WALTERS, INC. - Sports Medicine Services Through Education, Consulting & Resources
Nationally recognized leader in the athletic training profession Dr. Rod Walters has enjoyed a storied career as a collegiate athletic trainer. Now, more than ever, Walters Inc. brings to you a unique and innovative perspective and experience through NATA Hall of Fame athletic trainer Walters' current and lively presentations as well as his consultation practice.

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As a consultant, Rod Walters' leverages his more than 28 years in the collegiate athletic training arena to offer
• Continuing education seminars on a variety of topics featuring best practices relative to practices of athletic trainers
• Strategic consultation to the sports medicine and athletic trainer practitioner
• Up-to-the-minute knowledge and resources to the sports medicine and athletic trainer industry

Walters has provided a number of presentations as a popular presenter on a variety of topics including:
• Best practices in Concussion management
• Casting and splinting of orthopaedic injuries
• Business side of athletic medicine
• Medication dispensation in the athletics environment
• Emergency action plans for athletic training settings
• Drug Testing protocols and program implementation

Add Rod Walters to your team today!
Evidence-Based Assessment of Hamstring Injuries, Appropriate Intervention and Effective Prevention Strategies; EAP for Safer Sports; and Provision of Medical Services for Collegiate and HS Programs
Univ of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS
This 6 hour workshop will include an evidenced based approach to assessment and treatment of hamstring injuries (3 hours) and Evidence-Based EAP for Safer Sports (1.5 hours) and Evidence-Based Provision of Medical Services for Collegiate and HS Programs (1.5 hours).   The identification of these injuries and the appropriate treatment to prevent reinjury is a clinical challenge.  There will also be discussions of both emergency action plans and appropriate medical services for collegiate and scholastic healthcare programs.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received at least seven working days before the seminar are refundable less a $25 administrative charge per registrant. There is no refund for cancellations received later; however, a credit will be issued toward a future seminar. note that if you register and do not attend, you are still liable for full payment. 

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

  1. Summarize the physiological response of healing to hamstring strains
  2. Discuss the incidence of hamstring strains and the resulting influence on sport participation
  3. Assess lengthened-state hamstring muscle for weakness
  4. Design a rehabilitation/prevention program in consistent with prevention techniques for hamstring muscles
  5. Identify components of the emergency action plan
  6. Write a venue specific emergency action plan
  7. Consider job descriptions and review process of medical personnell in collegiate and scholastic settings
  8. Understand best practices for event coverage, assessment, and rehabilitation
8:00am - 3:30pm
Casting and Splinting Workshop (Private Event)
UT-Health, 929 Gessner Road, Houston, TX
Educational objectives:
  • To understand and apply the basic techniques for casting and splinting. 
  • Understand the basic materials involved in casts and splints. 
  • Differentiate between casts and splints.
  • Understand the indications for cast vs. splint.
  • Understand the proper way to mold a cast or splint.
  • Understand proper cast removal.
  • Review cast and splint care. 

Target audience:  This workshop is intended for healthcare providers including physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, registered nurses, medical assistants, and cast techs.

Schedule and format:  Lecture and associated lab.  

Fee(s):  No charge.

Refund/cancellation policy:  N/A

Credentials of the instructors:  Rod Walters is the instructor.  He is a certified athletic trainer.  His undergraduate and masters degrees are from Appalachian State University, and his doctorate is from Middle Tennessee State University.

Number of contact hours/CEUs:  Course dependent

Level of difficulty:  Moderate

8:00pm - 5:00pm


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