Episode 160: Staying strong and healing well with Dr Kristie Ennis

Dr Kristie Ennis

Dr Kristie Ennis is a physical therapist, nutritionist, and strength and conditioning specialist. She wants to empower people to do more than they think they can and realize they are stronger than they think they are. She has a fantastic YouTube channel, which is where podcast host Rachel found her when she injured her knee.

We talk about:

  • The importance of letting the body heal itself
  • Fascia and its importance in body movement
  • The importance of drinking enough fluid 
  • The dangers of sitting too long
  • Hormone related aches and pains in women
  • The importance of considering the whole body when addressing pain
  • How hormonal changes in menopause can contribute to weight gain and fat distribution
  • Exercise and injury prevention for older adults
  • Common injuries in older adults
  • Strengthening the glutes
  • Pelvic floor exercises and common mistakes in women’s fitness
  • Fitness and nutrition for a healthy lifestyle
  • Cardio exercise guidelines and options

And more!

Dr Kristie’s website: drkristieennis.com

Instagram | YouTube

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Episode 96: Living well with osteoarthritis with Dr Alyssa Kuhn

Dr. Alyssa Kuhn is a physical therapist and osteoarthritis specialist, and founder of Keep the Adventure Alive. She specializes in osteoarthritis treatment because she found people were getting premature surgeries and ending up with life-changing pain in their 40s and 50s because of this condition. She says this can be prevented when you know what options you have and other ways you can find pain relief, aside from surgery.

We talk about:

  • Why pain and weakness are not inevitable with age
  • How Alyssa got so passionate about this topic
  • What we can do to protect ourselves from pain as we age
  • Why osteoarthritis is a big issue, especially for women
  • How women can best cope if we get a diagnosis of osteoarthritis
  • How osteoarthritis differs from regular arthritis
  • How we can reduce the likelihood of developing osteoarthritis
  • What we can do to limit the impact of osteoarthritis
  • How to master arthritis naturally
  • What it means to still be able to adventure with osteoarthritis
  • What we can do about knee, ankle and hip pain

And more!

Find more about Alyssa:

Dr. Alyssa’s website: keeptheadventurealive.com

YouTube | Instagram | TikTok | Facebook Group

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