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Optimize Your Capacity Podcast
51 minutes | 9 days ago
Dr Justin Roth: When is Surgery Appropriate for Pediatric Patients
We sit down with orthopedic surgeon and pediatric specialist Dr Roth of The Center in Bend, Oregon. We review management of the adolescent athlete, ACL tears, scoliosis, hip impingement and more. We review when we feel like its appropriate to have surgery and best practices to manage pain in pediatric patients. Enjoy!
9 minutes | 23 days ago
DISCUSSION: The Biggest Reason I DON'T Ice
Check out this discussion on the role of icing in health and performance and why we think ice is often over utilized.
52 minutes | a month ago
Tony Gracia: All Things Kettlebells
Today we sit down with strength coach Tony Gracia out of Industrial Strength in Portland, OR. He is a top level coach and an expert in regards to kettlebell training. It was fun to learn from him and talk through the why behind kettlebells. We discuss types of kettlebells, how to program kettlebell training to build strength, and coaching cues for training with a kettlebell. You will learn a ton. Thanks Tony!
16 minutes | 2 months ago
DISCUSSION: Top External Cues
We will review the concept of internal vs external cues and how to implement into training and practice.
49 minutes | 2 months ago
Dr Mark Goodman: Regenerative Medicine
Today we talk with sports medicine doc Mark Goodman on regenerative medicine. We review what interventions are currently available and which demographic benefits from each intervention. We review the current status of stem cells in the US and the future of regenerative medicine in healthcare. We also review wellness principles and what we see has pillars to long term health and wellness. Mark is a smart guys and will catch us up on the current status of regenerative interventions. Enjoy!
13 minutes | 3 months ago
DISCUSSION: The Compound Effect of Dysfunction
On this discussion-based podcast we talk about how individual injuries add up to significant dysfunction. We will review a case example of how injuries can progress and give you some tips about being proactive on maintaining efficiency after injury. Enjoy!
49 minutes | 3 months ago
Nick Tores "The Manual Man" The Role of Breathing in Posture and Function
Today we sit down and talk with Nick Tores. He is a physical therapist out of the greater New York City area. He has a background heavy in manual therapy and breathing. We talk about how to asses breathing, go to breathing drills, and break down common cases we see in the clinic (shoulder impingement, etc). Nick is a smart guy and follow him on social media for more great content.
16 minutes | 4 months ago
DISCUSSION: 3 Ways to Improve Hip Mobility without Stretching
On today's discussion based podcast we discuss ways to improve hip mobility. We discuss the difference between mechanical motion and neuromuscular control or strength. We review ways to cause both immediate change and long term change through stability based mobility drills. You will learn three strategies to improve hip range and why they work. We hope you get something out of the discussion you can apply right away. Enjoy!
57 minutes | 4 months ago
Pete Rumford: CoreFirst Strategies
We sit down with physio and strength coach Pete Rumford to discuss CoreFirst Strategies. We have reviewed this on prior podcasts, but we go into more detail on how to assess and train movement promoting proximal stability. You will leave with an understanding of the principle and how to apply it to any form of training. Enjoy the content and reach out anytime with questions to email@example.com
41 minutes | 5 months ago
Zach Long: Rehab and Training the Barbell Athlete
We sit down with the barbell physio Zach Long talking all things barbell training. Zach is a PT out of North Carolina who teaches through ICE courses on barbell training for medical professionals. He also runs a very successful online platform called the barbell physio (www.barbellphysio.com). Check out his website for the references we refer in the talk. We review assessments, progressions/regressions, training de-loading, manual therapy, and more. Check it out!
48 minutes | 6 months ago
Dr Meyrowitz: COVID influence on youth and youth development delays
Today we sit down with Dr Meyrowitz. He is a pediatrician at COPA clinic in central Oregon. We discuss COVID and its influence on youth. We review recent evidence, vaccines, and the youth mindset during the pandemic. Later in the talk we review common presentations of youth related movement and what he sees as drivers of poor movement. Give it a listen. Please remember to leave reviews on your podcast platform.
15 minutes | 6 months ago
On this discussion based podcast I review the role of assessments. It is easy to fall into a trap of over assessing or assessing without purpose. During the discussion I review 5 assessments that can be done that would check for movement efficiency in the entire body. You can pick up an amazing understanding of movement quality with only 5 assessments. I hope you enjoy and gain some perspective.
60 minutes | 7 months ago
Charlie Weingroff: ACL in Action
Had an awesome sit down with PT, strength coach, ATC Charlie Weingroff. If you don't know Charlie, you should. He has been a leader in both PT and performance for years. He is smart, practical, and has tons of high level experience. We talk everything ACLs as he has a new ACL educational product called The ACL in Action. He review mechanisms of injury, surgical procedures, progressions, return to play, and so much more. Great talk that you will not want to miss.
17 minutes | 7 months ago
Discussion: Hip Impingement Case Study
On todays podcast I review the pathophysiology of hip impingement. We then use a case of a runner with hip impingement to review management principles of hip flexion related pain. Tons of great nuggets. Our goal with these podcasts are to teach principles not techniques. If you can learn the over arching principles you then can provide these tools throughout the body with the goal of improving movement efficiency.
47 minutes | 7 months ago
Jake Thompson: Ways to Manage and Optimize Low Points in Life
Today I sit down with motivational speaker Jake Thompson from Compete Everyday. I wanted to take the time to hear his advice on how to navigate the tough parts of life. Life is never easy or simple. Those who make the best of it look at negatives as challenges and are proactive on being successful. This principle and more are discussed in our podcast. Give it a listen. Follow Jake and Compete Everyday for more reading content, lectures, and more. Enjoy!
19 minutes | 8 months ago
DISCUSSION: What Makes a Shoulder Inefficient
Today we talk shoulders. The shoulder, like the knee, is stuck in a difficult situation. There are many structures which influence shoulder function. If any of these structures become dysfunction, shoulder pain will likely ensue. On this podcast we review structures which influence should pain. You will leave with a better understanding of anatomy and at finding what drives shoulder pain. Also go to capacitypt.com to get the free shoulder e book for tons of great free info on shoulder health.
56 minutes | 8 months ago
Jesse Elis: Bridging the Gap from PT to Performance
Today I sit down to talk with the head of performance for the NBA franchise Portland Trailblazers Jesse Elis. We review his sports PT pathway, concepts of collaboration between providers, and much more. We review case based examples on how a PT and strength coach can collaborate for optimal outcomes. Give a listen and learn how to communicate and collaborate in a difficult health and wellness field. Enjoy!
21 minutes | 9 months ago
DISCUSSION: 5 Attributes of a Resilient Runner
On this discussion based podcast I sit down to talk about attributes of a durable runner. Meaning, what key movement patterns should we assess and train to keep a runner healthy and pain free. Likewise, if we are dealing with an injured runner these would be common areas to check. There is way more to a healthy runner than 5 attributes but these are top tier patterns that influence running economy. Give it a listen and try out the tests yourself. Enjoy!
47 minutes | 9 months ago
Lindsey Hagen: ultra-marathons, mindset, and endurance athlete performance
Today I was lucky enough to sit down with my wife Lindsey Hagen. She is a physical therapist as well but also an ultra-marathoner and mother of two. We talk about her pathway to ultra-running, how to balance work and life, mindset, pain management, and rehabilitation/performance of the endurance athlete. Its a fun discussion and you can pick up the fact we know each other a little bit :). Enjoy!
20 minutes | 10 months ago
Discussion: Why the Thoracic Spine is So Important
On todays discussion based podcast we review the anatomy and biomechanics of the thoracic spine and its role in our function. We break down common dysfunctional patterns with the thoracic spine and how they present. Also, we get into a battery of tests and treatment options we can use to determine if the thoracic spine is a driver of dysfunction in our clients. Hope you enjoy!
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