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Friday, September 25, 2020

Ep. 59: Jack Marucci-National Champion Culture

 Jack Marucci is the athletic training program director at LSU. Not only is Jack running the athletic training education side, he is also actively involved in the sports medicine team and runs his own baseball bat business. Needless to say he has a few things going on.

In this episode Greg and Jack cover a wide variety of topics when it comes to athletic training. Topics include maintaining flexibility early in your career and getting a variety of experiences to figure out where you ultimately want to end up. They also talk about what it is like working around a high level culture of athletics where a national championship is the goal. On top of that, running a company on the outside to just add a few more things to the list of what needs to get done in a day.


Great episode with a lot of great insight. Check it out and enjoy.





In this Episode:

+Flexibility early in your career

+Program director position

+National champion culture

+Running your own business


Connect with Jack: 

+jmarucc@lsu.edu


+Marucci Sports


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Friday, September 18, 2020

Ep. 58: Alejandra Merriman-LatinxATs & EquALLYATs

Alejandra Merriman is an athletic trainer and teacher in the secondary setting in Los Angeles California. In addition to those full time jobs she is also one of founder of LatinxATs.

In this episode we talk about founding LatinxATs and the hashtag #equALLYATs. We discuss why founding this group was needed within athletic training and what their goals are. We also discuss diversity in the profession and what athletic trainers can do in general to help increase diversity and inclusion. 


In addition to discussing the importance of diversity and inclusion we discuss change. Alejandra is focused on making impactful change for the Latinx community and athletic trainers in general. Change is hard and how you approach it can have a dramatic impact. Alejandra has some unique insight. Please enjoy.



Highlights in this Episode:

        +LatinxAT

+Mentorship partnerships with other campus for a person of color

+Don’t be afraid to ask what you can do

+Understanding how race/privilege can affect treatment of your patients

+Creating change


Connect w/ Alejandra

        +Twitter: @ayjm_DATATC

        +Intagram: Alejandra Merriman

        +Dorsey Sports Med

        +LatinxATs: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram 

 


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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Ep. 57: Brittany Backofen-ATs Care

Brittany Backofen is an athletic trainer in the high school setting as well as part of the ATs Care network, specifically in Nevada. Brittany is very passionate about helping out not only her student-athletes but also fellow athletic trainers that might be having a hard time dealing with a situation or just generally need to talk to a colleague. 

In this episode we discuss more in depth on what ATs Care is all about and why it is so important to the profession. Beyond that we talk about what stressors and issues many athletic trainers deal with on a regular basis and what is common in ATs Care calls. Brittany also talks about self-care and how important it is to find something to disconnect from work and enjoy life outside.



In this Episode:

+Utilizing ATs CARE before joining it.

+ATs CARE: Improve mental health of colleagues

+”Dump your bucket”/Self-care assessment

+Know who your rep is within your state/district (LINK: https://www.nata.org/membership/about-membership/member-resources/ats-care)

+MH EAP for patients and self

+”It’s okay to not be okay.”


Connect w/ Brittany:

Twitter: @BrittanyBtheAT

Twitter: @ChapAthTraining


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www.cliniallypressed.com 


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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Ep. 56: Susan Taah-Black in the Ivory and Being an AdvocATe

 Susan Taah is an industrial athletic trainer among the many other things she does, seriously, it is impressive. In this episode we discuss more topics around race in athletic training and beyond. We discuss #blackintheivory and what many people of color go through in the higher education system. Eye opening and some deep reflection is warranted. 


We also discuss microaggresions. A topic that can be polarizing but is something that is needed to be discussed and considered, especially by those in places of privilege. So many seemingly ‘small things’ that can have such a deep impact on so many, it has to be recognized.


We also discuss the industrial setting and how much of an impact athletic trainers can have in this setting. Susan is making things happen and doing so in a data driven, evidence influenced way to help advocate for what she is doing and how she can add value to the company she is working for. Great insight.





Highlights of this Episode:

+”Black in the Ivory”|”Blackademics”

+Hold and follow a standard, for everyone

+Implicit Bias Tests: Harvard LINK

+Tropes of society

+AdvocATing: Outcomes measures|proper documentation

+Listen|Learn|Communicate

Books:

+D.L. Hughley: Surrender White People!: Our Unconditional Terms for Peace & How Not to Get Shot: And Other Advice From White People


Connect with Susan: 

Twitter: @iamastaah


Please enjoy this episode. 


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Friday, August 14, 2020

Ep. 55: Todd Sabol-AT Entrepreneurship

Todd Sabol is an athletic trainer and entrepreneur. Todd has ventured outside of a ‘traditional’ setting and expanded the use of his skills with not only running educational seminars for coaches and athletics staff but also treating unique populations with the skills he’s learned.

In this episode we discuss what hoops Todd has had to jump through in order to get his business up and running and how that has changed now that he has moved and is look for options for physician oversight. This part was very unique because it highlights some of the challenges athletic trainer’s face when working to go out on their own.


Along with the entrepreneurship talk we also discuss Todd’s day to day in working in the high school setting and how has used the skills he has learned from both areas of his professional life to maximize his ability to care for patients. Great conversation with a lot of take-aways.




Highlights from this Episode: 

+Timing is everything and who you happen to run into.

+Finding the right physician.

+Changes in licensure in the future: Potential role of the DAT.

+Creating systems to make things that can be consistent.

+Balancing what you believe to work vs. patient expectations.

+”Healing by moving”

+What are your/your businesses core values?

+PEACE & LOVE (LINK: https://blogs.bmj.com/bjsm/2019/04/26/soft-tissue-injuries-simply-need-peace-love/)

https://www.sportsmediscussion.com



Connect with Todd:

+Twitter: @ToddSportsMed

+Instagram: @ToddSportsMed


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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Ep. 54: Mercedes Himmons-Inclusion in AT, the PhD Life

 Mercedes Himmons is an athletic training and was one of our guests on the “Race in Athletic Training” episode. Mercedes provides unique and fantastic insight into race in the profession and her own interactions with it. We discuss inclusivity in the profession and how it is so important in the profession. Asking questions, listening and trying to comprehend what others go through is so important. 


We also discuss Mercedes’s journey through her PhD program. We discussed why going the PhD route was right for her compared to a DAT option. We also get in depth into the thesis that Mercedes’s is finishing up on and about to defend. To say it is the start of something impactful would be a complete understatement.


This was a great conversation and there is a lot to take away. Enjoy.




Highlights in this Episode:

+Ask questions and have the conversations

+Be fair

+BOOK: Carter Godwin Woodson-Miseducation of the Negro

+PhD vs. DAT

+Thesis: African American Transfer Rate & Retention



Connect w/ Mercedes:

Twitter: @MemoriaVitae

Instagram: @MemoriaVitae

Follow at #journeytodrbenz

LinkedIn: Mercedes Himmons


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Friday, July 31, 2020

Ep. 53: Ed Wozniakewicz-Decade as an AT: Lessons Learned

Ed Wozniakwicz has been an athletic trainer for just about 10 years. He is also a listener to the podcast and thought that his experiences would bring a unique insight into our ATChat 5 questions.

In this episode we sit down and talk with Ed on what he has learned over the past 10 years and what information he would want to pass down to young professionals if he were able to go back and have the information he does now. This was a unique episode because the host, Joel, is at the same point in his career and the comparisons of what has been learned was unique.

A lot of great insights in this episode and some good lessons learned to help young professionals and all ATCs continue to move forward in their career and the profession.


In This Episode:
+Lessons learned over 10 years
+Working with coaches
+Utilizing evidence

Connect with Ed: 
Twitter: @EdWozATC

www.athletictrainingchat.com 
www.cliniallypressed.com 

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