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Kinesiology Faculty Offers Expertise at St. Luke’s Sports Medicine Conference

Nicole Bolter

Nicole Bolter, assistant professor in Boise State’s kinesiology department, presented at the Boise Sports Medicine Monthly Conference at St. Luke’s Boise in Oct. The title of her presentation was “Understanding Injury Response and Concussion Management: A Psychosocial Approach” and was attended by a variety of athletic trainers, medical doctors, and physical therapists in the Treasure Valley interested in sports medicine. Several Boise State faculty and students attended the presentation as well.

Those who attended the presentation were introduced to the cognitive, emotional, and behavioral responses that athletes face during the rehabilitation and injury process. The unique aspects of concussion management among athletes, including youth participants, were discussed and attendees were also offered psychosocial strategies for improving patient care and outcomes.

The conference is intended to provide continuing education for certified athletic trainer, physical trainers, registered nurses, physicians assistants, family nurse practitioners, and physicians who have an interest in or provide medical care for athletes. A strict emphasis is placed on evidence-based approaches to care and management and the conference is accredited by the Ada Canyon Medical Education Consortium.

Conferences are held at St. Luke’s Boise on the second Thursday of each month from September through May at 7:15 – 8:15 am.  Presentations last roughly 45-50 minutes with approximately 10 minutes for questions. The conferences are also live broadcasted to remote sites in Idaho, Oregon, and to the Montana Benefits Health System.