The cATalyzing Podcast for Athletic Trainers

The cATalyzing Podcast for Athletic Trainers

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Igniting careers and lives of Certified Athletic Trainers through conversation. “Shop talk”-style personal + professional development discussions between Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS and professionals from a variety of settings and backgrounds, both inside and outside of athletic training. …Not an AT? Still listen - many episodes are applicable outside of AT. Twitter/IG: @cATalyzingATs www.cATalyzingATs.com cATalyzingPodcast@gmail.com Sharpen your saw to enhance your life. Pursue mastery to elevATe your career. Own your space to make an impAcT!


COVID-19 Check in - Return to Athletics - Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS
Aug 31 • 54 min
Fall Sports - are you ready to go? This audio comes from an interview Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS did for the 2020 Somerset County School Nurses Association in August, organized by RWJ Somerset Hospital. The audience of this interview was school nurses,…
CommunicATe: Practical Skills to Enhance Message Delivery by Ryan Stevens, MPS, LAT, ATC, CSCS
Aug 8 • 33 min
Warning: Acting on the prompted self-reflection points and tips in this episode will change your career for the better. Be ready. :-) Having the skill set to bridge the gap between one’s knowledge and the application of that knowledge often can be the…
What ATs need to know about Telehealth & Telemedicine: J. Timothy Sensor, LAT, ATC
Jul 25 • 65 min
With an ever-changing landscape in the provision of health care, now more than ever athletic trainers must understand proper implementation and utilization of telehealth and telemedicine strategies. This episode is a deep dive into all things telehealth…
The Value of Self Advocacy for Athletic Trainers: Alisha M. Pennington, MS, ATC
Jul 9 • 46 min
Know your worth, show your worth, own your worth. Advocacy is a domino effect which starts with you as an individual, which spreads to impact our entire profession. In this episode, Ryan is joined by Alisha M. Pennington, MS, ATC, and they discuss the…
Job Seeking and Interview Tips for ATs - Stephanie Gehman, LAT, ATC, CEAS
Jun 26 • 55 min
Job Seeking and Interview Tips for Athletic Trainers - a conversation with Stephanie Gehman, LAT, ATC, CEAS With changes in our economy, staffing models, and increased healthcare needs stemming from a COVID-19 world, as an athletic trainer there’s a…
Developing Personal Power, with Kevin Briles, Sr., LAT, ATC, CSCS, EMT-B
Jun 10 • 27 min
During times when conflict arises and influence is necessary, the ability to leverage your own personal power can be the difference maker in the outcomes you achieve. As an athletic trainer, it is important to differentiate positional and personal power.…
cATalyzing Change - Empower through Personal Power (Special Message)
Jun 3 • 3 min
The mistreatment of our black & brown brothers & sisters, both intentionally & untintentionally, is unacceptable. #BlackLivesMatter There is no “inferior” race, nor is there an inferior ethnicity/religion/sexual orientation/gender identity. While many say…
Perseverance & Passion in Healthcare - David Abrutyn, MD
May 19 • 40 min
Obstacles create opportunities. Everybody faces battles, curve balls, unexpected twists during their life and career journey. It is how you respond and persevere through these obstacles which matters in dictating your long-term outcomes. In this episode,…
Treat Yourself As If You Were Your Athlete: How ATs Must Develop Self-care - Pete Economou, PhD, ABPP-CBT
May 5 • 25 min
Working in “helping fields” can have significant stress and emotional effects on the providers themselves, inherently interfering with the efficiency, health and well-being, and overall functioning of these providers. It is incumbent upon providers to be…
Remaining Calm: ATs as the Eye of the Storm - Chris Flores, ATC
Apr 22 • 36 min
An Athletic Trainer’s chosen mindset is crucial during these different and, in many ways, difficult times. Athletic Trainers have always had to demonstrate calmness and composure during the emergency situations we deal with in our professional settings.…
Financial Planning for Athletic Trainers in Difficult times - Matthew Shade, M.Ed., LAT, ATC
Apr 7 • 22 min
During these difficult times, many athletic trainers are finding themselves struggling financially or in situation where their financial situation may change quickly in the next few months. Maybe you’ve lost your job. Maybe your hours have been cut. Maybe…
Developing Your Own Mental Health Emergency Action Plan, with Sandy Lynch Massi, MA, LAT, CCISM
Mar 24 • 21 min
As Certified Athletic trainers, we are often the “go to”, the “handle everything” and the “be everywhere” person. We typically put everyone else first. During a time of crisis, this is likely even more the case. As we find ways to navigate this COVID-19…
COVID-19 Downtime Tips for Athletic Trainers: Mike Prybicien and Ryan Stevens
Mar 17 • 32 min
These are unprecedented times which we are facing. How are you as an athletic trainer playing a role in our response, care, and preparations to the Coronavirus pandemic? Besides hopefully taking mindful advantage of valuable time with your family as able…
“ATSNJ in 60”: A summary of the 2020 ATSNJ Conference
Mar 3 • 64 min
Get ready - this is an episode unlike any other cATalyzing Podcast episodes before! Ryan attended the 2020 Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey annual convention and business meeting, and he’s bringing you the key takeaways (along with a slew of…
Directional testing & postural provocation for low back disorders - Ken Cieslak, DC, ATC, CSCS
Feb 25 • 48 min
This year Ken Cieslak, DC, ATC, CSCS was a featured presenter at EATA, where he led an EBP workshop on using directional testing and postural provocation to enhance assessment of lower back disorders. In this episode we get nerdy and highly clinical as…
Promoting Your Profession (An Example) - Ryan Stevens, ATC & David Borchardt, ATC
Feb 8 • 33 min
With National Athletic Training Month (#NATM2020) coming up in March, this is a good time for all athletic trainers to be thinking about ways you can promote yourself as a healthcare professional and your profession to other stakeholders and community…
All Things Per Diem Athletic Training - K. Ellis Mair, EdM, ATC (Go4Ellis)
Jan 23 • 42 min
At different points of our professional careers, most athletic trainers dabble in per diem work, either as an independent contractor or through an employer. Per diem athletic training is a fantastic way to build experience, grow your network, add…
CreATing your Team - Kevin Briles, ATC, CSCS, EMT-B
Jan 8 • 36 min
Who is on your team? How do you cultivate those relationships? What does shared accountability look like? As athletic trainers, inter-professional collaboration is critical for success. We have to think about the “team” we surround ourselves with, anyone…
Teaching Lower Extremity Progressions for Injury Reduction - Ryan Stevens & Essential Tennis
Dec 18, 2019 • 35 min
We’re going way back in this throwback episode. Back when I had hair :-). A little while after I moved to New Jersey, I had the opportunity to collaborate with Ian Westermann, founder of EssentialTennis.com, to create a series of videos on injury…
Diversity, Inclusion, & Cultural Competency for Healthcare Pros - Paula Gutierrez, MHA, CPTC
Dec 11, 2019 • 44 min
Athletic trainers (and all other healthcare practitioners for that matter) have a responsibility to provide care in a manner best suited for the person in need of that care. We work daily with highly diverse populations, and often times there may be…
Shaping our Future Athletic Trainers - Tanya Dargusch, ATC & Eric Schwartz, MS, ATC
Nov 19, 2019 • 45 min
We as ATs have a very important duty. If we want the future of our profession to be even better than we have it currently, we must provide effective and impactful mentorship for the athletic trainers of the future. There is a purposeful approach to this.…
cATalyzing our Profession Forward - Ryan Stevens Crossover on #ATChat
Nov 7, 2019 • 46 min
Advocating for the athletic training profession is more important now than it has ever been. Athletic Training profession recognition is at an all-time high. Our profession continues to move in a positive direction, and we as ATs must own our space and…
Interprofessional Collaboration to Promote Wellness - An Example with Stevens & Weintraub
Oct 23, 2019 • 36 min
Now more than ever, it is important for Certified Athletic Trainers to promote wellness and injury/illness risk abatement in our communities. This is a powerful way to showcase our expertise in a way that educates, outside of the normal “setting” we are…
Building Ownership in Those you Serve - Harold Gibbons
Oct 9, 2019 • 44 min
A key part of success in any injury rehab program or risk abatement program is the ability for the athletic trainer to build rapport and cultivate ownership and accountability in their patients. in this episode Ryan Stevens and Harold Gibbons discuss how…
Make an Impact in 5 Minutes (AT Clinical Quick Tip) - Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS
Sep 29, 2019 • 9 min
In this bonus Athletic Trainer Clinical Quick Tip episode, Ryan Stevens discusses a strategy for when providing healthcare/injury consultations while working community events or “screenings” to make a lasting impression on someone in the first 5 minutes.…
Financial Tips for Athletic Trainers - Matt Shade, M.Ed., LAT, ATC
Sep 27, 2019 • 38 min
A certified athletic trainer who also doubles as a financial planner. You don’t find those too often! Matt Shade, M.Ed., LAT, ATC is that guy. Time to be inspired by a story and once again get reflective. On this episode, host Ryan Stevens has a…
Slow Down to Get Ahead - Brian Nguyen, ATC, CSCS, CPT
Sep 11, 2019 • 37 min
Prepare to get deeply reflective. Brian and Ryan discuss why we need to “slow down to get ahead”. Brian shares his personal growth story, and presents a case for why athletic trainers need to develop the team and patient “community” (and how they can).…
Integrating Rehab & Training - Michael Mullin, ATC, PTA, PRC
Aug 28, 2019 • 31 min
Michael and Ryan discuss the value in integrating rehab and fitness training principles, and share reasons why athletic trainers need to collaborate with fitness professionals more often. Michael is the owner of Integrative Rehab Training LLC, and is a…
Communication Skills & Career Growth - Thomas Plummer
Aug 14, 2019 • 31 min
Thom and Ryan discuss why athletic trainers should invest in improving public speaking skills, career/life growth strategy, and the importance of a proper mindset. Thomas Plummer is the founder of the National Fitness Business Alliance, and is author of…
Preview / Podcast Host Introduction
Aug 14, 2019 • 13 min
On this *Preview / Podcast Introduction*, the host (Ryan Stevens, MPS, ATC, CSCS) gives you the “why” behind the launch of this podcast, background information, and what to expect from the episodes! Certified Athletic Trainers…own your career. Sharpen…