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2015 Bailey-Arnheim Games Set for Sunday, March 8, 2015

The 2015 Bailey-Arnheim Games (BAGs) will take place at California State University Long Beach on Sunday, March 8, 2015. Start time 10:00AM.  Check out more about this event contact Evamarie Balderas, BAGs President and Coordinator at evamariebalderas@gmail.com The “Bailey-Arnheim Games” are held in honor of the late Dan Bailey and Daniel D. Arnheim. Dan Bailey served as head athletic trainer at Long Beach State for 36 years and is considered…

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Chapman Alums Return to Form Athletic Training Staff

Football punished Jon Sung’s body.  He endured three concussions, tore his groin and rolled his ankle plenty during his final two seasons at Esperanza High School.  While rehabilitating from his injuries, he studied the athletic trainers who were helping him, mesmerized by the movements and drills they enacted to help injured athletes and the medical terms they spewed. This is what they do all day? They help athletes? The football…

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AT Uses Defibrillator to Revive UCSB Freshman Center

EUGENE, Ore. – Ami Lakoju, a freshman on the UCSB men’s basketball team, had to be revived with a defibrillator after collapsing during Sunday night’s practice while in preparation for tonight’s basketball game at the University of Oregon. He was rushed by paramedics to River Bend Medical Center in Springfield where his condition had not been released yet by press time. UCSB officials said they were also unable to comment…

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A.B. Miller High School Receives NATA Safe Sports School Award

A.B. Miller High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Safe Sports School award for its Rebel Athletics Program. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. “A.B. Miller is honored to receive this 1st Team recognition from NATA, and we remain committed…

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HATA Announces 2015 District 8 Representative

A Message from Sam Lee; President, Hawaii Athletic Trainers Association: The Hawaii Athletic Trainers’ Association (HATA) recently held their elections for various offices; Louise Inafuku has been elected as the Hawaii representative to the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association/District 8 (FWATA/D8). Louise comes to this office with much experience already as she has previously served HATA as a treasurer for two terms of her own and finished someone else’s term…

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Dr. Jason Bennett Elected New CATA President

A Message from Mike West; President, California Athletic Trainers Association: It is my honor to announce that Dr. Jason Bennett , Curriculum Director at Chapman University, has been elected President of the California Athletic Trainers Association beginning January 1, 2015.  Having worked with Dr. Bennett for a number of years, I know that he will be a great representative for California Athletic Training and will bring a strong vision and leadership our…

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Why Are High School Football Players Dying?

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Death certificates have empty spaces to be filled — even if death, like life, never fits easily into bureaucratic boxes. The death certificate of Damon Janes sketches a terrible story. Usual Occupation: Student. Kind of Business or Industry: High School. Immediate Cause of Death: Blunt impact injury of head. Place of Injury: Football Field. The nexus of high school football and death trespasses too often on the…

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RunDisney Partners with ATvantage to have ATs at Racing Events

RunDisney has partnered with ATvantage, an athletic training contracting company who hires certified athletic trainers, to contract its medical staff for its races; the most recent event was the Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend. Athletic trainers were placed at the finish line, and along the course to ensure the safety of the racers.  Certified athletic trainer, Alisha M. Pennington, is the creator and owner of ATvantage and continues to…

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A Simple Thank You

Many times our jobs as athletic trainers are touted as being a “behind the scenes” type job. One in which our athletes/patients shine while we smile brightly on the sidelines. Very rarely do we get recognition for our daily accolades, but that’s ok. That isn’t why we do what we do. We are athletic trainers because we enjoy helping keep our patients healthy and on the field– the court, the…

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AT Establishes In-Season Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability Rehab Protocol

The Head Athletic Trainer at West Los Angeles College, Victor Pulido ATC, is currently working on his PhD in Athletic Training and will be working with the USC DPT Department and the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic to establish an in-season Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability Rehabilitation Protocol using the Bodyblade. Data collection will begin in the Spring of 2015 as a collective effort to educate, provide community services and develop research from these…

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