Our Purpose

The Maine Athletic Trainers Association (MATA) is dedicated to the advancement of athletic training with the purpose of providing healthcare for Maine’s physically active. The MATA will continue to provide professional programs and educational opportunities while maintaining a high degree of competency within the field of athletic training. ​

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Concussions

Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Commonly, concussions are caused by a direct blow to the head, a sudden twisting or rotation of the head/neck, or a rapid back and forth movement. The actions above result in the brain hitting against the inside of the skull. This causes damage to brain cells and chemical changes in the brain.

Below are a list of helpful links to provide you with additional information regarding concussions: