Educational Programming
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  • Evidence Based Forum
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  • Sessions

    See the Roman numeral in parentheses at the end of each title?
    That’s the Athletic Training Domain for that presentation.
    Refer to the legend below to determine the domain(s) for the presentations that interest you!
    1. Prevention
    2. Clinical Evaluation & Diagnosis
    3. Immediate Care
    4. Treatment, Rehabilitation & Reconditioning
    5. Organization & Administration
    6. Professional Responsibility
    Clinical Gait Analysis and Proper Footwear Selection (II)
    HBGCC - Room 007B, Thursday, June 18, 8:45am - 10:15am
    Reed Ferber, PhD, ATC, CAT(C), University of Calgary
    Bullet Points:
    • Gait analysis can inform selection of footwear as a preventative approach for injury
    • Learn how to select appropriate shoes
    • Discover strategies for assessing gait

    Linking Clinical Assessment of Foot Structure to Lower Extremity Function and Injury Risk (II)
    HBGCC - Room 007B, Friday, June 19, 9:15am - 10:45am
    Stephen Cobb, PhD, ATC, CSCS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

    Bullet Points:
    • The role of foot structure as a contributing factor for lower extremity injury
    • Identify foot-related injury risk factors
    • Discover strategies for assessing foot structure

    Hamstring Strain: Differential Diagnosis (II)
    HBGCC - Room 008B, Saturday, June 20, 1pm - 2:30pm
    Janice K. Loudon, PhD, ATC, PT

    Bullet Points:
    • Evaluation tips for hamstring injury
    • Structural vs. functional injuries
    • Rehabilitation insights

    Trunk Instability and Pitching Mechanics (I)
    HBGCC - Room 008B, Thursday, June 18, 8:45am - 10:15am
    Christopher S. McKenzie, PT, SCS, ATC, Ohio State University

    Bullet Points:
    • Making the connection between trunk motion and pitching performance
    • Pitching postures resulting in poor performance
    • Insights for correcting pitch mechanics

    Treatment Strategies for the Findings of the “Non-Shoulder” Shoulder Examination (IV)
    HBGCC - Room 007B, Thursday, June 18, 10:30am - 12pm
    Aaron D. Sciascia, MS, ATC, PES, Shoulder Center of Kentucky

    Bullet Points:
    • Treatment strategies for the atypical shoulder examination
    • Alternative shoulder evaluation
    • Exploration of shoulder co-morbidities

    How to Become a Member of the NATA Board (V)
    HBGCC - Room 008A, Thursday, June 18, 10:30am - 12pm
    Chuck Kimmel, ATC, LAT, Appalachian State University
    Cynthia L. Booth, PhD, ATC, Rochester General Hospital
    Joseph A. Iezzi, MS, ATC, Downington High School West
    Julie Max, MEd, ATC, California State University - Fullerton

    Abstract: Are you interested in setting the policy and direction of the NATA? Do you aspire to be your district’s voice in national issues of importance? Learn from former board members what it takes to serve the association at its highest level…and the unique paths each took to get there. Whether you’ve yet to start your leadership journey or you’re already well on your way, this workshop will provide valuable information and tips for taking your volunteer service to the next level.

    Treatment Strategies for Common Injuries to the Wrist and Hand (IV)
    HBGCC - Room 007C, Thursday, June 18, 10:30am - 12pm
    Mary L. Mundrane-Zweiacher, ATC, PT, CHT, Christiana Care

    Bullet Points:
    • Rehabilitation for the wrist and hand
    • Evaluation approaches
    • Review of anatomy

    Concussion: Transient and Persistent Outcomes (II)
    HBGCC - Room 007B, Thursday, June 18, 1:30pm - 3pm
    Steven P. Broglio, PhD, ATC, University of Illinois at Urbana

    Bullet Points:
    • Considerations for chronic effects of concussion
    • Insights from impact data
    • Strategies for monitoring head injuries

    Therapeutic Modalities: Art, Science or Voodoo? (IV)
    HBGCC - Room 007B, Saturday, June 20, 10:30am - 12pm
    Kenneth Knight, ATC, LAT, FACSM, Brigham Young University

    Bullet Points:
    • Exploration of the scientific evidence for common therapeutic modalities
    • Review of successful modalities
    • Identification of the unknown outcomes

    Recognizing Mental Health Issues in Your Student Athletes (I)
    HBGCC - Room 007C, Thursday, June 18, 3:45pm - 5:15pm
    Windee M. Weiss, PhD, ATC, University of Northern Iowa

    Bullet Points:
    • Common indicators for mental health concerns
    • Strategies for evaluating
    • General health and wellness program approaches

    Genetics and Athletic Injury (I)
    HBGCC - Room 007D, Thursday, June 18, 3:45pm - 5:15pm
    Ryan T. Tierney, PhD, ATC, Temple University

    Bullet Points:
    • The possible connection between genetics and injury
    • Review of known genetic science
    • Considerations for using genetic-based data

    The Adolescent Athlete: Biological Considerations for the Athletic Trainer (I)
    HBGCC - Room 008A, Thursday, June 18, 3:45pm - 5:15pm
    J. Terry Parker, PhD, ATC, CHES, Tucker Youth Soccer Association

    Bullet Points:
    • Unique considerations for the adolescent athlete
    • Age-related growth considerations
    • Common injuries

    Implementing an Effective Pre-Participation Exam (I)
    HBGCC - Room 008A, Friday, June 19, 4:30pm - 6pm
    Brent S. E. Rich, MD, ATC, CAQSM, Utah Valley Sports Medicine

    Bullet Points:
    • Important considerations for pre-participation physical exams
    • Age-related strategies
    • Identification of efficient procedures

    Effective Documentation for Reimbursement (V)
    HBGCC - Room 008B, Friday, June 19, 7:30am - 9am
    Jill Murphy, MPT, ATC, LAT, Affinity Health System-Mercy Oakwood Rehabilitation

    Bullet Points:
    • Maximizing reimbursement through documentation
    • Discussion of common pitfalls
    • Dissemination of successful strategies

    Utilization of Transformational Leadership and Conflict Resolution to Foster Positive Working Relationships (V)
    HBGCC - Room 007D, Thursday, June 18, 1:30pm - 3pm
    Valerie W. Herzog, EdD, ATC, LAT, Weber State University

    Bullet Points:
    • Leadership strategies to resolve conflicts
    • Discussion of common workplace conflicts
    • Exploration of policy and procedure considerations

    Athletic Training as Part of the Police SWAT Medical Team (V)
    HBGCC - Room 007B, Friday, June 19, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    Douglas M. Kleiner, PhD, ATC, FNATA, North Florida Sports Medicine

    Abstract: SWAT officers are physically trained and highly motivated individuals who closely resemble competitive athletes. Their injuries are also similar to athletes, as was described in the data published by the presenter. Musculoskeletal and overuse injuries are often suffered during training and physical conditioning. Thus, a new employment setting may exist for ATCs to work with these “tactical athletes”. This presentation introduces the concepts of tactical medicine and relationships with ATCs. The speaker is an ATC who provides tactical and sports medicine support to several tactical teams and is nationally recognized for introducing sports medicine to this setting.

    Assessor Training Workshop

    Workshop Objectives:
    • Help ATCs understand the science behind classifying adolescents and adults as normal, at risk, or overweight.

    • Ensure that ATC’s are proficient with the various body fat and hydration measuring techniques and equipment.

    • Ensure ATC’s are proficient with entering assessment data into the Optimal Performance Calculator (OPC).

    • Make sure ATCs are proficient with the functionality of the OPC and integrated nutrition program.

    • Teach ATC’s how to utilize the OPC for assisting athletes with maximizing performance through proven weight management and sport nutrition practices.

    Intended Audience:

    • Athletic Trainers who work with athletes in all sports. The OPC can help each athlete identify and maintain an ideal competition weight.

    • Athletic Trainers that teach in the health, physical education, or consumer family health departments (to help children combat childhood obesity).

    • Athletic Trainers working in the fitness industry with adults.

    • The workshop takes place Wednesday, June 17 from 1:00 to 5:00pm. You can register for this workshop when you register for the annual meeting, or contact to register.

    Advanced Tracks:
    Evaluation and Interpretation of Running Gait (II)
    HBGCC - Ballroom C2, Wednesday, June 17, 10:30am - 5:30pm
    Monique Mokha, PhD, ATC, California State University, Long Beach
    Scott A. Unruh, EdD, ATC, University of Nebraska-Kearney
    Reed Ferber, PhD, ATC, CAT(C), University of Calgary
    Kimitake Sato, MS, CSCS, USAW, University of Northern Colorado

    Abstract: Managing runners’ injuries requires a comprehensive approach that includes an assessment of running gait. During this advanced track, a complete running gait analysis will be performed that includes aspects of static and dynamic posture/alignment evaluation, pertinent strength assessment, flexibility assessment, and running technique evaluation. Common running gait anomalies will be presented. Interpreting evaluation findings in order to design the appropriate intervention for your patient/athlete will be discussed. Videotaping and playback analysis will be a component of this advanced track.

    Therapeutic Soft Tissue Techniques (IV)
    HBGCC - Ballroom C1, Wednesday, June 17, 10:30am - 5:30pm
    Patricia Archer, MS, ATC, LMP, Sports Connection Seminars
    Benny F. Vaughn, ATC, LMT, CSCS, Texas Athletic Therapy
    Dale E. Perry, LMT, CLT, NESMT, CNW School of Massage Therapy
    Nancy E. Diehl, MS, ATC, PT, Shawnee Mission Medical Center

    Abstract: This advanced track will discuss three categories of soft tissue techniques useful to the sports medicine community. Two techniques, Lymphatic Facilitation and NeuroKinetic Therapy, will be explored in detail. Lymphatic Facilitation reduces the traumatic edema associated with acute injuries. It provides the “missing link” in standard care protocols by stimulating the body’s own edema removal system, the lymphatics. NeuroKinetic Therapy helps identify and relieve the myofascial restrictions and excess muscle tension that can limit or create painful movement. Adding both of these techniques to your treatment protocols can improve your ability to reduce pain and swelling, improve pain free range of motion, and quickly return your patient/athletes to functional activity.

    Assessment and Treatment of the Sacroiliac Joint (II, IV)
    HBGCC - Ballroom C3, Wednesday, June 17, 10:30am - 5:30pm
    Matthew E. Sailors, MEd, ATC, PT, Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center
    Malinda M. Sailors, MEd, ATC, PT, Aegis Therapies
    Bernadette Olson, EdD, ATC, South Dakota State University
    Paul W. Richter, ATC, Black Hills Orthopedic & Spine Center

    Abstract: The purpose of this advanced track is to provide the clinician with a comprehensive approach to evaluation and treatment of the sacro-iliac (SI) joint. This seminar begins with a brief anatomical review followed by instruction in the current biomechanical theories of the SI joint. Osteopathic techniques provide the basis for the evaluation approach and are followed by treatment techniques incorporating direct mobilizations, muscle energy techniques, flexibility and core stabilization exercises. Evidence based rationale for these approaches will be presented. Participants should leave the seminar with the knowledge and tools necessary to evaluate and treat SI joint injuries.

    The Scapula (II, IV)
    Room TBD, Sunday, June 21, 8am - 12pm
    Phillip B. Donley, MS, ATC, PT, Chester County Sports Medicine
    Stephen D. Luca, MSPT, ATC, Union Memorial Sports Medicine
    Roger L. Collins, MPT, MBA, Physiotherapy Associates
    Jeff Cooper, MS, ATC, Athletic Training Solutions, LLC

    Abstract: The importance of scapular control for effective shoulder function has become increasingly more obvious in both the prevention and management of upper extremity dysfunction in physically active individuals. It is important for athletic trainers to become proficient in evaluating and treating scapular dysfunction. This four hour advanced track is designed to help the participants evaluate, prevent and manage scapular dysfunction. The seminar will use lecture, demonstrations and participant practice to review the roles of the scapulae, present general screening methods in static and dynamic postures, describe common scapular dysfunctional conditions and review exercise progression from early reeducation to conditioning for activities requiring shoulder elevation above 90 degrees.

    Survivor-Athletic Training Educator: Keys to success in the world of College/University Faculty
    David Middlemas, EdD, ATC

    As the number of accredited programs in Athletic Training Education continues to grow, so does the opportunity for young, relatively inexperienced professionals to move into positions as Athletic Training Faculty members. Since the majority of professional preparation of Athletic Trainers is as clinicians and/or researchers it is advantageous to provide educational opportunities during which young, aspiring Athletic Training Educators can gain knowledge and begin to develop strategies that will give them the tools to be successful university faculty.

    The purpose of this mini-course is to provide an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of the Athletic Trainer as a college or university faculty member. Through presentation and discussion the participants will have the opportunity to explore the challenges facing young professionals who are pursuing career paths as Athletic Training Educators.

    Hip Injuries in Athletes: Diagnosis and Treatment
    Benjamin Domb, MD

    During recent years, advances in the understanding of the hip joint have led to increased recognition of hip injuries in the athletic population. Improvements in diagnosis have been accompanied by new non-surgical treatments as well as great leaps in arthroscopic surgical techniques for hip injuries. While a high prevalence of hip injuries has been shown in professional sports, they are likely equally rampant at the high school and collegiate levels. Although very common, hip injuries are among the most frequently misdiagnosed problems in sports medicine today. Of patients with labral tears, as many as 60% are misdiagnosed, usually with groin pulls or muscle strains. This course will review the common injuries and pathology in the athletic hip, including labral tears, femoro-acetabular impingement, psoas impingement, and cartilage injuries. A thorough diagnostic approach will be presented including hip-specific physical exam, specialized x-rays, and MRI findings. Finally, the non-surgical and surgical treatments for labral tears and FAI will be discussed. The material covered in this course will prepare the clinician to easily and correctly diagnose the athlete with an injured hip.

    Evaluation and Packaging in Unique Environments
    Edward Strapp, MA, LATC, EMT

    As much as we wish every femur fracture would be on flat ground, and every concerned spinal injury would collapse right on the backboard in the gator, we all know that does not happen like it does in the movies.

    During this mini-course we will review the ins and outs of unique environments of a skate park, or skate bowl, a trampoline bed, and a foam pit. We will discuss unstable surfaces like skate lite, or the trampoline bed, and how to maneuver around in that environment. We will do a table top demonstration of what can I use now with interactive Video footage of practice sessions.

    The Pitching Athlete-Assessment of Mechanics, Injury Prevention, and Rehabilitation
    Mark Miler, ACT and Howard Knudson, MSPT

    Prevention of injury and rehabilitation of the throwing athlete is a major concern in all levels of baseball. Of particular interest are the mechanics of pitching and its role in the injured athlete. Faulty mechanics can lead to a variety of injuries that can jeopardize a player’s season and career. It is also important to ensure that the pitcher has adequate strength and flexibility to engage in the forces required to deliver a pitch to the plate. It is our purpose to present and discuss a screening mechanism to identify the players who are at risk for injury, techniques to evaluate injured pitchers, and assessment of proper pitching mechanics. We are also going to provide a rehabilitation program to effectively and efficiently treat the injured pitcher. At the conclusion of this presentation, each clinician will be able to recognize a player at risk for injury and maximize his performance, while minimizing injury. The clinician will also be able to take an injured player from the athletic training room back to the mound efficiently and effectively.

    Using Webcams for Assessment of Student Clinical Skills
    Barry McGumphy, PhD, ATC

    This mini-course will describe the various applications of clinical assessment using webcams in athletic training clinical environments. Applications include assessment in distance education courses, evaluations of students at distant clinical sites, communication with ACI’s, etc. Issues regarding technological and pedagogical challenges and solutions will also be presented in this mini-course.

    TMJ Evlauation & Treatment
    Joseph Cordis, PT, GCFP, LLC

    This presentation will cover the basics of evaluation & treatment, with an emphasis on knowing what common factors create TMJ dysfunction, and an even greater emphasis on knowing effective treatment options for pain reduction and muscle re-education, as well as conservative dental options for early intervention. Mr. Cordes has holistic osteopathic as well as Feldenkrais movement education training, and will share from that perspective what steps provide best optimum results.

    Teaching Otoscope & Opthalmoscope Techniques
    Robert Baker, MD, ATC

    The practicing athletic trainer may be faced with a variety of health complaints in the course of managing an athletic team. The athletic trainer may be called upon to evaluate the eyes and ears and to report finding to their team physician. Attendees of this Mini-Course will become familiar with the use of the otoscope and ophthalmoscope. Further, attendees will be able to identify common appearance of: otitis externa, otitis media, ear effusions, conjunctivitis, hyphema, and detached retina.

    Differences in Rehabilitation following ACL Reconstruction using Allograft or Autograft Tissues
    J. Nyland DPT, SCS, EdD, ATC, CSCS, FACSM

    The attendee will increase their understanding of rehabilitation differences following ACL reconstruction using allograft or autograft tissues. Topics will include femoral and tibial bone characteristics, tunnel placement, number and type, graft strengths-weaknesses, graft fixation-tension, graft remodeling-incorporation, the influence of concomitant meniscal and osteochondral injuries, and revision surgery considerations. Interpretation of biomechanical research, closed and open kinetic chain exercises, progressive eccentrics, functional bracing, return to play criteria, and the significance of pivot shift laxity will also be discussed. Gender, age, lifestyle, and self-efficacy as they relate to patient care will also be addressed.

    Application of Kinesotaping
    James Wallis, ATC

    The Kinesio Taping method is a therapeutic taping technique that allows treatment options for all stages of the injury cycle: acute, sub-acute, chronic and rehabilitation. The technique was created by Dr. Kenzo Kase and was first introduced to the USA in 1995. You will be introduced to the 5 basic concepts, basic and advanced tape application methods and clinical applications you can use with your athletes.

    Manual Therapy: The Theories Underlying the Techniques and the Evidence to Support
    Regis Turocy, DHCE, PT, ECS

    This presentation will discuss the theories underlying several common manual therapy techniques and their clinical application. Current evidence to support these techniques will also be presented.

    Treatment & Rehabilitation of High Ankle Sprains
    Jason Scibek, PhD, ATC

    The successful management and treatment of syndesmosis ankle sprains is dependent both on the proper diagnosis of the injury along with careful and comprehensive rehabilitation of the ankle sprain. The objectives of this session will be to provide athletic trainers with information to aid in their differential diagnosis of syndesmosis ankle sprains and to examine a course of rehabilitation to improve recovery from these ankle injuries.

    Interactions of the Most Commonly Prescribed Drugs in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
    Deidre Leaver-Dunn, PhD, ATC

    Abstract forthcoming...

    Learning Labs:
    Spinal Mobilization Techniques Using SNAGS and NAGS (III)
    HBGCC - Rooms 201-203, Saturday, June 20, 1pm - 3pm
    Michael Higgins, PhD, ATC, PT, Towson University

    Bullet Points:
    • Description of normal and abnormal spinal motion
    • Description of the Mulligan Concept and philosophy of SNAGS and NAGS
    • Presentation and practice of indications, contraindications and application of SNAGS and NAGS
    • Presentation of self management tools to teach your patient/athlete

    Functional Performance Testing: A Patient-Oriented Approach (II)
    HBGCC - Rooms 201-203, Friday, June 19, 9:15am - 11:15am
    Thomas W. Kaminski, PhD, ATC, University of Delaware

    Bullet Points:
    • Provide the necessary background and relevance for incorporating functional performance testing into clinical practice
    • Presentation of physiological and biomechanical factors necessary to perform functional performance testing
    • Presentation and practice of selected functional performance tests that can assist the clinician in making return to play/activity decisions
    • Presentation and discussion of the validity and reliability of selected functional performance tests and how these concepts may impact clinical implementation

    Mobilizing the Acute Ankle: Fighting Chronic Ankle Instability (III)
    HBGCC - Rooms 201-203, Saturday, June 20, 3:15pm - 5:15pm
    Erin M. O’Kelley, MS, ATC, PT, Texas State University-San Marcos

    Bullet Points:
    • Discussion of possible joint dysfunctions associated with acute lateral ankle sprains with specific emphasis on the fibula, talocrural and subtalar joints
    • Discussion of the alterations in joint biomechanics that are thought to alter protective proprioception
    • Presentation of current theories and available evidence for mobilizing the acute ankle
    • Presentation and practice of specific manual techniques and adjunctive options to maintain optimal position during the healing process

    Positional Release Therapy (IV)
    HBGCC - Rooms 205-207, Friday, June 19, 7am - 9am
    Tim E. Speicher, MS, ATC, CSCS, Sacred Heart University

    Bullet Points:
    • Presentation of the theory of Positional Release Therapy (PRT)
    • Discussion of applications of PRT techniques and how they can improve therapeutic outcomes
    • Presentation and practice of PRT techniques utilized to treat common athletic injuries and somatic dysfunction

    Kinesio-Taping Techniques in Athletic Training Clinical Practice (IV)
    HBGCC - Rooms 205-207, Saturday, June 20, 3:15pm - 5:15pm
    Andrew Baker, ATC, CKTP, University of Virginia

    Bullet Points:
    • Presentation and application of the principles of kinesiotaping
    • Discussion and application of kinesiotaping techniques used on common athletic ailments
    • Discussion of self-management techniques to teach your patient/athlete

    Feature Presentations:
    Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications in the Athletic Training Facility (V)
    HBGCC - Lila Cockrell Theatre, Thursday, June 18, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
    ***Writing Policies & Procedures regarding OTC & Prescription Meds
    Leamor Kahanov, EdD, ATC, San Jose State University
    ***Formulary Management, Federal Law and the Athletic Trainer
    Mike Pavlovich, Pharm.D., American Pharmacists’ Association/HNP Pharmaceuticals

    Abstract: Athletic trainers routinely manage prescription and over the counter (OTC) medication under the supervision, advice, and consent of a physician. Establishing recommendations for managing these medications in the athletic training setting is necessary to ensure proper protocols are followed by all involved in the process of storage, packaging, tracking, and disseminating both prescription (as ordered by a physician) and OTC medications (per manufacturer directions). Execution of these recommendations occurs at a facility managed by athletic training staff at an intercollegiate institution, professional sports team facility, international competition center, private clinical setting, or related venue.

    Current Trends in Concussion Assessment and Intervention (II)
    HBGCC - Lila Cockrell Theatre, Thursday, June 18, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Robert C. Cantu, MA, MD, FACS, Emerson Hospital

    Abstract: Concussions still are frequently in the news and a “hot topic” for our members. Athletic trainers are searching for the most up-to date information when assessing and treating concussions. This presentation will utilize a new format for the NATA where we will have 2 “keynote /bookend” speakers that are experts on the subject matter. 3 speakers on the same topic will present highlighting current research they have conducted on concussions. Through this style, we hope to intergrate cutting edge research with expert clinical presentations.

    Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Athletics (II)
    HBGCC - Lila Cockrell Theatre, Thursday, June 18, 3:45pm - 5:45pm
    ***Musculoskeletal Ultrasound as an Imaging Tool
    Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, University of South Florida
    ***Practical Application for Assessment and Treatment using Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
    Charles C Nofsinger, MD, University of South Florida
    ***Future Use of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Athletic Training
    Jeff G. Konin, PhD, ATC, PT, University of South Florida

    Bullet Points:
    • Introduce the principles of musculoskeletal ultrasound as an imaging tool
    • Demonstrate the application techniques associated with musculoskeletal ultrasound
    • Identify advantages and disadvantages of using musculoskeletal ultrasound for sports medicine assessment and treatment interventions
    • Review case studies utilizing musculoskeletal ultrasound
    • Discuss future opportunities for the implementation of musculoskeletal ultrasound into the practice of athletic training

    Live Hip Arthroscopy (II, IV)
    Johnson & Johnson Symposium
    HBGCC - Hall A, Friday, June 19, 11:45am - 1:45pm
    Keith L. Markey, MD, Advance Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics
    Jeff L. Potthoff, MS, ATC, LAT, Advance Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics

    Abstract: The management of hip injuries has evolved in athletics significantly with advances made in arthroscopic procedures. This minimally invasive surgical technique has assisted with the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that previously may have been unrecognized. Indications for hip arthroscopy include the presence of symptomatic acetabular labral tears, hip capsule laxity and instability, chondral lesions, osteochondritis dissecans, and loose bodies to name a few. This feature presentation will include a cadaver dissection performed by an orthopedic surgeon. The session will include identification of important anatomical structures found within the hip, common pathological conditions encountered , and surgical arthroscopic procedures utilized by orthopedic surgeons in the diagnosis and treatment of hip pathology.

    Utilization of Video Gaming Among Athletes for Rehabilitation (IV)
    HBGCC - Lila Cockrell Theatre, Saturday, June 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    ***Dance Dance Revolution vs. Dance Dance Rehabiliation: DDR in the ATR
    Kirk Brumels, PhD, ATC, Hope College
    ***The Practical Application of the Wii Gaming System in Athletic Rehabilitation
    Kala Y. Flagg, MPT, ATC, CSCS, University of Maryland
    ***Video Gaming and Brain Function: A Researcher’s Perspective
    Stacy Fritz, PhD, PT, University of South Carolina

    Abstract: Video gaming is prevalent among the general population including our athletes. Athletic trainers are often looking at ways to present innovative techniques into rehabilitation. This feature presentation will explore the use of various types of video gaming as a rehabilitation device along with neurological intervention through the use of video gaming from a researcher’s perspective.

    Evidence Based Forum:
    Breaking Down the Stats on Injury Surveillance and Sport Related Concussion: What do the Statistics Mean and How Can I Apply Them? (II, IV)
    HBGCC - Room 214B, Saturday, June 20, 12:45pm - 1:45pm
    Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Jennifer M. Hootman, PhD, ATC, FNATA, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

    Abstract: All clinicians and researchers are invited and encouraged to attend this interactive discussion that integrates the clinic and science. The purpose of this session is to highlight current literature and clinical applications regarding injury surveillance and sport related concussion: what do the statistics mean and how can I apply them? After a brief presentation on the clinical significance of recent sport related concussion data, a panel will lead an open discussion on this topic.

    Healthcare Management Track I - Exploring Clinical Settings (VI)
    Presented by the Clinical & Emerging Practices Athletic Trainers’ Committee
    HBGCC - Ballroom C2, Thursday, June 18, 10:30am - 12:30pm

    ***Physician Extender Model
    Brian M. Franklin, MS, ATC, LAT, Ossur Americas
    ***Working in a Clinical Setting
    Linda F. Mazzoli, MS, ATC, PTA, Cooper Bone & Joint Institute
    ***Hospital Outreach Setting
    KenW. Locker, MA, ATC, Presbyterian Sports Network

    Abstract: Explore the various clinical settings of physician extender, clinical, and hospital outreach; what they are and what they are not. Interested in changing jobs or simply want to learn more about Value Models and Return on Investments (ROI)?. With today’s changing national healthcare environment you must be able to demonstrate your economic worth to employers. This session will give you tools to measure and discuss ROI.

    Healthcare Management Track II - Exploring Emerging Settings (VI)
    Presented by the Clinical & Emerging Practices Athletic Trainers’ Committee
    HBGCC - Ballroom C2, Friday, June 19, 9:15am - 11:15am

    ***Measure the ROI in the Industry
    Craig Halls, MBA, ATC, CEES, Aurora Health Care
    ***ROI in the Military
    Tim Kelly, ATC, Army Athletic Association
    ***Handcuffs, Guns and an Athletic Trainer
    Nancy C. Burke, MS, ATC, Fairfax County Police Department

    Abstract: Explore a career in the emerging settings of police, fire, military and industry. Because these settings are so new, you may have to provide the employer with reasons they should hire you. Today’s economy does not allow you to simply give them a touchy feeling reason to hire you. This session will give you the tools measure your value and return on investment (ROI), including how to market yourself to prospective employers.

    Healthcare Management Track III - Salary Negotiation & Interview Strategies (VI)
    HBGCC - Ballroom C2, Saturday, June 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm
    ***Mock Interviews
    Sanford E. Miller, MEd, ATC, LAT, Stephen F. Austin State University
    ***Negotiating Salaries
    Al Green, MEd, ATC, EMT, Florida Southern College
    ***Ace Your Annual Review
    Joseph A. Scott, MS, ATC, LAT, Southcoast Hospitals Group

    Abstract: This session will explore human resources issues that are pertinent to all settings. Attendees will learn how negotiate salaries and raises, and how to properly prepare for an interview and annual performance evaluations.

    Secondary School Athletic Training: Building on Success (I)
    Presented by the Secondary School Athletic Trainers’ Committee
    HBGCC - Ballroom C1, Friday, June 19, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

    ***Rethinking Physical Cardiac Issues
    Tarek O. Souryal, MD, TX Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Group
    ***The Future of Secondary School Athletic Training: Building on Success
    Brian Robinson, MS, ATC, LAT, Glenbrook South High School
    ***Nutrition and Performance for the HS Athlete
    Roberta H. Anding, MS, LD, CSSD, Houston Texans

    Abstract: Pending

    The Impact of Athletic Trainers on Health Outcomes in Basic Combat Training (VI)
    HBGCC - Ballroom C3, Friday, June 19, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
    ***Certified Athletic Trainer - Forward Program Overview and Descriptive Analysis
    James M. Mensch, PhD, ATC, University of South Carolina
    ***Absolute Risk Reduction and Numbers Needed to Treat Analyses
    Thomas P. Dompier, PhD, ATC, University of South Carolina
    ***Athletic Trainer Proxy-Self Efficacy in Far-Forward Military Setting
    Joseph M. Murphy, MS, ATC, University of South Carolina

    Abstract: The positive impact of athletic trainers on the health outcomes of Soldiers during Basic Combat Training has implications for the physically active across all settings. The proposed presentation will address the health outcomes of Soldiers evaluated and treated by athletic trainers in a far forward military setting. These presentations will specifically provide descriptive and analytical data regarding referral patterns, attrition, and athletic trainer efficacy for managing musculoskeletal injuries. Results demonstrate the positive effect of athletic trainers with reduced referral rates, reduced attrition, positive self and proxy efficacy as reported by athletic trainers and Drill Sergeants, respectively.

    Seeing is Believing - The Relation between the Visual System and Motor Performance (II, IV)
    Presented by the American Optometric Association - Sports Vision Section
    HBGCC - Ballroom C1, Saturday, June 20, 1pm - 3pm

    Derek N. Cunningham, OD, FAAO, Dell Laser Consultants
    Steven A. Hitzeman, OD, Indiana University School of Optometry

    Abstract: This course will run certified athletic trainers through the basics of the eye and visual system. Beginning with pre-participation vision evaluation and progressing through on field trauma and triage, we will end up with an overview of visual training and vision enhancement. Certified athletic trainers will be more knowledgeable and confident as first line eye care givers for athletes, including how to build relationships with other professionals that can help enhance their athlete’s visual performance. Trauma treatment techniques and referral guidelines will be covered in detail as well as the general philosophy and techniques of enhancing visual performance.

    NATA’s Newly Adopted Position Statement on Disordered Eating (IV, V, VI)
    Presented by the Female Athlete Triad Coalition
    HBGCC - Ballroom C 3, Saturday, June 20, 10:30am - 12:30pm

    ***Overview of NATA’s Position Statement on Disordered Eating with Special Reference to the Administrator’s Role
    Christine Bonci, MS, ATC, The University of Texas at Austin
    ***Dietary Counseling and Management
    Christine A. Plonsky, The University of Texas at Austin

    Abstract: Athletes with Disordered Eating (DE) will rarely self-report their symptoms. They tend to deny the condition and are often resistant to referral and treatment. Thus, screenings and interventions must be handled skillfully by knowledgeable professionals to obtain desired outcomes. The complexity, time intensiveness, and expense of managing DE necessitate an interdisciplinary approach respresenting medicine, nutrition, mental health, athletic training, and athletics administration in order to facilitate early detection and treatment, make it easier for symptomatic athletes to ask for help, enhance the potential for full recovery, and satisfy medicologal requirements. Of equal importance is establishing educational initiatives for preventing DE.

    Fueling the Body: Adequately, Optimally, Legally (I)
    Presented by Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition
    HBGCC - Ballroom C2, Thursday, June 18, 3:45pm - 5:45pm

    ***Food for Thought: Pre-Exercise Fueling and Post-Exercise Recovery Foods to Use
    Roberta H. Anding, MS, LD, CSSD, Houston Texans
    ***To Drink or Not To Drink: A Review of Hydration Options
    Amy L. Goodson, MS, RD/LD, CSSD, Ben Hogan Sports Therapy Institute
    ***Foods and Supplements: What Works and What’s Not Worth It
    Diane King, ATC, RD, CSSD, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

    Abstract: In the world of sports, from high school to professional, athletes always seek an “edge”. What creates optimal performance? “Fueling the Body” compiles the science behind pre, during, and post-exercise eating and gives practical, everyday food recommendations for athletes. In addition, learn the ins and outs of hydration including differentiation between sports drinks, when to use them, and which are better for particular sports and athletes. Finally, to supplement or not to supplement…that is the question. Learn what supplements work, which ones are legal and how to optimize fueling with food.


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