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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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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.

 

Resources from this Episode:

Dr. Canada’s Instagram

 

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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

Mention Karen Litzy when you contact PT Wired for 25% off the first 4 months

 

Jane Sponsorship Information:

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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)

 

Jane Sponsorship Information:

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Mention the code LITZY1MO for a free month

 

 

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