Andreas Saltas on Training, Rehab, and Becoming the Bodmechanic

Andreas Saltas is a licensed Physical Therapist practicing in the state of New York. He attained his Bachelors Degree in 2009 studying physiotherapy at the Institute of Lamia in Greece.

Andreas achieved his dream of working with both professional bodybuilders and powerlifters once he moved back to the states. But in addition to that, he has now also broken into the NFL, working with players from the NY Giants and Buffalo Bills.

Andreas is a guy who I enjoy learning from, as he’s a creative thinker and definitely not afraid to think outside the box when it comes to training and therapy.

In this show, Andreas and I talk about how a massive motorcycle wreck and his comeback from it was the driving force behind him becoming a physical therapist, his holistic approach to assessing and treating his patients, and the differences he sees between powerlifters, bodybuilders, and football players, and how he treats them differently as a result.


Show Outline

Here’s an overview of what we covered in this week’s episode:

  • Show Intro
  • Interview with Andreas
    • How Andreas got interested in physical therapy, and why a horrific motorcycle accident changed and shaped his life forever.
    • His overarching approach and philosophy when it comes to treating his patients.
    • How Andreas goes about progressing and evolving the programs he gives his clients and athletes.
    • The major issues he sees when treating his powerlifters and bodybuilders, and why bodybuilders are actually the harder patients to treat!
    • His evolution into treating NFL players, how they’re different from “lifters,” and why he enjoys treating them so much.
    • What a typical day looks like for Andreas.
    • The BIG Question.
    • A really fun lightning round where we talk about work and life in NYC, the books he’s reading right now, some tips and tricks on social media, and the real deal story on how he became “The Bodmechanic.”


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Books Mentioned


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