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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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Jun 29, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Dr. Kaylee Garrett Simmerman, PT, DPT on how to deal with negativity. Kaylee is a 27 year old, passionate, driven Doctor of Physical Therapy who is striving to surpass all of her goals and dreams in order to change the world one step at a time. She was a ballet dancer for approximately 20 years and had to quit due to injuries, bringing her to her current career choice. She is ultimately interested in being able to treat the dancer population, incorporating her expertise in pelvic health as well as pain science education.

In this episode, we discuss:

-What is a negative Nancy?

-Kaylee’s experience with both a friend and a colleague naysayer

-How to handle negative feedback and not let emotions overcome you

-What qualities to look for in your support team

-And so much more!

 

Receiving feedback from your team or mentor is important for growth and from Kaylee’s experience, “I love feedback but if you’re not going to be constructive about it, that’s not helpful on either side.”

 

In the face of negativity, Kaylee recommends taking a moment to compose yourself instead of leaping into defense mode and, “assess the situation and decide whether or not it’s worth being upset about.”

 

One of the most important qualities your support team should posses is strong listening skills. Kaylee stresses, “Finding the person that’s going to give you positive feedback instead of negative feedback is very important.”

 

For more information on Kaylee:

I am a 27 year old, passionate, driven Doctor of Physical Therapy who is striving to surpass all of my goals and dreams in order to change the world one step at a time. I’ve been married to the love of my life for close to a year and cannot wait for many more! I was a ballet dancer for approximately 20 years and had to quit due to injuries, bringing me to my current career choice. I am ultimately interested in being able to treat the dancer population, incorporating my expertise in pelvic health as well as pain science education.

 

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:

Kaylee Garrett Simmerman Facebook

Kaylee Garrett Simmerman Website

Smart Success PT Live

 

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

 

 

Jun 25, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Lindsey McAlonan on advocacy. Lindsey McAlonan is the SPT Delegate in the Student Assembly and she wants to inspire students to find their passion within this profession. Most importantly, she has found the value of being an advocate for patients and the PT profession. She wants to challenge all students to take a step outside their comfort zone to educate people on physical therapy, continue to stay active in the APTA, and bring a positive change to the profession in order to enhance their experience.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why Lindsey loves her position in the Student Assembly

-The difference between advocacy and policy

-Grassroots advocacy outlets to get involved in

-How to utilize the APTA Action App

-And so much more!

 

Advocating for physical therapists and patients is as easy as telling people about the benefits of physical therapy.   Simply, “Being able to tell people about what we do is advocacy.”

 

As the SPT Delegate, Lindsey welcomes student concerns as she states, “I want to be that voice for the students at the House of Delegates.”

 

For the most impactful advocacy, Lindsey recommends, “Bring a personal story.”

 

For more information on Lindsey:

Draw a circle that relates to your comfort zone, and then think about the outside of that circle, this is where the magic happens. I heard this quote from a physical therapist a couple years ago, and these words of wisdom have resonated with me ever since. I used that quote as a key to unlock my future on which PT school I should attend. I was faced with a decision to attend a school close to home in Kansas or find the courage and strength to move to Connecticut where I didn’t know or have anyone to support me. I knew these opportunities would lead me down different paths.

This decision has impacted me and helped me to become the best version of myself as a PT student. I currently serve as Secretary at Sacred Heart University, the VP of the CT Student Special Interest Group, and am a member of the Membership Project Committee. I was consistently pushed outside my comfort zone to pursue leadership opportunities and attend conferences, National Advocacy Dinners, and the Federal Advocacy Forum.

I am running for SPT Delegate to inspire students to find their passion within this profession. Most importantly, I have found the value of being an advocate for patients and the PT profession. I want to challenge all students to take a step outside their comfort zone to educate people on physical therapy, continue to stay active in the APTA, and bring a positive change to the profession in order to enhance their experience.

 

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:

Lindsey McAlonan Twitter

APTA 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

 

Jun 21, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jesse Johnson joins me to discuss wealth and spirituality. Jesse is a success and mindset coach with a very unique approach to money and spirituality. She works with spiritual leaders, healers, and coaches to experience sales and their business as a spiritual process to earn significantly more money for their calling in life. Her clients create financial and creative abundance by dismantling the false beliefs they hold around wealth and taking action to bring money into their lives with integrity so they can serve at the highest level - no compromise, no self-sacrifice, no mediocrity, no poverty.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Four problems that block you from manifesting the wealth you want

-How to shift your mindset from a place of scarcity to a place of abundance

-Why it is difficult to assign personal responsibility and how it impacts your business

-How to create win-win situations to cultivate your own entrepreneurial growth

-And so much more!

 

Shifting your mindset allows you to find more creative solutions and then, “The whole universe of possibility is actually available to us.”

 

Aligning your values and goals is a powerful way for entrepreneurs to create wealth, otherwise, “People don’t actually allow themselves to want what they want and to know what they want.”

 

There is always a reason why you are not living with financial freedom. Jesse has found that, surprisingly, “Most people are either not charging enough or not selling enough.”

 

Designing win-win services breeds an environment of creativity and abundance and Jesse believes, “Entrepreneurship is one of the most powerful spiritual practices there is.”

For more information on Jesse:

Jesse is a success and mindset coach with a very unique approach to money and spirituality. She works with spiritual leaders, healers, and coaches to experience sales and their business as a spiritual process to earn significantly more money for their calling in life. Her clients create financial and creative abundance by dismantling the false beliefs they hold around wealth and taking action to bring money into their lives with integrity so they can serve at the highest level - no compromise, no self-sacrifice, no mediocrity, no poverty.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Jesse Johnson Coaching Website

Jesse Johnson Instagram

Jesse Johnson Facebook

Jesse Johnson LinkedIn

Free Gift

San Diego 2 day intensive

Email: jjcsteam@gmail.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

 

 

Jun 18, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Greg Todd, PT on mentorship. Greg Todd is the co-owner of Renewal Rehabilitation in Wesley Chapel and Hyde Park. He graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, and received his strength and conditioning certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2000. Greg now serves as a consultant for 12 (and counting) medical and technology companies and has lectured at numerous universities and nationally recognized seminars on his innovative business and technology strategies that he has used throughout his successful 15 year career.

In this episode, we discuss:

-What is mentorship?

-Work and life time management trade-offs

-Some of Greg’s most challenging and rewarding experiences as a mentor

-Top qualities a mentor should possess

-And so much more!

 

With every decision you make, there will be other opportunities affected as Greg reminds, “Whatever you say yes to, you’re saying no to something else.”

 

Having been a mentor for hundreds of people, Greg has found that, “It’s amazing what happens when people jump.”

 

One of the most important qualities of a mentor is being a great listener because, “A mentor doesn’t tell people what to do.” Greg stresses, “If you can’t listen, then you will be really ineffective in your mentorship.”

 

For more information on Greg:

Greg Todd is the co-owner of Renewal Rehabilitation in Wesley Chapel and Hyde Park. He graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Physical Therapy, and received his strength and conditioning certification through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2000. He has over 15 years of experience in outpatient physical therapy. Greg is a board certified orthopedic certified specialist through the American Physical Therapy Association, and has served as the official physical therapist for Saddlebrook Tennis and Golf Resorts for the past 10 years. He also works as a consultant for professional tennis players on the ATP and WTA tour. Greg is also an avid runner, and has completed four marathons, seven half-marathons, and numerous 5k races.

Over the past 10 years, Greg has grown his 2 private practices from 3 to 17 employees, and has had a 10% increase in net revenue for the past 8 consecutive years. He credits this to the amazing team culture of his company, using innovative marketing strategies, having a thorough understanding of the business of physical therapy and embracing the use of technology as a way to connect with more frequently with patients and build the brand of what makes physical therapists so vital and powerful to the healthcare industry.

Greg now serves as a consultant for 12 (and counting) medical and technology companies and has lectured at numerous universities and nationally recognized seminars on his innovative business and technology strategies that he has used throughout his successful 15 year career.

 

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:

Greg Todd Website

Greg Todd 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

 

 

Jun 14, 2018

LIVE from the Federal Advocacy Forum, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Jeremy Curtis on freedom of speech in the APTA. Jeremy Curtis is a Doctor of Physical Therapy student at Tennessee State University and President of the APTA Student Assembly.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why did Jeremy run for president of the student assembly?

-What Jeremy loves about the APTA

-Things the APTA can look to improve with new leadership

-Words of wisdom Jeremy shares regarding student advocacy

-And so much more!

 

Taking on a leadership role as a student is a large time commitment however Jeremy found he was passionate and, “The biggest thing for me was just wanting to create change and wanting to be a voice for minority students as well.”

 

Jeremy believes that the APTA can improve their representation as, “The population is becoming more diverse and we need to reflect that as well.”

 

Growing organizations should always strive for excellence and, “As a professional organization, we should be open to critiques and constructive criticism of ourselves.”

 

For more information on Jeremy:

The foundation of any profession is having an effective team to establish a vision, and to have the wherewithal to carry out the vision in an efficient manner. There also must be a productive leader in place that has a clear plan that he believes will have a positive effect on those that he is slated to serve. Virtually, an effective leader must know the way, go the way and lead the way. As class president, I have been able to hone and practice my leadership skills. I focus on open communication, proactivity, and practicing ethical standards. I am also a leader that is involved beyond the status quo. In 2016, I served as the Student Government Affairs Liaison for Tennessee. The opportunity to attend the Federal Advocacy Forum increased my yearning for professional knowledge. These opportunities have molded my communication skills when speaking about the profession. It is imperative to relay the positives about the profession in an understandable manner to outside professionals. Additionally, I hope to aid in the fight against student debt. Soaring costs of education, without linear advancements in income, has the potential to be a deleterious issue. Now is the time to combat this issue, and I plan to continue the fight that the SABoD has initiated. Additionally, I would like to aid in creating initiatives for financial growth for the PT-PAC. We are the future and it is our duty to invest now to ensure the steady growth of the profession. Thank you for your consideration.

 

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:

Email: aptasa.president@gmail.com

APTA Student Assembly Facebook

Jeremy Curtis Twitter

Jeremy Curtis 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

 

 

Jun 11, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Tom Goom joins me to discuss a gluteal tendinopathy case study. Tom has gained the nickname ‘Running Physio’ after years of combining his passion for physio and love for running together to specialise in management of running injury. He’s written widely on the topic with over 200 evidence-based articles for his own site, running-physio.com as well as contributing to the BJSM Blog, Runner’s World and the Telegraph. In 2016 he published a masterclass on proximal hamstring tendinopathy in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. He presents his Running Repairs Course in the UK, internationally and online, covering a range of topics from training load management to bone stress injuries, strength and conditioning and more.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Crafting the subjective portion of your evaluation

-Objective measures at the impairment, activity and participation levels

-Multimodal treatment approaches to manage gluteal tendinopathy

-Intrinsic factors that affect tendon health

-And so much more!

 

Identifying what running really means to your patient will help guide your goals for therapy as Tom stresses, “I want to know about the impact the injury is having on them.”

 

Modifying activity levels is an important aspect for your exercise prescription and you have to convey to your patients that, “It’s this kind of balancing act of risk versus reward.”

 

It is important for clinicians to avoid iatrogenic language in their patient education and only, “Highlight the good things.“

 

Establish at the onset to, “Expect flair ups.” as managing patient expectations during their rehabilitation is key to long term success.

 

Treating gluteal tendinopathy is both challenging and rewarding and Tom believes, “There’s an art to it as well as a science.”

 

For more information on Tom:

Tom is a physiotherapist with over 10 years of experience and a very keen runner! He graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in 2002 and since then has worked in clinics in the UK and overseas. His career started in Winchester where he worked in the NHS and developed a specific interest in lower limb rehab and joined the physio team at a semi-professional football club. Following the Tsunami in 2004 Tom travelled to Sri Lanka and did voluntary physiotherapy work in a hospital, teaching local staff, treating patients and fundraising for new equipment. Tom returned to the UK in 2006 and started working in Brighton as a senior physiotherapist. His interest in rehab continued to grow and he ran lower limb and spinal rehab groups as well a chronic pain programme.

Tom started RunningPhysio in March 2012 to help those training for marathons that spring, since then it’s developed into a resource used by runners all over the world. Tom has written for Running Fitness, Men’s Running UK, and the British Journal of Sports Medicine blog. His work has featured on Kinetic Revolution, Bartold Biomechanics and a host of online sports sites.

 A few words from Tom…

I’m learning about running all the time, one thing I’ve found is that there are a lot of opinions out there! No 2 people will give you the same advice and I respect that. My plan with this site is to share my view on injury prevention and management when running. I welcome different views and ideas so please feel free to comment. I don’t claim to have all the answers but I hope people will find this site helpful. I’ve got a few miles under my belt and a few good PB’s – 39:30 for 10km and a 1:28 half marathon. In April 2013 I did my first marathon and loved it! I finished in 3:12:28 – full story here.

I work at The Physio Rooms clinic in Brighton. For more information or to arrange an appointment see our Clinic Page.

If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment or chat to me on Twitter via @tomgoom. Please note that due to very high numbers of comments and questions we aren’t able to reply to everyone

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Running Physio Website

Running Physio Twitter

Running Physio Facebook

Tendon Health Questionnaire

Pain Catastrophizing Scale

Hudl Technique

Plinsinga et al 2018: Psychological factors not strength deficits are associated with severity of gluteal tendinopathy: A cross‐sectional study

Ganderton et al 2018: Gluteal Loading Versus Sham Exercises to Improve Pain and Dysfunction in Postmenopausal Women with Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Mellor et al 2018: Education plus exercise versus corticosteroid injection use versus a wait and see approach on global outcome and pain from gluteal tendinopathy: prospective, single blinded, randomised clinical trial

 

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

 

 

Jun 7, 2018

LIVE from the Federal Advocacy Forum, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Doreen Frank on advocacy in physical therapy. Doreen chaired the New York Physical Therapy Association’s Legislative Committee from 1992 to 2003 and is a past recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association’s State Legislative Leadership Award and the New York Chapter’s Outstanding Service to Chapter award. She was also the recipient of the Doreen Frank Legislative Leadership Award, an award given to those who serve the NY Chapter of the APTA. She remains a consultant to the Legislative Committee.

 

In this episode, we discuss:

-The driving factors for advocating for the profession

-Doreen’s extensive involvement in advocacy throughout her career

-Doreen’s experience overcoming discouragement and learning from her mistakes

-Doreen’s advice to inspire physical therapists to join the advocacy effort

-And so much more!

 

Doreen remains inspired by the connections she has built with both the therapists and patients in her state and has found that, “That feeling of being consistent and getting to know all of your people, that made a difference.”

 

Bringing physical therapy concerns to legislators is well received as Doreen encourages, “We really have so much respect both on the state legislative level and on the federal level.” Doreen reminds that, “People want to hear from physical therapists, they truly consider our opinion.”

 

Doreen believes that change only happens when more and more people join the advocacy effort and she stresses, “Democracy is not a spectator sport. You have to participate, you have to be the ones to advocate change.”

 

For more information on Doreen:

Doreen Frank is a 1981 graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical Center where she earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Prior to establishing Columbia Physical Therapy, P.C. in 1987 with her husband Bob, she worked in Brooklyn, San Francisco and Seattle. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association with membership in the Sections on Private Practice, Orthopedics, Women’s Health Care and Sports PT.

 

Doreen chaired the New York Physical Therapy Association’s Legislative Committee from 1992 to 2003 and is a past recipient of the American Physical Therapy Association’s State Legislative Leadership Award and the New York Chapter’s Outstanding Service to Chapter award. She was also the recipient of the Doreen Frank Legislative Leadership Award, an award given to those who serve the NY Chapter of the APTA. She remains a consultant to the Legislative Committee. In 1986, she became certified by the Neurodevelopmental Treatment Association for treatment of Adult Hemiplegia. In 1991, she earned certification in Isenhagen Work System Functional Capacity Evaluations, Work Conditioning, Functional Job Analysis and Pre-Work Screening.

 

In 2009, Doreen was certified by Atlas Ergonomics, LLC and was qualified to join the Atlas network as a full-service provider. After rigorous training and testing in the specific needs of employees in call centers, commercial transportation and public transit, as well as in general office settings, she now joins the nation’s largest provider of ergonomics services to employers. Known for its results-based ergonomics programs, Atlas works with its nationwide network of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and ergonomists to reduce work-related injuries among employees, with an emphasis on measurable, bottom-line results.

 

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:

Email: doreen@columbiapt.com

Doreen Frank 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

Jun 4, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Jenna Kantor, PT, DPT hosts and interviews Roger Herr on advocacy in physical therapy. Roger Herr is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Roger is a graduate of Temple University and has practiced physical therapy on both the east and west coasts. His involvement in the APTA has been longstanding at local, state and national levels. He is passionate about making a difference and communicating that to his audience.

 

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why is advocating for physical therapy important?

-How each generation of leaders enhance New York’s advocacy efforts

-Loose guidelines to follow to land a leadership position

-Why different perspectives enrich professional advocacy

-And so much more!

 

A major advocacy goal is to educate the public on the benefits of physical therapy as Roger expresses, “I love advocating because we get to explain what we do to others.”

 

As the physical therapy profession continues to grow in scope, both young and old physical therapy advocates are needed for different advocacy aims as Roger believes, “Different generations have different attributes.” Younger generations will lead online media outreach programs as Roger has found that, “Our society has less of that legacy role and more like what do we need to do now.”

 

Getting involved in advocacy can follow multiple courses as Roger stresses, “Written rules or guidelines kind of give a path but there are so many untraditional paths in our profession.”

 

For more information on Roger:

Roger Herr is the Secretary of the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Roger is a graduate of Temple University and has practiced physical therapy on both the east and west coasts. His involvement in the APTA has been longstanding at local, state and national levels. He is passionate about making a difference and communicating that to his audience.

 

History: Physical Therapist at New York University Medical Center; taught in NYU’s Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant programs and has worked in both home health and a nursing home; spent a decade on the West Coast: 8 years in Seattle and 2 years in San Francisco; returned to NYC in 2014 to join ICS and be closer to family.

 

Where have I seen you before? As a physical therapist (BS Temple 1987), health care manager (MPA NYU 1992) who has worked in post-acute care with a focus on community health; as a site visitor/surveyor, CMS (Medicare), serving on NQF Technical Expert Panels, and with a national health care analytics organization specializing in post-acute care measures and reporting; at Sutter Care At Home in San Francisco; on the Board of the American Physical Therapy Association and as an appointee to the National Quality Forum Measurement Application Partnership Post-Acute Care (NQF MAP PAC).

 

Extracurricular: Walking, running, swimming, biking and yoga; certified yoga teacher; plays upright bass and enjoys good food and mood enhancing beverages…such as coffee.

 

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:

Roger Herr 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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