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Athletic Trainers

concussions
June 15, 2021

Saliva-Based Concussion Tests: Another Factor in Diagnosis?

For all the advancements made with the management of athletes’ injuries, concussions still remain a complicated matter for everyone involved. Identifying the long-term side effects has impacted the way everyone approaches them, but there’s still ...


heat
June 14, 2021

5 Tips to Freeze Heat-Related Illnesses

Two decades after the tragic training camp death of Minnesota Vikings Pro Bowl offensive lineman Korey Stringer, prevailing attitudes toward heat illness have shifted dramatically. But even 11 years after the Korey Stringer Institute was formed to...


athletic trainer
June 8, 2021

A.D.ministration: The AD & The ATC

In one’s role as an athletic administrator, you have to develop working relationships with a number of people. Obviously, you interact with coaches, athletes, and administrators. Also throw parents into this mix, as well as teachers, officials, col...


occupational
June 7, 2021

Why ATCs Are a Good Fit For Occupational Therapy

There is no denying the wide array of things an athletic trainer has to know in order to do his or her job correctly. Simply put, they are the jack-of-all-trades of the sports medicine industry. A recent article from the Center of Occupational ...


trainer
April 26, 2021

Athletic Trainer Spotlight: TCNJs Jonathan Laing

With last month being the National Athletic Trainer Month, The College of New Jersey spent March highlighting its athletic training staff. Below is a Q&A with TCNJ assistant athletic trainer, Jonathan Laing, who's been with the institution sin...


relationship
September 28, 2020

ADs and ATCs: 4 Ways The Relationship Helps Bolster the Health of Student-Athletes

The role of certified athletic trainers (ATC) in high schools has steadily evolved. An awareness of legal liabilities for schools, the inherent risks of sport-participation, and a growing body of knowledge on student-athlete safety has created a thre...


athletic trainer injury
June 25, 2019

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 — th...


athletic trainer injury
March 15, 2016

Study: Age difference not a factor in concussion recovery

From the National Athletic Trainers' Association At the seventh Youth Sports Safety Summit on Tuesday, leading health care experts released a new study — “Age Differences in Recovery After Sport-Related Concussion: A Comparison of High School...