Welcome to the Milwaukee Sports Performance Podcast. We are your hosts, Michael, and Lauren Falk. We are physical therapists, athletic trainers, and strength conditioning coaches at Kinetic Sports Medicine and Performance.
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with Dr. Paige - Why Leaking Isn't the New Norm
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with Dr. Paige - Why Leaking Isn’t The New Norm
In this episode we talk with Dr. Paige Graham about pelvic floor physical therapy. Paige is a well established PT in our practice who has gone through a considerable amount of continuing education in women’s health, specifically pelvic floor physical therapy. Today Dr. Paige and I are going to delve into a specific area of pelvic floor PT that is more common than you think, leaking!
Dr. Paige and I specifically discuss:
What got her into pelvic floor physical therapy
Some misconceptions about pelvic floor physical therapy
How common are pelvic floor issues
How to identify if you are experiencing any pelvic floor problems why they go underrecognized
When you should seek help
We explain what is “leaking” and when you often experience those symptoms, as well as common approaches to addressing the issue
Dr. Paige breaks down what a pelvic floor physical therapy session might look like so you know what to expect
She explains that pelvic floor strength is important in all the things that you do, therefore pelvic floor physical therapy is often not just about your pelvis, but addressing the bigger picture of how that functions in all the things you do
Did you know your pelvic floor is working even when you are doing a biceps curl?
I really appreciate Dr. Paige sharing her insight on pelvic floor physical therapy! And to appreciate that both women and men (yes, men too) do not have to accept these symptoms as normal, and that there are things you can do!
You can listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
At Kinetic Sports Medicine and Performance we enjoy supporting women (and men) and helping them understand their pelvic floor needs and to feel supported! From free injury consultations to full assessments, we are here to help you feel better, move better and do what you enjoy without symptoms!
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Running a Faster 5K
In this episode, Dr. Michael and Coach Jack Hackett of Infinity Running Co get into 5 easy and effective tips to get you running your fastest 5K yet!
Here's what they discuss in depth:
Setting Clear Goals
Varying Your Training Intensity
Incorporating Strength Training
Focusing on Speed Workouts
Prioritizing Rest and Recovery
Ready to put these tips to the test? Sign up for Your Fastest 5K hosted by Infinity Running Co. Saturday, Feb. 17th in Milwaukee to come out and get your PR!
Race Sign Up Link : https://runsignup.com/Race/WI/Milwaukee/YourFastest5k
More info mentioned in this episdoe:
Infinity Running Co: https://infinityrunco.com
First Ventilatory Threshold Blog: https://infinityrunco.com/blog/vt1
Pacing Blog: https://infinityrunco.com/blog/pacing
Nurturing Excellence in High School Girls' Soccer with Coach Lance Matthews
Today we are joined by Lance Matthews. Lance has been the head coach for Muskego Girls Soccer for the past 6 years, and has won 3 state championships as well as been nationally ranked at various times throughout his tenure. Additionally, Lance is a Chemistry teacher at Muskego High School. So he is around high school athletes day in and day out, and has found a way to build a very successful program. I am excited to share some of his insights of what has made his program and players so successful!
In this podcast we specifically discuss:
Lance’s background in soccer and what got him into coaching
His experience as a Chemistry teacher and why he chose that area of study (and why Dr. Lauren didn’t!)
What his vision and experience has been with the team over the years
How Lance finds balance for his players knowing that they have school, club soccer, other sports, Prom, etc.
What are some of the things that he feels has helped make his program successful
What were some influences on him as he shaped his coaching style
Why Muskego Girls Soccer and other sports invest the time into strength training and active warm ups in their program
Lance’s ACL Injury, his rehab experience, and its effect on him as a coach
Lance is a great coach with a lot of experience and knowledge to draw from. He offers great perspectives that I think both players and parents would benefit from hearing!
You can listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or here on this page!
You can learn more about Lance’s team on social media @muskego.girls.soccer
At Kinetic Sports Medicine and Performance we enjoy supporting teams and athletes to help them stay healthy and perform at their best! From free injury consultations to performance assessments and training programs in our Athlete Performance Lab, we are here to help you feel better, move better and perform better! Schedule your visit today!
Youth Soccer Development with Ben Shepherd, FC Wisconsin
In this episode, I am talking with Ben Shepherd, Co-Director of FC Wisconsin Boys Soccer about his philosophies and experience with youth soccer development. Originally from England, Ben has experiences both internationally and domestically with the game of soccer. Ben has served in coaching roles at various collegiate levels and now at the youth club level. With his broad view of soccer, Ben offers up some great thoughts on the game, ways we can continue to develop youth soccer as a whole, and some good perspectives for both players and parents to hear.
Ben and I specifically discuss:
His background in soccer as a youth player in England and how he was exposed to the game
English soccer culture
His transition to the US and into college soccer
Coaching on the collegiate level
Ben’s advice to players/parents of players that are thinking about playing college soccer
Things to consider as you are looking at various programs and levels
Ben’s transition to youth soccer coaching
His views on the youth soccer landscape and what can be done to improve the quality of the experience and instruction
Ben explains FC Wisconsin’s coaching/club philosophy
Why FC Wisconsin invests time and resources for player wellness
Ben’s advice to players of how to get started with their collegiate recruiting process, and their role in that experience.
Ben is a great coach with a lot of experience and knowledge to draw from. He offers great perspectives that I think both players and parents would benefit from hearing! Even if your child doesn’t play soccer but is interested in playing a sport in college, his advice is great advice no matter what - and is well worth the listen!
You can listen to this podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
You can learn more about FC Wisconsin on:
Social media @fcwisconsinnationals
At their website https://fcwisconsin.com
At Kinetic Sports Medicine and Performance we enjoy supporting teams and athletes to help them stay healthy and perform at their best! From free injury consultations to performance assessments and training programs in our Athlete Performance Lab, we are here to help you feel better, move better and perform better!
Ben Heller: Getting Back to the Big Leagues
This episode, we are joined by Ben Heller, a reliever that just finished the 2023 baseball season as a reliever for the Atlanta Braves. If you are not familiar with Ben’s story, he just completed his 10th season as a professional baseball player after being drafted in the 22nd round out of Olivet Nazarene.
Ben is incredibly generous with his time today sharing a lot of information that is directly applicable to any baseball player that wants to try to play at the next level.
Ben and I discuss:
Recapping his 2023 Season:
What it was like to make it back to the big leagues
His experience pitching against his hometown team, the Milwaukee Brewers
His proudest moment looking back at the success he had in 2023
Mechanics and Pitch Design:
Why he made mechanical changes
His process to make the mechanical changes stick
How long it took him to trust his mechanics on the mound
The new pitch he learned
Ben’s process to learning and incorporating a new pitch into his repertoire
How many pitches a high school pitcher should learn
How a high school player should design their pitch arsenal
Why Ben feels he is the best baseball player he has ever been in year 10
The importance of mindset in baseball development
How a high school and college baseball player should look at their year to improve their development
This episode is a must listen (maybe a couple of times through) for any high school or college baseball player that is looking to improve and develop to play at the next level. Ben gives so many insights into what he sees can make successful baseball players and he shares personal stories about his baseball journey.
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What To Do When You DON'T Hit Your Goals
Goal setting is key for any person that wants to improve at performance, athletics, fitness or health and wellness. It is crucial to have a mix of outcome goals and process-oriented goals.
But what happens when you don’t reach your goals?
Did you fail?
Definitely not, as long as you learn what happened, why you missed your goals and use the “failure” to grow and hit your goals next year.
In this podcast episode, I walk through what I did when I missed my goal this year.
Step 1: Debrief on what happened
Step 2: Gather data to build a better plan
Step 3: Learn from mistakes and set new goals for next year
Step 4: Execute
I go into much more detail about what specifically I learned from my “failure” this year and what I’m going to change going into next year.
P.S. One of the biggest issues for achieving my goal was an injury. If you are dealing with pain or injury that is holding you back from reaching your goals, I’d love to chat. Schedule a call with me where I can try to get you pointed in the right direction so that injuries don’t hold you back next year!
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