Eight athletic training students recently attended the Kansas Athletic Trainers Society (KATS) symposium held at Maize High School.

The students that attended were: Mallorie Coffman, Newton, Jamiee Grinstaff, Udall, Grant Trembly, Andover, Allyssa Zentner, Grantville, Caitlin Hays, Garden Plain, Gina Belt, Haysville, Blake Smith, Dexter, and Brandi Young, Winfield.

They were accompanied by Amanda Beadle, head athletic trainer, and Lock Schnelle, assistant athletic trainer.

Topics that were discussed at the symposium included myofascial manual therapy, mental health issues, social media, and injections—prolotherapy, PRP, and antagulous blood (management after the injection).

Labs were conducted for functional movement screening, airway management, and hands-on myofascial manual therapy.

“The KATS symposium is a great opportunity for our athletic training students to interact with other Kansas school athletic training programs and various medical professionals,” Beadle says.  “This year’s presentations touched on some hot topics for our profession and started great conversations between the students and our staff.”