Movement Logic: Strong Opinions, Loosely Held

Dr. Sarah Court, PT, DPT and Laurel Beversdorf

Welcome to the Movement Logic Podcast, with yoga teacher and strength coach Laurel Beversdorf, and physical therapist Dr. Sarah Court. With over 30 years combined experience in the yoga, movement and physical therapy worlds, we believe in strong ideas, loosely held – which means we’re not hyping outdated movement concepts. Instead, we’re here with up-to-date and cutting-edge tools, evidence and ideas to help you as a mover and a teacher. Music: Makani by Scandinavianz & AXM

Episode 8: A Perimenopause Perspective with Trina Altman, PMA, E_RYT 500
Jul 27 2022
Episode 8: A Perimenopause Perspective with Trina Altman, PMA, E_RYT 500
Welcome to Episode 8 of the Movement Logic podcast! In this episode, Laurel is joined by her friend and colleague Trina Altman. Together, Laurel and Trina discuss Trina’s experience with perimenopause. Trina shares her personal story along with tons of resources for women going through this change of life.What is perimenopause?Doctors have a tendency to minimize women’s sufferingBrain fog and hot flashesChallenges women face when navigating the medical systemFinding a doctor that spends more time with you AND is evidence-based AND is current on the researchThe Women’s Health Initiative and fear they created around estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) and hormone replacement therapy (HRT).Weight gain and perimenopauseScope-appropriate advice for movement teachers working with perimenopausal and menopausal studentsGuest Bio:Trina received her training through STOTT Pilates® and is an E-RYT 500. She created Yoga Deconstructed® and Pilates Deconstructed® to show teachers how to take an interdisciplinary approach to foster an embodied understanding of yoga and Pilates in relation to modern movement science.Trina has presented at Momentum Fest, the International Association of Yoga Therapy Conference, and Kripalu. She also created and taught a Pilates continuing-education course for physical therapists and was part of the faculty for the Brain Longevity conference at UCLA. She was the co-creator of Equinox’s signature program Best Stretch Ever, which utilizes the mobility stick to improve functional range of motion, body awareness, and total body strength.Trina was a finalist in the Next Pilates Anytime Instructor Competition in 2017. Her work has been published in Yoga Journal, Yoga International, and Pilates Style magazine and her classes have been featured on Yoga International and Yoga Anytime. She is also the author of Yoga Deconstructed®: Movement science principles for teaching, which shows yoga teachers how to integrate modern movement science into their classes and is published by Handspring Publishing.Reference links:North American Menopause Society DoctorsIf there are no doctors local to you, this website is all telemedicine North American Society Menopause Doctors: on HRT and the risk of breast cancer Estrogen Matters Menopause ManifestoDr. Heather Hirsch podcast on breast cancer and HRTJoin Trina's email list and get free somatics sequences to use in your personal practice and teaching  Sign up here for the Movement Logic Newsletter for course discounts and sales!Watch the video of this conversation at: www.movementlogictutorials.com/podcast
Episode 4: Feet, Running, and Performance with Guest Dr. Ben Cornell, PT, MPT, PhD, OCS
Jun 29 2022
Episode 4: Feet, Running, and Performance with Guest Dr. Ben Cornell, PT, MPT, PhD, OCS
Welcome to Episode 4 of the Movement Logic podcast! In this episode, Sarah is joined by her former professor from PT school, Dr. Ben Cornell, to discuss all things feet related from balance to running, and why you might want to start high-fiving the trees when you’re out for a run or a walk!Why shoes and bedcovers cause problems for not only feet but the rest of the bodyWhy plantar fasciitis can be so challenging to treat and heal fromHow much can we change the bony structure of the foot – and does it matter if we can’t?Why a “window of neutral” is a better goal than a singular “neutral” positionConnecting increased foot rigidity to fall risk for older peopleWhy pronation isn’t a dirty word in running and there’s no single way for people to runThe importance of giving your students self-efficacy and understanding their motivationGuest Bio: Dr. Ben Cornell,  PT, MPT, PhD, OCS, is an Associate Professor at Mount St. Mary’s University and serves as the Musculoskeletal Clinical Coordinator in the program. He oversees the student-run, pro bono physical therapy clinic at the Union Rescue Mission in Los Angeles which provides physical therapy care to the homeless population. He has 17 years in clinical practice and is a board-certified orthopedic clinical specialist as well as an avid runner. Reference links: Born to RunSign up here for the Movement Logic Newsletter for course discounts and sales – our popular Foot & Ankle Tutorial is on sale soon!Watch the video of this conversation at: www.movementlogictutorials.com/podcast