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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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Aug 30, 2017

In this week's episode we had the pleasure of chatting with Dr. Elliot Berman, Ph.D, Neuroscientist from the University of Oergon's Social and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. Dr. Berkman conducts research on understanding behavior change and is also a blogger for PsychologyToday.com where writes The Motivated Brain Blog.

Links Mentioned in this Episode:

 

Follow Elliot on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Psychologician

 

The Social and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory

https://sanlab.uoregon.edu/

 

The Motivated Brain Blog

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-motivated-brain

 

Dr. Elliot Berkman, Ph.D. Interview Show Notes 

 

0:45 Dr. Berkman’s Introduction and Background

 

2:20 Dr. Berkman’s current research regarding behavior change (and a cameo from baby Jonah :) )

 

4:13 How has our analysis and approach to studying behavior change changed over the past decade?

 

6:34 How do we study genomic effects and predispositions when it comes to our behaviors and habits?

 

10:34 Why is it so important to study these big picture questions of behavior change?

 

12:45 How does Dr. Berkman define motivation? Is the phrase, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”, true?

 

20:20 Dr. Berkman’s take on motivational interviewing and the power it can wield

 

22:41 Dr. Berkman’s perspective on the “scalability” of behavior change beyond 1:1 care

 

24:36 How do we balance internal motivation vs. public regulation?

 

26:26 Dr. Berkman explains the “nudge” phenomenon

 

28:46 How does a neuroscientist and behavior change researcher handle being a parent?

 

34:45 The science of making decisions

 

36:00 Dr. Berkman explains the “decoy effect”

 

41:24 How do we make short-term changes into lasting changes?

 

42:17 Understanding the formation of habits

 

46:00 Why have we placed health so low on our value scale in society?

 

50:33 Dr. Berkman’s personal favorite behavioral change studies…

 

 

Aug 23, 2017

In this week's episode we had the tremendous pleasure of talking with Daniel Perryman, the founder of thelowcarbleader.com and former hospital CEO. In this episode we talk about the business side of healthcare, what it's like to run a hospital, why prevention is the future of healthcare (from a business perspective), and Daniel's journey from the Navy to Hospital CEO to know hosting his own podcast, The Low Carb Leader.

Here are the Show Notes:

-5:28 Dan’s Background growing in Iowa and his time in the Navy

-08:57 Dan’s journey into getting into healthcare (from no experience in medicine in the Navy to a conversation with his brother that led him into healthcare management)

-11:25 The coursework Dan went through in his Master’s of Health Administration program

-14:00 Dan’s first experience jumping into healthcare management and his initial impressions of the business side of healthcare

-17:20 Why are hospitals losing money?

-19:55 How can hospitals get out of the financial pain they are in and why the current system wants things to stay the same

-23:15 How have things changed in terms of business in healthcare over the past 5-10 years?

-27:04 Who is benefiting from the current system and who is suffering?

-29:01 Dan’s transition out of healthcare and how his life has changed since leaving the corporate world

-31:24 Dan tells his journey to starting The Low Carb Leader Podcast and what the brand is all about

-34:28 Dan’s journey into preventative health and how he and his son first got into nutrition

-37:27 What does The Low Carb Leader Podcast cover and what can people expect to learn from the show?

-40:26 How does Dan respond when people ask him about getting into the preventative health world after transitioning from corporate healthcare?

-45:05 Dan’s take on how we can affect behavior change at an individual level 

-49:37 Dan’s advice for healthcare workers from an executive’s point of view

-53:00 Where you can learn more about Dan and how to keep up with him!

Aug 16, 2017

In this reflection episode Will and Nick dive deep in their own discussion about early PT perspectives, healthcare systems, and patient care. This is kind of a candid mic episode, as the recording begins smack-dab in the middle of what would be an average, everyday chat between Knowbodies. We could share bullet points in the show notes, but that would spoil the fun on this one. 

Aug 9, 2017

Shelly Prosko, Physical Therapist, Professional Yoga Therapist and Pilates instructor, is a highly respected pioneer in the area of Physio Yoga Therapy, a combination of Physical Therapy and medical therapeutic yoga. She received her Physical Therapy degree at the University of Saskatchewan in 1998, her medical therapeutic yoga training through Professional Yoga Therapy Institute in North Carolina and her Pilates certification through Professional Health and Fitness Institute in Maryland. 

Shownotes:

  • Blending yoga and PT
  • Yoga is: connecting to one’s truest self and connecting with others
  • Blending and shifting multiple avenues of self-healing
  • What does the Yoga industry need? (Hint - all health industries need this)
  • How to approach care while wearing multiple hats
  • What specific conditions or injuries have been found very responsive to yoga therapy?
  • The best way to explain a new idea: give someone an experience
  • Feeling out the timeframe of integrating yoga into PT care
  • Cultivating the art of mindfulness, then sharing it with others
  • Where is yoga falling under the umbrella of health and wellness
 
Reach Shelly on her website www.physioyoga.ca and subscribe to her news list FILLED with TONS of free content
Facebook: Prosko PhysioYoga Therapy
Twitter: @proskoyoga
Youtube: shelly prosko

 

Aug 2, 2017

This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with the CEO of TRAZER, Barry French Jr. to discuss the role of 3D motion tracking when it comes to orthopedic and concussion rehabilitation. In this episode we dive into:

  • The history behind TRAZER and how the company was founded
  • Why is 3D motion tracking important when it comes to monitoring and rehabilitating people from concussions and orthopedic injuries?
  • How does this whole thing work? Equipment? 
  • How TRAZER tracks patient data via HIPAA compliant software and creates reports for clinicians
  • Who is using this? TRAZER is already being used by the Green Bay Packer, Denver Broncos, the University of Alabama Football team, and the US ARMY
  • How much does all of this cost? You might be surprised :)
  • Where you can learn more about Barry and the work he is doing with TRAZER

 

A little about TRAZER, taken from their website, www.trazer.com

"TRAZER is the revolutionary patented technology of TRAQ Global Ltd. that offers specialized, interactive testing and training programs for concussion management, orthopedic rehabilitation, senior health and sport injury prevention. Clinicians, athletic trainers, and coaches are provided with data, giving them the ability to make strategic and confident Return-2-Play (R2P) and Return-2-Activities of Daily Living (R2ADL) for their patients.

The TRAZER technology uses computer-based simulation to create an accurate analog of the functional challenges of sports, work, leisure and daily living activities. TRAZER tracks 25 points on the human body.  This allows core physical and physiologic performance to be quantified as reaction time, acceleration, speed, endurance, jump height, cardiovascular efficiency, caloric expenditure, and distance traveled.

The TRAZER Sports Simulator uses full body sensing, 3-D graphics and breakthrough measurement analytics to provide information directly related to your patient’s healthy performance capabilities. In the event of injury, our patented baseline data can be compared to future Return-to-Play TRAZER Tests post injury to ensure a safe and healthy return.

TRAZER also provides healthcare providers and clinicians with standardized, objective, actionable data that can be accessed instantly through our HIPAA compliant Cloud website. This immediate access to TRAZER’s reports and test results gives each person involved, whether it be the patient, parent, coach or healthcare provider, a unique, relevant and invaluable opportunity to better assist in the return-to-play and return-to-work decisions."

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