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Shoulder Evaluation Tips and Tricks – 492

Shoulder Evaluation can be hard.

I need help with my shoulder evaluation skills.  I have plenty of room to improve.

Last podcast focused on Shoulder Anatomy building on that we are looking at evaluation tips and tricks to help me (and anyone else) refresh and grow my skills.

One thing we must remember is that a shoulder problem can really be a hip issues and the lack of mobility is stressing the shoulder more.

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Mike Chamberlain – College baseball player turned Physical Therapist Mike joins the podcast for the very first time.   Email Mike

Some of the tips covered on this podcast:

  • Tendons – painful at warm up, loosens up, but then painful after stopping
  • Labrum – Pain throughout the activity, decreased accuracy, clicking sound or feeling
  • Impingement – anterior pain with specific arm placement
  • Quick isometric in each direction: Cyriax Selective Tissue Tensioning for contractile vs non-contractile tissue differential dx
  • Contractile = painful with contraction and stretch
  • Non-contractile – no real pain with stretch but pain as you passively move into contractile direction




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Are you a Shoulder Anatomy expert?

I am not a Shoulder Anatomy expert.  I know there are things I can still earn and use to help me understand, evaluate and rehab the shoulder.  When I do not know an answer or notice a consistent weakness I normally head towards gaining understanding.

Fortunately I have some friends and colleagues that can help me gain understanding.

Bubba has 3 shoulder surgeries under his belt and needs a fourth.

Marcus Knox, a Physical Therapist for Houston Methodist, joins the podcast for the first time.

What is this podcast about?

Always improving the profession of athletic training…but if you are this far into it you probably mean this specific one.

Here we are focusing on shoulder anatomy to review, identify some tips and discuss some unusual anatomy findings of the shoulder.

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Marcus recommends: The Student Physical Therapist

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What tips or tricks do you have?

Email me: Jeremy Jackson

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Dichotomy of Leadership in AT – 486

Are you too extreme?

There is always a balance or dichotomy of leadership.  You can be too aggressive or not aggressive enough.

In Leadership you can be a micro-manager or not hands on enough.

You can be disciplined and follow all the rules, but not have room for flexibility or changes.

A leader must also be a follower.

Each point they discuss more in the book.

John and I cover what we are learning and applying so far through this month of leadership in AT series.

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In their second book Dichotomy of Leadership Jocko and Leif discuss how they have to constantly find balance and come back and clarify some points from Extreme Ownership.

Want to listen to the whole series?

Extreme Ownership

Director of Sports Medicine Kurt Andrews

Goal Setting in Athletic Training with Brandy Currie

Athletic Director Ross Cooper

Manger of Athletic Training with Christina Eyers

Leading Into Retirement with Larry Cooper

Dichotomy of Leadership

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We have heard from several people already about their leadership style, experiences, lessons and how the podcasts are impacting them.

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Are YOU Green and Growing?

Larry Cooper returns to the Sports Medicine Broadcast talking about how he is Leading into Retirement (and still leading ATs after retirement.)

Brandy Currie just explained why experience is not the best teacher rather reflection on experience.

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Larry Cooper is reflecting on his leadership in Athletic Training over the years.  John Ciecko has plenty of questions for Larry about leadership failures and successes.

Join our journey to grow our influence as Athletic Trainers, as co-workers, spouses and parents.

Want to contact Larry?

Message him on Twitter

Email Larry

Want to listen to the whole series?

Extreme Ownership

Director of Sports Medicine Kurt Andrews

Goal Setting in Athletic Training with Brandy Currie

Athletic Director Ross Cooper

Manger of Athletic Training with Christina Eyers

Leading Into Retirement with Larry Cooper

Dichotomy of Leadership

Need some CEUs:

I wold love to meet you at an upcoming NATA Convention.

But if you can not make it to convention you may be able to win free registration during NATM annually on the Sports Medicine Broadcast

OR you can sign up for MedBridge using the code “TheSMB” to save some, help out the Sports Medicine Broadcast and be entered to an annual drawing for a second year free.

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I really do love hearing from you about things that helped, did not work, or how you can help improve others practice as ATs.

So hit me up on Twitter, Facebook, Email

Dr. Christina Eyers – Director of AT – 480

Work outside of the Secondary Setting?

Dr. Christina Eyers is the director of Sports Medicine and Athletic Training services for the Henry For Health Care System.

Understanding the leadership challenges for the hospital system is a slightly different animal and can help us communicate better with our medical providers.

As Manager of Athletic Training at Henry Ford Health System she oversees of over 30 athletic trainers who service over 20  teams (professional, collegiate, and high schools) in the metro-Detroit area.

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About Christina Eyers

Christina completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Movement Science from the University of Michigan, holds a Master of Arts degree in Health Studies from the University of Alabama, and earned her Doctor of Education degree from Central Michigan University.

Employed at Henry Ford Health System since 2011, she is currently the Manager of Athletic Training for the Division of Orthopaedics.

Prior to this, she has worked with collegiate athletes at the University of Michigan, University of Alabama, Saginaw Valley State University, and Central Michigan University;

As well as intramural and recreational athletes at Central Michigan University; and youth soccer athletes through the US Olympic Development Program.

Christina has also held positions at Central Michigan University as an Assistant Professor and Saginaw Valley State University as Adjunct Faculty.

What Else Has Dr. Eyers done?

Christina has published and presented at the state, district, national and international levels.

She is also past President of the Michigan Athletic Trainers' Society (2009-2010), has served in leadership and committee roles with the GLATA and NATA.

Furthermore, Dr Christina Eyers is currently appointed to the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for Athletic Trainers.

And finally, serves on the Board of Directors for the NATAPAC.

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What do you think the episode?

Complaints? Send them to me.

Praise? Send the to Dr. Eyers

Questions? Let John know.

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Athletic Trainer to Athletic Director – 477

How can I become an Athletic Director?

Many ATs have moved on to Administration.  Ross Cooper is an Athletic Director and Athletic Trainer for Detroit County Day Schools.

John Ciecko gets to the point to figure out how he got there and how you can follow Ross's path.

Ross Cooper; Athletic director; AD

Here are a few key points from Ross Cooper

  • Experienced ATs already perform many of the duties of an Athletic Director
  • You have to be willing to get out of your comfort zone
  • Exposure to multiple leaders and leadership styles is beneficial
  • Self-Reflection is crucial
  • Relationships with each person are important – never know who is watching
  • Be a good listener

Ross also mentioned he took the schedules and policies and made them all digital.  Using a system like Diflucan dose can help an Athletic Trainer reduce paper work, streamline the PPE process and improve communication with coaches, parents, and athletes

Want to reach out to Ross?

Connect with him on Linkedin

Email him

Have some praises?

Send them to John on twitter

Got complaints?

I'll take those


Goal Setting builds Leadership in AT – 474

Need help with Goal Setting?

Brandy Currie is a John Maxwell Team leader and speaker. Goal setting is one of the keys to maintaining consistent leadership.  Passionate about both AT and Leadership Brandy is glad to be able to join us as we grow our profession.

John Ciecko has a whole board of goals he checks off as he accomplishes them.

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Some of the goals are daily:

  • Wake up at 5 am,
  • exercise for 30 minutes,
  • eat a healthy breakfast

Some of the goals are weekly, monthly and yearly.

What other books should you read?

Brandy recommends pretty much anything by John C Maxwell but the top of her required reading is:

21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership

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Team of Teams with Kelly Salter – 471

What are the rules for leadership?

Kelly Salter (Cheap canadian viagra and John Ciecko have read the book: Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

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In this episode of Leadership in Athletic Training John and Kelly discuss the book and how it applies to Athletic Training.

Some of the comments during the show:

  • Things change and if we are not willing to adapt we dig our heels in and get left behind.
  • We are not lazier or less intelligent from our parents, but what worked for them will not necessarily work for us
  • We have to constantly adapt – for example Taping and ankle.  Communication needs to be adapted almost with each individual
  • Ask for help from a colleague, mentor, or social media circles when you have a tough case or someone is not responding.
  • You can not win every battle and you need to know when to sit down and listen.

They cover several other practical ways it applies in their practice and changes they have made from taking ownership of the responsibility to lead.

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Want More?

The following are the interviews in the Leadership in Athletic Training Series.

Extreme Ownership

Director of Sports Medicine Kurt Andrews

Goal Setting in Athletic Training with Brandy Currie

Athletic Director Ross Cooper

Manger of Athletic Training with Christina Eyers

Leading Into Retirement with Larry Cooper

Dichotomy of Leadership


I would love your feedback

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Director of Sports Medicine Kurt Andrews – 469

Who is Kurt Andrews?

Director of Sports Medicine for Sporting KC Kurt Andrews is a husband, Athletic Trainer and pursuer of knowledge.

Kurt Provides leadership to the Sports Medicine team that protects and prepares the Sporting Kansas City soccer players.

As director you also have to plan and prepare them team, practice procedures and EAPs and coordinate Doctors, PTs, EMTs, Massage Therapist and all other medical team members.

Kurt also is a leader in PSATS or Professional Soccer Athletic Trainers.

Leadership Series

John Ciecko assembled an outstanding lineup to cover the various aspects of Leadership in AT.

Check out our whole #LeadershipSeries as we apply these principles to Athletic Training and various settings.

Books we recommend

Leadership Series; Extreme Ownership, John Maxwell

Extreme Ownership

Dichotomy of Leadership

21 Irrefutable Laws of leadership

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Extreme Ownership in AT – 466

Extreme Ownership means no more excuses.

Extreme Ownership means you take ownership and responsibility for all actions and circumstances surrounding you.

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In the book Extreme Ownership, Jocko Willinik and Leif Babin share really hard hitting principles about being a leader.

The leadership principles are the same ones that make Navy SEALs so effective and have helped mega corporations find repeatable success.

John Ciecko III takes over the podcast for the series on leadership.

We have read the book and summarized how this applies to our lives both personally and professionally.

One story from Jeremy

Our new principal did not seem to appreciate me or the work we were doing to keep athletes safe.  He did not come by and talk to us.  He asked who questions every time I tried to do something extra.

Therefore he did not like me or support or program.

Actually he did not know me, my reputation, role or reason.  He wanted to have all the answers before allowing his students to go on a field trip.

He needed more information that I failed to communicate to him.

In this podcast i tell a story of how i know he supports me and my program now because we have built the relationship and i provided needed information upfront and fill in gaps when needed.

Wrapping up the series

We also review the leadership series with the second book Dichotomy of Leadership

Our hope is that YOU will join us on this journey of extreme ownership and begin to lead your environment.

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