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Coming Up: NATA Presidential Election
from NATA
Voting for the NATA Presidential Election begins tomorrow and ends Sept. 30. The candidates for president are Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC, and Joseph A. Iezzi, MS, ATC, PES. Eligible members with valid e-mail addresses on file will receive their ballot via e-mail, and those without valid e-mail addresses will receive a hard copy ballot in the mail. Be on the lookout for your ballot so you can vote in this important election!


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Jump In the Think Tanks
from NATA
Exchange ideas and opinions with your colleagues in one of 18 open forums. Think Tanks range from settings such as secondary schools to colleges and universities to students and educators. Check out the newest one – Health Care Reform. More    E-mail this story

NATA Info/Events

2009-2010 Call for Involvement
from NATA
It’s time to answer the 2009-2010 Call for Involvement. This is NATA’s way of identifying members willing to go the extra mile by sharing their time and talents with their Association and colleagues. If you’re ready to answer the call, complete your online Volunteer Profile by October 1. 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

Nomination Deadline Closing In For Foundation Awards
from the NATA Honors & Awards Committee
Time is quickly running out to nominate a colleague for one of the NATA Research and Education Foundation research awards (Medal for Distinguished AT Research, New Investigator Award and Doctoral Dissertation Award). There have been changes to the award eligibility process, so please review. Deadline is tomorrow! More    E-mail this story

Help Endowment STAND for Students
from the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee
Don’t forget the ongoing STAND initiative, which is raising money for the EDAC Scholarship Endowment. More    E-mail this story

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Injury Rehabilitation

Dallas Cowboy Uses Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy for Hamstring
from Newsday
Chris Canty had no problem hearing about the treatment. After undergoing a number of procedures in his career, listening to doctors talk about platelet-rich plasma therapy as an option for his hamstring injury didn't faze him at all. If anything, he was excited about the possibility of a prompt return to the field. PRP therapy has been a common treatment in areas like dentistry and plastic surgery, but has only recently found its way into orthopedics. Steelers receiver Hines Ward used it on a knee injury and was able to play in the Super Bowl earlier this year. More    E-mail this story

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Health & Development

Young Brains at Risk
from The New York Times
The injury experts have a message. You’ve probably heard it before, but the moment is right to hear it again: If young athletes want to preserve their brains after a head injury, however minor, the typical jock advice to suck it up and get back in the game is not only bad, it’s potentially life-threatening. Dr. Robert C. Cantu, a co-author of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association position paper on managing sport-related concussion, emphasized in an interview, “No athlete should be physically exerting himself if he has any concussion-related symptom.” More    E-mail this story

Protecting Young Athletes from Adult Injuries
from the Ventura County Star
For a blossoming athlete, nothing is worse than a serious sidelining injury. With the present popularity of club sports and the lure of scholarships, young athletes are competing year-round, often in a single sport. It should therefore not be surprising to learn that repetitive strain injuries -- also called cumulative injuries -- such as tendonitis, most common in adults, and the occurrence of acute injuries are on the rise among adolescent athletes. More    E-mail this story


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School Sports

Athletic Trainers Host Off-Season Training Program
from the Devils Lake Journal
Read how athletic trainers from Nebraska’s Mercy Lake Hospital organized and executed a summer off-season training program for youth involved in sports from the 8th grade to freshman college levels. 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.

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

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