03 May 120. Patrick Katahara On Jiu Jitsu, LCL Repair, And Resources To Elevate Your Performance
Let’s welcome Patrick Katahara, a physician assistant and avid jiu jitsu martial artist to the podcast this week! Andrew and Pat go a ways back while they worked together under the same company, as well as rehabbing his knee following his LCL repair. He shares many of his experiences playing sports growing up and progressing through the years with BJJ and MMA training. Pat also talks about the unique movement patterns in martial arts and how he continues to train to keep his body tuned up.
Andrew and Pat discuss common injuries encountered in jiu jitsu and how proper management is essential for health and performance. They also discuss many other orthopedic injuries that they have both seen throughout the years in various sports. They both emphasize the importance of getting evaluated by a sports medicine professional after injuries to make sure that small injuries don’t turn into more significant issues. There are many gems in this episode that all athletes can take away to take care of their body.
This episode shares valuable information about orthopedics, sports medicine, and returning to sports following injuries. They also talk about the extremely intense ARP and long duration isometric training that are not everyone’s favorites, but they gain tremendous benefit from. Listen in on the great stories and wisdom they share. Enjoy the episode!