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National Organizations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
"The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons provides education and practice management services for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals. The Academy also serves as an advocate for improved patient care and informs the public about the science of orthopaedics."

American College of Sports Medicine
"ACSM advances and integrates scientific research to provide educational and practical applications of exercise science and sports medicine."

American Physical Therapy Association
"The mission of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the principal membership organization representing and promoting the profession of physical therapy, is to further the profession's role in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of movement dysfunctions and the enhancement of the physical health and functional abilities of members of the public."

National Athletic Trainers Association
"The mission of the National Athletic Trainers' Association is to enhance the quality of health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity, and to advance the profession of athletic training through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries."

Regional Associations

Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association
"GLATA strives to enhance the quality of health care for the physically active, promote the athletic trainer and advance the profession of athletic training through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management and rehabilitation of injuries."

Ohio Athletic Trainers' Association
"The mission of the OATA shall be; to advance, encourage, and improve the athletic training profession by developing the common interest of its members for the purpose of enhancing the quality of healthcare for the physically active."

Southeast Atlantic Trainers' Association
"District 9 of the National Athletic Trainers Association. It is a not-for-profit organization dealing with the concerns of its members and the profession of athletic training as a whole. This association was first started back in 1950. Initially comprised of the members of the Southeastern Conference schools, this district is represented by the following states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee."

Research Information

HealthAtoZ
"Founded in 1995 by a team of physicians, nurses and pharmacists, HealthAtoZ's solutions promote wellness, better condition management and compliance, improve communication between patients and health providers, and motivate patients to seek early treatment for their health concerns."

The Physician and Sportsmedicine Online
An online source for primary care sports medicine clinical and personal health articles—and for helpful resources like our Sports Medicine Clinics and Fellowships lists.