Range of Motion
Jun. 18, 2012

One Week to St. Louis!
When making your last-minute list of things to do before the 63rd NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia, jot down NATA's New Mobile Application. Use this tool to find information about the June 26-29 event in St. Louis on your mobile device. Get schedules, session details, instant alerts and much more! This application works with your web-enabled phone, Android, iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Use this technology to make your Annual Meeting even better.More

Don't Miss the Convention Daily News in St. Louis
Each day at this year's Annual Meeting, look for newsstands filled with the Convention Daily News. Compiled on site by the NATA staff, the CDN is filled with images and stories from the day before and previews of what to expect in St. Louis. Get news about sessions, the keynote, award winners, the Trade Show, student programming, young professional events and much, much more. Pick up this free publication when you enter the convention center.More

WANTED: Job Seekers!
If you're attending the 2012 NATA Annual Meeting in St. Louis, be sure to stop by our Career Center. Employers from around the country will be on-site to interview for more than 120 positions! These jobs are varied and range from entry-level positions up to management level. If you will be attending and ready to interview, be sure to go online and get started.More

Visit NATA's Revenue/Reimbursement Consultant in St. Louis
Do you have questions about commercial insurance reimbursement and revenue issues? Please visit NATA Connect to schedule a personal consultation with NATA's National Manager of Strategic Business Development. Clark Simpson, MBA, MEd, ATC, will be available during limited times June 27-29 in St. Louis. NATA Connect is at the end of the 1100-1200 aisles on the trade show floor.More

Register for Webinar: Preventing Sudden Death During Collegiate Conditioning
Doug Casa, PhD, ATC, FACSM, is presenting "Preventing Sudden Death During Collegiate Conditioning Sessions: The 2012 Task Force Recommendations" at 11 a.m. CT on July 11. Participants will learn the common causes of sudden death in sport and common systematic problems that lead to health and safety risks. The cost is $15 for NATA members, and it is worth one CEU. Space is limited — sign up now!More

ATEC 2013 Proposal Deadline is June 30
ATEC is returning to Texas in early 2013, and now is the time to submit programming proposals and poster abstracts. The theme is "Athletic Training Education: Model Practice and Future Directions," and further details about the date and location are coming soon. Submissions are requested for the following areas: plenary presentation, breakout sessions, model practice showcase and poster presentations. More

Athletic trainers eyed for infantry battalions
Marine Corps Times
Sprained ankles, busted knees, torn ligaments and backaches are no strangers to infantrymen, whether they're downrange or training in garrison. Long humps hauling heavy gear over rough terrain can tax and sideline even the toughest grunts. With hopes of reducing such injuries, and keeping combat Marines fit and ready to roll, the Marine Corps wants to assign professional athletic trainers to each of its infantry battalions. More

Concussion bill may sideline injured athletes in Ohio
Dayton Daily News
Coaches and referees will be required to pull young athletes out of practices or games if it appears they might have suffered a concussion or brain injury and not allow them to play until they've been cleared by a physician or certified athletic trainer, under a bill that was expected to get a floor vote in the Ohio House.More

Parents lobby for better tests to save student-athletes' lives
Southtown Star
Dominic Duran, Kendall Tapley, Paul Simmons and Tom Schuman likely didn't know each other, but they had a lot in common. They all were Southland Chicago high school athletes. All played multiple sports and appeared to be strong and healthy. All died suddenly of an undiagnosed heart condition. None showed any symptoms.More

New focus on brain injuries in youngest athletes
The decision by Pop Warner football to impose new limits on full-speed blocking and contact at practices underscores how concern over long-term effects of concussions has now reached the sport's youngest players. It was the latest sign of the shifting culture for football, coming after thousands of lawsuits by retired NFL players, practice changes at Ivy League colleges and the adoption of new laws in several states intended to protect high-school athletes from concussion-related brain injuries.More

Sleepiness is a career killer for pro athletes
Men's Fitness
Two new studies of excessive daytime sleepiness, presented by W. Christopher Winter, MD, at a conference of sleep researchers in Boston, looked at how a lack of sleep impacts the athletic careers of NFL and MLB players. In the first study, Winter and his colleagues surveyed 55 randomly selected college football players who were later drafted by the NFL. More

NOCSAE warns athletes, parents about protective equipment concussion claims
PR Newswire via Sacramento Bee
The National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment issued a warning to athletes and parents of athletes to thoroughly understand the extent of protection provided by — or not provided by — athletic equipment worn while playing sports. This warning follows claims made by several companies that products such as head bands, supplements or mouth guards reduce the incident of concussion. More

Summer weather can cause asthma issues
If you're an asthma sufferer, the summer weather might already be giving you problems. Asthma is a chronic disease that affects the airways of your lungs, and people who suffer from asthma can have severe trouble breathing. A number of things can trigger asthma symptoms, including pollen, dust, smoke and chemicals in the air. More

What is overtraining and how does it affect runners?
Wicked Local
Dr. Bradley Weiss' advice for preventing overtraining is straightforward. "Pain is your body's way of saying something's not right," says Weiss, a chiropractor at Performance Health Center in Natick, who has more than 20 years of experience in working with athletes. "Not listening to your body ... is the most dangerous thing a runner can do."More