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Watch Convention Highlights on NATA TV
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Last week, Las Vegas was host to the largest NATA Convention in history. NATA TV was on the scene and provided coverage featuring events and activities as well as interviews with attendees. If you weren't able to make the trip, check out the videos on the NATA Vimeo page to see all the action. And even if you were there, take a look to see if you missed anything. More


Concussion Webinar Coming Up in Two Weeks
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Steven Broglio, PhD, ATC, will be presenting "Sport Concussion: From Bench to Bedside" at 11 a.m. CT on July 18. Objectives of the webinar include: understanding the location and magnitude of head impacts, knowing the appropriate tools and their limitations for acute injury management and understanding the relationship between concussion and long term cognitive health.


It's Not Too Early to Think About Indianapolis
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NATA is now accepting proposals for the 2014 convention in Indianapolis! There are three categories of proposals you can submit for educational programming: Clinical Evidence-Based Practice, Foundations of Evidence-Based Practice and Non-Patient Oriented. Proposal topics must fall within the five domains of athletic training: Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection; Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis; Immediate and Emergency Care; Treatment and Rehabilitation; and Organization and Professional Health and Well-Being. The deadline to submit your proposal is July 16, so act now! More

  Join us at NATA 2013 Annual Meeting, Booth 2347

The Athletic Edge introduces modular taping stations to fit any size training room and any budget. Our high quality hardwood or laminate stations are manufactured using dowel and glue construction for long lasting durability. AE modular systems allows you to customize the height, depth, seats and custom graphics for any taping station. MORE

In July's NATA News: Heroes in Boston
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Read about the actions of the ATs, educators and students who helped save lives at the Boston Marathon — and their plans to return as volunteers to next year's race. More

Free Brochure: Preventing ACL Injuries
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The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, with the aid and leadership of NATA, has created a flyer to educate professional sport organizations on the importance of preventing ACL injuries. More

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CAATE Announces Vacancy
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The Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education is filling a vacancy on the CAATE Commission. One seat will be available as of Fall 2013. Interested applicants should submit all required application documentation no later than close of business on Aug. 2. More

  Stop by for a GT Demo!

Attending the NATA Meeting in Vegas? Stop by Booth #1041 for a Graston Technique® demonstration and learn how an instrument can make a difference in treating soft tissue dysfunction. Ask us about special pricing for the week: Save $400 on Your 1st Instrument Set.

Disclaimer: Headlines include recent stories in the media on athletic training and sports medicine and do not reflect NATA statements, views or endorsements. Headlines are meant to inform members on what the public is reading and hearing about the field.

Guidelines Issued for High School Sports Safety
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He walks with a slight limp from the high school football neck injury that temporarily paralyzed him in 2008. But LaQuan Phillips walked purposefully to the podium Tuesday at the annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainers' Association. "Good morning, my name is LaQuan Phillips, and I'm alive today because of the expert care of athletic trainer Jeremy Haas," Phillips, 22, said at a news conference. More

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RG3's Underwater Treadmill is Big Draw Among Athletic Trainers
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Hundreds of firms have thousands of products to show at the annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainers' Association, including ice bags with team logos, ice tubs that need no ice and lightning detection for fields of play. HydroWorx, maker of underwater treadmills, stole the show Wednesday by bringing in Robert Griffin III. The star quarterback of the Washington Redskins is familiar with HydroWorx pool therapy because he has been using it in his rehabilitation from reconstructive knee surgery. More


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Use of Athletic Trainers on Rise in High Schools
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Chatting with a co-passenger on her flight here, Diana Miller mentioned she was a high school athletic trainer. Professional experience prepared her for the response. "Gym teacher?" said the guy in the window seat. Miller, who is responsible for about 700 student athletes every year at Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, Va., took it in stride. She also gets mistaken for a personal fitness trainer and a physical therapist. More
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As Cheerleading Evolves, Injuries Mount
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Cheerleading is definitely not your grandmother's pastime anymore, injury experts warn, but rather a highly competitive activity that's light on the pom-poms and heavy on risky daredevil acrobatics. The not-surprising result: Cheerleading injuries are on the rise. More

Researchers Work on New Treatments for Athletes Recovering From Knee Injuries
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Striking the likes of Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose and Detroit Tigers' Victor Martinez, tears in the anterior cruciate ligament are one of the most rampant and serious knee injuries among athletes. Now, researchers from the University of Michigan Health System have identified a new drug target that may prevent one of the most dreaded consequences of an ACL tear — the weakening or loss of muscle tissue that can be a career-killer in sports and ultimately develop into osteoarthritis. More

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New Law Requires Students To Undergo Physical Before Joining Sports Teams
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Under a newly-signed New Jersey law, all students in grades 6 through 12 must have a physical examination before they can join a school-sponsored sports team. "Playing sports offer many benefits to young people, but for a student who suffers from asthma, a heart condition or any other serious ailment, they can be dangerous," said Assemblyman Patrick Diegnan (D-Middlesex). "No student should step onto a field if he or she has an illness that could be exacerbated by playing a sport." More

Athletes Recovering From Injury — Are They Set Up To Fail?
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It is a story told over and over again across all sports at all levels and in every age group; many athletes return to competition too soon after injury or surgery. Some head back to the DL or to the operating room with an exacerbation or recurrence. Others go on to injure another body part. The reasons are clear. Playing at less than full capacity makes it easier to place excessive demand on already challenged tissues. Often the altered mechanics that result from playing hurt also creates excessive demands on other areas. More

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Healthcare Institute Offers Free Sports Medicine App
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Memorial Hermann Healthcare System has launched a free sports medicine mobile application for coaches, athletic trainers, athletes and parents. The app, which can be downloaded to any iPhone, offers information about the most common sports-related injuries and treatments. It also provides tips and information from Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute experts. More

On Patrice Bergeron and Playing Through Injury in Stanley Cup Final
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By Nicholas J. Cotsonika: How far is too far? I don't know. Did Patrice Bergeron go too far by playing in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final with a broken rib, torn cartilage, torn muscles and a separated shoulder — suffering a punctured lung at some point, putting him in the hospital for observation? Were the Boston Bruins negligent for allowing him on the ice? I don't know that, either. But I know this: We ought to be asking. More
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