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The Knowbodies Podcast

Know. Your. Body. We are two physical therapists passionate about creating a more informed and healthier society through speaking with leading minds in the worlds of health, fitness, and self-development. The goal is to tackle any and all subjects relating to the most dynamic organism on the planet: the human body.
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Jun 28, 2017

In this week's episode of The Knowbodies Podcast, we sit down with Dr. Andy Galpin, Ph.D., a Professor at CSU Fullerton where he researches muscle physiology and teaches classes. He is also the host of The Body of Knowledge Podcast, is a frequent guest on the Barbell Shrugged Podcast, and recently published a new book, Unplugged, which provides a blueprint for using technology to meet your health and performance goals in a much smarter way, while reconnecting to your instincts and the natural world.

 

In this episode we dive into:

  • Andy's personal philosophy about finding his path in life 
  • Andy's athletic background as a football player, weightlifter, and martial artist
  • Some history behind Barbell Shrugged and his friendships with the guys
  • His path to becoming a professor after considering Athletic Training and Physical Therapy as careers
  • How are physical therapists doing when it comes to understanding strength and conditioning principles?
  • Andy's approach to assessing a brand new client
  • The principles of strength and conditioning and how Andy applies them
  • We throw a couple of case studies at Andy that he breaks down and explains how he would approach them
  • Andy's new book, Unplugged, and what to expect down the road from him
Jun 21, 2017

In this episode we talk all things related to concussions with Physiotherapist and Professor Dr. Bara Alsalaheen, PT, PhD. Dr. Alsalaheen is a clinical researcher and the
faculty director for the Sports Medicine Assessment and Rehabilitation Team (SMART). The SMART lab is located within the Physical Therapy department at UM-Flint. Dr. Alsalaheen is also a research assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at Universityof Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Physical Therapist at Michigan NeuroSport (UMHS).

 

You can learn more about Dr. Alsalaheen's work by checking out his research here:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bara_Alsalaheen

Jun 14, 2017

In this episode we sit down with 2nd year Doctor of Physical Therapy students Jenna Kantor and Katie Schmitt (learn about them here) who have created an incredible project called Fairytale Physical Therapy in conjunction with their school, Columbia University. Katie and Jenna go to Children's Hospitals and put on plays for both the kids and families...and the kicker is...the plays have choreographed dances that are composed of therapeutic exercises! Anyone and everyone gets involved in these plays and we had a blast sitting down with this dynamic duo who are making waves in the physical therapy world. To learn more about Katie and Jenna or if you'd like to reach out to them, check them out on their website: http://fairytalephysicalt.wixsite.com/fairytale

Jun 7, 2017

In this week's episode, The Knowbodies sit down with Dr. Phil Carson of Carson Natural Health and Wellness Consulting. Dr. Carson is a Pharmacist by trade and is now the host of The Feeling Good Podcast where he focuses on natural healing practices. In this episode we focus on:

  • Dr. Carson' background as a Pharmacist
  • How he transitioned from relying on pharmaceutical interventions and started to seek out more natural healing options
  • How a difficult childhood led to Dr. Carson's interest in stress management
  • How stress can dictate both our mental and physical well-being if we let it
  • Dr. Carson's advice on best practices for managing stress
  • Dr. Carson's take on the opioid crisis and how alternative medicine will have a role to play in solving it

If you enjoyed this episode and are interested in learning more about Dr. Carson and Carson Natural Health and Wellness Consulting check out: http://carsonnatural.com/

and on social media at Carson Natural

-The Knowbodies

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