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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