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Mar 16, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast brings another installment of CSM After Dark Part 1 featuring the following diversity panelists:

 

Dr. Rupal Patel, PT, DPT twitter

  • “When you’re an immigrant kid it’s about not just the education but what is the value of that education in terms of jobs and economy.”
  • “You have to own face diversity.”
  • “The biggest guidance which is very silent is my parents.”

 

Dr. Monique Caruth, PT, DPT twitter

  • “I was greeted by a sign that says, ‘All aliens follow this line. All residents follow that line.’   Alien? Am I an alien? That was my first encounter with being different or being labeled as something different.”
  • “I get asked all the time by my patients, ‘Wow you speak English so well, what’s your first language?’ and I am like, English.”
  • “I had to learn to modify my accent. I still have one but it’s not as pronounced because in school a lot of people couldn’t understand when I spoke.”
  • “The first time I met with the Director of Rehab at that program she stopped and said while we were talking, ‘Wow, you’re more articulate then what I expected.’”
  • “I battled with who to sit and eat lunch with every lunch time.”
  • “We try to be as passive aggressive as possible.”
  • “In order for our profession to grow, people have to be aware that their not dealing with colleagues who are like them, who believe the same things that they believe. They are also not going to be treating patients who believe the same thing that they believe or live the same life that they live.”
  • “As a profession we don’t do any justice in supporting people who are not like us.”
  • “A lot of things do not apply to African American patients that we try to encourage people to do.”

 

Dr. Uchenna Ossai, PT, DPT twitter

  • “I was in a sea of white faces.”
  • “I am used to being in white spaces. I am used to accommodating.”
  • “The process of going through PT school where you’re the only one and then you have professors who do the oppression through denial, ‘Oh, I treat everyone the same. I don’t see color. Vagina, penis, no different.’ Trust me it’s not the same.”
  • “If someone just got kicked out of their house because they’re transgender and live in a state that won’t protect them that pain isn’t going to go away. Evidence based medicine isn’t going to help that.”
  • “It was so hard to finish that process when I felt that I had no one.”
  • “There is a disease that we have called complicit.”
  • “Me disagreeing with you is not anger.”

 

Sherry Teague, CFO, PTA twitter

  • “Going to the restroom can be quite the special treat.”
  • “I’ve been fired for who I am.”
  • “You knew you were being looked over because you’re different.”
  • “The patients that you meet that are LGBTQ they are at risk by simple being who they are.”
  • “Those of you that are straight, just always assume that you don’t know. Ask the questions in a very non-binary way.”  
  • “You could make a difference as a healthcare provider.”

 

Dr. Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD twitter

  • “As a minority, sometimes you have to massage your message a little bit because people can be sensitive.”
  • “Those adjectives that you just gave me about slavery that’s how I feel about PT at times.”
  • “I think holistic admission is going to be our saving grace.”
  • “We are using the term inclusion as a way to put a Band-Aid on it.”
  • “Sometimes we forget the stories.”
  • “Ask questions.”

 

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Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

 

 

Mar 14, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jenna Kantor, SPT guest hosts and interviews Brianne Showman Brown on hydration. Dr. Brianne Showman Brown has been a licensed physical therapist since 2006. Since that time, she has been helping active adults and athletes get back to the activities they love. As ideas and theories in rehabilitation, functional movement, and nutrition are constantly changing, she is constantly searching for the new information in order to get you back to the activities you love as quickly (but safely) as possible.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The physical and mental effects of not consuming enough water throughout the day

-Physical therapy setting and productivity requirements and their implications on water consumption

-How to fit water breaks into your day and busy patient schedule

-Increased water consumption results in more bathroom visits?

-And so much more!

 

Relying on your thirst signal for your body’s need for water is surprisingly not accurate as Brianne states, “By the time your body even tells you to drink water, you’re already passed that point of being dehydrated.”

 

For our body to function at the most optimal, Brianne stresses, “All of our organs need water to function.”  

 

Being chronically dehydrated leads to poor performance because, “If you’re so dehydrated, your body is going to shut down what it has to in order to keep you alive.”

 

For more information on Brianne:

Dr. Brianne Showman Brown has been a licensed physical therapist since 2006. Since that time, she has been helping active adults and athletes get back to the activities they love.

As ideas and theories in rehabilitation, functional movement, and nutrition are constantly changing, she is constantly searching for the new information in order to get you back to the activities you love as quickly (but safely) as possible.

Being a CrossFitter and runner herself, she also understands the desire to want to push through the pain, not wanting to take time off, and wanting to get back to activity as soon as possible when required to take time off. She does her best to keep you active in the things you are able to do, modifying as necessary, but not taking you completely out of the gym, off the track/field, or off the road.

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:

Get Your Fix Physical Therapy Website

Get Your Fix Physical Therapy Facebook

Get Your Fix Nutrition Facebook

Brianne Showman Brown Facebook

Get Your Fix Physical Therapy Instagram

Get Your Fix Nutrition Instagram

Brianne Showman Brown Instagram

Get Your Fix Physical Therapy Twitter

Brianne Showman Brown LinkedIn

Servant PT podcast episode with Brianne Brown

Duck Legs Podcast episode with Brianne Brown

The Capable Body podcast episode with Brianne Brown

PT tech talk episode with Brianne Brown

AZ Culture Weekly Blog

 

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

Mar 12, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Bobby Cappuccio joins me to discuss living your truth. Robert Cappuccio is a respected motivational speaker and educator. He is a highly sought-after corporate coach, and considered to be a leader and pioneer in the areas of personal and professional development, as well as behavioral change.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The challenging childhood that shaped Bobby’s life

-How every Hero’s journey is helped and directed by a guide

-The limitations and potential destructiveness of inward focus

-How to hone in on your originating intention and achieve happiness

-And so much more!

 

More than most, Bobby knows that life will always have challenges; his approach has been to develop strong relationships and reach out to others. Bobby stresses, “Everybody who has gone through something, what gets them out of it is not necessarily pulling themselves up by their own bootstraps but interacting and formulating and cultivating continually effective relationships.” As a result of this belief, Bobby believes, “There is no such thing as a self made man or women.”

 

Bobby suggests finding your passion by focusing on where your interests already align as, “We might not know what our passion is but we all have curiosities.” As a result of this, “When behaviors and values align, that’s when passion, discipline, willpower, perseverance—all the attributes we associate with success—occur automatically.”

 

When you start to live your life in a way that is authentic and true to yourself Bobby believes that, “You don’t chase happiness, you attract it.”

 

For more information on Bobby:

Robert Joseph Cappuccio, aka Bobby, has spent the last two decades pushing for both an industry and individual shift in perspective, from a solely outward focused goal oriented approach to health and fitness to a more holistic approach that is centered on behavioral change. A phenomenon that has helped position PTA Global (a company Bobby co-founded) as a leader in professional fitness development.

Bobby has championed both his personal and professional experiences into practical programs designed to help corporate, industry personnel, as well as individuals, get what they truly want. An ideal he firmly believes attainable because result comes from process – be it the process of working on who you are in the moment, the creative process, or strategic processes in business and in one’s personal life.

Bobby began coaching shortly after a paradigm shift occurred in his life. He was in his early twenties, and a certified personal trainer. Born with a severe facial deformity and diagnosed with Tourette syndrome at age nine, he suffered abominable abuse in and out of his home until he stumbled upon a marvel: exercise. It saved his life. He discovered that by redirecting his focus, he could affect positive change in not only his life, but in the lives of the people he in turn trained. In helping others, he was in fact helping himself. In sharing his discoveries (both learned and experienced) over the years, he became a world-renowned speaker, author and coach.

As co-founder of PTA Global, former head of training and development at David Barton gym, former director of professional development at the National Academy of Sports Medicine (N.A.S.M.), Director of Coaching at the Institute of Motion (IOM) and content curator for PTontheNet, Bobby’s reach runs wide. A sales, leadership, and cultural development consultant for various companies including Hilton Hotels, Virgin Active, Fitness First, 24hr Fitness, David Lloyd Leisure and multiple small businesses nationally and abroad, Bobby travels the world impacting lives, inspiring positive change and growth in individuals and companies alike. A presenter at business and fitness conferences across the globe including IDEA, Filex, CanFitPro, FitPro, IHRSA, Pure Fitness Asia, Perform Better, Equinox, Gold’s Gym International, Lifetime Family Fitness, and countless other corporate events, conventions, and workshops aimed at training and developing top notch fitness professionals, Bobby continues to share the impact of honing in on behavioral change in helping clients reach their professional, fitness, and wellness goals.

Bobby can be seen weekly on his YouTube and Facebook Video sessions, and heard on various podcasts, tackling subject matters ranging from how sleep affects productivity to tried and true sales closing techniques and customer retention strategies.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Bobby Cappuccio Website

Bobby Cappuccio twitter

Bobby Cappuccio Facebook

Bobby Cappuccio LinkedIn

Bobby Cappuccio Instagram

Bobby Cappuccio Youtube

Joseph Campbell: The Hero's Journey

Chris Winfield Website

Theory U: Leading from the Future as It Emerges

 

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

 

Mar 9, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Ali Schoos, PT guest hosts and interviews Dr. Sandra Norby on leadership. Dr. Sandra Norby PT, DPT is the president of the American Physical Therapy Association Private Practice Section.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The steps Sandra took to attain leadership positions

-Building a business community

-The vision for the Private Practice Section

-How you can get involved in leadership positions

-And so much more!

 

Leadership styles vary and different people have different strengths. Assembling these different styles and strengths is important when developing at team as Sandra recommends, “It’s not good to pick someone necessarily just like you, we need everybody’s varieties and then appreciating their strengths.”

 

Many new ideas are being implemented under Sandra’s leadership of the Private Practice Section. Sandra believes, “Our membership is really relying on us to make a difference in their lives as well as the lives of all of our patients.”

 

As the Private Practice Section continues to grow, Sandra wants to ensure everyone still has a voice. She stresses, “We need to do the things that our members are expecting us to do.”

 

For more information on Sandra:

Sandra Norby, PT, DPT is CEO and Co-Founder of HomeTown Physical Therapy, LLC. This Iowa based corporation provides a practice model for ownership and champions the leadership of women in physical therapy. Sandra has served on many leadership positions in APTA and PPS, including being a member of PPAC and two terms as a Director on the PPS Board. She was awarded the 2017 APTA Federal Advocacy Leadership Award for her instrumental work on making Locum Tenens a reality for physical therapists.

Sandra received her Physical Therapy Masters degree from the University of Iowa and her DPT from the University of Montana – Missoula. She has an expertise in compliance and billing and has been a speaker at many state and national events on topics that include technology, leadership, and championing the success of women in physical therapy.

For more information on Ali:

 

Ali enjoys partnering with her patients of all ages. She has treated professional baseball, tennis, and soccer players, as well as high school, collegiate, and weekend athletes, and everyone in between. She's dedicated to finding a solution to complex problems, and helps people overcome their body's obstacles, no matter the challenge. As a Certified Orthopedic Specialist since 1993, Ali works with a variety of difficult cases and utilizes her "Sherlock Holmes-type" skills to find an answer. She leads each patient toward a more active lifestyle. She specializes in biomechanics of the shoulder, spine, and lower extremity, including gait analysis and orthotic fabrication.

Ali owns the clinic and enjoys leading and learning from her dynamic and passionate team, and believes in excellent customer service. She hopes you'll be an active participant in choosing your health care provider and recognize Peak Sports and Spine as your primary care physical therapy clinic. "I believe in a partnership between you and your physical therapist." 

 

Resources discussed on this show:

APTA Private Practice Section

 

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

Mar 7, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, Jenna Kantor, SPT guest hosts and interviews Bronté Miller, SPT on how to create a student special interest group in your state. Bronté Miller is a Student Physical Therapist at Stony Brook University, Class of 2019. Last year, she led a team of students to co-found the NYPTA Student Special Interest Group (SSIG). The SSIG is an organization designed to promote PT and PTA student professional engagement, networking, and inter-school collaboration. The SSIG is currently in its first term as an organization, with Bronté as President. Bronté believes that transforming our profession starts with empowering students to grow as leaders and problem solvers through earlier engagement in the physical therapy community.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The role of student special interest groups in the physical therapy industry

-Considerations for working with a SSIG including how to balance the time commitment with school

-How to recruit the right leadership team for success

-The future of the NYPTA Student Special Interest Group

-And so much more!

 

Jump starting a Student Special Interest Group in your state is both rewarding and feasible. Bronté recommends, “Have a plan from the get-go on how you’re going to do this.”

 

Working with a diverse and dedicated group of people is key to achieving better results as Bronté found that, ”Having such a fantastic team was absolutely essential for our SSIG to succeed.”

 

While developing a SSIG in your state can be challenging, Bronté advises, “Don’t be afraid to reach out to other students because I think you’ll be surprised how many want to really dive in and get involved.”

 

For more information on Bronté:

Bronté Miller is a Student Physical Therapist at Stony Brook University, Class of 2019. Last year, she led a team of students to co-found the NYPTA Student Special Interest Group (SSIG). The SSIG is an organization designed to promote PT and PTA student professional engagement, networking, and inter-school collaboration. The SSIG is currently in its first term as an organization, with Bronté as President. Bronté believes that transforming our profession starts with empowering students to grow as leaders and problem solvers through earlier engagement in the physical therapy community.

 

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:

Bronte Miller LinkedIn

Bronte Miller Twitter

Bronte Miller Facebook

Student SIG Leaders Facebook Group

Email: elizabeth.b.miller@stonybrook.edu

 

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

 

 

Mar 5, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Marissa Fayer joins me to discuss female entrepreneurship and HERHealthEQ. Marissa Fayer is an 18-year medtech executive, entrepreneur, and philanthropist whose mission is to advance growth and prosperity for organizations and the communities in which they operate. Marissa is the President of Fayer Consulting LLC, the CEO of the non-profit HERHealthEQ, a partner at LLEX Partners, the COO of Olympian Capital, and a business owner with Arbonne International. Her expertise and vision connect organizational optimization and development with responsibility to bring about a more giving global community with health and opportunity.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How Marissa stepped into the world of consultancy and philanthropy

-Broadening the definition of wealth to encompass more than just material goods

-HERHealthEQ: Bringing medical equipment to females in need all over the world

-The not-so-glamorous but important side of running a non-profit

-And so much more!

 

Before branching into new entrepreneurial pursuits, Marissa recommends, “Don’t take the leap without a net.”

 

Often our own industry offers the best opportunities for new ventures, we just need to look at what needs are not being adequately met. From Marissa’s experience in the medical equipment industry, “I saw that there was waste in the industry and I was trying to figure out what to do with that.”

 

Although non-profits may think of themselves as solely pursuing altruistic aim, all non-profits require fundraising. Marissa stresses, “Non-profits are businesses and the best ones actually operate as businesses... Non-profits do need money.”

 

For more information on Marissa:

Marissa is an accomplished Entrepreneur, Senior Executive, Consultant, and Board Member with more than 15 years of success across the medical devices, pharmaceuticals, medical technology (MedTech), healthcare, biotech, and consumer goods industries. Leveraging extensive turnaround experience, Marissa is an invaluable asset for a company that has encountered a period of stagnant or declining revenue and is seeking guidance in order to reinvigorate and improve operational processes and redevelop business strategies to realign with corporate objectives. Her areas of expertise include M&A, fundraising, offshoring, outsourcing, Kaizen and Lean manufacturing, growth, FDA, quality management, supply chain management, budgeting, Six Sigma, R&D, and CRM.

Throughout her executive career, Marissa has held leadership positions with Fayer Consulting LLC; Arbonne International LLC; Accumed; Providien Medical; and Hologic. She has been responsible for consulting with clients to transform their organizations with a focus on due diligence, pre- and post-M&A integration, operations management, production and product transfers (intra-company and internationally), strategy development, project management, program management systems, cross-cultural development, as well as business development, cost reductions, and implementing Lean practices. She has also been responsible for increasing revenue through the management of project teams for new products, as well as restructuring operational processes to reduce organizational costs.

Marissa obtained her MBA (Summa Cum Laude) with a Major in General Management and a Minor in Marketing from the University of Connecticut, and she received her BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University. She completed the Comprehensive Financial Modeling and Valuation Analysis Training from the Investment Banking Institute (IBI); she attained her Green Belt/Bronze Lean Manufacturing Certification, and she is a Certified Professional Coach. In addition to her executive career, Marissa is the Founder of the global not-for-profit, HERHealthEQ, where she provides medical devices and equipment to small regions in developing nations. She also serves as a Board Member with Game Changers, Young Executive Board Chairperson with Elisa Monte Dance Company, and she serves as a mentor with Wedu Mentor. Marissa is fluent in Spanish.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Marissa Fayer Website: access the free gift: Top 10 influential Philanthropists handout

Marissa Fayer Instagram

Marissa Fayer Twitter

Marissa Fayer Facebook

Marissa Fayer LinkedIn

HERHealthEQ Website

Fayer Consulting

 

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

 

 

Feb 26, 2018

LIVE from the Combined Sections Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, it is my pleasure to welcome Dr. Sarah Haag, Dr. Sandy Hilton and Dr. Jason Falvey back for Part 4 all about sex. Check out Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 and enjoy another installment!

 

In this episode, we discuss:

-Biomechanical considerations for different sex positions

-How to support your partner following child birth

-Why sexual dysfunction may be an important predictor of future cardiovascular problems

-Sexual health for the LGBTQI+ population

-And so much more!

 

Pelvic health interventions follow the same treatment principles as any other orthopedic conditions. Sandy stresses, “Strength and conditioning principles really do apply to pelvic health it’s just the movement is a centimeter, it’s very small but the scale is proportionally the same so if you’re having problems with loading and frequency and dosage of your program, just adapt it. You don’t have to stop.” Sarah reaffirms this and recommends that patients, “Do what you do and should you run into issues, again graded exposure and practice I think is the best answer.”

 

When treating sexual dysfunction, it’s important to consider what could be affecting patients beyond purely biomechanical ailments. For example Sarah explains that, “When someone does become ill, if you’re not typically the caregiver and now there’s that role shift, that’s a psychosocial issue.” Jason stresses the importance this can play with older adults as, “It’s a very hard transition for people to transition from caregiver to lover.”

 

All physical therapists should be able to break past the stigma surrounding pelvic health issues, even if it is not their specialty. It’s important to inform patients that help exists as Sarah has found that, “When it comes to sexual dysfunction and bowel and bladder dysfunction, a lot of people don’t know what’s normal and even when people aren’t happy with the function which is really the key that they need to get help, they don’t know that there is help.”

 

For more information on the guests:

SARAH HAAG PT, DPT, MS, WCS CERT. MDT, RYT: Sarah graduated from Marquette University in 2002 with a Master’s of Physical Therapy. Sarah has pursued an interest in treating the spine, pelvis with a specialization in women’s and men’s health. Over the years, Sarah has seized every opportunity available to her in order to further her understanding of the human body, and the various ways it can seem to fall apart in order to sympathetically and efficiently facilitate a return to optimal function. Sarah was awarded the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP) from the Section on Women’s Health. She went on to get her Doctorate of Physical Therapy and Masters of Science in Women’s Health from Rosalind Franklin University in 2008. In 2009 she was awarded a Board Certification as a specialist in women’s health (WCS). Sarah also completed a Certification in Mechanical Diagnosis Therapy from the Mckenzie Institute in 2010. Most recently, Sarah completed a 200 hour Yoga Instructor Training Program, and is now a Registered Yoga Instructor. Sarah plans to integrate yoga into her rehabilitation programs, as well as teach small, personalized classes.

 

Sarah looks at education, and a better understanding of the latest evidence in the field of physical therapy, as the best way to help people learn about their conditions, and to help people learn to take care of themselves throughout the life span.

 

SANDY HILTON PT, DPT, MS: Sandy graduated from Pacific University (Oregon) in 1988 with a Master of Science in Physical Therapy and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Des Moines University in December 2013. She has worked in multiple settings across the US with neurologic and orthopaedic emphasis combining these with a focus in pelvic rehabilitation for pain and dysfunction since 1995. Sandy teaches Health Professionals and Community Education classes on returning to function following back and pelvic pain, has assisted with Myofascial Release education, and co-teaches Advanced Level Male Pelvic Floor Evaluation and Treatment. Sandy’s clinical interest is chronic pain with a particular interest in complex pelvic pain disorders for men and women. Sandy is the co-host of Pain Science and Sensibility, a podcast on the application of research into the clinic.

 

JASON FALVEY PT, DPT, GCS, CEEAA: Jason is a board certified geriatric physical therapist with a strong interest in improving outcomes for both frail older adults and older adults with hospital-associated deconditioning. He has current funding from the Foundation for Physical Therapy (PODS 1 Award, 2015) and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy to support his participation in ongoing research the use of a novel Progressive High Intensity Therapy (PHIT) training program on medically complex older adults after acute hospitalization. He also has funding from both the American Physical Therapy Association Health Policy and Administration Section and the Home Health Section to evaluate how physical therapists can reduce avoidable hospital readmissions. Lastly, Jason is collaborating with local long-term care providers to determine how physical functioning can be assessed and best managed to reduce rates of falls, ER visits, and hospitalization.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Jason Falvey Twitter

Sarah Haag Twitter

Sandy Hilton Twitter

Uchenna Ossai Twitter

Meryl Alappattu Twitter

Rena McDaniel Twitter

A THERAPY TOOLKIT FOR TREATMENT OF URINARY INCONTINENCE

 

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

 

 

Feb 19, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Rachael Norman joins me to discuss the Better patient experience.  Better was designed for private pay patients to get their money back from insurance for out-of-network care. Our team and software ensure each claim is processed according to the terms of your patient's health insurance policy, and that they are paid back in a timely manner.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The basics for understanding out-of-network benefits

-Best practices for Superbill creation

-How to reduce the likelihood of claim denials

-Keeping up with Modifiers, Diagnosis Codes and Conflicting Codes

-And so much more!

 

It is the clinician’s responsibility to provide the information needed for their patients to receive reimbursements from their insurance companies. Rachael stresses, “Superbills are important and having all the details on them really matters. It can save everyone a lot of headaches later.”

 

Navigating the insurance world can be challenging because, “We see different requirements come up very quickly with very little notice.”

 

It is important for clinicians to keep up-to-date on insurance requirements for reimbursements; otherwise, “That could mean that someone who is owed money isn’t getting it.”

 

For more information on Rachael:

Rachael is creating simple products for healthcare, using her tech experience and health background. She studied Biochemistry and Biophysics at Stanford University. She has conducted medical research at the National Institute of Health; as a medical volunteer in Niger, West Africa; and is an author on multiple academic publications. Rachael has spent her career in operations at startups developing technology products that improve lives.

Resources discussed on this show:

Better Website

Better Claims Twitter

Better Claims Facebook

Better Claims LinkedIn

Can Apps Slay The Medical Bill Dragon?

Empowered patient missing in medical claims process: Part 2

Oakland Start-Up Company Forgives Medical Debts

TPOT Podcast: Making Private Pay and Out-of-Network "Better"

Better for providers

Email: hello@getbetter.co

Superbill blog

HMO/PPO blog

Debt campaign

5 Tips for your Private practice

A Guide to NPIs blog

 

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

 

 

Feb 12, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor and Katie Schmitt join me to discuss Fairytale PT. Jenna Kantor, SPT and Katie Schmitt, SPT, both physical therapy students from Columbia University, developed Fairytale PT, a movement-based musical program where children get to actively participate in shows based on popular fairytales.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The ambitious beginnings of Fairytale PT and the dedication of Jenna and Katie to their mission

-How Fairytale PT incorporates therapeutic exercise into the choreography

-Interprofessional collaboration with occupational therapy students

-Jenna and Katie’s vision for Fairytale PT and how you can get involved

-And so much more!

 

Physical therapy schools without performance backgrounds can still participate in Fairytale PT. Jenna stresses, “It’s not about talent, it’s about enthusiasm.”

 

Navigating the medical world as a pediatric patient can be scary and intimidating. Katie clarifies the challenge as, “How do we give these kids a break and how do we give these parents a little bit of a break and take them out of the beeping and the sounds and the doctors coming in and out and rushing around.”

 

In a fun environment, Fairytale PT is able to achieve therapeutic goals as Jenna states, “The movements the kids are doing are extremely healthy for them.”

 

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

 

For more information on Katie:

I fell in love with Physical Therapy when I realized that with it, I could breathe on my own. My background is as an actor. I have done Shakespeare in New York, film and television in Los Angeles and ran a travel web series with my husband where, for five years, we went to every state and reviewed bed and breakfasts.

It was when I challenged myself to run a mile, that I realized the more I work out and listen to my body the less I need medicine. I learned what it is like to breathe without inhalers, steroids or machines. Today I am an avid cyclist and third year student at Columbia University Medical Center working on my Doctorate in Physical Therapy. 


There is so much about PT that I love. My clinicals have been in outpatient orthopedics at Miccass Physical Therapy in New York and Imagine Physical Therapy in South Carolina and sub-acute rehab at The New Jewish Home. I have spent time with dancers and Broadway performers, on the inpatient TBI floor at Bellevue, observing at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and with the outpatient cardiopulmonary PT team at Columbia University Medical Center. From all my experience to my husband's story of recovery from a car accident and coma when he was a teen, I have realized that PT affects many aspects of life. My goal is to help little kids learn how to breathe, help patients fight cancer and help dancers perform to their peak.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Jenna Kantor Website

Fairytale Physical Therapy Website

Jenna Kantor Facebook

Jenna Kantor Twitter

Jenna Kantor Instagram

Jenna Kantor LinkedIn

Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives

Katie Schmitt LinkedIn

APTA Blog on Fairytale PT

The 90 Day Year

 

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Xo Karen

 

 

Feb 5, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Nick Wolny joins me to discuss Facebook ads. Nick Wolny helps small business owners and online entrepreneurs leverage Facebook advertising, Facebook live, and content marketing to attract more clients and make more revenue. His passion for the health industry comes from a personal transformation, having lost 105 pounds and keeping it off for 14 years. Nick has been featured with SUCCESS Magazine, Yahoo!, LeadPages, the Houston Chronicle, Ramit Sethi’s I Will Teach You To Be Rich, and VICE. He studied classical music at Rice University.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Facebook ads and what they can do for your business

-How to maximize the effectiveness of a boosted post through ad manager and your subscriber list

-Different ways to target and reach warm traffic, cold traffic and the look-a-like audience

-How to know when it’s time to outsource your advertising responsibilities

-And so much more!

 

The ubiquitous and consistent use of Facebook worldwide provides you an incredible platform to promote your content to an ideal audience. Nick reassures, “The people that need your help, that need your product, program or service, it’s a very, very high probability that they are on Facebook.”

 

Nick recommends targeting ads to your current subscribers first and foremost, because he has found that, “Cold traffic is the hardest sandbox to play in.”

 

Images have historically dominated social media, but Facebook has publically stated their intention to move towards video content and even prioritize Facebook live. Nick recommends, “Whenever possible you should use video.”

 

Crafting advertising content that strikes a balance between connecting with people and promoting your product can be difficult. In Nick’s experience, “The ads that do best are the ads that feel like regular posts.”

 

For more information on Nick:

Nick Wolny helps small business owners and online entrepreneurs leverage Facebook advertising, Facebook live, and content marketing to attract more clients and make more revenue. His passion for the health industry comes from a personal transformation, having lost 105 pounds and keeping it off for 14 years. Nick has been featured with SUCCESS Magazine, Yahoo!, LeadPages, the Houston Chronicle, Ramit Sethi’s I Will Teach You To Be Rich, and VICE. He studied classical music at Rice University.

 

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Nick Wolny Website

Nick Wolny Facebook

Nick Wolny Instagram

Free Gift: The Quick Start Facebook Ad Setup Guide For Small Business Owners and Service Providers

#161: (Case Study) Facebook Ads Success for Local Fitness/Yoga Studios with Nick Wolny

 

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Xo Karen

 

 

Feb 1, 2018

On the first Healthy Wealthy and Smart LIVE on Facebook, I am joined by Julie Wiebe to discuss the pelvic floor and sports performance. Julie Wiebe, PT has over 20 years of experience in both Sports Medicine and Pelvic Health. Her passion is to return women to fitness and sport after injury and pregnancy and equip pros to do the same. She advocates for the awareness of pelvic health issues in fitness and promotes innovative solutions for women through her blog, videos and social media. She shares her evidence-based, integrative approach internationally with both professionals and women through live and online educational programs. Find out more and connect with Julie at www.juliewiebept.com or via social media twitter/FB/IG JulieWiebePT.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The anatomy of the pelvic floor and its vital role in biological functions

-How to broach the topic of pelvic floor health with your patients

-Julie’s go-to biomechanical screening tests for performance and pelvic health

-Enhancing breathing patterns for pain management and sports performance

-And so much more!

 

Incontinence following pregnancy has unfortunately been normalized in our society and it’s up to clinicians to educate women about pelvic health and advocate for greater access. Julie stresses, “We have better solutions now for athletes than we’ve had in the past.”

 

One of the most important functional tasks that Julie addresses with all of her patients and clients is the act of breathing as Julie believes, “Breathing is your gateway into all these systems.”

 

Julie utilizes recruitment of core muscles and breathing techniques in her treatment interventions to promote movement fluidity. She stresses, “It has to be a team, it’s all working together and it needs to move in a responsive way.”

 

For more information on Julie:

Julie Wiebe, PT has over twenty years of clinical experience in both Sports Medicine and Women’s Health. Following her passion to revolutionize the way women recover from pregnancy and return to high levels of fitness, she has pioneered an integrative approach to promote women’s health in and through fitness.

Her Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston Science concepts have been successfully incorporated by rehab practitioners and fitness professionals into a variety of populations. Julie is a sought after speaker to provide continuing education courses and lectures internationally at clinics, academic institutions, professional organizations, state and national professional conferences.

Julie maintains a cash-based clinical practice in Los Angeles and shares her approach to bridge the gap between rehab and fitness with pros and women worldwide through online courses and mentoring.

A published author, she advocates for awareness of pelvic health in fitness on her blog and through social media (Twitter/FB/IG-JulieWiebePT) www.juliewiebept.com

When not trying to change the world one pelvic floor at a time, Julie is happy to focus on her first passions: being mom to the Z’s (Zoe and Zack), and wife to David.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Julie Wiebe Website  

Julie Wiebe Facebook

Julie Wiebe Instagram

Julie Wiebe Twitter

Online Courses: Grab 20% off Adult Pro Course bundles with code Healthy20 (Piston Science Bundle A and B), Sports Med Bundles A and B, and Piston Science Module One. For individuals-Pelvic Floor Piston: Foundation for Fitness.

Blog

Live Courses

Video Blog/Previous Podcasts

Media Samples

 

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Jan 29, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Nick Tumminello joins me to discuss exercise prescription. Nick Tumminello is the 2016 NSCA Personal Trainer of the Year, and the Editor-in-chief of the NSCA Personal Training Quarterly journal. He's the author of three books: Building Muscle and Performance, StrengthTraining for Fat Loss, and Your Workout PERFECTED. He's been a trainer for over 20 years, is the former strength coach for team Ground Control MMA and has trained professional athletes in field, court, combat and physique sports.

In this episode, we discuss:

-How to apply the 4 principles of strength and conditioning to program design

-Progressive and regressive load management

-Why the Socratic Method should be used when discussing training philosophies

-Nick’s approach to new fitness fads

-And so much more!

 

Nick has found that trainers train their clients with trendy methods and neglect to tailor a program to meet the clients’ unique goals. When designing a program, Nick stresses, “The approach is determined by the goal… It’s not determined by my bias as a trainer or my favorite pet exercise.” A client must always be the driver of their own success, but Nick sees an important role for strength and conditioning coaches to enable their client’s full potential. He believes, “A facilitator gives people what they need to achieve what they want.”

 

A solid training and rehab regime is built on adhering to these four principles: goal specificity, individuality, progressive overload and variability. Nick has found that, “If you focus your training or your rehabilitation approaches on principles and you go from principles up not methods down, your training or your rehab approach will never go out of date.”

 

Nick’s experience with members of the health and fitness community has led him to believe that an open approach to communication rather than a divisive or pedagogical one will lead to more success in promoting your message. Nick advises, “Ask more questions and genuinely listen.”

 

For more information on Nick:

“A bit of an outsider…”

That’s how Nick Tumminello describes himself in the fitness industry. He’s an independent thinker who avoids falling in line with the crowd. His goal is to provide practical solutions that deliver specific results.

Nick’s hybrid approach to training allows him to leverage the tools, knowledge and skills of many disciplines and methods to help his clients and to educate other trainers how to deliver results.

As early as his teenage years Nick knew that he wanted to be a trainer. His early influence came from his mother, growing up in a gym watching her prepare for bodybuilding competitions. She’ll tell you that “Nick grew up on iron and sweat.”

As a way to connect Nick and his mother attended fitness events and conferences from the time he was 16 years old.

Personal training is the only ‘real job’ nick’s ever known. But, his story isn’t common. Not being one to fall in line with the crowd Nick never attended college or got a degree. He graduated high school as an average student. He worked hard to accumulate a lot of on the job experience and despite his distaste for structured education Nick was very interested in learning.

After being fired from his first two personal training jobs due to his independent thinking and lack of needing to ‘fit in’ he went off on his own to start a business.

Training and fitness aren’t a hobby to Nick. This is a profession that he’s very passionate about.

It would be easy to confuse Nick as a ‘science guy’ due to his ability to challenge thoughts and ideas, the way he respects the scientific process and critical thinking. However, he’s most excited by the application and end results that the information he learns and the ideas he creates can produce.   “Studies and research are great, but if there is no practical application there is no need”

Nick’s approach to many things can be described in three words…

Hustle and Muscle.

This is applied in training, business and intellectually for Nick.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

San Diego Pain Summit

Nick Tumminello Website

Amazon: Your Workout PERFECTED

Amazon: Building Muscle and Performance: A Program for Size, Strength & Speed

Amazon: Strength Training for Fat Loss

Nick Tumminello Instagram

Nick Tumminello Facebook

 

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Xo Karen

Jan 25, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Cheryl Keller Capone joins me to discuss how she navigated her experience with chronic pain. Dr. Cheryl Keller Capone is an Associate Research Professor in Center for Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics and Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State University. She is currently using genomics and DNA sequencing technologies to study blood cell development with an overall research goal of understanding gene regulation in mammals. In total, she has over 23 years of scientific research experience in several different fields, including muscle development, neuroscience, and mitochondrial DNA forensics. She is also a certified personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and a recreational triathlete.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Cheryl’s long journey with chronic pain

-The catalyst for Cheryl’s road to recovery

-Implementing the biopsychosocial model and functional movement to combat persistent pain

-Empowering advice for those experiencing persistent pain

-And so much more!

 

Cheryl advises practitioners to remain humble about their ability to diagnosis and treat patients who suffer from persistent pain. From her experience, she states, “I wasn’t expecting any sort of specific diagnoses. In fact, I was very frustrated by the fact that individual providers were focusing on one thing or another and trying to pin it down to one particular structural cause.” After many disappointments, Dr. Keller Capone was exposed to a practitioner who effectively communicated his humility and willingness to try different treatments and she found that, “This was a very refreshing response to me.”

 

To those who are suffering from chronic pain, Cheryl recommends participating in activities you find joyful and meaningful. She found that making small improvements in these activities helped prove to herself that, “This is not permanent, changes can be made. It helped me with hope.”

 

The most empowering belief system that helped guide Cheryl was one of self-ownership, she stressed to herself, “I was going to have to own this. I was going to have to own my pain and own my recovery and be responsible.”

 

With persistent pain, it is important to remember that while the journey may have ups and downs, there are no barriers to your recovery. Cheryl advises, “There is most likely a path forward for everyone… Take ownership of your own path.”

 

For more information on Cheryl:

Dr. Cheryl Keller Capone received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Penn State University in 1999. Her graduate research focused on muscle development and differentiation, and during this time was awarded the Paul Berg Prize in Molecular Biology, the Roberts Graduate Fellowship, and the Frederick J. Wedler Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award.

After graduate school, she transitioned to the field of neuroscience where she studied the molecular biology of GABAA receptors in mammals, followed by a year in industry where she worked in the field of mitochondrial DNA forensics.

In 2009, Cheryl returned to Penn State University, and is currently studying blood cell development with an overall research goal of understanding molecular mechanisms of gene regulation in mammals. She also has extensive experience in genomic technologies and methodologies, including DNA sequencing and data analysis.

Outside of the lab, Cheryl is also a former collegiate runner, who became interested in strength training and movement following a long injury history and many years of chronic pain. This experience led to her interest in pain science as well as a certification as a personal trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. When not in the lab or working with clients, Cheryl enjoys strength training, running, hiking, swimming, cycling and spending time with her husband and son in State College, PA.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Dr. Cheryl Keller Capone Twitter

Dr. Cheryl Keller Capone Instagram

Dr. Cheryl Keller Capone LinkedIn

Dr. Cheryl Keller Capone Facebook

Dr. Cheryl Keller Capone Blog

 

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Xo Karen

 

 

Jan 22, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr. Fritz Boettner joins me to discuss hip replacements. Dr. Fritz Boettner is a specialist in joint-preserving arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive total joint replacements of the knee and hip. His practice concentrates on the nonsurgical and surgical treatment of early arthritis. As part of a patient-centered individual approach, he performs arthroscopic cartilage surgery and joint preserving osteotomies, as well as minimally invasive total joint replacements and resurfacings.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The evolution of hip replacement surgeries

-Pre-surgical considerations for anterior and posterior surgical approaches

-Post-surgical restrictions on movement

-Rehabilitation and pain management considerations following hip replacement

-And so much more!

 

Having the optionality of either surgical approach allows each patient to be evaluated to ensure the best outcomes. Dr. Boettner states, “Having different types of approaches at our availability allows you to select which would be best for the patient.”

 

Pain and functional management following hip replacement surgery is the same for either approach with the goal being that, “Everything is geared towards early discharge.”

 

Dr. Boettner stresses that physical therapy providers be mindful of their interventions and avoid adverse outcomes with unnecessary exertion. He reminds, “If you don’t do anything with the hip, patients will be fine after hip replacement.”

 

For more information on Dr. Boettner:

Dr. Fritz Boettner is a specialist in joint-preserving arthroscopic surgery and minimally invasive total joint replacements of the knee and hip.

 

His practice concentrates on the nonsurgical and surgical treatment of early arthritis. As part of a patient-centered individual approach, he performs arthroscopic cartilage surgery and joint preserving osteotomies, as well as minimally invasive total joint replacements and resurfacings.

 

“Minimal invasive surgery reduces surgical trauma, resulting in advantages for early rehabilitation,” he says. ”In addition, patients love their cosmetically appealing incision.”

 

Born in Germany, Dr. Boettner studied at the top international centers for his specialty, completing fellowships in four sub-areas, as well as additional training in pelvic osteotomies and open hip dislocation with surgeons in Germany, Switzerland and the United States. He has authored an orthopedic textbook, as well as numerous scientific publications.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Dr. Boettner Website

HSS Website

Dr. Boettner twitter

Dr. Boettner Facebook

 

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Xo Karen

 

 

Jan 15, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Molly Hayward joins me to discuss passion as the driver for entrepreneurial success. Molly Hayward is the visionary female founder of Cora, a San Francisco startup and disruptive consumer brand pioneering products that fit women’s lifestyles, prioritize their wellness, and empower women globally. Molly was the first entrepreneur in the now-trendy menstrual management space to establish a modern, healthy, socially conscious brand, presenting the issues of healthier products and women’s global social justice to the mainstream female consumer.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The story behind Cora: from idea to successful subscription business

-How passion and perseverance disrupted the feminine product industry

-The importance of removing unessential daily tasks as your business grows

-How to position a product to enhance quality of life and foster a worldwide community

-And so much more!

 

Molly sought to create a mission driven company with Cora and has successfully helped women in developing countries continue their education during their monthly menstruation. Molly stresses, “Girls education and female empowerment is completely essential to economic development and poverty alleviation.”

 

Most entrepreneurial opportunities begin when you yourself find a need not being served in the marketplace as Molly reminds, “It does start from a problem that you yourself experience.” From Molly’s experience, she shares that, “It’s critical to get started because it’s such a learn-as-you-go process.”

 

Entrepreneurs tend to want to do it all and are eager as momentum starts to grow. In light of this, Molly advises, “Try to narrow your focus early on and do fewer things better rather than try to have your hands on every potential opportunity.”

 

Passion for your vision will help you as an entrepreneur navigate the many twists and turns on the road to success. Molly recommends, “Do what you love and trust that things are going to continue to move in the right direction.”

 

For more information on Molly:

Molly Hayward is the visionary female founder of Cora, a San Francisco startup and disruptive consumer brand pioneering products that fit women’s lifestyles, prioritize their wellness, and empower women globally. With body-conscious organic tampons, an elegant user experience, and sustainable menstrual products given to girls in developing countries for every monthly supply shipped, Cora represents the smart, chic, and conscious woman of today and is transforming the experience of womanhood on a global scale. Molly was the first entrepreneur in the now-trendy menstrual management space to establish a modern, healthy, socially conscious brand, presenting the issues of healthier products and women’s global social justice to the mainstream female consumer. Forbes writes, “Serial entrepreneur Molly Hayward has a fresh take on feminine hygiene, reimagining everything from the absorbent materials to the packaging, with a deep commitment to social justice." At 28 years old, she has been featured in major television and media outlets, and garnered awards for her innovative and holistic approach to elevating women globally through for-profit business. Molly has a deep knowledge of menstruation in both its commercial and cultural contexts, and has been described as a visionary badass with soul. Learn more about Molly and Cora at www.cora.life.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Molly Hayward Twitter

Molly Hayward LinkedIn

Cora Twitter

Cora instagram

Cora Website

 

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Jan 8, 2018

On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Isa Herrera joins me to discuss holistic healthcare. Isa Herrera is a licensed physical therapist and an expert in integrative pelvic floor therapies in the field of women’s health. At her healing center in NYC, Isa pioneered the use of integrative modalities like Maya Abdominal Massage, Low Level Laser Therapy, Reiki, Sound Healing, and Andean Energy Techniques, and spent years as an adjunct professor at Hunter College in New York teaching pelvic floor techniques to 3rd year doctoral physical therapy students.

In this episode, we discuss:

-Society’s demanding expectations on women

-Developing trust and compassion with your patients to discuss pelvic pain, sexual health and incontinence

-The importance of collaboration with your patient’s broader healthcare team when delivering holistic healthcare

-Female Pelvic Alchemy Program: Trade Secrets for Energizing Your Sex Life, Enhancing Your Orgasms, and Loving Your Lady Parts

-And so much more!

 

With the many selfless roles women take on in the modern world, from child rearing to running businesses, it can be difficult for women to spend time on their own needs. Isa empowers women with, “The time is right for women to seize the moment and to become the heroines of their own story.”

 

It is the role of the therapist to give their patients the tools needed to build towards optimal health as in the end, “[The patients] have to be responsible for their own work.”

 

A therapeutic alliance is developed the moment you make contact with a patient. Trust is even more elevated in intimate settings such as pelvic health, where Isa reminds us, “You have under 15 seconds to make that impression to make sure that they trust you enough to open up to you.”

 

One of the most important qualities of a great therapist is humility as Isa recommends, “If we don’t know something and we are not comfortable with it, we should own it.”

 

Physical therapists often adopt beliefs that hinder them from growing their businesses. To overcome those limiting beliefs, one of the first steps Isa states is, “We have to get out of this scarcity mindset.”

 

For more information on Isa:

Isa Herrera is a licensed physical therapist and an expert in integrative pelvic floor therapies in the field of women’s health. At her healing center in NYC, Isa pioneered the use of integrative modalities like Maya Abdominal Massage, Low Level Laser Therapy, Reiki, Sound Healing, and Andean Energy Techniques, and spent years as an adjunct professor at Hunter College in New York teaching pelvic floor techniques to 3rd year doctoral physical therapy students.

She developed her expertise in diagnosing and treating pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction by helping over fourteen thousand women since 2005 at her NYC-based healing center Renew Physical Therapy.

Most recently, Isa has used her vast clinical experience and expertise and incorporated it into her new online school www.PelvicPainRelief.com, a online educational portal whose mission is to create a global language for patients and professionals seeking accurate, integrative information relating to all things about pelvic health.

Isa's online school PelvicPainRelief.com is founded on evidence-based education and over 10 years of tried and true protocols that incorporate exercises, techniques, and integrative tools to maximize patient healing. She is also now bringing her business and clinical wisdom together as well for professionals to coach and mentor women who want to create or up-level cash-based practices in the field of women's health.

She is also the author of five books on the topic of pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain and her newly released book, Female Pelvic Alchemy is an international best seller in 4 women's health categories. After suffering from pelvic floor dysfunction herself after the birth of her daughter, Isa has made it her life’s mission to help women overcome pelvic floor dysfunction, and also to educate professionals on the right mix of evidence-based and integrative techniques to help patients achieve lifelong health and wellness.

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Pelvic Pain Relief Website

Renew PT Website

Female Pelvic Alchemy Program

Free Gift: Pelvic Starter Kit

Female Pelvic Alchemy S.T.A.R.R. Program

Professional Training

Female Pelvic Alchemy Book

Isa Herrera Facebook

Isa Herrera Instagram

Isa Herrera LinkedIn

Isa Herrera Twitter

MTV True Life "I Can't Have Sex"

The Guardian - The Vagina Dispatches

Readers Digest - The One Core Exercise Every Woman Should Be Doing

USNews and World Report - Shocking Numbers of Fit Young Women Have This Embarrassing Problem

Regis and Kelly Live

 

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Xo Karen

 

 

Jan 2, 2018

Happy New Year to the Healthy Wealthy and Smart family! To start off the year, I am joined by Dr. Jen Esquer to discuss social media management and product launches. Jen is a private sports physical therapist who creates programs, hosts workshops, and treats one on one for a more direct and precise experience. Her mission is to heal the world and the best way she can do that is through empowering you to learn how to heal yourself!

In this episode, we discuss:

-Why building a large social media platform may be simpler than you think

-Empowering fresh graduates to spread their knowledge to the public

-Audience engagement techniques which can help launch a product

-The must-have tools Jen uses to enhance her social media presence

-And so much more!

 

Fresh out of school you have a unique knowledge base to share with your audience as Jen states, “You know something that people don’t know.” Some of the most beneficial content can be the simple foundations in your field as Jen reminds, “People don’t even know basic information.”

 

Most influencers have adopted the mindset that there is always more to learn and, “They continue to do the work, it’s never done.” To continue reaching new successes, Jen encourages that, “We always should want to continue growth.”

 

To gain trust with an online community, you have to produce valuable content as, “Consistency is everything.” Jen’s recommendation is to, “Give out information because it only builds up your credibility even more.” Although giving away so much free content may seem to come at a cost, the reward accrues from building trust and helping future clients make sense of it all. Jen has found that, “The more that you can put out there, the more that you’ll get back.”

 

For more information on Jen:

The best way I like to explain myself, is that I am a MOVER! I have been active since I was a young child, falling in love at an early age with gymnastics and competing for 9 years. After quitting at age 16, I competed in track and field (pole vault and triple jump) and danced. Though I sustained minor injuries, including a thumb fracture, sprained ankles, and pulled muscles, I never once went to a physical therapist. Yet, I loved anything having to do with anatomy, physiology, and without knowing for sure whether physical therapy would be my path, I decided to study Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton.

While I coached gymnastics for 3 years, I found myself constantly asking, “Why am I taping an ankle? What is truly the issue and how can I help further?” I was seeking more! I was fortunate enough to meet someone teaching a Pilates Bootcamp and quickly fell in love with the specificity of body movement. I started instructing pilates classes, both on the reformer and mat for 6 years throughout undergrad and graduate school. Not only did I appreciate how much pilates reminded me of gymnastics conditioning, but I loved the focus on intricate muscle activation, isometric holds, strict form, and body awareness through core activation.

After graduating with my M.S. in Kinesiology, I was accepted into Loma Linda University where I received my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. I quickly accepted a job at VERT Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation in beautiful Santa Monica, CA. Since working, I have met amazing individuals who have aided in the expansion of my knowledge of the body. I have studied Myodetox directly under co-founder, Vinh Pham (@vinnierehab), taken a RockTape course with @themovementmastro herself, and learned from many others professionals in the rehab game.

I am now stepping into the next chapter of my career as a private sports therapist, creating programs, hosting workshops, and treating one on one for a more direct and precise experience. My mission is to heal the world and the best way I can do that, is through empowering you to learn how to heal yourself! Becoming educated on what is going on with your body is the most powerful piece of knowledge for establishing health and longevity for a pain-free and active lifestyle!

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Jen Esquer Instagram

Jen Esquer Facebook

Jen Esquer Website

Phonto app

Splice app

Vont app

Pic Stitch app

Leadership Academy

Jeff Walker

Lori Harder 14 Day Challenge

Canva

Leadpages

Thinkific

Aweber

Convert Kit

 

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