Mark Stubblefield worked 12 years with Minor League Baseball after earning his Master's Degree. He is now the medical coordinator for the health care of 230 minor league umpires in 45 different states.
His top skill if you want a job similar to his: Communication and Network.
Low back pain is one of the most common issues they treat but they do a functional movement screen on each umpire at the beginning of the year to focus on preventative medicine.
They also recommend the nutty buddy for important protective equipment
Thanks Greg Evans for getting me in contact with Mark.
MedBridge: is great for continuing education on a budget and a resource to build a great home exercise plan
Using Google drive makes sharing documents and data between co-workers super easy. It has also saved me from having to carry a flash drive around or from being able to work from only one computer.
We also Use RankOneSport for our online physical forms, treatment logs and injury report forms which has been a huge time-saver. this also has the emergency cards for the coaches to print and manage their own paperwork.
Concussions get a lot of press, but we are still learning so much and having to educate parents, teachers, coaches , athletes and ER doctors even more. Dr. Podell and Cathy Supak of Houston Methodist Hospital join us to speak about recent advances in concussion management, current best practices and where the research is pointing us.
Bubba Wilson has some questions about the NATA position statement and seeks clarification and understanding. Few injuries are as scary as spinal cord ones. To ensure we are following best practices and understand why we are doing what is recommended we have some experts give insight and explanation.
Number one determining factor is time under pressure. Get the athlete to a level 1 trauma center to reduce pressure on the spinal cord.
We also seek to discuss some of the practical ways to implement these skills into the secondary setting.
Dr. Mark Prasarn is the spine consultant for the Houston Texans and University of Houston. Some of his research has helped shape the way spine injuries are managed.
If you teach Sports Medicine in the secondary setting then you likely have been with curriculum support. In a way that is great and allows you to make or create anything you want. But on the same hand you must either create everything or beg borrow and steal it from somewhere else.
Here are a few people I know teach some good lessons in Sports Medicine, so take what you want and use as best you can in your situation.