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In Good Form: Muscle-Lengthening Exercises May Help Fatigued Dancers Improve Jump Performance, Prevent Injury

Exercises that lengthen leg muscles may help dancers counteract fatigue, preventing injury and allowing for a more perfected jump technique, suggests research being presented at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) 70th Clinical...
24-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Military Cadets Who Specialize in One Sport Significantly More Likely to Be Injured

U.S. Military Academy cadets who have focused on one sport are more likely to be injured in their first year of service, potentially impacting military readiness, according to a first-of-its kind study being presented at the National Athletic...
24-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Athlete Safety First Press Briefing - National Athletic Trainers’ Association to Unveil Survey Results on Collegiate Athletics Compliance to NCAA Legislation for Athlete-Centered Care

Survey Addresses Collegiate-level Sports Programs and Adherence to NCAA Guidelines That Provide Health Care Professionals with Unchallengeable Authority to Make Decisions Related to Athlete Health and Wellbeing
24-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Athletic trainers call for heat-readiness to protect student athletes

With summer underway, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is calling for all sports organizations to evaluate their readiness to prevent and treat exertional heat stroke, one of the three leading causes of death in sports.
19-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Study Finds That Sudden Death in Middle School Age Student Athletes Most Common While Playing Basketball

The majority of sudden death in American youth sports (ages 6-17) from 2007-2015 were cardiac-related (heart) and occurred during practice within organized middle school sports according to a first-of-its-kind study published in the National...
16-May-2019 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

School District Implements New Health Model That Reduced Student Athlete Injuries by 22 Percent and Insurance Premiums by 50 Percent

After a school district partnered with a local health system to implement a new systematic and continuous health care model, injury rates for student athletes decreased by 22% and insurance premiums by more than 50%, according to a recent study...
25-Apr-2019 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Athletic Trainers to Meet with Federal Legislators During Annual Capitol Hill Day

Members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) will meet with members of Congress to educate them about the profession and to ask for support on the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act (S 680, H.R. 1679) and for language...
3-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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March Is National Athletic Training Month: Five Things You Should Know About Athletic Trainers

Five things you should know about athletic trainers during National Athletic Training Month.
8-Mar-2019 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Athletic trainers are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries. Athletic trainers offer a continuum of care that is unparalleled in health care. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 45,000 members of the athletic training profession. For more information, visit www.nata.org.


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