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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: September, 2018
Sep 27, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Juan Michelle Martin on why pelvic health is gaining popularity. Juan Michelle Martin earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2007 from New York Institute of Technology and over the last 10 years she has amassed significant experience in orthopedics, women’s health including high risk pregnancy, pediatrics and neurological disorders both within the acute and outpatient settings.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Juan’s transition from outpatient orthopedics to pelvic health specialty

-Stigma surrounding pelvic health conditions

-How to find a qualified pelvic health physical therapist

-And so much more!

 

“I always wanted to dive into that niche but having kids solidified it for me.”

 

“There’s more popularity due in part to social media.”

 

“Just because it’s common does not mean its normal.”

 

“If you have an issue, you shouldn’t have to suffer.”

 

For more information on Juan:

Originally from the beautiful island nation of Barbados, I moved to the US for college via a volleyball scholarship. At the time I also had the honor of representing the Barbados Senior National Volleyball team having competed at the junior level. I earned a Bachelors degree in Biology in 2004 from the University of Montevallo with minors in Psychology and Kinesiology as I knew I wanted to pursue a career in therapy and wellness, due in part to my own personal experience as an athlete. As a student and athlete I also had the privilege of working in the training room under the head athletic trainer and expanding my knowledge base regarding return to sport from injury as well as prevention. I earned a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2007 from New York Institute of Technology, working as a graduate assistant in the athletic training department with several of their sports teams while there.

Over the last 10 years I have amassed significant experience in orthopedics, women’s health including high risk pregnancy, pediatrics and neurological disorders both within the acute and outpatient settings. However my desire to focus on women’s health came not only out of a love from my work experiences but developed even more as a result of my own experience with 2 pregnancies. I developed stress urinary incontinence during the pregnancy which seemed to worsen after and more with my second child. After engaging in rehabilitative exercises and strengthening, I was able to return more intense physical exercise, without any issues.

I have continued to strengthen my skills and knowledge through mentorship with other amazing therapists within the field as well as several continuing education courses to continue to focus on evidenced based treatments and solutions. My goal with JMM Health Solutions is to bring awareness to the area of pelvic health and all it’s associated issues, not only for the female, but also the male and pediatric populations. Just because it’s common doesn’t mean it’s normal!

When not treating patients I love to spend time with my family, my awesome dog Miko, Crossfit and other sports.

 

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: jmmartin@jmmhealthsolutions.com

JMM Health Solutions Website

APTA Women's Health Directory

Herman and Wallace Directory

Pelvic Guru Directory

JMM Health Solutions Facebook

JMM Health Solutions 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

 

Sep 24, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Alison Sim on the show to discuss persistent pain. Alison Sim has a keen interest in educating health professionals about the latest science surrounding pain, especially pain that hangs around – chronic or persisting pain. Alison qualified as an osteopath in 2001. She has a Masters of Pain Management from Sydney University Medical School and Royal North Shore Pain Management Research Institute. She has lectured at Australian Catholic University, Victoria University, RMIT and George Fox University in a variety of science and clinical subjects. She has also worked as part of the teaching team at Deakin University Medical School and is currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Societal and financial implications of chronic pain

-How Alison develops a therapeutic alliance with patients with persistent pain

-Lessons from Pain Heroes: Stories of Hope and Recovery

-The importance of empowering patients and enhancing their control over their symptoms

-And so much more!

 

“People are starting to catch on but these things take ages to translate through to shifts in healthcare systems.”

 

“A multimodal, biopsychosocial approach is what’s required to get the best outcomes.”

 

“I really place a lot of value on listening and understanding. From that platform, you have a lot more opportunity to make change.”

 

“Don’t take the responsibility of the patient’s outcomes to heart.”

 

For more information on Alison:

Alison Sim has a keen interest in educating health professionals about the latest science surrounding pain, especially pain that hangs around – chronic or persisting pain.

Pain science can be quite disheartening as a topic – there are no magic bullets or quick fixes. The science can sometimes paint a bleak picture of poor outcomes for any single modality approach. This makes engaging with this material difficult and the result is that practitioners might choose to avoid exploring the material at all. Alison’s seminars and workshops aim to investigate the approaches that have a strong evidence base of proven results and demonstrate how they can be applied in clinical practice. This means better outcomes for your clients and patients.

Alison qualified as an osteopath in 2001. She has a Masters of Pain Management from Sydney University Medical School and Royal North Shore Pain Management Research Institute. She has lectured at Australian Catholic University, Victoria University, RMIT and George Fox University in a variety of science and clinical subjects. She has also worked as part of the teaching team at Deakin University Medical School and is currently based in Melbourne, Australia.

 

Alison works part time at Brighton Spinal and Sports Clinic and welcomes referrals for patients with chronic pain. http://www.brightonspinal.com.au

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Brighton Spine and Sports Clinic Website

Beyond Mechanical Pain Website

Pain Heroes: Stories of Hope and Recovery

Beyond Mechanical Pain Twitter

Beyond Mechanical Pain Facebook

 

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

 

 

Sep 20, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Shannon Sepulveda, DPT guest hosts and interviews Antony Lo on biopsychosocial considerations for the female athlete. Antony has earned his degree in Physiotherapy, a Masters in Physiotherapy and took part in the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Specialisation training program – the highest form of training a physiotherapist can take in Australia. Having successfully grown 2 private practices (Sans Souci Physiotherapy Centre and Penshurst Physiotherapy Centre), Antony sold these to concentrate on his Specialisation Training Program and developing educational courses for health professionals and the general public. He still consults at 2 locations in Sydney seeing everyone from children to the elderly, as well as his sports-specific patients. He also travels around Australia to deliver seminar information and provide consultations for those interested in his approach.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How do we hurt females with exercise?

-Practitioner language and iatrogenic harm

-Advice for the female athlete navigating the healthcare system

-Antony’s experience treating diastasis recti

-And so much more!

 

“Holistic women’s health is more to me than what is just happening in the pelvic area.”

 

“How you do the exercise is much more important than the exercise you choose.”

 

“We don’t actually know mechanistically why things happen.”

 

“If we make something a problem and then we make a product to solve the problem, you can make money from that.”

 

“Being a nice person goes a long way in helping people much more than technical knowledge.”

 

For more information on Antony:

Physiotherapy since 1993. During this time, he has earned his degree in Physiotherapy, a Masters in Physiotherapy and took part in the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Specialisation training program – the highest form of training a physiotherapist can take in Australia.

Having successfully grown 2 private practices (Sans Souci Physiotherapy Centre and Penshurst Physiotherapy Centre), Antony sold these to concentrate on his Specialisation Training Program and developing educational courses for health professionals and the general public. He still consults at 2 locations in Sydney seeing everyone from children to the elderly, as well as his sports-specific patients. He also travels around Australia to deliver seminar information and provide consultations for those interested in his approach.

Antony can help you in a number of ways – his unique skill set and approach allows him to help those in pain – from those with acute injuries to those with long-term chronic pain – and those who are interested in enhancing their performance for sport, work or recreation. He mainly uses exercise, manual therapy, dry needling and various other techniques to help his clients. A big emphasis is placed on teaching you about your condition, what to do about it and how to help yourself.

 

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:

Physio Detective Website

Physio Detective Twitter

Physio Detective Facebook

Antony Lo LinkedIn

Physio Detective Youtube

Bulletproof Your Core and Pelvic Floor

Email: Antony@physiodetective.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

 

 

Sep 17, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Dr. Stacy Menz on the show to discuss a pediatric case study. Stacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS is a pediatric clinical specialist and the owner of Starfish Therapies. Stacy received her Master’s degree at Boston University in 2000 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Boston University in 2005. She is the founder and owner of Starfish Therapies a pediatric physical therapy company in the San Francisco Bay Area.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Impairments and developmental milestones throughout childhood

-Incorporating a home program into a family’s daily routine to enhance carry-over

-Motivational interviewing with both child and family

-Motor control and motor learning principles in pediatric treatment interventions

-And so much more!

 

“One of the fun things about being in pediatrics is that you’re constantly playing.”

 

“Nothing is stable. You can get them strong but then they grow and then all of a sudden they’re weak again.”

 

“There can be things the parents aren’t ready to handle at that point in time, you have to go where the parent’s at.”

 

“You might have the perfect plan, but you need a plan B and C and D as well.”

 

“The motor learning happens way faster than the strength builds up.”

 

For more information on Stacy:

Stacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS is a pediatric clinical specialist and the owner of Starfish Therapies. Stacy received her Master’s degree at Boston University in 2000 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Boston University in 2005. She is the founder and owner of Starfish Therapies a pediatric physical therapy company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of each child and family that they interact with. In addition, Stacy has experience as a teaching/lab assistant for Boston University, South College, and Chapman University's Doctor of Physical Therapy programs, has presented at state and national conferences, and teaches continuing education courses for pediatric physical therapy. She is the editor of Impact, the Private Practice Section's magazine and is a board member for KEEN San Francisco. She is also involved in both her state and national pediatric physical therapy sections. She has been interviewed on Sirius XM's Doctor Radio regarding pediatric orthopedic conditions, as well as Profiles in Leadership and Start a Therapy Practice.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Starfish Therapies Website

Stacy Menz Twitter

Starfish Therapies Twitter

Starfish Therapies Instagram

Email: stacy@starfishtherapies.com

Pediatric Balance Scale

Peabody Developmental Motor Scale

 

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

Sep 13, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Dr. Liz Koch, DPT on work life balance. Liz was raised in western Kentucky, Paducah. She then played soccer at TN Tech while pursuing an engineering degree. She finished her engineering degree at the University of Kentucky. After taking a year off of school, she completed her doctor of PT at the University of Kentucky. Many reasons lead to the switch from engineering to PT.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why Liz opened her own practice to achieve her ideal work life balance

-What work place qualities you should look for when applying to jobs

-How participating in hobbies increases your ability to reach out to your target population

-How to achieve a full body workout and achieve mental clarity in the outdoors

-And so much more!

 

“Being outside and doing activities is part of life.”

 

“It allows me the freedom to do what I love to do.”

 

“Whenever I travel to go ride on a different trail, I am marketing too.”

 

“It’s not just the workout, it’s also the mental clarity that you get from just being away.”

 

For more information on Liz:

Liz was raised in western Kentucky, Paducah. She then played soccer at TN Tech while pursuing an engineering degree. She finished her engineering degree at the University of Kentucky. After taking a year off of school, she completed her doctor of PT at the University of Kentucky. Many reasons lead to the switch from engineering to PT.

From being an athlete from a very young age including kayaking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, she has had to deal with injuries and different pains. Her mother was a PT and always helped get he back to the sport as quickly as possible while still factoring in her long and healthy life.

One of the biggest injuries landed her two different weeks in the hospital. She understands the need and drive to get back. After 8 months of PT she was back competing in freestyle kayaking. She has had to do PT for many injuries including several mountain bike crashes.

The great thing about Liz is that she understand the movement patterns of each individual sport and the mechanics of it. With her engineering background and her life long love of these sports, she can help you ride the trail, the water, the horse sooner.

She has a wonderful support system of her family including her husband and dog and loves living in the blue ridge mountains.

 

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:

Blue Ridge BioMechanics Website

Blue Ridge BioMechanics Instagram

Blue Ridge BioMechanics Facebook

Blue Ridge BioMechanics Youtube

 

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

 

 

Sep 10, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Dr. Beth Darnall back on the show to discuss the role of psychology in pain treatment. Beth Darnall, PhD is Clinical Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and by courtesy, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is principal investigator for $13M in national pain and opioid reduction research projects. She investigates targeted pain psychology treatments she has developed to reduce chronic pain, as well as pain and opioid use after surgery.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How both sensation and emotions influence someone’s pain experience

-Do clinicians receive training in pain?

-The importance of behavioral medicine and pain modulation strategies to reduce pain suffering

-The success of opioid tapering in the outpatient setting

-Why physical therapists should collaborate with pain psychologists

-And so much more!

 

“Pain is much more than just a noxious or negative sensory experience.”

 

“Psychology is actually integral to our experience of pain but curiously we don’t tend to treat it that way in our society and in our culture.”

 

“If we treat half of the definition of anything how can we be surprised when our outcomes are suboptimal.”

 

“Once we have ongoing pain, keeping our attention focused on pain is actually counter-productive.”

 

“Patients do not want to be on opioids.”

 

“We need to flip the script and integrate psychology in the very beginning.”

 

For more information on Dr. Darnall:

Beth Darnall, PhD is Clinical Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, and by courtesy, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is principal investigator for $13M in national pain and opioid reduction research projects. She investigates targeted pain psychology treatments she has developed to reduce chronic pain, as well as pain and opioid use after surgery. In 2018, her compassionate, community-based, patient-centered opioid tapering research was published in JAMA Internal Medicine and received a national award. She is now leading a $9M national study on compassionate opioid tapering. She delivers pain psychology and opioid reduction lectures and workshops nationally and internationally. She is author of The Opioid-Free Pain Relief Kit ©2016; Less Pain, Fewer Pills: Avoid the dangers of prescription opioids and gain control over chronic pain ©2014; and Psychological Treatment for Chronic Pain ©2018. She spoke on the psychology of pain relief at the 2018 World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland). She has been featured in major media outlets, including O Magazine, Forbes, Scientific American, The Washington Post, BBC Radio, Nature and TIME Magazine.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Beth Darnall Website

Beth Darnall Twitter

Beth Darnall Products

Psychological Treatments for Patients With Chronic 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

 

 

Sep 3, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Mick Hughes and Randall Cooper on the show to discuss the Melbourne ACL Rehabilitation Guide 2.0. Mick is an experienced Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist who consults at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre. Mick has expertise in ACL injury management and ACL injury prevention and has previously worked for elite sporting teams such as the Collingwood Magpies Netball team, Newcastle Jets U20s Soccer team and NQ Cowboys U20s Rugby League team. Randall is an experienced Sports Physiotherapist, Founder and CEO of Premax, Adjunct Lecturer at the La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The six phases of the ACL Rehabilitation Guide

-Why pre-habilitation objective measures are better comparisons to reconstruction outcomes

-How to assess return to sport after ACL surgery

-The importance of mental readiness for return to play

-Strength and conditioning for injury prevention throughout the athlete’s career

-And so much more!

 

“Every ACL rehabilitation protocol needs to be individualized and clinicians need to take a clinical reasoning approach. It’s athlete specific. It’s sports specific.”

 

“If you can combine a good story that resonates with the athlete or patient with the statistics and research that’s out there, you can usually paint a powerful message.”

 

“We shouldn’t be doing protocols.”

 

“Every ACL reconstruction patient shouldn’t be painted with the same brush.”

 

“An injury prevention program is really important.”

 

“Time is a poor indicator for future success.”

 

“The whole rehab process needs to be criteria driven.”

 

For more information on Randall:

Randall is an experienced Sports Physiotherapist, Founder and CEO of Premax, Adjunct Lecturer at the La Trobe University Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, and Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.

As a Sports Physiotherapist Randall has worked with some of Australia's most notable sporting organisations including the Hawthorn Football Club, the Australian Winter Olympic Team, and the Victorian Institute of Sport. He consults from the internationally renowned Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre in Melbourne. Randall has also attained the title of Specialist Sports Physiotherapist as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2008.

Randall is the Founder and CEO of Premax. Premax in an Australian company that manufactures a range of sports skincare and massage creams. Premax is available in Australia, Asia, UK and Europe, and will be launched in North America in 2019.

As an Adjunct Lecturer for the La Trobe Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre, Randall advocates sport and exercise medicine, physical activity, health and well-being for all. He provides support to the Centre, activity assisting in translating research findings to key stake holders including the international research community, health practitioners, and the general public.

 

For more information on Mick:

Mick is an experienced Physiotherapist & Exercise Physiologist who consults at The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre. He is currently completing a Masters of Sports Physiotherapy.

Mick has expertise in ACL injury management and ACL injury prevention and has previously worked for elite sporting teams such as the Collingwood Magpies Netball team, Newcastle Jets U20s Soccer team and NQ Cowboys U20s Rugby League team.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Premax Website

Randall Cooper Twitter

Randall Cooper LinkedIn

Mick Hughes Website

Mick Hughes Twitter

Mick Hughes Facebook

Mick Hughes Instagram

Melbourne ACL Rehabilitation Guide

 

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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