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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