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Now displaying: February, 2018
Feb 26, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, it is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Sarah Haag, Dr. Sandy Hilton and Dr. Jason Falvey back for Part 4 all about sex. Check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 and enjoy another installment!

 

In this episode, we discuss:

-Biomechanical considerations for different sex positions

-How to support your partner following child birth

-Why sexual dysfunction may be an important predictor of future cardiovascular problems

-Sexual health for the LGBTQI+ population

-And so much more!

 

Pelvic health interventions follow the same treatment principles as any other orthopedic conditions. Sandy stresses, “Strength and conditioning principles really do apply to pelvic health it’s just the movement is a centimeter, it’s very small but the scale is proportionally the same so if you’re having problems with loading and frequency and dosage of your program, just adapt it. You don’t have to stop.” Sarah reaffirms this and recommends that patients, “Do what you do and should you run into issues, again graded exposure and practice I think is the best answer.”

 

When treating sexual dysfunction, it’s important to consider what could be affecting patients beyond purely biomechanical ailments. For example Sarah explains that, “When someone does become ill, if you’re not typically the caregiver and now there’s that role shift, that’s a psychosocial issue.” Jason stresses the importance this can play with older adults as, “It’s a very hard transition for people to transition from caregiver to lover.”

 

All physical therapists should be able to break past the stigma surrounding pelvic health issues, even if it is not their specialty. It’s important to inform patients that help exists as Sarah has found that, “When it comes to sexual dysfunction and bowel and bladder dysfunction, a lot of people don’t know what’s normal and even when people aren’t happy with the function which is really the key that they need to get help, they don’t know that there is help.”

 

For more information on the guests:

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 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 teaches Health Professionals and Community Education classes on returning to function following back and pelvic pain, has 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 the co-host of Pain Science and Sensibility, a podcast on the application of research into the clinic.

 

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

Uchenna Ossai Twitter

Meryl Alappattu Twitter

Rena McDaniel Twitter

A THERAPY TOOLKIT FOR TREATMENT OF URINARY INCONTINENCE

 

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Xo Karen

 

 

Feb 19, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Rachael Norman joins me to discuss the Better patient experience.  Better was designed for private pay patients to get their money back from insurance for out-of-network care. Our team and software ensure each claim is processed according to the terms of your patient's health insurance policy, and that they are paid back in a timely manner.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The basics for understanding out-of-network benefits

-Best practices for Superbill creation

-How to reduce the likelihood of claim denials

-Keeping up with Modifiers, Diagnosis Codes and Conflicting Codes

-And so much more!

 

It is the clinician’s responsibility to provide the information needed for their patients to receive reimbursements from their insurance companies. Rachael stresses, “Superbills are important and having all the details on them really matters. It can save everyone a lot of headaches later.”

 

Navigating the insurance world can be challenging because, “We see different requirements come up very quickly with very little notice.”

 

It is important for clinicians to keep up-to-date on insurance requirements for reimbursements; otherwise, “That could mean that someone who is owed money isn’t getting it.”

 

For more information on Rachael:

Rachael is creating simple products for healthcare, using her tech experience and health background. She studied Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stanford University. She has conducted medical research at the National Institute of Health; as a medical volunteer in Niger, West Africa; and is an author on multiple academic publications. Rachael has spent her career in operations at startups developing technology products that improve lives.

Resources discussed on this show:

Better Website

Better Claims Twitter

Better Claims Facebook

Better Claims LinkedIn

Can Apps Slay The Medical Bill Dragon?

Empowered patient missing in medical claims process: Part 2

Oakland Start-Up Company Forgives Medical Debts

TPOT Podcast: Making Private Pay and Out-of-Network "Better"

Better for providers

Email: hello@getbetter.co

Superbill blog

HMO/PPO blog

Debt campaign

5 Tips for your Private practice

A Guide to NPIs blog

 

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

 

 

Feb 12, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor and Katie Schmitt join me to discuss Fairytale PT. Jenna Kantor, SPT and Katie Schmitt, SPT, both physical therapy students from Columbia University, developed Fairytale PT, a movement-based musical program where children get to actively participate in shows based on popular fairytales.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The ambitious beginnings of Fairytale PT and the dedication of Jenna and Katie to their mission

-How Fairytale PT incorporates therapeutic exercise into the choreography

-Interprofessional collaboration with occupational therapy students

-Jenna and Katie’s vision for Fairytale PT and how you can get involved

-And so much more!

 

Physical therapy schools without performance backgrounds can still participate in Fairytale PT. Jenna stresses, “It’s not about talent, it’s about enthusiasm.”

 

Navigating the medical world as a pediatric patient can be scary and intimidating. Katie clarifies the challenge as, “How do we give these kids a break and how do we give these parents a little bit of a break and take them out of the beeping and the sounds and the doctors coming in and out and rushing around.”

 

In a fun environment, Fairytale PT is able to achieve therapeutic goals as Jenna states, “The movements the kids are doing are extremely healthy for them.”

 

For more information on Jenna:

JENNA KANTOR (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life - a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University's Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, "Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives," has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled "Injury Prevention for Dancers," is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

For more information on Katie:

I fell in love with Physical Therapy when I realized that with it, I could breathe on my own. My background is as an actor. I have done Shakespeare in New York, film and television in Los Angeles and ran a travel web series with my husband where, for five years, we went to every state and reviewed bed and breakfasts.

It was when I challenged myself to run a mile, that I realized the more I work out and listen to my body the less I need medicine. I learned what it is like to breathe without inhalers, steroids or machines. Today I am an avid cyclist and third year student at Columbia University Medical Center working on my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. 


There is so much about PT that I love. My clinicals have been in outpatient orthopedics at Miccass Physical Therapy in New York and Imagine Physical Therapy in South Carolina and sub-acute rehab at The New Jewish Home. I have spent time with dancers and Broadway performers, on the inpatient TBI floor at Bellevue, observing at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and with the outpatient cardiopulmonary PT team at Columbia University Medical Center. From all my experience to my husband's story of recovery from a car accident and coma when he was a teen, I have realized that PT affects many aspects of life. My goal is to help little kids learn how to breathe, help patients fight cancer and help dancers perform to their peak.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Jenna Kantor Website

Fairytale Physical Therapy Website

Jenna Kantor Facebook

Jenna Kantor Twitter

Jenna Kantor Instagram

Jenna Kantor LinkedIn

Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives

Katie Schmitt LinkedIn

APTA Blog on Fairytale PT

The 90 Day Year

 

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

 

 

Feb 5, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Nick Wolny joins me to discuss Facebook ads. Nick Wolny helps small business owners and online entrepreneurs leverage Facebook advertising, Facebook live, and content marketing to attract more clients and make more revenue. His passion for the health industry comes from a personal transformation, having lost 105 pounds and keeping it off for 14 years. Nick has been featured with SUCCESS Magazine, Yahoo!, LeadPages, the Houston Chronicle, Ramit Sethi’s I Will Teach You To Be Rich, and VICE. He studied classical music at Rice University.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Facebook ads and what they can do for your business

-How to maximize the effectiveness of a boosted post through ad manager and your subscriber list

-Different ways to target and reach warm traffic, cold traffic and the look-a-like audience

-How to know when it’s time to outsource your advertising responsibilities

-And so much more!

 

The ubiquitous and consistent use of Facebook worldwide provides you an incredible platform to promote your content to an ideal audience. Nick reassures, “The people that need your help, that need your product, program or service, it’s a very, very high probability that they are on Facebook.”

 

Nick recommends targeting ads to your current subscribers first and foremost, because he has found that, “Cold traffic is the hardest sandbox to play in.”

 

Images have historically dominated social media, but Facebook has publically stated their intention to move towards video content and even prioritize Facebook live. Nick recommends, “Whenever possible you should use video.”

 

Crafting advertising content that strikes a balance between connecting with people and promoting your product can be difficult. In Nick’s experience, “The ads that do best are the ads that feel like regular posts.”

 

For more information on Nick:

Nick Wolny helps small business owners and online entrepreneurs leverage Facebook advertising, Facebook live, and content marketing to attract more clients and make more revenue. His passion for the health industry comes from a personal transformation, having lost 105 pounds and keeping it off for 14 years. Nick has been featured with SUCCESS Magazine, Yahoo!, LeadPages, the Houston Chronicle, Ramit Sethi’s I Will Teach You To Be Rich, and VICE. He studied classical music at Rice University.

 

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Nick Wolny Website

Nick Wolny Facebook

Nick Wolny Instagram

Free Gift: The Quick Start Facebook Ad Setup Guide For Small Business Owners and Service Providers

#161: (Case Study) Facebook Ads Success for Local Fitness/Yoga Studios with Nick Wolny

 

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

 

 

Feb 1, 2018

On the first Healthy Wealthy and Smart LIVE on Facebook, I am joined by Julie Wiebe to discuss the pelvic floor and sports performance. Julie Wiebe, PT has over 20 years of experience in both Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health. Her passion is to return women to fitness and sport after injury and pregnancy and equip pros to do the same. She advocates for the awareness of pelvic health issues in fitness and promotes innovative solutions for women through her blog, videos and social media. She shares her evidence-based, integrative approach internationally with both professionals and women through live and online educational programs. Find out more and connect with Julie at www.juliewiebept.com or via social media twitter/FB/IG JulieWiebePT.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The anatomy of the pelvic floor and its vital role in biological functions

-How to broach the topic of pelvic floor health with your patients

-Julie’s go-to biomechanical screening tests for performance and pelvic health

-Enhancing breathing patterns for pain management and sports performance

-And so much more!

 

Incontinence following pregnancy has unfortunately been normalized in our society and it’s up to clinicians to educate women about pelvic health and advocate for greater access. Julie stresses, “We have better solutions now for athletes than we’ve had in the past.”

 

One of the most important functional tasks that Julie addresses with all of her patients and clients is the act of breathing as Julie believes, “Breathing is your gateway into all these systems.”

 

Julie utilizes recruitment of core muscles and breathing techniques in her treatment interventions to promote movement fluidity. She stresses, “It has to be a team, it’s all working together and it needs to move in a responsive way.”

 

For more information on Julie:

Julie Wiebe, PT has over twenty years of clinical experience in both Sports Medicine and Women’s Health. Following her passion to revolutionize the way women recover from pregnancy and return to high levels of fitness, she has pioneered an integrative approach to promote women’s health in and through fitness.

Her Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston Science concepts have been successfully incorporated by rehab practitioners and fitness professionals into a variety of populations. Julie is a sought after speaker to provide continuing education courses and lectures internationally at clinics, academic institutions, professional organizations, state and national professional conferences.

Julie maintains a cash-based clinical practice in Los Angeles and shares her approach to bridge the gap between rehab and fitness with pros and women worldwide through online courses and mentoring.

A published author, she advocates for awareness of pelvic health in fitness on her blog and through social media (Twitter/FB/IG-JulieWiebePT) www.juliewiebept.com

When not trying to change the world one pelvic floor at a time, Julie is happy to focus on her first passions: being mom to the Z’s (Zoe and Zack), and wife to David.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Julie Wiebe Website  

Julie Wiebe Facebook

Julie Wiebe Instagram

Julie Wiebe Twitter

Online Courses: Grab 20% off Adult Pro Course bundles with code Healthy20 (Piston Science Bundle A and B), Sports Med Bundles A and B, and Piston Science Module One. For individuals-Pelvic Floor Piston: Foundation for Fitness.

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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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