On August 18, 2018, Masa Integrative Clinic sponsored the Bastyr Sports Medicine Club at the CSL Spikefest Charity Grass Volleyball Tournament. This was the club’s second year volunteering, and the Chang Family Foundation and CSL’s seventh year hosting the event. The volleyball tournament benefited the Chang Family Foundation and Jubilee Reach in Bellevue, WA. Jubilee Reach is a non-profit organization that supports the social and emotional needs of children and their families. The Bastyr Sports Medicine Club was happy to help a good cause while also improving their sports medicine skills.
The Bastyr Sports Medicine Club was the only first aid and medical team for the event, and the members were supervised by Dr. Calvin Kwan, ND. Dr. Kwan remarked, “At this year’s Spikefest event, we saw a steady stream of people looking to utilize our services, keeping us constantly busy. As supervising doctor, I was proud to see the BSMC members utilize their orthopedic assessment tests and physical medical techniques to help address the needs of the athletes.” The club provided treatment for various conditions including: shoulder and knee injuries, sprained ankles, low back pain, neck pain, epicondylitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, and more. The students practiced history taking and orthopedic exams while using Kinesio taping, athletic taping, muscle energy stretching, soft tissue mobilization, joint manipulation, and cupping to treat the athletes. “It was an honor to be invited back to such an amazing event this year,” said Raymond Chao, captain of the Bastyr Sports Medicine Club. Chao commented, “The event allowed us to connect with the community and provided an invaluable experience for the BSMC members, allowing us to test our skills and learn from Dr. Kwan.”
The Bastyr Sports Medicine Club would like to extend a huge thank you to Dr. Calvin Kwan for taking the time to supervise and share his wisdom. We’d also like to thank Masa Integrative Clinic for sponsoring us, and Kinesiotaping Association for their generous Kinesio tape donation. Thanks to Tammy Chin, CSL Program Director, and Caroline Wong Nakata, CSL Regional Director, for organizing such an exceptional event. Lastly, we’d like to thank Lydia Kwan who checked in athletes and made the operation run smoothly. The Bastyr Sports Medicine Club gained a remarkable amount of knowledge from the Spikefest Tournament, and we look forward to volunteering at the event next year!