Sports Medicine

Post-operative rehab following hip arthroscopy

Hip arthroscopy refers to the viewing of the intra-articular aspect of the hip joint with the use of a small camera, the “scope.”
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2019 Most Valuable Athletic Trainer Award winner: Chris Snoddy

Chris Snoddy’s “we not me” attitude can be found at the heart of any great athletic trainer. Physical care is one thing, but to truly protect student-athletes it takes a village that can create a safe environment for everyone on campus.
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Gamebreaker soccer headband earns top rating by Virginia Tech Helmet Lab

The Virginia Tech Helmet Lab announced last week that Gamebreaker’s new soccer headband named Gamebreaker AURA was the world’s top rated protective headband for soccer. The Gamebreaker AURA earned five stars and carried the largest coverage score out of the top-rated products with 60% coverage.

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Chargers, Rams provide funding for ATs at local high schools

The NFL’s Los Angeles Chargers and Los Angeles Rams have announced a two-year commitment to provide full-time and part-time certified athletic trainers high schools in their areas.The organization’s donated $200,000 over two years to West... more »

Florida petition calls for full-time ATs

The petition was created online after 14-year-old Middleton High School freshman Hezekiah Walters collapsed during summer football conditioning drills and died. Lloyd Knudson, an athletic trainer at Winter Haven High School in Florida, started the petition in Walters’ honor, calling on the Polk County School Board and superintendent to make significant changes.

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NATA inducts 7 athletic trainers into Hall of Fame

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 June 26. The NATA Hall of Fame is the highest honor an athletic trainer can receive.

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Study: 52% of college programs follow medical model of care for student-athletes

A new survey of college and university athletic trainers shows that 51.7% of their collegiate-level sports programs follow the NCAA-legislated independent medical model of care. In addition, 76.3% of respondents feel they have medical autonomy... more »

NATA Convention Workshops Focus on Manual Therapy

One of the core themes for the seminars at the 2019 NATA Convention is on the topic of Manual Therapy. There are eigh sessions specifically on this topic among the worships scheduled during the convention.The... more »

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