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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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Oct 13, 2013
Drs. Joseph Brence and Francois Prizinsky talk about their new algorithm M.I.P. discus the following: ● Introduction to Motor Control ● Explanation of our historical understanding of motor control ● Where did we go wrong… ● What do we know to be truth ● Introduction of Motivation, Input, Plan (MIP) ● Clinical Examples of ease […]
Jul 15, 2013
In this episode I talk a little bit more about what I do everyday! I talk about how I came to own and operate a private home health business. In this episode I share I used some of the lessons I learned from Marie Forleo’s B-school to grow my business over the past year. I […]
Jul 1, 2013
John Barbis is a private physical therapist and serves as a board member for the Greater Philadelphia Pain Society. John and I discussed the wonderful work that the Greater Philadelphia Pain Society is doing for both the genreal public and the medical community. John then give us some very practical tips on how to use […]
Jun 24, 2013
Alan Siegel is one of the best-known figures in the branding industry and a longtime advocate of clarity and simplicity in communications. In 2011, Alan created Siegelvision, a new strategic branding and communications consultancy that champions clarity above all. Alan is also the founder and chairman emeritus of global branding agency Siegel+Gale.  Alan and I […]
Jun 17, 2013
Sharon Salzberg is a meditation teacher and author. She is the cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) in Barre, Massachusetts, and has played a crucial role in bringing Asian meditation practices to the West. The ancient Buddhist practices of vipassana (mindfulness) and metta (lovingkindness) are the foundations of her work.  Sharon and I talked […]
Jun 10, 2013
Adriaan and I discussed the ins and outs of central sensitization. Adriaan shares his knowledge on what central sensitization is, how it can be diagnosed and what the role of the physical therapist is in the treatment. Adriaan is a wealth of knowledge and has the ability to take these very complex ideas and break […]
May 20, 2013
Eric and I discussed big picture issues and policies affecting physical therapists now. We talked about therapy caps via insurance companies, lack of true direct access in most states, and lack of the use of technology in the profession…amongst other issues. This was a fun discussion and Eric is a real pro!  We also had […]
May 13, 2013
Stephanie, Holly and I discuss the important issues to DPT students now. The ladies gave tips on how to pick the right DPT program for you, how to choose the right clinical rotation, what they felt was missing from their PT curriculum and finally how to stand out when interviewing for your first job. The […]
May 6, 2013
In this episode I review the Simple Contact course given by Barrett Dorko in NYC 2 weeks ago. I discussed the course with Barrett Dorko, PT; Erica Meloe, PT and personal trainers Ben Sabo and Matthew Danziger. It was a great course based on neuroscience principles that I was immediately able to take to my […]
Apr 29, 2013
This is part 2 of my interviews on the cash based physical therapy model. Dr. Carter ad I discussed how to get new referrals to your business and how to network the right way. We also discussed the practical day to day running of a cash based business (i.e. how many patients per day, rates, […]
Apr 23, 2013
This show is part one of a 2 part show on cash based (non-insurance based) physical therapy practices. Ann, Allan and I discussed the pros and cons of a cashed based practice, why they decided to go with the cash based model, the importance of a mentor, and the big “mistake” they made when growing […]
Apr 15, 2013
Francesca and I discussed how and why she made the move from teaching group yoga classes to private one-on-one sessions with clients. She then shared with us the principles of her yoga teacher training course on how to teach yoga in the home or office. Highlights include how to create the yoga space and communications […]
Apr 8, 2013
We discussed what is an evidenced based practice, how to keep your profits up witht he changes in insurance, what does it mean to have a “niche ” in physical therapy, and the omportance f having a mentor for your nusiness (even if that mentor is not in the phyiscal therapy business). This show is […]
Apr 1, 2013
Dustienne and I discuss how yoga can help with the treatment of pelvic pain. We also talk about the importance of the breathe not only in yoga but in everyday life as a way to reset our nervous system. Dustienne even take us through a short breathing exercise that you can do anytime.
Mar 25, 2013
Dr. Hagins and I discuss his current research into yoga and its effects on blood pressure. We also talk about how breathing effects the abdominal cavity and back and pelvic pain. We also talk about the different types of yoga and what might be the best type for you.
Mar 18, 2013
Jovanka shares with us how to eat healthy and organic on a budget and she compared the popular “cleanses” on the market today. We also discussed her new program called the Clean Foods Diet Method. For more info on this program go to http://cleanfoodsdietmethod.com/
Mar 11, 2013
Bobby and I discuss some common reasons why people aim for but often do not achieve the health and wellness goals they set for themselves. And, we give advice on possible solutions for the health care professional to motivate their client and for the clients themselves.
Mar 4, 2013
Celebration of the 100th episode with special call in guests and a fun recap of the show and what I have learned as a result of being a radio show host!
Feb 25, 2013
Today we spoke about the amazing work these ladies are doing to empower women in the developing world and beyond. We spoke about how physical therapists can have an impact on the materanl health of all womend but espcially those with obstetric fistula and other complications that can arise after giving birth, We also spoke […]
Feb 18, 2013
Dr. Paul Rockar is the president of the American Physical Therapy Association. We talked about the future of the physical therapy profession and how it fits in to the ever changing health care world. We discussed the triple aim of health care and the Affordable health Care act and how PTs can take the lead […]
Feb 11, 2013
Marianne, Lila and I discuss their specialities within the women’s health specialy in physical therapy. We talked in depth about how physical therapy can help postpartum women and those suffering from pelvic pain, bowel dysfunction, and pelvic florr dysfunction. They also gave some great tips that every pregnant women needs to hear!
Jan 28, 2013
In this episode I discuss the recent Dr. Oz episode that featured “cutting edge” treatments for low back pain. I explained how those treatment were really not “cutting edge” or valid and then gave some suggestions as to what should have been on that list. I quoted the work of Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, […]
Jan 21, 2013
LJ and I continued the conversation from last week’s episode with Diane Lee about the Integrated Systmes Model. Then we had a great talk about LJ’s research into the Thoracic Ring Model. We spoke about how the Thoracic Ring Model relates to ISM and LJ gives some great tips on evaluation, treatment and pateint education.
Jan 14, 2013
Diane and I discussed the Intergrated Systems Model she developed with fellow physical therapist Linda Joy Lee. We discussed why the model came about and how to usethe model in the evaluation and treatment of patients. We also discussed the concept of “slings” and how it fits into the model of care.
Jan 7, 2013
Dr. Moseley and I discussed his current research into pain. He shares with us his definition of pain, how you could have clear tissue damage and not have pain, and how do other sensory cues afect the pain experience. We also discussed the role of spinal manipulations in pain, pain in children, and remapping of […]
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