Tag: Physical Therapy

Ep161 – Dr. Amy Pakula…Physical Therapy and More!

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Ep161 - Dr. Amy Pakula...Physical Therapy and More!
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In this episode I had the privilege of visiting with my friend and colleague, Amy Pakula, DPT. Amy is a brilliant practitioner and all-around great person. In our discussion, we touched on: Amy’s area of specialization in headache conditions and spinal pathologies. Approaches and methodologies that Amy utilizes to treat migraines. The role of the physical therapist as a root…

Ep120 – PT Basics…Stress Fractures

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Ep120 - PT Basics...Stress Fractures
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In this Physical Therapy Basics episode of The Lifetime Athlete Podcast, you are getting the complete guide to stress fractures. What they are, how they occur, and how you can most effectively prevent and manage them are the highlights of today’s show. This information may be especially useful right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, as many athletes are practicing social…

Ep116 – Physical Preparation and Rehabilitation

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Ep116 - Physical Preparation and Rehabilitation
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Physical Preparation and Rehabilitation are the main tools in the pursuit of peak athletic performance. Physprep involves training, tapering, peaking, and competition. Rehab is what we do when we need to recover from injury or to correct dysfunctional movement patterns. In this episode, PK & I review some key components of peak performance that include the following: Physical Preparation and…

Ep103 – PT Basics…Structure and Function

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Ep103 - PT Basics...Structure and Function
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Structure and Function are critical aspects of human performance. They are both interdependent and interrelated. In this PT Basics episode, PK & I discuss what structure is, how it is defined, and what it means when training the human beast. Then we appreciate function, how it is usually driven by structure, but how it also can enhance tissue properties. This…

Ep058 – PT Basics…Looseness and Tightness

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Ep058 - PT Basics...Looseness and Tightness
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In this episode we offer a glimpse into the terms of looseness and tightness. Learn how mobility and stability are genetically driven and how they exist on a continuum. Find out how you can leverage your training and your lifestyle to work with your natural gifts. Get more out of your training. Prevent injuries and recover from those you have…

PT Basics…Foundations

Clients often ask me about some of the applications we utilize with training and rehabilitation. They will query if an intervention is a fundamental principle in physical therapy, or perhaps even one of my unique twists on those tenets. This short post is an introduction to PT Basics — and I’ll present a few foundations in PT, along with a…

Ep054 – PT Basics…Posture

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Ep054 - PT Basics...Posture
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Posture reflects your attitude toward LIFE. It also dictates the efficiency, comfort, and longevity of your human beast. Dive into this informative episode and learn how to improve your posture, make your body last a lifetime, and achieve peak performance at any age!

Ep053 – PT Basics…Fundamentals of Physical Therapy

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Ep053 - PT Basics...Fundamentals of Physical Therapy
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Physical therapy basics are the fundamental elements of training and rehabilitation. They are the bedrock of Lifetime Body products and services. Using a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics, we can analyze human performance. Movement dysfunction can be identified, and the root causes of physical inefficiencies can be overcome. That’s what this show is all about.