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Housing & Registration Open for ATEC, iLEAD, ACES Preparatory Workshop
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Housing and registration are now open, so don't forget to save the date! January 2013 marks three events for athletic trainers and NATA members:
  • ATEC, the premier event for athletic training educators
  • iLead, for junior and senior athletic training students interested in leadership within the professional world
  • ACES preparatory workshop, for students who are planning to take the BOC Exam within the next nine months
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Second Module in Ankle Sprains Webinar Series This Wednesday
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NATA is offering a new webinar series focusing on treatment techniques for lateral ankle sprains and ankle instability. The second installment in this series, "Module 2 — Effectiveness of using manipulative therapies (manipulation & mobilizations) to treat ankle sprains and ankle instability” will be presented by Erik Wikstrom, PhD, ATC, at 11 a.m. CT on Sept. 26. The presentation will review the lifelong mechanical and neuromuscular impairments of a lateral ankle sprain, their consequences and their implications for treatment and rehabilitation. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. Sign up now before space runs out!


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Last Week to Nominate for NATA Foundation Research Awards
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The NATA Research & Education Foundation is committed to encouraging research among athletic trainers who can contribute to the athletic training knowledge base and has established an awards program to recognize and reward those individuals whose work helps fulfill that goal. Nominations are being accepted until Oct. 1 for the Medal for Distinguished Athletic Training Research, New Investigator Award and the David H. Perrin Doctoral Dissertation Award. To nominate a researcher for one of these prestigious honors, review the criteria and process here. More


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Your Input Needed for Nomenclature Survey
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What do you think the name of the profession should be? The NATA Nomenclature 2012 Work Group wants your opinion. You will receive an email with more information and a link to the survey, or you can access it immediately through the link below. Tell us your thoughts and you could win free registration to the 2013 Las Vegas convention! More


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Calling All Students: Submit Abstracts for SEATA Student Symposium
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The Southeast Athletic Trainers' Association is accepting research abstracts for the 2013 SEATA Athletic Training Student Symposium, Jan. 31-Feb. 2 in Atlanta. The 2012 Student Symposium was attended by more than 800 athletic training students from across the country! Reports on experimental research, injury surveys, case studies, and/or other research projects that are pertinent to the practice of athletic training are welcomed from athletic training students enrolled in CAATE accredited programs. Students must be the primary author/researcher with co-authoring by a supervising faculty member and/or clinical faculty affiliated with the institution in which the athletic training student is enrolled. All abstracts will undergo blind review, and the deadline to submit is Nov. 7. More


Make Your Vote Count!
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Be Certain. to vote online for the next BOC Athletic Trainer Director before Oct. 18. As a BOC Certified Athletic Trainer, you have the responsibility of electing Athletic Trainer Directors to serve on the BOC Board of Directors. Meet the 2012 candidates and check your email for your official ballot code from BOC Election Coordinator. Participate in professional responsibility, take action and vote! More


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South Carolina grad students track youth sports injuries
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When a 13-year-old football player suffered a severe lower leg injury during practice in Columbia, S.C., a few weeks ago, he was lucky. An athletic trainer graduate student from the University of South Carolina was at the practice field, participating in a research project on youth sports injuries. Jessica Koller checked out the injured player and recommended he be rushed to a hospital. More


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College Coaches Divided on Reporting of Injuries
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After Southern California's practice Wednesday, Coach Lane Kiffin stood before reporters and wiped sweat from his brow. No one had yet mentioned the dreaded I-word, an increasing source of consternation in recent weeks for Kiffin and his college football counterparts. "O.K., really good practice today," he said. More


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Mayo Clinic Working To Prevent Knee Injuries
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Girls are four to six times more likely to suffer a torn ACL than boys. And that's why sports medicine specialists at Mayo Clinic are working to develop new methods to strengthen the muscles around the knee and limit injuries. "We're trying to train them to be able to land better and jump better," said Chad Eickoff, MA, sports medicine specialist with the Mayo Clinic. More


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Play Safe: Protect Children's Teeth
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'Hoop Dreams' Director Takes on Concussion Issue
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The concussion crisis that has engulfed the NFL and NHL came to the big screen Friday with the release of "Head Games," a documentary by "Hoop Dreams" director Steve James. Inspired by concussion guru Chris Nowinski's book by the same name, the film blends a stark, sometimes graphic portrayal of the science of concussions with personal stories of parents and athletes struggling with head injuries' potentially devastating effects. More


Meniscal Tears: Know The Facts
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Weekend warriors and serious athletes alike might find themselves sidelined by a common sports injury — a torn meniscus, according to an orthopedic surgeon at Baylor College of Medicine. This injury is especially common in soccer, basketball and football, said Dr. Theodore Shybut, assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at BCM. Treatment depends on the type and pattern of the tear. More



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High School Football Saving Brains As Game Goes On
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Concerns about serious brain injuries have penetrated American football culture, and high schools are taking action. After an off-season with suicides by two former NFL players, publicity over a lawsuit against the league by NFL players and new studies adding to the growing body of research, nearly every state entered the fall season with some type of legislation protecting young athletes. More


New Maryland guidelines aim to protect students on the playing field
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Maryland's State Board of Education has added more teeth to a policy on brain injuries affecting high school athletes. It calls, in part, for state high school coaches, trainers and athletic directors to do a better job protecting students on the field. Schools are well aware of the new policy, and in places like Eastern Tech High School in Baltimore County, they're wasting no time putting what's on paper into action. More




Orthopedic Surgeons Share Tips for Avoiding Sports Injuries
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With the fall sports season upon us, it's a good time to remind athletes of ways to prevent or avoid injury while participating in sports such as soccer, football and volleyball. The Consumer Product Safety Commission compiled the following statistics for 2011 regarding individuals treated in U.S. emergency rooms and doctors' offices. More


UNH Researcher Receives NFL Charities Grant
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NFL Charities, the charitable foundation of the NFL owners, has awarded a grant to University of New Hampshire faculty member Erik Swartz to further his ongoing research on the implications of football helmet, facemask and shoulder pad design on emergency care for injured players. Swartz, associate professor of athletic training in the department of kinesiology, received $62,521; his is one of 15 NFL Charities grants totaling more than $1.5 million that support sports-related medical research. More
 
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