Preventing Sudden Death in Exertional Conditions in Sport - 2 hrs (EBP)
Review exertional conditions including hyponatremia, heat stroke, sickling, and rhabdomyolysis.
Explore the literature for best practices related to the recognition and diagnostic testing to guide intervention planning.
Describe the selection and procedures for evidence-based management strategies to prevent sudden death for exertional conditions.
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.
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)
Examine the mechanism of action of laser therapy and how it can be included as a best practice in the rehab continuum.
Identify the clinical rationale for integrating laser therapy into a therapeutic exercise program.
Formulate protocols for applying laser for the improvement of strength, endurance, recovery, and performance.
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.