33 episodes

Igniting careers and lives of Certified Athletic Trainers through conversation. "Shop talk"-style personal + professional development discussions between Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS and professionals from a variety of settings and backgrounds, both inside and outside of athletic training.

...Not an AT? Still listen - many episodes are applicable outside of AT.

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The cATalyzing Podcast for Athletic Trainers Ryan Stevens

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Igniting careers and lives of Certified Athletic Trainers through conversation. "Shop talk"-style personal + professional development discussions between Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS and professionals from a variety of settings and backgrounds, both inside and outside of athletic training.

...Not an AT? Still listen - many episodes are applicable outside of AT.

Twitter/IG/facebook: @cATalyzingATs

www.cATalyzingATs.com

www.vimeo.com/cATalyzingATs

cATalyzingPodcast@gmail.com

Sharpen your saw to enhance your life.
Pursue mastery to elevATe your career.
Own your space to make an impAcT!

    An AT's Guide to Understanding Chiropractors: Kevin Vieser, DC, ATC

    An AT's Guide to Understanding Chiropractors: Kevin Vieser, DC, ATC

    "An Athletic Trainer's Guide to Understanding Chiropractors - a conversATion with Kevin Vieser, DC, ATC"
    There is no doubting the value that exists in intraprofessional collaboration. It is unfortunate that often there is "headbutting" which occurs between athletic trainers and chiropractors, and the most likely reason is a lack of understanding of what each side brings to the table. What better way to dive deep into understanding the world of chiropractic care than to speak with a dual-credentialed athletic trainer and chiropractor Kevin Vieser, DC, ATC.
    Dr. Kevin combines his life-long love for athletics and his passion for helping others into his profession as a Chiropractor and Certified Athletic Trainer. It was during his undergraduate years as an Athletic Training student at Springfield College where he witnessed the impact chiropractic care made on the recovery process of any injury that inspired him to want to do the same for the people he treated. Upon graduation from Springfield College, Dr. Kevin moved to the west coast to begin his studies at Palmer College of Chiropractic - West Campus in San Jose, CA. Not only did he succeed academically, he augmented his education with a wide range of professional experiences as a Certified Athletic Trainer, from youth athletes to Olympians while attending advanced extremity manipulation seminars nationwide. Currently Dr. Kev has his own practice in New Jersey, where his mission is simple: to provide the best care possible, to make it accessible, and to give patients the confidence in their ability to heal.
    Want to contact Dr. Kev?  More info can be found at www.drkevinvieser.com, and find him on instagram @_DrKev_

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    • 35 min
    ATSNJ in 60: 2021 Edition

    ATSNJ in 60: 2021 Edition

    In this episode, Ryan Stevens interviews all presenters who took part in the 2021 Athletic Trainers' Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ) Annual Symposium, discussing the Key Takeaways each #ATSNJ2021 education session.

    "ATSNJ: A year in NJ Athletic Training review + 2021 Goals" - Jessica Springstead EdD, ATC, ATSNJ Conference Chair and ATSNJ President Elect @ATSNJ & @speedracerAT

    "Do Athletic Training Students Demonstrate Behaviors Associated with Emotional Intelligence Skills?" - Kevin J Silva EdD, MSAT, ATC, Keynote Speaker, Coordinator of Clinical Education, Salem State University @kjsilva_atc & @SSU_MSAT

    "Does youth participation increase the risk of CAM development and hip femoroacetabular impingement?" - Patrick S Buckley MD, Sports Medicine Surgeon, University Orthopaedic Associates @UOA_NJ

    "Indications for Hip Arthroscopy in the Athlete" - Kenneth Y Chern MD, PA, FAAOS, AANA, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Sports Medicine, Seaview Orthopaedic and Medical Associates @SeaviewOrtho

    "Sexual Harassment: Protect Yourself, Protect You Patients" - Jamie L Mansell PhD, LAT, ATC, Associate Professor of Instruction and Program Director of the CAATE accredited Athletic Training programs, Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences @jamiemansellphd

    "Pain Management for Sports Surgery- Can we be opioid-free?" - Charles J Gatt Jr, MD, Sports Medicine Surgeon, University Orthopaedic Associates @drgatt & @UOA_NJ

    "Current Concepts of Shoulder Instability" - Christopher J Spagnuola MD, PA, FAAOS, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon Specializing in Sports Medicine, Seaview Orthopaedic and Medical Associates @SeaviewOrtho

    "Monitoring Training Load in Collegiate Soccer Athletes" - Erin Pletcher PhD, ATC, CSCS, Assistant Professor, Athletic Training Program, Thomas Jefferson University @ResearchatJeff

    "The Use of Tandem Gait and BESS Test for Concussion Management" - Jaclyn Morrissette PhD, ATC, Assistant Professor & Program Director, Athletic Training & Sports Medicine, William Paterson University @JNorberg22

    "Achilles Tendon Injury: Conservative vs. Surgical Treatment: An Evidence-Based Approach for Decision Making" - Kenneth G Swan MD, Sports Medicine Surgeon, University Orthopaedic Associates @UOA_NJ

    Questions?  Hit up catalyzingpodcast@gmail.com or visit www.cATalyzingATs.com/contact. Follow #cATalyzingATs on twitter - @cATalyzingATs 


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Quadrupedal Movement Training - Jeff Buxton, PhD

    Quadrupedal Movement Training - Jeff Buxton, PhD

    Incorporating Quadrupedal Movement Training into your Rehabs and Injury Reduction Programs with Jeff Buxton, PhD, Assistant Professor - Grove City College. In this episode we will discuss Jeff’s journey from coach to professor, hear about what got him interested in Quadrupedal Movement Training (QMT), and for what reasons he choose to do his PhD dissertation specifically on the effects of a novel ground-based movement training program on Functional Movement, Flexibility, Strength, and Endurance. We will learn about the main findings of his study, and discuss what ATs need to know when incorporating ground-based movements such as animal flow or any other body weight movement system, such as guidelines to determine a starting point, progressions, regressions, or lateralizations. How do we get the benefit of QMT for someone who isn’t comfortable getting on the ground, who has post-surgical CKC restrictions, post-injury tissue integrity limiting the amount of BW through the UE? How do you determine load and repetition volume when it comes to QMT?  Jeff shares his tips for ATs who wish to incorporate QMT into their rehab or injury prevention programs!
    Check out Dr Buxton's published research here --> 
    https://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Abstract/9000/The_Effects_of_a_Novel_Quadrupedal_Movement.94204.aspx 
    Dr Jeff Buxton can be reached at buxtonjd@gcc.edu 

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    • 49 min
    COVID-19 Check in - Return to Athletics - Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS

    COVID-19 Check in - Return to Athletics - Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS

    Fall Sports - are you ready to go?
    This audio comes from an interview Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS did for the 2020 Somerset County School Nurses Association in August, organized by RWJ Somerset Hospital. The audience of this interview was school nurses, however this should serve as a "check in" for athletic trainers to perform a self-audit where you are currently.  Much has changed since Athletic Trainers and School Nurses were last in school back in March, especially pertaining to sports participation. Ryan shares his experience in a hospital leadership and operations role over the last five months to serve as a reflection point for all who are in the midst of returning to fall sports or organizational activities now.  Ryan discusses the importance of establishing a COVID-19 Response team, who should be on it, and some goals to consider for this team. Additionally, Ryan answers the following questions. 

    What has changed with athletics pre-participation physicals in New Jersey? 



    What are the criteria for student returning to sports after recovering from COVID?



    What are some environmental, safety, facility, and logistical precautions which should be taken in preparation before the sports season for after school middle school and high school sports, as well as any in-person physical education classes which resume?



    What is the role that telehealth and telemedicine in the delivery of health care will play moving forward, and how should healthcare professionals be preparing for this?



    It is likely that student athletes are more at risk for injury now returning to sports vs previous fall seasons. Why is that, and what are some strategies that can reduce the risk of injury and overtraining upon return?


    Overseeing operations, staff development, process improvement, and marketing/relationships for four physical therapy clinics, 24 outreach athletic training partnerships, and a Fitness service line, Ryan currently serves as Manager of Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, and Fitness at RWJ University Hospital Somerset and Manager of Athletic Training at RWJ University Hospital Hamilton With over 16 years of expertise as a certified athletic trainer and certified strength & conditioning specialist in various healthcare and fitness settings, he has lead growing outreach sports medicine programs at three large hospitals, developed numerous start-up athletic training sites and a start-up fitness business, and has delivered many engaging educational programs geared towards sports medicine and fitness professionals and the general public. In addition to being a graduate of the Penn State University athletic training program, Ryan is also passionate about and uniquely trained in advanced areas of leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills via his Master's Degree through SUNY New Paltz in Humanistic & Multicultural Education and various other leadership and communications curriculum. Ryan is also the founder / host of a podcast specifically geared towards personal and professional development of sports medicine professionals - “The cATalyzing Podcast for Athletic Trainers”


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    • 54 min
    CommunicATe: Practical Skills to Enhance Message Delivery by Ryan Stevens, MPS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

    CommunicATe: Practical Skills to Enhance Message Delivery by Ryan Stevens, MPS, LAT, ATC, CSCS

    Warning: Acting on the prompted self-reflection points and tips in this episode will change your career for the better. Be ready.  :-)
    Having the skill set to bridge the gap between one's knowledge and the application of that knowledge often can be the difference maker in job satisfaction, workplace effectiveness, and professional growth. As athletic trainers in all professional settings, therein lies a responsibility to take ownership of what we can control to grow ourselves professionally while representing our AT profession in a positive and productive manner. The purpose of this episode is to review a topic not discussed enough in our field: communicATion skills. Athletic trainers, you can greatly improve your effectiveness, influence, and relationships by placing a higher focus on self-awareness and verbal and non-verbal communication skills. With the increased importance of interprofessional collaboration, along with the ever changing need to be able to work with diverse populations, ATs must solidify the foundation of communication as it pertains to rapport and relationship building. Ryan unpacks the verbal and non-verbal aspects of communication , and shares how enhanced communication skills play in building positive rapport.  Learn ways to implement matching and mirroring strategies as a means to enhance understanding and message delivery. You are guaranteed to leave this conversation with some practical approaches for athletic trainers to enhance your relationships with administrators, athletes/patients/clients, coaches, parents, and co-workers to improve outcomes. 
    About the speaker: Ryan Stevens, MPS, LAT, ATC CSCS - As a healthcare professional and growth-focused organizational leader, over Ryan’s career he has demonstrated empathetic intraprofessional collaboration, a reflective growth mindset, and above all else passion and positivity as a specialty-trained leader, educator, licensed/certified athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist. Delivering sports medicine care across a spectrum of settings since 2004, he has grown to provide guidance through leadership, professional development, and interpersonal growth opportunities via consulting, public speaking, podcast, written content, video media, and personalized collaboration.
     cATalyzingPodcast@gmail.com 
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    *Note: This talk originally occurred at the 2019 RWJBarnabas Health "You Matter Too" Athletic Trainer Personal Development Symposium, and the audio is property of RWJBarnabas Health, used with permission.

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    • 33 min
    What ATs need to know about Telehealth & Telemedicine: J. Timothy Sensor, LAT, ATC

    What ATs need to know about Telehealth & Telemedicine: J. Timothy Sensor, LAT, ATC

    With an ever-changing landscape in the provision of health care, now more than ever athletic trainers must understand proper implementation and utilization of telehealth and telemedicine strategies. This episode is a deep dive into all things telehealth and telemedicine, featuring J. Timothy Sensor, LAT, ATC of New Jersey. Tim shares what has fueled his passion for being involved with the development of AT legislature and practice/licensing acts, and from his awesome experience we will learn a ton!  The reality is, we as ATs have been practicing telehealth for years, but have we been doing it as responsibly? What exactly is the difference between telehealth and telemedicine, and what must you update in your physician-signed plan of care/standing orders to cover you? From a documentation standard, how should ATs be properly documenting and logging Telehealth/telemedicine occurrences, and what should we consider when choosing a platform to utilize? Tim and Ryan discuss the likely challenges an AT will face when implementing and utilizing telehealth/telemedicine?
    J. Timothy Sensor, LAT, ATC, has been working as an Athletic Trainer at the Overlook Medical Center for Concussion Care since 2014. He has been a partner with Safe Sports Training Consultants, LLC, since 2013. He had been the Chief Athletic Trainer and Chief Clinical Supervisor at Kean University in Union, NJ from 1983 to 2013. Prior to that he was the Head Athletic Trainer at Ramapo College from 1977 to 1983. He is currently on the NATA Research and Education Foundation Board as the NATA District Two Chair, a position he has held since 2016. He served as the President of the Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey (1989-1991). Mr. Sensor has held positions in a multitude of committees with the New Jersey Medical Society, EATA, NATA, and at Kean University. Mr. Sensor was the chair of the NATA District Secretaries/Treasurers Committee, a member of the New Jersey Medical Society Committee on Medical Aspect of Sports, a member of the Kean University Board of Trustees’ Building, Finance and Audit Committee, and a member of the New Jersey Public Employees Occupational Safety and Health Advisory Board (PEOSH). He has also served on the Athletic Training Advisory Board to the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners since 2006. He was the Treasurer for NATA District Two from 1994-2000 and the Treasurer of the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association from 2002-2006. Any questions? You can reach Tim at jtimothys@comcast.net

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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

GVL94 ,

Great Insight for ATCs

Ryan offers great commentary and insight to the profession of Athletic Training, as well as for improving life as a whole. Ryan is a great source of wisdom, his interviews are equally insightful, and thoughtful! As a young professional, this podcast has brought me to better understand the world of Athletic Training! Ryan, thank you for putting this together, I look forward to following along and to hearing what’s next!

Joel | ATChat ,

Moving ATCs Forward

Ryan does a great job with this podcast and I think the unique take he has on it makes it invaluable to the athletic training profession. We had the chance to interview Ryan it was a gold mine of information. Ryan’s support for the greater good of athletic training, not only in his job/career but also through this podcast is fantastic and worth highlighting. Worth the listens and thanks for doing it all Ryan.

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