Episode 73: Relieving Pain And Restoring Healthy Movement With Dr. Scott A. Mills
Summary: Thanks for joining us for episode 73 of The Ancestral RD podcast. If you want to keep up with our podcasts, subscribe in iTunes and never miss an episode! Remember, please send us your question if you'd like us to answer it on the show. Today we are super excited to be interviewing Dr. Scott A. Mills. Dr. Scott A. Mills is a Chiropractor with a passion for empowering others with the knowledge and tools needed to eliminate pain and improve the way they move. He spent 6 years as a collegiate certified athletic trainer and has served thousands of patients across various practice settings for 15 years. Scott is regularly creating resources and programs like “The 2 Minute Fix” and “The Full Body Fix” to help people reach their maximum health potential by unlocking the physician within. He is located in San Francisco with his wife Diane Sanfilippo. You can find him at DrScottAMills.com. We know that a healthy diet is a natural way to help prevent and address health conditions. But did you know that there are techniques that work with your body to prevent and recover from pain and injury that also don’t involve drugs or surgery? Join us today as Dr. Scott A. Mills talks about techniques he uses to relieve pain and restore healthy movement. You'll also hear about the importance of stability for health and fitness, tips for a pre-workout warmup, and the role variety in movement and diet play in injury prevention and recovery. Here are some of the questions we discussed with Dr. Scott: What are some of the most common injuries that you see in your clients? You talk a lot about something called soft tissue adhesions in your work. Can you describe to our listeners what those are and what causes them? Can you describe Active Release Technique, or ART, a little bit to us, what that is and how that works differently than something like foam rolling, or mobility, or any of those exercises people tend to do for those either injuries or immobility? What is nerve flossing and what conditions does that process benefit? Are there certain types of warm-ups that you think are definitely not good ideas to do before a training session? And if there’s better ideas, what are some of those? You posed a question/made a statement on Facebook that you thought building stability would be more important for health and fitness than building mobility. Can you describe that a little bit for our listeners what you meant and why you think that? How would you say a do-it-yourself program like “The Full Body Fix” compares to seeing a trained chiropractor in person?’ If you do have an injury that you’re recovering from, is ART something that you have to do for life to keep that injury from re-exacerbating, or can you ever fully recover? Are there any other lifestyle factors that you see affecting injury prevention and recovery from intense workouts? Links Discussed: MyPaleoRehab.com DrScottAMills.com Follow Dr. Scott on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook Full Body Fix 2 Minute Fix TRANSCRIPT: Kelsey: Hi everyone. Welcome to episode 73 of The Ancestral RDs. I’m Kelsey Kinney and with me as always is Laura Schoenfeld. Laura: I’m still getting used to that Kelsey Kinney thing. Kelsey: I’m still getting used to it, too. Laura: Whenever you say it, I’m kind of just like, wait, what? Kelsey: Yeah, who is this? Laura: I know. It’s funny, next time I intro, you’re going to have to remind me to say that because I feel like it’s just ingrained in my head after the last four years that your Kelsey Marsksteiner. Kelsey: Oh yeah, it’s bizarre. But how are you doing, Laura? Laura: I’m good. I’m just kind of mentally trying to recover from a bit of a whirlwind travel weekend. Kelsey: Yeah. Laura: I flew up to Indiana this weekend to see my boyfriend who lives in, he’s technically in Ohio, but he’s literally the northwest corner if you look at the corner of Ohio, that is his town basically.