Monarch Human Performance Podcast: Dale Walker and Uzo Ehiogu.
Dale Walker and Uzo Ehiogu are the founders of Bulletproof Bodies, a sports medicine and physiotherapy company providing service and support for adventure racers, event organisers and athletes who require healthcare professionals that understand the demands of arduous events. Their ethos is to keep you on the field of play by any means necessary using a comprehensive system of preventative and restorative cutting edge physiotherapy, massage and rehabilitation.
Dale Walker is a University Lecturer in Physiotherapy and an adventure athlete. He is a former Army Physical Training Instructor, Royal Marines Commando and British Army Physiotherapy Officer. He has over 23 years of Military service, with operational tours of Iraq and Afghanistan and is currently serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps as a Reservist. He has a special interest in CrossFit, working as the Physiotherapist for most of the major UK and European CrossFit competitions, including Regionals. Dale currently holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Exercise & Sports Medicine, with Bachelor Degrees in Exercise Physiology & Nutrition and Physiotherapy. He is a full member of the UK Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) and has a CrossFit Level 1 certificate.
Uzo Ehiogu is a Specialist Physiotherapist with an interest in CrossFit and strength and conditioning. He is a former Royal Marines Commando, Special operations solider and British Army Physiotherapy Officer, who has a Masters of Science Degree in Physiotherapy and Bachelor Degrees in Applied Sports Science and Physiotherapy. He is a full member of the UK Musculoskeletal Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (MACP) and a visiting lecturer at several Universities in the UK. Uzo is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and is a conditioning coach with over 15 years of personal training experience.
In this episode Dale and Uzo talk about:
Their career paths in to physiotherapy and the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Working at Headley Court during military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The role of a Physiotherapist whilst on deployment.
Multidisciplinary teams - the need for subject matter experts but also the blurring of lines between roles.
How their own practice and philosophy have developed over time.
Their views on using research literature to guide and inform practice but also not being shackled by it.
Marcus Filly - Functional bodybuilding, available at revival-strength.com
Jeremy Lewis - shoulder courses
Paul Chek - Holistic lifestyle coaching available at https://chekinstitute.com/chek-holistic-lifestyle-coach-program/
You can keep up to date with Both Dale and Uzo through their social media channels at:
Facebook - bulletprooffizzy0
Instagram - bulletproofbodies1
Twitter - bulletprooffiz0
Youtube - Bulletproof physio
As well as through their website at www.bulletproofbodies.co.uk