Firefly Speeds Recovery – 547

How do you recover on a plane a few hours after you run for 90 minutes?

Have no fear Firefly Recovery is here.

Anthony actually started looking for recovery devices for his children playing club sports when he came across this device.

What is Firelfy Recovery

Anthony Kjenstead, sole distributor of Firefly USA, joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast live at PSATS 2019 to discuss the product the Kurt Andrews says is amazing.

Kurt Andrews is the Head AT for Sporting KC and says he has them for every road game.

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How does it work?

Stimulating the peroneal nerve to fire, causing muscle contraction which in turn increases circulation.

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Where can you find out more info?

Check out their website

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Youth Soccer vs Pro Considerations – 544

Kurt Andrews returns to the Sports Medicine Broadcast in-person at #PSATS2019 to discuss Youth Soccer considerations.

Soccer is the most popular sport

At my school we have more kids playing soccer than any other sport. It is the one program that actually needs to make cuts to maintain a manageable size.

Here at the high school kids are playing for pretty much free. a pair of cleats and their own practice clothes and they is it.

The problem comes when they are playing weekend club tournaments that they pay money to be on the team. These teams do not provide medical care. They often do not employ fully-competent coaches.

Where does that leave us?

Our district policy is we as AT treat Athletic Injuries that occurred as a direct result from high school sports participation

Got hurt at home playing with your brother…
Car accident…
Club team injury…
Basically anything that happened outside of school sanctioned athletics…

You most go to a doctor first and be cleared before we can treat you.

Kurt Andrews joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast to answer some of the following questions

How often do Pro players

  • Practice?
  • Play games?
  • Receive medical attention
  • Spend time recovering
  • Spend time away from the sport

What medical consideration should youth soccer players / parents / Athletic Trainers be prepared to address?

Does all the extra practice, games, drills really help you improve your chances of reaching the pros?

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Ivan Pierra Best AT in LA Galaxy – 541

What Keeps Ivan Pierra going?

Get to know PSATS member Ivan Pierra

  • First AT with the LA Galaxy
  • 10+ years with LA
  • Director of Sports Science
  • Participated in 4 world cup games as an AT

So what keeps Ivan Pierra coming to work?

One of most ATs favorite parts is the relationships. Ivan is no different

Locker room talk and ribbing is part of the job. If I trip in front of everyone i expect the kids to tease me about it for the next few days.

If you do something really awesome they should know and give you a hard time about it…if that is the way you go about business.

His number one negative…

Time away from FAMILY

Sometimes he can bring family on the trips but as an AT for pro-soccer you do not have any real free time except bedtime.

So during those times where you are able to escape or steal away even a few hours to invest in your family do it.

How has PSATS grown?

PSATS was not even around when he started. he has seen it grow from ATs who would see each other only at games to a small group gathering to the huge growing success it is today

How can you contact Ivan?

Email Ivan

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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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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

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Hamstring: Early Rehab with Goody – 522

Brian Goodstein aka Goody, is the Head AT for DC united and joins the Sports Medicine Broadcast at the Professional Soccer Athletic Trainers' Society PSATS annual meeting to discuss Hamstring Injuries.

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As a former Strength and Conditioning Coach and Director of Sports Performance at Metro Orthopedic and Sports Therapy, “Goody” is well versed in early stage rehab as well as late stage return to play for most injuries.

Likewise, Brian served one term as vice president and president of PSATS.

Similarly he was a member of the MLS Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the MLS policy and procedures committee, MLS concussion committee, and is on the editorial board for Training and Conditioning Magazine.

Moreover, In 2007 and 2004, he was honored as the MLS Athletic Trainer of the Year.

This is the first in a series of Hamstring injuries podcasts.

So what are we talking about?

Lower leg, hamstring and groin injuries can plague a season for both athletes and teams alike in the MLS. Brian Goodstein, head athletic trainer for DC United shares with us early intervention strategies and early stage rehab considerations.

But I always take 2x the recommended dose

Have an athlete obsessed with ibuprofen? Listen in as to why the pros place an emphasis on NOT taking NSAIDs post injury.

What else are we covering at PSATS?

Where are we?

The beautiful JW Marriott in Grande Lakes Orlando at the Professional Soccer Athletic Trainer Society annual meeting before the combine.

Contact us

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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
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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 


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LP Support – PSATS – 518

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Who is LP Support

“LP has been recognized as the industry leader in the sports medicine category and in technical protective wear, and has been well received by sports medical professionals.

Our goal is to design, manufacture and market technically advanced products for injury prevention, injury treatment and performance enhancement to athletes and sports enthusiasts.

Extensive research, innovative design, and our passion for comprehensive protection lead to the creation of LP's CoolPrene® material; as well as the introduction of MaxWrap® that revolutionizes the concept of taping.

Success stories from athletes who have benefited from these innovations inspire us to keep creating high performance protective supports to meet their athletic needs.”

What is new from LP Support?

Compression shorts with seamless tape.

Continued innovation

What are some of your favorite products

Compression shorts are one of the more popular product

Contact LP support


Call – 18009791932

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Alexandra McDonald – 515

DC United presents Alexandra McDonald

Who is Alexandra McDonald?

  • A relative rookie in the MLS
  • Athletic Trainer for DC United
  • Former college Soccer player

How can I be like her?

  • Know the sport
  • Work Hard
  • Communicate
  • Network
  • Volunteer
  • Reach out to some of the MLS ATs
  • Network some more

Seriously reach out to the ATs working Pro Soccer, they are very approachable. find a way to help out with their camps, practices or facilities.

Need to contact Alexandra?

Need to get a hold of me?

Jeremy Jackson – Host of the Sports Medicine Broadcast

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