33 episodes

High quality scientific information to achieve a healthy lifestyle and build a confident body, made simple.

Everyone should be about to exercise and get the most out of life, no matter how complicated your injuries or issues are

The Confident Body Show Michael Dermansky

    • Health & Fitness

High quality scientific information to achieve a healthy lifestyle and build a confident body, made simple.

Everyone should be about to exercise and get the most out of life, no matter how complicated your injuries or issues are

    #32: Walking the distance – a client story

    #32: Walking the distance – a client story

    This week, Michael Dermanski is joined by Paul Moritz, a long distance race walker and client of MD Health, to discuss his sporting and wellbeing journey. 
    Paul shares his experiences across a long racing career, including his three fundamentals of endurance sport success, the importance of strength work in his return after injury, and why having fun is so important - especially for endurance athletes.
    In a challenging and often isolating sport - particularly when you’re trying to return to competition - Paul singled out the importance of the camaraderie between endurance athletes (in this case, an ex-marathon runner and MD Health client) in helping with your rehab and return to racing. 
    Let’s get confident!
    For practical articles to help you build a confident body, go to mdhealth.com.au/articles.

    • 23 min
    #31: Returning to sport after a long break

    #31: Returning to sport after a long break

    This week, Michael Dermanski is joined by Pinakin Godse, a sports physiotherapist with a rich background as both an athlete and a physio to elite sportspeople.
    Pinakin shares his experiences working with Olympic-level athletes as they return after an injury-enforced break - the common mistakes, the barriers to success, and the lessons that amateurs can learn. After all, athletes regularly deal with injury, so they are used to the requirements of returning to sport in a safe way that hopefully also makes them stronger than before.
    This episode is full of great tips to help you plan and build an approach that will give you the greatest chance of successfully returning to the sport (or any activity) that you love.
    Let’s get confident!
     
    For practical articles to help you build a confident body, go to mdhealth.com.au/articles.

    • 27 min
    #30: Returning to running from a knee injury

    #30: Returning to running from a knee injury

    This week, Michael Dermanski has a very special guest in the studio… himself! Yes, Michael is mixing it up with a short sharp solo episode. No guests - just you, him and the facts. 
    In his hardest-hitting interview to date, Michael asks himself all he’s ever wanted to know about returning to running after an injury: the most common injuries the team at MD Health see; the stages that clients need to progress through on their journey back to running; and the keys to getting back to their best. Along the way, he also reveals to himself the role that psychology plays in the process, and the surprising (well, not if you’re a regular listener) role strength plays in becoming a better runner.
    Let’s get confident!
    For practical articles to help you build a confident body, go to MD health.com/articles.
     

    • 22 min
    #29: Motivation to exercise: how do you get it?

    #29: Motivation to exercise: how do you get it?

    This week, we’ve got another client journey to share with you. Michael is joined by special guest Trevor Young to talk about his experience working with the MD Health team.
    After many years of physical activity, basketball injuries coupled with a desk-based job were taking their toll. Trevor found it hard to do the simple things he’d previously taken for granted. He was losing confidence in his body. With energetic kids and a looming long-haul flight, Trevor knew it was time to take action.
    In this wide-ranging interview, Trevor shares his initial experience in getting started with MD Health, and the difference he’s found over the last ten months. It’s a great insight into what’s in store for anyone looking to get more out of life and be your best - and what you can achieve in a relatively short space of time.
    Let’s get confident!
    For practical articles to help you build a confident body, go to mdhealth.com.au/articles.

    • 29 min
    #28: Getting your body ready for the ski season

    #28: Getting your body ready for the ski season

    This week, Michael welcomes back Josh Blencowe from MD Health to explore a biomechanical perspective on skiing, as well as nutrition and hydration tips to help you maximise your enjoyment from your trip.
    Skiing and snowboarding work the major muscle groups of the lower body - but it’s easy to overlook the fine control muscles around the joints that are also tested. You need to work on a combination of these areas to get your body ready.
    Like most activities discussed on the Confident Body podcast, it pays to plan ahead to ensure your body is best prepared to handle the different stresses your ski trip will place on it. Giving your health practitioner as much notice as possible is a simple way to build up so you're ready to give the trip your best.
    Let’s get confident!
    For practical articles to help you build a confident body, go to mdhealth.com.au/articles.

    • 21 min
    #27: A history of clinical pilates in Australia

    #27: A history of clinical pilates in Australia

    This week, Michael is joined by the founder of Clinical Pilates, Craig Phillips, to discuss the evolution of the practice, the significant changes over the years, and the future direction of healthcare. 
    Craig’s fascinating journey has taken him from the Australian Ballet in the 70s to the San Francisco 49ers and all the way to the OIympics. Along the way, he was responsible for evolving Joseph Pilates’ original exercise regime and applying a clinical approach that incorporated a focus on injury treatment and recovery.
    In this wide-ranging discussion, Craig shares his experiences and insights from an extensive career, and highlights the key areas practitioners and individuals should focus on so they can stay out of hospital and keep doing the things they love.
    Let’s get confident!
     
    For practical articles to help you build a confident body, go to mdhealth.com.au/articles.

    • 34 min

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