8 episodes

An exercise professional sharing the passion to live a healthy and meaningful life when living with a chronic disease. Join me as we talk to professionals about diseases, treatments, and more! Also hear stories from patients living with a chronic disease and learn what is their prescription for health.

The Empowerment! RX Podcast Wendy

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

An exercise professional sharing the passion to live a healthy and meaningful life when living with a chronic disease. Join me as we talk to professionals about diseases, treatments, and more! Also hear stories from patients living with a chronic disease and learn what is their prescription for health.

    Mandy Shintani, OT & Gerontologist, Developer of Activator Poles and Founder of Urban Poling

    Mandy Shintani, OT & Gerontologist, Developer of Activator Poles and Founder of Urban Poling

    In today's episode, we talk to founder of Urban Poling and developer of Activator Poles, Mandy Shintani.

    An Occupational Therapist and Gerontologist by trade, learn how Mandy came to develop the poles to help overall wellness and rehabilitation.  See how she studied the design from poles from all over the world and how that became the basis for her creation of the Activator poles.

    Come learn how these poles not only enhance your overall walking experience by engaging more muscles using the ledge system, but also how they can be used for a variety of populations including Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and more.

    These are a great investment not only for general health and wellness, but also for mental health as well, since getting outdoors can do wonders for simple clarity.  

    If you are someone that is working with these type of populations or just looking into different approaches to wellness, come see why these are a great addition to add to your routine!



    For more information on becoming an instructor, research and more, check out their website:

    https://urbanpoling.com

    On Social media:

    https://www.facebook.com/UrbanPoling
    https://www.instagram.com/urbanpoling/

    • 31 min
    Best Selling Author Christine Conti, founder of Let's Face It Together, TM

    Best Selling Author Christine Conti, founder of Let's Face It Together, TM

    "What if your fears were the keys to your dreams?'

    In this episode, we are talking to Christine Conti,  BS, MEd,  best selling author of Split Second Courage and creator of Let's Face It Together, TM, a facial fitness and rehabilitation program. Come along on Christine's journey of how she overcame her fears after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and how having split second courage gave her the keys to her happiness and success!

    See how her original idea of clients asking her to help decrease the signs of aging led Christine  to create a facial fitness program and how that program has been beneficial to helping people with Parkinson's disease, MS, Stroke, Alzheimers and more.  

    She is author of the Arthritis Fitness Specialist course and has recently added best selling author with her book Split Second Courage.

    Want to know more about Christine?  You can find more information below:

    https://contifit.com
    https://twofitcrazies.com

    https://www.facebook.com/christine.conti.96
    https://www.instagram.com/get_contifit/


      

    • 29 min
    Lisa Pritzl, Joyologist and owner of Empowerment Dance

    Lisa Pritzl, Joyologist and owner of Empowerment Dance

    "When we let the music take control, the health effects just happen!"

    In this episode, we talk to Lisa Pritzl, Joyologist and owner of Empowerment Dance.   See how her journey from dancing at a young age led her to leave her secure job and start her own company through her passion for dancing.
    No matter who you are, Lisa explains to us that anyone can dance, that dance movements arrive from within and are not concerned with what’s happening around us.  She explains how the movements are beneficial to those with movement concerns and gives us a little breakdown of how she implements the movements in her classes.  
    You can feel the passion in Lisa as she talks about the joy she brings to her classes.  If you’re not convinced after you listen to her, try out one of her classes and see the amazing benefits that is offered from her classes.
     
    For more information on Empowerment Dance, you can find Lisa at:
     
    https://empowermentdance.com
     
    or follow her on social media on Facebook and Instagram:
     
    https://www.facebook.com/EmpoweredToDance/
     
    https://www.instagram.com/empowerment_dance
     
     
    #empowermentdancegb#joy#parkinonsdisease#danceforallages#danceforseniors
     
     

    • 28 min
    Speech Services and their importance for Parkinson's disease, Strokes, TBI and more!

    Speech Services and their importance for Parkinson's disease, Strokes, TBI and more!

    In this episode, we talk to Annie Tamburello-Croley, MS, CCC-SLP, CBIS, owner of Cortex Initiative about the importance of speech therapy services for Parkinson's disease as well the services she provides for the wounded warriors.

    Annie explains what is involved with a speech evaluation in regards to speech, swallowing and cognition and the types of treatment that are typically given for Parkinson's disease.

    Annie also dives into working with wounded warriors and how her services benefit military members with TBI's.  Come listen to the wonderful organizations she works with to help the military members get back to normalcy after serving in their missions.

    For more information or for any questions you may have, you can find Annie at:

    www.cortexinitiative.com

    and on social media

    https://www.facebook.com/Cortex-Initiative-1043163642520961
    https://www.instagram.com/cortex_initiative/

    #podcast#empowermentrxpodcast#speechlanguagepathologist#parkinsonsdisease#woundedwarrior#tbi#757#military

    • 39 min
    Parkinson's disease from a patient perspective

    Parkinson's disease from a patient perspective

    Today we share a patient’s perspective of living with Parkinson’s disease and follow his journey from his diagnosis to how he is doing today. 
     
    Meet Jay, a US Navy Veteran and retired director of transportation with the city of Virginia Beach.  
    Jay, no stranger to public speaking, felt a wave of panic during an in-service with public school bus drivers that scared him enough to have someone take over for him.  This led him to input his symptoms on WebMD and to a visit to his primary care physician which ultimately sent him to a neurologist.  
    Listen to Jay and his uplifting message on how he deals with Parkinson’s disease and how this diagnosis doesn’t let it define who he is. 

    • 34 min
    Exercise and Parkinson's disease, what is the best treatment course?

    Exercise and Parkinson's disease, what is the best treatment course?

    Today we speak to Tricia L’Heureux, MPT, a neurological physical therapist with over 15 years’ experience with the Parkinson’s population.  She is LSVT Big Certified, a certified PWR! Therapist, and a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach.  She also has experience working with vestibular conditions. 
    Tricia takes us on her journey into physical therapy and how she ended up working with the Parkinson’s population.  She explains why it is important for someone living with Parkinson’s disease work with a therapist that is specialized in Parkinson’s versus a general physical therapist.  She dives into what she is looking for during her evaluation and how she implements your treatment into your everyday activities to make life easier.  She also explains why certain exercises show more carryover than the traditional exercises most physical therapist use to treat. 
    If you are unsure of what you should be looking for in your treatment for Parkinson’s disease, Tricia gives you insightful information on what you should be doing. 

    • 18 min

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