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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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Jul 31, 2017

On today’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Jonathan David Lewis onto the show to discuss brand survival. Jonathan David Lewis is the author of Brand vs Wild, a Forbes contributor and a brand survival expert at McKee Wallwork + Co. Jonathan’s opinions are highly sought by numerous business and marketing publications, including Forbes, Digiday, and Advertising Age, where he explores the factors of stalled growth and the principles proven to help companies traverse the dangers of the brand wilderness.

In this episode, we discuss:

-What survival psychology can teach us about growing a business

-Why maintaining success requires continual curiosity

-Brand differentiation strategies and how to find your niche audience

-Brand vs Wild: how to navigate the increasingly harsh business world

-And so much more!

 

Business challenges can create fear, but fear is a primary driver of personal and business growth. Jonathan believes, “Fear is one of those emotions that is fundamental to business and career and life.”

 

Survival psychology describes three different reactions to adversity: being prepared, becoming paralyzed or panicking. Interestingly, Jonathan describes, “There is very little difference psychologically between a group of survivors who have crashed landed on a mountain or became lost in the desert and a group of business people who are just trying to navigate some sort of unexpected business challenge. We go through the same psychological reaction.”

 

Being an industry leader breeds complacency and arrogance. Jonathan warns, “One of the biggest enemies of continual learning is success.”

 

The age of mass marketing is coming to an end. New businesses should seek to be hyper-relevant to a very small tribe. Jonathan reminds us, “It’s okay to be small. It’s okay to be niche.”

 

For more information on Jonathan:

Jonathan David Lewis is the author of Brand vs Wild, a Forbes contributor and a brand survival expert at McKee Wallwork + Co.

 

As partner and strategy director at MW+C, Jonathan led his firm to be recognized by purveyor Advertising Age as a national leader in branding and marketing, winning the Southwest Small Agency of the Year, national B2B Campaign of the Year, and national Best Places to Work awards.

 

Jonathan sharpened his skills during the harsh years of the Great Recession, helping brands navigate today’s unforgiving new business paradigms. Jonathan’s opinions are highly sought by numerous business and marketing publications, including Forbes, Digiday, and Advertising Age, where he explores the factors of stalled growth and the principles proven to help companies traverse the dangers of the brand wilderness.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Brand vs Wild

Jonathan David Lewis Twitter

McKee Wallwork & Company

Jonathan David Lewis Website

Survival Psychology by John Leach

 

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

 

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 blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

 

Jul 28, 2017

In this episode of the PT Side Hustle podcast I discuss:

- What is an NPI number and do I need it?

- What is a covered entity

- What do I do when self doubt start to creep in?

 

Resources discusses in this episode:

APTA information on the NPI Number

NPPES Website

Are you a Covered Entity

Physio Matters Podcast

 

Thanks to our sponsor for this episode Freshbooks! Click here for a free 30 day trial.

 

Thank you for listening and supporting the PT Side Hustle Series. I appreciate it more than you know.

xo

Karen

 

Jul 24, 2017

On today’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I had the honor of welcoming Professor Lorimer Moseley onto the show to answer audience questions regarding persistent pain. Lorimer Moseley’s interests lie in the role of the brain and mind in chronic pain. He is Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of South Australia and a Senior Principal Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The Pain Revolution: creating a public discourse about persistent pain

-Misconceptions surrounding the biopsychosocial model and pain

-Confronting medical providers who promote negative pain beliefs

-Is there merit in using placebo treatments for chronic pain?

-How does Lorimer stay critical of his own scientific work?

-And so much more!

 

Persistent pain needs to be understood not only by clinicians but the general public and policymakers. Lorimer believes, “It’s our most burdensome non-fatal condition facing our species.”

 

Clinicians need to understand what motivates their patients. Lorimer reminds us that, “When push comes to shove, in the raw moment, you ask a patient with persistent pain or anyone in pain, what do you want most right now? I think most of them would say pain relief.”

 

Medical providers hold a great deal of sway with patients. This influence can be used to validate what patients are feeling and aid the healing process. Lorimer states, “Nearly all health professionals have a natural tendency and a very slick skill set of legitimizing someone’s suffering.”

 

Although the biopsychosocial model differs in many ways from the biomedical model, there are many opportunities to share insights and practitioners of both frameworks should be self-critical. Lorimer advices, “It’s tempting for us to cast character judgments on those who are not like us. Actually, I think that people are trying to help their patients a lot of the time. They’re good people. I really think we need to collaborate and just keep open the possibility that we’re wrong. We have to be committed to try and prove ourselves wrong.”

 

For more information on Lorimer:

Professor Lorimer Moseley is a clinical scientist investigating pain in humans. After posts at The University of Oxford, UK, and the University of Sydney, Lorimer was appointed Foundation Professor of Neuroscience and Chair in Physiotherapy, The Sansom Institute for Health Research at the University of South Australia. He is also Senior Principal Research Fellow at NeuRA and an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow.

 

He has published over 200 papers, four books and numerous book chapters. He has given over 140 keynote or invited presentations at interdisciplinary meetings in 30 countries and has provided professional education in pain sciences to over 10,000 medical and health practitioners and public lectures to as many again. His YouTube and TEDx talks have been viewed over 200,000 times.

 

He consults to governmental and industry bodies in Europe and North America on pain-related issues. He was awarded the inaugural Ulf Lindblom Award for the outstanding mid-career clinical scientist working in a pain-related field by the International Association for the Study of Pain, was shortlisted for the 2011 and 2012 Australian Science Minister’s Prize for Life Sciences, and won the 2013 Marshall & Warren Award from the NHMRC, for the Best Innovative and Potentially Transformative Project. He was made Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2011, by original contribution, and an Honoured Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, their highest honour, in 2014.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Pain Revolution

Pain Revolution Facebook

Explain Pain Supercharged

Body In Mind Twitter

Body In Mind

 

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

 

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 blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

 

Jul 17, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jo Gibson is featured to discuss physical therapy treatment of the unstable shoulder. Jo is a Clinical Physiotherapy Specialist working at the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit at the Royal Liverpool Hospital and a Consultant in private practice. She has worked as a Shoulder Specialist since 1995 and lectures nationally and internationally about assessment and rehabilitation of the shoulder complex. Jo has co-developed Masters modules with Liverpool University for the diagnosis and treatment of upper limb pathology and has co-authored national guidelines for the management of different shoulder pathologies. She has presented original research at many National and International conferences, published in peer-reviewed journals and written several book chapters. In addition she is an Associate Editor of the British Shoulder & Elbow Journal.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Using patient history to classify shoulder pathology

-Factors to consider when deciding whether to treat with surgery or rehabilitation

-The nervous system’s role in shoulder instability

-How to use language and metaphors to develop buy-in

-Jo’s takeaways from the British Elbow and Shoulder Society Conference

-And so much more!

 

Jo prioritizes learning about a patient’s history during the initial evaluation because it can serve as a roadmap for treatment. Jo has found that, “The biggest investment of my time is hearing how everything started and what the story has been from there.” Jo believes patient history to be more valuable than other evaluation method as she states, “The history tells me far more than any clinical test.”

 

Symptom modification can be an important psychological tool to encourage more confidence in a patients shoulder capabilities. Jo stresses, “It is very empowering for the patient because it shows them that if we make their muscles work differently they are stable.”

 

Jo’s treatment protocol includes a variety of functional exercises which utilize external cues to promote motor learning and neuroplasticity. Jo believes there is room for physical therapists to get creative with these treatments and that sometimes, “We kind of undermine the artistry of what we do.”

 

Jo has found that improving her communication skills has led directly to improved physical therapy treatment outcomes. Jo reminds us that, “This is about being human. Communication underpins everything we do… Patients are just the biggest source of information and actually they give us all of the clues and give us the language to use.”

 

For more information on Jo:

Jo Gibson Grad.Dip.Phys MSc.(Adv.Pract) MCSP. Jo Gibson studied physiotherapy at the Salford College of Technlogy and qualified in 1987. Her physiotherapy career started in Nottingham in 1987 at Queen’s Medical Centre where an encounter with Professor Angus Wallace fuelled her interest in the shoulder.

Jo moved to Liverpool in 1989 and after completing several years of rotational experience she joined forces with Professor Simon Frostick and in 1996 she became one of the first specialist Upper Limb Physiotherapists in the UK.

In order to increase her subspeciality knowledge and expertise, Jo completed travel fellowships in the UK, Europe and the USA sponsored by the British Elbow and Shoulder Society and Royal Liverpool University Hospital Trust Charities Board.

Since that time the Liverpool Upper Limb Unit has gained an International reputation as a centre of Excellence in Shoulder and Elbow surgery and it was here that Jo started working with Peter Brownson.

Jo has a passion for education and since 1996 she has lectured nationally and internationally on rehabilitation of the shoulder and she runs her own courses all over the World.

Internationally, in 2004 she was a co-founder of the International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists, a meeting which now runs tri-annually. In addition, Jo has served as Vice president and Chair of the education committee on the EUSSER board (European Society of Shoulder & Elbow Rehabilitation).

Nationally, Jo has been the AHP representative on the British Elbow and Shoulder Society (BESS) Council and in addition she has served as a member of the BESS Research and Education Committees. She is an associate lecturer at the University of Liverpool and has co-developed tailor made masters modules to support physiotherapists working in or towards specialist Upper Limb appointments.

Jo completed her Masters in Advanced Practice at Liverpool University in 2012 and completed her dissertation on the Biopsychosocial model cementing her belief in tailoring treatment to the individual and the importance of communication skills.

She continues to be involved in upper limb research, has presented original research at many National and International conferences winning three Best Paper prizes. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and written several book chapters. Jo has also co-authored BESS Care Pathways for the British Elbow and Shoulder Society.

Jo’s recognized expertise in the assessment and management of shoulder pathology has resulted in consultancy work with many elite sports teams in a variety of sports including football, rugby, cricket, gymnastics, swimming, boxing and tennis. In addition she is regularly sought out by other clinicians to help problem solve more challenging presentations.

Her close working relationship with Peter Brownson has been pivotal in the opportunity to develop postoperative rehabilitation regimes facilitating early return to sport or function and has resulted in a publication of results in an elite football population.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Stanmore Classification

Sham surgery versus labral repair or biceps tenodesis for type II SLAP lesions of the shoulder: a three-armed randomised clinical trial

Derby Shoulder

Jane Moser Research

Noi Group Apps

Noi Group Website

Twitter #bess2017

British Elbow and Shoulder Society

Jo Gibson 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

 

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 blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

 

Jul 14, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast we continue with the PT Side Hustle series. This series is all about adding a side hustle to your physical therapy career.

In this episode I discuss:

- Types of side hustle (hint they don't have to be patient care related)

- An easy technique to get clear on what your side hustle could be (get a pen and paper ready)

- Setting SMART goals and why they is important

- Making sure everyone in your life is ready for your side hustle (sometimes it is not all about you)

- How to pick up at least 10 extra hours in your week.

 

Resources from this episode:

Freshbooks

Chris Winfield

Entrepreneur.com Side Hustle Series with Chris Winfield

Pomodoro Method

Example of Theta Wave Music

 

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!

 

Thank you for embracing this new series the PT Side Hustle!

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

Jul 10, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Andrew Murray joins me to discuss the building blocks of population health. Dr. Murray is a Sports and Exercise Medicine doctor, GP and runner who has worked in the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and with various national and international squads. He currently works for the European and Challenge Tour Golf, the SportScotland Institute of Sport, and the Scottish Rugby Union. He is passionate about increasing physical activity for health and has worked for the Scottish Government as their first “physical activity champion”, and enjoys research with the University of Edinburgh in this area.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The role of preventative care as the foundation for population health

-How much exercise is enough?

-How sleep and diet contribute to optimal health

-Practical tips to implement healthier lifestyle changes and ways to advocate in the community

-And so much more!

 

Modern medicine is capable at combating many ailments however, Dr. Murray believes, “What isn’t working at the moment is preventative medicine.”

 

From international government relations to community outreach programs, collaboration, education and other forms of social support are needed for more individuals to achieve optimal health outcomes. Dr. Murray stresses, “Everyone’s got a role as being part of the solution.”

 

Physical activity has been shown to be a key prevention tool. Dr. Murray encourages everyone to at the very least start small and get moving as, “Something is better than nothing…You’re never too late, you still got time…Start today.”

 

Although preventative medicine is not an immediate fix for patients, Dr. Murray encourages practitioners and the broader industry to adopt a long-term perspective for better outcomes over time. Dr. Murray is a proponent of, “If we do the basics right then good health will follow.”

 

For more information on Dr. Murray:

My background is as a Sports and Exercise Medicine doctor, GP and runner, whilst I have written a couple books, enjoy a load of speaking engagements and do a little journalism.

As a runner, I have completed challenges including a 4,300km run from far north Scotland to the Sahara desert, 7 ultra-marathons on the 7 different continents in under a week, and with Donnie Campbell the first run across the mighty Namib desert and a run across East Africa. Race wise, I’ve placed first in the North Pole Marathon, the Antarctic Ice Marathon, the Gobi Challenge, the Indo Jungle Ultra, and races closer to home, whilst also competing for Scotland in various events.

Work wise I have worked at the Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games, the Ryder Cup and with various national and international squads. I currently work for the European and Challenge Tour Golf, the SportScotland Institute of Sport, and the Scottish Rugby Union from the elite sport side of thing, but am passionate about increasing physical activity for health. To this end, I worked for the Scottish Government as their first “physical activity champion”, and enjoy my research with the University of Edinburgh in this area. Getting active, and staying active really is the best thing you can do for your health. Each step is a step to health.

I needed a good kick up the backside from a mate to get active again after university, and urge everyone to GET ACTIVE today, and spread the word.

Updates from various capers, health promotion stuff and injury advices will appear in my blog and the site content will be updated. My next big adventure is a husky riding, running extravaganza to Outer Mongolia in temperatures around -40 celsius in January 2016. Preparation and the adventure will be shared fully in my blogs.

 

Please take the time to check out my charities. Thanks to you all, over £150k has been raised through various runs for 3 amazing causes.

 

My books “Running Beyond Limits” and “Running Your Best – Some Science Medicine” are available via Amazon and the usual book stores.

 

For talks or inquiries, please get in touch !

 

Resources discussed on this show:

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? Video

Yann Le Meur Website

Dr. Andrew Murray Twitter

Dr. Andrew Murray Website

 

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

 

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 blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

 

Jul 5, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jim Klopman joins me to talk about the integral role of balance for health and longevity. Jim is a lifelong innovator who has always been one of those people who thinks differently. He believes balance training has sharpened his ability to make new neural connections and see the possibilities and pathways that others miss.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The statistics of the death and injury caused by poor balance

-Four ways modern life impairs our balance

-The link between balance and athletic performance

-Balance training for concussion patients

-And so much more!

 

Jim believes that balance is a fundamental component of longevity; however its decline can easily be overlooked by most people. Jim has found that, “Balance is this kind of hidden system that we don’t know has gotten worse. When it gets worse, we don’t recognize it but we do see fall off in the performance of our sports.”

 

Jim notes, “We have more fitness, we have better physical therapy, we have better medical care. Our spaces that people walk around in since the ADA has been instituted are perfectly flat, there’s ramps everywhere, there’s no place you should be able to trip in any public space. Yet this number of accidental deaths and accidental injuries for the people over 65 have nearly doubled.” In a world where our balance system is no longer challenged on a daily basis, Jim believes individuals must work to actively include it in their exercise programming.

 

We gravitate to and enjoy sports and recreation which challenge our balance and yet day to day workplace activities we do are predictable. Jim believes, “The problem is that we are losing this sense of balance because of the modern world we live in.” He challenges, “We are not really meant to live in this world where there are perfectly flat floors and perfectly vertical walls.”

 

For more information on Jim:

Jim is a lifelong innovator who has always been one of those people who thinks differently. He believes balance training has sharpened his ability to make new neural connections and see the possibilities and pathways that others miss.

 

Originally Jim was looking for a way to maintain his own athletic performance well into his 90s. But the Slackbow Balance Training System he developed turned out to be a key to whole body and mind fitness that was even more revolutionary than he could have imagined.

 

He is eager to spread his knowledge, techniques and tools far and wide to help seekers like him tune their brains to perform better in work and sports, sleep better, look younger and live longer.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

SlackBow Website

SlackBow Products

SlackBow Facebook

Balance is Power

Email: jim@slackbow.com

Phone: (435) 200-3287

 

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

 

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 blog post on the Top 10 Podcast Episodes of 2016!

 

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