By Deskbound Therapy
Welcome to the Deskbound Therapy podcast, hosted by David London. David is a posture and mobility expert, yoga teacher, and certified online trainer.
This show is all about empowering Deskbound Professionals to live their healthiest life and learn to move pain-free. We cover a range of topics from rehab, sleep optimization, healthy eating at work, posture, flexibility, ergonomics and the DBT lifestyle.
New episodes published biweekly on Thursday at 12 PM EST.
Deskbound Therapy IG: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy
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This show is all about empowering Deskbound Professionals to live their healthiest life and learn to move pain-free. We cover a range of topics from rehab, sleep optimization, healthy eating at work, posture, flexibility, ergonomics and the DBT lifestyle.
New episodes published biweekly on Thursday at 12 PM EST.
Deskbound Therapy IG: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy
Deskbound Therapy Facebook: www.facebook.com/DeskboundTherapy
Ep 36: How Important is Mobility Ft. Dr. Aaron Horschig (@SquatUniversity)
In episode 36 of the Deskbound Therapy Podcast, I chat with Dr. Aaron Horschig (@draaronhorschig). He is a Sports/Orthopedic Physical Therapist, author, and speaker. He is also the founder of Squat University, a strength & conditioning specialist, an Olympic weightlifter, and a coach. We talk about the importance of mobility and how it can make a massive difference in your workout routine and your life. He also shares his daily routine with us to give us an idea of incorporating movement into your day-to-day activities. After graduating with his bachelor's in exercise science from Truman State University in 2009, Dr. Aaron Horschig received a doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Missouri in 2012. Dr. Aaron now works at Boost Physical Therapy & Sport Performance in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Aaron published his first book, “The Squat Bible,” in the spring of 2017 and published it in numerous professional journals. His most recent appearance in the International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy presented a new way to periodize a weight-training program with the back squat after ACL reconstruction. Dr. Aaron’s background includes being involved in Olympic weightlifting as an athlete and coach for over the past decade. His goal is to provide the highest quality rehabilitation to athletes who have sustained an injury and help our sports medicine society become proactive in approaching the athlete – both from a rehabilitation and training perspective. Learn more about Squat University: Squat University Web: https://squatuniversity.com/ Squat University FB: http://facebook.com/SquatUniversity Squat University IG: https://www.instagram.com/Squat_University Squat University YT: https://www.youtube.com/@SquatUniversity Personal IG: https://www.instagram.com/draaronhorschig/ Check out his podcast: https://squatuniversity.com/podcast/ Get a copy of his book: Rebuilding Milo - https://squatuniversity.com/featured-links/rebuilding-milo/ Show notes: [0:00] Intro [0:49] Dr. Aaron's journey to creating Squat University [2:51] The inspiration behind Squat University [6:58] The importance of mobility and the benefits of doing squats [12:42] "If you don't use it, you lose it" [16:30] How the footwear makes an impact on your body and mobility [23:38] Squat = moving better [28:25] Understanding load, and spinal flexion and extension [33:08] Why Dr. Aaron isn't a fan of Jefferson Curl [38:29] Technique is KEY [40:18] The Movement first approach [45:03] On bandaid joint mobilization [51:55] Backache due to prolonged sitting [55:03] Dr. Aaron's daily routine [1:1:23] The warm-up is part of your workout [1:02:8] Why being a strength conditioning professional alongside being a physical therapy works great [1:07:56] The future of Squat University [1:10:31] Biggest takeaway [1:11:26] Outro For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. Free Beginner Desk Stretch Routine: https://bit.ly/FreeDeskStretchRoutine IG: https://www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Coaching Application: https://deskboundtherapy.typeform.com/to/KSexJVbO
December 13, 2022
Ep 35: How to Live a World Class Life Ft. Alan Lazaros (@Alazaros88)
In episode 35 of the Deskbound Therapy Podcast, I chat with Alan Lazaro. Alan’s a Professional Speaker, Peak Performance Business Coach and Consultant, and the Co-host of The Next Level University Podcast. Between Speaking, Podcasting, Coaching & Consulting, Alan has clocked and tracked thousands of hours inspiring, motivating, and educating others on how to master their systems and design a magnificent life on their own terms. Alan believes that life is about choices. He grew up his entire life hearing stories about his father, and he can tell you from experience that how you die isn’t going to matter. What’s going to matter is how you chose to live. Alan's Website: https://nextleveluniverse.com/ Alan's IG: https://www.instagram.com/alazaros88 For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. DBT Desk Stretch Routine: https://www.deskboundtherapy.com/dbt-stretch-routine IG: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Email: David@deskboundtherapy.com
August 10, 2021
Episode 34: Foot Health 101, Running Pain-Free, Barefoot Training Ft. Justin Chan and Laura Desjardins
In episode 34 of the Deskbound Therapy Podcast, I chat with Laura Desjardins (@laurdesjardins) and DBT Athlete, Justin Chan (@JCCYFitness) about everything you need to know about keeping your feet healthy, strong, and pain-free. We discuss foot health 101, running pain-free, barefoot training, and much more! Laura’s Podiatric Medicine practice primarily concentrates on the management and treatment of overuse injuries, sports medicine injuries, and general foot pain. Her approach to care emphasizes rehabilitation, treatment, and carefully loading the foot. She has a Kinesiology degree, certification in soft tissue release, and vast experience with running/ repetitive overuse foot conditions. She has represented Team Canada for Cross Country, has a passion for continuing education including attending sports medicine conferences from Harvard Medical School and Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine. She has also taught Podiatric Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan. Justin Chan is a Registered Chiropodist, D. Ch., University of Toronto Kinesiology Graduate, BKin, Foot Specialist, and personal trainer. For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. DBT Desk Stretch Routine: https://www.deskboundtherapy.com/dbt-stretch-routine IG: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Email: David@deskboundtherapy.com To learn more about Justin and Laura, you can follow them on Instagram @JCCYFItness, @laurdesjardins for exercises, education, and more!
March 30, 2021
Ep 33: Mobility Training, Joint Control and Pain Free Performance Ft. Nat Vironand
In episode 33 of the Deskbound Therapy Podcast, I chat with Nat Vironand (@Nat_A_Wat) about the truth of effective mobility training, common mobility mistakes, moving pain-free. Nat is a certified functional range system mobility coach, and a mobility gangster! For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. Nat's IG: hwww.instagram.com/nat_a_what IG: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Email: David@deskboundtherapy.com
February 18, 2021
Ep 32: Online Training and the Future of Fitness Ft. Jonathan Goodman
In episode 32 of the Deskbound Therapy Podcast, I chat with Jonathan Goodman (@jonathan_goodman101) about the future of online fitness training and the business of fitness. Jonathan Goodman is the founder of the Personal Trainer Development Center and author of multiple bestselling books for personal trainers. In addition, Jon founded the first-ever certification for online fitness trainers, the Online Trainer Academy. Originally from Toronto, Jon and his wife Alison spend their winters traveling the world with their baby boy, Calvin. As a young trainer, Jon spent long hours in the gym, grinding his way to a decent income and an unsustainable life. He needed a better way to work, but soon realized that if he wanted a roadmap to the career he deserved, Jon had to create my own. Jon is the founder and creator of the online trainer academy, the world's first certification course on online training. Download Jon's Free Book: http://bit.ly/OTAFreeBook IG: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy 12 Weeks to Perfect Posture and Better Flexibility Online Course: https://deskboundtherapy.ac-page.com/dbt-course-early-bird Email: David@deskboundtherapy.com
October 30, 2020
Ep 31: Running, Injuries and Rehab Ft. Amanda Benaim MscPT (@AmandaPhysio)
In episode 31 of the Deskbound Therapy Podcast, I chat with Amanda Beniam (@AmandaPhysio) about her career as a physiotherapist for runners, and everything you need to take your running game to the next level without injuries! Amanda graduated with an Honors Specialization B.A. in Kinesiology from Western University and a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy (MScPT) from the University of Toronto. Amanda leads a very active lifestyle herself, having played Women’s Contact Flag-Football over the past 10 years, for teams such as the University of Toronto and Western University. As a competitive Running Back, Amanda has extensive experience in speed, agility, and aerobic training programs. Amanda continues to stay active by weight training, running and playing sports recreationally such as basketball, football, and squash. Her sporting background provides Amanda with a large bank of exercises and creative approaches to strengthening and conditioning. Amanda is certified in post-concussion syndrome management and has worked closely with other concussion specialists and pediatric concussion specialists at the Holland Bloorview Concussion Clinic in Toronto. Amanda is also certified in soft tissue release techniques and is working to complete her manual orthopedic levels, having successfully completed Level 1. Amanda has worked with a large variety of high-level athletes such as NBA summer league players, professional soccer players, sprinters, marathon runners, and cross-fit athletes. Her approach to treatment is always catered to the individual and her goal is to get her patients back to doing the things in their lives that are meaningful to them by allowing them to surpass their physical limitations. To learn more about Amanda, you can follow her on her physio-gram @amandaphysio for exercises, education, and more! Book a therapy session with Amanda here. In this episode you will learn: - Amanda's story and how she became a running physiotherapist. - Most common running injuries and common treatment approaches. - The Truth about barefoot footwear - Preparing your body for running and injury prevention. - Strength and Conditioning for Runners - How to increase your running mileage without setbacks. - Recovery between runs. - Proper footwear for your foot-type. -Goal setting and performance enhancement. - Getting rid of Shin Splints - The mental component of running. - Building cardiovascular tolerance. - Busting most common running myths. - Rapid Fire Q&A, Closing Remarks. For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Free Desk Stretch Routine: https://www.deskboundtherapy.com/dbt-stretch-routine DBT Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/Groups/DeskboundTherapy/ Email: David@deskboundtherapy.com
September 03, 2020
Ep 30: How Habits Can Change Your Life Ft. @Bwanka
In episode 30 of the Deskbound Therapy Podcast, I chat with Bwanka co-host of the continual growth podcast. Bwanka shares his inspiring journey about how he utilized daily habits to go from truck driving to real estate and entrepreneurship. Bwanka and I discuss how you can develop the tools to take control of your life and create a fulfilling life that you deserve. In this episode you will learn: - Bwanka's Inspiring Story -The Importance of habit tracking -21s Habit Tracker -The High-Performance Habit Tracker -Staying motivated thought a difficult lifestyle change -Daily Disciplines to live your best life. -Understanding The "Why" behind your goals. -Becoming self-aware of your habits. -Sticking to Your Commitments and getting "real" with yourself. -Becoming "one" with your thoughts. For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. DBT Instagram: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Free Desk Stretch Routine: https://www.deskboundtherapy.com/dbt-stretch-routine DBT Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/Groups/DeskboundTherapy/ Email: David@deskboundtherapy.com
August 13, 2020
Ep 29: How to Get Stronger for Life Ft. @CoachLeeBoyce
In episode 29 of the Deskbound Therapy Podcast, I chat with Lee Boyce about getting stronger for life, training smarter not harder, coming back from injuries, and having the right mindset about fitness to help you train for longevity. Lee is one of the most innovative faces in the fitness industry. Lee is a strength coach who works with clients and athletes for muscle, strength, and sports performance, based out of Toronto, Canada. Lee is an internationally published fitness writer who’s regularly featured in many of the world’s largest publications, like Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Oxygen, Esquire, The Huffington Post, Men’s Journal, and T-Nation. You can find plenty of his published web work on this site, and get the heads up when my print work hits newsstands. Lee has done plenty of fitness segments for various TV and radio stations, including Global, CBC, ABC News Radio, Sun News Network, and CP24. He also ran track at the National level in university as a sprinter and long jumper. Episode Timeline: 1:00: Intro and Lee's Background and core philosophies. 2:00: Training for sustainability, individualized approach to fitness. 4:00: The importance of building a foundation of strength, and fundamental movement patterns, and body awareness. 9:00: The 11 Components of Fitness and optimizing your fitness across the board. 11:00: Avoiding Injuries and programming mistakes leading up to injuries. 13:00: Assessing your body movement before starting a program, modifications, and progressions. 16:00: Strength in Functional Movement Patterns, exposing weak links in your fitness, Movement quality. 20:00: Online Coaching with Deskbound Therapy 21:00: Movement Quality, Training with a full range of motion. 24:00: Loaded Flexibility Training, Proper warm-up for joint health. 27:00: Core Activation, mobility, and training for Deskbound Professionals. 30:00: How to Avoid Wear and Tear with Strength Training, Active Rest Days. 32:00: The effect of stress and responsibility on training recovery and sleep patterns. 34:00: Scheduling your workouts to optimize recovery and prevent overtraining. 36:00: Finding a Fitness routine that fits your lifestyle. 40:00: Injuries, moving well, and planes of motion during training, RPE Training. Connect with Coach Lee: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/CoachLeeBoyce/ Website: https://www.leeboycetraining.com/ For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. Deskbound Therapy Instagram: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Free Deskbound Therapy Stretch Routine: https://www.deskboundtherapy.com/dbt-stretch-routine Deskbound Therapy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Groups/DeskboundTherapy/ Email: David@deskboundtherapy.com
July 30, 2020
Ep 28: How to Sit Less and Move More | DBT 5 Minute Clinic #2
Welcome back to episode 28 of the Deskbound Therapy Podcast. If you haven't tuned into the show before, I'm your host, David London, and this show is all about empowering Deskbound Professionals. How to live their healthiest life and move pain-free. In previous episodes we've had guests come on, talking about rehab science, meditation for stress management for desk-bound professionals, mobility, yoga, and all great things that can help you live pain-free. Today's going to be the second installment of the DBT 5-minute clinic series. In episode 1, I discussed how important it is to warm your body before periods of sitting and taking the time in the morning to really get your body moving. Use your desk warm up as your first invitation of the day to move more, but you also want to remember that throughout the day, you're going to get sore and you're going to get tired and it's not going to be possible to always have optimal posture throughout the day. In this video you will learn: -Key tips and strategies that you can use to remember to take breaks from sitting throughout the day. -How to Optimize your Desk Ergonomics. -Deskbound Therapy Movement Breaks. -How to appropriately use a Standing Desk - The DBT Work-Break Action Plan -Tips to Improve Your Posture For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. Instagram: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy YouTube: www.YouTube.com/c/DBTPostureProject Free Deskbound Therapy Stretch Routine: https://www.deskboundtherapy.com/dbt-stretch-routine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeskboundTherapy/ Email: David@deskboundtherapy.com
July 07, 2020
Ep 27: Rehab Science Ft. Dr. Tom Walters DTP, OCS (@RehabScience)
In episode 27, I chat with Dr. Tom Walters. Tom is a board-certified orthopedic physical therapist and educator. He is the owner of the online platform, Rehab Science, which is dedicated to providing others with evidence-based musculoskeletal rehabilitation resources. In this episode, we discuss the role of strength and conditioning in rehab. Timeline: 1:00: Introduction and Tom's Story. 5:00: The Evolution of Strength Training and Rehabilitation. 7:30: The Key Principles of Rehab Science. 9:00: The power of learning to move better. 11:00: Developing a Healthy Relationship with Pain. 12:30: How Stress Can Increase Your Pain Experience. 15:00: Understanding your Rehab Goals and Expectations. 17:30: Sticking to the Basics, you don't need fancy exercises. 19:00: Tracking your Rehab Progress to Empower Yourself. 22:00: Staying Active and Pain-Free at Home During Quarantine. 23:00: The Importance of Mastering Bodyweight Training for Movement Control and Body Awareness. 25:00: Balance, Core Stability, and Proprioception. 26:30: Pain/Discomfort threshold during rehab and pushing your body's capacity. 30:00: Protective Benefits of Strength Training and Functional Strength. 31:40: The Science of Posture. What is Good Posture? 41:00: Optimal Ergonomics at your Desk. 42:50: Understanding Your Functional Movement Limitations, and Movement Optimization. 45:00: How to Maintain your Flexibility, and offsetting the Impacts of Aging. 50:00: How to Overcome Hypermobility and Gain Control. 55:00: Learning how to move your body by experimenting with your fitness. 60:00: Rapid Fire Questions and Closing Recap. Tom's IG: https://www.instagram.com/rehabscience/ Tom's Website: https://rehabscience.com/ For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. Deskbound Therapy Instagram: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Free Deskbound Therapy Stretch Routine: https://www.deskboundtherapy.com/dbt-stretch-routine Deskbound Therapy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeskboundTherapy/ Email: David@deskboundtherapy.com
June 27, 2020
Ep 26: How to Personalize Your Fitness Ft. Nicole Liolios (@NicoleLioFit)
In episode 26 of the DeskboundTherapy Podcast, I chat with my friend Nicole Liolios about building confidence through strength training and personalizing your fitness experience. Nicole’s fitness journey began in her younger years as a competitive athlete. She developed a passion for fitness and training through her experiences in sport, leading her to pursue a degree in Kinesiology at the University of Toronto. Through her experience, she began group coaching and personal training and fell in love with helping others feel empowered and confident in their bodies. Specializing in human movement and strength training, Nicole will take your training to the next level and guide you to be your best both in and out of the gym. Certifications: Registered Kinesiologist, Master of Professional Kinesiology - UofT, Bachelor of Kinesiology (High Honours) - UofT, FRCms - Functional Range Conditioning, DTS - Low Back Pain Specialist, NCCP - Coaching Association of Canada, Standard First Aid & CPR-C certified. Episode Timeline: 1:00: Nicoles Story 5:00: Nicole's Approach to Fitness and Her Experience Powerlifting. 6:00: How Strength Training is Subjective to your Individual Experiences. 7:00: Understanding the motives behind your fitness goals and tips to get started with strength training, Gaining confidence in your body. 10:00: Tracking your progress with strength training via process-based goals. 12:00: How to get started moving better with a mobility plan and find your movement limitations. 14:45: Misconception behind the benefits of bodyweight training and developing body awareness. 17:00: What Nicole's training program looks like. 19:00: The benefit of cardiovascular health for strength training and metabolic stress. 19:40: The importance of auto-regulation and active rest days to stay injury-free. 23:00: Tips to stay active at your desk with small movement breaks throughout the day. 27:00: Habit formation and tracking process-based goals. 29:00: Techniques for strength training at home and the benefits of online training. 37:00: The importance of being adaptive during your fitness journey. 39:00: Where Nicole sees her fitness business in 5 years from now. 41:00: What 'functional fitness' means for each person. 42:00: Rapid fire Q&A and closing remarks. Connect with Nicole Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nicoleliofit/ Website: https://www.nicoleliolios.com/ For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. Deskbound Therapy Instagram: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Free Deskbound Therapy Stretch Routine: https://www.deskboundtherapy.com/dbt-stretch-routine Deskbound Therapy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeskboundTherapy/ Email: David@deskboundtherapy.com
June 19, 2020
Ep 25: Redefine Your Impossible Ft. @SchoolofCalisthenics
In episode 25 of the DeskboundTherapy Podcast, I chat with David 'Jacko' Jackson and Tim Stevenson of The School of Calisthenics. When they started exploring calisthenics they found that a lot of the instructional information was provided by ex-gymnasts or people who had experience in a complementary form of training. Tim and Jacko were ex-rugby players with no gymnastics background and an extensive history of rugby-related injuries and surgeries. But with detailed knowledge of exercise science from a career as strength and conditioning coaches, they began unpacking the complexity and assumed level of background training to find a way in which anyone could enjoy and progress with calisthenics. In 2016 the School of Calisthenics was established. The result has been a unique approach to exploring bodyweight training that has helped over 200,000 people in more than 100 countries to redefine their impossible. For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. Deskbound Therapy IG: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Free Deskbound Therapy Stretch Routine: https://www.deskboundtherapy.com/dbt-stretch-routine Deskbound Therapy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeskboundTherapy/ Email: David@deskboundtherapy.com School of Calisthenics Resources: FREE Bodyweight Basics program - https://classroom.schoolofcalisthenics.com/course?courseid=bodyweight-basics 50% OFF online memberships - http://classroom.schoolofcalisthenics.com/pages/membership-soc50 SOC IG: www.Instagram.com/SchoolOfCalisthenics
June 11, 2020
Ep 24: Finding the Doorway to Meditation Practice Ft. Amanda Gilbert (@AmandaGilbertMeditation)
In episode 24 of the DeskboundTherapy Podcast, I chat with Amanda Gilbert. Amanda Gilbert is a professor of mindfulness at the University of Southern California, a meditation teacher, speaker, and the upcoming author of, “So You Learned To Meditate, Now What?” She has been a meditator for 17 years, learning from some of the world’s top teachers such as Dr. Deepak Chopra and Jack Kornfield. Her formal meditation training has been with UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, The Chopra Center of Wellbeing, and within the Insight Meditation tradition. Amanda’s teachings span from coast to coast in the US as well as online. She has led meditation for top companies and startups like NBC, Paramount Pictures, The W Hotels, Merrill Lynch, Macy’s, and Sweetgreen. Find Amanda on IG: https://www.instagram.com/amandagilbertmeditation/ website www.amandagilbertmeditation.com For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. Deskbound Therapy IG: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Deskbound Therapy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeskboundTherapy/ Email me: David@deskboundtherapy.com
May 25, 2020
Ep 23: How to Stay Fit at Home Ft. Steve McCollum (@TFT_Fitness)
In episode 23 of the DeskboundTherapy Podcast, I chat with Steve McCollum aka TFT Fitness. Steve is the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach Journey to Excel, a high-performance gym located in Toronto, and is the founder Gains Gang and a Motivational Speaker. We dive deep into fitness mindset, the importance of mobility training for longevity, and effective strategies to stay fit at home during the quarantine. For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. Find me on IG: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Connect with me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeskboundTherapy/ Email me: David@deskboundtherapy.com Find Steve on IG: https://www.instagram.com/TFT_Fitness Thanks for listening, if you enjoyed the episode please leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts.
May 14, 2020
Ep 22: How to Welcome Movement into your Workday Ft. Nicole Ciasca (@TheRestorativeYogi)
In episode 22 of the DeskboundTherapy Podcast, I chat with the restorative yogi, Nicole Ciasca. Nicole is a passionate wellness warrior. Growing up in South Florida, she turned her lifelong interest in sports and health into her career. Nicole is a NASM certified personal trainer and completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2015. Working with her clients to improve their mental and physical health through posture restoration, Nicole strives to make people feel their best. Thanks for listening, if you enjoyed the episode please leave a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. Find Nicole on IG: https://www.instagram.com/therestorativeyogi/ For online coaching inquiries and questions about my online programs connect with me below. Find me on IG: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Connect with me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dave.london21/ Email me: David@deskboundtherapy.com
April 30, 2020
Ep 21: Overcoming Injuries Ft. Matt Laing (@MattDoesPhysio)
Matt is the Senior Physiotherapist and Co-Owner of Foundation Physiotherapy & Wellness in Toronto, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 2009 and has been practicing in the outpatient MSK clinical setting ever since. As a clinician, Matt believes the keys to success remain empathy, therapeutic connection, education, exercise, and properly applied manual therapy. In his off time, he still enjoys getting to the gym to work on strength and mobility to ensure he can keep playing hockey until he's old and grey. Matthew is a graduate of the University of Toronto where he received both a Masters in Science in Physiotherapy in addition to a degree in Physical Education and Health. Matthew has been in private practice since 2009, where he has experience treating competitive athletes, dancers, weekend warriors, workplace injuries, and clients who have been involved in motor vehicle accidents. Matthew uses a combination of manual therapy techniques in addition to acupuncture and exercise-prescription to provide an individualized program to help his clients reach their goals faster. Recently, Matthew has taken a keen interest in post-concussion injuries and the growing role of physiotherapy to help reduce these impairments. Matthew has a special interest in manual and manipulative therapy, having completed his Diploma of Manipulation and Fellowship of the Canadian Manipulative Therapists. Find me on IG: www.instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy Connect with me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dave.london21/
April 16, 2020
Ep 20: Mental Health and Mindfulness Ft. @AllySalama and @JasonIsaacs1903
In episode 20 of the Deskbound Therapy Podcast, my co-host Jason Isaacs and I chat with Ally Salama of Empower Mag about Mental Health and Mindfulness for Deskbound Professionals. Jason is a 4th-year Ph.D. student in clinical psychology at Dalhousie University with a passion for helping people optimize their mindset and mental health. Ally Salama, Founded Empower Mag the First Mental Health & Wellness Magazine in the Middle East. Ally is a public speaker and ambassador for mental health. Book an Online Coaching Consultation with David: https://calendly.com/deskboundtherapy/30min Use Promo code "DBTHOME" to save $19 on the Deskbound Therapy ebook: https://www.deskboundtherapy.com/dbt-guide Thanks for listening, please leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcast and share with a friend if this episode resonated with you! Much Love, David London
March 29, 2020
Ep 19: Deskbound Ergonomics and Active Sitting Ft. Patrick Harrison (@CoreChair)
In episode 19 of the Deskbound Therapy Podcast, I chat with Patrick Harrison CEO of CoreChair Deskbound Ergonomics. With a degree in Kinesiology specializing in sports medicine, CoreChair CEO and Founder Patrick Harrison has a passion for understanding what the human body needs. The emerging awareness on the perils of sedentary lifestyle coupled with the musculoskeletal damage incurred by desk jockeys, Harrison was inspired by the widespread prevalence of back pain, the negative effects of sedentary lifestyles and the trend towards exercise balls in the office. The amount of static sitting we do in a day contributes to obesity, disease, and back pain. Alternative solutions, such as exercise balls and standing desks were introduced in the absence of sound research and provide little opportunity for physical activity and adequate back support. Studies show it’s no better to stand all day than it is to sit. The design of the CoreChair optimizes sitting posture and encourages movement in all directions and to 14 degrees; enhancing joint mobilization of the hips, pelvis, and spine; increasing blood flow and circulation and calorie expenditure. Use discount code "DBT" to save 10% off your new CoreChair https://corechair.com/ Book an Online Coaching Consultation with David: https://calendly.com/deskboundtherapy/30min Thanks for listening, please leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcast and share with a friend if this episode resonated with you! Much Love, David London
January 14, 2020
DBT 5 Minute Clinic Ep 1 - How to Warm Up for Periods of Sitting
In the first installment of the DBT 5 min movement clinic, David discusses the importance of preparing your mind and body for prolonged periods of sitting at your desk. Learn insider tips on how you can move well and work pain-free in by spending less than 10 minutes a day. Book an Online Coaching Consultation with David: https://calendly.com/deskboundtherapy/30min Thanks for listening, please leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcast if this episode resonated with you! Much Love, David
December 26, 2019
Ep 18: Shape Your Attitude to Build your Strongest Body and Mind Ft. Carlos Salas (@Carlito)
In this episode, I chat with my good friend Carlos Salas of Fit Calisthenics and discuss how you can Shape Your Attitude to build your Strongest Body and Mind. Carlito is a calisthenics master trainer and one of the most likable people you'll ever meet. He walks his talk day in and day out and never misses a workout! We discuss how to get started with calisthenics, how to eliminate self-doubt, the best type of training for your lifestyle, discipline, habit development. Online Coaching Info: https://www.deskboundtherapy.com/coaching Book an Online Coaching Consultation with David - https://calendly.com/deskboundtherapy/30min Deskbound Therapy eBook - https://www.deskboundtherapy.com/dbt-guide
December 16, 2019
Ep 17: Zen Stoic Mastery For Deskbound Professionals Ft. Victor Piereantoni (@ZenStoic_v)
In this episode, I chat with Victor Pierantoni, CEO of Zen Stoic Mastery Victor helps business owners with an untapped creative side to convert their everyday stress into productive energy. Victor believes that all greatness comes from channeling the pain of our past into a purpose that serves a greater good. The most painful moment of his life happened when he was 7 years old and lost his mother to cancer... As devastating as this was for him, he channeled that pain into his lifelong mission to help people master their emotions through the hybrid philosophy that he pioneered: Zen Stoicism. Victor is on a mission to challenge people’s conventional thought processes and empower each person to find improved ways to live. He is a lifelong martial artist, entrepreneur, business owner, coach, philosopher, and husband. Victor has had the unique privilege to help people all over the world in the following ways. • Coaching 80+ private clients/ business owners at a time. • Running custom tailored trainings for several real estate, financial, and legal offices. • Conducted a communications training for Marriott International's entire Latin American and Caribbean Division. • Invited as a closing speaker at Digital Footprint 2016. • Acknowledged as #1 Rated Coach on one of the world’s largest coaching platforms among over 120 coaches in 2017 Thanks for listening, please leave us a 5-star review if this episode resonated with you!
December 01, 2019
Ep 16: Stress Management For Deskbound Professionals Ft. Ciarán Fox (@Theemindguy)
In this episode, I chat with my good friend Ciarán Fox aka The mind Guy. Ciarán is a specialist neurological occupational therapist working in stroke rehab and a stress/high performance thinking coach with a special interest in cognitive stress-based performance. Ciarán studied occupational therapy BSc Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen now living in Liverpool. His hobbies include reading multiple books at once, play guitar, ex powerlifter, avid gym-goer, poetry writer, people kind of person.
November 04, 2019
Ep 15: Training, Nutrition and Performance for Deskbound Professionals (@So.Health.Phie)
Sophie Pollon-MacLeod has a Human Kinetics bachelor's degree (B.Sc) from the University of Guelph and is presently a 4th-year student in the Naturopathic Doctor (N.D.) program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto. In addition to her current placement at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic, Sophie is a nutritionist at the University of Toronto and a personal trainer at. Philosophy Fitness Both academically and in her personal life, Sophie has always had a passion for health and fitness. Sophie realized early in her career as an athlete that nutrition played a vital role in her performance and recovery. Sophie has a special interest in the fields of nutrition, sports medicine, and immune health and emphasizes the importance of integrating a whole-body approach to the improvement of overall health. You can follow Sophie on social media and schedule a consultation with her via email. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/So.Health.Phie/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for listening, please leave us a 5-star review if this episode resonated with you!
October 17, 2019
Ep 14: FutureProof Your Body Ft. Jonathan Chow (@JonRehab)
Jonathan is a Registered Massage Therapist that has a patient-first mentality. His focus is to educate and re-balance his patients to live a pain-free life through manual therapy and movement programming. Jon has extensive training in various treatment techniques that will help address a full spectrum of issues that prevent you from doing what you love most. In his spare time, outside of talking about all things basketball, you can catch Jon doing what he loves most - connecting with the local community by hosting wellness events and educating people on why taking care of your body matters. You can follow Jonathan on social media and schedule an appointment with him below. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/JonRehab/ Website: https://myodetox.janeapp.com/locations/myodetox-davisville/book#/staff_member/50/bio Thanks for listening if you have any suggestions for guests or topics you would like to see on the podcast. Please email me at David@DeskboundTherapy.com
September 30, 2019
Episode 13: Yoga for Deskbound Professionals Ft. Adell Bridges
Adell Bridges is an International traveling yoga teacher who completed Yoga Teacher Training in Dharamsala, India in May 2016. Adell came to yoga through her passion for living and promoting a healthy lifestyle and had always heard that yoga was good for the body. Through her practice, Adell found that yoga is not only great for the body, but it nurtures a healthy mental and emotional wellbeing as well. And that’s how she became a yoga addict! In the episode, we discussed the best way to get started with your yoga practice as a deskbound professional, how to know what stretches your body needs after long periods of sitting, the key difference between mobility and flexibility, how to prevent injuries in your yoga practice and why yoga is for everyone regardless of their age, body shape, physical ability, or lifestyle, can benefit from a yoga practice. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adellbridges/ Website: https://adellbridgesyoga.com/ Thanks for listening if you have any suggestions for guests or topics you would like to see on the podcast. Please email me at David@DeskboundTherapy.com
August 02, 2019
Episode 12: Pull-Up Mastery and Functional Movements Ft. Meghan Callaway
Meghan Callaway is a strength coach in Vancouver, Canada with over 15 years of experience coaching a wide array of clients from elite athletes, to post-physical therapy rehabilitative strength training, as well as everyday people who want to feel, perform, and function at a higher level. After having spent the bulk of her 15 years offering purely in-person coaching, Meghan now works with people from around the world in an online capacity. She is also a writer. Meghan believes that working out should be fun, mentally and physically rewarding, liberating, and empowering. She also feels that a few of her greatest strengths as a coach are her ability to get people excited about training, educating in a way that is very digestible and inclusive, her passion, and creativity. Meghan is the author of the Ultimate Pull-Up Program. Her pull-up program, which was released in October of 2017, is currently being followed by thousands of women and men from over 63 countries worldwide. Meghan has an extensive athletic background and even though she is no longer playing, she still feels like an athlete. Instagram: @MeghanCallaway Website: http://www.meghancallawayfitness.com/ Thanks for listening if you have any suggestions for guests or topics you would like to see on the podcast. Please email me at David@DeskboundTherapy.com
May 16, 2019
Episode 11: The Smart Approach To Building Muscle Ft. Carsen Cascia
On today’s podcast I talk with Carsen Casica (@trainwithCarsen) about the smart approach to building muscle and staying injury free in the gym. When it comes to building muscle and achieving your fitness goal, going with the flow and wining it will not get you far. You need an approach. An approach that is right for you. We go in depth and breakdown several different topics discussing: training splits, program design, muscle recovery, knowing your “why” to fuel your fitness journey, and much more. If you’re ready for better results, better recovery, and a deeper understanding of building muscle, you’re going to want to make sure you check out this podcast. Instagram: @TrainWithCarsen Email: TrainWithCarsen@Gmail.com Thanks for listening if you have any suggestions for guests or topics you would like to see on the podcast. Please email me at David@DeskboundTherapy.com
May 02, 2019
Episode 10 - Workout Recovery 101 and Injury Prevention Ft. Dr. Dominique Harmath
Today’s episode featured Dr. Dominique Harmath on the topic of Training Load and Recovery. Whether you are a high-performance athlete or an athlete that simply loves to move, this podcast will explain how to manage training loads to prevent injury and take you through some recovery strategies. Dr. Harmath is an evidence-based chiropractor and a Sports Sciences Resident with the Royal College of Chiropractic Sports Sciences Canada, the most extensive sport specialty training program in the chiropractic profession. She has received international awards for her research and work in the field. Her passion lies with helping people move better to enhance their quality of life and achieve their sports performance goals. Her approach to care is individualized and she is trained in active release therapy (ART), soft tissue treatment, medical acupuncture, adjustment and joint mobilization, soft tissue tools, rehabilitation, and exercise prescription. As a former professional tennis player, four-time Canadian Junior National Champion and top 50 Division I NCAA player for Rice University in Houston, Dr. Harmath holds a special interest in biomechanical movement and injury prevention strategies for sports. She has worked with various sports events including International Tennis Federation tournaments, The Toronto Triathlon and The Taekwondo Championships. For a free 15-minute functional assessment (use code: DBT) or for additional questions please contact Dr. Harmath at: Instagram: @TheSportsTherapist Email: email@example.com Thanks for listening if you have any suggestions for guests or topics you would like to see on the podcast. Please email me at David@DeskboundTherapy.com
April 11, 2019
Episode 9 - Designing a Rehab Program and The Importance of Posture Ft. Adam McCluskey, DPT
In episode 9 of the DBT Podcast, I chat with my good friend Adam McCluskey about designing a rehab program, how he works with his clients, the importance of posture, the value, and benefits of stretching and mobility work, plus much more! Adam is a Sports Physical Therapist who’s passion is helping people move better, workout pain-free, and perform at their highest level. He is also the founder of The PT Initiative which is an educational platform that provides coaches, rehab professionals, and athletes valuable training and rehab information. Adam is also one of the first physical therapists on Instagram and studied physical therapy at Chapman University in Irvine, CA. Find him at his website theptinitiative.com or his Instagram @theptinitiative
March 21, 2019
Episode 8 - Eating Healthy at Work Ft. Jeff Simmons
In this episode, I chat with Jeff Simmons about strategies for eating healthy at work, intermittent fasting and the psychology of dieting. Jeff is the owner of Third Power Fitness and he trains corporate mothers to get stronger, lose fat, and improve cardiovascular health. He is a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Precision Nutrition certified coach who specializes in fasting and resistance training. Jeff is a competitive powerlifter and is a few classes from earning his Masters degree in Sport Psychology. He is avid reader and hip hop and R&B fanatic who lives with his lovely fiancée in the Washington, D.C. metro area.
March 02, 2019
Episode 7 - Building Habits to Achieve Your Fitness Goals Ft. Craig Ballantyne
In this episode I chat with Craig Ballentyne, habit building expert also know as the world's most productive man. Craig shares strategies from his Perfect Day Formula to achieve success in life, fitness and business. We dive into goal settings, habit formation, mindset and provide you with killer strategies to crush your fitness goals in 2019!
February 02, 2019
Episode 6 - Fitness Mindset and Growing Your Instagram Ft. Dani Di Tofano
In this episode, Dani from Top Gym Tips and I discuss how we grew our Instagram followings and how you can get started growing your brand today! Dani grew his page from 0 to over 300K followers in just 12 months! We also dove into the psychology of the fitness lifestyle and the mindset behind achieving your fitness goals, as well as adherence with your nutrition plan. www.Instagram.com/TopGymTips www.Instagram.com/DeskboundTherapy
December 28, 2018
Episode 5 - How to Start a Successful Fitness Career Ft. Marc Lebert
In this episode, I chat with my good friend, Marc Lebert the founder of Lebert fitness. Marc revolutionized the fitness industry when he invented the Lebert Equalizers, which can be found in almost every gym worldwide! In this episode, Marc discusses how he got started in the fitness industry and how he became one of the top personal trainers in Canada.
December 04, 2018
Episode 4 - Prehab and Performance Ft. Dr. Jacob Harden
In episode 4 of the DBT Podcast, I chat with my good friend Dr. Jacob Harden about his Prehab 101 movement, the intersection of rehab and performance, as well as how to find an appropriate (p)rehab regime for you and your lifestyle. We also dove into the protective benefits of strength training with a killer analogy at the end you don't want to miss out on!
November 13, 2018
How to find your Passion Ft. Kevin Crenshaw | DBT Ep. 3
In this episode, Kevin and I discuss how to find your passion by following your heart. Learn how Kevin followed his heart and that lead him to become a relationship coach and the host of The Heart Beat Podcast.
October 10, 2018
The Deskbound Therapy Podcast Ft. Brandon Wynn
The very first episode of The Deskbound Therapy Podcast Ft. Team USA Gymnast Brandon Wynn. In this episode, we discuss his gymnastics career, mentality, rehab in athletics and jump to the nutrition side of things.
July 23, 2018