Author Archives: Host of The SMB

Skin With Kathy Nguyen – 596

Have questions about infections??? Joins as we discuss Skin with Kathy Nguyen

Who is Dr. Kathy Nguyen?

Dr. Kathy Nguyen is a primary care/sports medicine physician.  She is a team physician for multiple high schools, helps with colleges in the Houston area and is the team physician for the Houston Dash soccer team.

Skin With Kathy Nguyen

Do you know what is considered best practice and recommended by research?

As athletic trainers, we routinely see a variety of skin issues happening with our athletes.

Blisters: do you pop it or not?

Today on the podcast Dr. Nguyen relays to us the best practice in issues as common as blisters and as serious as tinea issues that may be resistant to topical antibiotics.

For example

At minute 2:10 on the podcast, Dr. Nguyen says she always recommends leaving the blister if possible.

Around 4 minutes on “Skin with Kathy Nguyen”, she discusses wound care specialist opinion on new skin growth and scarring.

What are truths and what are myths?

Through research and discussion with other wound care specialists, she helps us sift through what are considered old wives tales and gives us concrete reasons to refer a skin issue or lesion to a doctor.

We have discussed Dermatology and skin before:

Digging into dermatology with Dr. Jimmy Gonzalez – 287

Skin Infections and Sports – 96

Dr. Chassay on Skin Conditions – 542

Topicals and Wound Care – 583

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Dermatological Issues in Athetlics – Tu Dan "Kathy" Nguyen, MD, CAQSM

Dermatological Issues in Athetlics – Tu Dan "Kathy" Nguyen, MD, CAQSM

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, June 10, 2019

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Jeremy Jackson

Shawn Ready – shawnreadyatc@gmail.com

Ray Olivo – rayolivo1@gmail.com

Dr. Mark Knoblauch – maknobla@Central.UH.EDU

Dr. Layci Harrison – lharris5@Central.UH.EDU

Bob Marley – Bob.Marley@uth.tmc.edu

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Leadership Myths – 595

“Today, when leadership is discussed, we usually purport to be discussing what leaders do, rather than what they say, as if this were a more clear-eyed approach. The truth is that when we look closely, we see leadership as much in what our leaders symbolize as in what they accomplish. 

Whatever the case, our obsession with leadership seems to be constant, if not growing.

The mythology of leadership, however, will be a growing source of frustration if we don’t come to some more clear-eyed sense about why this is so and why it matters to us.”

A quote from ‘Leaders; Myth and Reality’ a cornerstone as we discuss Leadership Myths.

What about Leadership Myths?

We wrongly believe that what happened in one leadership instance can be replicated in another. This leads to the three myths, which helps us navigate the understanding of leadership.

The first of the three is the “Formulaic Myth.”

  • Ignoring the reality that leadership is contextual, we feel that leaders stick to a strict checklist, leading to success.

The Second is The “Attribution Myth”

  • When we view leaders in hindsight we see that their vision or mission can far outweigh those that surround the leader themselves.

Third Leadership Myth: Results Myth

  • Delivering results is all that's required for positions of power and accolades

About Tory Lindley

Tory has been a guest on the SMB during his presidential bid, at Convention in New Orleans, Discussing Strategic Alliance, and recently with Alisha Pennington in Las Vegas

Leadership Myth, Tory Lindley

2011 Hall of Fame inductee into Illinois ATA

Published over a dozen times

GLATA Awards – Golden Pinnacle

Head AT of the year

Tory and his wife Beth have three children: Jonah, Evan and Genevieve and a dog, Myles (Tory’s morning running partner).

Is the “Formulaic Myth” is effective in leading others?

Neither John nor Tory believes this method produces good consistent leadership. Tory feels the opposite is true for him.

Leadership needs to be based on the people group and the topic.

Knowing your audience or followers is critical to the success of leaders. The leader is believed to be only marginally more important than the quality of the followers.

What is Leadership Culture?

Tory does not like to use the word “culture” because it is often not clearly defined. Instead, he talks about the environment you create around you.

It is essentially the same concept but with clearly defined actionable steps to improve and grow the team.

Define What You Value

Does your “culture” define what you value?

Does it reward and celebrate achievement?

Is it clear?

Is it scalable or reproducible?

Do the actions of your community continually remind you of your expectations and the environment you are creating?

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Leadership Myths with Tory Lindley

Leadership Myths and Reality has been the cornerstone for this series.Tory Lindley joins John and I to discussing how we can address Leadership Myths and RESHAPE leadrship in Athletic Training.Join the conversation live and get your questions answered.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Friday, October 25, 2019

Contact Us:

Tory Lindley – tory@northwestern.edu

John Ciecko – @JohnCieko on Twitter

Jeremy Jackson

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Sue Falsone talks Multidisciplinary Professional – 594

Are you a Barrier Breaker?

Today on the podcast we have Sue Falsone PT, MS, SCS, ATC, CSCS, COMT, owner of Structure and Function and author of, “Bridging the Gap From Rehab to Performance.”  Click on her name to learn more about her and her business.

Sue Falsone talks Multidisciplinary Professional; Alisha Pennington

Similar to Jackie Robinson?

Sue broke the barrier of women head athletic trainer’s in the major 4 professional sports in 2012 when she was hired by the LA Dodgers. 

But on today’s podcast, we focus less on being someone who breaks barriers and more about being really good at our craft, athletic training.

Are you as good as Sue Falsone?

Sue has many initials after her name and has spent time in a variety of settings including running a cash-based treatment business. 

During the episode, she shares why she believes being multidisciplinary is to her and the patients she treats advantage.

A one-liner take home from Sue Falsone

“There are plenty of jobs I didn’t get because I was a female.  I don’t choose to focus on that.”

Want to get started?

If you are a female AT business owner,  an AT interested in starting your own cash-based practice, or need to change what you are focusing on, this episode is the perfect listen.

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Multidisciplinary professional/ female business owner – Sue Falsone

Multidisciplinary professional/ female business owner – Sue Falsone

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Contact us:

Sue Falsone – sue@suefalsone.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

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Heroes as Leaders – 593

Who are your heroes?

John Ciecko says this is one of the hardest questions he has asked in the series.

Ultimately his parents and Tom Ford were the final answers.

So who are your heroes? After showing them your gratitude tweet John Ciecko

Kevin Parker; Dayle; Aquinas; Hero; Heroes; Leadership; AT Leadership; MATS; Gatorade

Are they real people?

This is a really hard question because nobody is perfect and to call them a hero we often have to overlook flaws.

One of my heroes in Athletic Training is Bob Marley. I have told him this more than once and he has joined me on the podcast multiple times.

Bob is kind and helpful, patient and well respected, well-connected and humble.

Then there was John Lineberger in college…there was always an adventure or story to be told with John. I made reference to this video clip during the podcast.

About Kevin Parker

Kevin Parker is a real-life Caddy Shack…He literally got a scholarship to go to college to carry golf clubs.

He got some NATA and GLATA awards too along the way

2014 Above and Beyond award

2018 Gatorade Partners video

How has this event altered your life?

The driving point is that HERO is a label that can only be applied by others.

If you are labeling yourself that you are missing the tenants of that label.

A hero is a label good or bad – each person gets to give that label to each person.

It does not mean they are a good person.

Talk more about the film's effect on you:

IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU

It was very uncomfortable but Kevin knew he needed to take a step back to tell the story to promote and encourage others in the profession.

Everyone has their heroes.  That day Kevin became one to lots of people

Look to serve others

Go write a thank you note

Today, sit down and write a thank you note to the people who inspire you.

Then send it via text, messenger, email, or good old-fashion pen and paper.

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Heroes as Leaders

Kevin Parker was featured in a Gatorade Performance Partners video sharing his story of using life saving skills for one of his athletes.Join the conversation as we continue to learn about Heroes as leaders.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Contact Us

Kevin Parker Email – parkekev@aquinas.edu
Twitter – @KParker9200

John: @JohnCiecko
JCiecko@Bloomfield.org

Jeremy: www.sportsmedicinebroadcast.com/about

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Foot Injuries In Sports – 592

Foot Injuries in Sports are Increasing

30 – 40% of injuries seen in clinics are foot and ankle related

Dr. Taggart Gauvain shares some of his research and clinical knowledge with Shawn Ready, ATC LAT at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Update

Foot Injuries In Sports; Shawn Ready; Tagart Gauvain

Some of the reasons we are seeing more foot injuries in sports:

  • Bigger athletes
  • Stronger athletes
  • The desire for lighter footwear to increase speed
  • Faster athletes
  • Increased mobility in footwear

However, Dr. Gauvain discusses the lack of research and evidence to confirm that lighter shoes are contributing to the growth in injury.

What are some of the troublesome foot and ankle injuries?

High-ankle sprain –

  • separation of the tibia and fibula.
  • We do not really get into the whole fix it after a week of rehab topic… but it is really controversial in the high school setting

Dr. Gauvain recommends the following for high ankle sprains:

  • Treat each one individually
  • adjust the plan to fit the need and injury
  • in general non-weight bearing in a cast or boot for 6-8 weeks
  • begin therapy for the mobility of joint
  • after mobility of joint returns begin working on agility and return to sport activity

Jones Fracture –

  • occurs at the base of the 5th metatarsal
  • non-union occurs about 10% of the time
  • Re-fracture rates are reported post-surgical intervention

Some have tried adjusting diet and increasing vitamin D

Plantar Plate / Turf Toe

  • Sesamoid fracture complicates things…
  • Some are born with bipartite bones
  • We lack great fixation techniques because of the size of the bone.
  • Mobility vs stability is a huge issue with plantar plate injuries. 
  • Finding the balance is always key

Lis Franc

  • Discuss the change in the mechanism of injury
  • Roma arch configuration gives a great understanding of the importance
  • orthotics may be partially to blame

How can ATs be more effective at collaborating with Doctors and diagnosing foot injuries?

  • Always discuss with an athlete the injury and what you think.
  • Tell them and write down what you would like to see
    • weight-bearing films are crucial
    • need bi-lateral comparison
  • Plantar Bruising
  • Dorsal Swelling
  • Inability to return to practice after rehab

Do we have a window for getting films on a midfoot sprain?

Refer to the above clinical signs as well as a few missed practices.

A missed diagnosis can create long term debilitating arthritis.

If there is a suspected Bone Bruise then Dr. Gauvain likes to refer for an MRI to ensure there is not something being missed

Foot & Ankle Injuries in Sports – Taggart Gauvain, MD

Foot & Ankle Injuries in Sports – Taggart Gauvain, MD

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, June 10, 2019

Other Foot and Ankle podcasts on the Sports Medicine Broadcast

Here is a list: https://sportsmedicinebroadcast.com/?s=foot

Contact us:

Taggart Gauvain –

Jeremy Jackson

Shawn Ready – shawnreadyatc@gmail.com

Ray Olivo – rayolivo1@gmail.com

Dr. Mark Knoblauch – maknobla@Central.UH.EDU

Dr. Layci Harrison – lharris5@Central.UH.EDU

Bob Marley – Bob.Marley@uth.tmc.edu

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Leadership Failures – 591

Dr. Rene Shingles joins John Ciecko to discuss some of the characteristics that lead to leadership failures.

In the book by Stanley McChrystal: Leaders Myth vs Reality the section title Zealots is the focus of our leadership failures.

What are Zealots?

A quick Google search yields this definition: a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals.

“The moniker “zealot” can imply the erasure of conventional behavior, where anything is justified in support of the goal. 

Leaders who inspire others to seemingly irrational commitment are a special breed that can generate hurricane-like winds of disruption and change.”

Who are our zealots

zealots; leadership; leadership failure; leadership failures; John Ciecko; Rene Shingles; Jeremy Jackson; Sports Medicine Broadcast
https://www.amazon.com/Zarqawi-Face-Al-Qaeda-Jean-Charles-Brisard/dp/1590512146

Robespierre – Lead a revolution from the solitude of his own apartment by way of the pen
– (the leader who never steps out of their office) 

Al-Zarqawi – Fanatic who ruled through fear
– (the authoritarian leader who only judges and yells)

About Dr. Rene Shingels

NATA Hall-of-Famer, Dr. Shingles has plenty of accomplishments behind her name.

You can check out her full university bio but she mentioned being the program director at Central Michigan, serving on the EDAC, and as a BOC Director.

How to spot Leadership Failures

Micromanaging

Old school – “That is the way it has always been done”

Not asking why things are done, just changing them to change them

Charging ahead with plans that seem to be flawed from the start

What do Leadership Failures teach us?

Obviously they can teach us what not to do.

With Zealots like Hitler, Robespierre, Al-Zarqawi bad things can happen very quickly. Like a very hot flame the quickly sucks up all of the oxygen in the room, burns really hot and then burns itself off quickly, zealots can cause a lot of damage quickly.

When we do not evaluate the whole picture and stop to think “Am I getting all of the information?” we put ourselves at risk of repeating these terrible leaders.

John shared this quote:

Absolute power corrupts absolutely.

-Leaders Myth and Reality

If we do not take ownership we can easily be lead into some really dark places.

Who are you responsible to?

  • Parents
  • Family
    • Spouse / Children
  • Supervisors
  • Patients
  • Clients
  • Friends
  • Society

How do we weather those times of bad leaders?

“if you do not know what you stand for, then you will fall for anything”

It all comes back to knowing WHY you are here at this place at this time with these current abilities.

Know your resources available to you.

Escalated situations typically show more about the aggressor than about you. There is always something under the surface.

Quote to end on

Professional development IS personal development – Dr. Kent Games

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Bad Leaders – The Zealots

John Ciecko brings Dr. Rene Shingles to the podcast to discuss the Bad Leaders and Leadership FailuresShare your bad leadership experiences (preferably without names / identifying info)

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, October 21, 2019

Contact us:

Dr. Rene Shingles – shing1rr@cmich.edu

John Ciecko – Twitter @JohnCiecko

Jeremy Jackson

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Challenging the Status Quo – 590

Kent Games Coaching is all about challenging the status quo. He was one of the youngest professors to be offered tenure. Kent was obtaining his dream job at his alma mater.

But that wasn't enough. He still felt empty.

Challenging the Status Quo

Dr. Kent Games began evaluating his life through these questions:

  • Did I LIVE?
  • Did I LOVE?
  • Did I MATTER?

Alisha is always growing and challenging the status quo

If you follow Alisha Pennington, owner of ATvantage, on social media she readily admits to her lack of confidence, her need for approval, her attempts to hide doubts and fears.

She has learned to embrace those doubts and fears and test them.

Live from NATA 2019

DragonflyMax hosted the podcast lounge again this year and we had a phenomenal team of hosts and workers to put on a fantastic show.

Kent and Alisha answer three big questions:

  • Why
  • How
  • What

Following the Simon Sinek book Start With Why and the follow up Find Your Why Kent and Alisha work through the foundation of what it takes to challenge the status quo.

Some bits of knowledge from the conversation:

Finding your why is as much about what it is is NOT as is it about what it IS

As professionals, we find there is not one cookie-cutter path, but as students, we are often lead to believe that A+B+C = D and that is how it should work.

The more you give your self permission to listen and explore that quiet whisper the louder your why will become. We are trained to tune it out and follow the leader.

Alisha kept pressing forward looking for that feeling of “I have arrived” but it was never there. She came to learn it is about the journey and not the destination.

Ther are many more helpful and insightful lessons form the podcast. listen to it as many times as you need to.

How are you CHALLENGING THE STATUS QUO?

Tweet us pictures of how you are challenging the status Quo #ChallengeStatusQuo to @MrJeremyJackson @MrsAMPennington @GamesKenneth

Mindset/ Self Care/ Challenging the Status Quo – Kenneth Games

Mindset/ Self Care/ Challenging the Status Quo – Kenneth Games

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

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

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Learning To Say NO – Kent Games – 589

Learning to say no can literally set you free. A friend of mine typically responds to requests with, “However I can help.” As Athletic Trainers, we are in the service business, so we tend to say YES to everything.

I was asked recently, “Jeremy, would your coaches fight for you to stay employed here?”

I am trying to find ways to be helpful and to build relationships without taking on someone else's job responsibilities. I am learning to say no. But am I learning to say no gracefully?

Kent Games; Kenneth Games; Learn to say know; learning to say know; John Ciecko; Leadership; Sports Medicine Broadcast

About Dr. Kenneth Games

On his website, Kent Games describes himself as a breakthrough, leadership, and transformation coach. 

After nearly ten years working in healthcare and higher education, he decided to fulfill his vision and pursue a career helping others identify and fulfill their life's dreams, desires, and visions.

Learning to say no; kent games; John Ciecko; Dr. Games; Leadership; Sports Medicine Broadcast; Jeremy Jackson

Learning to Say No

For many, leadership may imply the imposition to say yes.
Yes to new tasks. 
Yes to new projects. 
Yes to more jobs and gigs. 

Last year we learned with the Dichotomy of Leadership that a hard line on one topic can cause you to burn the candle at both ends, resulting in burnout.

Tribe of Mentors – Tim Ferriss

A Tim Ferriss podcast highlighted the “no” responses to his invitation to participate in his book Tribe of Mentors.

Tim asked hundreds of entertainers, athletes, CEOs, speakers and guests what makes them tick. 

His “no” responses were so graciously worded, that he put them in the book anyway! It was a way to highlight how some power brokers eloquently decline invitations to projects.

John reads a couple of these responses throughout the podcast.

What are some practical steps?

Dr. Games discusses the importance of acknowledging the invitation and showing gratitude, as evidenced in his automatic email reply.

Learning to say no; kent games; ; auto responder; prioritize; dichotomy; gratitude

John Ciecko also discusses how he recently took his email app off his phone to allow him to be more present.

For John and Dr. Games, this contributes to a reduced feeling of anxiety because he is not constantly checking and waiting for something to pop up.

In the AT facility

“I can give you five minutes of my time right now. If you need more than that, you will need to come back in one hour (or when the practice rush is over).”

After hearing this, I discussed how we can implement it into our daily practice to better serve each athlete who trusts us with their care.

Why YOU should Learn To Say “No”

To give your attention and energy to the situations that deserve it.

If an opportunity does not line up with your “why” and your value system then gracefully say no.

Contact us:

Dr. Kent Games – Kenneth.Games@indstate.edu
Twitter: @GamesKenneth
Instagram: @KentGames

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org
Twitter – @JohnCiecko

Jeremy Jackson

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Reducing Injury Risk – 588

Dr. Layci Harrison has a specialty in Movement Screens and their role in Reducing Injury Risk.

What is FMS training?

A Tool for identifying the potential for injury due to limitations in specific movements. It was developed by Gray Cook

Getting certified is a good idea and can really help you take advantage of the tests and results but it is not mandatory o use the tests to help identify potential issues.

What is the key to Reducing Injury Risk with FMS?

Protect before you correct

What tests does it involve?

  1. Deep Squat
  2. Hurdle Step
    • Tight Hip flexor may cause limitations in testing
  3. In-Line Lunge
  4. Active Straight leg raise
  5. Rotary Stability- probably the hardest one
  6. Shoulder Mobility- Hard to access
  7. Trunk Push up

Scoring the movement screens

0-pain in any movement
1- no pain but unable to do the movement
2- Complete movement but show some compensation
3- Complete movement no pain or compensation
A score of 14 or less equals a more likelihood of injury.
21 is a perfect FMS score

Dr. Harrison's Tips:

Use the score sheet from FMS, easy to find on Google.

It can help screen and individualize training.

Tai Chi or yoga may also help balance

  • Balance testing can be accomplished using BESS and YBT
    • BESS- Static balance
    • YBT- dynamic balance

A large part of reducing Injury Risk is knowing what to do with the data once we have it…but more on that another time.

Thanks for hanging out with us live in Katy, Texas at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Update

Shout Out to Patrick Ohaver for typing up the show notes

Layci Harrison, Reducing Injury Risk; preventicx

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Functional Movement Screenings: Strategies to Reduce Injury Risk – Laci Harrison, PhD, LAT, ATC

Functional Movement Screenings: Strategies to Reduce Injury Risk – Laci Harrison, PhD, LAT, ATC

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Monday, June 10, 2019

More about Dr. Layci Harrison

My research interests include functional movement and how movement is related to balance ability. Specifically, I am interested in ways to improve functional movement and the effects of improved functional movement scores on injury risk.

I am also studying how the effects of balance training can be crossed from the trained limb to the contralateral limb following lower-body injuries as a way to expedite the injury rehabilitation process

Dr. Harrison was also on the Sports Medicine Broadcast…

Preventicx with Kevin Robel – 569

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Jeremy Jackson

Shawn Ready – shawnreadyatc@gmail.com

Ray Olivo – rayolivo1@gmail.com

Dr. Mark Knoblauch – maknobla@Central.UH.EDU

Dr. Layci Harrison – lharris5@Central.UH.EDU

Bob Marley – Bob.Marley@uth.tmc.edu

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Sportz Factory – 587

Dr. Erin Hassler owns Sportz Factory

Dr. Hassler's Bio from SportzFactory.com:

The Sportz Factory has a combined experience of over 20 years in Sports Health Science and the Sports Performance industry.  

Leading the way is Dr. Erin Hassler, with almost 2 decades of hands-on experience at multiple levels of Sports Medicine and Sports Performance Enhancement.  

Credentials include but are not limited to the Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers, Board of Certification and National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist.​

Since beginning her career as Head Athletic Trainer for Channelview Independent School District in 2000, she has enjoyed industry success as either a staff or contract Athletic Trainer for several organizations in Houston and surrounding areas.  

Dr. Hassler has practiced sports medicine in both public and private school systems the WNBA – Houston Comets and the US Olympic Committee. 

Now as a volunteer medical provider with USA Track and Field, she has served on international teams, including travel to Canada, South America, and Europe. 

She will represent the USA team in the 2019 IAAF World Outdoor Championships.

Sportz Factory

What else besides Sportz Factory?

While in Las Vegas, Erin took part in the Sisterhood Breakfast: Women of Color not necessarily ATs, but many women gather together. Headed by Dr. Rene Shingles, NATA Hall of Famer, the first African American woman inducted. Dr. Marsha Grant-Ford, first African American woman certified.

Related Episodes:

Women in Atheltic Training Inc.

International Women's Day

Contact us:

Dr. Erin Hassler – Sportz Factory

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

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