The Knowbodies Podcast

Know. Your. Body. We are two physical therapists passionate about creating a more informed and healthier society through speaking with leading minds in the worlds of health, fitness, and self-development. The goal is to tackle any and all subjects relating to the most dynamic organism on the planet: the human body.
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Jan 25, 2017

Show Notes:

  • Why Philly fans > all others
  • Left coast vs Right coast lifestyles
  • The most important things of life
  • Developing a passion for music, movement and medicine
  • Music in the world of a physio’s and athletes
  • What does Chris listen to while he trains?
  • The 80/20 split and creating healthy habits
  • Using mantra’s and self talk to get past “the wall”
  • Book Plug: The Power of Full Engagement by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
  • Where and how to find inspiration
  • Read information and TALK to people from other fields
  • The family lifestyle and a PT fatherhood
  • Chris’s recent projects: The Runners Zone and the run cadence app
  • Chris doesn’t ask much from Santa, but instead turns the tables on his interviewers


If you’re interested in learning more about Chris or how to contact or follow him, please do so at On his website you’ll find his publications, the runcadence app, access to Runners Zone and tons of other great content, as well as how to follow him on twitter and Facebook.

Jan 18, 2017

In this episode the Knowbodies host a relaxed and insightful episode with special guest Joe Reinke, CFA. Joe, the creator of, shares some incredibly important tips on how to tackle a budget. As so many young (and more experienced…) professionals learn the value of a dollar and plan for the big and small things in life, the frugal details of what makes financial sense can sometimes get lost or overlooked. We hope all our listeners find financial freedom. Adopting a healthy budgeting mindset can help pave that journey, and that’s exactly what Joe emphasizes in this episode. To learn more about Joe, his tremendously useful and EASY website, and to view the show notes, simply keep on reading below. Enjoy!


Joseph Reinke is the CEO and founder of Fitbux, Inc.  FitBUX is introducing innovative finance products and technology to the student lending industry with a specific focus on physical therapist.  Joe has been in the finance industry for over a decade and is one of the few CFA Charterholders in the world who has experience in both wealth management and business valuation (globally, there are only 120,000 CFA Charterholders).  He has hosted numerous live chats about student loans with SPTs across the country, presented at the California Student Conclave, appeared on podcasts, and written numerous financial blogs.

Check out our initial podcast with Joe Reinke here!

Show Notes

  • Defining a budget and why we care
  • The importance of mindset and behavior change to leverage time and money
  • Quick tip to make a wedding cheaper
  • Budget Formula 1: Income - expense = Discretionary income
  • Budget Formula 2: Assets - debt = net worth. Take discretionary income and increase assists or decrease debt
  • Defining the MODIFIABLE factors: assets; discretionary income; human capital
  • The value of TIME is the MOST important budget component
  • Improving income is limitless, cutting expenses is limited
  • How to find out how much your time is worth
  • Leveraging human capital to optimize time
  • Book shout out to Benjamin Graham “Intelligent Investor”
  • Good habits make good health, a good mindset makes good money


To learn more about Joe and how Fitbux can help you, please visit the following sources:

            Online @ and

            Facebook @ fitbuxofficial

            Twitter @ fitbuxofficial and @ fitptofficial

Jan 11, 2017

In this episode, we had the pleasure to chat with Erik Vance, the author of Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain's Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal

Curious about his new book? Find out more here: Suggestible You Website

Who is Erik?

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Erik Vance is a native Bay Area writer replanted in Mexico as a non-native species. Before becoming a writer he was, at turns, a biologist, a rock climbing guide, an environmental consultant, and an environmental educator. 

His work focuses on the human element of science – the people who do it, those who benefit from it, and those who do not. He has written for The New York Times, Nature, Scientific American, Harper’s, National Geographic, and a number of other local and national outlets. 

His first book, Suggestible You, about how the mind and body continually twist and shape our realities was inspired by his feature in Discover and is available for pre-order on Amazon.

Show Notes for this Episode

  • The story of why Erik currently lives in Mexico City and his favorite foods to eat since moving to the DF 
  • The definition of "placebo" and "placebo effect"
  • Can patients with Parkinson's disease be influenced by the placebo effect?
  • Why are pills different colors? (Hint: It's not because they need to be different colors)
  • Language and it's impact on pain
  • Erik's personal experience with physical therapy
  • Pain and it's potential to be influenced by placebo effects
  • Can we test the impact of placebo effects in physical therapy?
  • The role of empathy and our environment in treating patients
Jan 4, 2017

Will, Eric and Nick indulge in conversation with special guest Dr. Steve Karas to gain a worldly perspective on PT, healthcare and making a difference in peoples lives.


Steve Karas, PT, DSc, CMPT, OCS, ATC is a faculty member at Chatham University where he teaches orthopedics and the spine, and maintains consistent clinical practice. He obtained his Physical Therapy Doctorate from Andrews University along with a certification from The North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (NAIOMT). His current research includes grant-funded study of techniques and outcomes of thoracic spine manual therapy. He has presented nationally and internationally on these topics. Dr. Karas is a member of the AAOMPT research committee & education special interest group, a reviewer for JMMT and MT, and has contributed to the content of the APTA OCS examination.


We covered the following topics in our live sit down with Dr. Karas:

  • Karas journey from an ATC to a PT
  • The best thing about Ireland? Guinness, obviously. Dr. Karas shares some other highlights about studying abroad in PT school
  • The constructs of international healthcare through the eyes of a PT
  • ICD10 medical codes (used to describe the medical diagnosis) can really get interesting in Australia
  • Magpies, kangaroos, snakes, PT, healthcare education. 1 year in the outback in a nutshell
  • We compare PT in the states to PT in Australia and the possible perception of what a PT stands for in both places
  • Karas provides a PT message for people all over the globe (and offers a tactful apology if anyone’s offended)
  • How to promote the right activity for every person
  • Talking someone out of the “bone on bone” mindset
  • Old an current literature that is driving Dr. Karas’ most recent spinal research
  • The “bell curve” of patients that get better and why “The N of 1” is the most important stat a PT should know


For more information about Dr. Karas and to find quality evidence, follow Dr. Karas on Research gate @ and look for his collaboration with continuing education courses.


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Jan 3, 2017

Bonus! After we wrapped up recording with Andrew Wade MS, RDN, LDN of Case Specific Nutrition, we managed to bend his ear for a little while longer and were fortunate enough to get it on tape as we did. In this supplement recording, we get a sneak peak into Andrew’s secret protein shake recipe and the sunregulated of foods. We also come to a conclusion on the topic of diet needs, especially for younger and female athletes and how specific considerations need to be appreciated and likely promoted with the rising number of younger athletes participating today. We venture from the norm for a while to softball some ideas for the future of food management, food shopping, and food waste. Finally, we touch on the diet requirements and utility of supplements when considering a vegetarian diet.