2020 Arizona ATA Conference

A fantastic time was had at the annual Arizona Athletic Trainers’ Association (AzATA) Winter Symposium that took place in Mesa, AZ  from Feb 8-9, 2020. Kelly Boyce, Mike Powell and I were gifted the opportunity to present to local athletic trainers of all settings in both lecture and lab formats. Big shout outs to Casey McKay and Suzie Squires with the AzATA Professional Education Committee for organizing and our teammate Jon Herzner for connecting us. The 45-min lecture presentation entitled “The Fundamentals of PRI: A Diamondbacks Perspective” covered the origins of PRI in addition to “big rock” concepts such as asymmetry, PRI-defined polyarticular muscle chains as well as reciprocal and alternating function. In addition, basic assessment and treatment approach concepts were discussed. For the lab portion, detailed demonstration and further explanation of the Adduction Drop Test, proper breathing mechanics and the application of basic repositioning techniques were provided. Due to the interest of the attendees and the leadership of Kelly and Mike, the lab portion was a fun and engaging experience for all!  Thank you again to the AzATA for the opportunity to serve and thank you to the Institute for all the support!