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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA OMAHA MATS A student organization dedicated to achieve- ment, community, and personal
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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA OMAHA MATS A student organization dedicated to achieve- ment, community, and personal
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA OMAHA MATS A student organization dedicated to achieve- ment, community, and personal

MATS

A student organization dedicated to achieve- ment, community, and personal enrichment. Inside this issue: Year
A student organization
dedicated to achieve-
ment, community, and
personal enrichment.
Inside this issue:
Year in Review
1
MATS 2010-
2
2011 Goals
Summer
3
Interns
Meet the New
GA’s
5
Newsroom
6
Alumni Corner
8
Os Trigonum
9
Case Report
Fall welcome
10
Where are they
now?
11
9 Case Report Fall welcome 10 Where are they now? 11 MATS News Maverick Athletic Training
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9 Case Report Fall welcome 10 Where are they now? 11 MATS News Maverick Athletic Training
9 Case Report Fall welcome 10 Where are they now? 11 MATS News Maverick Athletic Training
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9 Case Report Fall welcome 10 Where are they now? 11 MATS News Maverick Athletic Training
9 Case Report Fall welcome 10 Where are they now? 11 MATS News Maverick Athletic Training

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Maverick Athletic Training Students Newsletter

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A Year In Review

By Program Director Melanie McGrath, Ph. D., ATC

2010.

By Program Director Melanie McGrath, Ph. D., ATC 2010. Fall 2010 Continued of page 2. Welcome
By Program Director Melanie McGrath, Ph. D., ATC 2010. Fall 2010 Continued of page 2. Welcome
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Fall 2010

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McGrath, Ph. D., ATC 2010. Fall 2010 Continued of page 2. Welcome to the 2010-11 school
McGrath, Ph. D., ATC 2010. Fall 2010 Continued of page 2. Welcome to the 2010-11 school
McGrath, Ph. D., ATC 2010. Fall 2010 Continued of page 2. Welcome to the 2010-11 school
McGrath, Ph. D., ATC 2010. Fall 2010 Continued of page 2. Welcome to the 2010-11 school
McGrath, Ph. D., ATC 2010. Fall 2010 Continued of page 2. Welcome to the 2010-11 school

Welcome to the 2010-11 school year- I hope that this newsletter finds everyone happy, healthy, and enjoying the start of fall. As always, every year seems to go by faster and faster, and the summers seem to last only days! We are all hard at work here at UNO, help- ing to teach and mentor our 40 athletic training students and provide the heath-care needs of the student-athletes at UNO. This year marks my second year as program director for the athletic training educa- tion programs at UNO, and gives me a chance to reflect upon the past year. Taking over two programs results in a steep learning curve, and I owe a debt of gratitude to the amazing staff and faculty involved in our programs at UNO. Tycee served as a critical „bridge‟ between the students and myself as I was „learning the ropes‟, and her effort went above and beyond the expectations of our clinical coordinator. Rusty, Lisa, Mike, Erin, and Masa all lent supportive hands during the first year transition, and really provided stability to the program during that tumultuous time. And the students enrolled in our programs last year provided patience, un- derstanding, and enthusiasm for the changes implemented during the year. With the support from all members of the ATEP, the 2009-10 academic year resulted in the largest total gradu-

2009-10 academic year resulted in the largest total gradu- ating class in UNO ATEP history (18

ating class in UNO ATEP history (18 total: 11 graduate students, 7 undergraduate). We are so proud of our graduates, and even prouder that (as of August) over 80% of our recent grads were employed (or in graduate school) within the profession! Even in this economy, graduates from UNO are having success finding employment in athletic training. Last year, I had three primary goals for the ATEP: 1) to maintain our current good standing with CAATE (our athletic training accreditation organization), 2) to actively recruit

students for the ATEP (particularly the undergraduate program) in order to increase enroll- ment for the 2010-11 school year, and 3) initiate a progressive research agenda in athletic training. We have made excellent progress in all three areas:

CAATE: We were one of 35 programs randomly audited by CAATE, and turned in the required documentation for the audit process in September 2009. The audit was approved, and we are in good standing with CAATE through 2011. The pro- posals to turn the current academic “concentrations in athletic training” into stand-alone degree programs and majors are in the final steps of approval. And, we are preparing to submit our Re-accreditation Self-Study at the end of the

2010-11 school year. Recruitment and enrollment: We admitted 10 new graduate students and 9 new un- dergraduate students this year, resulting in a net gain of 2 students in our athletic training programs. Six of our new undergraduate students came from Omaha high schools, and four graduated from UNO ATEP Affiliated schools (Bellevue East, Westside, Omaha North). We had one student enroll via the transfer

agreement between UNO and Iowa Western CC. We had an 88% retention rate from the beginning of fall semester 2009 to the beginning of fall semester

Page 2 MATS News “We are proud of Year in Review Cont’d the history and
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“We are proud of
Year in Review Cont’d
the history and
traditions at
UNO, and look
forward to
building upon the
outstanding
reputation of
Maverick Athletic
Training.”
Research: I was able to present research data at two national conferences, and
began a research study this summer investigating the balance, posture,
strength, and movement differences between ACL-reconstructed athletes and
healthy controls. So far, 6 of our current ATEP students have been able to
assist with the data collection process, helping to expose them to the rigors
of clinical research.
This year, I have set some new goals to continue our vision of “growing our aca-
demic programs while incorporating the latest research, evidence-based practice, and edu-
cational methods, so that UNO is considered the top athletic training education program
in the region”. For 2010-11, we aim to 1) complete a comprehensive self-study in prepara-
tion for our re-accreditation evaluation in 2011-12, 2) engage the metropolitan high
schools in outreach events to encourage students to consider athletic training at UNO,
and 3) incorporate the latest research and evidence into the curriculum to prepare our
students to be competent professionals.
We are proud of the history and traditions at UNO, and look forward to building
upon the outstanding reputation of Maverick athletic training. Here is to a fantastic 2010-
11
academic year for all our alumni, current family, and supporters.
New Year
New
Vision for MATS
By MATS President, Kelsey Reilly and
Vice President, Jill Kumrow
MATS Officers:
As President and Vice President of MATS, we have many goals for the upcoming
school year. We would like to try and draw in more involvement as a student organiza-
tion, as well as communicating networking with other ATEP programs throughout the
state.
Kelsey Reilly: President
Jill Kumrow: Vice President
Andrew Gschwind: Treasurer
A main goal of ours is to do three large gatherings over the year and possibly
monthly get-togethers in order to get to know the fellow students we work with outside
of the athletic training setting. Community service is another important goal of ours.
We want to get involved within the community and continue doing service projects that
we have participated in for the last few years. Relay for Life, North Pole fundraiser,
March of Dimes, participation in food drives, Adopt a Family, and the Rake-a-Thon are
just some of the projects that MATS has been involved in that we would like to continue.
MATS is also looking into trying new opportunities to help others, such as volunteering
Brittany Breiner: Secretary
at an area soup kitchen or
helping provide first aid at the Omaha Marathon.
As a student organization, it would also be nice to see more students honored
for their hard work and dedication to the program. Having more students from within
MATS and the ATEP programs apply for scholarships and awards, not only through
HPER, but at the district and national level, is another goal that we would like to accom-
plish.
These are just a few of the things that we are looking forward to for the upcom-
ing school year. We hope
to have a good year and lots of success!

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RehabWorks

Location: Fort

Lauderdale, FL

Intern: Kelli Gutzman Experience:

Intern: Tyler Moos Experience: Mobile Bay Bears Location: Mobile, AL

Intern: Brittany Breiner Experience: Steadman- Hawkins Clinic-Denver Location: Denver, CO

“I not only gained knowledge in the field of athletic training, I also grew personally”

in the field of athletic training, I also grew personally” Kelli Gutzman on site at the

Kelli Gutzman on site at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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on site at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida MATS News And Interning too! Every year, UNO
on site at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida MATS News And Interning too! Every year, UNO

And

Interning too!

Every year, UNO Athletic Training Students take advantage of out-of-state summer internship opportunities offered around the nation. In the past, our students have interned for the Chicago Cubs, Kansas City Chiefs, and various other training facilities and healthcare facilities around the nation. Summer internships provide stu- dents with excellent opportunities to experience Athletic Training in other environ- ments aside from UNO athletics. Summer internships allow future AT‟s to apply and expand the knowledge they have gained while studying at UNO as well as creating es- sential networking opportunities that will be beneficial for future career goals. This past summer (Summer 2010), Kelli Gutzman, Tyler Moos, and Brittany Breiner, partici- pated in summer internships in Florida, Alabama, and Colorado, respectively. Take a moment to read about each intern‟s clinical experience.

moment to read about each intern‟s clinical experience . Rehab Works Kennedy Space Center, Florida By

Rehab Works

Kennedy Space Center, Florida By Kelli Gutzman

. Rehab Works Kennedy Space Center, Florida By Kelli Gutzman Rehab Works is located at the
. Rehab Works Kennedy Space Center, Florida By Kelli Gutzman Rehab Works is located at the

Rehab Works is located at the Kennedy Space Center in east central Florida along the Atlantic coast. Here, I interned under the supervision of Mary Kirkland ATC, MS, LAT, CSCS and Erik Nason MS, ATC, CSCS. The internship was a 40-hour a week opportunity that focused on physical medicine and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. During this intern- ship I was given the opportunity to be challenged with hands on evaluations, rehabilitation design, work site ergonomic evaluations, educational outreach and injury prevention pro- grams. I came out of this internship with a better understanding of rehabilitation tech- niques. I also came out of this internship more confident in my injury evaluation skills.

Rehab Works is a free on-site musculoskeletal rehabilitation service developed to provide all KSC employees with a free and convenient means of receiving rehabilitation services by Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainers (ATC/L). The staff provides injury assess- ment and rehabilitation services to the industrial athlete in order to maximize long-term recovery and reduce lost work time. The program is staffed by only ATCs and does not charge for services so there are no limitations for treatments by insurance companies.

My favorite part of my internship experience was the opportunities that I had eve- ryday to meet amazing people and see extraordinary things. How many people can say they went to work today walked down the hall with an astronaut, or got to see the view of Florida‟s coast from the top of a launch pad? Every person I met and worked with genu- inely loved their jobs and the space program and would do anything to help it continue.

Overall, my experience was amazing. I not only gained knowledge in the field of athletic training, I also grew personally. Who would have ever thought that, myself (a small town farm girl from Nebraska) would be given the opportunity to break out of my shell for a summer and spend it at NASA. With that being said, never limit yourself, and always push to bigger and better things. You are the only thing that limits your opportunities. I applied to this internship thinking there was NO way that I would get it, and well, I guess I was wrong!

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that there is a wide injuries and help to

Page 4 that there is a wide injuries and help to the supervision of a PT

the supervision of a PT

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Summer Fun Cont‟d

to the supervision of a PT MATS News Summer Fun Cont‟d Mobile Baybears Mobile, Alabama By
to the supervision of a PT MATS News Summer Fun Cont‟d Mobile Baybears Mobile, Alabama By
Mobile Baybears Mobile, Alabama By Tyler Moos One of the major concepts that I took
Mobile Baybears
Mobile, Alabama
By Tyler Moos
One of the major concepts that I took from my internship is
variety of techniques that we as ATC‟s can use in the treatment of

I interned with the Mobile Baybears, a class AA baseball team located in Mobile, Alabama. This internship interested me because I've always been involved with baseball and would one day like to be an AT for a professional or college baseball team. I saw this internship as a great way to get involved with baseball outside of UNO. As the intern ATC, I was responsible for assisting with treatments, rehabilitation and preparations prior to games. During the games, I observed the ATC as he preformed treat- ments and other duties during the game. Also, After the games, I helped with the treat- ments and rehabilitation that he preformed.

maintain the health of our athletes. There is never just one way that is more correct than another as long as the goal of having the athlete be healthy and being able to preform at his peak is accomplished. Also, I was able to take away some very unique treatments and forms of rehabilitation that I may have not been exposed to at UNO. The finial thing that I took away from my internship is that I was able to watch and observe many upper extremity evaluations allowing me to refine my evaluation technique for the upper extremity. My favorite part of the program was that I was lucky to land in a good situation with a great medical staff, group of coaches and players that allowed me to really feel like part of the team. I was able to observe an ATC working in a profes- sional environment and see the skills, knowledge and techniques that are necessary to make it to that point in this profes- sion. Also, sitting in the dugouts and walking through the line with the coaches and players after a win was cool too. My overall review of my experience with the Baybears was great . I was able to see what is necessary to work as an AT in professional baseball and came back to school motivated to improve my skills and continue my education to hopefully one day achieve that goal of working in professional baseball.

day achieve that goal of working in professional baseball. Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver Denver, Colorado By
day achieve that goal of working in professional baseball. Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver Denver, Colorado By

Steadman Hawkins Clinic-Denver

Denver, Colorado By Brittany Breiner

The Steadman-Hawkins Clinic has a primary clinic in Vail, Colorado and a sister clinic located in Greenwood Village, Denver, Colorado. Steadman-Hawkins is well known world-wide for its involve- ment and research in sports medicine. The clinic works with a variety of patients and is the primary rehabilitation center for local professional teams including the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos.

teams including the Colorado Rockies and Denver Broncos. was fortunate enough to be a part of

was fortunate enough to be a part of this world-renown clinic during the summer. Steadman-Hawkins is very unique because of its all-inclusive design. Acute and chronic injury evaluations, pre-operatory exams, surgical procedures, and rehabilitation all occur in the same building making patient care very efficient and convenient. The physical therapy clinic sees over 100 patients daily making Steadman-Hawkins an excellent learning environment. Each day pro- vides a new and challenging case. Under the supervision of Jason McWilliams, ATC, and Justin Rossetter, PT, ATC, I experi- enced hands on rehabilitation opportunities and techniques. My primary responsibilities were to

I

guide patients through their therapy exercises in order to insure proper form and technique. By the end of the summer, I was responsible for creating therapy exercise sessions for select patients.

tions, deep tissue messages, injury evaluations, and passive-assistive range of motion exercises under

also had the unique privilege to assist with the rehabilitations of professional athletes including UFC fighters, NFL players and MLB players. Along with rehabilitation, I was also able to administer electrical stimulation, perform patellar mobiliza-

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or ATC. The Steadman-Hawkins Clinic provided me with excellent learning opportunities and challenged my abilities as a future athletic trainer. I left feeling more confident in being able to create effective and challenging rehabilitation programs for future clients/athletes. I also felt extremely fortunate to work with such a knowledgeable and skilled staff of PT‟s, AT‟s, and physicians. I truly learned a tremendous amount that I will be able to use for years to come. Thank you Steadman-

Hawkins!

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INTRODUCTIONS

   

UNO Welcomes 2010-2011 Athletic Training GA‟s

   
   

Sam Wilkins

   
 

I

am originally from Peculiar, MO. It is a small town about 30 minutes south of

Kansas City. I received my bachelor‟s degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. While

Kansas City. I received my bachelor‟s degree from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. While at UNO I am studying in the Exercise Science program. When I finish my mas- ter‟s degree, I would like to find a job working at a college or high school working as an

athletic trainer. I want to eventually get my doctoral degree and teach

in an athletic train-

ing education program.

 
 

I

was attracted to UNO after meeting Rusty at the District V Convention in

March 2010. I had been applying for awhile and I did not have a job offer. Rusty approached me with a job offer after coming for an interview, and now here I am. I work primarily with baseball and also help Mike with the early part of wrestling season. My favorite part about athletic training is the variety of people and the variety of injuries that we get

to see. I am a firm believer that each injury is different. The most challenging is getting used to having a full

time job and still having to take classes. I am a person that likes to have a very organized nally adjusting to it now. I really like the size of UNO, the athletes I have worked with so far and also the

schedule. I am fi-

athletic training

staff and students. I have talked to some of my fellow classmates from Missouri State and they don‟t have it

as good as I have it here. I look forward to the next couple of years working here at UNO.

Rachel Hadacheck

   
 

I

grew up on a farm near Cheyenne Wells, CO, which is along

the eastern border

of Colorado. I attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney for four years, where I

of Colorado. I attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney for four years, where I received my bachelors degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training. In between UNK and UNO, I worked for the Tulsa Shock of the WNBA for their sum- mer season as an Assistant Athletic Trainer, also working with the former Olympian, Marion Jones. While at UNO, I am studying Health Education. My future goals are to work in the college setting as an Athletic Trainer, but I also have a passion to work in healthcare at the international level in areas of poverty, especially Africa. My hobbies include being outdoors, scrapbooking, playing racquetball and many other sports, and traveling. After graduating from UNK, I knew that I wanted to be in the Omaha area. The division II level suits my personality best, so the opening at UNO was very suitable for me. I also was attracted to the Omaha area to be closer to my boyfriend who works at Boys Town, but is currently in Africa. While at UNO, I will be covering the Cross Country and Track teams for 2 years, along with assisting coverage for

the Men‟s Basketball team. My favorite thing about being an ATC is that our field has been hands-on since the intro class, so that when you are finally in the field for the first time, it‟s not like being thrown to the wolves. We already

know how to apply our knowledge, unlike many other fields. The most challenging part making the transition from being a student to a certified. It‟s not that difficult, but there

of being an ATC is are several things

like giving injury reports to coaches, dealing with insurance, and other aspects that a student really doesn‟t

have to face. My favorite part about UNO so far is the relaxed environment.

 

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Relay For Life

By Jill Kumrow

pants who walked and

Miller, DJ Gehr, Caitlin ton, and Sam Tienken.

lit.

As a team, we

all, Relay for Life was a pation! Cannot wait to

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all, Relay for Life was a pation! Cannot wait to MATS News Recap of Spring 2010

Recap of Spring 2010 Events

pation! Cannot wait to MATS News Recap of Spring 2010 Events Night of the Mavs By
pation! Cannot wait to MATS News Recap of Spring 2010 Events Night of the Mavs By

Night of the Mavs

By Kelsey Reilly

of Spring 2010 Events Night of the Mavs By Kelsey Reilly A group of 10 athletic

A group of 10 athletic training students were given the chance to listen to the captain of the “Miracle” hockey team speak at A Night with the Mavs. The event took place on March 31, 2010 at the Embassy Suites Conven- tion Center in La Vista. The night began with a social hour and silent action, continuing with the main event of dinner, inductions into the athletic hall of fame, and listening to speaker Mike Eruzione, captain of the 1980 Winter Olympics gold medal-winning hockey team. The night was capped off with another auction of a 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team jer- sey, signed by all 20 members of the “Miracle Team”. Erruzione gave a very entertaining and inspiring talk. He talked about how he got his start in hockey, his career, making the 1980 Olympic Team, playing for legendary coach Herb Brooks, and defeating the Russians to win the gold medal. In attendance from the athletic training program were Brittany Breiner, Christine Klever, Andrew Gschwind, Marissa Miller, Stacy Schuerman, Stehpanie Hamersky, Jill Kumrow, Kelsey Reilly, Crystal Cantu, and Michelle White. Also in attendance were Certified Athletic Trainers Lisa Scnhiepp and Erin Hicks, Masa Takaiwa, and ATEP program director Melanie McGrath.

Masa Takaiwa, and ATEP program director Melanie McGrath. This year, we participated in Relay for Life.

This year, we participated in Relay for Life. This event took place on April 23 rd at 6:00 PM and ended April 24 th at 6:00 AM. The reason why this event lasted all night was to show that cancer never sleeps. Luminaries were set up around the track with glow sticks and when they went out, it was to show that some people do not win the fight over cancer. We had 13 partici-

participated in the activities. The participants were: Andrew

in the activities. The participants were: Andrew Gischwind, Christine Klever, Stephanie Hamersky, Jill
in the activities. The participants were: Andrew Gischwind, Christine Klever, Stephanie Hamersky, Jill

Gischwind, Christine Klever, Stephanie Hamersky, Jill Kumrow, Kelsey Reilly, Marissa

Bird, Crystal Cantu, Chelsea Milks, Tyler Moos, Shaneka Hamp- We participated in almost all of the activities including root beer

pong, chubby bunny, volleyball, dance off, musical chairs, and knock-out. We also had at least one person walking on the track at all times. They also had a remembrance slide- show, showing the names of the people who lost, won, and are still fighting the battle of cancer and a remembrance walk in silence while the luminaries were being

won with raising the most money as a student or-

ganization and third overall. Our team goal was $1,500.00 and we raised $1,645.00!!! Kelsey won us second in the women‟s knock-out and DJ won

third in the men‟s knock-out. Stephanie got second in the dance off. Over-

great success and I thank everyone for their partici- do this for many years to come!

Page 7 MATS News MAATA District Convention 2010 By Brooke Groteluschen The Mid-America Athletic Trainers
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MAATA District Convention 2010
By Brooke Groteluschen
The Mid-America Athletic Trainers Association‟s (MAATA) convention is to-
wards the end of March every year in various places. This meeting is held for the
seven states in the Midwest: South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Iowa,
Oklahoma, and Kansas. It is an event to unite the neighboring states. This past year,
it was in Columbia, Missouri. As athletic training students, it is highly recom-
mended to attend this event because it is a great opportunity to make new con-
tacts and potentially get job offers. It is full of seminars, company booths, stu-
dent presentations, socials, meetings, and many more activities.
I attended many different lectures regarding subjects like concussions,
nutrition, and NATA history. It was also very interesting to walk though various
booths that were advertising the latest products for athletic training from com-
panies like Cramer, Medco, Johnson and Johnson, Mueller, and many more. An-
other exciting event offered is to attend the State Meeting for your perspective state. This is a good way
to find out what
help.
is going on in your state and find out different ways to
The last
day is typically filled with different student presenta-
tions. Students from all over are selected to give their presentations
that cover a variety of topics. I was selected to give a student presenta-
tion with former student, Shanna Massman. We presented a case study
about an athlete
that had a partial patella tendon rupture. Shanna and I
were asked to compile the basic case study requirements and also per-
form research on the way her surgery was performed compared to the
way other surgeons prefer to fix the injury.
I encourage all students who have a unique injury in the athletic training room to consider present-
ing at MAATA for the upcoming year. Not only does it make UNO look good, but it also looks really
good on resumes. The presentations only needs to be 15 minutes and you get a prize for presenting. Last
year we received fancy desk pens. If you have any questions about presenting please talk to Melanie
McGrath or myself. Overall, I enjoyed the MAATA convention and am looking forward to attending the
convention in March, 2011 right here in Omaha!
Ready, Set
COLLECT!
2010 UNO Food Drive
By Kelsey Reilly
Maverick Athletic Training Students participated in a campus wide food drive sponsored by Delta
Epsilon Iota (DEI) and Catholic Charities. The food drive, started in early March, was put on to benefit
Catholic Charities and the Food Pantries of Omaha. The event ended with a finale on April 1st, sponsored
by Rave Motion Pictures, Cold Stone Creamery, HyVee, and Taco Bell.
MATS came away with prizes both in food collection and creativity.
The students were able to bring in 115 items, earning them third place in food
collection, as well as second place in creativity with the shoe-shaped box to
go along with the theme “Stomp Out Hunger”.
In total, the campus wide food drive raised over 1,500 items to benefit
the food pantries of Omaha. DEI, Catholic Charities, and MATS are already
looking forward to helping out next year!

men‟s lacrosse.

Ursinus is

Returning

Trainers?

tion.

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is Returning Trainers? tion. Page 8 MATS News Alumni Corner: Akinori Kashiwagi Brief History of Akinori:

Alumni Corner: Akinori Kashiwagi

Brief History of Akinori:

From: Tokyo, Japan Graduated from UNO: 2006

Current Location: Suburban of Philadelphia, PA How did you become interested in athletic training? My personal injury experiences including the surgery and rehabilitation for my ankle made me interested in the field of Athletic Training and working with athletes. What drew you to UNO? A Japanese ATC working in my university in Japan recommended UNO for an Entry Level Master‟s degree for athletic training. What was your favorite memory from UNO as an athletic training student? Were there any events that you covered that stick out? The process of taking care of the athletes, discussions with ATC and considering a lot about evaluations, treatments, and rehabilitations. AND of Course, the SWIM EX. Traveling to Duluth, MN for the football game by the van, 10 hours, following the bankruptcy of the

The longest day was working for the wrestling tournament after

charter airplane company.

the football NCAA play-off. Where are you currently working? Ursinus College, PA What is a "typical" day like as an Athletic Trainer at Ursinus College? What are your primary responsibilities? Ursinus College is the NCAA Division 3 school, so all athletic events follow the academic events. I

start working around 9 am doing office work or attending meetings with coaches, and open the athletic

training room for rehabilitation for 2 hours.

In the afternoon, resume working in the athletic training room

and prepare for practices around 4pm. I then cover practice from 5pm, post practice treatment, making the

injury report, and finish work around 9pm. My primary responsibilities are women‟s soccer, women‟s cross country, indoor track and field, and

In addition, I take care of student workers for athletic training room.

What has been the most memorable moment in your current position? Most challenging mo-

Another memorable moment

ment? I always feel something special when injured athlete returns to play.

was when the Athletic training staff celebrated my 30th birthday. I always challenge myself to revise the returning plan for the injured athletes and how I can help

them return to the field as fast as they can. What is your favorite part about your job?

a small college and the campus is a very friendly environment be-

college and the campus is a very friendly environment be- tween students and staff. I also

tween students and staff. I also work with a great and very experienced boss and co-

workers. They make me very comfortable to work here. What has been your greatest career accomplishment (s) to date?

3 ACL female athletes to the field last year.

Do you have any pieces of advice for our future Athletic

Don‟t be lazy. Think deep and see the detail of the inci- dent for injury evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, or administra-

For improving our profession, please do not use “Trainer”.

We are an “Athletic Trainer”.

MATS News Page 9 Os Trigonum Case Report Presented by Katie Heckenbach, UNO ATS In
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Os Trigonum Case Report
Presented by Katie Heckenbach, UNO ATS
In July of this year, a Marian High School junior and All-State volleyball setter was approach-
ing the net during a summer volleyball camp. As she was about to jump, she felt a sudden pain in
the
back of her right foot. The pain was localized in the space anterior to the Achilles and posterior to
the talus, and swelling also occurred in this region. She had difficulty walking, and the pain increased
drastically when she went into plantarflexion. The athlete was evaluated by MHS Athletic Trainer,
Melissa Brusnahan, and the symptoms were eerily familiar; in Grad school, Melissa worked with an
athlete with an os trigonum fracture who presented initially with these exact symptoms. Melissa sent
the athlete to the Orthopedic Specialists over at GIKK for a full physician examination. After numer-
ous doctor examinations, multiple x-rays, an MRI, and a CAT scan, Dr.
Timothy Fitzgibbons, concluded that the athlete was suffering from either
an os trigonum or an old fracture of the Stieda‟s process that has devel-
oped into a synchondrosis injury. Collectively, this is known as Os
Trigonum Syndrome.
The os trigonum is an accessory bone that appears between
ages eight and thirteen. Normally, this bone fuses into the Stieda‟s proc-
ess on the posterior aspect of the talus within one year of initial develop-
ment. However, in a small percent of the population, this bone does
not
fuse and merely floats in the space posterior to the talus where it should
have attached. Having this extra bone is normally of no consequence, but
some suffer from impingement-type problems that cause damage to the
surrounding tissue causing pain and a decreased ability to plantarflex. Additionally, when the os
trigonum fuses into the Stieda‟s process, it is possible for it to fracture off again due to excessive
and/
or repetitive plantarflexion, thus, forcefully creating an os trigonum. In either case, the bone can
damage the surrounding tissues, causing the symptoms to present in a nearly identical fashion.
In this particular case, physicians were unable to determine which situation was the cause of
her pain, but both conditions are treated identically. Normally, the bone is excised, eliminating the
mechanism of injury and allowing the patient to return to normal function and activity. However,
since the volleyball season at MHS was approaching, the athlete was adamant about holding off on the
surgery until the end of the season. Dr. Fitzgibbons acquiesced, suggesting that she wear a walking
book for 4 weeks, take Clinoril twice a day, get a soft inlay orthotic with a lateral wedge and, if nec-
essary, consider a fluoroscopic guided injection to get her through the season. Additionally, Dr.
Fitzgibbons recommended that the athlete see Melissa on a regular basis for evaluation of pain and
maintenance treatment. This maintenance plan included whirlpool treatment, an ankle strengthening
exercise program, ultrasound, and a modified taping technique, similar to the Achilles taping tech-
nique, to minimize plantarflexion, described in Table 1 below.
“The os
trigonum is an
accessory bone
that appears
between ages
eight and
thirteen.”
Continued on Page 12
Table I
Tape Type
Methods
Begin with the foot dorsiflexed, just as if beginning a standard ankle tape.
Prewrap
Wrap as normal, including heel and lace pads.
White Athletic
Tape
Apply anchor strips around the arch and the lower leg.
Apply the standard stirrups, medially to laterally, and closing them off.
Elastikon
Cut a 2.5” strip and split each end
Circle the top split partially around the lower leg, just above the malleoli.
Circle the bottom split partially around the arch anchor strip.
Lightplast
Close up the tape job, using the standard ankle tape figure-8 and heel lock
pattern.

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Lateral x-ray of a ballet dancer who experiences pain of the left ankle in the demi-pointe position. The pain is produced by compression of the avulsed os trigonum.

Os Trigonum Cont’d

As the volleyball season is currently in full swing, The Marian volleyball player is play- ing with reasonable strength. While it is occasionally painful for her to plantarflex, she has become accustomed to the discomfort. The key piece of pain-reducing treatment has been the modified taping technique, which Melissa applies before every practice and game. At this point, she has not needed an injection to reduce pain and the hope is for her to finish the season without one. Upon completion of the season, the os trigonum will by excised to al- low the athlete to return to normal function and activity without pain.

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Each year, the UNO Athletic Training Program (ATEP) accepts a new undergrad and graduate class into the program. For the 20102011 academic year, MATS is pleased to welcome a total of 18 new students: 9 under- grads and 9 graduates. The Athletic Training program is a competitive curriculum that selects students based on their academic performance, previous experience with Athletic Training, and character qualities. Each prospec- tive student must submit a formal application and undergo interviews with staff and current students.

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at San Houston State University, TX
Papio
La Vista-South, Omaha, NE
San
Louis Sports Therapy Clinic, CA
Interning
with the Kansas City Chiefs

Where Are They Now?

Keeping track of our May, 2010 graduates

Josie Asher……………… Crystal Cantu……………

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Megan Ecker………………Working at IMG in Bradenton, FL

Tenshi Furumi……………. Interning with Coastal Carolina University

Donald “DJ” Gehr………

Jessica

and high school outreach in Fremont, NE

.AT and teacher at a local high school in Graceland, IA

Takayo Karasawa………… Interning with RPI in New York

Kyle Kasperbauer…………Excel Physical Therapy, Omaha, NE

Chie Koizumi…………… Shanna Massman………… Marissa Miller……………

Stacey Schuerman…………Orthopaedic Associates of Wisconsin

Ayumi Shimada……………Interning with Niagra University, NY

Austin “Cole” Webster…

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Webster… Katie Heckenbach kheckenbach@unomaha.edu In the Bleachers Upcoming Events: MATS Meeting Friday,

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