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In September, the NATA membership will vote on the Association's next president. Candidates Russ Richardson and Scott Sailor joined ATPodcast to discuss their experiences in athletic training and their outlook on issues important to the profession.  Current NATA president Jim Thornton also joined the conversation to talk about his experiences as president.  We were honored to have these guys join us and hope this serves as a great resource for the NATA membership especially!

Direct download: Presidential_Forum.mp3
Category:ATPodcast -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT
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Drs. Dominic Carreira, Jerry Obed, and David Perloff of Broward Health speak with Dr. Pradeep Vanguri about their 2014 presentations to the clinical preceptors at Nova Southeastern University.

Direct download: NSU_PreCeptor_14.mp3
Category:ATPodcast -- posted at: 3:41pm EDT
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Mike Hopper is a Certified Athletic Trainer at Waterloo HS in Waterloo, Illinois and Kristi Messina is a Certified Athletic Trainer at Rockwall-Heath High in Rockwall, Texas.  They joined me in Indianapolis to talk about their careers and AT experiences.  Mike and Kristi are the organizers of #ATTalk, a live Tweet Chat forum for topical discussion about athletic training issues.  What they are doing is great, great stuff and something all AT's should talk part in.  Below is a link to their blogsite which talks about how to get involved.  Do it!!!

 

 

#ATTalk

Direct download: Hopper_Messina.mp3
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Dr. Kirk Armstrong is Assistant Professor and Program Director of Georgia College and State University's Athletic Training Program.  His research interest involves the use of 'standardized patients' to assess AT students' clinical skills, which he discusses.  We also reminisce about our time together as athletic trainers at Loras College All Sports Camp where we first met way, way, way back in the day.  Fun stuff.

Direct download: Armstrong_Kirk.mp3
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Jay Sedory is president of the Virginia Athletic Trainers' Association and works as a Certified Athletic Trainer at the US Marine Corps' Basic School in Quantico, Virginia.  He joined me in Indianapolis during the NATA's 65th Annual Meeting and Symposium.

Direct download: JaySedory.mp3
Category:ATPodcast -- posted at: 1:20pm EDT
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Dr. Ray Castle is Athletic Training Program Director at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. His story of serving on the 2013 Boston Marathon finish line medical team has been well-documented and Ray talks about that as well as his return for the 2014 race.  He also discusses his education and early career and his sports medicine services company, Action Medicine Consultants.  A super episode!

 

http://actionmedicineteam.com/

Direct download: Castle.mp3
Category:ATPodcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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Angela Shirk Sneed is a Certified Athletic Trainer with OrthoCarolina's Motorsports Program.  She joined me from Pocono Raceway where she was working in support of Roush Fenway Racing and Richard Petty Motorsports.  We discussed her career in motorsports and her experience in professional football and as a Certified Athletic Trainer working for her own company.  Very good stuff! 

Charlotte Observer article on OrthoCarolina's Motorsports Program.

 

Direct download: Sneed.mp3
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Many of our guests have matriculated through the fine AT program at "Harvard on the Hocking": Ohio University

 

Larry Starr

Audrey Stanley

Tom Stueber

Chad Starkey

Sandy Krum

Eric Fuchs

 

 

Let me know if I missed any previous Ohio U alumnus guests, please! lenker@atpodcast

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Jim Bazluki is a Certified Athletic Trainer for Carolinas Medical Center and currently serves as Head Athletic Trainer at Northwest Cabarrus High School in Concord, North Carolina.  Additionally, Jim is Vice President of the North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association and chair of their Strategic Planning committee.  In March, he was the 21st person inducted into the North Carolina Athletic Trainers Hall of Fame.  Most notably, Jim was the first ever guest on ATPodcast!

Direct download: Bazluki2.mp3
Category:ATPodcast -- posted at: 12:00am EDT
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BOC Standards Committee chair Mark Doughty, Dr. Cailee Welch, and Dr. Chris Nightingale joined ATPodcast to discuss Evidence Based Practice in Athletic Training. Mark talks about the process through which the new EBP CEU requirement was developed.  Dr. Welch talks about her research in EBP in athletic training and Dr. Nightingale discusses his experiece implementing EBP into clinical practice and educational programs.  Very good stuff!

Direct download: EBP_Roundtable.mp3
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Sandy Krum enjoyed a long career in professional baseball before serving as Head Athletic Trainer on TV's "The Biggest Loser".  He is a sought after speaker on sports medicine topics and wellness.  I've never heard anybody speak with more passion about athletic training and I'm sure you'll love this episode!

sandykrum.com

 

Also, check out his column/profile in Chicago View Magazine

Direct download: Krum.mp3
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Brittany Stone is Head Athletic Trainer at Coker College in Hartsville, SC.  She joined me for a quick chat during a rain delay here at Tusculum.  Great stuff!

Direct download: Stone.mp3
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John Zuluaga of University of Central Oklahoma chats with Pradeep about his AT education and his time since graduating Nova Southeastern's program.

Direct download: Zuluaga.mp3
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Dr. Frank Walters joins Pradeep and his ATSO officers for a great conversation.  It's good to hear this NATA Hall of Famer member share his experiences and wisdom with the next generation of AT's!

Direct download: Walters2.mp3
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Kim and Matt Bressler are Certified Athletic Trainers working at Clover High School in Clover, SC.  They speak to Tusculum senior Robbie Robinson about sharing their married life in a professional setting.

Direct download: Bresslers.mp3
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Dr. Monique Mokha is a Certified Athletic Trainer and Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where she instructs AT students in the areas of kinesiology and biomechanics.  She spoke with Dr. Pradeep Vanguri and a panel of NSU's ATSO officers about her career and experiences in athletic training and academia.  A very fun episode!

Direct download: Mokha.mp3
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Volunteer High School's Audrey Stanley spoke with ATPodcast from the school's Athletic Training Room in Church Hill, Tennessee. Audrey is in her eighth year at VHS after her educational career at Ohio University.  She also serves as President of Mountain Athletic Trainers Society.

Direct download: Stanley.mp3
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Mars Hill University Head Athletic Trainer Allen Shelley speaks with David Montes of Tusculum.  He shares his experiences accumulated over the past 20 years in the college athletic training setting.

Direct download: Shelley.mp3
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Ben Cleveland serves as Assistant Athletic Training and Instructor at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee.  He met with me one fine March day to talk about his experiences in athletic training and some upcoming projects.  Sorry about the mild wind noise... it was too nice to sit inside for the interview!

Direct download: Cleveland.mp3
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Jessica DeWitt is in her first year as Head Athletic Trainer at William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.  She speaks with Tusculum College senior Athletic Training Student Andrea Wilcox.  A great episode!

Direct download: DeWitt_WJC.mp3
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Wingate University's Director of Sports Medicine Tim Singleton talks about his career and athletic training experiences--among many other things--in this very special episode of ATPodcast.

Direct download: Singleton.mp3
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Pradeep convened several officers from Nova Southeastern's Athletic Training Student Organization to discuss their experiences in athletic training and to talk about what "We've Got Your Back" means to them.  Some audio issues with this recording, but great content.  Thanks to these future Certified Athletic Trainers!

 

Cristina Mesa

Candice Drake

Cassie Garcia

Frankie Lanzana

Cynthia Hernandez

Christian Requena

 

Direct download: NSU_ATSO.mp3
Category:NATM -- posted at: 11:09am EDT
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Tusculum College Athletic Training Student Amanda Grempel interviews NATA Hall of Fame member John Lopez about his career and experiences in Athletic Training.  John currently serves as Newberry College's (SC) Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Training.

Direct download: Lopez.mp3
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Kevin King is finishing his first full year with the Carolina Panthers.  He checked in with ATPodcast after returning from the NFL combine in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Direct download: King_Checks_In.mp3
Category:ATPodcast -- posted at: 10:17am EDT
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Jeff Bodenhamer serves as Rehabilitation Coordinator for the Texas Rangers Baseball Club.  He talked with ATPodcast about his education and career including his work at various levels of professional baseball.

Direct download: Bodenhamer.mp3
Category:ATPodcast -- posted at: 10:16am EDT
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Nova Southeastern's Dustin Gatens joins us again for a discussion on some new things going on at NSU as well as in athletic training education.  We also talk a bit about some developments in NCAA D-II and tell some embarassing Pradeep Vanguri stories...

Direct download: Gatens_Strikes_Back.mp3
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Several Certified Athletic Trainers joined ATPodcast for a roundtable discussion of the NATA's Executive Committee on Education white paper report and recommendations of the entry-level master's degree as the most appropriate degree for professional preparation of AT's.  Sara Brown, former chair of the ECE was able to join us and was helpful in providing insight into the process and decisions behind the recommendation.  Also, Dr. Michael McGee of Lenoir Rhyne University talked about the transition his program made to ELM a couple years ago.  A very informative episode.  Thanks also to Dr. Pradeep Vanguri, Todd Hirsch, Brad Morgan, Kristi Messina, and Ryan Wantz for their participation!

Direct download: ELM_Roundtable_w_Sara_Brown.mp3
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I asked selected speakers at the Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society Symptosium in Nashville, Tennessee this weekend to summarize their presentations.  Dr. David Liddle of Vanderbilt University Medical Center summarizes his presentation on running injuries.  Dr. Gary Solomon, clinical neuropsychologist for the Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titan and co-director of the Vanderbilt Sport Concussion Center discusses current research in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. Emergency physician Dr. Warne Fitch describes some take-home points from his presentation, "Little Known Signs of Well Known Problems". Finally, Dr. Richard Duroucher discusses visual impairments and activity.

Direct download: TATS_roundup.mp3
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Pradeep and I talk reflect upon our 2013 and the direction of the podcast in 2014.  I sing a little Julio Iglasias.  Minimal educational content in this one... hey, it's not like you're getting CEU's for this anyway!  Enjoy!

Direct download: Happy_New_Year_with_Vanguri.mp3
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