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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: June, 2016
Jun 27, 2016

On this week’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Chad Prince joins me to discuss his book Physical Therapy Career & Salary Guide: Avoid the Income Ceiling and Put Your Career in the FASTLANE and strategies to add side income to your physical therapy practice. After working as a physical therapist for ten years, Chad transitioned into full-time administration seven years ago. Today, he manages an orthopaedic surgery practice. In his writing, he combines his years of professional business experience, his understanding of the healthcare world at large, and his personal journey developing a physical therapy product, the UELadder.

 

In this episode, we chat about:

-Chad's experiences with overcoming self-doubt and self-imposed limitations

-Unique PT opportunities to generate income without trading your time for money

-How to expand your audience globally and 10x the impact you can make

-How to get in the fastlane of healthcare innovation

-And much, much more!

 

As budding entrepreneurs, sometimes it is our mindset that is limiting us from achieving greatness. Chad suggests exploring these questions, “What do you want to give? What kind of impact do you want to have on the world? Who do you have to become to give that to the world? And you have to go ahead and believe that you are capable of that before you can become it.”

 

Chad addresses the limitations of the service model and the upside of taking an alternative view, “As long as we trade time for money we are limited by our amount of time…You might be able to work more but there is no way to 10x your work hours—it’s just not possible. But with online tools and with other types of businesses still inside physical therapy, it is possible to 10x your impact.”

 

As technology evolves in our profession, Chad stresses, “We’ve got to look ahead at changes that are coming and embrace those in a way that’s positive and healthy for the profession and our patients. That's ultimately going to be the sweet spot for us all.”

 

We wrap up the interview with some lessons from the memory of a legendary figure, Muhammad Ali, “He said I'm the greatest and said it over and over and over until he became the greatest… If we can have a full and complete understanding of our what, why, and how, we can say I’m the greatest at whatever it is we want to accomplish and we can go do it.”

 

You can find more from Chad on twitter and can follow his blog here! Get a copy of the book and check out Chad’s UELadder!

Be sure to check out the FREE 5 page report on PT Income Tips on the homepage, thanks to Chad!

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page! Check out my latest blog post on Managing Expectations: It Shouldn't be That Difficult!

Jun 20, 2016

This week’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart podcast is a must listen if you are interested in learning more about CrossFit. Tune in, with Dr. Rick Daigle and me, to find out what CrossFit is all about and tips for choosing a box that’s right for you. Dr. Daigle is a physical therapist who is passionate about treating athletes and the Founder and President of Medical Minds In Motion which develops high quality continuing education courses for the allied health field.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Do you have to be in great shape to start CrossFit and is CrossFit a great way to get injured?

-Does CrossFit translate into daily movement?

-Must ask questions when shopping around for the perfect box for you

-What you can do to decrease your chance of injury

-And so much more!

If you’re interested in checking out CrossFit, it is important to find a box that challenges you but also modifies the workout of the day when your body is giving you red flags. Dr. Daigle suggests, “Doing things at the level that you are capable of doing it at and understanding regression and progression. And it goes that having a coach that understands regression and progression and understands that everybody is going to move a little bit differently.”

When first starting CrossFit, your box needs to understand your ability level to prevent injury. Dr. Daigle stresses, “You’ve got to earn the right to add load to a movement. You’ve got to kill the movement first, you’ve got to know it, you’ve got to own it without any load. So it’s the good box that will take that philosophy. And the not so good where they just put load on people, that's where injury happens.”

It can be challenging for the CrossFit athlete but always have the humility to accept the feedback from your body. “Listen to your body. If you're body doesn't want you to do something, oh well, then modify it and figure out how you can do a quality movement in a little bit of a different manner. The biggest things for injury prevention is having a good consistent mobility program and listening to your body. Your body will tell you when it's not ready to do something.”

CrossFit can be a great exercise program that incorporates variability and camaraderie. Dr. Daigle is a proponent for CrossFit and states, “It's about getting people moving. We live in a society that doesn't move enough. We live in a society that stays very, very stationary. I think CrossFit is a great avenue to get people moving and get people off their duff doing something different, doing something exciting, and improving quality of life.”

About Rick:

Rick Daigle, PT, DPT, FMT-C, is the Founder and President of Medical Minds In Motion, LLC™.  Dr. Daigle is a graduate of Simmons College in Boston and had the opportunity to do an extended externship at Cincinnati Sports Medicine. Dr. Daigle is an active member of the APTA and is a Credentialed APTA Clinical Instructor. His clinical expertise/philosophy is focused around a manual and movement based model. He utilizes assessment tools and techniques such as the SFMA, Trigger Point Dry Needling, Kinesiology Taping and many more. 

Dr. Daigle has worked with a variety of types of patients and has consulted with numerous collegiate and professional athletes. He has a special interest in Baseball Players and has studied the mechanics of pitching and how dysfunctional movement causes breakdown, leading to severe injuries. 

Dr. Daigle is the creator of “Kinesiology Taping: Movement Assessments & Corrective Exercise Strategies”, seminar series which is meant to expose clinicians to various taping techniques, movement assessments and corrective exercise strategies used to determine what taping techniques are appropriate. He created MMIM with the sole purpose of developing high quality continuing education courses for the allied health field.

 

If you would like to hear more from Rick, you can follow him on twitter and facebook and be a part of the facebook group Physical Therapy: Practice, Education and Networking for everything rehab related.

 

Check out Medical Minds In Motion’s continuing education courses and follow the blog and twitter.

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page! Also, check out my latest blog post on Managing Expectations: It Shouldn't be That Difficult!

 

 

 

Jun 13, 2016

On this week’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart podcast, I had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Emma Stokes onto the show to discuss leadership and advocacy in physical therapy! Emma Stokes BSc (Physio), MSc (research), MSc Mgmt, Phd is an associate professor and a Fellow of Trinity College Dublin. She is the deputy head of the physiotherapy programme and teaches on the entry to practice programmes in Dublin and Singapore. The focus of her research and teaching is professional practice issues that builds on her work with professional, regulatory and charitable organisations. She is the Minister for Health's nominee for physiotherapy to the Health & Social Care Professions Council & Physiotherapists Registration Board in Ireland. She is currently the President of WCPT.

 

In this episode, we discuss:

-Practical steps that create leadership opportunities

-Why self-awareness and the Power of No are integral to leadership

-Thoughts on what may impact women on their path to higher goals

-Dr. Stoke’s experiences with failure and building resilience

-A framework for advocacy in physical therapy

-How to get the most from a conference experience

-And so much more!

 

Dr. Stokes shares great advice for those who want to get involved in higher roles that before you can lead others, you first need to be able to lead yourself. To develop that self awareness you must, “Be clear about what your values are. So learn about your values—where they’ve come from, how they serve you, how you use them in the service of others, what they bring to you as a person. And if you understand them very explicitly then you will understand when they are challenged and whether you're prepared to have them challenged or whether you need to put your hand up and walk away from a situation.”

 

We also discuss the importance of looking to a mentor to help cultivate leadership characteristics within ourselves. Dr. Stokes suggests that you, “Identify something that someone does that you admire and have this conversation with them. Find out how they got to where they are. Sometimes it is just looking at a behavior and saying that is a behavior that is a positive behavior that I would like to adopt. It is mimicking.”

 

Dr. Stokes reminds us that to have an effective therapeutic relationship with the best outcome for our patients, we need to guide them on their journey and that, “The solution is owned by the client. You unpack that solution with them and it is something they own rather than us giving them a fix.”

 

Being an advocate for physical therapy comes down to, “Understanding what it is you want to achieve and really drill down into that. Once you understand what the outcome is, then you need to look at context. What is the environment in which you want this change to happen, who are the key people that may be the decision makers, understand who the people will be in terms of allies, who are the

people who won't be so positive about this change... Understanding the context then allows you to think about what you want to do, the strategy… find the [evidence] you need in order to [support] this.”

More about Dr. Stokes:

Education and work experience: Emma Stokes qualified as a physiotherapist in 1990 [BSc Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin]. While working as a clinical physiotherapist at St. James’s Hospital, Dublin (1990-1996), she completed a post-graduate Diploma in Statistics in 1993 and MSc (Research) in 1995 both at Trinity College Dublin. She took up an academic position at Trinity College in 1996, completed a PhD in 2005 and a Master’s degree (MSc Mgmt, Business Administration) in the School of Business in 2008. She is an associate professor at the Department of Physiotherapy, Trinity College Dublin [1996 to date]. She was elected as a Fellow of the College in 2012. She commenced a Diploma in Leadership & Professional Coaching in September 2014. Since May 2015 she has been the President of WCPT.

 

Leadership: Emma Stokes has played a number of leadership roles over the course of her career. Since the early 1990’s, she has been an active member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP). As well as acting as a professional adviser, she has chaired the Society’s Standing Committees for International Affairs and for Finance. In 2012, she was appointed as the Director of Professional Development and has led the establishment of the ISCP’s first professional development unit, in preparation for the required organisational transformation of the ISCP when the physiotherapy regulatory board opens. Drawing on key stakeholder and member engagement as well as her international experience, she led the project that has culminated in the establishment of a unit of 3 staff and more than 40 volunteers whose chief function is to position the ISCP as a key provider of continuing professional development in the coming years. In 2010 she completed a 5-year term as a College Dean at Trinity College Dublin [15,000 students] with responsibility for student discipline. She was the first woman to be appointed to this senior academic management position.

 

Board membership: Her experience of eight board directorships covers the health, education, regulation and charity sectors. She recently completed a term as the chair of the board of a charity for people with Parkinson’s Disease – www.moveforparkinsons.com.

 

Regulation: She is currently the Minister for Health’s nominee to represent the physiotherapy profession on Ireland’s regulatory authority – the Health & Social Care Professions Council. She has been an invited speaker at the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy Regulators (USA) leadership workshop and annual conference and the International Network of Physical Therapy Regulators. She is a member of the recently established (2014) Physiotherapists Registration Board that will regulate physiotherapy in Ireland.

 

Research, scholarship and teaching: Dr. Stokes has had two main research interests. The first has been in the area of rehabilitation with a focus on novel ways to mediate exercise intervention and participation post stroke and in people with neurological disabilities. Her current research focus is on national and international professional issues in physiotherapy. She has published widely in these areas in international peer-reviewed journals. She co-leads the teaching modules on professional issues for the entry-level physiotherapy students at Trinity College Dublin and at the TCD Singapore programme. She spent time on sabbatical at the University of Toronto (2010). She was privileged to deliver the 2013 Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Founders’ Lecture in October 2013 - http://www.csp.org.uk/news/2013/10/11/physio13-founders-lecture-calls-physios-think-creatively In 2014, she was in receipt of a government scholarship from Taiwan as a visiting scholar and was invited to the University of Rhode Island as a Distinguished International Visiting Scholar - http://web.uri.edu/physical-therapy/2014/02/14/international-scholar-dr-emma-stokes-to-visit-uri/ She was appointed as an adjunct associate professor at the University of South Australia in August 2014.

 

International professional adviser: She has acted as an adviser to physiotherapy organisations advising on organisational development and capacity as well as professional issues. She was recently a member in a task force of the American Physical Therapy Association on scope of practice. She was the chair of a WCPT Working Group tasked with an organisational review of WCPT.

 

If you would like to hear more from Dr. Stokes, you can follow her on twitter! For more information on the IFOMPT Conference in Glasgow on July 4-8th, 2016, click here and if you’re interested in sharing your research in Cape Town in July 2017, head over to the World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2017!

 

Make sure to connect with me on twitter to stay updated on all of the latest! If you would like to support the show, be sure to leave a rating and/or a review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and as always stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page!

Jun 6, 2016

This week, Dr. Tim Gabbett joins me on the Healthy Wealthy and Smart podcast to talk about how he prepares athletes to perform at high levels of competition and mitigate injury risk during critical periods of play. Tim is an applied sports scientist who consults with elite international athletes and has authored numerous research papers that benefit the sports performance community.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Sport specific external and internal training loads

-How chronic training load history impacts training guidelines and injury prevention

-The mathematical relationship between fitness and fatigue and its effect on physical performance

-Why building trust with athletes supports the mental component of competition

-And so much more!

 

Tim stresses that it is more common for players to be undertrained than over trained when it comes to injury risk. He suggests, “High chronic load is protective against injury and gives you the physical qualities that allow you to compete.”

 

Tim also develops strong relationships with his athletes to help facilitate the training regimen. He emphasizes, “They need to know that I have their best interest at heart. I'm looking to keep them injury free and make sure they can compete as hard as possible. They know at the end of it I'm not asking them to do anything that will put them at risk, but it will prepare them better and keep them injury free.”

 

Our role as coaches and physical therapists is to guide our athletes during times of difficulty within training sessions for ultimate success in competition. “Winning games comes back to how often they have learned to win the session. The more often we can put players into sessions where they either dig in or give in, they learn to find a way to fight themselves out of the dark hole and the more likely it will be a familiar place in competition.”

 

For more information on Dr. Gabbett:

Dr Tim Gabbett has 20 years experience working as an applied sport scientist with athletes and coaches from a wide range of sports.

He holds a PhD in Human Physiology (2000) and has completed a second PhD in the Applied Science of Professional Football (2011), with special reference to physical demands, injury prevention, and skill acquisition.

Tim has worked with elite international athletes over several Commonwealth Games (2002 and 2006) and Olympic Games (2000, 2004, and 2008) cycles. He continues to work as a sport science and coaching consultant for several high performance teams around the world.

Tim has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at over 200 national and international conferences. He is committed to performing world-leading research that can be applied in the ‘real world’ to benefit high performance coaches and athletes.

 

You can get in contact with Tim at his website Gabbett Performance and follow his updates on twitter!

 

Thank you for listening to the show and being a part of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart community!

 

If you would like to hear more from me, make sure to follow me on twitter and be sure to leave a rating and/or a review on iTunes to support the show!

 

Xo Karen

 

P.S. Do you want to be a stand out podcast guest? Make sure to grab the tools from the FREE eBook on the home page!

 

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