Keith Shireman, AT for Batesville Pioneers in Arkansas was the recipient of close to $70,000 worth of Mobile Sports Medicine Unit donations. He has a 28 foot “bumper pull” trailer and a new truck to pull it with.
This did not just fall in his lap though. He has been building relationships for years in his community and taking people up on their “if you ever need help” offers.
Chad Fraser is an ATC working with Cirque du Soleil. He is the Head Athletic Trainer and for the traveling Kurios show.
He has been featured in an article in AT Today because of his dedication to teach other ATs about the job setting he works in.
Shawn Ready and I discuss how Chad got started in the performing arts, his personal experience performing stunts or doing training, unique challenges to the job and injury prevention through biomechanics.
This is a fast fun conversation. Thanks Chad for making yourself available.
Thanks Mr Roddie Fraser for listening to the show.
We all have that kid who either wants to work really hard and just can't do to injury or that wants to use the injury as a reason to be lazy. We are also faced with man power issues in that if we cannot babysit those the whole time. Athletic Trainers need to have a list of exercises to pull from knowing we will not cause harm to the injured site.
Speaking of people who always want to keep working even if they have been told to rest… Rob is always looking for ways to improve the hydration of athletic trainers so that we have a few less things to worry about. Check out Frio Hydration for Superior Hydration products
Brady Corse works with Action Onsite to provide injury prevention and medical expense reduction costs to companies in Washington. Pepsi, Frito Lay, and City of Vancouver, Washington are all clients of Action Onsite.
One company went from $500,000 per year in medical expenses to $135,000 to around $70,000 per year in medical expenses. Brady and company has saved one company around $800,000 over a 3 year window
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.
Do you know everything that is going on in you athletic training program?
How about your local AT program? State Organization? District or national AT programs? Neither do I, so we check in with some of the various committees in District 6 to see what they are up to and what's on their agenda.