It’s March, so we’re in the midst of National Athletic Training Month for 2017. Your Protection is Our Priority is this year’s National Athletic Training Month slogan. We like this slogan a lot. And just as athletic trainers are dedicated to protecting the athletes they serve, Cramer Products is committed to offering bags and other gear that protect the many supplies athletic trainers use every day. To do your job, your supplies must be ready for use right when you need them, under any circumstances.
The NATA has published a new position statement on dental and oral injuries. The statement, “Preventing and Managing Sport-Related Dental and Oral Injuries,” appears online in the Journal of Athletic Training, NATA’s scientific publication.
The number of high school and collegiate athletes in competitive sports is currently estimated at 7.2 million. As that number continues to grow, injuries increase as well, including those that are dental and oral-related.
The job of being a trainer is more than the application of tape and the dressing of wounds.
Training includes many separate things – hard work, psychology, the teaching of infinite cleanliness, the development of character, the delicate deflation of ego and encouragement to the timid, an example of loyalty to the department, the promotion of teamwork, the prevention of over enthusiasm and overconfidence, and the raising of morale in adversity.
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that the blood protein tau could be an important new clinical biomarker to better identify athletes who need more recovery time before safely returning to play after a sports-related concussion. The study, supported by the National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) with additional funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, was published online in the January 2017 issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Like many athletic trainers, Chase Paulson became interested in the profession while being treated for a sports injury as a high school athlete. Chase says he “blew out his knee” playing football at Claremont High School in Southern California. “I worked with the school’s athletic trainer every day for about six months, and was able to return to play the next year,” he explains. “I was already interested in anatomy, and athletic training looked like fun and something I could do.”
If you should build or remodel,don’t have your equipment room next to the showers.
Keep after your athletes to drink more water in winter – particularly on weekends.
We find some southern coaches storing football shoes in plastic and paper bags. They “Black Magic” the shoes, dust some Foot and Body Powder into them, then put them in the bag for storage.
Nitrotan Spray is a correct treatment for sunburn. Spray burned areas three times, at 30 minute intervals.
Runners who consistently log high mileage show more neuromuscular changes that improve running efficiency than their low-mileage counterparts, according to researchers. Find out what the researchers have concluded!
At the start of a new year, there’s a renewed focus on getting things in order. As you consider the options for taking the organization of both your kit and your training room to the next level, we ask one simple question: Shouldn’t 2017 be the year that you go pod?
Meet Mike Harrison, coordinator of sports medicine for Allen High School in Allen, Texas, and a member of Cramer’s Athletic Trainer Advisory Council. Mike oversees a staff of three full-time athletic trainers and 69 athletic training students at a school with a rather large student body – 6,200 students, to be exact!