Athletic Trainers: The Unsung Heroes of Sports Medicine; Advancements in Ortho Bracing

Episode 15.02 with Hosts Steve Kashul and Dr. Brian Cole. Broadcasting on ESPN Chicago 1000 WMVP-AM Radio, Saturdays from 8:30 to 9:00 AM/c.

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Segment One:

Mike Gilboe, MS, ATC, Head Athletic Trainer at Lake Forest College talks with Steve and Dr. Cole about the importance of National Athletic Training Month (March) and the role of athletic trainers in Sports Medicine as the “physician extender”: interacting with the sports medicine physician to facilitate care. Discussion includes collaboration with Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush and the IATA to develop the Knees for Life program and the process of becoming an athletic trainer using nata.org as a resource.

Watch the Advocacy Video: Unsung Heroes of Sports Medicine

Michael Gilboe has been Head Athletic Trainer at Lake Forest College since August of 2001 and received his graduate degree (MS) from Illinois State University and undergraduate (BS) from Arkansas State University. Recently, appointed to the Public Relations Director position for IATA in March 2014. Michael is certified by the NATA-BOC, and is a licensed athletic trainer in the state of Illinois. He is a member of the National, Great Lakes, and Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Associations.

Segment Two:

Michael McBrayer, Senior Vice President Business Development DJO Global discusses the importance of bracing, advancements in bracing and growing use by athletes at all levels of play; Bracing to prevent injury, post-injury bracing, post-operative bracing, functional bracing, OA bracing.

DJO Global is a leading global developer, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality medical devices that provide solutions for musculoskeletal health, vascular health and pain management. The Company’s products address the continuum of patient care from injury prevention to rehabilitation after surgery, injury or from degenerative disease, enabling people to regain or maintain their natural motion.

Its products are used by orthopedic specialists, spine surgeons, primary care physicians, pain management specialists, physical therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, athletic trainers and other healthcare professionals. In addition, many of the Company’s medical devices and related accessories are used by athletes and patients for injury prevention and at-home physical therapy treatment.

The Company’s product lines include rigid and soft orthopedic bracing, hot and cold therapy, bone growth stimulators, vascular therapy systems and compression garments, therapeutic shoes and inserts, electrical stimulators used for pain management and physical therapy products. The Company’s surgical division offers a comprehensive suite of reconstructive joint products for the hip, knee and shoulder. DJO Global’s products are marketed under a portfolio of brands including Aircast®, Chattanooga, CMF™, Compex®, DonJoy®, Empi®, ProCare®, DJO® Surgical, Dr. Comfort® and ExosTM. For additional information on the Company, please visit www.DJOglobal.com.

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