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Have you ever seen a job description and felt discouraged because you have no connections? Nobody to help you get past the gatekeepers. Nobody to push your resume in front of the decision-makers. What I'm about to say next breaks my heart. I've had people tell me that there are jobs that they believed they were a good fit for but didn't apply for because they believed the role was super competitive and they knew their resume wouldn't make the cut. First of all, if you have done that before, let it be your last time. Do not count yourself out. Do not make up a story in your head that causes you to reject yourself. You should always go for the job you want and believe in the value you bring to the table. Just like Ashley Dos Santos, Senior Director of Communications for the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games. She got an interview and was offered a role with the Olympic Committee with no connections! Listen in as Ashley and talk about: How she got an interview with the Olympic Committee with no connections Why you shouldn't count yourself out of a job search when you don't have a connection How she approaches achieving balance working for the largest global sports event Why she believes leading a team is personal How she earned her worth to overcome self-doubt And you know there is so much more! Connect with Jahaan: Learn more about working with Jahaan and see if it's the right fit for you: https://JahaanBlakeAppointmentScheduling.as.me/LetsTalk Join Jahaan's VIP Email List: https://bit.ly/3yccwAP Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jahaanblake/ Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://jahaanblake.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahaanblake/ Links: LA28 on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/la28/ Connect with Ashley: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashleydossantos/ Ashley brings nearly two decades of global communications and marketing expertise, spanning a broad array of industries with a specialization in sports and entertainment. In her role at LA28, she develops and executes brand visibility, reputation management and global stakeholder engagement efforts. Ashley works across teams to ensure LA28's success in growing from a startup to large-scale organization by establishing foundational tools and processes and leading strategically collaborative, brand-building campaigns. She plays a pivotal role in the Games' internal and external communications and media relations. A native Angelena, Ashley is passionately committed to showcasing the best of LA and the beauty of Angelenos' cultural diversity ahead of and throughout the LA28 Games.
Kiana Clay is the first adaptive female motocross racer, top-ranked para-snowboarder and 2026 Paralympic hopeful. At 12 years old, Kiana suffered a traumatic brachial plexus injury on a motocross practice run that left her right arm paralyzed. While recovering from this accident, she was hit by a drunk driver, reversing any strength she was recovering and leaving her dominant arm permanently paralyzed. Although these circumstances certainly changed her life, Kiana is not letting them define her. Today, Kiana shares how she learned to accept her body, her struggle with depression, how she's learned to trust God and what led to her recent decision to have her injured arm amputated. This conversation is a reminder that you can't always choose the path you walk (or race!) in life, but you can always choose the manner in which you walk (or race!) it. Learn more about this Live Inspired Podcast episode and more at JohnOLearyInspires.com.
The Power of Never Giving Up with Brian Bell In this episode of the Started With A Dream Podcast presented by 9INE POINT, Brian Bell joins our host Jacolby Gilliam as he recounts his story as a Paralympics gold medalist. Brian is a pro wheelchair basketball player and 2x Paralympic gold medalist. Brain shares with us today, his uplifting and inspiring story as a young athlete that lost a leg and his path to success despite all odds. Brian starts off by discussing his dream as a young athlete that wanted to play football and how this dream changed when he was involved in an accident that changed his life. He talks about how he never gave up and how he continues to enjoy sports with a prosthetic leg. He describes how he found interest in basketball and decided to go all in despite not being big enough. His motto “back-to-back cuts to back-to-back goals” motivated Brian to not only work hard to make the national team but also win gold at the Paralympics. Brian believes you can achieve anything you set your heart to do and calls on athletes with disabilities to try everything and stay determined. Key Points: Brian's goal as a young athlete A ghastly accident that changed Brian's life How Brian processed it all and chose a new path Enjoying sports with a prosthetic leg Brian describes his comeback first game; the challenges and the thrills that came with it You have to try everything as a young athlete with a disability Finding love in another sport Take advantage of the tools put in place to improve your skill Brian discusses deciding to go pro The power of teamwork and dedication Shining the light on adaptive sports Brian's advice to his younger self Brian describes his experience after making the USA team Winning gold at the 2016 Paralympics Quotes: “Finding sports again, and that support network from friends and family helped tremendously.” “If you're younger and you have a disability, I will say just try everything.” “I try to maximize as much of my flaws as possible to be a more well-rounded basketball player.” “Back-to-back cuts to back-to-back goals.” “If you really want to accomplish it, put in the extra work, make sure that you put in all the hours, make sure that you maximize all of the different areas that you can use to increase skills.” “Even though I was not the biggest guy out there, I was able to use my speed, my skills, and intelligence, to level out some of the more fiscally gifted athletes or older athletes at the time.” “I am going to represent my country at the world stage and be able to compete against the best of the best in my sport. It was just a surreal, amazing feeling.” Connect with 9INE POINT: https://www.9inepointmag.com/ (Website) https://open.spotify.com/show/1cTZUEDwd6ZxAzj3w8jlrq (Podcast) https://www.instagram.com/9inepoint/ (Instagram) https://twitter.com/9inepoint (Twitter) https://www.facebook.com/9inepoint/ (Facebook) https://www.linkedin.com/company/9inepoint/ (Linkedin) Connect with Brian Bell: https://www.instagram.com/b_bell1308/ (Instagram)
On today's episode, I'm talking to Paralympic Skier Staci Mannella about fighting injustice.Staci is a two-time Paralympian who was born (and remains) legally blind due to achromatopsia. An avid athlete, Staci started skiing at 4 years old and was the youngest member of the 2014 Sochi Paralympic Alpine ski team at 17. Staci also took up horse racing and was a Division I equestrian athlete. Along the way, Staci had to fight for the rights and resources that most of us take for granted. Having advocated for herself and others with disabilities through the legal system, Staci is now supporting athletes with disabilities as an academic researcher. We talk about:How Staci needed time to accept that even though she didn't achieve exactly what she wanted to athletically, that this experience opened up plenty of doors in other areas of her life. Staci's incredible legal battle for appropriate accommodations as an undergraduate. Her current work as a PhD student that addresses the gaps in knowledge in the psychology and sociology of individuals and athletes with disabilities.You can find the show notes and more resources at https://madamathlete.comKeep an eye out for new content or let us know what you'd like to see next by following us on social:Instagram: @theMadamAthleteFacebook: @MadamAthleteTwitter: @MadamAthlete
About the Episode: Kent and Ryan met in college while competing with the Japanese Olympic Judo team and training with the U.S. Paralympic team and embarked on a mission to fuel their bodies and minds in a healthy, effective way. Today, the friends own and operate Neuro, the health and wellness company behind Neuro Gum and Neuro Mints. In Eagle Nation Podcast Episode 162, we cover a lot of ground, including: The history of Neuro from fulfilling orders in their apartments to appearing on Shark Tank How physical activity has been part of their journey All things caffeine - both benefits and challenges And much, much more!
Special Thanks:http://jaxcafe.com/ Historic Steakhouse in Northeast Minneapolis. Serving steaks not trendsMike Schultz:Athlete. Author. Entrepreneur. Innovator. Speakerhttps://www.monstermikeschultz.com/ Personal websitehttps://biodaptinc.com/ Specialized high performance prostheticshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg4VXYUPbAQ SpeakerDriven to Ride: The True Story of an Elite Athlete who Rebuilt his Leg, his Life and his Careerhttps://www.amazon.com/Driven-Ride-Athlete-Rebuilt-Career/dp/1629379131/ref=sr_1_1?crid=11LPCWB2PHQR1&keywords=driven+to+ride+by+mike+schultz&qid=1652670146&sprefix=driven+to+ride%2Caps%2C131&sr=8-1- X-Games Gold Medalist (10X)- Snocross. Motocross. Snowbike- Professional Snocross Racer (2003-2008)- 2008 Life Changing Injury- 2018 Pyeongchange Paraolympics. Opening Ceremony Flag Bearer. Banked Slalom (Silver Medal). Snowboardcross (Gold Medalist)- 2022 Beijing Paraolympics. Banked Slalom (5th Place). Snowboardcross (Silver Medal). ESPY Award for "Best Male Athlete with a Disability"
This week I am talking about three amazing female athletes who are delivering a message of kindness everyday through the Kindness Wins Foundation. They are also amazing examples of championship drive and overcoming adversity. Oksana Masters was born with radiation induced birth defects that ultimately led her to having both her legs amputated above the knee and her hands operated on to make them more functional. After being abandoned by her parents in the Ukraine she spent 7 years in an orphanage before being adopted and moving to Kentucky. She took up competitive rowing and set a world record and went to the paralympics. But after conquering rowing she decided to take up cross country skiing. She won a medal at the winter Paralympics in that event. Then she took up arm cycling and won a gold medal in the 2020 games. When she is not dominating in endurance sports she is handing out medals of kindness and she is the subject of today's short. Visit my website: saxinthemorning.com for merchandise and other links. Follow us on social media: Instagram: @saxinthemorning_podcast
Anthony Ferraro, Dan Mancina & special guest Lukas Simianer kick off episode 22 of the Four Bad Eyes Podcast. Tune in to hear Dan, Anthony, and Lukas discuss so much! Special guest Lukas CEO cofounder of Clusiv, The first e-learning platform designed by and for the visually impaired shares his experience creating and launching Clusiv.More About Lukas Simianer CEO of Clusiv ► https://clusiv.io/ More about Anthony Ferraro ► https://www.asfvision.comMore about Dan Mancina ► https://www.keeppushinginc.comMore about Four Bad Eyes Podcast ► https://www.fourbadeyes.com Donate to Keep Pushing Adaptive Skatepark ► https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/f1zZbe SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrlpwAc7W68j68iP0dQraA ADD US ON:INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/fourbadeyesTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@fourbadeyesDan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danthemancina/Anthony on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asfvisionKeep Pushing Inc was founded by Dan Mancina, an accomplished skateboarder who happens to be blind. Dan also holds a Master's degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT), which helps to teach adaptive life skills to those dealing with vision loss. Keep Pushing is a non-profit that combines Dan's two passions by introducing the blind/visually impaired (VI) community to the inclusive culture of skateboarding. Through his own journey with vision loss, Dan has found the lack of accessibility in current skateparks.The goal of his foundation is to build the first fully adaptive skatepark and to host skateboard workshops for the blind and VI using what he has learned on the skateboard and through his VRT training. Dan has teamed up with an experienced skatepark design company, New Line. Using New Line's design expertise and Dan's knowledge of adaptive skating to create the safest and most accessible skate park ever!Using adaptive methods, such as increasing the size of obstacles, adding contrast to obstacles, tactile ground, auditory cues for echolocation, 3-D models, and a spacious layout. Once the facility is built Dan plans to host monthly skate workshops and skateboard lessons for local youth/adults who are blind and VI, annual adaptive contests to help push for skateboarding the Paralympics, as well as use park adaptations to influence future public skateparks. Donate to Keep Pushing Adaptive Skatepark ► https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/f1zZbe 00:00 - intro01:50 - Luke shares his experience as a child with a learning disability and why he wants to help change the world for the disabled.07:30 - how Luke first raised money for Clusiv, and where the idea for the e-learning platform came from. Lukas gets into the nuts and bolts of how Clusiv works.36:25 - how to become A part of Clusiv, both as a student or as a company.42:40 - where Lukas gets his drive from.47 min 40 sec what the future holds for Zlusiv53:00 - The power of giving opportunity to a person. Podcast Intro & Outro done by Pete Gustin the Blind Surfer find out more at ► https://www.petegustin.com ***PLEASE NOTE***Four Bad Eyes is a brand new venture between two extremely devoted and talented individuals. We are pumped to keep working hard to make this unfold and grow. Please be advised that we will be exploring a wide variety of topics (some adult-themed) and our younger viewers (and their parents) should be advised that some topics will be for mature audiences only.
Josh Williamson, our very first TKFLASTANI, makes a return visit on the show. He's no longer an Olympic hopeful; he's now an actual Olympian, and we couldn't be more proud of him. Josh tells us about his experiences at Beijing 2022, which involve COVID positives, an unusual competition, lots of issues with security during the Closing Ceremonies, and a robot who said he was beautiful. In our look back at Albertville 1992, Jill has one of the many amazing stories from the speed skating oval. This one features German Jacqueline Börner, gold medalist in the 1500m, and her amazing journey to qualify for these Games. In Team Keep the Flame Alive news, our TKFLASTANIs have been quiet, but beach volleyball player Kelly Cheng is competing, and sports agent Jesse Lichtenberg appeared on MarketPryce's YouTube show during their Women's History Month Series. We also have news from Paris 2024. Who's still close to getting KO'd? Yep, boxing is still a concern for the IOC. For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1S3 Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive! *** Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348
I don't have a Best Episode of the Year category, but this conversation would be in the running. Meg Fisher is a decorated athlete across a variety of disciplines. A walk-on division 1 tennis player in college, she was involved in a tragic accident at the age of 19 that took the love of her life and resulted in an amputated portion of her leg. Not one to watch the grass grow and sit by the sidelines, she's only sped up since then, winning world championships and all shades of Paralympic medals. She's also earned a PhD in Physical Therapy as she helps spread the message that movement is medicine. Meg is a Cannondale athlete and is leading the way for parathletes competing in gravel races of all types. This conversation is one for the ages and one I know you're going to enjoy. To watch the Darkness of the Subjective, you can do so here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeSVMG4GkeQ Check out the ride Meg and I spoke of, the King Challenge. www.KingChallenge.org
Paralympic swimmer Katarina Roxon of Kippens has competed in the Pan Am Games, is a member of the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador and has a highway named after her. But Roxon is not done yet, not by a long shot. She marked another athletic achievement this past weekend in Gander.
Sie nimmt nicht an Paralympics teil und gewinnt auch keine Medaillen - trotzdem ist sie Vorbild für viele Menschen. Vanessa Weber ist Epileptikerin und im Paraclimbing zu Hause. Seit sechs Jahren geht es für sie vom Fels, in die Halle und retour. Bei Alles Para?! spricht die dreifache Mutter über das besondere Vertrauen beim Sichern, Klettern als Therapie und zerbrochene Kaffeetassen.
Sie nimmt nicht an Paralympics teil und gewinnt auch keine Medaillen - trotzdem ist sie Vorbild für viele Menschen. Vanessa Weber ist Epileptikerin und im Paraclimbing zu Hause. Seit sechs Jahren geht es für sie vom Fels, in die Halle und retour. Bei Alles Para?! spricht die dreifache Mutter über das besondere Vertrauen beim Sichern, Klettern als Therapie und zerbrochene Kaffeetassen.
Sie nimmt nicht an Paralympics teil und gewinnt auch keine Medaillen - trotzdem ist sie Vorbild für viele Menschen. Vanessa Weber ist Epileptikerin und im Paraclimbing zu Hause. Seit sechs Jahren geht es für sie vom Fels, in die Halle und retour. Bei Alles Para?! spricht die dreifache Mutter über das besondere Vertrauen beim Sichern, Klettern als Therapie und zerbrochene Kaffeetassen.
To sum up Dr Dinesh Palipana OAM in a few sentences isn't possible so I'll try with just some of the headings. Medical doctor, lawyer, senior advisor to a Royal Commission, Queensland Australian of the Year, advocate, researcher, innovator, quadraplegic. With everything going on his life I was grateful to spend some time chatting with the calm, confident and lovely Dinesh. You will love this chat.
Anthony Ferraro & Dan Mancina kick off episode 21 of the Four Bad Eyes Podcast. Tune in to hear Dan and Anthony discuss Anthony winning First Place at a Skate Competition, Anthony's childhood dream, dreams vs. reality, Tigger toy update from Mom, Disney accessibility was pretty poor, braille maps, stuffed octopus, questions from our listeners, shredding legendary spots, keep pushing: dan's vision for adaptive skateparks, Kelly wrote a song about Miss Delta Blues, Anthony uploads his first-ever music single and more!Blind At Disney Videos ► https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLA8So_iWiZsXpniD33kMraLJpBuZVin9TDonate to Keep Pushing Adaptive Skatepark ► https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/f1zZbeOne Million Loves!!!! ► https://www.youtube.com/shorts/eP7lre94rGs SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST ► https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZrlpwAc7W68j68iP0dQraA More about Anthony Ferraro ► https://www.asfvision.comMore about Dan Mancina ► https://www.keeppushinginc.comMore about Four Bad Eyes Podcast ► https://www.fourbadeyes.com ADD US ON:INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/fourbadeyesTIKTOK: https://www.tiktok.com/@fourbadeyesDan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/danthemancina/Anthony on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asfvisionKeep Pushing Inc was founded by Dan Mancina, an accomplished skateboarder who happens to be blind. Dan also holds a Master's degree in Vision Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT), which helps to teach adaptive life skills to those dealing with vision loss. Keep Pushing is a non-profit that combines Dan's two passions by introducing the blind/visually impaired (VI) community to the inclusive culture of skateboarding. Through his own journey with vision loss, Dan has found the lack of accessibility in current skateparks.The goal of his foundation is to build the first fully adaptive skatepark and to host skateboard workshops for the blind and VI using what he has learned on the skateboard and through his VRT training. Dan has teamed up with an experienced skatepark design company, New Line. Using New Line's design expertise and Dan's knowledge of adaptive skating to create the safest and most accessible skate park ever!Using adaptive methods, such as increasing the size of obstacles, adding contrast to obstacles, tactile ground, auditory cues for echolocation, 3-D models, and a spacious layout. Once the facility is built Dan plans to host monthly skate workshops and skateboard lessons for local youth/adults who are blind and VI, annual adaptive contests to help push for skateboarding the Paralympics, as well as use park adaptations to influence future public skateparks. Donate to Keep Pushing Adaptive Skatepark ► https://fundrazr.com/campaigns/f1zZbe 00:00 - intro01:33 - Anthony wins First Place at a Skate Competition07:08 - Anthony's childhood dream09:55 - dreams vs. reality14:15 - tigger toy update from Mom16:06 - penis smash update from Mom16:42 - Disney accessibility was pretty poor18:57 - braille maps21:35 - stuffed octopus22:40 - questions from our listeners27:05 - shredding legendary spots34:30 - keep pushing: dan's vision for adaptive skateparks43:20 - Four Bad Eyes hits 100k on TikTok44:00 - Anthony hits 1M on TikTok46:40 - Kellys wrote a song about Miss Delta Blues47:14 - Anthony uploads his first-ever music single50:22 - mythical creatures blind53:10 - would you try a different sports blind59:30 - one love donate to keep pushing Podcast Intro & Outro done by Pete Gustin the Blind Surfer find out more at ► https://www.petegustin.com ***PLEASE NOTE***Four Bad Eyes is a brand new venture between two extremely devoted and talented individuals. We are pumped to keep working hard to make this unfold and grow. Please be advised that we will be exploring a wide variety of topics (some adult-themed) and our younger viewers (and their parents) should be advised that some topics will be for mature audiences only.
Today, I sit down with Chloé Toscano. Chloé is a Paralympic swimmer and writer focusing on disability advocacy and awareness. We talk about her accident, limb removal surgery, joining the Paralympics, why she removed her arm, the articles she's written, and much more! Follow Chloé Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chloevalentinetoscano This episode is also brought to you by Raycon earbuds. Get 15% off your order at www.buyraycon.com/bertcast This episode is brought to you by Famous Smoke Shop. Go to http://www.famous-smoke.com and use the code “BERT10” to save $10 off your purchase of $50 or more. This episode is brought to you by Rhoback. Use the code ”Machine” for 20% off your first order at http://www.rhoback.com For all TOUR DATE & MERCH click HERE: http://www.bertbertbert.com Twitter: http://www.Twitter.com/bertkreischer Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/BertKreischer Instagram: http://www.Instagram.com/bertkreischer Youtube: http://www.Youtube.com/user/Akreischer
John Coates has stepped down as president of the Australian Olympic Committee. UIPM, the modern pentathlon federation, has selected a sport to test to replace the horse showjumping discipline. The International Skating Union is set to vote on raising the minimum age limits for senior-level athletes. So much going on in the world of the Olympics this week! In our history moment, Alison explains the Unified Team from Albertville 1992. We also have news from TKFLASTANIs Teri Hedgpeth, Stephanie Roble, Maggie Shea, Joe Maloy, Tom Scott and Chloe Kim. Plus, Team USA went to the White House! And we have updates from Barcelona 1992, Beijing 2022, Paris 2024, Milan-Cortina 2026 and the 2030 Winter Games. Plus, TBach recently got a special honor. Find out what was named for him! For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1RM Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive! *** Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348
How did a Junior World Slalom Champion become a 3x Olympian, 3x World Cup Winner and 11x podium finisher in Downhill? It all started with a $10 pair of stretch pants from the ‘90's. At forty years old, through the injuries and the disappointment, Steven still prepares so that he can ski with conviction on the razor's edge, speeds approaching 100 mph and jumps approaching 300 feet, that is Downhill skiing.
Olympic champion basketballer Chris Bosh, Olympic runner Alexi Pappas, and Paralympic champion Birgit Skarstein offer up their most memorable pieces. Plus, a bit of memorable fun with skateboarder Lizzie Armanto in our host Ed Knowles' farewell podcast.
Alexandra is a British-Jamaican woman who suffered a life-changing injury as a teenager and went on to become an award-winning Paralympian. Following a diving accident while swimming in Jamaica, it took many months of rehabilitation and readjustment for Alexandra to be able to relearn how to be independent. Her story shows her ability not only to adapt to the circumstances of her disability, but to find a way to prosper. “I basically ran into the water and dived. And the next thing I knew, I opened my eyes and I was looking at the sea floor… I tried to move, I couldn't, I tried again to move, I couldn't. And at that point in time, I knew what had happened.” ********************* Huge thanks to our sponsor, The https://our-voices.captivate.fm/rya-home (Royal Yachting Association) (RYA) Visit the https://our-voices.captivate.fm/rya (RYA website) to find your local club and get involved ********************* http://ourvoicespodcast.com/ (Check out the Our Voices website for more on this story) http://ourvoicespodcast.com/ (We're also on )https://www.facebook.com/ourvoicesinthenhs (Facebook), https://twitter.com/OurVoices14 (Twitter) and https://www.instagram.com/ourvoicespod/ (Instagram) A https://our-voices.captivate.fm/fascinate-productions (Fascinate) Production
His first podcast with us was so good, we had to get him on again! For newcomers to the podcast, Zach was involved in a coach crash on his way home from Bestival Music Festival in 2012, suffering life changing injuries, and told he would be "paralysed for life" In the years that have followed, Zach has gone from strength to strength, overcoming numerous challenges of mind and body, setting more adventurous goals along the way, leading to his latest goal - becoming a Paralympian in Paris 2024. Zach recaps his story, talks to us about his journey to joining Team GB, as well as opening up on his life and his future. A story worthy of film and TV, the man is a true inspiration!!
Author David Davis returns to the show to talk about his book Waterman: The Life and Times of Duke Kahanamoku, about the legendary 3x Olympic medalist and surfing pioneer. David's book has been turned into a documentary that will air on PBS' American Masters in May. Duke Kahanamoku won back-to-back gold medals in the 100m freestyle at the 1912 and 1920 Summer Olympics. He also won silver at the 1924 Summer Olympics, just losing out to Johnny Weissmuller, in an Olympic career that spanned a whopping 12 years. If it weren't for Duke, surfing might not have become the sport it is today. Duke spread his love of surfing around the world, essentially starting surfing cultures in California and Australia. Follow David on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ddavisla Check out his website: http://www.ddavisla.com/. You can get his books (and support the show) by shopping through our Bookshop.org storefront. Also on today's show, we have: An Albertville 1992 Winter Olympic first News from TKFLASTAN Updates from Paris 2024 and Milan-Cortina 2026 For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1QV Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive! *** Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348
Steve's Book: You D.E.C.I.D.E.: A 6-step action plan to becoming the hero of your own lifeSteve on Team USA: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-curling/athletes/Stephen-EmtSteve's Website: https://www.steveemt.com/Steve on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephen.emt/
17-time Paralympic medalist Oksana Masters joins Kelley O'Hara to discuss her incredible journey from a Ukrainian orphanage to dominating the Summer and Winter Paralympic Games.
“Knowing your vulnerabilities makes you able to yield before breaking down, so that is the whole idea of Tai Chi.” - Dr. Zibin Guo For episode 166, Master Certified Coach, Jill Farmer welcomes Dr. Zibin Guo to the podcast! Dr. Zibin Guo is a professor in medical anthropology at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and a Tai Chi Chuan Master. He specializes in Applied Medical Anthropology with a focus on applying traditional healing knowledge to develop intervention programs to promote physical and psychological well-being among vulnerable populations. In this episode, he shares about the benefits of Tai Chi for our busy physician audience. As he mentions in the podcast, you can experience the benefits of Tai Chi without dedicating a bunch of time or learning any difficult exercise regimens. He suggests learning two Tai Chi movements and integrating their practice into your life. Tune in to this episode to learn the amazing benefits of Tai Chi and how it can help you. Dr. Zibin Guo is a professor in medical anthropology at the University of Tennessee Chattanooga and a Tai Chi Chuan Master. He specializes in Applied Medical Anthropology with a focus on applying traditional healing knowledge to develop intervention programs to promote physical and psychological well-being among vulnerable populations. In 2005, Dr. Guo developed a form of wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) program making a traditional healing/martial art accessible to people with ambulatory limitations. A key feature of this innovative program is that it integrates wheelchair motions with the flowing movements of TCC to transform the wheelchair from an assistive device to a tool of empowerment and artistic expression. Dr. Guo's program was debuted at the 2008 Paralympics. Since 2016, funded by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Dr. Guo has been implementing the Adaptive Tai Chi for Veterans program across the country. As of September 2021, Dr. Guo and his team have provided the training to over 600 VA healthcare providers at more than 80 VA Medical Centers/facilities across the United States and territory Prior to joining the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, Dr. Guo served as a lecturer in the Department of Social Medicine of Harvard Medical School and the Director of Clinical Studies at New England School of Acupuncture. Learn more here: http://www.appliedtaiji.com http://adaptivetaichi.org NPR article on veterans and Tai Chi Watch Dr. Guo's wheelchair Tai Chi here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jR0DbXlS4GI Find full transcripts of DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast episodes on the DocWorking Blog DocWorking empowers physicians and entire health care teams to get on the path to achieving their dreams, both in and outside of work, with programs designed to help you maximize life with minimal time. Are you a physician who would like to tell your story? Please email Amanda Taran, our producer, at email@example.com to be considered. And if you like our podcast and would like to subscribe and leave us a 5 star review, we would be extremely grateful! We're everywhere you like to get your podcasts! Apple iTunes, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Google, Pandora, Stitcher, PlayerFM, ListenNotes, Amazon, YouTube, Podbean You can also find us on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Some links in our blogs and show notes are affiliate links, and purchases made via those links may result in payments to DocWorking. These help toward our production costs. Thank you for supporting DocWorking: The Whole Physician Podcast! Occasionally, we discuss financial and legal topics. We are not financial or legal professionals. Please consult a licensed professional for financial or legal advice regarding your specific situation. Podcast produced by: Amanda Taran
This is a podcast where we sit down with some very successful people from the world of business, entertainment and sport about their life's journey and what got them to the position that they're in today. In today's episode we are chatting with gold medal winning athlete Kurt Fearnley. Kurt Fearnley is a three time Paralympic gold medalist and two time Commonwealth Games gold medalist. He has won over 40 marathons, including New York, Chicago and London and he's even crawled the Kokoda track. Kurt was born without the lower portion of his spine. He grew up in a small country town and paved his way to being one of the best athletes on the planet. He has a unique perspective on what it takes, the determination and dedication, to be successful. In this chat we speak a lot about how disability is viewed in Australia, and Kurt shares some cracker stories about his life including one time that he met the queen. Kurt makes you feel like you can take on anything. As for all of these podcasts, Shaw and Partners have generously donated $10k to the charity of choice of each of our guests. We discuss who that money goes to in this chat. This podcast is brought to you by Shaw and Partners The executive producer is Keeshia Pettit The host is Gus Worland See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
1.6 seconds. That's how long it takes to fall two stories. That's how long it takes for life to change MICHAEL MURPHY is a motivational speaker, paralyzed athlete, and writer. His journey began in April 2007 when he fell off a roof in college, shattered his spine, and was paralyzed. He was 21. Michael had to adapt to life in a wheelchair over a long rehab process to find his “new normal,” regain his independence, and return to school. Despite his accident, Michael remained the competitive athlete that led him to play both football and baseball in college. n 2008 he found a new passion when he was introduced to hand-cycling and adaptive sports. His first race was The Marine Corps Marathon that year after he teamed up with The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation to raise money for spinal cord research. Michael has since helped to raise more than $50,000 for a cure. Today, Michael is a 12-time marathoner with Top 5 finishes in New York and Boston. He was also featured on NBC after completing two Tough Mudder competitions in 2012 and 2013 with the help of his teammates and an off-road handcycle. Michael's interview is one you will want to listen to more than one time. He offers insight and motivation to live your life to the fullest - no matter what cards you have been dealt. He explains Post Traumatic Growth (PTG) which is positive change experienced as a result of the struggle with a major life crisis of traumatic events. Recently, Michael Murphy was featured in the documentary, "Snow to Sand" as the lone hand cyclist riding with a team of 15 strangers from Denver to LA in 2016. Their goal was to raise money for people suffering from paralysis by embarking on a 1,300-mile cross-country bike ride that pushes them past their limits and beyond what any of them thought they could achieve as individuals. He now trains with the Competition Team at the National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) in Winter Park, CO, with every intention to make the US Ski Team…and go to the Paralympics.
In 2004, Melissa Stockwell was the first woman to lose a limb in combat. By 2008, she was a Paralympic swimmer. In Rio 2016, she and her teammates swept the first Para-Triathlon podium. Training before the Tokyo Games, she broke her back in a bike accident, but still finished fifth. Now she's ready to take on the oldest annual marathon, Boston.
In the United States alone, 1 in 4 people have some type of physical disability. Creating space and providing access for everyone who wishes to play a game or participate in a sport is vital to our global well being. Skeeter Powell, founder of David's Table explains that true inclusion tells all athletes that they “get to play” Carly Mellor, the area Director of Special Olympics shares that everyone deserves to be included in games. When everyone plays, we all benefit!
Born in Nanjing, China, Scout Bassett was abandoned after losing her leg in a fire when she was around 18 months old. She spent the next seven years in an orphanage, living through difficult conditions until she was adopted at age 7 by a family from the United States. She obtained her first running prosthetic at age 14, and then went on to run competitively at UCLA and would be recruited by a head performance director for U.S. Paralympics. In today's episode, we dive into all of this, plus talk about her time competing as a triathlete until she quit her full-time job in 2015, sleeping on couches and inside her car as she trained for the Paralympics. Scout talks about the lessons she's learned through her #hurdlemoments about resilience, her time hosting the Paralympic coverage for NBC, and offers up tips on how to chin up when life feels impossible. SOCIAL @scoutbassett @emilyabbate @hurdlepodcast OFFERS WHOOP | Use code "HURDLE15" at Whoop.com to get 15% off LMNT | Go to DrinkLMNT.com/Hurdle to get a FREE LMNT sample pack for just $5 shipping JOIN: THE *Secret* FACEBOOK GROUP SIGN UP: Weekly Hurdle Newsletter ASK ME A QUESTION: Leave me a voice message, ask me a question, and it could be featured in an upcoming episode! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/hurdle/message
His Royal Highness Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal is the Minister of Sports and the head of the Olympic and Paralympic committees in Saudi Arabia. Prince Abdulaziz has always been a fan of motorsports, and was the first Saudi to race in a GT3 European championship. As Minister of Sports, he is spearheading efforts to meet the growing demand for more athletic infrastructure, organizations, clubs, and federations, all in line with Vision 2030. Additionally, he is leading efforts to identify and support Saudi athletes who are the most qualified for the Olympics. For Saudi athletes and bystanders alike, this is an incredibly thrilling period in history.
Photographer Mark Edward Harris was one of the friends we made in the Closed Loop at the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. We talked with him about his craft--and his several frostbitten fingers. Learn more about Mark at his website and follow him on Insta. Plus, Alison's got a funky costume story from the Albertville 1992 Opening Ceremonies. We raved over the outfits worn by the country escorts during the Opening Ceremonies of Beijing. Alison's got the details on those from 30 years ago. We also have news from TKFLASTAN and our Team Keep the Flame Alive: Clare Egan - Listen to her with TKFLASTANI Tom Kelly on "Heartbeat." Erin Jackson John Nabor Plus, the Ice Cube is open to the public for tours, and the International Paralympic Committee had its Athletes' Council runoff election! For a transcript of this episode, please visit: https://wp.me/pbRtIx-1PV Thanks so much for listening, and until next time, keep the flame alive! *** Keep the Flame Alive: The Podcast for Fans of the Olympics and Paralympics with hosts Jill Jaracz & Alison Brown Support the show: Tell a friend: http://flamealivepod.com Bookshop.org store: https://bookshop.org/shop/flamealivepod Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/flamealivepod Hang out with us online: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flamealivepod Insta: http://www.instagram.com/flamealivepod Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/flamealivepod Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/312069749587022 Newsletter: Sign up at http://flamealivepod.com VM/Text: (208) FLAME-IT / (208) 352-6348
Talking Planning and Sustainability for the LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games Host Jon Switalski sat down with Michelle Schwartz, Chief External Affairs Officer for LA 28 to discuss the upcoming 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. We talk about where LA 28 is in the planning process, the sustainability factor, and utilizing what LA already has to offer. Learn more at https://la28.org/ This episode was recorded on March 29th, 2022
Paralympian and motivational speaker Amy Purdy talks to IOC Young Leaders about their own journeys and how they're driving change in the areas of gender equality, peace building, inclusion and sustainability. This sample of the 'We Have a Goal' podcast series showcases the four episodes supported by Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner Panasonic. Listen to all of them at Olympics.com/podcast
Rob Beveridge ticked off a bucket list item when he was named head coach of the Australian Boomers and guided the team to a 3-0 record in February's FIBA World Qualifiers held in Japan. The team, NBL development players and European talent faced a gruelling quarantine process and only two days or preparation for the tournament which Bevo gives his insights into the experience. Beveridge added this achievement to a resume that features a Paralympics silver medal from 2000, an assistant coaching role with the Boomers at the 2004 Olympics, coaching Scotland at the Commonwealth Games 2018 and the two medals won at the junior World Championships in 2003 (gold medal) and 2019 (bronze medal). Beveridge has spent the past three seasons coaching New Zealand's Southland Sharks and he also shares some of his knowledge of the league and why the league is more popular than ever before. Topics include... The growth of the NZNBL over the past few years (2:00) Signing Mojave King and how recruiting players for New Zealand NBL teams compares to NBL teams (5:00) The reasons why players should to playing in the NZNBL (8:00) Perth Wildcats purchase of the Otago Nuggets and should every NBL team fund an NZNBL team? (15:00) Coaching the Australian Boomers at the FIBA World Qualifiers (22:00) Nick Kay's emergence as a leader on the Boomers squad (26:00) Which of the younger members of the Australian Boomers squad impressed Bevo the most (35:00) Bevo explains the motivation behind writing his book When Winning Matters: Lessons Learned from Sport's Elite (39:00) The highlights of his career (53:00) Visit dunk.com.au for your next set of basketball uniforms. Listen to our previous interviews with the biggest stars in Australian Basketball, head to Aussiehoopla.com. Check out previous podcasts featuring; Australian Basketball Legends - Luc Longley, Andrew Gaze, Shane Heal, Mark Bradtke, Leroy Loggins, David Andersen, Andrew Vlahov, Phil Smyth, CJ Bruton, Chris Anstey, Brett Maher, John Rillie, Tony Ronaldson, Damian Martin, AJ Ogilvy, Daniel Kickert Current NBL Stars - Bryce Cotton, Chris Goulding, Vic Law, Jack White, Dejan Vasiljevic, Thomas Abercrombie, Jason Cadee, Mitch McCarron, Anthony Drmic, Brad Newley, Dusty Hannahs Our Finest Coaching Minds - Brian Goorjian, Barry Barnes, Joey Wright, Adrian Hurley, Aaron Fearne, Rob Beveridge, Ian Stacker, Shawn Dennis, Dean Vickerman, Trevor Gleeson, Lindsey Gaze, Ken Cole, Will Weaver, Bruce Palmer NBA Stars Past & Present - Andrew Bogut, Matthew Dellavedova, Stephen Jackson, Randy Livingston, Torrey Craig, Acie Earl, Josh Childress, Reggie Smith, Todd Lichti, Ryan Broekhoff, Doug Overton, Donald Sloan The NBL's Greatest Imports - Darryl McDonald, Ricky Grace, Derek Rucker, Leon Trimmingham, Scott Fisher, Lanard Copeland, Mike Mitchell, Darnell Mee, Isaac Burton, Adonis Jordan, Shawn Redhage, Willie Farley, Al Green, Corey "Homicide" Williams, Andre Moore, Steve Woodberry, Gary Ervin, Ebi Ere, Doug Overton, Kevin Lisch And the men who run things - Larry Kestelman, Mal Speed, Paul Maley, Vince Crivelli, Jeremy Loeliger, Chuck Harmison, Jeff Van Groningen, Bob Turner All that and much more. Follow @AussieHoopla on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris was a ski racer at Middlebury College when he fell in a ski accident, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down. Chris was back skiing within a year, and went on to become one of the most decorated mono-skiers of all time. When Chris retired as a professional athlete, he summited Mt. Kilimanjaro on a hand cycle, in an effort to turn perception of disability upside down. He is the first paraplegic to summit Mt Kilimanjaro, nearly unassisted, on a hand cycle. Chris' journey lives on through the documentary 1Revolution. Chris' genuine, personal and considerate delivery aims to connect and instruct, something he sought even as a competitor. As he became the fastest monoskier in the world, he and his female counterpart started a monoski instructional camp to help others unlock their potential without enduring the pain and frustration that they had. Members of those camps went on to win National, World Championship and Paralympic medals. When he attempted to become the first unassisted paraplegic to summit Mt Kilimanjaro, he stood on the shoulders of his heroes to turn the impossible into reality and give others the courage to confront their fears to live and perform most fully. The climb wasn't without incident. His team had to carry him up a boulder field, but that “failure” allowed him to separate from the obligation to be a superhero—to be honest, vulnerable and to find his real power. In 2015, he published his first book Things I Want to Remember Not to Forget, inspired by his Middlebury College Commencement Address. The following year, he taught himself to draw and wrote and illustrated his first children's book, Is It Lonely to be a Four-Leaf Clover? He has appeared on Dateline, Oprah, and 20/20 as well as providing color commentary for the Paralympics on NBC and being one of People Magazine's “50 Most Beautiful People.” Chris just did a second run of his "Things I Want to Remember Not to Forget" book and just last month, he returned to NBC's coverage of the Paralympics, handling Opening, Closing and Skiing analysis as well as some host responsibilities. A popular keynote speaker, Chris helps audiences become champions of their businesses, their worlds and themselves. He has spoken to nearly every industry and kind of audience—from Fortune 500 Companies to non-profits, from sales groups to venture capitalists and engineers. He inspires audiences to consider how seemingly ordinary people can achieve the impossible. CONNECT WITH CHRIS Web: https://one-revolution.org/ Facebook: https://facebook.com/onerevolution/ Instagram: @onerevolutionfoundation Twitter: @One_Revolution
Alexi Lalas and David Mosse kick off the show with a look at all of the MLS action for the week including NYCFC's big win, Seattle's surprising loss vs. Inter Miami, and so much more (8:20). Then the guys discuss Matias Almeyda's departure from the San Jose Earthquakes, Matthew Hoppe's potential move to Atlanta, and the League Cup Showcase. We also cover all of the CONCACAF Champions League action and Alexi gives his reason why this is the year MLS team will win the competition. Later the guys breakdown at all of action in Europe's top 5 leagues including, the FA Cup Liverpool vs. Man City game, La Liga's officiating, and the Serie A title race (46:01). Next we check in on all of the UEFA Conference League, the Europa League and Champions League games over the last week. We answered your questions about Zack Steffen's struggles at Man City, Alisson vs. Ederson, and try to find what sports stadium has the worst food in #AskAlexi (1:18:40). Finally, Alexi ends the show with a shout out to the United States's Paralympic soccer teams and wishes them good luck at the IFCPF World Cup tournament (1:43:45). What We've Been Watching: They Call Me Magic Clippers vs. Pelicans The Lost Leonardo Dirty Harry (film series) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
With seven laps to go in the Paralympic 5000 meters, Susannah Scaroni went to the front of the pack. When she looked at the big screen she had almost 100 meters on the field. In “no man's land” she could either wait for the pack or keep going. She kept going, saving a bit in reserve in case they caught her. They didn't. She won the gold, a second off the World Record. Heading into marathon season following the Games, she was ready to make her mark on her favorite race when a car hit her on a training run before she could even get to the starting line. She's recovered, with training times rivaling those from last year, but says that her competitors can't know what to expect from her because she doesn't know what to expect from herself. It might be something great.
In this episode, President of IFSPT, Luciana de Michelis Mendonça, talks about her research and the upcoming World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy. Today, Luciana talks about the importance of the WCSPT and the results from her research. Why are organisations like IFSPT important? Hear about why sports PTs are important in injury prevention and reduction programs, pre-season assessments, implementing prevention programs, and get Luciana's advice to her younger self, all on today's episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast. Key Takeaways “We should assess our athletes to make the most amazing tailored prevention program.” “Injuries happen, but if you can decrease the time that the athlete is spent outside the game, then that is a win for the team.” “Warm-up sessions with the physical therapist were the methods used to prevent injuries.” “Be lighter, less stress, [put] less pressure on yourself.” “I am where I am because I'm good at what I do.” More about Luciana de Michelis Mendonça Luciana is a professor in a federal university in Belo Horizonte (Brazil) and develops research in the field of sports physical therapy. She has participated in the last four IOC world conferences on injury and illness in sport with poster and workshop presentations. She was involved in organisation of physical therapy services for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics Games. She was the first female president of the Brazilian Society of Sports Physical Therapy (SONAFE), in a country with many restrictions to women's participation in sport and politics. Since 2017, she has been an executive director of the World Physiotherapy subgroup International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy (IFSPT) and is now IFSPT's president. She is committed to enhancing the dissemination of sports physiotherapy good practice and knowledge globally and to increase equity in sports physiotherapy. Suggested Keywords Healthy, Wealthy, Smart, Healthcare, Physiotherapy, Sports, Research, Injury Prevention, Prevention Programs, Exercise, Recommended Reading How injury registration and preseason assessment are being delivered: An international survey of sports physical therapists How injury prevention programs are being structured and implemented worldwide: An international survey of sports physical therapists Sign up for the Fourth World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy To learn more, follow Luciana at: Website: https://ifspt.org Twitter: @luludemichelis Instagram: @lucianademichelis Subscribe to Healthy, Wealthy & Smart: Website: https://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthy-wealthy-smart/id532717264 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ELmKwE4mSZXBB8TiQvp73 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/healthywealthysmart Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/healthy-wealthy-smart iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-healthy-wealthy-smart-27628927 Read the Full Transcript Here: 00:07 Welcome to the healthy, wealthy and smart podcast. Each week we interview the best and brightest in physical therapy, wellness and entrepreneurship. We give you cutting edge information you need to live your best life healthy, wealthy and smart. The information in this podcast is for entertainment purposes only and should not be used as personalized medical advice. And now, here's your host, Dr. Karen Litzy. 00:35 Hey everybody, welcome back to the podcast. I am your host Karen Litzy. And today I'm very honored and excited to have on the program Dr. Luciana de mckaela Mendoza. She is a professor in a Federal University in Belo Horizonte in Brazil and develops research in the field of sports physical therapy. She has participated in the last four IOC world conferences on injury and illness in sport with poster and workshop presentations. She was involved in organization of physical therapy services for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games. She was the first female president of the Brazilian society of Sports Physical Therapy in a country with many restrictions to women's participation in sports and politics. Since 2017, she has been the executive director of the world physiotherapy subgroup, International Federation of sports, physical therapy or ifs PT, and is now IFSP T's president. She is committed to enhancing the dissemination of sports physiotherapy, good practice and knowledge globally, and to increase equity in sports physiotherapy. And in today's podcast, we will talk about some of her research into injury prevention and the role of sports physiotherapist in those programs. And of course, we will also talk a lot more about the fourth World Congress is Sports Physical Therapy, which is happening in Denmark this August 26, and 27th. That's 2022. So if you want to find more information about that, you can click on the link at podcast at healthy, wealthy smart.com. To find out more about the fourth World Congress is sports physiotherapy, again, taking place in Denmark. So we will talk a lot about that. And we will also get a sneak peek of some of Luciana has talks there. She's speaking and she is moderating. So she's got her hands full for sure. So I want to thank her for coming on the podcast and everyone enjoyed today's episode. Hi, Luciana. Welcome to the podcast. I'm excited to have a conversation with you today. Hi, Carrie. Thank you very much for having me. Yeah, it is my pleasure. And now before we get into the meat of our interview, can you tell the listeners a little bit more about you about your history in sports, physical therapy. And as I mentioned, you are the current president of ifs pts. You can talk a little bit about that as well. So I will hand the mic over to you. 03:06 Okay, Karen, so I'm from Brazil. I'm a sports physiotherapist and I graduated in 2003. So I'm 20 years as a physiotherapist. And I'm also a professor in diversity here in Brazil. I'm based in Belo Horizonte. And 03:28 I started to work. Since the as a students and sports team, I wanted to do physical therapy because of sports. I am passionate about it. And I, I started in this political scenario in the Brazilian society of sports, physical therapy. And I started it was in 2016, it was the year of real to tastic significant part Paralympic Games. So it was a really big challenge. I also work in the physical therapy services during the Olympics and Paralympic game here. And I started being part of the Executive Board of the IFSP CI in 2017. So I learned a lot during the presidency of Anthony Schneider's in Christian torborg. And now I have this big challenge to be IFSEC. President so I'm balancing this actions related to if activity and also with teaching and also research about sports, physical therapy. And my research is mainly directed to injury prevention, and also injury risk profile. So I think that's perfect. And can you talk a little bit more about IFSP T and kind of the importance of having these organizations and what they what they do, what are they there for 05:00 Yes, so the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy is a subgroup of the word physiotherapy. That's our main our mother organization. So as a subgroup, we have to engage countries all around the world that have specific group related to sports, physical therapy to join the IFSP team. So nowadays, we have 34 member organizations in the SSP T. And our main mission is related to disseminate good practices, support research on sports, physical therapy, of course, and also promote actions to support our members, the whole community. So improve the practices around the world. And also it's a good it's an important way to connect with people. So I think the most amazing gifts that I had, being in IFSP T board is to network with people around the world. So it's a really 06:18 important way to have our professional, our profession, organize it. And so I probably will be in the presidency for the next four years. That's the plan. Yeah, that's, that's amazing. And one of the things that, like you said, as part of the organization is networking, and we'll say this will probably repeat this a couple of times, but the Fourth World Congress is sports, physical therapy is coming up August 26 27th, of 2022 in Denmark, and obviously, you will be there and you are a part of several presentations. 06:57 But like you said, your research is around injury prevention and assessment in sports, in sports. So can you talk about why the sports physical therapist is an important component of these injury prevention programs or injury reduction programs? 07:19 Yes, I just want to stress that, yes, the Congress of sports, physical therapy, it's important action that IFSP t also have, we are one of the main organizations, the main sub groups of world physiotherapy that deliver International Congress. So we have the first one in Bern, the second one Belfast, the third in Vancouver, and now illegal in Denmark. So I, I went to Belfast to Vancouver, and now I will be enabled for sure. So 07:55 I'm sorry, Carrie, I forgot your question. Oh, yeah. No, so my, my question, like I said, you're doing you're doing a ton. You'll be doing a ton in Nyberg. But one of the things that I know you are talking about is about your research that centers around injury prevention, and something that you're passionate about as if the sports physical therapist should really be involved. So why is that? 08:19 Yes. So I always thought that the main action as a sports physical therapy in a sports team, of course, I should be aware that, for me, I need support all athletes available to the coach to the head coach to train. So for me, it's, it was always a good time to have like the physical therapy department, empty without athletes there, because all athletes should be on the fields playing and training. 08:56 So for me, prevention was always important action that we as therapists should be aware of. So I, when I finished my PhD and start to be a teacher in university in Brazil, I started to wander, especially after I started to work in the IFSP. Board, I started to wonder if the prevention, the role that the Sports Physical Therapy had in prevention, and I know that how this works in Brazil because I was sports physical therapist and the volleyball team and soccer team. I was wondering if it was like the same, or I was wondering if it should be the same. Or if we are here in Brazil, we're doing like similar things that other professionals data around the world. So I have a sabbatical year in 2020 and I went to Belgium to work with Eric FitPro. 10:00 I was there in Uganda, the University of Ghana, as a visiting professor. And we started to develop a surveying to understand what role the sports physical therapists had in injury prevention. So I will talk about some of our results, we have two papers about this survey that were that are published in physical therapy in sports. And this helped me to have 10:33 sort of idea about the role. And we have really interesting information about this, that, of course, I will share here in this podcast, and also in the World Congress of sports, physical therapy. And also we develop a Delphi design to establish a consensus on sports injury prevention programs. So this is also an interesting 11:01 study that we could deliver an IFSP participated to, with this Delphi study linking 11:09 people from different countries. So I'm really excited to talk to you about this caring and say something that should make people a little bit curious and participate in the Congress. In Denmark. Yes. So when can can you give us a little bit of info, you don't have to give it all away? Of course, people can go and read the the 11:36 published papers, but in this 11:40 in this study, you had, how many people? What did you find? How did you do it? 11:50 So yes, for sure, I can share some of the data that we had the papers are published. And also you can indicate for your audience, I can send you the links. It's important, I totally understand caring that sports injury prevention area, we need to move forward related to research, we need to understand a lot of things. But I think it's interesting to understand what the professionals what the sports physical therapists are doing, because this can bring up some questions for future research. So 12:29 on the survey, we 12:32 we had 414, sports, physical therapists participating around the world. So I think we had like, people from 32 countries. So I know that the amount is not so high, we could have more people participating, but it was delivered in 2020, during the pandemic. So this is one thing that I should stress because, yes, we had 32 countries participating, but I, for sure, I expected to have more people there. But we had questions in this online survey that was related, link it to the synchronous sequence of prevention that were Matalan delivered, and maybe it's the the most use it, model or to make decisions about prevention. So we ask it if this sports physical therapists participated on injury prevention, sorry, injury registration. It's common here, Brazil, but I didn't know if my colleagues in other countries participating in the injury registration. We also asked if they assess it, the athletes to build the prevention program. So if they did, for example, preseason assessment, that's the more common way at least in Brazil. So I was curious about that. And also, I we asked about their prevention program. So if the pieces participated in this action or not. So about equal registration, the first thing this I think this is an amazing result, because we had more than then 80% of the sports physical therapists that participate in this study, were responsible for me to reverse the situation. So we can now say that maybe the sports physio are the are the person like more important more responsible to properly register injury in their sports team? So this brings brings up a lot of other questions. So for example, maybe we should IFSP T should deliver some actions to maybe 15:00 increase the knowledge and maybe the competence on this matter on our community. Because of course, if we are responsible for this, we want to do an amazing job. So it's, it's interesting. And it's good also to exchange some experience and learn from good examples. So this is really good. And we also ask about the main barriers. 15:29 So for sure now register the injuries. So more than a half of this physios said that lack of time in their routine was the main factor to not properly register injuries. So maybe we need to discuss also about the sports physio routine, inside the sports team. I think we talk we should talk more about this, especially in conferences that we can get together a lot of professionals from different countries, and we can learn from their experience. 16:08 So can I move forward? You have a comment about registration? Nope, I think I think that's good. And I do like that. You said, Hey, maybe this is a chance for us to get together learn from each other. Because perhaps there are ways to streamline this that people just haven't thought of that other people are doing. So you're right. It's a great opportunity for sports organizations, like if SPT to bring sports physical therapist together and say, Well, wait a second, some of you are doing this with some of you aren't. And if it's a lack of time, what can we do to give you a structure that can streamline your process? Yes, exactly. And it's one thing that here needs to be done. We just We can't like, Okay, I'm not going to register injuries, because how can I be sure if I'm going to prevent the injuries if I'm not registering? So if you're not registering, is it like they didn't happen? 17:09 Yes. And another another thing that is really interesting, what is the injury definition? That is sports, physical therapists are using my understanding, we can select different definitions, because this maybe rely on the sports modality. 17:32 But we need to talk more about this, I think we should 17:37 exchange and learned and maybe from this, maybe if aspartate can deliver some guidelines, I don't know, because it's one of our missions. Also to make the FSB T is the main resource for the Sports Physical Therapy community. So I think we will maybe in the future, we are going to have more actions based on the findings of so I'm really excited about this. Okay, so let's move on to preseason assessment. So how many are performing? And what are the barriers? I know that this is this, topics of little bit controversial, I know that we have a group that thinks that we should assess, and another group of sports physio, or research thinks that we, we don't need to. But our survey shows that 77% of the participants perform preseason assessments in their athletes. 18:45 So 222 sports fields, said that they do. This is amazing information. And I didn't expect for this high percentage. 18:59 And I was happy because I believe that we should assess our athletes to make the most tailored, most amazing tailored prevention program for our athletes. I know that this is a challenge. I totally understand this. But if I think about myself as a sports, physical therapy, if I'm working in a sports team, I will like I will do my best to assess the athletes and try to deliver 19:30 into an individualized prevention programs. So but we have like, opposite side here because only 30% of these sports physical therapists that do preseason assessment, customize the provincial program bases in the results of the assessment. 19:54 So this is a point that we need to understand better. We need to understand what is happening. Why 20:00 They sports fees you give energy to assess the athletes, but they don't apply the results to build the prevention program. 20:11 So we didn't 20:14 ask it like specific questions about this. To understand this, we only asked about the barrier. So the main barrier 20:23 that was indicated to not before assessment, it was lack of structure and organization of the sports team. 20:33 So about half of the participants indicated this barrier. 20:38 I understand makes sense, but I'm not sure if this barrier explain 100% of the reasons to not perform the precision assessment. And I think maybe this is also relied on the evidence that we have related to these. We have big discussions about injury prediction probability. So maybe we need to make some advance in research about this topic. And maybe we need to talk more about this to make more like have this issue more clear to everyone, specially the clinician. 21:22 Because I think so now, it's my opinion. Okay. I think we need to assess our athletes, and maybe maybe even the process of assessment should be discussed. Because if we, if we are here in a roundtable with sports, physical therapists, and we ask how you assess your athletes, which tests do you select, probably carrying, we are going to have different answers. So I don't I'm not sure what this means. It means that we don't have standards. We don't have like a protocol. Should we have a protocol? I don't know. But what I know is that we need to talk more about this. Yeah, I mean, oh, go ahead. Sorry. No, no, I just like, I just want to say that I was really happy with the the results that sports fields with a majority is performing a preseason assessment. But on contrary, I was I get a little sad to see that not like 1/3 of them are really applying the Results to Build provincial programs. And yeah, and so I brings up a couple of questions for me, and that is, have you seen preseason assessments? Decrease injury, are they and again, this goes on? I think what you just said that sort of prediction and probability. So if you do a preseason assessment, does that predict less injuries? I don't know. Have you seen? What are your thoughts on that? 23:06 Thank you for asking this caring, I think 23:10 preseason assessment. The main propose is not to predict injury, they may propose is to identify those athletes with more susceptibility or probability to get the injury and then we can act before this happened. I'm not saying that if we perform a preseason assessment and beta prevention program on the results, our athletes not going to get into I'm not saying that injury, always going to happen sports, but we can, for example, decrease the severity. 23:52 So if I have one athlete that I can, for example, I apply the stars question balance test, and I see that this athlete have a really low stability, functional stability in the lower league. So I can include in their provincial program, exercise to improve the stability, and maybe he will, he will, like have the ankle sprain, but I can decrease the severity. 24:26 So I will decrease the time loss. I will make this athlete more available to the head coach at the end. That's my reasoning on preseason assessment. And I think there is a misconception about this issue also. Right? Because I think, you know, if we're playing devil's advocate, some people may say, well, the preseason assessment isn't going to eliminate injuries. Why am I why am I doing it? Right? But like you said, injuries happen. But if you can decrease the severity if you can decrease the time that the athlete is spent out of the game 25:00 Yeah, then that's a win for the team. And it's a win for the coach in the organization. But if only 30% If if you have all of these sport physiotherapist doing a preseason assessment, then only 30% customize the program. Now we have to come up with some incentives for that physiotherapist to customize 25:19 the program for the athlete. And again, that may be like you said resources available to them, if it's one person and 50 players, 25:30 that it's difficult, you know that that's that that's quite difficult. But 25:37 I can understand how this can be a very frustrating part of research, because there's a lot of moving parts. And it's not just the sport physiotherapist, who has all best intentions and at at the heart of, of of their work. But there's a lot of external factors that need to come into play. But 26:03 I do I also like your that idea of being on a round table with sport physiotherapist and saying, Well, what do you do? What do you do? And maybe like you said, I don't know if a protocol is right, but maybe some sort of a roadmap where you have some basic assessments, and then you have the freedom and the ability to get creative, but to have certain certain things in there that makes sense for that sport? 26:31 Yes, I totally agree with you. Here in Brazil, I have a lot of colleagues and friends that came from the Brazilian society of sports, physical therapy. So we talked a lot in exchange a lot. So I, I myself, I have my challenges related to really delivering the prevention program that I i understand that would be like the best thing to do. But of course, this also relies on the relationship with the head coach, district parenting coach. So it's a lot of factors variables that we need to understand. And that's, that's really individual. It depends on the context of each sports team. So that's what I when I say that maybe we don't, we will not have like a protocol, because it depends on the sports team reality. But I agree with you that we can give maybe some roadmap to help everyone to organize better, considering the context, right? Yeah, exactly. Exactly. Oh, that's yeah, that's that really opens up a can of worms for people. That being said, let's move on to prevention programs. So what did you find with that? 27:53 Yes, so about the prevention program, we see that warm up. 27:59 sessions with the physical therapists were the methods more use it to prevent injury. And I think about warm up this was already expected because it was one roadmap that FIFA 11 Plus gave to everyone, not only for soccer, we have evidence on basketball, handball players. So FIFA 11 Plus really helped in this maybe this 28:31 basic organization, and how to deliver some preventive action in a more easy and accessible way. So I think it's really interesting that this survey, like confirm that one map, it's a really good strategy to include the provincial probe on athletes routine, because the athlete will need to warm up. So we have this moment, and why not. So instead of make the athlete do like, 29:06 whatever exercise or just running on the field, why not to be more specific and includes exercise that the athletes really need to do based on the sport modality. 29:20 Epidemiology. So for example, we know that in soccer, we have a lot of famous hamstring strain, we have a lot of ankle sprain, knee sprain. So why not to include some melodic at the size it some balance exercise? I think this is a really 29:38 important action that every old sports physical therapist needs, so be engaged and participate and about the individual sessions with the sports physical therapists. It's important to us and then I really expected some information around this 30:00 because we know that we have some time zone athletes that need a specific exercise that needs to be delivered by the physical therapist. So I was happy to say this because this was the methods more use it more indicated by our participants. And above the barrier, we saw that lack of time in athletes routine was the main barrier to perform the provision. This was indicated by 66% of the participants. 30:34 Of course, I expected results. And that's why warm up, it's important action because this is already in adults routine, we don't need to change the routine to include one more time and period to do 30:51 the exercise related related to prevention. So again, carry I don't know if this only this area only about athletes routine, we can understand why we can't perform major prevention. And as I said, Before, I understand the challenges. I think it's not easy. But I think it's a wonderful, it's a wonderful action that sports physical therapists participate. And it's really, of course, important for our athletes health, not only performance, because we have evidence that provincial programs also increased performance. But also I'm concerned about athlete's health, we need to, of course, help the athlete because no one wants to get into it. So this is really, it was really important. 31:49 For information that is the also indicated and these information helped us. So sort of build the questions related to the consensus, that was our second step during my experience in Ghent University with Eric. 32:11 Right. And so at W CSPG. You're going to show some data about the Delphi consensus, so you don't have to give all that away, people can go to the conference to hear more about that. But if you want to give a little preview, now's your time. So you what are the main topics investigated? 32:31 So about our Delphi, we organized the consensus in three parts. So the first part was related to how the thesis should plan the provincial programs. So this planning was about the information or the reasoning to develop the injury prevention program. So this is interesting, because we have information that, for example, sports, physio, use the reasoning related to biomechanics, or the base decision only on evidence and injury, Epidemiology, or athletes, injury history. So we have this kind of information and result and this is really brings up some discussions. So I hope that on the conference, I can, we can have this moment to discuss about our information, our data. The second part was about the organization. So how work environments before the implementation, how this affects the delivering the injury prevention programs. And the third one is about the implementation phase that I know that there is a lot of discussion and research, we have a specific we have specific groups of research that really go deep in this matter of implementation. So in this third phase, we identify barriers and facilitators to implement the injury prevention programs, and also related to compliance, if visibility. So this is how we organize the Delphi. It was a huge amount of work from all the core authors that participated in this study, and really happy that we can now say that this is accepted in physical therapy in sports generally, we can now really disseminate 34:39 this information, and I'm really happy to be part of this. Yeah, well, congratulations because that is a ton of work. And again, if people want to learn more about this, then you can come to Nyberg August 26 27th The Fourth World Congress is Sports Physical Therapy in Denmark. 35:00 And I mean, who doesn't want to be in Denmark in the summer? Right? I mean, amazing. Yeah, this will be my first time in Denmark. So my I am excited. So of course, no Denmark, but also to meet my friends from Sports Physical Therapy community, specifically before this, sorry, after this pandemic. Yeah. So I really miss my friends. And I really excited to talk more about injury prevention. And so our consensus results, and exchange and networking with everyone there. Yeah. And where can people find you? If they have questions? If they you know, we'll have the links to the studies that you mentioned in the show notes. So if people read that, and they have questions, where can they find you? 35:53 Yes, Carrie, so I am on social media. So I have my Facebook profile, Instagram, it's with my name, no change at all. And also in Twitter, is Lulu the chalice so you can find me there. And we can keep talking about information. IFSEC. I invite everyone for be like in the World Congress of sports, physical therapy, it's in August. So I'm really excited to be there. And I hope to see you there all for caring. Yeah, I will be there. I'm looking forward to it. And now final question that I asked everyone knowing where you are now in your life and in your career, what advice would you give to your younger self? Good question. Okay. So maybe, first, I would say to my own self, congratulations, you are an amazing woman in you accomplished a lot. 36:52 For sure, I never thought that I would be where I am now. As IFSP President working in federal, probably the most important federal university here in Brazil. So I'm really happy. If I could give her some advice should be be more lighter, less stress, less pressure on yourself, Luciana. 37:23 But at the end, we don't don't care if this increased pressure or stress, help in a way. 37:31 me to be here where I am. Or if I could go through this path. Be more. 37:41 I don't know light. I think the word is like, Yeah, I think so. And, and I love the fact that you said you know, you would congratulate yourself. And I think celebrating wins and celebrating what we do are things that women don't often do. Right? We're always sort of congratulating others and putting others up, but we never sort of congratulate ourselves and celebrate our wins. And, and I think if I were to go back and tell my younger self, something that would be it, like stop making yourself smaller so that other people can be bigger. It's a constant exercise. I didn't accomplished my winnings, my victories so often, but now I can see clearly that I am where I am, because I'm good in what I do. So perfect. What a way to end the podcast. I think that's great. So again, people can see you live in Nyberg, August 26 and 27th. At the fourth world, Congress is sports, physical therapy, you again will have the link on the conference and how to sign up. And we certainly encourage everyone to do that. Like you said, What a great way to meet up with colleagues to get some really great information and be in a beautiful place while you do it. Yeah, exactly. And on August 25, five, we are going to have a network session delivered by FFTT. So we are going to have also this moment to get together and exchange. Perfect. Is there anything else? You know, you're the president? So is there anything else that we missed? Talking about the conference that you want to let people know is is also happening? We are going to have an interesting conference because it's going to be I think the first World Congress of sports, physical therapy that we're going to have specific moments to do sports in the program. So we are going to have this more serious moments to talk more about our practices and research but also light moments to practice sports and be more friendly there. Yeah, so basically bring your workout clothes is what you're saying. Yeah, 40:00 Oh, yeah, that's exactly perfect. Perfect. And I don't think I mentioned that when I spoke to Katie so I'll be mentioning that moving forward that bring your sneakers bring your workout clothes, that traditional 40:13 well here in the US for whatever reason, people like always wear suits to these things. 40:20 So don't don't worry about the suits, but definitely bring your workout gear. Yes. Perfect. Perfect. Well, Luciana, thank you so much for taking the time out today and coming on to the podcast to talk about all the great stuff you're doing. Thank you so much. My pleasure, Kara. Thank you so much, and everyone thanks so much for tuning in. Have a great couple of days and stay healthy, wealthy and smart. 40:43 Thank you for listening and please subscribe to the podcast at podcast dot healthy, wealthy smart.com. And don't forget to follow us on social media.
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