Local athletic trainers back push for state licensing program

A football player bangs helmets with another during a high school game. One gets up slowly, a little stunned. Off the field, someone asks him how he is. “I’m fine, just got my bell rung. I can go back in,” he says. He didn’t lose consciousness and doesn’t have a

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Are your kids safe in their sport? Task force recommends new protections

Emergencies are rarely predictable and that’s why having a detailed plan matters, especially when it comes to the health and safety of young athletes. That was the underlying theme as health care experts released comprehensive emergency medical recommendations for youth sports leagues Tuesday at the 8th annual Youth Sports Safety

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Assemblymember Matt Dababneh Announces Legislation to Regulate Athletic Training in California – the Only State without Oversight

Bill Supported by leading physician groups and many other healthcare and sports organizations   SAN DIEGO – Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) has announced legislation that would require licensure for athletic trainers in California – the only state in the nation that does not regulate the profession. Under Assembly Bill 1510,

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Groups Urge California to Regulate Athletic Trainers

In an environment where more states are passing laws requiring practicing athletic trainers to be licensed, there’s one state that has an unusually low barrier to entry for would-be athletic trainers: California. The Golden State is currently the only state that doesn’t regulate the athletic training profession, but advocacy groups

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National Athletic Trainers’ Association Recommends Winning Combination to Support High School Sports Safety

As fans around the world celebrated Super Bowl Sunday, winning teams and sports safety always remain top of mind. What does the Championship Team have in common with the top 25* 2016 high school football programs? All have one or more athletic trainers to reduce injury and provide medical care.

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Mike Chisar

California’s athletes are at serious risk

California’s athletes are at serious risk – that’s the message the NCAA, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National Federation of State High School Associations, athletic trainers from major professional sports teams and many others are delivering to Governor Brown. Mike Chisar, Chair of the California Athletic Trainers’ Association

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California Schools Short of Full-Time Athletic Trainers

High school athletic trainers are an important part of the student-athlete experience, providing services that enhance athlete safety that include preventive and emergency care. But in California, 80 percent of high schools don’t employ an athletic trainer full-time, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune. California is unique in that it’s

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Schools falling short in hiring full-time trainers

Last month, a spectator suffered a heart attack while attending a basketball game at Rancho Bernardo High. Robbie Bowers — the school’s certified athletic trainer, also known as an AT— was working the game. He and his staff put their emergency action plan into effect, utilizing the school’s defibrillator and

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American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, Pro Sports Teams, Division One Universities, and Others Ask Governor Brown to License Athletic Trainers in California

Cite Urgent Need to Join 49 States Regulating Athletic Training The American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the NCAA have joined a chorus of others asking Governor Brown to license athletic trainers. They cite the serious risks posed to athletes, athletic trainers and

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Friday Night Football In California: Is Anyone On The Sideline To Provide Emergency Medical Treatment?

There’s no guarantee that a California school’s “athletic trainer” is qualified to provide medical care because the state does not require them to be licensed. “We know of shipping and receiving clerks and personal trainers and all sorts of people who may have nothing more than CPR and may not

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