Physical therapy & physical fitness are not and should not be mutually exclusive. As physical therapists and CrossFit coaches, we bring these two worlds together and discuss how both can work together in the fight against the growing epidemic that is chronic disease.
Milwaukee local doctor of physical therapy/CrossFit L1, Guillermo Contreras and lifelong fitness nomad/CrossFit L1, Ryan Atkins, discuss movement, mobility, recovery, nutrition, sleep, conspiracy theories, energy drinks and more in hopes of bringing together the world of CrossFit and Physical Therapy in the battle against chronic disease.
Five Minute Physio - Why Am I Hurt?
Dr. G, physical therapist, crossfit level 1 and crossfit athlete, dives into the topic of injuries and how they occur. He discusses load vs capacity and the importance of understanding these concepts to maximize your training, fitness and performance and minimize your risk of injury.
Assess, Don't Guess
Dr Guillermo and Coach Ryan get a little more heated than usual in this episode where they dive into a case study of an athlete Coach Ryan had the privilege of working with one-on-one. They discuss the importance of assessing your athletes/clients/patients well enough to know what the best course of action is for their needs and how that will, in the short and long term, more greatly benefit them as athletes.
We sit down with Andy Larson, owner of Float Milwaukee in the Walker's Point neighborhood of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to talk about Floating. What is it? Is it good for athletic recovery, mental health, pain? How does it work? What are the benefits?
Dr. Guillermo was lucky enough to get to experience Floating himself for the first time prior to this interview and he gives his review and talks about his experience with Andy.
Mental toughness. What is it? When is it necessary? Is it necessary?
Guillermo and Ryan put their coaches hats on this episode as they dive into their mindsets and reasoning for their unique programming style for the CrossFit box they both coach at to answer a member submitted question:
How does a coach combine their own philosophies/methodology with the overlying philosophies of the CrossFit methodology when he/she programs for a gym that has a variety of members with a variety of goals?*
- Thank you for the question, Matt Dutra!
Zach Greenwald - Stress Test for Readiness
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As a physio that treats CrossFitters, I really appreciate all of the super useful and actionable nuggets of content! Thanks guys!!
Good podcasters, great coaches
Really enjoyed Ep 1 of Physio Rxd. Gmo and Ryan presented a ton of useful content not only for crossfit athletes but for all types of athletes and people looking to up their game in the gym and even outside of the gym. I know both of them personally and they genuinely care about making people better and that really shows in the podcast. Great job guys, can’t wait for Ep2!
Two of the smartest guys in the game
Guys and gals listen up. I've been in Crossfit for over 5 years at multiple gyms and these are two of the most sincere and knowledgable coaches I've met. They care deeply about keeping people strong and healthy. About proper form in your movements and recovery. When I had experienced pain in my lower back, they showed me what I was doing wrong in my form and how I can resolve it. Following their advice, the pain has gone away and I feel stronger than ever. It's easy to go to a gym and go through the motions daily without thinking much about it. These guys teach you how to incorporate strength and recovery into your daily life. Two great people to follow and glad now they have a podcast to learn something new.