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Dr. Theresa Larson Discusses Her Book: Warrior

Dr. Theresa Larson Episode 66

True Strength Isn’t Always What It Looks Like

Bio (@theresalarson)

Theresa Larson was born and raised in a log cabin on the outskirts of Seattle, fostering a love of the outdoors and an active lifestyle. After losing her mother to cancer at the age of 10, Theresa developed a resilient perseverance and determination that led to a collegiate scholarship and semi-professional softball career, top awards as a fitness competition contestant, and an appointment to Lieutenant in the Marines, where she led an entire platoon while deployed in Iraq. Her service was cut short when she was voluntarily evacuated due to an ongoing struggle with bulimia nervosa.

Theresa’s journey to wellness required the bravery to ask for help, to take care of herself first, and abandon the idea of “perfect”. She is now a Doctor of Physical Therapy and the founder of Movement Rx, a physical therapy and wellness company that offers support to wounded warriors and individuals with health and movement issues. She travels all over the world as a speaker for MobilityWOD and the CrossFit Movement & Mobility Trainer Course. She is a lululemon ambassador, and works with nonprofits including Team Red White & Blue, LinderKids.org, Resiliency Project, CrossRoads Adaptive Athlete Alliance, and the National Eating Disorder Association. Theresa hopes that through sharing her story, she will help inspire others to empower themselves, embrace their inner warrior and re-define and acknowledge their strength.


Episode at a Glance

In episode 66 Doc Danny & Coach Joe sit down with Dr. Theresa Larson to discuss her new book Warrior. She fills us in on how being a Marine Lieutenant struggling with an eating disorder helped her turn into one of the world’s most badass physical therapist.   

Quick Show Guide


Meet Dr. Theresa Larson


The guys and Dr. T. talk about what sort of cars a big ballin author drive


Meet Dr. Theresa Larson and find out how the Marine Corp & a eating disorder brought her to the point of writing her new book Warrior



Did family dynamics influence Theresa’s eating disorder?


What lessons did Dr. T. take away from the Marine Corp and bring to the business world?


Failure, an opportunity to be better. Learn how Dr. T took her eating disorder and flipped it into a strength.


When Dr. T. got away from the grips of her eating disorder, what did she fill it with?


Dr. T. lost her mom at a young age. Does she ever think about how her life would have been different if her mother was around?


How did Dr. T. get from being a star college softball player to bad ass jacked marine to cutting edge PT?


Kelly Starrett through Dr.T. to the wolves teach CrossFit Mobility seminars. How did she adapt to being in front of a group of people who were expecting KStar?


What’s the big plan for Dr.T and her practice Movement Rx


Is it possible that CrossFitter’s could be obsessed with fitness in the same way that a bulimic person is obsessed with food


What’s the fun side for Dr. T.?


Where to find out about Dr. Theresa Larson and closing remarks



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Also, please check out these links to the articles and content creators mentioned during our conversation.

Web Site: http://www.drtheresalarson.com/

Get The Book: http://www.drtheresalarson.com/book

Twitter: @DrTheresaLarson

Instagram: @theresalarson

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Pintrest: https://www.pinterest.com/drtheresalarson/

Practice Web Site: http://www.movement-rx.com/


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