2021 VATA STUDENT Virtual e-Learning
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Lucas Dutil, LAT, ATC, CES, CISSN
Athletic Trainer/Sports Medicine Instructor - William Campbell HS
Discuss what constitutes a joint mobilization
Help us understand the convex-concave rule
Apply specific joint mobilization techniques to improve various conditions
Lucas provided the following tips for practicing and preparing for the pre-recorded demonstration session:
The speaker encourages students to practice on different people so you can get a sense of how the mobilizations feel on different body types and also to get a sense of how much pressure has to be applied, etc.
Using a belt can be helpful for the hip mobilizations, and using a wedge or a towel can be beneficial for the knee and ankle mobilizations.
Assess/"test" the patient before performing the mobilizations and then "re-test" following the mobilizations. This is helpful for clinicians to know whether or not the mobilization was useful for that particular patient and situation. The "test" could be a lot of things but might include: walking, performing a squat, measurable range of motion, etc., it all just depends on the situation.
Brett Griesemer, MAeD LAT, ATC, CSCS
Athletic Trainer/Senior Director of Sports Medicine - Virginia Tech
VT Athletics: Current and Ongoing Concussion Research
Define some of the challenges athletic trainers face when managing sports related concussions.
Outline the structure and format of the NCAA-DoD CARE Consortium study at Virginia Tech and briefly present some recent publications.
Review past, current, and on-going research being done at Virginia Tech in regards to head impact telemetry.
Note: Recorded Session Links will be available within 24-48 hours of the live presentation. Refer to your email with the meeting access document to
find links to join the live sessions.
Opening Remarks and Keynote Speaker
Dr. Patricia Aronson
Morning Student Session: Presentation #1
Morning Student Session: Presentation #2
Speaker Panel Session
Afternoon Student Session: Presentation #1
Afternoon Student Session: Presentation #2
Afternoon Student Session: Presentation #3
Student Learning Lab - Suturing in Athletic Training
Athlete Identity and Loss in the COVID Era
Dr. Ginger Gilmore-Childress