Chris Mullin is a retired professional basketball player who played 11 seasons with the Golden State Warriors and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a two-time Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. Mullin says the time is now to finally protect California from unqualified individuals posing as athletic trainers.
A new study published in the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Journal of Athletic Training suggests student athletes who attended high schools with a low availability of athletic trainers are 50 percent more likely to have a sports-related concussion that goes un-identified, un-assessed or mismanaged. KUSI News has more.
If your child is injured playing a high school sport, are they in the best hands? In California, anyone can call themselves an athletic trainer, regardless of whether they are certified. They may have no clinical experience or even medical knowledge. NBC 7 San Diego has more.
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
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.
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
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,
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.
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
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