Ep. 38: Sean Gallagher-Performance

Sean has covered the full spectrum when it comes to athletic performance and health.  Sean was a very high level hockey player that also dabbled in strongman competition.  From there he attended chiropractic school where he learned and trained under some of the smartest people in the field.  He uses that combination of experience and skills to help his patients/clients today with the highest level of care and training possible.


In this episode Sean talks about his journey to running his own business and continuing to increase what he is doing to help his patients.  We talk basics of training to the highest levels of rehab and Sean has great insight into what can be most effective.  Check it out.

-CP Pod Squad



Show Notes:

0:00- Episode introduction and check out Paragon Nutrition for some of the most effective and well done supplements on the market.  Use code “CP15” for 15% off at check out.


1:26-CP Intro Video: Courtesy of Justin Joy of “Elder Pine Media”  Contact: elderpinemedia@gmail.com


2:04-Welcome Sean Gallagher DC of Gallagher Performance and the connection to Palmer College.


3:38-The sports injury department at Palmer and it being one of the only in the country.


6:00-Dr. Juehring of Palmer and his clinical experience along with his athletic background make him one of the hidden gems in the industry.


7:45-NASM-PES (Performance Enhancement Specialist)


9:37-Sean as a high level hockey player (Ohio University) and also dabbling into strongman.


13:16-”Your body is your business card.”


15:45-How has your own training evolved as you’ve progressed?


16:15-Jaromir Jagr Autobiography


17:39-2500 bodyweight squats a day?


21:52-Being able to relate to your athletes based on the fact that you have done it yourself and have that credibility.


23:15-How does your work day break down?  Treating patients vs. training athletes.


26:00-Utilizing social media for the business.


27:02-Joel’s attempt at jumping higher by doing an infinite amount of calf raises.  And with that, what is Sean’s go to for information?

    -Buddy Morris

    -James Smith: ‘best training mind’ and Elite FTS Website: Athletes Consulting

    -Clayton Skaggs

    -Brett Winchester- CP Episode

    -Corey Campbell- CP Episode

    -Dr. Juehring

    -Craig Liebensen


35:40-It can be really hard to get good information out in a world of quick hitting and eye grabbing content.


36:01-How do you incorporate Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) into your work?


36:52-Meeting people where they are at.


40:41-Sometimes the only limitation in exercise is creativity.  Dr. Joel Seedman, Advanced Human Performance.


42:53-You have to watch the cues you throw at everyone it can get over complicated without even meaning to.


45:14-”I’m not after perfect, I’m after better.”


45:35-You can fool the nervous system into thinking you’re feeling better even if it isn’t completely true.  Substantial change in the body isn’t made by one input.  They must be repeated.


50:08-The power of external cues and how powerful they can be.


50:48-Nick Winkelman


53:47-Neural Perplexity Training-Cal Dietz


The Clinically Pressed Questions


58:18-What is your most influential purchase for $100 or less?

    -Jump Rope

    -Mark Bell’s Hip Circle


1:01.12-What is something you believe that others may not?

    -The effort you put in is ultimately going to be fruitful.  Don’t give up too quickly.


1:04-24-Book Recommendations

    -Clinical Rehabilitation-Pavel

    -Soft Tissue Rehabilitation-Warren Hammer

    -Functional Neurology


1:06.06-What is something you specialize in that makes the complicated simple?

    -The “Basics” have stood the test of time for a reason.  Nothing is more sport specific than sports practice.


1:10.18-Three take home tips.

  1. Changing function is a daily task.

  2. It’s not easy.

  3. Have fun with what you’re doing. You want sustainability.


1:15.56-Where can people find you?


    Facebook: Gallagher Performance

    Twitter: @gallagherprfmnc

    Instagram: @gallagherperformance

    YouTube: GallagherPerformance


1:17.00-Thanks everyone.


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