Episode 181 Chaser
In this episode, Jimmy chats with Craig Lindell and Arash Maghsoodi, ⅔ of The Prehab Guys. The duo discusses how their group came to be, their growing success through social media, and what students should be doing right now to help grow the PT brand.
Bio: Michael Lau, SPT
Michael Lau received his Bachelor’s of Science in Physiology from the University of California, Los Angeles and is currently in his final year as a DPT student at the University of Southern California. Currently, Michael is working with a team to help bring PT into Beijing, China and train their first generation of Physical Therapists. Michael has worked in a number of sports and orthopedic clinics throughout Los Angeles and holds certifications as a NSCA Strength and Conditioning Specialist, in Niel Asher Technique, and in IASTM from SmartTools.
Bio: Arash Maghsoodi, SPT
Arash Maghsoodi received his Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from San Diego State University where he also played collegiate soccer. He is currently in his final year as a DPT student at the University of Southern California and has primarily worked thus far in the sports and orthopedic settings, servicing several clinics throughout California.
Bio: Craig Lindell, SPT
Craig Lindell received his Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from the Pennsylvania State University and is currently in his final year as a DPT student at the University of Southern California. Craig has worked in a wide variety of settings throughout his educational experience including orthopedics, sports, neurology, oncology, pediatrics, and cardiopulmonary care. Craig is a Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery certified therapist and enjoys playing golf, participating in Crossfit, and has a special interest in neurologic rehabilitation.
Episode 181 Shoutouts
Michael Lu, SPT
Don Reagan, PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW
Quinn Henoch, PT, DPT
Danny Matta, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS
Zach Long, PT, DPT, SCS, SFMA, Cert DN, PES
Seth Godin, Author
Adam Meakins, “The Sports Physio” / Host of the “The NAF Physio Podcast”
Book: Mastery by Robert Greene
Book: TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking by Chris Anderson
University of Southern California – Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (http://pt.usc.edu/)
Episode 181 Highlights
(1:55) What are the streams? How can people get in touch with you if they haven’t already?
(3:13) What do you guys do?
(5:49) Why did you guys decide to start releasing content?
(7:12) So you starting video taping and releasing content and then where did it go from there?
(9:16) Who follows you other than Physical Therapists?
(9:55) What is Mike (Michael Lau) doing over in Beijing?
(11:34) Do you think hashtags are the tool that helps non-PTs find you on social media?
(12:23) What can people find on www.theprehabguys.com/ ?
(15:25) Where is someplace in the United States you wouldn’t mind going to do Physical Therapy?
(16:18) What is something that you’re currently reading or recently read that really inspired you?
(17:17) Who is somebody in the field of Physical Therapy that is flying under the radar?
(18:25) What can students do now to help improve society’s image of Physical Therapy?
(20:10) Ballpark.. How many videos do you guys have out on Instagram?
(22:00) Give me some funny criticisms you’ve gotten over the past year.
(23:44) What’s your favorite exercise?
“Go for it. Honestly, be as unorthodox as possible. Go against the grain. Do things that faculty and students are maybe going to do a double-look at you on. Just go for it. Honestly, there’s no other way to find out if it’s going to work or if it’s going to go well than if you try.” – Craig Lindell
“Put in the work. It’s not going to come easy. It’s not going to come quick. It took us a while to grow and it was the consistency that’s key to allow the growth to occur. So just put in the work, stay consistent, and you’ll see the results. Even if it doesn’t grow right away you’re learning from doing.” – Arash Maghsoodi