Ep 051 - Healing and Dealing with Pain and Injury

steve mittman, tricia butynskyi, tim hoover

Pain can be felt emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Last week we talked about how we all deal with adversity, and how no one gets by without dealing with some type of pain and hardship.

Today we're talking about pain as it pertains to physical injuries, surgery, or overuse. Our guest on this episode is Tricia Butynskyi, MPT, DPT from Good Shepherd. She is the Site Manager at their Outpatient Physical Therapy location in Macungie, Pennsylvania. She has successfully treated a wide variety of neck, back, hip, knee, and shoulder injuries, as well as arthritis, neurological disorders, and work-related and sports-related conditions. Tricia has a bachelor’s degree in general science, a master’s degree in physical therapy, a doctorate in physical therapy, and she is a 4th degree black belt training under Sensei Hoover.

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior — you will appreciate this episode. Key takeaways include:

  • The importance of stretching

  • How long you should hold a stretch

  • If you need to stretch every body part

  • What you should NEVER do while stretching

  • Why it's crucial that you warm up BEFORE you stretch

  • How to know the difference between good pain and bad pain

  • Which warm up exercises could be dangerous for your age and fitness level

  • Why you should not only stretch before working out, but also AFTER your workout

  • Ice and heat — how to know when and which to use to reduce pain and promote healing

We talk about all these things — and more!

Is there an injury or physical pain you’re dealing with that you have questions about? Let us know. We’ll have Tricia talk about it and answer you in a future episode!

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Ep 034 - Never Alone, The Spirit In Us and All Around Us

Our motto with Attack Life, Not Others is Mind, Body, Spirit — meaning one must be equally well-conditioned in all 3 of these areas in order to attack life and thrive. Mind and Body are both pretty straightforward, yet we often get asked about the Spirit. What is it? Does it have to do with religion. Can one have spiritual strength without being religious? In this very brief, yet profound episode, Sensei Hoover talks about:

  • Find your faith — find your purpose — find your life

  • We were never meant to be on this planet alone

  • Simply be a good soul, do the right thing

  • Believe in a Creator, believe in God

“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.” ― Albert Einstein

“We must become so alone, so utterly alone, that we withdraw into our innermost self. It is a way of bitter suffering. But then our solitude is overcome, we are no longer alone, for we find that our innermost self is the spirit, that it is God, the indivisible. And suddenly we find ourselves in the midst of the world, yet undisturbed by its multiplicity, for our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.” ― Hermann Hesse

Does spirituality go hand-in-hand with religion in your opinion? Let us know in the Comments below. Do you feel more fulfilled when your purpose is clearly defined? Have you discovered your purpose(s)? Does one’s purpose change over time? We’d love to hear your thoughts. Again, comment below or reach out via the Form on the right. And if you like our show please share it with a friend! Also make sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts.