Welcome to Experts of Iron! Our first episode features Lauren Polivka, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). In this episode Lauren Polivka walks us through her journey to becoming a DPT, common issues or injuries she treats in her powerlifting, weightlifting and CrossFit athletes, and how she has made a name for herself in a male-dominated industry. Get ready for a great conversation with an exceptional leader in the strength world.

Experts of Iron is a new series here on Empowered by Iron. Each month we will sit down with experts in training, nutrition, recovery, and mindset to discuss their research, background, and relevant industry topics.



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  • Highlights:
    • 1:45 – How she got into physical therapy and RPR
    • 12:16 – Bridging the gap
    • 15:30 – Common issues and injuries
    • 31:33 – How much does ignoring an injury add onto recovery?
    • 43:00 – Remote PT?
    • 47:00 – Preventative PT
    • 55:00 – Making your own path
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