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Exploring Back Pain and Physical Therapy Solutions with Andrea Brogden, PT, DPT, and Amy Godfrey, PTA CORA Physical Therapy
In this episode, host Linda Robinson, Vice President of Clinical Excellence at MDM Healthcare explores back pain and physical therapy solutions with guests Andrea Brogden, PT, DPT, and Amy Godfrey, PTA, from CORA Physical Therapy.
The guests discuss the pivotal role of physical therapy in alleviating back pain. According to the guests, their primary focus as physical therapists lies in strengthening the patient's core and stabilizing their back, all while fostering strong body mechanics and harnessing the power of muscle-strengthening exercises. Our guests unveil a variety of therapeutic approaches practiced at CORA Physical Therapy, encompassing techniques such as massage, core-strengthening exercises, and innovative methods like Graston, Astym, and the precise art of dry needling.
Our guests emphasize the importance of proper body mechanics and core strength to prevent back injuries.
This episode is a must-listen for anyone who wants to know more about back pain, its treatment, prevention, and the role of physical therapy in improving patients' lives.
Empowering Nursing Culture: Confronting Incivility with Dr. Connie Montalbo DNP, MBA, RN
In this episode of PX Space host Linda Robinson, MSN, RN, CPXP speaks with guest Dr. Connie Montalbo, a distinguished nursing executive who is on a mission to eradicate incivility in nursing. Dr. Montalbo is an interim nurse executive for BE Smith, and she's also the Founder & CEO of End Incivility Today.
In this episode, we delve deep into the intricate challenges surrounding incivility within the nursing profession. With a staggering 5.2 million nurses in the United States alone, nursing continues to be the most trusted profession year after year. However, incivility remains a persistent issue. Dr. Montalbo brings her extensive expertise to the table as she discusses the underlying causes of incivility in nursing, shedding light on the complex interplay of personal stress, workplace stress, and the high demands placed upon nurses. She also discusses the crucial role leadership plays in combating incivility.
We explore the heightened impact of incivility in the post-COVID era, as nurses grapple with workforce shortages, increased complexity, burnout, and uncertainty. Dr. Montalbo provides valuable insights into how these stressors create an environment ripe for incivility, affecting both workplace culture and patient care.
Listen in as we uncover the various dimensions of incivility, from the overt instances like yelling and screaming to the subtler forms like eye-rolling and exclusion. Dr. Montalbo breaks down the distinction between incivility and bullying, and how addressing these behaviors requires distinct strategies. She also shares practical tactics for fostering a culture of accountability, empowering nurses to address incivility head-on, and the pivotal role leadership plays in setting the tone for a respectful work environment.
Throughout the episode, we learn about Dr. Montalbo's remarkable journey in transforming toxic work environments into thriving, respectful units. Her anecdotes illustrate the profound impact of coaching and support on behavior change, even among the most challenging individuals.
As we navigate this crucial conversation, it becomes clear that addressing incivility isn't just a matter of improving workplace dynamics—it's a crucial step toward enhancing patient safety, employee engagement, and overall organizational success. Dr. Montalbo's expertise and passion shine through as she offers actionable insights and tangible steps for creating a culture of kindness and respect in nursing.
Healing Harmonies: The Power of Therapeutic Music with Amy Camie,CCM
In this episode of PX Space, host Linda Robinson MSN, RN, CPXP, speaks with Amy Camie, CCM, a Certified Clinical Musician, Professional & Therapeutic Harpist, Speaker, Author, and Educator.
Learn more about the philosophy of sound healing as Linda delves into a fascinating conversation with Amy, a true pioneer in the realm of harp therapy. With a passion for melding the therapeutic effects of music and the vibrational intricacies of resonance, Discover how Amy's harmonious compositions echo throughout hospitals, cancer centers, and hospices across the nation, offering solace and relaxation amidst challenging times.
Join us in this episode of PX Space, where music becomes medicine and the notes of Amy Camie's harp guide us on a voyage of healing and self-discovery.
All Things Anesthesia with Dr. Kim Nguyen
In this episode of PX Space, host Linda Robinson MSN, RN, CPXP speaks with guest Dr. Kim Nguyen, Anesthesiologist from Anesthesia Practice Consultants.
Join us as we explore a wide range of crucial topics in patient care, with a specific focus on addressing patient concerns about anesthesia, anesthesia for pain management, and much more. Dr. Nguyen brings her wealth of expertise and experience to shed light on the intricacies of anesthesia and its role in providing optimal healthcare experiences for patients.
Discover valuable insights into the latest advancements in anesthesia practices, ensuring that patients receive the highest quality care with the least amount of discomfort. Dr. Nguyen's expertise will undoubtedly debunk myths and misconceptions surrounding anesthesia, empowering patients with the knowledge to make informed decisions about their healthcare journeys.
We delve into the importance of effective pain management and how it plays a vital role in the overall patient experience and recovery. With Dr. Nguyen's guidance, we'll gain a deeper understanding of the strategies used to alleviate pain and improve patient outcomes.
As we navigate through this enlightening discussion, we'll also explore the crucial collaborative relationship between anesthesiologists and other healthcare professionals, highlighting the importance of teamwork in delivering comprehensive patient-centered care.
A Better Approach To Memory Care with Guest Teresa Youngstrom, RN, Founder of A Better Approach To Memory Care.
In this episode of PX Space host Linda Robinson, RN, MSN, CPXP, sits down with Teresa Youngstrom, RN Dementia Specialist, and a Memory Care expert with nearly four decades of invaluable experience. Teresa's approach to supporting families navigating the challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia is rooted in a holistic perspective, encompassing both professional expertise and personal insights.
With over 38 years of clinical and leadership experience as a seasoned registered nurse, Teresa believed she was well-prepared to care for her own mother, who was facing dementia. However, her experience caring for her mother opened her eyes to the reality of the struggles both caregivers and patients face. She founded A Better Approach to Memory Care, an organization dedicated to helping families cope with the challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia.
Join us as Teresa shares her wealth of knowledge and deeply personal experiences, touching every heart with a kind and compassionate message. Through her profound insights and unique perspective, Teresa's mission is to offer guidance and support to all those who face the challenges of caring for someone with dementia. Tune in to gain invaluable understanding and learn how to embrace the journey with dementia, fostering compassion, empathy, and love along the way.
Tapping into the Science of Kindness in Healthcare with Guest Dr. David Fryburg
In this episode of PX Space host Linda Robinson, MSN, RN CPXP hosts Dr. David Fryburg, co-founder of Envision Kindness, a non-profit organization with a mission to spotlight the positive events that occur daily and spread the power of kindness through photography and storytelling. Dr. David Fryburg, a physician and scientist, brings a wealth of experience from his time as a faculty member at the University of Virginia Medical School and his work in the biomedical industry with prestigious organizations like Pfizer and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Leading teams of scientists in the study of new medicines and improved diagnostic methods, Dr. Fryburg has received numerous grants and awards for his contributions to the medical field.
Envision Kindness was born out of Dr. Fryburg's belief that the world needs to focus more on the positive aspects of life. Positive pictures and stories have the unique ability to inspire, connect, and heal, and through Envision Kindness, they aim to bring these uplifting moments directly to people's lives. Hear him discuss the topic in depth with Linda in this episode.
Really relevant; great to hear - loved hearing the perspective of nurses!!!