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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: December, 2018
Dec 31, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Andrew Vigotsky and Dr. Nick Rolnick back on to the show to discuss Andrew’s paper, Interpreting single amplitude in sports and rehab sciences

In this episode, we discuss:

-What information can you conclude from a surface EMG study

-The limitations of surface EMG research

-What to look for in a surface EMG methods section

-And so much more!

 

“I would urge practitioners not to make clinical decisions primarily based off of surface EMG or any acute type of measure especially when they want a longitudinal outcome for a given patient.”

 

“There are no studies that validate surface EMG as a predictive outcome for strength or hypertrophy.”

 

“Look for studies that are relevant to your patient population and your outcomes.”

 

“I would look at all surface EMG studies with a critical eye especially as they pertain to your patient population and desired patient outcomes.”

 

“Don’t apply measures that aren’t validated to the outcomes you want.”

 

For more information on Andrew:

Andrew is currently a PhD student in Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University, where he studies neuromuscular biomechanics. He has published papers in areas ranging from rehabilitation to surface electromyography methodology and biomechanical modeling. His dissertation works aims to understand the neuromechanical implications of muscular heterogeneities.

 

For more information on Nick:

 Dr. Nicholas Rolnick, DPT is a licensed physical therapist, the founder of the Human Performance Mechanic and the co-founder of Blood Flow Restriction Pros. He received his Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree with academic honors from Columbia University in New York City.

Through his work as a physical therapist his goal is to keep his patients in perfect balance, have the skills to recognize asymmetries and help patients enjoy the benefits of pain-free movement.

He teaches across the United States as a clinical instructor for SmartTools Plus and is an adjunct faculty member at Concordia University – Chicago where he teaches Kinesiology I and II in their MS Applied Exercise Science Program. He also speaks nationally and internationally on the use of blood flow restriction therapy for various diagnoses and populations.

He has been featured on The Mind Muscle Project Podcast, Highly Functional Podcast, The Muscle Medicine Podcast, The Missing Variable Podcast, the PTA Tapes Podcast and the Alinea Podcast. He currently lives and works in New York City.  

Resources discussed on this show:

Vigotsky, Andrew & Halperin, Israel & Lehman, Gregory & Trajano, Gabriel & Vieira, Taian. (2018). Interpreting Signal Amplitudes in Surface Electromyography Studies in Sport and Rehabilitation Sciences. Frontiers in Physiology. 8. 10.3389/fphys.2017.00985.  

Andrew Vigotsky Twitter

Andrew Vigotsky Research Gate

Andrew Vigotsky Facebook

The Human Performance Mechanic Website

The Human Performance Mechanic Instagram

The Human Performance Mechanic 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

 

 

Dec 27, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Dr. Kristen Schulz, DPT on how to make exercise fun. Kristen is a Physical Therapist and running coach who helps runners achieve their next PR without nagging injuries. She is the creator of the Run Your Life Method, an online course providing a comprehensive and individualized approach for runners. Run Your Life’s mission is to provide runners the resources (prehab, rehab, strength training, recovery, nutrition, training, and mindset) they need to stay healthy, so they can enjoy the sport they love for their entire life.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Kristen’s exercise routine has evolved into adulthood

-Kristen’s favorite go-to exercises

-How variety in activities can help you avoid burnout

-And so much more!

 

“If you’re burnt out and you’re not enjoying what you’re doing, try something new.”

 

“There’s a lot of different ways to incorporate fitness into your life and it doesn’t have to look like someone else’s.”

 

For more information on Kristen:

Kristen is a Physical Therapist and running coach who helps runners achieve their next PR without nagging injuries. She is the creator of the Run Your Life Method, an online course providing a comprehensive and individualized approach for runners. Run Your Life’s mission is to provide runners the resources (prehab, rehab, strength training, recovery, nutrition, training, and mindset) they need to stay healthy, so they can enjoy the sport they love for their entire life.

Kristen’s passion for her work stems from suffering a number of injuries herself. She ran competitively in high school and college with plans of continuing to improve her running times after college. However, injury after injury kept her from reaching her goals. It wasn’t until she started incorporating a comprehensive approach to running that she found herself able to run without constantly being injured. She finds great joy in being able to teach others how to do the same.

Kristen has had the opportunity to live in many different parts of the country and currently resides in North Dakota. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Exercise Science and Spanish, completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

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:

Kristen Schulz Instagram

Kristen Schulz 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

 

 

Dec 10, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Matthew Villegas on how to deal with anxiety in physical therapy school. Matthew Villegas’ goal, as someone born with a brachial plexus injury (trauma to the bundle of nerves near the shoulder blade and collar bone), is to help others with brachial plexus injuries live life to their fullest and dare to run and compete in crossfit through his skills as a Physical Therapist.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How anxiety manifested itself in Matthew’s DPT experience

-Matthew’s tips on how to tackle the challenges of a DPT program

-What pre-PT students should do before going to PT school

-And so much more!

 

Memorable Quotes from this episode: 

 

“Give everything it’s due time and not necessarily focus too much on one thing.”

 

“Live through the moment and let whatever happens, happen.”

 

“The staff, the faculty are there for you and do want to see you succeed.”

 

For more information on Matthew:

My name is Matthew Villegas. My goal as someone born with a brachial plexus injury (trauma to the bundle of nerves near the shoulder blade and collar bone) is to help others with brachial plexus injuries live life to their fullest and dare to run and compete in crossfit through my skills as a Physical Therapist. I host the Capable Body Podcast (available on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher), which aims to bridge the gap between healthcare providers and real people with real stories. Also, the podcast features an active Facebook community that is a safe space where I share more means to connect with my guests as well as some behind-the-scenes extras.

 

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:

Matthew Villegas Website

Matthew Villegas 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

 

Dec 7, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Tameka Duncan on physical therapy for high school athletes. Dr. Tameka Duncan, DPT, Cert. MDT is a licensed physical therapist. It is one of her greatest passions to impact people's lives daily through preventative and rehabilitative services by helping restore quality of life and improve overall function through physical therapy services.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why Tameka is passionate about working with high school athletes

-The experience needed to treat high school athletes

-How Tameka has established expertise and rapport with athletes in her community

-And so much more!

 

Memorable Quotes from this episode:

 

“A knowledge of the sport and some continuing ed classes are needed.”

 

“They have a vision, they have a reason and they are motivated to get back to whatever that sport is.”

 

“I’ll just let my results and my reputation speak for themselves.”

 

For more information on Tameka:

Dr. Tameka Duncan PT, DPT, Cert. MDT is a licensed physical therapist in Clarksville, TN. One of Dr. Duncan’s greatest passions is physical therapy. She loves fostering change through preventative and rehabilitative services. She takes great pride in helping restore patient’s quality of life and improving their overall function to return to the things they love doing most.

Dr. Duncan attended Howard University in Washington, DC where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree (2005) in Health Science with a concentration in pre-physical therapy. She later went on to attend the University of Maryland- Baltimore in Baltimore, MD where she obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (2010). Dr. Duncan has worked in a variety of settings throughout her practicing career. She spent 8 years in the outpatient orthopedic setting and recently transitioned to the home health setting, while starting her own mobile physical therapy practice, Vitality Sport & Rehab, LLC. Dr. Duncan’s area of specialty is treatment of the spine, to include both the neck and the back. Dr. Duncan obtained extensive training in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) obtaining her MDT Certification in January 2017. Dr. Duncan is also very experienced and enjoys treating various injuries sustained by the young athlete to the aging geriatric.

In her spare time, Dr. Duncan enjoys spending time with her husband, her family/friends, working out, attending church, salsa dancing, mentoring youth, and spending quality time with herself. She loves fitness and has participated in several physique competitions. She is also a Beautycounter consultant, a skincare/makeup line that aims to get safer products into hands of everyone. Dr. Duncan best describes herself as a down to earth, outgoing, fun loving person that enjoys meeting and experiencing various people and cultures.

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:

SFMA Website

Vitality Sport and Rehab 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

 

 

Dec 3, 2018

LIVE from the Private Practice Section Annual Conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado, I am joined by Dan Mills to chat about humanitarian work. Dan Mills, PT, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is the sole owner of Performance Rehab Clinics, a multisite, PT-owned, outpatient PT business in Salt Lake City.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Dan became involved in humanitarian work

-Characteristics to look for in humanitarian work

-How to make a lasting impact in the communities that you serve

-A few considerations before engaging in philanthropy

-And so much more!

 

“Every wheelchair user deserves the right to be examined and fitted by a physical therapist.”

 

“I waited for the right opportunity.”

 

“You have to find a fixable problem.”

 

“We have to find a way to reframe it so it’s not medical tourism.”

 

“Finding out what they need rather than us impose our western view of what they need is a really, really difficult thing.”

 

“There are so many solvable problems out there.”

 

For more information on Dan:

Dan Mills, PT, currently serves on the Board of Directors of the American Physical Therapy Association. He is the sole owner of Performance Rehab Clinics, a multisite, PT-owned, outpatient PT business in Salt Lake City. His practice focus is general orthopedics and occupational medicine. He is passionate about Ironman triathlons, backcountry skiing, fly-fishing, and family. He just completed his tenth humanitarian trip to Africa and his third full Ironman. He has served on APTA committees including Finance and CSM Review (on behalf of PPS). He has also served as PPS Treasurer and Vice President.

Resources discussed on this show:

Dan Mills Twitter

Performance Rehab Clinics Website

Motivation UK Website

US Aid Website

APTA Pro Bono Opportunities

 NetHealth Free Online Community

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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