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Do you feel burned out, not appreciated, undervalued both financially & professionally? Realized working in the health industry is not all it was promised to be? Are numbers & the bottom line prioritized over your health, job satisfaction, & high quality patient care causing you to dread going into work? You want to make a non-traditional career change but face sunken tuition cost, judgment for wanting to leave a secure career in the health field, & unsure about which alternative career dire ...
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Send us a Text Message. #059 Ever wondered how to successfully transfer your skills as a rehab professional into the MedTech space? Growing up in Central Jersey, Yera was initially drawn to physical therapy. However, struggling with the increasing demands of her job and witnessing issues within the healthcare system during her mother's health crisi…
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Send us a Text Message. #058 If you're feeling burned out and disillusioned, our guest, Valerie Levesque, a physical therapist, faced a common problem in her career: a mountain of debt, and a clear-cut income ceiling. The traditional rehab model in competitive environments like Seattle left her nowhere else to turn except to contemplate alternative…
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Send us a Text Message. #057 Sometimes our chosen career path may not align with our true passion and values. In this case, Lauren discovered her love for art and creativity, which she initially overlooked due to societal expectations and other, family influences. Her leap not only reshaped her professional life but also brought an unexpected harmo…
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Send us a Text Message. #056 The struggle to find a fulfilling career path within the constraints of the industry is a problem many of us encounter. The solution lies in recognizing the need to change and explore alternative career paths that align with our passion and values. Listen to what Divya, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, has to share about h…
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Send us a Text Message. #055 In a world where the traditional healthcare system often prioritizes efficiency over patient care, there emerges a narrative that challenges the status quo and shines a light on the potential of healthcare entrepreneurship. This is precisely what Susie Gronski, a urological physical therapist and sex counselor, brings t…
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Send us a Text Message. #054 Are you a coach or rehab professional who is tired of trading time for money? Ray Gorman of Engage Movement transitioned from the familiar realm of outpatient clinics to successfully running a cash practice. He started working with clients virtually in 2016 and then blended the virtual and in-person experience in 2017. …
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Send us a Text Message. #053 Ever felt like you've hit a professional ceiling, especially in a field as challenging as Rehab? Stephen's journey from travel physical therapy to Chief Operating Officer (COO) of a tech startup will inspire you with its raw honesty and innovative thinking. Stephen's story serves as an example of how traditional roles i…
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Send us a Text Message. #052 Ali Arena is a source of knowledge for anyone navigating neurodiversity, relationships, and the personal challenges that come with ADHD. In this episode, we discuss the challenges and experiences of running a therapy practice. And Ali shares her journey from academia, working at a private practice to being a business ow…
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Send us a Text Message. #051 Have you ever considered a leap into franchise ownership? That's exactly what Ian Klaes did, transforming from a fresh PT graduate to a vice president of a thriving senior care franchise. Join us as Ian shares how he got to be a franchise owner, offering inspiration and guidance for professionals considering a similar l…
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Send us a Text Message. #050 Embarking on a career change is not for the faint of heart, and that's exactly why our guest for today is Lindsay Walston, whose leap from physical therapy to real estate is nothing short of inspiring. With the heart of a caretaker and the mind of a savvy investor, Lindsay shares her journey to career happiness. In this…
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Send us a Text Message. #049 "You are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with". The goal of this episode is for you to have a guide to the relationships, networks, and communities you're cultivating and why these are important to your career and life direction, and to be able to start building these relationships with the in…
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Send us a Text Message. #048 Have you wondered about the delicate balance between your passion for the rehab profession and being able to support yourself economically? Tinita Kearney, a seasoned speech pathologist, shares her transformative journey from working in a school setting to establishing her own private practice. Her emphasis on the power…
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Send us a Text Message. #047 Relationships require intentional and continuous effort from all parties involved to grow and develop over time. And this includes the relationship that we have with ourselves. So I have a question for you: When was the last time you took time out of your busy schedule to spend on yourself? This episode is a deep explor…
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Send us a Text Message. #046 Listen to Maggie's journey from physical therapist to tech entrepreneur, a story that will inspire anyone considering a career pivot. As co-founder of Embodia, she unpacks the trials from the stability of a physical clinic to the dynamic world of a digital startup. Starting her own practice was a leap of faith for Maggi…
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Send us a Text Message. #045 This is the fourth solo episode of the Transition Journey (TJ) series. Do you feel tied down by a career that doesn't resonate with your true self? What is the most valuable thing in your life? In this episode, we will listen to two previous guests who've broken free from traditional roles and found harmonious life alig…
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Send us a Text Message. #044 Learn from our latest guest Erin Gaul, a speech-language pathologist who became a successful business owner. Do you suffer from a heavy workload? Has that made you think about setting up your own private practice? This episode guarantees to give you an in-depth perspective on this career transition as a rehab profession…
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Send us a Text Message. #043 This is the third solo episode of the Transition Journey (TJ) series. How do we find purpose when we've hit rock bottom? Our host can attest to this journey of seeking clarity in life's darkest moments. There's profound wisdom embedded in these trials, and they can be the stepping stones to finding your 'why', a powerfu…
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Send us a Text Message. #042 Transitioning from a traditional career path to an alternative one is not an easy journey, but it can be a rewarding one. Our latest podcast episode features Julia, a Speech Language Pathologist who successfully transitioned to become a travel therapy influencer and online entrepreneur. A desire to travel and a dissatis…
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Send us a Text Message. #041 This is the second solo episode of the Transition Journey (TJ) series. Are you a Rehab Professional who doesn’t stand the workplace anymore? Do you want to get out but don't know what your options are? I will finish sharing the personal story of episode #040, and we will see what I learned from my own passed workplace, …
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Send us a Text Message. #40 This is the first solo episode of the Transition Journey (TJ) series. In this solo episode, I share my experience of working in a stressful environment. Are you in a similar situation or heading towards one? I share my real-life experience dealing with a relentless schedule, demanding paperwork, and the frustrating lack …
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Send us a Text Message. #039 Have you ever wondered what it takes to transition from a secure job to starting a private practice? Buckle up for a captivating ride as we chat with Elizabeth, a seasoned speech therapist who stepped out of an elementary school and went into private practice with no business background. We journey with her through the …
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Send us a Text Message. #038 Are you thinking of leaving a steady job and starting your private practice, especially in a field as unique as Speech-Language Pathology? Meet Stacey Crowley, who took that leap and moved from the bustling city of Chicago to the peaceful hills of Asheville, North Carolina to open Learning Tree Literacy. As we unpack he…
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Send us a Text Message. #037 Can Physical Therapy be more than just physical healing and blend with mindfulness, breath work, and stress coaching? This is exactly what our guest, Justin Ternes has always been interested in. In this episode, we're walking through Justin's transformative journey, from a traditional physical therapy paradigm to an int…
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Send us a Text Message. #036 Ever wondered how the world of knitting and physical therapy collide? Join me as I chat with Andrea, a physical therapist and the brains behind Knitting PT. We get to hear her journey, from traditional physical therapy to home health and, ultimately, her innovative business. Andrea also introduces us to the fascinating …
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Send us a Text Message. #035 In a world where health is often taken for granted, Melissa Erlandson strives to change that narrative through her work as a physical therapist. Listen as she shares her experiences ranging from pediatric to geriatric physical therapy, her foray into pelvic health due to her personal struggles, and candid insights into …
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Send us a Text Message. #034 Ever wondered what it takes to break the mold and start your own business in the healthcare field? Prepare to be inspired by our guest Nora, a pediatric physical therapist (PT) who's stepped out of routine hospital settings to create her own pediatric PT practice. Nora turned her passion for pediatrics into a rewarding …
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Send us a Text Message. #033 Ever dealt with a traumatic experience and wondered how to respond? Join our guest, Rachel Archambault, a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and Program Specialist, as we explore the world of trauma-informed care. Rachel narrates her career transition in therapy and how a life-changing event at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas …
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Send us a Text Message. #032 Kara Infante shares her career journey from military wife and physical therapist to SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) and podcaster. Being a military spouse and starting a family made her want to have flexibility in a job that allows her to still be there for her family. Kara is sharing how the “feast and famine” world of seeing …
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Send us a Text Message. #031 Rayne Smyth shares her career journey from Physical Therapy into hypnotherapy. We talk about the power of mindset and surrounding yourself with a positive environment. She also shares with us how she works with moms that have the so-called “mom guilt”. Rayne tells us how through the study of craniosacral therapy she lea…
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Send us a Text Message. #030 Keith Liao shares his career journey from Physical Therapists to Cornell MBA & climbing gym business owner. Alternative career change to business owner. Keith, a California native, pursued an economics degree at UCLA before attending PT school in Boston. He later obtained an MBA from Cornell University. With a business-…
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Send us a Text Message. #029 Kateryna Bakay shares her career journey from Physical Therapist to Cash Based Pilates Business owner. Alternative career change to Pilates Cash Business. “Physical therapy can be whatever you can build it to be. I think it's one of those fields that's not limited to only working in orthopedics or neuro and what not… It…
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Send us a Text Message. #028 Monica Roe shares her career journey from Physical Therapist to author and content write. Alternative career change to author and content writer. “It ties into the idea of putting yourself out there, what you put out there actually matters, even if it doesn't matter until a couple years down the road.” Monica Roe, a phy…
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Send us a Text Message. #027 Meredith Castin shares her career journey from Physical Therapist to starting and building The Non-Clinical PT into what it is today. Alternative career change to online entrepreneur. “If I had even some passion and desire to make a difference and nobody else was already doing it, then by golly. Who better to do it than…
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Send us a Text Message. #026 Joan shares her career journey from Occupational Therapists to coach, consultant and health business owner. Alternative career change to coach and health business owner. “Don't make assumptions about career paths. Explore different options and try something new." Alternative career change to online and clinical business…
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Send us a Text Message. #025 Adam shares his career journey from Physical Therapist to becoming a Associate Product Manager and Patient Engagement. Alternative career change to health tech. “There’s this culture of understanding that transitioning is acceptable and even expected depending on the job type. So, get a job, any job, that’s the hardest …
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Using The AUVON Dual Channel TENS Unit Muscle Stimulator Machine For this episode, watch as Dr. Mike Chua shows how to use the AUVON Dual Channel TENS unit muscle stimulator machine. In this episode: 00:20 – What is transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, (TENS)? 01:35 – How to use the machine? 02:00 – Dr. Mike set up the machine and tries it …
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Send us a Text Message. #024 Jaisa shares her career and life journey to becoming a mindfulness and self compassion expert. Alternative career change for rehab professionals. “If you can increase the time you take to deepen your relationship with your body and the land you’re on, there is always insight that will unfold.” Deepening your relationshi…
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Send us a Text Message. #023 Olivia shares her career journey to becoming a Clinical Liaison. Alternative career change to clinical liaison. “I think it’s really important for us to understand ourselves and determine what we will and won’t accept.” Listen how Olivia, an OT for about 20 years, transitioned to becoming a Clinical Liaison. Catch this …
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How to Start Your Dementia Consulting Business with Lizette Cloete, OTR For this episode, Dr. Mike Chua is with Lizette Cloete. She is an experienced occupational therapist, (OTR) and a certified dementia practitioner. Together,they talk all about what a dementia consultant is. They also discuss the pros and cons of the different dementia certifica…
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Send us a Text Message. #022 Danielle, Director of Clinical Education, shares her career journey and how to became an Assistive Technology Professional as an alternative career path for therapists. Alternative career change to Assistive Technology Professional. “We all go through the same processes and the same fears, so it’s just being understandi…
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How to be a Business Development Manager with Missy Cork, MSN, RN-BC of PESI Education For this episode, Dr. Mike Chua is with Missy Cork. She isan MSN, RN-BC of PESI Education. Missy shares what is PESI, and they talk allabout how to be a Business Development Manager. In this episode: 02:45 – Who is Missy Cork and what does she do? 06:30 – What ar…
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How to Start Your Kids Gym with Megan Simmons, COTA of Sensory Fit For this episode, Dr. Mike Chua is with Megan Simmons. Together, they talk all about how to start your own gym that caters to kids with diverse disabilities. She is a COTA and the founder of Sensory Fit. In this episode: 04:05 – Who is Megan Simmons and what does she do? 05:30 – Wha…
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Send us a Text Message. #021 Monica shares he story to becoming a female entrepreneur. She discusses what it was like to have a scarcity mind set and over coming mom guilt. Alternative career change to entrepreneur. “One doesn’t fail; one learns. When building a business, nothing ever happens the first time, and it’s a constant cycle of trying, not…
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How to Start Your Pelvic Health Practice as an Occupational Therapist with Lindsey Vestal, OTR Pelvic health is an important topic that rarely gets talked about. For this episode, Dr. Mike Chua is with Lindsay Vestal.She is an OT, a pelvic health expert and the owner of Functional Pelvis. They talk about what is pelvic health and how to Start Your …
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Send us a Text Message. #020 How Occupational & Physical Therapists use equine modalities as a holistic approach to their therapy business. Alternative career change to therapy business using equine modalities. “One of my biggest passions is the idea of taking risks which is the other thing that made me pursue this as a treatment modality. Our self…
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Send us a Text Message. #019 Listen to how Angelas occupational therapy lead her to a personal research career in kinship care. Learn what kinship care is and how Angela based her research on kinship care. Alternative career change to online business and research. “I built a community, and I feel like I’m the professional doing the work and giving …
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How to Transition from being a PTA to a successful YouTuber with Matt Wayne For this episode, Dr.Mike Chua is with Matt Wayne. He is a Physical Therapist and a YouTuber. Theytalk about Matt’s journey from being a physical therapist to becoming aYouTuber. Matt shares the processes behind his content and the steps for hisfuture. Dr. Mike and Matt als…
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Send us a Text Message. #018 How alternative healing and a new perspective can lead you to an impactful career on people's lives. Alternative career change to a more impactful meaningful career. “Don’t limit yourself to what you can do because you never know who you will impact positively. Always remember that you impact people, and there’s always …
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Join the Invincible Challenge by Greg Todd For this episode, Dr. Mike Chua is with his good friend, Greg Todd. He is a physical therapist and a life coach. In this episode, they will talk about Greg’s journey and what really is the Invisible Challenge, and how it can help people change their lives. In this episode: 03:50 – Who is Greg Tod and what …
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Send us a Text Message. #017 Listen to how Donna started & grew her pilates cash based business. Alternative career to pilates cash based business. “It’s funny when you make the right connections. If you have an idea or a book you think is worth it, contact them! You have nothing to lose!” Donna Gambino is a Physical Therapist with 30+ years in the…
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