Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast
Dr. Caroline Silby  shares  how  “strategies to align sports performance with capability” on PHIT for a Queen podcast

Dr. Caroline Silby shares how “strategies to align sports performance with capability” on PHIT for a Queen podcast

July 1, 2019

Dr. Caroline Silby shares how “strategies to align sports performance with capability” on PHIT for a Queen podcast:

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  1. The Sports Scene should be used to model and develop confident, healthy adults.
  2. Align sports performance with capability.
  3. We have to identify the qualities that make you successful but also identify the qualities that need to have balance.
  4. Works with the American Girl company on projects empowering young girls through books

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You can find Dr. Silby and her books at:

 

So you know she is legit:

Caroline Silby, Ph.D. holds a Doctorate and Master Degree of Sports Psychology from the University of Virginia. She is a nationally recognized expert on the development of elite athletes, author of, Games Girls Play: Understanding and Guiding Young Female Athletes (St. Martin’s Press, 2000, 2001), contributing author to, Sports Secrets and Spirit Stuff (American Girl Company, 2006) and The Female Athlete (Boston Children’s Hospital Harvard & Springer Publishing, May 2016) and just released A Smart Girls Guide: Sports and Fitness: How to Use Your Body and Mind To Play and Feel Your Best (American Girl Company, February, 2018). Dr. Silby spent twelve years as adjunct faculty at American University and continues to serve as a consultant to their sports teams. She has worked on an individual basis with two Olympic Gold Medalists, over 20 Olympians, two Paralympian Gold Medalists, four World Champions, fifteen National Champions, dozens of professional dancers and hundreds of National Team members and Division I student-athletes, teams and their coaches.           

As an elite athlete, Dr. Silby was a member of the National Figure Skating Team. She later served on the U.S. Figure Skating Association Board of Directors, Athlete Advisory Council and Sports Medicine Committee. Dr. Silby was appointed to the U.S. Olympic Committee Athlete Advisory Council, Collegiate Sports Council and Finance Committee.   Currently, she serves on the Sports Medicine Committees for the United States Figure Skating Association as well as the Professional Skater’s Association and is a member of the Medical Advisory Board for American Ballet Theatre. Formerly, she served as President of the Board of the Southwest Women’s Law Center and on the Education Committee for the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. Dr. Silby has served as a spokesperson and consultant to the American Girl Company and is completing her second book with the company. She is a speaker for the US Department of State Sports United program. She has been a contributing writer to Sports Illustrated, Pointe Magazine, CheerProfessional and is an expert advisor to Faith Popcorn’s BRAINRESERVE, Center for Sports Parenting and Title IX Sports.

In her role as a featured speaker for SportsUnited, a US Department of State program, Dr. Silby has worked with basketball, tennis and soccer athletes and coaches from Morocco, Swaziland, Australia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Colombia.

Dr. Silby is also a curriculum creator for Winning Play$, a financial education program for high school students, focusing on the psychological, emotional, and behavioral aspects of money. The program won the U.S. Department of Education’s Excellence in Economic Education Award in 2010. She also serves on the Advisory Board for FabLab, a Fox television series, aimed at encouraging girls to become engaged in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Dr. Silby is a sought-after expert and has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including the Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, Tru-Television, ABC-Wide World of Sports, Oxygen Television, NPR and the Mitch Albom Show. She resides in Annapolis, Maryland where she has an active national practice.

 

John Hohlt from The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) shares on PHIT for a Queen how using Christ through sport to influence.

John Hohlt from The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) shares on PHIT for a Queen how using Christ through sport to influence.

June 28, 2019

 

John Hohlt from The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) shares on PHIT for a Queen how using Christ through sport to influence.

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  • Went into coach due to the positive influence of his coach
  • We went to see the world transformed by Jesus through sport
  • Coaches can be the greatest influencer in the sports world
  • FCA wants to help complete the ministry
  • Coach’s words have power
  • We are called to be ambassadors for Christ, and this doesn’t change on the field
  • Do you want to be a legend, or do you want to build a legacy?

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To learn more about FCA Camps in specific locations, visit www.FCACamps.org and watch the 2019 FCA Camps video here.

 

View the media page for FCA here. For more information about the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, visit FCA’s web site at www.fca.org, its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fcafans or its Twitter feed @fcanews.

 

Learning more about FCA:

Throughout more than six decades, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.orghas worked to bring coaches and athletes together through large events, exciting Camps and impactful Huddles. But the small, intimate groups that meet for Bible studies, devotions and prayer help athletes to truly lean on their brothers and sisters in Christ—and become closer to Him in the process.

FCA offers hundreds of resources, from sports-themed devotional Bibles to Bible reading plans that athletes can complete alone or with others. All are designed to help coaches and athletes further their walk with God.

“When coaches and athletes come together in the exciting setting of a game or match, they can go all out for Jesus on the field,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson. “But when they quiet their hearts, get into God’s Word and fellowship with their teammates in Christ, that’s when real Christian growth happens.”

For example, on the YouVersion Bible reading app, FCA offers several reading plans, such as the 31-day RISE Devotional for Competitors, the 31-day Undefeated Devotional for Competitors, the 10-day True Competitor Sports Devotional, the seven-day Heart of a Coach Devotional and the 31-day Relentless Devotional for Competitors, among others. Additionally, those who want to delve further into the stories of each FCA Magazine can also follow along with five-day reading plans that supplement the interesting and uplifting magazine content.

Under FCA’s numerous resources, coaches and athletes can find free devotionals, Bible studies, videos and reading plans for individuals, small groups or entire teams. Full collections on topics such as criticism, dedication, righteousness, injuries, accountability, fear and more allow coaches, team leaders, and parents to choose the subject that best fits each situation. FCA also offers free ice-breakers, games, and skits that can be utilized to bring groups together and help athletes get to know one another—all while deepening their learning about the Bible and God’s love and grace.

 

A Still Quiet Place. Mindfulness Techniques for the Athlete with Dr. Amy Saltzman

A Still Quiet Place. Mindfulness Techniques for the Athlete with Dr. Amy Saltzman

June 21, 2019

Mindfulness has found its place in sports! Dr. Saltzman discusses mindfulness and how it can lead to improved sport performance overall, reduce stress and increase the enjoyment of sport!

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  • Saltzman defines mindfulness as paying attention to the here and now, with kindness and curiosity so we can choose our behavior. Mindfulness lets us tune in to our bodies and fine tune our athletic performance.
  • What is going on in our body when we practice mindfulness? Mindfulness increases problem-solving and emotional regulation, learning and memory and cognitive flexibility as well as decreases activation in our amygdala (our flight or fight region of the brain). The brain has neuroplasty which means we can change the wiring of our brain, and we can change it to be more resilient and compassionate. Cool, huh?!
  • Saltzman shares her most valuable tools for mindfulness; learning how to have your feelings without your feelings having you, learning how to respond instead of reacting and self-compassion.  
  • Mindfulness can be helpful for athletes but even more important, it can be helpful for coaches and parents even more! Dr. Saltzman shares some issues that are coming up with our young athletes and how it is impacting their health and happiness.
  • Saltzman has an online course for athletes, coaches, and parents. Get signed up and use the discount!! September classes to come.

 

You Know She’s Legit:

 

Amy Saltzman M.D. is an athlete, mindfulness coach, holistic physician, and devoted student of transformation. She is the author of A Still Quiet Place for Athletes: Mindfulness Skills for Achieving Peak Performance and Finding Flow in Sport and in Life. In 2018, the book was voted Changing the Game Project’s book of the year for Athletes. Dr. Amy’s offerings allow any athlete or team to develop mental, emotional, and spiritual skills for finding flow; the exact same skills are being used by an ever increasing number of college, professional and Olympic athletes. She offers in-person and online mindfulness training, to individual athletes, coaches and teams.

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To find out more about Dr. Saltzman’s work, her book and to sign up for training go to:

http://www.stillquietplace.com

 

Dr. Saltzman has generously offered a 10% discount for her upcoming Fall training in September. You can sign up now and put 10%PHIT in the scholarship box to receive!

Valeria Weber Williamson of Your Shot of Yoga shares on PHIT for a Queen “ Why you have to give yourself permission to fail, but not permission to quit.“

Valeria Weber Williamson of Your Shot of Yoga shares on PHIT for a Queen “ Why you have to give yourself permission to fail, but not permission to quit.“

June 14, 2019

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Valeria Weber Williamson of Your Shot of Yoga shares on PHIT for a Queen “ Why you have to give yourself permission to fail, but not permission to quit. “

  • Yoga has been shown in research to complement care of mental illness such as trauma, depression, chronic pain or anxiety.
  • Be involved in finding your own way
  • The Why of yoga will vary as to why you are using it
  • Yoga gives you the space to let everything go for a minute.
  • Part of why we don’t find thing sustainable is we don’t build our network
  • It needs to not suck, It needs to not be boring
  • IF we don’t take care of basic things like self-care we won’t be able to show up.

Where can you find your shot of Yoga?

- https://www.cratejoy.com/subscription-box/do-a-shot-of-yoga/

  • Do a Shot of Yoga subscription box provides 10-minute “shots” of members-only digital content, private community access, and a box full of awesome yoga presents in your mailbox every month.
  • You can expect 5 - 6 yoga and self-care items + organic, GMO-free treats! –
  • Your Do a Shot of Yoga subscription includes access to a private FB community + in-depth and researched information from Valeria Weber Williamson, a yoga teacher, researcher, and writer, who answers questions personally and interacts regularly with subscribers in the FB community. WEB: https://shotofyoga.com/ -

IG: https://www.instagram.com/shotofyoga/

FB: https://www.facebook.com/ShotOfYoga/  

So you know she Is Legit:

Valeria Weber Williamson is the Founder & “Shotcaller-in-Chief” of Do a Shot of Yoga subscription box. For women who want to improve their strength, flexibility, and mood while decreasing chronic pain and tension-filled relationships, Do a Shot of Yoga offers digital content, community, and a themed monthly box of yoga and self-care information, motivation, and treats. - A 500 CYT trained in the Iyengar tradition and hot lineage, Valeria teaches hot yoga and coaches people struggling with overwhelm in how to create a sustainable at-home yoga practice that is tailored to their unique needs. - Valeria is passionate about bagels (not just round bread with a hole), the perfect cup of chai, her amazing husband, and their 6 beautiful kids. She also prefers to binge watch hit shows after all the seasons have been released, so please, no spoilers.

Nathan Carlson from Running Mate KC shares on PHIT for a Queen

Nathan Carlson from Running Mate KC shares on PHIT for a Queen

May 31, 2019

Nathan Carlson from Running Mate KC shares on PHIT for a Queen

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  • Desired to run each day faster than the other and found that his body wasn’t able to withstand the training.
  • This led him to his interest in physical therapy specifically for running.
  • When looking at injuries we must look at so many different variables to put them at their best place to come back to health.
  • Consistency is key with injuries- training, mindfulness, progression
  • There is never One workout that is the workout.
  • Injuries- does it go away, or does it require an adjustment?
  • Tendinopathy & bone injuries continue to be the leading injuries in female athletes
  • Heavy lifting helps to make tendons thicker & bones denser.
  • Lifting also helps to improve running economy.
  • Ideal situation runners lift twice a week, 30 minutes
  • Daily do something from the hips, knees, lift something or pull something

http://runningmatekc.com/

So you know he is legit:

Nathan Carlson received his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Rockhurst University and focuses on the management of runners and triathletes. He is a USA Track and Field Coach and combines his extensive experience working with endurance athletes to provide the most comprehensive care in the Midwest. His specific clinical interests include the management of bone stress injuries and tendon related disorders. Aside from patient care, Nathan manages multiple local runners and triathletes strength training programming. Nathan has one simple goal. Provide the highest quality injury management and training experience for endurance athletes of all levels. Lastly, Nathan helps manage Chris Johnson’s mentorship group the Runners Zone which helps coaches, clinicians, and dedicated endurance athletes refine their abilities at injury management, coaching and strength training.

Current Roles:

  • Owner of Runningmate PT and Performance
  • Physical Therapist for UMKC Cross Country and Track
  • The host of The Runner’s Zone Podcast
  • Manages The Runners Zone (mentorship group for clinicians, coaches, and dedicated endurance athletes) along with Chris Johnson and Joel Sattgast
  • Nathan also enjoys running, cycling, drinking coffee and spending time with his wife and two boys.

 

 

Josh Wolf shares on PHIT for a Queen why “he loves coaching and how the real coaching comes when looking outside the lines”

Josh Wolf shares on PHIT for a Queen why “he loves coaching and how the real coaching comes when looking outside the lines”

May 24, 2019

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  • You have to reframe your brain, reframe your friendships
  • My biggest weakness of addictive behavior became fulfilled when I became a triathlon athlete.
  • You are never too old to start something you are passionate about
  • Found that once you have found that feeling of understanding it couldn’t get any worse you know what is coming next.
  • Found that pushing the limits helped him translate into other aspects outside of triathlons
  • Found coaching was a great way to instill this in others
  • The biggest thing I do as a coach is finding what they need from me and then bring that out of them- real coaching comes when looking outside the lines.
  • Mindset is an opportunity and the opportunity to always shape our thoughts.
  • Finding how each of his athletes needs to be talked to. 

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Josh Wolf is a father, successful endurance coach, speaker and 7 time USA Triathlon All American and 6-time Ironman World Championship Qualifier.  He specializes in reframing mindsets allowing us to achieve what we once thought was impossible. 

Where you can find more information on how to join the Wolf pack:

Josh Wolf

Head Endurance Coach 

Find Your Endurance 

Follow me on FACEBOOK

816.668.2677

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Jon Hereth of Summit Rehab shares “Why your feet are like your car- biomechanics, capacity and maintenance.” on PHIT for a Queen

Jon Hereth of Summit Rehab shares “Why your feet are like your car- biomechanics, capacity and maintenance.” on PHIT for a Queen

May 17, 2019

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 Jon Hereth of Summit Rehab shares “Why your feet are like your car- biomechanics, capacity, and maintenance.” on PHIT for a Queen.

  • The brain uses the foot to figure out where the body is in space.
  • The foot is responsible for sensory input
  • Biggest foot injury: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, bunions
  • The foot is prone to injury due to repetitive doing things right or poorly
  • Learning biomechanics to allow your joint to handle more stress.
  • Build your capacity and good position to handle the stress.
  • Learn how to help your body be able to handle the stress as well.
  • Toes should be the widest part of the foot. Our footwear can work against this to create short-foot.
  • Foot self-care starts with getting your intrinsic muscles working, spacing the toes

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http://www.summitrehabkc.com/

 Jon Hereth PTA Jon graduated from MCC-Penn Valley and became licensed as a Physical Therapist Assistant in 2009. He currently treats patients and is the assistant administrator at Summit Rehab in Lee’s Summit, MO. Professionally, Jon’s interests include sports and orthopedic physical therapy, injury prevention, chronic pain, and following a movement-based approach popularized by the works of Gray Cook, Charlie Weingroff, Dr. Vladimir Janda and Dr. Stuart McGill. As a therapist and athlete, Jon enjoys looking at the mechanics of human movement in order to help patients achieve maximum performance in their own lives. An active strength athlete and highland games competitor, Jon has become one of the “go-to” rehab specialists for strength and barbell sports across the area.

 

 

 

Confessions of a Physical Therapist: The Female Athlete with Dr. Ellie Somers

Confessions of a Physical Therapist: The Female Athlete with Dr. Ellie Somers

May 3, 2019

The healthcare system has done a disservice with the recovery of the female athlete.

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  Dr. Somers discusses how the gender biases of the female body, sports injury and how we recover is detrimental and harmful. She shares all that she has learned about physical therapy of the female athlete.

* Confessions of a PT: Dr. Somers shares her journey of becoming a PT, why she wanted to specialize in the female athlete and how the healthcare system has done a disservice to the recovery of the female athlete.

* Dr. Somers addresses the subtle gender biases of the biomedical model, such as the language we use to describe a woman's body, and how she came to have an injury as harmful and untrue.

* Dr. Somers believes good physical therapy means that the client is in charge of their body, and instead of listening to others saying what the right thing is, let them know that they can decide what is good for them or not. The science backs up this technique.

* We know that pain itself is not dangerous and those recovering from an injury are scared of it, understandable. The reality is pain is experienced by all human beings and instead of avoiding it how can we build the confidence of moving forward with it. The client can draw the lines of pain.

 

You Know She is Legit:

Dr. Ellie Somers is a physical therapist, performance coach, writer, athlete, and owner of Sisu Sports Performance & PT in Seattle, WA. She obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Saint Louis University where she also played collegiate soccer. Ellie has been a physical therapist for 10 years and specializes in work with female athletes, with a particular focus on runners and sporting athletes. She believes in keeping athletes from becoming medicalized and actively seeks to help athletes find a plan to get them to where they want to be in a way that works for them.

 

How to Connect with Dr. Somers:

 

https://sisuperformancept.com/drelliesomers

 

Instagram: drelliesomers

Facebook: @sisuperformancept

Twitter: @drelliesomers

 

Confessions Blog Post by Dr. Ellie Somers

https://sisuperformancept.com/blog/2019/1/3/physical-therapist-confessions

Journey of Eating Disorder Recovery in Sport with F.L.Y Movement’s Megan Marshall

Journey of Eating Disorder Recovery in Sport with F.L.Y Movement’s Megan Marshall

April 26, 2019

 

 Megan Marshall, co-founder of the F.L.Y Movement joins us to share her journey of recovery as a collegiate athlete, what helped her and why she started the Movement.

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  • Megan shares her own story of being a collegiate athlete, the transition from being a high school runner to a collegiate athlete and some of the struggles she had.
  • Recovery is not perfect, and everyone has their own story of recovery. Megan surrounded herself with family, her teammates and an outpatient team that was beneficial. For her, recovery is never-ending.
  • Megan found that creating freedom with her schedule and listening to her body’s needs, incorporating different sports and activities beneficial in her recovery.
  • The F.L.Y Movement was started by Megan to share her story and create transparency about eating disorder in sport at Universities and organizations.

 

You Know She’s Legit:

Megan E. Marshall, M.Ed., is the Business Core Administrator in the Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. She is also the co-founder of the F.L.Y. Movement (Fuel. Love. You.). They seek to provide educational workshops to cultivate safe spaces for athletic teams to discuss body image, sport, and performance. Their mission is to create transparency in the way you think and talk about body image and eating disorders in athletics.

Marshall began her time at Penn State as a Division 1 student-athlete on the track and field team. She was a Big Ten Medalist in the Distance Medley Relay, a Big Ten Scorer in the 800 meters, and a member of the Penn State school record-setting Distance Medley Relay team in 2007.

Marshall has worked in academic advising since her return to the university in 2012. Along with advising undergraduate students she has been a part of many wellness efforts on campus such as: The Body Project, a dissonance-based body acceptance intervention program & Stand For State, Penn State’s bystander intervention program focusing on sexual and relationship violence, mental health concerns, acts of bias, and risky drinking and drug use. She has also collaborated with multiple stakeholders across campus and presented at the DUS Advising Conference on Mental Health on College Campuses.

How to Connect with F.L.Y Movement 

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https://www.loveflymovement.com/

Sally Roberts of Wrestle Like a Girl shares “How the world of sport can teach girls that the world is theirs.”

Sally Roberts of Wrestle Like a Girl shares “How the world of sport can teach girls that the world is theirs.”

April 19, 2019

Sally Roberts of Wrestle Like a Girl shares “How the world of sport can teach girls that the world is theirs.

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  • Sports came out of a tough choice to either participate in a sport after school or go to Juvenile Detention.
  • Sally choose wrestling as an outlet for her anger, getting along with the opposite gender and how to walk with confidence.
  • Confronting challenges head-on was a way to not give others power.
  • You may see gender but what you need to see is we are all athletes
  • As a physical & emotional outlet for her depression joined the military
  • During her time in Afghanistan became impacted by how little girls enamored American women.
  • Created Wrestle like a Girl to be an advocate for lil girls
  • Teaching the sport of wrestling to show women the world is theirs
  • Working with high schools to bring more sanctioned opportunities for girls to wrestle.
  • There needs to be a culture shift that girls can wrestle girls OR equality that girls can wrestle regardless.
  • Has found that the opportunity generates the interest.
  • Spreading the word through empowerment camps.
  • Teaching safeguards to let female athletes know what their rights are.

https://www.wrestlelikeagirl.org/

 

Help Wrestle Like a Girl bring wrestling to Division 1 colleges.

Sign this petition- https://www.change.org/p/ncaa-demand-more-ncaa-universities-add-female-wrestling-programs

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Sally Roberts is a former elite wrestler, Army soldier, sport psychology consultant and founder of Wrestle Like A Girl™ nonprofit organization. Sally was a resident at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center for eight years during which she was a 3-time national champion, 2003 World Cup Champion, 2003 & 2005 World Bronze Medalist, and a 2008 Olympic Alternate. She served 6 years in the Army as a Special Operations soldier where she volunteered for deployment in Afghanistan. She was also a member of the Army’s prestigious World Class Athlete Program and represented both the U.S. Army and Team USA in elite athletic competitions. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from University of Colorado - Colorado Springs and a Master of Arts degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from University of the Rockies. She has a certification in nutrition from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. In 2016, Sally founded the nonprofit organization Wrestle Like A Girl, Inc.® on the premise that girls can do anything and that through sport can realize their full potential. Sally received the 2016 Women in Sport Award on behalf of United World Wrestling and the International Olympic Committee. She is a board member of USA Wrestling, the United States Olympic Committee Youth Development Working Group, and the Association for Applied Sports Psychology. She is an athlete ambassador for TrueSport, the grassroots organization for the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Sally spoke at the United Nations ‘Global Good’ summit and participated in the Global Goals World Cup activist soccer tournament on Team Sports Equality Enforcers promoting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Sally and Wrestle Like A Girl were featured on Megyn Kelly’s Today show and named USA Wrestling ‘Woman of the Year’ for 2018.