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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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May 30, 2018

For this episode your hosts Will and Nick decided to sit down and hash out some of the most transformative decisions they've made in their careers. This discussion doesn't have a whole lot of "new" theory behind it, but its a really cool opportunity to connect with others who feel like we do - curious. 

What's it like on the other side of the fence? What if I choose something totally against the grain? What if my backup career plan fails? How do I explain myself to people wondering what I'm doing with my career?

Naturally, our discussion is packed with analogies and butchered science references. We somehow manage to tie together Newton's laws of motion into our professional trajectory, as well as profess our love for the Institute of Clinical Excellence. But the take home message we really want to drive home is answering those questions above for ourselves. 

We want other health/medical professionals, students, or anyone just trying to make a difference in this world to chase down their curiosity. This is a short life for many of us, so use your most important commodity (time) to explore your passions. There is no right or wrong first action step, just that you TAKE action.

May 23, 2018

Dr Costas Karageorghis is a reader in sport psychology and Divisional Lead for Sport, Health and Exercise Sciences. From 2009-14, he served as Deputy Head (Research) of the former School of Sport and Education and led preparations for two REF2014 subject submissions (Sports-Related and Education). Costas has established an international reputation for his research into the psychological, psychophysiological and neurophysiological effects of music. He has captured 25 research grants during his academic career.

Marcelo Bigliassi is a PhD student at Brunel University London/United Kingdom. He has concluded a BSc and MSc in physical education at Londrina State University/Brazil, including an Erasmus period in Sports Science at Technical University of Lisbon/Portugal. He has been working with psychophysiology since 2009 by integrating physiological measures to understand psychological phenomena during conditions of exercise. He has published 19 peer-reviewed manuscripts in national and international journals, 32 abstracts and 1 book chapter. His research was acknowledged by magazines and newspapers around the world: Fitness Magazine® (US), Shape Magazine® (US), Galileu and many other Brazilian newspapers. In 2012, Marcelo developed a new application on Facebook for people to use music before, during and after different modes of exercise. The fBeat was developed in partnership with the international companies FILA® and W3Hauss®.

Costas’s music research has been featured in newspapers around the world; most recently in the TimesIndependentNew York TimesWall Street JournalWashington Post and Sydney Morning Herald. In both 2011 and 2016 he was the recipient of the Sportesse Award for Sport and Exercise Sciences at the annual conference of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES). The awards were for new theoretical and mechanistic work in the area of music and physical activity. He is currently working on multi-modal stimulation during physical activity that entails the use of music, video images, virtual reality and visual primes. Such work is oriented towards enhancing people's sensory experiences during physical activity, with a view to increasing exercise adherence and promoting public health.

See more of Costas' biography here: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/people/costas-karageorghis

Show notes

  • Home is where the heart is: where the journey of music began
  • The history of music research - applying scientific processes to explain the theories of performance enhancement 
  • Understanding the components of music using the Brunel Music Inventory 
  • The difference between synchronous and asynchronous music in exercise
  • Pre-post performance variables when combining music and activity 
  • What are the neurophysiological mechanisms of listening to music? Are affects of music more emotionally or physically driven, or both?
  • How can music impact the perception of fatigue during activity?
  • The supportive role music can play in the public health initiatives to increase physical activity 
  • The principle of entrainment - musical influences on sympathetic or automatic body and mind processes 
  • The direct and indirect impacts of music on working muscles 
  • Is the ergogenic affect of music turning into a debate on mind-body efficiency? 
  • An explanation for why different people may like or dislike certain songs 
  • The three attentional styles of people that may determine musical integration with activity 
  • The great debate: which gender is the better dancer? The evolutionary and sociological theories that may explain why women are more adept to move well with music 
  • A complete portrayal of Costa’s research can be found in his new book: Applying Music in Exercise and Sport (Human Kinetics, 2017)
  • Check out the diverse practices and findings from inside the labs @savibrunel

 

May 16, 2018

Chris Leib is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with nearly a decade of experience in treating movement dysfunctions and enhancing human performance. Dr. Leib has a versatile movement background with a variety of certifications as both a physical therapist and fitness professional. Combining the worlds of therapy and fitness, Chris is uniquely qualified to help you get the most out of your body, while allowing you to sustain optimal physical health and longevity. Chris considers physical activity a vital process to being a complete human being and is passionate about helping others maximize their movement potential.

 

Check out Chris’ blog, videos, services and professional projects on his website, www.movementprofessional.com 

 

Show Notes 

  • Blending fitness and rehab, and making the line between them a little blurrier 
  • The usefulness of a structural diagnosis vs assessing where someone is on a spectrum of movement or activity
  • “The System of Readiness” - Qualifying the readiness someone may have for a movement or exercise, not necessarily what is safe or unsafe. How much control can be attained over a new process or a process that hasn’t been performed well in a long time
  • Providing individualized care to support the group setting workouts: educating and progressing self-regulation is key!
  • movement scalability is a game of inches, not an on/off switch. The value of turning “this hurts me” into “this hurts at this weight, in this position, at this time”
  • Devising a program by using the well-researched OPTIMAL tool: http://www.apta.org/OPTIMAL/ 
  • Understand and manipulate the intent of your programming - and progress based on the intent. As a PT with tons of education, don’t undervalue the simple principle that if strength is the goal, regardless of setting, that means LOAD
  • If you’re teaching or guiding movement practices, you absolutely should get your hands dirty kinesthetically and appreciate the difficulties your patients/clients/people are going through
  • The mindset on delivering people away from pain and into an autonomous movement practice
  • Steering people towards a plan of care that doesn’t emphasize medical imaging or structural diagnosis 
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): check out the Beck Institute: https://beckinstitute.org
  • Applying CBT to build therapeutic alliance and implement actionable steps toward a process of improvement
  • Skilled vs unskilled decision making 
  • Working to an over-arching life goal of happiness
  • The value of meditation and realizing that there are inevitable changes in life in order to move forward
  • Check out links to Chris’ youtube videos where he shares some GREAT content, he is on instagram as @movementprof and facebook @Chris Leib
May 9, 2018

In this episode, we chat with one of our favorite people on the planet, Dr. Alan Fredendall about motivational interviewing, population health, and his personal fitness journey. Alan is a practicing physical therapist, a recent graduate, and the COO of the Institute of Clinical Excellence.

We also make a major announcement in this episode that we are giving away a FREE trip to come attend an ICE course in Pittsburgh on June 23rd and 24th to one lucky listener. If you are interested, you can enter our drawing by going to the website below:

http://www.twoknowbodies.com/home/ice-course-giveaway

May 2, 2018

For another fantastic multiple-appearance guest episode, we welcome back the insightful local, Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS, ACSM CE-P, USAW. Jon is a dynamic clinician who has been involved in rehabilitation and strength and conditioning for 10 years and has built a reputation among athletes as a clinician who promotes quick results and optimal outcomes. 

 

As a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning coach he has worked with athletes of all levels from adolescent to Olympic level and is a part of USA Weightlifting’s Medical staff. Jon believes in a holistic approach to rehab and believes that the ultimate goal of the rehab process is patient autonomy. He believes that there is not a distinct line between rehab and the training process.

 

Jon currently serves as adjunct faculty at Widener University and has developed several continuing education courses for clinicians and certified strength and conditioning professional based around assessment and rehabilitation techniques.

 

Discussion topics of this show:

  • How specificity can drive a one shot-one kill treatment approach can improve outcomes
  • Coordinating across multiple settings and professions to support rehab AND fitness goals
  • Framing the “PT” conversation with coaches and trainers
  • Navigating around the speed bumps that may come up with inter-professional discussions
  • The ultimate factor: Karma 
  • A solid transition into breathing and breath work matters when it matters
  • Positional breathing and owning quality movement 
  • Where is the last place you’d think to find energy when you’re dogging it??

 

If you want to reach out to Jon or follow him on social media you CERTAINLY must! He has some gem’s he shares across the social media platforms, find him on facebook and instagram @JonHerting. His clicic in Southern PA is A beautiful location, if you’re in the area its a must see, especially with some of the new faculty. Check out The Training Room HERE:  https://thetrainingroompt.com 

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