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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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Jun 13, 2024

On this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, Dr. Karen Litzy discusses concussions from a first-person perspective with Andrew Sendejo, a retired 12-year NFL veteran. Andrew shares his personal experience with concussions from playing football, including several complete knockouts and moments of being "out of it." Tune in to gain insights into the realities of concussions in professional sports and the importance of brain health. He also discusses his latest venture, Braintree Nutrition.

Time Stamps: 

[00:00:23] Concussion history in NFL.

[00:05:27] Dealing with concussions in NFL.

[00:07:57] Concussion symptoms beyond headaches.

[00:14:13] Nutrition in concussion recovery.

[00:17:16] Concussion prevention and communication.

[00:19:58] Playing through injuries in football.

[00:23:01] Mental aspects of football.

[00:28:27] Concussion awareness in sports.

[00:31:01] Life after professional football.

[00:33:18] Transitioning from football to business.

[00:37:39] Brain health and supplements affordability.

[00:42:28] Reading supplement labels importance.

[00:44:47] Playing with more confidence.

More About Andrew:

Andrew Victor Sendejo is a former American football safety. He played college football for the Rice Owls, and was signed by the Sacramento Mountain Lions of the United Football League (UFL) as a free agent in 2010. Sendejo was also a member of the Dallas Cowboys, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Cleveland Browns, and the Indianapolis Colts.

In the heart of the NFL, amidst roaring crowds and tough games, Andrew Sendejo and his partner at BrainTree Nutrition Scott Solomon had an awakening. The persistent head traumas weren't just their battle—it was a shared struggle among many.

Determined to rewrite this narrative, they birthed BrainTree Nutrition. Here, science meets dedication: neurologist-developed supplements with evidence-backed efficacy. Our pledge? Pure ingredients, no secrets, and a steadfast contribution to Alzheimer's research.

Andrew is also the founder of 4th and 1 Ventures. 

Resources from this Episode:

BrainTree Nutrition

Andrew on Instagram

4th and 1 Ventures

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Jun 6, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy, PT, DPT, talks with Dr. Evangelos Pappas, PT, PhD, and Andrew Gamble about the importance of utilizing a decision aid for ACL ruptures in children and adolescents as a valuable tool to offer evidence-based information for guiding treatment decisions. The decision aid was developed in accordance with international patient decision aid standards, involving a multidisciplinary team comprising physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, psychology researchers, and decision science experts.

Time Stamps: 

00:00:05 - Introduction and Disclaimer
00:00:28 - Shoutout to Jane Practice Management Software
00:02:15 - Episode Topic Introduction: ACL Rupture and Surgery Decision Aid
00:02:58 - Guest Introductions: Andrew Gamble and Evangelos Pappas
00:05:16 - Importance of the Decision Aid for ACL Ruptures
00:07:09 - Challenges in ACL Research for Children and Adolescents
00:09:09 - Misleading Online Information and the Need for Evidence-Based Resources
00:11:43 - Setting Realistic Expectations for ACL Surgery Outcomes
00:13:06 - Impact of Realistic Expectations on Patient Satisfaction
00:15:10 - Lack of Awareness About Long-Term Risks Post-Surgery
00:17:22 - Development Process of the Decision Aid
00:19:34 - Feedback and Refinement of the Decision Aid
00:21:09 - Importance of Visual Appeal and Graphic Design
00:23:45 - Surprising Insights from Interviews
00:25:17 - Considerations for Concomitant Injuries
00:27:07 - Recent Research and Findings on ACL Treatment Options
00:30:37 - Advice for Physical Therapists on Discussing Treatment Options
00:32:49 - Decision Aid as a Conversation Starter
00:35:02 - Benefits of Prehabilitation Before ACL Surgery
00:36:22 - Importance of Discussing Post-Surgery Expectations and Pain Management
00:37:04 - Accessing the Decision Aid and Related Resources
00:38:23 - Key Takeaways and Psychological Support
00:40:42 - Final Thoughts and Advice for Listeners
00:43:08 - Contact Information for Andrew and Evangelos
00:44:15 - Advice to 20-Year-Old Selves
00:48:15 - Closing Remarks and Thank You

 

More About Dr. Evangelos Pappas, PT, PhD:

Evangelos Pappas (he/him) is currently a Professor and Associate Dean (intoHealth) at the University of Wollongong where he works on the development of the Health and Wellbeing Precinct at the Innovation campus. He teaches in the areas of musculoskeletal biomechanics and anatomy. His research focuses on the aetiology, prevention and treatment of athletic knee injuries. He has published extensively in this area where has utilized biomechanical, epidemiological and clinical approaches to address anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries.

 

More About Andrew Gamble:

Andrew is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with 10 years' experience working in private practice and with sporting teams in Sydney, Australia. He is now completing a PhD full-time at The University of Sydney and teaching in the Physiotherapy program. His research focuses on improving access to evidence-based information and decision-making in healthcare.

 

 

Resources from this Episode:

Evangelos on Twitter

Andrew on Twitter

ACL Decision Guide

Development of a patient decision aid for children and adolescents following anterior cruciate ligament rupture: an international mixed-methods study

Paper: Online information about the management of anterior cruciate ligament ruptures in Australia: A content analysis

 

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May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, Dr. Karen Litzy discusses hypermobility spectrum disorders and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes with guest Heather Purdin, a physical therapist specializing in these conditions. They delve into the definitions and management of these disorders, shedding light on the systemic manifestations and ways to address them. Heather, author of "Taming the Zebra," offers valuable insights for healthcare professionals and patients. Tune in to learn more about these important topics in healthcare.

 

Time Stamps: 

[00:03:28] The immune system and mast cells.

[00:05:33] EDS and hypermobility spectrum disorders.

[00:08:44] Signs of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.

[00:14:01] The weight of the shoulders.

[00:17:17] Patient sensitization in physical therapy.

[00:20:22] A marathon, not a sprint.

[00:21:55] Physical therapy misconceptions.

[00:26:29] Support groups for health conditions.

[00:30:11] Stabilizing joints during movement.

[00:33:04] Patient trust and communication.

[00:36:33] Advice to 20-year-old self.

 

More About Heather Purdin, MS, PT, CMPT:

Heather Purdin graduated magna cum laude from Duke University in 1995, with a BS in Psychology. At Duke she explored the biopsychosocial mechanisms of healthcare, an approach that would later become integral to her patient care. She received her master’s degree in physical therapy from Duke (1997), where she won a Special Initiatives Award, “for exceptional contributions to enhance the awareness of cultural diversity in our program and profession.” Heather’s experience and voracious appetite for continuing education helped her develop a holistic set of manual therapy skills to aid tracking, alignment and tissue tension balance as well as an arsenal of mind-body techniques for pain and exercises for stabilization and general strength. In 2016, she became a certified manual therapist (CMPT) through the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy. She has given numerous lectures locally and nationally on the subject of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and hypermobility spectrum disorders. She has received Portland Monthly Magazine’s Top Doctors listing in 2015, 2018 and 2023. When she’s not working on presentations, writing, or at the office, she enjoys gardening, hiking, walking her dogs, water sports, acting, and playing games with her retired soccer teammates, friends, partner Ken and their children. Heather loves the great outdoors of the Pacific Northwest and resides in Portland, Oregon.

 

Resources from this Episode:

Taming the Zebra Website

Good Health Physical Therapy

Good Health Physical Therapy Instagram

Taming the Zebra Instagram

Good health Physical Therapy Facebook

Heather's courses on Medbrige

Taming the Zebra’s Courses

Taming the Zebra Book on Amazon

 

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May 16, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Dr. Stacy Menz, the owner of Starfish Therapies. They delve into the challenges and triumphs of balancing motherhood and professional life, touching upon single parenthood, parenting, and achieving professional balance. Stacy's personal journey as a parent and business owner serves as an inspiration for others navigating the complexities of combining parenthood with career goals.

Time Stamps: 

[00:02:36] Path to parenthood difficulties.

[00:04:49] Balancing motherhood and business.

[00:10:18] Transparency in leadership and support.

[00:13:05] Maternity leave challenges.

[00:18:42] Building support networks as parents.

[00:20:48] Balancing motherhood and career.

[00:24:43] Seeking mental health support.

[00:29:12] Finding the right therapist.

[00:31:23] Embracing discomfort in growth.

[00:01:28] Parenting challenges and empathy.

[00:06:34] Strategies for meal prepping.

[00:09:49] Balancing life as a practice owner.

[00:14:31] Empowering employees through delegation.

[00:15:37] Parents bringing kids to work.

[00:19:44] Parenting challenges and surprises.

[00:25:03] Balancing work and parenting.

[00:27:04] Parenting and empathy.

[00:31:14] Empathy in leadership.

More About Dr. Stacy Menz:

headshot of DR. Stacy menzStacy Menz, PT, DPT, PCS is a pediatric clinical specialist and the owner of Starfish Therapies. Stacy received her Master’s degree at Boston University in 2000 and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Boston University in 2005. She is the founder and owner of Starfish Therapies a pediatric physical therapy company in the San Francisco Bay Area. Their mission is to make a difference in the lives of each child and family that they interact with.

In addition, Stacy has experience as a teaching/lab assistant for Boston University, South College, Baylor University, Bowling Green State University, and Chapman University's Doctor of Physical Therapy programs, has presented at state and national conferences, and teaches continuing education courses for pediatric physical therapy.

She is currently a board member for WAWOS and a past board member of KEEN San Francisco. She is the treasurer of the pediatric special interest group for the California Physical Therapy Section and the past editor of Impact, the Private Practice Section's. Stacy consults with various companies on how their products can enhance development in children. She has been interviewed on various podcasts and radio shows to discuss Pediatric Physical Therapy and Private Practice.

Resources from this Episode:

Starfish Therapies Website

Instagram

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Facebook

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May 9, 2024

I am happy to have Dr. Lorimer Moseley AO back in this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast. In this episode, Lorimer shares insights into his recent research projects and developments in pain science. We discuss the Fit for Purpose model and the evolution of pain education, emphasizing the importance of educative interactions in clinical practice. Tune in to learn more about Lorimer's current projects and his upcoming classes in North America.

Time Stamps: 

00:00:00 - Introduction and Welcome

Lorimer is welcomed back to the podcast, and the host expresses excitement about discussing his recent projects and developments since 2021.

00:01:09 - Exciting Discoveries in Recent Research

Lorimer discusses the nature of discoveries in clinical science, mentioning upcoming publications and the streams of research that currently excite him, particularly in pain education.

00:02:04 - Insights from Clinical Practice and Pain Education

Lorimer shares insights from clinical practice data, highlighting significant findings about patient outcomes related to their understanding of pain as a protective feeling.

00:04:05 - Learning About Learning

The importance of learning in clinical interventions and its impact on treatment outcomes is discussed, emphasizing the need to shift focus from education to learning.

00:06:39 - Upcoming Clinical Trial Publication

Lorimer teases a forthcoming paper on a clinical trial for chronic back pain, detailing the innovative approach taken in the trial to improve treatment credibility and effectiveness.

00:10:56 - Research on Social Determinants of Health

Discussion shifts to the impact of social determinants on health outcomes, with specific focus on back pain and the broader implications for treatment accessibility and effectiveness.

00:16:31 - Pain Revolution Outreach and Challenges

Lorimer talks about the Pain Revolution program, its goals, and the challenges faced in reaching rural communities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.

00:27:21 - Cognitive Flexibility in Pain Management

The concept of cognitive flexibility is explored, discussing its relevance to pain management and the challenges in accurately assessing it.

00:39:43 - Personal Experience with Pain and Cognitive Flexibility

The host shares a personal story about dealing with potential pain triggers at Disneyland, highlighting the role of cognitive flexibility and support in managing pain responses.

00:50:22 - Recap and Future Directions

The conversation wraps up with a recap of the discussed topics, emphasizing the complexity of pain management and the ongoing efforts in research and education to improve patient outcomes.

 

More About Dr. Lorimer Moseley AO:

DSc PhD FAAHMS FACP HonFFPMANZCA HonMAPA 

Bradley Distinguished Professor

Professor of Clinical Neurosciences

Foundation Chair in Physiotherapy

University of South Australia

Founder and CEO, Pain Revolution

Chair, PainAdelaide

 Lorimer’s main interests are persistent pain and other protective feelings. His research group investigates pain in humans, from cognitive and behavioural experiments to clinical trials and implementation studies. He has authored over 410 scientific articles and seven books. His contributions to the science of pain, to the treatment of persistent pain, to pain education, and to public outreach, have been recognised by honours in 13 countries. He has delivered keynote lectures at world congresses in six fields. In 2017, he founded the non-profit Pain Revolution and in 2020 he was made an Officer of the Order of Australia, that country’s second highest civilian honour, for ‘distinguished served to humanity at large in the fields of pain and its management, science communication, education and physiotherapy.’ His public facing pain education videos attract millions of views each year. He lives and works on Kaurna Land in Adelaide, South Australia.

 

Resources from this Episode:

Pain Revolution Website

Fit For Purpose Model

Pain Science in Practice Courses in North America

 

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May 2, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart Podcast, we delve into making physical therapy clinics more inclusive for everyone, including the LGBT+ community. Our guest, Dr. Michelle Stauffer, a dedicated advocate for LGBT+ healthcare and a member of the APTA PT Proud Special Interest Group, shares her insights and experiences.

Dr. Stauffer discusses her journey into physical therapy, influenced by her athletic injuries and her identity as a member of the LGBT+ community. She highlights the importance of creating a safe and welcoming environment in healthcare settings, especially for those who often face discrimination and misunderstanding.

We explore practical steps to assess and enhance the inclusivity of a physical therapy clinic, starting from the exterior accessibility and moving inside to the waiting areas, treatment spaces, and restrooms. Dr. Stauffer emphasizes the significance of details such as inclusive signage, diverse representation in clinic decor, and thoughtful amenities that cater to a wide range of needs.

Additionally, we touch on the importance of inclusive paperwork and intake forms that respect all identities by allowing patients to specify their preferred names and pronouns. Dr. Stauffer also suggests resources for continuous learning and improvement in DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) practices, encouraging clinic owners and therapists to seek education and adapt to better serve their communities actively.

This episode is packed with actionable advice for healthcare professionals who want to foster an inclusive atmosphere in their practices and ensure that all patients feel respected, safe, and valued.

Time Stamps: 

 

00:00:02 - Introduction and Guest Introduction
Host Dr. Karen Litzy introduces herself and welcomes Dr. Michelle Stauffer, discussing her background and expertise in providing care to the LGBT+ community.

00:01:15 - Dr. Stauffer's Journey to Physical Therapy
Dr. Stauffer shares her personal journey of becoming a physical therapist, including her athletic background and injuries.

00:05:05 - Creating an Inclusive Clinic
Discussion begins on how to assess and ensure a physical therapy clinic is inclusive, starting from the external appearance to internal operations.

00:10:03 - Accessibility and External Clinic Features
Dr. Stauffer discusses the importance of accessibility and external features of a clinic that can make it more inclusive.

00:16:37 - Involving Patients in Clinic Decor
Ideas on how involving patients in the clinic's decor can help in creating a more inclusive environment.

00:17:03 - Inclusive Paperwork and Forms
Tips on how to make intake forms and other paperwork more inclusive, including the use of open-ended questions and preferred name sections.

00:26:05 - Inside the Clinic: Waiting Area and Treatment Rooms
Suggestions for making the waiting area and treatment rooms welcoming and inclusive for all patients.

00:33:09 - Restroom and Changing Room Considerations
Discussion on how to make restrooms and changing rooms accessible and comfortable for everyone, including stocking necessary supplies.

00:39:02 - Staff Training on DEI
The importance of continuous staff training on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) and resources for learning more about DEI practices.

00:45:24 - Final Thoughts and How to Connect
Dr. Stauffer shares final thoughts on making clinics inclusive and provides contact information for further resources and personal connection.

 

More About Dr. Michelle Stauffer:

 

Dr. Michelle Stauffer (she/her) is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board Certified Health Wellness Coach who has spent her career focusing on under-resourced communities. Dr. Stauffer received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus and upon completion, she began her journey of working with the LGBTQIA+ community. Dr. Stauffer founded Coast 2 Coast Wellness in 2021 with the mission of providing an inclusive & safe atmosphere while receiving affordable & quality care. 

 

Dr. Stauffer specializes in orthopedic and sports injuries and is a Certified Sports Medical Emergency Responder and Level 2 Trigger Point Dry Needling Certified Clinician. Dr. Stauffer is the programming chair of the PT Proud Special Interest Group of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); a group whose purpose is to improve healthcare access for LGBTQIA+ individuals. She also is a member of the Colorado APTA PT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. When not working, you can find Dr. Stauffer outdoors hiking or camping with her dog, or tending to her flower and vegetable gardens in her yard.

 

 

Resources from this Episode:

Dr. Stauffer’s Website

Dr. Stauffer Instagram

Dr. Stauffer TikTok

Simple Steps to Create and Inclusive Workplace 

 

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Apr 25, 2024

In this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast, host Dr. Jenna Kantor talks with Dr. Alyssa Arms about the pros and cons of niche podcasting. They delved into the world of niche podcasting and the ins and outs of running a successful podcast focused on dance medicine. Dr. Arms shared valuable insights on the pros and cons of niche podcasting, the challenges of time management, and the importance of staying consistent. Here are some key takeaways from our discussion:

·       Time Management: Running a niche podcast requires significant time and effort, from recording and editing episodes to promoting them on various platforms.

·       Financial Investment: Starting a niche podcast doesn't have to break the bank. Dr. Arms shared that she spent around $200-$300 on equipment and hosting services.

·       Audience Engagement: While it can be challenging to gauge audience feedback, engaging with guests and sharing valuable content can help build a loyal following.

·       Networking Opportunities: Interviewing experts in the field provides valuable insights and helps expand one's professional network and knowledge base.

Time Stamps: 

00:00:05 - Podcast Introduction
Introducing the Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart podcast with host Dr. Karen Litzy, including a disclaimer about the content.

00:00:27 - Guest Introduction
Jenna Cantor introduces Dr. Alyssa Arms, discussing her impressive background and contributions to the physical therapy profession.

00:00:48 - Alyssa's Multifaceted Career
Alyssa briefly describes her diverse roles within the theater and physical therapy sectors, including her private practice and work as a professor.

00:01:21 - Podcast Focus and Value of Time
The conversation shifts to the importance of the listener's time and Alyssa's understanding of running a niche podcast.

00:02:08 - Dance Med Spotlight Podcast
Alyssa shares the title and theme of her own podcast, which focuses on dance medicine and dance science.

00:02:20 - Decision to Start a Podcast
Jenna asks Alyssa about her motivations for starting her podcast and the thought process behind it.

00:02:40 - Alyssa's Podcasting Journey
Alyssa recounts her initial hesitations and the support she received from Jimmy McKay of P.T. Pintcast, which helped her start her podcast.

00:04:26 - Support Among Podcasters
Jenna and Alyssa discuss the supportive nature of the podcasting community and the importance of not worrying about overlapping content.

00:05:08 - Individuality in Podcasting
The hosts talk about the uniqueness of each podcast and how different styles and approaches can attract various audiences.

00:06:33 - Interviewing and Learning from Guests
Alyssa explains how interviewing guests on her podcast has been a learning experience and has helped her build a professional network.

00:07:04 - Consistency and Time Management
The challenges of maintaining a consistent podcast release schedule and managing time effectively are discussed.

00:08:27 - Marketing and Promotion
Alyssa touches on the difficulties of marketing a podcast and ensuring it reaches the intended audience.

00:09:00 - Balancing Podcasting with Other Responsibilities
Alyssa talks about the struggle of juggling podcasting with her private practice and teaching responsibilities.

00:10:05 - Financial Aspects of Podcasting
Jenna inquires about the costs associated with starting and running a podcast, and Alyssa provides a rough estimate.

00:11:05 - The Challenge of Finding Podcast Guests
Alyssa discusses the ongoing effort required to find and secure guests for her podcast episodes.

00:12:21 - Return on Investment (ROI) for Niche Podcasts
The hosts consider the ROI of running a niche podcast, including the intangible benefits and challenges of not always knowing the impact on listeners.

00:13:30 - Motivations for Running a Niche Podcast
Alyssa shares her personal motivations for running her podcast, emphasizing the dissemination of information over financial gain.

00:14:58 - Building Trust and Networking through Podcasting
Jenna shares her own reasons for podcasting, focusing on building trust within the dance physical therapy community.

00:16:54 - The Pros of Interviewing Guests
Alyssa highlights the benefits of learning from guests and expanding her professional network through her podcast.

00:17:46 - Content Creation and Social Media Presence
The conversation shifts to how podcasting can enhance social media content and increase visibility.

00:19:05 - Flexibility and Adaptability in Podcasting
Alyssa advises on being adaptable with podcasting goals and being open to shifts in audience and content focus.

00:20:38 - Advice for Aspiring Podcasters
Alyssa offers advice to those considering starting a niche podcast, emphasizing organization, persistence, and self-kindness.

00:22:31 - Ultimate Goals for a Niche Podcast
Jenna asks about Alyssa's long-term vision for her podcast, and Alyssa expresses her desire for the podcast to at least be self-sustaining financially.

00:24:45 - Final Thoughts and Contact Information
Alyssa provides her contact information and final thoughts on the value of podcasting within the dance medicine community.

 

More About Dr. Alyssa Arms:

Dr. Alyssa Arms is the owner of Back in Step Physical Therapy, located in Centennial, Colorado. She attended the University of Denver for her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She then went to the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She later obtained a board certification as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Besides her training and experience as a physical therapist, Dr. Alyssa has over 30 years of experience as a dancer, having received training in ballet and pointe, jazz, tap, hip hop, and salsa. She has also been a national circuit competitor in West Coast Swing since 2010.

Dr. Alyssa also loves to teach others. She is a Clinical Senior Instructor at her alma mater, CU Anschutz, in the physical therapy program. She has also been a guest instructor in other programs, including the University of Northern Colorado Dance Education Master of Arts program and the Colorado School of Chinese Medicine. In addition, she provide seminars and workshops for a variety of dance organizations and conferences.

She is passionate about keeping dancers happy and healthy, whether that's through rehabilitation and recovery, prevention and wellness services, or teaching opportunities for dancers and dance instructors alike!

 

Resources from this Episode:

Dr. Alyssa’s website

Dance Med Spotlight Podcast

Dr. Alyssa’s Instagram

Dr. Alyssa on Facebook

Dr. Alyssa on YouTube

 

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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. 

 

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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. 

 

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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.

 

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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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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.

 

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OT Bay Area Website

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DisruptOT

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DisruptOT Instagram

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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.

 

Show notes: 

[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.

 

Show notes: 

[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.

 

 

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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.

Show notes: 

[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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Dec 29, 2023

On this episode of the Healthy, Wealthy & Smart podcast, host Dr. Karen Litzy is joined by Dr. Stephanie Weyrauch and Dr. Jenna Kantor, co-hosts of the podcast and leaders in the physical therapy field. They discuss the state of physical therapy in 2023 and share their thoughts on the value statement of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Stay tuned as they also reflect on their personal highs and lows of the year.

Time Stamps: 

[00:02:48] The value statement by APTA.

[00:02:58] Utilizing media for promoting physical therapy.

[00:07:58] Rise of venture capital firms.

[00:11:54] Monopolization in private practice.

[00:13:37] The importance of relationships.

[00:18:23] Challenges of moving and starting a new practice.

[00:21:36] Challenges in private practice.

[00:26:41] Vet your vendors, ask for referrals.

[00:30:55] Choosing a word for the year.

[00:35:14] Friendship and gratitude.

More About Stephanie and Jenna:

Dr. Jenna Kantor, PT, DPT runs her own private practice, Jenna Kantor Physical Therapy, PLLC, and an online wellness program for performing artists called Powerful Performer. She is licensed to treat in New York and Pennsylvania.

Upon graduating, Jenna Kantor worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years then found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life. Jenna was teaching ballet to kids ages 4 through 17 and group fitness classes to adults. Through teaching, she discovered she had a deep interest in the human body and a desire to help others on a higher level. She was fortunate to get accepted into the DPT program at Columbia University. 

Dr. Kantor co-founded and runs Fairytale Physical Therapy which brings musical theatre shows to children in hospitals. She hosts the Dance PT Podcast and guest hosts on the podcast Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart. She has served as the NYPTA SSIG Advocacy Chair, the NYC Conclave 2017 committee, NYPTA Social media committee, was the NYPTA Public Policy Student Liaison, and co-founded the NYPTA SSIG. Dr. Kantor won the APTA PPS Business Concept Contest and made the top 40 List for an Up and Coming Physical Therapy with UpDoc Media before graduating PT school.

Jenna Kantor currently volunteers with the PPS Marketing & PR Committee and is the website builder for the American Academy of Physical Therapy. She provides complimentary, regular online content that advocates for the physical therapy profession. 

Stephanie Weyrauch, PT, DPT believes in a world where anyone can live a pain-free, fulfilling life. She takes a full-body holistic approach to patient care, identifying the underlying cause of your pain to reduce and often eliminate it so you can get back to doing what you love. She considers not just your pain problem but also your mindset and social situation to treat YOU the whole person--not just a body part. 

Dr. Stephanie started her career working in a small private practice in rural Minnesota, where providers were so sparse that people traveled across the region to receive care. Many of these patients were new moms, people with pelvic pain, or women suffering from menopausal symptoms who struggled to find a provider who listened to their concerns and addressed the source of their discomfort. When Dr. Stephanie moved to urban Connecticut, she noticed the same problem: People had difficulty accessing the pelvic floor physical therapy they needed--due to a lack of specialist providers, time constraints, and limitations from insurance companies. These experiences influenced Dr. Stephanie to focus her practice on orthopedics and pelvic floor physical therapy and make it convenient for people to access high-quality care.

With MovementX, her physical therapy practice is 100% mobile–she provides care in the comfort of your home, gym, or office. She brings a mobile treatment table and helps you decrease pain, increase strength/mobility, prevent injury, restore function, and coordinate your care plan. Wherever & whenever you need care, she can be there. It's convenient, valuable, & personalized to whatever you need. Call or text the number above to get directly in touch with her, and you can have a free phone consultation about what health goals you want to accomplish with specialized physical therapy care. Or click here to request care with her today.

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Dec 21, 2023

In this episode, I am joined by Amanda Proscia, co-founder of Lightspeed Public Relations and Marketing. Amanda emphasizes that business owners should not feel intimidated by PR. She encourages them to explore how PR can benefit their business and enhance its success and visibility. Amanda acknowledges that even if business owners are unfamiliar with PR, there are ways they can leverage it to their advantage. She suggests that her book, "PR Confidential, Unlocking the Secrets to Creating a Powerful Public Image," could be valuable for understanding PR and its potential benefits. Ultimately, Amanda's message is that PR offers valuable business opportunities, and it is worth exploring how it can be utilized effectively.

Show notes: 

[00:01:40] Writing in PR.

[00:03:49] Earned media in public relations.

[00:09:26] Different components of PR.

[00:12:08] Repurposing information on social media.

[00:16:06] Overly rehearsed speeches.

[00:19:40] Insight in musculoskeletal care.

[00:24:09] The role of technology.

[00:26:22] Press release distribution services.

[00:31:09] Don't be intimidated by PR.More About Amanda:

Amanda Proscia is the co-founder of Lightspeed Public Relations and Marketing. Before founding Lightspeed, Amanda worked in a variety of other agencies and businesses, spanning from the very large ones to the very small. An unexpected part of her experience has been fielding thousands of questions about public relations. Many of them come from business leaders who would benefit from a PR program of their own, if they just understood what it is.

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Amanda’s book: PR Confidential, Unlocking the Secrets to Creating a Powerful Public Image

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