TMD’s Podcast | Golden Nuggets: Episode 1

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Dr. CJ DePalma, PT, and Dr. Joe Camoratto, PT from The Movement Dr. discuss what their new podcast The Golden Nuggets will be all about! 

The Movement Dr. is a physical therapy clinic that offers in-person and Telehealth Physical Therapy and Remote Coaching for CrossFit, Powerlifting, and more. 

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Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

Hey everyone. Thanks for joining us. This is the golden nuggets podcast. My name is Dr. CJ DePalma and I have with me, my colleague, my friend, and the smartest guy in the room. Dr. Joe Camoratto.

Dr. Joe Camoratto, PT:

Hey, what’s up?

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

Good job. Good job, Joe. Way to speak up? So this podcast is basically just our Avenue to talk pain rehab in training and everything in between we’ll have guests on. And we will basically just talk as candid as we can and, and, and just, just share our information with case studies and patients and our training histories and, and everything it came. We want to relate it to you. So so there isn’t a ton of structure yet. Hopefully there will be soon. We will have guests on the show, but this episode, we’re just going to talk about ourselves because that’s what we like to do. And just talk again, kind of the direction of the podcast. So again, Joe, thanks for doing this and pushing me to finally do this. Yeah, sure.

Dr. Joe Camoratto, PT:

It could be it could be a little bit difficult to write in long-form and get, get get points across on, on Facebook and Instagram. So hopefully this will be a good way for us to suss out some details and nuances that we find in clinical practice in the science world.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

Perfect. Yeah. So obviously Joe will Joe will have a certain voice to his, his side and viewpoints in a direction and mine will be a lot different. So, you know, as far as he is monotone and I’m not, there we go. No, I’m just kidding. But again, yeah, I definitely think, you know, we enjoy talking about this stuff and I know that I enjoy actually speaking about it much more than I enjoy writing about it. Anyone’s ever seen what I write. It’s not that good. So but I enjoy hashing it out and talking shit and you know, just talking about training, it’s what we do. It’s what we love. It’s our, our work is very much into our personal lives and, and yeah, so alright. So I wanted to do this podcast for, since I opened The Movement Dr. Three years ago and I was going to do it with another buddy who owns a clinic down in South Florida, who is a mentor of mine and, and it just kind of never, never kicked off.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

And it’s so funny. So I intro this as the golden nuggets. We don’t know what the name is yet, but we’re gonna, I’m gonna hope that that’s okay. But Joe was joking around with the team. I’m like, we should call it the golden nuggets and I don’t think I’d ever actually discussed it with him, but that’s what we were going to call the podcast three years ago was called the golden nuggets. And so when he said it, I was like, it has to be, did I tell you, did you know this?

Dr. Joe Camoratto, PT:

A couple of years ago when I had first cold-called you and wanted to talk physical therapy with you? I had done my due diligence and went through the podcast app and had listened to a few podcasts at the Barton. And you had mentioned that, Oh, you know follow close, cause we’re going to be opening the golden nuggets podcast soon. So that’s how yeah.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

So was it, it wasn’t as fateful as I suppose, but anyways, so that’s the name, the name obviously is a little play on words of the obvious and then our goal is to give you little nuggets of information that you can use in your daily life and your training and your rehab dealing with pain, uncertainty or treating patients, right? This, this isn’t a podcast just for clinicians or just for athletes or just for patients. It’s a podcast for everybody. And we’ve been, we are all three of those. I’ve been a patient. I am a clinician, I am an athlete and we want to resonate with all three of these demographics to make sure that the information is attainable and digestible by everybody. So cool. Alright, Joe, tell us a little about yourself.

Dr. Joe Camoratto, PT:

So I’ll be 28 this year. I am six foot three, 250 pounds currently. I enjoy powerlifting in my brand new garage gym which I am now coming off of the three months rest stint after moving up here from Mississippi up here being New Jersey. And I am now excited every night to wake up and be able to train again. Cool. It was a tough being on a hiatus, but now I’m back. I was able to press two Oh five strict quote unquote strict yesterday, which was nice. And so I’ll be able to pick that back up. The squat and deadlift are lagging behind severely. I have almost four years of physical therapy experience now with graduating from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I worked for the air force for a time on and off here and there.

Dr. Joe Camoratto, PT:

And I have also worked home health wound care inpatient acute care if you call it inpatient, acute care, different outpatient ortho, private practice I’ve worked for the government. And I just haven’t until now I think I’ve been able to find a good place for you know, my puzzle piece to fit into the grand scheme of things, but hopefully this you know, online coaching and strength and conditioning thing will work out because that’s the, the main thing that I like to do with my patients is to expose them to barbell training, expose them to things I’ll make them more confident because I think that’s a huge and more important than anything. Part of what we do. I’m currently here with my girlfriend Eve. We like to go jeeping in the woods. We like to go camping except it’s a little bit too hot right now. I think we missed our window and I like to watch videos of old hand tools being restored in my free time. So that’s a, that’s a little bit about me.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

Alright. Alright. I think I’m back awake. No that was that was good. Joe’s done a lot of things and he’s been around a lot. My story is way less interesting as far as diversity. I graduated from Florida International University fall of 16, opened the clinic in October, and I’ve been doing pretty much the same thing ever since no, actually the clinic and my ideologies and my philosophies have changed just beyond drastically from graduation. So now, and I think Joe can resonate with that as well. And, and that’s kind of why we do this online coaching thing. So Joe mentioned that he does this online coaching thing now. He actually does that with us under The Movement Dr.. He was confident and I wouldn’t say confident. He gave us the opportunity to help him growing online lists create an online business.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

And we have one, we do that. I do that with another company called wad prep. A lot of prep is like a online well, I don’t know if we should say, CrossFit, functional fitness tutorial and learning center. For those that don’t know, the date is June 9th and CrossFit as a brand is in full crumble, but we won’t talk about that. We’ll kind of keep it this way. So but we so that’s what we do there. And I run a one on one coaching division with a couple of coaches and other physical therapists under me. And I brought those systems into The Movement Dr., for myself that I created there. And then Joe due to timing and some COVID-19 stuff and, and moving and things like that, but we were unable to ever work together in person.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

But you know, by fate, you know we were able to connect this via this Avenue of remote rehab tele-health, remote coaching programming, whatever, whatever it is that you want to call it. And that’s what we do. And we were able to give him an Avenue to grow a patient list, and he’s been doing it for five weeks now. Right. Yeah, just, I think just over five weeks and doing really well, right. We have some a good patient load right. And in a five week time and, and it’s growing. So so that’s kinda what we do at The Movement Dr., We do a lot of remote coaching for performance athletes and then remote rehab as well for injured athletes. And we’ve done that for probably two years now.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

Like I said, the majority of I do that with is with another company. But we want to grow this brand and that’s why we’ve created you know, our Facebook group training through pain and this podcast, because we want to continue to educate and give information in you know, as far as the goals and the, I would say the core concept of The Movement Dr. Is to affect more people. And this is one of our avenues that we believe that we can affect more people. So we hope everyone that’s listening is we’ll enjoy the things we talked about. If we’re boring, let us know. If you want to hear about something, let us know as well. So yeah.

Dr. Joe Camoratto, PT:

Yeah, I think the our biggest goal at The Movement Dr. Is with bringing me on is allowing me to push CJ past the constraints that he was in before, which was a lack of time unloading his schedule a little bit and allowing me having a different point of view to come in and try and suss out new things, maybe. I mean, we’re doing the Facebook page now, which is great. The podcast, which is great I’m able to write content again, which is, which is also fun. I like to write and, and try and form thoughts in writing. And so when he says that the goal is to try and get information out, to educate people, I mean, that’s the, that’s, that’s really what we want to do. If we can shape information, to help people, to reassure people, to make them feel like they can continue to train so that they don’t fall into the trap of you know, D training and, and losing feelings over robustness and resiliency. And we can educate them to the point where they don’t really need to come see people like us. And that’s, that’s really that’s really great.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

Yeah. a statement that you’ve heard a lot in this, like kind of empowerment education type rehab approaches is it, they don’t come back to see you. I we’ve done our job, right. The less money we make, the better we’re doing our job and sort of right. But we want to our goal is to do just that is we want it to teach people, clinicians, patients, and athletes probably that they need a little bit less care or clinician probably need to give a little less care and, and, and allow and educate this person in front of them to give their body a chance to do a shop. Right. And we can get in a way that really effectively, we’ve learned how to do that really, really well as, as society progresses and, and medical care becomes easier and easier access which is a good thing for some but not a good thing for others.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

And so anyhow so I guess Joe talked to person also I’ll talk personal. My background is in strength conditioning prior to PT. I was a strength coach at hello, do you one school in South Alabama, South out new university of South Alabama was volunteering. Your intern was going to go that route decided against it. And what’s a PT school and right before I started PT school in 2013, started CrossFit, fell in love with it. And always, always love it, no matter what, as far as the training methodology, again, it is, it is June 9th, 2020. And cos it is on a massive downward spiral due to choice words from the owner of the company. Maybe some insensitivity and things like that, but any new CrossFit is still my life. It has given me it has built The Movement Dr. As far as following and presidents. And it always will, right. If it’s called CrossFit anymore. Great. If not, that’s fine too. Right. We’re still going to focus on working with functional fitness athletes on people that are focused on health and, and taking their bodies to the next, the next level, whatever that may be. So go ahead. Go ahead. No, it’s fine.

Dr. Joe Camoratto, PT:

I’d like to think that we’re both kind of stinkers as well in regard to trying to poke people in thinking a little bit harder, trying to troll people at times. That might be more of a, no, I think that, I mean, we’ve tagged each other, trying to troll people, trying to get people to maybe not the people that were following at the time, but the people that are watching trying to think a little bit more critically about the things that they’re speaking on. I like to personally use humor as a way to expose kind of a name thinking I guess, or holes in people’s plots. And as, as a CG and I have both gone through the level of initiative, we both learn how to be a little bit less coarse and a little bit more understanding when it comes to feeling empathetic and trying to think why, why are people thinking this way and why are they exposing themselves to the, to the information that they are. And, and, and so I think that while we’re still, you know, can definitely poke, poke and prod people. I think that we’ve both come a long way and that we’re not trying to start fights online all the time anymore,

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

Not all the time. Well, I think the main reason is just because I’ve run out of time purely and I currently in the state of the world, I just refuse to get on social media. So that’s probably been a good thing. I’ve got my Facebook set up through the only groups that pop up are the wad prep plus and training through pain. And that’s it. I don’t even look at my feet anymore. It’s the worst.

Dr. Joe Camoratto, PT:

You still catch me on the student physical therapy group on a week nightly basis, just a, you know, stirring the pot.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

Yeah. And, and I think, and that kind of came, I think for both of us that’s come without it being a goal of a lot of what we do and educate is by de-educating. And, and myth-busting and so that’s, I think that’s where the term golden nuggets fits really, really well. You know, you’ll probably know a lot of the stuff we talk about and that’s okay. Cause there’ll be a lot of people that don’t know, and which is even better. Right? And there may be, you can grasp a different way to look at certain concepts, right? Or analogy to explain the training situation or pain situation or an injury situation. And that’s where we want to resonate well with. And we both have always kind of approached rehab with light-heartedness and you know, this like de-escalation approach.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

And, and I’ve always done that even before this pain science thing and all of that which we’re not, that’s not the plan to get in here today cause that stuff gets super dry and boring if there’s no direction. So that’s it. But, but yeah, so, so anyhow, so our goal to podcasts right, is going to just give information and we’re going to have guests from powerlifters to strong men. And to CrossFitters into, you know, other clinicians that have no preference and training. Hopefully, we’ll get some clinicians on here that don’t even like to train, which would be good when there’s some on there that they have a different perspective of how to treat people right. Loading to them is different than, you know, a powerlifter. Right. And so, so, you know, you know, here is not to, to turn your beliefs, right? It’s to expose more knowledge to more people and as always affect more people as the goal.

Dr. Joe Camoratto, PT:

Yeah. I mean, we, both of them, both of us understand that even if you expose people to more information does not. I mean, even on a good day does not mean that they’re going to change their mind about anything that they’re, you know thinking. And so even, even if we are trying to get as much information out there as we can, we hope that people will reach out to us and looking for information and we can point them towards these recordings as a useful tool. And we can, you know, try to maybe tailor the podcast on what people are looking for as well.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

Yep.

Dr. CJ DePalma, PT:

All right guys. Well, that is, I would say the end of our intro podcast, we’ll keep it pretty short. Hopefully, they won’t be too long, 30, 45 minutes, maybe an hour, depending on if we’re talking, if we’re really flowing as you hear this we might have a couple of podcasts released. We’re not really sure this is all new to us. So again, my name is Dr. CJ DePalma and I was joined here by Dr. Joe Camoratto and we are the movement team, I think, is that what we call ourselves between the doctors, whom the doctors and the movement team, I don’t know. But this is the golden nuggets podcast, and we hope that you took a little bit of a nugget away and that next time you come, we’ll give you some more nuggets to chew on. All right, guys, have a good one.

Dr. Joe Camoratto, PT:

Thanks.

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