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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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Oct 29, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Dr. Tim Gabbett on the show to debunk myths about training load, injury and performance. Tim holds a PhD in Human Physiology (2000) and has completed a second PhD in the Applied Science of Professional Football (2011) , with special reference to physical demands, injury prevention, and skill acquisition. Tim has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at over 200 national and international conferences. He is committed to performing world-leading research that can be applied in the ‘real world’ to benefit high performance coaches and athletes.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The acute:chronic workload ratio and how it relates to risk of injury

-Is the 10% rule foolproof?

-Ways to quantify training loads

-Practical ways for practitioners to translate research into the clinic

-And so much more!

 

“Social media is great for sharing information but sometimes those myths get perpetuated on social media and they grow.”

 

“Risk doesn’t equal rate.”

 

“We don’t coach the number—we coach the athlete, we coach the patient.”

 

“Load is just part of the puzzle.”

 

“When you’re in the basement or when you’re in the ceiling, keep the percentage changes in load from week to week quite small but if you have moderate to high chronic loads then you can probably progress a little quicker.”

 

For more information on Tim:

Dr. Tim Gabbett has 20 years experience working as an applied sport scientist with athletes and coaches from a wide range of sports.

He holds a PhD in Human Physiology (2000) and has completed a second PhD in the Applied Science of Professional Football (2011) , with special reference to physical demands, injury prevention, and skill acquisition.

Tim has worked with elite international athletes over several Commonwealth Games (2002 and 2006) and Olympic Games (2000, 2004, and 2008) cycles. He continues to work as a sport science and coaching consultant for several high performance teams around the world.

Tim has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and has presented at over 200 national and international conferences. He is committed to performing world-leading research that can be applied in the ‘real world’ to benefit high performance coaches and athletes.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Gabbett TJ Debunking the myths about training load, injury and performance: empirical evidence, hot topics and recommendations for practitioners Br J Sports Med Published Online First: 26 October 2018. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2018-099784

Gabbett Performance Website

Tim Gabbett 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

 

 

Oct 25, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Linda Ugelow on the show to discuss how to develop public speaking confidence. Linda Ugelow is a presentation and confidence coach who helps new and seasoned professionals overcome the fear of public speaking while communicating effortlessly and effectively across different media.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Identifying the underlying stress factors of being seen and heard

-How to master the art of inner communication

-How visibility can fast track your career, credibility and thought-leadership

-Reframing why you are delivering your message to your audience

-And so much more!

 

“Fear is something that you have and you have to push through it because otherwise you won’t get things done.”

 

“If you don’t feel safe inside yourself, you’re not going to feel safe in front of other people.”

 

“Give some compassion to that inner critic. Recognize that the reason the critic is there is to protect us.”

 

“Get comfortable with saying nice things to yourself.”

 

“Fill yourself with your own internal validation and everything that comes out from the external is bonus.”

 

For more information on Linda:

Linda Ugelow is a presentation and confidence coach who helps new and seasoned professionals overcome the fear of public speaking while communicating effortlessly and effectively across different media.

As a performer of 35 years and with a master’s degree in expressive therapies and movement studies, she’s been helping people get comfortable in their own skin for decades.

Linda is also the producer and host of the TV show Women Inspired which can be found on her website www.lindaugelow.com/shows

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Linda Ugelow Facebook

Linda Ugelow LinkedIn

Linda Ugelow Youtube

Linda Ugelow Twitter

Linda Ugelow Instagram

Linda Ugelow Website

Free guided visualization for speaking confidence

 

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

Oct 22, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Ruth Backlund on emotional and physical trauma. Ruth Backlund is the founder and owner of Energy Works Myofascial Release, specializing in John Barnes Myofascial Release and Active Myofascial Therapy- Irene Diamond. She helps active men and women enhance their health and well-being, improve mobility, and avoid unnecessary surgery.  

In this episode, we discuss:

-The difference between emotional and physical trauma

-Should physical therapists differentiate trauma with their patients?

-How Ruth reacts to emotional patients to facilitate the healing process

-The importance of being present with patients who may be dealing with emotional trauma

-And so much more!

 

“Emotional trauma is usually less visible.”

 

“Everybody has emotional trauma. Everybody has physical trauma.”

 

“Sometimes with emotional trauma, they blank out.”

 

“Rushing in abrupts that processing of that emotion.”

 

“Don’t judge them in advance.”

 

“A person comes in as a whole package.”

 

For more information on Ruth:

Ruth Backlund, RN, BSN, CGEI

RN – 30 yrs

Expert Level MFR Therapist – 9 yrs

Founder and Owner of Energy Works Myofascial Release, specializing in John Barnes Myofascial Release and Active Myofascial Therapy- Irene Diamond.  

I help active men and women enhance their health and well-being, improve mobility, and avoid unnecessary surgery.  

I use a clinically comprehensive whole-body approach to healing through gentle myofascial stretching to decrease pain and increase range of motion.

My goal is to help my clients achieve physical and emotional health and well-being by facilitating the healing journey, teaching self-care techniques, and enable sustained long-lasting relief.

 

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:

Energy Works Myofascial Release Website

Ruth Backlund Instagram

Energy Works Myofascial Release 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

Oct 15, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Steph Lagana on the show to discuss morning routines. Steph Lagana is a Business Strategist and Spiritual Teacher. She leverages her background in national security to ground conversations on intuition and the energetics of business. Steph works with women to build their business and align with their strengths so they can market themselves naturally and powerfully in service of their calling.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Myths surrounding morning routines

-Practical strategies to implement your unique morning routine

-How long should I commit to develop a new habit?

-The benefits a morning routine can have on both your life and business

-And so much more!

 

“A morning routine can be anything that really you want to turn it into.”

 

“When you design your morning routine, you get to win your day.”

 

“You don’t have to do the same thing every day.”

 

“Be kind to yourself and honor that sometimes things happen.”

 

“If you allow yourself to set those boundaries, you can absolutely win your day.”

 

“The framework that works is the one that works for you.”

 

“You can revolutionize your life with tiny habits.”

 

“Your morning routine does not have to look like anyone else’s.”

 

For more information on Steph:

Steph Lagana is a Business Strategist and Spiritual Teacher. She leverages her background in national security to ground conversations on intuition and the energetics of business. Steph works with women to build their business and align with their strengths so they can market themselves naturally and powerfully in service of their calling.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Steph Lagana Facebook

Steph Lagana Instagram

Mythical Enterprises Website

Miracle Morning Book

Tiny Habits Website

Your Sacred Craft 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

Oct 11, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Dr. Kitiboni Adderley on continuing education for international physical therapists. Kitiboni (Kiti) Adderley is the Owner & Senior Physical Therapist of Handling Your Health Wellness & Rehab. Kiti graduated from the University of the West Indies School of Physical Therapy, Jamaica, in 2000 and obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Utica College, Utica, New York, in 2017. Over the last 10 years, Kiti has been involved in an intensive study and mentorship of Oncology Rehabilitation and more specifically, Breast Cancer Rehab where her focus has been on limiting the side effects of cancer treatment including lymphedema, and improving the quality of life of cancer survivors.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The importance of continuing education

-Common barriers to pursuing continuing education

-Highlights from Kitiboni’s experiences in post-professional education

-Kitiboni’s top recommendations for professional development

-And so much more!

 

“The medical spectrum is changing so quickly.”

 

“You have to stay learning. Don’t get comfortable where you’re at.”

 

“Learn a new skill so you can serve your population better.”

 

“Find an authority in something that you love.”

 

“There’s almost no excuse to not be better educated.”

 

For more information on Kitiboni:

Kitiboni (Kiti) Adderley is the Owner & Senior Physical Therapist of Handling Your Health Wellness & Rehab. Kiti graduated from the University of the West Indies School of Physical Therapy, Jamaica, in 2000 and obtained her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Utica College, Utica, New York, in 2017. Over the last 10 years, Kiti has been involved in an intensive study and mentorship of Oncology Rehabilitation and more specifically, Breast Cancer Rehab where her focus has been on limiting the side effects of cancer treatment including lymphedema, and improving the quality of life of cancer survivors. She has been a Certified Lymphedema Therapist since 2004. She is also a Certified Mastectomy Breast Prosthesis and Bra Fitter and Custom Compression Garment Fitter.

Kiti is avid believer in continuing education to advance her skills and improve her treatment offerings to her patients and clients. She has a passion for orthopedic and women's health and strives to provide high quality, personalized care. She is a very manual therapist and is trained in Myofascial Release and McKenzie's Techniques she is certified in Pregnancy Massage and is a Certified Kinesio Taping Practitioner and Instructor.

As she continues grow and to expand her skills, she provides a higher standard of care for the community she serves. Kiti believes prevention is better than cure and that there must be a holistic approach to the patient and the community. She has dedicated her time and knowledge educating the public about wellness and how to manage chronic non communicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension. She is about to launch her podcast “H.E.A.R. (Health Education Awareness & Rehabilitation) Caribbean” which will highlight the Medical and Wellness Professionals and education those in the region and beyond.

Kiti is a Professional Advisor of The Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative Foundation, the One Eleuthera Foundation and a Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Educator. She has served as President of the Bahamas Association of Physiotherapists for four years and currently represents the Bahamas at the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. She has worked with numerous National Sports Teams and has volunteered with the National Kingdor Parkinsons Association.  

Kiti enjoys spending time with her husband, and her three daughters. She also enjoys immersing herself in Nature, traveling and experiencing other cultures, reading, cooking and crafting.

 

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:

Handling Your Health Wellness and Rehab Website

Kitiboni Adderley Twitter

Handling Your Health Instagram

Handling Your Health Facebook

HEAR Caribbean Podcast Facebook

Kitiboni Adderley Facebook

Kitiboni Adderley 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

 

 

Oct 8, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Kevin Schmidt on the show to discuss cycling in physical therapy. Kevin Schmidt is a Physical Therapist and Clinical Bike Fitter in Portland, Oregon who founded his own niche bike-centric PT practice ‘Pedal PT’ in 2012. His office is a unique hybrid insurance/ cash-pay model which is 95%+ direct access, that sees the full gamut of Orthopedic musculoskeletal rehab clients, with a specialty in bike fit and solving complex cycling injuries. Pedal PT also is the first private practice in the country to be certified in both Sustainability practices and Bike Friendliness, and is active in the local cycling community, including their popular monthly ‘Free Coffee for Bicyclists’ events.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Kevin’s journey to becoming a bike-centric physical therapist

-Why physical therapists are uniquely qualified for bike fitting

-The benefits of franchising a cyclist physical therapy business model

-Strategies to build mutual engagement and support from local businesses

-And so much more!

 

“This job is part PT, part wrench monkey.”

 

“The physical therapist is the best person to perform bike fits.”

 

“I estimate that roughly 70% of equipment that’s sold during bike fit these days is unnecessary for people to achieve pain free cycling.”

 

“When we are talking about a franchise, we are selling a business model.”

 

“The more that you give away, the more it comes back to you so much more.”

 

“Don’t be afraid to put yourself into situations that make you nervous.”

 

For more information on Kevin:

Kevin Schmidt is a Physical Therapist and Clinical Bike Fitter in Portland, Oregon who founded his own niche bike-centric PT practice ‘Pedal PT’ in 2012. His office is a unique hybrid insurance/ cash-pay model which is 95%+ direct access, that sees the full gamut of Orthopedic musculoskeletal rehab clients, with a specialty in bike fit and solving complex cycling injuries. Pedal PT also is the first private practice in the country to be certified in both Sustainability practices and Bike Friendliness, and is active in the local cycling community, including their popular monthly ‘Free Coffee for Bicyclists’ events.

At it's core, Pedal PT is value-driven company, and all employees are required to cycle to work year-round. Pedal PT's model of Bike Fitting is designed to be a collaborative approach with local bike shops vs competing with them. The office design was fully built-out with bike amenities, indoor bike parking, bike tools/equipment, bike fit station (with proprietary designed and built bike trainer), and changing rooms.

As of June 1st, Kevin completed the final FDD paperwork to be able to Franchise this innovative model, and is now on a mission to build a community of Pedal PT “cycling healthcare revolutionaries” throughout the US to elevate the PT profession within the realm of treating cyclists, and create a united voice to address bike fit without being driven by bike industry.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Pedal PT Website

Pedal PT Facebook

Pedal PT Twitter

Pedal PT Instagram

Kevin Schmidt Instagram  

Bike PT Website

Bike Fit Website

Specialized Website

Franchise Pedal PT

Email: kevin@pedalpt.com

2018 PPS Annual Conference: Bike Fitting roundtable with Erik Moen, PT

 

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

 

 

Oct 4, 2018

LIVE from the New York Student Special Interest Group Conference, I welcome Dr. Kyle Rice on the show to discuss NPTE preparation. Dr. Kyle Rice is a licensed Physical Therapist and the CEO of the PT Hustle, LLC, a company that specializes in one-on-one coaching and strategy development for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE).

In this episode, we discuss:

-How to develop your own personal study guide

-Why you should avoid study bait during your test preparation

-Time management tips to make the most of the limited time before the October NPTE

-And so much more!

 

“You have to build your own personal study list.”

 

“Make sure you stick to the list you built.”

 

“Common sense is not common practice.”

 

“Find someone who is already at your point B or beyond because they will give you the quickest routes to get there.”

 

For more information on Kyle:

Dr. Kyle Rice is a licensed Physical Therapist and the CEO of the PT Hustle, LLC, a company that specializes in one-on-one coaching and strategy development for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). Kyle graduated from Florida International University (FIU) in 2013 with his doctoral degree in Physical Therapy. He also received his Orthopedic Certified Specialization after graduating from the Brooks/UNF Orthopedic Residency Program in 2016. Over the past five years, Dr. Rice has served successfully as the NPTE Prep Coach for over 150 physical therapists and has assisted over 3000 student physical therapists pass the NPTE with his courses, lectures, podcasts, and intimate discussions about NPTE preparedness.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

The PT Hustle Website

Free Quick Read Ebook, "9 Strategies Students Are Using To Get Over a 700 on the NPTE"

The PT Hustle Facebook

Kyle Rice Instagram

Kyle Rice Twitter

Kyle Rice 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

 

 

Oct 1, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Dr. Stacy Menz back on the show to discuss the Private Practice Section’s Impact Magazine and 2018 Annual Conference. Stacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS is the editor of Impact Magazine, 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:

-The importance of collaboration as a leader

-Commonalities within leadership positions in different physical therapy settings

-A behind-the-scenes look at Impact Magazine

-How Stacy prepares to make the most of her PPS annual conference experience

-And so much more!

 

“There’s a place there for everybody.”

 

“I am a huge fan of collaboration and I don’t want to reinvent the wheel.”

 

“You’re always going to get stuff from the sessions but it’s about who you meet at the bar or at lunch that can really make your conference--It’s the conversations you weren’t expecting to have or that person you weren’t expecting to meet.”

 

“Don’t wait till you have that question and don’t be afraid to reach out.”

 

“Be involved.”

 

“Share or use the resources.”

 

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:

Private Practice Section

Impact Magazine

PPS 2018 Annual Conference

Starfish Therapies Website

Stacy Menz Twitter

Starfish Therapies Twitter

Starfish Therapies Instagram

Email: stacy@starfishtherapies.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              

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