Position Statements Position statements are scientifically based, peer reviewed research with a team of authors who are experts on the subject. The NATA Foundation’s Pronouncements Committee works with the NATA to develop these position statements. The following provides a list of position statements. 2013-2018 Statements Immediate Management of Appendicular Joint Dislocations (pdf) (December 2018) Management of Individuals With Patellofemoral Pain (pdf) (September 2018) Facilitating Work-Life Balance in Athletic Training Practice Settings (pdf) (August 2018) Evaluation, Management, and Outcomes of and Return-to-Play Criteria for Overhead Athletes With Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior Injuries (pdf) (April 2018) Prevention of Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury (pdf) (February 2018) Fluid Replacement for the Physically Active (pdf) (October 2017) Management of Acute Skin Trauma (pdf) (December 2016) Preventing and Managing Sport-Related Dental and Oral Injuries(pdf) (October 2016) Exertional Heat Illnesses (September 2015) Management of Sport Concussion (pdf) (March 2014) Preparticipation Physical Examinations and Disqualifying Conditions (pdf) (February 2014) Conservative Management and Prevention of Ankle Sprains in Athletes (pdf) Lightning Safety for Athletics and Recreation (pdf) (March 2013) Evaluation of Dietary Supplements for Performance Nutrition (pdf) (February 2013) 2007-2012 Statements Anabolic-Androgenic Steroids (pdf) (Sept. 2012) Preventing Sudden Death in Sports (pdf) (Feb. 2012) National Athletic Trainers’ Association Position Statement: Safe Weight Loss and Maintenance Practices in Sport and Exercise (pdf) (June 2011) Prevention of Pediatric Overuse Injuries (pdf) (April 2011) Skin Diseases (pdf) (July 2010) Acute management of the cervical spine-injured athlete (pdf) (May 2009) Environmental Cold Injuries (pdf) (Nov. 2008) Preventing, Detecting, and Managing Disordered Eating in Athletes (pdf) (Feb. 2008) Management of the Athlete With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (pdf) (Dec. 2007) 2001-2006 Statements Management of Asthma in Athletes(pdf) (Sept. 2005) Head-Down Contact and Spearing in Tackle Football (pdf) (March 2004) Emergency Planning in Athletics (pdf) (March 2002) Position Statement Disclaimer The NATA publishes its position statements as a service to promote the awareness of certain issues to its members. The information contained in the position statement is neither exhaustive nor exclusive to all circumstances or individuals. Variables such as institutional human resource guidelines, state or federal statutes, rules, or regulations, as well as regional environmental conditions, may impact the relevance and implementation of these recommendations. The NATA advises its members and others to carefully and independently consider each of the recommendations (including the applicability of same to any particular circumstance or individual). The position statement should not be relied upon as an independent basis for care, but rather as a resource available to NATA members or others. Moreover, no opinion is expressed herein regarding the quality of care that adheres to or differs from NATA’s position statements. The NATA reserves the right to rescind or modify its position statements at any time.