Teddy combines his experience as a strength coach and physical therapist when working with people. His goal as a coach/therapist is to give his patients and clients the tools so they can help themselves, and to show them that movement and exercise will help them over time.
We get into recovery methods, misconceptions people have about PT and the biggest wastes of time in the gym, but the biggest takeaway for me was when we talked about his career path.
The point that I am at in my career is very similar to where Teddy was when he was my age. So, I selfishly ask him some questions about his career and the choices that he made. His advice to me was to continue to learn and connecting with people. I'm going to use that as more fuel to keep up with the podcast.
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Show Notes and Selected Links:
- Article I mention in the intro "Why the 'pause-button mentality' is ruining your health and fitness"
- Why he decided to take some time off before going to PT school (3:34)
- He describes what makes him different as a PT (6:27)
- Biggest myths or misconnections he hears people say when it comes to PT (7:58)
- How someone should incorporate manual therapy into his or her lifestyle (10:57)
- Teddy's take on dry needling (12:09)
- Best Recovery Tools (14:49)
- Thoughts on Stim Units (16:58)
- How he ended up in the fitness industry (18:17)
- Biggest influences: (20:14)
- Similarities between successful patients (22:38)
- Biggest mistakes and wastes of time in the gym (27:05)
- Daily non-negotiables (30:19)
- Most valuable investment made in the past year (33:00)
- Why he went online (34:43)
- What does the future of PT look like (37:50)
- Advice to your 25 year old self (41:14)
- 3 wishes (44:58)