The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) today announced that it has joined the Inclusive Fitness Coalition (IFC), which is comprised of researchers and advocates, representatives of the fitness industry, elected and appointed officials, and others.
An estimated 50 million people in the
We look forward to working with the IFC and its many devoted organizations to increase access to physical activity for people with disabilities, said NATA President Chuck Kimmel, ATC. NATA members have a strong history in working with the Special Olympics and other adaptive sports and the needs of these special athletes to be at their physical best. This announcement comes at the start of National Athletic Training Month in March with the theme of Quality Health Care and Wellness.
A daunting array of barriers can make it difficult for the disabled to get to and into facilities, find accessible equipment, and locate an affordable, professional athletic trainer who knows something about their condition, said James Whitehead., co-chair of the IFC. Were very pleased to have NATA working with us to help ensure that everybody can enjoy the benefits of being physically active.
For more details about the Inclusive Fitness Coalition, visit www.incfit.org.
About the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA)
Athletic trainers are unique health care providers who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. The National Athletic Trainers' Association represents and supports 30,000 members of the athletic training profession through education and research. For more information, visit www.NATA.org.