I've lost count of how many patients I've seen in my clinic who had health, fitness, or functionality goals and had no idea where to start. The majority of them had already seen physicians who were just as clueless. Add this to the number of overuse injuries I treat on a weekly basis that are caused by foolish training, and there is a huge number of people out there who could use some (or a lot of) help with their programming. Whether you are simply trying to get back in shape after a layoff, trying to lose weight and improve your overall health, or are a competitive athlete, I'm here to help. Combining my own background as an athlete with knowledge of injury rehab, nutrition, medicine, and strength & conditioning, I can help you get over the hump to achieving your goals. I am a part of the Unicorn Strength Training Team of coaches, so head over to their website and get signed up! If I can't help you, I can definitely get you to somebody who can!
How many times have you been to a doctor due to pain during one of your favorite activities and their answer was, “just stop doing that”? Or been told that your lifestyle is unhealthy but weren’t given any tips to help improve it? What about being advised to work on your stress as your physician was running out the door? Well, I’m here to tell you that ends TODAY. As a board-certified family physician with a focus in lifestyle and musculoskeletal medicine, nutrition, mind-body medicine, and corrective exercise, I can help you optimize your health and wellness while still living a life you enjoy!
I have done my best to actively practice this balance in during my ongoing competitive career as a strongman and highland games athlete throughout my time in medicine. I believe history as an athlete has given me a unique perspective when it comes to approaching patients as athletes and athletes as patients. A strong body and mind are crucial to long-term wellness for all of us.
Weightlifting and medicine are my passions, and I want to show you all how closely connected the two can be. Just as I use my knowledge of functional anatomy and physiology as a strength coach, I bring in all aspects of strength and conditioning to use in the treatment and prevention of disease. Exercise is often the best medicine!
Physical health does not exist in isolation, however, as the mind has an incredible amount of power over the body. I have learned this firsthand not just through my additional training in mind-body medicine and meditation, but also during my own battle with mental illness. It is for this reason that I am a huge advocate for mental health awareness and eliminating the stigma around mental illness. Your mental health IS your physical health, and I am here to help you optimize both.
Since I'm guessing the above sounds intriguing if you've read this far, I've got good news! I am currently taking new patients via Lemonaid Primary Care Complete (formerly SteadyMD). Even if you don't consider yourself an athlete, high-quality primary care is essential to your long-term health. In addition to my focus in lifestyle and musculoskeletal medicine, I also treat the gamut of chronic illnesses with a focus on whole-patient wellness. If you're interested in taking your physical and mental #HealthThroughStrength to the next level, head over to www.steadymd.com/larsen to get signed up with me!
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