Clark Simpson, IATA Manager of Strategic Business Development, discusses information and knowledge ATs need to advance the profession of athletic training in Indiana, ways ATs are, or can be, reimbursed and tips on how to best sell yourself as well as our profession.
Preventing Knee Injuries and Optimizing Long-Term Joint Health
This course will provide an overview of the long-term consequences of joint injury, create foundational knowledge necessary to develop life-long maintenance plans to mitigate the effects of joint injury, and help athletic trainers identify patients at risk for post-traumatic osteoarthritis.
This program will provide learners with the knowledge and skills to provide care for athletes who have suffered hip injuries. Topics included are determining athletic hip injuries, traumatic injuries, overuse injuries, femoroacetabular impingement and labral tears. The course will have a special emphasis on case-based learning.
The athletic trainer is in the unique position of knowing a mass amount of clinical and diagnostic information regarding the body, kinesiology, and pathology. AT’s are in the position to be a source of emotional support to athletes, patients, and co-workers. Utilizing the yogic philosophy and postures associated with the practice of yoga can encourage patients to be mindful of their breath in relation to their body and in relation to how they personally view their body. Yoga provides basic concepts to help provide emotional support and a physical outlet to help patients cope with their injuries.
This course will present differentiators between current and contemporary casting methods, the pros and cons of each method, and reimbursement and other considerations for organizations and clinics considering adopting contemporary casting methods into their practice.