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Recognize Your Outstanding Colleagues
from NATA
The deadline for nominating candidates for NATA Honors and Awards is Sunday. Winners will be honored at the 2010 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. This year, the Gail Weldon Award of Excellence returns. And the Young Professionals’ Committee will introduce a new award that honors an outstanding young athletic trainer. For the YP Award, there is a little more time. Deadline is Jan. 4. More    E-mail this story


Resource of the Week…for Job Seekers

Discover NATA's Revamped Career Center
from NATA
NATA announced its new Career Center last month. If you haven’t seen it, check out several new features available, including access to job postings from the National Healthcare Career Network and its 170-plus healthcare organizations. For questions, contact Russell Lowe at  More    E-mail this story

NATA Info/Events

New Manual Provides Science-Based Screening for Eating Disorders
from the NATA Online Store
A new book in the NATA Online Store offers an evidence-based tool to help identify eating disorders among female athletes. And right now, NATA members can get a discount! "Physiological Screening Test (PST) Manual for Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating Among Female Collegiate Athletes" is available immediately. More    E-mail this story

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Innsbruck World Summit Postponed to 2011
from The German Academy of Applied Sports Medicine
The Athletic Care and Interdisciplinary World Summit, originally scheduled March 2010 in Innsbruck, Austria, has been postponed to 2011. NATA is one of 16 healthcare organizations working together to hold the event. More    E-mail this story

Otho Davis Keeps Climbing
from NATA
NATA Hall of Famer and former professional football athletic trainer Otho Davis moved from sixth to fifth in fan voting during the past week among preliminary nominees for the NFL Hall of Fame. An Elgin, Texas native who died in 2000 at the age of 66, Davis served 18 years as NATA executive director and was head athletic trainer for the Philadelphia Eagles for 22 seasons. Your vote could help get Davis on the ballot! More    E-mail this story

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New Athletic Training Education Journal Available
from NATA
The latest issue of the Athletic Training Education Journal (Volume 4, Issue 3) is available online. It provides original research related to athletic training education and features a forum for scholars, educators and clinicians to share ideas. Contact the Athletic Training Education Journal editorial office at for questions or comments. More    E-mail this story

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School Sports

High School Football Concussions Merit More Study
from The Associated Press
Every year, as many as 1 in 10 high school football players has a concussion, estimated Kevin Guskiewicz of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is lead author of the National Athletic Trainers' Association position statement on concussion management. He said nobody has followed such players systematically for a decade or more to see what effect concussions might have. He sees reason for concern. In 2005, he published a study of retired pro players that found having three or more concussions was associated with a heightened risk of mild cognitive impairment after age 50. More    E-mail this story

Athletic Trainers Note Surge in Skin Infections
from SayCampusLife
Athletic trainers are on the front-line when it comes to discovering health problems with students including those who have skin infections. In a recent update to an annual survey conducted by the Molnlycke Health Care at a National Athletic Trainers’ Association meeting, nearly 76 percent of 650 respondents noted that they have observed skin infections within the past twelve months. More    E-mail this story

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Health & Development

Dentists Preserve and Protect Student Athletes' Crowns
from the Collegiate Times
There is an injured player on the field. Virginia Tech athletic trainers rush the scene with first aid in hand, yet it's not a joint that’s ailing. They toss aside Ace bandages and athletic tape to uncover a small cylinder labeled Save-A-Tooth, an emergency tooth-preserving system. "It's a solution that's designed to keep the tooth roots alive," said Mike Goforth, director of athletic training. If an athlete has his pearly whites whacked, the product can maintain a stray for 24 hours. More    E-mail this story


Program Aims to Prevent ACL Injuries for Female Athletes
from the Quincy Herald-Whig
Anna Leenerts, a high school basketball player, has watched teammates deal with the agony of torn ACLs and the often long recovery. So she jumped at the chance to participate in a training program targeted to help reduce her risk of the injury. She and three other high school players recently completed a new 10-week program called Total Athlete Performance at Advance Fitness in Quincy, Ill. Nikki Hoyt, wellness director at Advance Fitness, said the TAP program was developed at the request of local female athletes and their parents. More    E-mail this story

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Research found that the "Tyler Twist," a novel exercise using the Thera-Band® FlexBar®, is effective at reducing pain associated with chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). In response to many requests for an exercise for golfer's elbow, Tim Tyler, PT, ATC, invented the "reverse Tyler twist," believing it may have similar results for medial epicondylitis. A new study, using the FlexBar and emphasizing eccentric contraction of the wrist flexors and pronators, is planned. 800-321-2135. More

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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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