Lymphatic System and Movement with Perry Nickelston – Stick Mobility Podcast #35

This week’s podcast episode features Dr. Perry Nickelston, a chiropractic physician with a primary focus on Performance Enhancement, Corrective Exercise, and Metabolic Fitness Nutrition. Dr. Perry studied at The American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. He is an expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical, and trigger point soft tissue therapy. He is also a member of the Board of Directors and Medical Staff Advisor for AIMLA.

Dr. Perry holds over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry and is an expert in movement assessment and diagnosis. He is certified and trained as a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment Specialist (SFMA). He uses programs designed to find the source of painful dysfunction and correct it until the site of pain improves. He is also a regular columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic, Practice Insights, Chiropractic Economics, To Your Health Magazine, Advance Physical Therapy, PT on the Net, LiveStrong, StrengthCoach, and other industry publications for health and fitness.

In this podcast we discuss:
00:00 – Intro
06:31 – What the lymphatic system does
10:52 – The two primary ways the lymphatic system functions
15:18 – What are the primary causes of lymph blockage?
18:32 – The importance of understanding lymph
25:52 – Lymphatic systems effect on the cardiovascular system
27:27 – Why the lymphatic system is crucial for athletes and fitness professionals
30:19 – Assessing lymph
42:13 – The three primary areas where the most lymph resides
45:13 – Understanding how lymph flows in the body
50:23 – Tonsils — an important lymphoid organ
54:41 – The Big 6 — How to systematically assess and treat lymphatics in your body
1:04:24 – Training modalities and movement for healthy lymph flow
1:12:20 – Do good movements and bad movements exist?
1:16:16 – Dr. Perry talks Stick Mobility
1:18:35 – Evolving as a trainer
1:22:23 – Where to find Dr. Perry

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Stick Mobility is a training system that improves your mobility, stability, and strength.

It combines joint mobilization, strength training, and active stretching to increase athletic performance, reduce risk of injury, and accelerate recovery.

The system uses the Mobility Stick as a simple tool to improve range of motion, muscle activation, coordination, and body awareness to build a strong foundation for better movement. It provides kinesthetic and visual feedback to users and coaches. The sticks are designed for professional use in gyms, medical facilities, and on the sports field. They can be used outdoors, are 100% waterproof, and easy to clean. They are made with a custom blend of synthetic plastic with silicone rubber grips to achieve the balance of flexibility, strength, and grip needed for the full range of Stick Mobility exercises.

The system is based on the scientific principles of leverage, stability, feedback, irradiation, isometrics, and coordination and is accredited by:

– Personal Training Academy Global
– National Academy of Sports Medicine
– Aerobics & Fitness Association of America
– National College of Exercise Professionals
– National Strength & Conditioning Association

We focus on helping coaches, athletes, and medical practitioners. From pro athletes to personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches to physical therapists and chiropractors. Each one of them views movement from a different perspective. We work with them to understand how to apply the Stick Mobility principles into how they view movement with the goal of helping them reach their full potential.

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