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As 2011 comes to a close, NATA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the NATA Range of Motion a look at the most accessed articles from the year. The news brief will resume publication Jan. 5, 2012.

Sideline Test Can Detect Concussions in Minutes
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Feb. 7, 2011 issue: In the past year, concussions have become a huge topic of concern, and there's good reason for it. It's estimated that 300,000 athletes suffer concussions each year in the United States – and that's just football-related head injuries. Now, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have come up with a simple sideline-test that can detect head trauma in athletes in just one minute. More

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Changes for Payment of BOC Recertification Fee
from the Board of Certification, Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
April 11, 2011 issue: The end of 2011 marks a change for how BOC Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs) will pay the recertification fee. The BOC has always offered a discount on the BOC recertification fee to NATA members and will continue this practice. However, the way in which the NATA collects the fee on behalf of its members is changing. More

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Parents Seek Answers for Son's Concussion, Suicide
from The Associated Press via the Sporting News    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Sept. 5, 2011 issue: Austin Trenum's bed remains half-made, the way a typical teenager would leave it. On a shelf is his scarred black helmet, the one he was wearing when he tackled the quarterback near the sidelines during Brentsville High's game against Handley some 11 months ago. Austin's mouthpiece remains tucked neatly in the face mask, ready to be taken out for the next play. For Austin, there was no next play. More

Can Shoes Really Tone the Body?
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July 18, 2011 issue: New scientific experiments can be inspired by a simple question, and in the case of John Mercer, that question was, "So, John, do toning shoes work?" Dr. Mercer, a professor of biomechanics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was talking with a friend who runs an athletic shoe store. The friend told him that customers were coming in and requesting toning shoes, which are soft sneakers, often with a rocker-shaped sole, that promise to exercise and tighten muscles in the calves, thighs and buttocks. More

Hamstring Tendon Grafts May Be Better
Than Knee Tendons in ACL Surgery

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March 7, 2011 issue: Anterior cruciate ligament surgery is common among some athletes who tear the knee ligament during sports such as soccer or basketball. But when it comes to grafting a new tendon, which is better, one from the knee or the hamstring? The hamstring may have it, a study finds. More

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Offseason Workouts Need Changes Before the Next Funeral
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NATA has contacted the source of this article to thank them for the coverage and to remind about the correct terminology when referring to an athletic trainer.

Jan. 31, 2011 issue: This is The Kill Season. It operates mostly out of mind and certainly out of sight. It has claimed 19 lives since 2000. The annual window of death in college football basically opens this month. And it's all completely accepted. It is a part of the football culture — winter conditioning, offseason conditioning, summer conditioning. All of it. More specifically, The Kill Season begins in January and stretches to the beginning of fall drills in August. That's a long time for anyone to be at mortal risk, but it's true.

Peyton Manning's Treatment: How Safe Is It?
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Sept. 26, 2011 issue: Football star Peyton Manning recently ventured to Europe to undergo an experimental stem cell treatment for his neck injury, according to news reports. The treatment involved injecting Manning's own fat cells into his neck, with the idea that the therapy would repair damaged tissue, according to Fox Sports. More

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Freezing Athletes to Speed Recovery
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Sept. 12, 2011 issue: American sprinter Justin Gatlin showed up at the World Outdoor Track and Field Championships in South Korea with frostbite on his feet. This condition was painful — he told reporters that he had blisters on both heels — but it was also improbable, given that he'd developed the frostbite in Florida in August. But Mr. Gatlin had been sampling one of the newest, trendiest innovations in elite athlete training. He'd gone into a whole-body cryotherapy chamber, and his feet had frozen there. More

Cardiac Catastrophe Calls for Calm Amid Chaos
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March 14, 2011 issue: In the multiplicity of stories surrounding the death of Michigan high school basketball star Wes Leonard, one acronym has stood out, CPR. However, two have been curiously absent, AED and ATC. Without being followed up as soon as possible, preferably within five minutes and no more than 10, by a powerful electrical jolt from an AED (automated external defibrillator), CPR is of little use. More

Player's Text: Send My Brain to NFL Research Bank
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Feb. 28, 2011 issue: The toll of repeated head blows and injuries loomed over football after the death last week of former NFL player, Dave Duerson. Duerson, a former Chicago Bears safety who was a key member of the team's legendary defense, was found dead recently in Florida. He was 50. Duerson shot himself in the chest, which kept his brain intact for examination for a debilitating brain injury called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE. More

Power Balance Admits No Science Behind Wristbands
from The Associated Press via NBC Sports    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Shaquille O'Neal swears by them. The Power Balance bracelet, he says, gives him a competitive edge on the court. It's no gimmick, he says. It's for real. It may be for him, but Australian authorities say the California-based company behind the wildly popular wristbands and pendants has no business claiming that they improve balance, strength and flexibility. More

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