| | EP 434 – Overcoming Catastrophic Injury with Ryan Bachik

Author / John

120 Min Listen

Occasionally we have a guest on the podcast that shakes our world up…in a good way. That is how we’d describe this conversation with Ryan Bachik [@bachik_methods]. His entry into the world of human movement is not all that unique but where the journey took him is anything but traditional. Every day, Ryan commits himself to serving others through improved movement. Many of these folks have suffered catastrophic spinal injuries which have left them with almost no range of motion. Ryan utilizes his knowledge of the brain’s ability to dictate movement AND his empathy for the emotional trauma associated with injury, to get these individuals seeing progress. The result is a movement and mindset momentum that propels clients towards recovery. 

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Physical recovery and emotional recovery to not occur independently. In fact, they are so closely intertwined that unless you address both, you likely will not achieve the wellness you seek. This is precisely what Ryan Bachik [@bachik_methods] strives to do at his facility. In dealing with catastrophic injuries, Ryan pays close attention to the energy of the client. He doesn’t ignore his instincts about that person’s emotional state and instead, directly addresses it. It’s this commitment to improving the person as a whole that sets Ryan apart from traditional practices. The ultimate coach takes their athlete where the athlete cannot take themself. This makes Ryan one incredible coach. Listen NOW!


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John Welbourn is CEO of Power Athlete and Fuse Move. He is also creator of the online training phenomena, Johnnie WOD. He is a 9 year veteran of the NFL. John was drafted with the 97th pick in 1999 NFL Draft and went on to be a starter for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1999-2003, appearing in 3 NFC Championship games, and for starter for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2004-2007. In 2008, he played with the New England Patriots until an injury ended his season early with him retiring in 2009. Over the course of his career, John has started over 100 games and has 10 play-off appearances. He was a four year lettermen while playing football at the University of California at Berkeley. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in Rhetoric in 1998. John has worked with the MLB, NFL, NHL, Olympic athletes and Military. He travels the world lecturing on performance and nutrition for Power Athlete. You can catch up with John as his personal blog on training, food and life, Talk To Me Johnnie and at Power Athlete.

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