The [P]Rehab Audio Experience

This show will arm you with the knowledge to address your ache’s and pains, optimize performance, promote longevity, and keep your movement system in tune one podcast at a time. Instilling new meaning into physical therapy.

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Episode: 34

In this episode, Craig is joined by Tesa Johns & Andy Mutnan, who are athletic trainers for The Penn State Football Team, to discuss all things Athletic Training in D1 College Sports. Topics from this discussion include what exactly is an athletic trainer, what an ATC's role looks like and how it evolves season to season, what it's like to work in a D1 college football setting with extremely talented student athletes, prehab for athletes, and some of the constraints and limitations to true prehab in a competitive environment. Furthermore, they discuss where the profession is at, how it is has adapted over the years on and off the field, and where Tesa and Andy would like to see it go in the future.

Episode: 33

In this episode, Craig is joined by Jarod and Aron Hiltzik from Recovery For Athletes to discuss all things recovery. These brothers know all about recovery considering the fact they were professional tennis players competing on the ATP tour all around the world. Now they are helping fellow athletes and the average person navigate the world of recovery products with their first-hand experiences. Topics from this discussion include what ultimately led the brothers to creating recovery for athletes, their preferred recovery strategies, challenges in the emerging field, and much more. Be sure to check out their website link in the show notes to get your hands on recovery equipment today.

Episode: 32

In this episode, Craig and Chris Johnson, a triathlon runner and Physical Therapist, discuss all things running and endurance athletes. Topics from this discussion include Chris's background including why he is so passionate about helping runners, some of the misconceptions runners as well as healthcare clinicians deal with in regards to running injuries, running and bone stress injuries, and easy actionable steps both parties can take to improve outcomes. Chris has a way with helping these types of athletes not only rehab back to their baseline but ultimately elevate the bar and compete at the highest level across the world. This podcast is filled with some great clinical pearls on top of just how to be a better healthcare clinician.

Episode: 31

In this episode, Mike chats with world renown Olympic Weightlifting Coach Dave Spitz - founder and CEO of California Strength - a premier athletic performance facility located in San Ramon, California. They chat about how technology has allowed them to remotely train thousands of athletes from around the world and build a tribe amongst the weightlifting community. Dave has an in-house physical therapist at California Strength and they chat about how they have integrated rehab and prehab to keep their athletes performing at a high level at the time. Dave also shares some insights on weightlifting, programming for elite level athletes, and how he's raising his kids to have a solid all-around athletic base. This was a great one for anyone interested in weightlifting, performance physical therapy, and raising kids (haha!).

Episode: 30

In this episode, Craig and Sean Johnson from the Los Angeles Angels Baseball Team discuss all things PT and Pro Baseball. Sean has spent the last three seasons with the Angels as a team physical therapist and assistant strengthening and conditioning coach. Topics from this discussion include Sean's experience in his unique role, how baseball players can be different from other athletes and even amongst themselves based on position, the benefits of interdisciplinary care, what it takes to work in pro sports, and a whole lot more. Sean is a book of life knowledge and there is a ton of value packed in this one!

Episode: 29

In this episode, Arash and celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson talk about fitness. Gunnar explains his fitness journey and his experience as the director of strength and endurance for the Los Angeles Lakers. They discuss an assortment of topics such as mindset, stress management, client goals, and the importance of training movements vs. the muscle!

Episode: 27

In this episode, Craig and Ashley Reaver, a registered dietician and sports nutritionist from InsideTracker, discuss how you can use blood analytics to make better-informed decisions about your nutrition and lifestyle habits to promote longevity. InsideTrackerโ€ฏhelps you optimize your body using science and technology to deliver ultra-personalized guidance. They analyze your blood, your DNA, and your habits to create an ultra-personalized nutrition planโ€ฏmade for your body, tailored to your goals. They tell you what you need to do and more importantly why. You can track your progress and respond to real-time feedback from your body. Click HERE to learn more and schedule your first blood test, be sure to use the code 'PREHABGUYS10' to save 10%. Ashley Reaver obtained her bachelor's degree inโ€ฏNutritional Sciences and Dietetics at Cornellโ€ฏUniversity and her master's degree in Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts Friedman School ofโ€ฏNutrition. She completed her supervised practice during her dietetic internship...

Episode: 26

In this episode Arash and Professor Jill Cook of Melbourne, Australia talk about tendon pain. This podcast goes over what tendinopathies are, common myths with tendinopathies, and where the research is currently at with tendon pain. We then dive into how most of these tendon pathologies are often treated best on the latest evidence.

Episode: 25

Mike interviews Dr. Mike Giunta, a physical therapist, and head medical director the newly formed Premier Lacrosse League (PLL). Not only is the PLL unique in the sense that it is run and managed by the players themselves, but they also truly see the value in physical therapy which is why they brought on Mike as their head medical director. Mike discusses his role within the PLL, the importance of inter-disciplinary care, and his career path to this position. He also shares his recommendations for how up and coming clinicians or students can follow in his footsteps. For anyone interested in sports physical therapy or lacrosse, you are going to love this one!