PT MEAL: Physical Therapy Podcast

PT MEAL: Physical Therapy Podcast

By Johann dela Paz, PT, MS
A complete meal of information and insights regarding Physical Therapy from Filipino Physical Therapists.

Serving up a complete buffet of Play, Therapies, Movement, Exercises, Activities and Leisure in hearty conversation of the Physical Therapy profession and practice. Come sit with us!
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Ep. 28: The Philippine Physical Therapy Association with Mike Gabilo, pt.2
Mr Michael Pereyra Gabilo,PTRP,DHPEd, is the president of the Philippine Physical Therapy Association. He is presently affiliated with Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts, Science and Technology as a Faculty member in the colleges of Physical Therapy, Medical Technology, Dentistry, and Medicine, and also holds other positions in the same institution. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and Post-grad diploma in Health Profession Education from the University of the Philippines Manila. He also finished the Basic Occupational Safety and Health Course provided by the Department of Labor and Employment. In this 2-part conversation, we talked about what PPTA is and what it does for the profession and practice of physical therapy in the Philippines, some misconceptions of what PPTA is, the different subgroups under the organizations - chapters, special interest groups, and committees.
50:19
August 13, 2020
Ep. 27: The Philippine Physical Therapy Association (PPTA) wiht Michael Gabilo.
Mr Michael Pereyra Gabilo,PTRP,DHPEd, is the president of the Philippine Physical Therapy Association. He is presently affiliated with Metropolitan Medical Center College of Arts, Science and Technology as a Faculty member in the colleges of Physical Therapy, Medical Technology, Dentistry, and Medicine, and also holds other positions in the same institution. He completed his Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and Post-grad diploma in Health Profession Education from the University of the Philippines Manila. He also finished the Basic Occupational Safety and Health Course provided by the Department of Labor and Employment. In this 2-part conversation, we talked about what PPTA is and what it does for the profession and practice of physical therapy in the Philippines, some misconceptions of what PPTA is, the different subgroups under the organizations - chapters, special interest groups, and committees. 
52:46
August 13, 2020
Ep. 26: Changes and Strategies in PT Education with Marvin Zotomayor, pt. 3
This is part three of my conversation with Asst. Prof Marvin Zotomayor, MSPT, CNMT, PTRP. In this episode, we talk about some key concepts in instructional design, importance of alignment, and essential learning competencies.
35:15
August 10, 2020
Ep. 25: Changes and Strategies in PT education with Marvin Zotomayor, pt.2
This is part two of my conversation with Asst. Prof. Marvin Zotomayor, MSPT, CNMT, PTRP. In this episode we talk more about the current situation of PT education in this pandemic and the different strategies that educators can implement.
39:20
August 9, 2020
Ep. 24: Changes and Strategies in PT education with Marvin Zotomayor
Assist. Prof. Marvin Zotomayor, MSPT, CNMT, PTRP earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Physical Therapy from the University of Santo Tomas. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Management from the De La Salle University. He is a Part-time faculty in Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila and Manila Adventist College in their Physical Therapy departments. He is also the Chief Physical therapist at JNRAL Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and a Home health PT Consultant at TheraHub. Inc. In this episode, we talked about failures and moving past it, changes in the PT curriculum and how it affects the board exam. We also talked about where he found his passion in teaching, and how he adapts his teaching style with his students' learning style. Let's take a listen
35:22
August 9, 2020
Ep. 23: Pediatric Physical Therapy practice with Amirrah Sacapanio
Today we have Amirrah Joyce Sacapanio, PTRP, a pediatric physical therapists. She earned her BS in Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines Manila. She is also a Certified Infant Massage Teacher from the Liddle Kidz Foundation, and currently works as the PT Department Head of ALRES Sta. Rosa. In this episode, she talks about how fulfilling the Pediatric PT scene is, shared some memorable experiences as well as challenges she faced in the practice, and some important lessons she have learned being a Pediatric PT. So, come take a listen.
47:41
August 2, 2020
Ep. 22: Dementia and elevating yourself and your practice with Mike Chua, DPT
In today's episode, Mike Chua, PT, DPT talked about dementia care, and how we, as physical therapists, can elevate ourselves and our practice. He is a Certified Clinical Instructor, a Certified Dementia Practitioner, a Senior Fitness Specialist, an Alternative Career Coach / Mentor, an entrepreneur, and author of several books. He received his Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy from University of Perpetual Help Rizal and his Doctorate in Physical Therapy at University of Incarnate Word at Texas wherein he graduated Cum Laude. Get ready for another inspiring conversation. Let's take a listen. You can check him out in his website: https://drmikechua.com
45:21
July 27, 2020
Ep. 21: Intellectual Property with Michael Jorge Peralta
Assoc. Prof. Michael Jorge Peralta, MSc, MSPT,  Ll.M. shares what intellectual property is,  why it is important for us as physical therapists to be familiar about it, and how he relates his physical therapy background in his current role now.  He is currently working as the Executive Assistant fo Intellectual Property and Research in the Office of the Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation in the University of Santo Tomas. He earned his Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Physical Therapy from the University of Santo Tomas, his Master of Science in Physiology from the University of the Philippines Manila, and his Master of Laws in Intellectual Property from the University of Turin in Italy.  
49:11
July 19, 2020
Ep. 20: US PT via an Agency with Joy Nolasco, Part 2
We continue our candid conversion with Joy Nolasco, PT on pointers to consider if you are going with an agency on your road to working as a PT in the US. We talked about contract hours, work setting, transitions process and more.  Let's take a listen!
35:44
July 12, 2020
Ep. 19: US PT via an Agency with Joy Nolasco, Part 1
In this episode,  I invited my dear friend Joy Nolasco, PT to discuss pointers we both considered in choosing the right agency to assist us in our goal of working in the US as physical therapists.  We reflected on our experiences and thought process in looking for and considering our agencies up to our experiences once we moved here in the US. If you have any questions for us, message me in the show's Facebook and Instagram pages @ptmealpodcast or email me at ptmealpodcast@gmail.com. Come, take a bite!
36:51
July 12, 2020
Ep. 18: Being a NASA Research Scientist with Jojo Sayson
Jojo Sayson, PT, DMT, FAAOMPT, is a physical therapist, a doctor of manual therapy, a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He is a research scientist/consultant/co-investigator in the NASA IVD Team which studies the risk of intervertebral disc damage after prolonged spaceflight. He is also a human performance consultant for Project: Blackbird, a US initiative in building a rocketcar powered by hydrogen peroxide propellant. He is also the founder of Project Michelangelo, a foundation that helps children diagnosed with progeria in the Philippines.  Listen as he shares how he became a NASA research scientist and his motivation, some points on not giving up and commitment. He also discussed their study IV discs in space. Lastly, he also shares information about Project: Michelangelo. Check him out: projectmichelangelo.com; https://facebook.com/jojosayson.officialpage
58:00
July 4, 2020
Ep. 17: Sports Physical Therapy with Anj Borras
Maria Angela Borras, PTRP provides us with a glimpse of what a Sports Physical Therapist does. She shares her experience how she got into sports PT, a memorable incident in the field, and what it takes to be a good sports PT. She also describes to us what OCR is and what her role as a Rehabilitation Coach in the OCR Pilipinas team entails. She discussed the Sports Special Interest Group of PPTA and the Post-grad course on Sports Physical Therapy by the UP Sports Physical Therapy Clinic. And lastly, she gives some pieces of advice to colleagues who want to get into the field of Sports PT.  Anj Borras is the Clinical Director of UP College of Human Kinetics Sports Physical Therapy Clinc, the Chairperson for the Philippine Physical Therapy Association Sports Special Interest Group, and credentialed in Sports Injury Specialist from National Exercise and Sports Trainers Association. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines Manila.
55:09
June 28, 2020
Ep. 16: Scoiliosis Management with Jerome de Leon
We're celebrating Scoliosis Awareness month with an episode dedicated on Scoliosis. Jerome de Leon, PTRP helps us in the discussion. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines - Manila. He is the first Filipino certified by the original Schroth method based in Germany. A certified Barcelona Scoliosis Physical Therapy School (BSPTS) therapist. He's the founder of ScolioHub Philippines, currently the only PT clinic in the Philippines to offer the original Schroth and BSPTS methods. He is also the Asia and Western Pacific regional faciliatator of the World Confederations of Physical Therapy Future Network. Listen as he talks about scoliosis, it's complications, Schroth method, some challenges and lessons in scoliosis management, and the story behind ScolioHub Philippines. Get ready for another filling serving, let's take a listen.  Check them out: https://www.facebook.com/ScolioHubPhilippines/
49:54
June 20, 2020
Ep. 15: Wound Care with Thomas Foronda
Thomas Joseph Foronda,PT,DPT helps us discover the wonderful world of Wound Care. He has been Wound Care Credentialed by the National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy, and Certified Wound Specialist from American Board of Wound Management. In this episode he discussed what wound care in physical therapy entails, described performing sharp debridement, compression and burn management. Lastly he shared his wisdom from working in wound care and his advice to physical therapists who want to pursue a career in wound care. Come and take a listen!
50:55
June 14, 2020
Ep. 14: Occupational Health with Zyra Mae Sicat
We can't get enough of Occupational Health. In today's episode Zyra Mae Sicat, PTRP, MOH helps us understand more what occupational health is. She is a licensed physical therapist, currently affiliated in the University of Santo Tomas, College of Rehabilitation Sciences as a faculty member in their Physical Therapy department. She finished her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy in University of Santo Tomas and her Master of Occupational Health in University of the Philippines - Manila. She is a DOLE Certified Occupational Safety and Health Officer. And her research interests are Ergonomics and Occupational Health. In this episode, she talks more on occupational health, safety and health hazards, lessons in OH that are applicable in PT, similarities in PT and OH, and her advice for PTs going into OH. Let's come take a listen.
54:18
June 8, 2020
Ep. 13: Home Health in the US with Eleazar Tayag, DPT, Part 2
Welcome back to the 2nd part of my conversation with Eleazar Tayag, PT,DPT, MPH, owner of home health and hospice agencies. In this episode, he'll describe what a typical day a home health PT looks like. He also mentions things to learn before going into the home health practice. He enumerates important lessons he learned from working in home health and having his own home health business. Lastly, he shares pieces of advice in starting a succesful home health business here in the US. Let's go and take a listen.
34:07
June 3, 2020
Ep. 12: Home Health in the US with Eleazar Tayag, DPT, Part 1
Eleazar Tayag, PT, DPT, MPH owns home health, and hospice agencies, and a home health rehab company. In this episode, he talks about what home health practice in the US is, some importance points or concepts to be familiar with before going into home health, and what are some pros and cons in working as a home health physical therapist.  Come and let's take a listen.
38:52
June 3, 2020
Ep. 11: Yoga Therapy with Viel Olegario, Part 2
In the second part of my conversation with Viel Olegario, PTRP, DOMTP, ERYT-500, licensed physical therapist, manual therapist and yoga therapist, she shares how she started her yoga school- Medicale Yoga Institute, what motivates her, and what inspires her to keep going. Come take another bite! Make sure to check her out @medicaleyoga in Facebook and Instagram for more information and yoga training.
24:33
May 26, 2020
Ep. 10: Yoga Therapy with Viel Olegario, Part 1
Today's guest is Anne Marieviel Olegario, PTRP, DOMTP, ERYT-500, a licensed physical therapist, manual therapist, yoga therapist, founder and co-director of Medicale Yoga Institute. In this episode, she talks about her personal journey to what led her to yoga therapy, what drew her closer to it and what yoga means for her. Listen to a very candid conversation of dear friends. Come take a bite!
32:14
May 26, 2020
Ep. 9: Acute Care and Outpatient PT in the US with Kenneth Adivino, DPT, Part 2
This is the last part of my interview with Kenneth Adivino, PT, DPT. In this episode He continued to talk about his experience in working in the Emergency Department. He also emphasized how important the role of physical therapists is in the discharge process in the acute setting. He describes the challenges he faced in practicing in both settings here in the US. Lastly, He also added insights on working with patient with psychiatric conditions in the acute care setting. Come and have another serving .
38:32
May 18, 2020
Ep. 8: Acute Care and Outpatient PT in the US with Kenneth Adivino, DPT, Part 1
In today's episode, Kenneth Adivino talks about his experience working in the Acute and Outpatient Physical therapy settings. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Santo Tomas, his Master of Science degree in Human Movement Science from the University of the Philippines - Diliman, and his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in Arcadia University. He is also a certified Autism Specialist from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standard, and is Certified in Vestibular and Concussion Rehabilitation from the American Institute of Balance. He talks about his experience working as an acute care physical therapist, and his experience as an outpatient physical therapist. He also compared his practice here in the US from his practice in the Philippines. Let's come take a listen.
29:33
May 18, 2020
Ep. 7: Being an Occupational Health Specialist with Gian Paolo Clares, part 2
Let's take a listen to the last part of my conversation with Gian Paolo Clares, PTRP as he talks more about being an Occupational Health Specialist at Chevron Holdings Inc, and his advice to physical therapists who wish to enter the occupational health field. 
26:56
May 11, 2020
Ep. 6: Being an Occupational Health Specialist with Gian Paolo Clares, Part 1
Gian Paolo Clares is a licensed Physical Therapist working in the corporate space. He is an Occupational Health Specialist in Chevron Holdings Inc.  where he conducts ergonomic evaluations, clinical screening for potential musculoskeletal injuries,  and ensures safety, health and well-being of their customers among others. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, and is currently working on earning his Master's degree in Physical Therapy in the same institution. Listen as he describes what he does as an Occupational Health Specialist, how he got into that role from working in a typical physical therapy setting, and what he learned from his current work and why he loves working in Chevron. He also shares his insights on having a growth mindset, collaboration, mentorship and networking.  You may reach him: gian.paolo.clares@gmail.com IG: @gianpaoloclares FB: @gian.paolo.clares
40:05
May 11, 2020
Ep.5: Pelvic Health Physical Therapy with Lili Wells, DPT
Lili Wells, DPT talks about one of her areas of focus which is Pelvic Health / Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy. She describes how Physical Therapists can address pelvic floor issues like pain, incontinence, and pain during sex among others. She also guides us to how she performs her external and internal assessment as well as treatment. Lastly, she goes on to share what it takes to become a pelvic floor physical therapist and why she enjoys doing being one. Let's take another bite of PT MEAL.
58:32
May 3, 2020
Ep. 4: Telerehabilitation with Carl Leochico, MD
Telerehabilitation is one of his advocacies. As one of the pioneers of the program in their hospital, Carl Leochico, MD, FPARM talks about the Telerehabilitation program in UP-Philippine General Hospital, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine.  He also dives deeper into it's aims,  description of how a typical Telerehabilitation session goes, benefits and barriers they encountered, as well as,  the future of the program.  With how things are going on right now, Telehealth/Telemedicine/Telerehabilitation is surely something to prepare and look out for. So have another helping, and take a listen!
56:01
April 30, 2020
Ep. 3: Pilates with Burns Reyes
Our guest today is BURNS REYES, a licensed physical therapist and Pilates Instructor for about 10 years now. His credentials include: being Fully Certified in STOTT Pilates, Rehab Pilates Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer and Certified Health Coach from the American Council on Exercise (ACE). In this episode we talked about Burns' career from physical therapy to Pilates, what Pilates is, how to be a Pilates instructor, and how his Physical Therapy degree helped him become a better Pilates Instructor. So come take a listen to a hearty serving of PT MEAL
34:32
April 26, 2020
Ep. 2: World Confederation of Physical Therapy with Catherine Escuadra
This is part 2 of my conversation with Catherine Escuadra where she talks about her involvement in the Program Committee of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress 2021, and why it is important for physiotherapists to take an active part in our profession. So let's take another bite of PT MEAL Podcast.
31:32
April 26, 2020
Ep. 1: Interprofessional Education and Collaboration with Catherine Escuadra
Welcome back to PT MEAL Physical Therapy Podcast. A potluck of insights and information from Pinoy physical therapists for Pinoy physical therapists. Our guest today is Catherine Joy Escuadra, a physical therapist with a Master's degree in Health Professions Education. She is currently affiliated with the University of Santo Tomas College of Rehabilitation Sciences, teaching courses for the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, and Sports Science departments. She is currently an officer of Philippine Physical Therapy Association, and a member in the programme committee of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) Congress 2021. She has countless published researches and speaking engagements regarding ethics, research, teaching, and evidence-based practice. In this episode, she talks about her passion for research, her own teaching methods, and the concept of Interprofessional Education and Collaboration. So pull up a chair, let's take a listen…
34:40
April 26, 2020
Welcome to PT MEAL!
Welcome to PT MEAL: Physical Therapy Podcast. In this episode Johann talks about why he started this podcast and why he named it PT MEAL.
07:29
April 26, 2020