2020 Free Communications

Education Research

Athletic Training Students Recognize Clinical Education Leaders as Mentors

Sabrina Maginnis, EdD, LAT, ATC


Becoming an Athletic Trainer: Development of Newly Credentialed Athletic Trainers Through the Transition to Practice

Ashley B. Thrasher, EdD, LAT, ATC, CSCS


Burnout After an 18-Week Immersive Clinical Experience Without Coursework

Melissa Snyder, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS


Improving the Evidence-Based Practice Mentor-Mentee Relationship

John C. Roberts, Jr., EdD, ATC


Peer Assisted Learning With Complementary Strategies Used In The Didactic Setting

Emily E. Hildebrand, PhD, LAT, ATC and Claire A. Adkinson, LAT, ATC


Case Series Levels 1-4 Research

Acute Traumatic Rhabdomyolysis in a ROTC Cadet and Collegiate Tennis Athlete

Kaitlin Mast, LAT, ATC 


Avascular Necrosis of the Tibial Sesamoid Bone of the Great Toe

Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, LAT, ATC


Blunt Trauma to the Colon in a Football Player

Robert Casmus, MS, LAT, ATC


Closed Humerus Fracture in a Baseball Athlete

Hannah D. Bailey - Marshall University, ATP


Dry Needling of a Powerlifter with Cervicobrachial Pain Syndrome and Subscapular Nerve Impingement: A Level 3 Case Study

Grace Mills - Liberty University ATP


Exertional Heat Stroke in a Male High School Cross Country Runner with Disordered Eating: A Case Study

Brittni Hoover - University of South Carolina ATP


Horizontal Acromioclavicular Joint Instability

Kimberly Hill - Marshall University ATP

Increasing the Continuity of Care for Collegiate Equestrian Athletes: Athletic Trainers to the Rescue

Paige Koenig, MS, LAT, ATC, OPE-C 


Left Shoulder Paresthesia After Fall

Katelynn Smith - Marshall University ATP


Multiple Femoral Shaft Stress Reactions in a Basketball Player: A Level 3 Case Report

Brittany Kirk - Towson University ATP


Pulmonary Bleb Rupture

Christopher Matthews - Marshall University, ATP


Basic Research

Biomechanical Responses to external Focus of Attention Feedback During Functional Tasks in Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability

Danielle Torp, MS, ATC


Difference in Linear Head Impacts Due to Football Player Position

Patrick Burnett - Marshall University ATP


Does a Previous Injury Influence the Performance In FMS Testing In Collegiate Marching Band Members?

Kylie Robbins - Marshall University ATP


An Evaluation of Appropriate Medical Care for Secondary School Athletes in North Carolina

Susan Edkins, LAT, ATC


Impact Variations Between Sports Accelerometers: A Pilot Study

Christina Rizzie - Marshall University ATP


Patient-Rated Outcome Measures in Athletic Training: An Explanatory Study

Beverly Justice, MA, LAT, ATC 


Risk Factors Associated with Performance on Ocular-Motor Concussion Assessments in Healthy Young Adults

Ashley Santo, PhD, LAT, ATC 


Women’s Soccer Athlete Loads During Preseason Training Sessions

Alexis Austin - Lynchburg University ATP

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Faculty Advisor

Emily Hildebrand, PhD, LAT, ATC

Emily is currently the program director and an assistant professor for the Towson University Athletic Training Program. She is in her second year as the Faculty Advisor for the MAATA Student Senate. In her role as Faculty Advisor, Emily hopes to work closely with a diverse group of students from the District in order to reach all athletic training students within the Region. She also hopes to continue to build a Student Program that will excel the professional development of future health care providers.

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Free Communications Chair

Jena Hansen-Honeycutt, DAT, LAT, ATC

Jena has served as the MAATA Free Communications Chair since 2017. 

Currently she works at George Mason University as an athletic trainer for the School of Dance and as an adjunct faculty. 

Our Mission: To enhance the quality of health care for athletes and those engaged in physical activity, and to advance the
profession of athletic training through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of injuries.
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