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Now displaying: August, 2015
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

 



 

 

 

Aug 24, 2015

How can we bring life, liberty and the pursuit of independence to society?  The American Physical Therapy Association's vision statement is: Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.  Dr. Cole Galloway and his team at the University of Delaware are taking this vision statement and making it into reality for children and adults with movement restrictions.  His love for learning and helping is infectious! 

 

 

 

Developmental Psychologist and Pediatric researcher James “Cole” Galloway thinks differently about the role of self-motivated mobility in shaping who we are in early life. As Co-Director of the Pediatric Mobility Lab and Design Studio and Professor at the University of Delaware, he invents assistive devices for children with motor impairments. His approach of combining high tech and low tech—or “go tech”—to restore physical independence and its neurodevelopmental consequences for disabled children has garnered the interest and funding of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Dept of Education, the assistive technology industry and the toy industry.

 

 

 

I first saw Dr. Galloway speak at the TEDMED conference in 2014 where I was introduced to Go Baby Go.  To watch his TEDMED talk click here:

 

 

 

In this episode you will learn:

 

 

 

·      Dr. Galloway’s journey from PT to Phd to his remarkable work at the University of Delaware.

 

·      The importance of clear communication for researchers and clinicians when it comes to complex concepts.

 

·      How do you communicate in writing these complex concepts: get a step-by-step guide based on the work of Esther Thelen.

 

·      Why you need to step out of your comfort zone and your profession to succeed in innovation.

 

·      What is Go Baby Go, how was the program created, and where is it going?

 

·      How can body weight harnesses be used for work and home for patients with movement disorders?

 

·      Why it so important for physical therapists to lead the charge to help society move! 

 

 

 

This was a fun and inspiring interview that if nothing else will have you up and moving….and maybe get you to think outside of the box on ways help others to move as well.  

 

 

 

Thank you for listening and have a great week!

 

 

 

Karen

 

 

Aug 17, 2015

 

As many of you know one of the biggest downsides of secondary education is the staggering amount of student loan debt.  This rate of student loan debt has increased substantially over the years so many millennials are especially mired in debt before they even start their first job.  I know first hand this can feel very overwhelming and quite frankly a little depressing.  I asked you (the audience) what questions you had for Bridget and I am so excited to bring you all the answers in this episode.

 

Bridget Casey is the author and creator of the financial blog Money After Graduation.  She has an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and an MBA in finance.  She is a passionate millennial on a mission to help others pay down their student debt and start investing the right way! 

 

Bridget is also offering a FREE eCourse called the Debt Crusher eCourse that you can enroll in here.

 

In this episode Bridget and I discuss:

 

* When should you consolidate your student loan debt

 

* What is her best advice for someone graduating with close to $100,000 in debt and starting with a job that pays around $60,000-$70,000 per year.

 

* The difference between having a personal finance advisor vs. online companies (like Learn Vest) for meeting your financial goals.

 

* Should your income go to paying off your student loan debt or investing (such a common question)

 

* Should you start paying off your student debt while still in school

 

* Strategies for paying off student loan debt fast.

 

Thank you all for the great questions!  This episode is sure to answer those questions and get you on the right path for investing and a plan for paying off those student loans!

 

Thanks for listening and have a great week!

 

Karen

 

 

 

Aug 9, 2015

Pain is an epidemic in so many countries around the world and physical therapists are uniquely qualified to be front line practitioners to help to quell this epidemic.  This episode will give you more information about how you as a healthcare worker can begin to tackle pain and create a safe place for your patients to excel.

In this episode I sit down with physical therapy and Phd candidate Dr. Eric Kruger.  Eric and I have known each for a few years and it was great to sit down and talk with him about his decision to go back to school for his Phd and all things pain and psychology. 

In this episode you will hear:

 * How his studies in applied experimental psychology changed his personal perception of pain.

 * How has his coursework changed the way he would treat his patients in future.

 * The importance of motivational interviewing.

 * The importance of our expressions and behaviors as clinicians and how they may influence our patient's pain (positive or negative).

* How can we change the narrative around pain for our patients.

 * How can we as practitioners help our patients plot a course through the uncertainty of pain.

* What is valued living for the patient. What is the difference between a value and a goal.

 * How can we properly build a solid foundation to treat our patients in pain.

 * The importance of collaboration with mental health practitioners in the PT world.

 * Why being like Ray Donovan or Olivia Pope might not be the best way to practice PT.

Eric is so relaxed and thoughtful with his responses it makes it very easy to learn from him and stay engaged with his thought process.  This was a fun interview so I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Have a great week,

Karen

 

 

Aug 2, 2015

 I get a lot of questions from physical therapists and PT students from around the country about creating and ultimately running a successful cash PT business.  I thought I would use a couple of podcast episodes to answer some of those questions.  In this first part of the cash PT series I discuss how to set yourself up for success in the cash PT model.  In this episode you will learn:

 * How to create a solid foundation for a successful business.

 * What are the three P's and how can they direct your business.

 * The importance of your business website.

 * What questions should you or your client ask to the insurance company.

 * What information needs to be on your superbill.

 * How to determine your fees.

 * Tips for working in a home health model.

 Like I said above this is the first part in a series of podcasts about the cash PT model.  Be sure to stay tuned for more practical information on running a successful cash PT business. 

 If you like what you are hearing then be sure to leave a good rating and a review on iTunes and share with your friends and family!

 Have a great week!

 Karen

 

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