In this episode, we're discussing the integration of population health, prevention, health promotion and wellness activities into clinical practice. With decades of research supporting the benefits of lifestyle changes on positive health outcomes, physical therapists and other health professionals are exploring and weaving integrative and lifestyle medicine into both insurance and cash-based practice settings, as well as community health and serving the private sector business. Lifestyle changes, including physical activity, nutrition and stress management all lead to improved health benefits in those with chronic disease and prevent or manage a number of non-communicable diseases, which lead to an increased quality of life. Physical therapists are well-positioned to treat non-communicable diseases through the integration of population health, prevention, health promotion, and wellness activities into clinical practice.
Joining us to discuss the topics of health promotion prevention, wellness in physical therapy practice is Professor Dawn Magnusson. She is an Assistant Professor in Physical Therapy at The University of Colorado. She received a Master's degree in Physical Therapy and then went on to pursue a PhD in Population Health Sciences. Her research employs community-based methods within a population health framework and informs the development of innovative community-based solutions to advance health equity for underserved children. In this episode, you'll learn all about population health, why physical therapists should care about population health, what the integration of population health and physical therapist practice looks like, how disease prevention, health promotion fit into population health and how physical therapists can become more active in population health, disease prevention, as well as health promotion. This is a big and important topic that has implications both for the entry-level of physical therapy education as well as clinical practice. Let's get ready and let's begin with Professor Dawn Magnusson.
This episode, I have the honor to share with you not only a bestselling author, consultant, master clinician and someone who has given a TEDx Talk that has over 1.5 million views, but Dr. Joan Rosenberg has become one of my closest friends. As a cutting-edge psychologist, she is known as an innovative thinker, acclaimed speaker, and a trainer. She is also a two-time TEDx speaker and a member of the Association of Transformational Leaders. She has been recognized for her thought leadership and influence for personal development for over three decades. As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Rosenberg speaks on how to build confidence, emotional strength and resilience.
If you are interested in building your emotional resilience to any distressing event, then this is the person you want to follow and the episode you want to read. In this episode, you will learn why handling difficult feelings is the foundation of feeling confident, how to ride away the eight feelings or emotional states, how to cultivate confidence in your life and how to handle fear and anxiety. As you know, chronic pain hurts. It can also carry with it a second arrow that can wound you emotionally which is why the topic is so important and another reason why I was looking forward to sharing Joan’s work with you. Without further ado, let’s meet Dr. Joan Rosenberg.
We're discussing how to treat chronic pelvic pain with a focus on endometriosis. Our guest is Dr. Jessica Drummond. She's the CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute and author of Outsmart Endometriosis. Jessica holds a license in physical therapy as well as clinical nutrition and is a board-certified health coach. She has spent many years working with women overcoming pelvic pain. She also runs educational programs for women health professionals in more than 60 countries and leads virtual wellness programs for the treatment of endometriosis. She will discuss how to treat endometriosis through the lens of nutrition, lifestyle and functional medicine. You can learn more by visiting OutsmartEndo.com. Let's meet Dr. Jessica Drummond.
We're discussing the evaluation and treatment of lower back pain with Dr. Stuart McGill. Dr. McGill is a Professor Emeritus from the University of Waterloo where he has many years of experience. His laboratory and experimental research clinic investigated issues related to the cause and mechanisms of back pain, how to rehabilitate people living with pain, and how to enhance both injury resilience and performance. His advice is often sought by governments, corporations, legal experts, medical groups, and lead athletes and teams from around the world. His work produced over 240 peer-reviewed scientific journal papers, several textbooks and many international awards. On this episode, we'll discuss some of the more common truths and myths about back pain, how to effectively assess low back pain, lessons you can apply treating lower back pain in the average person, as well as with high-performing athletes and whether or not surgery is indicated for people with lower back pain. Let's get ready and let's meet Professor Stuart McGill.