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On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Dr. Meghan Wieser on dance physical therapy. Meghan is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and received her PT degree from Widener University. She enjoys working with motivated individuals who take an active role in their health. She loves working with dancers, athletes, and active adults.
In this episode, we discuss:
-Why Meghan became a dance physical therapist
-Do you have to be a dancer to treat dancers?
-Is dance a sport?
-Meghan’s recommendations and resources on dance physical therapy
-And so much more!
“Half of PT is building a relationship with somebody.”
“If you can’t connect to what they do every single day—what they live and breathe—you’re only going to get them so far.”
“Shadow somebody who treats dancers.”
“Immerse yourself in the art first.”
For more information on Meghan:
I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and received my PT degree from Widener University. I enjoy working with motivated individuals who take an active role in their health. I love working with dancers, athletes, and active adults. I’m an avid traveler and love trying new foods and learning about the cultures of the places I travel to. I’m a very active person, I dabble in a little bit of everything: weightlifting, yoga, running, hiking, etc. I have a strong passion for physical therapy and hope to someday change the face of healthcare.
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:
Meghan Wieser Personal Facebook
Performing Arts Special Interest Group
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