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Take Advantage of Access to H1N1 Vaccine
from NATA
As health care professionals, athletic trainers are eligible to receive H1N1 vaccines before the general public. NATA advises all practicing athletic trainers to get immunized. By protecting your own health, you are also protecting the health of your patients. Getting the H1N1 vaccine allows you to be available to treat your patients and means you are not at risk of spreading the virus. E-mail this story


Resource of the Week…for Undergraduate Students

NATA Announces Scholarship Information
from the NATA Research and Education Foundation
NATA Foundation scholarship information is available. Scholarships are worth $2,300, and 69 were awarded in 2009. Application packet deadline is Feb. 5, 2010. Packets should include the online application and additional required materials.  More    E-mail this story

NATA Info/Events

During Membership Renewal Season, Remember NATAPC
from NATA
As you renew membership for the upcoming year, consider donating to NATA’s Political Action Committee, NATAPAC. If every member donated just $5, it would total $150,000. A large part of NATA’s legislative strategy is to grow NATAPAC, and this is a great opportunity to contribute to our important legislative efforts. More    E-mail this story

Promote National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
from the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse Issues
This week, college and university students join with their peers on more than 1,000 campuses across the country to promote National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, Oct. 18-24. During NCAAW, the entire campus community can participate in events to reinforce personal responsibility and respect for state laws and school policies when it comes to alcohol. NATA is a participating member of the Inter-Association Task Force on Alcohol and Other Substance Abuse. More    E-mail this story

Get a Discount on ATrack
from NATA
The powerful software that helps run your ATEP more efficiently is now easier to use. It’s also discounted through the end of the year. Sign up by Oct. 31 and get $75 off. Get $50 by signing up before the end of November and $25 if you take advantage by the end of 2009. ATrack reduces paperwork because it monitors clinical proficiency records, charts student progress and tracks hours. Enhancements keep coming. ATrack now offers form management, student portfolios, updated dashboard news and a user management tools. More    E-mail this story

CUATC Survey Deadline Getting Close
from the NATA College/University Athletic Trainers’ Committee
Help the College/University Athletic Trainers’ Committee pinpoint job-related issues facing members employed in this setting by filling out this survey by Oct. 31. Survey results will be presented to the NCAA in an effort to educate them on the obstacles encountered in the delivery of health care to student-athletes. More    E-mail this story

The Powerflo 20 is a self-sufficient battery driven pumper unit with six drinking stations. Constructed only of FDA-approved or water potable materials. Holds 20 gallons.

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Injury Rehabilitation

Safety of Exercise Balls in Question
A recent lawsuit and an injury to an NBA basketball player have raised issues over the safety of exercise balls. A man filed a lawsuit against XSport Fitness, Big Rock, IL, after the exercise ball he was using allegedly deflated, causing a fall and an injury. In a separate incident, Francisco Garcia of the Sacramento Kings broke his arm last Friday while lifting weights in the team’s weight room, according to The Sacramento Bee. Garcia was reportedly lying on his back on an exercise ball doing dumbbell presses with 90-pound weights when the ball burst. Garcia had surgery and is expected to miss four months of the upcoming NBA season. The incident prompted Kings owner Joe Maloof to send an e-mail to the NBA’s other 29 teams about the dangers of using exercise balls. More    E-mail this story

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Health & Development

Is the Exercise Cool-Down Really Necessary?
from The New York Times
The cool-down is enshrined in training lore. The problem, says Hirofumi Tanaka, an exercise physiologist at the University of Texas, Austin, is that there is pretty much no science behind the cool-down advice. The cool-down, Dr. Tanaka said, “is an understudied topic.” ”Everyone thinks it’s an established fact,” he added, “so they don’t study it.” Exercise researchers say there is only one agreed-on fact about the possible risk of suddenly stopping intense exercise. The best athletes are most vulnerable, said Dr. Paul Thompson, a cardiologist and marathon runner who is an exercise researcher at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut. More    E-mail this story


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School Sports

Grant Helps High Schools Hire Athletic Trainers in Kentucky
from USA Today
NATA has contacted this news source to thank them for the important coverage and remind them of appropriate terminology to describe athletic trainers.

It was a point of emphasis in the trial of former Pleasure Ridge Park High School football coach Jason Stinson in the death of one of his players -- one that the prosecution and defense witnesses agreed on: High schools need on-site athletic trainers, not just coaches with minor training, to monitor players and deal with injuries, illnesses and heat-related issues during practices as well as games. This school year, thanks in large part to a $300,000 start-up grant from Norton Healthcare, a majority of Jefferson County Public Schools high schools have athletic trainers. The grant and a discount provided by Kentucky Orthopedic Rehab Team and Start Physical Therapy are scheduled to be announced recently by Norton, though trainers have been provided for nine schools since July. More    E-mail this story

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High School Football Players Bigger, Not Necessarily Healthier
from The Austin-American Statesman
NATA has contacted this news source to thank them for the important coverage and remind them of appropriate terminology to describe athletic trainers.

Two football teams recently faced off in a fierce divisional rivalry. Both boasted intimidating offenses built around sumo-sized linemen; half of the two teams' centers, guards and tackles tipped the scales above 300 pounds. But the teams aren't from the NFL. They are the Central Texas high schools of McNeil and Cedar Park. Trainers and doctors also say that while college players are typically big and fast, the dramatic size and skill variation among teenagers can produce serious bodily damage. "The difference between a high school 300-pounder and an NFL 300-pounder is the pro has more muscle coordination and control," said Bray. A study released this summer by the National Athletic Trainers' Association found that the impact of high school tackles actually was greater than in college, due in part to better muscle development and control in the older players. More    E-mail this story

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: Plantar FXT/ Heel-Rite

These two unique products have proven effective in the treatment of Plantar Fasciitis. The FXT is a soft night splint that gently stretches the plantar fascia to promote healing. The Heel-Rite provides effective daytime treatment for Plantar Fasciitis by lifting the arch and providing compression. More info

   Product Showcase:
   Thera-Band® stability products

Thera-Band® stability products offer the best solutions on the market for sports performance enhancement, balance training and rehabilitation. The product family is based on Thera-Band® Trusted Progression: a broad, complete spectrum of challenge levels that provides trainers and therapists the tools they need to progress patients. Product offering includes the Rocker and Wobble Boards, three densities of oval-shaped Stability Trainers, and the Stability Disc. 800-321-2135 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


Software for every athletic trainer
Explore the leading software package available. Track and share injury information securely - by computer, phone and internet - in a multi-user environment without synchronizing.

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BAC-PRO™ is an all natural, patented product formulated for athletes.

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The best mouth guard you can give your athletes is the one they will WANT to wear. More

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