Bill Hartman Physical Therapist

Over the holidays I sat down with Bill Hartman to talk about working, learning, how to create the perfect athlete, as well as how he broke into the publishing industry.

If you’re not already familiar with Bill, he is a physical therapist working out of Indianapolis.  There he co-owns a gym and PT clinic.  His clients include kids, professional athletes, CEOs, and average joes.

His internship program at IFAST has generated a number of world class physical therapists and trainers, many of whom now work in the NBA.

This was a fun talk and I hope you enjoy it.

Click here to download the MP3 – Podcast Episode 2 – Bill Hartman

Show notes

  • 0:56 – Building successful interns
  • 6:42 – Staying ahead of the curve
  • 10:13 – Breaking into the publishing industry
  • 12:37 – Note taking and writing
  • 17:45 – Raising the the perfect athlete
  • 26:35 – Maximizing the intelligence of your child
  • 30:08 – What to stop doing in the gym
  • 36:18 – How to build relationships and a professional network
  • 41:32 – How to start a successful gym
  • 48:47 – Book recommendations for learning, neuroscience, and training
  • 59:35 – How to make behavior changes
  • 1:02:34 – Evolving trends in the fitness industry
  • 1:05:28 – Postural Restoration (PRI)
  • 1:07:55 – Highly Sensitive People and managing your superpower


Books mentioned in the podcast are linked here for convenience

Why Zebras Don’t get ulcers – Robert Sapolsky

On Intelligence – Jeff Hawkins

The Brain that Changes Itself – Norman Doidge

The Body has a Mind of It’s Own – Sandra Blakeslee

Balance: In Search of the Lost Sense – Scott McCredie

Recognizing and Treating Breathing Disorders – Leon Chaitow, Christopher Gilbert, Dinah Bradley

Running: Biomechanics and Exercise Physiology in Practice – Frans Bosch, Ronald Klomp

Supertraining – Yuri Verkhoshansky

Special Strength Training: Manual for Coaches – Yuri Verkhoshansky, Natalia Verkhoshansky

Ultimate MMA Conditioning – Joel Jamieson

Adaptations in Sports Training – Atko Viru

Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology – John Hall

Medical Physiology – Walter Boron, Emile Boulpaep

Neuroscience – Dale Purves

The Willpower Instinct – Kelly McGonigal

The Upside of Stress – Kelly McGonigal

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