73 episodes

Welcome to the Movement Logic Podcast, with yoga teacher and strength coach Laurel Beversdorf, and physical therapist Dr. Sarah Court. With over 30 years combined experience in the yoga, movement and physical therapy worlds, we believe in strong ideas, loosely held – which means we’re not hyping outdated movement concepts. Instead, we’re here with up-to-date and cutting-edge tools, evidence and ideas to help you as a mover and a teacher. Music: Makani by Scandinavianz & AXM

Movement Logic: Strong Opinions, Loosely Held Dr. Sarah Court, PT, DPT and Laurel Beversdorf

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.7 • 63 Ratings

Welcome to the Movement Logic Podcast, with yoga teacher and strength coach Laurel Beversdorf, and physical therapist Dr. Sarah Court. With over 30 years combined experience in the yoga, movement and physical therapy worlds, we believe in strong ideas, loosely held – which means we’re not hyping outdated movement concepts. Instead, we’re here with up-to-date and cutting-edge tools, evidence and ideas to help you as a mover and a teacher. Music: Makani by Scandinavianz & AXM

    Episode 73: Posture Panic Pt. 1

    Episode 73: Posture Panic Pt. 1

    Welcome to Season 5 and Episode 73 of the Movement Logic podcast! In this first part of our much-requested three-part series "Posture Panic," Laurel and Sarah dive into the history of posture. They discuss Beth Linker's book, Slouch: Posture Panic in Modern America, providing insights and context to how posture has been perceived and addressed through history starting around the turn of the century up until now.

    You will learn:

    * The origins of "Posture Panic" around the turn of the century.
    * How Darwin's theories influenced the medicalization of posture.
    * The fear that human spines weren't "ready" for bipedal stance, contributing to back pain and other issues.
    * Why we believe it's important to move like animals and babies, and where these beliefs came from.
    * The intersectional impact of posture panic, affecting different races, classes, ages, and genders.
    * The critique of evolutionary anthropology and its perpetuation of race science.
    * The parallels between historical posture scrutiny and current fitness and diet trends like paleo, primal, and Crossfit.
    * How "primitive" and "natural" marketing terms are often used inappropriately and simplistically.
    * The evolution of posture surveillance from top-down to peer-based monitoring, emphasizing self-surveillance.
    * The controversial practice turned scandal of nude posture photography in colleges.
    * The historical use of posture as a symbol of civility and its implications for modern fitness standards.

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    Reference links:

    Slouch: Posture Panic in Modern America, by Beth Linker [https://amzn.to/3Y7J534]

    Episode 62: Make McGill Make Sense [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-62-make-mcgill-make-sense/id1614469934?i=1000648175567]

    Laurel and Sarah's interview on the Conspirituality Podcast - Episode 205: Dismantling Movement Dogma [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/205-dismantling-movement-dogmas-w-laurel-beversdorf/id1515827446?i=1000655038875]

    Episode 60: Dismantling Long & Lean Pt. 1 [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-60-dismantling-long-and-lean-part-1/id1614469934?i=1000644437847]

    Episode 63: Dismantling Long & Lean Pt. 2 [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-63-dismantling-long-and-lean-part-2/id1614469934?i=1000649828277]

    Episode 66: Dismantling Long & Lean Pt. 3 [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-66-dismantling-long-and-lean-pt-3/id1614469934?i=1000654126869]

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 72: Inbetweenisode - Are you Tryin' to Spend the Least on Exercise?

    Episode 72: Inbetweenisode - Are you Tryin' to Spend the Least on Exercise?

    Welcome to Episode 72 of the Movement Logic Podcast! In this inbetweenisode, Laurel poses a thought-provoking question: "Are you trying to spend the least on exercise?"

    We delve into how we prioritize spending on exercise compared to other essential health needs like diet and sleep and ask, "if investing more in exercise could give us access to better communities, education, equipment, time-saving convenience, and even luxury, would we be more inclined to engage in and enjoy it?" We ask, "considering the significant role exercise plays in our health and longevity, is it rational to hesitate in spending more to build and strengthen an exercise habit, especially when we have the means to do so?"

    Sign up here to get on the Wait List for our next Bone Density Course [https://mailchi.mp/8c60a64eba9b/waitlist] in October 2024! It's the only place you'll get a discount on the course plus fun free bonus content along the way.

    Ramit Sethi's stuff —

    I Will Teach You To Be Rich (the book) [https://www.amazon.com/Will-Teach-You-Rich-Second-ebook/dp/B07GNXPP4P/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?crid=U7E25NZ4PDYB&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.rQvvAFa8_7TP0ZnZAoQVmxXFUJeSWlCrB0WOYsbMC_2Sr6T9WC57j-4EtXLzT1X_LEI5vntpkwvjnUJlVAVjKbr6U5YYgRpdLQH1HlGqr5N0_rlB7as6SQSDFDz57rZPWUa1CgqlGNQodxe4eBnXlffI5HDiIcPOUxuIK9_g_Mn3WrxAnk6n85uK_xJWY-j899VlcfICXnzLUGRqEOBExA.j4ItPX1_stQ10w3iLZVCT2yuAiPvI9LTXQdLLkSsjPo&dib_tag=se&keywords=i+will+teach+you+to+be+rich&qid=1720210393&sprefix=I+will+%2Caps%2C270&sr=8-1]

    I Will Teach You To Be Rich (the podcast) [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-will-teach-you-to-be-rich/id1577864998]

    • 26 min
    Episode 71: Inbetweenisode - Can You Really Walk Your Bones Stronger?

    Episode 71: Inbetweenisode - Can You Really Walk Your Bones Stronger?

    Welcome to Episode 71 of the Movement Logic podcast! In this inbetweenisode, Sarah analyzes a recent NY Times article about exercise and bone density. How much do they get right, and how much do they get wrong? You'll have to listen to find out!

    Sign up here to get on the Wait List for our next Bone Density Course [https://mailchi.mp/8c60a64eba9b/waitlist] in October 2024! It's the only place you'll get a discount on the course plus fun free bonus content along the way.

    NYT Article: How to Strengthen Your Bones with Exercise [https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/05/well/move/bone-building-workout.html?searchResultPosition=2]

    • 16 min
    Episode 70: Inbetweenisode - Do you need a deload week?

    Episode 70: Inbetweenisode - Do you need a deload week?

    Welcome to Episode 70 of the Movement Logic podcast! In this inbetweenisode, Laurel answers the question, "Do you need a deload week?" In strength training, a deload week is a planned, periodic reduction in training intensity and/or volume.  Spoiler: you probably don't need to plan deload weeks into your training, but listen more to find out!

    Sign up here to get on the Wait List for our next Bone Density Course [https://mailchi.mp/8c60a64eba9b/waitlist] in October 2024! It's the only place you'll get a discount on the course plus fun free bonus content along the way.

    Episode 32: Load & Volume: When is Enough Enough? When is it Too Much? [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-32-load-volume-when-is-enough-enough-when-is/id1614469934?i=1000604260759]

    Episode 39: RPE, 1 RM, 3 sets of 10, oh my? [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-39-rpe-1-rm-3-sets-of-10-oh-my/id1614469934?i=1000611570074]

    • 14 min
    Episode 69: Crack is Whack - Adam Meakins and A Modern Approach to Manual Therapy

    Episode 69: Crack is Whack - Adam Meakins and A Modern Approach to Manual Therapy

    Welcome to Episode 69 of the Movement Logic podcast! In this episode, Laurel and Sarah are joined by Adam Meakins, also known as The Sports Physio, to discuss his recent co-authored paper, "A modern way to teach and practice manual therapy." Adam highlights the major issues in current manual therapy practice and education, as detailed in this extensively cited paper, which draws on decades of research. He also outlines what a modern, evidence-based approach to manual therapy could look like.

    In this episode you will learn:

    * The distinction between clinician-centered and patient-centered care.
    * How traditional manual therapy relies on pathoanatomical reasoning and what research reveals about its reliability and validity.
    * The potential harms of traditional manual therapy, including the propagation of harmful, fragilizing, and disempowering narratives about the body.
    * Why manual therapy treatments cannot precisely target individual joints and tissues, nor produce specific outcomes for those areas.
    * How human biases, such as appeal to authority, sunk cost fallacies, cognitive dissonance, and big egos, hinder the evolution of beliefs and practices in manual therapy.
    * Predictions for the future of manual therapy.

    And more!

    Sign up here to get on the Wait List for our next Bone Density Course [https://mailchi.mp/8c60a64eba9b/waitlist] in October 2024! It's the only place you'll get a discount on the course plus fun free bonus content along the way.

    References:

    Laurel and Sarah's interview on the Conspirituality Podcast - Episode 205: Dismantling [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/205-dismantling-movement-dogmas-w-laurel-beversdorf/id1515827446?i=1000655038875]Movement Dogma [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/205-dismantling-movement-dogmas-w-laurel-beversdorf/id1515827446?i=1000655038875]

    Episode 62: Make McGill Make Sense [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-62-make-mcgill-make-sense/id1614469934?i=1000648175567]

    Episode 3: Massage Mistruths [https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-3-massage-mistruths/id1614469934?i=1000567354488]

    Adam Meakins' publication - A modern way to teach and practice manual therapy [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC11110311/]

    Adam Meakins' website [https://www.thesports.physio/]

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 68: Promoting Movement Optimism

    Episode 68: Promoting Movement Optimism

    Welcome to Episode 68 of the Movement Logic podcast! In this episode, Sarah is joined by soon to be Doctor of Physical Therapy Adam McAtee, founder of Evidence-Based Pilates, a continuing education platform for Pilates instructors. Sarah and Adam discuss long and lean, whether Pilates can contribute to bone density improvement, and why the hundred is Sarah's least favorite one.

    In this episode you will learn:

    * Common myths often heard from clients and instructors alike about Pilates, including using lighter springs to strengthen smaller muscles
    * Why Pilates instructors confuse aesthetics and functionality and how freeing it can be to let them go
    * How the variety of Pilates styles now available is a positive, not a negative
    * The relationship of Contrology to modern day Pilates
    * Why it's not that useful to your students and clients to name where all of your exercises come from
    * The difference between instructor-centered care and client-centered care
    * The importance of meeting clients where they are, even if you're uncomfortable
    * What heavy load could look like on a reformer instead of the typical endurance based exercises
    * If anyone can make accurate claims about what the Hundred is for
    * How any Pilates exercise might be useful for one particular population

    And more!

    Sign up here to get on the Wait List for our next Bone Density Course [https://mailchi.mp/8c60a64eba9b/waitlist] in October 2024! It's the only place you'll get a discount on the course plus fun free bonus content along the way.

    References:

    Evidence-Based Pilates [https://www.evidence-basedpilates.com/vip-membership-info--82200-copy]

    Effectiveness of yoga and Pilates to improve bone density in adult women: a systematic review and meta-analysis [https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8104420/]

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

feldmerle ,

Thank you Laurel and Sarah!

I’m new to this podcast and I’ve been listening to recent episodes. I just listened to this podcast on the McGill interview. What a wonderful dissection of this so-called program to reduce back pain! I had terrible back pain for a while and tried all the things, including McGill. Oh the fear! The bracing! If I still had pain it was clearly my fault for not bracing enough! Ugh. And I gave it a full year of serious effort. No significant change to the pain.
Happily I have now been pain free for many years due to understanding the neuroscience of pain and the biopsychosocial model of pain. And I move! I dance! I lift!
Thank you both for your excellent work.

Elanae ,

Always learning

I’m a Pilates teacher (20 years) and someone that has spent some time in physical therapy (broken ankle, hip replacement, and broken knee). I loved Episode 69 with Adam Meakins! I was a bit worried that I was going to be bummed out about the efficacy of physical therapy and all the money I have spent going to my PT. But as I was listening, I realized that I love my PT and he seems to be in line with what was discussed on the show. He started out clinician-driven care, since I was injured and scared and nervous about movement. As I got stronger and more confident, he let me drive our sessions regarding what our movement focus was going to be for the session and how hard I was going to work. As a Pilates teacher I had lots of my clients ask me why I wasn’t just doing my own “rehab”, but I was honest with them and told them that I will ALWAYS work harder for someone else who is watching than for myself. That’s why I go. Thanks for this interview, I continue to learn about my own philosophies of movement and grow my confidence as a teacher.

reAlign CC ,

Episode with Adam Meakins

Loved, loved, loved this episode!! Actually love ALL your episodes! As a teacher of movement for over 27 years, I’m beyond thrilled with where I am as a teacher. I’ve learned so much from you both and your guests and I love the new connections I’m making through your guests. Keep doing what your doing! Thank you so much for all you do!

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