Video: Managing Injuries & Staying Healthy with Kirt Voreis

Jun 12, 2020
by Rajesh Khemraj  

Rajesh Khemraj is a Physical Therapist in Portland, OR and an avid mountain biker. He has an interest in learning more about how athletes are able to carry on at such a high level while managing an injury. Kirt is an amazing person not only on the bike but also on his concepts of healing. He has great advice to help you potentially prevent injury and when you do get injured, he has great advice on how to manage the rehabilitation of the body.

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45 Comments

  • 18 0
 Thanks Kirt. Dealing with an injury now, and really the hardest part is not getting back as soon as I can. I keep 'rushing' my recovery, but that seems to make it take longer. Personally, I struggle with the metal/emotional aspect of not being able to ride, mostly because it's my escape, so being able to really rest is truly difficult.
Thanks for the insight. Injuries suck, and learning how to recover faster just means getting back out there faster.
  • 9 1
 I've realized over the years that when I took a break from something, I got better at it when I came back and I enjoyed it more without the need to do stress. It often takes repeating the problem many times to come to the realization you're doing it wrong. You are on the right path to figuring out how to heal because you recognize doing it the wrong gets you nowhere. When i started to realize my errors in healing I began to make more of a effort to chill each time I got hurt. I also realized that it wasn't exactly the bike riding that made my body happy, it was the exercise, my mind is the one hooked to the bike. Finding other ways to take up that energy will satisfy the body so you can deal with your mind. Good luck on the healing and take that time!
  • 1 0
 @Voreis: I gave you minus props but meant to boost ya! You are very wise my dude - thanks for the insight!
  • 15 0
 Gotta love Kirt! You're a legend man - showing us all that age is just a number. Keep shredding man!
  • 4 0
 Thanks for the stoke!
  • 5 0
 This was great. Would love to see more from other riders, or other sports!

I wonder how much of Kirt’s rest is a mental thing. He still stays active in the garden, but declines other social obligations... maybe he’s more at peace in the garden or pulling weeds in the lawn and THAT is what makes the difference?
  • 3 0
 Yes, I've notice life seems to go by slower when you're doing less stressful things!
  • 7 0
 This is a great piece, well done PB. Thanks for sharing and being an open book Kurt, I wager that touches more people than you realize.
  • 3 0
 Hope it does and looking forward to learning more about how others master their own healing.
  • 2 0
 I hope so, thanks for watching!
  • 9 0
 Chuck Norris thinks Kirt is too gnarly.
  • 6 0
 My favorite ice cream eating stuntman. Keep doing what you are doing and proving that being in our 40's is still pretty rad!
  • 2 0
 Haha, thanks!
  • 5 0
 Can’t recommend Rajesh enough. The guy is a top PT that really gets what we do, and more importantly what we don’t do but should do! Top dude!
  • 3 0
 Real stoked to do this with him!
  • 4 0
 That was rad! I’m stoked! Love the honesty. I’ll be 50 next month, a dirt jumper working on tail whips, and this stuff is inspirational. Keep pushing it Kirt
  • 4 0
 Great to hear! I hope to continue to get more information out there to help people do what they love longer.
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah, keep that shred up!
  • 3 2
 To me, the difference between the people who push harder to accomplish something is their mindset. They have more of a "need" mindset rather than "want" mindset. If you think that you need to get to this trick, need climb to the top of the mountain, need to work harder, need to get better, or whatever it is, constantly thinking you need to do something will push you much more than if you just want to do it.
  • 3 0
 I would agree, mindset is everything. There is a commonality of mindsets in all people that have success no matter what the activity is. The more you figure out the easier life can be. Rajesh
  • 2 0
 I agree! Thanks for the insight!
  • 3 0
 @kirtvoreis_allride You're the original Trail Pimp, man. Your skills make stickers peck out worldwide.
The world needs Trail Pimp more than ever now...
  • 1 0
 Haha, word up!
  • 4 0
 Thanks for that - some good sensible advice on interaction between diet,inflammation and healing
  • 1 0
 Thank you for watching!
  • 4 0
 Kirt is a living legend!!
  • 4 0
 I am more hydrated now as a result of watching this video
  • 2 0
 Haha, I am guessing it was not water!
  • 2 0
 That was awesome. So wise. I tore my patellar tendon and am looking at a 2-3 year recovery (and I’m only 9 months in). Thanks Kirt.
  • 1 0
 Hope you get back to 100%! Stay positive and keep on searching for ways to get it better, the search will help the mind healing too!
  • 1 0
 Unfortunately, I never really discovered Kirt Voreis until this week. What a man! Great to listen to in order to help your skills etc. He was brilliant on the paul the punter vid too.
  • 3 1
 The first rule of healthy riding: Make sure your ergonomics are good
The second rule of healthy riding: Don't crash
  • 2 0
 Really enjoying this, love the topic and the long form conversation over insane stunt footage
  • 2 0
 Plan on getting more going this year!
  • 3 0
 Kirk "that's gotta hurt" Voeris still senden it!
  • 1 0
 Haha, word up!
  • 2 0
 "If people say RAD!! in the comments, my lifestyle keeps going" So honest. Kirt is awesome.
  • 3 0
 Staying healthy with someone who eats keto.
  • 2 0
 Yeeeeeah Kirt!!! Breakin off knowledge, killin it at life.
  • 1 0
 Whoop whoop!
  • 1 0
 Kirt Voreis, no worries! Wink
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