Athletes, Opioids, And The Athletic Therapist
May 3, 2023 at 8:00 pm EST.
Duration 90 minutes
Sports attract certain types of personalities who tend to have a “win at all costs” mentality and understand that pain and injury are a part of the game. Unfortunately, many athletes may utilize pharmacological pain management techniques that have not been prescribed for an injury.
This webinar will provide an overview of opioids specifically relating to athletes, how Athletic Therapists can help athletes, and future directions on athletes and opioids.
Speaker: Jacqueline Vandertuin
Jackie Vandertuin has a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with a specialization in sports medicine. She is a certified Athletic Therapist and currently a professor in the Athletic Therapy program at Sheridan College. Jackie has been employed as an Athletic Therapist at various colleges/universities and has worked at many games both national and international. She has conducted and published research in several areas, but is focused primarily on opioids as it relates to sport health care providers and athletes.
Speaker: Dalya Abdulla
Dalya Abdulla has a PhD in pharmacology and is a professor at the Faculty of Applied Health and Community Studies at Sheridan College. She is actively involved in research looking at knowledge level and utilization of opioids in the sports community.
CATA members will earn 0.6 CEUs for attending the full webinar and submitting a post webinar survey.
This webinar will be presented entirely in English.