This is the first interview that we've done for the South Loop Strength & Conditioning podcast, and our guest is Liz Yerly of The Chicago Recovery Room.
Liz has a plethora of letters after her name: MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), ATC (Certified Athletic Trainer), LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) & CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist). While certifications don't necessarily mean much in the grand scheme of things, her devotion to continuing education gives her a unique perspective on both treating injured athletes and helping people maximize their performance.
Liz works as a physical therapist and also has relationships with local CrossFit gyms, the Association of Volleyball Professionals and the Chicago Performing Arts Team.
If you want to get treated by Liz or recover with Liz, head on over to the Chicago Recovery Room website.
Links from the episode
Other links – Liz sent over a few more resources after the fact
ICED! The Illusionary Treatment Option: Learn the Fascinating Story, Scientific Breakdown, Alternative, & How To Lead Others Out Of The Ice Age by Gary Reinl
Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists, 3e by Thomas Myers
ART – Active Release Techniques
SFMA – Selective Functional Movement Assessment
Intra-Muscular Dry Needling (Kinetacore or Myopain Seminars)
Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars MAPS
Mulligan Concept of Physical Therapy
Richard Jackson Seminars
NKT – NeuroKinetic Therapy
Here is a brief outline of some of the topics discussed in the show:
*Difference in licensure between physical therapy, athletic training and massage therapy
*What kind of clients are treated by the Recovery Room?
*What is the relationship between recovery and soreness? What role does lymph play?
*What's the deal with the ice controversy? Does contrast therapy change this at all?
*When should active recovery be used and how much is too much?
*Is there a reliable way to measure recovery – like HRV (heart rate variability)?
*What can people accomplish through self-care (foam rolling, stretching) and when should they get treated?
*How can you differentiate between mobility issues and motor control issues?
*How much can psychosomatic effects add to chronic pain issues?
*How can people differentiate between "pain" and "discomfort" when training?
*What are some things to consider when balancing training and recovery for long-term athletic development?
*How do you convince motivated, Type A people that it's ok to take time off from training?
*What type of continuing education do you find valuable?