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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Date Your Wife by Justin Buzzard – 425

Justin Buzzard is an Author, Speaker, Pastor and most importantly Husband and Father.  In his book Date Your Wife he charges men to really look at marriage as the ultimate call to action, life long action, daily intentional action.

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After reading the book and implementing some of the practices I asked a few Athletic Trainers to read it and apply it to their marriage.

Vidal Mora commented-
Dating your wife means to guard and cultivate her, the little stuff such as watching the kid and letting her go get some coffee alone, go for a walk, watch a tv show alone without interruptions is dating your wife, for you try to take some time together send your child to a babysitter and spend time with your wife alone in your house. I know first hand things can get sometimes overwhelming with life (wife/kids/work), humans need that alone time in my opinion, because sometimes my wife and I can't even remember our lives before kids.

Josh Dawsey writes:
This book, even though I'm still finishing it, has really adjusted my view of my marriage, and how I view Stephanie. It has laid out some tough challenges, but in the coming new year I want to be more intentional at dating my wife. The book showed me that there needs to be a strong foundation and then I need even stronger pillars to support my wife, my son, and our marriage. Hopefully throughout this journey of marriage and dating we rekindle some flames that have died and set ablaze some fires already there. Lastly, I want my young son to see a great example of how he should pursue his future spouse and how to treat her once he marries. Thank you for including me in this time together and I hope we can keep chatting about how our journeys are going.


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Resources from Justin:

Justin’s Amazon Page

Show Notes

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