Posts Tagged ‘jobs in sports’

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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ISPA Helps a Start-up

Monday, April 19th, 2010

This is a nice story how we can help our professionals:

In a conversation with an ISPA professional, Rob Fisher, an ex-minor league (USA) baseball player, now coach and soon to be special education teacher and author, he mentioned how a fellow coach and he were going to be starting up a coaching business of their own. He asked my advice on getting started and we had a lengthy conversation. Near the end of our conversation he casually mentioned that, “Geez, I have to get a brochure together and I don’t want to pay a designer, graphic artist and printer. We have so many start-up costs already.” You could hear the stress in his voice.

I interrupted him and let him know that ISPA has a format for a brochure that was professionally done and because he is an ISPA credentialed professional we would be glad to share resources with his new business. His response: “Oh my God, thank you a thousand times, that takes so much pressure off me!”

This is what we do for our professionals, we help build careers. We have so many benefits to being credentialed with ISPA, some of which are are spontaneous and happen organically just like with Rob.

Dr. John E. Mayer, President

Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation Certification

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

The ISPA, in conjunction with ATI Physical Therapy, is in the process of finalizing its newly designed Workers’ Compensation Rehabilitation Certification to the world! This Certification has been almost a year in the making and includes an examination that tests on the various areas of knowledge needed to rehabilitate injured workers. This Certification has also been designed to cover many different occupations within the healthcare field! This includes, but is not limited to, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, Personal Trainers, Rehabilitation Specialists, Strength and Conditioning Specialists and Physicians! This landmark certification is the first and only of its kind! The ISPA is very proud of this achievement and is looking forward to its release and impact on the world of healthcare!

For more information, please contact the ISPA at info@theispa.org.

ISPA-Always Moving Forward

Friday, March 26th, 2010

It is a very exciting time to be the Executive Director of ISPA! There are so many incredible projects in the works, if I did not have a PDA I would lose track of all the projects we have in development. In addition to the Credentialed Professionals only website, we are EXPANDING our Accreditation scope to include top notch Organizations and Charities. Andrew Teunis (Director of Business Development) and Erik Nagy (International Business Consultant) have been making powerful contacts with some of the Worlds most prominent organizations. These contacts will bring even more visibility to the ISPA credential.

I am so proud to be part of an organization that is constantly moving forward, however, always remaining firmly rooted in the ethical principles that the organization was founded on. Keep checking the ISPA website for more information on all these exciting enhancements.

Yours in Sport,

Justin Mayer-Executive Director, ISPA

Publish or Perish

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Many professionals are desperate to find outlets for their publishing needs. I hope you remember that the ISPA has a publishing division that can serve as such an outlet. Whether it is a book or monograph or a CEU course, consider publishing with ISPA/NP2 Publishing and reach a global audience. Details are provided inside the web site.

Dr. John E. Mayer, President

ISPA- Credentialed Professionals Only Website

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Many ISPA Credentialed Professionals have emailed me asking what they can expect from the new Credentialed Professionals only website. My initial response is what would you like to see on this new website? The ISPA exists to support its Credentialed Professionals. This new exclusive website will be an amazing vehicle we will use to support our Credentialed Professionals. Comment on this thread, e-mail (Justin@thesportsprofessionals.com) or call 312-920-9522 and let us know what you would like to see on your new website. Keep checking this blog for more details on this great new enhancement!

Yours in Sport,
Justin Mayer- Executive Director, ISPA

Office First Aid/CPR/Med Emergencies

Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

Hello:
I am very excited by the new CEU course ISPA has up on our web site (www.TheSportsProfessionals.com). It is on office procedures for first aid–CPR–medical emergencies. Not only is this course common sense to have for ANYONE’s office, but insurance premiums, accreditation bodies, and other overseers may be satisfied to know you and your staff have taken this course.

The author of the course, Jamie Kirschner received her BSN from Winona State University. While there she did an extensive clerkship at the Mayo Clinic. Currently she is employed as a staff nurse at the University of Chicago Medical Center on an Oncology and Hematology unit. She has six years of experience as a healthcare professional and has been certified in CPR and First Aid throughout the duration of her professional career. Ms. Kirschner has presented at the Annual Conference of Qualitative Inquiry. That research is being prepared for inclusion in a scientific journal. She has also developed educational tools for nursing while at the Mayo Clinic.

Please look into this course very seriously for your benefit and the benefit of those you serve.

Dr. John E. Mayer, President

The Athlete’s Heart

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

A very important way that ISPA professionals and all those involved in sport can help athletes today is to get behind the movement to have athletes heart checked through an ECG as a part of their routine medical exam prior to participation. The benefits are enormous and the only negative that has been brought up is the extra cost involved in adding this to the typical medical exam.

Studies have shown that pre-participation screening of athletes would lower the incidence of sudden cardiac death by 89%. Coincidently, the typical cost of adding an ECG to the screening is $89.

Athletes between the ages of 14 to 35 should get this screening prior to participation. If it is not going to be a mandated part of their physical exam encourage parents and athletes to get an ECG added voluntarily to the athlete’s exam. Let’s get behind this and save lives.

Dr. John E. Mayer, President