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LIVEfor Empowering Kids

LIVEfor Empowering Kids

By Kathryn
LIVEfor was created in 2011 by a pediatric physical therapist with a dream to help all kids with a physical disability maximize their potential, regardless of their ability to pay for treatment. This podcast is an extension of that dream where we connect with parents, caregivers, kids, teachers, medical providers, and entrepreneurs who share a vision that no one is limited by any disability, condition or societal pressure. We talk about how physical therapy can be incorporated into any setting, but more importantly how movement is vital for development of self efficacy.
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Gaining Kids’ Trust in Times of Uncertainty-with Jeff Mason
Today, I am talking with Jeff Mason on gaining kids trust in times of uncertainty. Jeff is a father to two wonderful boys, and is a pediatric physical therapist who has been working his dream job at Children’s Minnesota for the last 10 years. His work integrates his love for mental health, working with pediatric cancer patients and a growing interest in hospice care. Over the last 8 years, he has been meeting kids and their families shortly after their initial cancer diagnosis and is working almost exclusively in the pediatric oncology inpatient department. Jeff’s super power is the true connection he makes with kids and their families and finding creative ways to empower kids in challenging times.
April 6, 2020
Parenting Twin Toddlers during COVID-19
Today, I am extremely thankful to be talking to Michelle and Rachelle Skarr. Not only are they long time friends of mine, but they are amazing working mamas to twin toddlers. Michelle is now a Senior Systems Engineer at Centauri and Rachelle is a Satellite Systems Engineer at Boeing. Like most of us, they are learning to transition to working from home while raising their littles and finding a way to make the most of it. Listen in and find your inspiration to taking care of yourself, your kids, your neighbors, and your local businesses. Want even more inspiration? Follow them on Facebook as Michelle Skarr and Rachelle Skarr.
March 30, 2020
Movement After Injury with Grant Hennington
Today, I’m here with Grant Hennington talking about how movement can inspire change. Grant is not only a great friend of mine, but also a sought out Physical Therapist who has been a part of LIVEfor since 2012. He is now treating at Salmon Bay Physical Therapy In Seattle, Washington. Check out him and his clinic at
March 23, 2020
Bohring-Opitz Syndrome, with Tracy Schreiber
Today, I am blessed to sit down and talk with the stay at home mom of an amazing little boy, Jack. Jack is now 8 yo and was the inspiration behind starting LIVEfor. He has since been diagnosed with Bohring-Opitz Syndrome and continues to grow and flourish every day. His parents are natural advocates who inspire me as a mom and provider. Join us as we talk about his condition, his journey, the importance of advocacy, and the amazing boy he is! For more information on his syndrome, visit and if you’re interested in how you can help, visit where you can find out how to contribute to this cause.
March 16, 2020
Today, I’m here with my husband, Kyle, and my son, Bekytt. In this intro episode we chat about who we are individually and as a family, and how movement is important in our lives both personally and professionally. Kyle and I also dive deeper into a full conversation on how movement can inspire change. Discover more about LIVEfor at and Kyle’s work at
March 9, 2020