January 29, 2015
Being in the "zone" is often cited as a factor in peak performances--but mental influences on recovery are sometimes overlooked. On Thursday afternoon, convention attendees had the opportunity to find out a little more about the psychological side of recovery. "Psychological Influences and Their Effect on the Injury and Recovery Process," presented by Jeffrey Parr, PhD, ATC, LAT, Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh introduced some news tools for athletic trainers to use for return to play timelines. Here is a brief synopsis from Parr on what was covered:
January 29, 2015
Despite preventive measures, such as pitch-counts, arm and shoulder injuries have still made their mark on adolescent baseball players. On Tuesday morning, convention attendees had the opportunity to expand their knowledge in this area by attending, "Prevention Strategies for Throwing-Related Arm Injury in Youth and Adolescent Baseball Players," led by Joseph Myers, PhD, ATC, Associate Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Orthopaedics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
January 29, 2015
With an exciting schedule--including highlights such as unveiling the new NATA logo--leading up to it, Wednesday's keynote presentation concluded the day fittingly. Keynote speaker Merril Hoge talked about the importance of athletic trainers, and other motivating forces, in his career as an NFL player and later his fight against Hodgkin's lymphoma.
January 29, 2015
A continuing highlight of the NATA Convention, the Hall of Fame Induction, let the spotlight shine on five athletic trainers who have worked to advance the field. And at the T&C booth, we had our own award--a $100 Visa Gift Card for one of our subscribers. At the T&C booth, we renewed more than 550 of our readers' subscriptions in less than three days, and one of those subscribers was chosen at random to win a $100 Visa Gift Card.
January 29, 2015
You may want to start planning for next year's convention, while it's still fresh in your mind. The 2014 convention, which will boast a new name--the NATA Clinical Symposia & AT Expo--will be held in Indianapolis, Ind., June 25 through 28. Whether you're planning on enjoying the sporting events, making use of the city's innovative pedestrian and bike path, or checking out the area's many attractions, the visitor's center Web site has plenty of information on hotels and activities to help plan your visit.
January 29, 2015
New--for any athletic trainer, equipment manager, coach, or sports medicine professional. Often, there is a need to provide specific anatomy area protection when a standard padded garment doesn't meet the necessary requirement.

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