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ATSU professor and alumnus present in Japan

MESA, Ariz. (Mar. 18, 2009) – Tamara Valovich McLeod, Ph.D., ATC, associate professor of athletic training at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS), and Ian McLeod, M.S., PA-C, ATC, PA ’08, presented at the Japan Athletic Trainers’ Organization (JATO) meeting March 7-8 in Tokyo, Japan.

Dr. McLeod presented two lectures on concussion assessment and misconceptions, as well as two workshops on the use of concussion assessment tools. McLeod presented two lectures on myofascial trigger point therapy and led two workshops on the same topic. Both are instructors for Japanese athletic training students who visit ATSU annually on an Arizona Athletic Training Tour.

“Dr. McLeod has had a strong international presence this year, having previously presented her research at a pediatric sport-related concussion conference in Zurich, Switzerland, and now giving multiple presentations to athletic trainers in Japan,” said Eric Sauers, Ph.D., ATC, ATSU-ASHS athletic training program director and chair of the department of interdisciplinary health sciences. “Her important research is continuing to be recognized as critical in furthering our understanding of the impact of sport-related concussion on the young athlete.”

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