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Journal of Athletic Training Releases Special Thematic Issue Focused on Ankle Sprains and Instability

A special thematic issue of the Journal of Athletic Training, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s scientific publication, was recently released. The themed issue focuses on ankle sprains and instability as ankle sprains are the most...
4-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame Welcomes Seven New Inductees at 70th Clinical Symposia and Expo in Las Vegas

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) inducted seven athletic trainers into its prestigious Hall of Fame at the NATA 70th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in Las Vegas on Wednesday evening. The NATA Hall of Fame is the highest honor an...
27-Jun-2019 2:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Concussion Elevates Injury Risk in College Football Players After They Return to Play

College football players who have had a concussion are at high risk for sustaining a core or lower-extremity injury or another concussion, even if they are symptom-free, suggests a study being presented at the National Athletic Trainers’...
24-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Marching Band Members at Risk for Heat Illness

New research suggests lengthy practices that begin in the middle of the afternoon and playing on artificial turf may increase the risk of exertional heat illness (EHI) in a group of often-overlooked students: the marching band. The study – the...
24-Jun-2019 8:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Only Half of Collegiate-Level Sports Programs Follow Medical Model of Care for Student Athletes, Survey Finds

Results suggest a need for collegiate athletic programs to evaluate existing model of care to ensure student athlete safety
26-Jun-2019 1:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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