California lacks in safety for high school athletes, study says

A new study reveals the importance of having qualified athletic trainers available at high schools. One of the experts behind the study says he is shocked at how poor a job California does at regulating athletic safety. “California is either dead last or next to last in all of these

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Why Trump’s new sports medicine law is tricky in California

President Trump has signed a bill that improves legal protections for athletic trainers when traveling outside their own state to provide care to athletes. One state will not benefit from the new bill, and it’s California. Report/video by Andrew L. John, The Desert Sun.  

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Safety tips for student athletes

School sports are starting up again, and the hot weather can be dangerous for student athletes. Many student athletes don’t think about the weather when they think safety, so Head Certified Athletic Trainer from Rancho Bernardo High School, Robbie Bowers, joined KUSI‘s Good Morning San Diego to share some tips

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“His Entire Body Was Shutting Down”: New State Rankings Show Gaps in High School Athlete Safety

By mid-afternoon on August 1, 2017, the temperature in Stockton, Calif. was at least 105 degrees. Thirteen-year-old Jayden Galbert complained to his mother, Shynelle Jones, about the heat, but didn’t want to skip preseason football practice and hurt his chances of making the freshman football team. Instead, he showed up,

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Supporting AB 3110

California is the only state that doesn’t regulate athletic trainers – health care professionals charged with the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries sustain by athletes and individuals. Certified athletic trainer Robbie Bowers recently joined Newsradio 600 KOGO to discuss the importance of AB 3110.

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The Athletic Training Position Absolutely Needs to be Regulated by the State Of California

In the following guest editorial, Nicole Dahl offers some thoughts on California’s athletic training regulations (or lack thereof): Imagine yourself needing a diagnostic blood test. Would you prefer to have your blood drawn by a certified Phlebotomy Technician who has completed a required number of hours of supervised training, has

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Assemblymember Kevin Mullin announces legislation to protect the public and regulate athletic training in California

Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-South San Francisco) has announced legislation that would protect the public by requiring licensure for athletic trainers in California – the only state in the nation that does not regulate the profession. Under Assembly Bill 3110, individuals must be certified by the Board of Certification before they

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A concussion stole it all

Kevin Salamone’s eyes were locked on a soccer ball, floating tantalizingly through the air, so he never saw the elbow coming. He jumped for a header just as a defender’s arm crashed down on his skull, bashing his brain from above. The blow left Salamone stunned, with vision blurred so badly that he

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CATA President Jason Bennett’s Pre-game Interview

CATA President Jason Bennett was interviewed live during the pregame show of the Sacramento Kings vs. Los Angeles Lakers game on Feb. 24, 2018. The CATA PSA played on the jumbo tron right after the interview to a packed house.

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Public Service Announcement 2018

Legislation would protect the public by requiring licensure for athletic trainers in California – the only state in the nation that does not regulate the profession. Under Assembly Bill 3110, individuals must be certified by the Board of Certification before they can call themselves “athletic trainers,” health care professionals charged

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