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Athletic Training students win WATA Olympics

Athletic Training students win WATA Olympics

MEQUON, Wis. -- Concordia Wisconsin students and staff from the Athletic Training Program recently attended the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Business Meeting and Symposium in Wisconsin Dells to continue their education and for professional development.

The three-day event is attended by students and staff from programs around the state of Wisconsin attend to:
1) Analyze the efficacy of emerging and traditional therapeutic interventions in athletic training and develop appropriate interventions for patient-centered outcomes.
2) Apply current best practices in the evaluation of pediatric injuries.
3) Select and implement strategies to prevent injuries through effective functional evaluations and evidence-based strategies.
4) Evaluate the importance of mindfulness and culturally competent care in the practice of athletic training.

Click here for more information about Concordia Wisconsin's ATP program.

While at the event, members of Concordia Wisconsin's ATP won awards and presented to those in attendance.

Laura Snyder, Alyssa Woo, Emma Fullenkamp and Briana Gratz won the WATA Olympics, which is an event for AT Programs throughout the state who compete for a traveling trophy. During the WATA Olympics, they compete in events such as blind man taping, tape yourself, special test charades, wrapping relay and splinting.

Emily Eichhort won the People's Choice Award for her research on Assessing relationships between imPACT composite scores and King-Devick testing times.

Fifth-year graduate Athletic Training students presented their research and fielded questions from the attendees on their thesis work. Pictured (LR): Jordan Moehn and Sam Erdman (The Efficacy of Ankle Tape During Dynamic Balance and Elements of Sports Performance in Healthy Individuals), Emily Eichhorst (Concussion Baseline Tests: A Comparison of the ImPACT & King-Devick Test), Lauren McLeod and Andrew McKay (Relationships Between Core, Shoulder, and Postural Stability in Healthy Adults), Alicia Macioch and Kayla Wetzel (Concussion Baseline Tests: an Examination of Gender, Mental Toughness, and Depressive Symptoms on Scores)

Katherine Liesener, PhD (CUW ATP Director) presented on “Cultural Competence in Athletic Training”.

The Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association Inc. (WATA) is a professional membership association for licensed athletic trainers and others who support the athletic training profession in Wisconsin. The WATA was originally founded in 1976 and incorporated in 1990. The organization currently serves over 700 members in Wisconsin. Athletic Trainers are allied health professionals who provide care for active individuals. Click here for more information about WATA.

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