In this episode, Nikki and Janet chat with Jules Mitchell, yoga teacher and movement educator, and Charlie Reid, strength and conditioning coach, about transitioning clients from post rehab back to regular activity and performance.
- Why clients often get trapped in the revolving door between physical therapy and fitness
- The role of the physical therapist and the fitness professional or movement teacher in helping clients resume regular activity after an injury
- The limitations of the current model that is used to assess, treat injuries, and transition the client out of rehab
- How the mindset of the client and their activities prior to the injury should determine how you progress them
- A case study about Marla (Jule’s sister) and her experience working with a physical therapist and Charlie to return to running after a foot injury
- Examples of exercise and program progressions when helping a client improve their conditioning during and after injury recovery
- The importance of progressive external load, transference, and specificity when working with a client who has the goal of resuming an activity or sport after injury
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Episode Length: 60 minutes
Jules Mitchell MS, CMT, RYT
Jules is a Los Angeles based yoga educator. She combines the tradition of yoga with her background in biomechanics to help people move better and achieve individually defined physical success. Her approach to asana is multi-modal and skill based, balancing the somatic (moving from within) aspects of yoga with exercise science.
Jules writes on yoga biomechanics and references the exercise science literature on topics (such as stretching) where the yoga research is lacking. She is a regular contributor to yoga teacher training programs worldwide, providing yoga schools with the most current research in biomechanics, even when it invokes a discerning analysis of tradition.
Her most influential teachers include Leeann Carey (Yapana Yoga), Gil Hedley (Integral Anatomy), John Casey (yoga philosophy and Sanskrit), and the many dedicated scientists who collect, analyze, and publish data so we may continue to ask more questions. As adjunct faculty at Arizona State University, she serves as the yoga consultant on research studies to quantify the effects of yoga therapy on special populations.
Jules is currently writing her book, Yoga Biomechanics: Redefining Stretching, which is expected to become available in 2017 through Handspring Publishing. You can find her leading workshops at your favorite local studio or check out her classes online.
Charlie Reid, CSCS, CMT
Charlie is a Movement Educator, Coach, and Massage therapist based in San Francisco, CA. His mission is to help cultivate stronger, more resilient humans. When he’s not coaching one-on-one, teaching workshops, or hosting seminars in the Bay Area, he is most likely drinking too much espresso whilst torturing a bass guitar.