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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 as I…

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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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FWATA ATs Participate in the 15th Annual Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea

Two Far West athletic trainers had the unique opportunity to serve as athletic trainers for the 15th Annual Pacific Games held in Papua New Guinea from July 6-18th.American Samoa’s lone athletic trainer Florence Wasko is also an athlete competing in the games and wanted to have athletic training coverage available to team American Samoa for the first time. Rick Martinez from California and Amy Shirk from Hawaii were chosen to travel…

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FWATA ATs Participate in the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwanju, South Korea

A number of athletic trainers from the Far West Athletic Trainers’ Association were responsible for athletic health care at the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju, South Korea (July 3 – July 14). The group included Hazel Ando (Team USA Office Manager, UC Santa Barbara), Leroy Heu (Team USA Head Athletic Trainer, UC Santa Barbara), Michael Hoang (Team USA Assistant Athletic Trainer, Cal State Fullerton), Debbie Iwasaki (Team USA Assistant Athletic Trainer,…

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Follow the Action at NATA 2015

If you were unable to attend the convention this year, The NATA has some great ways for you to follow the action from home. The NATA will be live-tweeting the entire event under the hashtag #NATA2015, and you can read the Convention Daily News for daily features and photos. Make sure to watch the daily NATA TV video recaps of the convention so you can see all the highlights from the comfort of your…

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9th Annual National Summit on Sports Concussion – June 5, 2015 (7.25 CME/CEU)

The Sports Concussion Institute 9th Annual National Summit on Sports Concussion: Sports and Concussion Outcomes (7.25 CME/CEU) Friday, June 5, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM (PDT) Renaissance Los Angeles Airport Hotel 9620 Airport Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045 50% Off Registration if you use the discount code:  CATA50 Registration Link Please click on the following link for the Agenda for the National Summit on Sports Concussion 2015. National Summit…

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UCSF Hosts 1-Day Sports Injury & Rehabilitation Conference June 13, 2015 (7 CEUs)

8th Annual UCSF Sports Medicine Sports Injury and Rehabilitation Conference (7 CEUs) “Sports Injuries in the Youth Athlete” Saturday, June 13, 2015 | 8:00am – 5:00pm Genentech Building @ UCSF Genentech Building, Byers Hall, 1st Floor 600 16th Street San Francisco, CA 94158 REGISTER As certified athletic trainers and physical therapists you are on the front lines of musculoskeletal care for young athletes. With the rising popularity of youth sports…

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Gina Biviano 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 Gina Biviano ATC of UCSF Sports Medicine in San Francisco, CA. “I…

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2015 Athletes Saving Athletes 2nd Annual Walk/Jog Fundraiser Wrapup

Advocates for Injured Athletes (A4IA) hosted their 2nd Annual “Relay the Message” Walk/Jog-a-thon on May 2nd at Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego CA.  This year’s message was to Speak Up about concussion signs and symptoms.  Along with the walk, there were booths with information on concussions, heat illnesses and sudden cardiac arrest. Approximately ~175 participants including San Diego Athletic Trainers, UC San Diego Sports Medicine Department, and multiple…

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District 8 NATA Foundation 5K Challenge

The NATA Foundation 5k is returning in 2015! You can run or walk, and proceeds benefit the NATA Research & Education Foundation. The race is at 6:30 a.m. on Friday, June 26. Sign up for the race when you register for the NATA 66th Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in St Louis, MO. FWATA District 8 NATA Foundation Board members, Robert Kersey, PhD, ATC, and Kavin Tsang, PhD, ATC, are…

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