Technology Aids EKU AT Faculty in Presenting Internationally from the Comfort of "Home"
On Friday May 25, 2018, Aaron Sciascia, Assistant Professor for Eastern Kentucky University’s Athletic Training Program, presented two invited lectures to approximately 55 physiotherapists from New Zealand without leaving Richmond, KY. Dr. Sciascia presented Scapular Muscle Activation: Function and Dysfunction as well as Kinetic Chain-Based Shoulder Rehabilitation through the PhysioScholar web platform. When asked about how the web-based session materialized, Dr. Sciascia noted that, “A fellow colleague from the American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists, Margie Olds, who is a physiotherapist and New Zealand native, reached out to me and asked if I would be interested in speaking to her countrymen about shoulder and scapular issues and how to treat them. Those that know me understand that I am a shoulder nerd so any chance I get to speak to fellow clinicians about all things shoulder, I typically don’t pass up the chance.” The topics were selected because Dr. Sciascia will be presenting a 1-day 8 lecture, 2 workshop Scapular Master Class in Pune, India this coming August. “When I mentioned to Margie that I would be presenting the Master Class in India, she asked if I would be willing to present the core topics to the New Zealand physiotherapists. I was really an easy arrangement.” The 2 hour session generated fantastic discussion and a number of clinical questions. Dr. Sciascia reminisced, “This one was one of the more exciting and engaging professional lectures I have participated in over my 18 year career. Margie and her colleague Erik did an amazing job coordinating and facilitating the event. I was thrilled to see so many clinicians wanted to learn more about the kinetic chain and how shoulder function/treatment can benefit from the approach."
Matthew J Sabin
Published on June 02, 2018