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Episode 23 - Erza Bye - Data Vs Experience

Dr. Ray Carr, Dr. Nick Perugini, Rob Rabena MS and Ezra Bye, Maplezone Director of Pitching, discuss using technology to monitor workload and manage fatigue. They also discuss combining data with an experienced eye to make good coaching decisions. This is another can't miss episode that describes how an integrated team can promote optimal athletic success.


Episode 22 - Building Power Without Olympic Lifts

In this episode Dr. Jon Herting, Dr. Nick Perugini, Dr. Ray Carr and Rob Rabena M.S. discuss how to build power in your athletes without using Olympic Lifts. Olympic lifts are highly technical and not every coach has the time or expertise to teach these. This episode discusses power and the many options coaches have to build this in their athletes without needing to rely on the technical barbell focused lifts.


Episode 21 - How To Be A Student Observer

In this Episode Dr. Jon Herting, Dr. Nick Perugini and Rob Rabena M.S. discuss how to be a student observer in the clinic and in the weight room. They discuss what they look for in a student observer and how you can stand out as you make connections in the fields of Physical Therapy and Sports Performance.


Episode 20 - How to Influence Youth Movement Dysfunction - Bill Ewe - Part 2

This this episode, Dr. Jon Herting, Dr. Ray Carr, Dr. Nick Perugini and Rob Rabena, MS welcome Bill Ewe for another fantastic episode. In this episode Bill discusses common movement dysfunction that he sees in his Middle School students on a daily basis and what interventions he uses to help set these students up for success moving forward.


Episode 19 - Bill Ewe - State Of Physical Education

In this episode Ray, Nick, Jon and Rob welcome Bill Ewe to the program. For the past 20+ years her has been a New Jersey Middle School Physical Education teacher. Bill has developed a nice niche and has been able to build, what amounts to a Crossfit Box, in his current Middle School. In this episode Bill discusses his path to this point, how to influence superiors and how to create buy in from the kids in his class.


Episode 18 - Treating Diagnosis or Dysfunction?

In this episode Dr Ray Carr, Dr Jon Herting, Dr, Nick Perugini and Rob Rabena, MS discuss their thoughts on if you should treat a clients diagnosis or their presenting movement dysfunction. The guys will discuss their thoughts on if the diagnosis matters when treating a patient and what their main thought process is when a new client walks in the door and they have to craft a rehab or strength and conditioning program.


Episode 17 - Nick Mascioli Ep 2 - Technology and Velocity Based Training

Nick provides a unique perspective on training professional baseball players as he also practices as a licensed massage therapist. This week Jon, Rob, Nick and Ray sit down with Nick to talk about his experiences applying the latest technology in S&C to optimize performance and recovery strategies with his athletes. . Nick touches on Velocity Based Training (VBT) and how he was able to implement this with his athletes while working with the Pittsburgh Pirates. . Nick also discusses acute to...


Episode 16 - Pittsburgh Pirates Organization Strength Coach - Nick Mascioli - His Journey

On this episode Dr. Jon Herting, Rob Rabena, Dr. Ray Carr and Dr. Nick Perugini speak with Nick Mascioli. Nick has been a Strength Coach in the Pittsburgh Pirate organization for 3 years, specifically working with the Short Season A Affiliate West Virgina Black Bears in this most recent season. In this episode he speaks about his journey, how he came to work for the Pirates and what his biggest challenges are working for an MLB affiliate.


Episode 15 - Lower Extremity Assessment

Jon, Rob, Nick and Ray discuss how they assess the lower extremity in both their rehabilitation and performance evaluations. This episode gives you rare insight into their assessment process and they know you will take a few tips from this episode that you can use on day one!


Episode 14 - Upper Extremity Assessment

During today's episode Dr Jon Herting, Dr Nick Perugini, Dr Ray Carr, and Rob Rabena M.S. discuss how they evaluate the upper body to help guide their upper extremity focused rehabilitation and strength and conditioning programs. They will touch upon how they evaluate the rib cage and thoracic spine and how this influences overall shoulder girdle mechanics during exercise and sport specific activities. This episode is enlightening and will enhance your rehab and strength and conditioning...


Episode 13 - Unilateral Vs Bilateral Exercise

In today's episode Dr. Jon Herting, Dr. Nick Perugini and Dr. Ray Carr discuss when they decide to use Bilateral vs Unilateral Exercises when creating their rehab and strength training programs. They discuss the benefits of programming each both the lower extremity and upper extremity and how each will improve both rehab and strength and conditioning programs.


Episode 12 - Youth Athlete Specialization

Dr. Jon Herting, Dr. Ray Carr, Dr. Nick Perugini and Rob Rabena M.S. discuss their thoughts on youth sports specialization. Do they recommend it? Does it benefit or limit athleticism, and ultimately what is best for overall long term athletic development and health?


Episode 11 - When To Use Different Squat Variations

In this episode the Dr Jon Herting, Dr Ray Carr and Rob Rabenz M.S. discuss how they chose a specific squat variations depending on the client and how they apply these variations to certain populations.


Episode 10 - Does Joint Position Matter?

Does Joint Position Matter? In this episode Dr. Jon Herting, Dr. Ray Carr, Dr. Nick Perugini and Rob Rabena M.S. discuss how joint position influences exercise and if it truly matters in the grand scheme of things. They discuss how joint position influences both the physical rehab and performance arenas and how they both assess joint position and alter their programming based on their findings.


Episode 9 - Training Sensibly As You Age

In this weeks episode Dr. Jon Herting, Dr. Ray Carr, Dr. Nick Perugini, and Rob Rabena, M.S. discuss what they think about when programming for aging clients and what an aging client should think about as they craft their own programs. This episode provides the aging client with the insights needed to continue to train optimally to maintain a pain free lifestyle as they age.


Episode 8 - Subjective Interview Never Stops

During this podast Dr. Jon Herting, Dr. Ray Carr, Rob Rabena M.S. and Dr. Nick Perugini discuss how the subjective interview plays such an important role in their client experience and how this often overlooked aspect of the intake is vital to improving outcomes and building relationships with the client going forward.


Episode 7 - Building Gym Culture

In this episode Dr. Jon Herting, Dr. Ray Carr, Rob Rabena M.S, and Dr. Nick Perugini discuss building a culture that supports a positive environment to build strong personal character in the athletes and clients they train. The guys discuss how to create a culture that promotes a blending of physical therapy and strength and conditioning to create a high performance environment that emphasizes values that extend far beyond the walls of any gym.


Episode 6 - Are You Addicted To Foam Rolling

In this episode Rob Rabena M.S., Dr. Jon Herting, Dr. Nick Perugini and Dr. Ray Carr discuss Foam Rolling. When it fits into a performance and rehabilitation program, how it should be implemented and how much foam rolling is too much. This episode provides both practical experience and researched based evidence to discuss the efficacy of foam rolling and where it fits into a person's program.


Episode 5 - Should Overhead Athletes Press Overhead?

In this episode Ray, Jon, Nick and Rob discuss their thoughts on having overhead athletes press overhead. Is it necessary? What are the prerequisites that athletes need to demonstrate and is it really something that should be included in an overhead athletes performance or rehab program?


Episode 4 - Should you place strength on dysfunction?

In this episode Dr. Jon Herting, Rob Rabena M.S. Dr. Ray Carr, and Dr. Nick Perugini discuss their thoughts on placing strength on dysfunction. Dysfunction can mean different things to different individuals and populations. In this episode the guys define what dysfunction means to them in terms of human movement and discuss their thoughts on why you should not load dysfunction a majority of the time. They will also discuss instances when loading dysfunction may be appropriate. Tune in to...