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Pr1me Time With Dr. Kuntz

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Podcast Episodes by professional Physical Therapist Dr. Chad Kuntz – listen to professional advice on everything from doing exercise correctly to how to avoid pain

Pr1me Time with Dr. Kuntz is a very unique opportunity where you will get to tune in on how he dissects, analyzes, and breaks down some of the hottest trending topics in the health and fitness continuum. With his background as a Physical Therapist and Specialist in Orthopedics, Sports, and Strength and Conditioning, you will have the luxury of learning about a wide variety of scenarios that may all at one point or another, impact your health. These short and sweet episodes will help you remain educated and motivated so that you can continue to Pr1me your body!
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Episode 26 | How To Get Back To Running A 5K After A Knee Injury

​In this episode, I go solo to tell you my thoughts on how you can get back to not only running a 5k after a knee injury, but getting back to a very high level of mileage per week.
I find that a lot of runners aren’t aware of the fact that they are losing strength, balance, and / or coordination at times and this ultimately yields pain at times in their knee. I expound upon this much more in detail in today’s podcast.

Episode 25 | How To Continue To Play Golf and Tennis After A Back Injury

It can be incredibly challenging to return back to playing your favorite two sports, golf, or tennis, after a back injury.
Both of these sports are actually quite demanding on your back, and unless you bulletproof your spine and lower back from an injury, it almost seems like it’s fate that you’re going to have another low back injury.
Tune in to today’s hot Podcast where Dr. Kuntz breaks down his experience on how you can get back to playing golf or tennis pain free!

​Episode 24 | How To Return Back To Tennis And Golf After A Rotator Cuff Surgery

As we get older, it’s incredibly common for us to want to continue to play golf and tennis forever! They’re a classic couple of sports that country clubs often offer and are relatively easy on the body…
But what happens when you are forced to have a rotator cuff surgery and want to get back to these two sports!
Tune in for today’s podcast where Dr. Kuntz shares his insight on what needs to be done in order to return to these fun two sports!

​Episode 23 | Are You Feeling Old And Broken?

As we get older, life can throw a number of curveballs and challenges at us… Let alone the injuries.
Injuries do nothing but accumulate as we get older and some of our previous injuries compound themselves on our current weaknesses and joints.
So how do we avoid the fact that we feel Old and Broken down? What can we do about it?
Let Dr. Kuntz explain his side of the story and how we can stay motivated to continue to workout!

Episode 22 | What's The Difference Between Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy?

It seems nowadays people more than ever tap into a Massage Therapist to help with their pain.. and quite frankly, I understand why. Physical therapy care has generally trended downhill, since most are under specific contracts with insurance companies, leading to ridiculously high volume of clientele per physical therapist. Thus, poorer quality of care and less hands on time.
That being said, when both providers are able to proficiently provide quality, hands on care, what’s the difference!?
Tune into today’s Podcast session where we dive deep into this hot topic!

Episode 21 | Is It Safe To Return To Squatting And Deadlifting After A Back Injury?

It can be particularly challenging to get back to squatting and deadlifting after back injuries. In fact, in my experience, some of the most challenging aspects of getting back to doing these two lifts is the CONFIDENCE we lack because of the history of the pain.
So the question is asked, “Is it safe to return to these two movements after a back injury after all?”
Tune in to find out!

Episode 20 | How to Continue To Workout As You Get Older Without Pain

When you’re 20 years old, it feels like you can lift any weight, however you want, and never have to deal with any consequences.
But as we get older, life changes. Injuries occur. Fear that we would’ve never even imagined creeps into our lives and all of a sudden, we’re not sure we can keep working out the way we used to.
In fact, sometimes we’re not sure if we can even keep working out at all!
Listen in to today’s Pr1me Time episode to learn how you can confidently continue to workout even as you get older!

Episode 19 | Part III - The Terrific Trio; Cupping, Dry Needling, And Hands On Care

In Part III of this mini series, Dr. Kuntz finally dives into what “hands on care,” really means and the difference between different types of “massages,” that people receive, whether it be with a physical therapist, a bodywork specialist, or even a massage therapist.
He will also go into his experience as to what has helped him help others achieve improved range of motion, strength, and most importantly, the life they were looking for, all from hands on care!

Episode 18 | Part II - The Terrific Trio; Cupping, Dry Needling, And Hands On Care

In Part II of this mini series, Dr. Kuntz elaborates on the benefits of dry needling from his clinical and anecdotal experience. Who is it for? How is it different than acupuncture?
With such a powerful tool at hand and all of the questions surrounding it, you won’t want to miss this episode!

Episode 17 | Part I - The Terrific Trio; Cupping, Dry Needling, And Hands On Care


In this hot episode, Dr. Kuntz discusses how, through his experience and clinical results he’s achieved, the terrific trio of cupping, dry needling and hands on care has been instrumental for his success.
In this Part I episode, we will introduce all three tools, however Dr. Kuntz will dive into the details you won’t want to miss about how he has successfully incorporated dynamic cupping into his practice.

Episode 16 | Have I Done Irreversible Wear And Tear Damage?

During this Pr1me Time Episode, Dr. Kuntz goes over the impact that the mindset “Irreversible Wear and Tear Damage,” can have on someone. This mindset often leads people into a state of fear which is NOT a healthy state.
Tune in to hear how Dr. Kuntz approaches this profound topic in the field of healthcare!

Episode 15 | How To Avoid Joint Pain When Engaging In Your Strength Training Regime

Weight training can be the panacea for your body… that is… if you can stay away from joint pain! Joint pain can be a nuisance and can shut down a great workout program very quick.
In this episode, Dr. Kuntz dives into the details as to what exactly joint pain feels like, how we can mitigate it, and how we can keep working out without dealing with it!

Episode 14 | What's The Difference Between Flexibility, Stability, And Mobility

Flexibility, stability and mobility often pop up as frequent terms as you approach your rehabilitative journey. However, I find that these terms get used too interchangeably, yet there are some distinct differences between them.
Learn as to how Dr. Kuntz defines these terms and how they can impact your rehab journey!

Episode 13 | Is Walking And Swimming Really Enough?

In this episode, I dive into the deep discussion regarding those who are walking and swimming everyday, but are still having pain. The reality is, there is a huge cohort of people that find themselves doing this and are simply perplexed why they still have pain…
Their doctor told them to walk everyday for 2 miles to solve their back pain, but it’s not working!
Their doctor told them to swim 3x a week for 20 minutes for their shoulder pain, but they’re still having shoulder pain!
See my point?!
Tune into this hot episode to see what I think needs to be done in these circumstances.

Episode 12 - When Do You Really Need A Corticosteroid Shot For Your Pain

Corticosteroid shots are frequently used nowadays, especially when you are having relentless pain that just won’t seem to go away. However, they have strong side effects to them, and some of them may surprise you.
In this hot topic, Dr. Kuntz breaks down his thoughts around the excessive use of Corticosteroid shots and when they should actually be used

Episode 11 | How To Help Your Child Achieve A Collegiate Athletic Scholarshi

It can be more competitive out there than ever to help your child achieve an athletic collegiate scholarship, but there’s a lot more to it than just ‘hoping’ they will be able to make it.
We have to consider what your kid will be able to safely do as they grow up, such as weight training, sport specificity, nutrition, etc.
I wanted to provide this podcast to provide some education on the functional ‘front’ so that the parents out there interested in this can do it smarter and not jeopardize the health of their children!

Episode 10 | A Perspective on Health | Iphone Vs Health | Pr1me Time

In this episode, we discuss the perception of value. A great example of this is how willing people are now to spend literally thousands of dollars on an iPhone, yet they cheap out or scrutinize the amount of money they’re willing to spend on their health!
Of course we understand not all healthcare is created equal, and it is INCREDIBLY important to make sure you see value in the health treatment you seek.
However, WHEN you find great value from a healthcare professional, how does that value compare to a man made material like an iPhone?
Tune in on this riveting podcast to hear more!

Episode 9 | My Personal Experience With Stem Cell Procedures | Pr1me Time

Stem cells have gained a lot of attention lately and rightfully so. Listen in to this Pr1me Time Episode to learn my personal experience having treated those who have undergone a stem cell orthopedic procedure.
We delve into the fact that although, in my experience, it’s not a miracle drug, it does provide the client an opportunity to get back to doing the things they love without an invasive surgery!
When a stem cell procedure works, it’s a wonderful thing!

Episode 8 | What Are The Push Up, Squat, And Daily Challenges Really Doing For Your Health

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge advocate of exercise-based challenges, but what are the pros and cons?
Is there a better way?
Listen in to find out!

Episode 7 | Why You Need To Continue To Squat, Deadlift And Press After the Age of 50

The reality is that squatting, deadlifting and pressing are involved in everyday movements! Of course when we exercise and train, we abide by the principle of ‘overload,’ so that when we go back to everyday activities, we can do them easier without pain!
If we completely NEGLECT these movements in our training method, they will still show up as pre-requisites during everyday movement. Not to mention, doing these movements during our everyday movements can cause fear, apprehension and compensations since we are ‘nervous,’ to not do the movement.
Being nervous and creating compensations around your squat, deadlift, or reaching overhead can cause a sequelae of problems itself!
A take home point here is that we don’t all have to be bodybuilders or extreme weightlifters, but we do at the minimum have to be successful and performing pain free fundamental movements in an everyday fashion.
We may as well work with a specialist who will thoroughly examine our movement to determine what our current level of function is in those three fundamental movements ( squat, deadlift, press) to help us train appropriately and pain free!

Episode 6 | Foam Rolling - Friend Or Foe? | Pr1me Movement

Foam rolling has gained a lot of attention in the health and fitness world in the past 10-15 years.
However it’s turned into a ‘miracle’ worker where all of a sudden it is a one stop shop to a pain free life.
Granted the reality is that it’s NOT a miracle worker, but where does it have it’s place?
What benefits truly lie within the practice of foam rolling?
Dr. Kuntz takes us through his personal thoughts on the practicality and uses of foam rolling.

Episode 5 | The Top 3 Reasons You're Not Working Out | Pr1me Movement

In this episode, we discuss how time seems to be the limiting factor in our abilities to continue to work out! Not only does TIME seem to be a barrier to us getting back to working out, but FEAR and ENERGY as well!
In this episode, we want to address the fact that there are common, everyday obstacles that get in our way from getting back in shape again!
Let’s tackle your obstacles head on, starting with this inspirational podcast!

Episode 4 | How To Avoid Injuries, Staleness And Plateaus In Your Workout Training Regime

It’s really important to find a rhythm that allows you to continue to progress in your health and fitness over time. All too often I see people try to pick up ‘working out,’ as if it’s just a fad that they want to give a shot at. The reality is, this needs to be a lifestyle!
Also, I mentioned more information about a deload week. I discuss this in much more detail in my ebook. Just feel free to email me at chadk@pr1memovement.com to receive it!

Episode 3 | Is Continuing To Workout Selfish Or Selfless

In this episode, Dr. Kuntz discusses how obstacles can arise as we get older, therefore challenging our ability to CONTINUE to workout.
We find ourselves balancing more than ever as we get older, balancing family time, running / owning a business, helping out and running around with our children, etc.
But the question is.. is it Selfish to take out of the day for yourself despite so much going on in your everyday life?
The reality is NO! We need to actually continue to BLOCK time out to take time out for ourselves so that we can BETTER serve those around us!

Episode 2 | Why We Don't Believe In "Discharge" I Pr1me Movement | Ballantyne Physical Therapy

In this episode, Dr. Kuntz discusses how insurances have taken over and have negatively influenced care. In fact, they continue to “authorize” less and less visits for their customers, therefore suffocating their customer’s chances of often following through their full quantity of visits. . . therefore yielding poorer and poorer results from healthcare practitioners.
Instead, we believe in ongoing Clinical Performance and Recovery Visits, meaning after a client finishes up their initial plan of care, they SHOULD continue to still take some form of action on preventing their original source of pain / problem / dysfunction.
WE’ve found that around 1x a month to 1x every 3 months seems to help a majority of our clients CONTINUE to not only stay away from their original pain, but to continue to move and feel better than ever!

Episode 1 | Welcome To Pr1me Time I Pr1me Movement | Charlotte I NC

In this episode, Dr. Kuntz introduces you to Pr1me Time and how he felt compelled to create Pr1me Time in order to help answer any questions you may have! Pr1me Time will open up time to discuss any questions you have ranging from sports / orthopedic injuries, pain, rehabilitation ( physical therapy), all the way through strength and conditioning and sports performance. Tune in to learn more! Pr1me Time with Dr. Kuntz is a very unique opportunity where you will get to tune in on how he dissects, analyzes, and breaks down some of the hottest trending topics in the health and fitness continuum.
With his background as a Physical Therapist and Specialist in Orthopedics, Sports, and Strength and Conditioning, you will have the luxury of learning about a wide variety of scenarios that may all at one point or another, impact your health. These short and sweet clips will help you remain educated and motivated so that you can continue to Pr1me your body!

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