- Rod Walters
- 5 Hours 6 Minutes
- Audio and Video
- May 20, 2016
Concussion Lawsuits? Student Athletes Unionizing?
Head off Trouble with Sound Safety Measures
The importance of protecting athletes from lasting concussion damage has been underscored by recent litigation and statutes introduced in all 50 states addressing concussions and return to play. But concussion management continues to challenge athletic programs and sports medicine teams regardless of the level of sport, with nearly 4 million concussions reported each year. This course is your comprehensive guide to concussion prevention, assessment, and management, as well as baseline testing and emergency action planning. In addition, the final section covers supervision and administration of athletic training services based on recent best practices.
In this recording, you’ll learn how to reduce concussion risk and make return-to-play decisions with clinical certainty — led by collegiate athletic training veteran and NATA Hall of Famer, Rod Walters.
|Manual (12.6 MB)||163 Pages||Available after Purchase|
- Review definitions & the history of concussions
- Application of parameters for concussion assessment
- Concussion assessment, including baseline testing, post-injury assessment, & return-to-play decisions
- Overview of tools for concussion assessment
- State Laws
- Lab – Objective Assessment Practice
- Independent Medical Care
- Supervision of athletic trainers
- Involving team physicians in formal institutional roles
- Contact Sport Guidelines
- Best Practices
- Emergency Action Plan
Rod Walters, DA, ATC, has worked as a concussion spotter for the National Football League and helped establish a concussion management program within Major League Baseball, bringing to bear over 25 years of experience in athletic training.
As a consultant in sports medicine, he serves as a resource to many sports leagues, colleges, and high schools regarding implementation of objective assessments, and he is often sought for his expertise reviewing institutional procedures related to healthcare. In addition to his consulting work, he is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers Association. Having received the NATA’s Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award and served on the board of directors, he was inducted into NATA’s Hall of Fame in 2005.
Dr. Walters has been active in the field of athletic training since his graduation from Appalachian State, where he received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees. He went on to earn his Doctor of Arts in Physical Education from Middle Tennessee State University and now brings his expertise across the country with his athletic training seminars.
Financial: Rod Walters is president of Walters Inc. He receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Rod Walters is a member of the National Athletic Trainers Association; South Carolina Athletic Trainer Association; and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.