Celebrating the Certified Athletic Trainer


  • Kristi Messina

    Kristi Messina

    30/06/2016 Duración: 51min

    Podcast veteran Kristi Messina joined me in Baltimore to talk about her experiences during Capitol Hill Day 2016 and much, much more.  

  • Niki Dehner

    Niki Dehner

    04/04/2016 Duración: 45min

    Niki Dehner is an ATPodcast veteran, having appeared on the original 31 episodes released during NATM 2013.  She serves as Athletic Trainer at Francis Parker School in San Diego, California.  We chat about her experiences there as well as with international travel with US National Rugby teams.  We also touch upon the issue of licensure in California (and North Carolina, for that matter!)  A good, easy conversatoin!

  • LaShaunta Jones

    LaShaunta' Jones

    13/03/2016 Duración: 46min

    LaShaunta' Jones serves as Head Athletic Trainer and Senior Women's Administrator at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio.  We chatted about her career and experiences in athletic training and touched upon a number of topics relevant to the working collegiate athletic trainer.  A very good conversation if I do say so myself!    

  • East/West with Tim Utt and Jeremy Emmons

    East/West with Tim Utt and Jeremy Emmons

    25/02/2016 Duración: 31min

    Tim Utt and Jeremy Emmons of Rehab Group of Morristown (TN) sat down with me to discuss their education and careers in the high school setting.  Tim is at Morristown East HS and Jeremy is at cross-town rival Morristown West HS.  Excellent stuff about work/life balance and advice on choosing an AT education program and more.  Listen!

  • Mike Hanley

    Mike Hanley

    01/02/2016 Duración: 01h10min

    Mike Hanley serves as Associate Athletic Director for Student Services at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.  Mike has been at ECU since 1990 and had mentored numerous ATPodcast guests as well as both hosts.  We have a great casual chat about his career and experiences in athletic training.  A must-listen!

  • 2016 Tennessee Athletic Trainers Society Symposium Speaker Roundup

    2016 Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society Symposium Speaker Roundup

    18/01/2016 Duración: 54min

    Dr. Gary Wilkerson, EdD, ATC discusses the high points of his presentation "Neuromechanical Factors Influencing Lower Extremity Risk". Dr. Leon Scott, MD expands upon his presentation "Assessment of Uninjured Throwing Athletes". Dr. Chris Anderson, MD distills his presentation "Iliopsoas Disorders: Pathology, Diagnosis, and Treatment" down into summary points. Dr. Lizzie Hibberd, PhD, ATC talks about EBP and the take-home points of her presentation "Adaptations of Overhead Athletes".

  • The Podcast Awakens

    The Podcast Awakens

    07/01/2016 Duración: 42min

    ATPodcast co-creator Dr. Pradeep Vanguri and I shoot the bull about stuff.  Some decent stuff in here...

  • Mike Matheny

    Mike Matheny

    13/12/2015 Duración: 38min

    Mike Matheny is Head Athletic Trainer and Clinical Associate Professor at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York.  He is lead author on a pair of articles in the current International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training related to Vocal Cord Dysfunction - Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction.  His collaboration with a Speech Language Pathologist in the recognition and management of VCD-EILO has been chronicled recently in the NATA news and in the upcoming Training & Conditioning magazine. Mike and I had a great chat about a number of things about his experiences and career in athletic training.  I think you'll enjoy this episode!     Inspiratory stridor Expiratory wheeze

  • Sue Falsone

    Sue Falsone

    08/10/2015 Duración: 36min

    Sue Falsone spoke with a group of Tusculum College students for this episode of ATPodcast.  Sue currently serves as Head of Athletic Training and Sports Performance for the US Men’s National Soccer Team.  She is the owner of Structure & Function, an educational and consulting business for healthcare providers and athletes.  For several years, she served as Head Athletic Trainer for the Los Angeles Dodgers. This is very open and honest discussion of her career and she gives great professional advice to these soon-to-be athletic trainers and it serves as a good model for other student-led interviews.  If you have interest in your student group doing some thing similar, let me know!  

  • Erik Nason

    Erik Nason

    06/09/2015 Duración: 47min

    Erik Nason serves as president of Athletic Trainers' Association of Florida.  He worked for 17 years at NASA's Kennedy Space Center providing care to employees and contractors.  He currently works as a physician extender and Manager of Athletic Training Services for an orthopaedic group in Titusville, Florida and he also owns his own company providing athletic training services to action sports. We talk on this episode about his almost 20 year career working primarily in 'non-traditional' or 'emerging' settings and about his experiences in the ATAF and his contract services company.  

  • Randy Cohen

    Randy Cohen

    23/08/2015 Duración: 01h07min

    Randy Cohen serves as Associate Athletic Director for University of Arizona's C.A.T.S. Medical Services.  He is currently chair of NATA's College and University Athletic Trainers' Committee and has worked with a number of organizations on behalf of Certified Athletic Trainers.  He is currently chair of a taskforce developing a liability and risk assessment toolkit for athletic trainers.  We talk about a huge number of items and this is one of my favorite episodes.  Heck, we even kept talking after the interview was over.  Keep listening after the outro for another great story!

  • Brandon Auton  Ed Duvall

    Brandon Auton & Ed Duvall

    09/08/2015 Duración: 36min

    Brandon Auton of Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina and Ed Duvall of Anderson University in Anderson, South Carolina joined me during our conference Athletic Trainers Committee meeting weekend to talk about their careers and experiences.  A fun chat!

  • Heat Illness Roundtable

    Heat Illness Roundtable

    26/07/2015 Duración: 59min

    A very informative episode featuring Scott Anderson of University of Oklahoma, Lesley Vandermark of Korey Stringer Institute, and David Csillan of Ewing High School in Ewing Township, New Jersey.  All participants bring incredible insight in areas of exertional heat illness and we talk about planning and preparing for, recognizing and treating heat illness.  A must-hear episode.

  • Alyssa McPherson

    Alyssa McPherson

    13/07/2015 Duración: 55min

    Alyssa McPherson is a Certified Athletic Trainer at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.  There, she serves as a visiting lecturer and works with IU's Army ROTC program as well as with the ballet and contemporary dance departments and IU's 'Marching Hundred' band.  We talk about the need for athletic trainers among competitive drum corps and marching bands.Alyssa also completed the certified athletic trainer residency at Emory Sports Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia and she describes that experience in detail.  A very good episode.  Enjoy!Drum Corps International: Drum Corps Medical Project:   Do you have any interest in working with, consulting, or volunteering with a drum corps?  If so, complete this brief online survey, and Alyssa will get you linked-into the right people!:

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    06/07/2015 Duración: 05min

    ATPodcast is taking this week off.  Enjoy some clips from past shows!

  • Lee  Alicia Lysiuk

    Lee & Alicia Lysiuk

    21/06/2015 Duración: 33min

    Certified Athletic Trainer couple Lee and Alicia Lysiuk talk about their careers and life as married AT's.  They both work for St. Vincent Sports Performance in the Indianapolish area.  Alicia covers Heritage Christian School and works with USA Gymnastics, while Lee covers Pike High School and works with USA Diving.  These are old friends of mine and it made for a very fun discussion!

  • Denise Yoder

    Denise Yoder

    14/06/2015 Duración: 31min

    Denise Yoder has been at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois since 1997--serving as Head Athletic Trainer since 2012.  She talks in this episode about her career and experiences at the NCAA DIII school.  We also talk a lot about work/life balance, which she accomplishes through involvement with community theater.  Very good chat!

  • Stephanie Guzzo (Harlem Globetrotters)

    Stephanie Guzzo (Harlem Globetrotters)

    31/05/2015 Duración: 01h05min

    Stephanie Guzzo just finished her first tour with the Orginal Harlem Globetrotters after serving four years as an athletic trainer at St. Mary's College of Maryland.  She talks about her experiences in these settings.  She is active in the District 3 and Maryland Young Professionals Committees and talks about her volunteer service. The findings from her master's thesis was published in the November issue of International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training, titled "The Effects of Walking on Gastrocnemius Cooling During an Ice Bag Treatment".  She discusses this in this episode as well as her experiences utilizing the XLNTbrain concussion management system.  Good stuff.

  • Ronnie Barnes (New York Giants)

    Ronnie Barnes (New York Giants)

    17/05/2015 Duración: 33min

    Ronnie Barnes serves as Senior Vice President of Medical Services and Head Athletic Trainer of the New York Giants.  He has been with the Giants since 1980 making him the longest tenured of any current NFL athletic trainer.  During that span, the Giants have won 4 Super Bowl titles.  He was the first ever Certified Athletic Trainer to come out of the East Carolina University Sports Medicine Program! On numerous occasions Ronnie has been voted Professional and NFL athletic trainer of the year.  He has served as a past PFATS President and is currently on the NFL's Head, Neck, and Spine Committee.  In 1999, Ronnie was inducted into the NATA Hall of Fame.

  • Leslie Dent

    Leslie Dent

    20/04/2015 Duración: 29min

    Leslie Dent is in her fourth year at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina.  She sat down with me and talked about her career and experiences in athletic training. This was SUPPOSED to be a two-part episode with her colleague Brandon Auton, but I am a schmuck and screwed up the recording!  I will be presenting that content next week.  Sorry ATPodcasters!!!!

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