Workshops from the 2023 BSATSMC


Monday, January 29th, 11:00 am to 2:30 pm, No Charge, (Must pre-register, no charge, limit of 30) 
Big Sky Casting and Splinting   

Attendees will learn the fundamentals of casting and splinting techniques through  hands-on instruction and application. The workshop will cover basic and intermediate casting & splinting, including upper and lower extremity indications.

Basic Splinting & casting 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Advanced Splinting and Casting 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Instructor: Steve Reidy, BSN/Essity


Tuesday, January 31st, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm 
Title: Name, Claim, and Aim – Identifying and Using Your Individual Strengths (Limit of 25, Must pre-register, no charge)

Abstract: As employees and leaders in sports medicine healthcare, understanding ourselves is the first step to achieving vocational satisfaction. Employees who understand their individual strengths and can utilize and leverage them daily demonstrate increased workplace engagement, increased performance, and lower attrition levels. This session will focus on utilizing the Clifton StrengthsFinder tool to assist participants in identifying their inherent talents and explore how they might further develop those talents to approach tasks with higher levels of productivity and efficiency. In addition, participants will become aware of the biases and filters their talents create and develop strategies for improving self-awareness, self-expression, and self regulation. Finally, participants will learn how to apply strengths-based development principles to their
interactions in individual and team relationships.

Workshop Learning Outcomes:
1. Name: Explore individual talent themes and strategies for strengths-based development.
2. Claim: Identify inherent individual biases and filters that impact productivity and relationships.
3. Aim: Understand and appreciate how one can apply strengths-based development theories to
promote individual and team engagement and productivity.

Michelle Futtrell, MA, SCAT, ATC
Sara Massey, MSPM, PMP, CFRE
Andy Massey, MAT, ATC
Each workshop attendee will receive an eBook and code for the CliftonStrengths Online Talent Assessment

Concussion Based Workshops, no pre-registration needed:

12:30-1:30 pm Workshop I: “Management of Acute Concussion: A Case Based Discussiont”, Jake Carpenter-Thompson, MD/PhD, Fellow Kutcher Clinic for Sports Neurology, Detroit, MI and Park City, UT

Discussion concerning the clinical presentation of acute concussion. A case based approach to treatment of acute concussion.

1:30-2:30 pm Workshop II: “Procedural Headache and Spine Management in Athletes,” Kate Essad, MD, and Paige Buddenhagen, LAT, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI

“Concurrent Spine Injury”

Spine injury commonly occurs with mild traumatic brain injuries. These injuries may affect muscles, nerves, nerve roots, joints, and even the spinal cord. Concurrent spinal injury results in fewer gains in physical therapy, more mood disturbance, and prolonged cognitive complaints. Identifying and treating these injuries early reduce time to recovery

  1. After this presentation, learners will be able to efficiently screen and identify lingering spine injuries in athletes with concussion
  2. After this presentation, learners will have a visual understanding and be able to counsel athletes on procedural management for lingering symptoms from the spine

“Side-Stepping Side-Effects-Procedural Headache Management in Athletics”

For many years, evidence-based practices have included safe use of prolo-therapy and chemodeinnervation for multiple headache types, with and without concussion. Newer evidence demonstrates the safety and efficacy of these treatments in athletes.

  1. After this presentation, learners will be able to identify the opportunity for and offer alternative treatment options to their athletes with headache
  2. After this presentation, learners will have a visual understanding and be able to counsel potential recipients of what procedures entail, the risks, and benefits

Wednesday, February 1st, no pre-registration needed:

1:00 – 2:00 pm Workshop: “Ethics of Decision-Making During Competition and Return to Play” Kimberly Peer PhD AT, Kent State University

Sports Medicine professionals are obliged to abide by the Code of Ethics established for their discipline-specific organizations and state practice acts.  However, interpretation of the Code of Ethics is often times variable and can lead to ethical vulnerabilities in clinical practice.  Therefore, professional organizations have explicitly articulated shared professional values to guide behaviors.  As sports medicine professionals grapple with the ambiguities of clinical practice, these shared professional values will guide behaviors.  The literature contends that these consistent shared professional values will guide a professional identity for the practitioner and discipline collectively.  The purpose of this workshop is to present and connect the tenets of code of ethics and shared professional values in sports medicine professions.  Through case analysis and application, these shared professional values will be used as foundational decision-making tools to address ethical decision-making in sports medicine situations.

At the conclusion of the workshop, the participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the connection between professional codes of ethics and shared professional values;
  2. Identify how the shared professional values guide professional behaviors in ethical decision making situations;
  3. Analyze cases to actively consider the multiple strategies for resolving ethical dilemmas; and,
  4. Integrate the construct of professional identity as a substantive outcome of the implementation and integration of shared professional values in clinical decision making.


2024 Workshops will be posted as soon as they are determined, stay tuned.