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American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons provides information on orthopedic conditions and treatments, injury prevention, wellness and exercise, and more. Find links to numerous medical journals and publications and view the latest in state and federal legislative updates.

American College of Sports Medicine
As the largest sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world, this website contains a wide range of educational information including brochures offering tips on fitness and exercise, consumer product recommendations, nutrition, and many other topics relating to sports medicine and exercise science.

American Medical Association
Physicians and patients alike can learn about the AMA’s efforts to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. From finding a doctor to exploring health care careers; from health and medicine resources to helping us advocate for patients' rights, it can all be found here.

American Physical Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is a national professional organization representing more than 80,000 members. Its goal is to foster advancements in physical therapy practice, research, and education. This website has information about the profession of physical therapy, education, career opportunities and continuing education.  It also contains information on how to find a physical therapist in your area and has links to articles from various physical therapy publications.

Arthritis Foundation
This site provides information and education about a variety of topics pertaining to arthritis including types, symptoms and possible treatment choices. It also contains links to the latest research and upcoming events and programs.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC contains a wealth of knowledge for health care providers and the public alike.  This site offers information on a wide variety of diseases, conditions, and injuries as well as tips for healthy living. Features also include workplace safety and health, emergency response and preparedness and public safety. The CDC also contains the latest in data and statistics as well as information on life stages and populations.

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers
Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers offers a full staff of surgeons and physicians that have been fellowship-trained in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. They provide expert and personalized approaches to bone and joint ailments and injuries. Combining decades of experience and knowledge, their physicians optimize the approach to a vast range of conditions that can be effectively managed for a higher quality of life.

ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing)
ImPACT  is the first, most widely used, and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. It provides neurocognitive assessment tools and services that are used by medical doctors, psychologists, athletic trainers, and other licensed healthcare professionals to assist them in determining an athlete's ability to return to play after suffering a concussion.

Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) is the definitive source for Kentucky high school athletics. It contains a directory of all high schools in the state of Kentucky and includes scores, schedules, and rosters for all sports at those high schools.  You can also find a calendar of events as well as information regarding policies and procedures, job postings, and news releases.  You can download the KHSAA pre-participation physical or view information regarding heat illness prevention, lightning safety, and sports safety classes.

Kentucky Physical Therapy Association
The Kentucky Physical Therapy Association (KPTA) is a member-driven organization that promotes the profession of physical therapy in Kentucky. It represents more than 1,500 members statewide.  Their website allows you to search the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) national database for the purpose of finding a physical therapist in your area who is right for you.

National Athletic Trainers' Association
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is the professional membership association for certified athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession. Founded in 1950, NATA has grown to more than 30,000 members worldwide. The majority of certified athletic trainers choose to be members of NATA to support their profession and to receive a broad array of membership benefits. This website provides information about the profession, education, and career opportunities as well as many resources about athletic trainers.

Kentucky Athletic Trainer's Society
The Kentucky Athletic Trainers Society (KATS) was organized in 1983 following passage of the Athletic Training Practice Act in 1978. The association is open to all athletic trainers practicing in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Since it's inception, KATS has been actively involved in helping its members with issues related to athletic training and sports medicine. KATS also serves to forward the legislative interests for athletic training in Kentucky. KATS works to increase awareness and education of parents, coaches, officials and patients regarding issues related to athletic health care and work place wellness and health care. 

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