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EAP for Safer Sports
Lexington, SC
8/03/21
7:30pm - 9:30pm
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ATEO 2021 Concussion Prevention and Management in Athletics   - 2 hrs
  • Discuss safety and equipment precautions for collision sports specific to prevention of concussion.
  • Interpret common signs and symptoms of concussion based on the current research.
  • Apply and interpret results of concussion tests for specific populations (neuropsychological, vision, balance, graded symptoms checklist) with an objective basis of assessment.
  • Review athletic accommodations needed for concussion care in the progression and return to full activity.
  • Recognize the long term effects of concussion.
  • Overview of tools for concussion assessment.
  • Rehabilitation pearls for concussion injuries.

Course Overview

The course is a lecture style course that reviews the history of concussions, the parameters of baseline assessment and post-injury assessment.  The course will also address the return-to-learn and return-to-play challenges for the healthcare professional.  

Presenter:  Rod Walters

Rod Walters has enjoyed a storied career as a collegiate athletic trainer. Most recently, Walters has provided consultations and is a much-sought after public speaker.  Rod Walters was involved in the care and prevention of student-athlete injuries for twenty-seven years on college campuses from Hickory, North Carolina (Lenoir-Rhyne College) to Boone, North Carolina (Appalachian State University) to Columbia, South Carolina (University of South Carolina). Walters has provided program review and high profile investigations to matters secondary to sports participation. His expertise is well respected in the profession. Walters has been a highly sought expert witness for matters related to sports injury. The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame Athletic Trainer expanded his service to a consulting role in 2007. Clients include the Professional Baseball Umpires of MLB, the NFL and the Big 12 Conference, where he provides monitoring services to further assist with concussions. Walters was the lead ATC Spotter for the 2019 Super Bowl. Walters was recognized as the 2011 Distinguished Athletic Training Alumni Award from Middle Tennessee State University and likewise the 2018 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the University of South Carolina. 

As the lead investigator of the exertional heat stroke death of University of Maryland student-athlete, Walters acclaimed national media for the report and investigation. He conducted an additional investigation at Garden City Community College in 2019.  Due to his recognized excellence in investigations, Walters has become a sought after expert witness for cases related to sports.  His expertise includes review of Emergency Action Plans, exertional heat illness, concussion care, sudden cardiac death and general orthopedic injury. Walters Inc. provides expertise to the Gulf South Conference relative to sports medicine oversight needs.

Through evidenced-based education courses, Walters offers seminars on a variety of topics including exertional heat stroke and Emergency Action Plans. His attendees range from high school athletic trainers to professional sports teams. Rod Walters has the ability to leverage his experience in the clinical aspects of athletic training to pass along information to organizations in his reviews and individuals within educational programs.

 

Preventing Sudden Death in Exertional Conditions in Sport - 2 hrs (EBP)

Objectives

  1. Review exertional conditions including hyponatremia, heat stroke, sickling, and rhabdomyolysis.
  2. Explore the literature for best practices related to the recognition and diagnostic testing to guide intervention planning.
  3. Describe the selection and procedures for evidence-based management strategies to prevent sudden death for exertional conditions.

Course Overview

The course is a lecture style course that reviews the components of various illnesses as possible causes of sudden death and the steps to take to effectively differentiate the illness and apply appropriate treatment. 

Presenter:  Rod Walters

 

Mental Health in the Athletic Training Room - 1 hrs (Category A)

Course Overview:

This course is an overview of issues athletic trainers face in these challenging times we face.  Mental health is a growing aspect within the total care of patients, and athletics are not exempt from the issues faced.  

Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of self-care and give two examples of self-care behaviors
  • Identify signs and symptoms of various mental health illnesses
  • List 3 triggers that contribute to mental health illnesses
  • Develop mental health assessments to identify at-risk athletes
  • Create a plan for referring athletes with suspected psychological concerns to appropriate mental health care professionals

Presenter:  Rod Walters

 

Taping Techniques with Ron O’Neil  - .5 Hrs (Category A)

This will be a taping demonstration by Veteran Athletic Trainer Ron O'Neill.  This class teaches preventative and post injury taping techniques for the upper and lower extremities.

Objectives: 

These taping techniques…

  • Provide stability for joints and soft tissues 
  • Limit and control excessive range of motion to avoid injury 
  • Offer prevention and post-acute prevention of injury 

Ron O’Neil is a graduate of Ball State University and started his career at Northwestern University, working as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for 4 years before moving to the NFL. Ron was a certified Athletic Trainer in the NFL for 30 years. He worked 11 years as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Philadelphia Eagles and 19 years as the Head Athletic Trainer for the New England Patriots. While in the NFL, Ron experienced 4 Super Bowl’s and 1 World Championship.  During his professional career, Ron received multiple recognitions that include the Ed Block NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year (1997), inducted into the Ball State University Hall of Fame (2001), Fain Cain Memorial Award for Outstanding NFL Athletic Trainer of the Year (2007), Professional Football Athletic Trainer’s Society – Distinguished Alumni Award (2009) and the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 2013.

 

Photobiomodulation: Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Recovery - .5 Hrs (Category A)

Objectives:

  1. Examine the mechanism of action of laser therapy and how it can be included as a best practice in the rehab continuum.
  2. Identify the clinical rationale for integrating laser therapy into a therapeutic exercise program.
  3. Formulate protocols for applying laser for the improvement of strength, endurance, recovery, and performance.

Course Description:

This course will provide athletic trainers with the knowledge necessary to effectively use laser as an adjunctive treatment for the care of and prevention of common athletic injuries.  It will also examine evidence-based research that supports the use of laser and its contribution to outcomes.

There are no fees associated with this course.

Faculty -- John Bruno, ATC

John Bruno is the Clinical Director, Sports Medicine and Rehab for Multi Radiance Medical.  John’s responsibilities include training and lecturing on the science and clinical application of Super Pulsed Laser technology to rehabilitation professionals.  His experiences and education make him uniquely qualified to speak about integrating therapeutic laser into a comprehensive rehabilitation program.

John’s professional experience includes working as an athletic trainer at the college, professional and clinic levels.  He worked with the New Jersey Nets, NY Cosmos, Fitness Institute, and Ramapo College. In 1982, he was named to the sports medicine staff for the NBA all-star game. John has worked in sales for capital equipment and medical device companies in the rehab industry for over 36 years.


WEBINAR
8/06/21
9:am - 4:30pm
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ATEO Webinar A: Mental Health and Concussion Mgmt Strategies Concussion Prevention and Management in Athletics   - 2 hrs
  • Discuss safety and equipment precautions for collision sports specific to prevention of concussion.
  • Interpret common signs and symptoms of concussion based on the current research.
  • Apply and interpret results of concussion tests for specific populations (neuropsychological, vision, balance, graded symptoms checklist) with an objective basis of assessment.
  • Review athletic accommodations needed for concussion care in the progression and return to full activity.
  • Recognize the long term effects of concussion.
  • Overview of tools for concussion assessment.
  • Rehabilitation pearls for concussion injuries.

Course Overview

The course is a lecture style course that reviews the history of concussions, the parameters of baseline assessment and post-injury assessment.  The course will also address the return-to-learn and return-to-play challenges for the healthcare professional.  

Presenter:  Rod Walters

Rod Walters has enjoyed a storied career as a collegiate athletic trainer. Most recently, Walters has provided consultations and is a much-sought after public speaker.  Rod Walters was involved in the care and prevention of student-athlete injuries for twenty-seven years on college campuses from Hickory, North Carolina (Lenoir-Rhyne College) to Boone, North Carolina (Appalachian State University) to Columbia, South Carolina (University of South Carolina). Walters has provided program review and high profile investigations to matters secondary to sports participation. His expertise is well respected in the profession. Walters has been a highly sought expert witness for matters related to sports injury. The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame Athletic Trainer expanded his service to a consulting role in 2007. Clients include the Professional Baseball Umpires of MLB, the NFL and the Big 12 Conference, where he provides monitoring services to further assist with concussions. Walters was the lead ATC Spotter for the 2019 Super Bowl. Walters was recognized as the 2011 Distinguished Athletic Training Alumni Award from Middle Tennessee State University and likewise the 2018 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the University of South Carolina. 

As the lead investigator of the exertional heat stroke death of University of Maryland student-athlete, Walters acclaimed national media for the report and investigation. He conducted an additional investigation at Garden City Community College in 2019.  Due to his recognized excellence in investigations, Walters has become a sought after expert witness for cases related to sports.  His expertise includes review of Emergency Action Plans, exertional heat illness, concussion care, sudden cardiac death and general orthopedic injury. Walters Inc. provides expertise to the Gulf South Conference relative to sports medicine oversight needs.

Through evidenced-based education courses, Walters offers seminars on a variety of topics including exertional heat stroke and Emergency Action Plans. His attendees range from high school athletic trainers to professional sports teams. Rod Walters has the ability to leverage his experience in the clinical aspects of athletic training to pass along information to organizations in his reviews and individuals within educational programs.

Mental Health in the Athletic Training Room - 1 hrs (Category A)

Course Overview:

This course is an overview of issues athletic trainers face in these challenging times we face.  Mental health is a growing aspect within the total care of patients, and athletics are not exempt from the issues faced.  

Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of self-care and give two examples of self-care behaviors
  • Identify signs and symptoms of various mental health illnesses
  • List 3 triggers that contribute to mental health illnesses
  • Develop mental health assessments to identify at-risk athletes
  • Create a plan for referring athletes with suspected psychological concerns to appropriate mental health care professionals

Presenter:  Rod Walters

 

There are no fees associated with these courses.

9/07/21
9:am - 12:30pm
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ATEO Webinar B: Prevent Sudden Death in Exercise/Lasers and Photobiomodulation/Taping Preventing Sudden Death in Exertional Conditions in Sport - 2 hrs (EBP)

Objectives

  1. Review exertional conditions including hyponatremia, heat stroke, sickling, and rhabdomyolysis.
  2. Explore the literature for best practices related to the recognition and diagnostic testing to guide intervention planning.
  3. Describe the selection and procedures for evidence-based management strategies to prevent sudden death for exertional conditions.

Course Overview

The course is a lecture style course that reviews the components of various illnesses as possible causes of sudden death and the steps to take to effectively differentiate the illness and apply appropriate treatment. 

Presenter:  Rod Walters

 

Taping Techniques with Ron O’Neil  - .5 Hrs (Category A)

This will be a taping demonstration by Veteran Athletic Trainer Ron O'Neill.  This class teaches preventative and post injury taping techniques for the upper and lower extremities.

Objectives: 

These taping techniques…

  • Provide stability for joints and soft tissues 
  • Limit and control excessive range of motion to avoid injury 
  • Offer prevention and post-acute prevention of injury 

Ron O’Neil is a graduate of Ball State University and started his career at Northwestern University, working as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for 4 years before moving to the NFL. Ron was a certified Athletic Trainer in the NFL for 30 years. He worked 11 years as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Philadelphia Eagles and 19 years as the Head Athletic Trainer for the New England Patriots. While in the NFL, Ron experienced 4 Super Bowl’s and 1 World Championship.  During his professional career, Ron received multiple recognitions that include the Ed Block NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year (1997), inducted into the Ball State University Hall of Fame (2001), Fain Cain Memorial Award for Outstanding NFL Athletic Trainer of the Year (2007), Professional Football Athletic Trainer’s Society – Distinguished Alumni Award (2009) and the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 2013.

 

Photobiomodulation: Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Recovery - .5 Hrs (Category A)

Objectives:

  1. Examine the mechanism of action of laser therapy and how it can be included as a best practice in the rehab continuum.
  2. Identify the clinical rationale for integrating laser therapy into a therapeutic exercise program.
  3. Formulate protocols for applying laser for the improvement of strength, endurance, recovery, and performance.

Course Description:

This course will provide athletic trainers with the knowledge necessary to effectively use laser as an adjunctive treatment for the care of and prevention of common athletic injuries.  It will also examine evidence-based research that supports the use of laser and its contribution to outcomes.

There are no fees associated with this course.

Faculty -- John Bruno, ATC

John Bruno is the Clinical Director, Sports Medicine and Rehab for Multi Radiance Medical.  John’s responsibilities include training and lecturing on the science and clinical application of Super Pulsed Laser technology to rehabilitation professionals.  His experiences and education make him uniquely qualified to speak about integrating therapeutic laser into a comprehensive rehabilitation program.

John’s professional experience includes working as an athletic trainer at the college, professional and clinic levels.  He worked with the New Jersey Nets, NY Cosmos, Fitness Institute, and Ramapo College. In 1982, he was named to the sports medicine staff for the NBA all-star game. John has worked in sales for capital equipment and medical device companies in the rehab industry for over 36 years.

9/08/21
9:00am - 12:30pm
register
ATEO Webinar A: Mental Health and Concussion Mgmt Strategies Concussion Prevention and Management in Athletics   - 2 hrs
  • Discuss safety and equipment precautions for collision sports specific to prevention of concussion.
  • Interpret common signs and symptoms of concussion based on the current research.
  • Apply and interpret results of concussion tests for specific populations (neuropsychological, vision, balance, graded symptoms checklist) with an objective basis of assessment.
  • Review athletic accommodations needed for concussion care in the progression and return to full activity.
  • Recognize the long term effects of concussion.
  • Overview of tools for concussion assessment.
  • Rehabilitation pearls for concussion injuries.

Course Overview

The course is a lecture style course that reviews the history of concussions, the parameters of baseline assessment and post-injury assessment.  The course will also address the return-to-learn and return-to-play challenges for the healthcare professional.  

Presenter:  Rod Walters

Rod Walters has enjoyed a storied career as a collegiate athletic trainer. Most recently, Walters has provided consultations and is a much-sought after public speaker.  Rod Walters was involved in the care and prevention of student-athlete injuries for twenty-seven years on college campuses from Hickory, North Carolina (Lenoir-Rhyne College) to Boone, North Carolina (Appalachian State University) to Columbia, South Carolina (University of South Carolina). Walters has provided program review and high profile investigations to matters secondary to sports participation. His expertise is well respected in the profession. Walters has been a highly sought expert witness for matters related to sports injury. The National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame Athletic Trainer expanded his service to a consulting role in 2007. Clients include the Professional Baseball Umpires of MLB, the NFL and the Big 12 Conference, where he provides monitoring services to further assist with concussions. Walters was the lead ATC Spotter for the 2019 Super Bowl. Walters was recognized as the 2011 Distinguished Athletic Training Alumni Award from Middle Tennessee State University and likewise the 2018 Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award from the University of South Carolina. 

As the lead investigator of the exertional heat stroke death of University of Maryland student-athlete, Walters acclaimed national media for the report and investigation. He conducted an additional investigation at Garden City Community College in 2019.  Due to his recognized excellence in investigations, Walters has become a sought after expert witness for cases related to sports.  His expertise includes review of Emergency Action Plans, exertional heat illness, concussion care, sudden cardiac death and general orthopedic injury. Walters Inc. provides expertise to the Gulf South Conference relative to sports medicine oversight needs.

Through evidenced-based education courses, Walters offers seminars on a variety of topics including exertional heat stroke and Emergency Action Plans. His attendees range from high school athletic trainers to professional sports teams. Rod Walters has the ability to leverage his experience in the clinical aspects of athletic training to pass along information to organizations in his reviews and individuals within educational programs.

Mental Health in the Athletic Training Room - 1 hrs (Category A)

Course Overview:

This course is an overview of issues athletic trainers face in these challenging times we face.  Mental health is a growing aspect within the total care of patients, and athletics are not exempt from the issues faced.  

Objectives:

  • Explain the importance of self-care and give two examples of self-care behaviors
  • Identify signs and symptoms of various mental health illnesses
  • List 3 triggers that contribute to mental health illnesses
  • Develop mental health assessments to identify at-risk athletes
  • Create a plan for referring athletes with suspected psychological concerns to appropriate mental health care professionals

Presenter:  Rod Walters

 

There are no fees associated with these courses.

9/13/21
9:am - 12:30pm
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ATEO Webinar B: Prevent Sudden Death in Exercise/Lasers and Photobiomodulation/Taping Preventing Sudden Death in Exertional Conditions in Sport - 2 hrs (EBP)

Objectives

  1. Review exertional conditions including hyponatremia, heat stroke, sickling, and rhabdomyolysis.
  2. Explore the literature for best practices related to the recognition and diagnostic testing to guide intervention planning.
  3. Describe the selection and procedures for evidence-based management strategies to prevent sudden death for exertional conditions.

Course Overview

The course is a lecture style course that reviews the components of various illnesses as possible causes of sudden death and the steps to take to effectively differentiate the illness and apply appropriate treatment. 

Presenter:  Rod Walters

 

Taping Techniques with Ron O’Neil  - .5 Hrs (Category A)

This will be a taping demonstration by Veteran Athletic Trainer Ron O'Neill.  This class teaches preventative and post injury taping techniques for the upper and lower extremities.

Objectives: 

These taping techniques…

  • Provide stability for joints and soft tissues 
  • Limit and control excessive range of motion to avoid injury 
  • Offer prevention and post-acute prevention of injury 

Ron O’Neil is a graduate of Ball State University and started his career at Northwestern University, working as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for 4 years before moving to the NFL. Ron was a certified Athletic Trainer in the NFL for 30 years. He worked 11 years as an Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Philadelphia Eagles and 19 years as the Head Athletic Trainer for the New England Patriots. While in the NFL, Ron experienced 4 Super Bowl’s and 1 World Championship.  During his professional career, Ron received multiple recognitions that include the Ed Block NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year (1997), inducted into the Ball State University Hall of Fame (2001), Fain Cain Memorial Award for Outstanding NFL Athletic Trainer of the Year (2007), Professional Football Athletic Trainer’s Society – Distinguished Alumni Award (2009) and the NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 2013.

 

Photobiomodulation: Bridging the Gap from Rehab to Recovery - .5 Hrs (Category A)

Objectives:

  1. Examine the mechanism of action of laser therapy and how it can be included as a best practice in the rehab continuum.
  2. Identify the clinical rationale for integrating laser therapy into a therapeutic exercise program.
  3. Formulate protocols for applying laser for the improvement of strength, endurance, recovery, and performance.

Course Description:

This course will provide athletic trainers with the knowledge necessary to effectively use laser as an adjunctive treatment for the care of and prevention of common athletic injuries.  It will also examine evidence-based research that supports the use of laser and its contribution to outcomes.

There are no fees associated with this course.

Faculty -- John Bruno, ATC

John Bruno is the Clinical Director, Sports Medicine and Rehab for Multi Radiance Medical.  John’s responsibilities include training and lecturing on the science and clinical application of Super Pulsed Laser technology to rehabilitation professionals.  His experiences and education make him uniquely qualified to speak about integrating therapeutic laser into a comprehensive rehabilitation program.

John’s professional experience includes working as an athletic trainer at the college, professional and clinic levels.  He worked with the New Jersey Nets, NY Cosmos, Fitness Institute, and Ramapo College. In 1982, he was named to the sports medicine staff for the NBA all-star game. John has worked in sales for capital equipment and medical device companies in the rehab industry for over 36 years.

9/14/21
9:00am - 12:30pm
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