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Ramadan and Athletic Health – 546

What is Ramadan?

  • Ramadan is the most holy observance of the world's second largest religion.
  • Takes place during the 9th month of the Islamic lunar calendar
    • Shorter than the Gregorian calendar, which causes the change in time from year to year.
  • Ramadan is a the obligatory spiritual period of abstaining from eating, drinking, smoking, chewing and sexual relations from dawn to sundown
    • For the scope of our practice we are only going to discuss diet, sleep and hydration
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Why is it Important?

  • The first verse of the Quran revealed to prophet Muhammed
    • One of the 5 pillars of Islam each physically and mentally able Muslim must perform
      • Salah (prayer)
      • Zakat (giving to the poor)
      • Hajj (“hidg” pilgrimage to Mecca)
      • Fasting
      • Faith

Why is Ramadan important to us?

  • Inclusion
  • Treat everyone the same!
  • Second largest religion
  • Time of year
  • Fasting
  • History (2012 Olympics held during Ramadan)
  • Detroit (largest Muslim population outside of the middle east)
    • Some sports/teams/schools adjust whole schedules when possible.

What Important Factors do ATs need to consider?

  • Diet
  • Hydration
  • Sleep
  • Exercise
  • Emergency procedures
    • Cold towels, cooling procedures and when to give water

What other things should we consider?

  • Inclusion
  • End of the year banquets
    • Take home meals
  • Pizza/Pasta parties
    • Will not be able to participate but please include
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Where is the letter John sent out?

Here is a copy of the letter John sent to his admin to help support his athletes and educate his peers

This letter contains the start/ end dates and start / end times for Ramadan

HERE is the YouTube video mentioned in the podcast

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How to prepare athletes for a time of fasting.

Do you know what Ramadan is? Do you know how it can affect your athletes' performance? What about their health and safety?Join John Ciecko Friday at 9 am CT to discuss one AT's experience with fasting and sports competition.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Friday, April 26, 2019

The Danger Alert System – 545

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Youth Soccer vs Pro Considerations – 544

Kurt Andrews returns to the Sports Medicine Broadcast in-person at #PSATS2019 to discuss Youth Soccer considerations.

Soccer is the most popular sport

At my school we have more kids playing soccer than any other sport. It is the one program that actually needs to make cuts to maintain a manageable size.

Here at the high school kids are playing for pretty much free. a pair of cleats and their own practice clothes and they is it.

The problem comes when they are playing weekend club tournaments that they pay money to be on the team. These teams do not provide medical care. They often do not employ fully-competent coaches.

Where does that leave us?

Our district policy is we as AT treat Athletic Injuries that occurred as a direct result from high school sports participation

Got hurt at home playing with your brother…
Car accident…
Club team injury…
Basically anything that happened outside of school sanctioned athletics…

You most go to a doctor first and be cleared before we can treat you.

Kurt Andrews joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast to answer some of the following questions

How often do Pro players

  • Practice?
  • Play games?
  • Receive medical attention
  • Spend time recovering
  • Spend time away from the sport

What medical consideration should youth soccer players / parents / Athletic Trainers be prepared to address?

Does all the extra practice, games, drills really help you improve your chances of reaching the pros?

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Women In Athletic Training Inc. – 543

Katie Breedlove joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast to discuss Women In Athletic Training Inc.

What is Women in AT inc?

“This group was created as a safe space to share our unique experiences, network and develop our understanding on the best practices in this healthcare profession, all while navigating the challenges of being a woman in the workplace. “Empowered women empower women!” “

Who is Katie Breedlove?

Who can JOIN Women In Athletic Training?

Really…Be a women and an Athletic Trainer…its that simple

What are the benefits to a Women only group of ATs?

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Some conversations have involved sensitive materials women do not want to to talk about in mixed company. Sexual harassment or assault is one of those topics.

It may be about pants with out pockets

It may be a positive way to deal with demeaning comments.

There are also meet ups and social events

Women in Athletic Training is a member driven group encouraging women to grow and socialize together in an ever-changing environment.

What is the legacy Women In AT hopes to leave?

To leave Athletic Training better than we found it.

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Dr. Chassay on Skin Conditions – 542

Big shout out to Dr. Mark Chassay for taking a look at my bilateral pink eye before this interview about Skin Conditions.
 

Dr. Mark Chassay took a look at my eye during the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Update 2018. He was talking about Skin Conditions after all.

 
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Ivan Pierra Best AT in LA Galaxy – 541

What Keeps Ivan Pierra going?

Get to know PSATS member Ivan Pierra

  • First AT with the LA Galaxy
  • 10+ years with LA
  • Director of Sports Science
  • Participated in 4 world cup games as an AT

So what keeps Ivan Pierra coming to work?

One of most ATs favorite parts is the relationships. Ivan is no different

Locker room talk and ribbing is part of the job. If I trip in front of everyone i expect the kids to tease me about it for the next few days.

If you do something really awesome they should know and give you a hard time about it…if that is the way you go about business.

His number one negative…

Time away from FAMILY

Sometimes he can bring family on the trips but as an AT for pro-soccer you do not have any real free time except bedtime.

So during those times where you are able to escape or steal away even a few hours to invest in your family do it.

How has PSATS grown?

PSATS was not even around when he started. he has seen it grow from ATs who would see each other only at games to a small group gathering to the huge growing success it is today

How can you contact Ivan?

Email Ivan

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Ivan Pierra – Best AT in the Galaxy

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Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, January 3, 2019

Tanya Watson – 540

Tanya Watson actually lived about 5 minutes from where I live now/ Although she has moved to New Mexico and spent most of her recent career there, we are connected.

The Women of Athletic Training

What is your AT Story?

Tanya Watson grew up in Las Cruces NM and found out about Athletic Training in Middle School and went to the Athletic Training Clinic at New Mexico State University (NMSU) for “growing pains” in her knees.  

Tanya attended NMSU, graduated in 2001 from the Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP) and BOC Certified in April 2002.

She then worked as a Licensed Athletic Training  Intern at NMSU for the Spring of 2002 covering the Track & Field team.

Following NMSU Tanya attended graduate school at the University of Wyoming 2002-2004 & obtained an MS in Kinesiology. While there she worked in athletics with football, swimming and diving, track and field, and wrestling.

Tanya was an Assistant Athletic Trainer at University of Alabama Birmingham from August 2004-June 2006 working with Women’s Basketball. She also supervised GA’s working with women’s sports.

From July 2006- July 2009 she was an Associate Athletic Trainer at The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg MS, Working with Women’s Basketball & Men’s Tennis.

Tanya Watson was also adjunct faculty and the Interim Clinical Coordinator for the ATEP (2007-2008).

She returned home to Las Cruces New Mexico in August 2009 and worked at Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates as a Physician Extender and Clinic Manager until September 2014 when she accepted an emergency hire Term/Temp Faculty position at NMSU to teach in the ATEP.

May 2017 earned an MA in Curriculum and Instruction at NMSU. Now I am the Athletic Trainer as Las Cruces High School (my alma mater).

What leadership are you giving to ATs now?

Tanya Watson is serving in her current role as Southern Rep on the New Mexico Athletic Trainers Association Board. She has been in this position since 2016.

What are some of your best memories in AT?

As a woman in AT what are some of your challenges?

Coming out of college Tanya was not even considered for professional sports jobs.

Felt an internal pressure to put her career on the back burned to move home and be closer to elderly parents. Men do this as well, but more often it is women taking care of the family over career.

What do you want your legacy to be?

That every athlete I took care of knows they received my best care I was able to provide at that time. That their skill level or nationality did not influence how I provided care.

Contact us:

Tanya Watson: email: tewatson79@gmail.com

Cathy Supak – csupak@HoustonMethodist.org

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Dermatological Issues in Athletics – 539

C. Mark Chassay, MD presents various cases of dermatological issues to ATs during the Sports Medicine Update.
 

I see dermatological pictures on social media all of the time:

 
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Boiron Homeopathic – 538

Homeopathic Medicine – according to WebMD

Homeopathy is a medical system based on the belief that the body can cure itself. Those who practice it use tiny amounts of natural substances, like plants and minerals. They believe these stimulate the healing process.

It was developed in the late 1700s in Germany.

It’s common in many European countries, but it’s not quite as popular in the United States.”

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Who is your patient?

One of the things I have learned over the years of doing the podcast is understanding where the patient comes from.
Just because I might not believe in moving energy along the meridians does not mean the Asian acrobat in cirque du soleil does not believe /need that treatment to heal.

About Boiron

According to their website:

Boiron, world leader in homeopathic medicines, is a $852 million public company with 3,700 employees and distribution in 59 countries. It is best known for Oscillococcinum®, a top-selling flu medicine, and its Arnicare® line of pain relievers.

For more than 80 years, Boiron has been committed to funding scientific research and educating the public and healthcare professionals on homeopathic medicines.

As a pharmaceutical company, Boiron maintains the highest standards in manufacturing, complying with U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations, the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States and drug Good Manufacturing Practices.

Is it safe?

Homeopathy thrives on letting the body heal itself with natural aides we find in the earth.

Janick Boudazin – CEO answers plainly “YES”

Sebastien Le Toux , Philladelphia Union Ring of Honor inductee, uses arincare by Boiron still after retirement.

His mom has used it since he was a young child growing up in France.

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Boiron USA loves PSATS – joined by Sebastien Le Toux

Boiron is the world leader in Homeopathy and joins us at PSATS to give us an overview and first hand experience using Boiron and Arnicare

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, January 3, 2019

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Nancy Burke – Women of AT – 537

A pioneer, innovator and hard worker, Nancy Burke has never been afraid of challenging the norms.

Her induction into the NATA Hall of Fame symbolizes how much change one person can make.

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Who is Nancy Burke?

  • Career spanning 4 decades
  • Certified in 1975
  • Eastern Kentucky Graduate Assistant
  • NATA Hall of Fame inductee
  • Pioneer
  • Innovator
  • Fairfax county Athletic Trainer for 28 years
  • Started Public Safety Athletic Trainer Society
  • 7 siblings with lots of nieces and nephews

What does retirement after 40 years of AT look like?

Nancy says she…

Played golf

spent some time on her pontoon boat

but that led to…boredom

How does Nancy Burke continue to grow as an AT?

  • Surround myself with forward thinking people. ATs who ask “What will Athletic Training look like in 10 years, 20 years?”
  • Getting her NPI number and advocating all ATs to get theirs.
  • AT Journals and publications
  • Reading up on various State Practice Acts
  • Building relationships with local ATs
  • Attend state and national meetings
  • Collaborate with both older and younger ATs

What are Nancy Burke's top moments in Athletic Training?

Receiving the phone call to be inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame.

Building lasting relationships with students / parents

Getting a phone call from Marjorie “Marje” Albohm requesting that Nancy be a speaker for the national meeting.

Discuss a low point in your career?

Working as the GA for Eastern Kentucky Nancy Burke was expected to be the next hire for the female At position.

She was not hired for that position

This made Nancy questions who she was, what she wanted to do and why she wanted to do it.

Ultimately after a few days in hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains she figured out she wanted to make an impact at the high school level and with 4 months that is where she was working.

Contact us:

Nancy Burke – www.ncburkeat.com/

Jeremy Jackson

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