A health profession that aims to address the illnesses or injuries that limit a person's physical abilities to function in everyday life
APTA has launched a new initiative for professionals in the Physical Therapy profession, Fit for Practice.The program is designed to share content that will help professionals prioritize their own health in for focus areas:Movement, including strength and mobility.Restoration, including sleep and nutrition.Resiliency, including mental health and stress management.Practice health, including professional development and practice management.Drew Contreras - VP of Clinical Integration and Innovation highlights the program with us.He's joined by Eric Fernandez from Hyperice, a partner that helped bring the program together.
Today I speak with Dr. Kyle Rice founder of the PT Hustle. He helps PT students and grads who struggle with standardized exams pass the NPTE. As someone who struggled himself with standardized testing, he now makes it his mission to help others get past the hurdle of the NPTE. Kyle shares how he felt like he had something to prove entering college because he got in despite his low test scores. After getting low scores on the MCAT so many times, he decided to apply to Physical Therapy school because he had excellent grades and did better on the GRE. All of of the struggle have surrounding standardized test have to do with mindset. These types of tests can be anxiety-inducing events, which make it harder to do well. He ended up acing the NPTE because he was able to change his approach and mindset. Coming out of PT school, Kyle was motived to be the best physical therapist he could be. He thought that becoming manual therapy certified and having a residency was what would make him successful and fulfilled. Then he realized as he was working as a travel physical therapist that it really wasn't fulfilling for him. He knew he had to help students that struggled like he did to pass the NPTE and get the job of their dreams. Kyle began by giving a high ticket value with our a high ticket price. From the first time he tutored someone to pass the NPTE to the development of his course, it took him almost 5 years. He says the difference between struggle and failure as mindset. The struggle is a blessing because that means you're in a period of growth. Topics we cover: -Struggling with standardized testing -Succeeding because of the struggle -Why standardized tests are harder for some people -The cutthroat nature of PT school -Test taking strategies -Following his true calling -Providing value -The difference between struggle and failure -Automation to fuel growth -Not settling for less than Connect with Kyle: https://www.facebook.com/thepthustle (Facebook ) https://www.instagram.com/thepthustle/ (Instagram) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOkZ_8sa1V46RGY8T-C9Dfw (YouTube) https://www.thepthustle.com (The PT Hustle) http://www.nptegroup.com (Free Facebook Group) Connect with Aaron: https://www.facebook.com/AaronLeBauer (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/aaronlebauer/ (Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/groups/CashPTNation (CashPT Nation Facebook Group)
Oral Lichen Planus is a painful inflammatory condition that affects the mucous membranes of the mouth resulting in white or red patchy spots that can be swollen and painful. Oral lichen planus is typically treated with topical corticosteroids, but the medication comes with a few side-effects including secondary fungal or yeast infection, excessive dryness, and possible scarring. This study showed that laser therapy is just as effective as corticosteroids in reducing pain and eliminating the lesions without the side-effects.Study mentioned in this episode:Photobiomodulation therapy vs. corticosteroid for the management of erosive/ulcerative and painful oral lich planus. Assessment of success rates during one-years follow-up: a retrospective study. Visit the LTI website for more information and to find a laser therapy provider near you.Are you a healthcare provider?Laser Therapy Institute Podcast
Dr. Amy McDevitt (e-mail, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Twitter) of the University of Colorado is interviewed by Stephen M. Shaffer regarding a publication from the Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy titled, “Thoracic spine thrust manipulation for individuals with cervicogenic headache: a crossover randomized clinical trial.” This episode contains information that will be interesting for practitioners who want to explore regional interdependence as it relates to cervicogenic headaches, the thoracic spine, and spinal manipulation.To find the publications mentioned by Dr. McDevitt during the interview, please use the following links: Norlander et al 1997 (regional interdependence), Blanpied et al 2017 (clinical practice guidelines), Jull et al 2002 (multimodal treatment for cervicogenic headache), and Mintken et al 2016 (thoracic treatment for management of shoulder pain).Find out more about the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists at the following links:Academy website: www.aaompt.orgTwitter: @AAOMPTFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaompt/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialaaompt/?hl=enPodcast e-mail: email@example.comPodcast website: https://aaomptpodcast.simplecast.fm
Burnout is a perpetual and industry agnostic issue. Every year burnout is a topic of conversation. However, the last two years brought unique circumstances. The past 12 months, in particular, have seen mass exodus from the workforce. And burnout is a common reason why. On this episode of CQP, we go over the latest data on what, why, and how of burnout within physical therapy. Tune in! Corporate Quality Index data: https://www.updocmedia.com/cqi-summer2021/
Hey Ladies! In this episode, I sit down with business owner, Anne Hill. Anne spent 15 years in Physical Therapy helping others in the operations of her career. Over the end of her career, she decided to look for other options in consulting and managing businesses to continue to grow strategically. Anne helps entrepreneurs with the back end, workflows, delegating and putting systems in place to avoid working 'in' your business. Anne gives us tips on who and when to hire and what makes your business grow. Connect with Anne Hill: https://hilltopvirtualsolutions.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annehill2003/ Connect with me on your fav social platform: Facebook: Instagram: EBJ Events Twins Instagram (yes I am that mom): Canal Twins Website: Book your next Event! I would love to be able to connect with you Babes! Send me a message thru Instagram and tell me what you think about the show! (Use the Hashtag) #B3Podcast so I know you're a homie! XOXO Jessyca
Sean sits down for a real conversation about why consistency is essentially the most important trait you need to have in order to be successful in anything in life. He breaks down real life examples on the field, as a Dad, and Husband, and the importance of just doing "something" daily to achieve your goals and conquer your weaknesses!
On this episode of the Pre-PT Grind podcast (Pre-PT Inspire Series), Founder of Pre-PT Grind, Joses Ngugi interviews future DPT and non-traditional student Jaclyn Lee about the reason she switched from finance to the Physical Therapy field. She took a leap of faith from quitting a well stable job on finance to pursuing PT. Her words of wisdom she has to share with pre-pts is that you don't have to go through this pre-pt journey by yourself. You can find other pre-pts or prior pre-pts to help with the process of getting into PT school easier. If you have a team to support and have a helping hand it will make your journey smoother. Tune in to hear more! Follow us on Anchor! https://anchor.fm/pre-pt-grind Ask us your questions! - Send a voice message. Instructions click here https://help.anchor.fm/hc/en-us/articles/360001018972-Voice-messages Follow us at www.preptgrind.com and enjoy this episode of the Pre-PT Grind Podcast! If you are interested, we'd love to give you access to one of our BEST PT school acceptance trainings www.preptsecrets.com
We're merging! In this episode, Hannah from Made 2 Move and Elliot from Prime Performance Rehab discuss exciting news! We are super excited to announce that we are joining forces with Prime Performance Rehab. At Made 2 Move, our number one priority has been to provide high-quality, valuable care to our community in Charleston and Summerville. We are thrilled to not only grow our team, expand our locations, and increase our impact in these communities. Same mission. Same values. Same goals. One team.Our team at Made 2 Move and our friends at Prime Performance Rehab have been working tirelessly over the past 3 months to continue to push for greater access to high-quality care throughout the Lowcountry. With this merger comes TWO new locations in the Charleston area - we are proud to have now have locations in Summerville, Daniel Island, Downtown, and West Ashley! Find more info at @made2movept @prime.performance.rehab www.made2movept.comwww.primeperformancerehab.com
Friends, thanks for joining me on this episode. I am speaking with Physical Therapist Zachary Stearns about how to screen for psychological factors when treating patients with chronic pain. Zachary is a physical therapist in Durham, North Carolina. He's board-certified in Orthopedic Physical Therapy and has worked in outpatient clinics, which have a focus on musculoskeletal pain management. He's currently working on a large research study, which is called the AIM-back program. This is a collaborative effort between Duke University and the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs. He's also a PhD student in Health Sciences. In this episode, we discuss the benefits of screening for psychological factors or what we call “yellow flags” in chronic pain management. What types of screening tools can you use? Self-report measures that you can use in your practice. As physical medicine professionals, should we be screening for suicidality? If we do have a positive screening, how do we approach that? How do we follow through with that? Finally, the barriers to implementing and screening psychological factors in clinical practice. I want to thank Zachary for joining me on this episode. If you're a clinician, this is a content-rich episode where we go deep into how to screen for psychological factors, which are important. We also touch on the topic of suicidality. We have a little bit of a healthy discussion on, “Should we be screening for suicide and what do we do after we screen for suicide?” Zachary also just finished writing a paper in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy. I did mention that at the beginning of the episode. It's great. It's really useful and it would help you. Without further ado, let's begin and let's meet physical therapist, Zachary Stearns. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here's How » Join the Healing Pain Podcast Community today: integrativepainsciencinstitute.com Healing Pain Podcast Facebook Healing Pain Podcast Twitter Healing Pain Podcast YouTube Healing Pain Podcast LinkedIn Healing Pain Podcast Instagram
So excited about this interview with Physical Therapist Kurt Jepson today! Get a taste of what a medical provider's "experience" has to offer. You don't need to be a PT to learn a few things from this guy. In today's episode we talk about...▶ Changes in the medical field over the last 30 years.▶ The importance of mentorship.▶ Experience vs Evidence.▶ Kurt's experience as a PT at the Olympic level.▶ "Rapid Fire" questions and so much more! Enjoy!❓❓❓'s for Kurt? Shoot him an email: firstname.lastname@example.orgMeet the fine folks at Medcore Professional who sponsor our show!!Come visit our WEBSITE!! Click HERE to check it outGet our NEW downloadable 1.5 hour shoulder anatomy with cadaver dissection lectureGet our NEW downloadable 7.5 hour cervical and lumbar continuing ed courseGet our NEW downloadable 6.0 hour shoulder continuing ed courseBe sure to "follow" us on our new Facebook PageI finally made it to Instagram. Stop by and check us outAre you looking for One on one Coaching? We have it!Ask me your ortho evaluation questions and I will answer them on the show: email@example.comBe sure to check out our 400+ videos on our YouTube Channel called Ortho Eval Pal with Paul MarquisFollow our Podcast show on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and most all other podcasting platforms. Just search: Ortho Eval Pal Podcast and Enjoy!Interested in our Sponsor Products? Click EZ Glider Socks orEZ SlantWant to start your own podcast? I use Buzzsprout. Sooo easy to use and the customer service is outstanding!!#jepsonconsults #kurtjepson #medical #physicaltherapypodcast #physicaltherapy #orthopedics #orthoevalpal #DPT #manualtherapy #healthcare #pain #painrelief #medicalpodcastsSupport the show (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=6GY24EJMBHTMU&source=url)
Kristen Wilson, PT, DPT, GCS believes being a physical therapist is a gift. She graduated from Ithaca College, and after 8 years working in an inpatient rehab hospital, she became private practice co-owner of Action Potential Physical Therapy with two locations in Glen Mills and Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. In addition to running her private practice, she is adjunct faculty in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Neumann University, and serves as Editor of Impact magazine, the publication for the Private Practice Section. In addition to her Editor role, Kristen participates in the PPS Peer2Peer program and served on the COVID Advisory task force. Kristen remains active in her community by giving free lectures on health-related topics and hosting community events to promote the profession of physical therapy. Kristen is married to a physical therapist with whom she shares three active boys. She enjoys outdoor activities, dancing, music, cooking, and rarely loses a scrabble match.
Hey girl! PSA!!! Vagina rehab isn't just all kegels. And if you're doing kegels every day just for fun...please stop, with love. Today, I am chatting with one of my favorite people, Janelle Howell who is a pelvic physical therapist specializing in women's health. If you are a vagina owner, you need these gems, seriously. We are chatting about everything from painful sex to orgasms, constipation, pregnancy...and how they all have the potential to impact the strength of your pelvic floor and the other way around too. So listen up and share with a friend who needs this! The Flourish Heights Podcast was made for women, by women. To be empowered in health starts with a true connection with your body. Join Valerie Agyeman, Women's Health Dietitian as she breaks through topics surrounding periods, women's nutrition, body awareness, and self-care. About Janelle Howell: Janelle Howell is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in pelvic floor muscle function. She treats in Chicago, IL, and enjoys helping women recover from traumatic birthing experiences, urinary incontinence, painful sex, and constipation. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from the University of the Pacific in 2015 and then completed a women's health residency at Loyola University Medical Center, leading to her board certification in women's health physical therapy. She also enjoys preaching, traveling, baking, and teaching women how to achieve their happiest and healthiest selves. Connect with Janelle: Instagram: @vaginarehabdoctor Stay Connected: Is there a topic you'd like covered on the podcast? Submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org Say hello! Email us at email@example.com Subscribe to our quarterly newsletters: Flourish Heights Newsletter Visit our website + nutrition blog: www.flourishheights.com Follow us on social media: Instagram: @flourishheights Facebook: @flourishheights Twitter: @flourishheights Want to support this podcast? Leave a rating, write a review and share! Thank you!
In this episode, we talk all things sports rehab with Wesley Wang. Wesley graduated with his Doctor of Physical Therapy from Franklin Pierce University in 2015. He worked for two physician-owned PT facilities after graduating and has been at Healthy Baller, a cash-based PT facility since October 2017. Wesley specializes in treating ACLs and other sports-related injuries. The majority of his demographic includes high school and collegiate level athletes with the occasional pro-level athlete.Wesley also strives to utilize his platform to improve the knowledge and awareness surrounding ACL rehab to decrease high re-tear rates. He designed an ACL Mastermind Group to educate others on how to properly rehab ACLs.@wesleywang.dptSubscribe, download, and firstname.lastname@example.org
Heidi Jannenga is the co-founder and chief clinical officer at WebPT, a leading software solution for PTs, OTs, and SLPs. She is also the founder and President of Rizing Tide, a scholarship for students to inspire more diversity in inclusiveness in the physical therapy profession. Joining along with Heidi today is Moyo Tillery, Rizing Tide Foundation Selection committee member. www.rizing-tide.com
Today on the podcast is a special day!! We're talking all things vaginal health with the amazing Dr. Janelle Howell! Most of us vagina owners can agree that we collectively learned NOTHING about our vagina and menstrual cycles. What really IS normal when it comes to vaginal health? And what does the pelvis have to do with it? This episode answers it ALL! Seed cycling is my FAVORITE simple food based approach to hormone health. And it's never been easier to get started! Funk It makes it simple, affordable and empowering to nourish your hormones and period. Use code “drc15” at checkout and you'll be on your seed cycling journey!! Order it here - https://funkitwellness.com?ref=9 Together they talk about ALL the big vagina questions including: The signs of optimal vaginal health The BIGGEST myths about vaginal health Is pubic hair good or bad? What should a vagina smell like? Is going without underwear a good idea? What is the best underwear to wear? Are boric acid suppositories a good idea? What is the ideal pH for the vagina? How does the pelvis play into sexual and reproductive health? And listener questions surrounding smegma, pain with sex, how to clean your vagina and more Janelle Howell is a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in women's health and pelvic health. She is a vagina gospel preacher and advocate for all things vaginal education and confident energy. Connect with her at: www.vaginarehabdoctor.com or on Instagram @vaginarehabdoctor Don't forget to begin your seed cycling journey with your next cycle! Funk It makes it easy to begin. Use code “drc15” at checkout and you'll be on your seed cycling journey!! Order it here - https://funkitwellness.com?ref=9
On Episode 118 of the Fitness For The Fairways podcast, Joe sat down with Dan Hwang, a Doctor of Physical Therapy in the NYC area.What you'll learn from this episode.Our golf goals going into next seasonTraining PhilosophyProgram DesignAsk Joe Segment:Best exercises for increasing clubhead speedThings Mentioned In This Episode:Arccos Golf Smart Caddie - Use the code PARFOUR at checkout to get 10% off your orderGolf Performance Program - Email me at email@example.com to inquire about signing up and get 10% off!Connect with Dan:InstagramTik TokJoin the Fitness For The Fairways Facebook group and become a part of the community!Mobility is an important aspect of golf performance. The way you move and feel will impact the way you swing a golf club.If you have difficulty getting into positions, it can actually lead to swing faults such as early extension, coming over the top, and loss of posture.Don't let your body be the reason your golf game is holding you back. Try my Online Kinstretch Membership for 14-days for free!Head to www.joegambinodpt.com/services/kinstretch to learn more
Huge thanks to deltaG for partnering with us on this episode. To learn more about the performance boosting benefits of deltaG Ketones head to deltaGketones.com and use code TRIDOT20 for 20% off your order. On their site you can:1. Learn more about fueling with deltaG ketone products.2. Make a standalone purchase, or subscribe for ongoing deltaG ketone deliveries.3. Book a FREE 15 minute video consultation with Brian, an expert on exogenous ketones, and deltaG in particular, to discuss your individual goals and best choice of deltaG drink to exceed those goals.
In recognition of National Physical Therapy Month we want to celebrate our physical therapy colleagues who specialize in treating the upper extremity and are excited to have Jane Fedorcyzk, PT, PhD, CHT, a long-time advocate of physical therapy and upper extremity rehab. Jane is the current President of the American Physical Therapy Association Hand and Upper Extremity Academy. We will discuss ways that the academy is promoting upper extremity physical therapy, creating resources for therapy practice, and engaging their members to advocate for the profession. Guest Full Name Including Credentials: Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT has practiced in hand therapy for 35 years and has been an educator for 28 years in physical, occupational, and hand therapy. She is the Director of the Center of Hand and Upper Limb Health and Performance at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Her research emphasizes optimizing performance in the hand and upper limb musculoskeletal and neurological conditions. Jane frequently presents at conferences throughout the US and internationally. She has published chapters in Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity, 4th -7th editions and is a co-editor for the 6th and 7th editions. Jane has also published in the Journal of Hand Therapy, Journal of Orthopedic Research, and Clinics in Sports Medicine. In 2018, Jane was awarded the Nathalie Barr Lectureship Award for her contributions and leadership to hand therapy. She is a servant leader. Jane was ASHT President in 2015. She is currently the President of the Academy of Hand & Upper Extremity PT, an APTA component. She was recently appointed to serve on the board of the Hand Surgery Endowment, AAHS. During her career, Jane has served on many committees within ASHT, APTA, ASSH, and AAHS. She served on the boards of AAHS, AHTF, ASHT, and the Hand Rehabilitation Foundation.
Did you know there is a stigma about physical therapists in the CrossFit community? Why is that? Are you a physical therapist that falls into this category? Tune in to this week's podcast to find out. Enjoy! _____________________________________ Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so you can finally enjoy the career that you've always dreamed of? If so, you're in the right place...this podcast is for you. Your host is Dr. Chris Garcia, a physical therapist, business owner, entrepreneur, nationally recognized public speaker, and residency-trained sports specialist. Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USAW has worked in professional sports and traveled around the world working with elite athletes throughout his career, and he's learned a lot of lessons along the way. He created this podcast to share his experiences and give you everything you need to know to help YOU become a successful clinician. Dr. Chris Garcia talks about everything from sports rehab and injury prevention to developing athletic performance and the path to getting your dream job...even if it is in professional sports. If you want to become a successful clinician so you can finally enjoy the career you've always dreamed of, visit www.DrChrisGarcia.com. LINKS: www.DrChrisGarcia.com www.Instagram.com/ChrisGarciaDPT www.Facebook.com/ChrisGarciaDPT ***DISCLAIMER: This content is for educational & informational use only and & does not constitute medical advice. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or medical recommendations, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a qualified medical professional for proper evaluation & treatment, or beginning any exercises or activity in this content. Chris Garcia Academy, Inc. and The Sports PT Academy Podcast are not responsible for any harm caused by the use of this content.***
Have you ever thought that what is on your plate could make a difference in your level of pain? Healthy food choices can improve your overall health, help with weight management, give you more energy and even help reduce pain. The Fresh Focus team thought it was a perfect time to start discussions on the pain and nutrition connection in episode 41 as they interview a VA nurse who is very involved in facilitating a Pain Workshop. Understanding pain response is important. Successful pain management involves setting identified goals and a treatment plan that is agreed upon by patient and Provider. Physical pain is transmitted to the brain by stimulated nerves. When this happens the Pain Gate is open. Pain, whether acute or chronic, is multifaceted and can be modified and managed by using multifaceted approaches such as physical, cognitive, and emotional interventions. For anyone experiencing pain this can be empowering to know and helpful in pain management. Whole Health means thinking about and approaching your health in a new way. Looking at what really matters to you can help you live life to the fullest. The VA has numerous resources that can help assist with pain management such as Physical Therapy, Behavior Medicine, Chiropractic, Meditation, Acupuncture, Whole Health, Tai Chi, Mindfulness, Nutrition and the MOVE! Weight management program can all be a part of your pain management. Nutrition and Food Services (NFS) develops and provides comprehensive evidenced based nutritional services for our Veterans and their families across VHA's health care facilities. Regisstered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDN) promote wellness and disease prevention by providing effective nutrition education and counseling. RDN's also work with you to help you modify what you are eating and drinking to improve your health. In this series we want to focus on and look for more ways to eat to reduce inflammation. Please reach out to your primary care provider for information in your area for pain management resources. And remember to contact your local VA Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and the VA Healthy Teaching Kitchen YouTube Channel for recipes and tips on planning your very own anti inflammatory plate to help reduce inflammation.
Sean and Adam sit down to discuss the commitment players need in order to change who and what they are. Every player wants to be the next Mike Trout or Gerrit Cole, but are they actually listening and implementing to what coaches, teachers, and mentors are telling them? Everyone wants a Lamborghini, but majority work more like they want a moped.
Understanding and Assessing Your Injuries with Dr. Evan Ingerson Dr. Evan Ingerson is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Board Certified in Orthopedics who works at his practice Mend in Colorado. Evan is a physical therapist who specializes in treating rock climbers. He uses the most up-to-date evidence in his practice to get climbers out of pain faster. Evan works to identify the underlying cause of the problem and uses a combination of manual therapy and advanced exercises to return climbers to the wall better than they were before. He treats climbers at all levels, from beginners to international competitors and has the experience and equipment to create high level exercise programs specifically catered to the unique challenges of rock climbing. In addition to being a board-certified specialist in orthopedics, Evan is a lifelong climber and 10-time national competitor. Evan is also one of Coach Alex Stiger's physical therapists, and she recognized that his cutting edge approach to injuries was something she wanted the TrainingBeta community to be exposed to. So she interviewed Evan all about how to assess and understand your injuries as a rock climber so you don't feel lost when you have one. In this interview, she and Dr. Ingerson discuss how to know when to go to a doctor, a surgeon, the ER, a PT, an acupuncturist, or some other specialist. They also delve into the contentious topic of whether or not to ice an injury, and so much more… Even if you don't have an injury right now, this interview will help you figure out a plan if you ever do get injured. Climbing Injury Interview Details What to do immediately following an injury When to get an x-ray or other imaging When to use a brace When to do dry needling, and what that is When to get spinal manipulations/adjustments How to choose a medical professional to help with sport specific injuries When to consult with a surgeon Managing low-level injuries on a climbing trip Show Links Work with Evan at his clinic Mend Evan's article on TrainingBeta about the posterior chain Work with Alex as your coach Gymnastic Rings Workshop for Climbers Please Review The Podcast on iTunes Please give the podcast an honest review on iTunes here to help the show reach more curious climbers around the world.
In this episode Chris Johnson PT, Performance Coach, Triathlete, Business leader discusses strength training, tendon health, and coaching strategies for endurance athletes. . We discuss functional strength training and program design for endurance athletes. Chris demonstrates his command of the literature and deep knowledge of the topics. . If you are a strength coach, trainer, or working in the rehab space with runners you will enjoy this episode. . Check out The Movement System YouTube video on Tapering for some references to the research discussed here or search for Inigo Mujika and you'll find some great articles. . Learn more about Chris at http://chrisjohnsonpt.com or on Instagram @chrisjohnsonthept
In this episode I speak with the author of “Recovering my True Self” Melissa Mayer. Melissa has a doctorate in Physical Therapy. She speaks about how she transitioned from a more traditional medical setting into a more holistic one. Melissa talks about donating her kidney to her husband and how that sparked a huge transformation in her life.Melissa and I talk about the importance of seeing obstacles as opportunities to grow. She talks about quitting drinking and having a creative recovery too. She talks about the “letting go” aspect of the process which allies for change to happen and creativity to flow. Melissa talks about going to Sri Lanka with the head monk of her local Buddhist center. She talks about how being around monks helped her meditation practice. She shares how the trip made her realize she needs to write a book. She shares an influential book for her “The Artist's Way” and how that allowed her to bring creativity and spirituality together. https://www.melissamayer.org/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What can you do to stay healthy and fit in the last weeks of your soccer season? Get some great tips from Dr. Andy Seraphin, Doctor of Physical Therapy, on this episode of the WVSA Beyond The Pitch Podcast.
Dr. Victoria Sekely DPT (@trainsmartrunstrong) joins the show to talk about a very important (and difficult) topic: coping with injury. In this episode, we cover a range of injury-related topics including:
Today I get to chat (and laugh) with Dr. Melissa Cioffi, PT, the owner of New Quest Physical Therapy, a mobile physical therapy practice specializing in pelvic health Mel Cioffi is a doctor of physical therapy who “frees active folx with vaginas from endless kegels and garbage exercises so they can get their damn lives back." She's participating in the O+ Festival offering a class, "Beyond Kegels," where you'll learn the basics of what the pelvic floor is, does, and how to condition yours beyond kegels alone. You will learn how breathwork can be incorporated with your deep abdominals and pelvic floor. This will be for AFAB participants (I am not trained in pelvic floor conditioning related to AMAB people…yet!) Join her Sunday, October 10th from 1:15-2:15 at the Yoga House.In the second half of today's show (around minute 54) I get to speak with several members of the Performance sin Miedo, a community event bringing awareness to ending violence against women. Joining the conversation are co-organizers, Perla Ayora and Mariel Fiori; choir director, Christine Gevert; cellist, Carolyn Leschuza; and community singers Maritza Del Razo and Sue Weed.Violence against women and girls is one of the most serious, widespread, deep-rooted and tolerated human rights violations in the world. Women and girls suffer various types of violence in all areas of their lives and under multiple manifestations: at home, in public spaces, at school, at work, in cyberspace, in the community, in politics, in institutions, among others. According to UN Women Mexico, globally, 1 in 3 women has suffered physical and / or sexual violence throughout their lives, and in some countries this proportion increases to 7 out of 10. Another unpleasant record: 14 of the 25 countries with the highest number of femicides are in Latin America and the Caribbean. In Mexico, 43.9% of women have experienced violence from their current or last partner.And in the United States we are not left behind in statistics concerning the violent patriarchy. According to the National Coalition against Domestic Violence, every minute almost 20 people are physically abused by their partner; in a year this is equivalent to more than 10 million people.Because of these type of numbers, and because of specific cases that we know here in the Hudson Valley and beyond, it is that a score of Spanish-speaking women, led by choral director Christine Gevert, with the support of two radio program hosts, Perla Ayora of No me digas, and Mariel Fiori, of La Voz con Mariel Fiori, on Radio Kingston, unite our voices for a Performance without fear, free and open to the public. All people who support the global cause, against femicide and against violence against women, are invited to bring their banners and join in on Sunday, October 10 at 4 p.m. at the Parking Lot of the Kingston Court House, 285 Wall Street. The event will be livestreamed and English interpretation will be provided.What will happen at the Performance without Fear / Performance sin miedo? Everyone is invited to join in singing the Spanish language feminist anthem that went around the world in 2019 and that began in Chile thanks to the Las Tesis Collective, A rapist on your way, with strong and powerful lyrics: Patriarchy is a our judge, that imprisons us at birth, and our punishment is the violence you don't see. After this song, several people will have the opportunity to share their experience with gender violence, from the organizers and participants, to women who work in organizations that provide resources to help survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking.Finally, we will sing another feminist hymn, The song without fear by Vivir Quintana, with the arrangement of Paz Court. When she gave her permission for this performance in Kingston,Chilean composer and singer Paz Court, who arranged the Song without fear, which was sung by El Palomar choir for the first time, said: “Thank you for joining your voices and helping to spread this message around the world”.We have changed some of the names that are mentioned in the song for cases that the group wanted to highlight, such as Vanessa Guillén, Nicole “Nikki” Addimando, and Marielle Franco. In the revised lyrics, we also recognize the thousands of immigrant women who are waiting to reach the United States and are now in overcrowded shelters in Mexico.Christine Gevert, founder and choral artistic director of Crescendo, in charge of preparing the participating Spanish-speaking women, said “I feel very honored to be able to be a part and help in this initiative. I realize that I have been privileged in my life thus far and I live in a safe ‘bubble' here in the Northwest corner of CT. I frequently experienced sexual harassment on the streets of Chile growing up, but I never thought much about it as it was part of our reality and we got used to dealing with it. I did not realize how much domestic violence, especially against women, is still a problem in this country, and in the countries of Latin America and in our neighbor Mexico!”For more information or to participate, email firstname.lastname@example.orgWe also listened to the songs, "New Moon" by Breanna Barbara who is playing the O+ Festival Friday at 8:30pm at Keegan Ale's, and "Right Now is All We Know" by Shana Falana who's performing at 7:45pm Friday evening at the County Lot. If you're listening to the podcast version grab the link to the playlist above.And DON'T FORGET about Marielena's "The Art of Living Together" also happening as part of the O+ Festival all weekend long! 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On this edition of Next Stop, we head up to the Pacific Northwest to talk about Washington. Special guest, Stephanie Camper, PT, DPT, brought us through the beginning of her travel journey, stopping in Washington to discuss amazing outdoor activities to do there, must-see spots, exploring Seattle, and more.This show is made possible by Med Travelers. If you're interested in exploring a career in allied travel, visit: https://www.medtravelers.com/getting-started/become-an-allied-traveler/to learn more about the nationwide opportunities they have to offer!We Discuss(0:00) Show introduction and Stephanie's career background (4:30) Learning how to make effective travel arrangements on the go(7:22) Putting in notice during a travel assignment (10:22) Stephanie's travel experience in New Mexico and Texas(14:50) Deciding to travel in Washington (17:18) The culture in Washington (19:34) Outdoor activities in Washington (24:49) Must-See spots in Washington (28:29) Washington packing essentials(30:54) Exploring Seattle, WA(33:10) Getting involved in the Washington community (37:05) Washington eats and drinks (40:47) Parting advice for future Washington travelersAbout Stephanie Camper, PT, DPTStephanie is a solo travel PT currently living in Moses Lake, WA. She is originally from Illinois and has been a traveler for just under a year. She has taken assignments in New Mexico, Texas, and Washington so far, and hopes to get up to Alaska next summer. She spends most of her time getting outside to hike, camp, fish or hunt and loves getting involved in the towns she moves to.About the ShowProducer – Jonathan Cary Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay Music & Editing – Aidan Dykes Powered by Med Travelers
32% of acute back pain cases go on to develop long-lasting pain. Using the wrong treatment for acute low back pain can increase the risk of developing chronic low back pain. What can be done to reduce that transfer rate from acute to chronic low back pain? Are there other risk factors contributing to the development of chronic low back pain? A brand new study gives us answers to these questions. Study mentioned in this episode: Risk factors associated with transition from acute to chronic low back pain in United States patients seeking primary care. Visit the LTI website for more information and to find a laser therapy provider near you.Are you a healthcare provider?Laser Therapy Institute Podcast
Panic Attack: a sudden feeling of acute and disabling anxiety, sometimes so severe that one might believes they are about to die. Melody experienced her first panic attack this year in a tent after a series of stressful circumstances. Unfortunately, her training was affected by all the stressors in her life and she has taken a few steps back in her training (well, atleast physcailly...She has grown in understanding and mental toughness, that's for sure!) Melody shares what she has learned through her experiences this year and how her run at the Crimson Canyon Ultras taught her an important lesson about eliminating stress!Ways you can eliminate stress:-Quit your job (no seriously, if it's not the right fit for you, find something else!)-Turn off stats on your watch (HR, VO2 max, performance condition (garmin) )-Run by feel - Don't forget what it's like to ENJOY running. If you find yourself starting to dread your runs, that is a sign of burn out!-RECOVER! Take breaks and make sure you are getting enough sleep! Mike Mcknight suggests a 6mo off season and a 6mo on season.-Realize that life is going to happen and have faith that when set backs happen, you will come back strongerJacob placed 5th in the 25k Crimson Canyon Ultra. Time: 2:54:46 Melody placed 5th in the Women 25k (19th overall). Time: 3:37:43*Crimson Canyon Ultra Stats:-50k (5048v), 25k (3104v), 10k (1220v)-Richfield UtahLearn more here:http://www.crimsoncanyons.com/Learn more about Mike Mcknight @thelowcarbrunnerWatch his inspiring documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EwWYa74__o
You've heard about Physical Therapy but what exactly do physical therapist (PT) and physical therapy assistants (PTA) do? Find out in this episode of the Fitness Manifest Podcast. PTA Dan Streb guest stars in this episode as he talks about the different tools he uses to help patients and addresses common questions like when should you use heat versus ice therapy? Manifest Challenge: Check out the HEP2Go website. This resource is a libary of strengthing and mobility exercises physical therapist and occupational therapists use to create home exercise programs for their patients. Even if you're not a professional this website can give you exercises to add to your routine. Best of all its free! Click this link: https://www.hep2go.com/index_b.php?userRef=gciaake A special thanks to Dan Streb for sharing his wealth of knowledge if you want to know more about Dan check out his instagram! @chef_streb: https://instagram.com/chef_streb?utm_medium=copy_link Follow me on: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fitnessmanifest TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMeLWD8M6/ Produced by: Teresa Cedeno & Catherine Wong Edited by: Catherine Wong
When should you refer out for a possible stress fracture? How do you manage those athletes to ensure they safely return to sport. How would you progress athletes with bone injuries and a set date for a competition? If you struggle to answer these questions, you need to tune into this week's episode. Enjoy! _____________________________________ Are you a physical therapist or physiotherapist looking for tips, tools, and strategies to work with more athletes, become a sports specialist or get a job in a sports setting...so you can finally enjoy the career that you've always dreamed of? If so, you're in the right place...this podcast is for you. Your host is Dr. Chris Garcia, a physical therapist, business owner, entrepreneur, nationally recognized public speaker, and residency-trained sports specialist. Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USAW has worked in professional sports and traveled around the world working with elite athletes throughout his career, and he's learned a lot of lessons along the way. He created this podcast to share his experiences and give you everything you need to know to help YOU become a successful clinician. Dr. Chris Garcia talks about everything from sports rehab and injury prevention to developing athletic performance and the path to getting your dream job...even if it is in professional sports. If you want to become a successful clinician so you can finally enjoy the career you've always dreamed of, visit www.DrChrisGarcia.com. LINKS: www.DrChrisGarcia.com www.Instagram.com/ChrisGarciaDPT www.Facebook.com/ChrisGarciaDPT ***DISCLAIMER: This content is for educational & informational use only and & does not constitute medical advice. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or medical recommendations, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with a qualified medical professional for proper evaluation & treatment, or beginning any exercises or activity in this content. Chris Garcia Academy, Inc. and The Sports PT Academy Podcast are not responsible for any harm caused by the use of this content.***
Physical therapy is done differently at Sports Performance. A unique mission is making to stay healthy and active for life. Nonetheless, the journey of getting there is what we want to explain to you during this month of October. Check out our latest blog to learn what is Physical Therapy at SP. Enjoy! The Sports Performance Podcast is dedicated to all aspects of fitness, sports rehab, and enhancing athletic performance. Featured on the podcast are strength and conditioning coaches, sports physical therapists and industry professionals in the field of helping keeping people stay healthy and active. The Sports Performance Podcast delivers the latest information on preventing injury, relieving pain and enhancing performance. Hosted by Dr. Chris Garcia, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, USAW and the performance team at Sports Performance Physical Therapy in San Diego, CA. If you want to feel better, stay healthy and continue to be active without injury, visit www.SportsPerformancePT.com. CLAIM YOUR FREE REPORTS HERE www.sportsperformancept.com/free-reports/ STAY HEALTHY WITH OUR ONLINE PROGRAMS www.sportsperformancept.com/online-programs/ LINKS: www.Instagram.com/SportsPerformancePT www.Facebook.com/SportsPerformancePT www.YouTube.com/SportsPerformancePT ***DISCLAIMER: This content is for educational & informational use only and & does not constitute medical advice. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice or medical recommendations, diagnosis or treatment. Please consult with a qualified medical professional for proper evaluation & treatment, or beginning any exercises or activity in this content. Sports Performance Physical Therapy, Inc. and The Sports Performance Podcast are not responsible for any harm caused by the use of this content.***
On this episode of the podcast we talk with Vestibular Rehabilitation specialist Firat Kesgin about the intricacies of vestibular rehab, and just how complex it can be, what the effects are if a patient is misdiagnosed and then continue down the "wrong" pathways, as well as what you can do to help aid and guide their rehab. If you've listened to our podcasts on concussions you will know just how pivotal an early diagnosis of a vestibular issue can be and when left unchecked and untreated how devastating the results can be! Tune in to find out more! Firat is also the man behind our giant mega-course, published recently on vestibular rehabilitation (you can find out more on www.physiotutors.com/courses) Check it out! Let us know your thoughts!
Today on Move Your BB we welcome Dr. Rich Severin PT, DPT. Dr. Severin is a board-certified cardiovascular and pulmonary clinical specialist. Currently, he is finishing a PhD in rehabilitation science at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a focus on cardiorespiratory physiology and obesity. His dissertation project is investigating the role of respiratory muscle performance in obese patients undergoing weight-loss surgery. Dr. Severin serves as clinical faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is the coordinator of the bariatric surgery rehabilitation program at UIHealth. He is also a part-time clinical assistant professor in the Hybrid Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Baylor University. On This Episode: Dr. Rich Severin's background PhD Research Dyspnea, asthma and looking deeper at breathing muscles Assessing dyspnea & asthma Functional Residual Capacity Changes with obesity and functional residual capacity Leading barrier for obese patients for exercise is the dyspnea they experience Why PT and Personal Trainers are so important for these humans for lifestyle changes The importance of collaboration Blood Flow Resistance Training APTA Leadership Goals Physical Therapy throughout the world Cardiopulmonary Specialty in PT How Dr. Severin moves his brain & body Dr. Rich Severin IG Dr Rich Severin's Youtube Our Information: MOVE YOUR BB Instagram Aleena's Instagram Aleena's Website Meghan's Instagram Meghan's Website Email: moveyourBB@gmail.com ---------------------------- **The information on this podcast is intended to educate and inform. It is not meant to be a substitute of advice from your physician or medical provider.
Dr. Lance Knaub helps entrepreneurs scale their businesses and create the lives they love while protecting and improving their health especially during times of overwhelm and extreme stress. Lance is the founder of Breakthru Physical Therapy + Fitness, a growing multi-million dollar company whose Mission is to be the community's choice in physical therapy and fitness offerings, with over 50 employees and 5 locations. As John Lee Dumas, host of the award winning podcast Entrepreneurs on Fire states, “Lance has accomplished the entrepreneurial dream of creating a business with thorough processes that is being operated by his talented team.” More recently, Lance founded Denali Consulting to help entrepreneurs create their Visions and build businesses that are a valuable asset, which can run without them operating the day to day for short or extended periods of time, and instead are operated by their fearless team. Dr. Knaub's first publication The 4% Break-Thru, an Amazon Best Seller, shares all of his hard earned lessons with entrepreneurs and leaders to help them save years of time, avoid burnout, and overstress, and prevent them from joining the 96% of small business owners who fail within 10 years. In addition to listening to the episode, you can watch a video of their discussion on our YouTube Channel. And be sure to subscribe to support the podcast! Lance is an entrepreneur, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Rutgers University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Dr. Lance Knaub lives with his wife and three children in Medford, NJ. Follow him on Instagram at @drlanceknaub, and join his private face book group The 4% Break-Thru where the community focuses on improving yourself, your leadership skills, and your health. Email him if you are an entrepreneur experiencing overwhelm or would like his assistance firstname.lastname@example.org or connect with him for a complimentary Consult on his Small Business Owner's Help Line at DenaliConsultingTeam.com For general information about the podcast, send an email to email@example.com To follow Mitch and the podcast, go to linktr.ee/beinhakerlaw. You can subscribe and listen to episodes on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and most other directories. Please review us whenever possible and thanks for your continued support! Sponsorships and paid guest appearances are available. Connect with us by email or on social media. The Accidental Entrepreneur is brought to you by Beinhaker Law, a boutique business & estates legal practice in Clark, NJ. To learn about shared outside general counsel services and how to better protect your business, visit https://beinhakerlaw.com/fractional-gen-counsel/ Please support our affiliate sponsors (https://beinhakerlaw.com/podcast-affiliates/). Also be sure to visit our new podcast store (https://beinhakerlaw.com/podcast-store/) to purchase affiliate services, guest merchandise and even podcast merchandise. Yes, we have merch! Digital Accelerant - the digital business card that generates leads. Get a custom branded digital card with information and links to all your social media, email and other information. Text LAW to 21000 to connect with us and request more details. Fetch Internet. Fetch Pro is an app that creates a secure and high-speed mobile internet connection for laptops and desktop computers. Printify - the on-demand print shop to create your own merchandise without cost or the need to house inventory. The Accidental Entrepreneur is a trademark of Mitchell C. Beinhaker. Copyright 2018-2021. All rights reserved.
"How long will I need PT?" This is a question I get asked very often, most times before I even evaluate the person. The thing is, so many factors play into how long you'll be a participant in PT. Today, we will be diving in to the top 3 things that will play in to how long your PT stay is. And if you take away anything from this episode, I want it to be that YOU also absolutely have a say in your recovery timeline and should be involved in that conversation...and this episode explains just how to do that! Waitlist for the Spring 2022 Finally Floored Cohort: https://landing.mailerlite.com/webforms/landing/b1x9z9 Follow me on IG: dr.mel_pt Send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org Work with me: www.yournewquest.com **Information presented in this podcast is not to be taken as medical advice and is for educational and entertainment purposes only** Theme music courtesy of Loren Lankford, “Flies Away”
On today's episode of the podcast, I speak with Vikram Sethuraman. He is the Founder and CEO of PT Wired. PT Wired is a patient engagement solution that helps physical therapy clinics prevent patient drop-off, improve brand engagement, and boost internal marketing. Each practice receives a fully-branded mobile app available via iOS, Android, and Web that patients can download to access their Home Exercise Program with videos/notes/reminders, as well as engage with clinic marketing content. Therapists are able to customize patient prescriptions and marketing experiences through the provider portal. As an athlete in college, Vikram felt his recovery was hindered by how he was given his at-home exercises from physical therapy. Receiving a list of exercises on a piece of paper left him thinking if there was an app that had videos of the exercises with the same cues he received from his PT while in office, then his recovery could be optimized. The North Carolina entrepreneurial community really helped foster his idea for starting PT Wired. The initial discovery period Vikram took to understand the needs of the physical therapists was vital to his success. He knew he needed to understand their biggest problems to see if his solution would fit their needs. This is when he began to understand the cycle of patient adherence leading to patient retention. “The probability of selling to an existing customer is 60 to 70 whereas a new customer is 5 to 20 percent”The top four reasons patients don't complete their exercises at home are:-Low social support -Goal setting -Restructuring misconceptions -Postive affect Wired PT gives physical therapists another avenue for marketing. The app can relieve stress on the front office by allowing scheduling and payments. Part of the marketing process for Wired PT is providing education on the robust features it provides but helping PTs understand it's more than just videos of exercises. Vikram offers unique insight into the patient-therapist relationship. You won't want to miss this interview! “Adherence is the Number One Indicator of Drop-off.”Topics we cover:-The problem of patient drop-off in PT, including contributing factors -Ways to get patients to discharge rather than dropout -Innovative PT marketing strategies through an app -Duke versus North Carolina basketball -Physical Therapy from the patient's side -Making the switch to entrepreneurship while in college -Understanding the importance of branding -Patient adherence and patient retention -Focusing on customer retention instead of customer acquisition -Using virtual assistants and remote workers to increase efficiency -Knowing your numbers Connect with Vikram: https://www.ptwired.com (Websites) http://www.ptwired.com/demo (PT Wired Demo) http://www.ptwired.com/ebook (Free E-book: Eliminate Patient Dropout) Email Vikram Discount Code: LeBauer Connect with Aaron: https://www.facebook.com/AaronLeBauer (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/aaronlebauer/ (Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/groups/CashPTNation (CashPT Nation Facebook Group)
Stefanos Karanasios (e-mail, ResearchGate, Google Scholar, Twitter) of the University of West Attica (Greece) and the Laboratory of Advanced Physiotherapy (L.Ad.Phys.) is interviewed by Dhinu Jayaseelan regarding a publication from the Journal of Hand Therapy titled, “Diagnostic accuracy of examination tests for lateral elbow tendinopathy (LET) – A systematic review.” This episode contains information that will be interesting for practitioners who want to understand what the scientific literature states about the controversial and ever evolving territory of examination maneuvers for lateral elbow tendinopathy.Find out more about the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists at the following links:Academy website: www.aaompt.orgTwitter: @AAOMPTFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaompt/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialaaompt/?hl=enPodcast e-mail: email@example.comPodcast website: https://aaomptpodcast.simplecast.fm
In this episode, Physical Therapist and Owner of Healthy Phit Therapy & Wellness Consultants, Dr. Lisa Folden, talks about diet culture. Today, Lisa talks about the pervasive nature of diet culture, how to reconcile diet culture with physical therapy recommendations, and how to support patients who are on their weight loss journey. What is diet culture? Hear about weight biases and phobias and how to deal with them, the Health At Every Size movement, and get Lisa's advice to her younger self, all on today's episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast. Key Takeaway “Diet culture is this pervasive thought process that we're born into, that fosters the belief that we're never enough – we're never thin enough, we're never healthy enough, we never got it right.” “Diet culture is the constant reminder that something's wrong - you need to fix it all the time.” “Even if weight is causing some of the issue, the reality is, the research shows that weight loss doesn't really work for most people. 95% of people who lose weight gain it all, plus more, back.” “Weight loss is a by-product that some people will experience, and other people will not.” “We think in our society that no one should be fat, and if they are fat, it's because of poor health choices.” How to challenge the weight bias: Unlearn the idea that people in larger bodies are inherently unhealthy. It's not going to help you make them feel better, and it's not true for many people. Think about accessibility. Considerations are made for people with various degrees of mobility, so ensuring that there's appropriate furniture is a consideration for those with larger bodies. Reassure patients. Especially when dealing with patients who have dealt with the weight stigma, it's important to reassure patients that size variation isn't a problem. “I assume that their condition is caused by something other than their weight, and I treat them based on that.” “We're supposed to be different sizes, and we don't have to lose weight to be healthy. You can be healthy at any size.” “Stop telling your patients to lose weight, offer people in larger bodies the same treatment options you offer people in smaller bodies, and don't shy away from manually and physically examining them because of their body weight.” “It's going to be okay.” More about Lisa Folden Dr. Lisa N. Folden is a licensed physical therapist, mom-focused lifestyle coach, and the owner of Healthy Phit Physical Therapy & Wellness Consultants in Charlotte, NC. As a body positive women's health expert and health at every size (HAES) ambassador, Dr. Folden assists women seeking a healthier lifestyle by guiding their wellness choices through organization, planning strategies, and holistic goal setting. Dr. Folden is a mom of three, published author, and speaker who understands the complex needs of the modern busy woman. Therefore, she considers helping busy moms find their ‘healthy' as one of her of top priorities. Dr. Lisa is a regular contributor to articles on topics related to physical therapy, health, wellness, self-care, motherhood, body positivity, and pregnancy, and has had the distinct honor of being featured in Oprah Magazine, Shape Magazine, Livestrong, Bustle, and several other local & national publications. Additionally, she is a member of the National Association of Black Physical Therapists, the Association of Size Diversity & Health, The Know Women, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and serves as an expert panelist for H.E.R. Health Collective (2021). Suggested Keywords Diet Culture, Weight Loss, Body Positivity, Acceptance, Stigma, Body Size, Fitness, PT, Physiotherapy, Symptoms, Healthy, Wealthy, Smart Resources: Health At Every Size Community To learn more, follow Lisa at: Website: https://www.healthyphit.com Facebook: Healthy Phit Twitter: @HealthyPhitPT Instagram: @healthyphit Pinterest: @HealthyPhit YouTube: HealthyPhit PT Subscribe to Healthy, Wealthy & Smart: Website: https://podcast.healthywealthysmart.com Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healthy-wealthy-smart/id532717264 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/6ELmKwE4mSZXBB8TiQvp73 SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/healthywealthysmart Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/healthy-wealthy-smart iHeart Radio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/263-healthy-wealthy-smart-27628927 Read the full Transcript Here: 00:02 Hey, Lisa, welcome to the podcast. I'm happy to have you on today. 00:07 Thank you so much for having me. I'm so excited to be here. 00:11 Yeah. And today we're going to be talking about diet culture, in health care, and specifically in physical therapy, which is not something that I've ever spoken about on this podcast. And so I'm really happy to have you on to talk about this. And I remember speaking with Dr. Lisa van who's, and we were talking about biases in health care. And she said, one of the more accepted biases in health care is against overweight people. Yes. And so I'm happy to have you on and dive into that a little bit deeper. And so let's, let's talk about first diet, diet culture, you know, its impact on our not just our physical health, but also our mental health as well. So why don't we first start with what do you feel diet culture is? Let's define that. 01:13 Sure. So it's nuanced, of course, but essentially, diet culture is it's this pervasive thought process that we're kind of born into, that fosters the belief that we're never like enough, we're never thin enough, we're never healthy enough, you know, we've never gotten it right. And so it feeds into, you know, this multibillion dollar industry that says, you know, buy this tea, by this waist trainer, by this weight loss program by this because you always need to be getting smaller, shrinking yourself, doing something to change yourself, because, you know, you couldn't be healthy, you know, there's no way you're healthy, especially if you happen to be someone who was born into or developed into a larger body, there's no way you're healthy. So diet culture is sort of the constant reminder to you that something's wrong. You need to fix it all the time. And it's a deep part of our healthcare system. It's a deep part of, you know, like Hollywood and television, things we watch every day. So it's it seeps in without anybody really knowing that it's happening. And it's so common and so accepted, that we just look at it as you know, health, like a lot of things that are really diet culture, a lot of us would just look at as Oh, that's health, that's fitness. And it's and it's not, because it's actually corruptive. And it, it breaks us down. And it's not good for our mental health or for our physical health. It results in a lot of weight cycling and bingeing and restrictive in disordered eating. And so, you know, it's really bad. I mean, that I don't call a whole lot of things good or bad, but diet culture is one that I kind of just categorize is bad and unnecessary, 02:53 really. And so looking at that through the lens of a physical therapist, how do you reconcile that culture with what we do as physical therapists, because so often, if someone is, let's say, an example, someone is coming to us with osteoarthritis hips, knees, one of the recommendations is weight, weight loss of whatever that weight loss is, I don't think the recommendation is to be a size zero or two. But that recommendation is weight loss. So how do you? How do you kind of blend these two this diet culture, which knows very bad, but yet, in certain populations, it can be helpful to take off some weight to unload those joints. So how do you reconcile with that as a PT? 03:40 Yeah, that's a great question. And it's obviously something I've had to kind of deal with head on as a physical therapist still treating in the clinic. You know, like I said, in the standard outpatient practice. So here's the thing, there's physics, right? physics exists, when there's more pressure, you know, from gravity and weight, you can feel more pain. Like that's, that's a fact. But there's also, you know, this idea that we all have different sort of thresholds for our pain. And, you know, you know, like, I know, you can look at someone's, you know, x rays to people, and they can have identical things happening there, you know, at the structural level, and have completely opposite symptoms, one with severe symptoms and one with none. So, when I address the issues of pain that could be could be contributed to from weight, I just, I approach my patients from the lens that even if weight is causing some of the issue, the reality is the research shows that what weight loss doesn't really work for most people. 95% of people who lose weight, gained it all plus more back within one to two to three years, and they don't really have research beyond the five year point because nobody typically makes retains it. So the reality is, even if if you know if that is the suggestion, that's kind of what we've been taught as physical therapists, I know that it doesn't work. So I'm not helping my patients by saying, hey, you really should lose some weight. So I approach it from the lens of I'm going to treat them as if this osteoarthritis, this this issue, whatever they're dealing with, has nothing to do with their weight, and everything to do with all of the other possibilities in my toolbox as a physical therapist. So are we dealing with, you know, restricted, you know, soft tissue, tight muscles, you know, imbalances, muscle imbalances, are we dealing with, you know, just lack of flexibility and other things, can I do some manual therapy that can help, like, what other things can I do, because even if weight is a contributing factor, me telling them to lose weight is in the long run, not going to help them because for like I said, most people aren't going to maintain that weight loss any way, or if they ever achieve it in the first place. And it can be so daunting, when people in larger bodies go to health care professionals, and no matter what is going on with them, if they are in a larger body. The suggestion is weight loss literally across the board, not just you know, in our profession with, you know, things regarding the joints and osteoarthritis, you know, other things like that. It's literally everything, I'm having stomach pain, lose weight, I'm, you know, they literally here for everything. And so I just don't want to be a part of that. And I don't think I don't think that it helps our clients to get better in the long run. 06:28 Yeah, and it, might it add one more thing to this person's plate, so to speak to maybe, then they will say, Well, I'm not even gonna go back to this PT. Yeah, is there a way to meet people where they're at, and through exercise and other modalities, if they were to lose some weight great, not make that the singular focus? 06:54 Absolutely. And that and that's just what it is. Because, you know, adopting new health behaviors is good for everybody, whether you lose weight or not. And you know, just just just increasing the synovial fluid in the joint from, you know, more activity can be great, you know, so weight loss really is a byproduct that some people will experience and other people will not. And, and coming to terms with that has been a journey for me as a professional, and then in my own personal life and my own, you know, struggles from the past with weight loss and diet culture, but it's really freeing, and it helps people eat, I can just this year alone, I've had at least four clients, all of them were women, but they all had the same story, like severe trauma, from interacting with other healthcare professionals, like figuring out something's going on with them, and then being told, like, Oh, yeah, you just got to get that weight off, you just got to keep that weight up, and just kind of hearing it over and over again. And so coming to me was like a, sort of a breath of fresh air for them. It's like, you're the first person, it's like, not telling me I need to lose weight. And it's like cash. Like, I couldn't imagine that being the discussion. Every time I go to the doctor, every time something's bothering me, you know, as if to say, thin people, and people in larger bodies don't experience some of the exact same diagnoses and issues, you know, if weight were the problem, then that would be the situation then people and, and fat people would not have the same diagnosis. And we know that's not true. So yeah, you're right, it adds a whole nother layer of trauma that they have to deal with. 08:28 Yeah. And, and sticking with that theme, let's go into some of the the biases. So the weight bias, fat phobia and healthcare, we could talk about PT in general, like I said, and speaking with Dr. van Who's she sort of said, Hey, listen, this is apparently one of the accepted biases that you can have, you know, so let's talk more about that. Go ahead. I'll give the mic over to you and just kind of what's the situation on the ground here? 08:58 Yeah. And, and she's, she's right with that. It's like, it's like the legal bias. It's like it's okay. And, and even people, what's disheartening to me is interacting with people in larger bodies, they often will just accept it, because it is the norm. And they begin to believe that inherently something is wrong with them. They haven't figured out the magic formula, they're not doing something right. And so there's something wrong with their body. And they're almost Okay, in a sense being discriminated against or dealing with the biases because it's just so much a part of what we do. So it you know, it shows up in everything, like literally from the time you're born. You know, I had a great discussion on my Instagram with some people we were talking about, I did a summer body challenge. So I had everyone like, put on a sports bra and black bottoms and just show it and be proud of your body and we said it was the Being confident and proud of my body this summer and always, you know, not feeling like I gotta lose weight, two summers coming, you know, warmer weather doesn't mean I have to get to the gym and lose some weight or cut back on my calories. And a recurring theme in those conversations was just this idea that like, it starts at home, like my mom, you know, said, Oh, you're putting on a little weight, or you're getting a little chubby, or it's, it's this pass down fat phobia, it's like, do whatever you do, don't get fat. And it's like, oh, my gosh, we, we think we literally think in our society that no one should be fat. And if they are fat, it is because of poor health choices. So we create this hierarchy, where I'm better than you, I must make better health choices in you, because I am thinner, and you are fatter. And it just couldn't be farther from the truth. Because, you know, we, a lot of us like to believe we have a whole lot of control over the size, shape and weight of our bodies. But so much of that is genetic, you know, so much of that has a genetic component, we only have so much control. And even within the window of our control, without going into disordered eating patterns, it's still a very small, you know, amount of change that you can expect to see. So, you know, we hear it from our parents, we hear it at home, we see it on television, you know, when you get on a plane, and the seats are barely big enough for an average adult, you know what I mean? Like, barely, like we're squeezed in there. So imagine that humiliation, you know, as someone in a larger body having to either buy two seats or figure out how to squeeze into that seat. You see it in doctors offices, there's small seats and doctor's offices, even though we treat a huge variation of people in their body sizes, the lobby looks like everybody should be the same, you know. And so those are, you know, things that I want to see changed and considerations I want to see being made, especially in healthcare, because, you know, we we have the privilege of working with people, you know, from largely diverse communities, especially as it relates to their size. So, at the very least, that should be a comfortable experience, you know, you're going to your doctor should be a comfortable experience, you're going to your physical therapist, it should be a comfortable experience. So yeah, there's more I could say, but 12:36 I have a question for you that. So as a physical therapist, so let's say you're talking to you're talking to a group of pts about this, what advice do you have, that they can put into action to challenge these biases, and to make their spaces more inclusive? 12:55 Yes, that's a great question. So the first thing is to start within, and just avoid all of those assumptions that we like to make. So just you know, unlearning, that's where it starts like unlearning this idea that people in larger bodies are inherently unhealthy, or have inherently made bad decisions. Because one, it's not going to help you get them better, or make them feel better. And to it's not true for a lot of people. So getting rid of those, those preconceived notions about what someone in a larger body, you know, has going on, or what kind of health status they have. Also, if you're in a setting, where you have the privilege of sort of, you know, making decisions about the clinic setup, you know, thinking about the furniture, thinking about, you know, having things that are accessible, we think about this, and we're talking about people, you know, with varying levels of ability, if they're in a wheelchair or on crutches, you know, we think about making sure the doorways are wide and this and that, and height, adjustable seating and things of that nature, we should do the same thing for people in larger bodies, people come in different shapes and sizes, and we should do as much as we can within our power, you know, to accommodate them. The other thing is, especially when we're dealing with people who have dealt with the weight, stigma and all that trauma, we need to reassure them, we need to let them know like my patients are literally floored when I tell them like there's nothing wrong with you. You know what I mean? Like we have to abandon this thin ideal, like everybody is not gonna be thin, no matter how hard we work, no matter how hard they work, no matter how many calories we cut, everyone in the world will never be thin, nor do we need to be. It's okay to have variations in size. I truly believe in the concept of Health at Every Size, which is an excellent book by Dr. Linda bacon. But you know those things so I'm learning, reassuring your clients, you know, avoiding the assumptions. You know, there are people in large bodies that can do just as much as you can do or more, you know, but then when you do encounter someone in a larger body that is having trouble because of You know, their mobility issues or their body size, you need to be quick with the modifications, you know, we're good at that, like that. That's what pts do. So you know, give them the opportunity to try it full out. And if they can't, or you see them struggling, jump right in with a modification and you reassure them and you let them know there's nothing wrong with this, like exercise movement is for every body. And if you can't do it this way, well, guess what? I got another way you can do it, oh, that didn't work, I got another way you can do it. Or let's try this one. instead. It's, it's okay. And people need that reassurance. Because in the healthcare setting, especially if they've had that trauma, they're so nervous and so uncomfortable. And again, they feel like there's something wrong, you know, with them. And so, you know, we learn this in PT school, we treat the whole person, you know, we don't see a person and this is a knee, no, we're treating the entire person and all of that all of their preconceived notions, all of their trauma, all of their hardships that comes with them into the clinic. And so we have to figure out a way to work with them, ease their you know, their minds and give them the tools that they need to get better. And so I typically, I take weight out of the equation, I just, I assume that their condition is being caused by something other than their weight, and I treat them based on that 16:14 period. Now, here's the question, how about if you have a patient or client coming to you, who they want to lose weight, or they're in the middle of this weight loss journey, and they're committed to it, because they want to feel better? for themselves? Not for anything else. But you know, we're coming off of a really difficult year where a lot of people might have gained weight over COVID. And so how do you or how would you suggest PT support the patients that are coming to you, they're saying, Hey, listen, I, I'm on this journey, this is what I'm doing. I'm moving, I'm exercising, I'm eating better? How can you give them a little extra support? With out perhaps leading them into an extreme version of that? 17:04 Yeah, what I find in those cases, your role is more of a, I don't want to say a silent partner, but you're there for the supporting piece of it. But the goal is to not. Okay, I'll say it this way, I respect body autonomy. So essentially, I know the research, I don't think that, you know, chasing weight loss is a great idea, really, for anyone, despite COVID I know, people are like I gave the quarantine 15. I'm like, Listen, you're alive. That is such a blessing with the year we've had, you know, the year plus we've had at this point, so but I respect body autonomy. So if you believe like, this is not a weight I'm comfortable with I'm not, I don't feel good, I don't think I look good, I want to do something different, then by all means, go about, you know, the process that you feel comfortable doing, I am going to be here to support you by way of giving you evidence based solutions. So if you tell me, Hey, I'm doing this, you know, 30 day detox, I'm only going to be drinking lemon water. And shakes, I'm going to tell you, I don't think that's a great idea. And here's why. But ultimately, you are an adult. So you get to make all of these choices for yourself. Before I became you know, haze or Health at Every Size aligned and anti diet, I did, I did all kinds of things. And I would not have taken kindly to someone telling me, oh, you're wrong, you need to stop it. So people need to have the freedom to do what they want. And I just as a therapist, I just want to be there. And in my role as a health coach, I want to be there to support them, but provide them with the evidence that's out there. And then, you know, as they go through their process, I'm happy to fine tune, I love to give people workouts, you know, that's, that's what we do is PT. So yeah, I can give you some workouts. If you talk to me about like, I feel really weak in my glutes, I want to be able to do this or I want to be able to benchpress or daily, oh, I've got you, I can give you a great program, you can work on it, you know, we can follow up with me. But whenever you're talking about extreme dieting, and crazy restrictions and weighing yourself incessantly and you know, tracking your movement on your Fitbit all day, I'm gonna kind of bow out and give you the, you know, the freedom to do what you choose. But just let you know that I don't think that's going to really support your goals 19:26 overall. Yeah, and, you know, it's the same as as if we would talk about a return to sport after an injury. So we can help guide the patient through their rehab process. And when we get to that decision making point, it's a shared decision making point where it's you, the client, maybe it's a spouse, a child, a partner, the doctor, whomever might also be within that decision making framework, and exactly what you just said, You're giving the best evidence based information. You can to that patient, and then that patient can make an informed decision on what they can do next, or what feels good, what is the best decision for them? So I just want the PTS out there listening to understand that this is not unlike any other shared decision making that we would do. And it's not a you do what I tell you to do. Because we're biased against people who are fat. Yeah. Because you're overweight, you clearly can't make a good decision. Right? which is not the case. And it's maybe they need information to make a better informed decision, just like someone coming in after an ankle sprain or an injury or low back pain. 20:43 Yeah. And you know, and that that's a great point that you bring up because you're right, it comes up with injuries, people will Google it. And listen, I love Google, no disrespect to Google, I google things all the time. Know when somebody is coming in, and they're dealing with some type of injury or medical condition. And they're going solely based off Google. It's like, Yes, we have a responsibility as a trained professional to say, Hey, here's what I think you should really know. But ultimately, you're right, they they're going to have to make the call. You can't you know, get someone better in physical therapy, just you know, when they come to you, it has to be their follow through at home and their decision making. So that you're absolutely right. That's a great analogy, for sure. 21:27 Yeah. And now, you said this a couple times. But I just want you to talk a little bit more about the Health at Every Size movement. You mentioned it a few times tell the listeners exactly what that is, and what its significance is to diet culture. 21:43 So the health and every size movement is it was sort of tagged by Dr. Linda bacon. I don't really know the lifespan, how long it's been around, I don't think it's been before, like the 90s. But it's essentially a movement that believes in body respect, and body positivity or best body neutrality, and respecting and understanding that we're supposed to be different sizes. And we don't have to lose weight to be healthy, you can literally be healthy at any size. So it's it's really the antithesis to diet culture. It's everything that diet culture is not it's not a movement that is rooted in, you know, being sedentary and eating McDonald's every day. But it is a movement that's rooted in people making their own individual health choices, and and creating health habits that improve their health without any focus on weight loss. So the Health at Every Size movement sort of omits the idea of like, let me check my way, let me weigh in this week. Let me let me measure this week, let me see where I am. It's it kind of throws all of that out of the window. And so the book is actually Health at Every Size by Dr. Linda bacon, that was sort of my introduction to it. And it's been life changing for me again, personally and professionally. So I recommend it to essentially everyone. 23:03 Nice. And because I think oftentimes when people look at someone who's overweight, they think, oh, they must have heart disease. They must be a diabetic, they must have this, but you can have normal labs and be overweight. Yeah, yeah. So and I think that is one of the biggest biases not just in healthcare, but in society in general. 23:27 It is it is. And that is the premise behind Health at Every Size is recognizing that you can't look at someone's physical body and know what their health status is. And we're just so used to making those assumptions and it's so counterproductive to true health and it's so damaging, you know, to people, you know, I personally know people and my own personal story. I'm only 411 I know we've never met in person, but I'm very short. 23:55 A short and you come across way taller. 24:02 It's the hair. 24:04 The hair gives you an added oranges. 24:07 I am short. I've always been short. But genetically, my family my mom's side of the family, they're more like apples shape. So they carry weight in the stomach. They're usually just you know, they got big solid legs. My dad's family was a little bit more Hourglass OR pear shaped so very lower, larger lower bodies. And so literally my entire life here and I have never, ever, ever ever not been overweight. Ever according to BMI which is a whole nother topic but I believe it's trash. So I have always my entire life they considered in an overweight category. I have never had high blood pressure, high cholesterol. AB issues doing any physical activity I used to run once upon a time I ran 25 K's I've never had an actual health issue, but I have always been considered over weight, and that stigma because that you know, value was created by a mathematician, you know, that really even said that it wasn't supposed to be used to like actually measure health into BMI, the BMI. But because of that, being sort of what our healthcare system is run on in our insurance markets, kind of, you know, utilize for everything. I have never, for my whole life, I felt like something was wrong. It's like, I'm not running enough, I must be eating too much. Let me stop having carbs. Let me switch to this diet. Let me and that is it. You know, it's not just my story. That's a lot of people's stories, especially here in this country. And it's like, if we could just stop for one minute, and ignore the weight and ignore the BMI, and just focus on health activities, health behaviors that make you feel good. If it's walking for you, if it's running, if it's skating, if it's dancing, if it's height, whatever it is, for you know, joyful movement, that's kind of you know, that's a part of the Health at Every Size, mantra, it's like joyful movement. Eating when you're full stop eating when you're hungry, stopping when you're full, trying different foods and just living a life and, and managing the other aspects of your health, like your mental health, your emotional health, your spiritual health, if we could just focus on that, instead of the scale, or the measuring tape, BMI, we will be so much healthier. So so so much healthier. So yeah, I, like I said, I could talk about BMI forever, but I just I really, I love what health and every size stands for because it, it's really about valuing body diversity, that's what it is. Because the bottom line is, we're not all going to be the same size, we're not all going to be thin, we're all going to have different dimensions, and our bodies will change over the course of our lives, age, stress, hormonal things, pregnancy, you know, all kinds of stuff. And so we have to get more comfortable with that fact. And not try to create this, you know, there's the whole snap back movement with pregnancy, like, have a baby lose the weight. It's like, wait a minute, let's just be you know, let's adjust to motherhood and whatnot. Um, so yeah, 27:08 yeah, it's it. I can't even get into the BMI. Because I cringe when I when people start talking about their BMI is and what it should be. I mean, for my height for BMI. I am right now, like a tick away from being overweight. And I would if you saw me, you wouldn't think oh, she's overweight. But according to the BMI, I'm like, a tick away. And for me to be in that sweet spot. I would look emaciated. Yeah, exactly. You know, so, like, 100 pounds. Let's like, stop with the BMI stuff. You know, and, and I just had all my labs and I could not be healthier. Absolutely. So there you go. But yeah, I'm with you on the BMI. We could talk. We can go on about that for a while, but we won't. So let's talk about, you know, we talked a little bit about what, what can physical therapists do to look at their own bias and fat phobia in health care? Is there any Do you have any other tips for health care providers out there, when it comes to their bias and phobias? 28:30 Yeah, I would say, you know, in addition to what we talked about earlier, and then on learning practice, you know, we have to just stop telling people to lose weight, it's counterproductive, it's not effective. And again, most people aren't able to even do that consistently and maintain it. And then we have to offer the same treatment options we would offer offer someone who was thin, like it, you know, we just have to treat them with some, you know, equality or you know, equitably, and giving them the same options. And then I know in physical therapy, this has come up before and that's one of the sort of issues that the fat acceptance community has expressed in dealing with with healthcare professionals, is they are less likely to be examined to be physically examined, because of their body fat. And I get that, you know, when you go to physical therapy school, and we learn all these manual techniques, oh, it's much harder to try to palpate things, you know, when there's more adipose tissue, of course, but that doesn't mean you don't do it. You know, so my advice is to do it, it might be uncomfortable, it might be awkward, it might be challenging, but guess what, you grow as a professional and then you at the very least give that patient the the decency and the respect of trying what you know best to do, you know, in that you know, situation. So, um, you know, just being being supportive and not being demeaning that playing into the weight biases. And first really acknowledging that you have them that that's that's the first part because a lot of people don't think that they have until they're put in a situation where they have to face them head on. So recognize them. And then stop telling your patients to lose weight offer people in larger bodies, the same treatment options. You offer people in smaller bodies, and then don't shy away from manually and physically examining them because of their body weight. 30:19 Yeah, great advice. And hopefully people listening to this podcast will take that advice to heart. Now, where can people find you on social media websites? All the good stuff? If they want to reach out to you they want to work with you. Where can they find you? 30:37 Yes, well, my favorite social media is Instagram. I'm pretty much on everything. But if you really want to reach me, you can find me on Instagram and I'm at healthy fit. And that's h EA l th y pH it. I'm also again on YouTube and everything else. But I live there. I'm on the peanut app, which is kind of new. If you're a mom, and you want to have talks about body positivity and changes to your body through motherhood. I'm on that app. You can find me there Dr. Lisa folden. And then my website is www dot healthy fit that calm. 31:10 Awesome. What is this the peanut app? Yeah, this 31:15 is really cool. It's like club friends, but it's for moms. And so they have tons of discussions on there. But um, I was requested by the I think the creators to serve as like a professional and do talks on things in the health realm. So yeah, so I go on there every, every other Friday, and I host talks on things related to body positivity, Fitness, Health, Exercise, things like that. 31:38 Fabulous. Congratulations. It's awesome. Thank you. Now last question. It's out when I asked everyone is knowing where you are now in your life and in your career? What advice would you give to your younger self? Maybe like fresh out of PT school? 31:53 Oh, yes. Oh, fresh out of PT school that changes things, let's see, or high school or undergrad or whatever you want somewhere in there. I think you know what I think the best advice I would give to myself is it's going to be okay. That's really it. Because I was one of those like type A planners, like let me figure everything out. And I just remember being stressed all the time, like wanting my life to work out a certain way. And so it would have been nice. If you know, my older self this Lisa could reach back to that Lisa and just pat her on the back and say it's gonna be okay, honey, you're going to be fine. You can calm down. I just Yeah, that would that probably would have helped me relax a bit more during that process, you know, going through PT school and like, I felt, I just felt this heavy, you know, weight on my shoulders to like, get through and pull through and be great. And so if I could say anything to myself, it would be to just you know, relax. It's going to be okay. Enjoy the ride. You know, for sure. 32:51 Yeah. It's a very common piece of advice from a lot of people on this podcast. Obviously not hard to believe. Right. Right. Right. Lisa, thank you so much for coming on the podcast. It was a great discussion. And, you know, my hope is that people will take away from this all of the great tips to really examine your biases, and just start treating everybody like the people they are. Absolutely. Thank 33:18 you so much for having me. 33:20 Anytime. Anytime. You want to come back. You are welcome. And everyone. Thanks so much for listening. Have a great couple of days and stay healthy, wealthy and smart.
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In this episode, we're tackling the important but often times not spoken about the impact of trauma and PTSD on the experience of chronic pain. We're going to be sharing a masterclass that was delivered by a physical therapist, Dr. Jeremy Fletcher, on the topic of trauma-informed pain care and why all of us as healthcare professionals should be more sensitive to the needs of people living with trauma and PTSD. Jeremy does share a number of slides. It's got some great data and some beautiful slides to share with everyone. Let me tell you a little bit about Jeremy before we begin this episode. Jeremy is a Physical Therapist and serves as the Director of Community Integration for a company called Veterans Recovery Resources. This is a non-profit mental health organization, which is located in Mobile, Alabama. He is a former Professor of Physical Therapy. He's also presented at state, national, and international conferences on the topic of chronic pain, health behavior trauma, as well as community health. He's a Major in the US Army Reserve and holds several leadership positions for non-profit organizations throughout Alabama. His service in the Afghanistan war earned him a Bronze Star for working in a combat zone. He's also a veteran, a father, a coach, as well as a husband. I know you'll gain a lot from this episode. Jeremy talks about the topic of trauma from a clinician's perspective. He also talks about it from his own perspective, as far as being in a war and suffering from his own PTSD. He's also leading our Trauma-informed Pain Care Course at the Integrative Pain Science Institute. That course is open for registration now. It's a five-week course with a mentor and learning session at the end of the course. You can find out more about the Trauma-Informed Pain Care Course that Jeremy is leading on this episode. You can also go over to the website at IntegrativePainScienceInstitute.com. Scroll over to the Courses tab and scroll down, and you'll find the Trauma-Informed Pain Care Course page. We would love to see you in that course. It is so important that all of us mental health providers oftentimes receive some trauma-informed pain care, but those of us who are physical medicine professionals, PTs, OTs, oftentimes, we need to reinforce that training. This is an incredible course to do that. Without further ado, I welcome you to read this episode of this masterclass. If you have any questions, you can reach out to us at the Institute. Our email is Support@IntegrativePainScienceInstitute.com. Without further ado, let's begin to learn about Trauma-Informed Pain Care with Dr. Jeremy Fletcher. Love the show? Subscribe, rate, review, and share! Here's How » Join the Healing Pain Podcast Community today: integrativepainsciencinstitute.com Healing Pain Podcast Facebook Healing Pain Podcast Twitter Healing Pain Podcast YouTube Healing Pain Podcast LinkedIn Healing Pain Podcast Instagram
Chronic pain is often overlooked, and when it comes to children, it is even more so. The continued neglect of children's pain affects the ability to truly evaluate the extent of the problem and challenges these kids and their families face. The United States Pain Foundation, a pain advocacy organization, conducted a survey to assess how children with a pain diagnosis and their families experience chronic pain, what challenges and barriers they face and what they hope for in their pain care. In this episode, I'm joined by Nicole Hemmenway, the current CEO of the US Pain Foundation and the Founder of the INvisible Project and Casey Cashman, Director of Fundraising and the Pediatric Pain Warrior Program part of the US Pain Foundation. They are strong advocates for pediatric pain, inspired by their own pain experiences. They discuss the findings of this survey, share their experiences with the pediatric pain patients and families that they support through their programs. They also share their hopes and some possible directions to address some of the challenges identified in this survey. As healthcare professionals and clinicians, these findings are eye opening and a call for action to collectively invoke change in the care of pediatric chronic pain. Takeaways In This Episode Chronic pain is frequently overlooked due to its subjective nature Why Ms. Hemmenway and Ms. Cashman got involved in the pediatric pain work, US Pain Foundation and the Pediatric Pain Warrior program The reason(s) that prompted this survey Survey findings How much focus should be on the number rating of the pain and how meaningful, helpful that is. Valuable way to assess and inquire about chronic pain and a patient's progress Psychological impact, extent of mental health issues including self-harm, suicidal thoughts, ideation and attempts amongst pediatric chronic pain patients Burden of disease on the family - financial and psychosocial What therapies do patients and families wish were emphasized more - (Hint: Medications were at the bottom of the wishlist!) Barriers to chronic pain care Psychological toll of having to evaluate whether you can afford a therapy and how it may be/ to address it. Best ways for parents to discuss these barriers with their child's physician Nicole and Casey's message to the listeners Links Nicole Hemmenway Casey Cashman Connect with Nicole Hemmenway and Casey Cashman US Pain Foundation-Pediatric Pain Report 2021 Pediatric Pain Warrior Support Groups U.S. Pain Foundation Pediatric Pain Warrior Register for upcoming Pediatric Pain Warrior Support Group Clinicians' Pain Evaluation Toolkit Proactive Pain Solutions About the Speakers Nicole Hemmenway Currently serves as CEO of the U.S. Pain Foundation, and directs the INvisible Project, an online and print magazine that highlights the experiences of people living with pain. Nicole is also an author and motivational speaker. Her book, No, It Is NOT in My Head: The Journey of a Chronic Pain Survivor from Wheelchair to Marathon, details her struggles and triumphs in dealing with complex regional pain syndrome, a debilitating neurological disorder. In September 2015, Nicole was featured in a campaign in USA Today in recognition of her role as an advocate for those living with chronic pain; and in 2017, she received the Unsung Hero Award for her work in the pain community. Nicole lives in the Bay Area with her husband and three young sons. Casey Cashman Serves as the Director of Fundraising and the Pediatric Pain Warrior Program. Casey Cashman uses her voice to fight passionately for the rights of people with pain, especially children. She has lived most of her life with multiple, serious health conditions, including reflex sympathetic dystrophy/CRPS and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, among others. Over the years, she began to connect more with patient organizations and realized she had a passion for helping others like her. In 2015, she was featured as a participant in the INvisible Project, which led to her joining the U.S. Pain Foundation as a staff member. Before U.S. Pain Foundation, Casey spent many years working in Human Resources. She brings this knowledge and experience to the table in her role as director of the Pediatric Pain Warriors Program, where she provides compassionate support to kids with pain and their families as they travel along their pain journeys. Casey also spearheads U.S. Pain's fundraising efforts, and has helped create various programs and collaborations designed to support the organization's free programs and services Her son, Tyler, is also a budding advocate for the pain community. In honor of his mom, he founded Points for Pain, a fundraising program that has raised more than $100,000 for pediatric patients.
The Made2Move team discusses physical therapy: - Our version of physical therapy- Misconceptions of physical therapy- PT's as stress managers and health coaches- What PT should look like - Whole person approach IG: @made2movept @healthycharleston
Learning how to motivate ourselves and our clients is key to creating the changes we want. Simply knowing what's good for us isn't enough for us to change our behaviour, so what role does desire play in the physiology of habit formation? In this conversation with desire coach Kiosh Iselin we explore the mechanics of desire, the role of desire in habit creation, hacking the dopaminergic reward system and working with self-blaming and procrastination. Kiosh Iselin is the founder of The Desire Clinic, whose mission is to reconnect desire, pleasure and health. The Desire Clinic was born out of a passion to further understand how motivation functions in habit formation after Kiosh discovered that the desire system (known as the dopaminergic reward system) has a significant impact on behaviour. He is a Mayo Clinic Trained Wellness Coach, has a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy and a Masters of Arts in Political Science.
On today's episode of the podcast, I'm answering the top 10 questions Doctors of Physical Therapy (DPT) students have. My friends Sarah Falbo and Gabby Mace over at https://www.instagram.com/graditude_the_podcast_/ (The GRADitude Podcast) sent me these questions to answer. I talk about my favorite books for business and how they have helped propel what I'm doing, like https://www.gmarketing.com (Guerrilla Marketing) Jay Conrad Levinson and https://aaronlebauer.com/DotComSecrets (Dot Com Secrets) by Russell Brunson. We also get into the benefit I get from https://lebauerconsulting.com/clickfunnels (ClickFunnels) and how the cost is relative to the return on investment. Sometimes as business owners, we fret over these types of small costs which are really just the cost of doing business! I share my experience with failure and how it has to be part of the plan, if you expect to do big things. Failure sets you up for future success because it gives you the insight into what people actually want! And that's how you sell. You have to be willing to change course and change yourself to get anywhere. We also talk about the Freedom Paradox and how freedom can be found through structure. This is one of the most important things that helps keep me and track and helps me find my focus. This is how to get shit does and see things through. Creating a flexible morning routine helps me set myself up for success the rest of the day. Topics I cover: -Living the life you want, not what someone else wants for you -Recommended books -How to get focused when you're unfocused -What I wish I would have done differently -How failure is part of the plan -Bad recommendations I hear Connect with Sarah and Gabby: https://www.instagram.com/graditude_the_podcast_/ (Instagram) https://anchor.fm/graditude (Websites) Connect with Aaron: https://www.facebook.com/AaronLeBauer (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/aaronlebauer/ (Instagram) https://www.facebook.com/groups/CashPTNation (CashPT Nation Facebook Group)