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San Diego High School Athletic Trainer Association

The San Diego High School Athletic Trainers Association held their 8th Annual Spine Boarding and Equipment Removal review at St Augustine High School, followed by CPR renewal. 
Special guests included the local SDFD Station 14, along with Paramedic Field Training Coordinator and Clinical Educator for City of San Diego EMS – Rural/Metro of San Diego and San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. The focus was, of course, the recently updated NATA Consensus…

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HATA hosts Ms. Katharine Nohr, Esq. on Sports Injury Law

The Hawaii Athletic Trainers’ Association was pleased to host Ms. Katharine Nohr, Esq. for an evening seminar on Sports Injury Law and how it pertains to athletic trainers in the state of Hawaii. Ms. Nohr has worked extensively as a lawyer, and her outside perspective on the regulatory bodies of athletic training and our practice was a valuable supplemental piece to AT training. Over 30 people attended, including athletic trainers,…

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District 8 Adds American Samoa

In March of this year the FWATA PR Committee was introduced to the first athletic trainer in American Samoa. America Samoa is an unincorporated territory of the United States located in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Samoa. A graduate of the University of Hawaii, Manoa Florence Salesa is a native of American Samoa and is leading the charge of introducing athletic training to her community. Naturally District 8 was…

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Lorita Granger Receives FWATA PR Excellence in Athletic Training Award

The FWATA Public Relations Committee is pleased to announce the spring quarter winner of the Excellence in Athletic Training Award. Each quarter, the Excellence in Athletic Training Award celebrates District 8 athletic trainers or athletic training student members who display an exceptional commitment to mentoring, professional development or enhancing the quality of health care. This quarter’s winner is Lorita Granger  ATC of UCLA in Los Angeles, CA. “I am honored to…

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Maritza Castro name 2015 Minor League Athletic Trainer of the Year

Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society (PBATS) announced that Padres Minor League athletic trainer Maritza Castro of the Dominican Summer League (DSL) has been named the 2015 Minor League Athletic Trainer of the Year for the DSL. Castro has worked as an athletic trainer with the Dominican Summer League Padres for the last few seasons. Having won this award has made Castro eligible to be awarded the prestigious Minor League Athletic…

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Mock medical scenario brings helicopter and learning to CBU

California Baptist University students took part in a unique class assignment Aug. 5 that brought a medical evacuation helicopter to the Front Lawn for a mock medical exercise. The helicopter is operated by Mercy Air, a full-service air medical transport system that has served California and Nevada for 25 years. The company provides rapid emergency transportation by helicopter for critically ill and injured patients. An ambulance and a Riverside Fire…

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District 8 Director on Oprah.com

District 8 Director, Carolyn Peters, was recently invited to the Oprah.com studios for a taping on foot and ankle pain.   Robin Waxenberg & Associates, public relations firm for the NATA, contacted Carolyn at the end of 2014 expressing  Oprah.com  wanted to produce a few segments on relieving foot and ankle pain.  Filming began in April at the YouTube studio in Burbank, California. “I came prepared with a couple of wardrobe options…

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FWATA ATs at 2015 Special Olympics

The 2015 Special Olympics World Games took place in sunny Los Angeles, CA from July 25th to August 2nd. California State University, Northridge athletic training students had the privilege of volunteering alongside Kaiser medical doctors and many allied health professionals in administering care to over 6,500 athletes representing 165 nations. Students assisted in covering the opening festival, tennis, track and field, softball, and soccer. Seeing the camaraderie between the athletes…

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Team to Win Holds Annual AT Summer Mentoring Camps

Team to Win held it’s annual Athletic Training Summer Mentoring Camps. Free beginner summer camps were held July 11th -12th & 18th-19th and advanced camp held on July 25th. These athletic training mentoring camps help make a difference for Los Angeles area high school students who are interested in the field of Sports Medicine. The athletic training mentoring program has been a huge success with an amazing staff of Certified…

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Padres AT staff host SD Community College ATs

San Diego Padres Athletic Training staff hosted the San Diego area community college athletic training staffs at the July 23rd game against the Marlins.  In attendance were athletic training staffs from San Diego Mesa College, Southwestern College, Grossmont College, Cuyamaca College, Palomar College and Mira Costa College.  It was a great evening out on the town for networking and enjoying each others company.  A big thanks to Todd Hutcheson, ATC…

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