History of JATO

 

1996

JATO Establishment Meeting

On June 13, 1996, JATO launch meeting was held at the Peabody Hotel near the convention venue of the 47th NATA annual meeting in Orlando, Florida.  The 48 of Japanese NATA members and observers attended at the meeting to approve the establishment of JATO.  Japan Athletic Trainers' Organization was established 10 years after the private meeting in which its creation was discussed about at the NATA Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, back in 1986.

 


1997

The 2nd JATO Annual Meeting and Seminar

On Sunday, April 20, 1997, JATO Seminar and the 2nd annual general meeting took place at Nippon
Seinenkan
in Tokyo.  Prior to the general meeting, Dr. Toru Fukubayashi, professor of University of
Tokyo, made a presentation about “Knee Ligament Injuries”and Hiroyuki Sato of Sato Kyo Shouten,
the import sales distributor for the US Langer products
, gave a lecture about "Insoles”. 
After the seminar, the annual general meeting was held.

 

JATO Briefing Session and Reception in Salt Lake City

On June 19, JATO briefing session and reception were held in Salt Lake City where the 48th NATA
Annual Meeting took place. The JATO briefing session held from 5pm to 6 pm was mainly targeted to
 student
athletic trainers in the United States, and each JATO board members including Vice chair
Yoshizumi Iwasaki, Nobuhito Koseki, Chiaki Nakamura, and Kei Aso answered the questions
from the student
athletic trainers.  Following the session, JATO reception was held at the same
venue with more than 70 participants.  As previous year, Kent Falb, the NATA president,
Eve Becker Doyle, the NATA CEO, several other NATA board member, Gene Bayliss,
the NATA International Committee Chair, and some other members from NATA attended. 
President Falb and CEO Doyle gave JATO speeches about
closer relationships between NATA and
JATO, globalization of NATA, and so on. 
Also, Jack Weakly of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Product Inc. which sponsored the reception,
gave an
address at the reception.  JATO truly appreciated Johnson & Johnson for their support. 
In addition, Hiromi Taniguchi, a former Olympic Marathon runner, gave a speech as a special guest. 


1998

The 1st JATO Athletic Training Symposium

On March 29th and 30th, 1998, the 1st JATO Athletic Training Symposium took place at
Solid Square Hall, near JR Kawasaki Station.  Approximately 200 people including JATO members
attended sessions and showed high interest in athletic training in Japan.  On the evening of the 29th,
the welcome reception was held for Sue Hillman and Dr. Gary Delforge who came to Japan as
guest speakers.

Date: March 28th and 29th, 1998

Location: Solid Square Hall, Kawasaki, Kanagawa

Special sponsor: Sony enterprise Co., Ltd.

Sponsors: Meiji Co., Ltd., IDO-NO-NIPPON-SHA, Oz International Co., Ltd.,
Sato Kyo Shouten Co., Ltd., Book House HD

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Gary Delfoge, Kirksville College Sports Healthcare Program Director

Sue Hillman, Kirksville College Physical Therapy Department Associate Professor

Seminar Part 1:

13:00-14:30

Athletic Training and ATCs: Internship Programs vs Curriculum Programs,
Roles of Certified Athletic Trainers, Certification and Licenses

Gary Delforge, PhD

14:50-16:50

Certified Athletic Trainers On The Field: What Will You Do When An Injury Occur?

Sue Hillman, MS

17:30-19:00

Reception


1999

The 2nd JATO Athletic Training Symposium

On March 27th and 28th, 1999, the 2nd Athletic Training Symposium took place at
Solid Square Hall in Kawasaki, Kanagawa.  Approximately 130 people attended, including
JATO members. On the evening of 27th, the welcome reception was held for Maggie Lacambra
and Dr. Mike Ferrara and who came to Japan as guest speakers.

Date: March 27th and 28th, 1999

Location: Solid Square Hall, Kawasaki, Kanagawa

Sponsors:

Sony Enterprise Co., Ltd., Cramer Japan Co., Ltd., Meiji Co., Ltd., IDO-NO-NIPPON-SHA,
Sato Kyo Shouten Co., Ltd., Book House HD,
ALCARE Co., Ltd., SAKAI Medical Co., Ltd.

Guest Speakers:

Dr. Mike Ferrara, Athletic Training Curriculum Director at University of Georgia

Maggie Lacambra, Head Football Athletic Trainer at University of Arizona

 

JATO Open House and International Breakfast in Kansas City

JATO hosted an open house both on June 17th and 18th in Kansas City where
the 50th NATA Annual Meeting took place.  Before the NATA annual meeting, the 2nd World Congress
was held for 2 days in town.  Due to this special event, the International Reception which JATO usually
hosts at
the convention was organized by NATA this year.  JATO offered the breakfast social instead
 for providing a place of interaction between members and student trainers.  A total of 70 people
participated in 2 days at Open House.  Also, on the morning of June 18, at International Breakfast
sponsored by JATO, about 40 people including NATA officials and World Congress members
participated.

 

 

2000

The 3rd JATO Athletic Training Symposium and Annual General Meeting

The 3rd JATO Athletic Training Symposium took place at Solid Square Hall in Kawasaki on May 20th
 and 21st, 2000.  JATO invited Dr. Craig Deneger of Pennsylvania State University and Dr. Richard Ray
 of Hope College as lecturers.  On the first day of the symposium, “Pain in Sports” was
discussed about.
  On the second day, the key topic was “Foot Injuries in Sports”.  Also, as a special lecture
commemorating the 5th anniversary of JATO establishment, Dr. Hiroyuki Nakajima, Professor
at Nippon Sports College Graduate School, gave a lecture on "Current status and
future of sports medicine in Japan" on the first day.

 

JATO Baseball Athletic Training Seminar

On December 3rd, 2000, JATO Baseball Athletic Training Seminar was held
at Waseda University International Conference Center.  Greg Latta of the Chicago White Sox minor
league head athletic trainer, Trung Cao of the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, and
Koichi Sato,
Arizona State University Assistant Athletic Trainer were invited.  They talked about
"Team Effort for Sports Injury Prevention and Major Leaguer Training" at the seminar.

 

 

2001

The 4th JATO Athletic Training Symposium and Annual General Meeting

The 4th JATO Athletic Training Symposium and Annual General Meeting took place at the CSK
 Information Education Center on March 24th and 25th, 2001.  At this symposium,
 "Low Back Pain in Athletes" was the key topic.  Julie King from University of Pittsburgh was invited
as a guest speaker. Als
o, Dr. Hideyuki Miki, the Director of Department of Sports Medicine
at Yokohama City Sports Medical Science Center gave the presentation about "Case Study of
Low Back Acute and Chronic Injuries in Sports".  Dr. Nakai Kunii, DC of Sessamoide Chiropractic
Office, talked about "Chiropractic Approach to Low Back Pain".

 

The 2nd JATO Baseball Athletic Training Seminar
On December 9th, 2001, Baseball Athletic Training Seminar was held with the same lecturers
from the previous year at the National Olympic Memorial Youth Center.  Th
e seminar was popular
 last time and this year it was focused on "Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Program in Baseball". 
Greg Latta, Arizona Diamondbacks Minor League Head Athletic Trainer, talked about injury prevention
 and rehabilitation in upper extremity and Trung Kao of Chicago White Sox Minor League
Strength & Conditioning Coach discussed strengthening and conditioning for baseball players. 
Also, Koichi Sato, Arizona State University Assistant Athletic Trainer, gave a lecture on injury
prevention and rehabilitation of the lower extremity and core.

 In addition, JATO Reception was held during the NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia
in Los Angeles, California in July 2001.

 

 

2002

From January to February in 2002, JATO held board member election for the term 2002-2004.

 

JATO Athletic Training Seminar

On Sunday of March 17th, 2002, JATO Athletic Training Seminar took place at STEP at Chuo College
 of Technology
.  In this seminar, Dr. Shigehito Kuroda of Matsudo Orthopedic Clinic gave a lecture
about "Instability with Acute and Chronic Shoulder Injuries" and Shinichi Chiba, Physical Therapist
at Fujigaoka Rehabilitation Hospital of Showa University, talked about“Shoulder Rehabilitation”.

 

In June 2002, JATO Breakfast and JATO Reception were held during the NATA Annual Meeting
and Clinical Symposia in Dallas, Texas.

 

In July 2002, TheraBand Seminar was held at STEP at Chuo College of Technology.

 

 

2003

The 5th JATO Athletic Training Symposium
The 5th JATO Athletic Training Symposium and the Annual General Meeting took place
at Osaka City Central Gymnasium on March 18 and 19, 2003.  It was the first JATO event held
in western Japan.  At this symposium, Todd Ellen Becker, physical therapist of
 Physio Therapy Associates Scottsdale Sports Clinic in Arizona, Dr. Yoshida Minoru of Osaka Kosei
Pension Hospital and Kenichi Watabe of Physio Therapy Associates Scottsdale were invited as lecturers. 
On the second day Dr. Shinya Nakazato, Director of Sports Orthopedic at Medical Corporation
Soukai Kita Hospital, Munenori Nishioka from Professional Trainers' Team Co., Ltd., Chiaki Nakamura
 (currently at Waseda University) of Tryworks talked about “the Role of Athletic Trainers
and its market" at panel discussion.

 In June 2003, JATO reception was held during the NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia
in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

 

2004

JATO Spring Seminar and Annual Meeting
JATO Spring Seminar and Annual Meeting held at Waseda University on March 20th and 21st, 2004. 
At this seminar, Dr. Mike Ferrara, a professor and the Director of NovaCare Athletic Training Research
and Educational Laboratory at the University of Georgia, discussed about the concussion and
its return-to-play protocol.  Also, Dr. Yuki Izumi, podiatrist at the University of Texas San Antonio
California gave a lecture on functional dissection and biomechanics of the feet. 

 In June 2004, JATO reception was held during the NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposia
in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

 

2005

The 6th JATO Athletic Training Symposium

The 6th JATO Athletic Training Symposium and the Annual General Meeting took place
 at Waseda University on March 19th and 20th, 2005.  The key topic of the symposium
was “the Mind of Athletes".  Psychological pressure that athletes receive during pre-season. 
Dr. Francis Flint of York University in Canada presented "Pre-Seasonal Preparation of Mind and Body"
and "Psychology of Injured Athletes” to talk about post-injury psychological change and coping. 
Also, the professor Koji Takenaka of Waseda University discussed about "To promote athletes' health
behavior change".  Professor Sunao Uchida of Waseda University presented "Depression and Over
Training Syndrome" from a psychiatric point of view.  A topic on sports psychology, "Mental Training
For Athletic Trainers" by Yoichi Kozuma, assistant professor of Tokai University, provided informative
 sessions for the athletic trainer.

 From January to February in 2005, board of directors’ election was held for the term of 2005-2007.

 

 

2006

The 7th JATO Athletic Training Symposium

The 7th JATO Athletic Training Symposium entitled Growth of Athletic Training and New Challenges
 of ATCs in Japan"
took place on March 18th and 19th, 2006.  In commemoration of the 10th
Anniversary of JATO's foundation, Don Lowe from Syracuse University and ten other lecturers from all
 over the country were invited to make presentations.  On the first day of the symposium, Mr. Lowe
talked about "The Role in Sports Medicine Team".  Next, Yoshizumi Iwasaki, the head athletic trainer
of NEC Red Rockets and a former student of Syracuse University
’s, talked about sports medicine team
building in Japan.  Then Tadayoshi Takahashi of Waseda Jitsugyo
presented “Athletic Trainer in High
School Setting
” .  Mr. Takahashi talked about how he got the job opportunity, daily duties in high
school setting, and future possibilities.

On the second day, the key topic was "Athletic Trainer; Past, Present, and Future". 
From young professionals to veterans, several lecturers those who were engaged either in traditional
setting or new ones.  In the morning, the 10th anniversary key note speech entitled "The History of
JATO and the Future of AT in Japan" was presented by Jiro Shikakura.  He talked about the history of
 athletic training, the role of ATCs in Japan and the launch of JATO.  After that, Mr. Lowe gave
a lecture on "Transition of Athletic Trainer as a Profession".  In the afternoon, the topic was
"Changes and Attempts in AT Education".  Shinsuke Higashi of Ritsumeikan University, Saori Yoshida
of Tokai University, and Masami Hamamura and Kota Watanabe of Fukuoka Resort & Sports College
gave lectures and talked about their circumstances for each institution.

In the second part of the afternoon, under the theme of "ATC's New Trial", Dr. Takeshi Suzuki,
the CEO of R-body project Co., Ltd., Nami Honda of Little Gym and Kunihiko Kishi of Yamanashi
Gakuin University made presentations about new employment setting for ATCs.  Lastly, the panel
discussion was held by all lecturers.  A variety of topics were discussed.  After each lecturer talked
about the prospects
in 10 years, the symposium has closed.

 

 

2007

The 8th JATO Athletic Training Symposium

The 8th JATO Athletic Training Symposium took place at Tokyo Big Sight on March 17th and 18th,
2007.  Benny
Vaughn who was an experienced athletic trainer and massage therapist for many years
and Koichi Sato from Athletes' Performance (currently EXOS) were invited as lecturers. 
The symposium entitled "Manual Therapy and Body Work in Athletic Training".



2008

The 9th JATO Athletic Training Symposium

The 9th JATO Athletic Training Symposium took place at Tokyo Big Sight on March 15 and 16, 2008. 
Kelly Mullenix of Duke University Athletic Rehabilitation Director and Koichi Sato from
Athletes’ Performance (currently EXOS)
were invited as guest speakers.  The symposium entitled
 "Recovery of Motor Function Focused on Movement: Theory and Practice".  Mr. Mullenix gave
a lecture on Turf-Toe with a new approach called Total Motion Release. 
Also, Mr. Sato talked about mutual relations between movement, function, disability and efficiency. 
As a special lecture, Chika Hirai, Japan Anti-Doping Organization Testing Manager made presentation
entitled "World Anti-Doping Movement and Impact on Japan's Athletics".

 

 

2009

The 10th JATO Athletic Training Symposium

The 10th JATO Athletic Training Symposium took place at Tokyo Big Sight on March 7th and 8th,
2009.  Yen McLeod, a physician’s assistant, and Tamera McLeod, associate professor
at AT Still University were invited.  Yen McLeod gave lectures on the pathology of myofascial trigger
point and the approach.  Tamera McLeod gave a lecture on "Concussion Evaluation and Management in
 Sports" in detail.  In addition, Hisanori Tada, full-time lecturer at Teikyo Heisei University,
talked about smoking cessation program at Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters, a professional baseball
team.  His presentation entitled "Role of Athletic Trainer; Sports and Smoking Cessation" 
 In addition, Masayo Oishi who supported National Softball Team at the Beijing Olympic Games talked
 about the path to the gold medal and also about the warming up and cooling down. 

 The JATO reception at the NATA Annual

Meeting was canceled considering the influence of the swine flu.

 

 

2010

The 11th JATO Athletic Training Symposium 2010

The 11th JATO Athletic Training Symposium took place at Tokyo Big Sight March 6th and 7th, 2010.

Mr. John Norwig of the Head Athletic Trainer from NFL Pittsburgh Steelers and Ms. Ariko Iso of the Assistant Athletic Trainer were invited. Mr. Norwig talked about "Concussion Management of the Pittsburgh Steelers: From Injury to return to play" and "Injury CaseStudies during the National Football League Season," and Ms Iso talked about "Understanding MRSA in Athletic Field, Setting up Protocol for Evaluation, Treatment, and Disinfectant" and "Health Care System of Pittsburgh Steelers". 

In addition, Mr. Kenichi Watabe talked about "Function Evaluation and Reconditioning of Throwing Shoulder", Mr. Kazuhiko Tomooka talked about "Systematic Approach to Construct an Efficient Movement Pattern", Mr. Yoshizumi Iwasaki talked about "Communication Skill". Also, group sessions of "On-Field problems: Contact Sports" lead by Mr. Shinsuke Higashi and " On-Field problems: Non-Contact Sports" lead by Yoshihisa Iwasaki was held on the last day of Symposium.

 

 

2011

The 12th JATO Athletic Training Symposium 2011

 

The 12th JATO Athletic Training Symposium took place at Ritsumeikan University Biwako Kusatsu Campus on March 5th and 6th in 2011.

At the beginning of the Conference, the 6th Ritsumeikan Athletic Study Group was held, and Ms. Tomomi Oku a nutritionist at Ritsumeikan Cooperative Union, talked about "Nutritional Support for Athletes".

 

On the first day, "Measurement of Human Muscle Tendon Complex Shape by Utilizing MR Device" by Mr. Toshiyuki Kurihara of Ritsumeikan University Sports Health Science Division, "Development of Biosensor and Application to Sports / Health Field" by Mr. Narihiro Shiozawa, and "Combining Strength Training and Nutrition Intake for Muscle Hypertrophy" by Mr Satoshi Fujita were given.

On the second day, Mr. Yohei Shimokawachi of Osaka Physical Education University talked "Update about Non-Contact Type ACL Injury Mechanism and those Suggestions for Prevention Training for ACL Injuries". In the afternoon workshop, the theory and practical workshop of Mr. Takashi Kuwabara's "pilates in the Sports Medicine and Performance Enhancement -Pilates is not just a tool for the core-" and Mr. Hiroki Sato's "Simple Manipulation to the Pelvis / Spine" was conducted.

 

 

2012

The 13th JATO Athletic Training Symposium 2012

 

The 13th JATO Athletic Training Symposium took place at Fukuoka University on March 3rd and 4th 2012.

 

On the first day, Mr. Naoto Muramatsu of the Spanish Football Association senior coach talked about "Current Paradigm Shift in Spanish Football”, Mr. Yoshito Kono of the doctor of Fukuoka University Hospital talked about "Physical Conditionint Based on the M-Test” and “M-Test in Practice”, Mr. Junji Shinohara of Kyusyu Kyoritsu University School of Sports talked about “The Mechanism of Chronic Ankle Instability - How to Reduce the Risk of Repetitive Ankle Sprains-“, and Mr. Kenji Sasaki “Additional Possibilities for Athletic Training Services – Report after 3.11, and Advancement of Regional Sports-“. 

On the second day, “Reconditioning Techniques for the Throwing Shulder” by Mr. Kenichi Watanabe, the medical director of Fukuoka Softbank Hawks Medical, “Arthroscopic Management for Athletic Hip Pain and Rehabilitation” and “Clinical Evaluation for Athletic Hip Painand Rehabilitation” by Mr. Soshi Uchida of the Doctor of Wakamatsu Hospital of the University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Sports Safety Program in Japan -Current Safety Management in Amateur Sports and the Future Role of Athletic Trainers in Japan-” by Mr. Yutaka Saho of the NPO Sports Safety Japan” and "Practical Aspect of Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Prevention Training” by Dr. Yohei Shimochiuchi of Osaka Physical Education University were conducted.

 

JATO Reception

In June 2012, JATO Reception tool place during the 63rd Annual Meeting of NATA and Clinical Symposium in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. More than 100 ATCs and CATs, including the NATA president Jim Thornton, the NATA international group's Alison Lane, and the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association and WFATT participated in this reception. Also, Mr. Shinji Tsumura of West Virginia University was introduced as the 6th JATO student member scholarship winner since its establishment.

 

The 1st JATO Seminar

The 1st JATO Seminar took place on Saturday, September 1, 2012. The first part is a lecture on
 "Theory: Functional Training Theory" and "Actual: Trunk Functional Training" from
Mr. Takeshi Suzuki, the CEO of R-body project Co., Ltd. In the second part,
Mr. Kazuhiko Tomooka of the General Manager and the performance director of Dorm Athlete House
gave a lecture and practical of "Movement Preparation Program Based on Screening".



2013

The 14th JATO Athletic Training Symposium 2013


The 14th JATO Athletic Training Symposium took place at Tokyo Big Sight March 9th and 10th, 2013.

In the morning of the first day, starting with "Physical Conditioning for Competing in the World
 Tournament" by Toichi Hirose of the Waseda University Department of Sports Science and
 the Physical Coach of Japan Woman Football National team, "Exertional Rhabdomyolysis:
Current Questions and Conroversies" by Dr. Francis G. O'Connor of the Director of CHAMP,
a specialized agency supporting the US Department of Defense, and "Movement Pattern Progressions
- Using Principles from the Neurodevelopmental Sequence to Address Athletic Injury -
" by Ms. Karen Rakowski, a physiotherapist in the United States, were presented.

In the afternoon of the first day, following Dr. O'Connor's "Running Evaluation to Include
 Gait Analysis: Practical Considerations" and "Clinical Evaluation of the Injured Runner",
"Movement Pattern Progressions to Address Athletic Injury" by Ms. Rakowski was introduced.

In the morning of the second day, Ms. Rakowski talked about "SFMA: A Standard Operating
Procedure for Assessing Movement Quality" Quality of Operation" and Dr. O'Connor talked about
 "Exertional Heat Illness: Practical Considerations for the Medical Provider". 

In the afternoon, "practical lecture of Functional Training for Trunk" by Mr. Takeshi Suzuki,
 the CEO of R-body project Co., Ltd, and "Strength Training for Volleyball Player"
by Mr. Yosuke Kotani, the Vital Strength S&C Coach were conducted.

 

JATO Student Seminar & Reception

In June 2013, JATO Student Seminar & Reception was held during the 64th NATA Annual Meeting
and the Clinical Symposium in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Student Seminar was
proceeded
by Mr. Yutaka Saho, ex-president of JATO, and Mr. Koichi Sato, JATO director.

In addition, at the JATO reception after student seminar, the International Athletic Training Service
 Award was awarded to Mr. Eve Becker Doyle, former NATA CEO, who supported JATO
for many years.

 

 

2014

The 15th JATO Athletic Training Symposium 2014

The 15th JATO Athletic Training Symposium took place at Tokyo Big Sight on March 15 and 16, 2014.

On the first day, Mr. Brandon S Hetzler from Mercy Sports Medicine gave a lecture and practical
 about "The Restoration of Human Movement - Beyond Functional", and a lecture and
hands-on seminar of "Sport Safety: What can you do to protect your athletes?"
by Dr. Michael S Ferrara of the University of New Hampshire Health and Human Service,
and "Connection to the Body Through Fascial System" by Mr. Takashi Moribe of the president of
Kukuna Body proceeded.

On the second day, the lecture and practical courses of "Biomechanics of Golf:
Understanding of the golf swing and golf club" by Dr. Isao Okuda, the Professor of Human Sociology,
Tokyo International University, "The Future of Global Education and Credentialing in
Athletic Training" and "Developing a Medical Plan for the 2020 Olympic Games"
by Dr. Ferrara, and "Intro to Kettlebells" by Mr. Hetzler 's practice were introduced.

 

JATO Student Seminar & Reception

In June 2014, JATO Student Seminar & Reception took place during the 65th annual general meeting
of NATA and the clinical symposium in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Approximately
 90 people participated.

 

 

2015

The 16th JATO Athletic Training Symposium 2015

The 16th JATO Athletic Training Symposium took place at Ryukoku University Fukakusa Campus
on February 28 and March 1, 2015.

A physiotherapist Ms. Sue Falsone who has an experience of the female first MLB head athletic trainer,
Dr. Ken Nakata, the Doctor of Vice Center of Osaka University Hospital International Medical Center,
and Ms. Anna Hartman who had worked at EXOS (Former Athletes' Performance) and founded
Movement REV in Phoenix Arizona were invited.

On the first day, "Prevention and Performance Improvement Returning from Sports Injuries and
Disabilities: System Construction of HCP Japan" by Dr. Nakata,

"Thoracic Spine: The Missing Link to Your Core Stability Program" by Ms. Sue Falsone,
 "The Breadth of Using Breath: Pilates Founding Principal and its Practical Application in
Rehabilitation" and "Finding, Freeing, and Using Breath To Facilitate Movement"
by Ms. Anna Hartmann are presented.

In addition, Mr. Junta Iguchi talked about "A study on the performance ability and trauma occurrence
situation of Japanese university American football players" and Ms. Saori Yoshida talked
about "Research report and fact on concussion".

On day 2, practical lecture of "Considerations for A Return To Throwing Program For Your Baseball
Players" by Ms. Sue Falsone and "Fascial Fitness In Contemporary Pilates: How The Science Supports
 A Holistic Treatment Philosophy" by Ms. Anna Hartman were introduced through
 the Japanese interpreter.

In the afternoon, Mr. Yoshizumi Iwasaki, the president of the Japan Core and Conditioning Association,
 talked about " Theory and Practice of Core Conditioning", Mr. Shunichi Suzuki,
the director of Kawaguchi Industrial General Hospital Rehabilitation Center and Physical Therapist,
talked about "Knee Joint Injury and Preventive Training".

 

 

2016
The 17th JATO Athletic Training Symposium 2016

The 17th JATO Athletic Training Symposium took place on Waseda University Higashifushimi Campus
 on February 27th and 2
8th, 2016.

 

JATO Student Seminar & Reception

In June 2016, JATO Student Seminar & Reception took place during the 67th NATA Annual Meeting
 and the Clinical Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Approximately 25 people participated
in Student Seminar, Mr. Kei Aso (Senshu University, American Football Division) talked about
 "Entrepreneurship (Company Establishment) Established in Japan and Keeping in Mind as an ATC",
 and Ms. Ariko Iso Oregon State University Head Football Athletic Trainer) lectured on "Preparation
for American Job Hunting Activities as a Foreigner vs. Reality".

Approximately 70 people participated in the JATO Reception after the seminar. Mr. Scott Sailor,
President of NATA, and Mr. Larry Leverenz, President of WFATT, joined and gave a greetings message.
 In addition, Ms. Megumi Takahashi selected as a JATO scholarship recipient
in 2015 - 2016 was introduced.

 

The 2nd JATO Evidence-Based Practice Seminar

On July 3, 2016, the 2nd JATO Evidence-Based Practice Seminar took place at the CLIMB Factory
Seminar Room. "Evidence-Based Medicine: Heat Stroke and Sports-Related Sudden Death"
by Ms. Yuri Hosokawa of Korey Stringer Institute was conducted, and participants
were given EBP 2.5 credits.

This seminar was held as a collaboration seminar with other organizations that will be the first attempt
 at JATO, and the event of the Japan Association of Training Instructors (JATI) was also held
continuously. The number of participants also exceeded the initial capacity by 30 people,
and it ended in great success.

 

The 3rd JATO Evidence-Based Practice Seminar

 

The 3rd JATO Evidence Based Practice seminar took place at Ritsumeikan University
 on October 29, 2016. In this seminar, Dr. Masafumi Terada of the Ritsumeikan University Sports
Health Science Division talked about "Fusion of Modern Models in Chronic Ankle
Instability -Approach Based on Scientific Evidence-” and Dr. Junji Shinohara of Kyushu Kyoritsu
University Sports Faculty talked about "What is the athletic training practice of based
on scientific evidence?”