This is the first interview that we've done for the South Loop Strength & Conditioning podcast, and our guest is Liz Yerly of The Chicago Recovery Room.
Liz has a plethora of letters after her name: MPT (Master of Physical Therapy), ATC (Certified Athletic Trainer), LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) & CSCS (Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist). While certifications don't necessarily mean much in the grand scheme of things, her devotion to continuing education gives her a unique perspective on both treating injured athletes and helping people maximize their performance.
Liz works as a physical therapist and also has relationships with local CrossFit gyms, the Association of Volleyball Professionals and the Chicago Performing Arts Team.
Learn More About Liz & The Chicago Recovery Room
Other links – Liz sent over a few more resources after the fact
- Mike Reinold
- Dr. Perry Nickelston
- The Manual Therapist (Dr. Erson Regligioso)
- Eric Cressey
- The Gait Guys
- Medical Minds in Motion
- Evidence in Motion
- ICED! The Illusionary Treatment Option: Learn the Fascinating Story, Scientific Breakdown, Alternative, & How To Lead Others Out Of The Ice Age by Gary Reinl
- Anatomy Trains: Myofascial Meridians for Manual and Movement Therapists, 3e by Thomas Myers
- ART – Active Release Techniques
- SFMA – Selective Functional Movement Assessment
- Graston Techniques
- Intra-Muscular Dry Needling (Kinetacore or Myopain Seminars)
- Maitland Australian Physiotherapy Seminars MAPS
- Mulligan Concept of Physical Therapy
- Richard Jackson Seminars
- NKT – NeuroKinetic Therapy
- Difference in licensure between physical therapy, athletic training and massage therapy
- What kind of clients are treated by the Recovery Room?
- What is the relationship between recovery and soreness? What role does lymph play?
- What's the deal with the ice controversy? Does contrast therapy change this at all?
- When should active recovery be used and how much is too much?
- Is there a reliable way to measure recovery – like HRV (heart rate variability)?
- What can people accomplish through self-care (foam rolling, stretching) and when should they get treated?
- How can you differentiate between mobility issues and motor control issues?
- How much can psychosomatic effects add to chronic pain issues?
- How can people differentiate between "pain" and "discomfort" when training?
- What are some things to consider when balancing training and recovery for long-term athletic development?
- How do you convince motivated, Type A people that it's ok to take time off from training?
- What type of continuing education do you find valuable?