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A podcast to promote and improve the profession of Athletic Training through real conversations about the topics WE want to know more about.

Athletic Trainer and Sports Medicine Instructor Jeremy Jackson and colleagues engage various Sports Medicine professionals to promote and improve the profession of Athletic Training. www.sportsmedicinebroadcast.com Contact: @MrJeremyJackson

Sports Medicine Broadcast Jeremy Jackson

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A podcast to promote and improve the profession of Athletic Training through real conversations about the topics WE want to know more about.

Athletic Trainer and Sports Medicine Instructor Jeremy Jackson and colleagues engage various Sports Medicine professionals to promote and improve the profession of Athletic Training. www.sportsmedicinebroadcast.com Contact: @MrJeremyJackson

    Toki Nakazawa’s Story

    Toki Nakazawa’s Story

    Being at home with the kids all day gave Toki time to think. He knew he needed to practice his skills and wanted to help others. Late one night he decided to create the joint dislocation simulator.

    Toki, tell us about the first time you reduced a dislocation?

    Back in 2000, we were playing an hour away from San Antonio

    There was no ortho available for the game.

    Dr. Bud Curtis said, “Toki, you have to do the reduction.”

    Tell us your AT story

    1992 I came to the US from Japan. My father had business in Houston so we decided on Texas and since there were almost no Japanese people in San Antonio I knew I would have to learn English with total emersion.

    Spent one year at the University of the Incarnate Word learning English

    Brackenridge High School in 2000

    After 14 years I needed a change

    Stayed home with kids

    Discuss the origin of your company

    One night I started dreaming and then began collecting materials.

    CAATE added 3 major standards including Reduction Techniques

    I built it for ATs, but I am now getting requests from Emergency Medicine, Wilderness Medicine and a DOD contract.

    When you were discussing Dr. Approved, tell us more about that.

    Dr. Curtis was my team doctor and we worked with him through the whole process.

    We also connected with Dr. Green, a local hand doctor , and had him test it out and give feedback.

    How can Jay help you today?

    Jay and I are actually going to be at NATA together sharing a vendor space.

    If you are no longer in school (an ATEP) how can we get this practice?

    I am hosting workshops across the country.

    If you can pay for the travel expenses and the best sandwiches in town, I will be there.

    What are you using for materials?

    It started with an old anatomy teacher donating a broken down skeleton and me using orthoplast to replicate the bones and joints.

    Do you feel guilty searching for new providers?

    I do not have a problem with switching if the company can do the same thing for cheaper and better.

    In the life balance you are creating, where is your line?

    I do not have a lot of expectations of someone giving back.

    I do a lot of things for others and do not expect anything back.

    Toki, talk about Shark Tank.

    I applied and presented to the first round.

    If I was selected I would fly out to California, but I was not.

    For me, I am glad I did not give up money and take on a loan. 

    What is the feedback you are getting?

    My first workshop was in San Antonio ISD with former colleagues that had never reduced a dislocation before.

    A lot of clinical programs do not have someone to teach the skills even though they bought the devices.


    Toki - Facebook or pretty much everywhere

    Elysia - Email or @SIBoards on Socials

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Long COVID

    Long COVID

    Long COVID - define it. 

    Symptoms after a covid infection that last past 3 months

    Resurfacing of a past issue like asthma

    Share some of your story. 

    Exposed on March 8th

    Symptomatic on March 16

    Body aches, shortness of breath

    Sprint run chest burning

    Mental fog - it was hard to learn new things

    Exacerbated an autonomic condition

    I tried to keep going but some friends did an intervention

    You recently presented at two conferences about Long COVID.  Give me the cliff notes.

    San Diego Pain Summit - more theoretical and it is available to watch for free

    NJATS - practical and scientific application for the Athletic Trainers

    Some settings no longer require an RTP.  What are your thoughts?

    Most RTP does not address Long COVID

    Encourage Cardiac testing

    Breathing symptoms and cognitive symptoms

    How do you tell the difference between out of conditioning, a cold, and long COVID?

    Look at a normal deconditioning response indicator like heart rate

    The aerobic system is broken.

    People with cardiopulmonary testing or rehab do worse on day two, typically much worse.

    It may be hard for athletes to verbalize their needs and concerns.  It was hard for me as a grown adult medical provider to recognize and verbalize my needs.

    The heart rate does not match what they are doing.

    When I shower it may be 150 where I am 120 bpm walking upstairs.

    Do they seem like they are getting sick from exercise?

    What is the one take-home message for ATs dealing with Long COVID personally or professionally?

    Make it simple

    Crippling fatigue

    PEM or PESE post-exertional symptom exacerbation

    Breathing pattern disorders - hard breathing when they should not be

    Mast cell activation syndrome

    An estimated 50% of long covid will have autonomic dysfunction

    Heat illness is a major concern

    LongCOVID Physio - a group for medical providers struggling - peer support

    Stop rest and think

    Be intentional

    Have conversations early and often

    Altered taste and smell is a thing with COVID

    This can lead to difficulty with student-athletes getting proper nutrition

    This is a Mass Disabling event


    Daria - OnTapPhysio 

    Jeremy - MrJeremyJackson



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    • 49 min
    BFR Tips and Tricks – Kyle & Jennifer

    BFR Tips and Tricks – Kyle & Jennifer

    Tips and tricks for using BFR are usually best with some experience. At this point, we have used Delphi BFR for about 6 months.

    Jennifer Asberry has used it as a clinician and as an injury-loving weekend warrior. She shares some of her injuries later.

    Kyle Kimbrell has been working with BFR for years and has plenty of tips, tricks, and thoughts. He has previously been on the podcast to discuss BFR in adolescents.

    Before we get to BFR Tips I have a few shoutouts.

    Judy Bittar - a student AT Aide for listening and reaching out when you visited our campus. 

    Tony Young - for purchasing the Compex and looking into BFR after we discussed it here on the podcast

    We received funding for the BFR unit from our Pasadena Education Foundation - a few quick tips on getting grants funded:

    * Will it make my classroom more innovative?* Will it boost student engagement?* Will it be used primarily in the classroom/ campus?* Is it underfunded or not funded by the regular school budget?* Does it relate to student learning, development, and academic success?

    Favorite success story

    Femur fracture returned to sport-specific activity after 3 months with equal quad size.

    PCL - patient returned after 4 months

    Derek - ACL repair after 5 months

    Best BFR tip for ease of use.

    JJ - you can press anywhere on the clock circle to start the 30-second timer.

    Jennifer - Have the exercises planned out before starting.

    Jeremy - Teach helpers and patients to set it up.

    Why does my LOP swing about 30 mmHg day to day?

    The LOP is a measurement of what it takes to measure occlude blood flow at that moment.

    * Stress can effect it* Prior activity* Cuff placement

    Any blunders?

    I had a user have the cuff slide down and “pop-out” the BFR cuff. How can we prevent it?

    * User error…that is all …lol* You can press deflate without having to do LOP again* Or remove the tube from the cuff and press your thumb over it while you readjust the cuff

    Large leg, can’t get the cuff to measure LOP. What else can I do?

    * Isometric Exercise* External cuff pressure* Skip the sleeve if they are wearing compression pants already

    “More likely to get funded” tips from the Education Foundation:

    * Makes learning more engaging and innovative.* Impacts a larger number of students & teachers.* Reusable, sustainable, and long-lasting projects.* Supports classroom instruction and boosts college or workplace readiness skills.* Includes matching funds from other sources.* Completed applications with accurate information.

    Matching Funds:


    Jennifer - Jennifer.Asberry@cps.k12.ar.us

    Kyle - kyle@owensrecoveryscience.com

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Recovery Kelvi Valerie

    Recovery Kelvi Valerie

    Valerie Tinklepaugh-Hairston presented on Recovery at the Trinity Sports Medicine Conference in 2022. I had some questions about her presentation because I like technology and toys.

    Mike Hopper has some questions about Kelvi and was being an AT Nerd and watching the Facebook live of her presentation.

    Food, Sleep Hydration…Valerie, give us something fancy…

    * Tell them why they need these things* 61% injury reduction rate when these issues are mitigated

    The Sports Nutrition playbook

    Movement is Medicine - Active recovery is king

    * Alternate activities* Vary heart rates

    Explain the co-contraction with the Theragun a little more…

    We need external stimuli to help the internal stimuli get moving.

    This could be done without a percussion gone but would be tiresome. You are basically poking the bear until it wakes up and chases you.

    You talk about needing an inflammatory response but knowing when to step in and help control it.

    This is the way we were biologically made

    It is basically the EMS crew coming in with the wrecker crew and the fireman to sweep up, clean up, haul off the bad stuff and get traffic flowing again.

    Pain is great, but sometimes those sensors just get stuck on.

    Treat the individual and not the symptom.

    Valerie tell us about Kelvi

    You really need to see it to believe it. The ability to go from hot to cold in 15 seconds is amazing.

    The technology is incredible, we have sensors inside the sleeve that measures and maintain the skin temperature.

    Pain management is one area Ice and Heat have really shown beneficial.

    Preparation to work is a great way to use the heat feature.

    Contact us

    Valerie - vhairston@kelvi.com

    Mike - Mike.Hopper@bishoplynch.org

    Jeremy - info@sportsmedicinebroadcast.com

    • 58 min
    Fueling Recreation Runs

    Fueling Recreation Runs

    I run for recreation, to keep myself healthy, and to set an example for my kids, students, co-workers, and family. Meredith Sorenson runs because she is good at it...like really good. KP runs because he does not want to break his streak.

    Regardless of why we are all recreation runners now and need to refuel.

    Meredith, give us a quick tip in case someone turns it off after this.

    If you are running do not cut carbs

    Kyle - SIX YEAR recreational run streak…let’s talk about that

    Started with one month in college and then just kept going.

    I was a cross country runner and baseball player in high school.

    Now running is for recreation.

    Meredith as a collegiate runner what were your eating habits?

    In high school, I ran about 30 miles per week

    In college, it went to about 55+miles.

    I continued with under-fueling which lead to stress fractures since I was cooking for myself.  

    I was not good a preparing or planning ahead.  I did not bring snacks.

    75 miles in a week is my personal record

    GO TO Breakfast

    I have a sensitive stomach…so I tried a lot of sports drinks with carbs.

    Bananas and clif bars do not work for me

    GoGo fruit squeezes work for me.

    How are the demands for a steeplechaser different from a straight runner.

    You need more muscles than you usually do running

    It is a 3k race with barriers and the barriers do not move.  One time I ran into one and got a really big bruise on my knee to show for it.

    There is a lot more pounding involved

    As an adult / recreational runner how have you changed?

    Currently a 40+ mile per week runner

    Recovery after runs is a priority at this stage in my life.

    I learned to cue into my hunger signals.

    Athletic Trainers are like every other profession, some are fitness nuts and some are very unhealthy.  Give us some more depth of fueling the recreation runs.

    Early morning you could skip the food if it is low intensity short (under an hour) duration.

    In higher intensity runs you need to get something small then follow up with a good breakfast.

    You have 60 or less to pick one of these for fuel…lets see how you do!!

    Jeremy - Hershey's bar with almonds

    Kyle -  Hershey bar without

    Jeremy - Protein shake

    Kyle - Protein bar

    Kyle - Oreos

    Jeremy - Gatorade chews

    Jeremy - Hot Cheetos or Takis

    Kyle - Pringles

    Call to action:


    Meredith IG @MeredithDarcieNutrition

    Kyle - MonroeCentralAT on IG and Twitter

    Jeremy - @MrJeremyJackson on Twitter


    • 50 min
    APATS Who Are You?

    APATS Who Are You?

    APATS or Asia Pacific Athletic Trainer's Society started in a hotel conference room when some ATs were trying to figure out the best way to help new Athletic Trainers get settled in Asia Pacific.

    Our Guests

    Erick Chen spent time in China, working with Cirque De Soleil, and opened up a hospital rehabilitation clinic before moving back to the United States (just before COVID)

    Ngan "Nina" Chung is an Athletic Trainer at the Candian International School of Hong Kong.

    Share some of your story Ngan

    * Born in China* Immigrated to the US* New Jersey became home* An internship in Asia* A collegiate AT back in the US.

    Erick share some of your expereince

    * SoCal growing up* Attended Fresno * Several different AT jobs in the states* Went to work with Cirqe in Macau* 8 Years at United Family Hospital* Now back a Los Angeles City College

    Struggles of working as an Athletic Trainer in Asia

    * Communicating and education are a huge piece of the puzzle for ATs in Asia Pacific* We have to tell people who we are, what we do, why we are important.* Creating the role from scratch* Literally no space or supplies for an AT Facility* The culture of traditional medicine

    How did you connect with other ATs in Asia

    We did not for a while. We were on our own.

    We decided we needed to team up to grow our profession and met up at a hotel and started APATS shortly after.

    Now we have the organization and social media.

    What are the goals?

    * Community* Improve the CLinician* Improve the Community buy-in

    Where should we go to learn more?

    * Website- https://www.apats.org/* Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/APATSociety/* IG- https://instagram.com/apatsociety


    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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42 Ratings

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Excellent, informative podcast

Excellent podcast! Jeremy packs every episode with tons of amazing content, guests, and interviews that will motivate, uplift and inspire you. I highly recommend!

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Great information, very valuable

I love what you are doing for sports medicine professionals!!! I highly recommend to all my colleagues.

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Great podcast

Love the insights on what you need to do for medicine

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