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Renewal Invoices Sent Last Week
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Membership renewal invoices were issued last week via email, so be sure to check your inbox. If you didn't receive an email invoice, check your spam folder. If you have any questions, contact the Member Services Department at membership@nata.org. More







Third 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 third installment in this series, "Module 3 — Effectiveness of using sensory interventions (mobilization, massage, stochastic resonance, etc.) to treat ankle sprains and ankle instability" will be presented by Erik Wikstrom, PhD, ATC, at 11 a.m. CT on Oct. 10. 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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NATA Annual Meeting Housing is Open!
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We're booking rooms in Las Vegas for the 64th Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia! Make your hotel reservations now to ensure the best rates at your preferred location. Plus, visit our convention website for a preview of the Las Vegas meeting! More


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Membership Renewal: Pay In Installments
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When renewing your membership online, you can choose to take advantage of our installment payment option if you do not want to pay the full year's dues all at once. New for this year is the option to pay in up to five installments, depending on when you renew. Sign up by Oct. 14 to qualify for the five-payment option. More


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Renew Early and Extend CEU Bucks
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If you have not used your CEU Bucks for 2012, you can buy yourself more time to take advantage of that benefit by renewing your NATA membership early! If you renew before Dec. 31, you will be able to use your 2012 CEU Bucks for an extra month, through the end of January 2013. More


Last Week to Nominate for National Awards!
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Do you know an athletic trainer who is worthy of national distinction? Consider nominating him or her for a national award! NATA offers many ways for its members to receive professional recognition. Our extensive awards program features varying levels of recognition and culminates with our top honor, the NATA Hall of Fame. Visit our website to learn more about our honors and awards criteria and to nominate your deserving peers. More


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San Antonio Athletic Trainer Hits Milestone
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Paul Rost could be considered the Cal Ripken Jr. of San Antonio's Northside Independent School District when it comes to streaks. While Ripken earned his spot in baseball history by playing 2,131 consecutive games, Rost has put together an impressive streak as an athletic trainer. Rost, who has spent 31 of his 36 years at San Antonio's Clark High School, was on the sidelines recently working his 400th consecutive game. More


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Researchers Take Hard Look at Hidden Risk of Sports Head Injuries
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Like most people, Andre Kirwan gets the occasional headache. And he says some theme park rides can make him a little dizzy. Most days, Kirwan, 38, shrugs it off as part of the aging process. But there are times the former star football player at Stanford University, now working as an assistant coach at Tampa's Berkeley Prep, asks himself if this is normal. Or are the 14 years of competing in a violent sport now taking their toll on his mind and body? More


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Understanding Sports Hernias
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That chronic groin pain sometimes felt by athletes may be called a sports hernia, but it's not really a hernia at all, according to Dr. Katherine G. Lamond, assistant professor of surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a surgeon at the University of Maryland Medical Center. She said they are different from what's normally thought of as a hernia and sometimes tough to diagnose. More


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New Scrutiny on Running as Punishment for Athletes
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The practice of coaches using extra running to punish players for bad behavior and poor performance is getting new scrutiny in Iowa following a school district report about a Des Moines football coach accused of violating corporal punishment policies by making a student sprint and take laps. The sophomore player was being punished for making derogatory comments about the varsity squad. More


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Brain Injury Timeout
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Some people lie awake at night worrying about finances or family issues. Robbie Bowers worries about concussions. Bowers, the athletic trainer at California's Rancho Bernardo High School for more than 20 years, works with dozens of students on the football field every season. As the dangers associated with concussions have come into the spotlight over the past few years, he is pleased to see a growing awareness of the management of the injury. More



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Coaches Stress Proper Tackling During Drills
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The Florida High School Athletic Association has rules and protocol to deal with players whom the team's athletic trainer or doctor has determined to have received a concussion. However, it's left up to the coaches to decide how many days of contact during the season to have each week. And it's that daily accumulation of hits to the head that have researchers concerned. More




Millions of Kids at Risk from Sports Injuries
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Injured young athletes and their parents who are pushing for a speedy return to the athletic field may be doing more harm than good. "The biggest problem is overuse," said Dr. Chris Couture, a sports medicine specialist in Merrimack, N.H. "Kids are overloading without taking time to be kids. We're getting better at recognizing that on the professional side. The hard thing is to convey it." More


Family, School Fondly Remember Amarillo, Texas, Athletic Trainer
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Amarillo Independent School District Athletic Director Brad Thiessen said he remembers Amarillo High School athletic trainer Bruce King as a quiet man who worked well with students and served beyond his job description for two decades. King, 50, died following an apparent heart attack. He had worked at the school for 20 years. More




Don't Rush Medical Care for Student Athletes
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Some cash-strapped parents see group sports physicals or quick exams at walk-in clinics as a convenient and inexpensive way for students to meet health exam requirements before entering a new school or athletics. But pediatricians say they worry when these quickie exams are viewed as handy substitutes for annual physicals with a regular family doctor. More


Widespread Death And Injury In Football In 1908 Almost Killed The Sport
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The recent controversial labor dispute in professional football involving game officials dominated the sports news during September; however, prior to the ascendency of that issue, the dominant, recurring issue in football in recent months has centered around the health of its players. More specifically, recent studies and anecdotal evidence have pointed to the severe long-term effects that violent collisions on a football field can have on the health of players. More
 
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