2019 MATA Student Symposium
Saturday, February 2nd
College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, MN

  • $30 MATA Student Members
  • $30 MATA Certified Members
  • $40 Non-MATA Student Members & On-Site Registration


Student Symposium Itinerary

Registration Social
Coffee & Donuts provided by St. Luke’s Hospital
MATA Student President Dan Larson
MATA Buzz  
Speaker:  Lisa Schniepp, MATA President-Elect
What is happening within the MATA
Keynote Speaker
Speaker:  Jeff Chambers
Concussion: Is the Helmet the Answer? A question about conventional injury prevention
Breakout Session 1
A: Mulligan Concept Mobilizations with Movement
Speaker:  Kari Wolf-Odland, DAT
Event Description:
B: Vestibular Ocular-Motor Screening for Concussions
Speaker:  Dr. Aimee Custer PsyD Clinical Sports Neuropsychologist Clinical Director of TRIA Sport Concussion Program
Event Description:  Application of the Vestibular Ocular Motor Screen (VOMS) in the diagnosis and management of concussion across various settings.  This presentation will review proper administration of the standardized VOMS, variations in administrations during acute phase and application of additional vestibular and ocular motor tests to help guide treatment, return to school and return to play decisions.  Interactive and hands on experience.
C: Powers Program:  Optimizing Lumbopelvic-Hip Control to Decrease Lower Extremity Injury
Speaker:  Dani Schrader MS LAT ATC CSCS and Ben Kasper MS LAT ATC
Event Description:  Students will be able to understand and demonstrate the importance of lumbopelvic-hip control in preventing lower extremity injury, accurately & effectively implement different powers program exercises, and incorporate those exercises based on patient needs.
D: Narcan Training
Speaker:  Laura C Palombi, Pharm.D., MPH, MAT and Deb (Rural Aids Action Network)
Event Description:  
E: IASTM – Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Speaker:  Kim Moncel MEd, LAT, ATC
Event Description:  Students will understand indications and contraindications and be able to implement the basic principles of IASTM including scanning, sweeping, strumming, and pin & stretch techniques.
Breakout Session 2
(Repeat of session 1)
11:15am-Noon Lunch & Job Fair
Breakout Session 3:  Advanced Topics
A: Diagnostic Ultrasound & Imaging
Speaker:  Essentia Health, Kenji Sudoh MD
Event Description:  Students will learn to operate diagnostic ultrasound equipment and interpretation of imaging for the AC joint, Biceps brachii insertion, and patellar tendon.
B: Casting Techniques
Speaker:  Tom Nooyen LAT, ATC
Event Description:  Students will demonstrate short arm casting techniques
C: Suturing Techniques
Speaker:  Dr. David Rust MD, St. Luke’s Hospital
Event Description:  Students will learn clean, sterile, and anti-septic techniques, basic reef and surgeons’ knots, and simple interrupted suturing patterns.
D: Joint Reduction
Speaker:  Dr. Jamie Schuleter MD, Team Physician University of Portland, Team Physician USA Women’s Hockey
Event Description:  Students will learn multiple joint reduction techniques for the shoulder, patella, sub-talar joint, and digits of the hands and feet.
1:50pm-2:00pm Break
1:55pm-2:10pm Group Photo
2:15pm-3:45pm MATA Quiz Bowl
3:50pm-4:00pm Raffle
4:00pm Symposium Closings & Thank You!


Event Date: 
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:00am