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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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

If dehydrating your self while on vacation is part of your routine then plan ahead and take some HOIST with you to re-hydrate and rapidly recover.

Contact Us

Chris Rumsey – @crumseyatc

Jeremy Jackson

John Ciecko


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 


Brian Carberry – Email

PSATS 101 – 511

New to PSATS?

Professional Soccer Athletic Trainers Society or PSATS is a group of sports medicine professionals working with or desiring to work with professional soccer (or futbol) and their minor league teams.  PSATS101 is focused telling the story of PSATS and how we can grow together as professionals.

PSATS 101; PSATS101; Ron Shinault

Who are the guests?

Ron Shinault of the San Jose Earthquakes headlines the intro podcast.
John Ciecko gets the low down

What are some of the key points?

On the PSATS101 podcast we discuss…

  • Who can join
  • Requirements
  • Goals
  • Mission
  • Opportunities to serve

Where are podcasting from?

The beautiful JW Marriott Grande Lakes Orlando is host to the annual PSATS conference and meeting.

John Ciecko and I sharing the knowledge of our colleagues working primarily with one sport athletes.

I tried to talk John into going to Harry Potter World why were here but then I reconsidered knowing how much my wife would want to be with me.

During the conference we will also cover:

PSATS Member Stories – McDonald; Rumsey; Pierra
Hamstring Injuries – GoodyMacGregor; Purcell 
Groin Injuries – Cruz
Youth Soccer Concerns – Kurt Andrews

(some links will not work until the associated podcast is released)

How can I find out more info about PSATS?

Go to their website:

Catch them on Facebook

Tweet them: PSATS_MLS


Want to Contact Us?

John Ciecko III

Jeremy Jackson

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