The Optimal Body

The Optimal Body

By Jen Esquer & Dom Fraboni
Join top-40 Physical Therapy Influencer, Doc Jen, and her Physical Therapy fiancé Dr. Dom, as they bring you the body tips and PT Pearls you need to help you understand your body, relieve your pains and restrictions, and answer your questions. Along with expert guests, the goal of The Optimal Body is to help you discover what optimal means in your own body.
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13 | Hip Impingement Pearl and Mindset Training with Mike Aidala
15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with code “OPTIMAL15” at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx Improve your feet = improve your body! Free your feet of the shoe prison they were previously living in. These are the only shoes Doc Jen & Dr. Dom wear daily when walking and working out. They have drastically improved the function of Doc Dom’s feet and allowed Doc Jen’s toes to improve functional mobility and decrease the big toe from drifting into the other toes! What You Will Learn: PT Pearl 13: What is FAI? (Femoral acetabular impingement) 02:19 - Explaining FAI, the different types, and how to self test 07:33 - Different FAI study results (asymptomatic percentages and surgery findings) 12:58 - Why hip mobility and core stability is so important To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/-SckMQs60yE Mike Aidala: 22:30 - Mike’s background with athletics and training 24:50  - Mike’s addiction with the athletic mindset (lifting + yoga) and why 27:34 - How to start your journey with your mindset and implement a healthy mental language 34:23 - Why owning your truth and being vulnerable is important; being radically honest 40:52 - The connection between mindset and pain; how you feel within your body and why 46:19 - How to ride the waves of failure in your athletic journey and why your “why” is important 49:37 - Mike’s recommendations on what you should practically start with on your mental journey To learn more about Mike, visit the full show notes at: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode13/ Items mentioned in this episode include: The Mobility Method: https://www.docjenfit.com/mobility The Optimal Body: https://www.docjenfit.com/theoptimalbody/ Handstand program: https://mastmethod.teachable.com/p/handstand-course Special Discount for listeners! For 50% OFF Mike's handstand program use code: "OptimalBody" at checkout! Website: www.mikeaidala.com
55:28
May 27, 2020
12 | Meniscus Injury and the Prehab Guys
Meniscus injury worrying you? Learn what you can do to help prevent pain and bulletproof your knees! Plus, learn from guest, Dr. Michael Lau of The Prehab Guys as he chats through his own personal journey with battling back pain.  What You Will Learn: PT Pearl 12: Meniscus Injury of the Knee 01:38 - What is the Meniscus? 07:55 - What causes Meniscal Injury and how to avoid it 14:34 - Why going back to the basics with hip stabilization is important 18:28 - Why progressions of knee stabilization exercises are important To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/XarQHj7agzk Interview with Michael Lau - The Prehab Guys: @theprehabguys 21:35 - Prehab Guys Introduction 24:07 - Michael’s insight on the creation of the Prehab Guys with _ 26:28 - The Rehab Guys’ approach to educating people and the truth behind “quick fixes” online 31:19 - Do people without pain need something like Prehab? 34:30 - How to approach a “yo-yo” pain effect and how to mentally and physically prepare 37:30 - Michael’s back pain journey and perception of inner feelings associated with movement 44:04 - How to address changes due to injury or natural physical regressions 46:03 - The Rehab Guys’ approach to prescribing certain techniques 49:30 - Why CSCS certification is important for Prehab About Dr. Michael Lau: Michael was born and raised in Northern California but now resides currently in Sunny SoCal ever since attending the University of California, Los Angeles as an undergraduate majoring in physiology. After his undergraduate studies, he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from cross-town rival the University of Southern California. As a licensed physical therapist with a strong background in strength and conditioning, Michael likes to blend the realms of strength training and rehabilitation to provide prehab, or preventative rehabilitation, to his patients. A common human behavior is to address problems after they become an issue and far often too late, which is a reactionary approach. He believes the key to improved health care is education and awareness. This proactive approach—prehab—can reduce the risk of injuries and pain in the first place. He is a huge proponent of movement education and pain science. Clinically, he has a special interest in ACLR rehab and return to sport for the lower extremity athlete. 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with “OPTIMAL15” at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx Improve your feet = improve your body!  GIVEAWAY! Remember, when you subscribe to the podcast and leave us a review, we'll be choosing ONE lucky winner/week to get FREE access into The Optimal Body Membership for your first month! Only 2 more weeks left to enter! Find the complete show notes with resources here: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode12 
54:26
May 20, 2020
11 | Breathwork: How to Reduce Stress, Relieve Pain & Improve Your Health
What is Breathwork? Why is it suddenly a hot topic? What is the science behind it? And how does it actually relate to pain in the body? We'll break it all down for you in today's podcast, with special guest, and breath expert, Brian MacKenzie. Brian is offering ONE MONTH FREE of his PSEPro membership with code: OptimalPSE https://powerspeedendurance.com/psepro/ What You Will Learn: PT Pearl 11: Breathwork - How to Reduce Stress, Relieve Pain, & Improve Your Health 03:09 - How we breathe and why it's important 12:07 - How to diaphragmatically breathe 19:34 - Techniques and tools for breathing 21:28 - Explaining Anaerobic vs Aerobic Watch the YouTube video for demonstrations of exercises here: https://youtu.be/txAat9S2CmI Interview with Brian MacKenize: @_brianmackenzie 23:47 - Brian’s Introduction and Credentials 25:10 - How Brian got into breathe and his take on it 32:30 - Brian’s protocols on breathwork corresponding with different emotions 39:16 - What CO2 tolerance is and how to address it 46:13 - How breathe connects to pain awareness 49:42 - Brian’s 5 gears of breathing explained (“Gears Concept”) 55:50 - Brian’s take away on how you can use your breath to benefit you To learn more about Brian, check out the full show notes at https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode11/ 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with “OPTIMAL15” at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx Improve your feet = improve your body! Items mentioned in this episode include: The Mobility Method: https://www.docjenfit.com/mobility Brain’s Website: https://powerspeedendurance.com Prescribing to Brian’s Programs: https://powerspeedendurance.com/psepro/ (get ONE MONTH FREE with code: OptimalPSE) Dr. Norman Doidge’s “The Brain’s Way of Healing” LIMITED TIME GIVEAWAY! We are offering a FREE MONTH of The Optimal Body Membership to a lucky person every week for only three more weeks! To win: Subscribe to the podcast Leave us a lovely rate and REVIEW (so we know who we’re gifting!) And for bonus points, we would love if you don’t mind sharing an episode or two to someone you think could benefit from hearing it!
1:05:51
May 13, 2020
10 | Got Knee Pain? Get Strong At Every Angle
Struggle with knee pain when doing stairs, squats, running or jumping?  You’ll definitely want to tune into the PT Pearl on Patellofemoral Syndrome! After they are done sharing their words of wisdom, they dive right into an interview with personal trainer and movement expert, Venus Lau. 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with "OPTIMAL15" at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx The only shoes Dr. Dom, Dr. Jen, and guest Venus Lau wear everyday! What You Will Learn: PT Pearl 10: Got Knee Pain? Get Strong At Every Angle 00:35 - The Optimal Body Winner Review! 02:10 - What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? 06:40 - Studies on Patellofemoral Syndrome and their results 12:00 - Why improving gait decreases the pain associated with PFS 18:54 - Study about taping differences To Watch The PT Pearl on YouTube: https://youtu.be/P26-OZyeSxU Interview with Venus Lau: @venus2bfab 25:51 - Venus’ age reveal and fitness journey 27:58 - Venus’ journey with training and education 29:16 - The continuing education courses that changed Venus’ perspective 31:51 - How Venus combined her knowledge to create her own training method 33:20 - Movement tip example from Venus 35:20 - Venus tip on how to introduce new movement from an area of pain 38:29 - What “strong at every angle” means to Venus 45:40 - Venus’ experience with her clients and their ages - why age doesn’t matter 51:03 - Where you can find more of Venus Lau Learn more about Venus & research cited in the full show notes here: https://docjenfit.com/podcast/episode10/ Items mentioned in this episode include: The Mobility Method Spinal Waves by Venus Venus's Website Venus's Subscription Site Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show! Choosing a new winner every Wednesday from the reviews for free entry into a month of The Optimal Body Membership!
54:48
May 6, 2020
9 | Scoliosis, Overcoming Back Pain & The Strongest Woman Alive
Today, Jen and Dom bring you their PT Pearl on Scoliosis! After they are done sharing their words of wisdom, they dive right into their interview with fellow physical therapist, Dr. Stefi Cohen. Find the full show notes here: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode9/ WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: PT Pearl 8: Scoliosis 00:53 – Reviews 02:49 – What is Scoliosis and what does it mean? 08:10 – The importance of degrees on your Scoliosis 11:24 – Types of Scoliosis 13:00 – Effects of surgery: personal and clinical 16:03 – Inside to our asymmetrical anatomy; why it’s okay to not be perfectly symmetric 18:24 – How to address symptoms of pain that may not be due to Scoliosis 21:02 – How the Optimal Body helps bring awareness to your body 22:19 – Scoliosis Take-away To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/HBvqSzNbCqE Interview with Dr. Stefanie Cohen: @steficohen 24:51 – Stefi’s Accomplishments 27:15 – Stefi’s Journey with weight lifting 29:51 – Women’s Mindset with lifting weights 31:49 – Strength Training benefits 34:10 – Common Myths about women and powerlifting 37:25 – Addressing the fear and misconceptions behind weight lifting 38:45 – Stefi’s experience with Injury 43:43 – Chasing the Diagnosis and why it can be detrimental 47:45 – How personal experience influenced Stefi’s PT Practice 50:50 – How empowerment of your own body is what really matters 53:45 – Different Programs of Stefi’s that are available About Dr. Stefanie Cohen: Stefi is a physical therapist, strength coach, professional powerlifter and the co-owner of hybrid performance method. She has broken 25 all time world records, across three different weight classes, and deadlifted more than four and a half times my bodyweight- something no other female lifter has ever done. 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with “OPTIMAL15” at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx  Improve your feet = improve your body! Free your feet from the shoe prisons they were previously in. These are the only shoes Doc Jen & Dr. Dom wear daily to walk & workout in! ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST: The Optimal Body: https://www.docjenfit.com/theoptimalbody/ Hybrid Performance Method: https://www.hybridperformancemethod.com Stefi Cohen Youtube Page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMoe2ZnSFIFcayGVv__xFEA Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show! Weekly winner chosen for FREE month access into The Optimal Body membership for a rate & review!
55:52
April 28, 2020
8 | A PT’S Recovery After 10 Surgeries
Did you know a quick movement test can determine how long you'll live?! Try it out! Stay tuned to learn about how Dr. Stacie has overcome 10 orthopedic surgeries and how she believes treatment for physical therapy should be done!  WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: PT Pearl 7: Functional Sit to Stand Test 03:54 – Sit to Stand Study and Results; Increasing Longevity 12:35 – Study about fall related injuries and how it relates to you 13:52 – Daily Functional Movement Pattern Interview with Dr. Stacie Morris: @thephysiofix 23:28 – Dr. Stacie had 10 orthopedic injuries!  38:45 – What is Dr. Stacie’s definition of Mobility? 45:25 – Push-back online? About Dr. Stacie Morris: Stacie earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in May, 2015. Prior to Duke, Stacie received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Illinois State University where she was a NCAA student-athlete, earning several honors in gymnastics. As a former collegiate gymnast, and current Olympic Weightlifter, Stacie has had her fair share of orthopedic injuries/ surgeries and understands how detrimental an injury can be for an athlete at any level. Stacie has a special interest in the treatment of sports injuries, various orthopedic conditions, and incorporating manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education and sports performance enhancement into her treatment plans. In her spare time, Stacie tries to stay as active as possible and has competed in Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and most currently is pursuing her passion for Olympic Weightlifting. Stacie currently works with athlete’s and patients of all ages, levels and from many different sports but she has a special interest in gymnastics and dancers. Stacie takes an active role in treatment plans and spends a lot of time analyzing movement patterns, identifying deficits then working one-on-one with her patients to improve body mechanics with different movements to not only FIX the current problem, but to also PREVENT further compensations and degeneration on the body. 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with "OPTIMAL15" at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx - improve your feet = improve your body! Free your feet from the shoe prisons they were previously in. These are the only shoes Doc Jen & Dr. Dom wear daily to walk & workout in! ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE INCLUDE: Dr. Staci Morris on Instagram PhysioFix Website & Programs WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE: The Free 7 Day Mobility Challenge Jen’s Instagram Dom’s Instagram YouTube Channel Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show! Weekly winner chosen for FREE month access into The Optimal Body membership for a rate & review!
50:27
April 22, 2020
7 | Fixing Anterior Pelvic Tilt & Concussion Story
Learn the truth about concussion management from someone who has been battling for over 9 years. Also, learn how you can fix your Anterior Pelvic Tilt! WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: PT Pearl 6: Is Anterior Pelvic Tilt Fixable? 00:54 – What is Anterior Pelvic Tilt and how does it feel? 03:06 – Dr. Dom’s experience with anterior pelvic tilt 04:10 – What is Lower Cross Syndrome 07:20 – What creating "stimulation" really means 09:40 – How to create permanent change in the neurological system 17:48 – Asking better questions Interview with Dr. Molly Parker – @mollyparkerpt 18:18 –  Intro to Dr. Molly and start of the interview. Her experience with Post-Concussive Syndrome 20:15 – What happened? Find out how Molly got her initial concussion and what happened next. 21:30 – Her story of how her post-concussive symptoms progressed to a severe and debilitating level 27:15 – Dr. Molly talks about her initial experience in the medical system having post-concussive syndrome 32:00 – Molly talks about her movement disorder and how she continues to work on rehabing this 42:00 – Initial steps for concussion or have post-concussion symptoms 48:45 – Check this out!! Concussion Compass! About Dr. Molly Parker, PT, DPT: Molly Parker is a physical therapist that has had post-concussion syndrome and a sensorimotor disorder for 7 years. She has seen over 70 healthcare providers and spent thousands of hours researching. She says that she did everything wrong and got worse for over 4+ years and is now trying to prevent you from making the same mistakes when it comes to your recovery from PCS! She believes that she has finally figured out how to harness the power of neuroplasticity and is hopeful for a second chance at life for herself and you! 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with "OPTIMAL15" at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx - Improve your feet = improve your body! Free your feet from the shoe prisons they were previously in. These are the only shoes Doc Jen & Dr. Dom wear daily for walks & working out! Items mentioned in this episode include: Concussion Compass  Aerobic Exercise Freebie We Think You'll Love: The Free 7 Day Mobility Challenge Jen's Instagram Dom's Instagram YouTube Channel Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show! Chance to win FREE month access into The Optimal Body membership with a rate & review!
54:27
April 22, 2020
6 | Thoracic Outlet Syndrome for Tingling Hands and guest, Dr. Shante Cofield
Tingling and numbness, scoliosis, Darth Vader, Instagram fame and more! WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: PT Pearl 5: What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? 01:03 – How it might not just be Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and why 03:43 – What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome? 04:42 – Different types of TOS and most common types 06:07 – Compensatory Patterns and why it’s important to understand 08:11 – Dr. Jen’s experience with Scoliosis 12:11 – How it all connects and how learned compensation can affect movement and mindset 14:21 – Correct Breathing with resistance band 16:51 – Differences in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome causes and solution  18:23 – How The Optimal Body will help you find your individual needs Interview with Dr. Shante Cofield @themovementmaestro 23:18 – Intro to Dr. Shante and start of the interview 40:35 – Sorting through the noise of social media 49:15 – How Dr. Shante has handled push back she has gotten online 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with "OPTIMAL15" at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx - improve your feet = improve your body! Free your feet of shoe prison. About Dr. Shante Cofield Dr. Shante Cofield may have the certifications of PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1 but she is anything but traditional! She is the creator of The Movement Maestro LLC, a social-media based company that provides both online and in-person education for movement professionals. Since starting The Movement Maestro LLC, she has amassed a social media following of almost 50,000 awesome individuals, which has lead to international speaking opportunities including Dubai, New Zealand, and Australia. In April of 2018, Dr. Shante Cofield launched what would become an equally successful podcast, Maestro on the Mic, which has been downloaded over 250,000 times to date. She also provides both one-on-one and group coaching for movement professionals, with a focus on brand strategy and development and the ever-growing digital marketplace. ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE INCLUDE: Dr. Shante Cofield’s Website  The Movement Maestro on Instagram  Maestro On The Mic Podcast  The best program for a lifelong journey to get and maintain your optimal health WE THINK YOU’LL LOVE: The Optimal Body Membership Jen’s Instagram Dom’s Instagram YouTube Channel Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show! Free access into The Optimal Body membership weekly!!
1:01:34
April 22, 2020
5 | Torn Rotator Cuff? Time to Move U!
Have shoulder pain or ever experienced a disc herniation?? You'll definitely want to tune into the PT Pearl and the episode with MoveU today! 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with code "OPTIMAL" at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx - Improve your feet = improve your body! The only shoes we ALL wear on this podcast episode! Free your feet from shoe prison & learn how to functionally strengthen them! WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: PT Pearl 4: The Truth about your Rotator Cuff MRI 02:20 – Pain associated with a diagnosis 04:17 – What a muscle partial tear on an MRI looks like and how minor it may be 05:13 – What is a rotator cuff muscle? 12:57 – How do we get that shoulder out of that painful position? 15:02 – The muscles that take over when these muscles are too weak and the effects 18:21 – How to address your Thoracic Spine 19:40 – 30/30 rule for those who find themselves in a stagnant position for long periods of time (ex: sitting at a desk for long periods of time) 21:58 – Being your own body detective 23:38 – Rotator Cuff Take-away To watch the PT Pearl on YouTube: https://youtu.be/z84fbS2x3wE Interview with MoveU Guys – Andrew Dettelback & Dr. Mike Wasilisin 24:30 – Intro to MoveU Guys and start of interview 27:35 – Find out where/how the MoveU guys met 34:00 – Why did Andrew not want to become a PT? 37:23 – Andrew hurt his back - surgery or no surgery? 40:50 – Andrew started to develop the MoveU program 43:28 – Find out how the MoveU program is better than seeing someone in person 46:50 – Dr. Mike and how his mentality as a chiro changed from coming out of school to the time they created MoveU 50:00 – Check this out to find out when MoveU really took off 52:58 – What are some of the foundational steps in the MoveU system? The MoveU Method with DR. MIKE WASILISIN and ANDREW DETTELBACH is designed to strengthen your body into healthy alignment through sequential exercise training videos, safe and challenging workouts, community and expert support, video analysis, motivational coaching calls, and downloadable guides. Items mentioned in this episode include: MoveU Website We Think You'll Love: The Free 7 Day Mobility Challenge Jen's Instagram Dom's Instagram YouTube Channel Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show!
1:02:16
April 22, 2020
4 | Piriformis syndrome and Myodetox
Today, Doc Jen & Dr. Dom dive into your most requested PT Pearl on...Piriformis Syndrome!!!  Along with this gem of a PT Pearl, they also welcome Vinh Pham a.k.a "Vinnie Rehab" to the show! WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: PT Pearl 3: Myths about Piriformis Syndrome Symptoms | Smash, stretch or Strengthen?! 01:21 – What is Piriformis Syndrome? 03:35 – Other muscles responsible and why it is important to understand 07:07 – Looking at your environment and what causes inflammation 10:35 – Why to not attack just one muscle and why PTs do what they do 12:43 – Tools to becoming mindful of body: Feet Episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/F-3Anw72Pgk Interview with Vinh Pham - @ vinnierehab 16:11 – Introduction of Vinh Pham, Physical Therapist and Founder of MyoDetox 18:50 – Where Vinh started as a PT and where that journey led to early on 24:30 – What kind of continuing education and mentorship led him to a different style of treatment and different understanding of the body? 26:30 – Where was Myodetox born? 30:00 – When a patient or client walks into a Myodetox clinic, what do they go through? What kind of process do the therapists take them through? 36:52 – Vinnie’s approach to empower the client. 38:58 – How do people start to explore their bodies on their own from home? 41:08 – Some easy in-home mobility hacks to try out. Vinh Pham is a Physical Therapist and co-founder of Myodetox - a wellness company that offers treatment designed to help eliminate pain and improve the way you move. Since 2015, he's opened several Myodetox clinics across Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver and they're widely known for their expert therapists, effective treatment plans, and premium experience. Over the years, he has built one of the largest Instagram followings in the health care space, and he's the leading therapist to several professional athletes, celebrities, and musicians. Items mentioned in this episode include: Vinh, Myodetox Website Vinh's Popular Instagram 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with "OPTIMAL15" at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx - Improve your feet = Improve your body! LIMITED TIME GIVEAWAY! We are offering a FREE MONTH of The Optimal Body Membership to a lucky person every week. To win: Subscribe to the podcast Leave us a lovely rate and REVIEW (so we know who we’re gifting!) We Think You'll Love: The Free 7 Day Mobility Challenge Jen's Instagram Dom's Instagram YouTube Channel
46:35
April 22, 2020
3 | Disc Herniation To Supple Leopard
Today, Doc Jen and Dr. Dom bring you their PT Pearl on Disc Herniation! After they are done sharing their words of wisdom, they dive right into their first interview with fellow physical therapist, Dr. Kelly Starrett. WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: How disc herniation happens and what you can do about it. How to teach your brain to respond to pain. Strategies to help you with disc herniation. Interview with Dr. Kelly Starrett from The Ready State. Head to https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode3/ for full show notes About Dr. Kelly Starrett: Dr. Kelly Starrett, DPT is a coach, physical therapist, author, and speaker. Along with his wife Juliet, Kelly is co-founder of The Ready State. The Ready State began as Mobility|WOD in 2008 and has gone on to revolutionize the field of performance therapy and self-care. Kelly received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California. Kelly’s clients include professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. He also works with Olympic gold-medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world and national record holding Olympic Lifting and Power athletes, Crossfit Games medalists, ballet dancers, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes. Kelly is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers "Becoming A Supple Leopard" and "Ready to Run." He is also co-author (with Juliet) of the Wall Street Journal Bestseller Deskbound. His latest book, "Waterman 2.0," offers water-sport athletes a comprehensive guide to optimized movement and pain-free performance. Kelly and his work have been featured on 60 Minutes, The View, The Joe Rogan Experience, CBS Sports, Outside Magazine, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal and dozens of other books, magazines, and podcasts, including Tim Ferriss’ "The 4-Hour Body"and "Tools of Titans." On top of co-founding The Ready State, Kelly and Juliet also started San Francisco CrossFit and StandUpKids together. Founded in 2005, San Francisco CrossFit was the 21st CrossFit affiliate in the world. And StandUpKids is a non-profit dedicated to combating kids’ sedentary lifestyles by bringing standing/moving desks to low-income public schools. To date, StandUpKids has converted 95,000 kids from sitting to standing. To Watch our PT Pearl on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Q2XTKNMWLDk 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with "OPTIMAL15" at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx The only shoes that Doc Jen & Dr. Dom wear daily to walk and workout in. Take those feet out of shoe prison! ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE INCLUDE:  Dr. Kelly Starrett Website  Start Your Free 14 Day Trial For The Ready State Virtual Mobility Coach. It’s like having a virtual Kelly Starrett in your pocket. And it’s already helped tens of thousands of people resolve pain, prevent injury, and improve their physical performance. The Mobility Method: https://www.docjenfit.com/mobility Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show! We're choosing 1 winner weekly for FREE month access into The Optimal Body membership!
1:16:48
April 22, 2020
2 | Why Mobility & Why Us?
What is mobility and WHY do I talk about it so much!? Learn all about it in this first PT Pearl. Stay tuned to learn all about who we are, how this partnership works, how we met and how we continue to grow in our relationship. We get real personal in this! WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:  PT Pearl 1: Mobility vs Flexibility  01:00 – What is The Mobility Method?  04:07 – A fun self-evaluation for your wrist extension. Check it out if you get pain with push-ups.  07:00 – How you can improve mobility  08:45 – How long do we stretch?  12:58 – What to do after a passive stretch?  14:42 – The basis of mobility – finding the foundation in your own body  18:32 – Joint by Joint Method: Grey Cook  21:00 – Breath Methods  21:38 – Mobility Take-Away  Who we are: Dr. Jen’s & Dr. Dom’s Story  22:30 – Diving into how Jen and I met and some of our personal stories  24:00 – How did we meet?  31:15 – We chat about the first talk  38:02 – Building our partnership  40:18 – Find out how openness about our “triggers”  45:03 – Stop apologizing for your baggage. Just understand that it will be something we get to be aware of as we move into a new relationship.  47:15 – Find out how we use these strategies that we use in our relationship with each other to most optimally work with patients and clients.  50:00 – One of Jen’s triggers came up. Find out what Dom did!  52:00 – Here you’ll find the real reason we are deciding to start the podcast.  53:08 – We wrap up by sharing a couple tools in unpacking ourselves and finding personal growth in our journey and health  To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube: https://youtu.be/E_JdSY5wXCs 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with "OPTIMAL15" at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx These are the only shoes Doc Jen and Dr. Dom wear daily to walk and workout in. Improve your feet = Improve your body. LIMITED TIME GIVEAWAY! We are offering a FREE MONTH of The Optimal Body Membership to a lucky person every week. To win: Subscribe to the podcast Leave us a lovely rate and REVIEW (so we know who we’re gifting!) And for bonus points, we would love if you don’t mind sharing an episode or two to someone you think could benefit from hearing it! ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE INCLUDE:  The Free 7 Day Mobility Challenge  Jen’s Instagram  Dom’s Instagram YouTube Channel 
58:44
April 22, 2020
1 | Welcome To The Optimal Body Podcast
Welcome to our quick intro episode. This will be a quick 20 minute episode where Doc Jen & Dr. Dom explain what the intent of the show is about and what you can expect from us moving forward. If you have a suggestion on what PT Pearls you want to learn about or what guests we should have on, feel free to email us at jen@docjenfit.com! WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 00:30 – What to expect in The Optimal Body Podcast and why we are starting it! 1:25 – From the time we met, we resonated on a greater approach to the body than just physical therapy. Health and pain is very multidirectional. 4:30 – We both immensely value treating the whole person and treating them with a team. We are NOT here to fix anyone! We provide you the tools to dive into your own body. 7:02 – Finding your Optimal Body includes optimizing your ENTIRE ENVIRONMENT 10:43 – We don’t teach and educate people from a place of fear but instead from a place of opportunity and ability! 13:04 – Empowerment, growth, and ability are some of the foundational principles we use in our treatment. 14:01 – We share a bit of our own physical barriers (diagnosis wise) and how we continue to focus on function and optimization rather than limitation. 17:20 – We want your questions!! Our PT Pearls every week will be based on what YOU want! 20:13 – Preview of the next episode. LIMITED TIME GIVEAWAY! We are offering a FREE MONTH of The Optimal Body Membership to a lucky person every week. To win: Subscribe to the podcast Leave us a lovely rate and REVIEW (so we know who we’re gifting!) And for bonus points, we would love if you don’t mind sharing an episode or two to someone you think could benefit from hearing it! 15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with "OPTIMAL15" at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx These are the only shoes Doc Jen and Dr. Dom wear daily to walk and workout in. It is time to free your feet from the prisons we put our feet in daily and actually allow the feet to work the way they were meant to!  Items mentioned in this episode include: The  Free 7 Day Mobility Challenge Jen's Instagram Dom's Instagram YouTube Channel  Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute and leave a quick rating and review of the show! We will talk to you soon!
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