Range of Motion
April 26, 2010

H.R. 1137 Gains Co-Sponsor
Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) has committed to co-sponsor H.R. 1137 after meeting with NATA members during Capitol Hill Day 2010. NATA encourages all members, especially those residing in the Washington, D.C. area, to call Del. Norton and thank her for her support. She can be reached at 202.225.8050. More

Maximize Your CEUs in Philadelphia
Make the most of your trip to the 61st NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia by signing up for Advanced Tracks and Mini-courses. Choose from four Advanced Tracks (all with hands-on lab segments) to get six additional CEUs in topics that can raise the bar in your daily practice. Select from 12 Mini-courses worth one CEU each to refine your assessment and treatment skills. You must register in advance, and additional fees apply. More

Early-Bird Deadline Ends This Week!
The clock is ticking on NATA's Annual Meeting Early-Bird registration discount! At midnight on Friday, registration prices jump. Don't miss out on the best pricing – register todayMore

Register Now For the NATAPAC Breakfast
The NATAPAC breakfast is scheduled from 7-9 a.m. on June 23, 2010. Former NATA president Chuck Kimmel, ATC, LAT, will be speaking about "The Road Not Taken." The cost is $50 and all proceeds benefit NATAPAC. There is also an opportunity to buy a ticket to sponsor a young professional. More

Be a Speaker in 2011
We are now accepting proposals for educational programming at the 2011 NATA Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Help keep the profession on the cutting edge by submitting your ideas for workshops and sessions. More

Congratulate This Year's Award Winners!
Award winners for 2010 are being added to the website. The latest to make the list are winners of the 2010 NATA SSATC Gatorade Service Award. This annual award recognizes a certified athletic trainer in each district, at the secondary school level, who has provided outstanding service and dedication to his or her school. See all of this year's winners. More


Baby Boomers Put More Boogey in Their Step, Beware 'Boomeritis'
the San Diego News Network
They dominate this country's society – 78 million in the U.S., making up nearly one-third of our nation's population, according to the Census Bureau. They are the baby boomers — an influential and burgeoning demographic of late 40-year-old to 60-somethings born during the World War II birth rate boom lasting from 1946 through about 1964. More

Korey Stringer Institute To Open On UConn Campus
The University of Connecticut's Neag School of Education, with the support of the National Football League and Gatorade, is opening the Korey Stringer Institute on its Storrs, Conn. campus to further research, education and advocacy for the prevention of heat stroke and sudden death in sport. The institute is named in honor of Minnesota Vikings All-Pro lineman Korey Stringer, whose death in 2001 from complications due to heat stroke during a pre-season training camp brought national attention to the dangers of heat stroke among athletes. A formal announcement of the creation of the Korey Stringer Institute took place Friday, April 23rd at the start of Day Two of the 2010 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York. More


Prep Teams Exercise Caution Dealing with Concussions
Appleton Post-Crescent
The symptoms were all-too-familiar to Sam Darkow. Blurred vision. Random numbness. Throbbing headache. The telltale signs of a concussion. "I could sense it coming," said Darkow, a standout athlete at Neenah High School. "That was the worst part." Darkow knows all about concussions. He has suffered seven of them — the latest and most serious occurring in the summer of 2009 when he was hit in the back of the head by a soccer ball during a club game. More

Epidemiology Study Finds Rise in Weight-training Injuries
ORTHO SuperSite
More than 970,000 weight training-related injuries nationwide were treated in hospital emergency departments from 1990 to 2007 suggesting an almost 50 percent increase during the 18-year period, according to results of a study conducted by researchers from the Center for Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. More

Focus on One Sport Risks Injury
Children's Medical Center Dallas
Studies show that repetitive-use injuries are on the rise in young athletes, and a year-round focus on a single sport may be partly to blame. "Intense, full-time efforts in one sport can lead to a lot of the overuse injuries in these children," said Dr. Philip Wilson, a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in the Sports Medicine Center at Children's. "This is damage we used to never see until they were late in high school or even college." More

Custom Mouthguards Prevent More Injuries
Vail Daily
The field of sports dentistry continues to grow as more and more people participate in extreme sports popularized by events such as the X-Games. Sports dentistry is essentially the prevention and treatment of oral and facial injuries. Dental injuries are the most common type of facial injuries for athletes and the majority of these injuries are actually preventable. Young athletes who have a tooth knocked out can anticipate upwards of $20,000 worth of lifetime dental costs associated with just that one tooth. In addition to these expenses, the person can suffer through lost work time, emotional and psychological scars and pain. More