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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: November, 2015
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

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