In this episode, we chat with one of our favorite people on the planet, Dr. Alan Fredendall about motivational interviewing, population health, and his personal fitness journey. Alan is a practicing physical therapist, a recent graduate, and the COO of the Institute of Clinical Excellence.
We also make a major announcement in this episode that we are giving away a FREE trip to come attend an ICE course in Pittsburgh on June 23rd and 24th to one lucky listener. If you are interested, you can enter our drawing by going to the website below:
For another fantastic multiple-appearance guest episode, we welcome back the insightful local, Jon Herting, PT, DPT, CSCS, ACSM CE-P, USAW. Jon is a dynamic clinician who has been involved in rehabilitation and strength and conditioning for 10 years and has built a reputation among athletes as a clinician who promotes quick results and optimal outcomes.
As a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning coach he has worked with athletes of all levels from adolescent to Olympic level and is a part of USA Weightlifting’s Medical staff. Jon believes in a holistic approach to rehab and believes that the ultimate goal of the rehab process is patient autonomy. He believes that there is not a distinct line between rehab and the training process.
Jon currently serves as adjunct faculty at Widener University and has developed several continuing education courses for clinicians and certified strength and conditioning professional based around assessment and rehabilitation techniques.
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If you want to reach out to Jon or follow him on social media you CERTAINLY must! He has some gem’s he shares across the social media platforms, find him on facebook and instagram @JonHerting. His clicic in Southern PA is A beautiful location, if you’re in the area its a must see, especially with some of the new faculty. Check out The Training Room HERE: https://thetrainingroompt.com
Elliot Berkman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. His research is about the motivational and cognitive factors that contribute to success and failure real-world goals, as well as the neural systems that support goal pursuit. In addition to studying how goal pursuit works, Dr. Berkman’s research also seeks ways to facilitate health behavior change goals such as cigarette smoking cessation and dieting. His research combines the distinct strengths of several research methods including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), cross-sectional and longitudinal survey methods, laboratory experiments, and translational neuroscience randomized controlled trials. Click here for more information about his research. He teaches courses in statistics, neuroimaging, and social psychology. His research and teaching have been recognized with the Social-Personality Health Network Early Career Award, the Joseph A. Gengerelli Distinguished Dissertation Award, the UCLA Social Psychology Dissertation Award, the Arthur J. Woodward Peer Mentoring Award and the UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award. He received his PhD in 2010 from the University of California, Los Angeles. His blog, The Motivated Brain, is located at Psychology Today, and he tweets as @Psychologician.
In this episode we sit down with Doctor of Chiropractic, Justin Rabinowitz. Justin is a movement-based Chiropractor based out of Warren, NJ and he is also the author of the recently published book, Beyond Fitness: Revealing The Secrets To An Active, Pain-Free Life.
In this episode we dive into how Justin has built his practice around a culture of movement, how he has marketed his practice, and what inspired him to publish a book. If you're interested in purchasing a copy of Beyond Fitness, you can find it here:
To learn more about Justin's practice you can check it out at:
The White Belt Mentality - A New Breed of SPT’s: featuring Nick Perugini
Fusing a therapeutic approach with principles of coaching: A new hybrid of assessment, client intake, and progressions
How teachable is a “PT process?” Whats it like to really educate and collaborate with other professionals at an operational level to achieve a common mission
The white-belt mentality and the value of team transparency
How a successful PT evaluation can create greater responsibility and autonomy from clients and coaches alike
Being a PT on the community level, going beyond the 1 on 1 care and forming a health alliance that is based on health literacy and relationships
How Nick took a stab at learning and expanding his horizon, adding responsibility as an SPT and what he’s learned about being uncomfortable as he grows
Some words of wisdom to help spin PT school or any learning experience and translate new knowledge into applicable skills
Check out Nick’s growing video archive at www.youtube/peruginifitness
follow Nick with his handles @philadelphia.physio
If you’re in the #philly area and want to connect with some great folks, check out Nick’s crossfit gym, http://crossfitlove.com
In this episode, Nick and Will sit down with concierge physical therapists Josh Payne and David Bayliff. We dive into how Josh and David branched out from working in outpatient orthopedic clinics to transitioning to being cash-based mobile physical therapists, seeing patients in their home during the day. We're huge fans of finding different ways to leverage our knowledge as healthcare practitioners and this opens so many doors for those entrepreneurs amongst us!
To learn more about Josh, you can read and follow him by checking out his website: Freedom Physical Therapy
To learn more about David, you can read and follow him by checking out his website: Bayliff Integrated Wellness
Sam is an amazing person doing such great work for her local community, her colleagues, and for health organizations across the world. If you want to follow her work check her out at Samantha Fien on https://twitter.com/samanthafien and https://www.linkedin.com/in/samanthafien/
We dive into the diverse background of Sam and her professional projects, including her path from a bachelors degree in exercise science to completing her PhD thesis. We discuss Sam’s research “Gait performance in residential aged care and the benefits of exercise”, winning the Emerging Researcher in Ageing (ERA) international scholarship for 2017, her international experience studying group exercise and gait metrics in older adults, and how to create a healthy, more sustainable community.
“They’ve lived for so long already, why not treat them as they are and reward them for living so long and being able to exercise, to walk, and talk, and do everything else like other human beings.” Sam on the importance of providing care for older adults
If you aren’t already calling it a “wheelie walker”, try it. It will make your day.
If you have an extra minute, please share/retweet/support Sam’s efforts to go to the World Health Assemble in Geneva in May 2018. We need people like Sam representing the hard working citizens that care about their health!
Thanks to @MegLowryPT for connecting us with Sam!
In this weeks episode we chat about the possible factors that drive sales in the healthcare market. Are we listening to patients and allowing their expectations to guide the subjective reports? How do we get better at the selling mindset, and does it have to be all about business? Will has been crushing the marketing and service department lately, so this episode was a really fun ride as he took us from soft skills to converting tactics.
In this episode we catch up with physical therapist and Telehealth pioneer, Rob Vining of PTLivechat.com
In this episode we talk about the logistics of starting one's own Telehealth practice, the financial side (potential income vs. costs) of Telehealth, and Rob's view of Telehealth becoming a staple of the profession.
To learn more about Telehealth and all the awesome work Rob is doing, you can check him out at:
In this episode Will sits down with repeat guest, Joe Reinke, CEO of FitBUX to discuss the changes that could be coming for student loan debt holders with pending government budget changes. With so many of our listeners faced with student loan debt, we felt that it was a good time to keep on top of the potential changes coming.
In this episode, our 100th episode!!!!, Nick sits down with Dr. Jon Herting, PT, DPT and PT Student Nick Perugini to discuss all things mentorship, teaching, and coaching when it comes to movement, strength training, and coaching. Nick was a student of Jon's and they share some incredible insight into what makes a successful mentor/student relationship.
First and foremost, a huge thank you goes out to our audience and supporters. We have nearly made it to 100 episodes and for every download, share, or engagement, Will and I thank you.
When I jumped on board with this project I progressed through the feelings of curiosity and anxiety and found growth. In this episode I dive into how that growth process has influenced my endeavors, from school to podcasting, and hopefully I coherently share how its still guiding me today. - Nick
I decided to mix it up a little this week. Nick and I get reached out to frequently (which still boggles our mind that people want to talk to us!) and regularly get asked about our career paths. With that in mind I wanted this to be a raw, un-cut look into the different possibilities I am exploring with my healthcare background. Hope this brings some value to all our healthcare friends! - Will
"I’m Dr. Jared Casazza, and I am a traveling physical therapist. I graduated with my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2015 and am currently traveling for work within the U.S. in a fifth wheel camper with my girlfriend and fellow travel PT, Whitney.
Although physical therapy is how I make a living and one of my main passions, I have several other interests that I pursue in my free time. These include: financial independence, personal finance, bodybuilding/powerlifting, nutrition, supplementation, credit card rewards, travel hacking, investing, hiking, and real estate. I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and I hope that this blog can be a place that I can share some of what I have learned to this point.
Whitney and I will also be sharing information on our personal experiences as traveling physical therapists, the ins and outs of working as a traveling healthcare professional, and our traveling adventures both throughout the United States and internationally!"
In this episode, we chat with Eric McElvenny, a former Marine who lost his right lower leg after stepping on an IED in combat while in Afghanistan. Since returning to the States, Eric has gone on to run Ironman competitions and become a motivational speaker. In this episode we dive into Eric's recovery from his right below knee amputation, including his time in physical therapy and what it took to become an Ironman.
If you're interested in learning more about Eric and his story, check out his website at:
In this fascinating episode we dive into all sorts of topics. From the many layers of consciousness that impact mental health, to the possible solutions our society may benefit from if we can work together to integrate a holistic health service. Our guest, Dr. Traci Stein was wonderfully informative, fun, and a real inspiration to keep reaching out to other do-gooders, because more often than not good folks tend to work well together.
Dr. Traci Stein's bio:
"I am a Columbia-trained, licensed clinical psychologist and health educator. I'm also certified in clinical hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH). Broadly, my focus has been on helping people to reduce uncomfortable physical and emotional symptoms and gain greater insight into who they are and want to be.
The bulk of my work has been with the medically ill and those experiencing chronic pain, as well as teaching people to develop better stress management tools. I have also helped clients learn how to create healthier relationships, develop better self-esteem, foster greater self-compassion, release unhealthy patterns, and reach goals that are important to them."
For show notes, Traci's incredible work, the tireless caregiver survey, and much more, please check out www.twoknowbodies.com
In this episode, hosts Will Boyd and Nick Bracciante get the conversation started by reflecting what the job and career path started like for them.
Going after your goals should always be a priority, and on this episode we also bring on the perspective from 3 amazing individuals who are all doing things a bit different then the traditional healthcare mold, but probably have some similar goals as the majority of new grads.
Tune in to get the advice from Fallon Heddings at 25 minutes, Raj Padalia at 43 minutes, and Ryan Smith at 1:11 to cover the different ways they have embarked on their path to a happy career.
In this special #PTedition episode, we sat down with Owner of Athletes Potential, Danny Matta. Danny is a hybrid, physical therapist/strength coach based out of the Atlanta, Georgia area. He's the host of The PT Entrepreneur Podcast and co-host of the Doc and Joc Podcast.
In this episode we chat about Danny's cash-based physio/strength training set-up, his views on the future of physical therapy, and the power of relationship building.
If you want to follow Danny or keep up with his work, check out his work:
In this raw episode, hosts, Nick Bracciante and Will Boyd reflect back on 2017 and discuss the highs, the lows, and pose questions to one another about changes they've undergone. We want to say thank you for an incredible year and we can't wait to keep this shipping rocking into 2018!
In this part 2 episode we share the most important stories of all the guests from 2017, those from our patients. We could easily say these guests brought more value to the surface of our discussion because, well, they are why we do this whole gig.
Three beautiful humans, Erin Jackson, Lisa Maczura, and Saidee Wynn joined us for very different yet powerful episodes to discuss pain, PT, and general healthcare. To say their words are valuable is an extreme understatement.
To wrap things up, we share great words of advice from Jerry Durham as he helped our careers launch in more ways than 1. Cheers to a great 2017, and a better 2018.
This is a throwback episode from the Breaking Student Debt Podcast in which Will sits down with Joe Reinke, CEO of FitBUX. In this episode Joe breaks down the various federal student loan repayment plan options that are available for students. As a large portion of our audience is made up of students or recent graduates, we thought this episode would be incredibly valuable for those weighing up their student loan options.
If you have any questions about your student loans or repayment plan options, reach out to Joe Reinke by messaging their Facebook Business Page:
or by creating a profile at:
We sincerely thank all of our listeners for a wonderful 2017!
From Will and Nick, we appreciate all the support, motivation, and creative assistance.
And of course, we would like to thank our incredible guests. Clips from some of the most popular episodes of 2017 are featured in this collaborative "speech" if you will.
Be sure to tune into the full length episodes to learn how to support the missions and efforts of these wonderful people.
The world of Saidee Wynn, taken from her blog spooniewarrior
"I didn’t choose the Spoonie life, the Spoonie life chose me.
If you aren’t sure what a Spoonie is, I urge you to look up the Spoon Theory. It’s a pretty awesome story that describes life with a chronic illness. Energy = Spoons (to sum it up in a super short way that doesn’t do the actual story justice…). It has become a symbol for those of us with chronic illnesses. Basically, we never have enough spoons.
I am currently fighting POTS, EDS, PTSD, and many other letter groupings. I feel like I’m out there trying to capture the entire alphabet! My symptoms from these illnesses have rendered me disabled and dramatically changed the way I interact with the world. They have also forced me to redefine myself in my current roles in life.
I am the mother of a super spunky, energetic little girl. I also have an amazing partner in life, who is absolutely my rock. You’ll be learning more about them as you follow my blog, because they will obviously be the subjects of many posts."
Check out Saidee's incredible blog, recommendations and advice on her website and social media:
and "spooniewarrior" on facebook, instagram and twitter!
Keep your eyes peeled for Saidee’s upcoming blog posts, novels and more!
"I am a physiotherapist, chiropractor and strength and conditioning specialist treating musculoskeletal disorders within a biopsychosocial model.
I currently teach two 2-day continuing education courses to health and fitness professionals through out the world. Reconciling Biomechanics with Pain Science and Running Resiliency have been taught more than 60 times in more than 40 locations world wide." Bio from greg lehman.ca
Twitter question from @theprehabguys
“How do you follow up your pain explanations? Specifically, how do you teach patience to desperate/eager patients - want answers 4 their pain”
The criteria for adaptability:
Twitter question from @joelipsky
“How does Greg approach patients presenting with Sx consistent with a neurodynamic issue and how does load management come into play.”
Twitter question from @daschaser
“How does Greg approach patients presenting with Sx consistent with a neurodynamic issue and how does load management come into play.”
Twitter question from @nickgornick
Gregs HIGHLY revered course: Reconciling Biomechanics With Pain Science. Check out the 2018 dates to see how to overcome the common clinical barriers in a city near you!
In this episode, The Knowbodies sit down for what turned out to be a part 2 to their episode with Dr. Ben Fung, PT, DPT, MBA a few weeks back. 1 year later, after Ben was first featured on the Breaking Student Debt Podcast with Will, Ben is back diving into a host of topics:
-Nick and Will