Eran is the founder and President of VRPhysio Inc. He is an Ex IAF Executive officer and holds a BA in Business Management, Government, and Politics, and an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Business Administration from Ben Gurion University. Previously, Eran served as initiator and coordinator of the “IAF spinal cord damage prevention program” for air crew personnel and has significant experience in the physical therapy prevention industry.
VRPhysio develops smart virtual reality tele-rehabilitation platform that gamifies physical therapy and makes it Fun and easy to monitor. By using virtual reality games and interactive guides, VRPhysio devices monitor patients through their prescribed rehab or preventive exercises, measure progress and provide a report to the physical therapist.
Virtual reality based physical therapy provides patients with the continuity of care they need to keep them on track and motivated, on the path to recovery. The first product- VRPclinic , will be launched in May 2017 as a medical device and will revolutionize the physical therapy industry
Exclusive Offer from VRPhysio:
For our audience only! Eran has offered a special offer to join the early adaptors package: $300 per month or $3000 per year (instead of $600/$6000) for unlimited use of VRPhysio software.
Using the VR software only 3 times a week for the entire year (for 8 to 15 min/each time billed as CPT code 97110) covers the yearly price of the software.
If anyone is interested, all they need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with their info and the word Knowbodies to be added to the list of the early adaptors package
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: http://www.jacksoncompliance.com
Jackson LLP Law Firm: http://www.jackson-legal.com
Inspire Santé, NFP: http://www.inspiresante.org
Persistent pain blog: http://www.inspiresante.com/sante-blog
Health law blog: http://www.jackson-legal.com/blog
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!
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:
If you enjoyed this episode and are curious about Will's work, check out his website at www.ptfinalexam.com
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: https://appsto.re/us/AdNjfb.i
Follow Dave on any of the following platforms, and make sure to check out vinitial on iTunes at https://appsto.re/us/AdNjfb.i
Twitter / instagram / linkedin @ DaveKittle or DaveKittleNow
Online at PtTechtalk.com
Email @ Dave@vinitial.com
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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.
Stay tuned to all of Dr. Breus' well read work and new projects at www.thesleepdoctor.com
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In this week’s #PTedition of The Knowbodies Podcast we sit down with the Godfather, Jerry Durham, PT to talk about the current state of Physical Therapy and the direction this wonderful profession is going in.
In this episode:
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Dr Mitch Babcock is a Physical Therapist and CrossFit Level I Trainer with a primary purpose of helping others pursue a greater state of health through fitness. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in exercise science, Mitch went on to receive his Doctorate in physical therapy to better understand the human movement system and help others recover from the injuries & limitations hindering their performance. With personal training experience in CrossFit, as a NPC physique competitor & in endurance events, Mitch continues to test his physical potential daily in order to better help you reach yours.
Find out more about Mitch, the great work he's doing and all the fitness knowledge you can handle here:
Facebook: "Mitch Babcock"
Twitter/instagram: "unchained physio"
Dr. Perry Nickelston is a Chiropractic Sports Physician with primary focus on Performance Enhancement and Corrective Exercise, Metabolic Fitness Nutrition and trained from The American College of Addictionology and Compulsive Disorders. He is an expert in myofascial, orthopedic, medical and trigger point soft tissue therapy.
A member of the Board of Directors and Medical Staff Advisor for AIMLA (American Institute for Medical Laser Application, Dr. Perry teaches healthcare professionals all over the world how to successfully use Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy in alleviating pain. Dr. Perry is an expert in movement assessment and diagnosis. Certified and trained from as a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS) and Selective Functional Movement Assessment Specialist (SFMA).
He uses programs designed to find your cause of painful dysfunction and correct it so you feel better. He is regular columnist for Dynamic Chiropractic Journal and writes for industry trade publications in health and fitness. He is a 1997 graduate from Palmer Chiropractic University and a master fitness trainer with over 20 years experience in the health industry. Dr. Perry is currently publishing books with strategies on the importance of recovery and regeneration in fitness.
Visit www.stopchasingpain.com to find the stop chasing pain podcast, content on various medical and fitness topics, videos, articles and much more
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This week, we sat down with the wonderful staff of De La Torre Orthotics and Prosthetics to discuss the relationship between the patient who has recently undergone an amputation and their prosthetist. De La Torre O&P is a family-run company based in Pittsburgh, PA and is currently led by owner Ed De La Torre. In this episode, Ed shares the story behind the founding of De La Torre O&P, and we interview Drew Buffat, a prosthetist with De La Torre O&P and Brian Moser, current social media organizer for De La Torre and below-the-knee amputee. Brian and Drew speak openly about the times of joy, difficulty, and uncertainty that they have faced as a team working together over the past several years.
In this episode we touch on:
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In this week’s special #dptstudent episode we talk with current DPT students Dy’mire Jones from South College’s DPT program and Joseph Lipsky from Columbia’s DPT program. Both Dy’mire and Joe have become leaders in the student physical therapist (SPT) community and in this episode we explore what has led them to becoming successful students.
In this episode we discuss:
We hope you enjoy this episode!
In this week's episode we sit down with Canadian Field Hockey Olympian and Molecular Biology Ph.D. Candidate Ben Martin. Ben recently participated in the Rio 2016 Olympics with the Canadian Men's National Field Hockey Team. He shares with us his favorite moments of being a part of the Olympics as well as his love-hate relationship with the team's physiotherapist in order to stay in optimal shape for the Games.
Ben is also a Ph.D. candidate in Molecular Biology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada where his research focuses on answering a central question of chromatin biology: does histone acetylation occur as a cause or a consequence of transcription?
In this episode we touch on:
You can learn more about Ben and his work by following him on Twitter at @bmart87
and through these websites:
Dr. Daniel S. Kim is a general dentist in Kennett Square, PA, about 45 minutes southwest of Philadelphia. His practice has become specialized in comprehensive dental rehabilitation, with focus on the intersections of dentistry and medicine. Along with general dentistry, Dr. Kim provides dentomandibular physical therapy in order to treat orofacial pain and chronic tension type or migraine headaches and continues to discover more that dentists can do to provide patients with relief from chronic pain conditions. Outside of practice, he enjoys cooking (and more importantly, eating), enjoying the outdoors with his dog, and traveling!
In this episode we discuss:
“A Positive Perspective To Help The Stressed Or Depressed Student”
A big thanks goes out to Dr. Ryan Smith for joining the Knowbodies once again to deliver a powerful message to the PT and college student community. With research officially listing PT and other healthcare professions as occupations topping the list for burnout, its no surprise that some of the younger, less experienced members of these communities feel the stress early on. Will, Eric, and Nick were so fortunate to sit down with Ryan as he shared his personal experience with depression and how it impacted his professional and emotional well-being. Special recognition goes to Cruz Romero, SPT for his recent publication in The Pulse: “My Biggest Challenge in Physical Therapy School? Imposter Syndrome”. Cruz’s writing really hits home with a lot of students pushing through difficult programs, and is a great read for anyone looking to gain insight and direction to overcome some of the common struggles that may accompany PT school.
Ryan’s biography taken from his website: uMove Physiotherapy & Performance
Ryan graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a bachelors degree in Athletic Training in 2013 and graduated from Ohio State University with a doctoral degree in physical therapy in 2016.
“My career being involved in rehabilitation and wellness began when I was an athletic trainer as an undergraduate. Even then I developed a niche for being the “rehab guy.” Even when I look back on those times and realize how little I knew I had an ability to connect with those athletes. It wasn’t because of a superior set of skills or vast knowledge but it was because I understood what a recovery from in an injury during an athlete’s season meant to them and I simply found ways to help them.
Fast forward a few years and that same mindset has carried over into how I practice as a physical therapist. My expectations that I thought my internships would be versus what reality gave me were vastly different. For that reason I decided to go out on my own so I could get back to treating the patient in front of me and get involved directly within the community.
That decision has led me to be involved with both a Crossfit Gym and a Strength and Conditioning gym. I now have the ability to not only work with individuals on a daily basis in an environment that they love but I get to work on community issues that I have a passion for. Youth athletes and the increasing injuries that seem to be occurring in them and general population health in which Crossfit is tackling with movement, nutrition and recovery.
If you have ever been interested in joining, starting or learning about a cash based PT practice, then check out our first interview with Dr. Ryan Smith as he breaks down his story, going right into the cash PT market right out of school!
This leads me to now. I’m a small business owner. An entrepreneur. An athletic trainer. A doctor of physical therapy.
I deeply value and understand that it is the entire person in front of me that I have to consider. It’s never just a pain, just a knee, just a shoulder. It’s what that means as a whole.
Thus through continuing education, mentors and most importantly the experiences that my patients give provide me is what keeps me engaged in a constant learning process to better myself. This way when it comes down to it I deliver reassurance, help and a plan that leads to a continuation in training, recovery from injury and a return to activity without hesitation or pain.”
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In this roundtable podcast, The Knowbodies have a spirited conversation regarding some of the mobile apps related to fitness, wellness, and nutrition that have helped us set and achieve some of our new year’s resolutions.
If you are looking for extra incentive to walk or run and would ALSO like to serve a great cause by helping to raise money then check out CHARITYMILES or WOOFTRAX for a unique way to change your daily walk with your dog or lunchtime stroll into a charitable cause.
For a more running focused app with a fun story based twist, maybe ZOMBIES RUN! Is more up your alley. ZOMBIES mixes short audio book story segments with your own motivational music (and little something extra that I won’t spoil here) to create a motivational and addicting change of pace.
Rounding up the fitness apps is a nod to the fantastic minds at DAREBEE.COM and their PANDORA role-playing fitness game that allows the user to participate in countless physical fitness challenges in order to progress the story.
From a nutritional standpoint, we throw our support behind FOODUCATE and FITMENCOOK for their affordable apps and the information that they provide. FOODUCATE takes complex nutritional concepts and breaks them down into digestible tidbits. Additionally, FOODUCATE has a scan/search option that you can use on your household foods or when grocery shopping to provide a snapshot of the nutritional content of foods and even provides a grade scale to help you make healthy food choices.
FITMENCOOK is a cheap encyclopedia of recipes that take the complexity out of healthy cooking. With FITMENCOOK you can categorize the recipes into diet specific goals (i.e. low- carb, high protein, low sugar) and even organize your next grocery-shopping trip to help you plan ahead for some healthy cooking for the week.
Healthy habits are tough to maintain and good habits are often more than simply checking off the list. Often it takes mental toughness and realistic goal setting in order to keep a healthy habit rolling once the stresses of life start to pile up.
Some mobile apps like APLANFORLIVING and HABITICA can help provide the structure and reward feedback that might just help you keep your resolutions through the good times and the tough times. APLANFORLIVING is the modern day digital diary with pre-organized sections for assessing your mood, practicing gratitude, and even voicing your frustrations. Even for the non-diary users, this app provides all the structure and requires so little time that it might just be what you need to help improve your mood and assess your stressors.
HABITICA is the final app we cover in this episode and it may be one that you have already come across. HABITICA is an enormous online community of users that take a retro-style gaming approach to helping you set and achieve your goals. HABITICA bases your experience around building and upgrading a character in your likeness that thrives when you enter daily to-do lists, refine healthy habits, and complete pre-organized challenges (e.g. daily walking, reading, or self-reflection). In contrast, if you allow these goals to go on uncompleted, your sprite suffers the consequences and could lose life or points for even more motivation to keep your resolutions! If you are motivated by games and list-making, this app is the one you need to help organize and refine your habits!
Take a listen to hear more about these fantastic apps as well as some personal stories from The Knowbodies on our experiences with mobile apps and goal-setting.
Until next time,
It’s your body, know it!
From Dr. Tatta’s website www.DrJoeTatta.com
Dr. Joe Tatta is a doctor of physical therapy, board certified nutrition specialist and functional medicine practitioner who specializes in treating persistent pain and lifestyle-related musculoskeletal, metabolic and autoimmune health issues. He is the host of The Healing Pain Podcast designed to broaden the conversation around natural strategies toward solving persistent pain. Dr. Tatta is the author of the best selling book Heal Your Pain Now; A Revolutionary Program to Reset Your Brain and Body for a Pain-Free Life by Da Capo Press. He is currently in private practice and also provides Online Health Consulting to help people achieve a pain-free life free from chronic disease. Learn more by visiting www.drjoetatta.com.
Topics touched on during this episode:
If you’re interested in learning more about Chris or how to contact or follow him, please do so at www.chrisjohnsonpt.com. 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.
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
(Taken from www.erikvance.com)
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.
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:
For more information about Dr. Karas and to find quality evidence, follow Dr. Karas on Research gate @ https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Steve_Karas and look for his collaboration with continuing education courses.
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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.
In this episode we are fortunate to have on the show Andrew Wade MS, RDN, LDN of Case Specific Nutrition located right here in Pittsburgh. Andrew is Pittsburgh’s formal diet and nutrition authority contributing his work via his multiple blog sites and also the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Get to know Andrew more by clicking here.
Today, The Knowbodies talk about how Andrew’s consulting and services company “Case Specific Nutrition” came to be and discuss some of the unique aspects of diet counseling that Andrew has developed from personal experience and over the years with his clients. Andrew breaks down the nuances of diet management when it comes to the mindset of the dieting individual, what makes nutritional planning effective, and some of the tools that he has developed to help clients stay on course despite hectic schedules and lifestyles.
We tackle some of the toughest questions when it comes to diet management like: How accurate are the daily calorie allowances that are advertised on common foods? How does the athlete’s diet differ from the everyday Joe? And what strategies can a work-a-holic use to help them be more regimented in their meal planning once the time crunch of the workweek starts?
Give us a listen and you may be surprised by some of the things you learn. The world of nutrition is constantly evolving and ever-present in the media so stay informed with our personal interview with the one dietitian that you need to get to know.
In this MONSTER episode we asked some of our favorite guests from this past year to answer one question: "What would your message to the class of 2016 DPT students be?"
This episode features:
Hope you enjoy this episode with some amazing physical therapists!
In this episode we discuss pain science and the STAND Haiti Project with Dr. Justin Dunaway, PT, DPT, OCS. Nick and Will met first met Justin in Pittsburgh while taking one of his spinal thrust manipulation courses. Justin has an incredible way with teaching pain science and helps us break down the following topics in this episode:
In this episode, we had an online happy hour with the founder of The Senior Rehab Project, Dr. Dustin Jones, PT, DPT. Dustin is a practicing physical therapist located in Kentucky and has created an incredible online community dedicated to helping older adults stay fit and functionally strong. We had a blast chatting with Dustin and hope you enjoy the tremendous value he brings to his patients in this episode.
Highlights from this episode:
Dr. Erin Williams-Hatala
In this episode the Knowbodies were extremely excited to learn from Dr. Hatala about the Human hand, her involvement as a researcher and her captivating perspective on the evolution of human behavior that has molded the adaptations our hands poses today. In this podcast you we explore the following topics:
Dr. Hatala’s BIOGRAPHY
I was born in Ann Arbor, MI and lived there through high school. I moved to Grinnell, IA to attend Grinnell College where I studied Anthropology and Archaeology. In 2005 I joined the Hominid Paleobiology Doctoral Program in The George Washington University’s Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, in Washington, DC. I received a Masters in Anthropology in 2007, a MPhil in Hominid Paleobiology in 2009, and a PhD in the same discipline in 2011. My dissertation and research as a NSF and L’Oreal USA for Women in Science postdoctoral fellow focused on human functional anatomy, the influence of biomechanical regiments on the evolution of human upper limb anatomy, and the biomechanics of making and using Paleolithic tools. I am very excited about beginning a new phase of research with a group of international collaborators, investigating the anatomy, functional anatomy, and biomechanics of (mainly tool-using) non-human primates.
Williams-Hatala, EM. “Biomechanics of the human hand: from stone tools to computer keyboards.” in The Evolution of the Primate Hand: Perspectives from Anatomical, Developmental, Functional and Paleontological Evidence. Kivell, TL; Lemelin, P; Richmond, BG; and Schmitt, D (eds). Springer, New York, NY. In press