Range of Motion
Jan. 30, 2012

Registration for the Annual Meeting
Opens in 31 Days; Housing Now Available

Pick up your Preliminary Program and start planning for the NATA event of the year, the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Registration opens March 1. The complete list of educational events and activities in St. Louis from June 26-29 was published in the February issue of the NATA News. Housing has been open since Nov. 1, but good hotel choices are still available. Book your hotel now, and take advantage of early registration!More

Register Now for Weight Management Webinar
Paula Sammarone Turocy, EdD, ATC, is presenting "Nutrition and Weight Management: Putting Theory into Practice" at 11 a.m. CT on Feb. 1. Participants will learn the physiological concepts underlying the manipulation of diet and exercise to achieve body composition and performance goals and will be taught a systematic approach to assessing and monitoring athlete body compositions. The registration fee is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU.More

March is National Athletic Training Month!
Athletic Trainers Save Lives is the theme for this year's National Athletic Training Month activities. This is your chance to use NATA's resources to brag about the profession and educate the public about what it means to be an athletic trainer and how athletic trainers save lives. Find logos, athletic training e-Cards and NATA brochures at the National Athletic Training Month section of the website.More

EDAC Call for Abstracts
The NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee is issuing a call for poster presentation abstracts for the 2012 Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia. Presented during the EDAC Town Hall the evening of June 28, the abstracts must reflect the EDAC mission by identifying and addressing issues relevant to an ethnically diverse population. Abstracts are due by April 16. More

Upcoming JAT to Include New Position Statement
Don’t miss the upcoming issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, which mails within the next week. This issue of the Journal (47-1) includes NATA's latest Position Statement on Preventing Sudden Death in Youth Sports. The 10 conditions covered in this position statement are: asthma, catastrophic brain injuries, cervical spine injuries, diabetes, exertional heat stroke, exertional hyponatremia, exertional sickling, head-down contact in football, lightning and sudden cardiac arrest.More

Sign Up for Professional Ethics Webinar
Kimberly Peer, EdD, ATC, LAT, is presenting "Ethical Decision-Making Models in Athletic Training: Practical Approaches for Addressing Ethical Dilemmas" at 11 a.m. CT on Feb. 15. Peer will explain several different ethical decision-making models and lead a discussion on ethical leadership principles as they relate to athletic training. The webinar costs $15 for NATA members and is worth one CEU. Space is limited, so register today!More

Brain Bank Examines Athletes' Hard Hits
CNN Health
The final game of Nathan Stiles' senior year of high school turned out to be the final game of his life. Nathan died playing the game he loved, football. His autopsy would reveal he died of second-impact syndrome, when a player is hit again before the brain has had a chance to heal from an initial concussion.More

Are Nutrition Needs the Same for All Young Athletes?
Yahoo Sports
Nutrition is an important part of athletics for athletes of all ages. Young athletes are still growing, which means parents, athletes and coaches need to focus on a balanced diet and sufficient calorie intake that match training programs. Nutrition needs are not the same for all young athletes, as all young athletes don't train on the same level.More

Details May Predict Childrens' Soccer-Injury Recovery
A new study of young soccer players and their thigh-muscle injuries suggests that age, site of injury and how it happened may help determine how long a player will be off the field. "It's going to help them get an idea of when these people are going to get back to their game. ... That's really what an athlete wants to know," said Tim Hewett, a sports medicine researcher.More

Playing With Pain Not Just Part of Sports Lexicon
Chicago Tribune
Every time Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau says it's up to Derrick Rose whether he can play with turf toe, he leaves the impression Rose's playing depends on how much agony he can endure. What Thibodeau really strives to make clear, based on conversations with two of Chicago's most respected sports physicians, is Rose can play without causing any more structural damage provided the pain isn't distracting enough to limit his game.More

Study: Females More Likely to Suffer Concussions in High School Sports
Multiple studies reveal that females are more likely to have a concussion playing high school sports. According to a recent publication in the Journal for Athletic Trainers, girls may be upwards of 68 percent more susceptible than their male counterparts. "In basketball, it seems that females get more concussed than the males," said CCISD Head Athletic Trainer Lee Knox, speaking from his own experience.More

Wrestling Season Has Begun — How to Avoid Injuries
Health News Digest
Wrestling as a sport can be traced back to the ancient Olympics and has been practiced throughout the world ever since. Today, wrestling is offered at various levels. It's a sport for people of all sizes, both male and female, and competition rules that pair athletes against each other according to their weight class reduce the risk of injury. Nevertheless, injuries do occur.More