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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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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

 

Jul 27, 2015

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.

**Disclaimer**
"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:

  • How entrepreneurs may be losing money in their business by not being protected.
  •  How to chose the right corporate form for your business and how choosing the wrong one will cost you. 
  • Hiring employees: what you need to know to protect your business.
  • Independent contractors vs. employees: who should you hire.
  •  Best place to create a contract and what provisions need to be in a contract when hiring.  What to look for as an employer or potential employee.
  • Do non-compete agreements hold water.
  • The common mistakes entrepreneurs make with an online business.  I was totally blown away by this one!  There are so many legal considerations one must do when doing business online. 

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!

Karen

Jul 20, 2015

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.

 

Jul 14, 2015

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

 

 

Jul 6, 2015
In this episode with physical therapist Dr. Saliie Sarrel we talk about endometriosis. Dr. Sarrel received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Additionally, she has a Master’s of Arts and Teaching from the University of Vermont with a dual focus in Sports and Nutrition Education. […]
Jun 29, 2015
In this episode Dr. Ravensara Travilian, a massage therapist, educator and all around amazing person talks about the need for trauma aware massage in some of our most vulnerable populations. She talks about her days of working at a refugee clinic in Seattle and how she was able to use massage as a way of […]
Jun 22, 2015
I was thrilled to have the opportunity to interview the CEO of the APTA Michael Bowers. He has a thoughtful and listening leadership approach that has served him well in past organizations and I think will be just the thing the APTA needs to move forward. In this episode we talk about: * How he […]
Jun 8, 2015
In this episode Dr. Sandy Hilton talks about her start in the field of pelvic health and how her treatments have changed over the years as she has grown as a practitioner. Sandy also gives us a preview of her upcoming lecture at the International Spine and Pain Institute’s Clinical Conference: Every Joint has a […]
Jun 1, 2015
Alison qualified as an osteopath in 2001. She is currently undertaking a Masters of Pain Management through the Sydney University Medical School and Royal North Shore Pain Management Research Institute. She has lectured at Australian Catholic University, Victoria University and RMIT in a variety of science and clinical subjects. She has also worked as part […]
May 26, 2015
In this episode I am joined by Dr. Louie Puentedura, PT, DPT, PHD to discuss his upcoming lecture at the International Spine and Pain Institute’s Clinical Conference: Every Joint has a Brain. The conference will take place June 19-21 in Minneapolis, MN. Here are some things you can expect to learn in this interview: * […]
May 18, 2015
In this podcast I am thrilled to talk to Dr. Adriaan Louw about the upcoming International Spine and Pain Institute Clinical Conference 2015: Every Joint Has a Brain. In this podcast he gives us a preview of his pre-conference course Too Hot to Handle: Desensitizing the Hypersensitive Patient about CRPS (Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome). He […]
May 4, 2015
Wim Dankaerts is a certified CFT educator. He is both, a highly skilled clinician, leading clinical researcher and dynamic educator. Wim Dankaerts is an Associate Professor in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at the University of Leuven, Belgium. He also works part-time in private practice in Tienen (Belgium) as a Musculoskeletal Physical Therapist. In this episode Wim gives […]
Apr 27, 2015
In this episode I am joined by Ann Wendel, PT, ATC, CMTPT; Mike Hopper, MS, ATC; and Mike Ryan, PT, ATC. We discuss the educational background and qualifications needed to become a certified athletic trainer. It is much more than most people think! We discuss the relationship between the physical therapist and the athletic trainer […]
Apr 13, 2015
In this podcast I am joined by Dr. Sarah Haag, PT, DPT; Dr. Sandy Hilton PT, DPT, and Ann Wendel, PT, ATC for a great discussion on waist trainers, made popular lately by the Kardashians and other celebrities.. We speak about the pros and cons of using a waist trainer to decrease the size of […]
Apr 6, 2015
Neil is a physical therapist, yoga therapist, Clinical Assistant Professor at UBC, and instructor for five yoga therapy training programs. He is the first physical therapist to win the Excellence in Inter-Professional Pain Education Award from the Canadian Pain Society. He is founding Chair of the Canadian Physiotherapy Pain Science Division, a past Board member […]
Mar 30, 2015
In this episode I lead a great group of guests in a lively discussion about the APTA. What are the aspects of the APTA we like and what are the aspects we don’t like. Why is the membership of the APTA so low and what are some constructive ideas to help with showing the value […]
Mar 16, 2015
In this very special episode Dr. Sandy Hilton interviews me! I am on the other side of the mic this week talking about my concierge’s style physical therapy practice in New York City. We also talk about how podcasts have emerged in the physical therapy and have been an integral part of the education of […]
Mar 9, 2015
In this episode I had the pleasure of interviewing Harris Doran about the art of improvisation. Harris is an actor, director, film maker, producer and coach. Harris and I discuss what improv is and how it differs from stand up comedy and sketch comedy/drama. We also talk about how improv can improve your ability to […]
Feb 23, 2015
Brooke Mcintosh is a third year DPT student at the University of St. Augustine, in St. Augustine Florida. She is the Student Assembly Board of Directors Director of Communication. In this episode we talk about what the student assembly does, how to get involved in the APTA at the student level, and more importantly why […]
Feb 16, 2015
In this episode I have a great conversation with NxtGen Institute of Physical Therapy program director Dr. Robert Duvall and Nxt Gen faculty member Dr. Francois Prizinski about post-graduate physical therapy education. We talk about: *How the changes in the healthcare environment require changes in post-graduate education. *How education needs to focus on creating well […]
Feb 9, 2015
Denise Duffield-Thomas is the money mindset mentor for the new wave of online female entrepreneurs. Her best-selling books “Lucky Bitch” and “Get Rich, Lucky Bitch” give a fresh and funny road-map to create an outrageously successful life and business. Denise helps women release their fear of money, set premium prices for their services and take […]
Feb 2, 2015
In this episode I am joined by Dr. Kyle Ridgeway, PT, DPT and Ann Wendel, PT, ATC, CMTPT. We are discussing our upcoming talk at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Section Meeting in Indianapolis on Thursday February 5, 2015 at 11:00. Our talk is titled Direct Access Through the Continuum of Care. Our vision […]
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