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Yoga Meets Movement Science takes a science-based look at many of the common questions, myths, and controversies that arise in the realms of yoga, movement, and fitness. Join yoga teacher and educator Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor and longtime yogi Travis Pollen on this crash course, where the worlds of yoga and movement science collide!
 
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Yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen discuss verbal, visual, and kinesthetic cueing in yoga and movement teaching. Using the tool of movement science, they examine what scientific evidence suggests about how these various teaching tools can best be utilized in a yoga/movement setting to optimize learning. Points …
 
Yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen discuss the widely varying viewpoints on headstand and shoulder stand in the yoga world. On the one hand, these two inversions are often proclaimed to be the “king and queen of yoga poses” and are therefore treated as almost essential yoga poses. On the other hand, there’s a g…
 
Yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen discuss the nervous system and take a science-based look at the popular polyvagal theory with Dr. Laura Baehr, PT, DPT, and PhD candidate in Rehabilitation Sciences. Points of discussion include: A brief primer on nervous system structure and function The relationship between …
 
Yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen discuss the glutes and the many beliefs and claims about this area of the body we tend to hear in the yoga, fitness, and therapeutic worlds. Points of discussion include: A brief overview of the functional anatomy of the glutes Should we relax or contract our glutes in backben…
 
We hosted Andrew Wild (Wild Physio Fitness) and Geoff Ford (Be Strong Physio) to discuss: Placement experiences at uni, and what needs to change Dealing with misinformation from other clinicians and colleagues Advice for newgrads wanting to work in private practice How to respond to online BS Follow Andrew at - wildphysiofitness.au Follow Geoff at …
 
We hosted Physical Therapists Sam Spinelli and Marc Surdyka for a discussion on: The spectrum of misinformation online What to do before commenting on a post How their approaches have changed over the years, and why Balancing the algorithm constraints with high-quality content Critical thinking questions to filter information Check out E3 Rehab on:…
 
We hosted Physiotherapists and Clinic Owners Dave Renfrew (Newcastle Performance Physio) and Dave Moen (Form Physiotherapy) to discuss: The tricky scenarios that come up in clinic due to misinformation Examples of coherent and effective marketing to pre-frame patient expectations Do the perceived brands of our professions serve us? What would rebra…
 
We hosted Chiropractor and TikTok pro dancer Aaron Kubal to discuss: His identity and a different perspective on interventions The value of transparency online from both a business and clinical perspective What’s the harm in a celebrity receiving cupping? Why citation dumping in comments may not help clinicians, and what to do instead What to do wh…
 
Yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen discuss a controversial study that found that stretching was more de-stressing than restorative yoga. Could this assertion possibly be true? Points of discussion include: The temptation to make definitive conclusions based on the results of a single study What is the “stress r…
 
We hosted the imfamous Sports Physio Adam Meakins for a discussion on: Misinformation - how to deal with it online and in-person Managing patient expectations for specific interventions Working with outdated practices within our referral network The real challenges of working with business pressures and funding models The importance of communicatio…
 
We hosted Physiotherapist and PhD candidate Lee Schneider to discuss: What is Predictive Processing? Takeaways from the evidence base so far How to apply concepts into our clinical practice The importance of facilitating curiosity and normalising uncertainty Follow Lee on twitter.com/lschneiderpt and instagram.com/lee_schneider_physio.…
 
We hosted Leonard van Gelder from Dynamic Principles to discuss: Moving away from protocols to have clarity and confidence with uncertainty The processes of change involved across all diagnoses The importance of coherence between our context, interventions and narratives How can we increase self-efficacy and reduce dependency on passive interventio…
 
We hosted Physiotherapist, Educator and Mentor Gianni Chng to discuss - What he used to to believe in, and what he wish he knew as a newgrad Advice when starting your own social media page How to prepare for when our own content is questioned How to handle misinformation from clients and colleagues, and what not to do Follow Gianni on: instagram.co…
 
Yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen discuss how hot yoga and cold yoga affect the body and the eye-opening and geeky science of body temperature! Points of discussion include: How does temperature affect our bodies in general, and what role does it play when we’re moving our bodies in yoga or any other movement …
 
We hosted Physiotherapist and IG Meme King Alexis Léveillé to discuss - His journey as the No Bullshit Physio, including takeaways from Law School and Screenwriting The top five research articles of all time Practical tips to respond to misinformation online and in-person How to take advantage of social media algorithms to promote science-based con…
 
Yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen discuss the many nuanced connections between strength and pain with Adam Meakins, a brilliant and influential physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach. Points of discussion include: What is strength, and what parameters need to be met in order for an activity to be …
 
How can clinicians handle misinformation, knowing the possible harms it can cause? We had an informal chat with Ellen Masson (@ellen.masson_ep) and Tait Brown (@pain.to.performance.ep) on: When and how to offer direct advice to clients with misinformation Our negativity bias and skewed social media algorithms The value of social media as a vehicle …
 
In this episode, yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen dive into the topic of whether or not we store emotions in our hips (or in our body in general). Points of discussion include: Is this claim accurate? What’s the explanation for why and how emotions are stored in our hips or in our body, and does this explanat…
 
Dr Daniel Harvie from the University of South Australia and the author of, Perception and pain: A closer look at why we hurt joined us to discuss his new book and explore what we can learn from audio illusions. We discussed: What we can learn from these illusions about human experience and our clinical practice - exemplified by a bunch of audio ill…
 
How can clinicians handle misinformation, knowing the possible harms it can cause? We had an informal chat with John Flagg (@rebuild_stronger) and Antony Lo (@physiodetective) on: How to respond and react to misinformation in the clinic and on social media The value of our engagement and choices when interacting with social media posts Being flexib…
 
In this episode, yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen dive into the topic of chaturanga, or yoga’s push-up-like asana. Points of discussion include: The anatomy & biomechanics of chaturanga The differences between chaturanga and a typical push-up you’d find in the fitness world Why chaturanga is actually a much m…
 
In this episode, yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen discuss the hot topic of how to prevent yoga injuries. Travis is a recognized expert in the field of injury prevention, having researched and written his dissertation on the topic, as well as creating a masterclass on injury prevention for Physio Network. His …
 
Part 2 of our discussion with Travis Pollen a.k.a. the Fitness Pollenator. We discussed: Risk factors for injuries amongst athletes Prevention vs risk reduction Nuances of performance Benefits of movement screens Biomechanics matter For more of Travis’ work, check out fitnesspollenator.comBy Daniel Arbilla
 
Matthew Danziger is a massager therapist and personal trainer from New York. He’s an OG from Soma Simple and well-known in the online field of pain science groups and content. In this podcast, we talked about: Matthew’s personal experience with chronic pain. Updated narratives for manual therapy. The BPS aspects of a massage. Matthew’s very real ca…
 
In this episode, yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen cover a ton of ground regarding yoga, strength, and movement, including these hot-button topics (and more!): Is Ashtanga Yoga a cult? Are repetitive movement activities a bad idea? 4 distinct phases that a movement science-based yogi might go through on their …
 
We were privileged to have an open and candid chat with university student and street dancer Zain El-Roubaei who shared with us: His personal journey with pain and the challenges in navigating our healthcare system Helpful and unhelpful messages he received about pain Biggest takeaways from the experience and how he deals with flare-ups Common mist…
 
Join Lianne and Ben as they discuss exercise and some of the mechanisms involved along with some other questions including:Is exercise more than just physical?Are treatment targets mainly physical?What should be measured in exercise research? Where to go next?Check out Lianne's paper here Exercise Interventions for Persistent Non-Specific Low Back …
 
Anthony Berrick is a Consultant Psychologist specialising in pain, based out of Barbell Psychology. We discussed: Behavioural Analysis - what it is and why we should know. Common misconceptions about ACT. ACT principles of most benefit to clinicians working in private practice. The Choice Point with a case example. Process-Based Therapy for musculo…
 
In this episode, yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen discuss the science of stretching with one of their mentors and biggest inspirations, Greg Lehman, BKin, MSc, DC, MScPT. As is the norm with this podcast, an abundance of common myths about this topic are highlighted and busted. We hope this discussion helps i…
 
The core is a multifaceted and somewhat controversial topic in the yoga, movement, and fitness worlds. In this episode, yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen dive into the topic of the core, busting many myths about this region of the body along the way! Points of discussion include: What is the core? What is the …
 
This time out Steph Allen joins Ben to talk about her project ACL resolve and what she sees as important in ACL rehab The slogan for this episode was little ligament, big implications!Steph & Ben covered:The need for a 'coaching' approach in ACL rehab What can be missing in rehab for ACLsThe difference between psychological and physical readiness t…
 
In this episode, yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen discuss the confusing and not-well-defined term of “functional movement” and whether this term should be used to describe yoga. Topics covered in this episode include: What does the term functional movement mean? How is the term functional movement commonly us…
 
This episode might change the way you think about yoga sequencing! In this episode, yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercise Science professor Travis Pollen have a thorough, nuanced discussion about yoga sequencing. Using a movement science lens, they cover what yoga sequencing is, why it matters, some common approaches to sequencing, and they incl…
 
Learn all about the term “stability” as it applies to the human body and movement! Stability is a buzz term in the yoga, movement, and fitness worlds today, and it’s often used in multiple different ways to mean different things, which can make for a confusing and not well-understood concept. In this episode, yoga teacher Jenni Rawlings and Exercis…
 
Join Peter & Ben as they discuss enactivism and its relation to MSK rehab. Enactivism has become a bit of a buzz word recently with the application of its concepts to pain. But how well is it really understood?Find out how Peter would explain enactivism to a drunk Ben at a party?Hear more about the origins of enactivism & the key conceptsHow does e…
 
The team at The Knowledge Exchange gathered for a special roundtable discussion on: Defining the buzzwords of Evidence-Based, Science-Based and a BPS Approach What does Person-Centred Practice look like? How to evaluate our clinical decisions based on Functional Contextualism Combining business and healthcare decisions as clinicians and business ow…
 
We hosted a discussion with Physiotherapist and Strength & Conditioning Coach Steve Collins on - Dynamic Systems Theory in the context of clinical practice Common scenarios and examples when working with athletes and general population clients Principles of Strength & Conditioning for prescriptions and programming Top-down vs bottom-up approach in …
 
We hosted Jason Tuori for a Running Masterclass on: Injury prevention models and complex systems Strength training for running injuries and performance, what does the evidence actually show? The big rocks for reducing injuries How clinicians can implement effective exercise programs Revising our ‘load management’ narratives Follow Jason on twitter.…
 
We hosted physiotherapist and researcher Mitchell Sarkies to discuss: His experiences in the public healthcare system as a physiotherapist Why is there a gap between knowledge and practice? How to implement change in a healthcare clinic, and the power of peer influence Issues of overmedicalisation and overuse in clinical practice High value care an…
 
Episode 5 of the Bodyweight Warrior Podcast, I am joined by the smooth talking Daniel Vadnal aka FitnessFAQs. Daniel is a physiotherapist, calisthenics specialist, and OG in the YouTube fitness space. He's known for his no-nonsense, common sense approach to developing bodyweight strength, skills, flexibility and more. It was a real pleasure to sit …
 
Ben is joined by Dr Rachel Chester and they talk about What is self efficacy and what is it not Defining the type of self efficacy What is psychological therapy, is it normal for pain to affect or mental state?Rachel's research into self efficacy and prognostic factorsRachel will be back for a discussion around some of the core pillars of self effi…
 
We hosted physiotherapist and researcher Joshua Zadro to discuss: What would an ideal world look like for musculoskeletal care? The limitations of trials and the overall evidence base for MSK pain. Identity crises amongst clinicians, and what our role could be in light of evidence. How we could overmedicate and overtreat psychological aspects of ca…
 
How can we build a profitable practice whilst respecting ethical healthcare? How can we grow a clinic whilst helping people get back into their activities and promoting self-management and independence? We gathered Luke Postlethwaite from The Biomechanics, Dave Renfrew from Newcastle Performance Physio, and Dave Moen from Form Physiotherapy to disc…
 
Join us for a nuanced discussion on manual therapy with Massage Therapist Toby Coy, Osteopath Lauren Retica and Chiropractor Perttu Riipinen. How to use manual therapy within an interactor model Specific circumstances where manual therapy can be helpful, and where it can be unhelpful. How to manage patient expectations whilst acknowledging the mess…
 
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