May 29, 2015

CATA National Conference - Halifax, Nova Scotia

Delegates to the Canadian Athletic Therapists' Association Meeting...

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May 14, 2015

SLU MAT Class of 2015 Celebrates Graduation at Doisy College Pre-Commencement Ceremony

The Saint Louis University Master of Athletic Training Class of 2015 graduates were recognized on Thursday, May 14, 2015 in the Doisy College of Health Sciences Pre-Commencement Ceremony at Chaifetz Arena.

The following students graduated with the Master of Athletic Training degree:
Aaron, Michael
Ahlstrom, Christian J.
Costabile, Emily A.
Doherty, Connor P.
Griffith, John "Mike"
Harris, Joshua M.
Kane, Shannon M.
Kelley, Kayla N.
Kim, Juhyung
Koops, Brittany
Lampe, Andria M.
Lycett, Victoria C.
Mendez, José M.
Miller, Chris
Mosello, Anthony M.
Plamp, Stuart W.
Rath, Will B.
Reid, Eldon R.
Stepansky, Hilary

Following the ceremony, the SLU MAT Class of 2015 joined with their families, friends; and SLU AT Program Faculty and Staff to celebrate at John McGurk's Restaurant in Soulard.  At the celebration, the following graduates were honored with program awards:

Academic Excellence (highest GPA in professional coursework):  Hilary Stepansky
Clinical Excellence:  Michael Aaron, Kayla Kelley and Hilary Stepansky
Professional Service:  Kayla Kelley
Community Service: Jose Mendez

May 12, 2015

SLU AT Faculty Members Recognized at Doisy College Awards Ceremony

Saint Louis University Athletic Training Program Faculty members Kitty Newsham PhD, ATC and Anthony Breitbach PhD, ATC were honored with awards from the Doisy College of Health Sciences on Thursday, May 7, 2015 in a ceremony held in the Multipurpose Room of the Allied Health Building on the SLU Medical Center Campus.

Dr. Kitty Newsham with Dr. Mardell Wilson, Dean of Doisy College
Dr. Newsham received the Excellence in Service Award for 2014-15 and Dr. Breitbach received the Excellence in Mentoring and Interaction with Students Award for 2014-15.  It was also announced at the ceremony that Dr. Breitbach was elected to a two year term as Chair of the Doisy College Faculty Assembly starting in the Summer of 2015.

Dr. Anthony Breitbach with Dr. Mardell Wilson, Dean of Doisy College

May 03, 2015

SLU AT Students Present their Scholarly Projects on MAT Capstone Day


On Friday, May 1, 2015, the students of the Saint Louis University Master of Athletic Training Class of 2015 publicly presented their Capstone projects in the Multipurpose Room of the Allied Health Building.  The Capstone is a scholarly project that serves to integrate the student's didactic and clinical learning in the SLU AT Program.

Emily CostabileUnderstanding the Noncompliant Athlete
Will RathTaping Techniques in Injury Prevention
Stuart PlampHip External Rotation in Patients with Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
Mike GriffithReview of the Criteria for Return to Sport Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
José MendezAthletic Training Diversity Initiative: Roosevelt High School
Kayla KelleyThe Efficacy of Compartment Release Surgery for the Long-term Management of Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
Chris MillerThe Effects of Disordered Eating in Male Athletes
Andria LampeSoft Tissue Mobilization: A Look at Active Release Technique, Graston Technique and Manual Massage Therapy
Tony MoselloConcussions in Professional Hockey: The Application and Efficacy of Blood Biomarker Tests
Eldon ReidDeveloping and Designing a New Athletic Training Room at Affton High School
Shannon KaneThe Effect of Exercise on Tourette Syndrome
Ju KimYoga and the Musculoskeletal Effects on Functional Assessment of Athletes
Brittany KoopsStrategies to Enhancing Psychological and Emotional Readiness with Return to Play
Christian AhlstromFunctional Movement Screen and Star Excursion Balance Test: A Look at Lower Extremity Injury Prevention
Josh HarrisThe Role of Cognitive Rest in Recovery from Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Michael AaronConservative Management of Thoracic Scoliosis
Connor DohertyNutrition and the Collegiate Athlete
Tori LycettA Unique Perspective of a LeFort Fracture.
Hilary StepanskyLet's Talk Fascia, The Posterior Oblique Sling System: A connection between the latissimus dorsi and gluteus maximus
MAT Class of 2015 (from left) Will Rath, Jose Mendez, Mike Griffith, Josh Harris, Michael Aaron, Connor Doherty, Ju Kim, Shannon Kane, Brittany Koops, Stuart Plamp, Kayla Kelley, Emily Costabile, Eldon Reid, Hilary Stepansky, Andria Lampe, Tori Lycett, Tony Mosello, Christian Ahlstrom and Chris Miller.