The TelePT Connections Podcast

Information, Innovation, Insight on Physical Therapy, Telehealth, and the future of healthcare. Daniel Seidler and Adrian Miranda have lots to say and they also love learning from others. Guests include PTs, healthcare business leaders, healthcare tech innovators, and investors. We meet at the crossroads of healthcare and technology to discuss the future of human health and wellness.

TPTC Podcast Ep24 – Chuck Thigpen: Integrated Musculoskeletal Care Delivery Models

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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.

Welcome to this episode of the TelePT Connections Podcast. Thank you for all your comments on LinkedIn, Twitter and your podcast apps. They mean so much to us. Please continue to comment and be sure to subscribe to the podcast.

Our guest this week is Dr. Chuck Thigpen. Chuck is the Senior Director for Practice Innovation and Analytics at ATI, leading the clinical care delivery and analysis from ATI’s Patient Outcomes Registry, with over 2.5 million patients’ outcome measures. He holds adjunct appointments with Duke University Department of Orthopaedics, Division of Physical Therapy, University of South Carolina Department of Physical Therapy, and Clemson University Bioengineering. Chuck completed his PhD in Human Movement Science at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 2006. He completed a M.S. in Human Movement Science with a concentration in Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy from UNC in May of 2003. He earned his B.S. in Physical Therapy from East Tennessee State University in 1997 where he also played football at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga in 1991-92 before becoming a student athletic trainer through 1995.

In 2020, Chuck led the development and implementation of ATI’s telehealth solution, ATI Connect. They have seen more than 50k telehealth visits over the last year. Quite an accomplishment.

In this episode we talk about: – The process of developing, launching and refining a telehealth program at an organization that does 25k visits per day – Innovative treatment models – what’s working and what isn’t – The future of payment for PT and telehealth services – Emerging technologies and competition in the market for musculoskeletal care

This was one of our favorite interviews so far. At ATI, Chuck is at the heart of a true bellwether of the PT industry. He’s extremely informed and he was very candid with us – always a good combo for our podcast.

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We had a great conversation with Chuck. I hope you learn a lot from this episode and enjoy this one as much as we did.

You can find Dr. Chuck Thigpen here:

email: charles.thigpen@atipt.com

LinkedIn: Chuck Thigpen

Twitter: @chuckthigpen

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TPTC Podcast Ep23 – Dr. Dave Sofer, DPT: Arthritis Help

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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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A cortical homunculus is a distorted representation of the human body, based on a neurological “map” of the areas and proportions of the human brain dedicated to processing motor or sensory functions, for different parts of the body. A cortical homunculus, or “cortex man”, illustrates the concept of a representation of the body lying within the brain. Nerve fibres—conducting somatosensory information from all over the body—terminate in various areas of the parietal lobe in the cerebral cortex, forming a representational map of the body.

Every MD, PT, and OT learns about the homunculus in school but very few understand it, apply it, and clearly explain the relevance of the homunculus as well as our good friend and first repeat guest, Dr. David Sofer.

On this week’s episode, Dave gives us a review of the homunculus and how it applies to pain and pain management. Also during this episode, he drops multiple knowledge bombs:

  • Chronic pain process
  • Fundamentals of movement
  • Feldenkrais
  • David Butler’s DIMS and SIMS
  • Virtual Reality treatments for anxiety and pain. 

Dave is a wealth of knowledge and he’s also very entertaining. That’s why we had him back on the podcast.

Dr. David Sofer, DPT is a physical therapist, educator, entrepreneur, patient rights advocate and life-long learner. Clinical practice is his passion, and he loves sharing that with his patients in the office, students at SUNY Downstate PT program and with followers of his arthritis management website www.ArthritisHelp.info.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did. Thank you for listening to the PT Connections Podcast.

To learn more about Dr. Dave go to https://www.arthritishelp.info/site/about or email him at Dr.Dave@ArthritisHelp.Info

You can find Adrian and Dan here…..

Twitter: @adrianmpt

Twitter: @dseidler   

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianmpt/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielseidler/

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TPTCP Ep#22 – Stephanie Wakeman & Megan Doyle: Navigate Pain

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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.

Welcome to this episode of the TelePT Connections Podcast. Thank you for all your comments on LinkedIn, Twitter and your podcast apps. They mean so much to us. Please continue to comment and be sure to subscribe to the podcast.

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.

Email: Stephanie.wakeman@aphpt.org Linkedin: Stephanie Wakeman Twitter: @stephanieDeShan

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.

Links: LinkedIn: Megan Doyle Instagram: meganosgooddoyle81112 E-mail: meganosgooddoyle81112@gmail.com

 

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.

You can find us here:

Adrian Miranda:

Twitter: @adrianmpt

LinkedIn: Adrian Miranda

Daniel Seidler:

Twitter: @dseidler

LinkedIn: Daniel Seidler

The Future of Physical Therapy is HERE – TelaPT

 

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TPTCP #21 – Lydia Zeller: An Innovator Pivots to Meet the Market

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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.

Welcome to this episode of the TelePT Connections Podcast. Thank you for all your comments on LinkedIn, Twitter and your podcast apps. They mean so much to us. Please continue to comment and be sure to subscribe to the podcast.

This week on the podcast our special guest is Lydia Zeller, the CEO of Kiio, a provider of digital musculoskeletal solutions sold B2B to health insurers and large employers. In addition to her extensive finance, operations, and product experience, Lydia has a long track record of driving innovation in musculoskeletal care. She conceived and spearheaded Kiio’s efforts to bring its digital MSK therapeutic to market, signed the company’s first clients, and initiated the independent, third-party clinical and financial outcomes studies that have proven Kiio significantly improves pain, function and quality of life while reducing opioid prescriptions, aggressive treatments and total health plan spend. Lydia is passionate about providing effective, individualized, convenient care that delivers high-value at lower costs and delights member users. In this episode, we got to speak with Lydia about:

– The digitization of healthcare and the security of collected data

– Pivoting your strategy to meet the market

– Effectively providing musculoskeletal interventions at scale

– AI triage and patient engagement

As always, please leave your comments on LinkedIn, subscribe to the podcast and share it with friends and colleagues. We had a fascinating conversation and really enjoyed Lydia sharing her ideas and challenging some traditional beliefs in Physical Therapy. I hope you enjoy it too.

You can find Lydia Zeller here:

Linkedin: Lydia Zeller

Website: www.kiio.com

Prodcut Overview: https://vimeo.com/444986531

Adrian Miranda:

Twitter: @adrianmpt

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/adrianmpt/

Daniel Seidler:

Twitter: @dseidler

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielseidler/

The Future of Physical Therapy is HERE – TelaPT

 

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TPTCP #20 – Dr. Emil Berengut, DPT: Physical Therapy Opportunities in Population Health

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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.

Welcome to this episode of the TelePT Connections Podcast. Thank you for all your comments on LinkedIn, Twitter and your podcast apps. They mean so much to us. Please continue to comment and be sure to subscribe to the podcast.

Emil Berengut, PT, DPT, MSW, is the Director of Physical Therapy at the NYU Student Health Center. He has over 25 years of experience in healthcare. He received his Master’s in Social Work from the University of Maryland and a doctorate in Physical Therapy from NYU, following which he was the first graduate of the orthopedic physical therapy residency program at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Berengut is a board-certified physical therapist and an adjunct lecturer at the NYU Program of Physical Therapy. He is a published author, having contributed to two textbooks on cancer rehabilitation and peer-reviewed articles. He has presented at the Combined Sections Meeting of the APTA, at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, and the MSKCC Rehabilitation Symposium. A lifelong learner he is completing his Master’s in Health Administration at the NYU Wagner School of Public Service. His interests are innovative digital solutions to improve population health and address social determinants of health. During this episode we discussed: – Lessons learned from 16-months of strictly telehealth practice – Physical Therapy’s role in population health – How to affect individual behavior through motivational interviewing – The value of Strength and conditioning education as part of a DPT curriculum I really enjoyed my conversation with Emil. I hope you do too.

You can find Emil Berengut here:

Linkedin: Emil Berengut Twitter: @emilberengut email: eberengut@gmail.com

Find Daniel Seidler here:

Twitter: @dseidler

LinkedIn: Daniel Seidler

The Future of Physical Therapy is HERE – TelaPT

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Ep#19 – Jamey Schrier: Practice Freedom

The TelePT Connections Podcast

Information, Innovation, Insight on Physical Therapy, Telehealth, and the future of healthcare. Your hosts, Daniel Seidler and Adrian Miranda have lots to say, and they also love learning from others. Guests include PTs, healthcare business leaders, healthcare tech innovators, and investors. We meet at the crossroads of healthcare and technology to discuss the future of human health and wellness.

Welcome to this episode of the TelePT Connections Podcast. Thank you for all your comments on LinkedIn, Twitter and your podcast apps. They mean so much to us. Please continue to comment and be sure to subscribe to the podcast.

This week, Daniel Seidler is joined by Jamey Schrier, PT. Jamey is an author, former practice owner and founder of Practice Freedom U. PFU solely focuses on helping practice owners work less, learn more, and reignite their passion for patient care. His book, The Practice Freedom Method has been an Amazon best-seller. Jamey is on a mission to help ambitious practice owners achieve their dreams of what is commonly called Practice Freedom.

We had a great conversation and I really enjoyed Jamey sharing his ideas and challenging mine. I hope you enjoy it too.

You can find Jamey Schrier here:

Book: The Practice Freedom Method: The Practice Guide to Work Less, Earn More, and Live Your Passion. Facebook: Practice Freedom U Linkedin: Jamey Schrier Twitter: @jameyschrier Youtube: Practice Freedom U

Best method of contact – support@practicefreedomu.com

Find Daniel Seidler here:

Twitter: @dseidler

LinkedIn: Daniel Seidler

The Future of Physical Therapy is HERE – TelaPT

 

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