Sports Medicine

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 »

Laser vs. Shockwave: What’s best for soft tissue injuries?

Lasers and shockwave: While both can be effective to treat soft tissue injuries, how do they work and what conditions they are best suited for each?.. more »


Step By Step

Cutting, sprinting, jumping, landing — athletes rely on their ankles for a lot. In this three-part article, athletic trainers share how they managed a trio of different ankle injuries… more »

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