Jessica Mohler, PSY.D, CC-AASP
When Athletes are in the Red: Understanding the Psychological Science of Performance Excellence
Athletes can face crisis on and off the field. While some crises are easily identified like death or a season ending injury, others may be less noticeable. Each athlete holds his or her own perspective on whether a situation is a crisis or a manageable obstacle. When athletes perceive that they have faced a crisis, the psycho-physiological effect can cause a significant disruption in functioning and performance. In the world of elite sport, we find that athletes are not limited by their physical ability, but by their mindset and mental toughness on any given day. If we think of each athlete’s mind as a gas tank that fuels performance, anything that depletes the tank will begin to affect the outcome of the performance. When crisis is perceived, getting athletes the right help can help them continue to perform at a high level. This presentation will provide an overview of the relationship between mind and body based on current scientific literature. The process of how athletes can fill and drain their tank through stress, active recovery, and intervention will be reviewed.
Dr. Jessica Mohler is a clinical and sport psychologist. She is currently the Coordinator of Sport Psychology Services within the Midshipmen Development Center (MDC) at the United States Naval Academy, providing both counseling and mental skills training to student athletes, athletic teams, and military groups. She is a certified consultant with the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry for the current quadrennium.
In 2004, Dr. Mohler was commissioned as a lieutenant in the United States Navy. She completed her internship at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda during the troop surge in Iraq and provided critical support to returning Marines and Sailors. She completed her post-doctoral year at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL where she was stationed for the next three years as both a Staff Psychologist and Department Head. While at NAS, Jacksonville she provided cognitive and behavioral resources to active duty trying to maintain Navy physical standards and provided oversight for the third largest behavioral health department in the Navy. She also received Navy wide recognition for her efforts in applying mental skills training to the Navy’s Physical Readiness Test. In 2007, she was deployed to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and received a Joint Commendation Medal for her mental health support and program development for the Joint Task Force. In 2008, she resigned from Active Duty and joined the staff of the United States Naval Academy. While most of her work is in applied settings, she also contributes to a multi-university research team funded by Lockheed Martin to develop biomarkers for cognitive workload. Dr. Mohler has been the recipient of the NCAA Grant for life skills presentations and continues to contribute to the NCAA on best practices to build life skills through sport. She has been invited as a keynote speaker internationally on the subject of applying sport psychology within the military.
Dan McClure DC, CCSP, CCEP
“Red Zone” Techniques to Get Your Patient into the End Zone
Dr. Dan McClure’s presentation will include a brief intro with anatomy review. This will be followed by demonstrations of the technique to correct the subluxations. The majority of the sessions will be “hands on” by the course registrants. His state of the art techniques are constantly being refined, so you will learn time proven techniques as well as cutting edge techniques in the process of development.
Dr. Dan McClure combines a life-long love of athletics with his chosen profession for a natural specialization in chiropractic sports medicine.
In 1982, Dr. McClure began volunteering as a team physician for local high school football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, track, and baseball. The valuable experience gained in working with these athletes, plus completion of his C.C.S.P. degree, led to his selection for the interdisciplinary sports medicine team at the US Olympic Training Center in 1989. His USOC association continued through the 1990 Olympic Sports Festival and the 1991 Pan American Games. Dr. McClure was invited to join the Sports Medicine staff of US Diving in 1991. Since then, he has worked with elite divers at training camps, Indoor and Outdoor National Championships, Olympic Trials, and the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.
Dr. Dan McClure is a nationally and internationally renowned expert and lecturer on extremity injuries and manipulation. His extremity experience ranges over 25 years, including work with elite and Olympic-level athletes as well as “weekend warriors.” This level of commitment and experience, along with his passion for excellence in applying chiropractic extremity techniques is what makes him the best in his field.
William Morgan, DC
Minimizing the Impact of Lumbar Disc Herniations
Dr. William Morgan takes the learner through a logical methodical protocol for identifying and treating lumbar disc injuries. Teaching clinical navigation strategies is his forte. Morgan has taken the disjointed and often conflicted topic of lumbar disc derangements and organized it into a logical and applicable methodology for the clinical management of disc derangements.
Dr. William Morgan works in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department of a large and well-known hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. He has been credentialed at five hospitals and serves as a consultant to various United States government executive health clinics in Washington, D.C., caring for national leaders. He has served as a consultant to the White House, the Veterans Administration, the U.S. Navy, and the U.S. Army.
Dr. Morgan holds faculty adjunct appointments at institutions of higher learning. He is a professor for New York Chiropractic College and assistant professor for F Edward Hébert School of Medicine.
Morgan is the team chiropractor for the United States Naval Academy football team. In addition to many other awards, he has received the American Chiropractic Association’s Chiropractor of the Year Award. He has also been featured on CCN.com and has been interviewed by the Washington Post.
Mark Charrette, DC
Adjusting the Typical Foot
Sponsored By Foot Levelers
This 2-hour presentation explains the concept of the “Noisy Joint”. A simple explanation with references is presented to show why adjusting on indicators as opposed to symptoms may be a valuable way to approach extremity adjusting. This will be followed by a workshop on how to adjust the typical foot.
Dr. Mark Charrette lectures nationally on chiropractic biomechanics and orthopedics. He is a frequent guest speaker at nine chiropractic colleges and has taught over thirteen hundred seminars worldwide on extremity adjusting, biomechanics, and spinal adjusting techniques. His seminars emphasize a practical, hands-on approach. Dr. Charrette is a former all-American swimmer who has authored a book on extremity adjusting and also produced an instructional video series. His articles have appeared in several leading chiropractic journals, including The American Chiropractor and Success Express.
Cindy Howard, DC, DABCI, FIAMA
Gaining an Edge In the Red Zone – A Way to Increase Energy, Strength and Endurance
Sponsored By Power Play In Sports
Registrants will learn…
- About the common stimulants prescribed and abused by athletes and why they are used.
- How to safely and naturally help increase endurance and strength for an athlete.
- How to speed up recovery time.
- What are common and not so common causes for fatigue and focus issues for athletes.
- How to diagnose and treat causes for fatigue and focus issues in athletes.
Dr. Cindy Howard is a Board Certified Chiropractic Internist who has been in private practice just outside of Chicago for 15 years. She also earned a fellowship from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture. She currently serves as the Northern Illinois Delegate for the American Chiropractic Association, is on the Medical Advisory Board for Integrative Therapeutics, and serves on the executive board for POWERPlay in Sports and the Frankfort Falcons Youth Football Association. Dr. Howard teaches all over the United States on Nutrition, Gastrointestinal related issues as well as Male and Female disorders, Pediatrics and Youth Sports related topics.
Donald Aspegren, DC, MS. FICC
Risk Management and Safety in our Offices, Rehab and Sports
Sponsored By NCMIC
The practice of chiropractic continues to evolve with many new challenges put before the clinicians. As the profession evolves, so must our practice methods to ensure safety to our patients and the growth of our practices. This lecture will focus on various topics including improving our office procedure methods. Improving our examination methods, such as in the clinical detection of cervical artery dissection, is an example of one aspect of our profession which has received much attention and concern. Informed consent is another topic that has received heightened attention throughout many healthcare professions and will also be addressed. The safety of patients and other persons in the treatment rooms is another area of concern.
The chiropractic profession continues to advance in fields of rehabilitation and in the various sports venues around the world. Safety in these arenas will also be covered in the lecture. Included in this section will be ways we will be expected to function with other providers and how to avoid some possible problems. This lecture was created to assist chiropractic providers in their personal practices, rehabilitation settings and/or while working on-site at sporting events. We hope you will enjoy the presentation.
Dr. Don Aspegren is currently a nationally recognized author, speaker and researcher in the field of chiropractic and sportsmedicine. Dr. Aspegren has chapter contributions in numerous texts and journals, and in 2004 he became the first chiropractor published in the prestigious American Journal of Sports Medicine involving research on professional golfers with hip and low back pain. He has served as a member of the official sportsmedicine team on the professional golf tour (PGA) from 2001-2007. Dr. Aspegren has taught in the post-graduate faculty divisions of chiropractic colleges on the treatment of injured athletes and rehabilitation for over 20 years. He was one of the first chiropractors selected to participate as part of the sportsmedicine team at the United States Olympic Training Center. Dr Aspegren is also a lecturer for NCMIC, the worlds largest chiropractic malpractice company, speaking on safety, rehabilitation and the use of guidelines in clinical practice.