Author Archives: Host of The SMB

Imaging and Sports Injuries – 625

What's the role of Imaging and Sports Injuries

Dr. Manickam “Nicks” Kumaravel, MD shares what the current and future role of imaging and sports injuries are at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Update.

Dr. Mark Knoblauch shares the mic as we are live in Katy, Texas learning.

Imaging and Sports Injuries

What is a normal day like for radiologists?

Most are sitting in front of a computer looking at images, coming up with a diagnosis, and sending them back.

Dr. Nicks has a unique set up as he has a viewing room in the middle of the ortho floor. He regularly gets out of the office to interact with doctors and patients.

He, at times, even scrubs in with the surgeons to help and learn.

How much info are you usually given with the images to make a diagnosis?

Usually one or two lines at most. This is part of the reason he gets out of the office to see and interact with the doctors.

“Garbage in gets garbage out” plays true in imaging and sports injuries too.

Are there specialties in radiology as well?

Absolutely, If Dr. Kumaravel were to get a neuro MRI he would be sending it right along.

Where are we headed with Imaging and sports injuries?

Clinical Skills need to be an emphasis in radiology education. We are moving away from using clinical skills and he believes it is showing in the results.

Continued improvement and growth. we are now able to see bone marrow edema with CT scans

Ultrasound is the next big wave in the United States. It is becoming an extension of the physical exam.

The hardest part about an AT using the US machine is knowing what it means and interpreting the results.

Cinematic renderings are amazing to see as well.

Watch the presentation on Facebook

Imaging and Sports Injuries – Manickam "Nicks" Kumaravel, MD, FRCS (UK)

Imaging and Sports Injuries – Manickam "Nicks" Kumaravel, MD, FRCS (UK)

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Contact us:

Dr. Kumaravel

Jeremy Jackson

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

WFATT 101- 623

What is WFATT?

The World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy or WFATT exists to ensure access to athletic healthcare is a global phenomenon.

WFATT; World federation Of Athletic Training and Therapy; Glenn Bergeron

The World Federation Mission Statement

The WFATT provides leadership to advance the international interests of its members for the common goal of optimal health care for physically active populations.

Vision Statement

Athletic Training & Therapy will be recognized as an essential part of multidisciplinary healthcare teams worldwide.

About Dr. Glen Bergeron

He started at the University of Manitoba in 1970 with a PE degree and went on to masters of exercise science with a focus on Athletic Training.

Dr. Bergeron was one of the first people to write the certification exam for Canada Athletic Trainers / Therapists

He worked at the University of Winnipeg and again at Manitoba. He later returned to the University of Winnipeg to become their program director.

During those years he has been constantly involved with many different aspects of the Canadian Athletic Therapist Association.

Being involved in WFATT

The World Federation is an “organization of organizations”

If you are a member of one fo the organizations that are currently members, then you can be a part of it too.

Anyone with skills or talents they think may benefit the organization should contact the organization and see how they can help.

WFATT; Glen Bergeron; Jordan IOC

What about the WFATT World Congress?

The World Congress exists to disseminate info and promote the world federation.

The 2019 congress had over 350 attendees in Tokyo Japan.

The focus is to help empower the community to see what effect and impact Athletic Training and Therapy can have on your community. How can it help move the profession forward?

WFATT 101 with Glen Bergeron

The World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy seeks to improve the global Athletic Training and Therapy scene.Glenn introduces to WFATT us and shares where the needs are, how they are making an impact and how you can choose to be involved

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, March 5, 2020

Contact Us

WFATT –
Website:
Twitter
Facebook
LinkedIn 
Instagram
YouTube

Dr. Erin Hassler – sportzfactory.com

Jeremy JacksonEmail me

Sponsors of the Sports Medicine Broadcast


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Hoist logo; rapid hydration; WFATT

Minority Women Doctors – 622

Doctor Angie Curtis, MD, MPT fits into the Minority Women Doctors category but has a unique path.

Minority Female Doctors; Dr. Angie Curtis; black women; african american colleges

Her original plan was to be a doctor.

Obstacles arose and she chose Physical Therapy school.

Before she could get established as a PT she knew she needed to go after her dream of becoming a Sports Medicine Doctor.

Challenges facing Minority Women Doctors

Doctor Curtis did not present on becoming a doctor as an African American woman. But a previous conversation in the hallway sparked an interest in me to learn more and help grow to understand.

I know I have preset judgments and biases based on where and how I was raised.

I also know that I am responsible for my actions and choices. I can not blame anyone else for the way I view or treat others.

Have you judged Minority Women Doctors too soon?

Dr. Curtis has been overlooked and ignored because she is a black female, dressed like a doctor, carrying clipboard and stethoscope. The nurse in scrubs was a male so he was obviously more “doctorly”

She has not allowed this to make her bitter but continues to grow and improve patient care and open doors for the women behind her.

Dr. Curtis's presentation on Facebook

Overuse Injuries in the Young Athlete – Angie Curtis, MD, MPT

Overuse Injuries in the Young Athlete – Angie Curtis, MD, MPT

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Contact Us

Dr. Angie Curtis

Jeremy Jackson

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Minority Women Doctors

Biologics and Elbow Surgery – 621

Biologics may decrease the epidemic of Tommy John surgery

Dr. Eric Makhni discusses how biologics have shown up to 67% efficiency in repairing the UCL and preventing reconstruction or repair.

Dr. Eric Makhni; Biologics

Team physician for the Detroit Lions, Bloomfield Hills High School, and Oakland University as well as a consultant for the Angles, Dr. Makhni knows the body and injuries.

One of his best traits is his ability to talk to patients and help them understand the injury and healing process. Being a great physician is important, but communicating that to patients is equally valuable.

Biologics; Eric Makhni

What common injuries are we seeing in youth-related to sport specialization and overuse?

Tommy John surgery is the big one – a partial or full-thickness tear of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL).

Pitchers are the most frequent but catchers are right behind them in the frequency of UCL injuries.

Stress fractures are also common among middle-school-age (10-13) athletes

What do you think are some contributing factors?

  • YEAR-ROUND SPORTS (single sport) are by far the worst culprit for overuse injuries.
  • Kids are throwing harder at younger ages.
  • Poor mechanics.
  • CORE ACTIVATION
  • Weighted ball routines

Discuss the evaluation process

  • Look at the age of the athlete
  • Listen to their complaints
    • is it fatigue or pain
    • constant or only after pitching
  • Ask more questions
  • Determine the patient's goals
  • Perform any manual tests needed

What new surgical procedures are being used?

If possible the surgeon should try to repair the UCL with internal bracing. The recovery time is significantly decreased.

Biologics such as PRP and Amniotic stem cells can be used in partial tears.

The use of Biologics, for the most part, is not covered by insurance, so if you are going to travel that road make sure you discuss it with your doctor and find one who knows baseball and the demands.

Watch the Biologics and Surgical repair of the elbow Facebook live

Biologics and Elbow Surgery

Dr. Eric Makhni, Team physician for the Detroit lions and consultant for the Angels shares his knowledge and experience in working with elbow injuries for all level of throwing athletes.As one of the nations leading researchers on Tommy John surgery outcomes Dr. Makhni is searching for ways to recuce injury risk and improve surgical outcomes.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Contact us:

Dr. Eric Makhni – www.EricMakhniMD.com

John Ciecko – @JohnCiecko

Jeremy Jackson – @MrJeremyJackson on twitter and Instagram

Sponsors


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

MioTech; Biologics

Previous episode discussing PRP and Biologics

Stem Cells and their Use – 610

Going Fully Digital with EMRs – 620

Hesitant about going Fully Digital with your EMR?

John Ciecko has been hesitant, mostly about what it looks like to go fully digital, so we set up a meeting of the minds.

Going Fully Digital with EMR; DragonFly Max; John Ciecko; Danny Barringer; Chris Dean

Have you been thinking about moving from paperwork to an EMR in your athletic training practice?

If you answered yes, you will want to listen to today’s show.  Both Danny Barringer and Christopher Dean recently switched to EMR’s and today on pod they will highlight the benefits and help you navigate the roadblocks.

Why should AT’s move to this fully digital model?

Ease, portability, security, and accessibility.  As AT’s we are often not seated at our desk during the day.  Moving to an EMR allows us to access information as well as enter information whenever and wherever we need to.

How did you decide which EMR to utilize?

It’s important to research the available EMR’s but before you even get to that point identify what is important to you and your stakeholders in the EMR’s capabilities.  

Danny researched and found that DragonFly Max offered everything he needed as an outreach director at a hospital with multiple schools and sports.

Chris was introduced to NextGen when the orthopedic practice merged with a hospital that already utilized an EMR.  While NextGen didn’t have a lot of what he felt AT’s needed, the IT department was able to customize NextGen to make it more useful for the athletic trainer.

How do you get buy-in or navigate roadblocks with implementing an EMR?

Communicate the why, talk about liability and the lack of protection paper offers and remind them that one HIPPA violation would cover the cost of an EMR. 

What is one thing you both love about the EMR’s you are using?

One thing both Danny and Chris agreed upon is the dictation feature that is found in both DragonFly Max and NextGen.  They both appreciate the ability to dictate a note or eval info no matter where they are.

Can EMR’s assist with the PPE collection?

Absolutely!  In DragonFly Max you can take a photo of the PPE and upload it into each student-athletes profile.  NextGen allows you to internally or externally upload a PDF of the PPE into a student athlete’s file.

What’s one recommendation for AT’s who are wanting to make the switch to EMR’s.

Research all the EMR’s available and find one that has everything you need.  Remember that Standard Of Care is EMR now. EMR’s can help AT’s prove relevance and value.

Watch on Facebook

Going fully digital with an EMR – Chris Dean, Danny Barringer, John Ciecko

Going fully digital with an EMR – Chris Dean, Danny Barringer, John Ciecko

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Considering an EMR?

DragonflyMax has so much to offer you at a price that you can not beat.

Contact Us

Danny Barringer – Danny.Barringer@surgerypartners.com

Chris Dean – cdean@sportsmedicinefairbanks.com

Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Dragonfly; Fully Digital; EMR; EHR; Danny barringer; John Ciecko; Chris Dean

Athletic Shoulder – Stephen Simonich – 619

What does the Athletic Sholder look like in 2019?

Dr. Stephen Simonich, MD joins us today to talk about the athletic shoulder from the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Update.

Dealing with Challenging Parents

Ever wondered how to explain the rotator cuff as a secondary stabilizer in the GH joint to either your athlete or their family?  Dr. Simonich has the perfect analogy.

He tells his patients that it is like if I were to take a big exercise ball in my right arm and pull it into my chest.  My chest would be the socket, the exercise ball my humeral head, my arm would be the rotator cuff and my hand the tendons of the cuff.  That demonstration can help show how difficult it is for the rotator cuff to stabilize the joint.

What are the two types of shoulder dislocations, where do you see them and how should we treat them?

TUBS (Traumatic Unilateral Bankart Surgical) and AMBRI (atraumatic multidirectional bilateral rehab rarely inferior capsular shift) are the two types of dislocations.

You will see TUBS is most often in contact or collision sports like football or rugby.  AMBRI is seen often in swimmers especially at the end of a long season.  

Post a TUBS dislocation and relocation Dr. Simonich likes to use the apprehension test as an indicator of further treatment.  He also uses athlete age (young athletes have a high rate of recurrence) individual goals, sport played and level of participation as indicators for surgery.  Surgery reduces the high rate of recurrence in young athletes.

What are the types of AC joint separation and how do you treat them?

AC joint separations are relatively easy to see and cause biplanar instability.  There are 5 types with Type I and II requiring conservative treatment, Type III going either way but trending non-operatively and Type IV V VI requiring reconstruction with a joint tie-down.

Clavicle fracture treatments have changed throughout the years due to research.  What does the current research say?

Prior to 06’-07’ most clavicle fractures were treated non operatively.  Research was introduced in two studies in those years that saw a better union rate with fixation in the clavicle post-fracture and surgeons began to surgically treat and fixate. 

In 2017 a new study showed that while the rate of union is still higher in clavicle fractures with fixation, fixation doesn’t improve shoulder function nor does it decrease limitations in the shoulder.  Dr. Simonich will put a plate to fixate the clavicle on an athlete with shortening, displacement, or comminution because they get faster healing rates, are more predictable and can get them back to their sports.

Watch the Athletic Shoulder 2019 presentation on Facebook

The Athletic Shoulder – Stephen Simonich, MD

The Athletic Shoulder – Stephen Simonich, MD

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Contact Us

Stephen Simonich(713) 486-9800

Jeremy Jackson

Shawn Readyshawnreadyatc@gmail.com

Ray Olivorayolivo1@gmail.com

Dr. Mark Knoblauchmaknobla@Central.UH.EDU

Dr. Layci Harrisonlharris5@Central.UH.EDU

Bob MarleyBob.Marley@uth.tmc.edu

Sponsors


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

PhysicalTherapy.com; 1freecourse; continued; Physical therapy; Athletic SHoulder

Previous episodes discussing the Athletic Shoulder:

The Athletic Shoulder: What You Need To Know – 394

Shoulder Rehab Tips – 494

Shoulder Anatomy – 489

Compression Product Roundtable – 618

Today on the podcast Robbie Jenkins from Rapid Reboot talks all things compression therapy in our Compression Roundtable.

Compression Products Roundtable, compression roundtable, robbie Jenkins; mike mckenney

What is Rapid Reboot?

Rapid Reboot is a company that specializes in dynamic compression technology that gives you more value for your money.

Robbie and the team at Rapid Reboot felt like there was a unique opportunity to add more to the market of compression therapy.  They worked to offer more applications and educate on the many opportunities compression therapy has to benefit our athletes.

What benefits does compression therapy offer?

Most often people think of compression therapy in terms of recovery.  Robbie explains that there are many more uses for dynamic compression.  Compression can be beneficial to fluid replacement, lymphatic drainage, injury prevention, and pre-workout, pre-game.

How do you educate on the treatment of the lymphatic system since it is a delicate system that doesn’t require a great deal of pressure?

The lymphatic system is unlike other systems in the body in that it doesn’t pump.  Evidence doesn’t support using tight as possible to treat it. Robbie recommends that you use well below 100mmHG of pressure if there is a lymphatic issue.  However, for healthy individuals that don’t have lymphatic issues you can have 200-300mmHG of pressure combined with sped-up cycle times.  

Are there contraindications for the use of dynamic compression therapy?

Yes.  DVT, blood clots, as well as post-cancer patients, are contraindications to utilizing compression therapy.  DVT is a different scenario as compression therapy is contraindicated if a DVT is present, however, compression therapy has been shown to prevent DVT’s.  Surgeons often prescribe compression therapy immediately post-op to prevent the formation of them.  

Robbie reminds us that Rapid Reboot is FDA approved and regulated for over the counter use. 

What research is available or what is the best practice for the use of compression therapy?

Physicians that Rapid Reboot has spoken to highlight how dynamic compression can help with venous return and how important that is to the cyclical nature of our vascular system.

Robbie finds that with the fluid gathering that tends to happen in our lower extremities due to gravity that the Lower Extremity boots are most beneficial to the entire body, though he loves the hip attachment, as well as probably most beneficial to athletes as all utilize the lower body.

What is one thing Robbie wants AT’s to know regarding dynamic compression therapy?

Don’t put it into one box.  Dynamic compression therapy has many benefits, can be used multiple times per day and is safe to use for as long as you want.  Pre/post workout and games, prevention as well as post-injury, tight muscles or DOMS are many of the uses for this therapy.

Watch the live stream:

Recovery Device Roundtable – Compx

Recovery Device – Compex with Rick Stassi

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Previous Compression Roundtable conversations

Recovery Pump with Brian Carberry

Call to Action

Instagram us with your favorite uses of compression products @SportsMedicineBroadcast

Contact us:

Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Compression Roundtable; Frio Hydration; Houston Methodist
Check out these awesome Frio Hydration units that can literally pay fro themselves

Compex Live – 617

We have been testing the units and now Brandon Hearn – Product Guru for Compex – joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast to discuss Compex live. We have lots of questions and he has lots of answers.

The Compex is not Complex” – Brandon Hearn

Do you have a Compex Unit?

We plan to have another discussion down the road but what tips, tricks, or uses have you found for helping athletes (yourself included) to recover and heal using NMES units like Compex?

What questions do you need answers to?

Compex Live; Compex Edge, NMES; AT Uses; Brandon Hearn

Want a sweet deal?

During our Compex live podcast, Brandon extends a pretty sweet deal towards the end of the show for podcast listeners. You can get one of the upper-level units for a base unit price.

Buying through an approved vendor?

MioTech has great prices and great customer service.

Current prices for the units discussed:

  • Fix Massage Gun – $165
  • Theragun G3Pro – $599
  • Marc Pro – $655
  • Compex Edge 2.0 – $140

Best use ideas to get started?

If you are brand new to (or taken an extended break from) exercise then START SLOW…

John, Sofia, myself and Coach Caballero all went way too heavy to start.

We were struggling to walk, tie shoes or do most things normally. SO BE WARNED!!!

Using squats as an example:

  • Hook the pads up as shown on the Compex website for the area you are trying to target.
  • Turn the device on
  • Select Resistance
  • Select the muscle group
  • leave the radiator image on

The top 2 uses for the devices:

  1. Clearing of lactic acid in 7 minutes or less on the blood flow or warmup setting.
  2. Increase muscle recruitment to improve training sessions.

Another great use for the device is pre and post-surgery. hooking the device up quad and hamstring simultaneously. This way they are all firing at the same time without movement. Decreasing muscle atrophy and improving long term outcomes.

Compex pads are expensive…

DON'T buy cheap ones on amazon. Brandon says the pads are more expensive to provide a better product and provide more safety. The cheap pads can actually cause burns to the skin if the adhesive is missing.

I bought some and we are going to test it out on ourselves…not on patients.

Two other safety features we learned about during the Compex Live session:

  1. Biphasic current means the electricity goes into and out of the body through the pads.
  2. You can not charge the device while operating it.

John, Sofia, Coach Caballero and I really tested these things out.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, February 10, 2020

See the demo on Facebook

Compex Live Session

Need some new tools to improve performance and outcomes for your injured athletes? We bought the Compex Edge 2.0 unit to see how it works and how it helps in the AT setting.Brandon Hearn, John Ciecko and Sofia Mata join the Sports Medicine Broadcast to discuss our expereince and Athlete stories.Show notes when the podcast is published can be found at www.sportsmedicinebroadcast.com/CompexLive

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, February 12, 2020

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Compex Live

Thrower’s Elbow – 616

Thrower’s elbow is an injury that AT’s and coaches deal with frequently.  What do we need to know as we interact with young throwers?

Thrower's Elbow

The more you throw and the higher velocity you throw at increases your risk for injuries.  As AT’s and coaches, we need to not only be aware of the rules that are in place to protect these young athletes we need to follow them and encourage parents who may have their kids participating in multiple leagues to stay within the guidelines.  The bottom line is the AMOUNT MATTERS.

What should we do when a throwing athlete begins to complain about pain?

When complaints begin we need to take them out.  Shut them down from throwing and begin evaluating what might be going on.   Remember that in developing youth, growth plates are the weakest link. Rest when the pain starts to prevent an injury in the growth plate.  

We hear about the dreaded curveball and why it shouldn’t be thrown by young athletes.  Is this accurate?

We need to change how we think about the curveball.  Any speed off-speed pitch will decrease the forces on the elbow and shoulder.  The more you throw at an increased speed the higher your risk moves. It’s not the curveball that is the problem, it is the fact that most young people don’t have the correct mechanics to throw it.

What about asymmetry?  We are told to expect it in throwing athletes.  At what point should we be concerned?

When you see a greater than 15-20 degree difference between the throwing and non-throwing hand there is a significant increase risk of injury.

If the athlete has this significant difference but isn’t experiencing pain or throwing mechanics haven’t changed, you don’t have to shut them down but you should be working to get them around 10 degrees of motion between their throwing and non-throwing arms.  It’s also important to remember that throwing slows down progress on the range of motion games.  

Should we change our thinking on surgical vs non-surgical treatment of shoulder injuries and thrower's elbow?

It really is a case by case basis.  Young athletes with acute large tears probably should get a surgical consult.  More chronic injuries in a little bit older throwers might choose rest to get them pain-free or to finish out their career.  It’s not cut and dry one way or the other but needs to be evaluated case by case.

What are the biggest barriers to recovery post-injury?

The number one barrier is compliance with treatment.  Staying on top of them and encouraging them to continue with the rehabilitation even once they’ve become pain-free.  Compliance with prevention is also difficult. They need constant reminders and encouragement to follow through.

Are there any prehab thoughts from athletes awaiting UCL repairs?

Braces that prevent valgus and restrict 10-100 degrees are recommended.  Controlling pain and inflammation pre-surgery and reducing the stiffness in the joint is helpful.  The athlete can continue to exercise if they are pain-free and using symptoms as their guide.

Is there anything else AT’s should know regarding throwing injuries?

Young kids are at increased risk because of their growth plates and mechanics.  Be their advocate, and follow the rules.

The Thrower's Elbow – V. Joe Mandola, MD, CAQSM

The Thrower's Elbow – V. Joe Mandola, MD, CAQSM

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Related episodes

Here are other podcasts related to elbow injuries

Contact us:

Jeremy Jackson

Shawn Readyshawnreadyatc@gmail.com

Ray Olivorayolivo1@gmail.com

Dr. Mark Knoblauchmaknobla@Central.UH.EDU

Dr. Layci Harrisonlharris5@Central.UH.EDU

Bob MarleyBob.Marley@uth.tmc.edu

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Diversity and Inclusion in AT Leadership – 615

Ever been the only white person in the room? How about your college program?

Eva Martinez says as a brown woman in Athletic Training she longs to see more diversity and inclusion in leadership. She wants to see people like her in leadership.

Diversity and Inclusion; Eva Martinez; Marco Nunez

What is your Diversity and Inclusion story?

Have you been excluded from conversations because you did not fit the mold for the current leadership style?

Are you like Sofia and never really felt excluded or like there was a ceiling to your ability?

Do you get fired up when someone makes an off-color comment, let it slide or find a way to educate?

Diversity and inclusion; John Ciecko;

Find the Similarities

Sometimes people make comments because they are intentionally hurtful, but sometimes they are just ignorant.

I said something about going to a polish festival and used the word “polak” while talking to my wife. I read a book where the main character was Polish and referred to himself as a “Polak” so I thought it was normal…until she told me the word is derogatory.

If I had said this to a polish person it may have ended very differently.

Continuing to use the term after learning the meaning would be intentional. I have only used the term to tell the story since that day.

In your quest for Diversity and Inclusion be quick to extend grace and offer a chance for education and change.

Watch the talk on Facebook

Diversity and Inclusion in AT Leadership

As a middle class white male, it is normal for me to see leadership as a natural next step. I see others like me in leadership.For a hispanic female there are not as many roel models in leadership.Eva Martinez joins Marco Nunez and John Ciecko to discuss the importance of Diversity and Inclusion in Athletic Training Leadership.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Contact Us

Marco Nunez – marcoanunez@msn.com

Eva Martinez – emart430@fiu.edu

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Jeremy Jacksoninfo@sportsmedicinebroadcast.com

Resources

Brown Eyes & Caramel Thighs Podcast

Partners


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.