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PT over Pills

PT over Pills

August 28, 2019




Chris Tutt, a physical therapists and Co-CEO of ProActive Physical Therapy Specialists serving Oregon and Washington with 14 clinics specializing in musculoskeletal injuries, chronic pain and rehabilitation of athletic injures joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Physical Therapy Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Chris Tutt discuss the following:

  1. What’s the difference between Physical Therapy and other practices like chiropractic care?
  2. This is a very versatile field – you treat people recovering from surgeries, athletes, people get back to work, MS patients and even sometimes to lose enough weight to have a life-saving surgery. How does a patient choose a physical therapist?
  3. “PT over Pills” is a new initiative the your practice is advocating – what does that mean?
  4. PT as prevention – do you’re saying people don’t need to be in pain to see at PT?
  5. Your clinics are trialing a new virtual reality program to combat chronic pain – tell me more about that.

TIP: Chris will recommend the best practice stretch for back pain Lower back pain effects millions of Americans each year. I enjoy this exercise because the highest number of people can be helped by it. Think about the last time when you hurt your back. You probably moved around all stiff, kept your back straight, and it felt better. Using these same techniques in preventive manner you can protect your back when engaging in strenuous activities as well as when your back is hurting. Imagine that someone is going to slug you in the stomach. Now, I don't get into fights but this really works! If someone is going to slug you in the stomach what are you going to do? You're going to tighten up your stomach. By tightening you stomach, with tightens your oblique muscles on the sides of your trunk, which in turn tightens an area of thick tissue in your back called your thoracolumbar fascia. This helps to create a natural back brace enabling you to use your muscles to provide support for your back giving you more core strength for dynamic activities as well as to stabilize your back after an injury.

Chris Tutt, PT, MBA, is a physical therapist and co-CEO of ProActive Physical Therapy Specialists.

Chris completed his undergraduate degree at Oregon State University and his Master of Physical Therapy degree from at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/Chapman University and his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Troy University in Troy, Alabama.

His areas of specialization include TMJ/TMD dysfunction, work conditioning, physical/functional capacity evaluations, and industrial rehabilitation. He is often referred to as "The Body Mechanic" for his love of helping people recover from their injures. Outside of the clinic he enjoys cycling, weight lifting, flying, hiking, camping, taking his 6 ft telescope into the countryside to explore galaxies and planets, and spending time with his wife and teenage daughters.





Social Media Links:
Twitter: @proactive_PTS

BetterPT: Transforming Patient Access To Physical Therapy

BetterPT: Transforming Patient Access To Physical Therapy

August 20, 2019




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.





Social Media Links:
Twitter: @betterptapp

How to Eliminate Back Pain with The Back Pedal

How to Eliminate Back Pain with The Back Pedal

July 23, 2019




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.





Social Media Links:
Twitter: @thebackpedal

A New Model for Physical Therapy Private Practices

A New Model for Physical Therapy Private Practices

July 16, 2019



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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Physical Therapy can heal the world!

Physical Therapy can heal the world!

June 22, 2019




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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Twitter: @stridestrong

Find the missing-link to a pain-free life with Myofascial Release!

Find the missing-link to a pain-free life with Myofascial Release!

January 13, 2018




Sepi Aeen, MPT, Owner and Founder of From the Heart Physical therapy, specializing in Myofascial Release joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Physical Therapy Channels to help you find the missing-link to a pain-free life with Myofascial Release.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Sepi Aeen discuss the following:

  1. What is Myofascial Release Therapy?
  2. What is fascia and what causes fascial restrictions?
  3. How is this different/better than traditional physical therapy?
  4. Does Myofascial Release target only the physical aspects of pain or emotional as well?
  5. What are some common conditions that can be treated for men, women & children?


Sepi Aeen is a graduate of California State University Northridge (CSUN). She holds two Bachelor degrees in Health Education and Physical Therapy and a Master's degree in Physical Therapy. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and is licensed in the State of California since 1997.

Sepi has worked in the field of Physical therapy since 1989. She has practiced in several outpatient, orthopedic and hospital settings. She opened her own private outpatient practice in September 1999 in order to provide her patients with the high quality, individualized treatment that they deserve. It didn't take long for Sepi to realize there was limited improvement with her patients using conventional physical therapy. She attended many continuing education courses and seminars in order to improve her ability to help her patients. It wasn't until she discovered John Barnes' Myofascial Release (MFR) Approach® in 2001 that she found her passion and purpose in life. Since then she has completed over 1,000 hours of MFR seminars nationwide, and as an instructor has assisted in advanced seminars with John F. Barnes and his team. Sepi continues to attend MFR seminars as well as educate her patients and therapists on the benefits of MFR. Physicians affiliated with Cedars Sinai, USC and Providence Tarzana Hospitals have asked Sepi to speak on the benefits of Myofascial Release.

Over the next eight years, she envisioned a peaceful and serene healing center for her patients. After a long search, she found her desired location. The residential space is a shining gem in the midst of a stressful, fast-paced and busy city in Los Angeles.

In March of 2011, twelve years after opening her first practice, Sepi realized her long term dream of opening an MFR healing center. Sepi became the founder and president of From the Heart Physical Therapy, Inc., the only Myofascial Release Treatment Center in Los Angeles County.

From The Heart Physical Therapy is an authentic and positively energized place of healing where everyone is treated with love and respect. Sepi and her team are dedicated to helping each patient return to a balanced and healthy life they deserve.





Social Media Links:
Instagram: @fromtheheartpt

Bio-Hacking & Anti-Ageing with Dr. Emily Kiberd

Bio-Hacking & Anti-Ageing with Dr. Emily Kiberd

June 14, 2017




Dr. Emily Kiberd, Chiropractor, wellness media expert and movement specialist & Owner/Founder of Urban Wellness Clinic where they are movement experts—chiropractic doctors, physical therapists, personal trainers, and athletes—empowering people to move smarter, better, and pain-free joins eHealth Radio and the Chiropractic & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Emily Kiberd discuss the following:

  • What are some health situations where you've seen biohacking utilized as a remedy.
  • BioHacking allows you to better understand your body, further enabling one to heal themselves- how have you chosen to teach this practice?
  • What do you find to be different about biohacking vs. other practices
  • Do you think biohacking will change the future? How do you think we can get more people to be inspired by it
  • Whats your most favorite piece about the practice that isn't a common factor.


Dr. Emily Kiberd is the founder of Urban Wellness Clinic, the premier wellness center in Midtown Manhattan. Dr. Kiberd is a Chiropractor, a luxury fitness-wellness media expert, and incredulous biohacker.

Dr. Kiberd's mission is to optimize every patient's health in order to empower them to move smarter, stronger, and pain free. From the corporate executive to celebrities, and from the professional athletes to the weekend warrior; Dr. Kiberd has used her combined power of medical knowledge with health and wellness to created a community of experts at Urban Wellness Clinic. The team ensures wellness becomes a naturally progressive process of your everyday life.

As a result of her integrated style, Dr. Kiberd has been featured in more than 40 media outlets including Self, Refinery 29, Vogue, Observer, Dr. Oz, Elle and I Heart Radio to name a few. Dr. Kiberd is often quoted on her expertise within biomechanics, nutrition, and high level fitness-athletic performance. Dr. Emily has also trained soccer star Alex Morgan and Olympic runner Sarah Cummings.

As a certified Yoga instructor, she develops wellness programs with Yoga as a base for her corporate clients. Corporations such as Fortress Investment Group, Corbin Capital, Sundance Channel and other Fortune 500 companies have found extended value in the corporate wellness programs Urban Wellness has brought to them. Dr. Kiberd leads education workshops for other Yoga teachers, to help them deepen their understand of anatomy and biomechanics.

Dr. Kiberd's passion for her work shows both in and outside the clinic. If she's not brushing up on health journals, she's taking continuing education classes and workshops on the newest techniques. Dr. Kiberd believes there's always more to learn about the body and how we use it. From new yoga sequences to heal injuries, to learning how to heal strike in order to stop back pain; there's no magic pill, but if there were, Dr. Kiberd would discover it.





Social Media Links:
Twitter: @DrEmilyKiberd

Perth physio changing the way physiotherapy is delivered

Perth physio changing the way physiotherapy is delivered

June 4, 2016

Scott Wescombe, the Founder of Happy Physio joins eHealth Radio and the Health Care, News and Physical Therapy Channels to discuss the missed opportunities in his Nan's life & how that is driving Happy Physio to change the way physiotherapy is delivered.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Scott Wescombe discuss the following:

  • Why did you choose to become a physiotherapist?
  • How did you get started in business?
  • What is the purpose or mission behind Happy Physio?
  • How is your physiotherapy service different?
  • Tell me about your book, 'From Pain & Injury To Healthy & Happy'?

Duration: 28:40

Scott Wescombe is a serial entrepreneur and an international human transformation expert who is obsessed with creating positive long lasting change in peoples lives.

Starting off as a personal trainer and les mills body trainer after transforming his own life as a late teenager, he went on to complete an Exercise & Sports Science degree and Physiotherapy degree with first class honours, as well as multiple other global qualifications that make peoples lives better.

Having impacted over a quarter of a million people in the past decade, Scott is still super hungry and relentlessly looking at even better ways to serve people with his highly valued team at Happy Physio. He is the author of 'From Pain & Injury To Healthy & Happy'. Scott is loving changing the way physiotherapy is delivered in private practice in Australia for more clients to benefit from real results and life changing breakthroughs.

You can follow Happy Physio on Instagram: @happyphysio & on Snapchat: HappyPhysioAus.


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Mother’s weight loss journey inspired young Aussie physio to tackle joint pain

Mother’s weight loss journey inspired young Aussie physio to tackle joint pain

February 4, 2016

Phebe Corey, an Australian Physiotherapist and Founder of the company Articfit whose feature product is known as ‘articfit pro-active tights’, joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Fitness & Physical Therapy Channels.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Phebe Corey discuss the following:

  • You mention your Mother’s weight loss inspired your product? Please tell us more…
  • So how does your product differ from traditional compression tights?
  • What is your mission behind your brand ‘articfit’?
  • Tell us about your blog, ‘Body Awareness’ and how it can help women…
  • What is next for articfit?

Tip: Don’t wait until you are injured to see a physiotherapist. Physio’s are skilled in assessing muscles weaknesses and biomechanical imbalances that can predict your risk of developing certain overuse injuries. Have an assessment today to identify and address these to be pro-active with your health. Remember pre-hab is the new re-hab!

Duration: 7:36

Phebe Corey is an Australian Physiotherapist experienced in private practice musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy including working with the Australian Cross Country Ski Team. She is the founder of the company Articfit and was featured as a semi-finalist in the Australian Women’s Weekly Qantas Women of the Future competition in 2015 for her company and vision of empowering women to be active.


Social Media Links:
Instagram: @articfit

Jessica Miller-Galbreath, PT, MS, DPT, on the Growing Role of Physical Therapist Assistants in the Health Care Industry

Jessica Miller-Galbreath, PT, MS, DPT, on the Growing Role of Physical Therapist Assistants in the Health Care Industry

December 30, 2015

Dr. Jessica Miller-Galbreath, Program Director of the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Concorde Career College in Aurora, Colorado joins eHealth Radio and the Health News, Pain Management & Physical Therapy Channels.

Concorde has 16 campuses in eight states and has been training students to enter or advance their careers in health care for more than 60 years.

Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Dr. Jessica Miller-Galbreath discuss the following:

  • Can you tell us about your background in physical therapy and what led you to your current role as a director of the physical therapy assistant program at Concorde Career College?
  • How does your experience in the field of physical therapy help you in your current role?
  • Many people don’t know about the important role physical therapist assistants serve in the health care system at-large. Can you provide a typical “day in the life” of a physical therapist assistant”?
  • How do you see the role of physical therapist assistants expanding in the next five to ten years?
  • What would you like to tell someone who is looking to go into this profession?
  • Where can interested students go for more information or to find a program near them?

Duration: 10:41

Jessica Miller-Galbreath, PT, MS, DPT, has served as the program director for the Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) program at Concorde Career College since the program’s inception in August 2010.  Dr. Galbreath holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology from the University of Illinois, as well as a Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Northwestern University.

Prior to accepting the position at Concorde, Dr. Galbreath worked as a clinical therapist for 12 years in a variety of settings including the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the University of Colorado Hospital. She specialized in the treatment of individuals with a neurological impairment focusing primarily on patients with a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury. Her previous teaching experience included serving as a clinical instructor for 10 years, providing guest lectures for local universities and teaching in the community. Additionally, Dr. Galbreath has previously been active in research regarding spinal cord injury and the management of spasticity.

Since 2013, Dr. Galbreath has served as a committee member for the PTA Curriculum Task Force and was promoted to Lead Program Director over the national PTA curriculum in 2014.

Dr. Galbreath is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, as well as the Colorado Clinical Educators’ Forum and Physical Therapist Assistant Educators SIG. She remains active in community service, participating in fundraising and volunteer work for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the Susan G. Komen Foundation and the Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Project.


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