Hello there, young padawans!
I thought I’d kick off my new blog and website with a post summarizing some of the work that I’ve done in blogging, vlogging, and podcasts over the past few years. There’s… uhhh… a LOT of gold nuggets in here. Not that I’m tooting my own horn, here; in fact, it’s the opposite. The nuggets are the contributions of other strength jedi masters to many of the collaborative work (either as podcast hosts, co-writers, and contributors). Not the least of these being Christina Prevett, Dustin Jones, Ryan Debell, Jared Aguilar, Dymire Jones, Tyler Adams, John Rusin, Jarod Hall, Michael Mash, Jason Shane, Brandon Poen, etc , etc…. I’ve learned as much from these dudes as I hope they’ve learned from me. So, here goes!
Best Blogs – 2014-2017:
This one is my personal favourite. An objective look at a post made by Starting Strength Founder Mark Rippetoe on the *ahem* “State of the Physical Therapy Profession” (my words, not his – you’ll see his were much less politically correct): https://physiotherapy.ca/blog/rep-29-mark-rippetoe-asks-are-physical-therapists-really-frauds
Don’t let the title of this next one fool you; I’m not so grandiose to actually believe the profession is in need of saving, nor that strength training will save it. However, ignoring the click bait title, this article is one of the best compilations of comments and opinions on how to integrate strength training into physical therapy and rehab practice from some of the most prominent therapists working in the trenches and prescribing strength training on a day to day basis. There is a wealth of information here and for any therapists looking to practice this way, this is a must read: https://drjohnrusin.com/how-strength-training-will-save-the-physical-therapy-profession/
This article is also a compilation of the opinions of several strength focused therapists, of which I am but one. Michael Mash collated examples of some of the best barbell-based exercises for rehabilitation out there. Many might look familiar to the general trainee too: https://barbellrehab.com/the-best-barbell-rehab-exercises/
This post is one that I collaborated with PhD student Christina Prevett (nee Nowak) of STAVEOff physical therapy and training. It’s a blog post that could easily be a short review article for a journal. It was a pleasure to co-write this with Christina. If you or your clients have any doubts about loading the older adult, you need to read this: https://www.physiotherapyalberta.ca/physiotherapists/news/research_in_focus_the_role_of_strength_training_in_older_adults
Best Podcasts and Videos – 2014-2018:
One of my absolute favourite podcasts-with The Duck Legs guys, Jared Aguilar, Dymire Jones, and Tyler Adams: The Duck Legs Podcast Part I: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/022-building-capacity-dr-scotty-butcher-from-strength/id1176312012?i=1000391366845&mt=2 (Youtube version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3TqYL7dLaM) Part II: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/022-star-wars-strength-dr-scotty-butcher-strength-rebels/id1176312012?i=1000391367026&mt=2
Podcast with Dustin Jones of the Senior Rehab Project: http://seniorrehab.libsyn.com/srp-04-getting-strong-for-life-with-dr-scotty-butcher
Podcast with Brandon Poen and F. Scott Feil of the Healthcare Education Transformation podcast: http://healthcareeducationtransformationpodcast.com/scotty-butcher-incorporating-strength-training-into-dpt-education/
A rant I did after reading a CNN article about what exercises you shouldn’t do: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xpsekrmhU8
A quick “Words of Wisdom” chat with my former classmate, peer, and good friend, Shelly Prosko of Prosko Yoga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUzmyIvHI7k
Other podcasts and videos:
About the author:
About the author: Scotty Butcher, BSc(PT), PhD, ACSM-RCEP, CF-L1
Dr. Scotty Butcher is an Associate Professor in the School of Rehabilitation Science at the University of Saskatchewan and co-founder of Strength Rebels. He holds a BSc PT and MSc Kin from the University of Saskatchewan and a PhD in Exercise Physiology and Experimental Medicine from the University of Alberta.He is certified as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist (ACSM-RCEP), is a CrossFit Level 1 trainer (CF-L1), and is formerly certified as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS); the latter of which he has formally relinquished.