June 12, 2014 — Athletic TIPS (Toward Injury Prevention in Sports), a national not-for-profit organization that drives expanded awareness and education around the role of multi-disciplinary care in the recognition, management, and prevention of sports-related injuries, announced that the Athletic TIPS Playbook is now available exclusively to TIPS-certified instructors for online download. Included within the playbook are presentations for community workshops, along with supportive outlines, references, and content, as well as tools to aid public relations, social media, and community outreach.
“As a TIPS-certified instructor, I now have more tools and current best practices to enhance prevention and safety in our young athletes,” said Sherry McAllister, M.S. (Ed), DC, CCSP, Palmer West 1996 Alumni. “It is not a question of ‘if’ you should be certified, it is ‘when.’ Be the doctor of chiropractic everyone trusts in the community because you care about preventing injuries and promoting safety.”
TIPS-certified instructors are trained to conduct community workshops on the following topics:
- Preventing Dehydration and Heat-related Conditions
- Nutrition in Sports Management
- Recognizing, Managing and Preventing Musculoskeletal Injuries
- Concussion Recognition and Prevention
Kent S. Greenawalt, chairman, Athletic TIPS, views the completion of the Athletic TIPS Playbook as another step forward.
“The Athletic TIPS Playbook ensures consistency and success for our instructors at all community workshops nationwide,” he said. “As an organization, we are beginning to mature and understand the genuine potential and impact our program will have on public health and safety, as well as the chiropractic profession. As chairman of the board, I could not be more pleased.”