Ep. 74 Chaser – The Beer & a Bourbon with The Barbell Physio Zach Long



Episode 74 Chaser

In this episode, Jimmy talks with Zach Long, PT, DPT about strength and conditioning hybrid PT’s, Blood Flow Restriction Training in Clinic how to create a social media presence AND the dirty “C” word, Chiropractors.  Zach is drinking a few fingers of 4 Roses Bourbon and Jimmy cracks a Shock Top Belgian White.

Bio: Zach Long, PT, DPT, SCS, SFMA, Cert DN, PES

Dr. Zach Long received his Bachelor’s in Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2010. He went on to obtain his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from East Carolina University in 2013. Currently, Zach is the Director of Physical Therapy at Carolina Sports Clinic and founder of TheBarbellPhysio.com.

Zach is an ABPTS Sports Certified Specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association. His practice philosophy centers on patient empowerment by the use of the McKenzie Method, SFMA, FMS, Dry Needling, along with many others. Along with physical therapy, Zach’s practice draws on many areas of health and wellness including athletic performance enhancement and coaching as a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and a NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist.

Contact Information
Website: thebarbellphysio.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/thebarbellphysio/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/activePTblog
Instagram: www.instagram.com/thebarbellphysio/
Twitter: @zlongdpt
Email: zach@thebarbellphysio.com

Episode 74 Shoutouts
Tony Gentilcore, Author, Co-Founder of Cressey Sports Performance (www.tonygentilcore.com)
Adam Meakins, “The Sports Physio,” Host of the “The NAF Physio Podcast”
Jerry Durham, MPT
Justin Dunaway, PT, DPT, OCS
Dave Tilley, PT, DPT, Founder of SHIFT Movement Science (www.shiftmovementscience.com)
Dean Somerset EP-C, MES, CSCS (www.deansomerset.com)
Charlie Weingroff, DPT, ATC, CSCS (www.charlieweingroff.com)
Dan John, Lifting/Throwing Coach (www.danjohn.net)
Nick Winkelman, PhD
Scott Iardella, MPT, CSCS, Founder of Rdella Training (www.rdellatraining.com)
Danny Matta, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, Founder of Athletes’ Potential (www.athletespotential.com)
Stephania Bell, PT, OCS, CSCS, Injury Analyst/Senior Writer for ESPN
Johnny Owens, MPT, Founder of Owens Recovery Science (www.owensrecoveryscience.com)

Episode 74 Highlights
(1:54) Do you use a lot of music when you’re working with your patients in either strength and conditioning or PT?
(3:55) What prompted you to [produce online content – blogs, videos, etc.]?
(5:35) When you’re getting people to do barbell moves, how do you convince them that this is something that they can and should be doing? What’s your way of making them comfortable with doing stuff they haven’t done before?
(6:34) “I think we kid ourselves a lot of times when we think that we’re actually making patients stronger, and really we’re just making a muscle burn a little bit.”
(8:12) “One thing I try to do, day in and day out, is that when I have a new patient … it’s my goal to have them leave saying that was a different experience than what I expected.”
(9:55) Where do you look to find [exercises/progressions]? Are you coming up with them yourself?
(11:40) Influence of Zach’s father as a strength and conditioning coach.
(12:32) Do you see [stability] being neglected in clinical practice?
(14:27) Zach discusses the Global Performance Summit – http://www.globalperformancesummit.com
(15:50) Zach discusses Nick Winkelman’s topic of Cues for Better Coaching (Global Performance Summit)
(17:57) Why are there still clinics out there where the heaviest thing in there is a 10 lb. dumbbell?
(19:11) How do you approach the clinic director/supervisor/mentor about [the hybrid strength coach/PT model] and needing heavier weights at your disposal for rehab?
(23:28) Zach discusses his experience and history working alongside Chiropractors.
(24:54) What are the similarities in their beliefs/directions/approaches and what are the differences?
(26:08) What are more of the similarities?
(27:17) What are some of your favorite exercises? What do you like? What do you do when you’re working out and you want to vary some stuff up? What are some of your favorites?
(28:05) Was [football] your sport in high school and when you were younger?
(29:31) What do you think about [Blood Flow Restriction]? What’s your experience with this?
(31:20) What was the course (Johnny Owens – BFR) like?
(33:33) What are some patients and in what way are you using this?
(35:08) What does a brand new young PT need to pay attention to in creating my online presence?

“Don’t stop fishing till’ the nets are full. So when things are going really well, when you’re on a roll, keep working hard, keep consistent. Don’t rest just because you’ve hit that goal. Always set the next goal.”

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