38 - Dr. Zach Long
Dr. Zach Long (@thebarbellphysio) is a physical therapist and CrossFit coach located in Charlotte, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in exercise and sport science, and East Carolina University, where he earned his doctorate in physical therapy. He specializes in improving athletic performance and injury rehab of athletes from Olympians to weekend warriors.
Zach is also an instructor for the institute of Clinical Excellence (@icephysio) where he teaches Clinical Management of the Fitness Athlete, he writes for CrossFit HQ, and he is an instructor for Stronger Experts (@strongerexperts), an online platform where 20 of the world's best S&C experts put out weekly content.
In this episode we discuss:
Zach's mission and philosophy
What drives Zach to push the profession of physical therapy forward
Zach's work in the continuing education worlds both in PT and S&C
The importance of coaching in the clinical setting
Blood flow restriction therapy (BFR)
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