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On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Ruth Backlund on emotional and physical trauma. Ruth Backlund is the founder and owner of Energy Works Myofascial Release, specializing in John Barnes Myofascial Release and Active Myofascial Therapy- Irene Diamond. She helps active men and women enhance their health and well-being, improve mobility, and avoid unnecessary surgery.

In this episode, we discuss:

-The difference between emotional and physical trauma

-Should physical therapists differentiate trauma with their patients?

-How Ruth reacts to emotional patients to facilitate the healing process

-The importance of being present with patients who may be dealing with emotional trauma

-And so much more!

 

“Emotional trauma is usually less visible.”

 

“Everybody has emotional trauma. Everybody has physical trauma.”

 

“Sometimes with emotional trauma, they blank out.”

 

“Rushing in abrupts that processing of that emotion.”

 

“Don’t judge them in advance.”

 

“A person comes in as a whole package.”

 

For more information on Ruth:

Ruth Backlund, RN, BSN, CGEI

RN – 30 yrs

Expert Level MFR Therapist – 9 yrs

Founder and Owner of Energy Works Myofascial Release, specializing in John Barnes Myofascial Release and Active Myofascial Therapy- Irene Diamond.

I help active men and women enhance their health and well-being, improve mobility, and avoid unnecessary surgery.

I use a clinically comprehensive whole-body approach to healing through gentle myofascial stretching to decrease pain and increase range of motion.

My goal is to help my clients achieve physical and emotional health and well-being by facilitating the healing journey, teaching self-care techniques, and enable sustained long-lasting relief.

 

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

 

Resources discussed on this show:

Energy Works Myofascial Release Website

Ruth Backlund Instagram

Energy Works Myofascial Release Facebook

 

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Have a great week and stay Healthy Wealthy and Smart!

 

Xo Karen

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