In this week's episode we sat down for the second time with Dr. Michael Breus, aka The Sleep Doctor. Our chat stemmed from our observation in practicing PT that our patients who weren't sleeping well tended to be the ones not recovering from routine conditions. So we brought in Dr. Breus to help us break down sleep's role in recovery!
Show Notes for The Episode:
Wake Up Wednesdays: Tune into TheSleepDoctor's FB LIVE every Wednesday at 9AM EST to learn the keys to optimal sleep health!
The lowdown on napping: what drives the sleep cycle, HOW to nap, and the Napalatte
The social disadvantage of being tired
The role of sleep in the healing process
The relationship between pain, anxiety, and sleep
Drugs pt. 1: Benzodiazepines
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Can pain wake you up?
Drugs pt 2: Opioids
We hope you enjoy this episode!
In this episode we discuss emergency medicine with special guest Dr. Steven Carroll. Steven graduated from the Emergency Medicine Residency at San Antonio Military Medical Center (formerly Brooke Army Medical Center) in 2012. After 2 years at Fort Hood, TX he returned to his residency program as core faculty. After finishing his military commitment in the summer of 2016, Steve moved to Atlanta Georgia where he is currently an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine with Emory University working at Grady Hospital.
Jim Laird has been working as a Strength and Conditioning Coach helping clients achieve their goals since 1997. He has 4 years of Division One coaching experience and over a decade of working with clients in the private sector. He has worked with everyone from housewives who just want to look good and feel good, to professional athletes in the NFL, LPGA, and MLB; his most notable client being Scott Downs who is currently with the Chicago White Sox and is going on his 13th year in the MLB.
As an elite level Powerlifter, Jim pushed his body to the limit for years, and now understands the difference between working out to be healthy, and working out to achieve a high level performance goal, and he want to help others do the same. Jim has a reputation for two things: getting more results from less work, and getting his clients both strong and healthy. Jim’s motto of “Training Smarter, Not Harder” has earned him the respect and recommendation of numerous orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists.
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Joining Nick and Will on this episode is their good friend Eric Christensen of Chandler Physical Therapy in Arizona. Eric delivers a great discussion on the importance of breathing and calming the sympathetic nervous system. He is also the author a brand new book called "Breath Better", and we get into some great detail about it's content and release.
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In this short episode, Will and Nick break down some superlatives for The Knowbodies Podcast, reflect on whats been common amongst all our guests, and dive into our efforts to get better. In the episode we discuss:
A big thanks to all our wonderful guests. Without them, we would be nobodies instead of knowbodies.