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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

    Smart Cuffs by Smart Tools Plus – 646

    Smart Cuffs by Smart Tools Plus – 646

    We are ordering Smart Cuffs by Smart Tools to provide Blood Flow Restriction training to our patients. Sofia has taken the course and we are excited to add this tool to the high school. First, we have some questions for Nick and Ed.

    “BFR is the ultimate biohack and tricks your body into “thinking it is doing a heavy load without the heavy load”Ed LeCera

    Talk about the Gen 3 BFR cuffs that are fully automatic.

    Gen 1 cuff in 2017 was kinda a POS

    But they quickly learned that was not best practice

    Multi-chamber system does not allow for limb occlusion.

    The new systems are single chamber which are much more effective.

    5 sizes of the cuffs that are over 4 inches

    External doppler was chosen because it is close to the computer monitored systems

    SmartToolsPlus is focused on taking what the expensive units do and making it affordable and compact.

    Currently Two models of Smart Cuffs: commercial and consumer

    It auto measures the LOP

    3 steps, inflates in 45 seconds

    The manual model is available, but the system auto senses occlusion and auto shuts off.

    Keep it connected for autoregulation of pressure.

    What is in Level 1 Smart Tools Training?

    Level 1 is a rehab or clinical-based training that is from scratch.

    It focused on getting the cuffs on and doing a hands-on workshop.

    Discuss the recommended frequency and duration of treatment. 

    It depends on the goal.

    You can train multiple times per day as there is not any damage being done

    One study showed D1 basketball players – 11% increase by using the cuffs on walking programs.

    2-3x per week is as effective over the long run

    I always have to ask about my elderly parents and grandparents.  How can Smart Tools be used with them safely?

    Ischemic preconditioning – getting ready for surgery and being under a tourniquet

    Cellular swelling protocol is great for reducing swelling.  As the limb starts to swell from the cuff, then the cells start to reabsorb the fluid which leads to muscle protein synthesis without the muscle damage

    Lots of growth factors start moving

    Bottom Line: We want to drive growth hormone

    SmartTools and BFRBlood Flow Restriction is an awesome tool that has been for the most part out of reach for the secondary setting due to the nearly $6,000 price tag.SmartTools has a new model of fully automatic BFR tools that makes this great rehab product available obtainable for almost every AT setting.Posted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Friday, April 3, 2020

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    • 1 hr 14 min
    Sports Nutrition with Mandy Tyler – 645

    Sports Nutrition with Mandy Tyler – 645

    Mandy Tyler is a RD working with pro, collegiate and high school athletes in the San Antonio Area.

    She joins us for some key points to remember when fueling for performance

    Fueling for performance for games and practice

    Eating frequently throughout the day and establish an eating routine for each day

    Improving variety in your diet

    Timing and wholesomeness of the foods for snacks

    Eat every 3-4 hours everyday and plan your meals out

    Follow the rule of 3s (3 meals, 3 snacks)

    Mandy Tyler presents 3 keys to fueling performance

    Key #1 – Do Not Workout on EMPTY 

    You can train your stomach like you train your lungs and muscles…work up to a regular breakfast

    DON'T eat high fat or fried foods low fiber

    Game Day meals closer to the event- hi-carb low protein 

    Meal day before high protein (steak, spaghetti with lean meat sauce)

    Key #2 – Recover after a workout

    Ideal goal recover time within 30-60 min after

    Fuel up as you cool down

    Need carbs and protein

    Freebird or Chipotle might be a great recovery meal

    Key #3 Stay hydrated

    Decrease performance can happen when 2-3% dehydrated

    Post pee color posters in the bathrooms.

    Water throughout the day and save sports drinks for competitions

    An ounce is about the equivalent of a big gulp.

    Need 4-6 ounces of water per 20 mins

    Cool not ice cold

    Drink do not pour it on your head

    Supplements are NOT well regulated

    If a supplement works then it might have a banned substance

    You are responsible for anything you put in your body.

    If it says “boost testosterone” it is likely got a steroid in it

    Careful taking pre-workout because they throw everything in them

    Look for third party testing for supplements

    Do not model drinking energy drinks… it’s just bad practice

    Food is energy

    Alcohol – interferes with recovery

    5 drinks delays up to 72 hours

    Other points presented today:

    Athletes plates versus my plate model

    Olympic committee has an example of this

    Consuming adequate calories and protein especially recovery

    Immune Health – stay hydrated

    Use herbs and spices

    Omega-3 fatty acids

    Increase variety of fruit and vegetables (more color the better)

    Vitamin D

    Tart Cherry Juice 


    Eating out – make the best of the worst choices

    Get it on a bun

    Get it on wheat when you can

    Milk or juice instead of soda

    Avoid supersizing

    BUILDING muscle mass

    Rule of 3 is important

    Eating machine – schedule

    Prepare meals and snacks

    • 28 min
    Why Athletic Trainers – 643

    Why Athletic Trainers – 643

    Dr. David Schmidt and Marc Powell discuss Why Athletic Trainers are so important.

    What was your first interaction with an Athletic Trainer?

    He did not have an AT in high school

    Dr. Schmidt's first experience was as a resident

    He learned why Athletic Trainers are crucial…on field evaluations.

    How did you and Marc Powell meet?

    Marc called Dr. Schmidt pretty much everyday…then it became a habit.

    Now he looks forward to the regular interaction.

    Why are ATs important from the physicians standpoint?

    * unique skill set* on field evaluation

    Share some stories

    * Dr. Schmidt always took the phone calls… every day* He was a mentor and allowed me to grow as an Athletic Trainer* Dr, Schmidt endorsed Marc and really pushed him forward* Marc can not shoot a deer

    Did you intentionally mentor Marc Powell?

    well, I did not have a choice…

    I really try to treat all ATs the same

    Dr. Schmidt wants each AT to know that are not an island. You are not practicing all alone.

    What is an important to growth as an AT?

    We need to continue to push the envelope for ATs

    insurance recognition is critical

    Push it forward with each setting – Tactical, Industrial, Collegiate, Secondary

    How can a young AT build a similar relationship?

    * Listen* Pay attention* Ask Questions

    What makes a good team physician?


    Ability to get athletes in quickly

    What are you currently doing to advance sports Medicine

    * Prevention* Load Management* Understanding the importance of recovery

    Thoughts on Why Athletic Trainers are important?

    Always seek to get better and tools to your tool box.

    Explain who we are…just keep talking.

    Contact Us:

    Marc Powell – mpowell@trinity.edu

    Dr. David Schmidt – Contact Marc

    Jeremy Jackson – www.SpoprtsMedicineBroadcast.com/about

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    • 19 min
    Concussions ARE Treatable – 642

    Concussions ARE Treatable – 642

    Dr. Podell says concussions are treatable. I have traditionally heard you do not treat a concussion, instead you manage it.

    Join Dr. Podell for a discussion live from the Trinity University Sports medicine Workshop 2020.

    Cervical Strain is Treatable – 3 min

    Neck issues can play a big role in prolonged headaches.

    Location of headaches may correlate to the c-spine that has been affected.

    Role of Myodural connection – 5 minutes

    “Effect of the Suboccipital Musculature on Symptom Severity and Recovery after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury”: http://www.ajnr.org/content/37/8/1556

    Study done in 2016 on myodural bridge and its connection to post-concussive symptoms, may suggest that treating suboccipital musculature early on may reduce post-concussive headaches and/or other symptoms.

    Neck strengthening and conditioning – 6-9 min

    Neck girth and strength = reduced impact to the head and neck

    Strength exercises must be done in all planes!

    “The effects of rest and treatment following sport-related concussion: a systematic review of the literature”  


    Studies revealed that those who reported pre-season baseline symptoms had an increased risk for concussions during the season.

    “Sex Differences in Head Acceleration During Heading While Wearing Soccer Headgear”


    The study revealed that soccer females wearing headgear had greater head acceleration compared to males who had a slight decrease in head acceleration. This suggests that headgear may not be appropriate for all athletes.

    Measuring Neck Strength – 10 min

    “Neck Strength: A Protective Factor Reducing Risk for Concussion in High School Sports”


    This study showed that “smaller mean neck circumference, smaller mean neck to head circumference ratio, and weaker mean overall neck strength were significantly associated with concussion.”

    Vestibular balance is also treatable – 15 min

    BESS/ Sway app / Force plate

    Balance work = decreased risk of lower body injuries relating to prior concussions

    Vestibular-ocular – 17 minutes

    “Does it feel unstable to you?” “Rocky boat” 

    Are they experiencing vertigo?

    Increased s/s if they were previously experiencing motion sickness

    Vestibular-ocular issues are a “major source of fatigue, headaches, and cognitive problems

    Vestibular Ocular Motor Screen (VOMS); 

    smooth pursuits, horizontal and vertical saccades, horizontal vestibulo-ocular reflex, near point convergence, visual motion sensitivity

    Home exercises; Eply/Brandt-Daroff exercises and gaze stabilization

    Beginning vestibular therapy at two weeks will greatly impact and help during post concussion recovery

    Training for professionals in vestibular rehab techniques is available


    • 44 min
    Throwers Elbow with Matt Holland – 641

    Throwers Elbow with Matt Holland – 641

    Matt Holland joins us on the podcast today from Trinity University to talk about the Thrower’s Elbow.

    Why do we see so many elbow injuries in throwers?

    “A great deal of stress is placed on the elbow with throwing, particularly in the late cocking and acceleration phase.  The forearm musculature has a limited ability to help with the stress load so the bone and ligaments of the elbow absorb a significant amount.”

    Also contributing to the rise of injuries is the early commitment of young athletes to year-round baseball, especially in the south.  As well as great rehab that doesn’t address mechanics or the importance of core and lower extremity strength as well as balance.

    Are there factors that can be indicative that an athlete may suffer an elbow injury?

    Rotator cuff weakness, altered scap position, altered throwing mechanics, GIRD and not using the core or lower extremity during throwing contribute to the elbow being injured.  Dr. James Anderson states, “the #1 cause of elbow injuries is bad mechanics, and the #2 cause is overuse.  Combine those two factors and you are doomed.”

    UCL tears aren’t the only injuries we see in the elbow.  What other ones might we come across?

    Triceps tendonitis is common among throwers.  Most often this is an overuse issue and athletes recover quickly with rest.

    Flexor tendon tears can occur but are incredible frequent especially in younger throwers.

    Valgus extension overload can cause repetitive abutment of the olecranon.  It is important to look at mechanics here and ensure that there isn’t a UCL injury causing this.

    Little League elbow is very similar to a UCL tear.  However the weakest link in a skeletally immature body is the growth plate so this becomes injured instead of the UCL.  The key to healing this is rest, rest and more rest coupled with parent education.

    How important is rest with elbow injuries?

    In a recent study published in 2019 the thickening of the UCL and the increased joint space of the elbow found in thrower’s experiencing elbow pain returned to normal on imaging after rest.  However, if these athletes had GIRD that wasn’t addressed, that correlated with a continued increased joint space in the elbow.

    What questions should we ask an athlete who comes to us with elbow pain?

    What position do you play or combination of positions?

    What is your volume of play?

    Do you take time off?

    Where is your motion does it hurt? 

    This question is of particular importance because if the pain is happening during the maximum external rotation found in late cocking it is usually a UCL issue.

    What are the rehab guidelines post-TommyJohn surgery?

    Protect the graft for 6 weeks and return normal strength to not only the elbow but to the shoulder, core and lower extremity.  Focus on balance and at the 4-5 month mark throwing can begin.  It is a long process because once throwing is started that is how we strengthen the ligament with little stressors.  Throwing should include working on mechanics but stressing the ligament a little bit followed by rest.  It’s also important to note the type of revision done because some revisions like the modified Jobe move the nerve and this becomes important to know while doing soft tissue work.

    Does the UCL reconstruction have favorable Return-to-play?


    • 40 min
    Easy Shoulder Evals – 640

    Easy Shoulder Evals – 640

    Dr. Ralph “Bud” Curtis goes live with Easy Shoulder Evals from Trinity University's Sports Medicine Symposium 2020.

    About Dr. Curtis:

    * 15 Years as being recognized as a Texas Super Doctor. Dr. Curtis has been recognized every year since 2005.* Fellowship-trained shoulder surgeon* Board of Directors, THSCA Professional Development Curriculum* 30 years, UIW* UIW Sports Hall of Fame* Shoulder consultant: S.A. Spurs, UTSA, Trinity Univ., UIW* Hall of Honor THSCA* Hall of Honor Southwest Athletic Trainers Association* Author of multiple book chapters on shoulder injuries* Adjunct Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, UT Health


    Needs to be quick and reproducible

    Make sure it is age-based and know what is most likely for each age group

    Understand traumatic vs non-traumatic

    HS to the college level is most likely instability

    Sitting fashion helps them relax

    Try not to fight them

    Find out the background before ever touching the patient

    Then the provocative tests

    Sulcus test

    Load and shift – generalized laxity, not traumatic instability

    Neer impingement test is a pretty lousy test

    Hawkins impingement test

    Anterior apprehension for anterior instability

    Posterior instability including the jerk test

    AC joint pathology is going to be painful so it confuses the test

    Palm down O’brien’s test for SLAP

    Anterior dislocation – check to see if there is good smooth motion internally and externally

    Posterior instability the converse is true.

    These often get missed because they look normal until follow up with ortho.

    Once dislocation is reduced check for full internal and external rotation.


    Look at ROM 

    Click test is something that can be beneficial

    RCT –

    Empty can is often normal due to deltoid 

    Arm inside external rotation

    Stinger / Burner


    Deltoid weakness

    External rotators weak

    Possibly weak biceps

    C7 cervical disk

    Strong delts and biceps

    Triceps are totally weak

    C8 is ok (can keep fingers spread)

    Watch the Easy Shoulder Evals Facebook live video

    Shoulder Evaluations made easy with Ralph "Bud" CurtisPosted by Sports Medicine Broadcast on Thursday, 9 January 2020


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