2004 News and Events


June 2004:

NATA Presentation

Dr. Gary Wilkerson presented at the National Athletic Trainers' Association annual meeting in Baltimore, MD on Evaluation and Management of Subtalar Joint Dysfunction and Implications of the Current Health Care Cost Crisis for Athletic Trainers


June 2004:

Sports Medicine Symposium

Members of the GATP presented at the Western Kentucky High School Coaches' Sports Medicine Symposium in Paducah, KY.
- Dr. Gary Wilkerson- Assessment and Management of Ankle Sprains in Athletes
- Brian Bogdanowicz- ACL Injuries
- Daisha Tillman- Trauma Management
- Melissa Seide-l Heat Illness


April 2004:

Graduate Student Awards

Congratulations to Josh Porter (Entry Level) and Adam Joseph (Advanced) for the selection as Outstanding students for the Graduate Athletic Training Program.


April 2004:

Graduate Research Awards

Three GATP students received awards for their research presentations at the annual Graduate Research Day that is sponsored by the Graduate Student Association.
-Reid Fisher- First place, presentation; First place, manuscript
-Adam Joseph- Honorable mention, manuscript
-Alex Pinto- Second place, presentation


January 2004:

TATS Scholarship and Poster Presentations

Josh Porter, a second year Entry Level student was awarded $1000 as the recipient of the 2003 Tennessee Athletic Trainer's Society Graduate Athletic Training Student Scholarship.

GATP students Michelle Royko, Chris Lenz, Josh Porter, and Reid Fisher, ATC displayed a case-study at the TATS meeting. Adam Joseph, ATC displayed findings from his research of the comparison of elastic bands versus isotonic exercises for the shoulder.


January 2004:

TATS Presentations
-Dr. Marisa Colston and Dr. Gary Wilkerson presented at the TATS annual meeting in Nashville, TN.
-Dr. Colston- Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Lumbar Spine: Concepts in Stabilization
-Dr. Wilkerson- Muscle Inhibition