The Optimal Body

By Jen Esquer & Dom Fraboni

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Join top-40 Physical Therapy Influencer, Doc Jen, and her Physical Therapy fiancé Dr. Dom, as they bring you the body tips and PT Pearls you need to help you understand your body, relieve your pains and restrictions, and answer your questions. Along with expert guests, the goal of The Optimal Body is to help you discover what optimal means in your own body.

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22 | Plantar Fasciitis Pearl and Myofascial Release with Jill Miller
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Do you have pain on the bottom of your feet? Been diagnosed with Plantar Fasciitis? Join us as we talk about the Dos and Don’ts for Plantar Fasciitis and how long you should expect for the pain to subside.  We also explain what Plantar Fasciopathy is and who may be at risk.  Later, we talk to Jill Miller, founder of Tune Up Fitness Worldwide and empress of massage therapy, about different massage therapy techniques and tools.  We also touch up on her personal journey towards regenerative fitness and how she created it.  Come listen to her explain myofascial release, the truths and myths about it, and how you can manipulate fascia to decrease pain.

We also mention The Optimal Body and it’s limited time sale price. To grab your discounted membership account now and discover what optimal means within your own body, click here: https://www.docjenfit.com/theoptimalbody/

What You Will Learn in this episode:

PT Pearl: Plantar Fasciitis and What To Do

00:59 – What Plantar Fasciitis, how do you get it, and when it may be presented

03:04 – What Plantar Fasciopathy is and what it means - What a heel spur is

04:22 – Who is at risk? - Why you may not even know you have it

06:46 – Common techniques that do not work for plantar fasciitis

12:40 – Techniques that do help for plantar fasciitis long term - Finding the internal source of pain

15:39 – 2 example exercises that help plantar fasciitis

19:10 – How long it will take to relieve your pain - What to avoid during the healing process

To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/kT5MoAEfr-E

Interview with Jill Miller: @yogatuneup

23:53 – Jill Miller’s background with fitness, her business, and her content available

25:14 – Regenerative fitness and what that means

26:08 – What kind of massage tools Jill uses to deepen this practice - What led her to these tools

32:45 – What fascia is and how can you manipulate it

37:17 –  How long soft tissue massage lasts - The benefits found in long term routines

41:42 – What self myofascial release is and the truth behind it - What you should be targeting

46:36 – How your nervous system relates to muscle knots or trigger points

52:13 – Why smashing your muscles with hard tools may be harmful to your body

54:58 – How breathwork and position may be incorporated with the use of these massage tools

56:30 – When rolling out is the most beneficial and why

To see Jill Miller's full bio and slinks to her book and website, head over to the complete show notes here: www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode22

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Aug 05, 2020
21 | Move Lymph to Improve Mobility and Diet Tips with Toni
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How much water are you drinking? How often do you bounce? Join us as we talk about the Lymphatic system and how you can help regulate the fluids within your body.  We cover some nodule locations and neuro-lymphatic points to help you quickly activate and regulate that lymphatic system. We also explore dry brushing and how it positively affects our systems and overall moods. Then, we get some insight on nutrition and food tracking from registered dietician and business owner Toni Marinucci.  While getting her Masters degree in nutrition and dietetics, Toni struggled having that healthy balance with her nutrition; only focusing on how she looked rather than how she felt.  Dating the same kind of guy? Have the habit of emotionally eating? Listen to how Toni makes the connection between romantic relationships and emotional eating habits and how you can better your relationship with your food.

We also mention Strong Coffee throughout the episode. To get your next quality latte for a discount using code “OPTIMAL15” at checkout, click here: https://strongcoffeecompany.com/

What You Will Learn in this episode:

PT Pearl: Improve Your Lymphatic System, Improve Your Mobility

01:03 – What the Lymphatic System is, big nodule locations, and why it's important to understand

05:48 – Breathwork importance for fluid clearance

07:35 – What fluids are you drinking? Water importance

09:08 – What types of foods do you normally eat? Nutrient dense food and their importance

10:47 – Bouncing and how it improves your fluid regulation

12:09 – Neuro-lymphatic points - What that means and how to activate them

15:20 – Dry brushing, how to do it, and why it helps your Lymphatic System

18:42 – Keep moving! Its role in your fluid regulation and healthy living

To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/48WR8YyXUBg

Interview with Toni Marinucci: @tips_with_toni

22:52 – Toni’s nutrition journey and why she became a registered dietician

27:05 – How to find a healthy relationship with your food foundation

29:42 – Strategies on how to maintain balance in your nutritional habits

33:26 – Food tracking and how individual it is

37:34 – Emotional eating - Why it's not good or bad and independent of you

39:40 – How nutritional habits and romantic relationships relate

44:02 – How nutritional habits depend on hormones, body acceptance, and lifestyle changes

46:52 – Diet myths

47:28 – Some carbohydrates Toni recommends for your diet

51:23 – Key points to take away for your nutrition journey

To learn more about Toni Marinucci, head over to the website for full show notes!

Find Full Shownotes at https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode21/

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Jul 29, 2020
20 | Neuro Re-education Pearl and Anti-Racism in Healthcare with Dr. Jen Hutton
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How long has it been since you’ve rolled, crawled, or squatted?! In this episode, we explain neuromuscular re-education and why these movement patterns are important. Dead Bugs? Bridges? What are these? Join us as we explain these exercises and how they will benefit your everyday life.  Then, we interview Dr. Jennifer Hutton, aka Dr. JPop, a pediatric physical therapist, who practices a holistic approach by maintaining open communication with her patients. She also mentions her experiences with systemic racism in the medical field and how you can combat uncomfortability in today’s movement for black and indigenous lives across America.


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Improve your feet = improve your body!


What You Will Learn:

PT Pearl: Importance of Rolling, Crawling, and Squatting

00:43 – What Neuromuscular Re-education is, what it means to you, and how it relates to children

03:45 –  Re-training fundamental developmental stage 1 - Back and Front laying

07:00 – Re-training fundamental developmental stage 2 - Rolling

10:12 – Re-training fundamental developmental stage 3 - Quadruped Position

11:03 – Re-training fundamental developmental stage 4 - Crawling

15:10 – Re-training fundamental developmental stage 5 - Half Kneeling

17:16 – Re-training fundamental developmental stage 6 -  Squatting

18:41 – Re-training fundamental developmental stage 7 -  Standing / Walking

21:08 – Exercises meant to help you re-educate your neuromuscular system - Dead Bugs / Bridges

To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: (coming soon)

Interview with Dr. Jennifer Hutton “Jpop”: @dr.jpop

30:22 – Jen’s life journey that lead her to Pediatrics

33:10 – Why breaking the label of disabled people not being able to do certain things is important

37:40 – What it means to be health provider with the socioeconomic inequalities in America

40:14 – Why taking socioeconomic factors into consideration while diagnosing is important

45:15 – What “microaggression” means and how to address it

46:26 – Dr. Jen’s personal experience with microaggression in her profession

50:06 – How America has institutionalized racism and racial inequalities within the medical field

57:33 – How to be anti-racist and support the movement


Dr. Jennifer Hutton’s Website: https://drjpop.com/

Dr. Jennifer Hutton’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.jpop/

Dr. Jennifer Hutton’s Webinar “Anti-racism and Allyship for Rehab and Movement Professionals”: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/Anti-Racism&AllyshipforRehabandMovementProfessionals/register


Full Shownotes: https://docjenfit.com/podcast/episode20/

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Jul 22, 2020
19 | Wrist Pain Pearl and Meal Prep Guidance with MeowMeix
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Wrist pain during push-ups and planks? They shouldn't be. In this episode, we'll break down the common wrist diagnoses and help guide you into what you can start doing to hopefully help relieve some of those symptoms! Then, we get into an insightful interview with our friend, Amanda Rocchio, more commonly known as MeowMeix on Instagram. After recovering from anorexia, Amanda dove into nutrition to learn how to start truly fueling her body. Through the process, she's become an expert in nutrition and meal prep. She currently helps educate millions of people all over the world on easy ways to start prepping food and understanding complex nutrition.

We also mention Strong Coffee throughout the episode. To get your next quality latte for a discount using code “OPTIMAL15” at checkout, click here: https://strongcoffeecompany.com/

What You Will Learn:

PT Pearl: Why You're Having Wrist Discomfort

00:46 - Common diagnoses related to the wrist and why they develop

03:00 - How to check your wrist support and mobility

07:28 - Passive and active stretches to help with your wrist mobility

10:35 - What your wrist problems may be a product of -  How nerves come into play

13:38 - Why being active in your entire body is important

To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/cBJDCB_31c0

Interview with  Amanda Rocchio: @meowmeix

18:07 - Amanda’s Introduction and her nutrition background

20:21 - Why Amanda began sharing nutrition content and dedicating her life to healthier eating

22:47 - How Amanda got help for her eating disorder - Her journey with it

28:55 - What “healthy living” looks like

30:56 - What oils are good and bad for your diet and why - Omega 3 and 6 explanation

33:03 - Food language and its importance

35:19 - What “balance” looks like in your everyday foods

38:25 - Some steps to get you started on meal prepping - How to address possible failure

41:42 - Some healthy food tips to keep in mind

43:45 - Some of Amanda’s protein rich food recommendations

45:55 - How Amanda stays knowledgeable on healthy foods and nutrition

About Amanda Rocchio:

Amanda Meixner is a meal prep maven, nutrition guru, and social media influencer living in Los Angeles, California. After struggling with an eating disorder in high school, she realized that being healthy was about fueling your body with the right foods, not starving yourself. From that point onward, she started educating herself on all things nutrition and began crafting her innovative meal prep techniques. Today, Amanda inspires more than 1 million followers every day with her simple recipes, healthy swaps, words of encouragement, and hacks for maintaining a healthy diet.

Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast!

Check out the full show notes HERE

Subscribe, rate, and review HERE

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Jul 15, 2020
18 | Tendonitis vs Tendinopathy Pearl and Natalie Jill's Journey Through Back Pain and More!
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Why do our joints hurt?! What is tendonitis, tendonosis, and tendinopathy?! Doc Jen and Dr Dom dive into what the differences are between these and how to address them. After this we interview Natalie Jill, fat loss expert and author. Natalie opens up about her journey with chronic pain, her two back surgeries, a distal bicep repair and how being an influencer and author in the wellness space has impacted her experience.

15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with code “OPTIMAL15” at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx

Improve your feet = improve your body! Free your feet of the shoe prison they were previously living in. 

What You Will Learn:

PT Pearl: Tendinopathy vs Tendonitis | What it is and what to do about it

00:53 - Where you might find Tendonitis, Tendinosis, or Tendinopathy

01:35 -  What the difference is between Tendonitis,Tendinosis, and Tendinopathy

04:34 - What the difference is between a tendon and a ligament

07:59 - 3 stages of Tendinopathy

11:03 - What does it mean to take off load? - Why mobility and a therapist are important

20:20 - How to be realistic about your healing process

21:16 - VivoBarefoot Shoes and how they can help you

To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/qhj9xKNins4

Interview with Natalie Jill: @NatalieJillFit

29:04 - Natalie’s involvement with health and wellness

31:09 - How Natalie would create vision boards and apply it to her life

35:30 - Natalie’s experience with competition and injury

40:05 - Natalie’s experience with back surgery and post-surgery - How she manages her injury

48:08 - Some exercises Natalie does for her own optimal body - How she reforms her injuries

52:28 - Why Natalie believes excuses should not hold you back - Her journey with hypnosis

57:00 - Where to find Natalie


About Natalie Jill:

Natalie Jill is a Fat Loss Expert turned high performance coach who helps women Age In Reverse and level up their lives! At age 48, she herself has rebuilt and created everything from nothing three times over!

She is gifted at helping women uncover what is holding them back from results and guiding them to uncover and then master their true passion and callings for a life that THRIVES.

In the process, Natalie Jill has created a globally recognized brand with well over 2.5 million social media followers worldwide, two best selling books, recognition from Forbes and Greatist several years running as one of the top health and wellness influencers in the world.

Some of her NEWEST accomplishments:

She has now released her NEWEST BOOK “Aging in Reverse” NEW BOOK: Aging in Reverse: www.age-in-reverse.com and founded the community Aging in Reverse www.aginginreverse.me

She is the creator and host of the top ranking podcast Leveling Up Creating Everything from Nothing.

Natalie Jill ’s Website: https://www.nataliejillfitness.com/


Find the full show notes at: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode18  

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Jul 08, 2020
17 | Sleeping Position Pearl and Understanding Collagen and Coffee
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Waking up feeling achy, stiff and sore? Thinking it may be your bed, mattress, pillows or sleeping position?? Tune into this episode as we guide you through the "optimal" sleeping positions and stick around for the interview with Adam Von Rothfelder, owner and CEO of Strong Coffee.


To check out Strong Coffee and get your next quality latte, click here: https://strongcoffeecompany.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjwxev3BRBBEiwAiB_PWJynh3jbdDYg3bClrM9ESuL1_4rYn52uzjhW4KMXSMm0MXfRXYPb4hoCi-kQAvD_BwE

For 15% OFF use Code: OPTIMAL15

Get your Strong, Mobile, Free Coffee Mug: HERE (limited time offer only!!!)


Full Shownotes: www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode17/


What You Will Learn:

PT Pearl: Finding Your Optimal Sleeping Position

06:38 - Back sleeping - Finding your optimal position and why it's important

11:31 - Side sleeping - Finding your optimal position and why it's important

15:21 - Stomach sleeping - Finding your optimal position and why it's important

17:30 - Pillows types best for your sleep

18:33 - Extra side sleeping pillow information

19:00 - Mattress types best for your sleep

22:06 - Snoring and teeth grinding - How to train yourself on how to breathe during sleep

To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: coming soon

Interview with Adam Von Rotherfelder: @strongcoffeecompany

29:19 - Adam’s background with fitness to his transition to strong coffee

38:20 - How Strong Coffee helps your brain health and nutrition intake in the morning

42:57 - How Adam keeps you educated on the nutrition behind Strong Coffee

47:42 - How Strong Coffee promotes gut health

53:47 - Why collagen is important - The difference between good and bad collagen

57:48 - How Strong Coffee stays transparent with their brand and why it’s important


About Adam Von Rotherfelder:

Born and raised in Milwaukee, WI Adam Von Rothfelder is no stranger to the hard and adversity. Losing his brother at a young age to Drugs and his dad to cancer Adam is a testament to what being STRONG is all about. Retired pro fighter, star of STRONG on Netflix, Husband, Father of two little girls, and now CEO of STRONG Coffee Company.


Items mentioned in this episode include:

DocJenFit Youtube Channel: DocJenFit


Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute to subscribe and leave a quick rating and review!

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Jul 01, 2020
16 | IT Band Syndrome Pearl and Consequences of Over-Training with Danielle Pascente
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Experience pain at the side of your knee? Ever been told it's your IT Band and you should probably roll it out? Well, we'll break down what the IT Band is, why you might be getting pain, and what you can start doing today to relieve that pain! Then, we dive into an awesome interview with fitness expert, Danielle Pascente, as she walks us through her journey with overtraining and the consequences her body took on as a result. Especially if you're a woman, you're going to want to tune into this one!


What You Will Learn:

PT Pearl: What is ITB Syndrome? Stretch it, Roll it, or Smash it?!

00:49 -What the IT band is, why do we need it, and what causes pain

04:40- Why rolling your IT band out does notwork

08:17- Looking at the bigger picture - paying attention to our foundation

To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/q2fD1Zxk8q0

Interview with Danielle Pascente: @daniellepascente

18:39 - Where you can find Danielle Pascente and her background with training

20:54- Danielle’s approach with newcomers to fitness - some foundational movements

24:19- Danielle’s cues and signs toward her adrenal fatigue - how she confronted it

33:13- How Danielle confronted major life changes and the barriers that came with it

41:10- How Danielle balances everything now

43:49- Danielle’s recommendations for those who experience those initial warning signs


About Danielle Pascente:

Danielle is a fitness expert in Los Angeles and the creator of the Danielle Pascente Training Guides. She can be found as the lead trainer for FitOn App, BeFit, & Pop Sugar Fitness. Danielle was recently named "trending fitness star" by Shape Magazine. Her workouts have been featured in publications like Oxygen, Huffington Post, Studio ToneItUp, PopSugar Fitness, and Runner's World. Danielle has been featured on the cover of Runner's World and Scottsdale Health. She's been in the industry for over a decade and is responsible for thousands of women's transformations online. She's a firm believer that movement is medicine and connection is the biggest form of currency.


15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with code “OPTIMAL15” at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx

Improve your feet = improve your body! Free your feet of the shoe prison they were previously living in. These are the only shoes Doc Jen & Dr. Dom wear daily when walking and working out. They have drastically improved the function of Doc Dom’s feet and allowed Doc Jen’s toes to improve functional mobility and decrease the big toe from drifting into the other toes!


Items mentioned in this episode include:

The Optimal Body: https://www.docjenfit.com/theoptimalbody/

Danielle’s Website: https://daniellepascente.com/

Danielle's Programs: https://www.daniellepascente.com/programs


Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast!

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Jun 24, 2020
15 | Reduce Bloating and Understand Gut Health
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Bloated often? Unsure about what to do to help your gut or confused on what supplements and vitamins you should be taking?? We will break down the manual techniques you can start doing today to help reduce that bloat and we go into a very informative interview with guest Sara Cullen, CEO of GEM, the anti-vitamin. A healthy gut makes a healthy body.

To check out GEM and start your anti-vitamin, click here: https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1487305&u=1799406&m=94525


What You Will Learn:

PT Pearl: Gut Mobility | Tools and Techniques to Reduce Bloating

03:13 - What is motility?

11:41 - What fascia is and why it matters to gut health

13:56 - Why diaphragmatic breathing helps gut health

18:36 - Techniques and positions that help motility for the colon

To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/SVQbHyAdQVE

Interview with Sarah Colin: @daily_gem

25:41 - Sarah’s background and initial journey with creating Gem

26:49 - What Sarah found in supplements that were not acceptable to her

31:13 - How to identify the supplements you should avoid

37:02 - How to understand the amount of superfoods you should consume daily

42:04 - What bioavailability means to Gem and why it’s important

47:14 - Why Gem is geared specifically for women


About Sara Cullen:

Meet Sara, the founder of GEM, a pioneer in nutritional science producing

convenient, real food products that optimize daily health. Sara has a BS in

international agricultural development studies from Cornell University and has

worked with women entrepreneurs and farmers in sustainable food networks al

over the world, from Morocco and Kenya to India and Vietnam. As a 2x entrepreneur

in the food & beverage world, and a former Venture for America Fellow, Sara is

passionate about redesigning a healthier future for women and fundamentally

changing the way we nourish ourselves.


Items mentioned in this episode include:

The Mobility Method: https://www.docjenfit.com/mobility

Coregeous Ball by TuneUp Fitness: https://www.tuneupfitness.com/?rfsn=2660179.4964a0

Gut Mobility on Instagram Post: https://www.instagram.com/tv/B3n6FE_jO1x/

Gem’s Website: https://www.shareasale.com/r.cfm?b=1487305&u=1799406&m=94525


15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with code “OPTIMAL15” at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx


Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute to subscribe and leave a quick rating and review of the show!

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Jun 17, 2020
14 | Low Back Spasm Pearl and a PT's Back Pain Story
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Do you ever experience moments of low back pain? To the point of spasm? Do you feel like you can't move sometimes? Maybe it locks up? Dr. Domenic and Dr. Jen will break down why low back spasms take place, what you can start doing about them, and then we get to chat with Dr. Yonnie Procter about her experience with low back pain, spasms, and so much more!


BUT FIRST.... STRONG COFFEE 

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We love coffee and we love getting sh!t done. That’s why STRONG created the world’s premier on-the-go coffee drink mix, revolutionizing the coffee and supplement game and giving us the most optimal start to our day!


What You Will Learn:

PT Pearl: Low Back Spasm | Why and What to Do About It

02:50 - What “down regulation” means and why it's important

06:14 - Examples of positions to help down regulate

08:22 - Exploring your back spasms early on

9:43 - Checking your neighbors and what that means

14:52 - Understanding short term versus long term fixes

Interview with Dr. Yonnie Procter: @yonniestyle

20:48 - Yonnie’s background with physical therapy and training

23:17 - Yonnie’s approach to strength training for older adults

28:10 - Yonnie’s unique training style

30:33 - Differentiating between pain and soreness

35:10 - How Yonnie approached injury in her own athletic past

42:40 - Why seeing multiple experts is okay

45:32 - What injury teaches you


About Dr. Yonnie Procter:

Dr. Ayonna Procter, DPT, AKA Yonnie, is a doctor of physical therapy from Elba, Alabama via New York. She earned her Doctorate in PT degree from Alabama State University in 2012. Yonnie began as an orthopedic PT and transitioned into traveling PT where she worked a variety of settings. Currently, Dr. Procter is using her skills, knowledge, and expertise of the body in a hybrid approach to not only treat, but train dope humans in the Los Angeles, CA area. Her mission is to joyfully inspire and empower individuals through movement and education.


Items mentioned in this episode include:

The Mobility Method: https://www.docjenfit.com/mobility/

The Optimal Body: https://www.docjenfit.com/theoptimalbody/

Yonnie’s Contact Information: yonniestyle@gmail.com

Yonnie’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yonniestyle/?hl=en


Thank you so much for checking out this episode of The Optimal Body Podcast. If you haven’t done so already, please take a minute to subscribe and leave a quick rating and review of the show!

Click HERE for full show notes 

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Jun 10, 2020
13 | Hip Impingement Pearl and Mindset Training with Mike Aidala
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15% OFF VivoBarefoot Shoes with code “OPTIMAL15” at checkout: https://bit.ly/3cDHcAx

Improve your feet = improve your body! Free your feet of the shoe prison they were previously living in. These are the only shoes Doc Jen & Dr. Dom wear daily when walking and working out. They have drastically improved the function of Doc Dom’s feet and allowed Doc Jen’s toes to improve functional mobility and decrease the big toe from drifting into the other toes!


What You Will Learn:

PT Pearl 13: What is FAI? (Femoral acetabular impingement)

02:19 - Explaining FAI, the different types, and how to self test

07:33 - Different FAI study results (asymptomatic percentages and surgery findings)

12:58 - Why hip mobility and core stability is so important

To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: 

Mike Aidala:

22:30 - Mike’s background with athletics and training

24:50  - Mike’s addiction with the athletic mindset (lifting + yoga) and why

27:34 - How to start your journey with your mindset and implement a healthy mental language

34:23 - Why owning your truth and being vulnerable is important; being radically honest

40:52 - The connection between mindset and pain; how you feel within your body and why

46:19 - How to ride the waves of failure in your athletic journey and why your “why” is important

49:37 - Mike’s recommendations on what you should practically start with on your mental journey

To learn more about Mike, visit the full show notes at: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode13/


Items mentioned in this episode include:

The Mobility Method: https://www.docjenfit.com/mobility

Handstand program: https://mastmethod.teachable.com/p/handstand-course

Special Discount for listeners! For 50% OFF Mike's handstand program use code: "OptimalBody" at checkout!

Website: www.mikeaidala.com

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May 27, 2020
12 | Meniscus Injury and the Prehab Guys
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Meniscus injury worrying you? Learn what you can do to help prevent pain and bulletproof your knees! Plus, learn from guest, Dr. Michael Lau of The Prehab Guys as he chats through his own personal journey with battling back pain. 


What You Will Learn:

PT Pearl 12: Meniscus Injury of the Knee

01:38 - What is the Meniscus?

07:55 - What causes Meniscal Injury and how to avoid it

14:34 - Why going back to the basics with hip stabilization is important

18:28 - Why progressions of knee stabilization exercises are important

To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube, click here: https://youtu.be/XarQHj7agzk

Interview with Michael Lau - The Prehab Guys: @theprehabguys

21:35 - Prehab Guys Introduction

24:07 - Michael’s insight on the creation of the Prehab Guys with _

26:28 - The Rehab Guys’ approach to educating people and the truth behind “quick fixes” online

31:19 - Do people without pain need something like Prehab?

34:30 - How to approach a “yo-yo” pain effect and how to mentally and physically prepare

37:30 - Michael’s back pain journey and perception of inner feelings associated with movement

44:04 - How to address changes due to injury or natural physical regressions

46:03 - The Rehab Guys’ approach to prescribing certain techniques

49:30 - Why CSCS certification is important for Prehab


About Dr. Michael Lau:

Michael was born and raised in Northern California but now resides currently in Sunny SoCal ever since attending the University of California, Los Angeles as an undergraduate majoring in physiology. After his undergraduate studies, he received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from cross-town rival the University of Southern California.

As a licensed physical therapist with a strong background in strength and conditioning, Michael likes to blend the realms of strength training and rehabilitation to provide prehab, or preventative rehabilitation, to his patients.

A common human behavior is to address problems after they become an issue and far often too late, which is a reactionary approach. He believes the key to improved health care is education and awareness. This proactive approach—prehab—can reduce the risk of injuries and pain in the first place.

He is a huge proponent of movement education and pain science. Clinically, he has a special interest in ACLR rehab and return to sport for the lower extremity athlete.


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Find the complete show notes with resources here:

https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode12 

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May 20, 2020
11 | Breathwork: How to Reduce Stress, Relieve Pain & Improve Your Health
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What is Breathwork? Why is it suddenly a hot topic? What is the science behind it? And how does it actually relate to pain in the body? We'll break it all down for you in today's podcast, with special guest, and breath expert, Brian MacKenzie.


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What You Will Learn:

PT Pearl 11: Breathwork - How to Reduce Stress, Relieve Pain, & Improve Your Health

03:09 - How we breathe and why it's important

12:07 - How to diaphragmatically breathe

19:34 - Techniques and tools for breathing

21:28 - Explaining Anaerobic vs Aerobic

Watch the YouTube video for demonstrations of exercises here: https://youtu.be/txAat9S2CmI


Interview with Brian MacKenize: @_brianmackenzie

23:47 - Brian’s Introduction and Credentials

25:10 - How Brian got into breathe and his take on it

32:30 - Brian’s protocols on breathwork corresponding with different emotions

39:16 - What CO2 tolerance is and how to address it

46:13 - How breathe connects to pain awareness

49:42 - Brian’s 5 gears of breathing explained (“Gears Concept”)

55:50 - Brian’s take away on how you can use your breath to benefit you

To learn more about Brian, check out the full show notes at https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode11/


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May 13, 2020
10 | Got Knee Pain? Get Strong At Every Angle
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Welcome to episode 10 of The Optimal Body Podcast!

Today, Jen and Dom bring you their PT Pearl on Patellofemoral Syndrome! After they are done sharing their words of wisdom, they dive right into their first interview with personal trainer, Venus Lau.

What You Will Learn:

PT Pearl 10: Got Knee Pain? Get Strong At Every Angle


Time Stamps:

00:35 - Reviews

02:10 - Diving into Patellofemoral Syndrome

04:15 - What we are told about our knee

06:40 - Studies on Patellofemoral Syndrome and their results

08:39 - Questions relevant to your pain

08:46 - Breathwork and why it matters - creating that stable base

12:00 - Why improving gait decreases the pain associated with PFS

13:51 - Basics on improving your gait

15:38 - Dom’s experience with limitations

17:10 - Jen’s experience with limitations

18:54 - Study about taping differences

20:10 - Patellofemoral Syndrome takeaway


Interview with Venus Lau: @venus2bfab

Time Stamps.

22:20 - Vevo Barefoot Information and Code

23:03 - Jen’s Introduction to Venus and her background

25:51 - Venus’ age reveal and fitness journey

27:04 - Sports Venus was involved in the beginning and how it affected her

27:58 - Venus’ journey with training and education

29:16 - The continuing education courses that changed Venus’ perspective

31:51 - How Venus combined her knowledge to create her own training method

33:20 - Movement tip example from Venus

35:20 - Venus tip on how to introduce new movement from an area of pain

36:21 - How Venus specifically went from back pain to strong, efficient movement

38:29 - What “strong at every angle” means to Venus

40:40 - Venus’ wisdom on how to begin your own journey towards becoming “strong at every angle”

44:24 - How adaptability is the requirement for optimal movement

45:40 - Venus’ experience with her clients and their ages - why age doesn’t matter

48:57 - Jen’s recap on Venus

50:09 - Dom’s recap on Venus’ ability to create adaptable and resilient human beings

51:03 - Where you can find more of Venus Lau


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May 06, 2020
9 | Scoliosis, Overcoming Back Pain & The Strongest Woman Alive
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Today, Jen and Dom bring you their PT Pearl on Scoliosis! After they are done sharing their words of wisdom, they dive right into their interview with fellow physical therapist, Dr. Stefi Cohen.

Find the full show notes here: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode9/


What You Will Learn:

PT Pearl 8: Scoliosis

00:53 – Reviews

02:49 – What is Scoliosis and what does it mean?

08:10 – The importance of degrees on your Scoliosis

11:24 – Types of Scoliosis

13:00 – Effects of surgery: personal and clinical

16:03 – Inside to our asymmetrical anatomy; why it’s okay to not be perfectly symmetric

18:24 – How to address symptoms of pain that may not be due to Scoliosis

21:02 – How the Optimal Body helps bring awareness to your body

22:19 – Scoliosis Take-away


Interview with Dr. Stefanie Cohen: @steficohen

24:51 – Stefi’s Accomplishments

27:15 – Stefi’s Journey with weight lifting

29:51 – Women’s Mindset with lifting weights

31:49 – Strength Training benefits

34:10 – Common Myths about women and powerlifting

37:25 – Addressing the fear and misconceptions behind weight lifting

38:45 – Stefi’s experience with Injury

43:43 – Chasing the Diagnosis and why it can be detrimental

47:45 – How personal experience influenced Stefi’s PT Practice

50:50 – How empowerment of your own body is what really matters

53:45 – Different Programs of Stefi’s that are available


About Dr. Stefanie Cohen:

I’m a physical therapist, strength coach, professional powerlifter and the co-owner of hybrid performance method. I’ve broken 25 all time world records, across three different weight classes, and deadlifted more than four and a half times my bodyweight- something no other female lifter has ever done.

What would you say are your 2-3 different primary areas of expertise or areas you’re most excited to speak about these days!

Strength training principles

Building a successful business using my PT degree

Back pain

Injuries in lifting, biomechanics, misconceptions…

Find the full show notes here: https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode9/

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Apr 28, 2020
8 | A PT’S Recovery After 10 Surgeries
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Did you know a quick movement test can determine how long you'll live?! Try it out! Stay tuned to learn about how Dr. Stacie has overcome 10 orthopedic surgeries and how she believes treatment for physical therapy should be done! 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

PT Pearl 7: Functional Sit to Stand Test

03:54 – Sit to Stand Study and Results; Increasing Longevity

12:35 – Study about fall related injuries and how it relates to you

13:52 – Functional Movement Pattern to do every day to increase mobility and strength

Interview with Dr. Stacie Morris: @thephysiofix

23:28 – Dr. Stacie had 10 orthopedic injuries! Find out more about that here

38:45 – What is Dr. Stacie’s definition of Mobility?

45:25 – What does Dr. Stacie do when she gets push-back online?

YouTube PT Pearl coming soon!

About Dr. Stacie Morris:

Stacie earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Duke University in May, 2015. Prior to Duke, Stacie received her B.S. in Exercise Science from Illinois State University where she was a NCAA student-athlete, earning several honors in gymnastics. As a former collegiate gymnast, and current Olympic Weightlifter, Stacie has had her fair share of orthopedic injuries/ surgeries and understands how detrimental an injury can be for an athlete at any level. Stacie has a special interest in the treatment of sports injuries, various orthopedic conditions, and incorporating manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education and sports performance enhancement into her treatment plans. In her spare time, Stacie tries to stay as active as possible and has competed in Powerlifting, Bodybuilding and most currently is pursuing her passion for Olympic Weightlifting. Stacie currently works with athlete’s and patients of all ages, levels and from many different sports but she has a special interest in gymnastics and dancers. Stacie takes an active role in treatment plans and spends a lot of time analyzing movement patterns, identifying deficits then working one-on-one with her patients to improve body mechanics with different movements to not only FIX the current problem, but to also PREVENT further compensations and degeneration on the body.


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Apr 22, 2020
7 | Fixing Anterior Pelvic Tilt & Concussion Story
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Learn the truth about concussion management from someone who has been battling for over 9 years. Also, learn how you can fix your Anterior Pelvic Tilt!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

PT Pearl 6: Is Anterior Pelvic Tilt Fixable?

00:54 – What is Anterior Pelvic Tilt and how does it feel?

03:06 – Dr. Dom’s experience with anterior pelvic tilt

04:10 – What is Lower Cross Syndrome

07:20 – What creating "stimulation" really means

09:40 – How to create permanent change in the neurological system

17:48 – Asking better questions

Interview with Dr. Molly Parker – @mollyparkerpt

18:18 –  Intro to Dr. Molly and start of the interview. Her experience with Post-Concussive Syndrome

20:15 – What happened? Find out how Molly got her initial concussion and what happened next.

21:30 – Her story of how her post-concussive symptoms progressed to a severe and debilitating level

27:15 – Dr. Molly talks about her initial experience in the medical system having post-concussive syndrome

32:00 – Molly talks about her movement disorder and how she continues to work on rehabing this

42:00 – What initial steps should someone take today if they have sustained a concussion or have post-concussion symptoms

48:45 – Check this out!! Dr. Molly talks about their Concussion Compass program!

YouTube PT Pearl coming soon!

About Dr. Molly Parker, PT, DPT:

Molly Parker is a physical therapist that has had post-concussion syndrome and a sensorimotor disorder for 7 years. She has seen over 70 healthcare providers and spent thousands of hours researching. She says that she did everything wrong and got worse for over 4+ years and is now trying to prevent you from making the same mistakes when it comes to your recovery from PCS! She believes that she has finally figured out how to harness the power of neuroplasticity and is hopeful for a second chance at life for herself and you!


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Apr 22, 2020
6 | Thoracic Outlet Syndrome for Tingling Hands and guest, Dr. Shante Cofield
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Tingling and numbness, scoliosis, Darth Vader, Instagram fame and more!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

PT Pearl 5: What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

01:03 – How it might not just be Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and why

03:43 – What is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome?

04:42 – Different types of TOS and most common types

06:07 – Compensatory Patterns and why it’s important to understand

08:11 – Dr. Jen’s experience with Scoliosis

12:11 – How it all connects and how learned compensation can affect movement and mindset

14:21 – Movement Specialist Course Take-away; Correct Breathing with resistance band

16:51 – Differences in Thoracic Outlet Syndrome causes and how the solution is individual

18:23 – How The Optimal Body will help you find your individual needs

Interview with Dr. Shante Cofield @themovementmaestro

23:18 – Intro to Dr. Shante and start of the interview

40:35 – Sorting through the noise of social media

49:15 – How Dr. Shante has handled push back she has gotten online

YouTube Video coming soon for PT Pearl!


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About Dr. Shante Cofield

Dr. Shante Cofield may have the certifications of PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, CF-L1 but she is anything but traditional! She is the creator of The Movement Maestro LLC, a social-media based company that provides both online and in-person education for movement professionals. Since starting The Movement Maestro LLC, she has amassed a social media following of almost 50,000 awesome individuals, which has lead to international speaking opportunities including Dubai, New Zealand, and Australia. In April of 2018, Dr. Shante Cofield launched what would become an equally successful podcast, Maestro on the Mic, which has been downloaded over 250,000 times to date. She also provides both one-on-one and group coaching for movement professionals, with a focus on brand strategy and development and the ever-growing digital marketplace.

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Apr 22, 2020
5 | Torn Rotator Cuff? Time to Move U!
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Have shoulder pain or ever experienced a disc herniation?? You'll definitely want to tune into the PT Pearl and the episode with MoveU today!

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

PT Pearl 4: The Truth about your Rotator Cuff MRI

02:20 – Pain associated with a diagnosis

04:17 – What a muscle partial tear on an MRI looks like and how minor it may be

05:13 – What is a rotator cuff muscle?

12:57 – How do we get that shoulder out of that painful position?

15:02 – The muscles that take over when these muscles are too weak and the effects

18:21 – How to address your Thoracic Spine

19:40 – 30/30 rule for those who find themselves in a stagnant position for long periods of time (ex: sitting at a desk for long periods of time)

21:58 – Being your own body detective

23:38 – Rotator Cuff Take-away

Interview with MoveU Guys – Andrew Dettelback & Dr. Mike Wasilisin

24:30 – Intro to MoveU Guys and start of interview

27:35 – Find out where/how the MoveU guys met

34:00 – Why did Andrew not want to become a PT?

37:23 – Andrew hurt his back and needed to learn to decide, surgery or no surgery?

40:50 – Through his own movement journey, Andrew started to develop the MoveU program

43:28 – Find out how the MoveU program is better than seeing someone in person

46:50 – Dr. Mike and how his mentality as a chiro changed from coming out of school to the time they created MoveU

50:00 – Check this out to find out when MoveU really took off

52:58 – What are some of the foundational steps in the MoveU system?

56:40 – Here they let you know where you can find out more about them

The MoveU Method with DR. MIKE WASILISIN and ANDREW DETTELBACH is designed to strengthen your body into healthy alignment through sequential exercise training videos, safe and challenging workouts, community and expert support, video analysis, motivational coaching calls, and downloadable guides.

To watch the PT Pearl on YouTube: https://youtu.be/z84fbS2x3wE

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Apr 22, 2020
4 | Piriformis syndrome and Myodetox
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Today, Doc Jen & Dr. Dom dive into your most requested PT Pearl on...Piriformis Syndrome!!!  Along with this gem of a PT Pearl, they also welcome Vinh Pham a.k.a "Vinnie Rehab" to the show!

Vinh Pham is a Physical Therapist and co-founder of Myodetox - a wellness company that offers treatment designed to help eliminate pain and improve the way you move. Since 2015, he's opened several Myodetox clinics across Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver and they're widely known for their expert therapists, effective treatment plans, and premium experience. Over the years, he has built one of the largest Instagram followings in the health care space, and he's the leading therapist to several professional athletes, celebrities, and musicians.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

PT Pearl 3: Myths about Piriformis Syndrome Symptoms | Smash, stretch or Strengthen?!

01:21 – What is Piriformis Syndrome?

03:35 – Other muscles responsible and why it is important to understand

07:07 – Looking at your environment and what causes inflammation

10:35 – Why to not attack just one muscle and why PTs do what they do

12:43 – Tools to becoming mindful of body: Feet

Interview with Vinh Pham - @ vinnierehab

16:11 – Introduction of Vinh Pham, Physical Therapist and Founder of MyoDetox

18:50 – Where Vinh started as a PT and where that journey led to early on

24:30 – What kind of continuing education and mentorship led him to a different style of treatment and different understanding of the body?

26:30 – Where was Myodetox born?

30:00 – When a patient or client walks into a Myodetox clinic, what do they go through? What kind of process do the therapists take them through?

36:52 – Vinnie’s approach to empower the client.

38:58 – How do people start to explore their bodies on their own from home?

41:08 – Some easy in-home mobility hacks to try out.

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Apr 22, 2020
3 | Disc Herniation To Supple Leopard
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Today, Doc Jen and Dr. Dom bring you their PT Pearl on Disc Herniation! After they are done sharing their words of wisdom, they dive right into their first interview with fellow physical therapist, Dr. Kelly Starrett.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

  • How disc herniation happens and what you can do about it.
  • How to teach your brain to respond to pain.
  • Strategies to help you with disc herniation.
  • Interview with Dr. Kelly Starrett from The Ready State.

Head to https://www.docjenfit.com/podcast/episode3/ for full show notes

About Dr. Kelly Starrett:

Dr. Kelly Starrett, DPT is a coach, physical therapist, author, and speaker. Along with his wife Juliet, Kelly is co-founder of The Ready State. The Ready State began as Mobility|WOD in 2008 and has gone on to revolutionize the field of performance therapy and self-care. Kelly received his Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2007 from Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California. Kelly’s clients include professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. He also works with Olympic gold-medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world and national record holding Olympic Lifting and Power athletes, Crossfit Games medalists, ballet dancers, military personnel, and competitive age-division athletes. Kelly is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers "Becoming A Supple Leopard" and "Ready to Run." He is also co-author (with Juliet) of the Wall Street Journal Bestseller Deskbound.
His latest book, "Waterman 2.0," offers water-sport athletes a comprehensive guide to optimized movement and pain-free performance. Kelly and his work have been featured on 60 Minutes, The View, The Joe Rogan Experience, CBS Sports, Outside Magazine, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal and dozens of other books, magazines, and podcasts, including Tim Ferriss’ "The 4-Hour Body"and "Tools of Titans." On top of co-founding The Ready State, Kelly and Juliet also started San Francisco CrossFit and StandUpKids together. Founded in 2005, San Francisco CrossFit was the 21st CrossFit affiliate in the world. And StandUpKids is a non-profit dedicated to combating kids’ sedentary lifestyles by bringing standing/moving desks to low-income public schools. To date, StandUpKids has converted 95,000 kids from sitting to standing.


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Apr 22, 2020
2 | Why Mobility & Why Us?
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What is mobility and WHY do I talk about it so much!? Learn all about it in this first PT Pearl. Stay tuned to learn all about who we are, how this partnership works, how we met and how we continue to grow in our relationship. We get real personal in this!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN: 

PT Pearl 1: Mobility vs Flexibility 

01:00 – What is The Mobility Method? 

04:07 – A fun self-evaluation for your wrist extension. Check it out if you get pain with push-ups. 

07:00 – How you can improve mobility 

08:45 – How long do we stretch? 

09:11 – Dr. Spino and his functional range conditioning (FRC) method 

12:58 – What to do after a passive stretch? 

14:42 – The basis of mobility – finding the foundation in your own body 

18:32 – Joint by Joint Method: Grey Cook 

21:00 – Breath Methods 

21:38 – Mobility Take-Away 

Who we are: Dr. Jen’s & Dr. Dom’s Story 

22:30 – Diving into how Jen and I met and some of our personal stories 

24:00 – How did we meet? 

31:15 – We chat about the first talk and how it came from a place of openness, growth, values, why and how we treat patients and clients and purpose in our lives. 

38:02 – Building our partnership 

40:18 – Find out how openness about our “triggers” has been a cornerstone in our communication and relationship. Don’t take them on as your own, just be able to hold space and let your partner be heard. 

45:03 – Stop apologizing for your baggage. Just understand that it will be something we get to be aware of as we move into a new relationship. 

47:15 – Find out how we use these strategies that we use in our relationship with each other to most optimally work with patients and clients. 

50:00 – One of Jen’s triggers came up. Find out what Dom did! 

52:00 – Here you’ll find the real reason we are deciding to start the podcast. 

53:08 – We wrap up by sharing a couple tools in unpacking ourselves and finding personal growth in our journey and health 

To Watch the PT Pearl on YouTube: https://youtu.be/E_JdSY5wXCs


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Apr 22, 2020
1 | Welcome To The Optimal Body Podcast
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Welcome to our quick intro episode. This will be a quick 20 minute episode where Doc Jen & Dr. Dom explain what the intent of the shoe is about and what you can expect from us moving forward. If you have a suggestion on what PT Pearls you want to learn about or what guests we should have on, feel free to email us at jen@docjenfit.com!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

00:30 – What to expect in The Optimal Body Podcast and why we are starting it!

1:25 – From the time we met, we resonated on a greater approach to the body than just physical therapy. Health and pain is very multidirectional.

4:30 – We both immensely value treating the whole person and treating them with a team. We are NOT here to fix anyone! We provide you the tools to dive into your own body.

7:02 – Finding your Optimal Body includes optimizing your ENTIRE ENVIRONMENT

10:43 – We don’t teach and educate people from a place of fear but instead from a place of opportunity and ability!

13:04 – Empowerment, growth, and ability are some of the foundational principles we use in our treatment.

14:01 – We share a bit of our own physical barriers (diagnosis wise) and how we continue to focus on function and optimization rather than limitation.

17:20 – We want your questions!! Our PT Pearls every week will be based on what YOU want!

20:13 – Preview of the next episode.


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Apr 17, 2020