Portland Timbers Head Athletic Trainer Jon MacGregor joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast to discuss functional hamstring progression in soccer athletes.
Pregame huddle with John Jon and Matt
About Jon MacGregor
Jon was named Portland Timber first team's head athletic trainer after spending the past three seasons (2015-2017) with Columbus Crew SC.
MacGregor, a certified and licensed ATC with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training and a master’s degree in sports management, spent the 2017 season as the head athletic trainer for Crew SC after spending the previous two years as the assistant athletic trainer.
Prior to joining Columbus, MacGregor spent four-and-a-half years with Vancouver Whitecaps FC, serving as a first-team athletic trainer and as the head athletic trainer for the club’s residency program.
What does Portland do?
Steal from Aspetar…they have great tools set up so why re-invent the wheel
- Extender – supine 90
- Diver – RDL
- Slider – Eccentric loaded exercise
- Functional RTP including FMS and Y-Balance
- Spartan Jump testing
- Bridge testing
- Barcelona Protocol
They also use these for recovery
Get your athlete in each day
Use the athlete as a gauge
How do you keep a player engaged
Set up a culture of Sports Medicine
No phones in the AT Clinic
No phone in the gym
What is PSATS to YOU?
- A great way to build community.
- We are on the same journey and are able to understand the situations.
- Kind of like a brotherhood
- Great way to learn and socialize
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The next level of recovery is upon us with the Kelvi Hot and Cold system. We have learned in the past how contrast therapy can help and athlete recovery through an injury. Unfortunately it can become time consuming switching back and forth between different modalities to help us achieve the benefits of contrast therapy.
The Kelvi therapy unit is a digital system that provides a safe and effective modality to quickly go from hot to cold and back again with real time feedback and sensors to maintain a safe environment for healing and recovery.
What are my thoughts?
This machine is really neat.
Within in about 60 seconds you can switch from 108 degrees to 45 degrees
You can measure skin temperature to prevent injury
It comes with an app to easily control the device and set up treatment programs
I personally put the device on me and cold was cold and warm was warm.
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I am just sitting here waiting for your tweet
– John Ciecko
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John Ciecko – hit him up on Twitter @JohnCiecko
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Is nursing your next career move?
Looking to move into Nursing?
Some Athletic Trainers just need to move on, so we talk about nursing as a career option for ATs looking to apply their skills in a different setting.
I did a rotation at a PT clinic in college. I realized I was bored inside of the clinic. The sports, sidelines and patient population were what drew me in and interested me in AT.
I have note done rotations as a nurse student so I can not speak to the issue with personal experience. However I know a few ATs who have made the jump and are here to share.
Shawna Bailey and Robin Quezada both obtained their BOC and went right back and got to school for nursing. They joins us to share stories of why and how.
Robin and Shawna reflect on their decisions and know that for them nursing was the best options.
They also both agree that AT helped them be better in their current job and are thankful for the training and skills they were able to learn.
Thank you Tanya Watson for connecting us.
Things to consider:
- Lost income
- Job Opportunities
- Current Student Debt
- Is this really where you see yourself being the most beneficial?
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Houston Dynamo Head AT Chris Rumsey
Christopher Rumsey joined the Houston Dynamo sports medicine team in July 2016, coming from Oregon State University where he primarily covered men’s soccer.
He received his bachelor’s degree in athletic training from Capital University in Columbus, OH and his master’s degree in science in sports medicine from Oregon State University.
Chris has experience at all levels of soccer as an athletic trainer and was a four year letterwinner on the soccer team in college.
Why is Rumsey involved in PSATS?
Professional Duty to improve
What Keeps You coming to work?
I work outside with sports. If working 9-5 inside daily is your happy place then more power to you. But for Chris it is torture.
Being from the Pacific Northwest Chris loves to be outside.
What is the hardest part of being an MLS AT?
Longest professional sports season
Favorite way to take a break?
Chris Rumsey is an outdoor guy. Really anything outdoros will do, but to really get away he heads back home.
He still needs to explore some more of Europe too.
If dehydrating your self while on vacation is part of your routine then plan ahead and take some HOIST with you to re-hydrate and rapidly recover.
Chris Rumsey – @crumseyatc
Athletic Trainer to Physical Therapist
Satisfied with your work conditions? Want to become a DPT?
Greg Perry is currently a physical therapist and athletic trainer at Houston Methodist The Woodlands. He received his DPT from UT Southwestern Medical Center in 2017, and his license in Athletic Training from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches,TX in 2013. Greg has worked in athletic training at multiple levels from high school to the NFL, as well as physical therapy primarily in the orthopedic and sports sector.
Daria Oller is a physical therapist at Foundations Physical Therapy in Washington Township, New Jersey. She earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Seton Hall University in 2010. Prior to that, she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in athletic training from James Madison University in 2006. She has worked in a variety of clinical athletic training settings from youth sports to collegiate, including New York University. She has also conducted youth sport injury epidemiology research at Penn State University, which has been presented and published. She specializes in dance medicine.
Both join the show podcast to discuss options for Athletic Trainers who desire something different.
I am a huge fan of Physical Therapy. One is not better than the other, as we both have our unique strengths. and weaknesses
It is easy for me to admit that almost all PTs I deal with are going to have a more thorough evaluation and rehab skill set than me.
However most PTs will also admit they do not have the same confidence in immediate eval, wound care, emergency medicine.
Why make the switch?
- You may want more predictable hours
- Or to only be indoors
- You may want more money
- You might just not be happy with your career and looking to change
- The challenge of high school athletes is not enough for you
- A new level of AT opens up with dual credntials
What I love about being an AT
- Medical aspect
- Building relationships
- Mentoring students
- allowing my children to come to work with me
- Best seat for the games
- Challenges me constantly
- I get to go workout or shoot hoops as part of my job
What I wish I could change:
- Games over holidays
- Games on weekends
- Communication with coaches
- Improved care for all athletes (junior high)
- Better understanding from Administration
- Increased pay or decreased hours
- More focus on continued learning
Want to go to PT School?
APTA has a list of all the programs here
She also highly recommends Healthy Wealthy and Smart
PTs have to do a lot of documentation
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ATs have to do a lot of hydration
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Brian Goodstein aka Goody, is the Head AT for DC united and joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast at the Professional Soccer Athletic Trainers' Society PSATS annual meeting to discuss Hamstring Injuries.
As a former Strength and Conditioning Coach and Director of Sports Performance at Metro Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, “Goody” is well versed in early stage rehab as well as late stage return to play for most injuries.
Likewise, Brian served one term as vice president and president of PSATS.
Similarly he was a member of the MLS Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the MLS policy and procedures committee, MLS concussion committee, and is on the editorial board for Training and Conditioning Magazine.
Moreover, In 2007 and 2004, he was honored as the MLS Athletic Trainer of the Year.
This is the first in a series of Hamstring injuries podcasts.
So what are we talking about?
Lower leg, hamstring and groin injuries can plague a season for both athletes and teams alike in the MLS. Brian Goodstein, head athletic trainer for DC United shares with us early intervention strategies and early stage rehab considerations.
But I always take 2x the recommended dose
Have an athlete obsessed with ibuprofen? Listen in as to why the pros place an emphasis on NOT taking NSAIDs post injury.
What else are we covering at PSATS?
- PSATS101 with Ron Shinault
- Hamstring Functional Progression
- PSATS Member stories – Alexandra McDonald. Ivan Pierra, Chris Rumsey
- Youth Soccer vs Professional Soccer considerations
Where are we?
The beautiful JW Marriott in Grande Lakes Orlando at the Professional Soccer Athletic Trainer Society annual meeting before the combine.
Brian “Goody” Goodstein
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These things are awesome.
There are lots of uses for the recovery pump by RP Sports
- Flushing muscles after intense workouts
- Getting rid of soreness
- Reducing swelling
- Helping the body parts feel fresh and new
Who should get one?
These are very useful tools for almost anyone.
- Your Athletes
- Your pregnant self / wife (with doctors consent)
- and… even your horse
What reasons would you not want a RPSports product?
You do not want a hygienic product.
You're no interested in recovery
Sequential overlapping pressure is not your thing
20 – 100 mmHg is not a wide enough range
How can you get your own?
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I do not even know what it is…
Brett McQueen loves Athletic Training and nerdy stuff. He suggested we talk about Dermonueromodulation. I am learning right along with you.
What is Dermonueromodulation?
Well using my medical terminology i believe Dermonueromodulation goes like this:
Dermo – Skin
Nuero – Nerve
Modulation – Change
But beyond that I am really at a loss.
A quick google search brings up sites like:
or this YouTube video:
How Has Brett Been Using DNM?
Had a cardiac surgeon in pain that prevented him from completing a full surgery.
For three years the doctor had been seeing pain doctors, chiropractors, orthopedics and the works.
After three visit with Brett addressing the threatened tissue and the muscular dysfunction the doctor was pain free for the first time in a while.
Does this apply to most Athletic Trainers?
WE already do some sort of Dermonueromodulation with each evaluation.
This is a great tool to help us slow down and allow our touch to be part of the healing process.
If you have an injury that the patient is hesitant to relax or allow you to touch then try giving the area a “warm hug” with your hands and allowing the sensation to alter the brain patterns.
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Check out MedBridge and their online platform that will allow you to get 2 years of CEUs with just one properly timed subscription
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