Minor League Umpires need Athletic Trainers – 331


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.

Contact Mark

Shawn Ready

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The Future of Athletic Training Education – 330

Dr. Mark Merrick joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast again to discuss the new competencies and educational standards and the future of Athletic Training Education.

A good summary of the talk:

We are preparing the Athletic Trainer of tomorrow to improve efficiency and decrease inconvenience improving the overall patient care.

The goal is being able to provide the services needed to the patients in front of me. 

Dr. Josh Yellen and the U of H Masters Of Athletic Training program join in the discussion as well.

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Favorite CEU Opportunities 329

NATA President Scott Sailor talks about his favorite CEU opportunities to start off NATM 2017.

Dr. Sailor says his favorite is NATA Convention then his District meeting

Some of mine include:


The ATVantage Podcast


Memorial Hermann Ironman Sports Medicine Update
Houston Methodist Safe Sports Summit

Worth the vacation:

South Padre Athletic Training Seminar
NATA Convention


Bucket List:

FWATA in Hawaii
Big Sky
Davis Mountain

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Tech Tools for the Athletic Trainer – 328

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.

MX Weather Sentry for lightning alerts – makes arguing about LIGHTNING a moot point

Secondary School Facebook Group – get questions answered, gain understanding, vent among like-minded people


Core – Clinical Orthopedic Exam
Essential anatomy 5
Anatomy Mapp
Good RX
Cam Scanner

MatDoc from

Apps from @amyjo793_jo
PACE Impact
Hudl Technique

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Frio Hydration and School Health continue to provide some great products as well


Traveling ATR – Treatment on the Road- 327

Have to travel with teams or take your treatments on the road?

Mike McKinney and Josh Ogden work in the college setting where there is a lot of travel.

Greg Evans worked at Wheaton College and now helps School Health bring top quality products to athletic trainers.

Mike Hopper works in the secondary setting and takes several overnight team trips per year.

Alisha Pennington, owner of The ATVantage travels internationally with various teams and had lots of great tips.

From the voice of experience here are some of the best things do to in preparation, on site, maintaining privacy and keeping your hotel room free from being the mobile ATR.

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Concussions – Anything New? – 326

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.

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Helmet and Equipment Removal With Dr. Prasarn – 325

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.

Dr. MaryBeth Horodyski is a professor and resident research coordinator at University of Florida.

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Justin Sports Medicine Live at NFR Las Vegas – 324

Shawn Ready took the gear with him to Las Vegas to snag an interview at the Justin Sports Medicine Conference in Las Vegas.

Contact Shawn Ready to find out more or how to get involved in rodeo sports medicine.

Contact Rick Foster

Sports Medicine Course Best Practices – 323

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.

Kembra Mathis
Jesse Lopez
Amanda Hawkes
Matt Babisak
Mike Hopper
Jessica Pfannstiel
Erin Vincent

We also spoke with Kirsten Farrell at Venice High school who leads an award winning sports medicine team.

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