In this week's episode we had the pleasure of sitting down with Rob Vining, a physiotherapist based out of Portland, Oregon. Rob is one of the co-hosts of the PT Tech Talk Podcast and is the owner of PTlive. We chat about the current state of telehealth in the US, how new and changing laws will affect teleheatlh, and why clinics that don't adapt to telehealth may go out of business sooner than we think.
Phil White is an Emmy-nominated writer and the coauthor of the forthcoming books Waterman 2.0 with Dr. Kelly Starrett, and Game Changer with Fergus Connolly. He is also a frequent contributor to The Inertia and SUP the Mag.
Please visit www.philwhitebooks.com and grab your copy of Unplugged and Game Changer now! Help make old medicine new again.
This is a raw and emotional episode that I hesitated to release for some time. It's a story about anxiety, insomnia, and a psych unit. I hope if you're out there and you're going through a tough time, please know that you're not alone. We need you. :) -Will
Toe shoes??? Grand plies??? How do you help dancers recover from injury???
Here's what we cover in this episode:
1:28 - We welcome Jess to the show
2:42 - Jess’ background and experience with the performing arts
08:35 - The story behind why Jess fell in love with dance and ballet in particular
13:00 - What’s it like being ON YOUR TOES?!?!?!
13:40 - “Jess, what do you feel like when you dance?”
18:25 - How does Jess help her athletes transition through a time where most injured dancers and artists feel like they’re falling behind and have a sense of loss when it comes to a part of their identity?
23:20 - How Jess incorporates her background in dance when it comes to treating dancers with injuries
27:00 - The psychology of a dancer and how Jess has to navigate that psychology to incorporate verbal cues, tactile cues, and other strategies to get the most out of her sessions
30:47 - Jess’ history working with the dance community and her time working with the Pittsburgh Ballet
32:30 - We dive into the upcoming course - Performing Artist Comprehensive Management - Jess will be teaching as a part of the Institute of Clinical Excellence in Chicago at Entropy Physiotherapy and Wellness (run by the wonderful Sarah Haag and Sandy Hilton)
40:00 - Who would win in a dance battle - you or Jeff Moore?
If you want to sign up for Jess' Performaning Artist Comprehensive Management (which you should!) you can check it out here:
Shoutout to the amazing movement of Christopher Johnson in this episode!