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District 8 ATs Summer Experiences

In August Mt. San Antonio College AT, Bill Ito, presented at his grad school alma mater: AT Still University/Arizona School of Health Sciences. His presentation was on myofascial decompression at the Annual Summer Institute for the Human Movement Science program Bill Ito worked as a member of the medical staff for the AVP Professional Beach Volleyball Tour in August. The event was held in Manhattan Beach, California.

A special thanks to Brooke Swanson, Lily Rosenblum, Jamie Adams, Kevin Messey and Jimmy Smuda who have all visited their legislators this summer to educate them on AB 1510 Licensure for Athletic Trainers. The bill is on hold until January 2018 but that does not mean the CATA Legislative Action Team isn’t hard at work behind the scenes!

Jim Porter was recognized by USA Wrestling for his years of service to the sport. He has worked with USA Wrestling since 1981 and will be acting as the athletic trainer for the Greco-Roman team at the World Championships in Paris during August of this year.  Jim was recognized during his last year acting as the medical director for the USMC Cadet and Junior National championships, a position he has held for 23 years.

Throughout the month of August, several District 8 athletic trainers traveled to Tapei, Taiwan to work in the 29th Annual Summer Universiade (World University Games). These included Hazel Ando, Mike Hoang, Debbie Iwasaki, Paul Alvarez, and others.


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