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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.

The Milwaukee Sports Performance Podcast Michael & Lauren Falk

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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

    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?



    And more!



    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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    • 24 min
    Running a Faster 5K

    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

    • 43 min
    Nurturing Excellence in High School Girls' Soccer with Coach Lance Matthews

    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



    And more!



    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!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Youth Soccer Development with Ben Shepherd, FC Wisconsin

    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!

    • 57 min
    Ben Heller: Getting Back to the Big Leagues

    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 



    Baseball Development:



    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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    • 1 hr 3 min
    What To Do When You DON'T Hit Your Goals

    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!

    ACL Rehab Masterclass

    • 25 min

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