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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Apr 26, 2017

Lisa Maczura is a tremendous resource of inspiration, education and honest perspective in the healthcare world. It was an honor to share her message and promote her ideas for how to help patients receive better care. Lisa has spoken at multiple Combined Sections Meetings, has advocated for PT services on multiple occasions, and is currently on a mission to help improve PT-pt dialogue. She has previously appeared on a number of other great podcasts below:

Senior Rehab Project

Health Care Disruption Podcast

Show Notes:

  • Lisa's background with PT and her first experience with advocacy
  • The biggest factors impacting patient-provider relationships
  • What is it that PTs, new grads and all, are afraid of?
  • What a chronic patient feels like, and what they expect
  • The importance of being realistic with patients
  • The power of language, especially the things we don't say
  • Keeping a broad perspective of healthcare
  • The perspective of a patient through a medical process
  • What a patient can teach the PT
  • Keep an eye out for the next Jerry/Eric/Lisa podcast, its coming
  • The power of being specific and present for each person

Follow Lisa on twitter @LISAMACNCHEESE to learn more about whats important to follow and engage with as a patient, and to find our more about what Lisa is up to.

Big thank you for all that you do for your patients and our profession Eric Christensen! Thanks to Jerry Durham for also helping this relationship blossom.

Apr 19, 2017

In this episode we sit down with lawyer and former physical therapy patient, Erin Jackson, JD of Jackson & Co. and Inspire Santé. During this episode we dive into Erin's story of managing and overcoming persistent pelvic pain and how that ultimately led her into specializing in healthcare law. Her honesty and transparency in this talk were incredibly eye opening and we hope that her story helps and inspires others who might be going through a similar situation that Erin faced.

Erin Jackson, JD, MA Bio Erin Jackson is a healthcare attorney, consultant, and health equity advocate. She is an attorney at Jackson LLP, a healthcare law firm in Chicago, and a co-owner of Jackson & Co., a healthcare consultancy serving the compliance and business needs of providers nationwide. Additionally, Erin is the President of the nonprofit organization Inspire Santé (which means "to inspire health"). In that capacity, she speaks to healthcare providers about the importance of maintaining a patient-centered practice. Through frequent blogging about her personal journey with chronic pelvic pain, Erin also seeks to remove the stigma that envelops many sufferers of invisible illnesses. This year, Erin will be expanding her reach as an educator, consultant, and advocate.

Websites & contact info: Jackson & Co.

Healthcare Consultancy: 

Jackson LLP Law Firm: 

Inspire Santé, NFP: 

Persistent pain blog: 

Health law blog: 


Twitter: @healthy_lawyer

Apr 17, 2017

In this episode we sat down with Dr. Miye Fonseca, PT, DPT and founder of Therapy Exam Prep. Miye was recently featured on Karen Litzy's Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart Podcast and we knew immediately we needed to have her on the show to discuss her strategies for preparing for and dominating the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). For our soon-to-be new graduates, Miye drops some knowledge bombs in this episode. From sleep patterns, to diet, to actual test-taking strategies, we cover it all!

We hope you enjoy!

Apr 14, 2017

In this episode I sit down with Dr. Will Crane, PT, DPT of PT Final Exam. Will has been helping people prepare for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for years now and he was generous enough to take some time out of his day to share some helpful strategies on the following:

  • Mental preparation prior to the exam
  • How to schedule your week leading up to the exam
  • Day of the exam preparation
  • Within exam mental strategies to stay calm
  • How to choose the best answer after you have narrowed it down to 2 choices
  • Understanding the structure and design of the exam
  • How to celebrate after you are done!

If you enjoyed this episode and are curious about Will's work, check out his website at

Apr 12, 2017

Dave Kittle, PT, DPT turned tech entrepreneur and founder/CEO Vinitial - a secure, HIPAA texting app for patients, providers, and front desk (scheduling, payments, and more). Start free here:


Show Notes:

  • com and the future of brilliant podcasting
  • Creating and promoting Vinitial
  • The change of mindset from Idea to Action
  • Jeff Bezos and how to approach a major decision
  • The importance of passion, enthusiasm and salesmanship
  • Streamlining healthcare communication
  • Reducing healthcare redundancy and improving accessibility
  • The real deal of persistence
  • Cold calling and salesmanship
  • The influence of John Paul DeJoria (Patron) and Howard Shultz (starbucks)
  • Dave turns the mic around and gets the ideal PT setting out of hosts Will and Nick
  • Shout out to Raj Padalia, PT, DPT and how to impress
  • The only way to stick out of a crowd
  • The power of putting yourself out there
  • The future healthcare predictions


Follow Dave on any of the following platforms, and make sure to check out vinitial on iTunes at

Twitter / instagram / linkedin @ DaveKittle or DaveKittleNow

Online at

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Apr 5, 2017

Michael J. Breus, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and both a Diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the youngest people to have passed the Board at age 31 and, with a specialty in Sleep Disorders, is one of only 163 psychologists in the world with his credentials and distinction. Dr. Breus is on the clinical advisory board of The Dr. Oz Show and appears regularly on the show (>30 times in 4 years).

Dr. Breus is the author of The Sleep Doctor’s Diet Plan: Lose Weight Through Better Sleep (Rodale Books; May 2011), a groundbreaking book discussing the science and relationship between quality sleep and metabolism.

His first book, GOOD NIGHT: The Sleep Doctor’s 4-WeekProgram to Better Sleep and Better Health (Dutton/Penguin), an Amazon Top 100 Best Seller, has been met with rave reviews and continues to change the lives of readers. It is now available in paperback as BEAUTY SLEEP: Look Younger, Lose Weight, and Feel Great Through Better Sleep.

His latest book is now published! THE POWER OF WHEN: Working with your body’s inner clock for maximum health, happiness, and productivity is easy, exciting, and fun.

Show Notes:

  • What is sleep?
  • The two brain systems of sleep: Drive and Rhythm 
  • What is Adenosine and why its important
  • Synching drive and rhythm to get a better sleep
  • Knowing YOUR timing and sleep needs and making it consistent
  • Caffeine impact on sleep
  • Signs of sleep deprivation
  • "Normal" sleep habits in terms of quantity and quality
  • Common pathologies and risk factors for poor sleep
  • The secret to sleep & ramping down
  • What's the deal with dreaming? what happens and why we do it
  • Disrupting and assisting "deep sleep" 
  • Abnormal sleep cycles
  • Technology and its impact on sleep
  • Visit and for some cool sleep technology
  • light is medicine and respecting light
  • Defining a "Chronotype" and The Power of When
  • Rescheduling minor things for major sleep improvements

Stay tuned to all of Dr. Breus' well read work and new projects at

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