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Jan 23, 2019

Dr. Theresa Larson (@drtheresalarson) has become one of the healthcare and 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 deliver movement & mindset health to as many people as possible with her team, including adaptive athletes as she is an adaptive athlete herself. She is a motivational speaker for companies, helping individuals and teams understand that change is possible and leadership starts within. She also presents on movement and mobility internationally and is the co-creator and lead instructor of the popular Functional Training for Adaptive Athletes program. She recently authored a memoir (WARRIOR) that was published through Harper One, an imprint of Harper Collins, and is a co-founder of Your Movement Prescription, the cutting edge virtual rehabilitation and wellness company whose programs include The Low Back Fix, The Knee Fix, and The Shoulder Fix.


In this episode of Barbell Shrugged we talk with Dr. Larson about how to embark on the journey to find your calling, the power of finding your tribe, the difference between adaptive and disabled, and why health starts with leadership.



- Anders and Doug


Episode Breakdown:


⚡️0-10: Dr. Larson’s story and the journey to finding her calling

⚡️11-20: How asking for help can elevate your business and the power of a tribe

⚡️21-30: Training adaptive athletes and why you need to understand the individual

⚡️31-40: Repattern your thought process to overcome hardship

⚡️ 41-50: The difference between adaptive and disabled

⚡️51-60: Why creating sustainable motivation is critical for success

⚡️61-70: How to help others while protecting your energy and why health starts with leadership

⚡️71-80: Creating healthy habits in your everyday routine

⚡️81-92: The steps you can take today create a fulfilling life



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