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BetterPT: Transforming Patient Access To Physical Therapy

BetterPT: Transforming Patient Access To Physical Therapy

August 20, 2019

 

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Greg Peters, Co-Founder and CEO of BetterPT, a healthcare technology platform company providing end-to-end digital connectivity between physical therapists (PT), patients, and physicians joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Physical Therapy Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Greg Peters discuss the following:

  1. What is BetterPT and how does it work?
  2. Tell us a little bit about your background and how it lead into creating BetterPT?
  3. Why is physical therapy important?
  4. What has enabled BetterPT’s success thus far and allows the company to continue its rapid growth?
  5. I believe congratulations are in order as you have recently raised $5M in series A financing. What are you planning to use the money for? Give us some details.

Greg Peters is the Co-Founder and CEO of BetterPT. Greg is a leading health and fitness professional and digital entrepreneur. With more than 15 years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Greg has applied his expertise to building disruptive mobile technology in healthcare, fitness and hospitality industries.

Since 2004, Greg has been an active Managing Partner for LA PALESTRA Center for Preventative Medicine, which combines both standard and alternative medical practices with state-of-the-art and time tested fitness modalities and programs.

In 2014, Greg founded TRN Technologies, a company focused on building disruptive platforms in fitness & hospitality. The company’s first mobile app, TRN On-demand health and fitness, provided a convenient way for members to locate, book and pay for individual training sessions in multiple fitness disciplines.

Greg serves as the Chairman of the Board of TRN Technologies. Greg has proven time and time again that building a great business is dependent on great vision and leadership, incredible team dynamics and perseverance.

 

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Website: www.betterpt.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/betterptapp 
Twitter: @betterptapp

Ask a Pro: Top 5 Questions About CBD/Hemp Oil

Ask a Pro: Top 5 Questions About CBD/Hemp Oil

July 31, 2019

 

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Jesse Daly, owner of SoCalHempCo, who makes and distributes SoCalHempCo CBD Products that REALLY WORK joins eHealth Radio and the Health & Pain Management Channels. Jesse blends his talents to help others love themselves and feel better – naturally.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jesse Daly discuss the following:

  1. Who is SoCalHempCo?
  2. What is is CBD/ CBD vs. Full Spectrum Hemp Oil?
  3. What are the benefits? Why would I take it?
  4. Will it make me high? Is it Legal?
  5. What Products or Product Categories do you offer?

Jesse Daly is an entrepreneur, marketer and creative artist. As owner of SoCalHempCo he blends his talents to help others love themselves and feel better – naturally.

 

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Website: www.SoCalHempCo.com

How to Eliminate Back Pain with The Back Pedal

How to Eliminate Back Pain with The Back Pedal

July 23, 2019

 

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Dr. Chris Beddoe, Founder of The Back Pedal and a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Founder of Care Direct, LLC and Co-founder and C.E.O of Care To You Health, Inc. joins eHealth Radio and the Physical Therapy and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Chris Beddoe discuss the following:

  1. Tell me about your background Dr. Chris Beddoe?
  2. What have you learned most from your Physical Therapy practice and what do people need to know about what causes back pain and how to avoid and or treat it?
  3. Why did you Create The Back Pedal and how did the idea come about?
  4. What does it do for lower back pain and how does it work and differ from other products for back pain?
  5. Where can listeners purchase The Back Pedal?

Dr. Chris Beddoe is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and founder of Care Direct, LLC And co-founder and C.E.O of Care To You Health, Inc. Prior to his Doctoral education Chris graduated with two undergraduate degree’s: B.S health science and B.S. Sports Studies. Dr. Beddoe currently sits on the advisory board for Parentis Health and Ativia Health.

Dr. Beddoe has always had a passion for helping others as well as living an adventurous lifestyle. Growing up in a small town in Northern California with his older brother, Nic, and twin sister, Laura they all loved snowboarding, wake boarding, motocross, cycling, and mountain biking which often found Dr. Beddoe taking frequent trips to the ER and going to Physical Therapy to rehab from his injuries. These early injuries gave Dr. Beddoe a unique perspective when going through school ultimately leading him to invent his first physical therapy device, the back pedal, to address low back pain through pelvic alignment and strengthening.

Dr. Beddoe continues to strive to help people in his community and in his care through his free channel on YouTube; Dr Beddoe, Physical Therapist. Through fundraising efforts where he has ridden his bicycle across the Unites States for Smile train. And many others. Dr. Beddoe Continues to innovate through development of new products and technologies as well as serve his community.

 

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Website: thebackpedal.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/thebackpedal 
Twitter: @thebackpedal

A New Model for Physical Therapy Private Practices

A New Model for Physical Therapy Private Practices

July 16, 2019

 

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Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos, a pioneer in the field of physical therapy who has been a physical therapist and PT private practice owner for over 30 years joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Physical Therapy Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos discuss the following:

  1. You have been a doctor in your own physical therapy practice for over 30 years. Now, you have a very successful new model for PT (Physical Therapy) private practice owners called “Hands-On Diagnostics”. Can you tell me about how you came up with this idea?
  2. Can you explain what Diagnostics are and how they benefit private practice owners in physical therapy?
  3. Can the Diagnostic tools offer patients any benefits?
  4. How does this new model for practices improve their profits and grow their insurance reimbursements? Q:
  5. Tell us how physical therapy private practice owners can find you to learn more about Hands-On Diagnostics.
  6. Can you tell us about some of your success stories about partners who are seeing dramatic results after joining Hands-On Diagnostics?

Dr. Dimitrios Kostopoulos, DPT, MD, PhD, DSc, ECS is board certified in Clinical Electrophysiology with over 30 years of clinical experience. He has also MD, DPT, PhD and DSc degrees. There are fewer than 200 electrophysiology specialists worldwide who have achieved a Doctorate of Science Degree (DSc) in Clinical Electrophysiology Testing. Dr. Kostopoulos is one of them.

Dr. Kostopoulos is a Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor for Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. He is a past member of SACE (Specialization Academy of Content Experts) for the ABPTS examination board on electrophysiology, an elected member of the Nominating Committee of the Academy of Clinical Electrophysiology of APTA, and an adjunct faculty member of Springfield College.

He is also the editor of the Diagnostic Section of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, and the author or co-author of numerous books, articles and research papers related to his fields of expertise.

 

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Websites: HandsOnDiagnostics.com  | PTMadeEasy.com 

The Tech Neck Trek: Walk Down the Path to Better Posture

The Tech Neck Trek: Walk Down the Path to Better Posture

July 4, 2019

 

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Dr. Sherry McAllister, the Executive Vice President of the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to increasing public awareness regarding the many benefits of drug-free chiropractic care joins eHealth Radio and the Chiropractor & Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Sherry McAllister discuss the following:

  1. Is Posture is a family affair?
  2. What is tech neck?
  3. How does a family work on postural care and why should you pay attention to this?
  4. What are the benefits of seeing a doctor of chiropractic?
  5. Are there any exercises to make improvements to your posture?

Dr. Sherry McAllister, DC, M.S. (Ed) CCSP, serves as the Executive Vice President for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress, the national not-for-profit organization dedicated to building consumer awareness regarding the benefits of chiropractic care.

Dr. McAllister earned her Masters in Education from the University of California East Bay and is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic West, where she served as an Associate Professor. Recently appointed to Forbes Non-Profit Council.

She is a frequent guest speaker for National conventions, Corporate Wellness Programs, as well as Business and Healthcare Alliances.

Dr. McAllister has served as a Qualified Medical Examiner, Expert Chiropractic Witness for the State of California, and has been in private practice in San Jose since 1996.

 

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Website: www.f4cp.org

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/FoundationforChiropracticProgress
Twitter: @F4CP

Physical Therapy can heal the world!

Physical Therapy can heal the world!

June 22, 2019

 

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Alice Holland, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Director of Stride Strong Physical Therapy in Portland, Oregon. Her clinics, one in Hillsboro and another in Beaverton, provides outpatient physical therapy to adults who have muscle, joint and skeletal injuries as well as helping patients with post-operative rehab joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Physical Therapy Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Alice Holland discuss the following:

  1. "Physical Therapy can heal the world." That's a strong statement. Why do you believe this?
  2. What do you think threatens the physical therapy profession today?
  3. What sets your company, Stride Strong Physical Therapy, apart from all other physical therapy clinics?
  4. Tell me about the your top accomplishments as a physical therapist?
  5. When should patients seek the help of a physical therapist like you and your team?

Dr. Alice Holland, PT, DPT is a graduate of University of Southern California and has been treating adults of all ages and all backgrounds with muscle and joint injuries since 2007. Since then, she has been a huge advocate for the physical therapy profession, regularly hosting community outreach events and educating the public on the power of physical therapy to regain their health.

Her experience in treating patients of all walks of life has been extensive. Having guided countless patients in their recovery from back, neck, hip and knee surgeries to treating injured workers and helping them on their continuum of returning to full duty; to treating injured athletes and runners back to their sport, Alice acquired a deep understanding of the body and how it moves.

In 2012, Alice created Stride Stride Physical Therapy of Portland, Oregon. In 2017 after the success of her first clinic, she expanded her practice into a further satellite clinic, Stride Strong Physical Therapy of Hillsboro. Her company's mission statement is simple: Give patients the healthcare that they deserve. Therefore, patient appointments are held at 45 minutes to 1 hour long, one-on-one with a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Alice and her team at Stride Strong PT believe in a multi-modality approach in taking care of their patients. Firstly, physical therapists identify patients' disorders from watching their postures and movement, then treat affected joints with manual therapy and massage therapy, and finally guide and cue them with exercise therapy and movement corrections so patients can learn to use their bodies effectively with stability and less pain. From patients who have trouble picking up their laundry, to patients who are struggling with kicking soccer balls, Alice and Stride Strong physical therapists strive to get to the bottom of each patient's movement disorder - and therefore, relieve pain at its source.

 

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Website: https://stridestrong.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook Hillsboro: facebook.com/stridestrongPThillsboro 
Facebook Beaverton: facebook.com/stridestrongcedarmill 
Twitter: @stridestrong

Freeing yourself from foot pain is no quick fix

Freeing yourself from foot pain is no quick fix

April 16, 2019

 

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Dr. Stephen Bui, Founder and CEO at Active Life Solutions which is an e-commerce company that markets health and fitness products aimed at helping people maintain an active life joins eHealth Radio and the Foot Health and Health News Channels.

Several months ago, Bui, a podiatric surgeon with more than 16 years of experience, launched his own invention, the HighHealer, which is a 5-in-1 portable foot care solution.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Stephen Bui discuss the following:

  1. What is the biggest issue you see related to foot care?
  2. What role have you played in address foot pain?
  3. So besides evaluating products and bringing them to life through your e-commerce company, you have obviously invented your own foot care product. Can you tell us a little more about what into the invention of the HighHealer?
  4. This is wonderful that you have invented this device, but do you think this product will cure foot pain?
  5. People have different conditions and different tools they are using for their foot pain, the question then becomes what is the HighHealer going to do for them?

Dr. Stephen Bui graduated from Rutgers University, College of Pharmacy in NJ. He now has over 22 years of experience in the healthcare arena, including being a pharmacist, surgeon and physician. He is a Board Certified surgeon who has performed thousands of foot and ankle surgeries, including surgeries on international humanitarian missions.

In January 2017, Dr. Bui started ActiveLifeUSA with goals to promote health and wellness through active lifestyles. His current clinical research includes effects of good posture and non-surgical treatments for plantar fasciitis (heel pain) with his new invention "The HighHealer.

In his spare time, he is an avid snowboarder, triathlete and marathon runner.

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Website: https://activelifeusa.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/ActiveLifeUSA 
Twitter: @activelifeus

Conquering back and joint pain with Hinge Health

Conquering back and joint pain with Hinge Health

January 15, 2019

 

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Gabriel Mecklenburg, COO and Co-Founder of Hinge Health, the #1 digital health company that delivers mobile-first, at home best-practice care that improves the lives of everyday people with chronic conditions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Pain Management Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Gabriel Mecklenburg discuss the following:

  1. How big is the musculoskeletal pain problem in the US? What does it entail?
  2. How does the opioid epidemic play a role in chronic musculoskeletal pain? What is the Hinge Health program?
  3. How is the approach treating musculoskeletal pain? Are there any side effects to this approach?
  4. What can people do to prevent future musculoskeletal injuries?
  5. How did you get into the world of musculoskeletal pain and treatment?
  6. There’s been a lot of momentum in the digital healthcare space as of late, what factors are driving this trend?

Ever since a ligament tear ended his days on the Judo mat, Gabriel has been passionate about joint health.

Originally from Germany, Gabriel graduated top of his class at the University of Cambridge and went on to research musculoskeletal regenerative medicine at Imperial College London.

As Co-founder and Head of Care Pathways, Gabriel brings clinical research and experience to the deployment of Hinge Health’s care pathways.

 

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Website: www.hingehealth.com

Helping empower those suffering from chronic conditions

Helping empower those suffering from chronic conditions

December 21, 2018

 

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Jennifer Ernst, CEO & Co-founder at Tivic Health, a bioelectronic medical device company devoted to harnessing the power of neuromodulation to help empower those suffering from chronic conditions joins eHealth Radio and the Health News Channel.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Jennifer Ernst discuss the following:

  1. Millions of people experience pain every day and many of them turn to medication for relief. Tell me about the field of microcurrent and bioelectronics and its role in pain management.
  2. What inspired you to pursue creating a bioelectronic device using microcurrent to relief sinus pain?
  3. How does ClearUP™ Sinus Pain Relief work?
  4. You recently completed a clinical trial exploring the efficacy of ClearUP™ Sinus Pain Relief, tell us about the results.
  5. When do you expect to receive FDA clearance on ClearUP™ Sinus Pain Relief and where will people be able to purchase the device?

Jennifer Ernst is CEO at Tivic HealthTM Systems Inc. in Menlo Park, CA. Her career in technology has been characterized by driving transformational technology to market. She began her career at Xerox PARC in Palo Alto, one of the world’s leading research laboratories, focused on getting technology out of the lab and into the market. She held varying roles in strategic business development, marketing and sales. Ernst holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, graduating with Honors.

For the past 15 years, Jennifer has dedicated herself to identifying and building global businesses out of cutting-edge technologies. Prior to founding Tivic Health, she served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Chief Strategy Officer, and CEO of the US subsidiary of Thin Film Electronics. Of note, she launched early electronic labels which led to the company winning the Wall Street Innovation Award and the World Technology Award. In addition, as part of the company’s executive management, Ernst transformed the company from an 8-person R&D company to a recognized leader in printed electronics with a peak market cap of $480MM in less than 5 years.

Ernst’s ability to recognize unmet market needs led her to co-found Tivic Health in 2016 with biomedical engineer and inventor, John Claude. She recognized the potential of yet another new technology, bioelectronic medicine, and a rapidly growing segment of the projected $6.2 billion market size of the neuromodulation industry by 2020. (1) She saw the potential to help the 34MM Americans with chronic sinusitis (2) and 22 million adults who suffer from allergic rhinitis each year. (3) Whereas neuromodulation and bioelectronic medicine have historically been used in implantable devices, the team saw the potential for packaging a powerful pain relief technique into a simple-to-use handheld device. The company’s product, ClearUPTM Sinus Pain Relief, delivers sinus pain relief without pharmaceuticals or nasal flushing, addressing a significant unmet clinical need.

1. MarketsandMarkets. Neuromodulation Market by Technology (Deep Brain Stimulation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), by Application (Depression, Parkinson’s, Tinnitus, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, Ischemia, Obesity) - Trends & Global Forecast to 2020.Accessed August 6, 2018.

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vital and Health Statistics: Prevalence of Selected Chronic Conditions: United States, 1990-92. Series 10, No. 194. Pg. 12, Table 8.

3. American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. Allergy Facts. Accessed August 11, 2018.

ClearUPTM Sinus Pain Relief is an investigational technology. Claims have not been evaluated by the FDA. This device is not currently for sale in the U.S. FDA 510 K clearance is pending.

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Website: https://tivichealth.com

Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TivicHealth
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TivicHealth

Modern Acupuncture: Bringing Ancient Treatment to the American Masses

Modern Acupuncture: Bringing Ancient Treatment to the American Masses

December 18, 2018

 

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Matt Hale, CEO of Modern Acupuncture, a company that has established itself as the first acupuncture franchise in the nation with a mission to bring acupuncture to the masses and make lives better across the U.S. joins eHealth Radio and the Acupuncture and Health News Channels.

 

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Matt Hale discuss the following:

  1. What is Modern Acupuncture doing that is different and where did the idea come from?
  2. How exactly does acupuncture work in its application?
  3. What're some of the most common ailments that people see remedied with acupuncture? 
  4. In addition to traditional acupuncture, your company boasts the cosmetic benefits of acupuncture. How does that work and is that gaining popularity?
  5. How long does a patient have to wait/how many sessions do they need before they see results?
  6. The opiod epidemic is a growing issue across the country, and recently studies have pointed to acupuncture as a possible solution. How can acupuncture be effective for this?

Matt Hale is 39 years old and the Chief Executive Officer of Modern Acupuncture which is based out of Scottsdale. He double majored at the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in business management and human resources at the Anderson School of Management. While attending college, Matt played Division I golf for four years. Juggling his academics and athletic priorities taught him about time management, self-discipline and work ethic.

Matt has been involved in the health and wellness industry for over nine years. He is a founding member of the management team at The Joint Chiropractic. He spent six years as the VP of Operations where he helped open nearly 350 clinics in 26 states, as well as played a key role in taking the company public in 2014. When Matt left, in total, The Joint Chiropractic and its network of clinics were seeing over three million patients annually. He has taken this experience and opportunity to move on as one of the co-founders and CEO of Modern Acupuncture. He reports that Modern Acupuncture is seeing faster growth than what he saw at The Joint Chiropractic and predicts that there will be 100 plus clinics open by this time next year. Franchise industry analysts speculate that Modern Acupuncture is currently one of the fastest growing franchises in the nation.

 

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Website: modernacupuncture.com 

Social Media Links:
Facebook: facebook.com/MAmodernacupuncture
Twitter: @ma_modernacu


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