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NEWS & INFORMATION

Here you will find news reports, research, articles, and more that Cogent Steps finds useful to those in our profession. Shelly serves as the medical operations coordinator for the Marine Corps Marathon Organization and is a blogger for the International Institute of Race Medicine. Learn more about Shelly on Our Staff page.

HS Basketball Team Saves Player’s Life With AED

A Michigan high school boys' #basketball team took quick action to save a teammate’s life after he had a medical emergency during practice. Head Coach Kris Morgan saved his player's…

Covid-19 Vaccine’s Slow Rollout Could Portend More Problems

Far fewer people have gotten shots than expected due to disorganization and conflicting priorities among states, counties and hospitals https://www.wsj.com/articles/covid-19-vaccines-slow-rollout-could-portend-more-problems-11609525711

ERA Virtual Course Announcement & Instructions

Emergency Response for the Athlete Virtual A Blended, Virtual & Synchronous Course is being added for 2021. The ERA Virtual is approved for 2021 by ABPTS and the Sports Council…

IIRM Conference – Endurance Medicine & COVID-19: The Way Ahead

Endurance Medicine & COVID-19: The Way Ahead International endurance medicine experts will discuss the science and medical knowledge surrounding COVID-19 on day one. On day two you can learn about race-day…

Levels of Patient Access to Physical Therapists Services in the U.S.

“Although all 50 states, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands all enjoy a form of direct access to physical therapist services, provisions and limitations vary among jurisdictions. This map and the…

New law reduces barriers to athletic trainers

“After several years of collaborative work with members of Congress, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) announced Friday that the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act was signed into law.” Read more: New…

Exciting News About AASPT Special Interest Groups

This is to update you on some positive changes the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) has made with the organization of Special Interest Groups (SIGs).

U.S. hospitals less capable of providing acute care to kids

Urgent care for children is getting harder to find. A study from 2008-2016 shows hospitals are transferring children as they lack both the resources and specialists to treat many cases…

Foul or fair play?

Foul or fair play? While attempting to stop Carson Wentz, Seahawks Jadeveon Clowney made helmet to helmet contact with Wentz. While not ruled a foul at the time, the NFL…

Joel Embiid to miss Thursday’s game due to finger injury, will see specialist

76ers star Joel Embiid dislocated his finger earlier this week. He was treated in the locker room before returning to the game, but now his status is in doubt.

Study: Concussions May Increase Risk of Suicide

Everyone knows concussions are bad. Countless studies of athletes have proven concussions can effect the brain in various ways. Now, a new study has found a possible link between concussions…

Bandaids

Like many runners, October 27, 2019 will stick in my mind for a long time. In my 16 years as medical coordinator, it was the first time it rained- buckets-…

A Tale of Two Races in One Day

Like many runners, October 27, 2019 will stick in my mind for a long time. In my 16 years as medical coordinator, it was the first time it rained- buckets-…

The Cost of Resilience: Impact of Large Scale Biological Events on Business, Finance and the Economy

Yesterday I attended a meeting of the Blue Ribbon Study Panel on Biodefense, The Cost of Resilience: Impact of Large Scale Biological Events on Business, Finance and the Economy. Former…

Physically Challenged Athletes in Tradition Running Events

More and more physically challenged athletes are participating in tradition running events. Requests for wheelchairs, handcycles, and “pushers continue to increase. Renowned wheelchair athlete, Craig Blanchette, a former Olympian and…

At What Age?

5k: Ava Johnson, Megan Crum, Aaron Westrip, Daniel Skandera 10k: Ava Johnson, Carrie Garritson, Aaron Westrip, Grattan O’Neill, Caleb Hymans Half Marathon: Tabitha Francks, Nasiya Jobe, Matthew Feibusch, Charlie Westrip,…

2017 Marine Corps Marathon

The 2017 Marine Corps Marathon was one 2nd warmest on record and the second busiest in the medical tents. Temperatures started at 53.2 degrees F and reached a max of…

Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act Signed into Law

After several years of collaborative work with members of Congress, the Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act (H.R 302/S. 808) was signed into law by President Trump Oct. 5, a monumental…

New Emergency Response for the Athlete

Cogent Steps, LLC is pleased to announce the brand-new Emergency Response for the Athlete (ERA) course. This course has been deliberately designed and tailored for physical therapist and athletic training…

The St. Louis University EMR Experience

In Mid-January Cogent Steps taught a course to a group of students at Saint Louis University. The group is full of determined and committed students on their way to becoming…