TikTok and the AT with KP

TikTok always ended up showing me stuff I did not want to see, so I deleted the app. Meanwhile, KP, AKA Kyle Parkison, is amassing quite a following and positively impacting the world using TikTok.


Why do you use social media for sports medicine?

Started it for fun and advocacy

A lot of students and people did not know All of the things we do as Athletic Trainers.

TikTok has a lot more random followers

TikTok would be the only one if I had to choose.

Those videos are about ten seconds to a minute long.

A lot of people know and follow me…

It is kinda weird

I am outgoing but people outside of my circle following and recognizing me was just weird.

What have you taken from Social Media

I have been using it for about 6 years.

I have taken a  lot of ideas from others

How has it helped?

Free stuff for the kids


Has it been harmful or negative for you at all?

My wife and I have had a few conversations about it, but she actually is pretty helpful in making videos.

How do you manage a video per day?

Some are 1.5 hours 

Some are 30 seconds

Some are 6 seconds

I keep the app open while recording the long videos and just lock the phone until it is time to record again.

Which platforms do you use and why?

I use:





YouTube shorts

TikTok is easily my favorite

What has your HR or legal department given you for guidelines?

Our admin team was 100% supportive

None of them really knew what is going to happen

Make sure you ask and keep open communication.

I ask parents before posting ones with student-athletes

What connections have you made through social media?

Several brands have sent me things or given me discounts for making videos.

Lots of student-athletes in the surrounding area have connected with me.

Jeremy Jackson

KP – Kyle Parkison

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MonroeCentralAT

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TikTok: @MonroeCentralAT

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