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Dec 28, 2017

In this episode I am joined by DPT student and Healthy Wealthy & Smart production assistant Julie Sias for our annual end of the year wrap up. Julie is in her final year of physical therapy school at Chapman University.

In this episode we discuss:

* Julie's great advice for DPT students getting ready to head out on their first clinical rotation

* How to handle an unpleasant or sticky situation on a clinical rotation as a student

* The first steps to preparing for the NPTE

* The top 10 episodes of 2017

* The amazing line up of guests for 2018!

On behalf of myself, Julie and my wonderful virtual assistant Kortne Parkman I want to thank all of YOU for listening and supporting the podcast throughout the year. It means so much to all of us and I want to say that I appreciate each and every one of you!

 

Thank you and best wishes for Healthy Wealthy and Smart 2018!

 

xoxo

Karen

 

 

 

Dec 21, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Primoz Bozic joins me to discuss Ultimate Guides. Primoz Bozic is an online business coach for top performers. He started his journey earning just $7/h as a programmer in Slovenia, and now runs a 6-figure online business while traveling the world. He works with world-class experts like celebrity makeup artists, songwriters and high performance coaches to help them turn their expertise into an online business that changes the lives of millions of people. His superpower is helping you create super detailed and comprehensive blog posts and Ultimate Guides that become the #1 resource in the industry and attract thousands of high quality visitors to your online business.

In this episode, we discuss:

-What is an Ultimate Guide?

-How to attract high quality customers by offering free online content

-Primoz’s step-by-step guide to create the best content in your industry

-How to produce simple and digestible content for your ideal customer

-And so much more!

 

In order to create the best content, you will need to spend a lot of time on it but Primoz believes it will be well worth the effort because, “You can create this asset once and then use it everywhere to attract new, high quality customers.”

 

An Ultimate Guide can be proliferated across different media channels such as audio and text. These different formats increase your chances of reaching the most diverse audience and Primoz believes that, “Now you have this ability to really stand out from all the other people.”

 

One of the most important aspects of your Ultimate Guide is that it is relevant and understandable by your audience. To accomplish this, Primoz advises, “Talk to your customers.”

 

For more information on Primoz:

Primoz went from being a 20-year old socially awkward computer science student earning $7/hour with no connections, no experience and no business knowledge to earning multiple 6 figures with his online business, all while living in Slovenia. He now coaches world-class experts, CEOs and rising stars on growing their online businesses by creating world-class content, Ultimate Guides and premium online courses.

He has served as the lead coach and product manager for Ramit Sethi’s “Zero to Launch Accelerator”, a 7-figure online business coaching program. He has created multiple successful online courses that range from $50 – $1,500, had multiple 5-figure product launches and coached private clients for $400/hour. His clients include celebrity makeup artists, world-class songwriters and world’s best high performance coaches.

Primoz has been featured in Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, Entrepreneur, Growthlab, Ramit Sethi’s Zero to Launch, Derek Halpern’s Yes Engines, Selena Soo’s INFLUENCE, as well as all major Slovenian newspapers. He has spoken to audiences of several hundred people, at events such as Ramit Sethi’s Forefront and Selena Soo’s Get Known, Get Clients LIVE.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Primoz Bozic Website

Ultimate Guide Checklist

Primoz Bozic LinkedIn

Primoz Bozic Facebook

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook 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

 

 

Dec 18, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I welcome Dr. Sharad P. Paul to discuss medicine and health. Dr. Sharad P. Paul, MD is a skin cancer surgeon, family physician, academic, skincare expert, evolutionary biologist, storyteller, and social entrepreneur, as well as an adjunct professor at Auckland University of Technology. Born in England, with a childhood in India, he is a global citizen who lives Down Under. In 2008, was featured in international editions of Time and in 2015 was awarded the prestigious Ko Awatea International Excellence Award for Leading (Health) Improvement on a Global Scale.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The most important questions to ask your physician at a yearly check-up

-The Genetics of Health: making medicine personal

-How historical human migration and diet patterns influence your Vitamin D levels and Omega 6:3 ratio

-Should the medical system be proactive or reactive with illness?

-And so much more!

 

The healthcare system today is primarily focused on reactively treating illness with very little resources going towards proactive treatment and advice. Dr. Paul stresses, “Medicine isn’t health. Medicine is an industry... It doesn’t automatically mean good health.”

 

Dr. Paul believes that achieving good health is done by both recognizing genetic risk factors and adjusting your environment appropriately. For those seeking to provide more personal healthcare, Dr. Paul advises, “It’s important to get to know the person and not just the illness.”

 

Dr. Paul advocates people become knowledgeable about what it takes to live a healthy lifestyle and take action to achieve their health goals. Dr. Paul recommends to, “Increase your sense of personal responsibility.”

 

For more information on Dr. Paul:

Dr. Sharad P. Paul, MD is a skin cancer surgeon, family physician, academic, skincare expert, evolutionary biologist, storyteller, and social entrepreneur, as well as an adjunct professor at Auckland University of Technology. Born in England, with a childhood in India, he is a global citizen who lives Down Under. In 2008, was featured in international editions of Time and in 2015 was awarded the prestigious Ko Awatea International Excellence Award for Leading (Health) Improvement on a Global Scale. Dr. Paul is an award-winning author (fiction, nonfiction, poetry and medical textbooks), a prolific contributor to major national and international magazines and journals including MindBodyGreen, and a frequent radio and television guest.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Sharad Paul Facebook

The Genetics of Health on Amazon

Sharad Paul Website

Sharad Paul Twitter

MindBodyGreen: This Is Exactly How Much Coffee You Should Be Drinking

The Myth of Race | Sharad Paul | TEDxAuckland

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook 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

 

 

Dec 11, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, I welcome Daniel Thomas Hind onto the show to discuss Evolution Eat and the components of a healthy lifestyle. Daniel Thomas Hind is the founder of EvolutionEat, a transformational weight loss and lifestyle company designed to help overwhelmed folks solve their eating, food and weight problems. Over the past few years Daniel has specialized in helping busy executives and high performers who tend to have a tough time prioritizing their health over their jobs, businesses, careers, and families. And here’s the kicker…he’s figured out how to make the process fun so that it lasts forever. Every week, tens of thousands of people read Daniel’s material to learn how to use psychology, mindset and healthy habits to live a more meaningful life. Welcome Daniel to the show!

In this episode, we discuss:

-Evolution Eat: how to proactively take control over your lifestyle

-Daniel’s food and exercise journey

-Developing the right mindset for change

-How to set-up a morning routine that powers the rest of your day

-And so much more!

 

Daniel encourages you to jump at new opportunities and overcome natural feelings of hesitation and fear. From Daniel’s experience, he stresses, “It’s often when you lean into that edge that the most extraordinary things occur simply because you don’t know how to predict for them.”

 

To reach your full potential you cannot neglect your basic needs as Daniel believes, “Your health is baseline.”

 

A sustainable healthy lifestyle over the long-term is achieved with healthy habits. Daniel has found that, “It’s a skill you develop and practice over time versus a goal that you accomplish.” Ultimately, it is not the end goal that counts but the process you develop to get there as, “Goals are a place to come from not a place to get to.”

 

For more information on Daniel:

Daniel Thomas Hind is the founder of EvolutionEat, a transformational weight loss and lifestyle company designed to help overwhelmed folks solve their eating, food and weight problems.

 

Over the past few years Daniel has specialized in helping busy executives and high performers who tend to have a tough time prioritizing their health over their jobs, businesses, careers, and families. (Sound familiar?) And here’s the kicker…he’s figured out how to make the process fun so that it lasts forever.

“Most people know what’s healthy for them, you don’t need another diet guy on the internet to tell you what to eat,” Daniel says. “When it comes to emotional eating, stress eating and all kinds of habitual overeating, you can’t just give someone a diet and say, ‘Here, good luck!’ There’s a lot more going on under the hood that influences our decision-making, and there’s a key distinction between someone trying a new diet for a few months and fully adopting a lifestyle as a way of being. That’s what I’m here to uncover and teach. Because your health is baseline.”

Every week, tens of thousands of people read Daniel’s material to learn how to use psychology, mindset and healthy habits to live a more meaningful life.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Free Gift: EvolutionEat Starter Pack

Evolution Eat Website

Evolution Eat Instagram

Evolution Eat Twitter

Daniel Thomas Hind LinkedIn

Email: Daniel@evolutioneat.com

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook 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

 

 

Dec 4, 2017

Happy December to the Healthy Wealthy and Smart family! On this episode, I welcome Tricia Brouk on the show to discuss the elements of a memorable talk. In addition to working in the entertainment industry, Tricia Brouk applies her expertise as a director and writer for film, television and theater to the art of public speaking. She’s the executive producer of TEDxLincolnSquare and has choreographed Black Box on ABC, The Affair on Showtime, Rescue Me on Fox, and John Turturro’s Romance and Cigarettes. The series she directed, Sublets, won Best Comedy at the Vancouver Web-Festival. She’s written two musicals, a play, a sitcom pilot, and a feature film. She’s been featured in Inc. Magazine, Huffington Post, Broadway World and has been a featured guest on Leaders In The Trenches, Ultimate Leadership, EO Fire, and Weekly Alignment. She also hosts the podcast, The Big Talk on iTunes, where she interviews people who talk for a living.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Tricia’s simple formula to make a powerful talk

-How to craft a raw and meaningful story

-Introversion and ways to overcome stage fright

-The importance of communicating expectations for success

-And so much more!

 

Over her career, Tricia has been able to work on a variety of projects by maintaining confidence in her talents. Tricia recommends jumping at any new opportunities that present themselves and that, “It was all about saying yes, being challenged and not being afraid of failing.”

 

To create a powerful and meaningful talk, Tricia advises, “Inspire what you have to offer without selling what you have to offer.”

 

The most powerful talks use stories and a point of view that are unique and authentic to the speaker. As a result, “You disarmed the audience by sharing something about yourself, by showing up and being vulnerable.”

 

For those wanting to improve their public speaking, Tricia suggests that, “You have to flex the speaking muscle just like you flex the bicep.” To gain more comfort on stage, there is no substitute to practice. Tricia recommends gradually pushing boundaries, starting with family and moving on to co-workers, as she has found that, “Repetition is everything.”

 

For more information on Tricia:

Tricia Brouk draws on experience as a TEDx organizer, a writer, director and choreographer in film, television, and theater to help you bring your life-changing talk into focus. Her unique point of view will get you onto the big stage and guarantee you an unforgettable big talk every time.

 

I view public speakers through the same lens I do an actor. You have something important to say and it’s my job to help you find the way to say it with truth, confidence, vulnerability, awe, compassion and courage. With the help of my direction and guidance, I’ll bring your life-changing speech into focus, while giving you the unique insight into what makes an unforgettable big talk. I’ll break down your script just like I do with a film or play. I’ll identify the arcs the beats, and if what you are saying is actually what you mean to say. I’ll identify what you need to do for your big talk or your Keynote, as they are very different. Once I do that, we’ll work together on clarifying, specifying and performing your big talk through blocking, repetition, and simple techniques I use with actors.

 

My goal in the room is to create a safe space so you can drop in. When you are working on the material, I’ll help you find new and interesting ways to communicate your very important talk. Once we find those, together, I will help you maintain the integrity and consistency of the performance so you can be free to talk to the audience, like you’re talking to a friend. I will help illuminate the importance of what you, as a speaker, want to say and how you communicate that information so that your audience leans in.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Tricia Brouk Website

Tricia Brouk Twitter

Krumping is language. | Brian HallowDreamz Henry | TEDxLincolnSquare

The Big Talk Website

Gift: 4 Ways To Inspire Your Audience, Create Adoring Fans and Organically Drive New Business

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook 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

 

 

Nov 30, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking with Melissa Morrison about her journey following a concussion. Melissa Morrison is the International Bestselling author of the book, Unstick Your Stuck. She is a Certified Co-Active Professional Coach, a Certified Neurosculpting Facilitator and a speaker. As a TBI Thriver Life Coach she works with TBI survivors to find their new normal so they can heal and gain their life back personally and professionally.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Melissa’s concussion symptoms impacted her daily life

-Melissa’s experience with medical providers following her concussion

-Why Melissa became a life coach and began her work with TBI survivors

-The various components of neurosculpting

-And so much more!

 

Symptoms of a concussion can often go unnoticed at the time of injury. From Melissa’s experience, she states, “I didn’t think it was that bad. It was something that I thought would just go away.” Melissa was unable to receive appropriate medical management of her concussion leading to greater harm to her psychology. She states, “That was hard for me to look in the mirror and not see anything… There was a disconnect.”

 

One of the turning points of Melissa’s journey was when she was able to express herself freely and feel as though she was in a safe environment. With the help of her physical therapist, Melissa found that, “There was actually a chance after this that maybe I could heal… She understood what I was going through… She really listened to what was going on.” For concussion management, Melissa advises all medical providers to, “Really slow down and listen because a lot of times the processing of the person with a concussion is slower than it was prior to… Really taking the time and believe them. Believe what they’re saying.”

 

Melissa’s life path was altered following her injury in a direction that has led her to pursue her passions. Despite the hardships, she remarks, “Having this concussion was a wakeup call from the universe.”

 

For more information on Melissa:

I am Melissa S. Morrison, CPCC, CNSF, CFE.

 

I am a recovering accountant and a brain injury thriver who found my passion as a life coach and an author. I specialize in working with people who want to stretch the edges of their comfort zone by transforming and taking the lead in their lives. As a traumatic brain injury survivor, I understand what it means to personally transform. I am living proof that you can step into your truth no matter what circumstance you face in life.

 

I obtained my coaching certification from the Coaches Training Institute as a Co-Active Professional Coach. I am a Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator from the Neurosculpting® Institute, aimed at improving lives using neuroscience through education of overall brain health and re-wiring old stories through meditation.

 

My career background in leadership and business in auditing, consulting, and fraud creates a unique viewpoint as a life coach. As a Certified Fraud Examiner, I am equipped with the tools to recognize and eliminate the personal fraud we all hide behind.

 

I excel at being creatively curious with clients, bringing my strong intuition and awareness into the space and bringing the energy and fun we need back in our lives.

 

Here is me. I am loving, caring and powerful. On the other hand: I’m blunt; I’m bold; I’m a risk-taker. I am also driven, curious, inspirational, and intelligent. Honesty is number one and I plan to give that to you in all the work we do together. I want this to be interactive; to start conversations.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Free copy of Unstick Your Stuck

Melissa Morrison Facebook

Melissa Morrison Website

Coach Training Institute

Neurosculpting Institute

Email: Melissa@melissasmorrison.com

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook 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

 

 

Nov 27, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Dr. Christian Barton on the show to talk about exercise for patellofemoral pain. Dr Christian Barton is a physiotherapist who graduated with first class Honours from Charles Sturt University in 2005, and completed his PhD focusing on Patellofemoral Pain, Biomechanics and Foot Orthoses in 2010. Dr Barton’s broad research disciplines are biomechanics, running-related injury, knee pathology, tendinopathy, and rehabilitation, with a particular focus on research translation. Dr Barton has published over 40 papers in Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation and Biomechanics journals, and he is an Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why exercise is so important in treating patellofemoral pain

-Exercise prescription principles for optimizing therapeutic programs

-Muscle power and its role in absorbing load during activity

-Utilizing graded exposure to address fear around movement

-And so much more!

 

The current literature shows, “Exercise is the key intervention, along with education” for patellofemoral pain. Although uncertainty exists around specific exercise prescription parameters, Dr. Barton has found that, “The exercise that probably should be provided is primarily hip and knee based on current evidence.”

 

Dr. Barton is a proponent for conservative management over injections and surgical interventions for patellofemoral pain and encourages all clinicians to, “[make] sure that patients take this on board and you stop them from looking for quick fixes.”

 

While strength and power deficits will exist for individuals with patellofemoral pain, other factors such as recovery expectations and fear of movement can further impact clinical presentation and intervention. Dr. Barton stresses, “Ultimately, you need to treat the patient in front of you.”

 

For more information on Dr. Barton:

Dr Christian Barton, APAM, is both a researcher and clinician treating sports and musculoskeletal patients in Melbourne. He is a postdoctoral research fellow and the Communications Manager at the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. Christian’s research is focussed on the knee, running injuries and knowledge translation including the use of digital technologies. He has written and contributed to a multitude of peer-reviewed publications and is a regular invited speaker both in Australia and internationally. He also runs courses on patellofermoral pain and running injury management in Australia, the United Kingdom and Scandinavia. He is on the board of the Victorian branch of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association, and a guest lecturer at La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne.

 

Christian is currently studying a Master of Communication, focussing on journalism innovation. He is an Associate Editor and Deputy Social Media Editor at the British Journal of Sports Medicine, as well as Associate Editor at Physical Therapy in Sport.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Christian Barton Twitter

La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Blog

The International Patellofemoral Research Network

Proximal muscle rehabilitation is effective for patellofemoral pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis

How can we implement exercise therapy for patellofemoral pain if we don’t know what was prescribed? A systematic review

IPFRN Exercise Guide

2016 Patellofemoral pain consensus statement from the 4th International Patellofemoral Pain Research Retreat, Manchester. Part 2: recommended physical interventions (exercise, taping, bracing, foot orthoses and combined interventions)

Hip rate of force development and strength are impaired in females with patellofemoral pain without signs of altered gluteus medius and maximus morphology

La Trobe University Blog: Hip muscle rate of force development is impaired in females with knee cap pain

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook 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

 

 

Nov 23, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I had the pleasure of speaking to many attendees at the Private Practice Section Annual Meeting in Chicago as few weeks ago. I asked people to answer 2 questions:

1) What was your biggest take away from the day?

2) How do you think it will change the way you practice?

 

This short and sweet episode is a great recap of the PPS meeting and I hope it will inspire you to attend next year!

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Mel Robbins

Sally Hogshead

Jamey Schrier

Private Practice Section

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook 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

Nov 20, 2017

LIVE from the Net Health Event at the Private Practice Section Meeting in Chicago, Sturdy McKee joins me on this episode to discuss finding your core vales and your vision as components of business management. Sturdy is a business coach, entrepreneur and business owner who also happens to be a physical therapist and private practice owner. As a business coach and instructor, Sturdy brings the practical knowledge of owning, operating and growing businesses, combined with extensive training and learning, to clients who want to improve their business operations and achieve their personal and business goals.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Current challenges facing the physical therapy profession

-What is a vision of meaning?

-The top three qualities Sturdy looks for in job candidates

-How to motivate employees with Key Performance Indicators

-And so much more!

 

Sturdy stresses that a vision for your business should be put into practice daily in order to get your team members fully aligned behind it. He stresses, “You don’t want core values to be aspirational. You don’t want them to be things you hope for and want to do some day—They need to be actual rules you live by now.”

 

New physical therapy graduates are skilled in treatment and clinical judgment, however, they have had limited opportunities to develop softer skills such as communication and developing patient rapport. Sturdy advises new graduates, “You don’t go work on the strongest muscle group, you work on the stuff that isn’t.”

 

Coaches of athletic teams share many similarities with business leaders and many coaching tactics can be applied to business management. Most importantly, Sturdy has noted that, “[Coaches] don’t focus on the outcome, the metric, what they focus on is the process.”

 

For more information on Sturdy:

Sturdy is a business coach, entrepreneur and business owner who also happens to be a physical therapist and private practice owner. His “Why” is to help people succeed. He has a special place in his heart for physical therapist entrepreneurs and private practice owners. As a business coach and instructor, Sturdy brings the practical knowledge of owning, operating and growing businesses, combined with extensive training and learning, to clients who want to improve their business operations and achieve their personal and business goals.

 

Sturdy created and taught “Clinicient University”, a 2 day business crash course for Clinicient client owners and operations executives. Attendees of this 2-day course realized an average increase in revenue of 8.9% in the first 3 months following attending with the top of the range at 22%.

Sturdy has served as an EO Accelerator Mentor, helping business owners define their vision, mission and values, as well as achieve their business goals. He spent the last year building a team of business coaches at Clinicient, an EMR & Revenue Cycle Management company for physical, occupational and speech therapists.

 

Sturdy finds immense satisfaction in coaching and working with business owners and executives to help them achieve their business and personal goals.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Jim Collins: Big Hairy Audacious Goal

New Zealand All Blacks

Kelly Duggan LinkedIn

PPS Conference

Sturdy McKee LinkedIn

Sturdy McKee Twitter

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook 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

 

 

Nov 13, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. Ebonie Rio onto the show to discuss tendinopathy. Ebonie is a physiotherapist and researcher with extensive experience in tendon pain. She is a post doctoral researcher at La Trobe University, and completed her PhD in tendon pain, researching “Corticospinal responses associated with patellar tendinopathy and the effect of externally paced strength training.” Her research has changed rehabilitation practise around the world.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Tendon Neuroplastic Training

-Motor cortex changes with tendon pain and the powerful role a metronome can play for your brain excitability

-How to utilize time under tension and load to reduce tendon pain

-The importance of patient input for goal setting

-And so much more!

 

Ebonie suggests, “We are not winning the battle with musculoskeletal pain. It is so common.” Physiotherapists need to be aware of and utilize the best evidence available to treat the growing problem of musculoskeletal pain. Ebonie believes a skillful examination and evaluation can guide differential diagnosis and she stresses, “It’s critical that our rehab, as we go forward, becomes much more tailored to what we are seeing in front of us.”

 

Ebonie is a proponent of utilizing isometric exercise in addition to other adjunctive therapies to reduce pain and develop adherence into a loading program. She suggests, “When you see someone with pain, we need a way in. And as physios, we’ve got some really great tools.” Ultimately, to treat tendon pain, the research evidence supports that, “Load is our primary modality.”

 

Manual skills have a role in the examination but from Ebonie’s perspective the information specifically from palpation is more limited. She outlines, “The problem with palpation is that it is nonspecific. Lots of things are going to hurt to poke.” Due to the nonspecific nature, Ebonie has found that, “Our hands are incredibly important; poking is just not that useful when it comes to diagnosis.”

 

For more information on Dr. Ebonie Rio:

Ebonie is a physiotherapist and researcher with extensive experience in tendon pain. She is a post doctoral researcher at La Trobe University, and completed her PhD in tendon pain, researching “Corticospinal responses associated with patellar tendinopathy and the effect of externally paced strength training.” Her research has changed rehabilitation practise around the world. She currently is involved in a variety of projects investigating tendon pain, especially in the lower limb, however also other areas such as investigating innovative new rehabilitation techniques. Ebonie also still consults clinically, having been previously involved at the Australian Institute of Sport, Australian Ballet, and Winter Olympics.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Leung et al 2015: Motor cortex excitability is not differentially modulated following skill and strength training.

Professor Jill Cook

Email: e.rio@latrobe.edu.au

La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Centre

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook 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

 

 

Nov 6, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Alan Stein joins me to discuss the qualities of great leadership. Alan Stein, Jr. is a veteran basketball performance coach, corporate speaker, podcast host and social media influencer. Alan delivers high-energy keynote performances to develop genuine leadership, authentic team cohesion and true mental toughness. He inspires his audiences to take immediate action and improve their mindset, habits and productivity.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Alan’s transition from basketball performance coach to corporate speaker

-The 3 steps needed to create change: awareness, understanding, reconditioning

-The role of a “change agent” in overcoming barriers to change

-Important qualities in a great leader: self-awareness, vulnerability, competency, vision

-And so much more!

 

From Alan’s experience, transitioning into a new career does not have to be done overnight and can be developed over the long term. Alan encourages, “Anything good takes time to build.”

Alan promotes utilizing your current network to its utmost potential to support new ventures. He believes, “Relationships are one of our most important currencies.”

 

Change can often result in setbacks which is why many people fear it; however, Alan finds that change is necessary for improvement and growth. He believes that sustainable change is, “daily recalibration… It’s definitely not this linear ramp that is always going up to improvement.”

 

Being a leader means positively impacting the lives of those around you. Most of the qualities of leadership can be learned, cultivated, practiced and improved. Alan stresses, “Leadership is a choice.”

 

For more information on Alan:

Alan Stein, Jr. is a veteran basketball performance coach, corporate speaker, podcast host and social media influencer. He has spent the past 15 years working with the highest performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant). Alan delivers high-energy keynote performances to develop genuine leadership, authentic team cohesion and true mental toughness. He inspires his audiences to take immediate action and improve their mindset, habits and productivity. In other words, Alan teaches organizations how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes and coaches use to perform at a world-class level. He is an amicably divorced father of 7-year-old twin sons (Luke and Jack) and a 5-year-old daughter (Lyla) and lives just outside of Washington, D.C.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Alan Stein Jr Website

Alan Stein Jr Twitter

Alan Stein Jr Facebook

 

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Oct 30, 2017

LIVE from the Ascend Conference in Washington DC, I am joined by CEO and Co-Founder of Strive Labs Scott Hebert to discuss business metrics for physical therapy practices. At Strive Labs, we're changing the way individuals and health systems manage the most common health condition in the United States: musculoskeletal disease. Our care management platform enables healthcare providers to inform, engage, and empower their patients to reach their recovery goals and avoid chronic injury.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Strive Labs manages customer relationships from acquisition to retention

-The most important business metrics for physical therapy owners

-How to calculate your Net Promoter Score

-Crafting relevant email campaigns for current and prospective patients

-And so much more!

 

Promoters are people who are going to recommend your services to friends and family. In order to create a net promoter, you may need to go beyond only satisfying customers. From Scott’s experience, he stresses, “Satisfaction is important. Satisfaction is the foundation of any good business, but what people have started to realize is that satisfaction in many ways is kind of worthless. Loyalty is what’s priceless.”

 

There are dozens of ways potential clients can stumble upon your services; most of them are via online platforms. Because of this, Scott encourages all practices to maintain an online presence. He has found that, “If they are looking for physical therapy, you need to be able to be present in that local region.”

 

As your business grows, you may find yourself having difficulties finding ways to scale or automate certain aspects of your responsibilities. If you are wondering if automated email marketing is right for you, Scott suggests, “That moment you start to feel like you’re losing control of things… that could be a moment to start considering it.”

 

For more information on Strive Labs:

At Strive Labs, we're changing the way individuals and health systems manage the most common health condition in the United States: musculoskeletal disease. Our care management platform enables healthcare providers to inform, engage, and empower their patients to reach their recovery goals and avoid chronic injury.

Our team of creative thinkers, healthcare professionals, industry experts, and technologists are all working together to develop new solutions for improving the patient experience. In 2017, Strive Labs became part of the WebPT family, and together, we’re going to help rehab therapists obtain new patients, retain existing ones, and get all of them better faster.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Strive Labs Website

Net Promoter Score

Survey Monkey

Google My Business

Mail Chimp

Infusion soft

Rehab Therapists Give Back

Scott Hebert Twitter

Strive Labs Twitter

 

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Oct 23, 2017

LIVE from the Ascend Conference in Washington DC, Rick Gawenda joins me on this episode to discuss the CPT codes. Rick Gawenda, PT, is a licensed physical therapist with 25 years of experience and currently serves as the founder and President of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. He has provided valuable education and consulting to hospitals, private practices, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation agencies in the areas of CPT coding, ICD-10 coding, billing, documentation compliance, revenue enhancement, practice management, and denial management as they relate to outpatient therapy services.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The 4 components to determine levels of CPT Codes: history, examination, clinical presentation, decision making

-Differentiating the complexity levels of CPT Codes with patient case studies

-Challenges with billing higher complexity levels differently than lower complexity levels

-Common myths surrounding the treatment of Medicare patients

-And so much more!

 

Therapists are not documenting relevant patient co-morbidities and clinical presentation. Rick finds, “We are underestimating the complexity level.”

 

Although CPT codes are complex, it’s important for any healthcare practitioner to understand their billing process and avoid the potential for abuse or fraud. Rick finds that our current understanding is limited and can be seen as abuse since, “We don’t know we are doing it wrong.”

 

Rick outlines multiple ways you can bill to maximize your payments for your treatment sessions but notes that it is important to be ethical. He stresses, “Nobody wants to be on the radar of an insurance company.” And more importantly, “Reputation is everything. It takes a long, long time to develop a positive reputation and it can be gone in a heartbeat.”

 

For more information on Rick:

Rick Gawenda, PT, is a licensed physical therapist with 25 years of experience and currently serves as the founder and President of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, in 1991. Mr. Gawenda is also Director of Finance for Kinetix Advanced Physical Therapy, a private practice with offices located in Southern California. In addition, he previously worked as the Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Detroit Receiving Hospital where he was responsible for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services, both in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

He has provided valuable education and consulting to hospitals, private practices, skilled nursing facilities, and rehabilitation agencies in the areas of CPT coding, ICD-10 coding, billing, documentation compliance, revenue enhancement, practice management, and denial management as they relate to outpatient therapy services. Mr. Gawenda has presented nationally since 2004 and currently presents approximately 100 dates per year around the United States.

Mr. Gawenda is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and Michigan Physical Therapy Association (MPTA). Mr. Gawenda is the Past President of the Section on Health Policy & Administration of the APTA as well as Past President of the Michigan Association of Medical Rehabilitation Program Administrators.

Mr. Gawenda is also the author of “The How-To Manual for Rehab Documentation: A Complete Guide to Increasing Reimbursement and Reducing Denials” and “Coding and Billing For Outpatient Rehab Made Easy: Proper Use of CPT Codes, ICD-9 Codes and Modifiers”.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Gawenda Seminars

Episode 175: Making Sense of ICD 10 w/ Rick Gawenda, PT

Darci Lynne: 12-Year-Old Singing Ventriloquist Gets Golden Buzzer - America's Got Talent 2017

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Rehab Therapists Give Back

Ascend Conference

 

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Oct 16, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Travis Zigler joins me to discuss eye health. Dr. Travis Zigler is on a mission to end preventable blindness. In 2010 he graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry with Magna Cum Laude honors. He went on to own two optometry practices in South Carolina specializing in "difficult to fit" contact lens patients and dry eye, but soon found his passion for entrepreneurship.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Missions abroad with The Eye Love Cares Foundation and the impact of preventable blindness in third world countries

-How often should you have your eyes checked?

-Selecting the right optometrist/ophthalmologist for you

-Surprising factors that affect Macular Degeneration and Dry Eye Disease

-And so much more!

 

Having regular eye exams can also function as a general health screen. Dr. Zigler notes, “An eye exam is the only time that we can actually see live blood vessels and we can actually see a live nerve in the back of your eye. And that can tell us a tremendous amount about your health.”

 

From Dr. Zigler’s experience, most conditions are a result of many lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and hydration. He believes, “If we learn how to solve this chronic inflammation problem that plagues the western society, all of us in the US, then it is going to make a huge difference.”

 

Dr. Zigler believes in a holistic plan of care for all of his patients with most preventable eye problems being a symptom of a systemic problem. He stresses, “Disease is your body’s way of telling you you’re doing something wrong.”

 

For more information on Dr. Zigler:

Dr. Travis Zigler is on a mission to end preventable blindness. In 2010 he graduated from The Ohio State University College of Optometry with Magna Cum Laude honors. He went on to own two optometry practices in South Carolina specializing in "difficult to fit" contact lens patients and dry eye, but soon found his passion for entrepreneurship.

 

In 2015, he started Eye Love, an eye wellness company with a mission to end preventable blindness. Along with his wife, Jenna, they continue to work part time in optometry and build Eye Love with the goal of eventually opening free clinics in the US and abroad. Because 703 million people are blind due to lack of glasses, they give a portion of all profits back to those who can neither afford nor obtain eye care in Jamaica and South Carolina.

 

When he's not working on Eye Love or in clinic, he enjoys traveling to Jamaica, running, and playing the ukulele while he drinks his morning coffee.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Eye Love

Dry Eye Syndrome Support Community

Dr. Travis Zigler Facebook

Dry Eye Community Video Series

Eye Love Cares Foundation

American Academy of Optometry

 

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Oct 9, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I had the pleasure of welcoming Ben Cormack onto the show to discuss exercise and pain science. Ben Cormack owns and runs cor-Kinetic. Cor-kinetic provides educational courses based on modern movement and pain sciences within a strong evidence based framework. They have delivered courses in Europe, Asia, USA and South America and present regularly at national and specialist subject conferences around the world.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How exercise influences pain

-Keeping healthcare more patient-centered with exercise optionality

-How to communicate pain science both verbally and experientially

-The Five A’s of Exercise Adherence

-And so much more!

 

People seek out healthcare providers because, “People are always looking for a rational or an answer to their problem.” The research evidence doesn’t support biomechanical explanations of pain, however with pain science, Ben finds, “We can give people a rationale, we can give them an answer but it doesn’t have to be a definitive answer that says it’s this or it’s that.”

 

Chronic pain can lead to a feeling of helplessness, but by better explaining what pain is and promoting activity therapists can convey to patients that, “The body is always changing according to what we do which is in a way empowering for people because they are gaining control of that change.” Ben reveals that for successful pain management, “It’s the process, not the destination.”

 

Exercise prescription is a powerful tool for pain management. The current evidence suggests, “The specifics really don’t matter that much but actually doing it does.” As a provider, Ben has found his role has evolved in that, “It’s much more about facilitating people to do things themselves.” In summary, Ben stresses, “Pain science is understanding people. Movement and exercise are basic tenants of being a human being.”

 

For more information on Ben:

Ben Cormack owns and runs cor-Kinetic. Cor-kinetic provides educational courses based on modern movement and pain sciences within a strong evidence based framework. They have delivered courses in Europe, Asia, USA and South America and present regularly at national and specialist subject conferences around the world.

 

Ben is a musculoskeletal therapist with a clinical, rehabilitation & exercise background stretching back 15 years. He specializes in a movement & exercise based approach with a strong education component and patient centered focus.

 

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Cor-Kinetic Website

Mishel 1981: The measurement of uncertainty in illness

Darlow et al 2013: The enduring impact of what clinicians say to people with low back pain

Peter O'Sullivan

 

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Oct 6, 2017

LIVE from the Ascend Conference in Washington DC, I am joined by Co-Founders of PT Day of Service Efosa Guobadia and Josh D’Angelo to discuss PT Day of Service. PT Day of Service has brought together nearly 8,000 volunteers from 42 countries in just two years. 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. Join us this year on October 14, 2017!

In this episode, we discuss:

-What is PT Day of Service?

-The future of PT Day of Service and Efosa’s and Josh’s goal of transcending the status quo

-Building a team with shared values to achieve goals

-Ways you can give back to those affected by recent natural disasters

-And so much more!

 

PT Day of Service encourages physical therapists to give back to their communities and all across the globe. Josh states, “It’s about writing service into the DNA of our profession….PT Day of service has always been about what we can do when we unite, when we join together as a profession”

 

The goal of the PT day of Service team is to, “create a platform from which people can stand and serve to move the world in a positive direction.” Dedicating a day of service gives the opportunity for each person to make a lasting impact on their communities and Efosa remarks, “The power that we have, from one interaction, from one touch point can change the world.”

 

For more information on the PT Day of Service Story:

EFOSA GUOBADIA:

What if. I imagine a few things have started that way in the past, and a few things will start that way in the future. This particular ‘what if’ came to my mind in February 2015. I was doing health volunteer work off the Amazon River in Peru. As I looked upon the river, an idea that had been bubbling in the back of my mind suddenly shot to the front in full force. What if, on the same day, clinicians, students and associated staff of the Physical Therapy profession volunteered in different communities around the world? What if, we then shared those moments and acts in a way that was galvanizing, inspiring, and promoted connections all over the world? What if!?

 

Being on the Amazon and watching the river flow, I couldn’t help but think of our profession of Physical Therapy as a flowing river. A river made up of passion, love, life, kindness, and heart. A river that enhances and is enhanced by the shores it passes and the encounters it makes. Our River. Our Profession. Our Communities. The idea was taking form that a Day of Service would be another wave to have a positive impact on all involved. I was smiling as the thought was developing and I knew I had to share it with someone. I emailed Josh right away...

 

JOSH D'ANGELO:

Let's shoot for the stars. Back in February, I received an email at about 11:30pm. As I curled into bed and saw the email was from Efosa, I could not help but read it. Our exchanges often serve as a place to reflect on our lives, careers, and what physical therapy can and should be. This particular email happened to be a new idea, something to the effect of starting a 'PT Day of Service.' Three sentences into the email, I had a visceral response, one that told me this is something we not only should do, but something we need to do; a chance for the profession to show what we can do when we all work together. At 11:35pm, I popped back up, turned the light on, and flipped open my laptop. Over the next 15 minutes, I did my best to articulate that this was NOT just another idea, this is a movement we HAVE to start.

 

Later on that night as I drifted off to sleep, I remember the last thought that crossed my mind: 'Let's really do this. Let's shoot for the stars.'

 

EFOSA & JOSH:

What was once an idea has evolved into a real, palpable movement driven by eight volunteers, a growing list of international ambassadors, and many supporters across the world. We have had the chance to talk about servant leadership, community engagement, and all that is possible when we ask ourselves how we can do our part to make life better for those around us, when we ask ourselves how can we put compassion into action. We know the impact will be real on not only those we serve, but on our profession and ourselves.

 

To our knowledge, this is the first global Day of Service coordinated by a whole profession. It gives us the chance to lead and serve at the same time. Our hope for this day is that it sparks new connections, strengthens established ones, and further stimulates conversations on how we can keep this river flowing strongly for our profession and the communities we touch. Because...What if.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

PT Day of Service Website

Ascend Conference

Day of Affirmation Address

Stephen Colbert 2011 Commencement Speech at Northwestern University

Rehab Therapists Give Back

 

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Oct 2, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I had the pleasure of continuing the conversation following the Women in Physical Therapy Summit with both Dr. Michelle Collie and Dr. Sandy Norby. Dr. Michelle Collie is the CEO of Performance Physical Therapy, a multi-clinic private practice with over 130 employees in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Michelle dedicates time to teaching, mentoring and coaching women through their careers. Dr. Sandra Norby is CEO and Co-Founder of HomeTown Physical Therapy which provides a practice model for ownership and champions the leadership of women in physical therapy.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Reflections on the Women in Physical Therapy Summit

-What it takes to open a private practice and be a female entrepreneur

-Why prioritizing self-care may improve your ability to lead others

-The future of the Private Practice Section and public advocacy of physical therapy

-And so much more!

 

One of the most important qualities of successful entrepreneurs and leaders is the strength to remain true to themselves. Dr. Collie stresses, “We need to have the courage to be authentic and not change who we are for other people.”

 

The Women in Physical Therapy Summit has provided an opportunity to build a strong nationwide community. Sandy’s biggest take away from the conference is that, “All of us women now have a confidant or a connection… At a drop of a hat, we’d all be very willing to help them out.”

 

As evidence supporting the efficacy of physical therapy continues to build, it becomes easier to share this information with the public and juxtapose non-invasive physical therapy treatment with less conservative and more costly interventions. Dr. Collie finds that, “It’s an exciting time for PTs. We are all learning how to advocate better for our profession because we are all respecting and understanding the value of it.”

 

For more information on Dr. Collie:

Dr. Michelle Collie PT, DPT, MS, OCS is the CEO of Performance Physical Therapy, a multi-clinic private practice with over 130 employees in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. A graduate of the Otago University Physiotherapy program in New Zealand, Michelle came to America in 1994 to gain additional clinical experience. She completed post-graduate studies at MGH-IHP in Boston Massachusetts followed by becoming a board certified clinical specialist. Michelle chairs the National Private Practice Marketing and PR Committee and devotes much of her time to advocating for the profession of physical therapy. The Performance Physical Therapy team have received multiple awards including the 2012 RI Outstanding Philanthropic Business Award and the 2014 prestigious National Private Practice of the Year award. With over 25 years of experience, Michelle has provided clinical instruction, published articles and presented at a local and national level on physical therapy, marketing, entrepreneurship and leadership. Finally, Michelle dedicates time to teaching, mentoring and coaching women through their careers.

 

For more information on Dr. Norby:

Sandra Norby, PT, DPT is CEO and Co-Founder of HomeTown Physical Therapy, LLC. This Iowa based corporation provides a practice model for ownership and champions the leadership of women in physical therapy. Sandra has served on many leadership positions in APTA and PPS, including being a member of PPAC and two terms as a Director on the PPS Board. She was awarded the 2017 APTA Federal Advocacy Leadership Award for her instrumental work on making Locum Tenens a reality for physical therapists.

 

Sandra received her Physical Therapy Masters degree from the University of Iowa and her DPT from the University of Montana – Missoula. She has an expertise in compliance and billing and has been a speaker at many state and national events on topics that include technology, leadership, and championing the success of women in physical therapy.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Women in Physical Therapy Summit

The Leadership Gap by Lolly Daskal

Peer2Peer NetWork PPS

Sole Shero Half Marathon

APTA Private Practice Section

PPS Annual Conference

@MyPhysTherapist Twitter

PPS Monthly Marketing Toolkit

PPS Fit Factor

HomeTown Physical Therapy

Performance Physical Therapy

 

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Sep 28, 2017

In this chapter of the #PTSideHustle I share my biggest take aways from the Women in PT Summit on leadership. The Women in PT Summit took place on Saturday September 23rd in NYC. It brought together some of the finest leaders in the physical therapy world including our keynote speakers Dr. Sharon Dunn, president of the APTA and best selling author and executive leadership coach Lolly Daskal. This episode is all about changing your mindset and getting in touch with your self and you needs.

In this episode I discuss:

- The importance of authenticity in your life and in your business.

- Why knowing your values is paramount to your business

- How amplification can improve your side hustle

- My leadership archetypes and how they can help and hinder me in my life

- And much more!

 

Resources I spoke about in this episode:

Women in PT Summit

The Leadership Gap by Lolly Daskal

Dr. Sharon Dunn

 

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Sep 25, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Mark Merolli joins me to chat about eHeath and physical therapy. Dr. Mark Merolli is a physiotherapist, health informatician and digital health consultant. He works in the digital health research and academia space and practices physio in a sports and musculoskeletal practice.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The many forms of digital health

-The latest trends in eHealth for business marketing and knowledge management

-Opportunities for physical therapists to leverage health data for improved treatment outcomes and insurance reimbursements

-Mark’s case for why healthcare professionals should collaborate with tech companies to create digital healthcare products

-And so much more!

 

Physical therapists can benefit from leveraging social media for both patient management and education. Mark stresses, “Social media is one trend that we can’t ignore.”

 

With innovations such as wearable technology wide scale, fairly accurate accumulation of health data is now possible which can be used to better understand treatment outcomes and change the way insurance companies think about reimbursement. In this age Mark understands that, “Information is power.”

 

Many applications are being developed for health and wellness needs and Mark has found that, “There’s a lot happening in the digital health space.” However, many apps underperform due to lack of insights from healthcare practitioners who more readily understand the patient experience. Unfortunately, Mark has found that, “Healthcare is inherently slow to adopt a lot of these trends.” Mark believes healthcare providers should partner with digital innovators and have a role in developing these technologies because, “It’s the practicing health professional’s role to have an intimate knowledge of healthcare.”

 

For more information on Mark:

I’m Mark Merolli, a passionate digital health and informatics professional. I work in academia, research, clinical practice, as a consultant, and on various entrepreneurial projects.

 

My clinical background as a Physiotherapist has been rewarding and grounding. After years focussing on clinical practice exclusively, I was drawn in by the paradigm shift I was witnessing both with my own patients and in the wider community – a push enabled by technology. I was an early adopter. During a stint living and practicing abroad in the United Kingdom, I was fortunate enough to gain some experience working at a digital media agency alongside my clinical work, specialising in online, print media and advertising. This parallel experience to health practice was invaluable and provided a foothold to explore “digital” in “health”. Working as part of the online team helped me gain extensive knowledge in the web, social media, website management, search engine optimization (SEO), digital analytics and, digital strategy. By doing this, I was better able to conceptualise the digital landscape and relate it back to my passion – healthcare.

 

All of my experiences have led me to focus my career very much in the digital health space. I have a PhD in this area, specialising in social media for health but my interests and expertise covers a range of technologies and areas (especially consumer-centric technologies that influence participation in health – mHealth, apps, sensors, telehealth, virtual reality, games, etc).

 

Now, I research, lecture, educate, strategise, speak and provide thought leadership on all things digital health to various health organisations, entities and individuals. I love all of my roles!

 

I also have formal qualifications in health informatics, such as Membership in the Australasian College of Health Informatics (MACHI), am a Certified Health Informatician Australasia (CHIA), endorsed by Australian College of Health Informatics (ACHI) and Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA), and am the Chairman of the International Medical Informatics Association – Participatory Health and Social Media Working Group (IMIA – PHSM).

 

My real passion is to connect with likeminded health professionals and other stakeholders who are interested in this big wide world we now call “digital health”. As technologies continue to intertwine with healthcare, it’s important we’re equipped with the knowledge and understanding to operate confidently in this environment. My overall vision is to connect with, educate and up-skill health professionals across a variety of digital health areas and to help solve practical solutions in future models of healthcare.

 

My Mission: “To connect professionals with digital health”

 

My Credo: “For health professionals..by health professionals”

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Mark Merolli Website

Mark Merolli Twitter

Mark Merolli LinkedIn

patientslikeme.com

TEDMED: Cole Galloway Go Baby Go

TED Talk: Meet e-Patient Dave

epatients.org

Society for Participatory Medicine

Digital Resources about Technology and Physio 

Social Media for Physios: Mark’s Training and Business Course

 

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Xo Karen

 

Sep 18, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Osman Ahmed joins me to discuss concussion management and eHealth. Dr. Ahmed is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Bournemouth University, England and also works for the Football Association in England as a physiotherapist within their elite disability football programme. Since completing his PhD he has published and presented widely in the fields of concussion and eHealth/social media healthcare.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Is social media propagating myths about concussions?

-Why healthcare providers should be engaging in eHealth initiatives

-Challenges with concussion management for disabled populations

-The important role journalists play in disseminating knowledge about concussions in the mainstream media

-And so much more!

 

More providers are beginning to engage the public with healthcare information through the use of social media. Dr. Ahmed warns, “Social media is not going to stay the same. Social media is going to evolve.” The challenge for clinicians is to keep current with the different platforms and continue to engage with users. He encourages, “We have to engage patients where they are.”

 

Most of the markers in our current assessment tools for concussion recognition and concussion assessment will not have the same validity in disabled populations. Dr. Ahmed stresses, “There is a big opportunity to enhance the care for athletes with a disability when it comes to concussion in sport.”

 

Dr. Ahmed believes transforming the public’s view of concussions through the conduit of influencers in the media may be one of the best options for getting better healthcare outcomes following injury. As a result of a more informed public, “Better educated clinicians are going to be able to treat concussions better. Better educated parents are going to be able to manage their kids’ symptoms better. Better educated players are not going to push each other to go back until their symptom free.”

 

For more information on Dr. Ahmed:

Dr. Osman Ahmed is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Bournemouth University, England and also works for the Football Association in England as a physiotherapist within their elite disability football programme. He graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2002, and worked clinically until commencing his PhD in 2008 at the University of Otago, New Zealand on the topic of concussion in sport (with a focus on social media and concussion). Since completing his PhD he has published and presented widely in the fields of concussion and eHealth/social media healthcare.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Consensus statement on concussion in sport

Dr. Ahmed will be travelling as the squad physiotherapist with the England Cerebral Palsy football team IFCPF CP Football World Championships (San Luis Argentina, September 4-24)

Osman Ahmed Bournemouth University

Email: ahmedo@bournemouth.ac.uk

Osman Ahmed Twitter

Dr. Mesko: eHealth information

Richard Weiler: Do Neurocognitive SCAT3 Baseline Test Scores Differ Between Footballers (Soccer) Living With and Without Disability? A Cross-Sectional Study

Sport Concussion Assessment Tool: 5th Edition

CDC: Concussion Checklist

Mayo Clinic Website

Cleveland Clinic

CDC: Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

Football Association

 

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Sep 11, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Scott Ford joins me to discuss building wealth for a lifetime. Scott Ford is Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Wealth Management Group, an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm serving entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, and their families. The firm specializes in comprehensive wealth management, business liquidity strategies, and SBA financing. It is Scott’s mission to help his clients pursue financial freedom and live a balanced and fulfilled life.

In this episode, we discuss:                                                    

-How to shift to a long-term mindset with the Lifetime Extender Exercise

-The Sustainable Edge: balancing personal life to achieve professional growth

-Scott’s top habit changes to increase productivity

-Retirement, investment and saving strategies to make money last a lifetime

-And so much more!

 

Focusing on short-term career and personal goals can often lead to an underappreciation of the long-run. Scott envisions what can be accomplished over his longest potential lifespan, which he believes, “Gives me the opportunity and space to think about how I am going to accomplish that because it’s a long game.”

 

Scott encourages everyone to compound their accomplishments over the long-term by completing at least one important task every day. Scott stresses, “If I just accomplish one thing per day but I’m doing that over a span of 30 years and that one thing I know is the most important task, what impact is that going to have on me and other people’s lives over a 30 year span? It’s huge.” One of Scott’s tips for short term planning is to remember that, “What is on your calendar is what your priorities are regardless of what you tell yourself.”

 

While putting away money for retirement is always an important consideration, Scott believes aspiring entrepreneurs should leave enough to allocate to their current pursuits. “One of your best investments if this person has their own business is in themselves and in their business.”

 

For more information on Scott:

Scott Ford is Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Wealth Management Group, an independent Registered Investment Advisory firm serving entrepreneurs, business owners, executives, and their families. The firm specializes in comprehensive wealth management, business liquidity strategies, and SBA financing. It is Scott’s mission to help his clients pursue financial freedom and live a balanced and fulfilled life.

 

Scott is the author of three books: Financial Jiu-Jitsu: A Fighter’s Guide to Conquering Your Finances, The Widow’s Wealth Map: Six Steps to Beginning Again, and the New York Time Bestseller, The Sustainable Edge: Fifteen Minutes a Week to a Richer Entrepreneurial Life. He and his wife, Angie, reside in Hedgesville, WV and have two wonderful children as well as a dog and a cat. In addition to spending time with his family, Scott is a voracious reader and enjoys woodworking, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, golf, hunting, permaculture and beekeeping; basically anything outdoors.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Dan Sullivan

IQ Grower pdf

The Sustainable Edge Website

Planner Pads

Google Docs

The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich

Cornerstone Wealth Group Website

 

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Xo Karen

 

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Aug 28, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Alli Gokeler joins me to discuss motor learning following ACL injury. Alli has a special interest in motor control. He’s currently working on the development of prevention programs designed to reduce primary and secondary ACL injury rate and optimization of return to sports and performance.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The 4 principles of motor learning

-How to facilitate neuroplasticity with principles of motor learning

-Self-controlled feedback and how it enhances learning and motivation

-Dr. Gokeler’s take on the timetable for returning to sport following ACL injury

-And so much more!

 

The way clinicians guide and cue their patients can impact their patients’ success in learning motor skills. Dr. Gokeler outlines important considerations for clinicians and suggests, “A very simple change in wording can have a significant effect on learning.”

 

Incorporating motor learning principles into your treatment is not a one-sized fit all approach and can be dependent on the learning style of the patient, the task and the environment. Dr. Gokeler reiterates, “There is no motor learning principle that is the gold standard.”

 

Despite widely accepted ACL injury rehabilitation practices, patients continue to display high incidence of re-injury and altered movement patterns. Dr. Gokeler believes, “We need to step up and come up with better rehab approaches.” To improve long term outcomes, Dr. Gokeler advises all clinicians to, “Make rehab challenging, fun but attainable.”

 

For more information on Dr. Gokeler:

Alli Gokeler was born on 18 September 1967 in Groningen, the Netherlands. He obtained his degree in Physical Therapy in 1990 from the Rijkshogeschool Groningen. From 1991-2001 he worked as a physical therapist in the United States and Germany. Upon return to the Netherlands, he obtained a degree in Sports Physical Therapy from the Utrecht University of Applied Science in 2003. In 2005 he started on his PhD project at the University Medical Center Groningen, Center for Rehabilitation. Alli has a special interest in motor control. He’s currently working on the development of prevention programs designed to reduce primary and secondary ACL injury rate and optimization of return to sports and performance.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Motor Control and Motor Learning---5th-Edition

Human Performance by Fitts and Posner

Richard Masters: The theory of reinvestment

Tim Gabbett Twitter

Alli Gokeler Twitter

Alli Gokeler Facebook

aclrehabilitation.com

 

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Xo Karen

 

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Aug 24, 2017

In today's #PTSideHustle podcast series I talk about one of the most important things you need as an entrepreneur: the ability to network! Networking both inside and outside of the physical therapy world is vitally important to growing your side hustle into a full time gig (if that is your long term goal).

 

In the episode I talk about:

- How to find out if you are an introvert, extrovert or ambivert

- How to go to a meeting or conference where you know no one and walk away with new connections

- One of the most important aspects of networking that cannot be missed

- How to get to said meeting and conferences when you are on a budget

- Finally the added detail you need to do to be remembered.

 

Links I spoke about during this episode:

- Introvert, Extrovert, Ambivert Quiz

- Podcast Episode w/ Dr. Liam West

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Xo Karen

Aug 21, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Jason Eure, DPT joins me to discuss intraprofessional communication. Jason is an outpatient physiotherapist based in Virginia with an interest in exploring how our innate biases are influencing our reasoning abilities and preventing constructive communication.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Human susceptibility to confirmation bias

-How online communication differs from in person communication

-Common assumptions within arguments: what is being said and what is not being said

-How argumentation will progress the physical therapy profession

-And so much more!

 

Humans are susceptible to confirmation bias and “We tend to gravitate towards people who think like we do.” Jason also stresses that individuals do not weigh evidence from every perspective and come to rational decisions but, “We have these intuitive beliefs of something we just want to believe and then after the fact we will come up with justifications for why that is true. We are really biased in the way that we come to our decisions.”

 

Before trying to reason with someone, Jason recommends first establishing rapport with the person and then framing the argument around their values. Jason begins each conversation by asking, “What information would have to be provided to have them change their mind.” Jason also cautions, “If someone is not willing to have their mind changed, there’s literally nothing you can say to have them change their mind.”

 

While it’s important to consider the biases of others before engaging in an argument, it’s even more critical to assess your own biases and be willing to accept counter evidence which challenges your beliefs. Jason stresses, “Group reasoning always is going to outperform the individuals. It is absolutely essential for us to move the profession forward collectively.”

 

For more information on Jason:
A Physical Therapist working in the outpatient setting. Aside from caring about dogs, movies, and music- I have a strong passion for my professional field. I have been compelled to write about various topics within PT to help nudge the profession forward in any small way I can. Recently, I have invested time exploring how our innate biases are influencing our reasoning abilities and preventing constructive communication.

Resources discussed on this show:

Hugo Mercier: Why Do Humans Reason? Arguments for an Argumentative Theory

Jason Eure Twitter

Jason Eure Facebook

Jason Eure LinkedIn

Jason Eure: Lost in Translation: Communication in Physiotherapy

Physiological Website

 

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Xo Karen

 

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Aug 7, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Naomi Mdudu joins me on the show to discuss strategies for entrepreneurial success. Naomi Mdudu founded The Lifestyle Edit in February 2015, following a string of successful positions within the fashion industry in the UK. Her love of digital media and the lack of real-life content for women inspired her to create the UK’s first digital lifestyle glossy, which has amassed a loyal following in the UK and US in the short time since its launch. In 2016 she expanded The Lifestyle Edit business to encompass a consulting company that supports the small to medium sized female founded businesses she champions on the site.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Naomi made the leap from managing a content platform to consulting small businesses

-How to differentiate yourself from others in your space

-Strategies for on-boarding new clients and how to manage their expectations

-Why you should focus on cooperation over competition

-And so much more!

 

Pursuing entrepreneurial ventures is more about conquering fear than taking excessive risks. Naomi has found, “The fear is more about the unknown. When you really break it down, many of us don’t have anything to lose.” She has found that challenging your mindset will help squelch most doubts saying, “I’m in a really strong and empowered position.”

 

Seeing your work directly contribute to your personal success and benefit others is one of the many rewards of being an entrepreneur. Naomi offers, “Every day I wake up knowing that my success boils down to me and how much I am willing to put in it. I can’t think of something more liberating than that.”

 

Expanding a business requires delegation of certain tasks to allow more time to focus on what actually matters. From Naomi’s experience, she states, “In order for my business to grow, I need to constantly be working in my mode of genius and delegate the rest.”

 

For more information on Naomi:

Naomi Mdudu founded The Lifestyle Edit in February 2015, following a string of successful positions within the fashion industry in the UK. Prior to launching The Lifestyle Edit, Mdudu was the fashion editor of Metro as well as City A.M.’s Style Editor and the PR to luxury Italian label Alessandra Ferreira. Her love of digital media and the lack of real-life content for women inspired her to create the UK’s first digital lifestyle glossy, which has amassed a loyal following in the UK and US in the short time since it’s launch. Hailing from South London, Mdudu graduated with a law degree, before turning to fashion and has worked with the likes of Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour and Tatler, all before reaching her mid-twenties. In 2016 she expanded The Lifestyle Edit business to encompass a consulting company that supports the small to medium sized female founded businesses she champions on the site. She’s currently living between London and New York, as she expands The Lifestyle Edit internationally.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

The Lifestyle Edit

The Lifestyle Edit Twitter

The Lifestyle Edit Instagram

Naomi Mdudu Twitter

Naomi Mdudu Instagram

1000 True Fans by Kevin Kelly

The E Myth Revisited

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Rising Tide Society

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook 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

 

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