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Aug. 24, 2009
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Be sure to check out the new Product Showcases for athletic trainers:
  Swede-O inc.
  Nucap Industries
  AED Superstore

Keep Your Supply Cabinet Full This Fall
from NATA
Now that fall sports are off and running, you need product resources at your fingertips. See what Founding Sponsor Johnson & Johnson can provide. Plus, make sure your emergency plans, equipment and materials are up to the challenge of a demanding sports season.


Resource of the Week...for Educators

Simplify Your Life With ATrack
from NATA
Simplify your record-keeping by signing up for ATrack, powerful software that manages students’ clinical proficiency test data and eliminates the scramble for records during accreditation audits. More    E-mail this story

NATA Info/Events

Manual Provides Science-Based Screening for Eating Disorders
from the NATA Online Store
A new book in the NATA Online Store offers an evidence-based tool to help identify eating disorders among female athletes. And right now, NATA members can get a discount! “Physiological Screening Test Manual for Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating Among Female Collegiate Athletes” is available immediately. More    E-mail this story

Learn Manual Therapy Techniques During Weekend Workshop
from the NATA Continuing Education Committee
Register now for the popular Weekend Workshop, where you can get hands-on practice with strain-counterstrain techniques. The Continuing Education Committee has planned the event for Jan. 15-17, 2010, in Fort Worth, Texas. More    E-mail this story

Nominate Overachievers for NATA Awards
from the NATA Honors & Awards Committee
Make sure the profession’s top achievers are recognized in 2010! Nominate your best friends, your mentors, yourself – anyone whose contributions need to be acknowledged. Deadline is Nov. 15. More    E-mail this story

The Powerflo 20 is a self-sufficient battery driven pumper unit with six drinking stations. Constructed only of FDA-approved or water potable materials. Holds 20 gallons.

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ATEAM Generates More Co-Sponsors
from NATA
The Athletic Trainers’ Equal Access to Medicare Act of 2009 is up to five co-sponsors: Rep. Edolphus Towns (NY-10), Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-4), Rep. Harry Teague (NM-2), Rep. Kendrick Meek (FL-17), and Rep. Bob Filner (CA-51). With Congress in its August recess, now is a great time to attend Town Hall meetings in your congressional district and talk about ATEAM (H.R. 1137). More    E-mail this story

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Injury Rehabilitation

A Twisted Ankle Isn’t Just a Simple Sprain
from The New York Times
A sprained ankle is one of the most common joint injuries, prompting many people to consider it “just a sprain” and not treat it with the respect it deserves. The too-common consequence of this neglect are lasting weakness, an unstable joint and repeated sprains. More    E-mail this story

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Health & Development

Children Should Rely on Safety Equipment to Prevent Injuries
Many children return to school sports, such as soccer, football, cross country and volleyball in late July or early August. Jon Divine, M.D., director of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, says it’s most important for children to be in shape even before showing up for the first day of practice or tryouts to reduce the risk of injury. More    E-mail this story


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School Sports

Many NCAA Athletes Underinsured
from the Charlotte Observer
After years of concerns about inadequate health coverage for college athletes, the National Collegiate Athletic Association started requiring universities to ensure their athletes had insurance before competing. But the NCAA never established clear standards when it introduced the rule four years ago. More    E-mail this story

More Injuries During Kickoff, Punting
from the Times of the Internet
A greater proportion of severe injuries in high school football occur during kickoffs and punt plays, U.S. researchers find. The study, published in Research in Sports Medicine, finds 33 percent of high school football injuries occurring during kickoffs and punts are severe -- and 20 percent are concussions. More    E-mail this story

High Cost of Safe Sports
from the National Conference of State Legislatures
Medical help to avert student sports tragedies is an expensive problem lawmakers are trying to solve. More    E-mail this story

Product Showcases

   Product Showcase: Intelect® TranSport

Affordable. Dependable. Versatile.
Chattanooga’s Intelect® Transport systems are lightweight, battery or outlet-powered units that let you select light therapy, ultrasound, electrotherapy or a combination of ultrasound and electrotherapy. Click here to find out how you can receive up to $335 worth of 'Bonus Accessories' with your purchase of Intelect Transport. More info

   Product Showcase: Ankle Lok

Swede-O’s exclusive lacing system keeps the brace tighter, longer than any other brace. Stainless steel spiral stay supports are built into the medial and lateral sides and stabilizer inserts are available for additional support. Made of heady-duty triple vinyl laminate. More info

   Product Showcase:
   Novel Thera-Band® FlexBar® Exercise Delivers Relief

Research presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting found that a novel exercise using the Thera-Band® FlexBar® is effective at reducing pain associated with chronic lateral epicondylitis. “Compared to other treatments for tendinopathies, this treatment is cost effective and does not require the patient or athlete to come to a clinic," said Tim Tyler, PT, ATC, the study’s lead author. The FlexBar is available in three levels of resistance. Call 800-321-2135.

   Product Showcase:

AED Superstore is the world’s largest Automated External Defibrillator (AED) source. All brands. Fresh batteries and accessories. Money saving packages. Visit online, or call 800.544.0048 for assistance.

   Product Showcase:
   SpiderTech Shoulder Spider

The Shoulder Spider is a professionally engineered, dynamic therapeutic support for the muscles that stabilize the shoulder. It uses advanced therapeutic tape technology to decrease pain and enhance support without any restriction of range of motion. Athletes who wear the Shoulder Spider experience improved performance and receive immediate feedback about their shoulder stability and muscle activation. It's ideal for anyone dealing with arthritis, muscle spasms, joint strain, or post-surgery rehabilitation. More info


Software for every athletic trainer
Explore the leading software package available. Track and share injury information securely - by computer, phone and internet - in a multi-user environment without synchronizing.

Ifan Health Products Inc.

BAC-PRO™ is an all natural, patented product formulated for athletes.

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