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Housing Going Fast for the 2010 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia
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More than 1,000 NATA members reserved hotel rooms in the first 24 hours of access for the 2010 Annual Meeting. NATA announced housing options on Monday. The convention will be held Tuesday, June 22 -- Friday, June 25, 2010, in Philadelphia. Go to the new Annual Meeting Web site to find housing rates, registration rates, preliminary schedule at-a-glance and thing to do in Philly. More



Resource of the Week…for All Athletic Trainers



The Journal of Athletic Training
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With a fresh new Web site that features improved navigation, increased search options, citation manager and customizable user profiles, the Journal of Athletic Training is an even more effective tool for athletic trainers. The Journal enhances communication among professionals interested in the quality of health care for the physically active through education and research in prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries. More



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NATA Issues Challenge to Help Solve Youth Sports Safety Crisis
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Since January 2008, there have been at least 111 sports-related deaths of student-athletes in more than 30 states. NATA is poised to target widespread audiences with a call to action to improve medical care during a summit entitled the Alliance to Address the Youth Sports Safety Crisis in America. Scheduled Jan. 12 in Sacramento, this summit will coincide with the introduction of athlete safety legislation in several states, and a California legislator will announce the introduction of a health safety bill. More details and the organizations joining NATA at the summit will be announced in the weeks to come. More


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*Both courses are delivered in three parts. Part 1 is the cognitive portion completed online. Parts 2 and 3 are the hands-on skills practice and testing session. Students will receive their BLS for Healthcare Providers Course Completion Card upon successful completion of all three parts. Skills session sold separately.


Don't Waste Your Free CEUs
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If you subscribe to the Sports Health Journal, remember that your free CEUs expire as of Dec. 31. Keep in mind, also, that your free member CEU bucks will expire at midnight at the end of the year. Use those CEUs! More


Sign Up For Hill Day!
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Register for the 2010 Capitol Hill Day event scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 23, in Washington, D.C. There's nothing like a one-on-one, in-person meeting to help advance NATA's legislative agenda. Come with your friends and colleagues to our nation’s capital and show lawmakers the strength of athletic trainers. More


Chronomix Interval Timers
Chronomix Interval Timers are designed to guide training and rehabilitation programs. The athletic trainer sets the series of time intervals appropriate for guiding development or recovery exercises - the interval timers store up to 3 programs for instant recall. Frees athletic trainers from being timekeepers so they can concentrate on technique and method. MORE


Phillies Tickets Available During 2010 Annual Meeting!
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Watch the National League Champion Philadelphia Phillies take on the Cleveland Indians during the 2010 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. The NATA Foundation has reserved 1,500 tickets for members and their friends and families as a fundraiser for the Foundation. The game is Tuesday, June 22. Save date and check the NATA News, Twitter, Facebook and Range of Motion in the coming weeks for details on how to purchase. More


NATA Online Store Offers Free Flu Tip Sheet!
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Healthy Learning is helping you fight the flu this season by offering a FREE TIP SHEET, with the help of the CDC. Keep your patients, coworkers and family healthy and active by following three key steps detailed on the tip sheet. While you're in the NATA Online Store, be sure to check out the wide range of valuable educational resources, logo merchandise, posters and other resources at your fingertips. Go to the NATA Online Store now to download the FREE flu tip sheet and post it around your school or workplace. Then, look for a hard copy of the resource in the January NATA News. More




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N.F.L. Issues New Guidelines on Concussions
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The National Football League on Dec. 2 announced that it would impose its most stringent rules to date on managing concussions, requiring players who exhibit any significant sign of concussion to be removed from a game or practice and be barred from returning the same day. The league has maintained, despite widespread criticism, that it was safe to allow players to return to the field as soon as their symptoms were gone -- even in the same game in which the injury occurred. It has not been uncommon for players to return, either after passing a sideline test or by not revealing their symptoms. More


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Defender Mouthguards… Your best defense against sports related dental injury and concussion. Our exclusive dual construction offers triple lamination for dental protection with single palatal lamination for unrestricted breathing and speech. MORE


How to Prevent Stress Fractures
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Stress fractures are one of the more pernicious injuries in sports, afflicting the experienced and the aspiring, with no regard for competitive timing. The International Association of Athletics Federations, the world governing body for track and field, recently described stress fractures, with a kind of grim resignation, as "the curse of athletes." But studies published in the December issue of the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise offer hope that, at least for runners, simple alterations in their stride or in the strength of their legs might reduce their risk for the most common type of stress fracture. More


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Kentucky Sports Safety Group Wants More Athletic Trainers
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The Sports Safety Work Group, created by Kentucky law following the heat-related death of a local football player, is calling for Kentucky schools to have certified athletic trainers and to collect information on sports injuries. The report from the 22-member work group, made up of education, athletics and medical professionals, recommends that the Kentucky Board of Education and the General Assembly require that "every public high school in the state" have certified athletic trainers, who receive certification from the Board of Medical Licensure. More




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Thera-Band®FlexBar Golfer's Elbow Exercise Study
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. www.thera-bandacademy.com  800-321-2135. 
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Chattanooga’s Intelect® Transport systems are lightweight, battery or outlet-powered units featuring electrotherapy and ultrasound, or combination therapy. With an innovative compact design that lets you deliver effective, on-the-spot therapy to athletes on the sidelines, the basketball court, baseball diamond, and athletic training facilities, wherever it’s needed. For more information visit www.chattgroup.com
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