Yeah, me either. I can always learn more about shoulder rehab. Luckily I have my friend and occasional co-host Ryan Collins, a PT for Memorial Hermann, on the show again as we continue our shoulder series, cover tips and tricks, and see if there are any weird rehab things he has seen or uses.
Houston Methodist has given us some really nice posters to help guide athletes through their shoulder work.
I am not a Shoulder Anatomy expert. I know there are things I can still earn and use to help me understand, evaluate and rehab the shoulder. When I do not know an answer or notice a consistent weakness I normally head towards gaining understanding.
Fortunately I have some friends and colleagues that can help me gain understanding.
Bubba has 3 shoulder surgeries under his belt and needs a fourth.
Marcus Knox, a Physical Therapist for Houston Methodist, joins the podcast for the first time.
What is this podcast about?
Always improving the profession of athletic training…but if you are this far into it you probably mean this specific one.
Here we are focusing on shoulder anatomy to review, identify some tips and discuss some unusual anatomy findings of the shoulder.
Do your helpers know what to do if you say go get the emergency bag?
Have you checked with your local EMS about what might be good to add to your kit?
Perry and Bubba join the Sports Medicine Broadcast to share best practices in packing an emergency bag for the best opportunity at success.
If Perry only had one item to help in an emergency it would be a clean towel.
Some of the items they mentioned:
NasoPharyngeal Airway Tourniquet Shears Penlight Gloves Gauze CPR Mask Magic marker – T on head for tourniquet Numbering system for accountability Perry’s “Magic Towel” Pulse ox – good for asthma kids in regular use Flat and Phillips head screwdriver or Leatherman multi-tool Small mirror Hard candy for diabetic Head lamp to replace pen light
Courage – the ability to do something that frightens you
Catherine Lawrence has an eating disorder. She asked me to do a podcast about the subject. She shares her story about lying, purging, passing out, going to rehab, relapsing, and the constant struggle with not demonizing food.
Getting behind the mic, on camera and sharing your story takes courage. in the video she can be seen shaking because of the fear. But she continues to tell her story.
Dr. Steven Flores, M.D. is an Assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Flores is the Team Physician for the Houston Texans and Houston Rockets and Head Team Physician for St. Thomas High School. Additionally, he is the Assistant Team Physician for the University of Houston athletics.
Dr. Flores is fellowship trained in sports medicine and arthroscopy at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.
We all have that kid who either wants to work really hard and just can't do to injury or that wants to use the injury as a reason to be lazy. We are also faced with man power issues in that if we cannot babysit those the whole time. Athletic Trainers need to have a list of exercises to pull from knowing we will not cause harm to the injured site.
Speaking of people who always want to keep working even if they have been told to rest… Rob is always looking for ways to improve the hydration of athletic trainers so that we have a few less things to worry about. Check out Frio Hydration for Superior Hydration products
Still in its infancy the ATCares program being rolled out by the NATA is a phenomenal resource that has been long over due. I am excited to be a part of the program and have been a helping hand in Bubba Wilson being asked to be the district 6 representative.
Here we focus on the reason for this, basic tips and the effects it has had so far.
My one big take away: Say “I've been in a similar situation” instead of “I know how you feel” because you truly do not know how that person feels.
In case you missed my story here is the full episodes where we dealt with the loss of an athlete.