Tag Archives: SWATA

Interviewing Kathy Dieringer

Kathy Dieringer wants to serve the NATA and bring 100% saturation of ATs in the secondary setting.

Greatest Memory in AT: Her mom was in poor healthy while attending her SWATA Hall of fame induction and could not get on stage.  Two AT friends picked up her mom and placed her on stage to be part of the ceremony for Kathy.

Tweet, email or Facebook Kathy with questions

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Ethnic Diversity in Athletic Training – 314

Natalie Trotter at the University of Arkansas and Meghan McKay at Baylor College of Medicine are leading the the EDAC for SWATA.

Shawn Ready joins the show to help co-host

We set a working definition of Ethnic Diversity and then get to why we need to look at Ethnic Diversity in Athletic Training.

Ever had to treat someone who spoke a different language?
     I really like Duolingo
Ever had an athlete put gasoline on a cut?
Ever had a parent not accept your diagnosis because you were a female?
Sent an athlete for medical clearance to get a note from Mexico?

We as athletic trainers must understand the population we are working with and from there create plans build relationships, bridge gaps and improve medicine.

Cultural Competence in Sports Medicine

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Whats Your Agenda in District 6 – 312

Do you know everything that is going on in you athletic training program?
How about your local AT program? State Organization? District or national AT programs?  Neither do I, so we check in with some of the various committees in District 6 to see what they are up to and what's on their agenda.

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Dr. Jordan Utley – Post Professional Education Committee
Mike Carroll – Hall of Fame Committee
Stephanie Keiningham – Registration Committee Chair
Catherine Windsor -Registration Committee Chair
Alan Reid – Professional Education Committee

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Frio Hydration – get half off custom graphics by telling Rob you heard about him on the SMB

Lessons Learned from 4 Engaging Summer Conferences – 186

Summer was packed with learning for me with 3 Sports Medicine conferences, and 1 podcast conference.  I have learned a lot of things but that for the most part we are on the right track.  We continue to improve by learning each week from the podcast, and I am working on continually improving the podcast for you.

Thanks for being part of the show Israel and Mickey.

Show Notes – 186

Some people I would like to thank for contributions to the Sports Medicine Broadcast:


  • Bill Hale
  • Ryan Collins
  • Jeff Arceneaux
  • Joe Sabatini



AIRROSTI – An Introduction – 185

AIRROSTI is an acronym for Applied Integration for the Rapid Recovery of Soft Tissue Injuries

It seems like everyone has the solution to getting better faster, but very few work or are based on evidence.  Amy Davila and Ryan Pratt joined me to talk about the science and personal experience behind ARROSTI.  I am always curious about new things so they decided to let us see for ourselves.

Email Ryan Pratt and tell you heard about a special deal for athletic trainers from the Sports Medicine Broadcast so you can test out ARROSTI for free.

Smarter Teeth with i1 Biometrics – 181

i1 Biometrics is trying to change the way we understand concussive forces.  Their Vector Inteligent Mouthguard is very intriguing.  I grabbed an interview with a rep while at SWATA to discuss the product.

Contact Tj Lynch if you want to know more: tj.lynch@yourdjm.com


Scott Galloway says Get Involved – 172

Scott Galloway joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast to talk about being involved in your profession outside of your own school.  Our profession is not perfect, but if we work together we can make huge improvements.  You do not need to be NATA president, but start where you are and get involved locally.

Scott Galloway

SWATA’s Head Honcho Mitzi Laughlin -72

SWATA President Mitzi Laughlin joins us to celebrate National Athletic Training Month.  She tells her story of being the first female Student Athletic Trainer to work football at the University of Texas, being chased by a tank and SWAT team and her trips on NASA's Vomit Comet.  Then Bubba Wilson joins us and we kinda get to story time.

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Welcome Back – 53

Memorial Hermann's Bubba Wilson joins us as the Co-Host this time as we break in the new students and talk about our summer at home and at the workshops.

We also talked briefly about professionalism and a new working philosophy from a quote inspired by Dr. James Andrews.