Nutrition Myths – Kim Lowry

Kim Lowry and

Nutrition Myths are so close, so easy, so trendy…Kim Lowry discusses some of the Sports Nutrition myths with Ryan Collins at the Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Update.

Protein

2-2.2 grams of protein if they are trying to bulk up

Total calories are a common misconception

You can not bulk up Muscle but not add any fat…almost universally

Spread it out throughout the day

Nutrient Timing

Research is mixed – some say within an hour increases your muscle growth

You can ap into muscle synthesis about every 3-4 hours

High Protein snacks and meals

Nuts

Low-fat cheese sticks

Greek yogurt

Deli turkey

P3 packets

Protein bars and shakes

Adding chicken to your pasta dish

RAMEN – 

You can add peanut butter

Or peanuts

I like to use the “Tasty App” and search for dorm room ramen for healthier options

Eggs are another good option

Creatine is BAD…

Pretty much all of the nutrition myths have been disproven in all healthy usage of creatine.

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SWATA Experience – Sean Hwang

Sean Hwang discusses his first SWATA experience with Dr. DJ Gilliland.

Sean Hwang

Tell us your story, Sean

Korean American

Went to UT Austin.

US Army field artillery officer for 3 years

Went to chiropractor undergrad for a semester

I had been doing something similar to AT with my amateur Korean soccer teams

I shadowed John Houston at the University of Houston Women’s Basketball

SWATA Student Track?

I was not expecting to learn a lot because they made it out to be a fun hang-out.

Dr. Knoblauch’s lecture about balance

Being up to date on current trends

Cannabis lecture from Dr. Konin

Have you met anyone knew?

I would love to…but I have not really.

Dr. Harrison: we will take you around and let you shake hands with everyone

Does UH pay for the students to go to SWATA?

Nope they fundraise

Last year's group did a great job fundraising.

The stickers and bracelets were a pretty big hit

How many students ended up coming from UH?

There were about 20 students.

Our preceptors and partners jump on the opportunity to get the students here.

If you are passionate about learning new things then coming to SWATA is the place to be.

What has been the most unique thing you have learned so far?

Cannabis is not THC. CBD can be used without it causing an impact on your THC test levels.

Suggestions from Sean

I would like to see more nonathletic setting workshop courses here at SWATA.

Tory Trevino asks: what are you learning as professionals?

DG: CBD talks

DG: Seeing people I have not seen in years

LH: Bre’Layshia’s talk included a personality trait test and have mock conversations with different personality types.

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Foster Care ATs

Foster Care is not easy. Neither is Athletic Training. Travis Turner is trying to grow his family through foster care/adoption.

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Donate and get some swag (like Patreon but for the school)

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Storytime with Buzz

Storytime with buzz is just that, fun stories from an old school Athletic Trainer still practicing. Thanks, Bethpage Consulting for helping to get the SMB out to SWATA 2023 in Arlington.

I have been attending SWATA for about 38 years

I broke my collarbone playing football and then became the team manager.  Sam Aguilara came to teach the coaches about Athletic Training products.  I knew I could do the stuff he was showing the coaches.

The next thing I knew they were sending me to AT clinics at colleges.

I have met a lot of great people during my career as an Athletic Trainer

Joel Kregerberg was the assistant AT for the Oilers while I was an intern.  I got to tape Earl Cambell.  He greatly deflated my ego when he told me it was the worst tape job he ever had.

Give me some more storytime

Houston Rodeo got me started with Justin Sports Medicine and Truman Spoon Sports Medicine

Did you get autographs?

Not really, I was always around the people and did not consider it.

Where was your first job as an AT?

Seminole High School is about an hour from Lubbock.

I moved to Macaney with the head coach

Then the Houston Oilers called and I moved to Houston

Take us back to Seminole HS

I taught driver's ed in the morning.

It is a small school with a small AT Facility

We were really good at basketball and gymnastics

I taught a job at the Air Force base with firemen and nurses

Who are some of the mentees that have impacted you?

Valerie Tinklepaugh-Hairston – with her impact on college sports and SWATA

David Traylor – SWATA Hall of Honor

Southlake Carroll High School is being run by two of my former ATs

TSATA Hall of Honor

This award brings a smile to my face every time I think about it.

What did you dream about being as a kid?

My dad was a pharmacist

My brother was a pharmacist and MD

I thought about following them

Storytime – What sticks out the most?

A Houston Oiler went down and was basically numb from the neck down

We backboarded him

That was his last game to ever play.

He was a good friend of mine.

My wallet and everything I needed were in my bag that the equipment managers packed up since I went to the hospital with him.  We almost got stranded in Kansas City.

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These people LOVE Athletic Trainers and help support the podcast:

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Donate and get some swag (like Patreon but for the school)

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Marc Pro – Use “THESMB” to recover better.

Preparedness to Throw

Preparedness to throw is a whole new process of injury prevention. Chris Gallina joins Ryan Collins live at the Sports Medicine Update 2023

What are we looking for as parents

Volume

Radar guns

BAD in Youth Athletes

Rest for throwing Athletes

We usually suggest no athlete should be pitching for more than 7 months

Maybe pitch for 2 seasons then focus on fielding and hitting

Pitchers should not play pitcher and catcher as well

Breaking balls

James Andrews – you should not throw a curve ball until you can shave

Mechanics is key during the pitch

Fastball and changeup are very effective for youth athletes

What are the signs and symptoms to look for

Medial elbow pain is number one

The posterior cuff is sore on the Youth Athlete after almost every pitching outing

When do we shut them down?

Flex 

Rotation

Cross body abduction

External Rotation Gain

Is it GIRD or adaptation?

Mr. Burns Posture (The Simpsons)

Soft tissue

Pec Minor 

Deep Neck Flexors

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HOIST – No matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

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Career Advancement

Career Advancement brought Bre'Layshia Alexander from working intermediate athletics to her current role with Baylor Scott and White. She discussed this all with Joseph Eberhardt live at SWATA 2023.

Sponsored by San Antonio Sports Medicine

What are the goals of the Career Advancement Committee?

  • Chaired by Bre’Layshia
  • Split from the young professional committee
  • 7-12 years in the profession
  • Everyone on our committee presented at SWATA 23

The Career Advancement Committee also hosts a scavenger hunt for prizes to increase engagement.

Student workshop highlights:

  • Resume workshop
  • Career Advancement talks
  • Tools on how to advance your pay or benefits
  • Life Balance options

How do we contact the Career Advancement group?

Where did you get into AT?

  • I was a cheerleader in high school and band in high school.  After not making the team I searched for a way to be on the sidelines.
  • I became a student aide for 1.5 years in high school
  • Graduated from Texas State and got a job in Temple.
  • After 3 years as a middle school AT I knew I had to move on
  • SportsCareAT
  • Now a physician liaison with BSW

What is your role with TSATA?

  • Recently passed legislation that opens up jobs and expands the scope of an ATs practice.

Jeremy Jackson

Bre'Layshia Alexander

Joseph Eberhardt

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Concussion Technology – Summer Ott

Concussion technology has come a long way in helping us understand and manage concussions. Dr. Summer Ott discusses some of the options available and who they best fit.

Concussion Technology, Summer Ott, Sandra Harris, Jeremy Jackson

What is a digital assessment?

  • Started in the ’90s,
  • Professional teams
  • Not meant to replace traditional assessments
  • A combination of tests is still being used

Pros:

  • Efficient
  • Easy access and use of mobile devices
  • Allow tracking
  • Remote testing

Cons:

  • What/which app  is reliable
  • Who is using/trained to use
  • Environment

Considerations when deciding on a digital tool

  • Budget
  • Feasibility
  • Is it comprehensive

Age range Considerations

Comparison / Contrast different tests available

  • Example: Impact, Axon, ANAM
    • 20 min to complete
    • Test Cognitive Skills and symptom
  • Ex. C3 Logic, Sway, King Devick
    • Used with Handheld devices
    • Quicker to complete 10-15 min
    • Offer Alternative stimuli
  • Important to look at “What is the cost?”
  • Does the cost correlate to the effectiveness

What tools and how many are practitioners using in assessing Concussions

How do you pick a digital tool? / What is the right choice?

What is VOMS?

Looking at: eye movements, eye tracking, convergence, and rating symptoms while performing assessments

Symptom Checklist-

Can be broken down into clusters: Physical, Emotional, Sleep, Cognitive,

Case Management example:

Natasha Law

  • The Law and UIL sports vs Club sports on concussion

Considerations for Special populations (504, at-risk)

  • The Law and Academic Accommodations/Recommendations
  • Reach out to @ATC_mojo for PDF of Academic Recommendations

Contact Us

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Ryan Collins

Joseph Eberhardt

Christina Fry

Bob Marley

These people LOVE Athletic Trainers and help support the podcast:

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Donate and get some swag (like Patreon but for the school)

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Concussion Technology

Hot Springs Arkansas – SWATA 2024

Hot Springs Arkansas is the place to be in July 2024. Keith Shireman and the Arkansas Athletic Trainers Association will host SWATA outside of Texas for the first time in years.

SWATA is the largest attended district meeting.

Next year Keith and the team in Arkansas hope to make SWATA 2024 the newest record holder for SWATA attendance.

Why come to Hot Springs?

It is a family-friendly place.

Three lakes

Hot Springs

Lots of hiking and biking trails

I love coming to SWATA because:

Interacting with Texas folks.

Friendships

Great topics

Fun entertainment

What else about SWATA in 2024:

There will be plenty of places to eat

Bath Houses

National Park

Contact Heidi for the local scoop

Contact Keith Shireman on Twitter – @KeithMxATC

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Reducing the Fear of Hamstring Injuries

Eddie Smith shares how the state powerhouse Katy Tigers are reducing the fear of hamstring injuries during rehab for their athletes.

Reducing the Fear, Eddie Smith

There have been 6000 papers published about hamstring injuries

The research is all over the place.

The only real consensus is Nordic hamstring curls

We start with NSAIDs

The next day we start with movement

COMPEX

Ankle movement

Heel slides

As soon as they can walk pain-free we get them back on the field

We use short lever arm exercises

We use Catapult for GPS data and can help know when our players are working within a safe range.

If it is a larger injury, how do you talk them through the mental aspect?

Know your athlete

Communicate with all of the stakeholders

Athlete

Coach

Mom and dad

0-80% is easy, but 80-100% is the really hard part.

Educate them on some of the options: PRP, Cryo, …anything that will help them feel better.

Mentally they are prepared, physically they are not.

How do we reduce the recurrence of injury?

The first two weeks are most commonly the time frame for reinjury

Repeat the exposure incident over and over again.

I like to have them sprint over and over again.

How do we recreate sprinting for the kids that can not?

We want to train on the speed-strength continuum as much as possible

Gymaware is the bar speed program we use.

Nordic Hamstring curl

  • Highest-rated prevention exercise
  • Activates the highest quantity of muscle fibers

How can we implement “reducing the fear” into off-season or pre-season programming?

Implement the eccentric

Are there any hamstring quad deficits

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ATCorner Podcast

Ryan Collins

Joseph Eberhardt

Christina Fry

Bob Marley

These people LOVE Athletic Trainers and help support the podcast:

Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

Donate and get some swag (like Patreon but for the school)

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.

Marc Pro – Use “THESMB” to recover better.

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Q-Collar with Dr. David Smith

QCollar seems like just another gimmick…but this could really be a life-changing tool. Dr. David Smith, inventor of the Q-Collar joins me to discuss the story, how it works, and his book When Heads Come Together.

David Smith, Q-Collar, When Heads Collide

Where did the idea for the Q-Collar start?

Dr. Dave was presenting at the Army Research Lab in 2008 where they threw down the gauntlet complaining that clever people should “figure out Traumatic Brain Injury.”

I was working on wound care.

When presented with the woodpecker I immersed myself in the anatomy and physiology of cavity animals.

During a yawn, you are occluding your jugular.

When getting FDA clearance, what were some of the harder questions you had to answer?

42 patents

We are the only FDA-approved TBI prevention device.

Is there any concern with extended use, like several hours at a time?

FDA recommends 4 hours.

We lay down to sleep for 8 hours at a time and occlude our jugulars.

When Heads Come Together – this is a more detailed story about your journey to “solve” TBI…discuss the book.

Julian Bailes listened to me and encouraged me

Discuss the rebreather and how you can reverse TBI.

We looked at how a giraffe breathes

In the first 10 minutes after a concussive event, there is a critical issue

We partnered with Dr. Jedd Hardings at Cinncinatti

Spreading depolarization

I told him CO2 was the trigger for the depolarization

They raised the CO2 levels of a legally brain-dead patient in a coma.  The family agreed to try this and 4 hours later he awoke from his coma.

Jeremy Jackson

These people LOVE Athletic Trainers and help support the podcast:

Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

Donate and get some swag (like Patreon but for the school)

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.

Marc Pro – Use “THESMB” to recover better.

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