Author Archives: Host of The SMB

Dr. Mansour Interview – 529

Finally the interview with Dr. Alfred Mansour.  He had 2 presentations and a breakout session, consequently we had to do one interview about all of the topics.

Epiphyseal injuries; Mansour; Alfred Mansour; Athletic Hip
You can check out Dr. Mansours's Epiphyseal Presentation right there.
Similarly you can find his Hip Presentation here

One of my AT heroes comes through again:

Thanks to Bob Marley for continuing to allow us to record and interview the speakers.

I certainly could not have done this solo:

Bubba Wilson, Ryan Collins, Josh Yellen, Eduardo Beltran.

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Functional Hamstring Progression – 528

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

  • Pilates
  • Floatation
  • Cryotherapy

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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Jon MacGregor

Matt Weston

Jeremy Jackson

John Ciecko

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Kelvi Heat and Cold Therapy – 527

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.

Kelvi; Scott; Howerton

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.

Want to know more

Get more information at

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– John Ciecko

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Jeremy Jackson

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Kelvi Hot and Cold Therapies

Scott Howerton joins the SMB live at PSATS 2019 to discuss Kelvi hot and cold therapies.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, January 3, 2019

Switching to Nursing – 526

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:

  • Cost
  • Travel
  • Books
  • Lost income
  • Job Opportunities
  • Current Student Debt
  • Is this really where you see yourself being the most beneficial?

Contact Us:

Jeremy Jackson

Robin Quezada

Shawna Bailey

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The Athletic Hip with Dr. Mansour – 525

Alfred Mansour pulls triple duty at the memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Update.  2 presentations, a breakout session and an interview over the Athletic Hip.
He also presented on Epiphyseal injuries to Adolescent Athletes so if you missed that one then give it a listen and let Dr. Mansour know what you think
Epiphyseal injuries

Never too busy for an interview

Like I mentioned earlier, he had a lot going on at this workshop, but he was still able to provide us with a Follow up interview

Looking for the Slides?

Some of my favorite ATs continue to push the podcast forward 

Thanks to Bob Marley for continuing to allow us to record and interview the speakers.
Also could not do it without Bubba Wilson, Ryan Collins, Josh Yellen, Eduardo Beltran and everyone else who helped make the recordings possible.
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Who is Chris Rumsey? – 524

Houston Dynamo Head AT Chris Rumsey

About Chris

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.

Chris Rumsey; PSATS 2019; Dynamo; Houston

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Chris Rumsey – @crumseyatc

Jeremy Jackson

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Who is Chris Rumsey

Houston Dynamo's Chris Rumsey Shares his story

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, January 3, 2019

AT to DPT – 523

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.

Greg Perry, AT to DPT, DPT

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.

DPT, Daria

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

  • Sports
  • 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

Got Questions?

Daria is active on Social Media Daria was also on our Dance Medicine podcast

As well as Tough to Treat and Lost in the Shuffle

She also highly recommends Healthy Wealthy and Smart

Email Greg Perry

Get a hold of ME!!!

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Hamstring: Early Rehab with Goody – 522

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.

goody, Brian Goodstien, Brian Goodstein, Hamstring, DC United

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?

Where are we?

The beautiful JW Marriott in Grande Lakes Orlando at the Professional Soccer Athletic Trainer Society annual meeting before the combine.

Contact us

Brian “Goody” Goodstein

John Ciecko

Jeremy Jackson


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Discussing early stage hamstring evaluation and recovery with Brian "Goody" Goodstein at PSATS MLS annual Meting

Brian Goodstein shares with us his 16+ year experience in the MLS and his thoughts on hamstring injuries as they are a common injury in soccer players

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, January 3, 2019

Recovery Pump by RPSports – 521

I want a Recovery Pump

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
RPSports; Recovery Pump; RP Sports; Brian; Carberry; Pure Flow
Probably when i first heard of passive cardio from Pure Flow

Who should get one?

These are very useful tools for almost anyone.

  • You
  • 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?

Use the code PSATS10 to save 10% off all Recovery Pump purchases until July 1 2019

Contact Us

John Ciecko

Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast 


DermoNueroModulation – 520

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: