Chris and Teri bring to light what is really under the hood of the healthcare system and wellness in general from their first hand experience and their guests.
In order to win in the healthcare game you need to do it different from the masses...they tell you when and where those times exist.
We know you're busy, have bills to pay and healthcare is crazy expensive. Spend 20-30 minutes with us (listen at 1.5x is you have to!) and we guarantee you will learn a something you can leverage to live happier, healthier and probably with some more cash in your pocket!
Director of Performance, Alex Cassella, joins us today to chat about a very important topic - how to broach eating healthy and with kids successfully. Don't miss this one if you have ever struggled with this incredibly touchy and difficult topic.
Not feeling so great? Kids sick?
Chris and Teri talk about when to use the latest technology and the future of medicine vs when to go to the local minute clinic vs when to go to your primary care MD. As always, discussing not only the cost factor or what to consider, but also the time savings or costs as well as the convenience factor. You interested in seeing the doctor while still in your bed and in your pajamas? Teri did it and here what her experience was like!
Chris and Teri and joined by Dr. Patrick O'Connell from Sentinel Primary Care in Raleigh, NC. We dive into the business behind medicine, why it is the reason you wait over an hour for 15 minutes with your doctor and what more and more Doctors are doing about it! Learn about the model that allows you to text with your doctor, get same day appointments and get to spend over 30 minutes with your doctor regularly! We also discuss how telehealth is being used to limit your visits to the office, how you can get EKG's without any additional cost and overall, how you can be treated based on what you need and not what insurance will pay the doctor! This episode blows the roof off your prior experiences in healthcare!
Reach out to Dr. O'Connell at https://sentinelprimarycare.com or call him at 919-797-0550
Find a Primary Cary Doctor Near You: www.dpcmapper.com
Chris and Teri discuss an important topic of all the self help pain industry and if it is worth your time and money. Are they a waste of money? Are they helpful and will they save you money in the long run? Listen in to find out the answers to all of these questions!
Resources for finding research studies: https://scholar.google.com
Choosing a Massage Therapist is like choosing a cracker at the grocery store right? WRONG! They are NOT all the same, and in fact, there are HUGE differences in the still emerging field. Chris and Teri welcome Hands on Health Co-Founder Laura, as she discusses how to choose the right clinic and Therapist for you as well as gives you tips on how to get the most out of your next Massage Therapy Session. We also dive in to discuss how Massage Therapy can be used as an adjunct to Physical Therapy and in other situations where you wouldn't necessarily think of it. Don't miss this one!
Massage Therapist License Lookup - https://www.fsmtb.org/license-lookup/
Chris and Teri dive into the specifics of if foam rolling is even worth your time, not to mention the pain that often goes with it. What is it really doing? Are there different ways to do it that make it more effective? When should you roll vs when should you stretch? All this and more in this info packed episode!
Value Add Videos:
https://youtu.be/bU6XXEoEdSs (why foam rolling for golf helps)
Foam Rolling Exercise Playlist: https://youtu.be/9TLAyXG81Rg
This week we chat about how to keep it going when life isn't going your way. Chris and Teri both know about unplanned events (open heart surgery and multiple other things) get in the way of your plans and your happiness. How did they get through it and what are the options out there available to you to explore to help you when you need it? Listen and find out!
Teri speaks from her over 10 experiences on this topic and Chris discusses this really hard question from a medical perspective. Together, they both give you a best practice formula on how to evaluate your specific situation. They provide a map or pathway that allows you to make sure you exhaust all your options prior to going under the knife...which should always be a last resort!
Chris and Teri discuss the big 5 exercises that are most often done incorrectly that lead to back pain. More than likely, you are doing at least one of them and this is your opportunity to fix it before it becomes a problem! Don't miss out on this one.
Videos of Fixes:
OH mobility fix: https://youtu.be/csq-orh6Dlc
How to Deadlift correctly: https://youtu.be/34-rWXymRCY
Anti-extension exercise instead of crunches: https://youtu.be/IsvX6GWwoRQ
Teri talks about her recent $1500 surprise when she went to the pharmacy, what that means for her health, her pocketbook and how you can navigate a situation like this effectively to stay alive and not broke! RESOURCES and AlTERNATIVE: www.goodrx.com, price shop pharmacies, websites, formulary vs non-formulary, generic, patents, coupons
Teri shares her stories about hip pain that eventually required surgery...TWICE! And Chris explains the process and steps that you need to take if you have hip pain to get it evaluated and treated fast and effectively. Chris and Teri also touch on how issues in the hip can manifest as pain in other areas of your body, particularly the groin and the low back.
Check out this video on a simple at home fix for your hip pain: https://youtu.be/bgKv4qt501s
Dr. Eric Westman, one of the top, if not THE top researcher when it comes to the Keto diet and your health joins Teri and Chris this week to discuss how changing what you eat could save your life, your golf game and your performance in the gym! Learn what the Keto diet really is, the truths and lies about it and what the science says about long term effects on your health. Diabetes and Obesity may have met their match! Dr. Westman also discusses his exciting new venture to help America fix its obesity problem with his Heal Clinics likely opening near you soon!
LINKS TO INFO: www.dietdoctor.com www.healclinics.com & www.adaptyourlife.com
LINK TO INVEST IN HEAL CLINICS: $480 buy in www.healclinics.com/offering
Teri and Chris address the top three questions you NEED to be asking your Physical Therapist to assure the quickest recovery and avoid and setbacks! They discuss this critical topic from both sides of the interaction...the patient and the therapist and tell you what each is thinking and how to manage them both! This episode is great for Therapists and clients or even loved ones of clients to make sure you and your loved ones are getting the most out of your rehab!
Check out our blog on this topic: https://par4success.com/articles/4249
Knee pain is something that affects a TON of people around the world and most of you don't do anything about it. Those of you who do, will often waste on average one month trying to get in to see the right provider and will waste on average over $1,000 before even getting to the right person!
Chris and Teri go over the top causes, top fixes and how to know who is the right provider you need to go to right off the bat instead of wasting precious time and money!
Link to DIY Knee Pain Fix Playlist - https://youtu.be/kB72acaj4BY
Is it financially smart to use your insurance for Physical Therapy or other medical expenses? If you haven't met your deductible, then probably not! And even if you have...you still might be wasting money. Chris and Teri educate you on the BIG THREE when it comes to understanding your insurance and when it makes sense to use it or not. Co-pays - Co-Insurance - Deductibles. Did you know that when you don't use your insurance the cost is often 50% less!
Chris and Teri take on the #1 injury experienced by Americans - back pain! If you sit at your desk all day or have ever experienced back pain at any point you NEED to watch this!
They discuss top causes, top things to avoid, what healthcare provider to see and how to navigate the incredibly confusing healthcare system to get better quicker and for less!
Self help Back pain Fix Video: https://youtu.be/y3iNYbj6OhY:
Schedule a discover visit or call so we can help you for FREE https://par4success.sites.zenplanner.com/scheduler.cfm: link to discovery visit/call
Shoulder pain keeping you down and out of doing what you love? It's annoying! Chris and Teri discuss the keys to getting rid of shoulder pain and give you resources to take care of it yourself. If you can't get rid of it yourself, they discuss the key healthcare professionals that can get you back pain free quick and at a reasonable cost.
Shoulder Pain Fix https://youtu.be/ks7-whFBB6U
Discovery call: https://par4success.sites.zenplanner.com/scheduler.cfm
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Bobby Prengle, will talk about how what he was taught in school has or has not helped him with what he faces every day in clinic. You will hear different perspectives between the recent PT grad and the not so recent grad (Chris). He will talk about how differently healthcare is practiced in North Carolina vs Texas vs Florida and how clinicians have to “walk differently” with different clients.
Teri and Chris have an amazing guest this week from half way across the world! Kim is a leader in her field and has been featured in numerous outlets regarding how to live fully without a full schedule! She highlights her mindful philosophy encouraging people to live in the moment and even gives Chris and Teri some advice on how they can improve themselves!
Be sure to check out all of her latest work and keep up to date with where she is in the world on her website: http://www.kimforrester.net
This is one of the best episodes we have had yet!
Link to blogs on her page:
Teri and Chris discuss the HUGE movement towards standing desks to cure workplace health issues such as back pain...is it really all it is cut out to be? Are there risks associated with standing desks that are not present with sitting? What about risks with sitting that are not there with standing? We dig deep in this episode to give you the real scoop!
This episode is for a request from one of our reviews on iTunes, keep them coming everyone!
Teri and Chris have Frank Muntis, a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Olympic Weightlifting Champion in Kentucky on to discuss details of when to have a coach vs no coach, details of safe eccentric training, and some funny stories of epic fails in the gym!
This week, Chris' wife Lauren is on the podcast! No stranger to challenges and dealing with Chris' drama on a daily basis, she shares her insights into being a working mom, staying at home with her kids, the opportunities for stay at home parents abroad as side hustles and so much more!
For more on choosing the right healthcare provider: https://par4success.com/articles/fitness-and-health-care-are-failing-you
For more on saving on healthcare costs: https://par4success.com/articles/get-rid-pain
We are lucky to live in a time with Dr. Google - a time where you can often self diagnose your ailments, attend webinars to learn more about anything you're interested in, and read studies to learn more about any subject under the sun. In this episode, Chris and Teri discuss what is important when educating yourself on all things healthcare and healthcare providers.
For more on picking the correct healthcare provider for you: https://par4success.com/pain-fix/pick-right-healthcare-provider
For more on picking a clinic that is interested in YOU above their bottom line: https://par4success.com/articles/pickaclinic
For more on understanding insurance and how to save money: https://par4success.com/articles/get-rid-pain
We've all been there: the interview. Cringeworthy for both the interviewer and interviewee. Chris and Teri have been there, on both sides, and have plenty cringeworthy tales to tell. In this episode, they talk about the best and worst tricks from both sides - from trick questions to resume hacks. Overcome the most feared part of the hiring process with this cheat sheet podcast episode.
And what are the 5 P's? Hint: they will help you ace the interview EVERYTIME! But you'll have to listen to find out...
Think dieting is all about small portions of "healthy" food? This dietician thinks otherwise. With her famous instagram account @eat.and.repeat, Sarah Boesh preaches a different philosophy - one that involves eating a bit of everything for a healthy lifestyle. Listen to this podcast to see how it works!
see more of Sarah's yummy creations on Instagram @eat.and.repeat
Surviving isn't about what has happened to you; it's about what you do with it! Our guest this week Josh Perry has an amazing story as a BMX rider and brain tumor survivor. Now, he is a health consultant, motivational speaker, and BMX athlete. Listen to this inspiring episode of how doing things differently is sometimes thrust upon you!
For more on Josh: www.joshperrybmx.com/josh-perry
Follow Josh (@JoshPerryBMX) on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and LinkedIn
Did you know that Chris eats the same thing every day? Anyone shocked? We certainly are... every single day. In all seriousness, though, Chris and Teri speak in this episode about how important it is to continually try new things (cough, cough, Chris).
They talk about how to achieve a state of "Flow" and how trying new things can help you feel fulfilled.
Chris shares a bit about his experience going back to school when his business was selected for a continuing education program at Babson College hosted by Goldman Sachs.
The two have a big announcement in this podcast!
For more on Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: https://www.amazon.com/Flow-Psycholog...
For more on Chris' Babson College for small businesses: https://www.goldmansachs.com/citizens...
For more about Brier Creek Country Club: https://www.briercreekcc.com/
NC powerlifting record holder Alex Cassella joins us to talk about setting the mind to a higher standard for higher performance. She is no stranger to sport performance, and offers plenty of advice for reaching those high goals that you might not even think you can reach.
For more on FLOW, the secret to happiness: https://www.ted.com/talks/mihaly_csikszentmihalyi_on_flow
For more on Ellen Langer's Mindfulness study: https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=17792517
For more on Amy Cuddy's Power Poses: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are
Ever wondered if there was a different way to navigate insurance and healthcare? Ted Graham, one of our physical therapists at Par4Success, has been defying the status quo since he was cleaning up tracks for Snoop Dogg back in the day. Today, he helps us explain how insurance can sometimes hinder growth and progress in the healthcare world, especially as far as value is concerned.
Chris and Teri rope the show's producer Cissi in as the first guest on the show. The three talk through their best and worst personal time management policies, suggesting ways to think outside the box for delegating tasks and working with others to get things done.
For more on Panda planner: https://pandaplanner.com/
Have any habits that hold your performance back? Or, maybe you need to set new habits to boost your performance? Everyone works differently, and figuring out how to best operate on a personal level is step one for success. This podcast explores goals and how habits play a role in them in school, business, workplace, or even in sports.
For more on SMART Goals: https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/smart-goals.htm
Should you put ice on that injury or heat? Chris and Teri address heat and ice treatment, then Teri lets off some HEAT after a recent healthcare experience.
For more on RICE treatment: https://www.webmd.com/first-aid/rice-...
For more on the ANTI ice method: http://garyreinl.com/
This episode is all about how to stay healthy when on the go. Whether you're a busy mom or dad, business executive, business owner, college student, or even a professional athlete, this episode is for you!