PODCAST

The Aging Athlete

Heidi Phillips

Join me, Heidi Phillips, and sometimes -my husband, Dr. David Phillips as we explore the aging journey thru various topics with aging athletes, medical professionals and other experts in their field. As aging athletes ourselves, we have a unique perspective on what happens as we age. Having been swimmers, runners and triathletes as well as on the coaching side of things, including working with beginners, and raising athletic children, we plan to cover a variety of topics from mindset to self-care and even nutrition.

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Regenerative Medicine and Therapeutics with Orthopedist Luga Podesta, MD
Jan 16 2022
Regenerative Medicine and Therapeutics with Orthopedist Luga Podesta, MD
How happy I was to have found someone in SWFL (and close to me) who actually doesn't do surgeries and only works with people who are choosing NOT to have surgery.   I didn't even know regenerative therapy existed as a specialty but it's actually been around for quite awhile as you will hear.  Dr. Podesta  injected PRP (platelet rich plasma) and hyaluronic acid into my knees in November of 2021 for preventative purposes.  I've had 2 previous injections of hyaluronic acid only over the last several years (back in AZ) for lack of cartilage under my kneecaps giving me discomfort and swelling.  Dr. Podesta is a nationally recognized regenerative orthopedic and sports medicine physician specializing in the non-surgical treatment of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee, and spine, and brings with him over 3 decades of experience on and off the field. Dr. Podesta continues to be selected by his peers as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly since 2017. He is a pioneer in the field of Regenerative Medicine and Orthopedics, a growing medical subspecialty with treatments designed to stimulate the body’s innate ability to naturally repair damaged tissue and heal itself, offering hope for individuals who are unable to or do not choose to undergo surgery. Dr. Podesta serves as a team physician for Southwest Florida’s and the ECHL’s  Florida Everblades Hockey Team, and as a consultant to the Major League Baseball Umpires and World Baseball Classic. In 2008 Dr. Podesta established Podesta Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Thousand Oaks, California where he practiced for over 24 years. In 2015, he returned to Long Island as the director of sports medicine and regenerative orthopedics at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY. There he served as the head team physician for Suffolk College athletics and team physician and consultant to a number of Suffolk County, New York, high school athletic programs and elite sport clubs prior to relocating to Naples, Florida, as a partner and as the director of regenerative orthopedics sports medicine at Bluetail Medical Group-Naples in 2017.To contact Dr. Podesta: Luga Podesta on FB: See if Bluetail Medical Group for Regenerative Medicine Serves Your Area: Medical Group on FB:
Regenerative Medicine and Therapeutics with Orthopedist Luga Podesta, MD
Jan 16 2022
Regenerative Medicine and Therapeutics with Orthopedist Luga Podesta, MD
How happy I was to have found someone in SWFL (and close to me) who actually doesn't do surgeries and only works with people who are choosing NOT to have surgery.   I didn't even know regenerative therapy existed as a specialty but it's actually been around for quite awhile as you will hear.  Dr. Podesta  injected PRP (platelet rich plasma) and hyaluronic acid into my knees in November of 2021 for preventative purposes.  I've had 2 previous injections of hyaluronic acid only over the last several years (back in AZ) for lack of cartilage under my kneecaps giving me discomfort and swelling.  Dr. Podesta is a nationally recognized regenerative orthopedic and sports medicine physician specializing in the non-surgical treatment of orthopedic, musculoskeletal and sports-related injuries to the shoulder, elbow, knee, and spine, and brings with him over 3 decades of experience on and off the field. Dr. Podesta continues to be selected by his peers as a Top Doctor by Castle Connolly since 2017. He is a pioneer in the field of Regenerative Medicine and Orthopedics, a growing medical subspecialty with treatments designed to stimulate the body’s innate ability to naturally repair damaged tissue and heal itself, offering hope for individuals who are unable to or do not choose to undergo surgery. Dr. Podesta serves as a team physician for Southwest Florida’s and the ECHL’s  Florida Everblades Hockey Team, and as a consultant to the Major League Baseball Umpires and World Baseball Classic. In 2008 Dr. Podesta established Podesta Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute in Thousand Oaks, California where he practiced for over 24 years. In 2015, he returned to Long Island as the director of sports medicine and regenerative orthopedics at St. Charles Hospital in Port Jefferson, NY. There he served as the head team physician for Suffolk College athletics and team physician and consultant to a number of Suffolk County, New York, high school athletic programs and elite sport clubs prior to relocating to Naples, Florida, as a partner and as the director of regenerative orthopedics sports medicine at Bluetail Medical Group-Naples in 2017.To contact Dr. Podesta: Luga Podesta on FB: See if Bluetail Medical Group for Regenerative Medicine Serves Your Area: Medical Group on FB:
#28 Interview with RunsmartOnline.com Founder and DPT -Steve Gonser
Jul 17 2021
#28 Interview with RunsmartOnline.com Founder and DPT -Steve Gonser
Steve Gonser is the founder of RunSmartonline.com ( ) who's mission is to provide access to quality training and running programs that provide the foundation for a long and healthy running career.  The RunSmart online platform helps runners get back to running faster. Steve Gonser graduated with his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Daemen College, instantly applying his knowledge of human movement and functional anatomy to his passion for running.  Steve is a 6x Boston Marathon Qualifier, a 2x Ironman, including a 10:41 finish in Lake Placid and a Sub-3 hour marathoner.Steve runs 2 programs in addition to providing his online strength and training programs:  The Midfoot Project,  helping runners with proper gait and landing techniques, as well as The Kneed for Speed Program (beginning  August 1st, but you can start anytime that works for you).  This program helps runners increase their speed without having to train harder.  Get on his email list and/or join the online platform (see below) to get information on his programs as they become available.  Steve Gonsor also provides running analysis as a separate add-on program thru his online platform.I have been using RunSmartOnline for over a year to help with strength and stability with a focus on one legged exercises for foot strength and balance.  I also use the yoga for runners workouts but there are a number of strength programs with videos to follow and I love receiving tips for stretches, warm-ups and drills in my email.  *There is also a RunSmart App providing access to everything on your phone!  Click below for a 2 week trial.Check out RunSmartOnline:  cannot recommend this program more!
#26 Dr. Ray McClanahan, Podiatrist Who Specializes in Natural and Preventative Foot Health
Mar 31 2021
#26 Dr. Ray McClanahan, Podiatrist Who Specializes in Natural and Preventative Foot Health
I have learned so much since finding Dr. McClanahan's website and Correct Toes®.  His website is a wealth of information and videos to help you understand that there is likely NOTHING wrong with your feet and that your problems (ranging from Bunions, Overlapping Toes, Pronation, Knee issues, Neuromas,  Achilles Tendonopathy, etc.) is from the shape of the shoes we have been wearing during our lives.  Listen in to understand what your natural foot shape is and how to regain foot and other related health problems without drugs, orthotics or surgery.Dr. McClanahan’s practice, Northwest Foot & Ankle in Portland, Oregon, allows him to care for those who find their highest joy when in motion. In his 18 years as a podiatrist, he has learned that most foot problems can be corrected by restoring natural foot function. He is also the inventor of Correct Toes®, silicone toe spacers. His professional goal is to provide quality natural foot health services with an emphasis on sports medicine, preventative and conservative options as well as education on proper footwear.Dr. McClanahan is an active runner and athlete. In 1999, he finished 14th in the U.S. National Men’s Cross-Country Championships and had a near Olympic Trials qualifying 5,000 meter mark of 13:56 in 2000. He then qualified for the World Duathlon Championships in 2001. Northwest Foot and Ankle: Toes® Spacers:   *Use Promo Code: “FreeShipCT” *This code will give listeners free shipping on Correct Toes inside of the U.S.  If there is space to specify, enter your country, state, and zip, to quote the normal price you would pay and then apply the discount code! Toes on FB: Healthy Feet Community: Healthy Feet Alliance:
#20 Interview with Physical Therapist Specializing in Pelvic Floor - Kimberly Bryant, DPT
Dec 27 2020
#20 Interview with Physical Therapist Specializing in Pelvic Floor - Kimberly Bryant, DPT
What an interesting interview with physical therapist and pelvic floor health specialist, Dr. Kimberly Bryant.  Kim’s areas of expertise include prevention and wellness, pelvic pain, low back pain, prolapse (pelvic pressure), bowel health, pain with intercourse, incontinence, painful menstrual cycles, and prenatal/postpartum care. Her goal is to empower women to take their wellness into their own hands as they discover their personal healing path.  This was not a specialty back when I had children and I think even though this is an area that is now more well known, many women still haven't heard of this or know that this is available.  Even lower back issues can be traced to pelvic issues so be sure to reach out to Kim or someone with her training to help you - no matter your age (older or younger) because many times problems happen long after having children and not necessarily immediately post-partum.   Dr. Bryant earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ in 2009. She opened her private practice, Thrive Pelvic Health and Wellness in 2017 to provide holistic rehabilitation and wellness care for women with a focus on pregnancy and postpartum support. She provides in person and tele-health treatment sessions.  When away from the office, Kim enjoys spending time with her two young boys, husband, and running out on the AZ mountain trails with friends. Website:   FB Group:  Follow Her on Instagram:
Episode #14 with Evan Osar, internationally recognized speaker, author, and expert on assessment, corrective exercise, and functional movement.
Aug 28 2020
Episode #14 with Evan Osar, internationally recognized speaker, author, and expert on assessment, corrective exercise, and functional movement.
Please join me as I interview Dr. Evan Osar, international speaker/presenter, author, chiropractor and corrective movement specialist.Note:  This episode has some background noise coming from a wire connection issue but the information is still understandable.  Thank you for having grace with this episode.Dr. Osar has authored Corrective Exercise Solutions to Common Hip and Shoulder Dysfunction and Amazon #1 Best Seller, The Psoas Solution. Dr. Osar developed the Integrative Movement System™, an evidence-based approach to improving clinical outcomes and helping patients perform at their highest level. Dr. Osar is in private practice in Chicago, IL and teaches his proprietary approach to health and fitness professionals that specialize in rehabilitation and corrective exercise, medical fitness, as well as posture and movement education for the older adult population.Dr. Osar is a frequent presenter at international fitness, medical fitness, and massage conferences and is an approved CEC provider for the American Council on Exercise, National Academy of Sports Medicine, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association.To learn more about  Dr. Osar and see all his courses: sign up for his September '20 course on The Complete Knee, Hip and Foot Conditioning for the Active Aging Client:  (*can register for JUST this class) Follow Evan Osar on Instagram: there are specific topics you have an interest in being covered or have a connection with someone you think I should interview - PLEASE send me a message at tri4health@mac.com.