Thursday, October 27, 2022

Ep. 118: Dr. Chad Asplund-U.S. Council for Athletes' Health & AT Advocacy

Dr. Chad Ashland is the Executive Director of the U.S. Council on Athlete’s Health and a huge advocate for the athletic training profession. Dr. Asplund has done a lot of work in his career in the collegiate setting along with in sports medicine clinics. In all of these roles, Dr. Asplund has highlighted how important athletic trainers are to sports and the care of active patients.

In this episode we discuss what the U.S. Council on Athletes’ Health is and what they are doing to help athletes around the country and at all levels. This organization is focusing on getting the resources athletes and athletic departments need in order to prioritize an athlete’s physical and mental health. In addition to this discussion Dr. Asplund shares why he is such as passionate advocate for athletic trainers and how he sees advocacy impacting the profession in the future.

There are many great take aways in this conversation and many that can be applied to help advocate for yourself and the profession. 

In this Episode:

+Draw to advocacy work vs. clinical medicine

+NCAA recommendations and implementation

+Success in advocacy

+Necessity vs. priority 

+Risk management and mitigation

+Health and safety of NIL 

+Perception=Reality + Communication


Twitter: @chadasplund (https://twitter.com/chadasplund)

Twitter: @4athleteshealth (https://twitter.com/4athleteshealth)





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