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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

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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

    Auto Racing Medicine – Julia Hines

    Auto Racing Medicine – Julia Hines

    Dr. Julia Hines has connected her passions and works with Auto Racing Medicine because her dad took her to races growing up. She joins us to discuss her story of becoming and AT and PT as well as how she is helping make racing safer.

    Julia, What is your favorite race event and why?

    Going to Monaco would be a bucket list item

    What is your experience in driving racecars?

    I have done some courses

    Dr. Hines’s husband is a racer

    I get in the racing go-karts now and then.

    How did you get into Athletic Training and Physical Therapy?

    Dad is an amateur racer and started going to the track at 3 or 4 years old.

    He got a concussion in her senior year of high school.

    They basically did not treat him at all

    He drove the pacecar the next day

    He had symptoms for about a year including BBPV

    I grew up close to Limerock park and love all those events

    Went for PT school but ended up doing the combined AT PT program.

    I got injured a lot as a dancer growing up

    There are ATs with racing, but they are few and far between.

    Showed up at races and talked to everyone I could

    My doctoral thesis was on returning the motorsports PT.

    Talk about the evolution of concussions in Auto Racing Medicine.

    This is not a team sport.  If the drivers are not driving, they are not earning their money and they are potentially out of the industry.

    The big teams, NASCAR, INDY, F1 they have traveling medical teams

    The “arrive and drive” guys do not have any sort of consistent medical care.

    Julia is currently working with more of the endurance events where they are driving for 24 hours.

    NASCAR has been focusing on improving the health of the pit crews and a lot of ATs

    Back in the 90s they would grab the guy from the local oil shop to be part of your pit crew.

    Do you have experience treating Pit Crews with random injuries?

    They have medical personnel in the pit..and everywhere.

    If there was an emergency we would work as a team, allowing the emergency medical crew to lead and then being the primary on the follow-up or continuation of care.

    Talk about the marathon races...how do you prepare them?

    Anytime a driver exits the car after 2 hours...something is going to be sore.  Low back, foot, hand.

    Rule out red flags.

    What can I do in this instant to help them get back in the car in a few hours?

    As a PT I avoid passive therapies

    As a MotorsportsPT we utilize a lot of the passive therapies because they are not really done with their event.

    If it is the night time you are trying to allow them to get treatment and get rest.

    Letting them know you have a plan in case treatment one does not work

    Do you ever have to “talk” them back into the car?

     I had a driver with a torn ACL who was concerned about driver changes.  We had to work through the process of what causes pain and what does not.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Profesional Cutman Jovan Means

    Profesional Cutman Jovan Means

    Jovan Means is an Athletic Trainer and a professional cutman. It would seem that these jobs conflict each other but Jovan shares how these professions work together for him.

    Where does your Cutman story start?

    16 years as an AT

    DC native

    Currently working in the same school system, he graduated from (not at the same school though)

    Jovan has always been a fan of boxing and MMA and thinking “I always wanted to expand my skill set.”

    One day he was watching a fight with his son and he said “Dad, that is similar to what you do.” 

    Light bulb moment.

    Started reaching out to cutmen in the area and Mike Rodriguez reached out to him and serves as his mentor.

    Being a cutman is an inside job. You have to know someone to get your foot in the door.

    Mike Rodriguez invited him to a cutman workshop and they sparked a friendship.

    What about taping?

    It takes Jovan takes 12 minutes to wrap one hand

    Different classes and commisions have requirements for the amount of tape per hand.

    Make gauze pads for knuckles.

    Tape must be 1 inch from the knuckles.

    Monitored by an official and the opponent’s team.

    There are a lot of rules to follow.

    Back to cutman business

    You got 60 seconds to get in the ring, handle swelling, overheating, and out of the ring.

    He has learned how to anticipate what injuries will be coming and how he will handle it.

    2019 Jovan was in Las Vegas for NATA and there were a few fights in Las Vegas that he was able to shadow him.

    Mike is really big in boxing; it was really a blessing for him to be connected with such a big name.

    Chris Colbert allowed Jovan to walk out with him

    Mike reminded him you gotta start in the trenches.  The Las Vegas week was pretty "big-time" but definitely solidified Jovan’s desire to grow in this field.

    Jovan does a lot of volunteer work at a local boxing club.

    Some cutmen do not tape hands...so for Jovan's fighters it is a bonus.

    Ringside you get a 10-second heads up to jump into action.

    Keep the “Enswell” tool on ice.

    Jovan also uses an ice cream scooper to help with swelling.

    Wound care is something we obviously know how to do as ATs.

    What is your priority as a cutman?

    Over the eye first - blood

    Swelling before under the eye-bleeding

    Nose plug

    How do you stop the bleeding?

    Dog ear cleaner q-tips

    You are allowed some medicines, but you gotta know the rules.

    Adrenaline chloride 1:1000 and other coagulants

    • 51 min
    AT Dads 3 – The Wife

    AT Dads 3 – The Wife

    The wife is the greatest source of growth. I trust my wife and if she tells me I need to be kinder, slower, more active with my kids then I usually listen.

    Ryan Stevens asked a few of his colleagues and their wives to join us and see what makes a good AT Dad...and what does not.

    How did you meet? 

    Dave and Annie McCune - Annie was a PA and took a sports medicine course at Rutgers where she met Dave.  They waited until she finished her rotation to start dating of course

    Kevin & Kim Briles - Kim was coaching at the same school and came in to ask why her kids did not have water setup. 

    Kevin Blew up on her, set her straight about the role of the Athletic Trainer, and then the rest was history.

    Sarah and Jeremy - We were at a college dance with other people and kept checking each other out. We started hanging out after that and now almost 16 years and 3+ kids later we are here.

    Ryan and Jamie met in an AOL chat room, stayed in touch and 15 years and 4 kids later 

    What does your life look like now? 

    Annie -

    Craziness - 

    We just moved back for Dave’s job at Rutgers.

    I was doing door dash

    Staying home with their son

    Dave has to be at school early for testing

    One 6 year old together

    Dave was living in a dorm for a little while when he was transitioning jobs.

    Was able to come back to Virginia during COVID

    * Kim

    Ships passing in the night

    We kind of have opposite schedules

    15/17/20-year-old kids

    We have a son that hasn’t left his pajamas in 10 months

    It is a good crazy, we are used to it.

    * Jeremy, what about your wife Sarah?

    Sarah is a stay at home mom and works part-time at the church.  She is the primary caregiver to our kids both biological and foster.

    3 boys under the age of 10 and a foster daughter under 1

    * Ryan and Jaime

    Wife stays home with the 4 young kids

    Ryan says “I could not make it without her.”

    Paint a picture of the relationship you have with your children now. 

    Briles: the wife gets up at 4:30 to get the kids to daycare on time.

    Kids ride the bus home

    We had to orchestrate the entire fall season of who was picking the kids up from school.  We had grandparents and family that we trusted.

    We use to take them to school and the teams would automatically babysit for us

    There was a  time I needed a break. It was Christmas time, we were supposed to go to this event - I told Kevin “Get everyone out of this house and do not come back until I tell you”

    Kevin called the wife a few times to see if he had permission to come home.

    McCune: I used to take them to school with me all the time pre-COVID

    Annie says she needs that time alone. As the mom and the wife everyone needs something and she just needs some time alone.

    If it was written on the wall, what would be your mission statement for your fami...

    • 1 hr 12 min
    AT Dads 2 – Goals

    AT Dads 2 – Goals

    John Ciecko is a goal setter, so in AT Dads 2 we discuss the end goals and how we can work backward from that to make all 940 weekends count.

    Ryan, give us an intro to your family.

    3 boys and a girl

    10 and under

    What does the end of your career look like as related to your family?

    John - For a goal setter the end of my career has always been saved for… the end of my career. Now I’m focusing on financials more, planning and goal setting for 4 rather than just 1. Is there a career change, job change. I’m now more aggressive in my job responsibilities and worth at my current job. 

    Ryan - I am not a goal setter, I set priorities and work towards making those good.I want them to be functioning and contributing members of society.All my kids will be adults by thenWe want them to always feel welcome to come back and spend time in our house

    Let’s work backward from there to make a plan.

    20 years

    Jeremy - approaching retirementAll Bio kids out of college; Possibly grandkids.I want to know my grandkids the way my mom and Sarah’s parents do.  I want to be an actively involved part of their life.  This doesn’t happen if I am absent from my kid’s life now.

    John: As Jenny says, in 20 years, I’ll be close to 100! - I’ll be approaching retirement or onto my “second” career in retirement. I will be focusing on Davids’s post-college and Cece's college years. These are very important years for them, where advice and communication are important to their adulthood. I’m building capital and “collecting coins” now so that my words then will have more of an impact on them when they need it. 

    10 years

    Jeremy - I will have 2 out of high school and at least one to go.

    Dating my Wife

    Intentional conversations and interactions with my kids.

    Ryan: I’ll have 4 teenagers…

    I want them to be safe

    Foster a relationship that allows them to tell you the bad stuff too.

    John: in 10 years David will be getting ready to try out for the basketball team at my high school...if that is what he chooses.I look forward to dealing with “father/son/patient/medical provider scenarios”I want them to fail so they can learn, but not fall.

    Next year

    Jeremy - adopting MJ, attending school events, taking them to school and events with me.

    It is not about the big events, but the daily interaction.

    “Dating my kids” - giving them individual time to invest in our relationship


    John: Focusing on my relationship with Jenny so that our relationship with our children is meaningful. We are intentional with our words and actions throughout our relationship. 

    How are we as AT Dads going to get there?

    John - Pulling on inspiration and examples from my ATDads/Men mentors like Jeremy, Tom Ford, Larry Cooper etc. 

    Call to action:

    “Dad can you look at this or are you too busy (with your phone)”...if you are hearing this look at why and respond appropriately.

    Make a plan for how you will hit your target.

    Watch AT Dads 2 ...

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    AT Dads 1 – Relationships

    AT Dads 1 – Relationships

    AT Dads are similar to dads in every other profession: great, average, or awful. Dads are one of the biggest influences in the life of a child for both good and bad.

    Meet our AT Dads

    Ed, what is the one question you want answered by the end of the episode?

    What were some of the biggest challenges you faced balancing being a father and an athletic trainer? 

    * Prioritize and set non-negotiables 

    Were you able to increase the amount of quality time throughout their childhood and adolescence? And if yes, how?

    * Friday Pizza Nights

    * Driving to school with altered schedules


    How understanding does your significant other need to be in order to find the balance?

    Larry’s wife was non-athletic so she does not fully understand the lifestyle.

    Larry used to hold a team meeting to discuss the week and expectations and schedule.

    Has the balance ever brought you to consider changing settings/roles in the profession?


    As an AT Dad, How do I foster a lifetime relationship with my children?

    Larry, let’s start back in the beginning.

    When did you meet your wife and marry?

    Wrestled in high school and in community college

    Left and went to Pitt

    Wanted to be an architect, then an accountant.  Realized he could not stay inside all day every day

    Larry’s uncle introduced him to athletic training

    Was a student teaching and doing field experience at Baldwin high school.

    One of the team members introduced him to his wife.

    Went to Sugarbowl with Pittsburgh and spent a lot of money on alcohol and she possibly saved his liver and his life.

    First Job in Arlington VA as a certified AT

    Got married over Thanksgiving in his first year as a teacher.

    His wife attended a lot of the games and they became friends with one of the coaches and his spouse.

    Moving 6 hours away from his parents brought him closer to his wife.

    Waited 5 years to have kids and spent a lot of time investing in each other.

    Larry’s wife got a job at Larry’s school so they got to work together.

    The first kid

    Sarah born in April 1990

    The most rewarding job I have ever had was being a dad.

    They moved back to Pennsylvania and worked at a clinic.  He used this time to spend with family.

    Larry would take his daughter to pre-school daily and work on the counting skills while in the car.

    The Second Kid

    Molly was born in 1993

    Another AT joined Larry on staff that allowed him some more time off

    Third time is the charm...

    Delaney was born in 1997 and they had 3 full-time ATs on staff at that time

    Larry was involved in the state association and coaching soccer..life was busy, but life was good.

    All 3 played Volleyball, cross country, soccer.

    The administration was supportive and family-oriented when his daughter was born.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Emerging Setting with Max Mahaffey

    Emerging Setting with Max Mahaffey

    An emerging setting is the non traditional roles, athletics, an Athletic Trainer is employed in.

    The Physician Practice Setting only makes up around 2% of Athletic Trainers currently.

    About Max:

    * He played football and graduated from Louisiana College* Worked in Alexandria, Louisianna for 2 years with an independent minor league team and as a physician extender* Went back to Lousianna college to work as an AT

    * Went back to school and got his masters at the University of Houston* Worked as the Baseball AT after graduating* Got hired by Memorial Hermann to work with the Sugarland Skeeters

    What do you need to work in the PPS? 

    DME - Durable Medical Equipment - need to be able to communicate how and why to use these devices

    Casting and splinting - both removal and application.

    Communicating the goals and expected outcomes.

    Physician Practice Value Model

    * Manual for what ATs do in this role

    What does max do in this emerging practice setting?

    * HPI* Exam* Initial assessment / DDx* Answer questions* Confer with Doctor* Plan* Imaging* HEP vs PT* RTP protocol* Orthos referrals* In-office procedures

    Pros and Cons of Physicians Practice Setting


    * Work closely with doctors* Set schedule vs athletics* Had freedom to pick “regular AT” per diem* Wide variety of patients* Pediatric* Youth* Geriatric* A lot of concussions 


    * Public’s lack of knowledge of an AT* Difficult/ rude patients* They are not there to see Max* A lot of concussions* A lot of the same stuff* neck/back

    CPT Codes

    * ICD vs CPT* 97110 Therapeutic Exercise for 15 minutes* Codes are not profession-specific

    Financial Impact

    * Worth and Value* Worth - the monetary cost of the service* Value - is the perceived worth* ATs can increase efficiency by performing the non-billable tasks and freeing up the Doc for the billable tasks.* Pecha et al study* Increase of $200-$1200 per day increase* In Max’s clinic study over 6 months, this value would have been about $16,000* Patient satisfaction survey

    Sugarland Skeeters experience:

    * He has been there since the inaugural season* Mostly veteran players trying to get back to affiliated ball

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