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PHIT for a Queen is a podcast devoted to female athletes wanting to have it all: performance, health, intellect and time for self. Created by Rebecca McConville, RD, CSSD and Kara Shelman, LCSW, MPH at Centimano Counseling.

Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast Kara Shelman and Rebecca McConville

    • Sports
    • 4.8 • 26 Ratings

PHIT for a Queen is a podcast devoted to female athletes wanting to have it all: performance, health, intellect and time for self. Created by Rebecca McConville, RD, CSSD and Kara Shelman, LCSW, MPH at Centimano Counseling.

    The Female Athlete Triad

    The Female Athlete Triad

    Dr. Emily Kraus
    Sports Medicine Physician | Clinical Assistant Professor
    Dr. Emily Kraus is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford Children’s Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center. She is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) sports medicine and takes a unique approach to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports injuries. She serves as the Director of the Stanford Female Athlete Program focused on female-specific translational research to answer fundamental physiological and sports performance questions important to improving the health and performance of girls and women, including the topics of bone health, the Female Athlete Triad, RED-S, running biomechanics, and mental health. Dr. Kraus also serves as the Medical Director of the Stanford Children’s Motion Analysis and Sports Performance Lab, focused on cutting-edge biomechanics research with a strong clinical application.  
    She is involved in multiple Stanford IRB-approved research projects, including The Healthy Runner Project, a multicenter prospective interventional study focused on bone stress injury prevention in collegiate middle and long-distance runners. She also has research and clinical interests in youth sports specialization, endurance sports medicine, injury prevention, running biomechanics, and adaptive sports. 
    Dr. Kraus proudly grew up a 3-sport high school athlete in small-town Nebraska and is now an avid runner and cyclist, completing 9 marathons, including Boston Marathon twice and California International Marathon in 2019 with a time of 2:50. With staying physically active as one of her personal passions, she recognizes how sports participation plays a valuable role in the physical, emotional, professional, and social development of a child and adolescent and is committed to maintaining these ideals for the next generation of youth athletes.
    So you know she's Legit:
    Stanford University School of MedicineFellow, Sports Medicine Residency Program2016 - 2017
    Stanford University School of MedicineResident, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency Program2013 - 2016University of Nebraska College of MedicineDoctor of Medicine (M.D.), Medicine2008 - 2012
    University of Nebraska-LincolnBachelor of Science (B.S.), Nutrition Sciences2004 - 2008

    • 25 min
    Therapist Supporting Athletes & Their Mental Health

    Therapist Supporting Athletes & Their Mental Health

    Elise Keoghan, LPC
    Elise Keoghan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and enthusiast of intuitive and functional athlete training and nutrition. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas and her Masters in Counseling from St. Edwards University, and has Gottman Institute Couples Therapy level 1 training credentials. 
    She also supports athletes at various levels from high school, elite club teams, D1 colleges, Ivy League, at the national level, to those who love including exercise in their life. 
    Elise has been supporting clients since 2014.
    "I am Intuitive Eating aligned and an advocate of the anti-diet movement, HAES aligned, I use a social justice lens to approach body politics and body liberation and encourage my clients in strengthening body trust and mind-body awareness.
    I have enjoyed fitness all of my life, and competed in various sports throughout high school, college, and the years following. My longtime love for fitness and sports has given me a special passion for working with athletes, particularly with eating disorders, body image, relationship with exercise, after injury or loss, life after college or pro sports, around relationships, and with anxiety, depression, or suicidal ideation. 
    I have a passion for working with Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA) or those who grew up in homes with addiction or abuse process trauma and the many ways their home life has impacted them. 
    I also have experience supporting clients around cross-cultural body image concerns. 
    Professionally, I enjoy speaking engagements and educating on Athletes and Mental Health and Athletes and Eating Disorders. 
    When I'm not at the office, I love to spend time with my nephew and niece, family, and friends, run local races with my siblings, be on the lake, weight lifting, boxing classes, listen to social justice podcasts, concerts, and stand-up comedy!"
    So you know she's legit:
    Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas
    Masters in Counseling from St. Edwards University
    Gottman Institute Couples Therapy level 1 training credentials. 

    • 22 min
    Customized mobility, recovery and injury prevention.

    Customized mobility, recovery and injury prevention.

    Jenni Tarma
    ERYT500, RRCA endurance coach, CrossFit L1 trainer
    Jenni Tarma is a lifelong athlete, endurance runner, RRCA Endurance coach, CrossFit athlete
    and CF-L1 trainer, Yoga Medicine Therapeutic Specialist, and a full-time ERYT500 yoga
    teacher. She specializes in working with an active population and coaches everyone from elite
    athletes to weekend warriors looking to feel better in their bodies. She is the founder and CEO
    of Kaari Prehab, a company that provides customized mobility, recovery and injury prevention/
    recovery services for active folks of all varieties.
    Jenni has multiple advanced certifications in anatomy, physiology and biomechanics, and is a
    lead teacher in the Carolina Yoga 200hr teacher training program, where she has mentored
    dozens of new yoga teachers. She is also a senior teacher in the Yoga Medicine 500hr program,
    where she has created continuing education courses on specialty topics like neuromechanics,
    hypermobility, and teaching yoga to weightlifting athletes.
    She is an enthusiastic writer who has contributed articles to Yoga Journal, Healthline, Weight
    Watchers, OpenFit, Reebok, Thrive Global and Yoga Medicine ’s online forum among others,
    and recently released an e-book on hamstring tendon injuries.
    So you know she's legit:
    CEO and Founder at Kaari Prehab
    Berklee College of Music

2000 - 2002
    Sevenoaks School

International Baccalaureate, Art, Music, Economics, English Literature, Russian, Chemistry.International Baccalaureate, Art, Music, Economics, English Literature, Russian, Chemistry.

    1998 - 2000

    • 30 min
    WIN for KC

    WIN for KC

    Stephanie, born and raised in Kansas City, earned her Bachelor of Science in Sports Management from Rockhurst University in 2013, as well as her Master of Business Administration in 2016. In 2011, while an undergrad, Stephanie interned at the Kansas City Sports Commission as the WIN for KC intern. Her love for the organization kept her coming back for two years while finishing school. Then, in 2013, she was offered a full-time position as an Events Coordinator, and she has been here ever since!
    Currently, as Assistant Director for WIN for KC, she oversees logistics and planning for all WIN for KC events including the annual Women’s Sports Awards Celebration and Camp WIN.
    Outside of work, Stephanie’s love of sports continues as she coaches girls basketball and officiates all levels of women’s lacrosse. Additionally, she serves as a member of the Connext – the young professionals' board of NonProfit Connect. Most recently, she welcomed a son – Logan – in June of 2019 with her husband Bryce Scovill.

    • 20 min
    I help ACLers turn their heartbreak story into an epic success story.

    I help ACLers turn their heartbreak story into an epic success story.

    Stephanie Allen PT, DPT, OCS

    Steph has been a practicing physical therapist since 2014 and has been at Boston Physical Therapy & Wellness for the past 4 years.
    She specializes in and absolutely loves ACL rehab in all its shapes and forms and has recently started her own virtual coaching business, ACLResolve, specifically for individuals who are navigating this injury.
    Steph is also the co-founder of CALU, a mentorship and continuing education platform for students and new graduates within the musculoskeletal rehab realm. Steph is passionate about continued learning and demands a higher standard of care in the musculoskeletal rehab industry. 

    So you know she's legit:
    Ithaca CollegeBachelor of Science (B.S.) Field Of StudyPhysical Therapy/Therapist2007 – 2013Ithaca CollegeDoctor of Physical Therapy Field Of StudyPhysical Therapy2007 – 2013Licenses & certificationsCertified Functional Strength Coach (CFSC)Issuing authority Mike Boyle Strength & ConditioningLicense Issued 2018American Physical Therapy AssociationOrthopedic Certified SpecialistIssuing authority American Physical Therapy Associationlicense Issued Jun 2015American Red CrossCPR & AEDAmerican Red Crosslicense Issued Jan 2013 Expired Jan 2015

    • 20 min
    Treating Athletes with Eating Disorders

    Treating Athletes with Eating Disorders

    Kate Bennett, PsyD
    Kate Bennett, PsyD, founded Athlete Insight, PC with one goal in mind: To serve the psychological needs of athletes.  Dr. Bennett combines her experiences as an athlete, coach, and psychologist to bring a unique perspective to her practice.  Blending the culture and demands of sport with her psychological expertise, Dr. Bennett designed Athlete Insight to meet the clinical and performance needs of all athletes.  
    Dr. Bennett approaches therapy with an empowerment-based model. She believes that individuals are hardwired to thrive; however, Dr. Bennett also recognizes that obstacles interfere with satisfaction and success at times. She utilizes athletes' natural strengths to support them in achieving personal goals, facilitating new insights and skill-building throughout the process. Dr. Bennett strives to empower athletes to thrive in life and sport.
    The end result:
    Confidence - Excellence - Happiness - Health - Resiliency - Success - Values-based Action

    Dr. Bennett is the author of Treating Athletes with Eating Disorders: Bridging the Gap between Sport and Clinical Worlds. Dr. Bennett integrates her experiences in sport and mental health to provide a comprehensive resource for all healthcare providers who support athletes with eating disorders.
    Traditional sport psychology interventions are translated into clinical action to help therapists align with the athletic identities of individuals recovering from eating disorders. From diagnosis and neurobiology to athletic identity and excellence, this book covers a range of topics to help readers build their own toolboxes of creative and clinically sound psychological interventions.
    So you know she's legit:
    Kate Bennett, PsyD, is the founder and director of Athlete Insight, PC. Her professional career began at Indiana University, where she earned a BS in Kinesiology and Athletic Training. 
    Dr. Bennett earned her EdM in Counseling and Sport Psychology at Boston University. 
    During her coaching career, Dr. Bennett coached several state and national champions as well as earned two national championships herself. 
    Over time, Dr. Bennett recognized her desire to help the whole person rather than focus solely on performance. She returned to graduate school to specialize in the treatment of athletes and eating disorders at the University of the Rockies. 
    Dr. Bennett completed her practicum at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Counseling Center, and her pre-doctoral internship at the Western Washington University Counseling Center. She then completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver (EDCD) and continued on as a primary therapist. 
    In collaboration with EDCD, Dr. Bennett combined her clinical expertise and sport experience to launch the ELITE Program, a treatment program designed specifically to treat elite athletes struggling with eating disorders. She is an integrative therapist, working from a humanistic foundation and incorporating other therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and EMDR. Dr. Bennett is a clinical sport psychologist, licensed in the state of Colorado.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Green gorski ,

Great conversation

Stumbled upon this podcast and love the conversations . Interesting and intriguing . Keep sharing what you do ! Thanks

AnyaG.PT ,

My #1 Podcast Discovery of 2019

Great, relevant topics that deserve discussion, yet are often not talked about. Always stoked to see a new episode released!

Leah7En ,

Positively positive!

I love the vibe of this podcast! Positive, upbeat, inclusive, compassionate, friendly. Certainly a worthwhile listen for all women but especially for those of us trying to juggle it all (work, family, self-care).

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