Tag Archives: Alisha Pennington

Sportz Factory – 586

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

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.

State Advocacy with Kevin King – 584

North Carolina and Kevin King are killing State Advocacy

Currently an assistant Athletic Trainer for the Carolina Panthers, Kevin King has helped lead North Carolina to many great achievements in State advocacy and PR.

Kevin is a co-chair of the NCAT PR committee

In the interview, Alisha discusses the Ballerina Project with Kevin and where they partnered with a dance studio and photographed dancers to create injury prevention posters and videos.

State Advocacy with Kevin King

Kevin King is a Bowtie Guy

One of the NCATA flags was made into a bowtie and sold as a limited edition fundraiser for part of their state advocacy efforts.

While chatting with Kevin after the podcast People were asking where they could get one, but as he said, they are limited edition.

You can find your own style with The Two Guys Bowtie

Life Balance

I recently interviewed an NFL AT and the biggest concern was life balance and raising a family.

Alisha and Kevin King are both life balance people. We try not to use work/ life balance because work is part of your life that needs to stay in balance. trying to completely separate them causes more problems.

A few tips from Kevin:

  • Start with a solid staff understanding
  • When at home, be at home
  • A partner you can connect with is EVERYTHING

Check out the live conversation on Facebook

State Advocacy & Working in the Pros/ with the Panthers

State Advocacy & Working in the Pros/ with the Panthers – Kevin King

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

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.

Liabilities and Legalities of Per Diem Work – 455

Alisha Pennington has been making moves in the Athletic Training world.  As a business owner she seeks to improve Athletic Training starting in her home state of California.  As a business owner who employs per diem workers she has learned a lot of do's and don'ts when hiring and working per diem.
We are broadcasting live from the 2018 NATA expo in New Orleans.
We used Facebook live, YouTube Live, Instagram Live and even periscope to stream as many of the NATA 2018 Expo Interviews as possible.
YouTube Live videos: The Sports Medicine Broadcast
Thanks Frio Hydration and DragonFly MAX for your hospitality.
Check out Hoist Water to help maximize performance
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Hit me up on Twitter to let me know your thoughts @MrJeremyJackson

200 Episodes of Sports Medicine Content

WOW, what an amazing fast paced show.  30 minutes is really fast.  We had a lot of fun and gave away some really cool stuff thanks to some really awesome people.

Here is the full list of guests and topics.  This episode is long but very entertaining.

About every half hour we switched guests if you want to jump ahead to one then think in roughly 30 minute blocks.

200 schedule of guests

It will also start the NATM with a bang since we are running about 15 shows this month.

 

Athletic Training On-Demand: Does it Help or Hurt -196

alisha

Where there is a need there is a business opportunity.  Alisha Pennington saw Athletic Trainers needed help getting jobs and that schools need Athletic Trainers.  Working in a state that does not protect or place a huge emphasis on Athletic Trainer is a challenge that needed to be taken on.  She has developed her company to solve that disconnect between athletic trainers and schools
Discussion topics:

Alisha's athletic training story
Tell us a little about ATVantage
What is your hope or goal for the business?
What do you see as some potential drawbacks for hiring athletic trainers this way?
What are the top benefits for working this way?
How does the lack of title protection in California  affect Athletic Training
What can we do to help justify more hours / additional help

Twitter: @PHSSportsMed