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

10.18.16

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

09.20.16

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

08.13.16

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

07.19.16

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

06.04.16

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

05.08.16

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?

04.16.16

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

03.22.16

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

03.08.16

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

02.08.16

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

01.28.16

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?

01.24.16

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?

01.15.16

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

12.18.15

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

10.20.15

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

09.22.15

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


New Consensus Statement on Appropriate Care of the Spine Injured Athlete

09.01.15

Earlier this summer at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium the NATA released an executive summary of a coming consensus s... read more


Lightning Safety in Youth Sports in the News

09.20.14

For those of you that follow A4IA on Facebook you'll know that lightning safety has been a popular topic in the news after three young children were struck by lightning during yout... read more


It Takes a Village

09.06.14

It’s fall, it’s football season and it’s the time of year when most of the United States is more aware about the issues and dangers related to head trauma in spor... read more


How Hydrated are You?

08.21.14

It sounds like a simple question, “How hydrated are you?”, but is it? Do you know how you can check your hydration levels? Do you know why it’s important to be hy... read more