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Seth Blee PT, DPT of the Washington Nationals discusses Integrative Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy

Seth Blee PT, DPT of the Washington Nationals discusses Integrative Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy

Exercise Science Insider ep 17

A sharp mindset is not only helpful in our exercise, but it can also be an edge for the athlete or anyone who loves science with their fitness.  Our guest today is esteemed Physical Therapist, Dr. Seth Blee of Inova Sports Medicine and is the head Physical Therapist for the Washington Nationals and Washington Spirit and recently featured on ESPN in the E60 documentary of Alex Smith of the Washington Football Team.

One of the main topics of this episode is Seth's unique approach to Physical Therapy.  You will hear Jennifer and Seth mention some of these techniques such as PNF, dry needling and neuromuscular control used in rehabilitation.

Seth Blee PT, DPT, CFMA, CSCS has completed extensive continuing education coursework and training and is one of the principal instructors at the Institute for Physical Arts.

If you are a trainer or strength coach, a student, a therapist of any kind this is obviously a podcast for you as Seth is a teacher, manager and learner.  We all can learn so much from him.

If you are unvested in your training process, this episode will be worth your time because it's an inside look into how the best and most engaged Physical Therapist’s think and operate in managing not only the World Series champions, The Washington Nationals

Rather than thinking about the multi million dollar arms that he works with or his role in Quarterback Alex Smith's incredible rehab story, think about the possibility of decreasing the ambiguity in the injury recovery process as the future of sports medicine or for yourself or your team.

This episode is things loaded with to learn, share and become curious about

Topics covered:

  • Seth’s unique background and approach to Physical Therapy
  • missing links in Physical Therapy
  • mindset while working on your injury or body
  • His experience with the Institute of Physical Arts
  • Core and posture in a 3 pillar model of treatment
  • active vs passive mentality in treatment
  • the language of coaches and therapists
  • ACL tears and questions about training and prevention

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Seth Blee

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