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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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Now displaying: 2015
Dec 21, 2015

This is the last podcast of 2015 and I am so happy to end the year on such a high note with my interview with Dr. Chris Powers, PT, PhD, FAPTA. 

He is Professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and Co-Director of the Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Southern California. Dr. Powers' research and teaching interests relate to the biomechanical aspects of human movement. More specifically, his research focuses on how altered kinematics, kinetics, and muscular actions contribute to lower extremity injury. He is particularly interested in the pathomechanics underlying knee and patellofemoral joint dysfunction. Dr. Powers is an active researcher, and has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles. He frequently lectures both nationally and internationally on topics related to lower limb biomechanics and the pathomechanics of orthopaedic disorders.  Dr. Powers is the current President of the California Chapter of the APTA

In this episode we talk about:

* The definition of the human movement system.

* Why physical therapists are uniquely qualified to lead the human movement system paradigm.

* The identity crisis of the PT profession and how the human movement system should be the thread that binds our profession together.

* What are the biggest barriers to adopting and implementing the human movement system?

* What should the PT professions unifying message be?

* In the words of Dr. Anthony Delitto "What is the hold up?"

* And much more!

What Dr. Powers and I would like for you to think about is: how would you describe what you do (as physical therapist) in only 5 words?

Have a great holidays season and Happy New Year!  See you in 2016 and as always stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

Karen

Dec 17, 2015

In this week's Thursday Quickie Jennifer and I continue our conversation from Monday about leadership.  But this week we focus our attention on the female leadership in physical therapy. 

In this episode we talk about:

* The lack of female leadership in the PT profession.

* How our mindset needs to shift.

* How we need to support each other to better our profession.

* Peer to peer "bullying".

* How to authentically lead and adapt to the current culture.

* How to be your best self advocate!

Jennifer and I also issued a challenge to all of the listeners: We would like you to tweet to either of us who your pick would be for a great female keynote speaker for the PPS conference in Las Vegas in 2016!  I can't wait to reach your choices!

@KarenLitzyNYC

@JGDubs

Have a great weekend and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

Karen

 

Dec 14, 2015

What qualities make a good leader?  Can those qualities be taught?  Should leadership be taught in entry-level healthcare education programs?

In this episode my guest, Jennifer Green-Wilson and I tackle these big questions.  We talk about:

* The 4 qualities that are essential for a good leader. 

* How does Jennifer go about cultivating these qualities in her clients and students?

* What needs to happen in entry-level education to make leadership skills part of the curriculum.

* Her dissertation on leadership and practice management in entry-level education.

* Who is the first person you must lead in order to be an effective leader.

* and much more!

Jennifer is high energy and her passion for leadership is contagious!

Don't forget to tune in to the Thursday Quickie where Jennifer and I talk about female leadership in the physical therapy world...or lack there of!

Thanks for listening and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

Karen

 

Dec 10, 2015

In keeping with the Thursday Quickie theme I am going to keep this short and sweet.  In this episode Win and I talk about:

  • Her writing process from thought to finished book.
  • How she self published her books (she gives specific websites!).
  • The timeline from idea to finished product
  • And much more!

Again, to find out more about Win and her podcast Win’s Women of Wisdom go to:

Her website

Twitter

iTunes

Win’s co-CEO of Win’s Women of Wisdom

Danielle Coulter

Thanks for tuning in to this week's Thursday Quickie with Win Charles!

Have a great weekend and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

Karen

Dec 7, 2015

In this episode I was honored to speak with best selling author, artist and podcast host of Win's Women of Wisdom, Win Kelly Charles. Win is all too familiar with physical therapy as she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a very young age.  From MoveForwardPT.com, "Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a general term used to describe a group of disorders that affect the normal development of movement and posture. CP is caused by an injury to the brain—such as infection, stroke, trauma, or the loss of oxygen to the brain—that occur before, during, or after birth or within the first 2 years of life. The injury to the brain is "nonprogressive," meaning that it does not get worse after the initial injury. However, the day-to-day activities that can be affected by the injury during an individual's childhood can worsen throughout the individual's life."

Believe me, Win does let CP stop her.  She is one of the busiest people I know (she makes me look like a total slacker)!  She has written several books, is an accomplished artist, teaches part time, is in school working towards a degree in education, snowboards regularly, and is the host of the podcast Win's Women of Wisdom.  Like that is not enough she plans on launching a new podcast next year! 

In this episode we talk about:

* Win's experience with physical therapy.

* How her physical therapy care has changed as she has gotten older.

* Her best advice for physical therapists working with children with disabilities (it is always great to get the patient's point of view).

* The most challenging aspect of her current physical therapy plan of care.

* How important the rapport is between the patients and therapist.

* How Win keeps in shape outside of PT.

* The importance of a strong support team.

* Her book I Win.

*  And much more!

This was a great conversation and I think it gives us all a better idea of what it is like to not only live with cerebral palsy but to live well with cerebral palsy!

A big thanks to Win for being so open and honest during our conversation.

Thanks for listening and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

Karen

 

Dec 3, 2015

This week's Thursday Quickie is a continuation of the podcast from Monday about the PPS (Private Practice Section) Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. On Monday we heard from many attendee of the conference and today you will get my take!

In this episode I talk about:

* What being a media company first and PT company second means.

* Gary's thoughts on the biggest social media marketing platform.

* Creating curiosity in the profession through social media.

* Why Instagram is important to you and your brand and how to use it.

* What are Daniel Pink's ABCs of selling.

* What the heck is an ambivert?

* Neil Ihde's 10 Mistakes Leaders Make

* Where are my ladies at??

* Much more!

Thanks for listening and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

Karen

Nov 30, 2015

A few weeks ago I attended the PPS (Private Practice Section) annual conference in Orlando, FL. I was lucky enough to team up with Dr. Sandy Hilton during the conference to ask attendees what they thought of the keynote speeches from Gary Vaynerchuk and Daniel Pink, the break out sessions and the overall vibe of the conference. 

In this episode you will hear from many attendees and get real opinions and thoughts from the conference.  What you will hear:

* The big takeaways from Gary Vaynerchuk's keynote speech from the first night of the conference.

* The big takeaways from Daniel Pink's keynote speech from day two of the conference

* How people will take what they learned at the conference and apply it immediately to their practices.

* Thoughts on some of the break out sessions throughout the conference.

This was my first time attending the PPS annual conference and I think it was well worth the price of admission. Not only were the session and speeches very good, the "behind the scenes" conversation with other attendees was stellar.  It is great to connect with your fellow PTs doing such great and inspiring work!

Thank you for listening to this podcast and if you were at the PPS conference and want to add more about your experience find me on Twitter @KarenLitzyNYC

have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

Karen

Nov 27, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the listeners in the United States!  I was lucky enough to spend my holiday with family and friends.  As a result I have a special guest co-host for the intro to this podcast!

In this week's Thursday Quickie (I know it is Friday but I have to take Thanksgiving off) I am happy to continue my conversation with Rom JB about writing effective copy that sells. In this episode we talk about:

* As physical therapists who are our biggest competitors?

* Rom gives a specific example of writing great copy.

* What should be on the home page of your website.

* Why your "About me/us" page is so important and what should be on it!

* And much more!

As always thank you for listening and have a great weekend! Stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

Karen

Nov 23, 2015

Let's face it, writing good copy is not easy. This is something I struggle with and I am sure many of you struggle with as well.  As a result I set out to find a guest to help clear up this whole copy writing thing.  I was thrilled to interview Rom JB. Rom JB is a special educator, entrepreneur, copywriter and small business mentor based in New York City. In 2010, Rom founded RJB Educational Services, Inc., an in-home tutoring business. He has been able to grow his business by focusing on creating systems that decrease cost while increasing revenues and profits. Rom is also a copywriter that works with entrepreneurs and small businesses to better market and sell to their ideal clients.

In this episode we talk about:

* The formula of how to write effective copy that sells.

* Copy that presents you as an authority in your field.

* Why should physical therapists and other health care professions know and understand the power of effective copy.

* How can physical therapists and other healthcare professionals tap into the language of their ideal client.

* And so much more!

Like I say in the intro get out your pen and paper be prepared to take notes....lots of notes!  Rom's insights into the copy that PTs need and should be using is amazing!

To find out ore about Rom and get in touch him go to:

LinkedIn

Facebook

Instagram

As always thank you for listening and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

 
Nov 19, 2015

In this Thursday's quickie episode Justin, Morgan and I talk about:

* More of the REAL PT experience in Haiti

* The bug situation in Haiti (this is kind of a sticking point for me)

* The accommodations and food you will have if you decide to volunteer w/ Stand: Haiti

* A very quick Twitter advertising tutorial

The first part of this quickie, where we are talking more about Haiti we all knew it was being recorded.  The second part of the quickie, where we are talking about advertising on Twitter, we had no idea it was being recorded.  My big cat Benson jumped up on my computer when we were talking and he hit the record button.  I decided to add it to the interview because it is all good stuff!

Enjoy this week's Thursday Quickie and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

Karen

Nov 16, 2015

In this episode I speak to physical therapists Dr. Justin Dunaway and Dr. Morgan Denny co-founders of STAND: Haiti.  STAND was founded in late 2014 in order to create a growing system of rehabilitative medicine in northwest Haiti. With a focus on education and creating local clinicians, STAND brings medical practitioners, including PTs, prosthetists, orthotists, and general medical practitioners, to Port-de-Paix, Haiti to provide treatment for the people in this region. STAND is currently in the process of creating a curriculum specific to the needs of NW Haiti that will become part of the local nursing schools’ educational programming. These lectures on orthopedic rehab medicine will be based on STAND director’ five years of experience treating patients in the country and created in conjunction with Youngstown State University’s PT faculty.

In this episode we talk about:

*Their latest trip to Haiti.

*Their successful Kickstarter campaign to create a short film about the STAND experience in Haiti.

*The history of STAND.

*What the volunteer experience is like.

*Some really extreme patient stories and what the patients sometimes have to do to get to the STAND clinic. 

*What they need in the form of donations and volunteers.

As you will see in this episode their passion for physical therapy and their work in Haiti is infectious!  If you are in the medical field I hope this interview will inspire you to volunteer with STAND.  If you can't volunteer please consider making a donation. 

Thank you for listening and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

Karen

Nov 12, 2015

Almost every time I interview a guest for the podcast we end up chatting after the formal interview is over...sometimes for an extra hour!  A lot of that content is really good stuff, so I decided to record it and send it out to the world! I suppose you can think of these "quickie" episodes as an after hours conversation. 

In this week's quickie Jimmy and I talk about:

* Why he decided to become a physical therapist

* Who was his favorite musician to interview back in his radio days

* What was his (and my) favorite concert

* and finally what to call these after interview episodes.  I did not take Jimmy's suggestion but I am pretty sure he will be using it on his podcast very soon!

 

Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy this Thursday quickie!

Karen

Nov 9, 2015

In this episode I chat with DPT student and the host of the PT Pintcast Jimmy McKay.  This was a super fun interview as I love hearing from students and getting their perspective on the world of physical therapy.  It was also nice to get Jimmy on the other side of the interview...although I pretty sure at one point he started interviewing me!

In this episode we talk about:

* A recap of the national Student Conclave

* How he is preparing himself for the transition from DPT student to working PT

* The PT Pintcast

* His biggest challenges (or as Dr. Sharon Dunn calls it opportunities) as a DPT student

* How hosting his podcast has changed him as a student and a person.

* and much much more!

I also make up for the fact that I think I was the only person who has been on the PT Pintcast that did not share a beer with Jimmy....this time I made sure I did.  I also have a "quickie" interview with Jimmy that will come out later on this week. That interview is a little more personal and little less PT talk.  So be sure to be on the look out for that!

As always thank you for listening and subscribing to the podcast!  Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

 

Karen

Nov 2, 2015

The month of November is National CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome) Awareness month. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines CRPS as “a chronic pain condition most often affecting one of the limbs (arms, legs, hands, or feet), usually after an injury or trauma to that limb.  CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems.  The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system involves nerve signaling from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body.  CRPS is characterized by prolonged or excessive pain and mild or dramatic changes in skin color, temperature, and/or swelling in the affected area."

In honor of this awareness month I was thrilled to interview Joey Aquilino.  He is living with CRPS and has become an outspoken advocate for those living with CRPS.  It was so refreshing to hear an honest and very real account of what it is like to navigate the healthcare system when you have "something" wrong and you are in pain. 

In this episode we talk about:

* Joey's journey from initial injury to diagnosis of CRPS (it took a long time!).

* How CRPS affected him emotionally as well as physically.

* The steps and techniques he used to reduce depression and get moving.

* Why he became an advocate for those living with CRPS

* How his ordeal resulted in him finding himself and his passion.

* The #JGF family and his Blogtalkradio shows

* Plus much, much more!

I loved this episode because I think it is so important to get the patient perspective, especially with complex diagnoses like CRPS.  A diagnosis like this goes so far beyond the time we spend with the patient during our sessions.  Joey gives such an open and honest account of what he has gone through over the past several years and it is a great reminder for all healthcare providers who work with people in pain that you need to take the time to listen to the whole story!

A big thank you to Joey for sharing and to you for listening!

Have a great week and stay healthy, wealthy and smart!

Karen

Oct 26, 2015

When was the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone and took a chance on something new?  If it has been a while I highly suggest you do something, even if it is small, at least once a week that challenges you and makes you just a bit uncomfortable.  That is exactly what my guest on the podcast has done for years and as a result she is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, an assistant professor in the physical therapy department at Hampton University and the most recent Miss Virginia USA.  Dr. Desiree Williams has accomplished so much in her life already because she takes those chances, works hard, is super organized, and is proactive about her life and her goals.  This was such an inspiring conversation and my huge takeaway is to have more confidence in myself and believe in my values and my decisions.

In this episode we talk about:

* Why she decided to become a PT.

* How she got started in the pageant world and how she has been so successful.

* Her top tips for managing your time efficiently (I thought I was organized but this girl puts me to shame).

* Her platform as Miss Virginia USA and how she incorporates her education and passion for health and wellness into that platform.

* How she is able to keep the negativity that can be associated with the pageant world out of her head.

* Her best advice for students thinking of going into the world of academia

* And much, much more!

 

Dr. Williams' confidence and positive attitude is clear and she gives so many nuggets of advice in this interview on how to stay positive, grounded and most importantly yourself.

 

Enjoy this wonderful talk and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

 

Karen

 

Oct 19, 2015

This is the continuation of the interview with Dr. Bronnie Thompson from last week about living well with chronic pain.  In this episode we answer listener questions! 

In this episode we go through the following questions:

* What she would say to give confidence to someone who is afraid that no matter what they do, they will always hurt?

* Is there value in a pain diary?

* Any tips on instituting an exercise program in widespread pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia?

* Any helpful strategies to get a reluctant patient on board with exercise?

* How does Dr. Thompson's research in pain apply to the manual therapy profession?

* And much much more!

 

I want to send lots of love and thank yous to Dr. Bronnie Thompson for an amazing interview experience and sticking around for this very important part two of our conversation. 

Thank you for all of the positive comments and kind words from last week's interview and I know you will find the same value in this episode!

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart!

 

Karen

Oct 11, 2015

I know what you are thinking...living well with chronic pain?!?  Some thoughts that went through my head were:

"Are you kidding me...that sounds impossible"

"Sounds like an oxymoron to me."

"Does that mean take lots of pain meds to feel better?"

 And I am sure you can think of lots of other things to say!  But after you listen to this incredible interview with Dr. Bronnie Thompson, your thoughts will be challenged!  You will start to see that yes...you can live well with chronic pain.  You can find value and fun in your life doing the things you love despite pain.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Values based pain management
  • Dr. Thompson gives some amazing examples of motivational interviewing (I am talking really great so be ready to take notes!).  
  • The process your patients can follow to reoccupy their self-concept in the face of chronic pain.
  • How to be a real human with all of your patient interactions.
  •  Making the patient the center of your practice.
  • And so much more!

This is the first part of a two-part interview with Dr. Thompson.  The second part will air next week!  

Thanks for listening and if you like what you are hearing please share it and leave a rating here!  Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy & Smart! 

Karen

***PS....You will also listen to what made me totally break down and cry for the first time on air!  Get the tissues ready!

 

Oct 8, 2015

In this podcast I am joined by Rick Gawenda, PT and he answers your burning questions about ICD 10. 

Some of the topics we covered in this podcast are:

* The 7th character...what is it and when do you have to use it?

* How many ICD 10 codes need to be on a claim form?  Can you ever have too many?

* What are the documentation requirements in the patient's medical records?

* Are the diagnosis codes the same as the treatment codes?

* What are external cause codes for injuries?

* Rick takes us through a few tutorials on how to code based on some diagnoses.

This was a super informative episode!  Rick literally knows most of this stuff off the top of his head (which I was very impressed with) and he shares with us a very comprehensive look at the major aspects of the ICD 10 coding system. 

Thank you all for listening and please feel free to share with friends and family!  And if you like what you are hearing I would be ever so grateful for a review on iTunes!

Have a great week and stay healthy wealthy and smart!

Karen

Oct 5, 2015

As any medical professional will tell you, navigating the Medicare system is challenging.  Add to that a cash physical therapy business and things can get really confusing! To help get us through this sea of confusion that is Medicare, Dr. Jarod Carter has written a fabulous book entitled Medicare and Cash Pay Physical Therapy.  It is a comprehensive guide based on all he has learned from over five years of owning a cash-based clinic and many hours of working with different attorneys and authorities on this subject.  Dr. Carter has also been teaching about the private pay business model for a number of years and often consults for in-network practices participating with Medicare.  So this book is not only focused solely on the rules as they apply to cash-based practices.  It is written for any practice owner wondering how she/he can accept private payment for the variety of services a PT business may provide to beneficiaries.   

In this episode we talk about:

* Why Jarod decided to become a physical therapist

* Why and how he started his cash-based PT practice

* What is the difference between participating, non-participating, and no relationship w/ Medicare

* Can a PT opt out of Medicare

* What is an ABN and when is it necessary to use it vs. a private contract with your patients.

* Is there a "loophole" to see Medicare patients in a cash PT model

* And much more!

One thing to remember...if you have any questions about your practice and how it fits in to the Medicare system always contact a healthcare lawyer to help with your specific situation. 

Enjoy the podcast and thanks for listening!

Karen

 
 
 
Sep 28, 2015

Are you a DPT student or new graduate thinking about opening your own cash based PT clinic one day?  if the answer to that questions is yes, then this is the episode for you!  In this episode I sit down with Dr. Kevin Prue, the president and director of Prue Physical Therapy and Sports Performance in Cary, NC.  While I am not a huge fan of new graduates opening their own clinic straight out of college Dr. Prue may have caused my thinking to take some baby steps in that direction. 

In this episode Dr. Prue and I discuss:

* His process of creating his business and when he started that process (hint it was not after he graduated!).

* The biggest successes he has had since opening the doors to his clinic.

* The biggest challenges in his business and the steps he has taken to overcome them.

* We go through a quick exercise to find his ideal client to help sharpen his marketing plan.  This is something EVERYONE should do before they open a business. 

* How he differentiates his clinic from the others in his area.

* His best advice for DPT students thinking about opening a PT business.

* And much, much more!

Dr. Prue's business is about to hit the one year mark and this interview is an honest look at what it takes to be a business owner with all of the highs and lows.  Don't forget, it is hard work to own your own business, so if this is something you are thinking about doing at some point in your life be prepared to WORK! 

I would love to hear your thoughts on the pros and cons of starting a #CashPT business right out of school. Please leave a comment or tell me about on twitter here.

 

Sep 21, 2015

"We are still the same people we just have more equipment." - Kiel Eigen

 

In honor of September being National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness month I was thrilled to interview Kiel Eigen.  Kiel became paralyzed during a football game when he was in eighth grade, but like he says it does not stop him from living his life.  I interviewed Kiel, along with his physical therapist Dr. Gina Tomassoni a few years ago after he completed a major milestone in his recovery.  

 

In this episode Kiel and I talk about:

 

* His relationship with his physical and occupational therapists and how important that was for his recovery

 

* The major milestone he accomplished while still in high school

 

* How his life has changed since using a new wheelchair from Quantum Rehab

 

* How the new wheelchair differs from others on the market

* What Kiel does to keep in shape (you might be surprised)

 

* What his plans are for the future

 

As a physical therapist it is so important to know your client's point of view and life outside of their PT sessions.  If you are not taking that into account I think you are definitely missing the boat and not doing your clients justice.  The major takeaways from this podcast are to ask more questions, go beyond the traditional "goals" for your clients and understand their values.  Once you know the values that mean the most to your client's only then can you make a comprehensive plan of care and make a major impact in their life.   

 

 

 

 

 

Sep 14, 2015

The American Physical Therapy Association's vision statement is: Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.  This is an ambitious vision statement and I for one am OK with ambitious.  Now comes the question: How do we do it?  In today's episode I speak with Dr. Matthew Taylor about fostering creativity in rehabilitation and how incorporating creativity and compassion into our practice will help to transform our profession.  It is important to transform the profession of physical therapy to move towards the vision statement of transforming society. 

 


In this episode we talk about:

 

* How yoga has transformed Matthew's PT career.

 

* What is yoga therapy and how does it differ from regular yoga.

 

* The concept of creativity and how it fits into the practice of PT and wellness.

 

* How can we transform society.

 

* The 6 exercises for priming compassion.

 

* And much more!

 

This is a great conversation and I feel Matthew gives some concrete steps to help to transform you, the profession and finally society as a whole.  So, please enjoy this episode and have a great week!

 

Karen

 

Sep 10, 2015

In this episode I am thrilled to interview celebrity chef, author and filmmaker Charles Mattocks.  Also known as "The Poor Chef" he has been featured on The Today Show, Good Morning America, The Talk, CNN, Dr. Oz and Martha Stewart.  He has also been recently featured at the TEDx conference in San Francisco.  In this episode we talk about his newest project Trail By Fire, a movie about CRPS (chronic regional pain syndrome).  CRPS is a very difficult diagnosis for the patient, family and caregivers and hopefully this film will bring more national/international attention to this diagnosis. 

 

In this interview we talk about:

 

* His motivation behind making the movie.

 

* What he learned from interviewing people living with CRPS.

 

* His hope for Trial by Fire

 

* Why he is so passionate about helping people living with CRPS (and diabetes).

 

* What it is like to be a caregiver to someone living with CRPS.

 

Charles is so passionate about getting the word out about CRPS and Trial by Fire is a powerful film from the patient's point of view.  Often times as healthcare professionals we see the patient for short snippets of time in their lives.  As a result we sometimes don’t get the "whole picture" of our patient and that is what I think Charles is doing with this film.  I look forward to seeing the finished product! 

 

 

 

Sep 7, 2015

In this episode I had the distinct pleasure to interview physical therapist, author and mentor Paul Potter.  He is genuine, real, and truly wants the best for everyone in the profession of physical therapy.  His new book On Fire: Ignite your Passion with a Cash Therapy Practice will be available on Tuesday September 8, 2015.  If you are looking for honest, actionable advice on creating the right mindset for a cash based practice and then implementing a roadmap to your ideal business then this is the book for you!

 

In this podcast Paul and I discuss:

 

* Why there is a growing interest in the cash PT model.

 

* Why Paul feels that being a physical therapist is a noble calling (of course I agree!).

 

* What is the important link between your mindset and starting a practice.

 

*The main reasons therapists are opting to start a cash PT model.

 

* How running a successful cash PT business is like competing in a triathlon.

 

* The 4 essential stages for business success...this is the roadmap!

 

After listening to this episode I hope that you find your "why" for starting a cash PT business, begin to change your mindset, be firm in your calling as a physical therapist and finally start to plan out your roadmap for success!

 

Do you want to get your hands on Paul's book On Fire? Check out the links below:

 

Paul's website http://paulpotterpt.com

Book landing page: http://paulpotterpt.com/onfirebook

Amazon: On Fire:Ignite Your Passion with a Cash Therapy Practice

Amazon: Cash Therapy Practice: Professional Freedom in the New Healthcare Economy

 

Have a great week and thanks for listening.  And remember if you like what you are hearing I would love for you to share this episode with friends/family and please leave a comment below to keep the conversation going! Also, please do leave a rating and/or review on iTunes!

 

Thanks!

 

Karen

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 31, 2015

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." - Ghandi

 

This great quote from Ghandi is perfect for this week's episode.  Often times we find ourselves so entrenched in our own lives that we forget there is a whole world out there that can benefit from the unique skills we have to give.  That is why I am so thankful for my quests in this week’s episode!  Dr. Josh D’Angelo and Dr. Efosa Guobadia are physical therapists and the co-founders of the Global PT Day of Service.  They are a breathe of fresh air and after listening to this podcast you are going to want them as your new BFFs!

 

In this episode you will learn:

 

·      What inspired them to create the Global PT Day of Service (and it is a good one).

 

·      How their mutual friendship and respect for each other is a great example of how to live your life.

 

·      Their take on why PTs should be giving back to their communities and how it can help move your business forward.

 

·      Some examples of what they will be doing for the Global PT Day of Service.

 

·      Their vision for the future of the Global PT Day of Service.

 

·      How easy it is for you to get involved in the Global PT Day of Service.

 

This was such an inspiring interview and I hope that after listening you head over to the Global PT Day of Service, sign up and get ready to be of service to the people in your community.  I hear so often that people in our communities don’t know what physical therapy is and what we do for our clients/patients. Getting out there in the community and using our unique set of skills, meeting people in the community and being of service to others sounds like a great way to spread the word about physical therapy!

 

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Mohammed Ali

 



 

 

 

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