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Healthy Wealthy & Smart

The Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast with Dr. Karen Litzy features top experts in health, wellness and business with a particular focus on physical therapy. We take evidence based medicine and break it down making it easier to understand and immediately apply to your life. At Healthy Wealthy & Smart our goal is simple: to provide you with the best information to live a healthy and pain free life!
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Dec 17, 2012
Lori and I discussed how to best bring your experiences from 2012 into the new year in the most positive way possible. Lori shares with us some great advice on how to shift your perception of the events of the past year to enter the new year full of hope, passion, and love.
Dec 10, 2012
Adriaan and I discussed neuroscience pain education: what is it, who needs it, and why are physical therapists uniquely qualified to deliver this education. We also talked about his research into neuroscience pain education for pre-op lumbar surgery patients. Tune in to find out his results and what he is working on now. Have a […]
Dec 3, 2012
This show is based on the Explain Pain course by David Butler. I discussed the importance of the features of the therapist, patient, message, and context/environment when explaining pain to the patient. The importance of letting the patient speak and really hearing their story and using that when explaining pain. I also gave some helpful […]
Nov 26, 2012
Barrett and I discussed the use of story in PT, magic and its relation to neuroscience, and his writings on illusion, hallucination, and delusion. This was a great discussion as we related all of these topics to the practice of physical therapy.
Nov 12, 2012
Kathy Kreiter is the executive director of the International Association for the Study of Pain. We discussed why and when IASP was formed, the programs and conferences the run, the grass roots projects they have in developing countries and the scholarship and grant programs they support. If you want to more about this amazing organization […]
Nov 5, 2012
This show is part 1 of my review of the Women’s Health Section Fall Conference weekend with Dr. Lorimer Moseley and Dr. Paul Hodges. In this episode I am highlighting some of the more important points made by Dr. Lorimer Moseley over the weekend. This episode focuses on the input/output feedback loop, the sensitization of […]
Oct 29, 2012
Kevin, Karl and I discussed common golf injuries and how physical therapy and a proper golf swing can help treat or even prevent those injuries.  We discussed how no matter what type of golfer you are (beginner to expert) it is important to work with a golf pro and a physical therapist to stay healthy […]
Oct 22, 2012
Jovanka and I discussed juicing and blending for optimum health and how to stay healthy eating whole foods. She also gave great advice on what kind of juicer to buy depending on where you are on your juicing journey. She even gave us one of her favorite juice recipes!
Oct 8, 2012
George and I discussed Olympics and technology. George gave us all the info on how to become a physical therapist for the Olympics athletes during the games. he also gave us insight on his experience at the London Olympics and why all physical therapists should experience the Olympics at least once. We also talked about […]
Oct 1, 2012
Dr. Elbaz is a pain management doctor and Dr. Lipnitsky is a chiropractor that specializes in chronic pain states. We discussed how they work together at Pain Physicians New York to achieve the best outcomes for their patients. We also discussed the varied treatments for chronic pain patients and how a team approach works best […]
Sep 17, 2012
Hillary Rubin is a spiritual and life coach. We discussed how to make lasting changes in life. Hillary also let us in on how she stays so positive in her life.
Sep 10, 2012
Dr. Ciuferri-Wnasacz is a naturopathic doctor. We discussed what a naturopathic doctor is, the credentials you should look for when seeking a naturopath, and the criticisms that they are not an evidenced based profession. She also shares with us her treatment protocol for patients with chronic pain.
Aug 27, 2012
Gabriela and I discuss the organization We Connect Now that she founded while she was a freshman in college. We Connect Now is a global organization that advocates for college and high school students with disabilities. Gabriela gives us her best advice for what to look for in a college and the surrounding community when […]
Aug 20, 2012
Estelle and I discuss everything you need to know about Multiple Sclerosis from the physical therapy perspective. We talk about symtoms, diagnosis, and physical therapy care. Estelle shares how physical therapists are uniquely qualified to have the privilege to treat those diagnosed with MS.
Aug 13, 2012
Dr. Puentedura discussed his research into spinal manipulation, particularly in the cervical spine. He talked about his preliminary studies into a clinical prediction rule for manipulation of the cervical spine. We also talked about the importance of pain science education utilizing the biopsychosocial approach in accordance with manual therapy and exercise. Dr. Puentedura stressed the […]
Jul 30, 2012
Jacob Lief is the co-founder and president of Ubuntu Education Fund. Jacob and I discussed everything from the inception of Ubuntu to the programs they offer to the future of this great non profit organization. Ubuntu’s model is: We are a community institution, and we support the most vulnerable children along the pathway out of […]
Jul 16, 2012
Colette and I discuss ways to reduce stress at home and in the work place. We also discuss her certification through Yale University, Coping with Work and Family Stress and her company InStep Consulting.
Jul 16, 2012
David Perry is the president and CEO of Mesacor, a company committed to developing next-generation ergonomic equipment that enhances safety and delivers measurable benefits via user-centered research and design. David and I discuss the need for ergonomic equipment in the gym/fitness setting to increase safety and reduce the chance of pain in the gym. As […]
Jul 9, 2012
Dan shared with us his incredible weight loss journey. From weighing over 600 pounds and finally having his “mirror moment” over a year ago to now losing close to 300 pounds with the help and guidance of his trainer Thomas. Dan was candid with his story telling and a true inspiration!
Jul 2, 2012
Debra and I discuss the importance of getting involved with the APTA. We also talk about the NYPTA’s recent lobbying efforts on various topics that impact our everyday lives as PT’s and PTA’s.
Jun 25, 2012
Tracy shares her vast knowledge of Autism and Fragile X Syndrome. We discuss causes, treatments, and the diagnosis of autism and Fragile X Syndrome. Tracy talks about the importance of a team approach to treatment and treating each child as an individual.
Jun 18, 2012
Joe and I discussed the petition he started for improved teaching of pain science in PT programs across the country utilizing the biopsychosocial model vs the biomedical model. We also spoke about new research into the effects of manual therapy.
Jun 4, 2012
Kevin and I discuss his golf expert certification through the Titleist Performance Institute and his new company Par 4 Success. We also talk about the most common golf injuries and how physical therapy can help treat them.
May 21, 2012
I interviewed all these wonderful women and great moms on what it is like going from one child to multiple children. They all gave amazing advice on raising healthy and happy children without losing yourself in the process. A must listen for ALL mommies!
May 14, 2012
Ting Ting and I discuss common diagnoses in pre and post natal women and how physical therapy can treat and help prevent these problems.
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