I first heard about overcoming your injury identity from Phil. I connected with Phil in 2020 when I was working with the guys from UMS online program. It’s a top quality online program. Phil was giving physio advice to the community.
  • 00:00 The key takeaway is that the guest, Phil White, has a background as a physiotherapist and has a passion for helping people overcome injuries and improve their performance.
  • 03:01 Seeing injuries as opportunities for growth is crucial. When injured, it’s essential to stay engaged in some form of physical activity to prevent a downward spiral of weakness and deconditioning.
  • 18:14 The example of rehabilitating a hamstring injury through a strength program emphasizes the importance of maintaining and building muscular strength to support the injured area, allowing for faster recovery and reducing pain.
  • 20:22 Embracing a growth mindset and trying new activities, even if you’re initially bad at them, can lead to unexpected positive outcomes and personal growth. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and embrace challenges.
  • 21:33 Overcoming identity and trying new things when your plans don’t work out can lead to unexpected achievements and personal growth.
  • 22:30 Focusing on pain and injury can consume an athlete’s identity, making it challenging to recover. A generalized approach to exercise can help reduce the focus on pain and improve mental well-being.
  • 25:35 Phil White’s daily routine includes managing his clinic, participating in online physiotherapy, providing physio-supervised personal training, and running a physio accountability group to encourage action and professional development.
  • 34:20 Phil White has embraced a more nuanced approach to his physiotherapy practice, recognizing the value of incorporating passive modalities like massage when appropriate, alongside active interventions.
  • 38:06 While not a trauma specialist, Phil White acknowledges the impact of trauma on pain and understands how context and experiences influence pain perception.
  • 40:00 Phil White acknowledges the influence of Yani Bredemeijer and Rad Burmeister from Unity Gym, Sebastian Oreb in the field of strength training, and ultra marathon runner Just Baker as influential figures in his career and perspective.
  • 42:44 Ultra marathon runners need both physical fitness and mental toughness to endure challenging distances.
  • 43:54 Jess’s run across Iceland showcased her passion for running and her appreciation for the body’s capabilities.
  • 45:21 The body is stronger and more capable than many people give it credit for; appreciating your body’s potential can lead to remarkable achievements.
  • 54:12 Consistently sharing valuable fundamental information can be more beneficial than constantly seeking new and novel content.
  • 01:02:05 “Your body adapts to what you spend your time doing” is a crucial message to understand and manage load effectively in injury prevention.
  • 01:03:57 Extreme motivation can come from challenges like “75 Hard,” but it’s crucial to channel that enthusiasm into sustainable, satisfying actions.
  • 01:04:23 Training your brain to consistently follow a plan is often the most challenging aspect of fitness and health.
  • 01:05:18 You can find more information about Phil White and his online physiotherapy services on the ADPT Physio website and