a phone call - have you invited your member of Congress to visit your facility? More    E-mail this story

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Injury Rehabilitation

Video Game Helps With Torn ACL Injuries
from The Denver Channel
Tearing your ACL is one of the most common sports injuries. Healing can take months, but a video game is helping people get back on their feet. More    E-mail this story

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Health & Development

Cadaver Bone Experiments Help Explain Knee Injuries
from the University of Michigan Health System News Room
Researchers measured the strain placed on ligaments in cadaver knees during simulated sports landing movements to show that no two knees respond the same, and that injury prevention programs should be tailored to individual athletes. In the study, researchers at Cleveland Clinic torqued cadaver knees of both genders using a manual loading device, and measured the force in the ACL. They then developed mathematical models from the data to examine differences between male and female ACL injury risk for specific movements. More    E-mail this story

Equilibrium Can Prevent Injuries, Improve with Practice
from the Tribune-Review
Balance isn't needed only by circus performers, gymnasts and ballet dancers. When work is done to maintain our muscle strength and flexibility through a yoga class, weight training or exercises on a stability ball, balance is also improved. When rehabilitating an injured ankle or hip, staff at UPMC Sports Medicine often prescribe exercises with a balance board, among other things, Hagen says. More    E-mail this story

Athlete Deaths Spur Sickle Cell Testing
from The Gainesville Sun
Thousands of families carry the gene that causes sickle cell disease and don't know it -- even though almost every newborn today is tested for what's called "sickle cell trait," and starting over the summer more college athletes are getting tested, too. In late June, the NCAA recommended that colleges and universities test student-athletes, many of whom were born before widespread newborn screening. More    E-mail this story


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School Sports

Software Assists in Treating Concussions
from the Cumberland Times-News
Classes started just recently, but some students at Bishop Walsh School in Maryland have already taken a major test. However, nobody’s going to grade it unless they have a head injury. About 100 student athletes — in sports including football, volleyball, soccer and cheerleading — took the 30-minute “ImPACT Test” at the start of the fall sports season to help physicians and coaches better manage the treatment of concussions. More    E-mail this story

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Product Showcases

   Product Showcase: Intelect® TranSport

Affordable. Dependable. Versatile.
Chattanooga’s Intelect® Transport systems are lightweight, battery or outlet-powered units that let you select light therapy, ultrasound, electrotherapy or a combination of ultrasound and electrotherapy. Click here to find out how you can receive up to $335 worth of 'Bonus Accessories' with your purchase of Intelect Transport. More info

   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

   Product Showcase:
   Biofreeze® Pain Relieving Spray

Biofreeze® Pain Relieving Spray, the #1 clinically used and recommended topical analgesic, can be used as an effective adjunct to the Kinesio® Taping Method. After applying the tape, the practitioner simply sprays the taped the area. Because the tape is porous, the athlete receives all the pain relieving benefits of Biofreeze. In addition, Biofreeze Pain Relieving Spray allows for more freedom of movement to increase joint range of motion. More

   Product Showcase:

AED Superstore is the world’s largest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) source. All brands. Fresh batteries and accessories. Money saving packages. Visit online, or call 800.544.0048 for assistance.

   Product Showcase:
   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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