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On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Angelica Napolitano on her physical therapy golf niche. Dr. Angelica Napolitano is a Jupiter, Florida native who earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University, and then went on to further her education by receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Florida International University. Through her passion of the sport and extensive knowledge base regarding physical therapy treatment, Angelica is sure to provide you the pain free transformation you’re striving to achieve that will allow you to execute next level performance in your golf game or any sport you desire to enhance.
In this episode, we discuss:
-How Angelica developed a niche in golf
-Unique challenges that face a female treating in a male dominated sport
-Angelica’s advice for budding female entrepreneurs
-And so much more!
Having first-hand experience in your niche is important to build patient rapport as Angelica has found that, “You build that trust and it just starts from there.”
As a female treating in a male dominated sport, it is integral to maintain a professional environment as Angelica stresses, “There needs to be boundaries.“
For those interesting in breaking the mold and starting a practice despite their fear, Angelica reminds, “The what-ifs are going to hold you back from success in life ultimately.” Angelica advises to, “Be a trailblazer.”
For more information on Angelica:
Dr. Angelica Napolitano is a Jupiter, Florida native who earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise Physiology from Florida State University, and then went on to further her education by receiving her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Florida International University.
Angelica has had experience in various practice settings from pediatrics to geriatrics and everything in between. She has spent the last couple years as the Regional Manager and Lead Physical Therapist for a company that provides physical therapy and wellness services to those who are battling substance abuse and addiction disorders. Angelica quickly developed a strong passion for helping this patient population as she got to experience their transformations not only physically, but mentally and emotionally by witnessing each patient’s journey to recovery on a first-hand basis.
Her ability to positively impact others through her advanced skillset to promote a pain and drug free lifestyle has been the most rewarding experience in her career thus far. It not only magnified her competency but allowed her to develop her own identity and autonomy as a practitioner while simultaneously gaining managerial experience in her supervisory role. Although, Angelica devotes most of her time to serving others, she also enjoys spending time playing golf with friends, family and clients. She has successfully treated patients who suffer from pain and functionally related movement disorders directly associated to golfing.
Through her passion of the sport and extensive knowledge base regarding physical therapy treatment, Angelica is sure to provide you the pain free transformation you’re striving to achieve that will allow you to execute next level performance in your golf game or any sport you desire to enhance.
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:
Optimal PT and Wellness Website
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