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[PODCAST] Jamey Schrier: Growing your physical therapy Business in 2019

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Interested in developing your physiotherapy practice in 2019 and looking for tips on how to achieve your goals?

In this podcast Jamey is sharing his practice freedom methodology to practice owners all across the country who are looking for financial prosperity and a better quality of life. His book, The Practice Freedom Method: The Practice Owner’s Guide To Work Less, Earn More, And Live Your Passion, has been an Amazon #1 best seller.

In this episode:

-How to establish a clear vision and find the why behind your goals

-Why comparisons to others will keep you small

-The importance of sharing the narrative behind your practice with your team

-Planning and budgeting for the bottom line that aligns with your goals

[PODCAST] Interviewing The Movement Maestro

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In this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast the team interviews Dr. C. Shanté Cofield, aka The Movement Maestro, who is a former Division with a passion for movement.

Shanté is the creator of The Movement Maestro, a website and social-media based platform devoted to all things human movement and mobility related.

In this episode they discuss issues critical for physiotherapists looking to build their practices including:

-The importance of understanding the why behind a goal before setting the goal

-Why boundaries are important to set before pursuing your goals

-How to bring human connection into social media

-Building a supportive community that will serve you

[PODCAST] Interpreting Surface EMG

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

In this episode, the team discuss

-What information can you conclude from a surface EMG study

-The limitations of surface EMG research

-What to look for in a surface EMG methods section

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

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

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

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

[PODCAST] Dr. Kristen Schulz: Avoiding Exercise Burnout

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On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Dr. Kristen Schulz, on how to make exercise fun. Kristen is a Physical Therapist and running coach who helps runners achieve their next PR without nagging injuries.

She is the creator of the Run Your Life Method, an online course providing a comprehensive and individualized approach for runners. Run Your Life’s mission is to provide runners the resources (prehab, rehab, strength training, recovery, nutrition, training, and mindset) they need to stay healthy, so they can enjoy the sport they love for their entire life.

In this episode, they discuss:

-How Kristen’s exercise routine has evolved into adulthood

-Kristen’s favorite go-to exercises -How variety in activities can help you avoid burnout

About Kristen:

Kristen is a Physical Therapist and running coach who helps runners achieve their next PR without nagging injuries. She is the creator of the Run Your Life Method, an online course providing a comprehensive and individualized approach for runners. Run Your Life’s mission is to provide runners the resources (prehab, rehab, strength training, recovery, nutrition, training, and mindset) they need to stay healthy, so they can enjoy the sport they love for their entire life. Kristen’s passion for her work stems from suffering a number of injuries herself. She ran competitively in high school and college with plans of continuing to improve her running times after college. However, injury after injury kept her from reaching her goals. It wasn’t until she started incorporating a comprehensive approach to running that she found herself able to run without constantly being injured. She finds great joy in being able to teach others how to do the same. Kristen has had the opportunity to live in many different parts of the country and currently resides in North Dakota. She graduated from Northern Michigan University with a degree in Exercise Science and Spanish, completed her Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS).

About Jenna: 

Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt

 

[PODCAST] Martin Asker, MSc: Shoulder Injury in Overhead Athletes

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On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Dr Litzy welcomes Martin Asker on the show to discuss a handball injury case study.

Martin is a sports medicine therapist specialised in shoulders and biomechanics. He has worked with different elite European handball teams since 2000 and for the last 12 years with a special focus on youth and adolescent elite players. He works part time as clinical lead at a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Stockholm, Sweden mainly seeing shoulder related problems and part time as a PhD-candidate at the Musculoskeletal & Sports injury Epidemiology Center (MUSIC) at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.

In this episode, they discuss:

-Teasing out subjective findings and when to refer for imaging

-How the acute:chronic workload ratio impacts young handball athletes risk for injury

-Essential and nonessential objective measurements that are relevant for return to sport

-The importance of strength and conditioning in end ranges of motion and return to throwing programming

The acute:chronic workload ratio is an important consideration for injury management as Martin stresses, “Being an on and off, on and off player, it won’t do anymore.”   Your clinical tests and measures need to be robust enough to translate to the sport setting because, “What we measure on the bench does not correlate to what happens when they are throwing.”   Framing your language surrounding a shoulder health maintenance program as being a performance enhancer will help improve compliance as Martin has found that, “They care, but they care more about the performance than injury prevention.”

Understanding the motivation behind why a youth athlete seeks care can help guide your patient education because, “They don’t see you when they are in pain, they see you when they can’t perform anymore.”

About Martin Asker:

Martin is a sports medicine therapist specialised in shoulders and biomechanics. He has worked with different elite European handball teams since 2000 and for the last 12 years with a special focus on youth and adolescent elite players. He works part time as clinical lead at a multidisciplinary sports medicine clinic in Stockholm, Sweden mainly seeing shoulder related problems and part time as a PhD-candidate at the Musculoskeletal & Sports injury Epidemiology Center (MUSIC) at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. The overall aim of his PhD project is to deepen the knowledge in shoulder function in elite adolescent handball players and the specific aim is to investigate risk factors for, and prevention of shoulder injuries in such population. He also has a special interest throwing biomechanics and its relationship to throwing performance and injuries. Martin is also a board member of the Medical Committee of the Swedish Handball Federation and part of the medical team of the Swedish youth-16 national handball team.

 

 

Finding your niche in a male dominated sport

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How do you rise to the top of your game as a physiotherapist in a male-dominated sport like golf? How do you carve out a niche in one of the most competitive markets in the world?

This was a question posed to Dr. Angelica Napolitano from Optimal Physical Therapy and Wellness who was recently interviewed by Jenna Kantor on the Dr. Karen Litzy podcast.

Napolitano talks about her background establishing her practice and some of the lessons she learnt along the way.

Enjoy!