SMC Adds To In 2Min or Less! Staff

Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc., announces the addition of two new clinical faculty members to its In 2Min or Less! sports emergency care staff.  Mr. Tyler Cortright, MS, ATC and Mr. Phil Steckley, MS, ATC will join the In 2Min or Less! staff as clinical instructors this year.  Mike Cendoma, Program Director for the In 2Min or Less! program said that the addition of Tyler and Phil will have an immediate and positive impact on the In 2Min or Less! team.  “Like all of the In 2Min or Less! staff, Tyler and Phil are practicing athletic trainers who bring a unique and practical perspective to the program.  It is important for our colleagues to know that our staff does not simply regurgitate literature through slide presentation.  We practice what we preach every day on the sidelines and strive to bring real-life training that helps us all be better prepared for sports worst moments,” said Cendoma.

You can view staff bios on SMC’s web site and learn more about the In 2Min or Less! program from SMC’s web site or by clicking on Meet Our Staff.

SMC Research Earns JAT Top Honor


CrashResearch conducted by Sports Medicine Concepts, Inc., in conjunction with Shriner’s Hospital and Mercyhurst University has been honored by the Journal of Athletic Training.  “Cervical spine motion during football equipment-removal protocols: a challenge to the all-or-nothing endeavor” has been selected as the winner of the Journal of Athletic Training Kenneth L. Knight Award for the Outstanding Research Manuscript.  According to author Mike Cendoma, MS, ATC, SMC Program Director, the study validates what has been a long held fundamental belief among SMC staff; that following the all-or-non endeavor as a rule can significantly delay completion of critical care task during management of a critically injured athlete.  Author Dustin Bruening, PhD of Shriners’ Hospital, believes the award is attributable to the unique design of the study that set out to answer a very specific and impactful question.  The award will be presented to lead author and Mercyhurst University Athletic Training Chair, Brad Jacobson on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 during the Distinguished Scholar Presentations as part of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s annual meeting in St. Louis, MO.

JAT. 2014;49(1):42-48

Student Intern Positions

Sports Medicine Concepts has an exciting summer intern opportunity for highly motivated and professional athletic training student upperclassmen that are looking for something unique!


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Commotio Cordis Webinar

The March episode of SMC’s Sports Emergency Care White Paper webinar address Commotio Cordis and will feature MCC Paramedic Program Director, Peter Bonadonna.  Mr. Bonadonna is now in his second year as SMC’s EMS Liaison.  His pragmatic discussions pertaining to the roles of paramedics,EMS and ER physicians within the multi-disciplined sports medicine team have been acknowledged as enlightening by even our most esteemed participants.

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SMC Receives Certificate of Appreciation from PFATS!

SMC was recognized by the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society last week during it’s Winter Meeting leading up to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.  SMC was recognized for its outstanding support of PFATS.  The Certificate of Appreciation goes on to say that SMC’s many contributions to the PFATS are greatly appreciated and reflect greatly upon SMC’s dedication and professionalism.  The Certificate of Appreciation was presented to SMC President, Mike Cendoma, MS, ATC by NY Jets Assistant Athletic Trainer, Josh Koch.20150224_093203

SEC White Paper Webinar Invitation

Sports Medicine Concepts’ Sports Emergency Care White Paper Series will cover care, management, and prevention of Sickle Cell emergencies in athletics.  Join us Monday, February 23, 2015 from 1-2pm EST for this free event that offer 1 BOC CEU for athletic trainers.

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In 2Min or Less! Offers Clinical EBP CEUs in 2015

Sports Medicine Concepts’ In 2Min or Less! 2015 sports emergency care curriculum will offer Clinical Evidence-Based Practice continuing education credit.  Download the 2015 Outreach Program Brochure at 2Min_Brochure_2015 to learn more.  To learn more about the In 2Min or Less! Professional Sports and ATEP curricula please call us today at 585-346-0240.

Concussion Management Specialist Course Offered

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Don’t forget to register for Sports Medicine Concepts’ Winter On-line Concussion Management Specialist program being offered February 23-26th!  Visit for more information and to register.  Space is limited so register today!

News From Sports Medicine Concepts

The January issue of SMC’s Sports Emergency Care Newsletter is now available.  This issue sets up the January 26th Sideline Cardiac Assessment CE webinar by highlighting two case studies from this past fall.  This issue also Includes information regarding SMC’s on-line Concussion Management Specialist (CMS) training, Certified Concussion Clinic (CCC) programming, and remaining FMxtractor demo unit sell off specials.  Use the registration links to join this month’s free Sports Emergency Care White Paper Webinar CE Session!

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Airway Mangement Review Webinar

Monday December 22, 2014, 1-2PM EST.  This month’s Sports Emergency Care White Paper Session will review use of BLS airway adjuncts by athletic trainers.  As always this White Paper Session is free of charge for athletic trainers and offers 1 CE.  You can register for this session at


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