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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! The NATA Headquarter Hotel is Mandalay Bay and all convention events will be taking place at the Mandalay Bay South Convention Center. Make your hotel reservations now to ensure the best rates at your preferred location. Plus, visit our Annual Meeting website for a preview of the Las Vegas meeting! More







Register Now: Medical Therapeutic Yoga Webinar
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Ginger Garner, MPT, ATC, will present "Module 10.6 Holistic Rehabilitation: Integrative Rehabilitation & Medical Therapeutic Yoga for Osteoarthritis" at 11 a.m. CT on Oct. 18. Objectives include identifying joint pathophysiology in osteoarthritis in order to understand five preventive methods and the 12 categories used in managing acute and subacute or chronic OA in medical therapeutic yoga. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. Sign up now!




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Award Nominations Deadline is Today!
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Do you know an athletic trainer who is worthy of national distinction? Consider nominating them 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. Today is last day to nominate, so don't delay! More


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Last Day to Respond to 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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Ethics Webinar Coming in November
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Kimberly Peer, EdD, ATC, FNATA and Gretchen Schlabach, PhD, ATC, will be presenting "Ethical Leadership: Awareness, Action and Reflection" at 11 a.m. CT on Nov. 6. Anchored in leadership development, this presentation will utilize a case-based approach to highlight key ethical leadership theories while dispelling the myths of ethical leadership. More


Voting for BOC AT Director Ends This Week
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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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Recovering from ACL Tear a Tough Mental, Physical Journey
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Susan Hartley had the phone up to ear, her husband Todd's voice unsteady on the other end. He struggled to speak. Susan leaned her head back and slid down the wall. "He just knew that it happened, that it was torn again," Susan Hartley said. Bella Hartley, their youngest, had torn her anterior cruciate ligament for the second time in 11 months. And Todd Hartley had it on video. More


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Cortisone: Is It Worth the Shot?
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Long a staple of athletic trainers' rooms, cortisone — in its natural state, a steroid hormone produced by the human adrenal gland — has been available in synthetic form since 1950, and weekend warriors are as likely to tap into its anti-inflammatory powers as pro athletes. But the quandary professionals encounter with cortisone is not its use, but its frequency — and the short- and long-term damage possibly created by from too many shots. More


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Blog: Running As Punishment Does Nobody Any Good
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From Michael Popke: When I played freshman basketball at a Catholic high school in Wisconsin back in the 1980s, one of my teammates earned the nickname "Plop" because of the sound his flat feet made when we ran laps around the gym. I remember running laps around that gym with "Plop" and the rest of my teammates a lot, often as punishment for forgotten indiscretions; in fact, the running is what sticks out most about that season. More


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For Some High School Athletes, Pain of Not Playing Worse Than Injury
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The pain Ashley Harwood felt when she tore her anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus during a summer league soccer game was excruciating. But it pales in comparison to the hurt she's felt this fall having to watch her Dartmouth, Mass., High girls soccer team from the sideline as she recovers. More


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Utah State's Mildenberger: Treating Concussions Begins with Not Minimizing Them
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For Dale Mildenberger, the issue of chronic concussions in sports can't be solved by better treatment, better equipment or better awareness of the damage a head injury can cause. Treatment must start at the source of the issue: battling a belief ingrained in the culture of sports that downplaying injuries is not just an expectation, but a requirement. More



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Florida Governor Signs Bill to Reduce Youth Concussions
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Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill to help reduce concussions for kids playing sports. The bill requires coaches to remove players from a game or practice immediately following any signs of a head injury. The Collier County School District has led the way in having proactive measures in place to prevent concussions for student athletes. Unlike many schools, they have certified athletic trainers on the sidelines. More




Managing Athletic Injuries for Ohio University Football
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Today there is a greater and more urgent demand for better management of sports-related injuries, and Ohio University is out to prove its up to the task. From athletic trainers to strength and conditioning coaches, to team physicians, surgeons, and even nutritionists, when an athlete gets injured, there are multiple levels of defense. More




Gridiron Stars Must Follow Strict Rehabilitation Schedule Following ACL Injuries
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According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, nearly 100,000 people in the United States tear their anterior cruciate ligament every year. Unfortunately for Pennsylvania's Mid-Penn Conference, several high-profile football players have been added to that sum this season. More


Concussion Class for High School Athletes Making Difference
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When her son, Phillip, complained about headaches that wouldn't go away after several days, Deannea Tanner at first chalked it up to allergies. Then Phillip, a center for his high school's football team, asked if it could be a concussion. "I said, 'Well, did you get hit?'" she said. "He said, 'Mom, it's football. Of course I got hit.'" More
 
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