The TelePT Connections Podcast
Information, Innovation, Insight on Physical Therapy, Telehealth, and the future of healthcare. We meet at the crossroads of healthcare and technology to discuss the future of human health and wellness.
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Our special guests this week are 2 women who are changing the game in musculoskeletal care. Stephanie Wakeman is a PT and Megan Doyle is an OT. Together they founded Navigate Pain, a concierge service designed to move pain care “upstream” and empower individuals and companies with the strategies needed to treat pain from a comprehensive, self-management focus.
Stephanie Wakeman, PT DPT cert-APHPT. Stephanie has 25 years of experience working in all areas of physical therapy, most notably in outpatient orthopedics in both private practice and large hospital systems. She started her telehealth career with Physera/Omada and currently is involved in two separate start up digital health companies, OneStep(https://onestep.co/) and Navigate Pain (https://navigateyourpain.com/). She is an active member of Academy of Prevention and Health Promotion Therapies earning a certification in prevention and health promotion (https://www.aphpt.org/). She is also a volunteer in the PTHealth (https://www.pthealthstudy.org/) study which is collaboration to develop a system which detects, interprets, and minimizes the impact of acute distress/illness using existing wearable technology. Stephanie is active in advocacy for the profession of Physical Therapy and currently is a Delegate for American Physical Therapy Association and a member of Health promotion and wellness council.
Megan Doyle, MS, OTR/L, FPS, Cert-APHPT Megan graduated from Marquette University with a BS in Exercise Science and a Psychology Minor in 2010, then obtained a MS in Occupational Therapy from Indiana University in 2012. In her initial years as an occupational therapist, she worked in a multitude of settings focused on adult populations, but always felt drawn to mental and behavioral health, wellness, and pain management. This led to Megan obtaining certification as a Therapeutic Pain Specialist through ISPI/EIM in 2017, which she followed by achieving Fellowship in Pain Sciences in 2020. In addition, she has certification as an Applied Prevention Health Promotion Therapist. Megan provides routine consultation to both individuals and groups regarding treatment for both acute and persistent pain from a holistic, person-centered perspective as well as presenting annually at both local and national conferences as well as teaching courses on pain and wellness topics to both healthcare and within the community. She became a co-founder of Navigate Pain, LLC in 2021 to move pain care “upstream” and empower individuals and companies with the strategies they need to treat pain from a comprehensive, self-management focus.
Navigate Pain is changing the game by intervening with individuals who are at-risk for long-term musculoskeletal conditions by getting to them before their cases become chronic, avoiding multiple complications before they have a chance to manifest.
We had a great conversation about this process and how they plan to interrupt the current system of that’s overly dependent on the treating practitioner. Patients should be in control of their own health and Navigate Pain provides them with the tools to do that. We hope you enjoy this episode. Please leave your comments.
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