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Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so you can finally enjoy the career that you’ve always dreamed of? If so, you’re in the right place...this podcast is for you. Your host is Dr. Chris Garcia, a physical therapist, business owner, entrepreneur, nationally recognized public speaker, and residency-trained sports specialist. Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SC ...
 
The hockey training podcast will provide you with hockey-specific training, performance, nutrition and mindset tips to help you become a better hockey player and dominate every time you step out on the ice. This will include a deep focus on hockey performance related topics such as hockey speed, conditioning, agility and power training - among many other topics.
 
I am a mindset coach for athletes. If you are a coach, an athlete, or parent and are looking for your athletes to become mentally tough, compete with confidence, AND create a winning mindset... this podcast IS FOR YOU. If you want help applying the mindset training tools I teach, simply go to: athletesmindsetacademy.com. If you are looking for Gymnastics Mindset Academy, check out their new podcast and website at gymnasticsmindsetacademy.com.
 
Restoring Innate Health is set out to empower listeners with new tools, powerful lost secrets, and innovative ways to tap into their innate intelligence for restorative healing. We have become too dependent on medicine, surgeries, and doctors to “fix” our health concerns. We are born with an innate healing power and keep discovering that our innate intelligence is sufficient to heal, restore and maintain our health. This is all about natural ways to think, eat, move, live, and play. Our goal ...
 
Lee Taft Performance Podcast is the official podcast of Lee Taft Athletic Consulting. Each episode is dedicated to providing the best strength & conditioning information from the world's top coaches to anyone who appreciates the importance of continuing education. The podcasts are brought to you each week by one of the World's Leading Multi-Directional Speed Experts Lee Taft, simply known to many as, “The Speed Guy”. You can count on each podcast delivering high-quality content from experts ...
 
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Today, I share how physical therapists will need to change their approach when treating the modern patients and athletes of today. More and more, patient and athletes spend hours researching the internet before arriving at the clinic. As a result, they are more informed and aware of their treatment options. How does this change the treatment approa…
 
Today, I share the roadmap of professional development as a physical therapist. There are rules of “4 years” in clinical practice. Your professional development within those four years will be determined by your work environment, mentorship, and your personal drive. Most clinicians find themselves burnt out and have a difficult time advancing to th…
 
Today, I interview Roy Holmes, renowned strength and conditioning coach. Roy has worked with professional athletes for over a decade and has developed a unique system to help athlete perform at their best. Roy shares his framework and approach to working with elite athletes and NFL combine preparation. He also shares what he looks for when collabor…
 
Today, I share the syndrome that will limit the professional growth of physical therapists in their careers. All too often, physical therapists become complacent in their career and find themselves stuck in a rut, depending on annual CEU course to motivate or inspire them. In this episode I share this unique syndrome, what it is, why it happens, an…
 
After practicing for 14 years, I’ve evolved as a clinician and streamlined my treatment strategy and approach. In this episode I share four things I no longer use that were inefficient, not functional, and caused the patient to lose focus. If you’re a PT and you want to avoid wasted time on documentation and unnecessary home exercise program design…
 
Today, I share the lesson I learned from working with Lex Gillette, a visually impaired sprinter, and long jumper. Lex has a tremendous amount of trust in the people he works with and I wanted to share that same experience with my team at Sports Performance. We recently joined Lex and Jerome Avery for a lesson on guide running, but more importantly…
 
In this episode, I share my day-by-day rehab progression to compete in a CrossFit competition 5 days after an acute calf strain. I share the tips and lessons I learned and what I will be applying to future patients and athletes. If you have little exposure to acute injury management or want to add more tools to your toolbox, you need to tune into t…
 
“What do you commonly recommend for aspiring PTs to accelerate their career path within sports physical therapy? After working in professional sports and mentoring sports physical therapists, there are five trends I see in clinicians who are successful in clinical practice. In the podcast episode, I summarize the five ways to accelerate the traject…
 
“What do PT overlook when working with barbell athletes?” There are three simple concepts that PTs miss when treating barbell athletes. In the podcast episode, I share mistakes I’ve made so you don’t have to. If you’re a physical therapist and work with barbell athletes, you need to tune into this episode. Enjoy! ___________________________________…
 
“What are your best clinical pearls for managing injuries in Olympic weightlifters?” After working with thousands of Olympic weightlifters, I’ve consolidated treatment progressions into four categories. In the podcast episode, I share the four categories and the step-by-step approach I use with all injured Olympic weightlifters. If you’re a physica…
 
Dr. Eric Goodman, DC is the founder and creator of Foundation Training. He has published 3 books contributing to health innovation for individuals and communities. He continues to treat and lecture around the world but lives mostly in Hawaii with his wife Jen and their daughter Sunny. Foundation Training was born of out of necessity. In 2007 Eric G…
 
“What are your recommendations to get CrossFitters out of pain quickly?” There are four simple steps to get CrossFit athletes out of pain quickly and they have nothing to do with exercise selection. If you’re a physical therapists who works with CrossFit athletes and you want to improve patient outcomes, you need to tune into this episode. Enjoy! _…
 
“How do you change your treatment approach when working with powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, or CrossFitters?” These three barbell athletes have distinct differences in range of motion demands, intensity, and training volume. In this episode, I cover three critical things to include in your approach as a physical therapist to maximize patient …
 
“What do you do differently when treating a CrossFitter? What do you change in your evaluation or treatment?” CrossFitters are a community of athletes who love intensity. They thrive on the gym community members and the variation across workouts. Physical therapists who work with CrossFitters need to know three critical things to maximize outcomes.…
 
“What are some of the biggest mistakes, wins, and lessons you’ve learned over the last 14 years as a sports PT?” After traveling the world with professional athletes and working in professional sports, I’ve learned a lot of lessons along the way. In this episode, I share 6 lessons to help other sports physical therapists avoid my mistakes and strea…
 
Joyce Dales is the CEO of Buzzagogo and the inventor of Cold Bee Gone, a homeopathic, Manuka Honey based remedy that you swab in your nose to fight cold, flu, allergies and to protect the nasal biome. Joyce, who used to be a high school teacher, is married to Jeffrey, who is an attorney and software engineer. In 2009 and 2011 they welcomed two beau…
 
“If there is an economic downturn, what does it mean for physical therapists?” In this episode, I share how patients and athletes will view physical therapy and I offer solutions for providers to continue to deliver high-quality care despite the uncertainty. If you want to continue to be successful in your role in a possible recession, you need to …
 
“Have you ever made the mistake of pushing an athlete too slow or too fast when returning to sport? Have you ever felt hesitant because you didn’t feel confident that the athlete was ready?” There is an art and science to returning athletes back to sport in a short timeline. In this episode, I share mistakes I’ve made and mistakes I’ve seen PTs mak…
 
“How do you mentor aspiring sports PTs?” This is a question I often get from physical therapists. In this episode, I share the ideal structure and framework of clinical mentorship throughout the first 8-10 years of clinical practice. If you are looking for mentorship or want to know if you’re on the right path, you need to tune into this episode. E…
 
“What do you include or modify to reduce aches and pains in a powerlifter during a strength cycle? How can a physical therapist support athletes as they train for a competition?” In this episode, I interview Charlie Illardi, wellness coach and fitness professional. We review a strength cycle to prepare for a competition and how physical therapists …
 
“How do you manage an injured athlete with a short timeline to return to sport? Are you more aggressive or conservative?” After working with professional athletes for over a decade, I’ve compiled the top 4 tips I personally use to quickly get athletes out of pain and back to sport faster. In this episode, I share all four tips to help sports PTs ad…
 
*Announcement: Episodes will now be released on the first Monday of every month. Fascinated with human biology and performance, Dr Sonners is always working to integrate new knowledge and practical experience. In addition to his Doctor of Chiropractic, he earned his Diplomate of the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition (DCBCN) and his Diplomate…
 
“Where do you start when you create a year-long strength program? How do you build a program for an athlete who competes all year long?” In this episode, I share my lessons and takeaways from my recent strength and conditioning summit. I also share my general framework to build a well-rounded program for single-sport and multi-sport athletes who tr…
 
In this episode, I'm going to give you a science-backed hockey groin performance test that you can use to see where you measure up! This is a great tool that can be used to identify if you need to make changes to your programs design for more injury prevention, better edgework, and more powerful crossovers. Lean on the REAL science here and let's m…
 
“What are the two simple things you focus on when you create a strength & conditioning program for athletes?” I hear physical therapists say that programming can seem daunting but it doesn’t have to be. After years of working with strength and conditioning coaches in pro sports, I’ve obsessed over simplifying it so that any physical therapists can …
 
In this episode, I'm going to answer the question "Hey Coach, I got called up but I'm nervous. How can I be more confident playing up a level?" It's natural to have a little anxiety in these scenarios, but there's three truths you need to understand that I know will boost your confidence immediately. Lean on my coaching experience here and let's ma…
 
In August 2017, Dr. Ron Oberstein was named the third president of Life Chiropractic College West. Dr. Oberstein graduated from Life Chiropractic College (now Life University) in 1981 and went on to own private practices in both Boston and San Diego with a total of 37 years of hands-on practice and a focus on family wellness care. As an active memb…
 
“How do you create a strength and conditioning program for a professional CrossFit athlete s/p shoulder surgery who is 5 months away from competition?” This was one of my most challenging cases with programming. In this episode, I share the timelines and approach I took each month to help a professional CrossFit athlete achieve their dreams to reac…
 
In this episode, I'm going to breakdown how viewing hockey as you would your job completely changes your outlook on what you need to do to get better. When I was playing hockey as a teenager I had a part time job at McDonalds, knowing what I know now I would have treated the two exactly the same. Lean on my experience here and let's discuss the fou…
 
“What characteristics or traits do you look for in hiring a physical therapist? How would you describe an amazing physical therapist?” I hear these questions all the time so I had to share my responses on a podcast. The answers will surprise you. If you’ve ever wondered what I look for when mentoring or hiring a physical therapist, you need to tune…
 
In this episode, I'm going to breakdown how to translate dryland training to maximize your first-step quickness on the ice. Your ability to accelerate is one of the key performance predictors for elite hockey performance, so, pen and paper out for this one! Let's go! Want access to the best Off-Season Programming? Then what are you waiting for, joi…
 
Dr. Marissa is a nervous system-focused chiropractor and graduated from Life University in 2015. She lives in Tampa Bay with three beautiful, wild boys and her partner in crime who is also a fellow chiropractor! As an athlete, Dr. Marissa started using chiropractic in high school and was drawn to the profession because they treated the root cause o…
 
“What is the best approach to collaborate with medical professionals if you are sharing a patient case together?” Should you call them, email them, or show up person? What are the steps to ensure you maintain a great relationship and avoid “stepping on their toes?” If you’ve ever wondered how to navigate communication and relationship building with…
 
In this episode, I'm going to run through eight different effective fat loss strategies for hockey players. This one will completely avoid any form of calorie and macronutrient counting, so it's perfect for any youth hockey players who need to drop some body fat to improve their hockey performance. Let's go! Want access to the best Off-Season Progr…
 
“What do I need to consider if I want to work in pro sports as a physical therapist?” In this episode, I cover the challenges that a medical provider working with professional athletes encounters but is rarely discussed. Before you look into internships or job opportunities working in pro sports, tune into this episode to avoid making a HUGE mistak…
 
In this episode, I'm going to run through eight different effective weight gaining strategies for hockey players. This one will completely avoid any form of calorie and macronutrient counting, so it's perfect for any youth hockey players who need to add some lean mass to improve their hockey performance. Let's go! If you agree and you're ready to t…
 
Dr. Eric Osansky is a chiropractor, clinical nutritionist, and a certified functional medicine practitioner who helps people recover from thyroid and autoimmune thyroid conditions. He is author of the books "Natural Treatment Solutions for Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease" and "Hashimoto's Triggers", and is the host of the Save My Thyroid podcas…
 
”What mistakes have you made with patients and athletes? Knowing what you know now, what would you recommend for other sports physical therapists?” In this episode, I share three post-op cases gone wrong so you can avoid making the same mistakes. Enjoy! _____________________________________ Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking fo…
 
In this episode, I'm going to provide recommendations for hockey players who consistently perform better in practices than they do in games. Almost always when I make recommendations in podcasts it is context specific to an audience. But, for this one, EVERYONE falls into the same bucket. Follow the guidelines provided so you get the best results a…
 
”If the profession of physical therapy can adapt one thing from strength and conditioning coaches, what would that one thing be?” After working with strength coaches all over the world, I’ve realized they do one thing exceptionally well that every physical therapist needs to learn. In this episode, I share one tool I’ve adapted from strength coache…
 
In this episode, I'm going to provide recommendations for hockey players on whether or not they should train to failure. The research has grown tremendously in this area to formalize an idea now known as "effective reps" which clearly articulates that not all reps are created equal. Follow the guidelines provided so you get the best results possibl…
 
Dr. Meaghan dealt with depression and anxiety for as long as she can remember. The sad heart forcing the smile. After having NeuroEmotional Technique (NET) performed on her by a chiropractor, she had a huge realization of just how debilitating past traumas can be in our day-to-day lives. She knew she needed to learn and share this technique with ot…
 
Do you want to become a PT clinic director? Or, are you a current PT clinic director struggling to lead others? Before you accept the position or quit your role as a PT clinic director, tune into this episode to see why it might NOT be for you. In this episode, I share why most PT clinic directors are unsuccessful, hit burnout, and how you can avoi…
 
In this episode, I'm going to use a combination of tactics and storytelling to give you some great options to stay more motivated toward your goals. This isn't your typical "cheerleader" motivation talk. Instead, this is real stuff you can put to work today to become a better hockey player. Follow these rules and let's go! Want access to the best O…
 
”Have you ever felt like you don’t know what you’re doing with patients sometimes? Have you felt unprepared to manage a case and want to know where to start?” Many PTs struggle to find a rhythm, become complacent, and eventually become a “let’s see how it goes” type of clinician. In this episode, I share why and how to avoid being this type of PT. …
 
In this episode, I'm going to run through what I believe to be the #1 coaching trait any Hockey Performance Specialist should have in order to allow their athletes to reach their ultimate hockey potential. This is something every coach and parent needs to hear because it's not the answer most provide in the industry. But, I combined my years of exp…
 
Dr. Alexandra Swenson-Ridley is a thought leader in outside the box and natural approaches to women's health and hormones, focusing on what she has termed Selfless Syndrome. After suffering her own health challenges that resulted from focusing on everyone and everything but herself, her work turned towards helping other driven women navigate the wo…
 
In this episode, I'm going to layout the super simple rule you must follow when dryland training alongside summer sports. Many hockey players and parents think that just because you're in summer sports that you should stop your off-season training, but this is one of the worst things you can do if becoming a better hockey player is your top priorit…
 
”What is the future for orthopedic and sports physical therapy and how will CEU courses slow this down?” In this episode, I explain how CEU courses and continued care for body regions only will facilitate a “dependency” model for athletes. If you’re a sports PT and want to stay ahead of the game and see what you can be doing outside of CEU courses …
 
In this episode, I'm going to layout the four things that hold hockey players back from getting the best possible results throughout the off-season. There's something for everyone in this episode and if you follow the recommendations I guarantee you'll have the off-season of your life this year. Want access to the best Off-Season Programming? Then …
 
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