Letter from the Editor

Thank you for viewing the OATA Annual Meeting Special Issue of the

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences:

The Official Journal of the OATA.

This is our 9th year working in conjunction with the

OATA Annual Meeting to open a new volume of the JSMAHS.

This special issue would not be possible without the Managing Editor, Cole Dearing and the OATA Research and Grant Subcommittee Members who spend time and pour in effort to provide highly critiqued blinded peer review of the OATA Free Communication Abstracts. Those members include: Stacey Busser, Akron University, Matthew Brancaleone, The Ohio State University, Chrysten Gessel, Mariette College, Dennis Gruber Ashland University, Matt Kutz Florida International University, Shelley Payne, Otterbein University, Janet Simon (Co-Chair) Ohio University, and Jenny Toonstra Bowling Green State University. Over the last 9 years the JSMAHS has continued to grow and expand its publication portfolio and peer review team. The JSMAHS is supported by the Bowling Green State University Libraries specifically, Emily Gattozzi and the School of Applied Human Performance Dean, Dr. Dawn Shinew.

Special recognition to the abstract authors having scored highest amongst peer reviewers:

Professional Original Research: Shelley Payne, The Effect of Fatigue on Lower Extremity Joint Kinematics and Performance

Student Original Research: Lauren Linn, Rates of Burnout Among Collegiate Athletic Trainers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Professional Critically Appraised Topic: Sara Stiltner, Efficiency of Corrective Exercise on Improving functional Movement within the Tactical Population: A Critically Appraised Topic

Student Critically Appraised Topic: Cole Dearing, The Effect of instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization on Improving Joint Range of Motion in Active Individuals: A Critically Appraised Topic

Last, growth of the JSMAHS would not be possible without the support of the OATA Membership, Executive Committee, and Editorial Board and Peer Review Team. Thank you all for your encouragement and continued support.

We thank all presenters, authors, and reviewers. We look forward to the 2024 submissions!


Sara Stiltner

Editor-in-Chief Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainer Association