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About
The South Padre Athletic Training Seminar gives athletic trainers and other allied healthcare professionals the opportunity to earn Continuing Education Credit in a relaxed educational forum. 
Ticket Prices

  • Athletic Trainer $200
  • Physical Therapist $250
  • Retired $150
  • Student $100
  • American Heart Association BLS Certification $75
  • Thursday Night Lab $35
Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Resort
100 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: (956) 426-9066
beachresortspi.com
 
To make reservation you may use link below or call hotel and mention SPATS Code
Rate: 

$169.00 + City Tax / No Resort Fee
Reservation Link:
https://www.holidayinnresorts.com

Nestled on beautiful South Padre Island, the Beach Resort hotel is a ideal oceanfront resort for families, sun seekers, business travelers, meetings and special events. From the minute you arrive you will quickly see the beauty of our beachfront resort.


Comfort Suites
912 Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: (956) 772-9020
http://www.comfortspi.com

Rate: 
$139.00 + City Tax 
3 Night Minimum. Use Code SPATS

Behind every great day is a great night at the newly renovated Comfort Suites® hotel in South Padre Island. We’re just minutes away from the South Padre Island Convention Center. This all-suites hotel in South Padre Island gives you easy access to other sites and attractions like Laguna Madre Nature Trail, Queen Isabella Causeway, Texas International Fishing Tournament, South Padre South, and Valley Baptist Medical Center in addition to: -South Padre Island Golf Club -Port Isabel Lighthouse -Schlitterbahn Beach Waterpark -Padre Island National Seashore -Sea Turtle Inc. Our South Padre Island hotel caters to both vacationing tourists and corporate travelers alike with complimentary services and amenities such as our business center and: -Free WiFi -Heated outdoor pool -Fitness center -Gift shop -Private beach access Your trip to South Padre Island begins with our free hot breakfast offering everything from eggs, waffles and meat to healthy options like yogurt and fresh fruit. Our 100 percent non-smoking guest rooms feature TVs, hair dryers, coffee makers, refrigerators and microwaves. Keep your electronic devices charged with the recharge device including AC and USB outlets provided in all guest rooms. South Padre Island hotels like our Comfort Suites offers more of the space you need to spread out, relax and work, 25 percent more space as a matter of fact. Get rested, set, go— book a room today!, It doesn't matter if you're here at our Comfort Suites South Padre Island, TX hotel for business or vacation, we have got you covered. We are also pet-friendly.  Amenities include:  Private beach access, Free WiFi, Free hot breakfast, Free parking, Outdoor heated pool and hot tub. Guest rooms feature:  Microwave and refrigerator, USB ports,Sofa bed, Coffee maker, Flat-panel TV.  When you book our recently renovated South Padre Island, TX hotel with suites, you will be able to access many of the areas top attractions, including:  South Padre Island Golf Club, Port Isabel Lighthouse, Beach Park at Isla Blanca, Padre Island National Seashore, Sea Turtle Inc.  Also, make sure you dont forget about our famous waffles, and remember that you can earn rewards, including free nights and gift cards, with the Choice Privileges Rewards program.



La Copa Inn
350 Padre Boulevard
South Padre Island, TX 78597
Phone: (956) 761-6000
http://www.lacoparesort.com/

Rate:  $199 +City Tax
2 Night Min. Stay

The La Copa Inn Beach Hotel is a beachfront hotel on South Padre Island. We are conveniently located directly on the beach across from the Queen Isabella Causeway. The hotel features free WiFi throughout the hotel and FREE breakfast every morning of your stay! All rooms have flat panel TV's with high definition programming and large balconies. Rooms are available with balconies that overlook the Gulf of Mexico. La Copa Lab is our business center with two 27-inch iMac computers and laser printers. Grab a cup of Starbucks Coffee proudly served from La Copa Cafe, our in-house coffee shop. Keep up with your work-out routine in our 24-hour fitness center. La Copa Cabana Bar & Grill serves lunch and dinner and features a world-class bar that serves directly out to our beach side pool

Travel Accommodations

Brownsville International (BRO)

Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport is 5 miles east of downtown Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas. The Brownsville/South Padre Island International Airport serves two airlines, six air taxis and offers three fixed-base operations for general aviation. 22 miles to South Padre Island 

Address:  700 Amelia Earhart Drive, Brownsville, TX 78521
Phone: (956) 542-4373

Airport-Island Shuttle Services Valley Metro (Free Service)
Phone: (800) 574-8322 Monday through Saturday / Excluding Holidays

Island Metro (Free Service)
Phone: (956) 969-4641 7 Days a Week
Website  


Harlingen International (HRL)

Valley International Airport is owned by the City of Harlingen, in Cameron County, Texas, United States. It is operated by a nine-member airport board appointed by the mayor. 43 miles to South Padre Island

http://www.flythevalley.com

Address: 3002 Heritage Way, Harlingen, TX 78550
Phone: (956) 430-8600

Airport-Island Transportation Services SOUTH PADRE ISLAND TAXI SERVICE:
A Taxi 956-943-4848
BB Taxi 956-761-1111
JJ’s Taxi 956-761-9292

SPI SHUTTLE
(956) 621-8647 / michael@4wings.com

SOUTH PADRE SURF SHUTTLE
(956) 443-1406 jason@spisurfshuttle.com / www.spisurfshuttle.com


McAllen International (MRE)

McAllen International Airport is in McAllen, in Hidalgo County, Texas, United States. The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2017–2021 categorized it as a small hub primary commercial service airport. 81 miles to South Padre Island

Address: 2500 S Bicentennial Blvd, McAllen, TX 78503
Phone: (956) 681-1500

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Exhibitors
Speakers
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Brandon K. Welch, Pharm. D Speaker image
Corey A. Oshikoya, EdD, LAT, ATC Speaker image
Daniel Romanelli, MD Speaker image
Dennis Coonan, MSE, LAT, ATC Speaker image
Eric Wilkinson, MD Speaker image
Erin Lally, PhD, LAT, ATC Speaker image
Kevin Miller, PhD, LAT, ATC, FNATA Speaker image
Leanne Higgins, EdD, CPT Speaker image
Matt Kutz, PhD, ATC, FNAP Speaker image
Michael Higgins, PhD, ATC/PT, CSCS Speaker image
Rachel Rolfe, PhD, LAT, ATC Speaker image
Ray Castle,  PhD, LAT, ATC, NREMT Speaker image
Roberta Anding, MS, RDN/LD, CDCES, FAND Speaker image
Sujan Gogu, DO, FAAFP Speaker image
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Agenda
06
8:00 AM
- 2:00 PM
4601 Padre Blvd. South Padre Island, TX 78597
8:00 AM
- 4:00 PM
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
8:00 AM
- 4:00 PM
Vendor Access is located behind Convention Center.  DO NOT load or unload in front of Convention Center
Vendor Access is located behind Convention Center.  DO NOT load or unload in front of Convention Center
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
9:00 AM
- 5:00 PM
4:00 PM
- 7:00 PM
Early Registration Desk Open for Check-In
Early Registration Desk Open for Check-In
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
4:30 PM
- 6:30 PM
Domains:  II, IV

Objectives: 
1.  Apply manual therapy treatment techniques for IS pathology

2.  Diagnose sacral dysfunction based on landmarks and motion testing
3.  Distinguish between the bony landmarks of SI joint region

Domains:  II, IV

Objectives: 
1.  Apply manual therapy treatment techniques for IS pathology

2.  Diagnose sacral dysfunction based on landmarks and motion testing
3.  Distinguish between the bony landmarks of SI joint region

07
7:00 AM
- 8:00 AM
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
8:00 AM
- 9:00 AM
Domain: II

Objectives:

1.  Explain the difference between IS and SI pathology
2.  Define the Axes of movement for the sacrum
3.  Identify the most appropriate evaluation techniques to assess IS pathology

Domain: II

Objectives:

1.  Explain the difference between IS and SI pathology
2.  Define the Axes of movement for the sacrum
3.  Identify the most appropriate evaluation techniques to assess IS pathology

7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
9:05 AM
- 10:05 AM

Domains:  I, IV

Objectives:

1. Define the underlying principles of Pilates.

2. Summarize Pilates principles and techniques for injury prevention.

3. Summarize Pilates principles and techniques in rehabilitation.

4. Evaluate the evidence on the effectiveness of Pilates in sports medicine.

 

Domains:  I, IV

Objectives:

1. Define the underlying principles of Pilates.

2. Summarize Pilates principles and techniques for injury prevention.

3. Summarize Pilates principles and techniques in rehabilitation.

4. Evaluate the evidence on the effectiveness of Pilates in sports medicine.

 
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
10:10 AM
- 11:10 AM
Domain:  V

Objectives:
1.  Knowledge: By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to identify common negotiation scenarios in athletic training and understand the challenges faced by athletic trainers in advocating for themselves.
2.  Application: Through the exploration of negotiation techniques and strategies, attendees will be equipped with the skills to effectively prepare for and navigate various negotiation scenarios in athletic training.
3.  Evaluation: Attendees will be able to analyze case studies and examples of successful negotiation and self-advocacy in athletic training, critically assessing the strategies employed and lessons learned.
Domain:  V

Objectives:
1.  Knowledge: By the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to identify common negotiation scenarios in athletic training and understand the challenges faced by athletic trainers in advocating for themselves.
2.  Application: Through the exploration of negotiation techniques and strategies, attendees will be equipped with the skills to effectively prepare for and navigate various negotiation scenarios in athletic training.
3.  Evaluation: Attendees will be able to analyze case studies and examples of successful negotiation and self-advocacy in athletic training, critically assessing the strategies employed and lessons learned.
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
11:10 AM
- 12:55 PM
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
1:00 PM
- 2:00 PM
Domains:  I, III

Objectives: 
1.  Explain and analyze contemporary components of emergency action plans used in athletic settings.
2.  Evaluate current prehospital emergency standards and modify organizational protocols to ensure efficient healthcare delivery.
3.  Implement continual quality improvement processes to address educational and practice gaps in emergency care delivery.
Domains:  I, III

Objectives: 
1.  Explain and analyze contemporary components of emergency action plans used in athletic settings.
2.  Evaluate current prehospital emergency standards and modify organizational protocols to ensure efficient healthcare delivery.
3.  Implement continual quality improvement processes to address educational and practice gaps in emergency care delivery.
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
2:05 PM
- 3:05 PM
Domains:  I, II, IV

Objectives: 

1. Understand the phases of the overhead pitching motion and the unique biomechanical components of each.

2. Identifying overhead pitching biomechanical issues and why they could predispose an athlete to injury.

3. Utilize simple and effective intervention techniques to correct biomechanical concerns.

4. Observe the position of various body parts at specific times during the overhead throwing motion and relate how they can lead to increased injury risk

 
Domains:  I, II, IV

Objectives: 

1. Understand the phases of the overhead pitching motion and the unique biomechanical components of each.

2. Identifying overhead pitching biomechanical issues and why they could predispose an athlete to injury.

3. Utilize simple and effective intervention techniques to correct biomechanical concerns.

4. Observe the position of various body parts at specific times during the overhead throwing motion and relate how they can lead to increased injury risk

 
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
3:10 PM
- 4:10 PM
Domains:  I, IV

Objectives: 
1.  Raising Awareness about Concussions and Their Consequences
2.  Tracing the Evolution of Concussion Treatment: From Rest to Multidisciplinary Approaches
3.  Exploring Promising Innovations in Concussion Therapy
4.  Advocating for Personalized Care in Concussion Treatment
Domains:  I, IV

Objectives: 
1.  Raising Awareness about Concussions and Their Consequences
2.  Tracing the Evolution of Concussion Treatment: From Rest to Multidisciplinary Approaches
3.  Exploring Promising Innovations in Concussion Therapy
4.  Advocating for Personalized Care in Concussion Treatment
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
4:10 PM
- 4:25 PM
Lobby
Lobby
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
4:30 PM
- 5:30 PM
Domain:  I

Objectives: 
1. Describe the prevalence of food insecurity
2.  Explore the consequences of food insecurity in the classroom and on the field
3. Outline strategies to address the problem on school campuses.
4.  Identify the assessment questions to include on a pre-participant physical
Domain:  I

Objectives: 
1. Describe the prevalence of food insecurity
2.  Explore the consequences of food insecurity in the classroom and on the field
3. Outline strategies to address the problem on school campuses.
4.  Identify the assessment questions to include on a pre-participant physical
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
08
8:00 AM
- 9:00 AM
Domains:  I, II

Objectives:

1.  Explain & perform an efficient shoulder examination
2.  Correlate each test maneuver with the shoulder anatomy tested
3.   Implement a simplified approach for assessing the major shoulder complaints
Domains:  I, II

Objectives:

1.  Explain & perform an efficient shoulder examination
2.  Correlate each test maneuver with the shoulder anatomy tested
3.   Implement a simplified approach for assessing the major shoulder complaints
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
9:05 AM
- 10:05 AM
Domains:  I, II, III, V

Objectives:

1.  List appropriate initial care steps and interventions for a pediatric soccer athlete experiencing acute chest pain.
2.  Apply effective decision-making skills when faced with acute chest pain in an athletic setting.
3.  Enhance critical thinking abilities in evaluating potential causes of chest pain in athletes.
4.  Analyze and interpret a detailed case study summary to reinforce knowledge and understanding.
5.  Recognize and implement best practices and emergency care protocols for possible cardiac events in athletes.

Domains:  I, II, III, V

Objectives:

1.  List appropriate initial care steps and interventions for a pediatric soccer athlete experiencing acute chest pain.
2.  Apply effective decision-making skills when faced with acute chest pain in an athletic setting.
3.  Enhance critical thinking abilities in evaluating potential causes of chest pain in athletes.
4.  Analyze and interpret a detailed case study summary to reinforce knowledge and understanding.
5.  Recognize and implement best practices and emergency care protocols for possible cardiac events in athletes.

7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
10:05 AM
- 10:25 AM
Lobby
Lobby
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
10:30 AM
- 11:30 AM
Domain:  V

Objectives:  

1. Describe the BOC disciplinary process.

2. Identify situations that are potential violations of BOC Standards of Practice.

3.  Examine actual BOC disciplinary casework that may assist ATs in demonstrating better ethical decision-making skills in challenging situations. 

Domain:  V

Objectives:  

1. Describe the BOC disciplinary process.

2. Identify situations that are potential violations of BOC Standards of Practice.

3.  Examine actual BOC disciplinary casework that may assist ATs in demonstrating better ethical decision-making skills in challenging situations. 

7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
11:35 AM
- 12:35 PM
Domains:  I, II, IV

Objectives: 
1.  Identify the athletic care needed surrounding shoulder Instability
2.  Identify the athletic care needed in meniscal tears
3.  Identify the athletic care needed in ACL Injuries
Domains:  I, II, IV

Objectives: 
1.  Identify the athletic care needed surrounding shoulder Instability
2.  Identify the athletic care needed in meniscal tears
3.  Identify the athletic care needed in ACL Injuries
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
12:40 PM
- 1:40 PM
Domains:  I, III

Objectives:


1.  Explain the muscle recovery process after intense training or exercise,
highlighting the role of inflammation and its impact on recovery.
2.  List dietary supplement safety and risks of supplementation.
3.  Analyze evidence-based research supporting the effectiveness of specific
supplements in resolving inflammation and muscle recovery.
4.  Describe how to empower athletes, training, and anyone working with athletes with knowledge about the different types of supplements available, their proper usage and potential risk or side effects, and if banned substance for various governing bodies, like NCAA and USADA.
Domains:  I, III

Objectives:


1.  Explain the muscle recovery process after intense training or exercise,
highlighting the role of inflammation and its impact on recovery.
2.  List dietary supplement safety and risks of supplementation.
3.  Analyze evidence-based research supporting the effectiveness of specific
supplements in resolving inflammation and muscle recovery.
4.  Describe how to empower athletes, training, and anyone working with athletes with knowledge about the different types of supplements available, their proper usage and potential risk or side effects, and if banned substance for various governing bodies, like NCAA and USADA.
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
2:00 PM
- 3:00 PM
South Padre Island Convention Center
09
8:00 AM
- 8:45 AM
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
8:50 AM
- 9:50 AM
Domain:  II

Objectives:
1. Discover what research on music and exercise demonstrates and areas that are anecdotal in nature.

2. Explain the general components of music and types of music used in exercise.

3. List the underlying mechanisms for how music impacts movement.

4. Indentify the foundational theories of music and exercise to sport medicine clinical practice.
5. Describe and be able to recommend effective strategies for using music in sport rehabilitation and/or exercise interventions.

 
Domain:  II

Objectives:
1. Discover what research on music and exercise demonstrates and areas that are anecdotal in nature.

2. Explain the general components of music and types of music used in exercise.

3. List the underlying mechanisms for how music impacts movement.

4. Indentify the foundational theories of music and exercise to sport medicine clinical practice.
5. Describe and be able to recommend effective strategies for using music in sport rehabilitation and/or exercise interventions.

 
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
9:55 AM
- 10:55 AM
Domain:  I

Objectives:
1. Define biofeedback and biomechanics
2.  Discuss the goals of using biofeedback
3. Identify clinical populations that may benefit from biofeedback programs
4. Demonstrate clinical utility of auditory, visual, and haptic biofeedback techniques used in research settings
 
 
Domain:  I

Objectives:
1. Define biofeedback and biomechanics
2.  Discuss the goals of using biofeedback
3. Identify clinical populations that may benefit from biofeedback programs
4. Demonstrate clinical utility of auditory, visual, and haptic biofeedback techniques used in research settings
 
 
7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597
11:00 AM
- 12:00 PM
Domains:  II, III

Objectives: 
1.  Defend the use of rectal thermometry to diagnose exertional heatstroke.
2.  Explain why using just clinical signs and symptoms to diagnose exertional heatstroke can lead to poor clinical outcomes.
3.  Provide examples of cooling strategies that are consistent with excellent patient outcomes.

Domains:  II, III

Objectives: 
1.  Defend the use of rectal thermometry to diagnose exertional heatstroke.
2.  Explain why using just clinical signs and symptoms to diagnose exertional heatstroke can lead to poor clinical outcomes.
3.  Provide examples of cooling strategies that are consistent with excellent patient outcomes.

7355 Padre Blvd, South Padre Island, TX 78597