LIVE WELL PODCAST | Ep #53 - Resting postures with Josh Gellert
As a society we are busier than ever, and finding ways to create calm and achieve a sense of rest and homeostasis in our physical bodies can feel increasingly challenging, especially if we have the added stress of chronic illness on the body. Today we’re going to focus on a concept that was new to me, called “resting postures.” Resting postures are physical postures that allow us to tap into biological memory to help our bodies truly rest and recover.
I brought my friend and colleague Josh Gellert on the podcast today because he is a wealth of knowledge about the physical body, and brings a really holistic, whole body approach to his treatment and care.
Josh Gellert, P.T., D.P.T, S.C.S., is a physical therapist and board-certified sports specialist at the Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. Dr. Gellert’s focus is the post-operative rehabilitation of injured athletes, sports trauma, adolescent sports injuries and rotational athletes. He strives to create active partnerships with his patients to achieve the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Gellert earned his D.P.T. from New York University. His clinical interests include post-surgical rehabilitation of the knee, shoulder, hip, foot and spine, non-operative sports trauma, adolescent sports injuries, rotational athletes and prevention of ACL injuries. His research interests include rehabilitation and prevention of hamstring injuries, rehabilitation of non-arthritic hip, rehabilitation and post-surgical outcomes of ACL and rotator cuff injuries and concussion management.
Join us as we explore resting postures and how you can incorporate them into your daily life!
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0:50 Introducing Joshua Gellert P.T., D.P.T, S.C.S.
2:20 Josh talks about his work and clinical experience
6:30 The important role of the PT on our care team
8:00 Definition of Resting Postures
Phillip Beach’s theory of Archetypal Postures
Sympathetic vs. Parasympathetic state
10:50 The importance of the Vagus Nerve in our stress response
14:00 How to shift into a parasympathetic state
The first step is recognition of where you are at from moment to moment
Josh explains the “Vagal Tank Theory”
20:00 12 Different resting postures
21:00 Your body sitting in a chair trains your body to be in a sub-clinical fight or flight
24:00 Check out the full range of postures and photos here >>
27:00 The benefits from incorporating Resting Postures in your daily life
Baseline energy increase
Better carryover with other interventions (stretches, exercises, etc.)
Better recovery from exercise
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