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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
Ramadan, Mo Salah, Fasting, professional athlete, soccer liverpool
Image Source:
https://www.sportsnet.ca/soccer/salah-wont-longer-3-weeks-egypts-fa-says/

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
Iftar, Muslim, Ramadan
image source:
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/961917/ramadan-2018-iftar-time-eid-al-fitr-break-fast-suhur-time-uk

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

Contact Us

John Ciecko

Jeremy Jackson

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


Zithromax express delivery – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

DragonflyMax – one stop EMR

Prednisone prescription – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK Prednisone prescription

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

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

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

Jeremy Jackson

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


Zithromax express delivery – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

DragonflyMax – one stop EMR

Prednisone prescription – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK Prednisone prescription

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; Tanya Watson, Cathy Supak; Tanya; Watson NMSU

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.

Nancy Burke, NancyBurke, Hall Of Fame, NATA Hall of Fame, Public Safety Athletic Trainers Society

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

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


Zithromax express delivery – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

DragonflyMax – one stop EMR

Prednisone prescription – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK Prednisone prescription

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

Instagram, Sports Medicine Broadcast, Nancy Burke, Public Safety Athletic Trainers Society

Roles of OUR Governing Bodies – 534

What are the roles of the BOC, CAATE, NATA, Foundation?

Do you know what each of our governing bodies does? Who certifies us, who checks up on the ATEPs, who advocates for the profession, who promotes growth through research?

NATA, BOC, NATA Foundation, CAATE, Strategic Alliance, Governing Bodies, Tory Lindley, Brian Conway, LesLee Taylor, Rusty McKune
image from: atstrategicalliance.org

The BOC – Board Of Certification

Rusty Mckune is BOC president

CAATE – Commission of Accreditation on Athletic Training Education

LesLee Taylor is the president of the CAATE

NATA

Tory Lindley is now leading the NATA.

Advocacy

Engaement

Development

Foundation

Brian Conway is leading the NATA foundation

How do our Governing Bodies work together?

It is a shared responsibility and cooperative effort.

The Strategic Alliance allows each of us to do what we do best and work together to promote and improve the profession of Athletic Training.

NATA advocates and proposes legislation.

BOC ensures quality of the candidates and professionals

CAATE ensures the quality of education and continued growth demands for ATs

Education Foundation supports academic work and research through scholarship.

Still confused? 

Contact the guests of the show:

Rusty McKune – RMckune@nebraskamed.com

LesLee Taylor – LesLee@caate.net

Brian Conway – BrianConway@texashealth.org

Tory Lindley – tory@northwestern.edu

Contact Me

Jeremy Jackson – Host of the Sports Medicine Broadcast

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


Zithromax express delivery – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

DragonflyMax – one stop EMR

Prednisone prescription – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK Prednisone prescription

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

Becoming a Physician Assistant – 530

How can an AT become a PA?

Interested in going from AT to Physician Assistant?

Reagan Dunnahoo has a unique skill set.  She was a practicing AT who went back to school to get her Physician Assistant license.  Reagan is now working at a small school where she is both the PA and AT.

PA, Physician Assistant, Physicians assistant, AT To PA, Reagan Dunnahoo, Hatch Schools

What is a PA?

Here is an infogrgraphic from AAPA.ORG

PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. With thousands of hours of medical training, PAs are versatile and collaborative.

PAs practice in every state and in every medical setting and specialty, improving healthcare access and quality.

Who do the skills of an AT and PA work together?

When Reagan went to PA school she felt she could have done a better job leading the orthopedic section of the course than her instructor due to her extensive training with AT.

As a PA you have a greater responsibility for each patient and your patient population is larger.

Skills learned as an AT absolutely help Reagan succeed as a Physician Assistant.

Things to really consider:

PA school consumed about 95% of her time.

Over half of her graduating class is not still practicing as a PA

You are not allowed to work to earn income while attending most programs

Only one marriage survived her cohort

There is a lack of autonomy with PAs. It is actually easier to work on your own as a nurse practitioner than a Physician Assistant

How can I ask more questions of Reagan?

Email Reagan – rdunnahoo@hatchschools.net

Contact ME

Jeremy Jackson – Host of the Sports Medicine Broadcast 

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


Zithromax express delivery – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

DragonflyMax – one stop EMR

Prednisone prescription – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK Prednisone prescription

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

MioTech, MioTech Store, MioTech Store Logo; Reagan Dunnahoo

DermoNueroModulation – 520

I do not even know what it is…

Brett McQueen loves Athletic Training and nerdy stuff.  He suggested we talk about Dermonueromodulation.  I am learning right along with you.

What is Dermonueromodulation?

Well using my medical terminology i believe Dermonueromodulation goes like this:
Dermo – Skin
Nuero – Nerve
Modulation – Change

But beyond that I am really at a loss.

dermonueromodulation

A quick google search brings up sites like:

http://www.dermoneuromodulation.com/

https://www.abmp.com/textonlymags/article.php?article=655

or this YouTube video: