Athletic Training

March 11 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

When athletic shoes should be replaced depends upon amount of usage, signs of wear and age of the shoe. The four main components of an athletic that can break down or wear out: outer sole, midsole, heel counter and shank or cut out area of the shoe.

When do you replace athletic shoes?

March 10 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

As a follow up to yesterday's resource.

Proper eye protection can help reduce the number and the severity of eye injuries. The correct protective eyewear should dissipate a potentially harmful force over a large area. In some sports it may be necessary to integrate helmets with face and eye protection.  The American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) has established performance standards for selected eyewear in racquet sports, baseball, basketball , women's lacrosse, field hockey and alpine skiing.

March 9 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

 Sports Related Eye Injuries

Sports and recreational activities are becoming increasingly popular and account for more than 40,000 eye injuries each year in the United States. About 90 percent of sports-related ocular injuries are considered preventable. Athletes should be educated by athletic trainers and physicians about proper eye and facial protection and encouraged to use protective devices.

March 8 Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year.

During March, in recognition of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the ATSNJ is continuing to take steps to increase awareness about brain injuries, including prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, while reducing the stigma for persons who seek care.

March 5 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

Prepare Guidelines For Emergency Planning and Management of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Athletics

Sudden cardiac death (SCD) ) is the leading cause of death in young athletes. To manage SCD during athletic practices and competitions, many health-related organizations have issued management guidelines.

March 1 - Athletic Training Month Resource of the Day

March is National Athletic Training Month.  The 2015 theme is "We Prepare, You Perform".

Two New Jersey Athletic Trainers Team Up to Save the Life of a Spectator

                On January 30, 2015, David Csillan, Head Athletic Trainer with Ewing High School and Tammy Osterhout, Assistant Athletic Trainer with Rancocas Valley High School were taking in their respective team’s game at the Jeff Coney Classic Tournament. David decided to travel to the game that night, which is not something he ordinarily does. Tammy was working the game as the host site Athletic Trainer. Following the game, Ewing High School Athletic Director Bud Kowal ran into the Blue Devils’ locker room. He told Csillan that he was needed in the stands.
 

Washington Twp. High School’s Tanya Dargusch Selected for Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award

Washington Township High School head athletic trainer Tanya Dargusch was chosen by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA) as one of their 2015 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award winners. Dargusch joins 17 colleagues from across the nation who will be honored with the award this June at the NATA convention in St. Louis.
 

ATSNJ Student Members Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

On Thursday, January 15th, four ATSNJ student members dedicated their time with Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County to help rebuild a home that was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey. At the time that Sandy hit, the home had suffered nearly five feet of sewer water damage in the basement, destroying nearly everything in its path.
 

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