Posts tagged ‘Athletic Training’

Health Professions Students Run Conference Fitness Challenge

Nine athletic trainingexercise science, and physical therapy majors helped run the annual fitness challenge during the Nov. 4—5 Mid-Atlantic Chapter for the American College of Sports Medicine regional conference. Dr. Alan Walker, assistant professor of exercise science, annually runs the fitness challenge that has students from numerous colleges and universities compete for a trophy. Alana Antonello ’24, Madi Armstrong ’24, Jacob Bollinger ’24, Danielle Holmes ’24, Elizabeth Leedy ’22, M’23, Cole Lehman ’24, Sorrell Long ’24, Rylee Stahl ’24, and Connor Williams ’23 ran the fitness stations and put the competitors through the challenges. Gabriel Pigeon ’24, Logan Satti ’24, Philip Shemyakin ’24, Rachel Snavely ’24, and Megan Strodoski ’24 also attended the conference.

Dr. Dompier Presents to Sports Medicine Club

Dr. Thomas Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, presented “Clinical Epidemiology for Athletic Trainers” for the Releve Sports Medicine Journal Club out of Winter Haven, Fla. Athletic trainers, physical therapists, sports medicine physicians, and related professionals audited Dr. Dompier’s webinar. 

Dr. Dompier’s Research Published by Cureus

Dr. Thomas P. Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, published “Epidemiology of Emergency Medical Services Activations for Sport-Related Injuries in the United States” with colleagues from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Connecticut, University of South Carolina, and University of Louisiana in Cureus. Their study “examined emergency medical services [EMS] activations for sports-related injuries using the National EMS Information System Database from 2017–2018.”

Dr. Frank Interviewed for CBS21 Story

Dr. Eva Frank, assistant professor of athletic training, was interviewed for a recent CBS TV21 story, “Healthcare workers of the future, program hopes to fill need in burdened healthcare system.” In the story, Dr. Frank noted “In the COVID-19 era, we saw athletic trainers really being pulled into other things like giving vaccines. It was really neat to see that we can be flexible healthcare providers.” 

Athletic Training Students Volunteer at Boston Marathon

Athletic training graduate students Cole Hartert ’21, M’22, Alexis Prettyman ’21, M’22, Autumn Gessner ’21, M’22, Kaylee Scheirer ’21, M’22, Erika Schell ’21, M’22, and Morgan Martin ’21, M’22 served as medical staff volunteers at the 125th Boston Marathon on Oct. 11. The students continued a longtime LVC connection that traces back to 2011 when their professor, Dr. Joe Murphy, director and associate professor of athletic training, began volunteering as a medical advisor for the historic race.

Dr. Murphy Co-authors National Journal Article

Dr. Joe Murphy, chair of athletic training, co-authored “Musculoskeletal practices for the preparticipation physical examination” in the BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation Journal. Murphy’s co-authors were Connor Corrente, a student at the Penn State College of Medicine, and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center physicians Dr. Matthew Silvis, Dr. Robert Gallo, and Dr. Cayce Onks. 

Athletic Training, Exercise Science, and Physical Therapy Presented at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Virtual Convention

Dr. Eva Frank, assistant professor of athletic training; Emily Stratton ’19, D’21; Jacob Dgien ’19, D’21; Lindsey Topper ’21; Dr. Marcia Epler, associate professor of physical therapy; and Dr. Robert Creath, associate professor of exercise science and director of the Lewis Human Performance Lab, presented COVID-19 Quarantine: Impact on Functional Mobility and Pain in Older Adults at the Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers’ Society Virtual Convention, June 12.

Dr. Frank Co-Authors National Nursing Article

Dr. Eva Frank, assistant professor of athletic training, co-authored, “Health Care Professional Students’ Perceptions of Teamwork and Roles after an Interprofessional Critical Care Simulation.” The article was published by Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing. Dr. Frank and her colleagues learned that all health care providers should know about the role and responsibilities of all other healthcare providers, not only of those who directly work together. 

Dr. Dompier Publishes Pair of Articles in National Journals

Dr. Thomas Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, co-authored, “Injuries and Referral Patterns During Basic Combat Training: An Examination of Data from the Certified Athletic Trainer-Forward Program” in Military Medicine in April. He also co-authored, “Characteristics of Injury in Collegiate Rodeo” in the Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine in March.


Hirschhorn RM, Yeargin SW, Mensch JM, Dompier TP. Injuries and Referral Patterns During Basic Combat Training: An Examination of Data From the Certified Athletic Trainer-Forward Program. Mil Med. 2021 Apr 21:usab156. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usab156. PMID: 33881151

Watts M, Bobo L, Whitehead MT, Dompier TP, Oliver GD. Characteristics of Injury in Collegiate Rodeo. Clin J Sport Med. 2021 Mar 1. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000904. PMID: 33852439

Dr. Dompier Inks Concussion Op-Ed for PennLive

Dr. Thomas Dompier, associate professor of athletic training, published “Everyone Profits from Concussion Except the Athletes” on PennLive this past Saturday, In the opinion piece, Dompier discusses how everyone associated with the concussion industry—from the healthcare industry and researchers to lawyers and expert witnesses—benefits financially, except the athletes themselves.