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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: July, 2018
Jul 30, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Martin Asker on the show to discuss a handball injury case study. Martin is a sports medicine therapist specialised in shoulders and biomechanics. He has worked with different elite European handball teams since 2000 and for the last 12 years with a special focus on youth and adolescent elite players. He works part time as clinical lead at a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Stockholm, Sweden mainly seeing shoulder related problems and part time as a PhD-candidate at the Musculoskeletal & Sports injury Epidemiology Center (MUSIC) at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Teasing out subjective findings and when to refer for imaging

-How the acute:chronic workload ratio impacts young handball athletes risk for injury

-Essential and nonessential objective measurements that are relevant for return to sport

-The importance of strength and conditioning in end ranges of motion and return to throwing programming

-And so much more!

 

Understanding the motivation behind why a youth athlete seeks care can help guide your patient education because, “They don’t see you when they are in pain, they see you when they can’t perform anymore.”

 

The acute:chronic workload ratio is an important consideration for injury management as Martin stresses, “Being an on and off, on and off player, it won’t do anymore.”

 

Your clinical tests and measures need to be robust enough to translate to the sport setting because, “What we measure on the bench does not correlate to what happens when they are throwing.”

 

Framing your language surrounding a shoulder health maintenance program as being a performance enhancer will help improve compliance as Martin has found that, “They care, but they care more about the performance than injury prevention.”

 

For more information on Martin:

Martin Asker, MSc, PhD-candidate

Martin is a sports medicine therapist specialised in shoulders and biomechanics. He has worked with different elite European handball teams since 2000 and for the last 12 years with a special focus on youth and adolescent elite players. He works part time as clinical lead at a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Stockholm, Sweden mainly seeing shoulder related problems and part time as a PhD-candidate at the Musculoskeletal & Sports injury Epidemiology Center (MUSIC) at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. The overall aim of his PhD project is to deepen the knowledge in shoulder function in elite adolescent handball players and the specific aim is to investigate risk factors for, and prevention of shoulder injuries in such population. He also has a special interest throwing biomechanics and its relationship to throwing performance and injuries. Martin is also a board member of the Medical Committee of the Swedish Handball Federation and part of the medical team of the Swedish youth-16 national handball team.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Email: martin@specialistgruppen.se

Martin Asker Instagram

Martin Asker Twitter

 

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Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

Jul 26, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Jeremy Sutton on empowerment. Jeremy Sutton is the host of The Servant PT Podcast which is about servant leadership in the medical field. There are interviews with professionals from the medical, fitness or sports fields that have been leading with a servant's heart. There are also episodes with tips or steps to being a better servant leader.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why you should empower others

-How much time does it take to invest in others?

-What Jeremy does to empower others one-on-one

-Jeremy’s favorite moments of empowerment

-And so much more!

 

As a servant leader, Jeremy has found that, “When we empower other people, we help them live out their purpose.”

 

From posting short Facebook LIVE videos to typing a short text message, Jeremy believes that, “You can really invest in people really easily these days.”

 

Not only does empowering others enhance their life, from Jeremy’s experience , “I usually get more out of doing something for someone else.”

 

For more information on Jeremy:

 

Jeremy Sutton PT, DPT has been a Physical Therapist for over 8 years, mostly in outpatient orthopedics. Jeremy Sutton owns a clinic (Vivian Physical Therapy, Inc.) in rural North Louisiana where he treats people through a servant leader’s mindset with the goals of returning them back to living life the way they enjoy by restoring mobility, restoring hope, and ultimately restoring their life!

He is also the creator and host of The Servant PT Podcast. The Servant PT Podcast is about servant leadership in the medical field. There will be interviews with professionals from the medical, fitness or sports fields that have been leading with a servant's heart. There will also be episodes with tips or steps to being a better servant leader.

 

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:

Servant PT Podcast Website

Servant PT Podcast iTunes

Servant PT Podcast Facebook

Jeremy Sutton Facebook

Jeremy Sutton LinkedIn

Email: vivianpt@aol.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

 

 

Jul 23, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Shannon Sepulveda, DPT guest hosts and interviews Brianna Battles on training post­partum athletes. Brianna Battles is the CEO of Everyday Battles LLC. She specializes in coaching pregnant and postpartum athletes, as well as educating coaches on how to help athletes navigate the physical and mental considerations of athleticism during these chapters in a woman’s life. Brianna has online courses and resources for both fitness professionals and athletes and is the founder of the movement and online education, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism. She has built an international team of coaches who are equipped to work with pregnant and postpartum athletes.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Common diagnoses following pregnancy that impact an athlete’s performance

-How trainers and physical therapists can collaborate for the postpartum athlete

-The good and bad of social media during the postpartum period

-Cultural expectations surrounding what postpartum should look like

-And so much more!

 

Adjusting a training regime during pregnancy and postpartum can be a huge psychological hurdle for athlete’s to overcome. Brianna has found that, “We have to make the most informed decisions possible without ego getting in the way.”

 

Shifting cultural expectations surrounding what you should look like or be able to do during postpartum is one of Brianna’s biggest goals. She stresses, “Birth is a big deal. Pregnancy changes your body. And postpartum is not just a six week timeline it’s an ongoing change.”

 

While social media can be full of inspiration, it may also only show us the highlight reel of how someone has been progressing through postpartum. Brianna reminds, “Never compare yourself to who you see on social media and what their story is.”

 

For more information on Brianna:

Brianna Battles is the CEO of Everyday Battles LLC. She specializes in coaching pregnant and postpartum athletes, as well as educating coaches on how to help athletes navigate the physical and mental considerations of athleticism during these chapters in a woman’s life. Brianna has online courses and resources for both fitness professionals and athletes and is the founder of the movement and online education, Pregnancy & Postpartum Athleticism. She has built an international team of coaches who are equipped to work with pregnant and postpartum athletes.

Brianna is an advocate for women who want train during pregnancy and make a sustainable return to performance, lifestyle, function, career and activity in the postpartum chapter. She has been able to accomplish this not just with her own coaching efforts, but by also educating coaches to do the same in their communities and online.

Brianna has a local strength and conditioning program, but has shifted her focus to working online and traveling for seminars in an effort to reach a broader audience.

She has experience in coaching in Division 1 collegiate athletics, corporate wellness management, personal training, strength and conditioning, presenting, remote coaching, mentoring and habits.

Brianna has her Master’s Degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration and her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She is an active member of the NSCA where she is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), and a USAW Sports Performance Coach. She has completed multiple continuing education courses and mentorships in the women’s health and strength and conditioning realm.

She lives in Southern California with her husband, 2 sons (Cade and Chance) and 2 boxers.

 

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:

Email: briannabattles@everyday-battles.com

Brianna Battles Website

Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Website

Brianna Battles Instagram

Brianna Battles Facebook

Women’s Health APTA

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

 

Jul 13, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Angelica Napolitano on her physical therapy golf niche. Dr. Angelica Napolitano is a Jupiter, Florida native who earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University, and then went on to further her education by receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Florida International University. Through her passion of the sport and extensive knowledge base regarding physical therapy treatment, Angelica is sure to provide you the pain free transformation you’re striving to achieve that will allow you to execute next level performance in your golf game or any sport you desire to enhance.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Angelica developed a niche in golf

-Unique challenges that face a female treating in a male dominated sport

-Angelica’s advice for budding female entrepreneurs

-And so much more!

 

Having first-hand experience in your niche is important to build patient rapport as Angelica has found that, “You build that trust and it just starts from there.”

 

As a female treating in a male dominated sport, it is integral to maintain a professional environment as Angelica stresses, “There needs to be boundaries.“

 

For those interesting in breaking the mold and starting a practice despite their fear, Angelica reminds, “The what-ifs are going to hold you back from success in life ultimately.” Angelica advises to, “Be a trailblazer.”

 

For more information on Angelica:

Dr. Angelica Napolitano is a Jupiter, Florida native who earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University, and then went on to further her education by receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Florida International University.

 

Angelica has had experience in various practice settings from pediatrics to geriatrics and everything in between. She has spent the last couple years as the Regional Manager and Lead Physical Therapist for a company that provides physical therapy and wellness services to those who are battling substance abuse and addiction disorders. Angelica quickly developed a strong passion for helping this patient population as she got to experience their transformations not only physically, but mentally and emotionally by witnessing each patient’s journey to recovery on a first-hand basis.

 

Her ability to positively impact others through her advanced skillset to promote a pain and drug free lifestyle has been the most rewarding experience in her career thus far. It not only magnified her competency but allowed her to develop her own identity and autonomy as a practitioner while simultaneously gaining managerial experience in her supervisory role. Although, Angelica devotes most of her time to serving others, she also enjoys spending time playing golf with friends, family and clients. She has successfully treated patients who suffer from pain and functionally related movement disorders directly associated to golfing.

 

Through her passion of the sport and extensive knowledge base regarding physical therapy treatment, Angelica is sure to provide you the pain free transformation you’re striving to achieve that will allow you to execute next level performance in your golf game or any sport you desire to enhance.

 

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:

Optimal PT and Wellness Website

Angelica Napolitano 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

 

Jul 9, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Ryan Lee on Facebook LIVE to discuss entrepreneurship. Ryan is the founder of REWIND. And while he's got the 22+ year health and fitness background (Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology, Created world's fastest workout video, yada yada), he's obsessed with living a good life. Which includes helping his thousands of customers achieve their goals and spending as much time as humanly possible with his wife and four kids!

In this episode, we discuss:

-Ups and downs that shaped Ryan’s entrepreneurial journey

-What you need to prioritize every morning that drives your business

-How to incorporate story-telling into your marketing

-Why you should invest in connection and personalization to win over your audience

-And so much more!

 

Failure is not something to be feared but embraced as Ryan reminds, “You have to prepare for the ups and downs.”

 

Consistently producing material does not have to be a chore as Ryan has found that, “We start to over-content stuff.”

 

Going above and beyond to make your audience feel special will set you apart from your competitors as Ryan recommends, “It’s little touches that matter.” Ultimately, Ryan stresses, “When you connect with people, you get lifetime fans.”

 

For more information on Ryan:

Ryan Lee is the founder of REWIND - home of the world’s first nutrition “Superbar”. He’s also the author of The Millionaire Workout, Passion to Profits, was featured on the front page of The Wall Street Journal, and called “the world’s #1 lifestyle entrepreneur” by Entrepreneur.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Ryan Lee Website

Rewind Website

Rewind Facebook

Rewind Instagram

Original Facebook Live Interview

 

 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

 

 

Jul 5, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Felicia Wenah on networking as a physical therapy student. Felicia enjoys managing, branding and marketing for those in private practice within the health and wellness profession (especially Boss Women in Physiotherapy).

In this episode, we discuss:

-Advantages to networking as a student

-How to maintain professional relationships with a busy school schedule

-Felicia’s top conference recommendations

-And so much more!

 

Felicia seeks guidance from physical therapy professionals and has found that, “As you seek knowledge and you are able to apply it, whether it’s instantly or later on in the future, you feel more confident and comfortable with taking the steps you need to take in life.”

 

Managing school on top of new professional connections can be a juggling act but it allows you to “better decipher where [your] priorities need to be for that moment.”

 

Maintaining relationships doesn’t have to be forced. From Felicia’s experience, “I let them come to my mind and then I reach out to them.”

 

For more information on Felicia:

She enjoys managing branding and marketing for those in private practice within the health and wellness profession (especially Boss Women in Physiotherapy).

She is most likely with a client, training and development staff/mentee, traveling to a conference/seminar OR most importantly spending quality time with mi familia.

Contact her to see how I can guide you with connecting your YOU-nique skill sets to obtaining and maintaining the interest of your target audience in the health and wellness profession.

 

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:

Felicia Wenah LinkedIn

Felicia Wenah Facebook

Felicia Wenah Youtube

Felicia Wenah Twitter

Felicia Wenah Instagram

Smart Success PT Live

Ascend Conference

Women in PT Summit

 

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

 

Jul 2, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Brendan Sullivan joins me to discuss worker’s compensation advocacy. Brendan Sullivan, PT, DPT, OCS, MSCS, CSCS began practicing physical therapy in 1997 after graduating from Utica College of Syracuse University. Dr. Sullivan is an ABPTS Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) & is active in both the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) NY Advisory Committee & New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) Public Policy Committee.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Brendan became involved in advocacy

-Principles of advocacy: determine the issue, desired outcome, stakeholders, authority and public policy

committee

-What is worker’s compensation?

-Changes in the worker’s compensation medical fee schedule

-And so much more!

 

Communicating with policymakers is an art and Brendan recommends, “You want everything to be comfortable and form a nice rapport but you have to get down to business.”

 

With advocacy efforts, there has been an incremental change in the fee schedule, “On average, all regions, there’s going to be a 25% increase to the fees that are paid for PT and OT.”

 

While improvements in the fee schedule have been made, Brenden warns, “We don’t want to see the potential benefit negated that would come from a fee schedule increase.”

 

Physical therapy is a feasible alternative to other treatments for pain management and the data shows, “Opioids still represent the highest drug spent within the worker’s comp system.”

 

For more information on Brendan:

Brendan Sullivan, PT, DPT, OCS, MSCS, CSCS began practicing physical therapy in 1997 after graduating from Utica College of Syracuse University. Dr. Sullivan is an ABPTS Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist (OCS) and Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA). He is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) & is active in both the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) NY Advisory Committee & New York Physical Therapy Association (NYPTA) Public Policy Committee.

Dr. Sullivan opened a small personal training & wellness center in February 2001. After 2 short years, the business expanded into a more expansive gym where clients and local residents could utilize the facility during the week. His desire was to offer the public a comfortable facility where anyone could work with physical therapists in a setting where they could receive therapeutic services or the consultation of highly skilled fitness professionals.

This blend of physical therapy & fitness services continues to be the driving force in the businesses success. As the public becomes more educated on the benefits of exercise & health maintenance becomes more self-directed the skills offered by physical therapists are self-evident. The centers' mission is to help individuals achieve and maintain their optimal fitness & functional level in the community and with recreational sports or activities. In 2016, he was named the Arthritis Foundation's Medical Honoree for their upstate NY Walk to Cure Arthritis. More recently, Dr. Sullivan became a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist (MSCS) and graduated from Evidence in Motion Institute of Health Professions with his clinical doctorate.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Brendan Sullivan LinkedIn

Brendan Sullivan Website

Brendan Sullivan Twitter

New York Physical Therapy Association

Worker's Compensation Institute

 

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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