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Sigma Powerlifting Podcast


Jun 26, 2017

Rori Alter is the founder of Progressive Rehab & Strength. She is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), as well as being a competitive powerlifter herself.
Competitive Athlete

Rori holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from New York Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from Boston University. At Boston University, she specialized in Human Physiology, a topic that has fascinated her since she was a young dancer training in New York City.

Following her doctorate, Rori entered the competitive world of Powerlifting and is a nationally-ranked lifter with considerable achievements in the sport, including 4th place in the -72kg Open at 2015 USAPL raw nationals, and 1st place in the -75kg class at the 2014 USPA open.

Dr. Rori’s philosophy is to provide and educate her clients with evidence-based rehabilitation techniques specific to their unique injuries and competitive goals, and to return them to training as soon and as safely as possible while reducing the risk of re-injury.

In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Misconceptions that people have about "mobility"
  • Squat depth: is there a universal "optimal"?
  • What prehab work/preventative strategies are a good idea for lifters (and what are generally a waste of time)
  • Transitioning a round-backed deadlifter to a flat-back