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!