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The Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast with Dr. Karen Litzy features top experts in health, wellness and business with a particular focus on physical therapy. We take evidence based medicine and break it down making it easier to understand and immediately apply to your life. At Healthy Wealthy & Smart our goal is simple: to provide you with the best information to live a healthy and pain free life!
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Now displaying: September, 2017
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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Freshbooks

 

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Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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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