Physiatrists: Doctors Getting Rehab Patients Home Sooner, More Safely

August 2, 2017
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Dr. Steve Gnatz, MD, MHA, Chief Medical Officer of Integrated Rehab Consultants (IRC) joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, Health News & Rehab Channels. IRC provides rehabilitation physicians (also called physiatrists) to more than 300 skilled nursing facilities across the country to improve patient care and get rehab patients home sooner.

Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Dr. Steve Gnatz discuss the following:

  • You are a physiatrist and Past President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Can you please tell us what a physiatrist is?
  • In terms of rehab, your group, Integrated Rehab Consultants, provides an interesting service. Can you please explain?
  • Why is physiatry in skilled nursing facilities so hot right now?
  • How do physiatrists make patient care better in skilled nursing facilities?
  • Should patients going into rehab after something like a stroke or orthopedic surgery look for a facility with a physiatrist?

 

Steve M. Gnatz, M.D., M.H.A., is the Chief Medical Officer for Integrated Rehab Consultants, a nationwide group of physiatrists practicing sub-acute rehabilitation. He holds a faculty appointment as Professor in the department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

Dr. Gnatz served as Medical Director of PM&R at Loyola between 2004 and 2014. Prior to that, he was Medical Director and EVP for Medical Services at Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. He also previously held the position of Medical Director of the Howard A. Rusk Rehabilitation Center in Columbia, Missouri. At the University of Missouri, he was Professor and Chair of Clinical Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) between 1996 and 2001.

Dr. Gnatz received his medical degree (MD) from the University of Illinois and completed his residency in PM&R at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He received a master’s degree in health administration (MHA) from the University of Missouri.

He has authored many peer-reviewed articles and the well-regarded book EMG Basics. An avid lecturer, his CV lists over 100 presentations to audiences of all types on a wide variety of topics.

Dr Gnatz remains very active in organized medicine, currently holding the position of President of the US Bone and Joint Initiative – the US National Action Network sanctioned by the World Health Organization – with the goal of minimizing the burden of musculoskeletal disorders in America. He is also Past President of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (2005-2006) and has held many other leadership positions in professional associations.

 

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Website: www.irehabconsultants.com

ModeraXL created to help overcome addictions

June 20, 2012
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Eric Lapp, one of the principal owners of Medical Support Solutions, LLC, the parent company of ModeraXL, also owns the Raleigh House for Hope addiction care centers in Denver, Colorado and joins eHealth Radio's Addiction Prevention Channel. Eric has dedicated his life to assisting people with the process of recovery from substance abuse without the use of pharmaceutical drugs by addressing the bio chemistry needs naturally.


Listen to interview [audio player below] with host Eric Michaels & guest Eric Lapp discuss the following:

  • Can you tell me a little about your background and how this led to the creation of ModeraXL?
  • What is ModeraXL and how does it work?
  • What is the rate of success that you have seen with ModeraXL?
  • What are some things you are doing to help others who have struggled with addiction to overcome their addiction?
  • Where can listeners go to purchase ModeraXL for themselves or a loved one?


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ModeraXL is an all-natural powder created to help overcome addictions ranging from cigarettes to alcohol to more severe drug addictions. It has been specially formulated with amino acids to provide nourishment to the brain with nutrients commonly lacking during the addiction period. ModeraXL is unique in that it targets the brain directly, leaving the addict feeling better and diminishing cravings within days. Cofounder Eric Lapp was in rehab 14 times before finally being introduced to a treatment similar to ModeraXL. Now Lapp owns the Raleigh House, a treatment center. By using ModeraXL in patients’ recovery, they are seeing a 75% success rate. This is much higher than traditional treatment centers, who typically only see a 25% success rate.


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Links: moderaXl.com


Changing the way we perform bodyweight training with Bryce Taylor

April 17, 2012
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Changing the way we perform bodyweight training with Bryce Taylor


Bryce Taylor, a practicing Physical Therapist, certified Pilates instructor, and fitness enthusiast in Indianapolis, Indiana joins the show.  Aside from treating orthopedic and sports medicine patients, he develops integrated core training exercise content, in collaboration with other fitness professionals for his invention, the Halo Trainer.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Bryce Taylor discuss the following:

  • What is the Halo and why was it invented?
  • How does it work?
  • Why would you want to stabilize a ball—isn’t that the point, to be unstable?
  • How long has it taken for your product to move from conception to the marketplace?
  • Where is the Halo Trainer available and how does somebody find out more about it?


TIP: The Halo Trainer is a uniquely designed handlebar apparatus to augment traditional equipment such as the stability ball, BOSU, or even TRX to make exercises easier or harder, and always appropriate.


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Bryce Taylor is a practicing Physical Therapist, certified Pilates instructor, and fitness enthusiast in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Aside from treating orthopedic and sports medicine patients, he develops integrated core training exercise content, in collaboration with other fitness professionals for his invention, the Halo Trainer.  He has created over 300 progressive exercises for the Halo, a unique and versatile handlebar apparatus that will change the way we perform bodyweight training.


Bryce has been a lecturer for national conferences and meetings for Physical Therapy, Sports Chiropractic, and Sports Medicine.  He looks forward to introducing an element of rehab into mainstream fitness to exercise enthusiasts and casual exercisers from competitive athletes to active aging, and even our frequently ignored older adults.


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Links: halotrainer.com