Range of Motion
Sept. 26, 2011

ATEP Directors, Earn Cash for Your Program
And Join This Exciting New NATA Project

NATA is announcing a new project for ATEP Directors that enhances NATA's image, promotes the profession, earns money for programs and much more. Approved by NATA's Board of Directors and led by past president Chuck Kimmel, LAT, ATC, the project is a collaboration between NATA and Sharecare.com, a new Q&A-based health/medical information website. As a content partner in Sharecare.com, NATA is developing Q&As highlighting the expertise of athletic trainers for the general public. NATA is asking for 20 athletic training education programs to volunteer to develop the questions and answers over the next month or so. Don't be left out of this fun project. Learn more here.More

Business of AT Education Webinar Scheduled
Bradley Hayes, PhD, ATC, ATEP director at the University of Utah, is presenting "The Business of Athletic Training: What's Your Bottom Line?" at 11 a.m. Central on Oct. 19. Worth one CEU, this webinar will discuss the costs of operating a quality athletic training education program while maintaining compliance with all national standards. Hayes will speak about actual and projected costs and will outline strategies to generate revenue. More

Less Than a Week to Vote!
The electronic election for the 2012-2015 NATA President is open and runs through Thursday. Certified members should have received an email on Sept. 1 with the subject "Vote now for the next NATA President!" If you did not receive an email, contact Holly McCauley at hollym@nata.org. Check out the Election Page to learn more about this year’s candidates, Terry Noonan, MS, ATC, ART, and Jim Thornton, MS, ATC, PES.More

Don't Miss This Session on Reengineering Education
Health Promotions Network
With the recent recession and increased unemployment in many industries, health care has clearly emerged as the industry of the future. As new students converge on local educational institutions in record numbers, health care's education systems find themselves in challenging times. This program discusses the various issues surrounding traditional and emerging educational structures, long-term barriers, new opportunities and systems, and the new innovations that are meeting student needs while challenging traditional thinking.More

NATA Foundation Now Accepting
Free Communications Abstracts

The NATA Research & Education Foundation
The Free Communications program provides a forum for researchers and clinicians to disseminate research and clinical case studies. Abstracts are published in the online Supplement to the Journal of Athletic Training and are presented at the NATA Annual Meeting & Clinical Symposia via oral or poster presentation.More

Nominate a Colleague for This Education Award
Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to continuing education in athletic training? Nominate them for the Continuing Education Excellence Award! Candidates are evaluated on creative works, volunteer service related to continuing education, speaking engagements and other contributions to continuing education. Nominations are being accepted until Nov. 15. More

MacArthur 'Genius' Tackles Concussions in Football
the Los Angeles Times
Kevin Guskiewicz, one of the winners of the MacArthur Foundation award announced last week, was long a thorn in the side of the National Football League. Since 1999, he has wired the helmets of about 700 college football players with accelerometers to study what kinds of hits result in concussions, which kinds of players get them, and what the long-term consequences of those brain injuries can be. He was among the first to find a strong link between multiple concussions and later dementia, depression and memory and intellectual deficits that often lead to Alzheimer's disease.More

Peyton Manning's Treatment: How Safe Is It?
Football star Peyton Manning recently ventured to Europe to undergo an experimental stem cell treatment for his neck injury, according to news reports. The treatment involved injecting Manning's own fat cells into his neck, with the idea that the therapy would repair damaged tissue, according to Fox Sports.More

A Little Deception Helps Push Athletes to the Limit
The New York Times
The trained bicyclists thought they had ridden as fast as they possibly could. But Kevin Thompson, head of sport and exercise science at Northumbrian University in England, wondered if they go could even faster. So, in an unusual experiment, he tricked them. In their laboratory, Thompson and his assistant Mark Stone had had the cyclists pedal as hard as they could on a stationary bicycle for the equivalent of 4,000 meters, about 2.5 miles. After they had done this on several occasions, the cyclists thought they knew what their limits were.More

Opinion: How High School Sports Save Our Schools
The Washington Post
Education writers rarely examine high school sports, but something is happening there that might help pull our schools out of the doldrums. In the last school year, a new national survey found that 7.7 million boys and girls took part in high school sports. This is 55.5 percent of all students, according to the report from the National Federation of State High School Associations, and the 22nd straight year that participation had increased.More

Athletes Risk A Lot More Than Just Losing with Fad Diets
the National Post
Athletes can be particularly susceptible to so-called nutrition gurus who espouse alternative diet plans. More and more often, athletes are adopting gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan or raw diets or adhering to strict meal plans devised by trainers or ex-athletes who have declared themselves nutrition experts.More

With Stricter Rule on Head Hits,
NHL Stars Are Split on a Full Ban

The New York Times
The NHL began its preseason last week with a tightened Rule 48, which outlaws most checks to the head as part of the league's response to the spate of concussions in hockey. But the NHL did not fully outlaw head contact, as bodies like the International Ice Hockey Federation, the NCAA and the Ontario Hockey League have done — and as several NHL stars said they would prefer.More

Year Round Travel Baseball: Worth It?
VideoBrief Sports reporter Mike Dubberly investigates year-round travel baseball and whether it is worth the investment (both time and money) for parents and kids. In these three web exclusive videos, Dubberly interviews Dr. James Andrews of the Andrews Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center; Dr. Glenn Fleisig, research director at ASMI; and Dr. John E. Gampher, an assistant professor of psychology at UAB.More