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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: December, 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

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