Ep. 17: TJ Hackler-Professional ART
TJ is a chiropractor in the Kansas City area and has done the full spectrum when it comes to being an athlete and now treating athletes. He was a DI college high jumper and has worked with Kansas Track & Field and now currently has worked with the Kansas City Chiefs (well for the last 7-8 years).
TJ got introduced to chiropractic and Active Release Technique (ART) as a student athlete and now is instructing courses through the group. He is a wealth of knowledge and and has worked with some of the best athletes in the world. Check out everything he has to say in this episode.
0:00-CP Intro Video: Courtesy of Justin Joy of “Elder Pine Media” Contact: email@example.com
0:38-The second stop on our trip to Kansas City
1:04-A little background on TJ
1:42-TJ Jumping 7’ 1” in college
2:20-How did TJ get started with Active Release Techniques (ART)?
4:17-How is is working with the Kansas City Chiefs? Are they all in?
5:48-Michael Leahy DC-the founder of ART
6:34-How do the injuries vary when working with college track athletes and professional football players?
Note: Mason competed this past summer at the 2016 Rio Olympics for the USA
9:40-Breaking down how he treats both the professionals and his in-clinic patients
11:30-Deciding he wanted to be an expert at ART and adjusting and not venture into a huge array of treatment techniques.
13:55-How is it being an ART Instructors?
16:30-Don’t get too caught up in the details. Know them but don’t drown in technicality.
17:48-How many treatments does it take to typically work through these issues?
19:21-What issues typically benefit from ART treatment?
21:53-The ART meniscus relocation
24:25-Another part of our trip and our interview with Corey Campbell and Motion Palpation Institute
25:16-Discussing ART Courses and how he is going to take ‘Complex Protocols’
27:36-Who mainly takes ART Seminars?
29:52-Traveling with the Chiefs and the coolest stadium he has been to? (Spoiler: Lambeau Field)
31:38-Who is the best athlete you’ve treated?
32:53-Who is usually in the worst shape and beat up on the football team?
The Clinically Pressed Questions
34:05-Something that you believe that others may not?
-Aliens: Just how could there not be.
-AJ feels vindicated
35:30-Influential purchase you have got that was $100 or less?
-A gym membership with good people working there.
36:42-Top 3 take home tips.
Keep your mobility
Eat healthy. Find what works for you.
Find people that know what they are talking about. And listen to Clinically Pressed
37:50-Top Books (audio books in this case)
38:44-If you could go back and tell yourself something 10-15 years ago, what would it be?
-Go the path you’re planning on.
40:10-Where can people find you.?
40:41-Let the Credits Role