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On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Dr. Liz Koch, DPT on work life balance. Liz was raised in western Kentucky, Paducah. She then played soccer at TN Tech while pursuing an engineering degree. She finished her engineering degree at the University of Kentucky. After taking a year off of school, she completed her doctor of PT at the University of Kentucky. Many reasons lead to the switch from engineering to PT.
In this episode, we discuss:
-Why Liz opened her own practice to achieve her ideal work life balance
-What work place qualities you should look for when applying to jobs
-How participating in hobbies increases your ability to reach out to your target population
-How to achieve a full body workout and achieve mental clarity in the outdoors
-And so much more!
“Being outside and doing activities is part of life.”
“It allows me the freedom to do what I love to do.”
“Whenever I travel to go ride on a different trail, I am marketing too.”
“It’s not just the workout, it’s also the mental clarity that you get from just being away.”
For more information on Liz:
Liz was raised in western Kentucky, Paducah. She then played soccer at TN Tech while pursuing an engineering degree. She finished her engineering degree at the University of Kentucky. After taking a year off of school, she completed her doctor of PT at the University of Kentucky. Many reasons lead to the switch from engineering to PT.
From being an athlete from a very young age including kayaking, mountain biking, and horseback riding, she has had to deal with injuries and different pains. Her mother was a PT and always helped get he back to the sport as quickly as possible while still factoring in her long and healthy life.
One of the biggest injuries landed her two different weeks in the hospital. She understands the need and drive to get back. After 8 months of PT she was back competing in freestyle kayaking. She has had to do PT for many injuries including several mountain bike crashes.
The great thing about Liz is that she understand the movement patterns of each individual sport and the mechanics of it. With her engineering background and her life long love of these sports, she can help you ride the trail, the water, the horse sooner.
She has a wonderful support system of her family including her husband and dog and loves living in the blue ridge mountains.
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:
Blue Ridge BioMechanics Website
Blue Ridge BioMechanics Instagram
Blue Ridge BioMechanics Facebook
Blue Ridge BioMechanics Youtube
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