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Dr. Leda McDaniel: Holistic Approach to CRPS Healthy Wealthy & Smart

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On this week’s episode of the Healthy, Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Leda McDaniel on the show to share her experience with persistent pain.  Leda McDaniel is a Physical Therapist in Atlanta, GA. As a physical therapy student, Leda published a book that chronicled aspects of her three-year battle with chronic knee pain and ultimately led her down a path of discovery on her way to healing with a holistic approach.
In this episode, we discuss:
-Leda’s experiences with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and how it impacted her life
-Pain neuroscience education and a holistic approach to treatment for CRPS
-How Leda’s approach to patient care has shifted to a biopsychosocial framework
-The importance of listening to the patient’s story and being a voice of hope
-And so much more!
 
Resources:
Sapiens Moves Website
Email: LedaMcDaniel1@gmail.com
Painful Yarns Book
Moments from a Year of Healing: A Book of Memories and Essays
Leda McDaniel Facebook
Sapiens Moves Instagram
The Outcomes Summit: use code LITZY 
For more information on Leda:
Leda McDaniel is a Physical Therapist in Atlanta, GA. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ohio University and holds a B.A. in psychology from Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas where she also played Basketball and ran Track and Cross Country for the NCAA Division III School. As a physical therapy student, Leda published a book that chronicled aspects of her three-year battle with chronic knee pain and ultimately led her down a path of discovery on her way to healing with a holistic approach. It was this experience that motivated her to become a physical therapist in order to help others recover from chronic pain. 
 
Her book is entitled: “Moments From a Year of Healing: A Book of Memories and Essays” and can be found on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CWGH7X6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1525656733&sr=1-1&keywords=moments+from+a+year+of+healing
 
Leda’s Professional Blog:
https://sapiensmoves.wordpress.com/
 
Read the full transcript below:
Karen Litzy:                   00:01                Hi Leda welcome to the podcast. I'm happy to have you on and a big congratulations to you for being a new physical therapy graduate. So welcome to the field.  And you know, longtime listeners of this podcast will know that I often have people on the podcast who have struggled through persistent pain, who maybe are still having persistent pain issues and you are one of those people. So what I would love for you to do is just let the audience know who you are and tell your story and then we'll take it from there. So I will throw it over to you.
Leda McDaniel:                                     Thank you. Yeah, so I just recently graduated from physical therapy school and I’m entering my clinical practice as a physical therapist. So I'm in Atlanta, Georgia and I'll be starting residency at Emory university for Orthopedic Physical Therapy in August.
Leda McDaniel:             01:03                So I'm really excited about that. A little bit about what got me into this field and interested in being a physical therapist. I had an ACL injury that I suffered in my mid twenties, tore my ACL playing soccer and then I had surgery, reconstructive surgery, to repair that ACL. And the recovery from the surgery didn't quite go as planned, so I had had a prior ACL surgery, so it kind of knew what to expect. What's this time it was not quite so good and it was a little bit different and challenging in that the physical therapist I was working with kept pushing me to strengthen my muscles and try to get my range of motion back and all those things that I was familiar with, but I knew it wasn't really responding as you might expect it would after surgery. So I had this chronic pain and inflammation that developed over the next six

On this week’s episode of the Healthy, Wealthy and Smart Podcast, I welcome Leda McDaniel on the show to share her experience with persistent pain.  Leda McDaniel is a Physical Therapist in Atlanta, GA. As a physical therapy student, Leda published a book that chronicled aspects of her three-year battle with chronic knee pain and ultimately led her down a path of discovery on her way to healing with a holistic approach.
In this episode, we discuss:
-Leda’s experiences with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) and how it impacted her life
-Pain neuroscience education and a holistic approach to treatment for CRPS
-How Leda’s approach to patient care has shifted to a biopsychosocial framework
-The importance of listening to the patient’s story and being a voice of hope
-And so much more!
 
Resources:
Sapiens Moves Website
Email: LedaMcDaniel1@gmail.com
Painful Yarns Book
Moments from a Year of Healing: A Book of Memories and Essays
Leda McDaniel Facebook
Sapiens Moves Instagram
The Outcomes Summit: use code LITZY 
For more information on Leda:
Leda McDaniel is a Physical Therapist in Atlanta, GA. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Ohio University and holds a B.A. in psychology from Trinity University, in San Antonio, Texas where she also played Basketball and ran Track and Cross Country for the NCAA Division III School. As a physical therapy student, Leda published a book that chronicled aspects of her three-year battle with chronic knee pain and ultimately led her down a path of discovery on her way to healing with a holistic approach. It was this experience that motivated her to become a physical therapist in order to help others recover from chronic pain. 
 
Her book is entitled: “Moments From a Year of Healing: A Book of Memories and Essays” and can be found on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CWGH7X6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1525656733&sr=1-1&keywords=moments+from+a+year+of+healing
 
Leda’s Professional Blog:
https://sapiensmoves.wordpress.com/
 
Read the full transcript below:
Karen Litzy:                   00:01                Hi Leda welcome to the podcast. I'm happy to have you on and a big congratulations to you for being a new physical therapy graduate. So welcome to the field.  And you know, longtime listeners of this podcast will know that I often have people on the podcast who have struggled through persistent pain, who maybe are still having persistent pain issues and you are one of those people. So what I would love for you to do is just let the audience know who you are and tell your story and then we'll take it from there. So I will throw it over to you.
Leda McDaniel:                                     Thank you. Yeah, so I just recently graduated from physical therapy school and I’m entering my clinical practice as a physical therapist. So I'm in Atlanta, Georgia and I'll be starting residency at Emory university for Orthopedic Physical Therapy in August.
Leda McDaniel:             01:03                So I'm really excited about that. A little bit about what got me into this field and interested in being a physical therapist. I had an ACL injury that I suffered in my mid twenties, tore my ACL playing soccer and then I had surgery, reconstructive surgery, to repair that ACL. And the recovery from the surgery didn't quite go as planned, so I had had a prior ACL surgery, so it kind of knew what to expect. What's this time it was not quite so good and it was a little bit different and challenging in that the physical therapist I was working with kept pushing me to strengthen my muscles and try to get my range of motion back and all those things that I was familiar with, but I knew it wasn't really responding as you might expect it would after surgery. So I had this chronic pain and inflammation that developed over the next six

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