STA83 'Crossfit Pt2: Injury Management' with Prof. Mark Wilson, Natalie Grainger, Anna Maria Mazzieri

In this episode of the Sports Therapy Association Videocast & Podcast, we continue our January Focus on #CrossFit.

In Part 1, guests Robert Crowley & Sonia Fierro talked about the history of CrossFit, its evolution, common myths & misconceptions. This week in Part 2, guests Professor Mark Wilson, Crossfit Coach Natalie Grainger and Soft Tissue Therapist Anna Maria Mazzieri discuss 'CrossFit Injury: Management & Prevention'.

Warning: There are two moments including swear words in this episode. Not suitable for youngsters or the easily offended!

Topics covered in this episode include:

  • Is injury within CrossFit as high as its reputation suggests?
  • How inclusive is CrossFit? Who can benefit? 
  • What are the most common factors that lead to injury within CrossFit?
  • What are some of the most common injuries in CrossFit?
  • How much emphasis in CrossFit is placed on biomechanics and movement patterns?
  • To what extent can coach & therapist communication help people with CrossFit injuries?
  • How does understanding the psychology of your client help in CrossFit?
  • How much variance is there between CrossFit Gyms (Boxes) and Coaches?
  • How much variance is there between Therapists?
  • Where can one quality information on CrossFit Programming and Evidence Based Therapy? 

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STA82 ’CrossFit Focus: Part 1’ with special guests Robert Crowley and Sonia Fierro

Happy New Year! January 2022 on the Sports Therapy Association Videocast & Podcast sees the start of a new season, with a focus this month on... CROSSFIT.

In the first of four CrossFit episodes, we have the pleasure of being joined by special guests Robert Crowley & Sonia Fierro. Together they take a look at:

  • The origins of CrossFit
  • Myths and misconceptions in the perception of CrossFit
  • Scaling (progression & regression) 
  • The benefits of CrossFit
  • How CrossFit has become more accessible to a larger audience

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STA81 ‘Fascia Focus: Open Group Discussion‘ with guests Liz Bayley, Ian Linane and David Poulter

And so we reach the final part of our December 'Focus on Fascia', and at the same time the last episode of 2021!

In this OPEN GROUP DISCUSSION on Fascia we are joined by special guests:

  • Liz Bayley: Physiotherapist, Sports Therapist, Psychology Graduate and former professional dancer (also our guest in Ep. 33 & 60).
  • Ian Linane: Podiatrist & Fascial Manipulation Therapist at Podia-clinic and trainer in manual therapy at Infigo Education.
  • David Poulter: Developer alongside Robin McKenzie of the McKenzie Institute International Diploma course, presenter of international courses including “Patients have all the Answers”, “Telling isn’t Teaching”, and “Manual techniques in a Patient Centred Paradigm.” Currently works as a consultant through his own company MT3 and online mentoring program for clinicians.

Together, the guests reflect on questions sent in following our two Fascia Episodes - Ep79 with Julian Baker of Functional Anatomy & Ana Barretxeguren of Evolve Movement Education, and Ep.80 with Walt Fritz of 'Foundations in Manual Therapy Seminars' and Tania Velásquez, founder of Pinpoint Education. Questions are also taken from the live audience who joined us via the STA Facebook page and STA YouTube channel.


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STA80 'Focus on Fascia, Part 2‘ with special guests Walt Fritz and Tania Velásquez

And so our December 'Focus on Fascia' continues! Last week in Ep.79 we were joined by highly esteemed Julian Baker of Functional Anatomy and Ana Barretxeguren of Evolve Movement Education.

This week we welcome to the show live from New York: Walt Fritz and Tania Velásquez.

Walt Fritz, our guest in Ep.32 of the Sports Therapy Association Podcast back in January, has been teaching Massage, Occupational, and Physical Therapists for over two decades. Having trained and worked for some of the pioneers of Myofascial Release (MFR), Walt decided it was time to move the traditional MFR narrative from its historical roots into more modern and accepted narratives of neurological explanation. His 'Foundations in Manual Therapy Seminars' are helping therapists worldwide move beyond the traditionally teachings of fascia work.

Tania Velásquez is the founder of Pinpoint Education, an educational resource platform for massage professionals, manual therapists, and bodyworkers. She is also adjunct faculty at the Pacific College-NY campus where she teaches orthopedic/sports massage and kinesiology.


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STA79 'Focus on Fascia, Part 1' with special guests Julian Baker & Ana Barretxeguren

This December, we are devoting the whole month to the topic of FASCIA!
In the first of two 'expert episodes', we have the pleasure of being joined by Julian Baker & Ana Barretxeguren. Together they tackle the task of defining what fascia is, its function and how the last 30 years of research has seen our understanding of fascia evolve.

Warning: The VIDEO recording of this episode available on the Sports Therapy Association YouTube channel and Sports Therapy Association Website includes images of cadaveric dissection which are not suitable for younger viewers and some adults. We discuss how dissection classes can help improve a therapist's understanding of the role of fascia in the human body.

About Our Guests:
Julian Baker
is founder of the European College of Bowen Studies and functionalanatomy.com. Julian has taught thousands of students over the years the skill of The Bowen Technique, a non invasive system of fascial release. The author of two books on Bowen and Fascia, Julian has contributed hundreds of articles about bodywork, fascia, dissection and the human form. His hugely popular courses & webinars are available at functionalanatomy.com

Ana Barretxeguren is creator of Moving Fascia® and evolvemovementeducation.com. Ana studied Visceral Manipulation with the Barral Institute and studies anatomy through human dissection. Ana has a PgDip in Anatomical Sciences and is the founder of Brighton Pilates Studio.

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Ep78 ‘Therapy Expo 2021 - Post Conference Reflections' with guests Mike Grice, Catherine Rimer and Stevie Barr

For the first time in 77 weeks, there was no Sports Therapy Association Podcast episode last week because we were all at Therapy Expo 2021 at the NEC in Birmingham!

For those of who were able to be there with us, it was obviously a fantastic chance to put the 'body behind the face' after 77 weeks of purely social media interaction, but how was it as a conference? What was the content like? Was there actual information soft tissue therapists could take home with them and start implementing immediately? And were sufficient Covid-19 precautions put in place? 

To answer these questions and more, host Matt Phillips of Runchatlive is joined once again by Mike Grice, Director of Movement Therapy  Education, STA regional rep Catherine Rimer and STA member & Sports Massage Therapist Stevie Barr of Fit For Life.

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