Tag Archives: Alisha Pennington

David Gallegos discusses COPA – 601

What is COPA?

Have you ever asked yourself what COPA stands for and what purpose they serve the membership of the NATA?

Today on the podcast David Gallegos from District 7 and the current director of COPA or the Committee on Practice Advancement joins Alisha M Pennington live from the Dragonfly Max Podcast Lounge.

David Gallegos discusses COPA

Why is COPA a committee and not a council?

At its formation, they took into consideration what the membership was asking for and what they needed.  They realized that there was a variety of emerging settings within athletic training and they wanted to have a broader perspective and more voices. 

To meet that need COPA consists of 10 committees that each has 3 members and 1 chair (8 practice-based committees, 1 analytics and outcome, and 1 public health) and these committees represent the future of practice advancement.

What need does COPA address?

David believes that representation matters.  We give a voice to the variety of emerging settings in Athletic Training and offers members resources to help them investigate these emerging settings and connect with other professionals in these settings. 

Since June 2018 they have been tracking their progress and have seen improvements.

What is the triple aim of health care and how can data and analytics benefit athletic training?

The triple aim of health care is the simultaneous pursuit of:

  • Improving the patient experience of care
  • Improving the health of populations while
  • Reducing per capita cost in health care

The sub-committee on Data and Analytics has been able to use data from Bobby Lee a health care economist to help show how athletic trainers in a variety of settings can improve the triple aim of health care.  Bobby Lee’s data showed that an AT in a secondary school reduced the costs of Medicare/Medicaid by 10-12%.  

What Does David think will be the leading job settings in the future of athletic training?

COPA settings allow people to move back and forth between settings as an athletic trainer that match where they are in their life at that time.  

How can you help COPA and the NATA?

Realize that COPA is part of the NATA.  Speak up if there is a setting you want to investigate or be a part of the committee.  Get involved and be the change you wish to see

Call to Action:

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COPA – David Gallegos

COPA – David Gallegos

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

Contact us:

David Gallegos – d7director@rmata.org

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.

COPA, Dragonfly Max, Frio Hydration

Own Your Impact – 597

Do YOU Own Your Impact as an Athletic Trainer?

What does “Own Your Impact” look like for leadership

Tory Lindley hit the ground running when he was elected president of the NATA in June of 2018.  During the NATA symposium in June 2019, Alisha M Pennington caught up with him to talk about his vision for athletic trainers to Own Their Impact, what we can do as individuals to advocate for the profession and what the NATA board of directors and 29 committees have been working on to continue to elevate the profession in every setting.

Own Your Impact

Tory's biggest accomplishment since taking office?

The collaborative agreement between the NATA and APTA.  There is now a door open and expectation that the national level of collaboration will have some effect on the ways that AT’s are practicing at the state level.

What can we do on a daily basis to Own Your Impact and advocate for the profession?

Every athletic trainer has an individual responsibility to advocate for the profession and to advocate for ourselves.  

“If you look like health care individually then the advocacy thing happens because people are paying attention.”  Tory Lindley

Every AT needs to get their NPI. 

Even if you aren’t going to be billing at the third party level, you need to register because it is how we are counted as health care professionals.

What initiatives will Tory investigate and pursue?

CMS recognition will help with not only billing but also for recognition and acceptance as a health care profession.

Salary initiatives for increases in a variety of settings and also ensure that we close the gender gap.

What does Own Your Impact look like to Tory?

“We are super humble as health care providers.  We like to work behind the scenes, and yet we can still be humble and be bold enough to tell our story when it makes sense to have our story told.”

All AT’s have an opportunity through social media to write their narrative.  To talk about things that they are doing and educating people on a daily basis of what we do.

How will we continue to see great things continue to happen?

“When the AT is given the opportunity to practice at the top of their skill set, great things will always happen.  We need to make sure that is something every AT can do.”

Ever wondered what Firefly Recovery is?

Jeremy closes out the podcast today by talking to Anthony Kjenstad from Firefly Recovery about the products from Firefly that can help with increasing blood flow to decrease recovery time and help with delayed onset muscle soreness.  

The product is being promoted by athletic trainers who have been using the tool in their training rooms and have had success.  

You can find more information on Firefly Recovery here or catch them on Instagram @fireflyrecovery

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.

Firefly, Own Your Impact, Tory Lindley, Alisha M Pennington, NATA,

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.

Share your story with us on social media.

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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

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.

PhysicalTherapy.com; 1freecourse; continued; Sue Falsone

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

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.

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

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.
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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