Athletic training has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied health care profession since 1990.
As defined by the Strategic Implementing Team of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) in August 2007.
"Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities."
Cluster headache is a medical condition, in which patients typically experience repeated attacks of excruciatingly severe unilateral headache pain. Cluster headache belongs to a group of primary headache disorders, classified as Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalalgias or (TACs). There is currently no known cure for a cluster headache.
Cluster headaches often occur periodically; spontaneous remissions may interrupt active periods of pain, though about 10-15% of chronic cluster headache sufferers never remit. The cause of the condition is not yet known. It affects approximately 0.1% of the population of middle-aged people and men are more commonly affected than women, by a ratio of 2.1:1.