A4IA Blog

Ssubi is Hope Supports Local Athletic Trainers and Athletes


A few months ago, I took the opportunity to volunteer some time on a Saturday morning at Ssubi is Hope. It started out as just another opportunity to take some time out of my sched... read more

Our Priority is Your Protection - Protecting Athletic Trainers to Protect Your Athlete


I recently had the opportunity to speak with Mike West, ATC, former President, California Athletic Trainers’ Association (CATA) regarding pending federal and state legislatio... read more

Reflections From the Izu Trail Journey


A4IA supporters Dan Squiller and Steve Jurman were in Japan to run the Izu Trail Journey, a 72K ultra marathon. This journey was one of both personal challenge and professional awa... read more

A4IA Spreads Sports Safety Message in Japan


Steve Jurman and Dan Squiller, running partners and A4IA/ASA supporters will be spreading A4IA’s message to Japan by wearing their ASA swag when participating in the Izu Trai... read more

Teacher Survives Sudden Cardiac Arrest Thanks to Quick Actions of Athletic Trainer and Fans


It was a Friday in September at Francis Parker School and the football game was in full swing. Athletic trainer Niki Dehner heard her name being yelled from the stands and she turn... read more

UC San Diego Health Sports Medicine Partners with San Diego Unified School District to Support New Athletic Training Initiative


I recently had the privilege of sitting down with Kevin Messey, MS, ATC, CSCS, CES, Athletic Trainer, UC San Diego Health Sports Medicine, to talk about the wide range of sports me... read more

Sports Medicine Primer: High Ankle Sprain


Disclaimer: The content contained in this blog is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or trea... read more

Concussion Tracking - Interview with Johna Register-Mihalik


Johna K. Register-Mihalik, PhD, LAT, ATCAssistant Professor, Exercise and Sport ScienceResearch Scientist, Injury Prevention Research CenterFaculty, Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related T... read more

7th Annual Run with the Buckeyes Raised Funds for A4IA


The Athletic Training Club at Ohio State University has the chartered purpose to further promote the athletic training profession, unify the athletic training education program and... read more

Athletic Trainers Now Embedded in UC San Diego Health – Sports Medicine


With the opening of a new Sports Medicine clinic in La Jolla, UC San Diego Health is leading the way with an emerging practice model incorporating athletic trainers (ATCs). Sports ... read more

April is Youth Sports Safety Month - Who is the Athletic Trainer on Your Team?


Youth sport safety remains on the minds of many after March as National Athletic Training Month closes out and April as National Youth Sports Safety Month is in full swing. The new... read more

UC San Diego Health Sports Medicine Becomes a Sponsor of the Athletes Saving Athletes Program


Athletic Trainers are now embedded in UC San Diego Health – Sports Medicine   With the opening of a new Sports Medicine clinic in La Jolla, UC San Diego Health is leadin... read more

A4IA Celebrates National Athletic Training Month by Speaking at GLATA Meeting


Each year in March the National Athletic Training Association asks us all to take an active role in supporting the athletic training profession and more specifically the individual... read more

Latest Developments in Understanding Sudden Cardiac Arrest


February is National Heart Month, but for Brittan Sutphin December is her heart month. On December 5, 2008 she suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and survived as a result of time... read more

UC San Diego Surgeon Heading to 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games


In two weeks, UC San Diego Health orthopaedic surgeon Sonya Ahmed, MD, will head to Lillehammer, Norway for the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games. Ahmed is a former elite athlete her... read more

Introducing Ken Vitale, MD - What is Physiatry?


What is Physiatry? Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physicians, or physiatrists, treat conditions affecting both musculoskeletal and neurological systems. A lot of people get c... read more

National Injury Surveillance System for Youth Concussions – When Will it Happen?


Concussions are STILL a hot topic and not just because Will Smith is playing the lead role of Bennet Omalu, MD in the movie Concussion. Concussions are a looming concern at every s... read more

Athletic Trainers - Supporters of Mental Wellness


I was recently invited to guest lecture for the San Diego State University Athletic Training Education Program on the topic of psychology of injury and other mental health topics. ... read more

Inaugural FATS 5k for A4IA a Success


On September 27th at 9:00 a.m. 54 runners took to the starting line to begin the inaugural 5K for A4IA. Runners included many members of the SDSU Athletic Training Education Progr... read more

Future Athletic Trainers’ Society (FATS) Sponsors Inaugural 5K for A4IA


On September 27th at 9 a.m. FATS will be hosting a 5K run in support of Advocates for Injured Athletes (A4IA) on San Diego State University’s Sports Deck. This is the first o... read more