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Movement Elevated

Movement Elevated

By Scott Runyon
Movement Elevated covers the topics of adventure, health and fitness for the athletes who have the mountains on their mind. Hosted by Dr. Scott Runyon, a physical therapist who specializes in sports medicine, be prepared to better yourself through a greater knowledge of your body and building healthy habits!
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Ep 62 - Dyvonne Thornton Pro MMA Fighter and 9 Round Trainer
Backcountry Physical Therapy sponsored athlete Dyvonne Thornton is a guest on the show this week! He makes his pro debut on June 19, and we are all excited to see him excel! Be sure to check out this episode!
37:04
June 01, 2022
Ep 61 - Wendy Spillar from Inner Athlete
This episode features personal trainer and CrossFit coach, Wendy Spillar, owner of Inner Athlete! Wendy has a great mission to help people find a way to better themselves.
23:21
May 25, 2022
Ep 60 - Is Getting Rid Of Pain Enough?
In this episode, Dr Scott dives into the concept of the "I3 Model" and how getting out of pain is easy, but only the first step in rehabilitating!
12:09
May 18, 2022
Ep 58 - Jason Mezey from Routes Outfitter
Routes Outfitter is an outdoor retail, rental, and service shop in the Pikes Peak region. It's ran by some amazing people, and Jason Mezey is the founder, along with his wife, Kristin. Dr Scott interviews Jason in this episode to talk about the outdoor industry, trails, and keeping people fit! Routes Outfitter: https://routesoutfitter.com/
31:37
May 11, 2022
Ep 58 - Shawn Finley from Trails End Taproom
Shawn Finley is the general manager and part-owner of Trails End Taproom in Colorado Springs, located right across the street from the beloved Red Rocks Open Space! The taproom runs weekly group runs, hikes, and bike rides right from their doors! It's called Trailblazers and is an amazing addition to the outdoor community in Southern Colorado. Be sure to listen to this episode as Shawn discusses with Dr Scott the program and Shawn's participation in the Trails End mountain bike team!
39:05
May 04, 2022
Ep 57 - What Is Performance Physical Therapy?
Have you experienced physical therapy before? What was that like? Probably different than how Dr Scott does things! This system allows people to work on health for the short term AND the long term! There's a growing movement to improve healthcare and make it work better for people!
15:51
April 27, 2022
Ep 56 - Interview with The Kayak Nerds
The Kayak Nerds is a must-listen to podcast for anyone who loves whitewater. These guys really love their time on the river (as does Dr Scott!), so this was a great conversation to have. Ryan and Alan were a pleasure to have on and looking forward to seeing them on the river! Check out The Kayak Nerds on podcasts, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube!
48:11
April 20, 2022
Ep 55 - Dr Daniel Paull with Easy Orthopedics
This week, we have a conversation with Dr Daniel Paull, orthopedic surgeon and founder of Easy Orthopedics. Dr Paull is bringing all of the great things back to the medical world with personalized care, house calls, and a commitment to doing the right thing for people. Enjoy our discussion and check him out if you need a consultation in Colorado! Easy Orthopedics: www.easyorthopedics.com
28:01
April 13, 2022
Ep 54 - Kitten DuPreez with D1 Training
Welcome Kit onto the show! She is co-owner of D1 Training in Colorado Springs. In this episode of Movement Elevated, she discusses her path into the fitness industry and specifically into D1 Training.
43:22
April 06, 2022
Ep 53 - Achieve What You Didn't Think Was Possible
It sounds hokey, but you can achieve things you didn't think you could. You can overcome that pain issue you've had for months or years. You can finish that race. You can handle that big trip, etc. That's what we help with! It doesn't matter if the other options haven't worked before...there's a real good chance that if you put in the work and the time, it will work out for you!
10:53
March 30, 2022
Ep 52 - Which Workout Style Is Best?
CrossFit? HIIT? Powerlifting? Cardio? What's the best way to exercise? Which one gives you the most benefit? That's the topic for this episode of Movement Elevated!
13:23
March 23, 2022
Ep 51 - Start Getting Ready for Summer Sports
Don't wait until the last minute to get your program together for preparedness for your summer hobbies and sports! It takes some time to get back into shape, as Dr Scott discusses today!
07:46
March 16, 2022
Ep 50 - Allow Myself to Re-introduce Myself
In this episode, Dr Scott talks a little bit about his own background. He dives into how he got into his current business, how his love for the outdoors began, and how working with others with the same passion has changed his outlook!
18:22
March 09, 2022
Ep 49 - How do you perceive pain and recovery? with Nick Pannella from Axon Health
We welcome on Nick Pannella, chiropractor from Axon Health. Listen to this deep dive into how we perceive pain and how the psychology of it can affect your recovery! Axon Health: www.myaxonhealth.com
33:44
March 02, 2022
Ep 48 - Dawn Ramsden with Wholistic Healing Experiences
In this episode, we talk with Dawn Ramsden, massage therapist and founder of Wholistic Healing Experiences in Colorado Springs. Dawn does an excellent job at getting to the root of people's problems and looking at the whole person. Recently, she has taken the time to start a new project to help the veteran community called Warrior Trapped Within. Can't wait to hear what she has to say about it! Wholistic Healing Experiences: https://wholistichealingexperiences.com/ Warrior Trapped Within: https://warriortrappedwithin.com/
30:40
February 23, 2022
Ep 47 - Lessons from the Olympics: Give It Your All!
Olympic athletes train their whole lives for one shot every 4 years at a gold medal. To be the best in the world. One mistake can ruin their entire chance. They can't let up when it is all on the line. We discuss how that applies to our daily lives in this episode!
10:41
February 16, 2022
Ep 46 - Lessons from the Olympics: Don't Think You Know Everything
Who loves watching athletes compete at the highest level in the Olympics? It's amazing to see! These athletes devote their lives to their craft, but don't know everything about it. They still need coaches! And so do we!
11:24
February 09, 2022
Ep 45 - Get The Help You Need Now!
Dr Scott gives his thoughts from a chairlift at Breckenridge today! This episode covers the need for seeking out assistant as soon as possible, rather than letting problems linger on for longer periods of time!
06:03
February 02, 2022
Ep 44 - Patience Is A Virtue
So many people seem to want a quick, immediate fix. If that's possible, it's great. However, we often need to see gradual progress occur to make sure problems go away and never come back. Trust the process and enjoy it! That's the topic Dr Scott covers in this episode!
07:35
January 26, 2022
Ep 43 - Find A Provider Who Plays Well With Others
In this episode, Dr Scott talks about a specific recent issue where he had to work closely with another healthcare provider to get the best possible care for one of his patients. Always be sure to work with a provider that is able to check their ego at the door and do what is best for you instead!
08:19
January 19, 2022
Ep 42 - Be Aware of Shady Practices in Healthcare
In this episode, we discuss an FBI raid that occurred on a physical therapy clinic in Pennsylvania late in 2021. It's terrible to hear the news. There are many healthcare providers out there that have lost their way, but there are many more who want nothing but the best for you!
16:53
January 12, 2022
Ep 41 - How Can Cross Training Improve My Health and Performance?
In this episode of Movement Elevated, Dr Scott Runyon engages the topic of cross training and varying your activity to improve yourself. Learn how coming up with a smart plan can increase your longevity!
11:13
January 05, 2022
Ep 40 - Darcy Gaechter from Small World Adventures
Our guest on this episode, Darcy Gaechter, has spent years as a professional guide for whitewater kayaking and other adventures. She operates Small World Adventures every winter in Ecuador, where people can get their whitewater fix during the cold months back in the USA. Darcy is also the first woman to ever kayak the entire Amazon River from it's dangerous origins in the Andes Mountains all the way to its end at the Atlantic Ocean. She wrote an incredible book about her experience! We learn more about her story in this interview! Small World Adventures: http://smallworldadventures.com/ Find out how to buy "Amazon Woman" here: https://darcygaechter.com/amazon-woman
26:56
December 15, 2021
Ep 39 - Things to Do While You Wait for Snow
Make the most of the slow start to the season by getting your gear, body, and plans in order for the 2021-22 ski/snowboard season!
11:38
December 08, 2021
Ep 38 - Make Your New Year's Resolution A Commitment You Can Keep
Most New Year's resolutions end up getting thrown out quickly. Why? Because the proper plans and steps weren't made to make it something that can be kept up with. In this episode, we talk about ways to make your New Year's resolution work this year!
10:28
December 01, 2021
Ep 37 - Giving Thanks Part 2
This is a follow up where Dr Scott shares more things that he is thankful for in his life. Feel free to share with us what you are thankful to have in your life!!
08:30
November 24, 2021
Ep 36 - Giving Thanks Part 1
November is always the time of year that we think about giving thanks for what we have. Feel free to share with us what you are thankful to have in your life this year.
07:55
November 17, 2021
Ep 35 - Ski Boot Survival Guide
How should you handle the sheer discomfort of ski boots? It's something you have to live with if you want to ski. However, don't let it get in the way of your health! Here we discuss some ways to keep your feet and ankles in top shape while still being able to shred on a regular basis!
09:04
November 03, 2021
Ep 34 - When Should You Get Help for That Nagging Pain
SPOILER ALERT! The answer is now. You should go sooner rather than later. Get yourself taken care of and get back to the things you love!
15:53
October 27, 2021
Ep 33 - Snowsport Gear and Care with Aaron Lifford, Rocky Mountain Ski and Sport
We welcome onto the show Aaron Lifford, who runs a snowsport gear shop and rental in Colorado Springs. Check out this episode to hear his story, details on the store he runs with his wife, Jessica, and some great tips on things to look for in your snow gear! This was originally recorded as a Facebook Live in our Facebook group, Colorado Ski and Snowboard Performance: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448364492427695 Check them out on their website: www.rockymtnski.com
43:31
October 20, 2021
Ep 32 - Is Dry Needling A Good Option For You?
Have you heard of dry needling? It's a great new(ish) tool that's being used by therapists and other practitioners to help with pain, mobility issues, and to improve performance. Dr Scott breaks down what it is, the theories behind it, and how it can be useful in this episode of Movement Elevated.
17:49
October 13, 2021
Ep 31 - Dr Nick Pannella with Axon Health
Dr Scott welcomes Dr Nick onto the show to tell his story of starting a mobile chiropractic service with his wife, Erica, to serve Southern Colorado. The two will go a little bit into treatment philosophies and explain why Nick's approach is different from so many chiropractors that are out there!
38:59
October 06, 2021
Ep 30 - Mobility Work with Joint Mobilization
What do you know about how joints move and how to make them move better? We unpack the pros and cons of working with self-mobilization techniques in this episode!
12:15
September 29, 2021
Ep 29 - Achieving Greater Understanding of Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis is a common and well known ailment that affects people's feet, limiting their ability to work and play. Here's what you need to know about what it is, how it happens, and how to fix it.
11:14
September 22, 2021
Ep 28 - Using LAX Balls for Your Health
How can you use a lacrosse ball, tennis ball, etc to melt away muscle tension and improve your recovery? Dr Scott Runyon dives into that topic on this episode of Movement Elevated!
11:33
September 15, 2021
Ep 27 - How to Maximize Benefits on Health Spending with Colleen Kern from Tax Time CPAs
Health savings...flex spending...health reimbursement...all of these are strategies you could be using to improve your wealth while also improving your health! We bring in the expert today...CPA Colleen Kern from Tax Time CPAs. She goes over the details of each one of these and can help you figure out which one you want to use to start saving money on health care expenses! Watch Tax Time CPAs video on health reimbursement https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Lhj4GHXPWo Reach out to Collleen: ckern@taxtimecpas.com
28:20
September 08, 2021
Ep 26 - All About Cupping
What do cups do? How does cupping help? Is it safe? Does it really work? These are all common questions that Dr Scott will answer on this episode of Movement Elevated!
16:48
September 01, 2021
Ep 25 - What's the Deal With Taping?
Kinesiotape, climbers tape, athletic tape....what's the difference? What are they used for? Let's discuss on this episode of Movement Elevated!
11:07
August 25, 2021
Ep 24 - Report from Outdoor Retailer
Dr Scott shares a little bit of his experience from attending the 2021 edition of Outdoor Retailer and how to analyze the "latest and greatest" technologies out there.
10:11
August 11, 2021
Ep 23 - You Can Do It, Put Your A** Into It
How many roles can your glutes play? A lot of them! They are important for many aspects of sport and life. In this episode, Dr Scott dives into what some of those purposes might be.
09:18
August 04, 2021
Ep 22 - Should You Blame Your Hips for Knee Pain?
Dr Scott dives into the reasons why your hips can be a major contributor to pain in your knees. If you have knee pain, and your provider is only looking at your knees, then you probably need a new (and better) person taking care of you!
10:12
July 28, 2021
Ep 21 - A Mountain Biker's Guide to Healthy Spines
In this episode of Movement Elevated, we are thinking about position of the spine when biking and how to avoid prolonged exposure to one position. You've got to get out of it and move around a little more!
08:01
July 21, 2021
Ep 20 - What to Do About Golfer's Elbow and Tennis Elbow
Has elbow pain kept you back and out of the game? These injuries don't just affect tennis players and golfers! Find out more in this episode!
09:53
July 14, 2021
Ep 19 - What's With the IT Band?
Have you ever been told your IT band is tight? Dr Scott clears up some ideas on how to handle IT problems in this episode of Movement Elevated.
06:50
July 07, 2021
Ep 18 - Concussions Facts and Myths
What do we know about concussions? What are the best ways to identify and manage such an injury? Why is it so important? These are some of the questions Dr Scott answers on this episode of Movement Elevated!
13:01
June 30, 2021
Ep 17 - Wear Your Helmet!
Do you wear your helmet with your favorite sport? There are many benefits to using one to protect your skull! Dr Scott Runyon dives in to helmet use and facts and misconceptions behind them.
08:43
June 23, 2021
Ep 16 - Personal Trainer Rob Decker from Kingdom FIT
Check this episode out for a moving story from Rob Decker, owner of Kingdom FIT. Rob is up for a vote for the cover of Muscle and Fitness magazine! You can vote for him here! https://featured.muscleandfitness.com/2021/rob-decker
46:21
June 16, 2021
Ep 15 - Be the Raft Guide of Your Health
How is steering a paddle raft like controlling your health? You have control over the direction you want, and you have a crew to help move you forward! It's that simple, you just have to make the call! Find out more in this episode!
05:46
June 10, 2021
Ep 14 - Something Is Better Than Nothing
Savor your victories and learn from your mistakes. Doing something to improve your health is always better than nothing!
06:36
June 02, 2021
Ep 13 - Road Running vs Trail Running
The age old question! Road running vs trail running. Which one is better? It depends on the person and what you are trying to accomplish. There are considerations for both situations. Dr Scott Runyon dives into what to know about both of them!
13:06
May 26, 2021
Ep 12 - Active and Passive Treatments
Dr Scott talks about how to utilize different ways of training and recovery to achieve optimal performance and avoid injuries. 
15:00
May 19, 2021
Ep 11 - Colorado Running Company w/ Lisa Coe
If you are a runner that needs the right equipment and wants to support a local business, then look no further than Colorado Running Company. Lisa Coe comes onto the show as a guest to talk about the business and industry as well as her personal journey with running.
17:28
May 12, 2021
Ep 10 - Lessons from the Kentucky Derby
Horse owners are investing insane amounts into making their horses are ready the big race. What are you investing in yourself to make sure you are prepared for life's challenges? Is your health worth making an investment?
09:07
May 05, 2021
Ep 9 - Healthy Roadtrips
So many long drives are made consistently to get up to the mountains. What can you do to make sure your body is ready and in top shape when you get out of the car? Find out in this episode as Dr. Scott Runyon shares some helpful ideas to stay loose and ready!
15:07
April 28, 2021
Ep 8 - Lower Body Mobility for Rock Climbers
What should you be considering when it comes to what your legs can do for a rock climber? It's not just strength, you've got to be able to get into all kind of different positions as well! Tune in to find out what can be helpful for you.
11:17
April 21, 2021
Ep 7 - How does nutrition affect snow sport performance? w/ Lisa Olsson
On this week's episode, we have Lisa Olsson, personal trainer from Lisa Olsson Fitness on the show to specifically talk about the considerations of nutrition when it comes to skiing and snowboarding. This interview was conducted on a Facebook Live in the group Colorado Ski and Snowboard Performance. Follow this link to ask to join that group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/448364492427695
47:05
April 14, 2021
Ep 6 - Performance Healthcare w/ Dr Matt Silver
Dr Scott Runyon welcomes a guest to the podcast with similar goals and mindset. Dr Matt Silver, a performance physical therapist based out of Frederick, MD, comes to the podcast with his perspective on how to blend the world of sports and healthcare to make it better for everybody.
15:34
April 07, 2021
Ep 5 - Sharpen Your Skiing and Snowboarding Turns!
Dr Scott Runyon will be diving into some methods for keeping those turns sharp by improving your strength and mobility. That will translate into better performance!
12:43
March 31, 2021
Ep 4 - The Spring Skiing Trap
Spring skiing and snowboarding is an awesome time. For some, it's their favorite time to hit the slopes! But don't let the lower intensity of skiing/riding and the distraction of apres beverages keep you from doing what you need to do to keep yourself healthy and ready to go!!
08:52
March 24, 2021
Ep 3 - How Do Shoulder Mechanics Affect Your Whole Arm?
In this episode, Dr Scott Runyon dives into the mechanics of shoulders and the shoulder blades to examine how proper strength can keep all of the joints in your arm healthy.
05:18
March 17, 2021
Ep 2 - Moderation Is Key
Do you find yourself stuck in a rut doing the same thing over and over? You could be finding better ways to keep yourself moving and healthy! Listen to find out what that could be as Dr. Scott Runyon covers the topic.
07:20
March 10, 2021
Ep 1 - Resolutions Check In and How to Keep Healthy Habits
In this episode, learn a checklist of items that can keep you focused and fresh as you create long-term healthy changes for your lifestyle. Dr. Scott Runyon gives you the tools you need to make it happen!
11:49
March 03, 2021
Ep 0 - Trailer
This is the Movement Elevated podcast! Full episodes will be dropping soon! Come check us out for everything involving health and fitness in a mountain lifestyle! Your host, Dr Scott Runyon, is a sports physical therapist from Colorado Springs, CO that is ready to share everything you need to lead a healthier lifestyle.
04:06
February 26, 2021