Candid AT Live – 577

What is Candid AT

Candid AT is a couple of Athletic Trainers hoping to entertain you. They want to be the people you commiserate with and end up belly laughing at the end of a hard season.

Candid AT is a fun entertaining podcast with some really cool guys who are best friends and enjoy sharing the mic and their stories together.

Fictional AT

Thor vs Batman

Thor would be really good at transportation

Batman – is wealthy, has lots of cool tools, knows how to be behind the scenes, can run a company.

Batman wins for almost everyone except the one person drooling over his rippling muscles.

F, Marry, Kill

Treadmill – I chose to marry the treadmill as I really enjoy how running helps me open up my body

Elliptical – always awkward for me. Killed this one for sure.

Stationary Bike – F – good for something quick but not a long term solution.

Where can I find out more about Candid AT

The podcast feed can be found here

But in your podcast app you can search candid athletic training

Great live show

We had people lined up for about 20 minutes waiting to see Chad and Kevan. we had a blast discussing their story and doing some impromptu Candid AT stuff.

We got audience interaction on 2 different occasions which only made the show that much better.

I am Jeremy Jackson, Host of the Sports Medicine Broadcast and I listen to Candid Athletic Training.

Candid AT Live

Check out the facebook live stream

Candid AT Live – Chad & Kevan

Candid AT Live – Chad & Kevan

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Contact us:

Chad & Kevan – @Candid_AT

Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Stop Using Ice – Gary Reinl – 576

Stop Using Ice!!!

Stop Using Ice; Gary Reinl; Ray Olivo; John Ciecko

Buy a FrioHydration Unit that will hold ice for days and then STOP USING ICE and be done…

Actually, this is about using Ice as a treatment option for injuries.

In his book, Iced, The Illusionary Treatment Option, Gary Reinl covers almost everything we talk about here.

Stop Using Ice, Gary Reinl, Delayed healing, congestion of waste

Why should you Stop Using Ice?

There is very little research to support its efficacy

It actually slows the healing down by creating congestion at the damage site. Similar to a lane closure on a freeway due to an accident. when the cars back up the Emergency crew can not get there quickly and the 30-minute commute now takes 90 minutes.

There is no Google or Waze app for the human body. It really tries to repair rather than destroy itself. Let it run its course.

We confuse swelling and inflammation

Swelling can occur when a part of the body becomes inflamed. However, it is caused by the accumulation of fluid in tissues throughout the body, or in a specific region of the body

Inflammation is classified as a protective response from the immune system to injury, infection, or irritation.

Discussion on the SMB not in the book…

Practical application of the principal

  • How to talk to your coaches about it
  • How to talk with your athletes about it
  • How to discuss changing your physician's protocol

Slight exception to the rules:

  • If you have a dislocation and need to transport, ice will reduce swelling which will allow for a better relocation.
  • If you are using it once as an emotional trigger to help calm down the athlete

What About MarcPro

Using my code (TheSMB) helps to ensure your best discount as well as support the SMB

A medical-grade device that can run for hours to relieve the congestion of waste in and around the damaged tissue.

Try out the loaner program and see if it is worth your while – Email Gary@MarcPro.com and mention the Sports Medicine Broadcast and the Loaner Program

Contact us:

Gary Reinl – Email Gary Reinl

Jeremy Jackson

Shawn Ready – shawnreadyatc@gmail.com

Ray Olivo – rayolivo1@gmail.com

Dr. Mark Knoblauch – maknobla@Central.UH.EDU

Dr. Layci Harrison – lharris5@Central.UH.EDU

Bob Marley – Bob.Marley@uth.tmc.edu

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Functional Movement Techniques – 575

What is Functional Movement Techniques?

7 courses focused on a graduated or leveling style continuing education

Each course is 6 CEUs

Blades and blades advanced is their Instrument-assisted course

RockPods and RockFloss – similar to cupping and voodoo floss just with a slightly different focus

And their newest Movement Specialist Course

Basically – what is the current science and current myofascial science

Some of the highlights from the podcast:

“Don' let your SCHOOLING get in the way of your EDUCATION” – Mark Twain

Prepare the patient for the path because you can not prepare the path for the patient.

The BEST REHAB TOOL is the patient you are treating

We do not care about practitioners using RockTape. You can bring your own brand and we will still teach you the skills. Bring your other brand tools we do not care.

We might be teaching taping techniques, but that is really the centerpiece. We teach the functional anatomy and theory all wrapped in the taping course.

Where can you see what Functional Movement looks like?

Check out Mike Stella on Instagram

Check out RockTape

Mike Stella was also on the SMB on episode 562

Functional Movement Techniques

Where are we?

This episode was recorded live in Las Vegas at the Dragonfly Max Podcast Lounge.

We love to meet people at live events so if you see one of us then please stop us, chat, take a picture with us and post it on social media.

We would like to share your conference with the world through podcast so reach out and let's see what we can do together.

Functional Movement Techniques with Mike Stella, Mike McKenney, and Dr. Ethan Kreiswirth

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Contact us:

Mike Stella – mikestellamovement@gmail.com

Dr. Ethan Kreiswirth

Jeremy JacksonHost of The Sports Medicine Broadcast

John Ciecko – jciecko@bloomfield.org

Alisha M Penningtonalisha@theatvantage.com

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Mike Hopper – Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

Clint Sanders – clint@dragonflyathletics.com

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Cramping Research – 574

World renown researcher and heat illness expert Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek returns to discuss Cramping Research.

Sandra Fowkes-Godek; Fowkes; Godek; Cramping Science Research
Anything heat illness…Dr. Fowkes-Godek is your expert

In our last conversation…

Dr. Fowkes-Godek covered a lot about blood levels, potassium overdoes, salt testing, IVs and ideal intake temperature.

Blood Chloride is one of the only things that changes during active cramps.

Mike McKenney mentioned it does not matter what science you have in the drink if it stay on the shelf or in the bottle. Cramping Research has to take into account the taste or drink-ability of the product or it is virtually useless.

Chloride, Chloride, Chloride

We keep pushing salt tablets and salty drinks.

Current cramping science research shows sodium and potassium levels to be the same before, during and after a cramp, yes during a full-body cramp they draw blood.

There are a few problems:
1. Chloride content is not on labels
2. Chloride requires a carrier like sodium, potassium or magnesium

Potassium can actually be toxic in the blood at high levels

So how do we get more Blood Chloride??

Mediterranean diets typically contain a high level

Seaweed

Feta Cheese

What about hot sauce?

It is similar to pickle juice in that it create a pharyngeal response.

But use caution as people who have been heavily exercising might not take kindly to hot sauce in their stomachs. If they start puking then you are compounding issues.

Are you Feeling Slushy????

Alyssa Brown asked about Thermoregulation and Cramping in the last podcast with Dr. Miller but we did not get to it.

Dr. Fowkes-Godek discusses how they keep a slushy machine in the facility for warm weather practices to help pre-lower the core body temperature.

Cramping Science research shows that the ones who get hot faster peak faster, finish slower and are more likely to cramp.

If you really want to make friends then get some Levelen and a slushy machine and have your players can perform better during warm temp games and practices.

Who's article is Dr. Fowkes-Godek reading?

Dr. Kevin Miller

Dr. Martin Schwellnus

other than that it is pretty lonely in the cramp world

Check the Facebook Live video

Want links to all of our recent Cramping Science podcasts?

Cramping Science with Dr. Kevin Miller

Cramping Science with Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek

NASA Engineered formula – The Right Stuff

Isotonic Drinks with Kari Beltran

Cramping Science Research with Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek

Neurology of a Cramp with Dr. Kevin Miller

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

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Use “TheSMB” to SAVE

Cramping Neurology – 573

In Cramping Science interview #1 with Dr. Kevin Miller, we did not even get to Cramping Neurology. We spent about 90 packed minutes discussing your questions and the role hydration plays in cramping.

Dr. Miller and Mike McKenney knew there was no way to do justice to cramping science without addressing the neurology component.

Cramp – an involuntary painful contraction of skeletal muscle brought on by a variety of factors. This podcast focuses on cramps related to the exercise of healthy individuals.

There is a teeter-totter between excitation and inhibition of the muscles from the nerves.

Cramping Neurology, nerve cell, axon, dendrite, Dr. Kevin Miller

What is Cramping Neurology?

Most basic definition: the role of the nervous system in cramping

About 8 minutes in Dr. Miller discusses the 3 main nerve cramp theories:

Central Theory –

This is the best supported through research stating the cramp occurs at the nerve cell body

There are two threshold levels for the cell body to cause a contraction known as a “bipolar state.”

Peripheral Theory –

Happens along the axon or end of the motor neuron.

We can stop a cramp from occurring by blocking the afferent activity with a nerve block to the tendon…but it is not always true.

Muscle Fiber Level Theory –

Least favorable among researchers but says that it happens at the muscle fiber level

Does the brain adjust and make the cramp easier?

Around minute 15 Mike asks if cramps can become a learned response from the brain

Of course, Dr. Kevin Miller has an answer that is helpful but not definitive

He does remind us:

  • each cramp is unique
  • there are many factors
  • frequent crampers need to know their triggers

Prefer to watch on Facebook Live?

Contact us:

Jeremy Jackson

Mike McKenney – email

Dr. Kevin Miller – email

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Medbridge, Medbridge Ed, Medbridge education, Cramping Neurology, Dr. Kevin Miller

Want to see the rest of our cramping science podcasts?

Cramping Science with Dr. Kevin Miller

Cramping Science with Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek

NASA Engineered formula – The Right Stuff

Isotonic Drinks with Kari Beltran

Cramping Science Research with Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek

Neurology of a Cramp with Dr. Kevin Miller

Cramping Science with Dr. Fowkes-Godek 572

Dr. Sandra Fowkes Godek knows cramping science. If you go to her bio on Levelen you will see:

“Dr. Sandra Fowkes Godek is a world-renowned expert in Hydration Sports Science, with over a decade of research in thermoregulation, athlete sweat testing, and fluid & electrolyte replenishment. “

Sandra Fowkes-Godek; Fowkes; Godek; Cramping Science Research

Her West Chester University bio shows even more.

She is the director of the H.E.A.T. Institute

Truly if you want to nerdy out about cramping science read some of her research or find a way to connect with her.

So what about Cramping Science?

Man oh man oh man.

Dr. Fowkes-Godek is smart, quick and a great talker. the numbers and data she can just rattle of about cramping, chloride, potassium, sodium blood levels is amazing.

But she is fun to listen to and engaging.

What is even more she is coming back on the Sports Medicine Broadcast to continue discussing cramping science.

Some of her research with the Philadelphia Eagles included taking guys who were in active full body cramps and drawing blood. How's that for suffering for science.

She also spent hours making specialized drinks to help athletes replace what they lost.

If you can shake dried sweat off your shirt, then you are a salty sweater and need a little extra salt (without added potassium).

What about heat illness and cramping?

If we train people to drink when they are thirsty and give them free access to water we can almost assuredly avoid dehydration.

This does not mean heat exhaustion is only related to hydration

Cramping Science with Sandra Fowkes-Godek

Hopefully we can do some myth busting as we continue our research and discussion on cramping science with world leaders in cramping.Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek is one the worlds premiere heat-illness researchers. Ask your questions live or send them to us later.

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Friday, April 19, 2019

Contact Us

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@northeastern.edu

Dr. Fowkes-Godek – SFowkes-Godek@wcupa.edu

Jeremy Jackson

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Want to see the rest of our cramping science podcasts?

Cramping Science with Dr. Kevin Miller

Cramping Science with Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek

NASA Engineered formula – The Right Stuff

Isotonic Drinks with Kari Beltran

Cramping Science Research with Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek

Neurology of a Cramp with Dr. Kevin Miller

Isotonic Drinks – Cramping Science – 571

Isotonic Drink – neutral or balanced. Fluids and electrolytes can move freely across the abdominal walls without requiring extra processing

Hypertonic Drink – formulas more dense than normal blood causing the body to pull water into the abdomen to process

Hypotonic Drink – are lower in electrolytes than the blood creating a movement of carbohydrates and electrolytes into the stomach and out of the blood

What are some examples of each?

Isotonic – Hoist Hydration (use coupon code “TheSMB”)

Hypertonic – Pickle Juice, The Right Stuff.

Hypotonic – Powerade, Gatorade

What are Mike McKenney's Thoughts?

Mike previously joined the Sports Medicine Broadcast to discuss hypo-hydration and some of the research he has been doing.

As more of an expert in cramping science Mike is leading the series

When are Isotonic Drinks worth drinking?

HOIST was actually created by some hard partying college grads as a way to “cure” a hangover. So if you are going for a night on the town take an Isotonic Drink with you to finish off the night and improve your morning.

Dr. Mark knoblauch discussed how living a low sodium diet has helped him live with greatly reduced symptoms of his Menier's and BPVD.

If you are not sweating and burning electrolytes and calories or have a need for low sodium in your life seek medical advice first.

Contact Us

Jeremy Jackson

Kari Beltran – www.Sportsmedicinebroadcast.com/HOIST

Check out some of the companies who are investing in Athletic Training:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Hoist logo; rapid hydration; Isotonic drink; Isotonic; isotonic solution
Isotonic Drinks with Kari Beltran

Kari Beltran shares the science behind isotonic drinks in helping keep you hydrated either from athletic performance or over indulgence in "non-water" drinks

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Cramping Science with Kevin Miller – 570

What do you know about Cramping Science?

I do not know a whole lot about Cramping Science, but luckily Mike McKenney and Dr. Kevin Miller are here to share tons of knowledge.

Who is Kevin Miller?

Dr. Kevin Miller is a Full Professor in the Athletic Training Program at Central Michigan University.  His research interests include the causes, treatments, and prevention of exertional heat illness with a specific emphasis on exercise-associated muscle cramping. 

He has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts in medical journals and presented over 90 international, national, or regional presentations on topics related to heat illness. 

He has co-authored several national and international position statements including the NATA Position Statement on Exertional Heat Illness; the Statement of the Third International Exercise-Associated Hyponatremia Consensus Development Conference; and the NATA round table on Malignant Hyperthermia in Physically-Active Populations. 

Dr. Miller is a member of the Korey Stringer Institute’s Medical and Science Advisory Board; a member of the Editorial Boards for the Journal of Athletic Training; Exercise Physiology; Sport and Exercise Nutrition; and Athletic Training and Sports Health Care

He is Chair of the Michigan Athletic Trainers Society Research Assistance Committee; NATA liaison to the Canadian Athletic Therapists Association; and member of the NATA’s International Committee.

Did you get lost in all of those titles?

Like I said, I do not know a whole lot of TRUTH about cramping. So I am here to keep it simple and not too nerdy.

What to do when you are cramping:

The fastest way to “fix” a cramp is static stretching. If we prevent the muscle from shortening then we are preventing it from cramping.

Anything ingested is going to take about 10 minutes to provide relief…

Except small volumes of pickle juice seem to make them relax after about 90 seconds. So stretch and give pickle juice right away.

When a cramp starts, will it go away?

For about an hour after a cramp the threshold for cramping is decreased even if the muscle is no longer cramping, it is still standing on the edge.

Recommendations for preventing a cramp?

  • ask good questions
  • know that each patient and cramp is unique
  • look for trends
  • have them keep a cramp journal
  • start early in the day with fluid and sodium replacements
  • drink through out the day when thirsty

Want to see the rest of our cramping science podcasts?

Cramping Science with Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek

NASA Engineered formula – The Right Stuff

Isotonic Drinks with Kari Beltran

Cramping Science Research with Dr. Sandra Fowkes-Godek

Neurology of a Cramp with Dr. Kevin Miller

Contact Us

Dr. Kevin Miller – email – mille5k@cmich.edu

Mike McKenney – m.mckenney@neu.edu

Jeremy Jackson

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Watch the Facebook Live

Cramping Science with Kevin Miller

Mike McKenney studied under Kevin Miller. Both are making an impact in the way we understand hydration.Kevin has a long list of hydration and cramping related articles and committee involvement.Join the conversation as part of a series on Cramping Science on the Sports Medicine Broadcast

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Preventative Data from Preventicx – 569

Kevin Robel joins Dr. Layci Harrison to discuss Preventative Data Analysis.

Kevin Robel; Layci J Harrison; Preventicx; Preventative Data

Have you been in this situation?

You started collecting data on injuries, doctors visits, attendance, and all of these other random things…

Every time some one on Facebook posts about showing your value you get excited…

That turns to frustration due to the inability to do something with the data.

Preventicx – Kevin Robel

Preventative Data Analysis.What is your injury prevention worth/Kevin Robel helps us understand how and when to use and collect data to help prevent injuries

Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Tuesday, March 26, 2019

I hate data analysis

It doesn't matter if it is preventative data analysis…

Injury data…

or anything set of numbers that you have to look at and draw conclusions from.

Kevin Robel discusses how we as Athletic Trainers often do not collect data because we are so busy.

What is Preventicx?

A data analysis consultant that helps you move all of your data into a centralized cloud based storage location.

Kevin can help you visualize your data in a way that is easy for the average person to understand.

The future is being given to data analyst

Have you read Moneyball or or Astroball?

The managers of those teams made huge decisions based on data analytics.

Ask any administrator about getting a new person and they will ask you for your data to support the need and the value it would provide to the program.

New administrative jobs are being given to people who can collect, interpret and produce visuals based on data

Want some more info about Preventicx?

Check out the handout Kevin sent me

Contact us:

Jeremy Jackson

Kevin Robel – kevin@preventicx.com

Dr. Layci Harrison – Email

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

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Sports Performance Coach – 568

Jerade Parks is an Athletic Trainer, Sports Performance Coach, life coach, conference host and aspiring public speaker.

That is a whole lot for one person to handle.

For Jerade it is not all fun and games…. He almost lost his car chasing this dream.

Bit of a free Spirit?

Jerade admits he is more free spirited, artsy and very talkative.

He is creating his own space in our ever changing profession. He has experience in a multitude of rehabilitation to performance settings.

For example:

  • athletic training
  • rehabilitation
  • reconditioning
  • fitness
  • sports performance/ athletic development
  • sport coaching
  • recovery
  • nutrition lifestyle-based nutrition coaching

Who are the Sports Performance Coach clients?

This includes treating, training, and coaching general population, weekend warriors, and youth to professional athletics

What more can you have your hands in?

As a somewhat selfish endeavor he began hosting CEU conferences to obtain the certifications or training for free while still getting all of his CEUs in.

This turned out to be a great way for him to build his network, provide a valuable service to Athletic Trainers and related healthcare professionals.

Hire an Expert

Adam Halpern of Innovate AT discusses his recent hiring of a virtual assistant.

Know what you are good at and what you are not. If your talent is being in front of people then hire someone to do the work that keeps you behind a computer.

Jerade hired a business coach

I reached out to a former student of mine about helping compose emails to each guest after the interview and after the episode releases for them to share their interview.

****Update**** My former student Jazmin has been scheduling and send emails for about month and it has been fantastic to have that follow up. Lots of guests have responded which creates a dialog and future opportunities. It was something i wanted but could not manage with everything else.

Contact us

Jerade Parks: jptrainingrs@gmail.com

Jeremy Jackson

These people LOVE ATs and help the SMB pay the bills:


Frio Hydration – Superior Hydration products.

MioTech – meeting all of your sports medicine supply needs

PhysicalTherapy.com – use promo code “1FREECOURSE” to start for free

DragonflyMax – one-stop EMR

HOIST – no matter your reason for dehydration DRINK HOIST

MedBridge Education – Use “TheSMB” to save some, be entered in a drawing for a second-year free and support the podcast.

Sports Performance Coach; Jerade Parks;l Innovate AT