Posts Tagged ‘Dr. John Mayer’

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

Kurt A. David Receives Diplomate Credential

Friday, June 4th, 2010

While we were at the Sports and Society Conference in De Pere, Wisconsin we met up with fellow ISPA Credentialed Professional Kurt A. David.  When the ISPA told Kurt about this prestigious conference, he immediately decided to present at the conference.

The ISPA felt it would be a great time to honor Kurt’s many achievements in sports counseling by recognizing him as a Diplomate within the ISPA. Diplomate is the highest status one can reach in their field. Diplomate status is only given to a few select individuals whom have reached the pinnacle in their field. Furthermore, to be considered for Diplomate status you must exhibit great passion for sports. After spending time with Kurt it is very clear that he is not only an accomplished professional but also a passionate individual. We are honored to have Kurt A. David as an ISPA Diplomate. For more information on Kurt visit: www.fromglorydays.com

CWcHP Certification Drawing Attention

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The release of the CWcHP certification is drawing great deal of attention. The press release ISPA sent out received 49,000 hits in the first 24 hours!

I want to say two things about this. First, you and your company should consider getting in on this new certification for Worker’s Compensation patients and Industrial Athlete patients. BECOME A LEADER IN YOUR FIELD. Second, to professionals in all fields we certify, look at the attention ISPA draws to you and your business. Check out the revolutionary CWcHP credential on our web site: www.theISPA.org.

Dr. Mayer, President

Getting Your Credential Paid For

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Yesterday ISPA announced the release of the CWcHP certification for physical therapists and athletic trainers to care for Worker’s Compensation Rehabilitation cases. I would like to highlight that several therapists are paying for their credential and examination through their employee benefits package at their place of employment. Check this out….you have usually a yearly benefit for attending conferences, extra training, credentials, etc. This is a win-win for you and your employer.

Dr. Mayer

New Certification for Healthcare Providers

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SPORTS PROFESSIONALS ~ ISPA™

The Largest Credentialing Association for Sports Professionals in all Fields

News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Andrew Teunis,

The International Sports Professionals Association-ISPA™

ateunis@theISPA.org

312-920-9522

www.theISPA.org

Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation Certification Standards for Healthcare Providers Established for the First Time

CWcHP™ designation created to ensure expert and ethical care from physical therapists and athletic trainers

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Chicago, IL—June 01, 2010— A new credential for physical therapists and athletic trainers who care for workers’ compensation patients is established today to certify professionals in these fields. This certification is the Certified Workers’ Compensation Healthcare Provider or CWcHP™.

Prior to the establishment of this certification, physical therapists and athletic trainers who rehabilitate patients under their workers’ compensation were not required to meet specific standards in order to care for these patients.

This certification and examination arose out of the need for therapists and trainers to show competency in the delivery of services to workers’ compensation patients.

“This is a giant step in the fields of physical therapy, athletic training and workers’ compensation. It has quality of care, legal and third party reimbursement consequences.” Comments Dr. John Mayer, a nationally acclaimed therapist and author.

To obtain the CWcHP™, applicants must be in the fields of physical therapy or athletic training and they must pass the certification exam. The exam covers three areas of competency: clinical issues, legal issues and employer based knowledge. The test took two years to develop and utilizes the knowledge of leading physical therapy providers as well as state-of-the-art research in this field.

After passing the examination a professional can use the initials, CWcHP™ after his/her name and on promotional materials.

“This certification holds healthcare providers to a higher standard as well as advances their careers as distinguished providers of excellence,” explains Andrew Teunis, Director of Development at ISPA™ and the test’s developer.

Complete information on the new certification and the exam can be found on the certifying association’s web site: www.theISPA.org.

The International Sports Professionals Association (ISPA™) is the world’s largest credentialing service for professionals in sports. The ISPA sets standards for its membership by providing professional services to the sports world spanning from childrens’ sports to professional athletes. The ISPA includes a wide variety of professional occupations from coaches, sport psychologists, physicians, accountants, agents, physical therapists, chiropractors, nutritionists, sport physiologists, trainers, and more. ISPA designates that member professionals adhere to a strict code of ethics and have met the highest standards in their fields to provide professional services to athletes and to sports.

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Dr. Mayer’s Writing Receives Recognition

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

Dr. John Mayer, ISPA President, just signed an option agreement with producer Ryan Craig, (Small Town Saturday Night) and PIE Productions to pursue making Mayer’s novel, Shadow Warrior, into a major motion picture. This recognition is huge for fiction writers. BTW, Small Town Saturday Night stars Chris Pine who also starred in the latest Star Trek episode as the young Capt. Kirk.

ISPA Participating an Exciting Conference!

Monday, May 10th, 2010

May 26-28 at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI.

ISPA is participating in an exciting conference, “A Mirror Of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America” May 26-28 at St. Norbert College in De Pere, WI. Dr. Mayer will be presenting on multiple topics. (Link to conference: https://www.snc.edu/sportandsociety/schedule.html). We encourage you to look at the link, and if any ISPA professionals would like to co-present with ISPA, please contact Justin Mayer at Justin@thesportsprofessionals.com ASAP. General registration opens on February 1st.

“A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America” is a distinctive, intimate, and affordable three-day event that provides opportunities for sports academics and professionals working in sports-related fields to network and to share their expertise about American sports. The conference will cover the following issues:

•        Economic Issues in Sports

•        Sports History

•        Amateur and College Athletics

•        The Business of Sports

•        The Sociology of Sports

•        Sports and Education

•        Sports Communications

•        Sports and Race

The conference includes a number of elements meant to create a unique experience for all those who participate and attend. Paul Tagliabue, former Commissioner (CEO) of the National Football League, and Carl Vogel, Partner of SCP Worldwide, will give major addresses offering their perspective on “Sports in America” and “The Future of American Sports.” Dr. Robert Kustra, President of Boise State University, will be presenting “Modern College Athletics: A View from the Top.” Also, Kevin B. Blackistone of ESPN’s “Around the Horn” and the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland will be speaking on “Race and Sports in America.” Academics and practitioners will be able to network with each other and to give and hear papers and presentations on a wide range topics related to American sports.

The conference will also include a gallery exhibition of the finest American sports photography, and a juried festival of sports-themed films and videos.

Lance Armstrong- ISPA Athlete of the Decade Award

Monday, April 26th, 2010

One Fallen Athlete has it right.

Monday, April 26th, 2010

One of those small one paragraph blurbs appeared recently in the New York Times Sports Section (Yes, Virginia, there is a NYT sports section.) The piece mentioned that Olympic and world champion sprinter, LaShawn Merritt has accepted a provisional suspension after testing positive for using an over-the-counter male enhancement product. Merritt admitted the use of the product and stated that he hoped his family would forgive him for a, “foolish, immature and egotistical mistake.”

Let’s praise an athlete who admits to a mistake, identifies the source of his weakness and simply asks for forgiveness. No spin doctors creating ridiculous commercials with deceased parents, so scripted, insincere apologies, just acknowledging a deficit, taking a consequence and being better.

Isn’t that what we train athletes to do within their sport?

Dr. John Mayer, President