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Healthy Wealthy & Smart: Where Healthcare Meets Business. The Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast, hosted by world-renowned physical therapist Dr. Karen Litzy, offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise to help healthcare and fitness professionals take their careers to the next level. With its perfect blend of clinical skills and business acumen, this podcast is a one-stop-shop for anyone looking to gain a competitive edge in today's rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. Dr. Litzy's dynamic approach to hosting combines practical clinical insights with expert business advice, making the Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast the go-to resource for ambitious professionals seeking to excel in their fields. Each episode features a thought-provoking conversation with a leading industry expert, offering listeners unique insights and actionable strategies to optimize their practices and boost their bottom line. Whether you're a seasoned healthcare professional looking to expand your skill set, or an up-and-coming fitness expert seeking to establish your brand, the Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast has something for everyone. From expert advice on marketing and branding to in-depth discussions on the latest clinical research and techniques, this podcast is your essential guide to achieving success in today's competitive healthcare landscape. So if you're ready to take your career to the next level, tune in to the Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast with Dr. Karen Litzy and discover the insights, strategies, and inspiration you need to thrive in today's fast-paced world of healthcare and fitness.
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Apr 18, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy is joined by Dr. Mani Kukreja (MD, MPH, IIN), Entrepreneur and Founder of Integrative Health and Wellness Practice Livagewell, to discuss the hot topic of aging well.

 

Dr. Kukreja shared her personal journey from conventional medicine to a more holistic approach, driven by her own experience with Hashimoto's autoimmune thyroiditis. She emphasized the importance of addressing the root causes of diseases rather than just treating symptoms.

 

We discussed the multifaceted nature of aging, which Dr. Kukreja defines as a progressive decline in biological functions leading to increased disease risk and reduced lifespan. She debunked the myth that aging is solely determined by genetics, highlighting that lifestyle and environmental factors play a significant role.

 

Dr. Kukreja provided valuable insights into the processes of oxidation, inflammation, and detoxification in our bodies, explaining how they contribute to aging and the onset of age-related diseases. She stressed that while we cannot stop aging, we can certainly influence how we age by managing these biological processes.

 

Time Stamps: 

00:00:02 - Introduction to the Podcast
00:00:13 - Topic of Aging Introduced
00:00:36 - Guest Introduction: Dr. Mani Kukreja
00:01:08 - Dr. Mani's Background and Interest in Aging
00:02:16 - Dr. Mani's Personal Health Journey and Approach
00:04:36 - Dr. Mani's Experience with Her Father's Health
00:05:08 - Clinical Research Insights on Disease Progression
00:06:18 - Launching Live Age Well Practice
00:06:29 - Defining Holistic Health
00:08:03 - The Aging Industry and Control Over Aging
00:10:03 - Theories and Control of Aging
00:11:09 - Biological Age vs. Chronological Age
00:13:09 - Genetic and Lifestyle Factors in Aging
00:15:18 - Environmental Toxins and Aging
00:16:59 - Addressing Aging in Less Ideal Environments
00:20:43 - Importance of Knowledge and Self-Care
00:21:04 - Supplements and Their Claims
00:23:07 - Proprietary Blends in Supplements
00:24:05 - Frozen Fruits and Vegetables as an Option
00:25:32 - Reducing Biological Age
00:27:10 - Biological Age Explained
00:28:04 - Factors to Improve Biological Age
00:29:33 - Understanding Oxidation in the Body
00:33:08 - The Processes of Aging: Oxidation, Inflammation, Detoxification
00:37:11 - Solutions to Improve Biological Age
00:39:43 - Importance of Sleep in Aging
00:44:35 - Exercise as the Elixir of Youth
00:47:03 - Exercise and Brain Health
00:49:27 - Role of Supplements in Aging

 

More About Dr. Mani Kukreja:

Dr. Mani Kukreja (MD, MPH, IIN) is an integrative health and wellness expert and the founder/CEO  of  Livagewell. She has extensive experience helping her clients optimize their overall health, including metabolic, skin, gut, and immune health.  

 

Mani is a health, wellness, and lifestyle influencer, biohacker, and health advocate who is always on a quest to bio-optimize Health and Aging to live a balanced and sustainable life. 

 

Mani is also an ambassador to a few health-optimizing supplement brands that she truly believes in values. 

 

Dr Mani has authored several high-impact publications in peer-reviewed clinical research journals in the medical and wellness field throughout her career. 

 

 

Resources from this Episode:

LivAgeWell Website

Dr. Mani on Instagram

Clear Skin Chronicles

Intentionally Well Podcast

 

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Apr 11, 2024

I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Emily Scherb, also known as the Circus Doc, on the latest episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast. Dr. Scherb shared valuable insights into the world of circus arts and how healthcare providers can support circus performers in achieving their goals while staying safe and healthy. Here are some key takeaways from our conversation:

  • Circus encompasses various performing arts, from aerial silks to trapeze to acro yoga.
  • Circus training is adaptable and can be enjoyed by individuals of all ages, with older performers showcasing longevity in their careers.
  • Understanding the unique demands of circus movements, such as extreme ranges of motion and strength requirements, is crucial for clinicians working with circus artists.
  • Research in circus medicine is growing, providing valuable insights into injury prevention and performance optimization.
  • Dr. Scherb's upcoming online training program, Circus Fusion, allows clinicians to enhance their knowledge and skills in supporting circus performers.

 

Time Stamps: 

00:00:03 - Introduction to the Podcast
00:00:14 - Dr. Emily Scherb's Background
00:00:55 - Defining Circus and Circus Performers
00:01:19 - Diversity in Circus Performances
00:02:32 - Professional vs. Recreational Circus
00:02:51 - Expansion of Circus into Fitness
00:03:43 - Circus as an Adult Recreational Activity
00:04:46 - Age and Circus Performance
00:05:13 - Circus for All Ages
00:06:49 - Older Circus Performers
00:07:54 - Longevity in Circus Careers
00:08:33 - Professional Performers Over 40
00:09:04 - Performance Quality with Age
00:09:47 - Pink's Circus-like Performances
00:10:08 - Overcoming Fear in Circus Classes
00:10:39 - Benefits of Trying Circus
00:11:34 - When to Take a Break from Circus Training
00:12:27 - Training Load Issues in Circus
00:13:07 - Assessing Circus Performers in the Clinic
00:14:10 - Testing Strength at End Range
00:15:28 - Specificity in Circus Performer Evaluation
00:16:10 - Using Tools to Measure Strength
00:17:08 - Addressing Deficiencies in Range and Strength
00:18:03 - Educating Circus Performers on Training
00:19:10 - Taping and Bracing in Circus
00:20:07 - Cultural Attitudes Towards Injuries
00:21:19 - Research in Circus Medicine
00:22:07 - Injury Patterns in Circus Performers
00:23:00 - Educating Healthcare Professionals on Circus Medicine
00:24:07 - Circus Fusion Training Program
00:25:10 - Research and Publications in Circus Medicine
00:26:15 - Advice to Younger Self
00:27:03 - Final Thoughts and Encouragement

 

More About Dr. Emily Scherb:

Dr. Emily Scherb is a physical therapist specializing in circus and performing arts medicine. Through her over 30 years of training and working in the circus arts she has gained deep insight on how circus bodies work in the air and on the ground. Emily owns a physical therapy practice in Seattle, WA in which clinicians specialize in the treatment of circus and performing artists. Emily now teaches workshops for circus artists, instructors, and healthcare providers with the mission of improving health and safety in circus training and performance. She is a board member of the American Youth Circus Organization / American Circus Educators as well as Seattle Dance and Performing Arts Medicine. Her bestselling book Applied Anatomy of Aerial Arts was published in 2018.

 

Resources from this Episode:

Dr. Emily’s Website

Dr. Emily’s Instagram

Circus Medicine Education

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Apr 4, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, Dr. Karen Litzy enjoyed speaking with the incredible Maurice Ashley, an international chess grandmaster, analyst, commentator, motivational speaker, author, and Hall of Fame inductee. Maurice shared his journey from learning chess in Jamaica to becoming a grandmaster, emphasizing the importance of the journey over the destination and the value of learning from losses. We delved into the psychological aspects of chess, such as maintaining focus during a game and the necessity of having a coach or a team to hold you accountable. Maurice highlighted the importance of resilience, learning from mistakes, and the danger of complacency.

Additionally, Maurice talked about his new books, "Move by Move: Life Lessons On and Off the Chessboard" and "The Life-Changing Magic of Chess," which cater to both adults and children, respectively.

 

Show notes: 

00:00:02 - Introduction to the Podcast
00:00:12 - Introducing Guest Maurice Ashley
00:00:42 - Maurice Ashley's Career Highlights
00:01:04 - What is a Chess Grandmaster?
00:02:57 - The Process of Becoming a Grandmaster
00:03:11 - Importance of Beating Top Players
00:04:00 - Maurice's Introduction to Chess
00:06:07 - Learning Chess at Any Age
00:06:43 - Chess Lessons for Life and Business
00:07:22 - Maurice's Book "Move by Move"
00:10:05 - Overcoming Setbacks and Learning from Mistakes
00:13:59 - The Importance of Embracing Mistakes
00:17:00 - Maintaining Focus and Motivation
00:20:27 - The Role of a Coach or Accountability Partner
00:23:32 - The Importance of Having a Supportive Team
00:26:15 - Defining a Winner in Competition
00:29:10 - The Impact of Losing on Competitors
00:32:40 - Learning from Recorded Chess Matches
00:35:25 - Maurice's Books and Where to Find Them
00:38:06 - Upcoming Event with Maurice Ashley
00:40:12 - Key Takeaways from the Conversation
00:42:36 - Advice to 20-Year-Old Self
00:43:09 - Closing Remarks and Podcast Outro

 

More About Maurice Ashley: 

Maurice Ashley (he/him) is a Chess Grandmaster, an ESPN commentator, a three-time national championship coach, and an author. In 1999 he earned the title of Chess Grandmaster, making him the first Black Grandmaster in the game’s history, and in 2016 he was inducted into the US Chess Hall of Fame. He lives in Florida.

 

Resources from this Episode:

Website: https://mauriceashley.com/

YouTube: @GrandmasterMauriceAshley

Twitter: @MauriceAshley

Twitch: @GMAshley

Instagram: @mauriceashleychess

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Mar 28, 2024

On this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart Podcast, Dr. Karen Litzy delves into the world of foot and ankle health with expert Deborah L Walker Goetz, BS., MS., Ed., PT, an educator and healer passionate about getting people back on their feet. DL shares her journey into specializing in the foot and ankle, emphasizing the importance of balance, fall prevention, and the crucial role of the foot as the base of support for our body's center of gravity. Tune in to learn valuable insights on foot mobility and maintaining stability for overall health and wellness.

 

Show notes: 

[00:01:08] Foot and ankle interest sparked.

[00:07:37] Functional corrective diagnosis and evaluation.

[00:10:20] The importance of big toe.

[00:15:24] The importance of foot mobility.

[00:19:47] Foot and ankle surgeries.

[00:24:44] The complexity of the foot.

[00:28:25] Treating patients holistically.

[00:34:16] Alignment dictates function, stability, and mobility.

[00:35:19] Finding PT alignment for stability.

 

More About DL Walker:

Deborah L Walker Goetz, (DL Walker for short) is a Corrective Functional Therapist, Educator and Health Care Management Consultant, with a specialization in foot and ankle therapy.  With over 35 years in health care, her education includes degrees in Physical Therapy, Fitness, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Exercise Science.

She has completed advanced post professional certifications in Functional Manual Therapy, Health Coaching, and Energetic Medicine.A teacher at heart, DL creates credentialed course work internationally for Physical Therapists (physios), Podiatrists, Podorthists, and Athletic Trainers. Her courses are approved for CPD credit in the UK and continuing education in 31 US states. Utilizing Diagnostic Functional Evaluation, a straightforward, simple, and targeted system to promptly identify the root cause of an issue, combined with a comprehensive corrective functional treatment method, facilitates a fast and comprehensive approach for the prevention, enhancement of performance, and rehabilitation of the lower kinetic chain.

 

Resources from this Episode:

DL’s Website

DL on Facebook

The Forefoot Forum Facebook Group

DL on LinkedIn

DL’s Email

DL’s Courses

DL on YouTube

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Mar 21, 2024

On this episode of Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart, Dr. Jenna Kantor interviews Dr. Veronica Canada, a specialist in sports physical therapy who shares her extensive background in competitive swimming and diving. From starting at a young age to competing in college, she delves into the physical and mental lessons learned from these sports. Today’s podcast will discuss the differences and similarities in shoulder injuries seen within the swimming and springboard diving population. How understanding the biomechanics of each sport, current research, and training regimens can help mediate an evaluation as a physical therapist and create an appropriate plan of care. Tune in to gain insights into the differences between swimming and diving and discover how her experiences have influenced her practice in physical therapy.

Show notes: 

[00:02:31] Scuba diving research challenges.

[00:05:46] Shoulder injuries in swimmers vs. divers.

[00:07:37] Shoulder Strain in Competitive Swimming.

[00:12:52] Swimming injuries and accidents.

[00:16:04] Shoulder stability in swimming.

[00:21:46] Swimmers counting strokes for positioning.

[00:22:29] Diving accidents in Sharks and Meadows.

 

More About Dr. Canada:

Veronica Canada PT, DPT, ATCis an enthusiastic and energized woman who was born and raised in New York. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training with double minors in Kinesiology and Early Childhood Education from George Mason University in 2018. In 2023, she graduated from Dominican University New York with her doctorate in physical therapy, where she received “The Clinical Education Award”, which is an award given to one candidate that best exemplifies the university’s mission and American Physical Therapy Association’s core values. 

 

Her passion for both athletic training and physical therapy not only stems from being an educator within her local public school system, but also from her 15+ year-long career in swimming and diving. Dr. Canada first started competitively swimming at the age of 7 and competitively diving at the age of 12. She took her talents and competed on a varsity level for her high school swimming and diving team for 5-years. By the time she was 16, Dr. Canada simultaneously competed in both year-round swimming and diving for the New York Sharks Swim Club and West Point Diving Club. After qualifying for New York State Sectionals in both swimming and diving and achieving Most Valuable Player for her high school team, she then moved on to compete at a Division 1 level for George Mason University’s Diving team. 

 

Not only was Dr. Canada a swimmer and diver, but she also participated in softball, gymnastics, dance, and soccer, making her well-experienced with the physical and mental demands of being an athlete and versatile in the sports world. She continues to share and educate her experience and knowledge to the athletic community as she continues to practice as a licensed athletic trainer in New York and New Jersey.

 

Throughout her career thus far, Dr. Canada has also had the opportunity to speak on multiple national platforms, one being historic, making her the first person in the American Academy of Physical Therapy to teach a continuing education course as a student. In addition to her educational accomplishments, Dr. Canada is currently a traveling physical therapist, a diving coach, a director for Future Stars Diving Camp, and a member of multiple organizations such as the National Athletic Trainer’s Association, the American Physical Therapy Association, and the American Academy of Physical Therapy.

 

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Mar 14, 2024

On this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart Podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy discusses remote therapeutic monitoring with Vikram Sethuraman, founder and CEO of PT Wired. They delve into the benefits of remote therapeutic monitoring for physical therapy clinics in preventing patient dropout, improving satisfaction, and increasing revenue. The conversation highlights how remote therapeutic monitoring services can keep patients engaged between clinic visits, providing support and guidance for successful rehabilitation outcomes.

 

Show notes: 

[00:00:24] Remote Therapeutic Monitoring.

[00:07:27] Provider and patient interaction.

[00:11:39] Billing complications for RTM codes.

[00:13:36] Coding gap challenges.

[00:19:11] Managing RTM in Large Clinics.

[00:24:31] PT Wired custom mobile app.

[00:28:27] RTM coding and billing.

 

More About Vikram Sethuraman:

Vikram Sethuraman is the founder of PT Wired, a 100% custom-branded mobile app service for physical therapy practices. PT Wired is a patient engagement solution that helps physical therapy clinics prevent patient dropout, improve patient satisfaction, and boost revenue through Remote Therapeutic Monitoring. Today, PT Wired powers over 300 physical therapy practices as #1 highest-rated Physical Therapy Software company on Capterra, winning awards for Best Value and Best Ease of Use. 

 

Resources from this Episode

PT Wired Website

PT Wired Facebook

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Mar 7, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy discusses the state of physical therapy with guest Dr. Airelle Giordano, Director of Clinical Services and Residency Training at the University of Delaware. Dr. Giordano, a candidate for president-elect of the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy, shares her journey from being a former athlete to becoming a physical therapist with a passion for teaching and mentoring. Tune in to learn more about the importance of participating in professional elections and shaping the future of physical therapy.

 

Show notes: 

[00:02:43] Diverse Practice in Sports Therapy.

[00:07:22] The future of physical therapy.

[00:11:53] Knowledge translation in physical therapy.

[00:16:30] Knowledge translation in research.

[00:18:56] Knowledge translation for clinicians.

[00:24:25] Knowledge translation is important.

[00:31:41] Communication challenges in organizations.

[00:34:28] Collaboration among different academies.

[00:39:07] Advice for 20-year-old self.

 

More About Dr. Arielle Giordano:

Airelle Giordano is the Director of Clinical Services and Residency Training at the University of Delaware PT Clinic. She is Board Certified as a Sports and Orthopedic Clinical Specialist and an Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. She is the current Education Committee Chair for the American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy (AASPT) and is a co-chair for the ESKKA-AOSSM-AASPT consensus initiative on meniscus rehabilitation.  Her current clinical focus is on complicated knee injuries and gait, post-concussion rehabilitation, and is a current co-author on the multi-Academy Clinical Practice Guideline on Concussion Rehabilitation. She also focuses on mentoring the next generation of sports and orthopedic specialists.

 

Resources from this Episode:

University of Delaware PT Clinic

Airelle's Instagram

Airelle's X (Twitter)

 

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Feb 29, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart Podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy discusses gut health and bloating with guest Hannah Aylward, a certified holistic health coach and gut health specialist. Hannah shares her personal journey of dealing with chronic digestive issues and trying various diets and supplements to find relief. The conversation explores the impact of gut health on our overall well-being and strategies for managing bloating. Listeners will gain valuable insights into improving their gut health and fostering a healthier relationship with their bodies and food.

 

Show notes: 

[00:02:32] Gut health and bloating.

[00:07:25] The gut microbiome's influence.

[00:09:05-00:09:15] Gut health and digestion.

[00:12:17] Women and restrictive eating.

[00:16:17] Nervous system regulation exercises.

[00:22:00] Non-negotiable health foundations.

[00:25:26] Nutrition and digestive health.

[00:29:32] Digestive issues and skin rash.

[00:32:08] Feelings of inadequacy and catastrophizing.

 

More About Hannah Aylward:

Hannah Aylward is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, gut health specialist and the founder of  HAN. After struggling with her own chronic digestive issues for years, Hannah dove headfirst into the latest in gut health research, seeking answers to her bloating, food sensitivities, and pain. With her science-backed formula, Hannah has overcome her own digestive issues and helped hundreds of other women around the world do the same. Today Hannah leads a team of functional practitioners that help clients transform their gut health and overcome their never-ending digestive issues with functional nutrition, targeted supplementation, and advanced lab work.

 

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Hannah’s Website

Hannah’s Instagram

Hannah’s Masterclass

Hannah’s Free Three-Day Gut Reset Challenge

 

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Feb 22, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, Dr. Karen Litzy is joined by Sheela Ivlev, an occupational therapist specializing in mental health and wellness. They discuss the importance of global perspectives in healthcare and how they can benefit both businesses and patients. They also talk about the San Diego Pain Summit and the diverse community of healthcare professionals it brings together. Sheila shares her personal background as a Bengali American and how it has shaped her perspective in the field. Tune in to gain a broader understanding of healthcare and the value of embracing different perspectives.

 

Show notes: 

 

[00:01:06] Global perspectives in healthcare.

[00:06:44] Global perspectives for health.

[00:11:01] Educating healthcare practitioners on cultural sensitivity.

[00:15:44] Asking about people's lives.

[00:20:05] Health care for immigrants.

[00:22:48] Healthcare systems and physical therapy.

[00:27:38] Diversity in healthcare professions.

[00:33:30] Referrals and community connections.

[00:36:03] Building networks and improving outcomes.

[00:43:12] Healthcare on Native American reservations.

 

More About Sheela Ivlev:

 

Sheela Ivlev (she/her) is a Bengali American Occupational Therapist and Certified Integrative Mental Health Professional. She is the founder of OT Bay Area, WellWrx Consulting, and DisruptOT, an international grassroots organization disrupting the status quo of systemic oppression in healthcare, building community, highlighting global voices, and providing free education to healthcare users, students, and practitioners worldwide.

 

Resources from this Episode:

 

OT Bay Area Website

Well Wrx Consulting

DisruptOT

OT Bay Area Instagram

DisruptOT Instagram

20% off Occupational Therapy Disruptors book

San Diego Pain Summit

 

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Feb 15, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy and Smart podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy welcomes TaVona Boggs, a physical therapist turned master certified life and business coach. TaVona discusses her journey of helping coaches, consultants, and experts grow their businesses and introduces the concept of minimalist marketing. She explains how she applies her physical therapy skills to diagnose why a business may not thrive and offers strategies to help businesses move forward. TaVona emphasizes the importance of doing less to achieve more and empowering clients to take control of their own success. Tune in to learn how to get more by doing less with minimalist marketing.

 

Show notes: 

[00:01:45] Minimalist marketing.

[00:05:11] Social media marketing challenges.

[00:09:35] Leveraging other people's platforms.

[00:14:21] ABCs of impact.

[00:18:08] Pitching and adding to conversations.

[00:23:23] Getting on other people's platforms.

[00:26:58] Being confident and clear.

[00:30:52] Taking time for yourself.

[00:34:38] Personalized branding and faceless brands.

[00:40:56] Leveraging strengths and weaknesses.

[00:44:00] Have more fun.

 

More About TaVona Boggs: 

Coaches, consultants and experts go to TaVona when their business isn’t moving like it should or it hurts when they try to move it. She uses her unique background as a physical therapist turned master certified life and business coach to help entrepreneurs with big hearts build businesses full of their favorite clients that make lots of money…WITHOUT burning themselves out or giving up their values in the process. 

Using her approach to offer creation and Minimalist Marketing™, her clients have generated 6-figures plus with an email list of only a few hundred people and less than 2,000 followers on social media, all while working 4 days a week.

When she is not handling business, you can find her singing karaoke or enjoying the white sands and beautiful blue waters of Mexico which she currently calls home.

 

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Feb 8, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy & Smart podcast, guest host Dr. Jenna Kantor interviews Dr. Sarah Troicky about her journey in physical therapy, specializing in dance. Dr. Troicky shares the obstacles she faced in her early career and how she overcame them to achieve success. They discuss the importance of niching down in a specific area and the challenges it entails. Dr. Troicky also talks about her background in dance and how it influenced her career in physical therapy. Tune in to hear her inspiring story and valuable insights.

 

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[00:04:03] Industry challenges and body image.

[00:05:08] Body acceptance and diversity.

[00:11:06] Overcoming emotional challenges in healthcare.

[00:14:13] The problem with referrals.

[00:21:16] Creating connections with dance studios.

[00:24:03] Overcoming creative roadblocks.

 

More About Dr. Sarah Troicky:

Sarah Troicky is the owner and founder of Trinity Physical Therapy and Wellness.  She is originally from Longmont Colorado and currently lives in Lakewood. Her journey into the realm of physical therapy was shaped by a deep-seated passion for dance, an art form she fell in love with during her formative years. 

With a rich background in various dance styles, including ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and hip hop, Sarah's expertise was acknowledged through numerous awards and scholarships. This recognition paved the way for her to dance in Hollywood, CA. During her time in California, she actively participated in a research study conducted by the physical therapy department of USC, focusing on common dance injuries. This unique experience ignited Sarah's desire to merge her two passions—physical therapy and dance.

In 2019, Sarah graduated from Pacific University's doctorate of physical therapy program. Her academic journey included a specialized internship in dance, providing her with hands-on experience in working with dancers. Certified as an athletic trainer, Sarah brings extensive expertise in addressing sports-related injuries, having worked extensively with athletes.

Sarah's approach to physical therapy is holistic, viewing each patient as a complete individual and aiming to address the root of the problem. Her qualities of patience, persistence, and unwavering commitment make her a dedicated ally in helping clients overcome pain.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Sarah finds joy in spending quality time with her husband, Miguel, and their son, Luka. Her leisure activities include cooking, hiking, playing tennis, and indulging in the timeless joy of taking dance classes.

 

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Feb 1, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Gross, founder of ReCELLebrate and a pioneer in the field of regenerative medicine. They discuss the concept of regenerative medicine, stem cell treatments, and their applications in healthcare. Dr. Gross shares his journey from being a neurosurgeon to exploring regenerative medicine and how it allows him to tap back into his undergraduate background in biochemistry and molecular cell biology. He highlights the need for innovation in the medical field and the potential of regenerative medicine to revolutionize healthcare practices. Tune in to learn more about this exciting field and its possibilities for improving patient outcomes.

 

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[00:03:21] Stem cell treatments.

[00:04:16] What are stem cells?

[00:09:17] Regenerative medicine and joint problems.

[00:14:04] Regenerative medicine for joint replacement.

[00:18:17] Surgery and its necessity.

[00:24:31-00:24:41] Biohacking and its benefits.

[00:30:08] Trusting regenerative medicine doctors.

[00:33:28] Expanding clinic with satellite.

 

 

More About Dr. Gross:

Dr. Gross graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in biochemistry and molecular cell biology. He earned his Doctor of Medicine in 1992 from the George Washington University School of Medicine. He contributed to virology research during his studies. After graduating, he undertook a residency in neurological surgery at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center until 1997. He then pursued a Fellowship in Spinal Biomechanics at the University of New Mexico until 1999. Licensed in California and Nevada, Dr. Gross has SPINE practices in Orange County and Henderson, Nevada. A trained neurological surgeon, he specializes in athletic injuries and spine procedures, and offers longevity and biohacking consultations. He's certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is a member of several prestigious surgical societies. Since 2020, Top Doctor recognized Dr. Gross as a leading Neurological Surgeon. He also received HealthTap’s 2022 Top Doctor Award as a top Neurological Surgeon in the U.S. Dr. Gross founded ReCELLebrate, focusing on anti-aging and regenerative medicine. The mission for ReCELLebrate emphasizes offering modern biochemical treatments and considering surgery as a last resort.

 

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Jan 25, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch interviews Eder Garavito about clinical mentorship in physical therapy. Eder, a full-time academician, and acute care specialist, shares his career journey and discusses the importance of mentorship in the field. They delve into the benefits of clinical mentorship and how it can enhance patient care and professional development. Tune in to gain valuable insights into the world of clinical mentorship in physical therapy.

 

Show notes: 

[00:01:21] Acute care and patient interaction.

[00:04:14] Mentorship in healthcare.

[00:09:26] Clinical education and mentorship.

[00:13:04] Power dynamic in clinical education.

[00:16:57] Mentorship and choice.

[00:20:13] Clinical mentorship certification course.

[00:24:20] Vulnerability in healthcare mentoring.

[00:28:07] Balancing mentorship and critical thinking.

[00:33:26] Seeking mentorship as a seasoned professional.

[00:36:17] The importance of mentorship.

[00:39:35] Clinical mentorship and residencies.

[00:43:29] Mentorship for new grads.

[00:48:39] Mentorship and learning from mistakes.

[00:51:35] Lifelong learning and advice.

 

More About Dr. Garavito:

Eder Garavito is an Assistant Professor at the College of Saint Mary's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. His responsibilities encompass instructing and organizing coursework focused on managing patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary conditions, delivering care in acute care settings, health informatics, and telehealth/telemedicine. With a background as a board-certified cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist, Eder has a decade of experience working in acute care settings. Presently pursuing a Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Learning Sciences at North Carolina State University, his academic emphasis revolves around learning design and technology. Furthermore, he contributes as a PRN staff Physical Therapist at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

In collaboration with three partners, Eder co-founded Scholarnetics360, healthcare's first mentorship and knowledge-sharing hub, in the summer of 2023—a pioneering initiative in healthcare education. Scholarnetics360's aims to offer 24/7 access to industry leaders and specialists remotely and believes that a mentorship and knowledge-sharing network for healthcare students and professionals is the most direct and accessible method to access essential information for anyone in need, ultimately improving patient outcomes.

 

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Jan 18, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy explores the importance of effective communication in business. She is joined by Joshua Washington, an Organizational psychologist and Senior Executive Coach with a passion for helping people unlock their hidden value through communication. Joshua shares his background growing up in a small town and how it shaped his communication skills. He also discusses his journey from studying music to obtaining interpersonal communication and organizational psychology degrees. With over a decade of experience in the corporate world, Joshua offers valuable insights into the power of communication in business success. Tune in to learn more about how effective communication can make or break a business.

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[00:00:52] Small-town communication skills.

[00:04:40-00:04:52] Performance drivers and high performance.

[00:08:36] Conflict resolution in the workplace.

[00:12:53] Society's sensitivity.

[00:16:24] Conversing from the amygdala.

[00:21:43] Value in the workplace.

[00:25:30] Overcoming personal struggles.

More About Joshua Washington:

headshot of Joshua WashingotnJoshua Lee Washington is an expert organizational psychologist and senior executive coach, who coaches and trains leaders on his proprietary system called the Mission Critical Performance Method. This comprehensive framework has a track record of transforming leadership and employee performance, which helps you maximize your greatest and most valuable resource in business, your people! 

Joshua is based in Orlando, FL with his beautiful family.

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Jan 11, 2024

In this episode, Dr. Karen Litzy is joined by Dr. Liz Letchford, PhD, ATC, to discuss the connection between emotional and physical health and how they intertwine in our human experience. Dr. Letchford shares her insights and personal journey in exploring the intersection of physical and emotional well-being. Tune in to gain a deeper understanding of how these two aspects of health are interconnected and how they can impact our overall well-being.

Show notes: 

[00:01:09] Emotional wellness and athletic injuries.

[00:04:16] Emotional catharsis and physical pain.

[00:06:04] Unresolved trauma and somatic release.

[00:10:30] Completing trauma and empowerment.

[00:17:06] Holding safe space for emotional release.

[00:19:22] Empathy and clinician burnout.

[00:20:48] The power of subconscious healing.

[00:29:12] Identity and surrender

[00:30:07] Choosing familiar over less pain.

[00:32:51] Spirokinetics breath practice.

[00:36:41] Holding space for emotional healing.

[00:40:41] Body Church and Archetypes.

[00:47:37] Advice to 20 year old self.

More About Dr. Liz Letchford:

headshot of Dr. Liz LetchfordDr. Elizabeth Letchford is a clinician, researcher, and artist who approaches health and movement through the lens of emotional wellness. With a background in sports medicine and a PhD in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, she has helped thousands of people demystify the body and its functions. Dr. Liz bridges the gap between the measurable and immeasurable to guide others towards a robust understanding of their physical, mental, and emotional landscape. Her current area of focus is on the impact of relationships on the nervous system and how disharmony in relationships can lead to disharmony in the body. Through her work, Dr. Liz helps individuals navigate the landscape of their physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and sexual health, leading to a deeper sense of wellness and vitality

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Jan 4, 2024

In this episode, Dr. Karen Litzy is joined by Joe Friel, to discuss triathlon training for individuals over the age of 50. Joe, who has been involved in triathlons since 1980, shares his journey into the world of triathlon and provides valuable insights and advice for older athletes. Tune in to learn more about Joe's experience and how to excel in triathlon training as you age.

Show notes: 

[00:00:19] Getting into triathlon training.

[00:03:32] Starting a coaching business.

[00:07:19] Aging and aerobic capacity.

[00:11:34] Active aging and longevity.

[00:17:08] Bone health in older adults.

[00:19:51] Accessibility of running, biking, swimming.

[00:20:30] Starting with brisk walking.

[00:25:40] The role of a coach.

[00:28:16] Coaching advice for upcoming coaches.

[00:28:59] What makes a good coach?

[00:33:52] Coaching Yourself Successfully.

More About Joe Friel:

headshot of Joe FrielWith a masters degree in exercise science, Joe Friel was a marathoner and running coach throughout the 1970s and early 1980s. After his first triathlon in 1983 and falling in love with the sport he began coaching multisport athletes becoming one of the first triathlon coaches in the country. The following year he opened a triathlon store in Ft. Collins, Colorado—probably the first in the world. Throughout the 1980s his race management company organized several triathlons in Colorado.

He left retail and race management in 1987 to focus on coaching. The athletes he coached for over 30 years ranged from novice to high-performance amateur to professional to Olympian. In 1997 he was a founding member of the USA Triathlon Coaches Association. He served as co-chair in 1999-2000. In 2000 he attended the Sydney Olympics to assist with team preparation. The following year he was the coach of team USA for the World Triathlon Championships.

Throughout the 2000s he was a frequent speaker at USAT coach seminars. He has written 17 books on training, the most notable being The Triathlete’s Training Bible which is now in its 5th edition and translated into 15 languages. It remains the best-selling book in the world on triathlon training. In 1999 he co-founded TrainingPeaks, online training software for endurance athletes.

As an athlete he competed in hundreds of events including national and world championships, was an All-American Age Group Triathlete several times and a USAT-regional multisport champion. He stopped competing after a bike crash in 2014 restricted range of shoulder movement. He continues to present at triathlon camps and clinics for triathletes and coaches around the world. Joe currently lives and trains in the mountains of northern Arizona and is working on his 18th book.

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