On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Dr. Kaylee Garrett Simmerman, PT, DPT on how to deal with negativity. Kaylee is a 27 year old, passionate, driven Doctor of Physical Therapy who is striving to surpass all of her goals and dreams in order to change the world one step at a time. She was a ballet dancer for approximately 20 years and had to quit due to injuries, bringing her to her current career choice. She is ultimately interested in being able to treat the dancer population, incorporating her expertise in pelvic health as well as pain science education.
In this episode, we discuss:
-What is a negative Nancy?
-Kaylee’s experience with both a friend and a colleague naysayer
-How to handle negative feedback and not let emotions overcome you
-What qualities to look for in your support team
-And so much more!
Receiving feedback from your team or mentor is important for growth and from Kaylee’s experience, “I love feedback but if you’re not going to be constructive about it, that’s not helpful on either side.”
In the face of negativity, Kaylee recommends taking a moment to compose yourself instead of leaping into defense mode and, “assess the situation and decide whether or not it’s worth being upset about.”
One of the most important qualities your support team should posses is strong listening skills. Kaylee stresses, “Finding the person that’s going to give you positive feedback instead of negative feedback is very important.”
For more information on Kaylee:
I am a 27 year old, passionate, driven Doctor of Physical Therapy who is striving to surpass all of my goals and dreams in order to change the world one step at a time. I’ve been married to the love of my life for close to a year and cannot wait for many more! I was a ballet dancer for approximately 20 years and had to quit due to injuries, bringing me to my current career choice. I am ultimately interested in being able to treat the dancer population, incorporating my expertise in pelvic health as well as pain science education.
For more information on Jenna:
Jenna Kantor (co-founder) is a bubbly and energetic girl who was born and raised in Petaluma, California. Growing up, she trained and performed ballet throughout the United States. After earning a BA in Dance and Drama at the University of California, Irvine, she worked professionally in musical theatre for 15+ years with tours, regional theatres, & overseas (www.jennakantor.com) until she found herself ready to move onto a new chapter in her life – a career in Physical Therapy. Jenna is currently in her 3rd year at Columbia University’s Physical Therapy Program. She is also a co-founder of the podcast, “Physiotherapy Performance Perspectives,” has an evidence-based monthly youtube series titled “Injury Prevention for Dancers,” is a NY SSIG Co-Founder, NYPTA Student Conclave 2017 Development Team, works with the NYPTA Greater New York Legislative Task Force and is the NYPTA Public Policy Committee Student Liaison. Jenna aspires to be a physical therapist for amateur and professional performers to help ensure long, healthy careers. To learn more, please check out her website: www.jennafkantor.wixsite.com/jkpt
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