In addition to assisting with the exhibit, O’Malley, who is an athletic trainer for Excelsior Orthopedics at Williamsville South High School, also presented two sessions during the conference. The first presentation, titled “Functional Sport Conditioning,” focused on bridging the gap from post-injury rehabilitation to return to sports, as injury and re-injury rates are the same for some musculoskeletal injuries due to a release to full play immediately after initial rehabilitation ends without incorporating a gradual return to sport-specific activities. The second talk was based on the case study of a high school indoor track athlete, entitled “Patellar Tendinitis Secondary to Sacro-Iliac Dysfunction.”
Between O’Malley’s presentations, which were well-received, and the exhibit booth, NYSATA was able to reach a group of over 150 Orthopedists in attendance from across the country, including over 100 from New York State. There were also five ATs in attendance to network and learn alongside the Orthopedists.
On Sunday, September 22, NYSATA representatives then convened in Saratoga Springs to present an exhibit booth at the two-day Fall Leadership Summit of the NYS Council of School Superintendents (NYSCOSS). Errico made the trek across NYS to operate the booth with the help of Kevin Henry, MSEd, ATC, CSCS, Rick Knizek, MS, ATC (Shenendehowa High School), Kurt Pfaffenbach, MS, ATC (South Colonie Schools), and Bob Jones, MEd, ATC (Queensb
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