Physio & the Art of Human Performance

Physio & the Art of Human Performance

By Tracy Fober & Domhnaill Fox
Both physios and athletic development coaches, Tracy Fober and Domhnaill Fox navigate through the world of rehab. Raising questions and starting a dialogue on how we work, problem solve and learn. Aiming to start a long and fruitful discussion series around all things Physio & the Art of Human Performance
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The weightroom without walls - outdoor rehabilitation and athletic development
In this episode we discuss the skill of being able to appropriately progress training and rehab in the outdoors. With our current situation regarding Coronavirus we are now without our facilities and indoor training equipment for the foreseeable future. How do we ensure our quality of care does not suffer? We pay particular attention to staying true to your philosophy and not just taking the easy option of making people tired for the sake of it. We discuss careful planning and implementation of training using fields, hills and stairs. We mention means of progression and regression, and we try to paint a picture of how we run these sessions with our athletes and those we work with. In order to make this an audio and visual learning experience we have shared some of these progressions and ideas in a Google photos folder for you here - check each videos description for more info (https://photos.app.goo.gl/4UqvXhymZLB3wsPR8). And you can find our show notes for this episode here (https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=13Wo1pHvV7iCG3EmK7eQelBsccbK8C2wS)
41:40
March 21, 2020
Strength: Does it always have to mean heavy lifting?
In this episode we discuss some long held beliefs and traditions around strength training in sport. We attempt to make sense of the disconnect between sporting endeavours and weight room strength. Woven through the discussion is how we address strength development in athletic development and rehab, and how we have taken traditional strength training and modified it to the needs of those we are working with. Check out our show notes at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1yeMkPr8k4IlJMt30ANn_1eAlSJfSmOCm
57:13
March 7, 2020
Time & Space - the unheralded modalities
In this episode we talk about the premium we place on having time and space to work with. We contrast traditional physio with a rehabilitation set up where the use of time and space is optimised for the experience of the person who is undergoing rehabilitation. We offer some insight in to how we navigate issues where time and space is in short supply. Tracy gives some great advice on how those working in clinics with a traditional layout can develop their skillset and bring a world class approach to the most conservative clinical spaces. Check out our show notes at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1vP65Wc0sAU1h797-3_DeZtw05wJWQs20
43:39
February 15, 2020
Getting started - fundamentals, building strength and physical literacy (Part 2)
In this episode we talk about our rehab concepts and how or methods were informed. We discuss those people who are responsible for major conceptual shifts in our thought processes. The conversation meanders between movement, education, progressions and gadgets. In part 2 of this episode we apply these principles and concepts to a case recently encountered in the clinic. We discuss various aspects of how that session transpired and the differences in our approaches. We finish by talking about the role of pain in movement and how gadgets can affect a patient's perspective. Check out our show notes and Domhnaill's initial step up progressions at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1qDGfeyBkV_EZX3tbbJJyXx_x3pcqaAm4
33:59
February 1, 2020
Getting started - fundamentals, building strength and physical literacy (Part 1)
In this episode we talk about our rehab concepts and how or methods were informed. We discuss those people who are responsible for major conceptual shifts in our thought processes. The conversation meanders between movement, education, progressions and gadgets. In part 2 of this episode we apply these principles and concepts to a case recently encountered in the clinic. We discuss various aspects of how that session transpired and the differences in our approaches. We finish by talking about the role of pain in movement and how gadgets can affect a patient's perspective. Check out our show notes and Domhnaill's initial step up progressions at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1qDGfeyBkV_EZX3tbbJJyXx_x3pcqaAm4
29:46
February 1, 2020
Evaluation - Setting a standard & finding a starting point
In this episode we discuss our initial engagements with rehab patients. We discuss topics such as interrupting the patient, the use of technology, patient beliefs, and psychosocial factors. Our methods of assessment align around gathering the following pertinent information - training history, medical history, beliefs and goals. Check out our show notes at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Fqk2DIM43TdvewlJ89_uvGd4EwqVgqVT/view?usp=drivesdk
40:53
January 25, 2020
What makes for a good rehab experience?
Here we introduce ourselves to the podcast world, give a little background and dive into some of the qualities and elements that make for a successful and enjoyable rehab experience for the patient. Check out our show notes at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FbphztScaguSLSPRsKd_FNp02Kxh_Kqz/view?usp=drivesdk
26:21
January 16, 2020