A call for stricter standards in treating spine injuries — 4 notes

Written by Mary Rechtoris | June 24, 2015 | Print  |

The National Athletic Trainers' Association is requesting a change in the way providers treat sports-related spine injuries, according to the Tampa Tribune.

1. The trainers are calling for more rigid standards in the treatment of sports-related spine injuries.


2. The medical group will release its revised guidelines at the America's Center in downtown St. Louis.


3. The group estimates approximately more than 1,100 spinal cord injuries occur each year because of participation in sports and recreational activities.


4. The National Athletic Trainers' Association is scheduled to discuss a program in conjunction with the National Football League to increase the number of athletic trainers available in high schools.

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