Episode 1

Intro: Lift EVERY Voice

Published on: 18th January, 2021

AT L.A.S.T. is a non-profit established to provide education, consultation, research, and clinical care related to the health and wellness of school districts, colleges/universities, professional sports, clinical settings, and other community based programs to address disparities taking place in underserved communities. This intro episode introduces the podcast arm of the non-profit and its founding members.

Show Notes

  1. Introduce initiative members: Adam/Chris/Kristen
  2. Why another podcast?
  3. There is a disparity in our profession (Athletic Training/Sports Medicine) which is a microcosm of our society
  4. Data/evidence
  5. male and female AA student athletes, made up 11% and 5% BOC data indicates 3.39% of ATCs are black as of June 2020
  6. Raise our voices regarding our worldviews and perspectives in response to current events
  7. Increasing cultural competency: awareness and behavior
  8. Curate and disseminate information, data, regarding matters related to patient care and outcomes, specifically for black minority populations
  9. Provide a platform for experts to speak on cultural diversity matters in sports medicine, particularly those of black/AA and other minority groups
  10. Representation: Give Black communities, and subsequently other minority groups, exposure to athletic training and sports medicine professions and services by allowing them to hear from voices and see professionals who look like them and/or who they can identify with.
  11. Contact/Support/Questions/Comments
  12. How to contact the initiative to support, collaborate, ask questions:
  13. Email: atlast@atvantagepodcasts.com
  14. GoFundMe
  15. https://www.gofundme.com/f/increasing-diversity-in-athletic-training
  16. CATA virtual symposium 2021
  17. Registration link: https://cvent.me/vvQyay
  18. Gratitude and Blessings
  19. Artwork by Jason Eisenberg
  20. Instagram: @dots_and_squares
  21. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasoneisenberg00/
  22. Intro/Outro music by Willie B the Ichiban Don
  23. Instagram: @ichibandon
  24. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/william-brown-25945b168/
  25. Production / Engineering / Editing / Content Creation
  26. Joseph “J Pash” Patrick
  27. Website: https://www.passionnetpro.com/
  28. Twitter: @passionnetpro
  29. Instagram: @passionnetpro
  30. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/passionnetpro/
  31. LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/passionnetpro/
  32. Gerson Sandoval
  33. Instagram: @thesoundarchitects
  34. Websites: 
  35. https://thesoundarchitects.com/
  36. https://soundbetter.com/profiles/347950-the-sound-architects
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About the Podcast

The AT Last Podcast
Sports medicine practitioners recognizing, addressing, and catalyzing change.
Sports medicine practitioners recognizing, addressing, and catalyzing change within their spheres of influence. Hosts Adam Cady, Christopher Bates, and Kristen Ross focus specifically on the issue of “race” in America, its disparaging impact on our society, and how that is reflected within the world of athletic training.
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Christopher Bates

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Christopher Bates is a proud family man and has passionately worked in sports medicine and human performance for over a decade. He is both a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), as well as a Registered Strength & Conditioning Coach (RSCC). Bates' experiences and paradigms for excellence have led to the creation and establishment of several holistic sports medicine and athletic-performance skill development programs across all levels of athletics including Olympic, University, High School and youth.

Currently, Bates serves as the Sports Medicine Manager and Head Athletic Trainer for USA Water Polo’s Men’s Olympic team. Bates also directs the athletic-performance skill development for the team along with the team's dedicated strength and conditioning coach.

Kristen Ross

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Dr. Ross attended the University of Nevada Las Vegas obtaining a Bachelor's degree in athletic training and a Master's in Kinesiology. Dr. Ross later received his Doctorate in Health Sciences with a Specialization in Organizational Behavior and Leadership. Dr. Ross has spent the majority of his professional Career providing sports medicine services in performing arts, industrial, and secondary school settings.

Adam Cady

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Adam C. Cady holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology/Athletic Training from California State University-Fullerton, and a Master of Health Science from Duke University. He is also a graduate of the sports medicine fellowship program at The Steadman Clinic, in Vail, Colorado. He currently works as a Physician Assistant at Cedars-Sinai Kerlan-Jobe Institute in Los Angeles, where he specializes in sports medicine.

His current passions/research interests include improving health equity in underserved communities and Functional Medicine.