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dedicated to the delivery of culturally-competent care. ATs work closely with patients from all walks of life, so it is imperative to have a thorough understanding of how patient values, such as gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion, can affect the delivery of appropriate health care. The

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Carrie S. Baker and Gary B. Wilkerson

provide quality health care for athletes participating in more than 25 National Collegiate Athletic Association Division (NCAA) I sports. 1 Although significant increases in popularity, revenue, and media deals have changed collegiate athletics, little has changed in athletic training service models. 2

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your photos to be featured in our #ATsinAction campaign. The goal of the #ATsinAction campaign is to authentically depict ATs doing what they do best—providing exceptional health care to a diverse patient population in a variety of settings. Learn more about the #ATsinAction campaign and upload your

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Sharon Hetherington, Paul Swinton, Tim Henwood, Justin Keogh, Paul Gardiner, Anthony Tuckett, Kevin Rouse and Tracy Comans

this particular barrier to participation. The cost savings attributable to decreased health care utilization were also explored in the analyses. Methods Muscling Up Against Disability was a stepped-wedge randomized control trial to assess the effect of a progressive resistance plus balance training

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Cailee E. Welch Bacon, Gary W. Cohen, Melissa C. Kay, Dayna K. Tierney and Tamara C. Valovich McLeod

care physician, concussion specialist) and school-affiliated health care personnel (e.g., athletic trainer, school nurse) should evaluate, monitor, and track symptoms, while school personnel should monitor and track academic and emotional changes of the concussed student-athlete. In the home

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Xinling Xu, Orgul D. Ozturk, Margaret A. Turk and Suzanne W. McDermott

, 7% of type 2 diabetes, 10% of breast cancer, and 10% of colon cancer in a worldwide study. 4 The financial burden of these chronic diseases takes as much as 75% of the US annual health care costs. 5 Among adults aged 18–64 years, those with disability are 3 times more likely to have heart disease

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Hideyuki E Izumi and Masaaki Tsuruike

), the World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT) was established to provide a forum for athletic health care professionals to exchange ideas, treatment techniques, and knowledge. In 2014, the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC) in the United States, the Canadian Athletic Therapists

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Janet E. Fulton, David M. Buchner, Susan A. Carlson, Deborah Borbely, Kenneth M. Rose, Ann E. O’Connor, Janelle P. Gunn and Ruth Petersen

Heart disease, cancer, stroke, and diabetes are leading causes of death in the United States. 1 Nearly half of adults live with a chronic disease. 2 The United States spends more than 80% of health care dollars on people with chronic medical conditions. 2 Physical activity can reduce the risk of

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Rachel Arnold, Nicole Bolter, Lori Dithurbide, Karl Erickson, Blair Evans, Larkin Lamarche, Sean Locke, Eric Martin and Kathleen Wilson

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online publication. doi: 10.1177/1461444818821064 Journal website: https://journals.sagepub.com/home/nms Author website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Scott_Fatt A Missed Opportunity for MS? The Needs of Health Care Providers for Promoting Exercise Among People With Multiple Sclerosis Exercise

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Maureen R. Weiss

on salient topics are informative for individuals pursuing work as researchers, health care providers, and instructors. Contributors to this theme were invited based on recommendations by members of KR ’s editorial board, and I am grateful for their identification of scholars who are doing