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AT IQ: How Do Athletic Trainers Impact Treatment

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Athletic trainers (ATs) impact health care through action in the communities where they live and work every day. One of the ways they do this is by recommending and/or providing treatment to athletes who are injured.

In celebration of National Athletic Training Month (NATM), take this quiz to see how much you know about the ways athletic trainers can impact treatment for injured athletes.

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AT IQ: How Do Athletic Trainers Reduce the Risk of Injury?

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This year’s National Athletic Training Month (NATM) theme is “Athletic Trainers Impact Health Care Through Action.” There are many ways that athletic trainers do this every day in the communities where they live and work, including by providing education and support to minimize the risk of injury for their athletes.

In celebration of NATM, take this quiz to see how much you know about the ways athletic trainers work to minimize injury risk.

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AT IQ: How Much Do You Know About Athletic Training?

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Every March Athletico recognizes the important contributions of athletic trainers in the communities where we live and work in celebration of National Athletic Training Month (NATM). This year’s theme from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) highlights the ways athletic trainers (ATs) impact health care through action.

To kick off the NATM celebration, we are starting with a quiz that highlights some general questions about the athletic training profession. Test your AT knowledge with the five questions below.

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Ask an AT Anything: Instagram Stories Q&A Event Roundup

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Every March Athletico celebrates National Athletic Training Month to recognize the important work of athletic trainers throughout our communities. This year’s national theme was ATs Are Health Care.

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The Amazing Impact of the Athletic Training Profession

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As we celebrate the athletic training profession, National Athletic Training Month is a good time to reflect on the impact athletic trainers have on the communities where they live and work.

At Athletico, we support the National Athletic Trainer Association’s (NATA) “Own Your Impact” campaign, which encourages athletic trainers to share their stories of how they have impacted the profession. Read below for a few stories from some of our Athletico athletic trainers:

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Reflecting on GLATA and Professional Development During NATM

Posted on by Bo Leonard, MS, ATC, PES

I had the opportunity to attend the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) 51st Annual Meeting and Symposium, which is my region’s athletic training meeting that is hosted every year during National Athletic Training Month (NATM). Despite being removed from the regional atmosphere for some time, I had an invigorating experience at the event.

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The 5 Dirtiest Pieces of Sports Equipment

Posted on by Eliza Barter, LAT, ATC

It’s no secret that sporting equipment can bring a rancid smell home. There are many excuses as to why people don’t wash their equipment: they forget it in the locker room, they are too tired, or they just have better things to do. Yes, there are more thrilling activities, but cleaning your gear can prevent bacteria, yeast, viruses, fungus and mold from growing. Tip: Smell your gear. If it smells foul, it’s probably time to clean it.

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5 Hygiene Tips for Athletes

Posted on by Kayla Hutton, MSA, ATC/L

Sports provide an amazing opportunity for kids of all ages to spend time with their friends, learn from people they look up to, and begin understanding teamwork and the qualities that come with being a team player – including sharing! Sharing is a phenomenal trait for people to possess, until it includes germs and sickness. As sports slowly come back into the picture amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to ensure that athletes are taking the proper precautions to stay safe and healthy to avoid contracting or spreading the virus. So, as parents (or individuals), how can we protect our kids or ourselves from getting sick or sharing illness with others? The biggest factor in prevention is personal hygiene and there are tons of ways to incorporate this into our daily lives. Below are a few of the most important, and easiest, ones to consider:

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