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How to relieve arthritis pain

August 15, 2014

If you suffer from arthritis pain, you know how your pain can increase when the weather turns damp and cold. It’s not your imagination; the drop in barometric pressure affects your joints enough to leave you aching and in pain before most people even notice a change in the weather. Read More

This month’s spotlight: Kenny Ishii, ATC Sporting Kansas City

August 9, 2014

Kentaro “Kenny” Ishii, ATC, is the head athletic trainer and rehabilitation coordinator for Sporting Kansas City. He joined the Major League Soccer team in 2008 as assistant athletic trainer. For two seasons, Kenny was the team’s rehabilitation coordinator. This is his first season in the dual role of head athletic trainer and rehabilitation coordinator. Read More

University of Montana’s ATEP Named Cramer’s 2014 Professional Development Award Recipient

August 8, 2014

Congratulations to the Athletic Training Education Program of the University of Montana--the 2014 winner of the Bill Cramer Professional Development Award. The annual $2,000.00 award was created following the death of Bill Cramer in 2007 to honor his passion and enthusiasm for athletic training education. Read More

Erin Arnas awarded the Jack Cramer Scholarship

August 7, 2014

Congratulations to Erin Arnas of New Berlin, Wis., the 2014 recipient of the Jack Cramer Scholarship. The $2,000.00 scholarship was established in 2006 by Cramer Products to honor the memory of Jack Cramer, who believed in mentoring high school students interested in the profession of athletic training. Jack, son of company co-founder Frank Cramer, died in 2004 at age of 86. The scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior planning to become an athletic trainer and work in a high school setting. Read More