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Old Friends Catch Up

Old Friends Catch Up

By Old Friends
Physical Therapy meets Skateboarding. Licensed Physical Therapist, Dr. Kyle Brown and Professional Skateboarder Walker Ryan sit down with fellow skateboarders and discuss injuries, health, current events and old skate videos.
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Neen Williams : Issue #14 "You are in charge of how well you do in life"

Old Friends Catch Up

Neen Williams : Issue #14 "You are in charge of how well you do in life"
Neen Williams sits down with Dr. Kyle Brown and Walker Ryan to discuss his recent move to Texas (6:20), his coaching app/workout program TREIGNING DAY (14:40), and how he balances skating, working out, and everything else he's doing (32:20). Neen also dives into his two ACL injuries and details his recovery and rehab process from each of those injuries (53:24). For more on ACL Prevention and Meniscus Pain from Dr. Kyle Brown, subscribe on Patreon! To shop Old Friends Resistance Bands and other fitness equipment, check out our website! Follow Neen on Instagram. Follow Kyle on Instagram. Follow Walker on Instagram. Music by Bobby Renz.
October 12, 2021
TOP OF MASON and Meniscus Pain : Issue #13 "You would never take Mason from the top"
For this issue, Walker wanted to share a chapter from his new audio book, TOP OF MASON read by Rudy Behrens (11:55). And in the spirit of sharing, we thought it would be nice to offer our DEEP DIVE discussion about Meniscus Pain (21:20), previously only available on Patreon. Meniscus injuries are super common in skateboarding and Kyle shares his experiences treating them. He also goes into the research behind treating this condition with surgery, a surgery Walker had earlier in his career.  Keep listening to Top of Mason on Audible.  Subscribe to Old Friends Fitness. Follow Walker Ryan, Dr. Kyle Brown and Rudy Behrens on the gram.  Shop Old Friends apparel, fitness gear, and books.
September 11, 2021
Kelly Hart : Issue #12 "Second sweatiest you'll ever get"
Kelly Hart sits down with Dr. Kyle Brown and Walker Ryan to talk about Hip Impingement and to discuss his new role working with World Skate for the upcoming Olympic Games (10:00). They also talk about his recent trip to Rome (20:00) and the complexity of skate terminology in modern skate completions (24:30). From there, Kelly explains the origins of his newfound love for Jump Roping (27:00) and how it has helped him get back to skating. We dive into Kelly’s Hip Impingement problems (34:00), his decision to get surgery (42:10) and the road to recovery through rehab with Kyle (46:30). Oh yeah, and much more about Jump Roping (52:50).  For more on Hip Impingement with Dr. Kyle Brown, subscribe on Patreon! To shop Old Friends Jump Ropes and more fitness equipment, check out our website! Follow Kelly on Instagram. Follow Kyle on Instagram. Follow Walker on Instagram. Music by Bobby Renz.
July 8, 2021
Justin Eldridge : Issue #11 "Motion is lotion, never stop moving."
Justin Eldridge sits down with Dr. Kyle Brown and Walker Ryan to discuss his devastating low back injury and his rehab back to full strength. As a follow up to Walker’s low back muscle strain issue we thought it would be interesting to hear what it took for Eldy to bounce back from his herniated disc injury. We also dive into Justin’s new business The Number Thirty Three  (8:45) and who the best skater/golfers are (18:00). After KB and Eldy nerd out about golf, Justin explains how his low back injury first occurred (26:15), what he initially tried for treatment (32:00), why he decided NOT to get surgery (34:30) and what eventually got him back to full strength (39:45). To support this podcast and get access to exclusive Old Friends Fitness rehab and fitness video/podcast content, subscribe on Patreon. To purchase Old Friends fitness gear, apparel and more, shop Old Friends  Follow Justin on Instagram. Follow Walker on Instagram. Follow Dr. Kyle Brown on Instagram. Music by Bobby Renz.
May 31, 2021
Walker's Low Back Strain : Issue #10 "Be patient and don't be reckless"
In this episode, Walker and Kyle discuss Walker's recent low back injury. Kyle breaks down how he diagnoses injuries and how he prescribes "At home" rehab programs, like the one featured in Issue 10 on Old Friends Fitness. Watch the video breakdown of the process on
May 1, 2021
Brandon Turner : Issue #9 "It's about giving back"
Brandon Turner sits down with Walker and Kyle (9:50) to discuss his switch hard flip down Wallenberg and his approach to jumping down big sets at thirty-nine years young (15:10). Brandon also talks about pilates (18:20) and his work with Healthy Life Recovery, an addiction treatment center in San Diego (32:24). Brandon revisits the infamous session at Patrick Henry (44:00) and discusses the pros and cons of skating under the influence (46:50). Brandon talks about some of his gnarliest injuries (54:30) and his experiences with physical therapy and recovery (58:40).   Watch Kyle's favorite Brandon part here and Walker's here. Make sure to watch all the rest of his parts, starting with his part in the Sk8mafia Promo.  Support this podcast at Old Friends Fitness or shop Old Friends apparel and accessories. 
April 1, 2021
David Cole : Issue #8 "I anasthesia-ed myself"
David Cole sits down with Walker and Kyle (9:20) to critique their first podcast, a Deep Dive on Warming Up. Crave also shares his experiences as a Visalia Skate Camp Counselor (17:10) and explains how he battled a gnarly elbow (25:30) and ankle (48:50) injury. Stay tuned at the end (1:16:20) for an exclusive preview of the Warming Up Deep Dive. We offer a Deep Dive for every issue through Old Friends Fitness, focusing on Kyle's research and experiences as a Physical Therapist. Compliment this hilarious podcast with a David Cole video part, a "Dave in the Life," , a short film or some good old candid Crave antics.
March 1, 2021
Corey Duffel : Issue #7 "Diagnosis: Improper footwear."
Corey Duffel sits down with Kyle and Walker (12:13) to discuss his Bo Jackson saga (15:50), how his current Physical Therapy is going (26:50), his recent OATS surgery (30:25), his shocking plantar fascia injury (41:30), his Osiris shoe dilemma (47:40), his journey with a Lisfranc injury (51:35), and his undercover work outs(1:13:05). Corey also covers how he approaches getting back into skating after long bouts off the board (1:24:30). Music by Bobby Renz. 
January 31, 2021
Dave Abair : Issue #6
Dave Abair sits down with Dr. Kyle Brown and Walker Ryan to talk injuries, and boy does Dave have some stories! But consider yourself warned, as these tales are not for the faint of heart. Spiral fractures, compartment syndrome, MCL/ACL tears, and a heel bruise that will give you nightmares.  Watch Dave Abair rip through San Francisco in his latest part for Old Friends.  Find more podcasts and rehab tutorials at Buy some Old Friends physical therapy gear at
December 29, 2020
Chris Roberts : Issue #5
Chris Roberts sits down with Dr. Kyle Brown and Walker Ryan to discuss how Covid has affected The Nine Club and what it was like dealing with Achilles Tendinitis while filming for A Time to Shine (Transworld 2006). Kyle and Chris dig deep into this common (but often misunderstood) injury and Chris explains how his physical therapy treatment got him back to skating. Issue #5 of Old Friends Fitness is all about Achilles Tendinopathy. Subscribe on Patreon for a step by step program by Dr. Kyle Brown on how to address this injury. Issue # 6, releasing December 1, will focus on Patellofemoral Pain. We also cover Ankle Sprains, Warming Up, Static Stretching, and Foam Rolling. 
November 29, 2020
Foam Rolling : Issue #4
In lieu of having Rob Welsh (AKA Skateboarding's Foam Rolling Godfather) on the pod, Dr. Kyle Brown and Walker Ryan share the Foam Rolling "Deep Dive," (7:50) from this month's issue on Old Friends Fitness. After, they dig into Rob Welsh's old video parts, starting with Mad Circle's Five Flavors (19:08), moving on to Aesthetic's Ryde or Die (25:00), then Transworld's Free Your Mind (27:50). They throw in his Foam Rolling section from The Final Flare (32:35) and end with his part Lakai's Fully Flared (38:20).  Help out Behrens Family Winery and Sherwin Family Vineyards by buying some of their wine and if you'd like to donate to help people who have been displaced or affected by the fires in Napa, we recommend the Napa Farm Bureau,  Napa Community Disaster Relief Fund, and Puertas Abiertas. For more podcasts and videos, visit our website or support us on Patreon. 
October 30, 2020
Jimmy Carlin : Issue #3
Dr. Kyle Brown and Walker Ryan catch up with Jimmy Carlin and discuss why he walked away from professional skateboarding (7:45), his decision to become a middle school teacher (22:00), and what his relationship to skateboarding and watching skate videos is now (43:50). They also take a deep dive into the 2004 classic Bon Appetit, (54:40) and then talk books (1:09:52). For more, subscribe to Old Friends Fitness on Patreon.
October 1, 2020
Alexis Sablone : Issue #2
Dr. Kyle Brown and Walker Ryan catch up with Alexis Sablone and discuss her recent Cons Project (6:45) and how she broke her hand during the filming and fiberglassed her own cast (12:00). Alexis details her recent Ankle Sprain (22:08) and explains how she skated through the injury and still managed to rank #2 in the USA Women's Street for the Olympics (35:05). Kyle, Alexis, and Walker dive into Welcome to Hell (54:00) and then discuss girls who are currently coming up in skateboarding (1:20:20) and some of the difficulties women have faced finding skateboarding sponsorships over the years (1:36:45). 
August 28, 2020
Sebo Walker : Issue #1
Dr. Kyle Brown and Walker Ryan sit down with Sebo Walker to to discuss his recent injury/four-day hospital visit during Covid19 craziness. They also revisit The Reason and break down the origins of the Sebo Warm Up.  Here are some of the causes we recommend donating to:  Anti Racism Fund : Campaign Zero: Grass Roots Law Project: Here are some podcasts we recommend listening to:  The 1619 Project: Code Switch : This American Life : "We Are The Future" Throughline: "American Police" Fresh Air: "Militarization of Police" Steezus Christ : "The Plight Of My Black Skin"
July 14, 2020