Wake Forest Sports Medicine Summer Update
Wake Forest's Sports Medicine staff.

July 31, 2013

By Scott Spernoga, Wake Forest Sports Medicine (@WakeSportsMed)

The entire Wake Forest athletic training staff, as well as several team physicians, attended the annual Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Medicine Association's Clinical Symposium at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C. in May. Every ACC school either presented a case study or was part of a panel discussion on issues related to the conference's sports medicine departments.

Assistant Athletic Director Greg Collins, MS, ATC, Scott Spernoga, MEd, ATC, Jeff Strahm, ATC, Chris Ina, MS, ATC, and Kelvin Flores, MS, ATC
Attended the National Athletic Trainers Association's 64th Annual Clinical Symposia and AT Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The three-day convention offered important educational advances, career networking, association business and social opportunities as well as access to our AT Expo, featuring the largest exhibition of athletic training products and services in the world. With over 15,000 attendees, the 2013 meeting was the largest in NATA history. Highlights included the Johnson & Johnson keynote speaker, former NFL player Merril Hoge and special guest, Olympian Apolo Anton Ohno.

Tyson Rose, PT, ATC
Attended the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI) in Durham, NC. TPI is the world's leading educational organization and research facility dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.

Anne Bradley, ATC
Attended the 3-day Perform Better Functional Training Summit in Providence, RI. Perform Better's Functional Training Summit is designed to provide athletic trainers, coaches and therapists with a combination of lectures and hands-on learning experiences with many of the top professionals in the industry.

Heather Wong, MS, ATC, Flores, Bradley and Rose
Attended the Selective Functional Movement Seminar in Durham, NC. The SFMA Certification Course introduced the material for the foundation of the SFMA, The Big 7 movements and breakout assessments. The seminar also included the introduction to the model of interventions directed towards the findings. At completion of this seminar, health care professionals are able to evaluate painful movements, determine the source of the pain, and understand the role of manual therapy and neuromuscular exercise techniques to treat the painful condition.

Don Steelman, MS, ATC
Attended the Second Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Neurotrauma Symposium at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. This symposium provided physicians, athletic trainers and therapists, and other allied health care professionals with a comprehensive overview of sport-related neurotraumatic injuries, with an emphasis on sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries, concussions, and cervical spine injuries. Attendees gained information relevant to the identification, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of injured patients

Steelman and Ina
Attended the Rod Walters Athletic Training Seminar at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC. The seminar featured a review of issues facing athletic trainers. As a college athletic trainer for 28 years, Walters developed this seminar series primarily to review protocols and processes for athletic trainers based on the NATA Position Statements.

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