Today, Kevin chats with three health care professionals who are also members of the Precision Powerlifting Systems team: Zak Gabor, Stephanie Allen, and John Flagg. The three chat about barbell training’s influences on their practice, rehab, and coaching philosophies.
02:34: How heavy lifting has influenced clinical practice
07:15: Simplification of rehab approach through straightforward programming
19:00: Decision making in the absence of coaching
37:35: The value of variability
43:00: Ebbs and flows of training over time
1:01:00: Social constructions of pain and its impacts on lifting
Zak is a 2015 graduate from Ithaca College where he earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Prior to that, he earned his Bachelor of Clinical Health Science degree from Ithaca College in 2013. He currently works at Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness.
Steph is a 2013 graduate of Ithaca College, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She currently works at Boston Physical Therapy and Wellness. Previously, Steph worked as a travel physical therapist, and has worked in New York, New Jersey, California, New Mexico, and Colorado.
Zak and Steph have recently founded “The Level Up Initiative,” which is an online platform dedicated to driving positive change into healthcare through mentorship of student PTs and new graduates. This platform is based in development of mindset, critical thinking, and soft skills. To learn more about this, head to The Level Up Initiative.
John Flagg holds a BS in Athletic Training from Salisbury University and MS in Public Health Education and Promotion from the Pennsylvania State University. He offers online strength sport coaching and currently works for Clinical Athlete as a provider.
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