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Saints elevated Beau Lowery to director of sports medicine


Article reposted from The New Orleans Advocate
The Saints apparently made some changes to their training staff this offseason that flew under the radar.

Beau Lowery was elevated to director of sports medicine after spending the previous two seasons as director of rehabilitation. Scottie Patton still remains as head athletic trainer.

In the team’s media guide, Lowery is listed as the first name under the heading of “sports medicine.” In the 2016 media guide, Patton had top billing under the heading of “athletic training.” Lowery was listed second.

This change happened before the misdiagnosis on Delvin Breaux’s broken fibula led to the firing of two team orthopedists.


Lowery spent two years as a physical therapist at the Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic before landing with the Saints and served as an associate athletic trainer/physical therapist at LSU from 2004-210, working primarily with the baseball team. He also worked with the men’s golf and cheerleading programs.

Prior to working with LSU, he spent three summers with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Saints tab Make-a-Wish Recipient Athletic Trainer for a Day


Article reposted from WGNO

The Saints had a special guest at practice Wednesday, who got the chance of a lifetime to be out on the field with his favorite team.

Jetty Huish, better known as JJ, got to be a Saints trainer for the day, shadowing Saints Head Athletic Trainer Scottie Patton at practice. And, he got to meet his favorite player—Drew Brees.

“We played catch and we talked about how stuff goes at practice,” Huish said.

It was all made possible through the Make a Wish Foundation. They flew JJ and his family out to New Orleans from Sacramento, to make his wish of being a Saints athletic trainer come true. Now the question is, how do you become a Saints fan when you’re from California?

“I don`t know honestly, but one of the reasons was because I was really young and they were the same color as batman,” Huish said. “I’m a real Northern California rebel when it comes to sports.”

JJ just turned 13 years old and has already undergone 2 bone marrow transplants to treat a form of severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). He is now currently going through gene therapy in Washington, D.C. But none of that has stopped him from keeping-up with the Saints, and knowing that his team needs to get-off to a good start if they want to have a good season.

“I just hope they beat the Browns in their first game,” Huish said. “Because if they don’t beat the Browns, then it’s going to go downhill from there.”

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LSU Student is First and Only Female to Intern For Saints


Article reposted from College of Human Sciences & Education
Author: College of Human Sciences & Education

Alissa Marks, native of Grand Prairie, La., is a junior at LSU and in her second clinical year in the School of Kinesiology’s Athletic Training program. This summer, she interned for the New Orleans Saints. She was the first and only female athletic training intern work for the Saints.

Marks says the LSU Athletic Training Program prepared her for this internship in many ways.

“I have learned work ethic, professionalism, clinical skills, and confidence, which are things that I feel made a huge impact of my performance over the summer and is the reason that I got this opportunity,” Marks said. “This experience definitely something that I will take with me throughout the rest of my career. I am extremely grateful to have gotten this opportunity.”

“My experience with the Saints was amazing and definitely one that I will never forget,” Marks said. “I worked with some of the best certified athletic trainers in the league. I have learned so much from them and I have grown as a clinician and a person in general. Being the first and only female athletic training student with the Saints medical staff motivated me to work harder and prove that females have a place in this profession.”

Marks aspires to work with a collegiate or professional sports team after graduation. Her favorite class at LSU so far was Orthopedic Evaluations because she learned about different injuries and how to test for them.

LSU Athletic Training students work with the best of the best. Students complete clinical experiences in injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. LSU’s Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training is a flagship program in Louisiana and graduates from the program establish successful careers in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, physician clinics and more.




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Saints Host High School Student Symposium


High school students from as far away as Florida, Mississippi and Texas travleled to the New Orleans Saints facility Saturday for an athletic training symposium organized by Scottie Patton, head athletic trainer for the Saints.

More than 200 students signed up for the event which included classroom lectures and hands-on training from Saints staff, staff from LSU, University of Louisiana Lafayette and Nicholls State athletic trainers. The symposium lasted seven hours. The classroom lectures featured nutrition, injury prevention and treatment. In the hands-on training, students learned various taping techniques, rehabilitation ideas and experienced a modalities lab.

“From an operations standpoint, this year has been much easier (than the past two years) and each year we think about ways to make it better, different and more interactive and it has gotten better each year,” Paton said. “We’ve only done one session this year versus the two sessions we did in the past. For the attending students, it has been a good day for them and with the speaker and all of the hands-on sessions, I think things have gone extremely well.”

This was the third year of the symposium. It was Patton’s idea to begin the symposium in 2014 and the interest in the event has grown each year.

“I think any student that attended today’s symposium would feel that they have benefitted from coming and attending the classes, the hands-on sessions and just the environment and atmosphere that we have created for this symposium,” Patton said. “Also, a huge thanks to all of the volunteers. Without the help of the volunteers with the planning and execution, things would not go as smoothly as they have gone.”