Members of the 3D PT athletic training team, including Christine Boote our Athletic Training Manager and Athletic Trainers Heather Strong, Kevonte Wilder and Marissa Howk traveled to Houston Texas for the NATA 68th Annual Symposia which took place June 26-29.

The event, hosted by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association, featured more than 700 speakers, presenting on a variety of topics, ranging from medically related concerns such as concussion, osteoarthritis and heat illness, to issues that impact the athletic training profession including retention, integrating within a health care team and career success.

The athletic training team earned 25 CEU’s (continuing education units), including up to five hours of Evidence-Based Practice category CEU’s to meet our licensing and certification requirements. Christine Boote was also able to attend an additional mini course on the “Long Term Effects of ACL Injury.”

Dr. Zubin Damania, also known as “ZDoggMD” was the Keynote speaker and shared his laugh-inducing journey from a frustrated internist to a proponent of “Health 3.0” in which he created a company based on team approach health care which focuses on health care providers partnering with patients.

It wasn’t all work an no play, though! Our team did have a little bit of time to seeĀ  Houston, including listening to local bands, visiting the Astros Stadium, feeding sting rays and visiting the Buffalo Bayou.

Best of all, our athletic training team brought back lots of great knowledge and new techniques to help them provide excellent care to our local athletes.