Welcome to this inaugural episode of the Mind Full Medic Podcast. I am your host Dr Cheryl Martin, an Emergency Physician with a particular interest in the all encompassing view of health, and the ways in which we move, eat, work, rest, play and engage with each other and our community can positively impact our health, well being and ability to perform at our best.
In this episode I discuss the ways in which movement, exercise and physical activity can be medicine with Dr Brandi Cole, a Sports and Exercise Medicine Physician and fellow of the Australian College of Sports and Exercise Medicine. We discuss her extended role as an SEM doctor, which includes exercise prescription, injury prevention and health advocacy in the wider community including those with existing medical conditions, not just elite athletes. We also explore the particular challenges we face with restrictions on how and when we move in the current COVID-19 pandemic and it's implications for our physical and mental well being. This episode provides a broad brush overview of the concept of movement as medicine and I hope that Dr Brandi will return in future episodes to diver deeper into some of the science, art and practical applications of the topics we discuss.
In the meantime you can reach Dr Brandi and her team here
We refer to the WHO exercise guidelines for health in this episode and these can be accessed here
Disclaimer: The content in this podcast is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other qualified health care professional.
Dr Cheryl Martin is an Emergency Physician ( FACEM) originally from Scotland and undergraduate trained in Glasgow. Her other professional interests are in sports, exercise and lifestyle medicine and the health and wellbeing of her colleagues. Outside work she is a long term yoga practitioner and teacher and an avid trail runner. As host of the Mind Full Medic podcast she explores her passion for the science, art and practical application of optimising performance and wellbeing both on and off the clinical floor