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How can an athletic trainer help prevent neck injuries?

A certified athletic trainer can prevent neck injuries by teaching coaches and players the right way to tackle and lift weights. The athletic trainer can also help make sure all equipment is safe and worn the right way.

(This answer provided for NATA by the University of Alabama Athletic Training Education Program.)

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