Rick welcomes Dr. Theresa Larson to the podcast this week. Theresa is a healthcare and fitness expert, a former Marine Corps Engineer Officer and combat veteran, physical therapist, and the founder of Movement Rx, a company that treats patients with time, care, and movement education. In part one, Theresa discusses why change is good and healthy, why writing a memoir was a cathartic experience, and the importance of ‘abandoning the perfect.’
Find out more about Theresa at drtheresalarson.com, and learn about her practice at movement-rx.com.
About Dr. Theresa Larson:
Dr. Theresa Larson (aka “Dr. T”) 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.
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 and 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.
In addition to her practice, wellness and speaking efforts, Dr. Larson is a huge advocate for Challenged Athletes Foundation, Team Red White and Blue, a veteran non-profit, National Eating Disorder Association, CrossRoads Adaptive Athlete Alliance, and Resiliency Project.
Theresa’s mission is to deliver crucial information to people who need it the most. Anybody who has gone through loss, trauma, or a major change in their life needs to find their new normal again. Through ADAPT Media and the “My New Normal” podcast, she offers stories of motivation and strength, overcoming hardship, and information on injuries from some of the top professionals and organizations in the world.
She believes that our ability to optimally adapt to a new normal is a choice. As the Dalai Lama says, “beautiful things don’t come without some suffering.”
Hosted By: Rick Simmons