On this episode of the Healthy Wealthy and Smart Podcast, Jenna Kantor, DPT guest hosts and interviews Tameka Duncan on physical therapy for high school athletes. Dr. Tameka Duncan, DPT, Cert. MDT is a licensed physical therapist. It is one of her greatest passions to impact people’s lives daily through preventative and rehabilitative services by helping restore quality of life and improve overall function through physical therapy services.
In this episode, we discuss:
-Why Tameka is passionate about working with high school athletes
-The experience needed to treat high school athletes
-How Tameka has established expertise and rapport with athletes in her community
-And so much more!
Memorable Quotes from this episode:
“A knowledge of the sport and some continuing ed classes are needed.”
“They have a vision, they have a reason and they are motivated to get back to whatever that sport is.”
“I’ll just let my results and my reputation speak for themselves.”
For more information on Tameka:
Dr. Tameka Duncan PT, DPT, Cert. MDT is a licensed physical therapist in Clarksville, TN. One of Dr. Duncan’s greatest passions is physical therapy. She loves fostering change through preventative and rehabilitative services. She takes great pride in helping restore patient’s quality of life and improving their overall function to return to the things they love doing most. Dr. Duncan attended Howard University in Washington, DC where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree (2005) in Health Science with a concentration in pre-physical therapy. She later went on to attend the University of Maryland- Baltimore in Baltimore, MD where she obtained her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (2010). Dr. Duncan has worked in a variety of settings throughout her practicing career. She spent 8 years in the outpatient orthopedic setting and recently transitioned to the home health setting, while starting her own mobile physical therapy practice, Vitality Sport & Rehab, LLC. Dr. Duncan’s area of specialty is treatment of the spine, to include both the neck and the back. Dr. Duncan obtained extensive training in the McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT) obtaining her MDT Certification in January 2017. Dr. Duncan is also very experienced and enjoys treating various injuries sustained by the young athlete to the aging geriatric.
In her spare time, Dr. Duncan enjoys spending time with her husband, her family/friends, working out, attending church, salsa dancing, mentoring youth, and spending quality time with herself. She loves fitness and has participated in several physique competitions. She is also a Beautycounter consultant, a skincare/makeup line that aims to get safer products into hands of everyone. Dr. Duncan best describes herself as a down to earth, outgoing, fun loving person that enjoys meeting and experiencing various people and cultures.
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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