April 29, 2017. AT students Nick Hattrup (’17) and Jesse Williams (’17) and graduate assistant Margaret Ha were awarded FWATA scholarships during the annual awards banquet in Las Vegas. Nick received the Bill Chambers scholarship, while Margaret received the Mark Ando and Ito Family Scholarship. Jesse Williams (’17) was awarded a scholarship from the California Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Dr. Tricia Kasamatsu received a FWATA research grant “Athletic trainers’ paper versus electronic documentation behaviors: Implications for elevating patient care and professional recognition”. For this project, she will be exploring ATs’ patient care documentation behaviors (paper- versus electronic strategies) in order to capture documentation mechanics, identify perceived barriers, and develop recommendations for routine and thorough patient care documentation.
Dr. Melissa Montgomery and co-principal investigator, graduate assistant Randy Harris (ATP ’17) were also awarded a research grant for their project, “The effect of pulsed dynamic compression on subjective and objective measures of recovery following intense exercise”. They will be investigating the efficacy of the Norma-Tec recovery modality for reducing pain and aiding in recovery of performance outcomes following a plyometric training session.