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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Athletic Training Workshops

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Evidence-Based Assessment of Hamstring Injuries, Appropriate Intervention and Effective Prevention Strategies

Presented by Dr. Rod Walters

Sunday, November 4, 2018

hamstring treatment and rehabilitation

All ATs will be awarded two (2) EBP CEUs from Walters, Inc.

The course is a lecture-style course that reviews pertinent anatomy of the hamstring and associated areas. There is also an overview of exercises associated with post-injury rehabilitation and physiological basis of treatment to the hamstring injury. The rehabilitation includes introduction the extended state hamstring exercise and return to play progression. 



Sunday, November 4, 2018 - 6:00-8:00 pm

Minnesota State Mankato - Clinical Sciences Building (CSB) Room 112

Parking:  Lot 5 / 5A in front of CSB


  No Registration Fee!  All attendees must register!



    • Summarize the physiological response of healing to hamstring strains.

    • Discuss the incidence of hamstring strains and the resulting influence on sport participation

    • Discuss the importance to assess lengthened-state hamstring muscle for weakness.

    • Design and implement a rehabilitation/prevention program consistent with prevention techniques for hamstring muscles.

    • Understand eccentric hamstring exercise in a lengthened state.



Casting Workshop 

Presented by Dr. Rod Walters

Monday, November 5, 2018

All ATs will be awarded four (4) Category A CEUs.

Rod Walters is an approved facilitator of Casting and Splinting workshops for 3M. The workshops are offered by 3M in physician clinics, hospitals, and athletic training rooms. Walters shares his experience in the splinting and casting of orthopedic injuries of the upper extremity. Workshops include minimal lecture coupled with hands-on experience and practice of skills. Best practices in patient care are shared. Walters has three areas of content for these workshops including casting, splinting and use of semi-rigid cast tape for treatment of sports participants.




Monday, November 5, 2018 - 8:00 AM - 12 Noon

$145  Register

Minnesota State Mankato - Highland Center (HC) Room 1702

Parking:  Visitor Pay Lot - Map  |  Directions







Dr. Rod Walters

Dr. Rod Walters’ love of athletic training was born at Terry Sanford HS in Fayetteville, where he began his work as a student athletic trainer beginning his sophomore year in high school. Walters has been active in the field of athletic training since his graduation from Appalachian State University in 1980, where he received his undergraduate and master's degrees. In 1988, Walters received his Doctor of Arts degree in Physical Education from Middle Tennessee State University. Walters was Head Athletic Trainer at Lenoir-Rhyne College (NC) for five years before joining the staff at Appalachian State. Following his work as Head Athletic Trainer at Appalachian State, Dr. Walters moved to the University of South Carolina, a member of the nation’s top athletic league in the Southeastern Conference, to take a similar position in 1990. While at the University of South Carolina Dr. Walters was elevated to the position of Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Medicine where he oversaw the health care and wellness for the university’s athletes.

A member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Dr. Walters served on their Board of Directors from 1997 to 2003. He received the NATA's Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer in 2003 and was inducted into the NATA's Hall of Fame in 2005. He is also a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Since leaving his collegiate post, Walters has provided consultation to sports medicine staffs and the sports medicine industry with his casting and splinting seminars (3M). Since 2011, he has provided services to professional baseball with concussion management of professional baseball umpires, and began working with the National Football League as a concussion spotter with the Atlanta Falcons. Dr. Walters brings his expertise across the country with his athletic training seminars.

 Dr. Walter's accomplishments include:

Conducted casting and splinting workshops for 3M in hospitals, clinics, and athletic training rooms across the country

Consultant to the inaugural NATA Appropriate Medical Coverage Task Force

Published articles in publications including the Journal of Athletic Training, American Journal of Sports Medicine and the Physician and Sports medicine

Author of the Southeastern Conference pre-participation medical and functional assessment screen of the conference's football officials

Developer of several orthopaedic appliances including off-the-shelf braces for the elbow, and Donjoy’s Velocity, an ankle-foot orthosis for the troublesome "high ankle sprain”

Featured speaker at athletic training and sports medicine clinics both nationally and internationally




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