Mount St. Joseph University
Department of Athletic Training
Research Night 2018
Athletic training students and faculty at Mount St. Joseph University were busy on Thursday, April 26th. The program’s eight seniors presented in the second annual AT Research Night at the St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center in Erlanger, Kentucky.
Hosted by Northern Kentucky University (NKU), the conference was an opportunity for AT students at five area universities to share their research and scholarship. Students, faculty and clinicians from the Mount, NKU, Xavier University, the University of Cincinnati, and Thomas More College shared research projects, case studies, and critically appraised research topics (CATs) in the areas of injury prevention, biomechanical analysis, therapeutic interventions, and patient education and awareness.
The senior students presented their CATs research which were completed as a component of ATR 432: AT Clinical Perspectives V in the fall semester. AT faculty members from varying institutions served as judges for the event.
The nine presentations included:
o Does Conservative or Surgical Management Have a Lower Incidence Rate of Redislocations of the Patella- Jess Baker
o Concussions in Adolescents: Return to Drive Assessment Tools and Protocols- Isaac Cosculluela
o Effectiveness of Foam Rolling and Manual Massage on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness in Male and Female Athletes- AJ Glines
o The Use of Neuromuscular Rehabilitation for Acute Hamstring Strains Compared to a Stretching Protocol in Male Soccer Players – Nathan Herdemann
o Accessory Abdominal Activation and Patient Outcomes in Individuals with Low Back Pain in Comparison to Traditional Rehabilitation Exercises – Liz Hipple
o Neuromuscular Training as a Primary Prevention Strategy to Reduce the Number of Recurrent Ankle Sprains- Michael Huber
o The Effectiveness of Surgical and Non-Surgical Intervention in the Treatment of Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries- Madi Perry
o Effectiveness of Scapular Stabilization Exercises Versus Conscious Control of Scapular Muscles on Subacromial Impingement with Secondary Scapular Dyskinesis- Matt Stecht
o Non-Pharmacological Treatments for Joint Pain: A Critically Appraised Topic- Emily Townsend
Following the presentations, the Mount’s very own Michael Huber took home the award for the 3rd best presentation overall. “Having Michael selected as one of the top 3 poster presenters this evening demonstrates that the Mount is more than capable of measuring up against the AT programs at the larger research universities in the area," remarked Tom Gooding, Instructor of Athletic Training.
On taking home his award Huber commented, “It was an honor to be ranked 3rd out of all the posters present. I believe it reflects on the education that the Mount has provided me through the athletic training department. I was able to showcase the knowledge that I've gained from preceptors and professors during my presentation.”
Dr BC Charles-Liscombe, Program Director and Department Chair commented, "I am proud of our senior students and their ability to present in a professional forum of athletic trainers. These critically appraised topic projects required students to evaluate the best available research evidence in medicine and utilize the results in making clinical decisions.”
Following the poster session, attendees heard from an experienced panel of veteran ATs: Theresa Behan, Head Athletic Trainer at Thomas More College; Pat Graman, former director for the University of Cincinnati’s AT education program; Keith Webster, NATA Hall of Fame member and former president of two state athletic training associations; and Dr. Bobby Barton, former NATA president and NATA Hall of Fame member. Each panel member shared life lessons learned over their careers as ATs in a variety of work settings. The panelists also offered their own perspective on where the profession is moving in the future.
“This evening, our junior level AT students were able to support their peers, to learn about research being conducted at other programs, and to develop questions of their own for next year,” commented Assistant Professor and Clinical Coordinator for Athletic Training Erin Lewis, “We look forward to next year’s research night where our students can network with fellow AT students and ATs in the field and share the results of their research projects.”
For more information about the Master of Athletic Training Program and Mount St. Joseph University, please visit www.msj.edu/MAT