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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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Apr 3, 2017

LIVE from Combined Sections Meeting, the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast covers the professional dialogue that happens outside the conference halls driving the physical therapy profession forward. This episode features the thoughts from the following influential figures in physical therapy: Lisa Maczura, Rachel Jermann, Todd Davenport, Mike Eisenhart, Dee Kornetti, Karen Litzy, Jerry Durham, and Sean Hagey!

In this episode, we discuss:

-The importance of engaging patients at national conferences

-Why students should seek out more networking opportunities

-Humanizing patients to move the profession forward

-The importance of building self-efficacy in patients

-The need for stronger advocacy in physical therapy

-Validating the patient’s pain experience

-Engaging in professional dialogue and debate

-And so much more!

 

Lisa believes that patient engagement needs to be integrated into national conferences. She states, “We need to create a safe zone, not just for the PTs, but for the patients to tell their stories, to feel validated.”

 

Professional development needs to take place outside of the classroom by engaging in professional dialogue. From Rachel’s experience, she shares, “The failing that we see right now in education is you teach your students to treat patients, you may not teach them to interact in their profession.”

 

Physical therapists should be taking more ownership of the impact we make on society with public health advocacy. Todd states, “If we see the people who seek our care as people, our profession moves forward.”

 

Physical therapy needs to be at the forefront of transforming society by building self-efficacy in patients and encouraging movement. Mike stresses, “We have the ability to change the trajectory of someone’s life.”

 

Home health physical therapy catches a glimpse into the impact we make on the quality of life of our patients. Dee fears the profession can often,”get stuck with an inability to define our own value.”

 

Developing interpersonal skills and using reflective questioning can make a bigger impact than any manual technique for chronic pain patients. For chronic pain management, Karen believes our role is “To be able to reassure, to be able to validate that you’re pain is real. I understand, now what can we do about it?”

 

Engaging in professional debate on controversial topics is for the ultimate benefit of our patients. Jerry proposes, “Think about what you can gain from a conversation with someone you disagree with.”

 

Sean challenges physical therapists to promote the profession on larger platforms. He feels you should, “Be a part of something bigger than yourself. It’s the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done, I’d encourage you to do the same.”

 

For more information on the guests featured on this show:

Lisa Maczura Twitter

Rachel Jermann Twitter

Todd Davenport Twitter

Mike Eisenhart Twitter

Dee Kornetti Twitter

Karen Litzy Twitter

Jerry Durham Twitter

Sean Hagey 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

 

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Mar 27, 2017

On this episode, Healthy Wealthy and Smart Combined Sections Meeting Scholarship recipient Becky Bouressa, SPT joins me to discuss CSM from a student’s perspective. Becky is a second year Doctor of Physical Therapy student at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ and is most interested in pediatric physical therapy and developing her niche through further clinical rotation experience. Stay tuned to the podcast for next year’s scholarship opportunity to attend Combined Sections Meeting 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana!

In this episode, we discuss:

-How to prepare for and make the most of a conference experience

-Becky’s conference and networking highlights from CSM

-How technology can improve your next CSM experience and social media resources for students

-Recommendations for students networking with seasoned clinicians

-And so much more!

 

Combined Sections Meeting has ample opportunities for student engagement both clinically and professionally. Becky recommends preparing activities in advance to make the most of your conference experience as, “There is always an opportunity to learn at CSM.”

 

Becky encourages students to reach out to many of the lecturers from Combined Sections Meeting with follow up questions. She has found that, “People are happy to respond so don’t be afraid to [email]. They are open to answer any questions. They are there to teach.”

 

For more information on Becky:

Hello! I am a second year DPT student at A.T. Still University in Mesa, AZ. I am originally from Wisconsin where I received my undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Milwaukee. As of now, I am most interested in pediatric physical therapy, but am open to all types and hope to develop my niche through further clinical rotation experience. 

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Combined Sections Meeting App

Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Group on Facebook

 

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Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

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Mar 20, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Dr. Sarah Haag, Dr. Sandy Hilton and Dr. Jason Falvey for another installment all about sex. The was recorded live at CSM and we covered a wide range of topics including 50 Shades of Grey. Two of the four of us read the books…guess which two! Make sure to catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 and enjoy the show!

In this episode, we discuss:

-What’s normal female anatomy?

-Graded exposure for women’s sexual health

-Can interventions for sex be researched?

-Sex education for people with low back pain

-What you should and shouldn’t be inserting into the vagina

-And so much more!

 

For a lot of people in today’s society, there is almost no body part which escapes insecurity. Sandy believes the variety of human forms should be celebrated and genitalia is no different. Sandy reminds us that, “The normal human variability is as variable as noses.”

 

Patients may question whether they should continue sexual activity that is accompanied by chronic pain. Both Sandy and Sarah emphatically agree, “sex should never be painful,” adding, “if it doesn’t feel good, don’t do it.”

 

Many chronic pelvic pain patients may have adverse experiences with sex. Sarah finds that a graded exposure treatment plan which is sensitive to psychological associations and fears will lead to better outcomes. Sarah finds, “It’s really important to have something that the person doesn’t feel the need to protect against.”

 

For more information on the panel:

SARAH HAAG PT, DPT, MS, WCS CERT. MDT, RYT: Sarah graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. Sarah has pursued an interest in treating the spine, pelvis with a specialization in women’s and men’s health. Over the past 8 years, Sarah has seized every opportunity available to her in order to further her understanding of the human body, and the various ways it can seem to fall apart in order to sympathetically and efficiently facilitate a return to optimal function. Sarah was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) from the Section on Women’s Health. She went on to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Masters of Science in Women’s Health from Rosalind Franklin University in 2008. In 2009 she was awarded a Board Certification as a specialist in women’s health (WCS). Sarah also completed a Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy from the Mckenzie Institute in 2010. Most recently, Sarah completed a 200 hour Yoga Instructor Training Program, and is now a Registered Yoga Instructor. Sarah plans to integrate yoga into her rehabilitation programs, as well as teach small, personalized classes.

Sarah looks at education, and a better understanding of the latest evidence in the field of physical therapy, as the best way to help people learn about their conditions, and to help people learn to take care of themselves throughout the life span.

 

SANDY HILTON PT, DPT, MS: Sandy graduated from Pacific University (Oregon) in 1988 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University in December 2013. She has worked in multiple settings across the US with neurologic and orthopaedic emphasis combining these with a focus in pelvic rehabilitation for pain and dysfunction since 1995. Sandy has teaches Health Professionals and Community Education classes on returning to function following back and pelvic pain, assisted with Myofascial Release education, and co-teaches Advanced Level Male Pelvic Floor Evaluation and Treatment. Sandy’s clinical interest is chronic pain with a particular interest in complex pelvic pain disorders for men and women. Sandy is also pursuing opportunities for collaboration in research into the clinical treatment of pelvic pain conditions.

Sandy brings science and common sense together beautifully to help people learn to help themselves.

 

JASON FALVEY PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA: Jason is a board certified geriatric physical therapist with a strong interest in improving outcomes for both frail older adults and older adults with hospital-associated deconditioning. He has current funding from the Foundation for Physical Therapy (PODS 1 Award, 2015) and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy to support his participation in ongoing research the use of a novel Progressive High Intensity Therapy (PHIT) training program on medically complex older adults after acute hospitalization. He also has funding from both the American Physical Therapy Association Health Policy and Administration Section and the Home Health Section to evaluate how physical therapists can reduce avoidable hospital readmissions. Lastly, Jason is collaborating with local long-term care providers to determine how physical functioning can be assessed and best managed to reduce rates of falls, ER visits, and hospitalization.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Jason Falvey Twitter

Sarah Haag Twitter

Sandy Hilton Twitter

Pain Catastrophizing Scale

Orebro Scale

 

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!

 

Mar 13, 2017

LIVE from Combined Sections Meeting, this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast features Professor Peter O’Sullivan discussing elements of the biopsychosocial model for chronic pain management. Peter O’Sullivan is Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Curtin University, Perth, Australia. In addition to his teaching and research at Curtin University, he works in clinical practice as a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005) in Perth, Australia. He is recognized internationally as a leading clinician, researcher and educator in the management of complex musculoskeletal pain disorders.

 

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why you should validate your patient’s pain experience, understand their beliefs and fears, and disconfirm them through behavioral learning

-The link between a practitioner’s language and self-efficacy

-The informal and non-threatening art of Peter’s initial examination

-Maintaining professional boundaries with chronic pain patients and avoiding burn out

-And so much more!

 

One of the strongest influences to better treatment outcomes for chronic pain patients is trust in the therapeutic alliance. “You’ve got to build a strong therapeutic relationship,” Peter suggests if you want to see patient’s engage in their program and take more control over their pain.

 

Treating chronic pain patients can be challenging. With the right evaluation framework and understanding of neuroscience, Peter believes you can make instant impact for the patient. Peter stresses, “The nervous system is so damn plastic. If you can get to the heart of what someone is thinking and feeling. Validate it and take them on a journey—it can break that schema up.”

 

Peter is critical of therapeutic techniques in physical therapy when in fact a majority of patients would benefit from relaxation strategies and progressive loading. He suggests, “I think we undermine how smart the body is…someone who gets in trouble is someone who is too hyper vigilant and probably obsessed with their technique.”

 

For more information on Peter:

Peter is the Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Curtin University, West Australia and is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005). His private clinic is Body Logic Physiotherapy in Perth www.bodylogicphysiotherapy.com.au. Peter has an international reputation for clinical research investigating the development, multi-dimensional assessment and targeted management of chronic spinal pain disorders. He has also developed a management approach for chronic low back pain – called ‘cognitive functional therapy’. He has published over 190 papers with his team in international peer review journals, has presented the findings of his research at more than 90 National and International conferences and has run clinical workshops in over 24 countries. Peter’s expertise is linking of clinical research to the clinical setting. (see www.pain-ed.com)

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

NOI Group

Body in Mind

Pain-Ed

Adriaan Louw

 

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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Mar 9, 2017

On today’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Miye Fonseca to talk about the top strategies you can implement to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam! Miye Fonseca is the Founder and CEO of Therapy Exam Prep, provider of online NPTE and NPTAE exam prep courses focusing on the clinical thinking aspects, test-taking strategies and addressing factors on confidence, fear and test anxiety. She has spoken at student conclaves about exam preparation from a clinical thinking and practical approach.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Miye’s top 3 most important components for success

-Is taking practice exam after practice exam the best strategy for preparation?

-Why you need to think clinically and treat exam questions as mini evaluations

-How mindset can be the deciding factor to pass the NPTE

-And so much more!

 

The shift from academics to the NPTE’s clinically oriented framework can be challenging for students. From Miye’s experience, she found that she was, “viewing the exam too academically and not like a practicing clinician. Patients aren’t textbooks and they’re not study guides either.”

 

The NPTE mirrors clinical practice forcing students to deal with ambiguity and use the little bit of information available to start an effective treatment plan. Miye reminds us that, “In the clinic, you’re not going to know everything and you have to grasp onto one particular thing to help that patient.”

 

With stress levels high, mindset can be a deciding factor in getting a passing grade on the NPTE exam. Miye challenges future test takers, “Are you going to beat the NPTE or are you going to allow that exam to beat you?”

 

For more information on Miye:

Miye Fonseca, PT, DPT is the Founder and CEO of Therapy Exam Prep, provider of online NPTE and NPTAE exam prep courses focusing on clinical thinking, test-taking strategies and addressing factors on confidence, fear and test anxiety. She has spoken at student conclaves about exam preparation from a clinical thinking and practical approach.

Miye graduated from the University of Southern California with her class being ranked #1 for PT programs in US News for the first time. When preparing for her own board exam, she felt there had to be a better way to prepare than just reading a study guide book as there were no online prep courses at that time. The idea of Therapy Exam Prep came about after treating in private orthopedic practice for years and recognizing how the exam had transitioned into being more integrated and clinical.

Miye started the first online exam prep course for PTs and PTAs preparing for their own exam.

She brings the clinical examples into studying and treating the exam holistically by easing fear, stress and feelings of being overwhelmed. With many practical and powerful test-taking strategies as well as receiving training by the FSBPT on writing NPTE format style questions, Miye has been able to help thousands of candidates be successful.

 

She has worked with recruiting agencies, PT and PTA programs as a curriculum consultant, and also written exam prep articles in publications and blogs.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Practice Exam Simulation

Exam Mistakes Video Series

Facebook

Twitter

LinkedIn

YouTube

Instagram

Snapchat: momohime11

Therapy Exam Prep

Email: miye@therapyexamprep.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

 

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!

Mar 6, 2017

On today’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Michael Matlack joins me to discuss the Physical Therapy Political Action Committee (PT-PAC). Michael Matlack is the Director of Congressional Affairs with the American Physical Therapy Association which advances the association's legislative priorities on Capitol Hill through federal lobbying, grassroots, and political action.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Physical Therapy Political Action Committee: What it is and what it isn’t

-How the PT PAC attracts the attention of legislators

-Important PT PAC initiatives in 2017

-Ways you can get involved with the PT PAC

-What is up with all those ducks??

-And so much more!

 

The most effective way to get past the wall of congressional staff and lobbyists is through direct lines of communication from practitioners and patients. To elicit action from our members of congress, Michael believes, “They need to hear from our members, our patients and how healthcare policy affects them.”

 

One of the initiatives the PT PAC is targeting for 2017 is physical therapy as an alternative to opioid use for pain management. Michael notes that we need to educate legislators that, “We can manage pain. You don’t need to do drugs to do that. Physical therapy is the answer in many ways.”

 

Members of congress are there to represent their constituents and physical therapists can get involved in local advocacy and contact their own representatives to make the biggest impact. Michael advises, “What’s most important is to share what you do and how this healthcare policy affects your patients. That’s what resonates with members of congress.”

 

For more information on Michael:

Michael Matlack is currently the Director of Congressional Affairs in the Government Affairs department of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). He oversees APTA’s lobbying team, PAC, and grassroots departments. Michael was employed by APTA on April, 1999.

Prior to joining APTA, Michael was employed by the National Society of Professional Engineers as their Manager of Congressional Relations for two and half years. Michael was in charge of their political action committee, grassroots programs, and lobbying on education and research issues.

Michael also worked at Pearson & Pipkin, Inc, a small consulting firm, the Republican National Committee and interned for former Congressman Richard Pombo (R-CA).

Michael is responsible for all political action at the federal level. Michael is in charge of APTA’s political action committee, PT-PAC. In the 2015-2016 election cycle PT-PAC raised more than $1.6 million through the direction of Mr. Matlack.

Michael received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University in 1993. Michael has been married to his wife Cynthia for twent-one years and has two children named, Summer and Kayla.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Email: michaelmatlack@apta.org

Phone: (703) 706-3163

Legislative Action Center

Federal Advocacy Forum

PT PAC

House of Delegates

Private Practice Section Annual Conference 2017  

Action App

 

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!

 

Mar 2, 2017

LIVE from Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Justin Moore joins me to discuss the American Physical Therapy Association’s initiatives for 2017! Dr. Justin Moore, PT, DPT, a physical therapist and veteran of both the profession and the association with more than 20 years' experience, leads the American Physical Therapy Association in the role of CEO. He has been with APTA for 18 years and has held numerous positions, including executive vice president of public affairs, leading the public policy agenda and payment and communications departments, leading its federal and state affairs advocacy departments and serving as the association's lead lobbyist on Capitol Hill.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The American Physical Therapy Association’s focus for 2017

-APTA’s renewed focus on building partnerships with others in the healthcare ecosystem

-The role of advocacy within the physical therapy profession

-Updates on APTA’s progress in new legislative initiatives and the regulatory environment

-How can diverse sections within physical therapy work together to promote the profession as a whole

-And so much more!

 

There are many opportunities for physical therapists to participate in advocacy and both individually and collectively impact the profession. Justin notes, “One of the things that physical therapy has is strength in numbers.”

 

The physical therapy profession nurtures ideal qualities for strong advocacy. Justin notes, “We are naturals at advocacy. We advocate for patients on a daily basis so advocating on that macro level and state capitols and on Capitol Hill is a great function for physical therapists.”

 

Dr. Moore’s advice to budding physical therapists is to utilize their energy and drive to, “Take more risks early.”

 

For more information on Justin:

Justin Moore, PT, DPT, a physical therapist and veteran of both the profession and the association with more than 20 years' experience, leads the American Physical Therapy Association in the role of CEO. He has been with APTA for 18 years and has held numerous positions, including executive vice president of public affairs, leading the public policy agenda and payment and communications departments, leading its federal and state affairs advocacy departments and serving as the association's lead lobbyist on Capitol Hill. Moore also previously oversaw APTA's practice and research departments. He has been honored for his contributions to physical therapy and public policy by receiving the R. Charles Harker Policymaker Award from APTA's Health Policy and Administration Section and the Distinguished Service Award from APTA's Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy. In addition, Moore has written, presented, and lectured on health policy, payment, and government affairs issues to a variety of health care and business groups across the country.

Moore received his doctor of physical therapy degree from Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2005, his master of physical therapy degree from University of Iowa in 1996, and his bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Iowa State University in 1993. He was honored by Iowa State University's College of Human Sciences with the Helen LaBaron Hilton Award in 2014 and the university's Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition's Alumni Impact Award in 2011, and he was the Family and Consumer Sciences' Young Alumnus of the Year in 2003. He also recently completed a 3-year term on Iowa State University's College of Human Sciences Board of Advisors. Moore was part of the inaugural Leadership Alexandria class in 2004 and served on the Northern Virginia Health Policy Forum Board of Directors.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Email: justinmoore@apta.org

Justin Moore Twitter

Justin Moore LinkedIn

 

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!

Feb 27, 2017

Thank you for listening to the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast! In this episode I welcome Dr. Suzanne Shugg. Her mission is to change health care for the better by using insurance solutions, telemedicine and preventive care. Sounds familiar right? These are themes that come up regularly on social media and in discussions with fellow PTs and healthcare practitioners.

In this episode we discuss:

- How Endeavor Plus is shaking up the insurance market

- Why and how insurance companies function

- The steps telemedicine is taking to change the healthcare market

- What it is like to be the only woman in the C-Suite

- and much more!

 

More about Dr. Shugg:

Dr. Suzanne Shugg’s mission is to change health care for the better by using insurance solutions, telemedicine and preventive care.   She currently runs a preventive Cardiology clinical treating metabolic and lipid disorders at NJ Cardiology Associates while teaching full time as a professor in the School of nursing at Rutgers, University. She also is the Co founder of Teleplus HealthCare, a telemedicine company that works to improve care and medical outcomes in cardiovascular and chronic care. Finally, she is the director of wellness at a new insurance and technology solution, Endeavor Plus. This solution has been designed to improve the health care choices and management for both the patients and providers while helping small businesses and hospitals save money.

Dr. Suzanne Shugg received her Doctor of Nursing Practice at what is now Rutgers in 2010. She has specialized in Preventive Cardiology and clinical lipidology. Prior to that she has practiced in general cardiology and in primary care as a nurse practitioner.

She has been published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology “Low-density lipoprotein particle number predicts coronary artery calcification in asymptomatic adults at intermediate risk of cardiovascular disease”. She has published in the Federal Nurse Practitioner for, “Health Information Technology Presents New Opportunities for Advanced Practice Nurses”. Finally she has recently published in the NP Women’s Health Care Journal for, Pregnancy’s effects on cardiovascular health: A woman’s first “cardiac stress test”. She has also written medical guidelines for Prevention of Cardiovascular disease and Cardiac Rehab. She has also written a guideline for professional’s treatment of LPa.

In 2010 she became a Clinical Lipid Specialist accredited by the National Lipid Association and shortly thereafter was nominated as a fellow. She has given various lectures on Women’s Cardiac Health, Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases, Nutrition and Supplements, as well as advanced lipid testing.  In addition, she was a consultant to set up a Preventive Cardiovascular Clinic at Oklahoma Heart

She sits on various editorial and preventive medicine boards and in   her spare time she has done medical missions. When Suzanne is not working she enjoys being outside; running, kayaking, biking, scuba diving and hiking with her two dogs, Dudley and Maggie.

 

Feb 23, 2017

Thank you for listening to the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast! LIVE from St. Petersburg, Florida post the Graham Sessions, Dr. Eric Robertson joins me to discuss population health! Dr. Eric Robertson, the founder of PTThinkTank.com and PTCoop.org, is the Director of the Kaiser Permanente Physical Therapy Fellowship in Advanced Manual Therapy in Northern California, and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. He specializes in orthopaedic manual physical therapy, radiology, evidence-based practice, and the impact of technology on healthcare.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Population health: The management of total health across different groups and the life spectrum

-Why prevention should be a primary focus in healthcare

-How population health addresses important objectives such as health literacy, resource management and access to care

-And so much more!

 

Innovators in healthcare reduce costs and improve quality care by intervening before complex conditions arise. Eric notes, “When you look at groups and systems that focus on population health by and large they are almost always focused on prevention.”

 

Physical therapists should start to think beyond their traditional role in the healthcare system and treat patients as a whole and expand their realm of care. Eric believes physical therapists should, “Conceptualize yourself as a primary care provider.”

 

Management decisions in population health are aligned to “[help] the patient enable their own pathway to health.” Eric believes prioritizing patient self-efficacy leads to better treatment outcomes and cost reduction.

 

For more information on Eric:

PT Think Tank’s founder, Eric is the Director of the Kaiser Permanente Hayward Fellowship in Advanced Manual Therapy in Northern California and Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso, where he teaching musculoskeletal physical therapy management. He received his physical therapy education from Quinnipiac University and Boston University. He is board certified in orthopaedic physical therapy and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT). Dr. Robertson is a frequent national speaker on leveraging internet technology in health care and evidence-based practice. Eric is also faculty for Evidence in Motion, LLC and an editor for the EIM Musculoskeletal Learning Academy.

Eric has authored several web-based continuing education courses for professional associations and several post-professional educational programs. At Regis University, Dr. Robertson researches the link between low back and hip pain as well as the use of instructional technology with physical therapist education. Dr. Robertson has a passion for the use of technology in healthcare and is a frequent national presenter as well as the founder of PTCoop.org, a curated, open-access collection of physical therapy learning resources. He specializes in information management and the use of social media in healthcare.

On the personal side, Dr. Robertson enjoys bonsai trees, hanging with his two weimeraners, fast mountain bike decents, the outdoors, and has a penchant for being interested in way too many things at once!

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Eric Robertson Facebook

Eric Robertson Twitter

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship and Orthopaedic Residency

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship and Orthopaedic Residency Twitter

Kaiser Permanente Northern California Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship and Orthopaedic Residency Facebook

PT Think Tank

 

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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!

 

 

Feb 21, 2017

On today’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Andrew Vigotsky joins me to answer audience questions and translate biomechanics literature to clinical practice. Andrew is currently a Master's student in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, concentrating on musculoskeletal biomechanics. His thesis work aims to elucidate the relationship between the shear-wave velocity of muscle, as measured using Supersonic Shear Imaging, and muscle stiffness in vivo.

In this episode, Andrew answers:

-What is your biggest surprise on engaging clinical practitioners with research evidence?

-How much do you feel biomechanics matter when looking at injury and pain development across various exercises?

-If you were building your own program to maximize muscle hypertrophy what parameters would you use?

-What can we draw from EMG studies and what conclusions are fair to make?

-And so many more!

 

The goal of biomechanics research is to ultimately translate results to the clinic and enhance how clinicians treat their patients. Andrew states, “It’s only after you find those answers that you really understand what your results mean and how your question can affect society.”

 

Despite the large amount of research done each year in university labs, very little reaches practioners. Andrew notes, “There is a time lag from research to practice in the medical field of about 17 years.” Andrew believes clinicians can improve this transmission rate through a greater focus on science literacy and improved dissemination of new findings.

 

Best evidence based practice encompasses all elements of a biopsychosocial framework. Andrew believes, “Biomechanics still matters… It’s just in what context does it matter. From the people that are purely biomechanical, the neurophysiological and the pain science stuff matters a lot and we can’t ignore that.”

 

For more information on Andrew:

Andrew is currently a Master's student in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where he is concentrating on musculoskeletal biomechanics. His thesis work aims to elucidate the relationship between the shear-wave velocity of muscle, as measured using Supersonic Shear Imaging, and muscle stiffness in vivo. He is completing this work in two different labs: the Neuromuscular Biomechanics Laboratory and the Neurobionics Lab, under Drs. Sabrina Lee and Elliott Rouse, respectively.

Before attending Northwestern, Andrew graduated with a BS in Kinesiology from Arizona State University (ASU). It was during those undergraduate studies that he started getting involved in research; Erin Feser supervised him in ASU's Motion Analysis Laboratory, where he carried out two data collections that resulted in three publications. The studies investigated the effects of load on good morning kinematics and EMG amplitudethe acute effects of anterior thigh foam rolling, and the validity of the modified Thomas test. In addition to Erin's mentorship, I also grew close to Dr. Rick Hinrichs, who taught me a lot about biomechanics both inside and outside of the classroom.

 While at ASU, Andrew was also able to secure an internship under Dr. Bret Contreras while he was completing research for his Ph.D. Bret has had a profound impact on how he thinks about movement and sports science. Together, they have published over a dozen papers related to strength, muscle hypertrophy, and physical performance, and have much more in the pipeline. Moreover, he has introduced Andrew to other great minds and researchers, such as Chris Beardsley and Dr. Brad Schoenfeld.

After graduating from ASU, Andrew completed pre-requisites for graduate school (i.e., math, physics, and engineering courses) at a local community college while splitting time between two laboratories: the Leon Root, MD Motion Analysis Laboratory, at the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and the Human Performance Laboratory, at CUNY Lehman. At HSS, he worked under Dr. Andrew Kraszewski to develop a 3D-mesh model of the gluteus maximus. At CUNY Lehman, he worked under Dr. Brad Schoenfeld to train participants and collect data for a training study, and also designed and carried out a cross-sectional study that investigated the determinants of squat strength, which is currently in peer-review.

 

If you are interested in learning more about what Andrew has done or reading works that he has published, you can check out it out at ResearchGateGoogle ScholarPubMed, or my CV.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Andrew Vigotsky Twitter

Movement Science Blog

 

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Feb 15, 2017

On today’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS, the President of the American Physical Therapy Association, joins me to discuss the Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, Texas and the APTA’s vision for 2017. Dr. Dunn is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Rehabilitation Sciences Department at Louisiana State University and was most recently elected APTA President.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The #ChoosePT campaign and its progress in promoting physical therapy as a pain management alternative

-The already record shattering CSM 2017 and what’s in store for attendees

-Themes APTA is pursuing in 2017 including the “quadruple aim” and encouraging a “therapeutic alliance”

-Looking forward to the 7 for 2017: New CPT Codes, MIPS Benchmarking, Continued #ChoosePT, Student Loan Support, Enhanced PTJ Online, Diversity Milestone, and Registry Revolution

-And so much more!

 

Dr. Dunn takes a practical and straightforward approach to working with the White House. She says the best advice she received was to, “Show up and offer the solutions” to halt the growing opioid crisis with physical therapy.

 

Dr. Dunn is supervising the launch of the Physical Therapy Outcomes Registry which capitalizes on more clinical data to encourage policy makers to support physical therapy. Dr. Dunn stresses, “We need more data to justify a change in payment.”

 

To meet the 7 for 2017 goals set by the APTA, Dr. Dunn believes, “The challenge is always alignment of stakeholder roots towards the collective vision of the profession.”

 

For more information on Sharon:

Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS received her BS in PT in 1987 from LSU Health Sciences Center in her hometown of Shreveport, LA. She has since completed a Master’s of Health in ’96 and a PhD in Cellular Biology and Anatomy in ’06. She has been a faculty member at LSU since 1990, currently as an Associate Professor and Chair of the Rehabilitation Sciences Department. Since beginning service through the professional organization as a student, Sharon has served as the State Government Affairs Chair; Louisiana chapter President, Vice President, and Delegate; and was most recently elected APTA President.

 

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Sharon Dunn Twitter

Combined Sections Meeting 2017

CSM Presentation: The Role of Physical Therapy in Exercise is Medicine: A Collaborative Symposium with the ACSM

Sharon Dunn LinkedIn

APTA Coding and Billing

 

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Feb 13, 2017

On this week’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, JJ Virgin, a celebrity health expert and four-time New York Times bestselling author, reveals how one life-altering event taught her to tap into an indomitable mindset, trust her instincts, and defy the odds, ultimately saving her son’s life…and her own. She’ll share the lessons she learned that can help you create your own resilient mindset.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The heart-wrenching story behind her new book Miracle Mindset

-JJ’s self care tips to manage any of life’s challenges

-How to access the healing power of the body

-How to create a mindset which builds resilience and fosters hope to become fearless

-And so much more!

 

Everyone faces challenges in their lives in different ways. From JJ’s experience, “As long as you have hope, you can do it.”

 

Mindset is one of the most powerful tools you possess to overcome difficulties. JJ stresses, “The real answer, again is above all of that, has to be that decision that I can do this. I can step up. I've got this. It’s scary but I’m stepping into it and not leaning away from it. I'm not going to run away, I’m going to expand my comfort zone. I’ve got it.”

 

What may seem like unfortunate and difficult challenges in life may often be opportunities in disguise. JJ has found that, “The worst years are often the best years. They are also the years that you’re going to grow the most because we don't grow when things are easy.”

 

For more information on JJ:

Celebrity health expert and four-time New York Times bestselling author, JJ Virgin reveals how one life-altering event taught her to tap into an indomitable mindset, trust her instincts, and defy the odds, ultimately saving her son’s life…and her own. She’ll share the lessons she learned that can help you create your own resilient mindset.

In 2012, JJ Virgin was in a hospital room next to her sixteen-year-old son who was struck by a hit-and-run driver and left for dead. She was told by doctors that he wouldn’t last through the night and to let him go. With every reason to give up, JJ chose instead to invest her energy into the hope that her son would not just survive, but thrive. In Miracle Mindset, she shares the lessons that gave her the courage to overcome the worst moment of her life.

During this difficult time, she learned valuable personal lessons that helped her rebuild her life and find success and purpose in herself, her work, and teach her sons and community how to face their own obstacles and trials. Lessons like “Don’t Wish It Were Easier, Make Yourself Stronger” and “Your Limitations will Become Your Life” will lead you to your own personal power and purpose, even when the deck seems stacked against you.

With true stories from her life, her clients, and other well-known thought leaders, she can help you transform your mindset and your daily habits to endure the difficult battles that life sends your way. Insightful, personal, and completely relatable, Miracle Mindset proves that miracles are possible when you show up, remain positive, and do the work.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Miracle Mindset

JJ Virgin Website

The Brain That Changes Itself Book

 

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Feb 9, 2017

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Randall Cooper joins me to discuss the elements of bringing a product successfully to the marketplace. Randall is an experienced Sports Physiotherapist, Founder and Managing Director of Premax, Adjunct Lecturer at the La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, and designer of the Cooper Knee Alignment Sleeve by Thermoskin.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How to asses if your product idea fulfills a niche area in the market

-Why you should protect your intellectual property

-How to find a distributor that’s right for your product

-Unique obstacles healthcare practitioners face when launching a new product

-And so much more!

 

Once an idea is reasonably developed, Randall encourages entrepreneurs to solicit feedback on their product. He stresses, “Most of the time, that feedback you get from other people is extremely refreshing and helps solidify whether your idea is good or not.”

 

One of the biggest challenges physical therapists face is that they can rely on their stable career paths and potentially not take advantage of more risky but fruitful opportunities. Randall believes that, “The entrepreneurs who have nothing to fall back on, they grit down and they get through those tough times and they get to that next level because they have to.”

 

Before pursuing a venture, it is important to understand your underlying inspiration. From Randall’s experience, “The primary motivation has to be that you're changing things for the better and not that you want to be a millionaire and retire to the Bahamas.”

 

For more information on Randall:

Randall is an experienced Sports Physiotherapist, Founder and Managing Director of Premax, Adjunct Lecturer at the La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists, and designer of the Cooper Knee Alignment Sleeve by Thermoskin.

As a Sports Physiotherapist Randall has worked with some of Australia's most notable sporting organisations including the Hawthorn Football Club, the Australian Winter Olympic Team, and the Victorian Institute of Sport. He consulted from the internationally renowned Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne, Australia from 1999 - 2016. Randall has also attained the title of Specialist Sports Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2008.

Randall is the Founder and Managing Director of Premax. Premax in an Australian company that manufactures a range of sports skincare and massage creams. Premax is available in Australia, Asia, UK and Europe, and will be launched in North America in 2017/18.

As an Adjunct Lecturer for the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, Randall advocates sport and exercise medicine, physical activity, health and well-being for all. He provides support to the Centre, activity assisting in translating research findings to key stake holders including the international research community, health practitioners, and the general public.

Randall is also the designer of the Cooper Knee Alignment Sleeve by Thermoskin. This innovative proprioceptive sleeve features an anti-valgus strap, silicone dots within the sleeve to boost activation of the medial quadriceps and hamstrings, a patella sling, and a circular knit to optimise proprioceptive compression.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Randall Cooper Twitter

Premax website

Premax Youtube

Cooper Knee Alignment Sleeve

 

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Xo Karen

 

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Feb 6, 2017

On today’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Joe Tatta joins me to discuss the evolution of his physical therapy career. Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified nutrition specialist and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues. His mission is to create a new paradigm around treating persistent pain and reverse our global pain epidemic.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why fresh PT’s should focus on honing their skills

-Why an onboarding process is crucial to educating, selecting and motivating a successful team

-The limits of scaling a cash pay practice and when it might be beneficial to sell

-New integrated health centers for chronic pain and how it impacts the global pain epidemic

-And so much more!

 

For new graduates, the physical therapy profession offers many different ways to grow and develop. Joe believes, “One of the great things about being a physical therapist is you have so many different aspects and avenues to really go. There are so many options.”

 

Joe recommends creating a consistent treatment methodology for chronic pain patients. Joe states, “It created continuity of care. It created almost one mind. When you came into the clinic, patients knew that there was a method going on here and they felt safe there.”

 

Joe has found performance tracking to be a useful tool for his employees to help asses their strengths and areas for improvement. Joe states, “[Metrics] can actually be a way to motivate people but they can be an indicator as to how interested someone is in their job.”

 

To reverse the global pain epidemic, more creative options are necessary and physical therapists are perfectly aligned to take on an integral role. Joe stresses, “We have to find solutions to help [chronic pain patients].”

 

For more information on Joe:

Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified nutrition specialist and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues. His mission is to create a new paradigm around treating persistent pain and reverse our global pain epidemic. He is the creator of the Healing Pain Online Summit and The Healing Pain Podcast designed to broaden the conversation around natural strategies toward solving persistent pain. Dr. Tatta is the author of Heal Your Pain Now; A Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life by Da Capo Press.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Dr. Joe Tatta Twitter

Dr. Joe Tatta Website

Heal Your Pain Now Book

The Pain Quiz

Heal Your Pain Now Website

Healing Pain Podcast

 

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Feb 2, 2017

On today’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Dustin Jones joins me to chat about our educational session at this year’s Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, Texas! The discussion, OLD not WEAK: Strengthening the Older Adults, will be held on February 17, 2017 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Salon E. We are looking forward to the conversation and hope you will walk away with more creative solutions for the geriatric population! If you can’t make it to the talk, follow along on social media with #OldNOTWeakCSM!

 Description of the session:

In their contribution to the Choosing Wisely initiative, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) noted, don't prescribe under-dosed strength training programs for older adults. Under-dosed strength training in older adults has been the norm for far too long. Luckily, things are changing. The same principles physical therapists use to strengthen our athletic populations can also be used with older adults. How can we apply these principles to older adults? Drawing from current strength and conditioning principles and practices, attendees will learn to apply effective methods to strengthen their older patients. Starting with appropriate screening and ending with execution, attendees will learn the tactics to build strength and improve outcomes in their older patients.

 Learning Objectives:

  1. Define the historical shifts in fitness and rehab that have led to current concepts in training methodology.
  2. Identify strength training precautions and contraindications for older adults.
  3. Describe how to appropriately dose, program, and monitor strengthening programs for older adults.
  4. Demonstrate fundamental strength training exercises for older adults.

 

CEU: 0.2

 

Dustin warns that, “We kind of form this preconceived notion of what an 80 something year old can do… Those stereotypes are being absolutely broken.”

 

Dustin has set out to convince physical therapists to re-think their view of this patient population. One of our goals of the talk is to get people to understand that, “Geriatrics can be sexy. Working with older adults can be fun and it can be exciting and it can be challenging.”

 

For more information on Dustin:

My name's Dustin Jones. ​I'm a Home Health Physical Therapist working to keep people resilient and independent at home. My background is in sports and orthopedics. I never intended to work with older adults. Yet, I've now found myself mainly working with older adults and loving it!

 

I blend a lot of what I learned working with athletic populations with helping my older patients improve their function. I am by no means an expert, but I hope to share mistakes made & lessons learned along the way to benefit other clinicians.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

CSM session: OLD not WEAK: Strengthening the Older Adults

OldNotWeak.com

 

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Jan 30, 2017

On this week’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Olivia Charlet joins me to talk about empowering women to pursue their passion and live life on their own terms. Olivia is a coach and speaker and her mission is to uncover and unravel your deepest power and Zone Of Genius, realize how much potential you truly have, get totally aligned with your truth and calling, and take MASSIVE inspired action to create ALL of the results you want in your business and in your life.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The path to uncovering what you’re truly passionate about

-How to discover your financial blueprint and shift to a positive money mindset

-Motivational interviewing and strategies to develop rapport

-Building a fan base through authenticity and boldness

-And so much more!

 

Oftentimes people already have a sense of what they are passionate about and need to shift their mindset and pursue opportunities that do exist. She stresses, “There is a role for everything.”

 

Prior belief systems may be limiting your potential for change. Olivia advises, “I would always go with an open mind around anything you ever learn because ultimately if you do what you have always done, you will get what you always got.”

 

Aligning your reality with your dreams requires actively pursuing your passion. From her experience, she has found, “Listen to every single one of your cravings and always take action on them even if they scare the hell out of you.”

 

For more information on Olivia:

Half-French, half-Belgian, I was born in Tokyo. She grew up living in Dusseldorf, Johannesburg, Vienna, and Hamburg. After finishing her Bachelors in Finance in Boston, she moved to London to work in Finance for 3 years. After a life-changing coaching experience, she quit her job in Finance and completed a Master’s in Psychology and Psychiatry at King’s College and a Coaching Qualification with The Coaching Academy.

 

Olivia believes in being yourself. 100% yourself whilst running your business. Creating massive results should be done YOUR way and on YOUR terms. If it doesn’t feel aligned, what’s the point? If it’s not you being you, what’s the point? If you’re spending all day doing ‘shoulds’ in your business, what’s the point?

 

She believes you can have absolutely everything you want in your business and in your life. Anything is possible. She also believes that it can be incredibly exhilarating, fun, exciting, and in flow. If you’re forcing things or pushing in a way that’s not true to you, the results are just not going to happen for you. Or at least not as quickly as you’d like them to come.

 

Olivia’s mission in life is to uncover and unravel your deepest power and Zone Of Genius. Her mission is for you to realise how much potential you truly have, get totally aligned with your truth and calling, and take MASSIVE inspired action to create ALL of the results you want in your business and in your life. This comes naturally to me. Understanding you at an incredibly deep level, sensing what to ask you next and when to seriously push you out of your comfort zone so you can be SO insanely inspired that you feel the need to take MASSIVE inspired action that comes so intuitively and naturally that people around you have no idea what’s happened. They just KNOW something MASSIVE has shifted.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Olivia Charlet Website

Olivia Charlet Facebook

 

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Jan 23, 2017

On this week’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I join forces with the PT Pintcast and host Jimmy McKay PT, DPT to get a behind the scenes look at the Graham Sessions.  This is the 10th anniversary of the Graham Sessions, which was founded by Steve Anderson, PT, DPT, Drew Bossen, PT, MBA and Patrick Graham PT, MBA. The Graham Sessions is a one and a half day meeting that allows physical therapists from across the country to come together and talk about the big issues facing our profession.   

In this episode we talk about:

- Why the Graham Sessions were created

- Their most memorable discussions from past sessions

- How Steve's recent retirement affected his outlook on the profession and the session

- How Patrick's recent health crisis changed his outlook on life and career

- How to create and maintain a successful collaboration

- And much more!

 

After asking Patrick how his illness changed his outlook on life and career part of his answer included: "I don't think I worry about things as bad as I used to."

On how to create and maintain a successful collaboration Steve said: "You need people you can be 100% transparent with."

Patrick talks about the leadership of the profession and how important it is for the success of the Graham Sessions: "Continued support of our leadership to embrace something that is not of the norm says a lot about the 2 boards and the leadership and their vision for the profession."

 

A huge thank you to the Patrick, Drew and Steve for allowing Jimmy and I to be part of the 10 year celebration of the Graham Sessions.  It was an honor!

Enjoy!

Jan 19, 2017

On this week’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dave Chase joins me to discuss challenges and opportunities of the current state of healthcare in the United States. Chase was named one of the most influential people in Digital Health due to his entrepreneurial success, public speaking & writing that recognizes healthcare's under-performance but contrasts that with a growing cadre of high-performing organizations that have solved healthcare's toughest challenges. Chase, widely published, co-authored the healthcare Book of the Year in 2014.

In this episode, we discuss:

-What is Health 3.0 and why human relationships take the forefront of this framework

-How to target the quadruple aim of a better patient experience, better outcomes, lower costs and happier clinicians

-Health Rosetta: The blueprint for wise healthcare purchasing

-Physical therapy’s important role in the emergent changes of Health 3.0

-And so much more!

 

One of the many challenges facing our healthcare system is the inability of the current system to embody patient centered care. Dave stresses, “We have seeded authority to government, administrators, and algorithms and treating a computer screen rather than the patient… We are all sort of treated as commodities and raw materials for this machine.”

 

Public outreach is necessary to educate patients on all potential healthcare options. Dave believes physical therapists are aligned ideally with Health Rosetta because, “People will almost always choose the least invasive option first.”

 

Improving the healthcare system begins with restoring the incentives for patient centered care. Dave states, “Almost everything in our system is designed around the convenience of the healthcare system not the convenience of the patient.”

 

For more information on Dave:

Chase is co-founder of the Health Rosetta that consists of 2 main pillars:

  1. Impact: The Health Rosetta Institute that is an education and certification entity that is like LEED/Fair Trade for healthcare; Media that includes the film and books. The Big Heist is the first fiercely non-partisan satirical film to tackle healthcare. In addition, they are publishing the CEO's Guide to Restoring the American Dream: How to deliver world class healthcare to your employees at half the cost;
  2. Investment: Backing the transformation of healthcare including the Quad Aim Fund, a seed stage venture fund.

Chase was named one of the most influential people in Digital Health due to his entrepreneurial success, public speaking & writing that recognizes healthcare's under-performance but contrasts that with a growing cadre of high-performing organizations that have solved healthcare's toughest challenges. Chase, widely published, co-authored the healthcare Book of the Year in 2014.

Chase was the CEO & Co-founder of Avado, which was acquired by and integrated into WebMD and the most widely used healthcare professional site - Medscape. Before Avado, Chase spent several years outside of healthcare in startups as founder or consulting roles with LiveRez.com, MarketLeader, & WhatCounts. He also played founding & leadership roles in launching two new $1B+ businesses within Microsoft including their $2 billion healthcare platform business.

Chase is a father of two great kids/athletes, husband & oxygen-fueled mountain athlete. His 2014 team placed 3rd in their division & 24th overall (out of 500 teams) in America's oldest adventure race where Dave took on the Nordic ski leg. Dave was a former PAC-10 800 Meter competitor.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Dave Chase Twitter

Dave Chase LinkedIn

Health Rosetta

Rosetium

TED talk

 

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Jan 16, 2017

On this week’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Kim Marshall joins me to talk about oncology rehabilitation. Kim is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who recently directed her continuing education towards rehabilitation of the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment. In addition to becoming certified in the treatment of lymphedema, Kim completed the STAR training to address and treat other side effects of cancer including unspecified pain, neuropathy and fatigue.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The history of oncology rehabilitation and the role of physical therapists as a healthcare professional ally

-What is lymphedema and how can physical therapists learn to treat this condition

-Common side effects of cancer treatment and the influence on a rehabilitation program

-Important components of patient education and an exercise program for oncology patients

-And so much more!

 

Direct access oncology patients may not always be aware of the need for specialized care. Kim believes, “We need to be a little bit more available to patients to make sure if we can't treat them then we're getting them in the right direction.”

 

Patient education is critical during the initial phases of cancer treatment. Potential side effects are best screened early on so they can be more easily managed throughout the treatment. Kim states it is important for patients to understand, “Unfortunately if you've undergone the treatment for cancer, you're going to have a new normal.”

 

Physical therapists are well prepared to be a primary healthcare provider throughout the cancer treatment process, from preparing patients for treatments to supporting patients during treatment and recovery. Kim stresses, “I would be an advocate for finding somebody who you can go over your laundry list, we should be the healthcare providers that patients can come and complain to along with their concerns and fears.”

 

Kim encourages those interested in oncology rehabilitation to think about the added challenges of this field but also the potential for personal growth from treating this patient population. She shares, “It is really rewarding. There is something about the diagnosis of cancer and facing your own mortality. I always tell my patients I'm on the good end of this in terms of putting people back together. It's challenging… Every patient is a little different in terms of symptoms and a little bit different in terms of where they are in their recovery.”

 

For more information on Kim:

Kim received her doctorate of physical therapy from Western University and her physical therapy degree from California State University, Long Beach in 1985. She obtained her Masters degree in Biokinesiology from the University of Southern California in 1996.

She has specialized in the treatment of orthopedic injuries for the past 20 years. Recently, Kim has directed her continuing education towards rehabilitation of the side effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Kim developed this interest after her grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer and, as a result of the surgery and subsequent treatment, her grandmother lost her shoulder mobility and developed lymphedema. In addition to becoming certified in the treatment of lymphedema, Kim completed the STAR training to address and treat other side effects of cancer including unspecified pain, neuropathy and fatigue. Kim co-founded Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation with Michael McKindley in October of 2004.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Combined Sections Meeting: Oncology

Oncology Specialization

Star Program Oncology Rehabilitation

Physical Therapy Section on Oncology

Rehab Measures: Brief Fatigue Inventory

Lymphedema Quality of Life Questionnaire

Borg Scale

Fitbit

Bruce Protocol

Polar

 

You can reach Kim for any questions at her clinic Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehab by phone (714) 547-1140 or email kmarshallpt@att.net!

 

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Xo Karen

 

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Jan 9, 2017

On this week’s episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Christine Gallagher joins me to talk about practical strategies for entrepreneurs to implement today! Speaker, trainer, bestselling author and award-winning business coach Christine Gallagher is founder of ShesGotClients.com, a company dedicated to teaching women around the globe how to find more meaning, fulfillment and purpose in their life through the power of entrepreneurship.

In this episode, we discuss:

-5 red flags that can tell you if you need to delegate

-What Christine calls “Genius Work” and methods of discovering your strengths

-How to develop and manage a team that compliments your business needs

-Christine’s favorite project management tools

-And so much more!

 

Entrepreneurial people often try to “do it all,” but a better strategy is to do what you are best at and delegate the rest. Christine advices, “Entrepreneurs who end up wearing all the hats start to feel like, ‘Well, even if I don’t know how to do this, it still needs to get done so I should do it.’ But if that keeps coming up, that's something you need to pay attention to… That's when you know that that needs to be delegated.”

 

Sometimes it can be easy for entrepreneurs to lose track of how much time they are putting into their work. Christine talks about exercises for entrepreneurs to rethink what they spend energy on and how they are compensated. She shares, “Think about what [you] are worth per hour doing [your] genius work. Genius work is what you love, what you’re extremely good at, what gives you energy instead of takes your energy away.”

 

As you develop your team, assessing strengths and assigning the right roles is key to getting the most value from each member. She stresses, “It really helps team members understand that they play an important role in the company and often because it's because of the strengths that they have.”

 

For more information on Christine:

Speaker, trainer, bestselling author and award-winning business coach Christine Gallagher is founder of ShesGotClients.com, a company dedicated to teaching women around the globe how to find more meaning, fulfillment and purpose in their life through the power of entrepreneurship.

Christine believes that when entrepreneurs find the courage to share their gifts and their message in a much bigger way, they will not only attract raving fans, enroll more clients, and enjoy more income, they also become a force for positive change in the world.

After applying Christine’s proven marketing methods, which she teaches via her Impact Academy and live workshops, her students and attendees typically experience a significant increase in subscribers, clients, sales and lucrative joint venture opportunities. Most importantly, they find a renewed sense of purpose and passion, allowing them to step into their bigger vision, connect to their “why” in order to serve at the highest level, and make a lasting, true impact in the world through a business they love.

The Huffington Post declared Christine to be one of “16 Brilliant Business Minds on Twitter,” she’s won the Bronze Stevie Award for “Business Mentor/Coach of the Year” for 2014, and she’s an Amazon bestselling author.

Christine is also an in-demand speaker, and has been featured in numerous publications such as We Magazine For Women, NewsDay, BlogHer, The Huffington Post, Social Media Examiner, and many more.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Facebook group: Just Add Wifi Join to access the free 5 day challenge on how to build your tribe!

She's Got Clients Download the FREE guide: 5 Surefire Strategies to Escape the Dollars for Hours Trap

Facebook

Instagram

Asana

Google Drive

StrengthsFinder

Kolbe Assessment

Basecamp

Hire My Mom

 

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Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

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Jan 2, 2017

Happy New Year to the Healthy Wealthy and Smart family! To start off 2017, I had the pleasure of welcoming Dr. David Butler to the show to chat about his work, Explain Pain Supercharged, co-written by Dr. Lorimer Moseley. David is a clinician, an international freelance educator, an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of South Australia and an Honoured Lifetime Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. His professional interests focus around the integration of neurobiology into clinical decision making and public and professional education in pain, stress and performance management.

In this episode, we discuss:

-David’s patient centered updates in Explain Pain Supercharged

-How the immune system and nervous system interact and impact pain symptoms

-David explains SIMS and DIMS and how to treat the patient more holistically

-Evidence for opioid alternatives that everyone possesses in their brain

-And much, much more!

 

Reconceptulizing pain as a protective signal instead of a marker of injury or disease is an important target concept to improve pain outcomes for persistent pain patients. David states, “The primary root metaphor out there has been pain is enemy. Therefore you see pain killers, war against pain, shotgun approach. It’s a big battle but we’re trying to change the primary metaphor to pain is protector so therefore pain softener, you can be sore but safe, hurt not harm and to get metaphors coming off this deeper, deeper conceptual metaphor.”

 

One of David’s goals of Explain Pain Supercharged is to create a digestible curriculum for patient education. David believes, “Knowledge is the greatest pain liberator of all.”

 

Physical therapists are at the forefront of empowering chronic pain patients with effective alternatives to pharmaceuticals. David stresses, “Your own drug cabinet in the brain can be more powerful than anything else.”

 

For more information on David:

David Butler is a physiotherapy graduate of the University of Queensland (1978).  He has a graduate diploma in advanced manipulative therapy (1985), a masters degree by research from the University of South Australia (1996) and a doctorate in education from Flinders University (2010). 

David is a clinician, an international freelance educator, an Adjunct Associate Professor with the University of South Australia and an Honoured Lifetime Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association. His professional interests focus around the integration of neurobiology into clinical decision making and public and professional education in pain, stress and performance management. Food, wine and fishing are also research interests.

Author of numerous book chapters and articles and the texts Mobilisation of the Nervous System (1991), The Sensitive Nervous System (2000), David has also co-authored of Explain Pain (2003, 2nd Edn 2013), The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook (2012) and The Explain Pain Handbook: Protectometer (2015).

 

Resources discussed on this show:

noi group website

noi jam blog

Protectometer

 

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Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

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