March 30, 2009

River City Rage set for First Home Game

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The SLU Athletic Training Education Program is proud to provide Athletic Training Services, through Jason Bennett MSPT, SCS, ATC, for the River City Rage. They currently are 2-0 in league play and have their first regular season home game on Saturday, April 4, 2009 versus the Saginaw Sting at 7:30 pm in St. Charles, MO at the Family Arena.

Ilene Chambers and Heather King on the Rage sidelines.

March 26, 2009

Check out this video on Athletic Trainers as Physician Extenders!

Hear prominent orthopedic surgeons discuss how athletic trainers have been incorporated into their practice, making it more efficient and enhancing patient care!

The Saint Louis University Athletic Training Education Program provides it students with many opportunities to affiliated physicians who utilize athletic trainers as physician extenders.

March 19, 2009

SLU ATEP announces National Athletic Training Month activities

Doisy College's Athletic Training Education Program in conjunction with the National Athletic Trainer's Association (NATA), celebrates March as Athletic Training month.

The program at Saint Louis University celebrates through activities, hands-on experience and service projects. The Athletic Training Education Program is the official athletic training staff for the Missouri Valley Conference men's and women's basketball tournaments.

The men's tournament was March 6-8 and Tony Breitbach, Ph.D., director of SLU's athletic training education program, was recognized on the court with a plaque for his service to the tournament.

The MVC women's tournament was held March 13-15 at Family Arena in St. Charles. The Missouri Valley Conference also recognizes Athletic Training Month with announcements throughout the tournaments.

The SLU athletic department also recognized Athletic Training Month at the men's basketball game versus LaSalle on Saturday, March 7.

To continue the Athletic Training Education Program's momentum, the program, in its association with SLUCare, is part of the official medical staff of the RiverCity Rage football team. Athletic Training students will get hands-on experience with this professional indoor football team. The Athletic Training honor society, Iota Tau Alpha, was just chartered for the program in the Doisy College of Health Sciences at Saint Louis University. The honor society is recognized by the NATA and recognizes students who excel academically and professionally in the field of Athletic Training.

And finally, the Saint Louis University Athletic Training Society (SLATS) plans to celebrate the special month through a service project late in the month.

SLU Newslink Article

March 18, 2009

Darcy Downey gives advice on

Darcy Downey instructed an exercise technique that someone can do at their desk on their break.

If you happen to notice....the subject in the video is Brittney Diener from our office.

See the article here

March 15, 2009

The madness continues....and Cinderella makes an appearance!

Week two of the Missouri Valley Conference basketball tournaments featured an exciting tournament with #9 seed Evansville winning four games to win the tournament and qualify for the Big Dance! Congrats to athletic trainer Kristin Hodge and the Purple Aces!

Go here for the story on ESPN.COM.

Darcy Downey served as the Lead Athletic Trainer for the tournament. Eric Sass served as the lead student with Jacob Blasingame and Meghan Gehrs also pitching in! Special thanks to Jen Raisbeck ATC for her help at both the men's and women's tournaments.

Eric and Jacob setting up for the finals!

March 09, 2009

The Madness Begins!

The SLU Athletic Training Education Program kicked off National Athletic Training Month by serving as the Athletic Training Staff for the Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. Congrats to Athletic Trainer Don Bishop and University of Northern Iowa Panthers for winning the tournament and getting a bid for the NCAA Championship. As a part of Athletic Training Month, the Missouri Valley Conference made announcements recognizing the conference athletic trainers.
Ilene Chambers and Kellie Black served as the lead students for the event.

Dr. Paul Nativi and his team were poised and ready for any dental injuries that may occur.

March 01, 2009

Quite the Rage

The Doisy College of Health Sciences is teaming up with SLUCare Orthopedic Surgery to care for the River City Rage of the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Rage plays their games at Family Arena. ATEP Faculty member Jason E. Bennett, MSPT, SCS, ATC serves the Head Athletic Trainer and Team Physical Therapist for the Rage and Dr. Scott Kaar from SLU Orthopedics serves as Team Physician.
Family Arena in St. Charles, MO, Home of the River City Rage.