Impetus Health Podcast

A Revolution of Healthcare, Fitness, Nutrition & So Much More

These podcasts are created to spark conversation and thought on how to make our health and our system of healthcare better. And move healthcare from reactive to proactive.

Episode 59: Soccer Training, Exercise Science, and PT with Dr. Maddie Gill

Welcome to Impetus Health Podcast! Today we talk with Vulcan Performance Physical Therapist Dr. Maddie Gill on soccer, training for soccer, and fitness. Be sure to ring the bell and subscribe, it really helps!
Vulcan Performance Physical Therapy:⁠⁠ https://vulcanperformance.myflodesk.com/physical-therapy

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Episode 58: Talking All Things Nutrition with Geena Pitts - How Life Circumstances Interested Her in Nutrition

Welcome to theImpetus Health Podcast! Today we talk with Vulcan Nutrition Coach Geena Pitts on her story of fitness and how she went from a malnourished state to a certified nutrition coach. She has an amazing story and SO MUCH KNOWLEDGE on nutrition. Be sure to ring the bell and subscribe to follow along with all of our episodes.

Geena Pitts: https://www.vulcanmovement.com/staff/geena

Instagram: @geena.pitts

Email: relations@vulcanmovement.com

Vulcan Nutrition: ⁠https://www.vulcanmovement.com/nutrition/about

Vulcan Hatch Template: https://www.vulcanmovement.com/product/hatch-squat-program

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Episode 57: What is the Deal with Dry Needling with Dr. Chris Temples

Welcome to Impetus Health Podcast! Today we talk with Vulcan Performance Physical Therapist Dr. Chris Temples on Dry Needling and why it can be helpful (at certain times). Be sure to ring the bell and subscribe, it really helps!

Click the links below for more info!

Vulcan Dry Needling

Vulcan PR Your 5k without Injury Template ⁠⁠

PR Your 10k without Injury Template

Vulcan Performance Physical Therapy

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Episode 56: Ultimate Frisbee, CrossFit, Triathlons, Carnivor Fasting, Carb Loading & More with Dr. Chris Temples

Welcome to Impetus Health Podcast! Today we talk with Vulcan Performance Physical Therapist Dr. Chris Temples on a wide scope of topics. Be sure to ring the bell and subscribe, it really helps!

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Episode 55: 8.5 Hour Filming Weekend (Midlife Savvy Course) Recap with Geena and Ellie

Hear from Vulcan Nutrition coaches Ellie Hiller and Geena Pitts on their experiencing with recording the Midlife Savvy Nutrition Course (coming soon)!

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Episode 54: Mastering Mountain Biking (& Road): Navigating the Trails with Dr. Clay Higginbotham

Welcome to Impetus Health Podcast! In "Mastering Mountain Biking with Dr. Clay Higginbotham," we dive deep into all things on 2 wheels with Dr. Clay. Techniques, bike improvements, ride improvements. All of the above. Be sure to ring the bell and subscribe, it really helps!

Common Cycling Injuries and How to Avoid Them - Optimize Your Ride Article by Dr. Clay Higginbotham

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Episode 53: Exploring the Constantly Varied Life of Dr. Clay Higginbotham

Welcome to Impetus Health Podcast! In "Exploring the Constantly Varied Life of Dr. Clay Higginbotham," we dive deep into the journey of Dr. Clay, spanning mountain biking, CrossFit, powerlifting, and functional fitness. 🚵‍♂️🏋️‍♂️

Vulcan Bike Fitting: https://www.vulcanmovement.com/services/bike-fitting

Vulcan Hatch Template: https://www.vulcanmovement.com/product/hatch-squat-program

Vulcan Performance Physical Therapy: https://www.vulcanmovement.com/vulcan-forms/physical-therapy

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Episode 52: The Deadlift in Depth - Why Understanding the Deadlift is Paramount for Healthcare Practitioners

Welcome to another episode of Impetus Health! In this installment, we delve into deadlifting and explore why an understanding of this fundamental exercise is paramount for both coaches and healthcare practitioners.

Link to Vulcan Movement System Course: The Deadlift in Depth: https://www.vulcanmovementsystems.com/ONLINELIVEthedeadliftindepth


Link to Vulcan Hatch Template: https://www.vulcanmovement.com/vulcanhatchsquattemplate
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Episode 51: Coming Soon - "Midlife Savvy" Online Course

Coming Soon….”Midlife Savvy” Online Course

What is it?

A four-week online course for the midlife woman. Think of this as a master class or one stop shop. We have organized the latest evidence-based research on nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle for the peri-menopausal or menopausal woman. It will be organized to first educate and then help you practically implement these evidence-based strategies.

Who is the midlife woman?

This sounds quite ambiguous, but the course is not only for women currently in midlife. The earlier you start with these habits, the better. It is also never too late to start. Every woman will experience peri-menopause or menopause at different times, but we believe that you can never start too early with these lifestyle and nutrition habits that will improve your life at any stage — not just midlife.

Some of what is included…

We offer a variety of resources to help you start applying what you learn. Examples of what is included:

  • 4 Week Strength Training Program to follow throughout the course ( Resistance Training is a big area of opportunity in the research for women in or around peri-menopause). We have created a plan you can do at home or at a gym with only a few dumbbells and bands.
  • End of the Course Video Call with Coaches: that month’s cohort will be able to ask the coaches and questions at the end of the course and connect with coaches for next steps if needed
  • Example cardio training plan that fits with strength program
  • Example week walking you through you how to track protein intake in a food logging app THEN transition you to a meal blueprint resource so you don’t have to track or log the rest of your life
  • Engaging educational videos on each topic

More to come on the launch date and other details. We are so excited to share this with you all!!

Episode 50: Dancer, Color Guard, Coach, Trainer, CrossFitter - The Fitness Journey of Rebecca Blackmon

🎙️ Episode Title: Dancer, Color Guard, Coach, Trainer, CrossFitter: The Fitness Journey of Rebecca Blackmon

Link to Vulcan Hatch Template: https://www.vulcanmovement.com/vulcanhatchsquattemplate

Link to Vulcan Movement System Course: The Deadlift in Depth: https://www.vulcanmovementsystems.com/ONLINELIVEthedeadliftindepth

Link to Vulcan Performance Physical Therapy: https://www.vulcanmovement.com/bookappointment

Link to Vulcan Nutrition: www.thevulcannutrition.com

Join host Dr. Sean Hiller PT, DPT, CSCS, USAW-L1, BFR-L2 in this episode of the Impetus Health podcast, as he sits down with the multifaceted, Rebecca Blackmon MBA, MS SM, CSCS, CF-L2. We follow the story from her early days as a dancer and color guard in the Million Dollar Band at the University of Alabama to Rebecca as a coach, trainer, and CrossFitter, Rebecca shares her incredible fitness journey that spans various disciplines.

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Episode 49: This is NOT Your Typical "Survive the Holidays" Podcast

What we really think about the holidays.

Episode 48: Eating Too Little Can Harm Your Gains!

We are back with another research review! Geena and Ellie dive into a research study asking the question: what happens when you eat too little? The study was specifically focusing on trained female athletes. What are the negative side effects of under fueling? Is there a sweet spot in terms of a calorie deficit? Take a listen!

Episode 47: Behavior Change Techniques to Help with Weight Loss

Episode 46: Creatine Research Review

Geena and Ellie take a deep dive into new and emerging research on creatine monohydrate as it relates to cognitive function and health. We discuss some of the hypertrophy and strength benefits of creatine as well. We utilize a research review by Layne Norton. This is not medical advice; this is for informational purposes only.

Episode 45: Kristina Steele - Managing Nutrition as a Travel and Night Shift Nurse

Kristina is a client of Ellie's, and they have been working together almost a year and a half! Kristina and Ellie met in the Emergency Dept at UAB, and started working together shortly thereafter! Kristina shares some insights as to what helped her navigate her lifestyle and nutrition with less than ideal circumstances. She has worked night shift, travel nursing contracts, and long hours each day. This episode will encourage you if you can relate, but also remind you there is never an excuse too big to not do SOMETHING!

Episode 44: What are You Supposed to Eat Before and After a Workout?

All things peri-workout nutrition!

Episode 43: Back to School Meal Ideas by Kitchen Gadget - How We Use Different Tools to Make Fast, Tasty Prep

Episode 42: The Meal Prep Hacks You Didn't Know You Needed!

Episode 41: Client Spotlight - Leslie Echols on Mindset Change, Success Outside of the Scale, and Finding a Sustainable Approach to Nutrition

We are excited to put out our first client spotlight episode! Today, we have a special guest, Leslie Echols! Leslie has been working with Geena for over a year now. In this episode, she shares:

- Did she have any pre conceived notions about what Nutrition Coaching looks like?

- Why building good client/coach rapport is vital to long term success

- Mindset Change when it comes to success apart from a number on the scale

- How to communicate effectively with your coach when you want to dial things in or dial things back a bit

- How seasons of life are normal and you can adjust nutriton and movement accordingly (something over nothing)

- Words she would share wiht someone thinking about nutrition coaching but not quite sure if they want to commit yet

Episode 40: Geena and Ellie Share Their Personal Top 3 Hacks for Keeping Weight Off

Geena and Ellie preface with the fact that they have not "arrived" when it comes to health. However, we want to share our top 3 hacks to weight maintenance. We are grateful we have found something that works for us and want to share it with you!

We discuss:

- Identity change as a prerequisite to behavior change

- Volume eating for appetite and calorie control

- Snacking versus 3 meals per day?

- Eating out: how often do we eat out? How do we personally prefer to approach it.

- Alcohol: yes it has calories but it is more important to consider the way it impacts our food choices

- The power of placebo :)

Episode 39: Victoria Johnson on Body Image Growing Up as an Elite Gymnast and New Coach Intro

In this episode we discuss:

1. An intro for our new rockstar coach, Victoria Johnson!

2. How Vic became interested in nutrition coaching

3. Her experience as an elite level 10 gymnast and how that impacted her view of nutrition and fitness

4. Much more!

Episode 38: Miscarriage and Hypothalamic Amenorrhea - A Candid Conversation about our Personal Experiences

In this episode we discuss:

- Ellie's personal experience going through the loss of a pregnancy

- Geena's personal experience with Hypothalamic Amenorrhea

- The mental and physical stressors of a miscarriage

- What helped Ellie nutritionally to consider during that time

- What is Hypothalamic Amenorrhea?

- Why losing your period is NOT a badge of honor r/t to body fat.

Episode 37: Experimenting with Your Fitness - Ways We Are Enjoying Movement that isn't Formal Exercise

  • Are there reasons to workout beyond aesthetics? If so, what are they?
  • Ways we are dabbling in other activities outside of our normal training routine
  • How structure in your formal training offers freedom in other ways!

Episode 36: Common Characteristics of Successful Nutrition Clients

Episode 35: Strategies to Stay Succesful When Travelling and on Vacation

When travelling, it can be tough to stay consistent with health and nutrition goals. Hear we discuss tips for how to stay on track even when not in your normal routine.

Episode 34: Rapid Fire Myth Busting 101 (Part 1)

Rapid Fire Myth Busting 101 (PART 1)

In today's episode we discuss some rapid fire questions / common misconceptions. We discuss some of the following topics:

  1. Can I eat too much fruit? Is fruit bad?
  2. How much protein can you absorb in one sitting?
  3. Is creatine dosage based on body weight or gender?
  4. What features on a smart watch do we ignore and which ones do we find helpful?
  5. Is there anything magic about 10,000 steps / day? Why that number?
  6. How much caffeine is too much?
  7. Is salt a bad thing?

Episode 33: Understanding the Components of a Calorie Deficit

Hey y'all! In this episode we discuss:

1. Why you must be in a calorie deficit to lose weight (BUT you can go too far!)

2. The major components of calorie deficit

3. Calories in vs Calories out

We hope you enjoy!

Episode 32: Strategies for Staying Consistent on the Weekend

In our most recent instagram poll, this was the second most voted topic to discuss!

In this episode we discuss:

- How we personally like to approach weekends to set ourselves up for success

- How to approach nutriton/movement when traveling

- Practical tips that have helped us and other clients manage the weekends

- How to find a balance of enjoying the weekend without ruining progress

- Managing your expectations

We hope you enjoy! As always, thank you for listening!





Episode 31: On the Six Basic Movement Patterns and Some of Our Personal Favorite Exercises for Building Muscle Mass

Geena and I answer your most voted on topic -- exercises to increase muscle mass! We dive into each of these movement patterns, and our goal is to spark interest. You will have to do some of your own research on the movements we allude to, but we want to show that there is more variety than you think when it comes to building muscle.

We discuss:

- The difference in strength vs hypertrophy

- The 6 Fundamental Movement Patterns

- Squatting (our favorite exercises in this category with and without equipment)

- Lunging

- Hinging

- Pressing / Pushing

- Pulling

- Carries

Episode 30: Part 2 - Grocery Store Staples

Geena and I pick up where we left off from the prior Grocery store tour episode!

This week we discuss:

- Frozen Staples

- Dairy Items

- Breads

- Our favorite ways to curb a sweet tooth

Episode 29: Virtual Grocery Store Tour (Our Weekly Staples!)

Virtual Grocery Store Tour (Our Weekly Staples!)

New podcast episode: Virtual Grocery Store Walk Thru!

In this episode, Geena and I take you on a tour of what a normal grocery trip might look like for us when it comes to meal prep staples. We will have a part 2 coming soon because it was too much to fit into 30 minutes! Stay tuned!

Apologies for a bit of an audio issue on my end (Ellie). Lesson learned not to sit outside for a podcast. :)

#nutritionpodcast #mealprep #mealprepstaples #fuelwhatmovesyou

Episode 28: Quick Hitter 2 - Why Resistance Training? Will I Get "Bulky"?

In this quick hitter episode of the impetus health podcast, Geena and I discuss the training side! We focus on strength/resistance training and all the benefits.

  1. We share our personal experiences with strength training
  2. We discuss the common fear we hear: “Will I bulk up”
  3. We talk about hypertrophy versus strength programs

You can listen wherever you get your podcasts!

Episode 27: Quick Hitter 1 - Fasted Cardio, Metabolism and "Cheat Days"

In this episode, Geena and I discuss 3 of the most requested topics from our recent instagram poll.

  1. Is fasted cardio beneficial?
  2. Does my metabolism slow down?
  3. "Cheat Days" What to make of them?

Make sure to follow us on instagram for more free content! @the_vulcan_nutrition

Episode 26: All Things Protein - Let's Talk Supplementation, Different Types of Protein, Collagen, and More!

LINK to EFP Protein that Ellie mentioned https://edgefitnessperformance.com/?sca_ref=2457667.3X4ogCyCp0

DISCOUNT CODE @ Checkout for 10% off = elliehiller10

Protein what is it?

What are essential versus non essential amino acids?

Collagen / Whey / Vegan / Casein Protein -- which is best for muscle protein synthesis?

TIMING Questions??

Let’s Talk about the RDA and AMDR

Easy ways to start increasing your daily protein intake

Episode 25: Hot Topics - All Things Fiber

Geena and I sit down to discuss all things FIBER!

Some topics we discuss:

What is Fiber? What are net carbs?

What are the 2 types of fiber?

Why do we want fiber in our diet?

How much should we get per day?

What are the health benefits of fiber?

Some of our favorite ways to get fiber in our own diets.

Episode 24: Hot Topics - What about Sodium and Electrolytes?

In this episode Geena and I dive into the topic of sodium and electrolytes.

What are they? Why do we need them? What role do they serve in the body? What individual might need supplementation?

***consult your doctor FIRST before making any changes. We are not giving medical advice.

Episode 23: How Do You Define TRUE Health?

How do we define health? What are the three main buckets of health?

In this episode we discuss:

1. How society has reduced "health" down to looking good naked.

2. We believe health is a balance between physical, emotional, relational, spiritual, mental etc. They all affect each other.

3. How do we nourish our bodies in all these domains? How does food / fitness impact this?

Thank you for listening and we hope you enjoy!

Episode 22: On "I'm a Good Eater, But I Can't Lose Weight"

We often hear clients tell us that they are really good eaters. However, it is often followed up with the fact that they can't lose weight.

In this episode, we discuss:

  1. The Main Principle of Weight Loss
  2. Why Most Diets Fail
  3. How to Maintain a Calorie Deficit in the Most Sustainable Way
  4. How to Prioritize Health TOO in a Calorie Deficit
  5. Calorie Deficit versus Macronutrient Balance versus Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals)

Thank you for listening! We hope you enjoy! Please reach out to us via DM on instagram for any questions or suggestions! @the_vulcan_nutrition

Episode 21: Understanding How Behavior Change is a Pivotal Part of a Nutrition Journey

Ellie and Geena of Vulcan Nutrition sit down to discuss the importance of behavior change in nutrition and lifestyle changes. Why we must start with our beliefs about the world and ourselves to be successful in making sustainable change. Let's talk!

Episode 20: How to Train With and Through an Injury with Strength Coach Alyssa Parten

We connected with Strength Coach Alyssa Parten and did and Instagram Live on this topic of Training through an injury.  Sean and Alyssa started working together in the strength and physical therapy realm to help Alyssa return to power lifting after having a baby (her son Koen) earlier this year.

Alyssa currently holds the powerlifting State records for her weight class in the Deadlift and has an incredible company, LadyBeef, in which she programs and trains people in powerlifting and strength and conditioning.

You can check out Alyssa online at her instagram @alyssaparten and her website https://ladybeefinc.com/links/

Let us know what you think!

#enhancewhatmovesyou

Episode 19: We Competed in a CrossFit Semifinal and Our Marriage Survived!

Welcome to impetus health! In this episode, Sean and Ellie discuss their experience as a married couple competing in the CrossFit quarterfinals and then semifinals. We reminisce on some of the moments of tension as husband and wife training together and competing together (thankfully we are laughing about it now!) We hope you enjoy this episode and it makes you laugh along the way!

Episode 18: How to Recover Optimally for Competition, Part 2 (Post-Workout) with Ellie and Sean

Welcome to Impetus Health! Today we are covering part two of our recovery podcast, everything is about how do you recover after competition, after a workout, after training. POST-WORKOUT.  There are several misconceptions including, those myths that we were discussing, we debunk some of those myths and we talk about what is your best way and best option to recover optimally after you have just maxed out your body.  We hope this is insightful and can help you train at a higher level and enhance what moves you!

www.vulcanmovement.com  www.vulcannutrition.com

@thevulcanmovement and @thevulcannutrition

Ellie= @elliehiller

Sean= @seanhiller_physio

#enhancewhatmovesyou

Episode 17: How to Recover Optimally for Competition, Part 1 (Before and During Workout) with Ellie and Sean

Welcome to today's episode of Impetus Health! We're excited to discuss the topic that we are talking about today, RECOVERY!

Recovery is a massive topic covering several different layers of health and fitness, training, and competition. There are several different types and ways to recover but we believe that there is the best method to recovery for each different type in each individual.

There is a lot of mythology out there about the best way to recover and about how to recover and these special recovery tools and everything else and we discuss that a little bit in part two.

But today for part one we are talking about how do you prepare your body for competition through nutrition, exercise, training, and movement. Part one of this podcast will discuss how you prepare your body the week leading up to, and during the competition to optimize your abilities.

Check this out and let us know what you think, part 2 will be coming next week!

www.vulcanmovement.com

www.vulcannutrition.com

@thevulcanmovement and @thevulcannutrition

Ellie= @elliehiller

Sean= @seanhiller_physio

#enhancewhatmovesyou

Episode 16: Health - A Means to Itself, Not a Means to an End - Part 2 with Alexis Girvan

In the show today we are releasing PART 2 of our interview with Alexis Girvan, she is a life coach and she also specializes in team leadership development Alexis coins what she does as people development and she dives more into that in the introduction but some of what we talk about today is this concept of holistic health. Alexis gives us a different spin on it than what you can typically think of for example we talk about tangible ways to create rhythms in our daily life and how that has an impact on the pace at which we're living we talk about how to slow down and get to the root of what might be causing such a fast-paced life and how that does have an impact on our overall health.

We talk about mental health and about some of Alexis's personal experiences with implementing some of these practices into her own life.  We talk about fitness for the sake of presence and how that can have a ripple effect on our relationships and our mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects.

If you want to know more about Alexis and what she does check her out on Instagram @alexisgirvan

Or her website: alexisgirvan.com

#enhancewhatmovesyou

Episode 15: Health - A Means to Itself, Not a Means to an End - Part 1 with Alexis Girvan

In the show today we interview one of mine and Sean's dear friends, Alexis Girvan, she is a life coach and she also specializes in team leadership development Alexis coins what she does as people development and she dives more into that in the introduction but some of what we talk about today is this concept of holistic health. Alexis gives us a different spin on it than what you can typically think of for example we talk about tangible ways to create rhythms in our daily life and how that has an impact on the pace at which we're living we talk about how to slow down and get to the root of what might be causing such a fast-paced life and how that does have an impact on our overall health.

We talk about mental health and about some of Alexis's personal experiences with implementing some of these practices into her own life.  We talk about fitness for the sake of presence and how that can have a ripple effect on our relationships and our mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects.

If you want to know more about Alexis and what she does check her out on Instagram @alexisgirvan

Or her website: alexisgirvan.com

#enhancewhatmovesyou

Episode 14: The State of Personal Training with Matt Foster

Welcome to another episode of Impetus Health! In this episode, we sit down with Matt Foster. Matt is a veteran in the personal training and fitness world, his the CEO of HomeFit and owns a gym in downtown Birmingham called Sculpt. Matt is also a former Marine and has done tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

We talk about all things personal training with Matt and the state of personal training in the world, we ask Matt to compare the world of personal training from where it is now to where he thinks it should be, and also gives us his opinion on how we can get there.

If you want to know more about Matt and his companies you can check out home fit online at https://www.homefitconsulting.com/ or on insta @homefitusa and check out Sculpt Bham on their website at https://www.sculptbham.com/ or on Instagram @sculptbham.

Enjoy the show!

Episode 13: How to Train the Older Adult - How Much Do We Really Know? with Coach Rebecca Blackmon

We had the pleasure of sitting down with the one and only Rebecca Blackmon.

Rebecca has a BS in Exercise and Sports Science, a Master's in Business Management and Sports Administration, she is a CSCS and CrossFit Level 1 certification. She is also a Kinetic Engineer with Masters Performance.

Rebecca has lived in the fitness and strength conditioning world since her time as a Color Guard in Alabama's Million Dollar band to coaching CrossFit and training aging adults with us at Master's Performance!

She has lots of experience and interesting insight into training the human body. We sit down with Rebecca and discuss the details of training aging adults and the challenges and knowledge we have and how to do that.

Training older adults are not as mysterious as many think it is, we have great science to go off of on how to do this!

Pleased to share this episode with you and hope you guys enjoy it!

Rebecca's and Master's Perofrmance Contact Info:

Instagram @rebecca_blackmon_ , @mastersperform

www.mastersperform.com

#enhancewhatmovesyou

Episode 12: Life Care for Seniors with Christy Baynes

In this episode, we have the privilege to speak with Mrs. Christy Baynes, MSHA, MBA, CMC who is the owner of a LifeCare for Seniors in Mountain Brook Alabama.

Christy is President and Lead Geriatric Care Manager of LifeCare for Seniors, Inc.  She has dedicated herself and her career to helping seniors and their families.  Along with her education and professional experience, Christy has also cared for members of her own family with dementia and other chronic illnesses.

In addition to her education, Christy’s experiences in the field of aging have been very diverse. They include the following:  assisted living, specialty care assisted living, in-home care, community councils on aging, Alzheimer’s and aging research, long-term care insurance, elder care coordination, geriatric health education, and caregiver support groups.

We cover a lot of ground in this episode and we discuss healthcare for older adults and how to prepare for LIFE as an older adult. When is it time to start talking to Mom and Dad about their health?  How much do fitness and nutrition affect someone's long-term health?

Great insight from Christy on these topics.

If you want to know more about Christy and her company you can visit the website at lifecareforseniors.com or give them a call at (205) 848-8400.

Enjoy the Episode!

Episode 11: The Brain to Movement Connection (AKA Movement Neurophysiology) with Dr. Sean Hiller

Welcome to Impetus Health!

In this episode, Sean is giving a seminar at a Nutrition Challenge held by CrossFit Laminin.

He is speaking on Movement neurophysiology and how to improve the movements we do. We are talking about how the body learns movement, how to HACK your brain to learn movement quicker and more effectively, and is good movement actually important?

Check it out and let us know what you think!

To learn more about Sean and Vulcan visit his Instagram @seanhiller_physio, @vulcanmovement, or the website www.vulcanmovement.com

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Episode 10: How Much Do We Know About the Brain? And How Powerful is it? with Dr. Dennis Fell

Honored to be able to have the Renowned Dr. Dennis Fell MD, PT on today's episode!

Dr. Fell's Background: Physician Resident in Pediatrics, highly focused career on Neurology and Neurological rehabilitation, Former Chair of Physical Therapy at the University of South Alabama.

Editor of “Lifespan Neurorehabilitation: A Patient-centered Approach from Examination to Intervention and Outcomes” that focuses on the evidence-based approach to the neurorehabilitation of adult and pediatric patients across the lifespan.

Vice President of APTA Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Professor Emeritus and Professor of Neurology and My Chair and Professor at the University of South Alabama.

Dr. Fell has incredible insight into where we are in healthcare and where we need to improve plus he has studied the brain for the better part of his life. We could have asked him questions all day and sticking to our normal time was hard.  Hopefully more episodes to come with Dr. Fell.

Let us know what you think about this convo!

Want to know more about Dr. Fell?

Here is his latest textbook: Lifespan Neurorehabilitation: A Patient-centered Approach from Examination to Intervention and Outcomes:  https://www.amazon.com/Lifespan-Neurorehabilitation-Patient-Centered-Examination-Interventions/dp/0803646097#enhancewhatmovesyou


Episode 9: Can You Lose Fat without Sacrificing Lean Muscle Mass and Metabolism? With Ellie Hiller

Welcome to Impetus Health!

In this episode, Ellie is speaking during a nutrition Seminar at CrossFit Laminin on one of the most common questions she receives in the world of Nutrition: "How can I lose fat but gain muscle at the same time?". Ellie speaks on the ways that he is possible and how to implement in your life.

Great episode and information present by Ellie.

If you want to know more about this topic feel free to reach out to Ellie through email at ellie@thevulcannutrition.com, on Instagram @the_vulcan_nutrition or on the website www.thevulcannutrition.com.

Hope you enjoy the episode!

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Episode 8: Primary Care and Holistic Health - Are We Getting Closer to True Health? with Dr. Caroline Sullivan

Welcome to Impetus Health!

Great episode coming in hot with Dr. Caroline Sullivan!  Dr. Sullivan is a Nurse Practitioner who works in Birmingham in Primary Care. She has the luxury of working with people from the cradle to the grave!  She has great insight on just where we are at with Holistic health and the actual healthcare that is provided. She also touches on how she implements holistic healthcare with her patients and advocating for fitness and nutrition for TRUE HEALTH.

PLUS Dr. Sullivan opens up a great topic on "The 6th Vital Sign: Exercise"!!!  This has our blood pumping and we love what is happening!

Tune in and enjoy!

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Episode 7: Reaching "First Time" Lifters with Nate Johnson

Welcome to Impetus Health!

In this episode, we discuss an interesting topic of how to reach people and introduce them to fitness and lifting for the first time.  Again, it is all about perspective, and it was great hearing from Nate Johnson on the mindset he takes with reaching beginning lifters and helping navigate them in starting their journey into fitness.

If fitness and nutrition are to be the ground floor of healthcare, then reaching people to help them enter into fitness is a HUGE endeavor.

Great insight from Nate!

Let us know what you think and if you want to know more about Nate check out the links below:

Instagram: @natethegymowner and @steelstrengthtraining

Website: https://www.steelstrengthbham.com/

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Episode 6: "The Bull Didn't Win" - The Story of Jacob Browder

Welcome to Impetus Health!

This is a special episode for us.  This is the story of a friend of ours, Jacob Browder.  Jacob suffered a TBI from a bull-riding accident but guess what... the Bull Didn't Win!

He and his mother have an incredible story of hard work and determination.  He has conquered many things and he still has more to go.

We discuss his story and the role the healthcare system played in his story (the good and the bad). Fascinating insight from the perspective of the patient.

Let us know what you think, if you want to know more about Jacob and his story, he and his mother have written a book on what they have been through and the perspective it has given them.  Links below.

Book Website: https://www.facebook.com/thebulldidntwin/

Episode 5: What is Pain? And What Does Pain Mean to Us? with Dr. Kyle Thibodeaux

Welcome to Impetus Health!  In this episode, we are speaking with Dr. Kyle Thibodeaux PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS of Refine PT and Performance in Mobile, Alabama.

Kyle is an expert in the human body from an injury and performance side of things but he is also very knowledgable in the area of pain and how pain manifests in the body.

We discuss many topics on pain and what pain means when we experience it and what are we to do when pain is perceived?

Great episode and if you want to know more about Kyle you can check out his company, Refine PT and performance at www.refineptp.com on Instagram @refineptp  Hope you guys enjoy the show!

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Episode 4: The Role of Fitness in Healthcare with Jeff Naumcheff

Welcome to Impetus Health!

In this episode, we talk with a true fitness programming virtuoso, Jake Naumcheff -CF-L1, CF-PowerLifting, CF-Gymnastics, CF-Olympic Lifting, NSCA, TPI-L1, TPI-L2- about the relationship of Fitness and Healthcare and how we can better blend the two.

Jake is also the owner of CrossFit Laminin and Welded Fitness.  We discuss quite a few topics but the focus is on how do we implement health and fitness into the best version of our life.

Hope you guys enjoy!  If you would like to know more about Jake's businesses:

CrossFit Laminin and Welded Fitness visit their website at https://www.crossfitlaminin.com/ and https://weldedfitness.com/

You can also follow Jake on Instagram @jnaum220

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Episode 3: How We Enhance What Moves You with Dr. Sean Hiller

Welcome to Impetus Health!

In this episode, we talk with our very own co-host Dr. Sean Hiller PT, DPT, CSCS, USA-WL1 Sports Performance Coach, CF-L1, and Owner of Vulcan Performance Rehabilitation and Recovery.

Sean began Vulcan Performance in 2017 as a one-on-one physical therapy organization that is heavily grounded in movement and strength and conditioning principles.  Vulcan has not wavered from the one-on-one commitment and has seen some incredible client stories that their approach has touched.

We talk with Sean about his approach to healthcare, how Vulcan is not just another "run of the mill" physical therapy clinic, and why things at Vulcan are done the way they are (research....).

Thank you for listening, you can visit our website at www.vulcanmovement.com or @vulcanmovement

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Episode 2: Nutrition to Fuel What Moves You with Ellie Hiller

Episode 2 of Impetus Health.

All things Nutrition with our very own, Ellie Hiller.

We discuss how to apply nutrition, where nutrition falls in the entire healthcare system, and how we can change our mindset to empower our nutrition.

How can Nutrition Change Healthcare?  Dive in and we will discuss!

You can find more info on Ellie Hiller on her Instagram @elliehiller and at www.thevulcannutrition.com.

Episode 1: Pilot

Episode 1 of the Impetus Health Podcast.

These podcasts are created to spark conversation and thought on how to make our health and our system of healthcare better.  And move healthcare from reactive to proactive.

Episode 1 expounds upon this vision and tells a bit about your hosts!

Sean Hiller is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, USA Weightlifting Sports Performance Coach, and CrossFit Level 1 Coach, and former Collegiate Athlete.

Ellie Hiller, Sean's Wife, is a Registered Nurse, Nutritionist, CrossFit Level 1 Coach, and Ellie has competed at high levels in the fitness and performance industry.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or comments on our website at www.vulcanmovement.com or www.thevulcannutrition.com.