Dr. John Rusin has a lot of alphabet letters after his name.
He is, after all, Dr. John Rusin, PT, DPT, CSCS, ART, FMS1-2, YBT, SFMA, FDN.
So when it comes to the best and the worst of physical therapy modalities, and the most cutting-edge physical therapy and recovery techniques you can use to heal your body fast, John is a wealth of knowledge.
This guy has more than a decade of elite-level training experience and advanced degrees in both exercise science and physical therapy, and his job is to develop performance, regeneration, and aesthetics programs for some of the world's best power athletes, NFL and MLB athletes, gold-medal Olympians, competitive powerlifters, and bodybuilders. In addition to his sports-performance physical-therapy practice in Madison, Wisconsin, he's also the owner of John Rusin Fitness Systems, an online fitness platform geared toward synergizing the best of high-performance training and intelligently designed physiotherapy/regeneration programming to athletes and clients across the world.
During our discussion, you'll discover:
-Why John says he's not a “run-of-the-mill” physical therapist…[11:10]
-The important difference between acupuncture and functional dry needling for healing an injury fast…[15:20]
-Whether Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) – also known as “scraping” – works…[22:45]
-How you can retrain your pelvis and bowel function using something called Pelvic Floor Postural Reeducation…[29:55]
-If “cupping” really works, and why Dr. Rusin thinks it is much like the infamous pump from the Austin Power's movie…[38:50]
-Dr. Rusin's opinions on blood flow restriction training, also known as Kaatsu…[44:55]
-How Dr. Rusin created the 12-week training program called “FHTP”…[51:20]
-How you can use elastic bands to get what is called “Rhythmic and Reactionary Dynamic Stability, Strength and Stabilization”…[53:00]
-And much more!
Resources from this show:
–Dr. Rusin's Functional Hypertrophy Training Program (coupon code: “BG25” gets you $25 off of his FHT program)
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