The cATalyzing Podcast for Athletic Trainers
By cATalyzing Coaching and Consulting - Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS
The cATalyzing Podcast for Athletic TrainersMay 23, 2023
Lifting yourself up - Self care for healthcare professionals
At times, life can be tough for people who work in the healthcare industry. Burnout. Compassion fatigue. Depression. Difficulty with balancing work and personal life. As healthcare and human service professionals, we are constantly lifting others up, and that can be draining. Are we remaining self-aware, and taking care of ourself? Sometimes when you feel stuck, it's tough taking that first step. What strategies do you choose when you need lifted up? Who are and what are your catalysts to help you break out? As we near the end of #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth (May), Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS discusses the importance of lifting ourselves up.
Own your feelings. Own your space. You got this.
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Work Life Balance in Athletic Training: Navigating Life's Ups and Downs
ATSNJ 2023 Key Takeaways - Recap Episode
It's back! The 4th annual Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey Symposium recap episode! #ATSNJ2023. A special thank you to the ATSNJ Executive Committee for your support in this project! Check out this lineup! In this episode you'll get brief summaries of all presenters' key takeaways from the Symposium.ATSNJ 2023 Initiatives (Ken Cieslak, President ATSNJ - President@atsnj.org) Effect of Depression & Anxiety on Sports Rehabilitation Adherence & Injury Recovery in Collegiate Athletes (Luis Torres, DHSc, LAT, ATC - Assistant Professor, Department of Exercise Science and Physical Education: Montclair State University, firstname.lastname@example.org) Quality Improvement: Work Smarter, Not Harder (Anne Russ, PhD, LAT, ATC - Associate Professor of Instruction - Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Temple University, email@example.com)and Beth Neil PhD, LAT, ATC - Clinical Education Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Instruction: Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences - Temple University, firstname.lastname@example.org) Concussion Rehabilitation Student session (Christopher Meny, MS, ATC - Business Development Manager Sports: Kessler Rehabilitation, email@example.com) Take a Breath: Mindfulness and Meditation in Athletics (Cynthia O'Connell, M.S. Ed - RYT 200 yoga teacher, Founder/Owner/Consultant - Mindfulness Connection mindfulnessconnection.com, Co-author with Jen Clearwaters - “Elevation Principles”, firstname.lastname@example.org) Mass Casualty Planning in Athletics (Dan Evans, MEd, ATC - Athletic Trainer & District Safety Specialist: Woodstown High School; Emergency Management Coordinator: Borough of Woodstown, email@example.com) WANTED: Athletic Trainers in the Emergency Department (Barbara McCormick, DNP, RN, CEN - Critical Care, Emergency Department Nurse and clinical faculty - Jefferson Health / Lieutenant Colonel - Delaware National Guard, firstname.lastname@example.org) Sports Related Concussion: Updates and Innovation (Jason Krystofiak, MD, CAQSM - Primary Care Sports Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health, Medical Director of Sports Medicine - Cooperman Barnabas, Medical Director - Mathew J. Morahan III Center, Assistant Team Physician - Rutgers Athletics, Clinical Assistant Professor - Rutgers-RWJMS, email@example.com and Diana Toto, MS - Administrative Director of Sports and Rehab Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health Cooperman Barnabas Health Center / Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes, firstname.lastname@example.org) The confounding variables impeding high-quality CPR (Jennifer Longo, PhD, ATC, NREMT - Assistant Professor: Rowan University, email@example.com) The JEPster Tape Strapping Procedure for the Treatment of Medial Posterior Tibial Stress Syndrome (Kip Patterson, ATC, CSCS - Certified Athletic Trainer/ Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist: Shawnee High School, firstname.lastname@example.org) - Demo video for JEPster tape job (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zsZnC2FMqirELxgL-beF0qIrqmObWuVU/view?usp=sharing)
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"NYSATA 2022 in 90"
"NYSATA 2022 in 90" - Time for another content-packed cATalyzing ATs event recap episode - New York State Athletic Trainers' Association 2022 annual symposium recap. Ryan has conversations with all NYSATA 2022 presenters, plus outgoing NYSATA president Roy Flores. A special thank you to Roy Flores and Aimee Brunnell for the opportunity to collaborate.
Arturo (Roy) Flores, MS, ATC - NYSATA Key Initiatives (email@example.com)
Amy Eisenhauer, EMT - Emergent Collaboration between EMS and Athletic Trainers (Amy.Eisenhauer@health.ny.gov)
Jennifer M. Medina McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS and Patrick O. McKeon, PhD, ATC, CSCS - Let’s talk about the Head…of the Talus (Parts 1 & 2). BONUS LINK to supplement this topic: The Ankle-Joint Complex: A Kinesiologic Approach to Lateral Ankle Sprains (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com)
James Pierre-Glaude, PT, DPT, ATC, OCS, CSCS - Cultural Competency in Healthcare (Education): How Your Provider’s Training Affects Your Health (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Laura Purificato, MSPT - Therapeutic Management in the Active Client Presenting with Hip Dysfunction (email@example.com)
Rob Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS and Angelo Marsella MA, ATC, USAW - An Athletic Performance Training Program Design for Lower Extremity Return to Play Testing (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com)
Frank J. Alexander, MS, ATC - Psychological Impact of Athletic Injuries (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dana Barsalow OTR/L, MS, CHT - Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Thumb (email@example.com)
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Overhead Athlete Dynamic Warm Up - A Coaching Example
"ATSNJ in 60" - Key Takeaways, 2022 Edition
"ATSNJ in 60: 2022 Edition"
We are back! For the 3rd year in a row, The cATalyzing Podcast is bringing you a recap episode of the key takeaways from the 2022 Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey annual symposium. This year's lineup was fantastic, with a solid mix of clinical, administrative, and lessons.NIL Rules Change: How it Affects Athletic Trainers - John Gallucci, Jr, MS, ATC, PT, DPT (President and CEO, JAG-One Physical Therapy) Recognition, Assessment, & Management of Long COVID - Daria Oller, PT, DPT, ATC (Physical Therapist and Certified Athletic Trainer, Pro-Activity) Interprofessional Collaboration in the Orthopedic Setting - Marc Mortellaro, PhD, ATC, OPA-C, OA-C (Certified Athletic Trainer, Columbia Orthopedics) & Christopher Cordero, MHA (Division Manager, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University, Irving Medical Center) Using VOMS for Concussion Management - Jaclyn Morrissette< PhD, ATC (Assistant Professor & Program Director, Athletic Training & Sports Medicine, William Paterson University) Key 2022 ATSNJ Initiatives - Jessica Springstead, EdD, ATC (ATSNJ President, Athletic Training Manager - Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center/RWJBarnabas Health) Traditional Chinese Medicine for the Athletic Trainer - Pete Koenegis, DAT, M.Ed, ATC (Certified Athletic Trainer, Northern Highlands Regional High School) Post-Professional Pathways and Clinical Specialization in Athletic Training - Christopher Servian, ATC, COF (Certified Athletic Trainer, St. Luke's University Health Network) & Daniel Dobrowolski, DAT, ATC (Resident Athletic Trainer St Lukes University Health Network) Common Foot Injuries - Mark Nathanson, DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, Rothman Orthopaedics) How to Promote Yourself for An Athletic Training Position Before and After Graduation - Michael Goldenberg, MS, ATC, NASM-CES (Athletic Trainer, The Lawrenceville School)
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An AT's Guide to Understanding Chiropractors: Kevin Vieser, DC, ATC
There is no doubting the value that exists in intraprofessional collaboration. It is unfortunate that often there is "headbutting" which occurs between athletic trainers and chiropractors, and the most likely reason is a lack of understanding of what each side brings to the table. What better way to dive deep into understanding the world of chiropractic care than to speak with a dual-credentialed athletic trainer and chiropractor Kevin Vieser, DC, ATC.
Dr. Kevin combines his life-long love for athletics and his passion for helping others into his profession as a Chiropractor and Certified Athletic Trainer. It was during his undergraduate years as an Athletic Training student at Springfield College where he witnessed the impact chiropractic care made on the recovery process of any injury that inspired him to want to do the same for the people he treated. Upon graduation from Springfield College, Dr. Kevin moved to the west coast to begin his studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic - West Campus in San Jose, CA. Not only did he succeed academically, he augmented his education with a wide range of professional experiences as a Certified Athletic Trainer, from youth athletes to Olympians while attending advanced extremity manipulation seminars nationwide. Currently Dr. Kev has his own practice in New Jersey, where his mission is simple: to provide the best care possible, to make it accessible, and to give patients the confidence in their ability to heal.
Want to contact Dr. Kev? More info can be found at www.drkevinvieser.com, and find him on instagram @_DrKev_
ATSNJ in 60: 2021 Edition
In this episode, Ryan Stevens interviews all presenters who took part in the 2021 Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) Annual Symposium, discussing the Key Takeaways each #ATSNJ2021 education session.
"ATSNJ: A year in NJ Athletic Training review + 2021 Goals" - Jessica Springstead EdD, ATC, ATSNJ Conference Chair and ATSNJ President Elect @ATSNJ & @speedracerAT
"Do Athletic Training Students Demonstrate Behaviors Associated with Emotional Intelligence Skills?" - Kevin J Silva EdD, MSAT, ATC, Keynote Speaker, Coordinator of Clinical Education, Salem State University @kjsilva_atc & @SSU_MSAT
"Does youth participation increase the risk of CAM development and hip femoroacetabular impingement?" - Patrick S Buckley MD, Sports Medicine Surgeon, University Orthopaedic Associates @UOA_NJ
"Indications for Hip Arthroscopy in the Athlete" - Kenneth Y Chern MD, PA, FAAOS, AANA, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Sports Medicine, Seaview Orthopaedic and Medical Associates @SeaviewOrtho
"Sexual Harassment: Protect Yourself, Protect You Patients" - Jamie L Mansell PhD, LAT, ATC, Associate Professor of Instruction and Program Director of the CAATE accredited Athletic Training programs, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences @jamiemansellphd
"Pain Management for Sports Surgery- Can we be opioid-free?" - Charles J Gatt Jr, MD, Sports Medicine Surgeon, University Orthopaedic Associates @drgatt & @UOA_NJ
"Current Concepts of Shoulder Instability" - Christopher J Spagnuola MD, PA, FAAOS, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Sports Medicine, Seaview Orthopaedic and Medical Associates @SeaviewOrtho
"Monitoring Training Load in Collegiate Soccer Athletes" - Erin Pletcher PhD, ATC, CSCS, Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Program, Thomas Jefferson University @ResearchatJeff
"The Use of Tandem Gait and BESS Test for Concussion Management" - Jaclyn Morrissette PhD, ATC, Assistant Professor & Program Director, Athletic Training & Sports Medicine, William Paterson University @JNorberg22
"Achilles Tendon Injury: Conservative vs. Surgical Treatment: An Evidence-Based Approach for Decision Making" - Kenneth G Swan MD, Sports Medicine Surgeon, University Orthopaedic Associates @UOA_NJ
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Quadrupedal Movement Training - Jeff Buxton, PhD
COVID-19 Check in - Return to Athletics - Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS
CommunicATe: Practical Skills to Enhance Message Delivery by Ryan Stevens, MPS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Having the skill set to bridge the gap between one's knowledge and the application of that knowledge often can be the difference maker in job satisfaction, workplace effectiveness, and professional growth. As athletic trainers in all professional settings, therein lies a responsibility to take ownership of what we can control to grow ourselves professionally while representing our AT profession in a positive and productive manner. The purpose of this episode is to review a topic not discussed enough in our field: communicATion skills. Athletic trainers, you can greatly improve your effectiveness, influence, and relationships by placing a higher focus on self-awareness and verbal and non-verbal communication skills. With the increased importance of interprofessional collaboration, along with the ever changing need to be able to work with diverse populations, ATs must solidify the foundation of communication as it pertains to rapport and relationship building. Ryan unpacks the verbal and non-verbal aspects of communication , and shares how enhanced communication skills play in building positive rapport. Learn ways to implement matching and mirroring strategies as a means to enhance understanding and message delivery. You are guaranteed to leave this conversation with some practical approaches for athletic trainers to enhance your relationships with administrators, athletes/patients/clients, coaches, parents, and co-workers to improve outcomes.
About the speaker: Ryan Stevens, MPS, LAT, ATC CSCS - As a healthcare professional and growth-focused organizational leader, over Ryan’s career he has demonstrated empathetic intraprofessional collaboration, a reflective growth mindset, and above all else passion and positivity as a specialty-trained leader, educator, licensed/certified athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. Delivering sports medicine care across a spectrum of settings since 2004, he has grown to provide guidance through leadership, professional development, and interpersonal growth opportunities via consulting, public speaking, podcast, written content, video media, and personalized collaboration.
*Note: This talk originally occurred at the 2019 RWJBarnabas Health "You Matter Too" Athletic Trainer Personal Development Symposium, and the audio is property of RWJBarnabas Health, used with permission.
What ATs need to know about Telehealth & Telemedicine: J. Timothy Sensor, LAT, ATC
J. Timothy Sensor, LAT, ATC, has been working as an Athletic Trainer at the Overlook Medical Center for Concussion Care since 2014. He has been a partner with Safe Sports Training Consultants, LLC, since 2013. He had been the Chief Athletic Trainer and Chief Clinical Supervisor at Kean University in Union, NJ from 1983 to 2013. Prior to that he was the Head Athletic Trainer at Ramapo College from 1977 to 1983. He is currently on the NATA Research and Education Foundation Board as the NATA District Two Chair, a position he has held since 2016. He served as the President of the Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey (1989-1991). Mr. Sensor has held positions in a multitude of committees with the New Jersey Medical Society, EATA, NATA, and at Kean University. Mr. Sensor was the chair of the NATA District Secretaries/Treasurers Committee, a member of the New Jersey Medical Society Committee on Medical Aspect of Sports, a member of the Kean University Board of Trustees’ Building, Finance and Audit Committee, and a member of the New Jersey Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board (PEOSH). He has also served on the Athletic Training Advisory Board to the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners since 2006. He was the Treasurer for NATA District Two from 1994-2000 and the Treasurer of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association from 2002-2006. Any questions? You can reach Tim at email@example.com
The Value of Self Advocacy for Athletic Trainers: Alisha M. Pennington, MS, ATC
Job Seeking and Interview Tips for ATs - Stephanie Gehman, LAT, ATC, CEAS
With changes in our economy, staffing models, and increased healthcare needs stemming from a COVID-19 world, as an athletic trainer there's a chance you are looking for new or expanded opportunities this summer to advance your career. In this episode, Ryan and Stephanie unpack a number of key points pertaining to the process of applying for and interviewing for a new job, as well as the transition process from your "old" job to your "new"job. We discuss the importance of branding yourself, especially through your resume and cover letter. How are you searching for opportunities? Once you get that opportunities, how do you nail the interview? And let's say you nail that interview, what should you do next after the interview? If you get offered the job, and accept, how do you make that transition professionally? Stephanie believes we're in a critical period for the athletic training profession as we work to expand our involvement in the healthcare world, and a big part of that is influencing others to give you that opportunity. Given this circumstance, our profession needs more and better leaders than ever before. We owe it to ourselves and those who come after us to reject complacency and accelerate growth. Showcase this passion as you seek your next opportunity!
Stephanie has been an athletic trainer for over 10 years, with primary experience in the secondary school setting and in athletic training administration. In her current role as Athletic Training Supervisor for Coordinated Health (a part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network), she provides leadership to a large team athletic trainers across numerous secondary school, collegiate, and advanced practice settings. Stephanie graduated with honors from Messiah College with a BA in Athletic Training. Following graduation, she worked for several years in Central Pennsylvania at Cumberland Valley HS, the School District of Lancaster, and Lancaster Mennonite. Stephanie joined Coordinated Health in 2013 to serve Liberty High School before moving into an Athletic Training lead lead, starting her administrative career. Stephanie lives in Quakertown, PA with her husband and three active sons. You can reach Stephanie at Stephanie.Gehman@yahoo.com if you'd like to pick her brain!
Developing Personal Power, with Kevin Briles, Sr., LAT, ATC, CSCS, EMT-B
During times when conflict arises and influence is necessary, the ability to leverage your own personal power can be the difference maker in the outcomes you achieve. As an athletic trainer, it is important to differentiate positional and personal power. Kevin emphasizes the personality traits of civility and compassion and how those traits can be used to develop personal power and leadership qualities in the athletic training profession. KB shares his strategies to effectively communicate and function as an influential contributing member of the athletic department team. He also discusses strategies to promote an environment of civility and compassion in the athletic training clinic. This talk was originally given at the 2019 RWJBarnabas Health "We Matter Too" Athletic Trainer Personal Development Symposium. A 1997 graduate of Gettysburg College, Kevin Briles has been practicing as a licensed athletic trainer in New Jersey for 22 years. Kevin has served as District Athletic Trainer and Assistant to the Athletic Director at the Delsea Regional School District since 2004. Previously, he served as Director of Athletic Training Services for Kessler Memorial Hospital for six years. Along with his duties at Delsea, Briles has served as an athletic trainer for the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association championships in swimming, indoor and outdoor track, and wrestling at the District, Region, and State tournament levels. Furthermore, he has also served as site manager for wrestling weight certification as a master weight assessor and as a member of the NJSIAA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. In addition to his secondary school responsibilities, he has served on athletic training staffs at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Atlantic Cape Community College, and serves as an adjunct clinical instructor/preceptor at Rowan University. Within the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey, Briles currently serves as President and sits on the Secondary Schools Committee. In addition to being a member of The New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Briles, is the recipient of Gettysburg College’s Romeo Capozzi Award, The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Athletic Training Service Award, and The Gloucester County Police Chiefs Association's Civilian Service Award. Kevin can be contacted via email at KBriles@atsnj.org or KBriles@delsearegional.us
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Perseverance & Passion in Healthcare - David Abrutyn, MD
In this episode, Dr. Abrutyn and Ryan discuss Dr Abrutyn's story of perseverance and passion and discuss how adversity influences growth. How does mindset play a role in response to adversity, and based on chosen mindset what are the possible outcomes of someone facing adversity? What is the importance of demonstrating passion in healthcare, and how does demonstration of passion by a healthcare professional impact patient care and career growth? What are some things that can sidetrack “passion” along the way? Lastly, what are some tips for athletic trainers to maximize their relationships with physicians?
David Abrutyn, MD is an orthopedic surgeon for Summit Medical Group who is fellowship trained and board certified in Sports Medicine. His specialty is the nonoperative and operative treatment of shoulder and knee injuries. David's passion and focus are on tissue preservation, anatomic restoration and healing, and minimally invasive surgery, with a surgical practice focus on the treatment of the shoulder and knee with a primary emphasis on advanced arthroscopic and reconstructive procedures. David is currently the medical director of the Athletic Training service line at RWJ Somerset Hospital and team orthopedic surgeon for the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club and Immaculata High School Athletics in Somerville, NJ. He is also actively involved in the treatment of athletes from many Skyland High School Athletic Conference, and is the former team physician for Sky Blue Football Club (FC), New Jersey’s women’s professional soccer team and the Long Beach Ice Dogs, a minor league hockey team based in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Abrutyn championed and implemented the Joint Surgery Center at RWJ Somerset Hospital in Somerville, NJ, a comprehensive, patient-centric total joint replacement program that is nationally recognized the the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval. Dr. Abrutyn is passionate about athletics, fitness, and prevention, and his goal is to try to establish realistic expectations, educating his patients about their conditions and treatment options, which allows them to partner with him to achieve the best possible outcomes. Dr. Abrutyn sees patients in Bridgewater and Warren, NJ. For more information call 908-685-8500 of visit www.smgortho.com; David can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Treat Yourself As If You Were Your Athlete: How ATs Must Develop Self-care - Pete Economou, PhD, ABPP-CBT
Pete J. Economou Ph.D., ABPP was trained in counseling psychology and is an Associate Professor at Rutgers University in the graduate school of applied and professional psychology (GSAPP), also serving as the associate chair for the Applied Department. Dr. Pete is the founder of a clinical practice specializing in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT), he is licensed by NJ and NY to practice psychology, and he is board certified in CBT. Dr. Pete has conducted research in several areas including: multicultural psychology, evidence-based treatments (mainly third wave CBT), Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, and learning challenges related to executive functioning. He is an active member of state and national psychology associations, has been on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Sports Psychology since 2014, and is a contributor to media outlets and social media. Lastly, as a student of Zen Buddhism, Dr. Pete has been studying at the Morning Star Zendo with Robert Kennedy, Roshi for several years, which has translated into his mindfulness practices offered through the third wave CBT theories. Follow and connect with Dr. Pete on Twitter and Instagram at @OfficialDrPete.
Remaining Calm: ATs as the Eye of the Storm - Chris Flores, ATC
Chris Flores, ATC is the owner of FLO Fitness, Co-creator of the Rooted Rehab Certification, Adjunct Professor at Kean University and the former Head Athletic Trainer for Westfield High School. During his 8 years there he discovered many of the same issue that most athletic trainers face trying to manage long hours, family life and personal success. This lead him to creating the FLO-OSOPHY Mindset Program. Chris believes you can have it all in life as long as you define what that means to you. If you want to reach out to Chris for more information, he can be reached out at FloFitness@gmail.com and online at www.flofitnessbh.com.
Financial Planning for Athletic Trainers in Difficult times - Matthew Shade, M.Ed., LAT, ATC
Matt Shade, M.Ed, LAT, ATC graduated from West Chester University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training, then served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer while completing his Master Degree of Education at The College of New Jersey in 2006. Matt’s career has consisted of working in the interscholastic setting as a Certified Athletic Trainer at New Hope Solebury High School, Delaware County Christian School and Gwynedd Mercy College. He also worked in the office setting as a physician extender before advancing into administrative roles as a sports medicine supervisor with ATI Physical Therapy and athletic director at Girard College and William Tennent High School. Throughout his career path, Matt developed a passion for educating and mentoring athletic trainers. This passion lead to him pursuing a career path as Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in 2018. Since this audio was recorded in 2019, Matt has expanded his financial planning practice and now operates his business through Independence Planning Group. With the support of his wife, Staci, Matt enjoys spending his free time watching and coaching his sons, Jacob and Jonathan, in their sports. Want to reach Matt? email@example.com
*The audio from Matt's presentation re-purposed for this podcast is property of RWJBarnabas Health*
Developing Your Own Mental Health Emergency Action Plan, with Sandy Lynch Massi, MA, LAT, CCISM
Sandy has been a certified athletic trainer and career firefighter/EMT for over 18 years and is an instructor with the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation. She is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management and has participated on the Mercury Critical Incident Response Team, a peer support team for first responders since 2002, currently serving as director. Sandy, along with another peer from NJ, helped organize one of the first peer support teams for athletic trainers in America. Serving as the District 2 representative to the NATA ATs Care Committee, this position tasks her with coordinating team development, training and requests for service in NJ, PA, DE and NY. Additionally, Sandy is an instructor at the Emergency Services Training Center in Westhampton, NJ. where she teaches EMT and Firefighter courses. Sandy is a Mom to 9 year old Jackson, two pit bulls and a cat. She is married and lives in Delran. While currently sidelined after ACL reconstruction, she enjoys half ironman triathlons and running marathons. Connect with Sandy at lynchATC@yahoo.com
About ATs Care: The ATs Care program is designed to offer crisis management training opportunities for athletic trainers dealing with the aftermath of a critical incident or who is having difficult dealing with challenging times personally. The mission of the ATs Care Committee is to aid ATs and AT students who have been through a critical incident by utilizing a peer-to peer-system to assist, monitor and encourage these individuals to seek initial support through state or regional ATs Care teams.
COVID-19 Downtime Tips for Athletic Trainers: Mike Prybicien and Ryan Stevens
Michael Prybicien, MA, ATC, CSCS, CES has worked as an athletic trainer in a variety of different venues with patients of all ages and skill sets. Mike is currently employed as an athletic trainer at Passaic High School in New Jersey, serves as Vice President of Operations for Sports Safety International, and also is an adjunct professor at William Paterson University in Wayne New Jersey. He is both an athletic trainers society of New Jersey distinguished service award recipient and a Hall of Fame inductee. Additionally Mike is a New Jersey state coaches association Hall of Fame inductee. He is author of numerous book chapters, abstract articles, and journal articles that specializing in sports emergency care, and prevention, recognition, and management. Michael received the two bachelor of science degrees from Penn State University and his master's from Kent State University in Ohio.
Mike can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Ryan can be reached at email@example.com
"ATSNJ in 60": A summary of the 2020 ATSNJ Conference
Directional testing & postural provocation for low back disorders - Ken Cieslak, DC, ATC, CSCS
Promoting Your Profession (An Example) - Ryan Stevens, ATC & David Borchardt, ATC
All Things Per Diem Athletic Training - K. Ellis Mair, EdM, ATC (Go4Ellis)
Ellis Mair graduated from Penn State University in 2009 with her Bachelors in Kinesiology in the Athletic Training Option. She worked in the Secondary School setting where she was the head athletic trainer for Monsignor Bonner High School. She began working per diem work in 2010 with NXTsports. In 2011, she was brought on as the Participant Health and Safety Consultant for NXT. In 2013, she attended Boston University where she worked as a graduate assistant and staff athletic trainer. Upon obtaining her Masters in Health Education from BU, she returned home to Philadelphia to become the Director of Participant Health and Safety for the largest youth lacrosse company in the country. In 2016, Ellis had an idea to streamline and professionalize the per diem setting. She and a few colleagues decided to create Go4Ellis. Currently, Ellis is the Co-Founder of Go4Ellis, the athletic training app that links athletic trainers with per diem work opportunities. She is the Chair of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Youth Sports Work Group. Ellis currently sits on the Board of Directors for Schema and the Fishtown Neighbors' Association. Her garden was named a 2019 Garden of Distinction by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. She currently lives in Philadelphia and is a proud dog momma to a labrador and mastiff. You can reach Ellis at Ellis@go4ellis.com and at www.go4ellis.com.
CreATing your Team - Kevin Briles, ATC, CSCS, EMT-B
As athletic trainers, inter-professional collaboration is critical for success. We have to think about the "team" we surround ourselves with, anyone who directly or indirectly plays a role in the holistic high quality care and safety of the people you serve. In this conversation, Kevin Briles and I dive deep into the concept of "CreATing your Team". Kevin discusses who he considers as key players on his team, and we discuss effective and succesful approaches to positive team dynamics. As you further develop your supportive team in 2020, take these tips to heart.
A 1997 graduate of Gettysburg College, Kevin Briles has been practicing as a licensed athletic trainer in New Jersey for 22 years. Kevin has served as District Athletic Trainer and Assistant to the Athletic Director at the Delsea Regional School District since 2004. Previously, he served as Director of Athletic Training Services for Kessler Memorial Hospital for six years. Along with his duties at Delsea, Briles has served as an athletic trainer for the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association championships in swimming, indoor and outdoor track, and wrestling at the District, Region, and State tournament levels. Furthermore, he has also served as site manager for wrestling weight certification as a master weight assessor and as a member of the NJSIAA’s Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. In addition to his secondary school responsibilities, he has served on athletic training staffs at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Atlantic Cape Community College, and serves as an adjunct clinical instructor/preceptor at Rowan University. Within the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey, Briles currently serves as President and sits on the Secondary Schools Committee. In addition to being a member of The New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, Briles, is the recipient of Gettysburg College’s Romeo Capozzi Award, The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association’s Athletic Training Service Award, and The Gloucester County Police Chiefs Association's Civilian Service Award.
Kevin can be contacted via email at KBriles@atsnj.org or KBriles@delsearegional.us
Teaching Lower Extremity Progressions for Injury Reduction - Ryan Stevens & Essential Tennis
Diversity, Inclusion, & Cultural Competency for Healthcare Pros - Paula Gutierrez, MHA, CPTC
Shaping our Future Athletic Trainers - Tanya Dargusch, ATC & Eric Schwartz, MS, ATC
Tanya Dargusch, a graduate of Central Michigan University, has been Washington Township's AT since 1988. Before arriving at WTHS, she was one of the pioneers of industrial athletic training with her work at Walbro Corporation. Highly involved in many NATA committees and special interest initiatives throughout her career, Tanya is a nationally know public speaker in AT. She has many amazing accolades, including being a member of the NATA Hall of Fame, the NJ State Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame, and ATSNJ Hall of Fame. She is a winner of the NATA Service Award, EATA Scholastic Athletic Trainer Award, and the ATSNJ Distinguished Service Award,
Eric Schwartz, a graduate of East Stroudsberg University and The College of New Jersey, has been an AT at Washington Township since 2011. A former ATSNJ President, Eric has been honored with the NATA Athletic Trainer Service award, ATSNJ Distinguished Service Award, and the NJSIAA Service Award. Also highly active in our profession, Eric has previously served on the Executive Council, Governmental Affairs, Secondary School, and Public Relations committees of the ATSNJ. He currently serves as the president of the NJ Athletic Training Political Action Committee board of directors.
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cATalyzing our Profession Forward - Ryan Stevens Crossover on #ATChat
Interprofessional Collaboration to Promote Wellness - An Example with Stevens & Weintraub
Steven Weintraub, DO: Dr. Weintraub is a board-certified physician specializing in sports medicine. He completed medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, then completed a family practice residency at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS), followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. Dr. Weintraub is a clinical assistant professor at RWJMS and maintains memberships in the New Jersey Osteopathic Society, the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Family Physicians. He serves as a team physician for local schools, including Freehold Regional Schools, Howell High School, Freehold Township High School, Colts Neck High School, and Trenton Thunder. He is the consulting sports medicine physician for Monroe High School and St. John Vianney High School.
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Building Ownership in Those you Serve - Harold Gibbons
Make an Impact in 5 Minutes (AT Clinical Quick Tip) - Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS
Financial Tips for Athletic Trainers - Matt Shade, M.Ed., LAT, ATC
Matt graduated from West Chester University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. He then served as a graduate assistant athletic trainer while completing his Master Degree of Education at The College of New Jersey in 2006. Matt’s career has consisted of working in the interscholastic setting as a Certified Athletic Trainer at New Hope Solebury High School, Delaware County Christian School and Gwynedd Mercy College. He also worked in the office setting as a physician extender before advancing into administrative roles as a sports medicine supervisor with ATI Physical Therapy and athletic director at Girard College and William Tennent High School. Throughout his career path, Matt developed a passion for educating and mentoring athletic trainers. This passion lead to him pursuing a career path as Financial Representative with Northwestern Mutual in 2018. With the support of his wife, Staci, Matt enjoys spending his free time watching and coaching his sons, Jacob and Jonathan, in their sports. Connect with Matt on facebook and LinkedIn, visit his webpage www.mathewshade.nm.com or reach him via email Matthew.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Slow Down to Get Ahead - Brian Nguyen, ATC, CSCS, CPT
Integrating Rehab & Training - Michael Mullin, ATC, PTA, PRC
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Communication Skills & Career Growth - Thomas Plummer
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Preview / Podcast Host Introduction
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