Range of Motion
Jan. 17, 2011

Harlem Globetrotters Offer NATA Member Discount
from NATA
The Harlem Globetrotters are showing some love for NATA's athletic trainers and members! Get a discount to a Globetrotters game near you during their 85th Anniversary season this year. The 2011 World Tour includes more than 200 games in almost as many cities. Find one near you and take your family – at NATA discount prices!More

Latest Journal of Athletic Training Unveils
Gender Differences in Concussion Symptoms

The newest edition of the Journal of Athletic Training (free online for all NATA members) looks at the different ways concussion manifests in boys versus girls. Find this new research and more in JAT Vol. 46 #1, available now. Click the JAT icon at www.nata.org.More

Improve Your Career in the Secondary Schools
Secondary school athletic trainers, take advantage of a video series posted last week on the NATA website. Videos by Linda Mazzoli, MS, ATC, PTA, Mike Carroll, MEd, ATC, LAT, Tony Fitzpatrick, MA, ATC, LAT, Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, and Tanya Dargusch, ATC, LAT, can help you negotiate effectively with administration, demonstrate your worth and increase awareness of your importance. If you like the information presented in these short videos, be sure to see the entire presentation at the 62nd NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia in New Orleans.More

EDAC Call for Abstracts
The Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee is issuing a call for abstracts for poster presentations at the 2011 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Abstracts must reflect the EDAC mission by identifying and addressing issues relevant to an ethnically diverse population. The posters will be presented during the EDAC Town Hall meeting on the evening of Tuesday, June 21. All abstracts will undergo blind review.More

Applications Being Accepted for Field Study in Australia
Ball State University is accepting applications for students to participate in the 2011 Sports Medicine Field Study in Australia, said assistant professor Lisa Jutte, Ph.D., ATC. The course runs May 15 – June 4 and is designed to expose students to Australian sports medicine and culture. Field studies take place in Lennox Head, Canberra and Sydney.More

Support NATA NATION Through Fundraising Photo-Walk
Native New Orleanian and avid photographer Patty Ellis will lead a photo-walk through the historic French Quarter in New Orleans on June 18. Your guide will point out sights along the way and offer tips for photographing the scenes. Photographers of all levels are welcome, both NATA members and non-members. All funds raised will go toward NATA NATION for secondary schools, NATA's treatment, injury surveillance and outcomes project conducted by Datalys Center.More

Impact Sensors Slated for NFL Helmets Next Season
After months of rumblings, the NFL appears close to instituting a system where parts of players' uniforms, including their helmets, will be embedded with impact-sensing accelerometers to help analyze the real-time effects of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.More

Overuse Injuries a Common Occurrence in Volleyball Players
Volleyball players are particularly susceptible to overuse injuries in the ankles, knees, hands, shoulders and backs, according to a campaign designed to prevent overuse-related sports injury. Officials with the Sports Trauma and Overuse Prevention (STOP) Sports Injuries campaign stated in a release that studies have found volleyball players to be in as much danger of injury as basketball players. More

Preventing ACL Injuries and Anterior Knee Pain in Female Athletes
Preventing anterior knee pain in young females starts with understanding the primary causes that place females at risk for a number of acute and chronic knee injuries. Evidence is now showing that anatomical and hormonal differences in females may be one of the primary causes placing females at risk for knee injuries.More

Athletes Face Tough Decision When Hurt
the Deseret News
Steven Thomas couldn't find relief from the pain in his head. He couldn't shake the fatigue or the nausea that seemed to accompany it each day. Which is why, when BYU head athletic trainer Kevin Morris discussed the possibility of giving up football, Thomas understood the rationale. That understanding didn't make the decision any easier.More

English, Algebra...and CPR?
Los Angeles Times
Should all secondary school students learn CPR? That's what an American Heart Association advisory argued last week. Included in the ideal curriculum: how to recognize an emergency, how to deliver chest compressions, how to use automated external defibrillators — and plenty of (simulated) opportunity to practice the skills.More

Taking Short Breaks From Sitting May Help Waistline and Heart
U.S. News and World Report
If you sit all day at an office and worry about its effect on your weight and health, take a few breaks. That's the advice from a new study that finds that people who sit for extended periods of time without taking short breaks are at higher risk for heart disease than those who take more frequent timeouts to stand up and walk around.More