Tag: Physical Therapy

Functional Fitness Redefined

Functional exercise, or functional fitness, is a very interesting term. It’s used frequently to describe movement and training patterns. It’s also a phrase that’s both adored and despised. Let’s give functional exercise some attention today. I guess I’m not gonna redefine functional fitness. I’m just going to revisit the concept. By definition, the adjective “functional” suggests that something is designed…

Ep238 – Treating Symptoms Versus Causes

The Lifetime Athlete
The Lifetime Athlete
Ep238 - Treating Symptoms Versus Causes
/

Treating Symptoms Versus Causes is a challenge for athletes and clinicians alike. We need to acknowledge and address pain but our greater goal is always to treat the root cause of movement dysfunction. That’s what this episode is all about. This podcast was brought to you by The Lifetime Athlete Coaching and Training Services. Our focus is helping you to…

T2 Programming 2022-04-18…Another Week of Glory!

Hi There! The content contained here is exclusively for members of the Training Tribe. To gain access and take your training to the next level, join T2 here. Username or E-mail Password Remember Me     Forgot Password

Ep233 – The Amazing Lunge Pattern!

The Lifetime Athlete
The Lifetime Athlete
Ep233 - The Amazing Lunge Pattern!
/

The Amazing Lunge Pattern is indeed that. It’s a functional movement that serves well in both testing and training applications. In today’s episode, PK & I discuss some great points about the lunge, or split squat pattern. How it is representative of the gait pattern and can be used to isolate the early stance versus late stance stages. Clinical examples…

Ep232 – Taking Your Performance to the Next Level!

The Lifetime Athlete
The Lifetime Athlete
Ep232 - Taking Your Performance to the Next Level!
/

Taking your performance to the next level is indeed an art form. You have to get the 5 Components of Lifelong Health in place first. Those are food, movement, sleep, ergonomics, and awareness and you can present them in any order. Next, the 3 Essential Elements of Peak Performance (training, mindset, and recovery) must be addressed. But before you can…

How to Become a MOVEMENTSMITH!

A movementsmith is someone who owns position and has mastery of motion in every direction. He or she is the epitome of graceful, artistic, and poetic movement which is economical, efficient, and effective. One of my missions is to be a movementsmith and to help everyone else do the same. When you are a movementsmith, 3 things are going to…

Understanding Human Movement – Part 1

Understanding Human Movement – Part 1 is a video lesson I recently produced. This was a spinoff from some very frequently asked questions that I get from colleagues I mentor and athletes I coach. Folks commonly inquire: How can I assess movement more effectively? How can I identify problems with my clients or my own movements? How can I take…

What Shoe Wear Patterns Can Tell You About Biomechanics

I recently produced a video on The Lifetime Athlete YouTube Channel entitled Interpreting Shoe Wear. This quick lesson touched on some of the major areas in shoewear analysis that can assist clinicians and athletes alike in solving pain and performance problems. Interpreting shoe wear patterns is extremely effective in supporting your other examination findings, such as postural assessment, gait analysis,…

Ep222 – A Physical Therapist’s Guide to Backcountry Footwear

The Lifetime Athlete
The Lifetime Athlete
Ep222 - A Physical Therapist's Guide to Backcountry Footwear
/

As a lifetime athlete, a lifelong hunter and hiker, and a biomechanist, I’m offering a physical therapist’s guide to backcountry footwear. In this episode, I talk about the types of shoes and boots available, and how to select them to best fit your needs. This podcast was brought to you by The Lifetime Athlete Coaching and Training Services. Our focus…

What Every Lifetime Athlete Needs to Know About Surgery

Hello everyone and I hope this day finds you feeling great and crushing goals! Today’s post is in response to some great feedback and questions I’ve recently received. Folks have asked “How can I train to prepare specifically for an upcoming surgery, what can I do to maintain at least some of my conditioning on both the front and back…