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Cramping Science with Kevin Miller – 570

What do you know about Cramping Science?

I do not know a whole lot about Cramping Science, but luckily Mike McKenney and Dr. Kevin Miller are here to share tons of knowledge.

Who is Kevin Miller?

Dr. Kevin Miller is a Full Professor in the Athletic Training Program at Central Michigan University.  His research interests include the causes, treatments, and prevention of exertional heat illness with a specific emphasis on exercise-associated muscle cramping. 

He has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical journals and presented over 90 international, national, or regional presentations on topics related to heat illness. 

He has co-authored several national and international position statements including the NATA Position Statement on Exertional Heat Illness; the Statement of the Third International Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia Consensus Development Conference; and the NATA round table on Malignant Hyperthermia in Physically-Active Populations. 

Dr. Miller is a member of the Korey Stringer Institute’s Medical and Science Advisory Board; a member of the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Athletic Training; Exercise Physiology; Sport and Exercise Nutrition; and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care

He is Chair of the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Research Assistance Committee; NATA liaison to the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association; and member of the NATA’s International Committee.

Did you get lost in all of those titles?

Like I said, I do not know a whole lot of TRUTH about cramping. So I am here to keep it simple and not too nerdy.

What to do when you are cramping:

The fastest way to “fix” a cramp is static stretching. If we prevent the muscle from shortening then we are preventing it from cramping.

Anything ingested is going to take about 10 minutes to provide relief…

Except small volumes of pickle juice seem to make them relax after about 90 seconds. So stretch and give pickle juice right away.

When a cramp starts, will it go away?

For about an hour after a cramp the threshold for cramping is decreased even if the muscle is no longer cramping, it is still standing on the edge.

Recommendations for preventing a cramp?

  • ask good questions
  • know that each patient and cramp is unique
  • look for trends
  • have them keep a cramp journal
  • start early in the day with fluid and sodium replacements
  • drink through out the day when thirsty

Want to see the rest of our cramping science podcasts?

Cramping Science with Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek

NASA Engineered formula – The Right Stuff

Isotonic Drinks with Kari Beltran

Cramping Science Research with Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek

Neurology of a Cramp with Dr. Kevin Miller

Contact Us

Dr. Kevin Miller – email – mille5k@cmich.edu

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@neu.edu

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.

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Cramping Science with Kevin Miller

Mike McKenney studied under Kevin Miller. Both are making an impact in the way we understand hydration.Kevin has a long list of hydration and cramping related articles and committee involvement.Join the conversation as part of a series on Cramping Science on the Sports Medicine Broadcast

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Preventative Data from Preventicx – 569

Kevin Robel joins Dr. Layci Harrison to discuss Preventative Data Analysis.

Kevin Robel; Layci J Harrison; Preventicx; Preventative Data

Have you been in this situation?

You started collecting data on injuries, doctors visits, attendance, and all of these other random things…

Every time some one on Facebook posts about showing your value you get excited…

That turns to frustration due to the inability to do something with the data.

Preventicx – Kevin Robel

Preventative Data Analysis.What is your injury prevention worth/Kevin Robel helps us understand how and when to use and collect data to help prevent injuries

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

I hate data analysis

It doesn't matter if it is preventative data analysis…

Injury data…

or anything set of numbers that you have to look at and draw conclusions from.

Kevin Robel discusses how we as Athletic Trainers often do not collect data because we are so busy.

What is Preventicx?

A data analysis consultant that helps you move all of your data into a centralized cloud based storage location.

Kevin can help you visualize your data in a way that is easy for the average person to understand.

The future is being given to data analyst

Have you read Moneyball or or Astroball?

The managers of those teams made huge decisions based on data analytics.

Ask any administrator about getting a new person and they will ask you for your data to support the need and the value it would provide to the program.

New administrative jobs are being given to people who can collect, interpret and produce visuals based on data

Want some more info about Preventicx?

Check out the handout Kevin sent me

Contact us:

Jeremy Jackson

Kevin Robel – kevin@preventicx.com

Dr. Layci Harrison – Email

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.

Overdose; ATsCare; Suicide

Sports Performance Coach – 568

Jerade Parks is an Athletic Trainer, Sports Performance Coach, life coach, conference host and aspiring public speaker.

That is a whole lot for one person to handle.

For Jerade it is not all fun and games…. He almost lost his car chasing this dream.

Bit of a free Spirit?

Jerade admits he is more free spirited, artsy and very talkative.

He is creating his own space in our ever changing profession. He has experience in a multitude of rehabilitation to performance settings.

For example:

  • athletic training
  • rehabilitation
  • reconditioning
  • fitness
  • sports performance/ athletic development
  • sport coaching
  • recovery
  • nutrition lifestyle-based nutrition coaching

Who are the Sports Performance Coach clients?

This includes treating, training, and coaching general population, weekend warriors, and youth to professional athletics

What more can you have your hands in?

As a somewhat selfish endeavor he began hosting CEU conferences to obtain the certifications or training for free while still getting all of his CEUs in.

This turned out to be a great way for him to build his network, provide a valuable service to Athletic Trainers and related healthcare professionals.

Hire an Expert

Adam Halpern of Innovate AT discusses his recent hiring of a virtual assistant.

Know what you are good at and what you are not. If your talent is being in front of people then hire someone to do the work that keeps you behind a computer.

Jerade hired a business coach

I reached out to a former student of mine about helping compose emails to each guest after the interview and after the episode releases for them to share their interview.

****Update**** My former student Jazmin has been scheduling and send emails for about month and it has been fantastic to have that follow up. Lots of guests have responded which creates a dialog and future opportunities. It was something i wanted but could not manage with everything else.

Contact us

Jerade Parks: jptrainingrs@gmail.com

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.

Sports Performance Coach; Jerade Parks;l Innovate AT

Athletic Training Box – 567

Athletic Training Box started from Adam not being able to attend NATA annual convention and see what new products are available.

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What is Athletic Training Box?

Adam shares live on Facebook with Me and Adam Halpern

Athletic Training Box with Adam Larsen

Curated clothes, boxed and shippedCurrated meals boxed and shippedWhy should your practice as an AT be left out of the trend? Adam Larsen shares his story of creating AT Box and what it looks like now.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, March 25, 2019

An AT Box Costs…

Currently $35 every 3 months.

As the value of the box grows the cost might also.

Adam is also exploring different levels

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What can I expect to receive in my Athletic Training Box?

The products are constantly changing. Each box has a new set of products that you would find at conventions.

Some boxes include:
Hydration products
Protein Bars
Tapes
Ointments
Lotions

Currently the boxes give you about an 80 dollar value for items sold separate.

What has been your favorite thing to send out?

Adam Likes kinesio tape…so therefore everyone would want Kinesio tape right????

After the first box Adam learned to include a little more variety.

His favorite thing to include is one of the AT Box stickers or t-shirts

Discuss your feedback?

Sales continue to grow so that is a good sign.

After each new box there will be a survey to help Adam better serve you and also to report back to the companies about what and why ATs like the product.

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Contact Us:

Adam Larsen – AthleticTrainingBox@gmail.com

Email Adam Halpern : adam@innovateat.com

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.

Eating Disorders: Current Research – 566

Whats is your story?

Catherine Lawrence previously shared her story of battling with an eating disorder here on the Sports Medicine Broadcast.
Live from the Sports Medicine Update Catherine shares her story interjected into Dr. Brooks's research based talk.

Where are we?

The Sports Medicine Update is one of the best summer workshops in Houston to cover a variety of topics.

Who makes this possible?

Bob Marley continues to allow us to record and interview the speakers.
He gives away registrations so The Sports Medicine Broadcast can continue to add value to you.
If you would like to win one of the FREE REGISTRATIONS then join the email list or check back at the beginning of each March
There are plenty of others that help make this possible:

Need Some Hydration Equipment?

Frio Hydration provides Superior Hydration products and is the official hydration provider of the Sports Medicine Broadcast.
Tell them the Sports Medicine Broadcast sent you and receive some special deals on custom graphics or a solar panel.

Need more CEUs

Try: The ATVantage Podcast for free or my affiliate link with MedBridge to save a bunch.
Dermoneuromodulation; Medbridge; CEUs Online CEUs; affiliate link
 
 
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I want to hear from You
 

Patient Based Care – 565

Jeremy Blanchard, MD asks the question: “Are we really providing Patient Based Care?”

In one of the better sessions in a long time, Dr. Jeremy Blanchard demonstrates what it really looks like, sounds like and feels like to provide patient based care.

What is it?

According to Oneview:
The IOM (Institute of Medicine) defines patientcentered care as: “Providing care that is respectful of, and responsive to, individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions

Patient Based Care, jeremy blanchard, aafl, Dr. Jeremy Blanchard, Trinity University, Trinity University 2019
image from Oneview

What is interrupting you?

Research has shown that if you answer a phone notification it will take you about 67 seconds to fully re-engage.

Dr. Blanchard asked us turn our phones to silent and put them away so that we were fully present in the conversation.

What can I do to start now?

At the beginning of this podcast Dr. Blanchard asks us to take a deep breath, hold it and slowly release.

He explains this allows you to step away from what was happening before and step into the current situation “fresh”

This helps clear your mind and prepare you to listen.

DON'T INTERRUPT

11 seconds

Dr. Blanchard stated doctors generally gives you less than 15 seconds to state your reason for visiting before.

Multiple sources back this up but here is an article from Forbes

Contact us:

Jeremy Jackson

Dr. Jeremy Blanchard

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.

AT Efficiency with Scott Mullet – 564

Scott Mullett, founder and owner of AT Efficiency aims to advocate for the value of Athletic Trainers in all settings.

What is your actual ROI?

Who is Scott Mullett?

Founder and owner of AT Efficiency.

Scott received both his bachelor’s and master’s degree from Kent State University. Scott has worked in the secondary school setting, and currently holds a position within the industrial/occupational sector.

Scott’s goal is to advocate the value of the athletic trainer in all settings.

AT Efficiency, Scott Mullett, ATEfficiency,

What is AT Efficiency?

Scott Mullett wants to help you produce a means to show value, generate an ROI for stakeholders, and increase clinical efficiency.

Where does Scott start collecting data?

With whatever you have.

If you have none then they will give you some pointers as to where to start but in this day and age of digital documentation you should be documenting your patient visits and notes.

Some of the services they offer:

  • Consulting
  • Data Collection
  • Data Analytics and Reporting
  • Patient Outcome Metrics

Contact Us

Scott Mullett – Email Scott

Adam Halpern

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.

Exertional Heat Stroke – 563

Dr. Lesley Vandermark discusses practical considerations for Exertional Heat Stroke, Identification and care live at Trinity University's 2019 conference.

What is Heat Stroke?

According to KSI –

“While exertional heat illnesses (EHI) are not always a life-threatening condition, exertional heat stroke (EHS) can lead to fatality if not recognized and treated properly. As the word heat implies, these conditions most commonly occur during the hot summer months; however, EHS can happen at any time and in the absence of high environmental temperatures.”

What are symptoms of Heat Stroke?

In an article by Mom's Team these are listed:

Exertional Heat Stroke, Lesley vandermark, moms team, momsteam.com, heat stroke,

Exertional heat Stroke, Leslie Vandermark, Lesley Vandermark, Lesley, vandermark, Heat Stroke, UofA, University of Arkansas

What are some of the practical considerations?

  1. Have a practiced EAP
  2. Know the signs and symptoms
  3. Use a rectal thermometer
  4. Cold Water Immersion
    1. Cold tub
    2. TACO – Tarp assisted cooling
  5. Activating EMS
    1. again having a practiced EAP with trained personnel
    2. Use
    3. Software like TeamEMSoft to help coordinate location

Contact Dr. Vandermark

Lesley Vandermark – lwvander@uark.edu

Dr. Vandermark's presentation

Contact us:

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.

TACO Treating Heat Illness

Dr. Lesley Vandermark is a member of of the KSI advisory board

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, January 10, 2019

Performance Manual Therapy – 562

Owner of Performance Manual Therapy Mike Stella Joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast to talk about business and non traditional options for ATs

Mike is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Performance Enhancement Coach, but he mostly wants to be known as an EDUCATOR.

He became an AT because he was an injured athlete that slipped through the gaps of the healthcare system.

Treat People, NOT Injuries

Mike lives by this quote in his professional practice.

When people come in for treatment sessions they normally are greeted with a hug.

What is Performance Manual Therapy?

Mike Decided he would rather work 100 hours per week for himself than 40 hours per week for someone else.

He also knew he was really good at manual therapy and wanted to be able to do that for all of his patients and not be concerned with what a supervisor said was a waste of company time.

Performance manual Therapy and Movement Underground are what happens when passion and purpose join for an AT who loves manual therapy and treating patients.

What are the challenges Mike faces owning a business?

“I am not good at Admin stuff…even keeping track of my own schedule is tough for me…”

Working all day and then having to put in the extra work to do the admin part of the job is difficult.

This lifestyle is not for everyone.

Words of Wisdom

There is always a market for quality

None of us stand alone. We all received help to get here, we will need help to grow and will need to help others along the way.

Contact Us:

Mike Stella: MikeStellaMovement.com

Adam Halpern: Innovate AT

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.

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Documentation Tips – 561

Dr. Melissa Long covers Documentation Tips in her presentation at Trinity University.

Melissa Long, Dr. Long; Documentation Tips; Dpcumentation Dos; Documentation Don't; Trinity,
Trinity University.

What are some of the Documentation Tips:

OLDCARTS –

  • Onset
  • Location
  • Duration
  • Character
  • Aggravating
  • Relieving
  • Temporal
  • Severity

Use a voice recorder

Use a transcription service after recording all your notes

Nobody really likes documentation…

But for reimbursement and more importantly your job security in a lawsuit be thorough and accurate

Check out Melissa's live video from Trinity University Sports Medicine Clinic

What are tips?

Have experienced a job change that caused you to lose important documents?

Have you switched companies for your records management and not been able to sync the notes?

Let me know what you are doing to make you life easier but still meeting our documentation needs.

Contact us:

Jeremy Jackson

Melissa Long – Full Bio HERE
Melissa was also on our Listener Spotlight series

Dr. Melissa Long's slide show

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.