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The Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast with Dr. Karen Litzy is the perfect blend of clinical skills and business skills to help healthcare and fitness professionals uplevel their careers.

Healthy Wealthy & Smart Dr. Karen Litzy, PT, DPT

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 208 Ratings

The Healthy Wealthy & Smart podcast with Dr. Karen Litzy is the perfect blend of clinical skills and business skills to help healthcare and fitness professionals uplevel their careers.

    Sidni Kast: SPT & Miss ND - Finding Balance in the Pursuit of Success

    Sidni Kast: SPT & Miss ND - Finding Balance in the Pursuit of Success

    In this episode, PT student and Miss North Dakota 2022, Sidni Kast, talks about her journey to becoming a PT and being Miss North Dakota.
    Today, Sidni talks about the Miss America Organization, the One Body Movement, and going through Miss America orientation. How does Sidni balance her job as Miss North Dakota while completing her studies?
    Hear about Sidni’s devotion to self-care, the value that Miss America can provide to young girls, and get Sidni’s advice to her younger self, all on today’s episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast.
     
    Key Takeaways
    “Whatever your dreams are, and whatever you want to achieve, as long as you set your mind to it, then you can achieve those goals.” “No matter what age, we can accomplish whatever we want to.” “Stop trying to speed through every part of your journey.”  
    More about Sidni Kast
    Sidni Kast is a second year graduate student at the University of North Dakota pursuing her doctorate in physical therapy.
    While attaining this goal, she has decided to make an impact on her community as the current Miss North Dakota 2022. Her platform as Miss North Dakota, the One Body Movement, correlates perfectly with the profession of PT and grants Sidni the opportunity to speak to people all over her state, and on a national level when she competes at Miss America in December 2022 in Connecticut.
    The focus of the One Body Movement is to preach the importance of overall health, and not just how people look on the outside; mind, body, and soul all play a major role in our quality of life. Sidni plans to speak to people of all ages on this matter, as she sees its importance for every demographic, especially after the isolation our communities underwent during the pandemic.
    Although, it can be challenging to balance these two time-demanding endeavors, Sidni finds the enthusiasm she has for both outlets as her motivation to continue her pursuit of success.
     
    Suggested Keywords
    Healthy, Wealthy, Smart, Physiotherapy, Miss America, Scholarship, Success, Opportunity, Impact, Advocacy, Inclusion,
     
    To learn more, follow Sidni at:
    Email:              Sidnikast@gmail.com
    Instagram:       @sidnikast
                            @missamericand
    Facebook:       @missnorthdakota2022
     
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    Read the Full Transcript Here: 
    00:03
    Hi, everyone. Welcome to another episode of the healthy, wealthy and smart podcast. I'm your guest host today Stephanie y rock, I am joined by Karen Litzy, who is the primary host of this podcast. And today we're interviewing Sydney cast. And Sidney is the current Miss North Dakota 2022. But she's also a doctor physical therapy candidate at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. And so she's joining us today. Hi, Sydney. Welcome to the show.
     
    00:33
    Hello, thank you so much for having me.
     
    00:36
    So tell us a little bit about yourself. And tell us kind of your connection between being a physical therapy student and being Miss North Dakota and what that all entails.
     
    00:47
    My name is Sidney Cass, and I'm currently a student at the University of North Dakota, I have loved going to school there. And the best part is that it's still kind of close to home. So I'm originally from Minot, North Dakota, which is about t

    • 33 min
    Dr. Mercedes Aguirre Valenzuela: Empowering your Patients with Advocacy

    Dr. Mercedes Aguirre Valenzuela: Empowering your Patients with Advocacy

    In this episode, Physical Therapist and Advocate Dr. Mercedes Aguirre Valenzuela, PT, DPT, talks about advocacy in physical therapy.
    Today, Dr Valenzuela talks about the different types of advocacy and the latest updates in advocacy. How is grassroots advocacy different than lobbying?
    Hear about APTA advocacy, making a difference as one person, and get Mercedes’ advice to her younger self, all on today’s episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast.
     
    Key Takeaways
    Three types of advocacy: Self-advocacy. Advocating for yourself. Individual advocacy. Advocating for someone else. Systems advocacy. Advocating for changing policies, laws, and rules. “You don’t have to be a member of a certain group in order to send an email or make a phone call.” “Don’t feel like you have to start on your own.” “You can really make a difference, even as one person.” “Get used to making mistakes, not being perfect. It’s all part of learning.”  
    More about Dr. Mercedes Aguirre Valenzuela
    Dr. Aguirre Valenzuela received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rutgers School of Health Professions in 2020.
    Her dedication to professional advocacy has led her to leadership roles in the APTA on a National and State level. She was selected to serve as an APTA Board-sponsored Centennial Scholar and worked on the APTA “PT Moves Me” national campaign.
    In 2022, she began her term in the public policy and advocacy committee (PPAC) and CSM Steering Group. Within the Academy of Pediatric Physical Therapy, she is an active member and was elected to be in the Nominating Committee.
    In the state of New Jersey, she is an APTA Delegate as well as a Key Contact in her district. Clinically, she currently works in the early-intervention and school-based settings.
    Outside of the clinic setting, she uses social media to educate PTs/PTAs/students on how to advocate for their profession and encourage them to run for office.
     
    Suggested Keywords
    Healthy, Wealthy, Smart, Physiotherapy, Advocacy, Lobbying, Legislation, APTA, Representatives, Interventions,
     
    Resources
    Our Experiences Matter When it Comes To Advocacy
    APTA Patient Action Center
     
    To learn more, follow Dr. Valenzuela at:
    LinkedIn:         Mercedes Aguirre Valenzuela
    Instagram:       @theptadvocate
     
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    Read the Full Transcript Here:
    00:00
    Hi, Mercedes, welcome to the podcast, I am happy to have you on and to see you again.
     
    00:06
    Nice to be here. Thank you for having me. Yes. And today we're gonna be talking about advocacy, which, in physical therapy, which I have spoken about with a lot of different people over the years. And I think it's great to get different perspectives on advocacy, especially from younger therapists, because I think it's great that you guys get involved. So my first question to you is, how did you get involved into an advocacy work for the profession? And why is it important to you?
     
    00:37
    So I graduated in 2020.
     
    00:43
    I was very even before I started PT, school, I was very into politics, legislation and public policy.
     
    00:53
    And then once I went into PT, school, I never learned about what the abt does in terms of advocacy, I felt like he kind of mesh, kind of like the two things that are really impassionate about and enjoy. And so I became more

    • 22 min
    603: Crystal Adair-Benning: Connect, Convert & Catalyze Conversation through Copy!

    603: Crystal Adair-Benning: Connect, Convert & Catalyze Conversation through Copy!

    In this episode, The Word Magician and Bestselling Ghostwriter, Crystal Adair-Benning, talks about effective copywriting. Today, Crystal talks about ways to improve your copy, pleasure copy versus trigger copy, and when to hire a copywriter. What is copy? Hear about the eight levels of perspective and belief, using love letter language, and get Crystal’s advice to her younger self, all on today’s episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast. Key Takeaways “The best copy meets our clients where they’re at, so we can take them where they need to go.” “The world is triggering enough. We don’t need to see it in our copy.” “Your clients will tell you exactly what to write.” “Follow your zone of genius.” More about Crystal Adair-Benning Crystal Adair-Benning is the Word Magician, Story Supercharger, Copywriter & Ghostwriter for rebels, misfits and world-changing humans. She is best known for being not known at all. A secret weapon amongst successful entrepreneurs who covet her Quantum Copy Method - combining the science of writing with the spirituality of creativity. A multiple NYTimes Bestselling ghostwriter and former highly sought-after luxury event planner, Crystal finds joy in being an Intuitive Creative, digital nomad - free to explore the globe with her husband, dog and laptop. If you really want to know Crystal, here are some fun facts: - She never leaves home without her passport. - She saves trees with tech (her Remarkable is everything)! - She was truly embarrassed to call herself an empath for years and hid her genius because of it. - She met and married her hubbend (husband/boyfriend) in a month... because she was a smitten kitten. - She believe in LOVE above all else and will happily destroy the bro-marketing patriarchy word by word. Suggested Keywords Healthy, Wealthy, Smart, Copywriting, Beliefs, Perspective, Communication, Conversion, Storytelling, Resources FREE Copy Workshop. To learn more, follow Crystal at: Website: wordmagiccopywriting.com Instagram: @wordmagiccopywriting Facebook: Word Magic Copywriting Twitter: @WordMagicCopy 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: 00:05 Welcome to the healthy, wealthy and smart podcast where healthcare meets business with your host me, Dr. Karen Litzy. And just as a reminder, the information in this podcast is for entertainment purposes only, and is not to be used as personalized medical advice. Enjoy the show. 00:28 Hello, everyone, and welcome to the healthy, wealthy and smart Podcast. Today we've got a great podcast, which walks you through how to connect, convert and catalyze conversation through copy. And yes, this means how to get more conversions how to possibly make more money with your copy. So to bring us through today's episode, I'm really happy to have crystal Adair Bening, a word magician story supercharger, copywriter, ghostwriter for rebels, misfits and world changing humans. She is best known for being not known at all a secret weapon among successful entrepreneurs who covered her quantum copy method combining the science of writing with the spirituality of creativity, a multiple New York Times Best Selling ghost writer and formerly highly sought after luxury event planner, Crystal finds joy and being an intuitive creative digital nomad free to explore the globe with her husband, dog and laptop. So I met crystal a couple of months ago at Selena Sue's mastermind, and I am like in love with this woman, she is so good. She will walk you through what copy means how to make it your own and how to talk to your custome

    • 32 min
    602: Dr. Katie O'Bright: The Primary Care Physical Therapist

    602: Dr. Katie O'Bright: The Primary Care Physical Therapist

    In this episode, Physical Therapist and Founder of Redefine Health Education, Dr. Katie O’Bright, talks about the role of the physical therapist in primary care.
    Today, Dr O’Bright talks about direct-access in outpatient clinics, patient satisfaction with teams-based approaches, and the sustainability of physical therapy as a profession. What is the primary care physical therapist?
    Hear about billing as a direct-pay PT, learning from ED PTs, and Redefine Health, all on today’s episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast.
     
    Key Takeaways
    “The primary care team is a team.” “The more we can get integrated into teams, the better.” “I don’t think that our profession, the way that we’re doing things, is sustainable at all.” “Every health professional has a role in lifestyle intervention.” “Do we really know, for different pathologies, what views and types of modalities and studies are actually required in order to effectively rule out a condition?” “If we can do anything to make our population more healthy, and to make other healthcare professionals see our value, then do it.” “The more I learned about the things that I didn’t know, the better clinician and person I became.” “Always have listening ears.” “Never drink the Kool-Aid. It’s not a good idea.”  
    More about Dr. Katie O’Bright
    Dr. Katie O’Bright, PT, DPT, OCS is a residency-trained physical therapist and educator who has spent much of her career in multidisciplinary primary care settings.
    She started her career as an active duty Army PT where she worked in a team-based Soldier Centered Medical Home. Since then, she has worked in multidisciplinary care settings in academic health systems and private practices, including oncology care. She also serves as adjunct faculty in several DPT programs, teaching foundations in primary care, oncology, musculoskeletal and gross anatomy.
    In 2020, Dr. O’Bright founded Redefine Health Education, an education & consulting company with the mission of getting more physical therapists competent and prepared for work in first contact, team-based care settings, starting with primary care. She is the lead instructor in Foundations for the Primary Care PT and contributes to musculoskeletal imaging curriculum.
    She currently lives in the Chicago metro with her husband & 2 sons, enjoys being outdoors & Buffalo Bills football.
     
    Suggested Keywords
    Healthy, Wealthy, Smart, Physiotherapy, Education, Teams, Sustainability, Primary Care, Redefine Health, Lifestyle Medicine,
     
    Resources
    Chicago PC Course (Aug 27-28).
    MSK Imaging Certification (Starts Sept. 7) - 2-hour modules, 1x/month for 9 months or online self-study.
    Use “HWSPodcast2022” for $50 Discount.
     
    To learn more, follow Dr. O’Bright at:
    Email:              info@redefinehealthed.com
    Cell:                 312-772-2322
    Website:          https://www.redefinehealthed.com
    Facebook:       Redefine Health Ed
    Instagram:       @redefinehealthed
    Twitter:            @RedefineConEd
    TikTok:            @redefinehealthed
    LinkedIn:         Redefine Health Education
     
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    Read the Full Transcript Here: 
    00:07
    Welcome to the healthy, wealthy and smart podcast. Each week we inter

    • 43 min
    601: Dr. Seth O’Neill: Achilles Tendinopathy: Diagnosis and Treatment

    601: Dr. Seth O’Neill: Achilles Tendinopathy: Diagnosis and Treatment

    In this episode, Physiotherapy Lecturer and Tendinopathy Researcher, Seth O’Neill, talks about tendinopathy. Today, Seth talks about his interest in tendinopathy, and his presentation at the Fourth World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy. What is the warmup response? Hear about Seth’s diagnosis framework, the appropriate use of imaging, rehabilitation, and get his advice to his younger self, all on today’s episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast. Key Takeaways “You’re going to have some discomfort with these exercises and that’s okay.” “Get your diagnosis right in the first place.” “Say yes to things when you can. Push yourself and you’ll get there.” More about Seth O’Neill Seth is a Physiotherapy Lecturer at the University of Leicester whilst also maintaining clinical work. He has a PhD on tendinopathy, within this Seth has identified prevalence rates of tendinopathy in UK runners and developed a greater understanding of risk factors surrounding Achilles tendinopathy. His later work has completed a more in-depth analysis of how tendinopathy affects the Plantarflexors. This has focussed on how the strength and endurance is affected and which of the Plantarflexors is most involved. This work has highlighted the involvement of the Soleus muscle in human Achilles tendinopathy. This has led to the further work related to Calf injuries in sports. Whilst Seth’s focus is on the Lower limb he maintains a strong interest in all MSK conditions. Seth feels passionately about supporting Physiotherapists to undertake further research either as standalone projects or MRes’s or PhD’s. Seth is currently examining tendon structure and changes that occur during health and disease along with Biopsychosocial interventions for tendinopathy and LBP and developing an international database of calf injuries. Suggested Keywords Healthy, Wealthy, Smart, Tendinopathy, Physiotherapy, IFSPT, Injuries, Recovery, Rehabilitation, Diagnosis, Exercises, Resources IFSPT Fourth World Congress of Sports Physical Therapy To learn more, follow Seth at: ResearchGate: Seth O’Neill Twitter: @seth0neill 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, Seth, welcome to the podcast. I'm so happy to have you on. 00:06 Thanks very much for having me, Karen. It's great to be here. 00:08 Excellent. And today we're going to be talking about tendinopathy, maybe specifically Achilles tendinopathy. But before we get into that, I just want to let the listeners know that you're one of the amazing speakers at the fourth World Congress of sports, physical therapy taking place in Denmark at the end of this month, August 26, and 27th. And you will be talking about tendinopathy. So before we move on, I would love to know why. Why tendinopathy? How did that become sort of your specialty, your interest? 00:46 Yeah, tricky to sometimes answer these type of questions, really. But I've had tendon problems myself. So being active and sporty, I developed an Achilles problem, number of years back when I was a relatively junior physio, and we didn't really understand how we were trying to manage these things. And that took a long time to settle down. So that really sparked it off. And then not long after I developed poutine. And problem as well, my Achilles from wearing sorts of constricted footwear. So wearing wetsuits, boots, for a day, with doing wakeboarding and stuff. So developed the interest because I had the problem myself, which is probably the answer for most people, I think, with how we ended up specializing in one th

    • 46 min
    600: Relinde Moors: 5 Myths About Limiting Beliefs That Keep Entrepreneurs Stuck

    600: Relinde Moors: 5 Myths About Limiting Beliefs That Keep Entrepreneurs Stuck

    In this episode, Founder of the Elevate to Thrive Academy, Relinde Moors, talks about self-limiting beliefs and entrepreneurship.
    Today, Relinde talks about how our inner work can determine our business success, and how to identify limiting beliefs before they take hold. What are 5 limiting beliefs that keep us stuck?
    Hear about ways to change limiting beliefs, how our thoughts impact our beliefs, and get Relinde’s advice to her younger self, all on today’s episode of The Healthy, Wealthy & Smart Podcast.
     
    Key Takeaways
    “You can shift a belief in a moment what has taken a lifetime to build.” “If you are feeling a desire to change that story in some way, you actually can.” “The thought creates a feeling or emotion, and that emotion creates an action.” “The thoughts, in the end, creates the result, not the circumstance.” “If you have the vision or the idea or the feeling or the impulse, that is the thing to follow.”  
    More about Relinde Moors
    Relinde Moors is the founder of the Elevate to Thrive Academy. Elevate to Thrive helps vision-driven coaches and experts make more impact and money, by elevating their energy, story, and sales.
    Her clients have turned their freelance work into a multiple 6-figure thriving business, changed to 3-day workweeks while doubling their revenue, and moved to their dream country with their now 100% location independent online empire.
    Her signature approach comes down to creating a clear and simplified business strategy and elevating your subconscious beliefs to support you goals.
    Relinde lived and worked worldwide and recently found her way back home to a beautiful little ‘castle’ in a Dutch forest.
     
    Suggested Keywords
    Healthy, Wealthy, Smart, Entrepreneurship, Limiting Beliefs, Vision, Strategy, Myths,
     
    Resources
    5 Myths About Limiting Beliefs that Keep Entrepreneurs Stuck.
    How to Assemble a Mental Superhero Team to Realize Your Dreams.
     
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    To learn more, follow Relinde at:
    Website:          https://relindemoors.com
    Facebook:       Relinde Moors
    LinkedIn:         Relinde Moors
    Instagram:       @relindemoors
     
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    Read the Full Transcript Here: 
    00:02
    Hi, are you there? Got it. Okay, great. Yeah, yeah. Hi, Melinda. Welcome to the podcast. I am so happy to have you on as a guest. We've been trying to do this for a while. So I'm really excited. Thanks for coming on.
     
    00:19
    Yes, thank you for having me. I'm really happy to be here. Finally.
     
    00:22
    Yes. And our connection is we did Selena Sue's impact accelerator in 2020. I believe it was, because it was right during the beginning of the pandemic. And so we spent nine months together, I think, right? Was it nine months, six months, nine months was a long time. So it was really a wonderful group of women led by Selena and her team. And Linda was one of those wonderful women. And I'm really excited to have you here now. And we are going to talk about some limiting beliefs that we may have as entrepreneurs that keep us stuck that don't allow us to move forward. But before we get to those nuggets, let's talk about how you came to realize that business success was highly dependent on the inner work we're willing to do. So I'll kick it over to you.
     
    01:23
    Yeah, great. Okay, so a litt

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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

EricWitmer ,

Wonderful guests!

Always insightful, highly recommend. Appreciate the consistency on this show too— never lacks a good guest!

Health_ Coach ,

This podcast is amazing!

This podcast is amazing! it covers a miltitude of topics from healthcare and wellbeing to business and economics. This is truly what we need! Living a healthy abundant life!

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Exceptional Podcast

Dr. Litzy has been an innovator in the field of Physical Therapy and Business for over a decade. She has been leading the way for generations of more seasoned and new graduates to get inspired to learn from a truly 360 degree lens. It’s a pleasure to listen to her interview style crossing topics from Pain Science, Business, Cash PT, International Olympic Committee, Pelvic Health, Orthopedics, Neurology, Concussion, Mental Health, Financial Health, and SO MUCH MORE. Thanks for leading the way and trailblazing in this space! Continue to shine your light on this international community of supporters!

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