Posts Tagged ‘careers in sports’

CWcHP off to Great Start!

Monday, August 9th, 2010

The Certified Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Provider (CWcHP) is off to a phenomenal start! The attention we have received has been overwhelming and it only keeps growing. Andrew Teunis (ISPA Director of Business Development) estimates that by the end of 2010 over one thousand individuals will be CWcHP certified. Make sure you gain a competitive edge and get CWcHP certified today. Check out the CWcHP in the news: http://www.rehabpub.com/RMN/2010-07-26_04.asp

ISPA Professional Spotlight Matt Kruger

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Mr. Kruger is the Senior Vice President of Workers Compensation Services for ATI Physical Therapy, a rapidly growing outpatient rehabilitation provider.   Since his joining ATI in 2000, ATI has grown from 1 location and 6 employees to 90 locations/1200+ employees in 5 states.  Mr. Kruger is the co-developer of ATI’s Trademarked Work Conditioning/Hardening Program – the FIRST Program, which utilizes strength and conditioning expertise, sports psychology, and physical rehabilitation principles. After producing superior clinical results with Workers Compensation clients, Mr. Kruger founded ATI’s dedicated Research and Development Department – which now employs 4 full time professional researchers. The results of the FIRST Program has been published & presented in organizations like NASS, World Spine, Spine Across the Sea, ACOEM, ASES, FASEB, ACSM, and the NSCA.  Mr. Kruger has been an invited speaker at numerous conferences regarding workers compensation services & outcomes, both internationally and in 10 different states.  He has performed approximately 1100 Key Functional Capacity Assessments (FCAs) for case closure and was a FIRST Program Director for over 5 years.  Currently, Mr. Kruger provides clinical training and quality control oversight for all 40 FIRST Programs within ATI Physical Therapy, as well as starting up ATI’s first two (2) Fitness Centers.  He holds a Master’s Degree (M.S.) in Human Performance from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT), USA Weightlifting Club Coach, and a CHEK Level I rehabilitation specialist.

Fantastic New Benefit for ISPA Professionals!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

ISPA has formed an alliance with AuthorHouse to bring Publishing Punch into the Association. Here are the details outlined:

ISPA/NP2 publishing is a subsidy of NogginPower2, Inc. ISPA/NP2 Publishing publishes books, booklets, programs, training materials and other materials that relate to all facets and all levels of sports, health, fitness, nutrition, coaching, training, sports manuals, diet, recreation, and select sports biography, human interest, sports theory, sports ethics, sports literary.

ISPA/NP2 Publishing was established to provide an avenue for sports professionals to publish their works and to have access to the works of other sports professionals. ISPA/NP2 welcomes submissions from all professionals and being a credentialed professional by The International Sports Professionals Association does not guarantee a work will be accepted for publication. Being an ISPA credentialed sports professional and/or provisionally credentialed professional does get priority consideration in the review process.

Please read carefully the submission guidelines listed under the section ‘Submission’ on the ISPA web site:   www.theISPA.org

Benefits and Features in Alliance with AuthorHouse™

A unique partnership in the vanguard of publishing’s future.

Traditional book publishing is undergoing a transformation with electronic publishing and the current global economic conditions. It is more difficult than ever for authors to get their works published. Yet, publishing remains a highly desirable way to advance a professional career for the academic professional as well as for the clinical professional. ISPA is strident in helping professionals build their careers; therefore, this alliance with AuthorHouse Publishing makes publishing accessible, streamlined, and efficient. Authors share with ISPA in the initial risk of publishing accepted works and can choose from a variety of sales and marketing programs to promote their works. Authors retain copyright to their work. Author royalties will vary based on the price and marketability of each book/manual/monograph but are higher than traditional (old school) publishing houses that often range from 3-10%. The following options outline the possibilities of publishing through ISPA and AuthorHouse.

Service:                                                               Shared Cost to Author:

Initial Project Review and Acceptance Decision by ISPA…….………….No Fee.

Complete Book Production Assistance……………………………………$349-$1400

(Depends on graphics and marketing packages built in)

One-On-One Support through Production…………………………………No Fee

Custom Full Color Cover Design and Production………………………….No Fee

Custom Interior Design and Production……………………………………No Fee

ISBN Assignment………………………………………………………….No Fee

Electronic Proof Copy Presented to Author for Approval…………………No Fee

Online Distribution through both ISPA and AuthorHouse…………………No Fee

Professional Marketing Consultation……………………………………….No Fee

Bookstore Availability………………………………………………………No Fee

Complimentary Author Copies……………………………………………..No Fee

E-Book Version……………………………………………………………..No Fee

Inclusion of Images in Book………………………………………………..varies

Personalized Back Cover……………………………………………………varies

Google and Amazon Search Programs through AuthorHouse………………varies

Booksellers Return Program (Desired for bookstore sales)…………………varies

Individualized Sales and Marketing Programs through Authorhouse………varies

Authors who already have published works:

ISPA can act as a sales agent by listing your work on our web site. Our web site receives international traffic and can be highly desirable for your career and your sales. In addition, through our alliance with AuthorHouse Publishing, ISPA and AuthorHouse can serve as a distributor and production resource for those professionals who have self-published or retain copyright to their work. Production is on an ‘on-demand’ basis. Costs for such services are determined based on each individual project presented to ISPA. Authors interested in such services must have their work approved through the ISPA editorial

CWcHP Special offer extended extended until end of July!

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

Purchase the study guide for the The National Certification Examination For Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Providers (CWcHP) and receive $10.00 off your purchase of the exam. This special offer is only good for the month of July.

The purpose of this certification (CWcHP – Certified Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Provider) is to establish a standard of knowledge and care for Healthcare Professionals treating patients on workers’ compensation programs. This certification is designed to help Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Professionals stand out from others in their field by acknowledging their accomplishments and expertise in regard to rehabilitating injured workers.

ISPA Now more than Ever

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

In these turbulent economic times it is important to make sure you are doing everything you can to standout from the other professionals working in your field. Many organizations are facing tough decisions and are being forced to layoff their employees. Individuals with the least credentials will come under the most scrutiny when it comes time for a company to decide whom to layoff. By being credentialed by The International Sports Professionals Association you are reinforcing how serious you are about your career. An ISPA credential helps protect your passion!

Individuals seeking help from sports professionals are going to have less money available for services and as such will be skeptical when seeking out professional help. Having an ISPA credential will help bolster the public’s confidence in your services and assure them that they made the right decision in spending their hard earned money. An ISPA credential turns skepticism into confidence.

Zambrano Prognosis up to Cubs

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

As president of the International Sports Professionals Association (ISPA) I feel compelled to weigh in on the Carlos Zambrano incident. Carlos Zambrano’s behavior has made international headlines. His recent outburst of rage in the dugout during a professional baseball game is one of many incidents of acting out that is known by the media. Reportedly he is receiving treatment for his anger issues. Now treatment professionals are chiming in about his treatment. The details of this treatment are confidential, thus professionals cannot accurately comment on the outcome of his treatment. Like many, I have read some comments by ‘experts.’ I would just caution all that we treatment professionals can do wonders with athletes in helping them mature and cope, BUT, unless there is some change in how the system surrounding Carlos Zambrano responds to his behavior, the prognosis for lasting change in Mr. Zambrano is limited. In my very limited view of how the Chicago Cubs has dealt with Carlos and other players through the years I have questions whether they will make these systematic changes. Can the Chicago Cubs reward team play? Discipline acting-out behavior? Control poor sportsmanship? These and others are questions that require analysis of the system along with the analysis Carlos Zambrano is going through. The triggers to his behavior need to be removed if he is to return to normal functioning. This is a known fact in rehabilitation of these individuals, athletes or not. I have been acclaimed for over 25 years for helping young people with anger management problems, violence and acting-out.I urge all involved in sports to use this situation as a learning tool to help other athletes, teams and organizations. I have so much more I can say about this feel free to contact me.

Dr. John E. Mayer, President-ISPA

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ISPA to Attend exciting Workers Comp Expo!

Monday, June 21st, 2010

Date: November 10, 2010

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

Now in its 19th year, the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® & Expo remains the nation’s leading event for anyone involved in the workers’ comp and disability management industries.

The full conference officially kicks off Wednesday, November 10, with an opening keynote followed by 2-1/2 days packed more than 30, topic-oriented breakout sessions.
The Expo portion of the conference brings more than 250 exhibitors together under one roof for 2 full days to display and answer questions about their products and services relevant to the workers’ comp and disability management industries. The Expo provides an additional venue for you to gather knowledge to take home plus numerous opportunities to network with your peers. For more information please visit: http://www.wcconference.com/

CWcHP Special Offer for June!

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Purchase the study guide for the The National Certification Examination For Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Providers (CWcHP) and receive $10.00 off your purchase of the exam. This special offer is only good for the month of June.

The purpose of this certification (CWcHP – Certified Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Provider) is to establish a standard of knowledge and care for Healthcare Professionals treating patients on workers’ compensation programs. This certification is designed to help Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Professionals stand out from others in their field by acknowledging their accomplishments and expertise in regard to rehabilitating injured workers.

Conference Highlight

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

One of the highlights of the Sports and Society conference was to hear two of our ISPA superstars speak, Dr. Chris Stout and Kurt David. With these two speakers along with Justin Mayer, Executive Director of ISPA, Andrew Teunis, Director of Development of ISPA and myself, Dr. John Mayer, President of ISPA, the International Sports Professionals Association had a very strong showing of professionals speaking at this inaugural conference.

More and more ISPA is taking Paul Tagliabue’s call for sports leadership and standing out in the forefront of sports. We have several exciting programs we are going to roll out in the coming months.

Dr. John E. Mayer, President-the International Sports Professionals Association-ISPA

Paul Tagliabue-Conference Address

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Paul Tagliabue, the former commissioner of the NFL, gave the opening keynote address to the Sports and Society conference ISPA administration attended recently. The thrust of his message was a call for LEADERSHIP in sports and in the sports industry. He stated, “The need for leadership in sports will not diminish in the years to come.” He called for more discussion and analysis of leadership and opportunities for leadership.

Paul Tagliabue’s message was exciting for us to hear because ISPA is all about helping sports professionals take leadership in their field. His message was a strong support for the mission of The International Sports Professionals Association.

Dr. John E. Mayer, President-the International Sports Professionals Association-ISPA