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Healthy Wealthy & Smart

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: April, 2016
Apr 25, 2016

In today’s episode, I had a very candid conversation with Erin Jackson, who was a member on the patient panel at CSM. She bravely and openly discusses her personal challenges with persistent pain as well as her experiences navigating the healthcare system and being her own best advocate.

In this episode, we touch on:

-What led up to Erin's years of persistent pain

-The challenges of living with persistent pain and how to deal with other people’s perceptions of your journey

- Her advice for people who have persistent pain and her experiences with the path to recovery

- What clinicians can do to better treat patients with persistent pain

- How to deal with the ups and downs of recovery from the patient standpoint

- Much more!

I greatly appreciate Erin taking the time to come on the podcast and share her journey so that we can have a better understanding of those who are experiencing persistent pain. Hearing direct perspectives from patients allows clinicians to understand what they value, what their goals are, and how we can better treat and support them on their journey.

My hope is that this podcast can help people who have persistent pain know that there is hope for recovery. Although the journey is not likely to be quick or easy, the transition to being whole and functional again is rewarding.

You can find Erin on twitter and linkedin and if you want to learn more about her practice you can check out her website here!

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Stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Apr 18, 2016

In this week’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart podcast, I speak with Ali Schoos, a private practice outpatient orthopedic and sports medicine physical therapist out of Bellevue, Washington. Ali joins me to discuss why her goal is to change the current PT mindset from episode based care to full lifespan primary care and why this change could be fundamental to your practice.

In this episode, we talk about:

-What is a primary care physical therapist

-Why we should treat every patient like a direct access patient

-How to incorporate patient education in your treatment plan

-How physical therapists can impact the growing Alzheimer's population

-The benefits of exercise on body and brain longevity

-And so much more!

Currently, about 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and will ultimately die from the disease because there is no cure. By 2050, it is projected that 13.8 million people age 65 and older will be diagnosed with Alzheimer's and the associated costs are expected to grow to over 1 trillion dollars.

Physical therapists are uniquely qualified to help provide the care needed for this patient population through preventative education and exercise-based treatments. Ultimately, we can help reduce future healthcare costs, improve quality of life for our patients, and slow the progression of the disease.  

For more information, be sure to check out the Alzheimer's Association for great informative resources.

You can find more from Ali on twitter and check out her website here!

If you would like to learn more about the Graham Sessions, check out this podcast with Steve Anderson!

Thank you for listening and subscribing to the show! If you like what you're hearing, I would greatly appreciate you leaving a rating and/or a review on iTunes.

 

Stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

Apr 11, 2016

Live from CSM, I was fortunate to sit down with Dr. John Childs to discuss the new frontier of DPT education. He is a founder and CEO of Evidence in Motion and a partner in Confluent Health which includes EIM, 75 physical therapy clinics across the States, and Fit for Work which helps employers reduce workers' compensation costs through consultative services.

In this episode, we talk about:

-How Evidence in Motion bridges the gap between research and clinical practice

-Technology's role in facilitating a new blended educational model for entry level DPT programs

-Revolutionizing the curriculum for the clinical educational experience

-Common criticisms of the blended educational model

-And much more!

The future of DPT education is evolving toward collaborative learning which helps students grow and come together as a profession. This new model also is able to lower the cost of education and give nontraditional students more opportunities to pursue a career in physical therapy.

John welcomes your suggestions by phone ((210) 364-7410) and email (john@eimpt.com). You can find more information about Evidence in Motion here!

Thank you for listening and have a great week!

 

If you want to stay updated, make sure to connect with me on twitter!

 

Stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

Apr 4, 2016

On this week's episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart podcast, Dr. Sarah Haag and Dr. Sandy Hilton join me outside the Disneyland Hotel post CSM to take the taboo out of discussing sex. They are both physical therapists who work with anyone needing to get back to doing what they love and who they love and are making the discussion around sex a little more comfortable and approachable.

In this show, we discuss:

-What every PT should be asking their patients

-Why you shouldn't make assumptions about your patients' sex lives

-How to differentiate UTI from DOMS of the pelvic floor

-How you can approach your partner who has pain with sex

-Guiding principles for pelvic health rehabilitation

-How to navigate sex in the nursing home system

-And a lot more!

Sex is part of normal human function and no other species makes it this complicated. If you are experiencing pain with sex and you want to live a happier and more fulfilled life, there is something you can do about it by seeking help from a pelvic health physical therapist.

You can find more on twitter from Sandy (@SandyHiltonPT), Sarah (@SarahHaagPT), and myself (@karenlitzyNYC)!

 

Thank you for following along and listening to the podcast!

 

Xo Karen

 

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