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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 30, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Caralyn Baxter joins me to discuss her experience as a physical therapist in the 2018 Olympic Games. Dr. Caralyn Baxter is a physical therapist for United States Ski and Snowboard and spends roughly a third of the year traveling with the US Freeski Halfpipe team to domestic and international competitions. Most recently, Cara wrapped up a trip to PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 Olympic Games where her team brought home gold, silver, and bronze medals. When not traveling with the team, Cara works out of the Center of Excellence in Park City, UT with all US Ski and Snowboard disciplines, developing long term rehabilitation plans and collaborating with the high performance strength and conditioning team to optimize athletes’ health and success.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Cara’s volunteer work brought her to the 2018 Olympic Winter Games

-What to expect with sports medicine on the road in comparison to in the clinic

-Prioritizing self care in the face of long working hours during competition season

-Cara’s top moments as a clinician in the Olympic Games

-And so much more!

 

Breaking into sports medicine takes perseverance and grit as Cara has found that, “Sports medicine is very much a world of needing to prove yourself and make those connections first before an opportunity of having a paid position is going to be placed in front of you.” Cara stresses, “You have to be persistent.”

 

While treating Olympic athletes on the road can be demanding, ultimately, you are responsible for providing the best care for the athletes as Cara reminds, “It wouldn’t be an Olympic experience without the athletes.”

 

To enhance your success in sports medicine, Cara advises, “Take advantage of any opportunity out there because you never know what door that’s going to open for you.”

 

For more information on Caralyn:

Dr. Caralyn Baxter is a physical therapist for United States Ski and Snowboard and spends roughly a third of the year traveling with the US Freeski Halfpipe team to domestic and international competitions. Most recently, Cara wrapped up a trip to PyeongChang, South Korea for the 2018 Olympic Games where her team brought home gold, silver, and bronze medals.

When not traveling with the team, Cara works out of the Center of Excellence in Park City, UT with all US Ski and Snowboard disciplines, developing long term rehabilitation plans and collaborating with the high performance strength and conditioning team to optimize athletes’ health and success. She has a particular interest in athlete brain health and concussion rehabilitation, and in the summer of 2017, Cara partnered with Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher and implemented the first sports neurology pre participation exams for the US Freeski Halfpipe Team. Additionally, Cara has served as a guest lecturer on concussion rehabilitation at the University of Utah and presented at the 2017 Medical Emergencies in Skiing and Snowboarding conference.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Cara Baxter Instagram

Cara Baxter Twitter

Email: cbaxter@ussa.org

Boston Globe: There’s more than one way to make an Olympic dream come true

Concussion Corner Podcast with Dr. Caralyn Baxter

Headspace

 

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

 

 

Apr 26, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Brent Brookbush joins me to discuss the state of physical therapy education. Dr. Brookbush has been an impassioned human movement professional since 1998, a passion that can only be matched by his love for education.  Developing a presentation style focused on the clear and engaging delivery of evidence-based, practical education, he has been a resource for industry giants such as, New York Sports Clubs (TSI), Equinox, NASM, SHAPE Magazine, Power Plate, BeachBody. Etc.  As the founder and CEO of the Brookbush Institute of Human Movement Science, Dr. Brookbush continues to revolutionize education in the industry with cutting edge online resources, live workshops, academic support for universities, as well as providing consulting and print publications. He continues to pursue his passion as CEO, educator, author and speaker, as well as practicing as an independent clinician in New York City.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The evolution of physical therapy education and emerging education models

-Ways multimedia can enrich the learning experience for different learning styles

-Simple solutions to raising costs of physical therapy tuition and student debt

-Brookbush Institute: a multimedia continuing education resource

-And so much more!

 

Multimedia education models allow for optionality when engaging different learning styles at various price points. Ultimately, Brent believes, “We have a chance here to bring down tuition costs significantly.” With physical therapy schools opting for traditional in-person exclusive educational models, Brent believes, “PT schools, for the most part, are lagging severely behind.”

 

With the current state of physical therapy school education up for debate, Brent stresses, “The APTA has to stop chasing the medical model.”

 

Physical therapy practice continues to evolve and it can be challenging to remain current with new information. Brent promotes, “Have an educational game plan.”

 

For more information on Dr. Brookbush:

Dr. Brookbush has been an impassioned human movement professional since 1998, a passion that can only be matched by his love for education.  Developing a presentation style focused on the clear and engaging delivery of evidence-based, practical education, he has been a resource for industry giants such as, New York Sports Clubs (TSI), Equinox, NASM, SHAPE Magazine, Power Plate, BeachBody. Etc.  As the founder and CEO of the Brookbush Institute of Human Movement Science, Dr. Brookbush continues to revolutionize education in the industry with cutting edge online resources, live workshops, academic support for universities, as well as providing consulting and print publications. He continues to pursue his passion as CEO, educator, author and speaker, as well as practicing as an independent clinician in New York City.

 

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Brookbush Institute Website

Brent Brookbush Facebook

Brent Brookbush Youtube

Brent Brookbush LinkedIn

Brent Brookbush Twitter

Brent Brookbush Instagram

 

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

 

 

Apr 23, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, James Roberts joins me to discuss disability and fitness. James Roberts was born with a congenital disability called femoral dysplasia and a floating hip of the left leg as well as scoliosis of the spine. James grew on a NATO base in S.H.A.P.E (Casteau), Belgium but now reside back in Prestatyn, North Wales. James is an online training and nutrition coach by trade, but was an elite Paralympic athlete for just over a decade. James has been lucky enough over those years to have represented Great Britain at countless World Championships and 2 Paralympics Games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) to just name a few.

In this episode, we discuss:

-James’ exciting career as a multisport Paralympics athlete

-Bridging the gap between disability and fitness

-Are people with disabilities underestimated?

-How to reach your ideal clients through social media

-And so much more!

 

Growing up, James always challenged himself to never let his disability limit his development, asking himself, “Well how can I adapt this simple and mundane task now so that I can integrate with my peers.” As a result of his perseverance, “I’ve learnt different skill sets and it’s made me the person I am today speaking to you.”

 

James tailor’s programs to each of his client’s goals and not to their disability as he is, “Looking at what’s this person’s ability and what are they actually capable of and pushing them to those extremes.” When working with client’s with disabilities, he stresses, “Treat them no differently than you would treat an able bodied client.”

 

For more information on James:

I was born with a congenital disability called femoral dysplasia and a floating hip of the left leg as well as scoliosis of the spine. I grew on a NATO base in S.H.A.P.E (Casteau), Belgium but now reside back in Prestatyn, North Wales. I'm an online training and nutrition coach by trade, but I was an elite Paralympic athlete for just over a decade. I've been lucky enough over those years to have represented Great Britain at countless World Championships and 2 Paralympics Games (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) to just name a few.

 

I started out my sporting career in swimming and was part of British Swimming's Potential Squad from 2003-05. During that time, I held the SB8 200m breaststroke and 50m breaststroke national records.

After being dropped from the GB swimming programme, I moved on to rowing in 2006. The transition happened fairly quickly as I made my first senior international competition that summer at the 2006 World Championships in Dorney Lake, Great Britain and made the final finishing 6th. 2007 World Championships Semi-Finalist, 2008 Paralympic Finalist (5th) and 2009 World Championships Finalist (5th).

 

I made another transition of sport, this time to sitting volleyball. From 2010 until 2012, I amassed 56 caps for Great Britain. My first international was a surprise selection to compete at the 2010 World Championships in Edmund, Oklahoma, USA. I was lucky enough that my time with the squad, to have competed for Great Britain at my only European Championships in my repertoire as well as a Continental and Intercontinental Cup. My career calumniated at the London 2012 Paralympics were the GB sitting volleyball squad lost in the quarter-final to eventual silver medallist Iran.

 

So why the website?

 

Having a disability myself I completely understand the adversity one can face on a day-to-day basis. Also, I wanted to bridge that gap between mainstream fitness and disability, as there is not a lot of fitness topics about for people with disability to widen their knowledge and/or to just improve their quality of living.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Fit Amputee Website

Mind Set Game Podcast

James Roberts Facebook

James Roberts Instagram

James Roberts Twitter

James Roberts YouTube

Fit Amputee Resources

Fit Amputee Media

 

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

 

 

Apr 19, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Michael Bade joins me on Facebook Live to discuss the difference between a residency and fellowship program. Michael is an assistant professor in the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program. He is board-certified in orthopaedics and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is currently an affiliate faculty member of the Regis OMPT fellowship program and in addition to his experience as a fellowship director, he has assisted with the design of several residency programs.    

In this episode, we discuss:

-What is the difference between a residency and fellowship program?

-Michael’s advice for developing a competitive application and exploring different financial options

-Do residency and fellowship programs enhance your clinical practice?

-Should residency be mandated to elevate the practice of physical therapy?

-And so much more!

 

To develop a competitive application for a residency program, Michael recommends, “Networking is probably one of the more impactful things you can do.”

 

The practice of physical therapy continues to evolve as the knowledge base grows and seasoned practitioners can remain up-to-date by pursuing a fellowship or residency. Michael believes, “No matter what time in your career you can always benefit from going back and learning more.”

 

Having been an integral part of many fellowship and residency programs, Michael has found, “Residency and fellowship education are investments in your overall career and ultimately I think that it leads to a lot of increased job satisfaction as your clinical skills grow and it’s a very powerful and transformative experience.”

 

For more information on Michael Bade, PT, DPT, PhD, OCS, FAAOMPT:

Michael is an assistant professor in the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program. He is board-certified in orthopaedics and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists. He helped create the Duke University Medical System Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship and was the first graduate of that program in 2008. In 2012, he received his PhD in Clinical Science from the University of Colorado with an emphasis on comparative effectiveness trials in orthopaedics.   After graduating with his PhD, he was the director of the Regis University Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship as well as an instructor within that program.   He is currently an affiliate faculty member of the Regis OMPT fellowship program and in addition to his experience as a fellowship director; he has assisted with the design of several residency programs.  

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Email: michael.bade@ucdenver.edu

Michael Bade Research Gate

Michael Bade LinkedIn

University of Colorado: Michael Bade

Webinar: post-professional career options    

MedBridge

Rodeghero 2015

Smith 1999

Jones 2008  

 

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

 

 

Apr 16, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley joins me on Facebook Live to discuss the pathway to a PhD. Dr. Stevens-Lapsley received her Physical Therapy degree at the University of Delaware, where she went on to complete a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science with a focus in Applied Physiology. She then completed post-doctoral training at the University of Florida. Her research uses a multifaceted approach to evaluate intervention strategies designed to enhance the effectiveness of rehabilitation in older adult patient populations. As such, her research ranges from understanding the mechanisms of skeletal muscle dysfunction to studies of implementation of best rehabilitation practices in post-acute care settings.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Deciding whether a residency, fellowship or PhD program is right for you

-How to identify the qualities in a PhD program that best match your career goals

-Why the perfect mentorship match is essential for growth and success

-The key elements Dr. Stevens-Lapsley looks for in a stand out PhD application

-And so much more!

 

With many lifestyle options for students, they can pursue higher education at their own pace and explore different approaches to learning as Dr. Stevens-Lapsley stresses, “There are such a myriad of ways that PhD training can unfold.” With multiple PhD programs in the country, “The options continue to grow… It is nice to have a variety of options to figure out what is going to fit your individual needs.”

 

While the learning style, academic environment and available resources are important deciding factors, Dr. Stevens-Lapsley suggests you appraise, “The track record of the mentors in the program as one of the most important considerations.” Dr. Stevens-Lapsley has found that, “Finding the right mentor for a PhD is like a mini marriage.”

 

Asking about a PhD program’s success rate with securing loan repayment plans for their students is an important consideration as Dr. Stevens-Lapsley stresses, “While people see the finances as the ultimate barrier, our math suggests that it shouldn’t be.”

 

For more information on Dr. Stevens-Lapsley:

I received my Physical Therapy degree at the University of Delaware, where I went on to complete a PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science with a focus in Applied Physiology. I then completed post-doctoral training at the University of Florida.

Research Interests

My research uses a multifaceted approach to evaluate intervention strategies designed to enhance the effectiveness of rehabilitation in older adult patient populations. As such, my research ranges from understanding the mechanisms of skeletal muscle dysfunction to studies of implementation of best rehabilitation practices in post-acute care settings. More specifically, my research includes the evaluation of mechanisms of quadriceps dysfunction, interventions to maximize savings with bundled care with joint arthroplasty, pragmatic trials in medically complex patient populations, and health services research to understanding how rehabilitation services impact hospitalization rates and functional performance. One additional area of research emphasis is the development and refinement of more intensive and progressive strategies for the rehabilitation of older adult populations.

Responsibilities:

Director: Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program, MOVE Lab

Co-Director: RESTORE group

Investigator, ACCORDS

Investigator, VA Geriatric ResearchEducation, and Clinical Center

 

Resources discussed on this show:

University of Colorado: Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley

Email: Jennifer.Stevens-Lapsley@ucdenver.edutw

APTA: PhD Programs

Research Gate Profile: Jennifer Stevens-Lapsley

NIH Loan Repayment Plan

 

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

 

 

Apr 13, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Lousiana, Matthew Villegas organized a Q & A with Dr. Karen Litzy and Dr. Sandy Hilton about pain science. Dr. Litzy is currently the owner of Karen Litzy Physical Therapy, PLLC, a concierge physical therapy practice in New York City, where she sees clients in their home, gym or office and she is the host of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast. Dr. Sandy Hilton is a physical therapist and her 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.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How does psychology and culture impact someone’s pain experience

-Managing expectations and celebrating small wins with patients with CRPS

-Self care tips to prevent empathy burnout in physical therapy

-Interprofessional collaboration to best manage persistent pain patients

-And so much more!

 

Explaining pain needs to be part of a graded education program just like any exercise program as Sandy reminds, “Everyone learns differently and pain is a uniquely individual experience.”

 

Every small success should be celebrated and Sandy encourages patients to, “Claim those victories because when you can start doing that¸ you can start building on them.”

 

Patients with persistent pain would benefit from assurance and motivation as Karen stresses, “If you can be the person for that patient to listen to them, to offer good solid advice, help them take control over their life versus the pain controlling their life, and being able to really get them to understand that they are not fragile and they’re not broken and they’re not damaged goods, that’ll go a long way of getting them better without putting your hands on them or loading a tissue.”

 

Sandy believes the role of the physical therapist is, “Un-scaring someone and giving them a path to follow and sign marks along the way to be able to recognize that they are getting better and being there to walk it through with them.”

 

For more information on Karen:

Dr. Litzy is currently the owner of Karen Litzy Physical Therapy, PLLC, a concierge physical therapy practice in New York City, where she sees clients in their home, gym or office. Aside from physical therapy clients she also sees clients for wellness training, surgical packages and golf fitness evaluations. She is on the board of directors for the non-profit Physical Therapy Business Alliance and part of the PT Day of Service team. Dr. Litzy consults with physical therapy colleagues on how to start and maintain a successful out of network physical therapy practice. http://karenlitzy.com/

 

For more information on Sandy:

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.

 

For more information on Matthew:

My name is Matthew Villegas. I host Capable Body Podcast (available on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher), which aims to bridge the gap between healthcare providers and real people with real stories. Also, the podcast features an active Facebook community that is a safe space where I share more means to connect with my guests as well as some behind-the-scenes extras.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Matthew Villegas Website

Matthew Villegas Twitter

Sandy Hilton Twitter

Karen Litzy Twitter

World Congress on Pain

 

Thanks for listening and subscribing to the podcast! Make sure to connect with me on twitter, instagram and facebook to stay updated on all of the latest! Show your support for the show by leaving a rating and review on iTunes!

 

Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Apr 11, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Carrie Pagliano joins me to discuss women as leaders and entrepreneurs in physical therapy. Carrie Pagliano currently serves as President for the Section on Women's Health of the American Physical Therapy Association and is the owner of a private women's health/pediatric pelvic health clinic in Arlington, VA.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Carrie manages being a mom, leader and entrepreneur in physical therapy

-How to elicit the needed support from your tribe to catapult you to success

-A framework for creating value and solving people’s pain points when building your own practice

-Embracing your vulnerabilities and practicing gratitude over even the small successes

-And so much more!

 

The variety of settings and time management structures in physical therapy afford women the opportunity to manage work and life, as Carrie reminds, “We have so many roles in our profession in which women and specifically moms can choose to be a part of, depending on where they are in their family development.” Women bring value to the workplace and Carrie believes, “Regardless of where we are in our career and family life cycle, we have a lot to offer.”

 

Jumping at opportunities when they arise, regardless of the timing, has helped Carrie grow into leadership positions.   Carrie stresses, “It’s an uncanny ability that I think women have is making things happen.”

 

Success in any endeavor is a product of the support received from those around you and Carrie has found that, “It’s not about me; it’s everybody around me who helped make this happened.”

 

For more information on Carrie:

Carrie J. Pagliano received her Masters in Physical Therapy from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia in 1999 and Doctor of Physical Therapy from University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) in 2007. Dr. Pagliano is double-Board Certified in Orthopaedics and Women’s Health and holds Manual Therapy Certification from USAHS. In 2007, Dr. Pagliano founded the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital PM&R Pelvic Floor Program and in 2014, founded the MGUH Women’s Health PT Residency. Dr. Pagliano is a co-instructor for women’s health focused Real Time Ultrasound education, teaching assistant for pelvic floor education and clinical instructor for student education. She lectures nationally in the areas of chronic pelvic pain, integrative practice models and pelvic floor dysfunction.

Dr. Pagliano currently serves as a Committee Member with The American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education and as an adjunct professor at Marymount University in Arlington, VA. Dr. Pagliano sits on the Board of Directors for the Section on Women’s Health (SoWH) of the American Physical Therapy Association as President and is the chairperson for the SoWH Name Change Task Force.

Dr. Pagliano resides in Arlington VA with her husband and two children.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Carrie Pagliano Twitter

Carrie Pagliano Website

Carrie Pagliano LinkedIn

Carrie Pagliano Facebook

Carrie Pagliano Instagram

 

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

 

 

Apr 9, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jenna Kantor, SPT guest hosts and interviews Ali Schoos on opening a physical therapy private practice. Ali owns Peak Sports and Spine Physical Therapy and enjoys leading and learning from her dynamic and passionate team, and believes in excellent customer service. She specializes in biomechanics of the shoulder, spine, and lower extremity, including gait analysis and orthotic fabrication.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Ali’s experience in different physical therapy settings contributed to her success as a private practice owner

-Ali’s top 3 business strategies for a successful private practice

-Ali’s management mistakes with employee satisfaction and patient acquisition

-How to attract your dream patients through community involvement

-And so much more!

 

Ali advices people who are on the cusp of starting their own business to be brave. From her experience, “I trusted that I knew I was going to be able to do this. I trusted I was going to have that ability.”

 

To manage a team that is dedicated to the values, mission and vision of the company, Ali has found that, “As a boss, you can be respectful and you can be collaborative but you can’t be nice to everybody. We don’t lead by being nice.”

 

Ali has honed her skills as a manager through trial and error. She advices, “It’s learning how to have honest conversations with people… It’s not about the person, it’s about the behaviors. ”

 

For more information on Ali:

Ali enjoys partnering with her patients of all ages. She has treated professional baseball, tennis, and soccer players, as well as high school, collegiate, and weekend athletes, and everyone in between. She’s dedicated to finding a solution to complex problems, and helps people overcome their body’s obstacles, no matter the challenge. As a Certified Orthopedic Specialist since 1993, Ali works with a variety of difficult cases and utilizes her “Sherlock Holmes-type” skills to find an answer. She leads each patient toward a more active lifestyle. She specializes in biomechanics of the shoulder, spine, and lower extremity, including gait analysis and orthotic fabrication.

Ali owns Peak Sports and Spine Physical Therapy and enjoys leading and learning from her dynamic and passionate team, and believes in excellent customer service. She hopes you’ll be an active participant in choosing your health care provider and recognize Peak Sports and Spine as your primary care physical therapy clinic. “I believe in a partnership between you and your physical therapist.”

 

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

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Ali Schoos Twitter

Peak Sports and Spine Physical Therapy Website

Jenna Kantor 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

 

 

Apr 4, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Shannon Sepulveda guest hosts and interviews Julie Wiebe on pelvic health and the female athlete. 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

In this episode, we discuss:

-How to support pelvic floor health for return to sport in the female athlete

-Linking orthopedic and women’s health physical therapy

-When to refer your athletes to a pelvic health physical therapist

-Educating coaches on incontinence in the adolescent female athlete

-And so much more!

 

Pelvic health is a component of an athlete’s sport performance as Julie encourages, “Start to think about the pelvic floor as more than just something we can strengthen, it’s something we can control and have it perform.”

 

The pelvic floor has an important role in the body’s proximal control and stability system. Julie stresses, “There is really no separation in the body, the pelvis and the pelvic floor are part of everything.”

 

Orthopedic physical therapists can include pelvic floor rehabilitation in their return to sport protocols as Julie reminds, “If we understand the pelvic floor and the pelvic floor complex as a muscle group, just treat it like any other muscle group and talk about it that 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.

 

For more information on Shannon:

Shannon Sepulveda, DPT, M.Ed., CSCS, WCS is the owner and Physical Therapist at Shannon Sepulveda, DPT, PLLC. She is an Orthopedic and Women's Health Physical Therapist and is currently the only Board-Certified Women's Health Physical Therapist (WCS) in Montana. Shannon received her undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, Masters in Education from Harvard University (M.Ed.) and Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) from the University of Montana. She is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). She has been a practicing Physical Therapist in Bozeman, Montana for over 6 years. In her free time, she enjoys running, biking, skiing, hunting and spending time with her husband, son and daughter.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Julie Wiebe Website

Julie Wiebe Facebook

Julie Wiebe Instagram

Julie Wiebe Twitter

Shannon Sepulveda Website

Shannon Sepulveda Facebook

 

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Apr 2, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Carrie Fuller guest hosts and interviews Dr. Peggy Lynam on the importance of APTA membership. Dr. Peggy Lynam has been practicing as a physical therapist for 36 years and currently is an Associate professor in the DPT program at Long Island University- Brooklyn, N.Y. Dr Lynam is a Board certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy, and in addition to her faculty role, she maintains a part-time home health practice, providing service mainly to geriatric adults with neurologic conditions.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Peggy’s involvement in the APTA and NYPTA

-What is the APTA’s House of Delegates?

-The many ways to be an active member of the APTA

-How students can seek mentorship opportunities within state and national associations

-And so much more!

 

Becoming involved in any association position can be rewarding and enriching. From Peggy’s experience, “Each role seemed the best role for me at that point in my professional life and my personal life.”

 

Specifically, if you are interested in broader policy solutions, being involved in the Association’s House of Delegates keeps you at the forefront of the issues within the profession. Peggy found that, “The best thing about serving in the house is you are a part of contributing to what the association is going to be doing, how we are moving forward and how we are influencing the profession to move forward.”

 

The American Physical Therapy Association is foundational to the success of the profession. Peggy stresses, “We promote the profession. Without the Association, I don’t think our profession of physical therapy would exist anymore.”

 

For more information on Peggy:

Dr. Peggy Lynam has been practicing as a physical therapist for 36 years. She received her B.S. degree in physical therapy from Ithaca College, a post professional Masters degree from Long Island University and a T-DPT degree from A.T. Still University

 

She currently is an Associate professor in the DPT program at Long Island University- Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

Dr Lynam is a Board certified clinical specialist in neurologic physical therapy, and in addition to her faculty role, she maintains a part-time home health practice, providing service mainly to geriatric adults with neurologic conditions.

 

For more information on Carrie:

Carrie Fuller, PTA, RPSFC, PYTc is a RPSF Certified PTA in Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT), is a Professional Yoga Therapist candidate in the practice of medical therapeutic yoga and received PTA Recognition of Advanced Proficiency in Neuromuscular Physical Therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association in 2012. Carrie earned a Bachelor of Arts-Summa Cum Laude, Disability Studies in 2016 at the City University of NY. Carrie is currently the New York Physical Therapy Association Greater NY District’s Secretary and has been a Greater NY District Delegate to the Delegate Assembly for the past 8 years. At the National level, Carrie is the elected PTA Caucus Representative of the NY Chapter and will have participated in the APTA House of Delegates for 7 years this June. She has been an ambassador for PT Day of Service for the past three years. Carrie presently works as the Senior Physical Therapist Assistant at Mt. Sinai West.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Carrie Fuller Twitter

Carrie Gatlin Fuller Facebook

New York Physical Therapy Association

APTA Student Assembly

 

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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