E154 | The Adaptive Athlete with Theresa Larson
The Adaptive Athlete with Theresa Larson
This week we sit down with Movement RX physical therapist, Mobility Wod instructor, and soon to be mommy Theresa Larson to discuss the challenges associated with being an Adaptive Athlete. This is a small but growing population in the training community and you may be surprised at just how many may be training in your facility without you even knowing it. The key to recognizing them is simply knowing who your training partners and athlete our. Asking simple questions and getting to know the folks you are training with is the key.
To help coaches acclimate Adaptive Athletes to the training environment Theresa has developed, and will be launching the CrossFit Adaptive Athlete Course.
Dr. Theresa Larson (aka “Dr. T”) has become one of the fitness world’s most sought after experts on movement health. Dr. Larson earned her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Saint Augustine in San Diego, CA. A former Marine Corps Engineer Officer and Combat Veteran, Theresa also played professional softball in Italy as well as semi-professional softball in the United States, was an All- American Division I softball player at Villanova University, as well as a former Body-for-Life Champion. Theresa founded Movement Rx with her husband in 2013 in order to break free from the limitations that traditional physical therapy puts on practitioners and patients. The result was a company where skilled practitioners can authentically treat patients with the time, care, and movement education they deserve.
Dr. Larson is determined to teach movement health to as many people as possible with her team. She is an international speaker on movement & mobility for MobilityWOD, and is the creator and lead instructor of the injured and adaptive athlete course for CrossFit, Inc. She recently authored a memoir (WARRIOR) that was published in April of 2016 through Harper One, an imprint of Harper Collins, and is a co-founder of one of the most complete virtual rehabilitation programs available – The Low Back Fix.
In addition to her practice and speaking efforts, Dr. Larson is a huge advocate for Team Red White and Blue, a veteran non-profit, National Eating Disorder Association, CrossRoads Adaptive Athlete Alliance, Resiliency Project, and Challenged Athletes Foundation.
Theresa and her team’s mission is to help you help you heal fully and give you the tools to take care of yourself for life.
Reach out to Theresa at http://www.movement-rx.com/ and on Instagram at @theresalarson @movementrx