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NATA President Marje Albohm Re-elected
from NATA
Current NATA President Marje Albohm, MS, ATC, has won the 2009 Presidential Election and will serve a second and final two-year term. Her tenure will end in 2012. Out of 25,289 eligible members, 5,877 voted. The voting numbers increased from 20 percent in the 2007 election to 23 percent this year. Albohm has served in numerous leadership capacities for NATA and was elected into the NATA Hall of Fame in 1999. More    E-mail this story

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The 2010 NATA Marketing Kit
from NATA
The 2010 NATA Marketing Kit is now available in Flash or PDF versions. Get details about corporate sponsorships, advertising opportunities and all the promotional resources available to your company. The kit includes information about the 2010 NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia in Philadelphia.  More    E-mail this story

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Free Communications Program Now Open
from NATA
The NATA Research and Education Foundation’s Free Communications Program is now open. All submissions are due by Dec. 1. More    E-mail this story

Deadline Approaching for Gail Weldon Award Nominations
from the NATA Honors and Awards Committee
Do you know a member committed to mentoring, professional development, life balancing, leadership or improving health care of females within the profession? Nominate that deserving athletic trainer for the Gail Weldon Award of Excellence. The recipient will be recognized at the 2010 NATA Annual Meeting General Session. Deadline is Nov. 15. More    E-mail this story

CUATC Survey Deadline Extended
from the NATA College and University Athletic Trainers' Committee
The CUATC has created a job satisfaction survey to pinpoint the job-related issues facing members employed in this setting. The survey results will be presented to the NCAA. All part- and full-time certified members employed by a college or university are encouraged to complete it before Oct. 31. More    E-mail this story

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Injury Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation Services Needs to Be Part of Health Care Debate
from The Edmond Sun
The health care debate often focuses on all the problems and frustrations associated with the current health care industry. What is typically overlooked is the discussion about what is working well in our existing health care system. Rehabilitation is without question, one shining example of health care that is working well. As we attempt to decipher current health care reform bills, determining the future and scope of rehabilitation services is a priority. At this juncture, rehabilitation services are not clearly specified in pending reform rhetoric -- and this needs to change. More    E-mail this story

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Health & Development

Michigan Study to Focus on Youth ACL Injuries
from The University of Michigan Bone & Joint Injury Prevention& Rehabilitation Center
NATA member Riann Palmieri-Smith, PhD, ATC, and Scott McLean, PhD, are leading a research team at the University of Michigan that will focus on the ACL. The rate of ACL injury in youth sports has dramatically risen, and nearly 70 percent will lead to early onset of osteoarthritis. Researchers hope the results will lead to fewer injuries through improved prevention training programs. More    E-mail this story

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Dementia Risk Higher for NFL Players
from HealthDay
Former professional football players suffer from Alzheimer's disease or other memory-related conditions at rates far higher than the general population, a new study commissioned by the National Football League shows. Also, retired players between the ages of 30 and 49 are 19 times more likely to struggle with memory problems than similarly aged men who never played professional football, the study found. The findings could have implications that reach far beyond the National Football League, which has said in the past that there's no reliable research to establish the proof of cognitive problems among former players. More    E-mail this story

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School Sports

Mississippi Coaches Work to Lower Injury Rate in School Sports
from Insurance Journal
According to a recent study, sports injuries result in 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations annually. Mike Wilkinson, director of outreach services for Mississippi Sports Medicine in Jackson and a longtime athletic trainer who has worked with Olympians on down to high school students, said there are ways athletes can reduce chances of getting hurt. Read on to find out what his recommendations on the subject are. More    E-mail this story

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Football Players Don’t Always Recognize Serious Injuries
from SCNow
An injury a player might shrug off as simply a stinger could be far worse. Athletic trainers find themselves preaching almost constantly to players about the importance of communicating. "I always ask athletes to tell me what’s going on," said Anita Chandler, who serves as South Florence High School’s athletic trainer through McLeod Sports Medicine. "I need to know what it is that’s bothering them because I don’t know exactly what it is unless they let me know." More    E-mail this story


Product Showcases


   Product Showcase: Intelect® TranSport

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   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



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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



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   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











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