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!
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!
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,
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!
Jo-Ná A. Williams, Esq. founded J.A. Williams Law P.C. – The Artist Empowerment Firm in 2011 to provide artists and entrepreneurs with ways to successfully navigate their careers and provide assistance with business, entertainment and intellectual property matters. She founded Artist Empowerment Group in 2013 to advise artists on business, branding and marketing. Some of her clients have written best-selling books, reached the Billboard Top 100, and been nominated for Grammys. She’s been featured in Marie TV, The Vocalist Magazine, Women In Music, ReverbNation, CDBaby and The New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Journal.
"This interview is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice of any kind. Jo-Ná Williams and J.A.Williams Law, P.C. assumes no liability for use or interpretation of any information contain in this interview. This interview should not be an alternative to obtaining legal advice from a licensed attorney in your state based on the specific facts of your legal matter. Jo-Na Williams is licensed to practice law in the State of New York only."
In this episode Jo-Na and I discuss the following:
The moment this interview ended I made an appointment to talk with Jo-Na about my business! I have been working with her for years and am so grateful for her help! No too many of use would walk down the street naked....don't leave your business naked and vulnerable either!
I hope you learned a lot in this podcast and if you like what you are hearing don't forget to subscribe to the podcast and tell your friends and family about it! Also please feel free to tweet me! @karenlitzyNYC and follow Jo-Na Williams, Esg for more great legal tips!
Have a great week and stay healthy wealthy & smart!
In this episode I was thrilled to interview Dr. Sharon Dunn the current president of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dr. Dunn is a breath of fresh air and she has the right attitude and leadership skills to usher in a new era for the APTA. Her great Louisiana accent just adds to her charm!
In this episode we talk about:
· Her days growing up in Louisiana and how that helped to shape her leadership skills and her decision to be a physical therapist.
· How she first got involved in the APTA and her journey to becoming president.
· Her BEST advice for those physical therapists who might be on the fence about getting involved in the APTA….hint it is super easy!
· What were her personal challenges in taking over the reigns as president of the APTA.
· What are the biggest challenges facing the profession of physical therapy
· What steps can the APTA (remember if you are a PT you are the APTA…it is not just those with leadership positions) do to help with the challenges facing our profession.
· How does Dr. Dunn change the negative connotation of a challenge to a positive (I have started using this brilliant mindset daily).
· How physical therapists are uniquely qualified to accomplish the triple aim of healthcare.
· What does Dr. Dunn have in common with Albert Einstein (aside from being crazy smart!).
On the healthy Wealthy & Smart Community Board this week is the PT Day of Service. Treating at a pro bono clinic. Working in a soup kitchen. Cleaning up a park... No matter where or how, we have the ability to positively impact change. Whether we call ourselves 'Physical Therapists' or 'Physiotherapists,' service embodies who we are, what we do, and how we act. Become a part of PT Day of Service™ as we join together to better the world! The day of service will be October 17, 2015. For more information click here.
In this episode I was thrilled to interview Mike Eisenhart, PT, managing partner of Pro-Activity Asociates in New Jersey. Mike is leading the charge in the world of physical therapy to define our value beyond rehabilitation and move towards health and wellness in the community. This is where physical therapists are uniquely qualified to lead the charge!
In this podcast we discuss:
* How physical therapy can move from a strictly "rehab brand" to a "lifestyle brand"
* How to involve your community to stay healthy and active
* What advice does Mike give to other physical therapists who want to grow a sustainable business that goes beyond rehab and truly includes the client and community
* Learn the importance of "speaking the language" of the people you are trying to reach
* Why should PTs focus on secondary prevention
* What do we as a profession need to do to shift the public's view about physical therapy
* The importance of collaboration no matter the size of your business
* Find out where Mike sees his business going in the future
* Learn more about BaseCamp 31