I know two now. Becoming a board member from humble beginnings like most of us in the secondary setting is attainable.
Mike Carroll, Tony Fitzpatrick and Cathy Supak are really good friends who have held many leadership positions in Athletic Training. Mike and Tony have basically climbed the ladder all the way to become board members for the NATA and the BOC. If you want to become a decision maker then listen to the ones who have done it from the bottom.
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.
Cathy Supak and Thomas Petmecky were student athletic trainers together at Southwest Texas State University. That university has since deteriorated with age and a new one has been built to replace it called Texas State University
They have 66 years of experience combined and have seen many things that seem strange or did just not seem right.
My favorite story is Thomas's last. If nothing else skip to the end and here his last story of a kid putting his shoulder back in place.
Sandford “Sandy” Miller has retired and been inducted into the NATA hall of fame. After many years at Stephen F. Austin as teh Athletic Trainer he has moved to the academic and advising side of our profession. With years always comes some wisdom and Sandy shares some of his with Cathy Supak and John Harmon
We are broadcasting live from the 2017 NATA expo in Houston Texas.
We used Facebook live to stream as many of the NATA 2017 Expo Interviews as possible.
Myra Reed first experienced PVCD with an athlete, and has since had more than one athlete, especially distance runners.
Vocal Cord Disorder can easily be mistaken for Exercise Induced Asthma but is not the same. Mayra recommends asking “is your inhaler working for you” to help figure out if it is truly asthma or maybe something else. However some athletes have been diagnosed with both.
Pursed lip breathing: Form your lips as if whistling, breath in through the nose and out through the mouth focusing on slowing the breathing as you do 10 repetitions.
I was recently asked about Athletic Trainers gambling on sports events. Cat Marr asked for feedback and it has prompted a discussion on Ethics. We have recruited Timothy Neal and Cathy Supak to weigh in on the subject of Ethics in Athletic Training.