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The Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast with Dr. Karen Litzy features top experts in health, wellness and business with a particular focus on physical therapy. We take evidence based medicine and break it down making it easier to understand and immediately apply to your life. At Healthy Wealthy & Smart our goal is simple: to provide you with the best information to live a healthy and pain free life!
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Now displaying: May, 2018
May 28, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Søren Skou joins me to discuss Good Life With osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D). Søren Thorgaard Skou (STS) (PT, PhD) is an associate professor at the University of Southern Denmark and Næstved, Slagelse, Ringsted Hospitals in Denmark. Soren is one of the main architects behind the implementation of the highly successful treatment program Good Life With osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D) for patients with knee and hip pain.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Education of physical therapists in delivering care in accordance with clinical guidelines

-Patient education and neuromuscular exercise for patients with OA-like symptoms primarily from the hip or knee

-The national GLA:D®-registry for data collection and evaluation of results

-The growing global support of the GLA:D program

-And so much more!

 

Translating the research evidence for osteoarthritis pain management to clinical practice can be difficult as Søren stresses, “Even though we had the evidence, the implementation was missing.” The goal of the GLA:D program was to bridge that gap by, “Giving the clinicians a toolbox to bring home instead of them having to read the evidence and then trying to translate that into something clinically useful.”

 

The elements of the program are designed to facilitate pain reduction in the short term and build new habits for the long term. Søren has found that, “The group based sessions are very supportive also for motivating the patients to continue participating.” In addition, Søren believes, “Education is key to the long term effects.”

 

For more information on Søren:

Søren Thorgaard Skou (STS) (PT, PhD) is an associate professor at the University of Southern Denmark and Næstved, Slagelse, Ringsted Hospitals* in Denmark. He has vast experience within the field of early treatment of knee pain and has been the principal investigator ­­­of three high-quality randomized controlled trials, one of which was published in The New England Journal of Medicine, the highest ranked of all general medical journals. STS is one of the main architects behind the implementation of the highly successful treatment program Good Life With osteoArthritis in Denmark (GLA:D) for patients with knee and hip pain. Furthermore, he is a recipient of the prestigious Sapere Aude Research Talent Award from the Danish Council for Independent Research and several other research awards.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Email: stskou@health.sdu.dk

GLA:D Website

Søren Skou Twitter

GLA:D Canada

GLA:D Australia

BJSM: GLA:D to have a high-value option for patients with knee and hip arthritis across four continents: Good Life with osteoArthritis from Denmark

Ewa Roose email: eroos@health.sdu.dk

 

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Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

May 24, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Craig Cody joins me to discuss taxes. Craig Cody is a Certified Tax Coach, Certified Public Accountant, Business Owner and Former New York City Police Officer with 17 years experience on the Force. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant for the past 15 years, he is also a Certified Tax Coach. As a Certified Tax Coach, Craig belongs to a select group of tax practitioners throughout the country who undergo extensive training and continued education on various tax planning techniques and strategies to become, as well as remain, certified. With this organization, Craig has co-authored an Amazon best seller book, Secrets of a Tax-Free Life.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The biggest mistakes small business owners make regarding taxes

-Strategies medical providers can use to lower their tax bill

-Retirement planning vehicles that are right for you

-How can proactive tax planning help private practices?

-And so much more!

 

Craig recommends seeking advice from a CPA for all your accounting needs because Craig believes, “We should do what we are good at and let other professionals do what they are good at.”

 

To make the most of proactive tax planning, begin today as Craig reminds, “For most planning, January and February is going to be too late.”

 

Reach out to a CPA to find what business entity and retirement vehicles are best for your practice as Craig stresses, “By communicating, you will save more money if you’re working with the right people.”

 

An accountant can help find different opportunities to lower your tax bill and, “Pay what you’re legally obligated to pay.”

 

For more information on Craig:

Craig Cody is a Certified Tax Coach, Certified Public Accountant, Business Owner and Former New York City Police Officer with 17 years experience on the Force. In addition to being a Certified Public Accountant for the past 15 years, he is also a Certified Tax Coach. As a Certified Tax Coach, Craig belongs to a select group of tax practitioners throughout the country who undergo extensive training and continued education on various tax planning techniques and strategies to become, as well as remain, certified. With this organization, Craig has co-authored an Amazon best seller book, Secrets of a Tax-Free Life.

Resources discussed on this show:

Email: craig@ccodycpa.com

Phone: 516-869-4051

Craig Cody and Company Website

Craig Cody Twitter

Craig Cody and Company Facebook

Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine

Free Gift: 10 Biggest Tax Mistakes That Cost Business Owners Thousands

 

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

 

 

May 21, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Sharon Holand Gelfand joins me to discuss stress and nutrition. Sharon’s path to nutrition began when her son was diagnosed with Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Ileitis (Irritable Bowel Disease, which is an autoimmune condition). Her decision to tackle his condition led her to change careers and sent her to graduate school where she completed a Masters of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition (MSACN).

In this episode, we discuss:

-How stress impacts our physiology and the first warning signs of being overstressed

-The vitamins and minerals that most people are deficient in

-Food and supplements to incorporate into your diet to combat stress

-How to heal your gut with fermented foods

-And so much more!

 

Fatigue can be one of the first indications that stress is beginning to impact your health and Sharon has found that, “We are given so many signs but we don’t pay attention to them.” Your body will tell you when something is awry and the key is to be able to recognize the signs as, “Everything’s awareness.”  

 

Healthcare practitioners must prioritize self care before being able to fully help others as Sharon reminds, “If we don’t put that oxygen mask on ourselves first, we are going to be dead.”

 

When incorporating your new health promotion plan in your life, Sharon recommends, “Don’t try to do it all at once…It’s a habit, it’s practice.” While it can be difficult to be consistent with a healthy lifestyle, Sharon challenges, “Do you want to be proactive about it or wait until something happens and then have to react?”               

 

For more information on Sharon:

Sharon’s path to nutrition began when her son was diagnosed with Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis and Ileitis (Irritable Bowel Disease, which is an autoimmune condition). Her decision to tackle his condition led her to change careers and sent her to graduate school where she completed a Masters of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition (MSACN).

During this process Sharon realized that she had been ignoring her own symptoms, including IBS, migraines, eczema and hypoglycemia to name a few. She learned how to heal herself, her son and her whole family through proper functional testing, food, supplements and changes to their lifestyle.

Sharon is a certified functional nutritionist and a member of the American College of Nutrition. She believes you need to stop guessing, start testing and works with men and women who are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired, and want to get to the root of their health issues once and for all so that they have more energy, less brain fog, lose weight and feel great!

Sharon believes that if you don’t get the right nutrients, that if you keep borrowing from your own health account and depleting it, your body becomes inflamed and your brain gets foggy. You have to take care of yourself and your health first (think airplane: place oxygen on yourself first), to think clearly within your own life, before you can have the energy to bring to others, whether it is family, friends or coworkers.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Email: sharon@sharonholand.com

Sharon's Website

Sharon's Facebook

Sharon's twitter

Sharon's Instagram

Sharon's LinkedIn

Sharon's Youtube

Nutraceutical

 

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

 

 

May 17, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Josh Payne joins me to discuss how he began his concierge physical therapy practice. Dr. Josh Payne is the owner of Freedom Physical Therapy, providing concierge services to his clients in Denver, CO. Josh started his practice after getting tired of the traditional physical therapy model in multiple outpatient clinics that he worked in. He is an advocate for the growth of the physical therapy profession, and for the trend towards more personalized care.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why Josh decided he wanted to open his own private practice and how he laid the foundations for his business

-Josh’s top referral sources he used to build his patient case load

-Some mistakes made along the way while growing his practice

-What the future has in store for Freedom Physical Therapy

-And so much more!

 

Josh believes confidence in yourself as a therapist will go a long way in helping you grow your practice. Josh stresses, “The whole reason why I want to start a practice is to give my patients what they truly deserve.”

 

Entrepreneurs can invest an abundance of time in their business and setting boundaries at the beginning can be an important consideration. Josh found that, “I took away everything that wasn’t helping me go in the direction I wanted to go forward with.”

 

Job burnout is becoming more and more common in physical therapy. Find the right blend for your practice as Josh advises, “Don’t be afraid to be different in the world of PT.”

 

For more information on Josh:

Dr. Josh Payne is the owner of Freedom Physical Therapy, providing concierge services to his clients in Denver, CO. Josh started his practice after getting tired of the traditional physical therapy model in multiple outpatient clinics that he worked in. He is an advocate for the growth of the physical therapy profession, and for the trend towards more personalized care. Dr. Payne believes that a holistic approach is what is needed for truly effective care. In his free time, he enjoys mountain biking, camping, and hiking with his wife Shelby. Josh graduated with his Doctorate in physical therapy from Texas Tech University in 2013.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Josh Payne Instagram

Josh Payne Facebook

Freedom PT Concierge Website

Email: drjosh@freedomptconcierge.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

 

 

May 14, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Madeleine Silva joins me to discuss the empowered patient journey. Madeleine supports a wide range of holistic doctors, healers and practitioners looking to reach their dream patients.  A sought-after healthcare speaker, an innovative healthcare futurist and an acclaimed healthcare business coach, Madeleine will generously share her best, actionable advice from 25+ years of healthcare business experience.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The digital disruption of healthcare and how it’s impacting providers

-What is the “Empowered Patient Journey”?

-How to build a community for your practice with Facebook live and Facebook groups

-Patient myths that will stifle your success

-And so much more!

 

With access to healthcare information readily available, Madeleine stresses, “It’s harder to convert patients now more than ever.”

The most important qualities patient’s look for in their providers is that they spend time listening, care and readily share information. In addition, Madeleine has found, “What people are mostly looking for from their healthcare provider today is actually to be empowered.”

 

Patients are highly motivated to participate in their healing process and Madeleine believes, “We have an opportunity to put health back in healthcare.”

 

For more information on Madeleine:

With an international mindset, diverse healthcare background and what many call an artistic approach to business, Madeleine Silva promises to make you rethink how to grow a healthcare practice, influence and income in today’s rapidly changing, patient-driven digital economy.

Madeleine supports a wide range of holistic doctors, healers and practitioners looking to reach their dream patients. With over 80% of adults searching online before ever stepping foot in a healthcare practice, Madeleine says there is no faster way to establish yourself as the go-to expert in today’s digital revolution than by creating a community of raving fans online.

A sought-after healthcare speaker, an innovative healthcare futurist and an acclaimed healthcare business coach, Madeleine will generously share her best, actionable advice from 25+ years of healthcare business experience. Be ready to become a Healthcare Hero of the Empowered Health Revolution. It’s not business as usual.

More about Madeleine:

Madeleine was born in Vevey, Switzerland, grew up in Helsingborg, Sweden and moved to San Francisco, USA by herself when she was just nineteen. She grew her first business to 6-figures in just nine months and continued to double her business revenue the second and third year. Like many of her clients, as her business grew, Madeleine got stuck working in the center of her business, overwhelmed, maxed out and without any time to continue to develop her business vision. After years of struggling, on the brink of losing her home, Madeleine finally cracked the code to the Freedom Switch Formula and successfully created an 8-hour workweek while growing her profit margin to an impressive 65%. She had started 5 businesses from scratch on shoestring budgets and successfully sold two businesses for top dollars.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

The Patient Will See You Now: The Future of Medicine Is in Your Hands

Freedom Switch Website

Freedom Switch Facebook

Madeleine Silva LinkedIn

Freedom Switch Welcome to Healthy Wealthy and Smart listeners!

Healthcare Hero Facebook Group

 

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

 

 

May 7, 2018

LIVE from Washington DC at the Federal Advocacy Forum through the American Physical Therapy Association, I am joined by Dr. Sharon Dunn to discuss advocacy in physical therapy. Dr. Sharon Dunn is the President of the American Physical Therapy Association. Since beginning service through the professional organization as a student, Sharon has also served as the State Government Affairs Chair; Louisiana chapter President, Vice President, and Delegate.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Physical therapy advocacy for both the patients and the profession

-Policy agenda wins for the APTA

-New public policy priorities for 2018

-How to bring advocacy to your community, state and country

-And so much more!

 

Dr. Dunn believes the focus of advocacy efforts should be about the patients as, “Stories are where the meaningful conversations occur.” Dr. Dunn has found, “To bring the patient’s story to the congressional leadership is what really makes a difference.”

 

Physical therapy advocates have made significant progress on Capitol Hill as Dr. Dunn reassures, “Hill staffers and congress people see the value of hearing from physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.”

 

Approach legislators with a win-win scenario as Dr. Dunn strategizes, “Never leave that meeting without offering to be a solution.” She reminds, “Share with the legislators what you do for your patients and not always go about the money or the payment but how can physical therapy be a solution to the healthcare crisis in this country.”

 

For more information on Dr. Dunn:

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 of course is the elected APTA President.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Sharon Dunn Twitter

#ChoosePT

Prosper Act

PT PAC

 

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

 

 

May 3, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, SPT guest hosts and interviews Allison Gibbons, SPT on The Backstage of Medicine. Allison is a first year physical therapy student at New York University and is Head of Operations and Outreach of the Backstage of Medicine. The backstage of Medicine (TBSOM) has been created to allow any and every one to explore the many medical fields out there in the world.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The Backstage of Medicine: a non-profit organization providing healthcare occupation mentorship

-Allison’s experience navigating the pre-health undergraduate journey

-How to connect the perfect mentor and mentee

-And so much more!

 

Young students are exposed to a set few occupations from their parents and are not exposed to other opportunities. Allison believes, “You are not set in stone for one thing. No one should tell you what’s best for you; you should be able to explore it.” Allison encourages, “You’re the only person who knows what’s right for you.”

 

The Backstage of Medicine brings a variety of healthcare bloggers together to accumulate information for those interested in exploring different careers in healthcare as, “No one person has the key to success; we have to learn from each other.”

 

For more information on Allison:

Allison is a twenty-one year old first-year Doctorate student at New York University pursuing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy and Neurological Rehabilitation aiming to blend physical therapy and soccer in impoverished areas throughout the globe.

She grew up in the woods on a lake in tiny Rhode Island and now currently roaming the East Village of Manhattan. When I'm not studying chances are I'm cutting up my knees playing soccer or spending hours creating Spotify playlists. I spent my undergrad working as a tutor/TA and soccer coach. I was able to combine the best of both worlds by joining the Soccer Without Borders team in 2012. Continuous education is what becoming a health professional is all about

 

 

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:

The Backstage of Medicine Website

 Allison's Twitter

Allison's Instragram

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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