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Live Better Longer: the podcast for clinicians made by clinicians. It’s brought to you by FOX Rehabilitation. Find out more at foxrehab.org. The purpose of our show is to have professional conversations about PT, OT, and SLP for older adults. (Tim Fox, PT, DPT, GCS-Emeritus, CCI | License #40QA00702100 | 7 Carnegie Plaza Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 | 877-407-3422)

Live Better Longer: the podcast for clinicians made by clinicians. It’s brought to you by FOX Rehabilitation. Find out more at foxrehab.org. The purpose of our show is to have professional conversations about PT, OT, and SLP for older adults. (Tim Fox, PT, DPT, GCS-Emeritus, CCI | License #40QA00702100 | 7 Carnegie Plaza Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 | 877-407-3422)

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Live Better Longer: the podcast for clinicians made by clinicians. It’s brought to you by FOX Rehabilitation. Find out more at foxrehab.org. The purpose of our show is to have professional conversations about PT, OT, and SLP for older adults. (Tim Fox, PT, DPT, GCS-Emeritus, CCI | License #40QA00702100 | 7 Carnegie Plaza Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 | 877-407-3422)

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@foxrehab

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English

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8566302724


Episodes

Robert Hamilton Owens vs. The Atlantic Ocean (S3, E13)

11/30/2022
On the season 3 finale of FOX Rehabilitation’s Live Better Longer podcast, we are joined by ex-Air Force pararescueman, Iron Man triathlete, speaker, author, and legendary adventurer, Robert Hamilton Owens, who on December 4, 2022, will begin rowing 3,500 miles across the Atlantic Ocean to raise funds and awareness for veteran suicide prevention. On average, 18-20 U.S. veterans die from suicide daily. Robert is working in conjunction with the Courage Foundation, an organization that helps...

Duration:00:37:59

Staying Active and Positive at 90 (S3, E12)

11/23/2022
As we approach Thanksgiving, our host Jim Shearer gives thanks that he is joined by his grandmother, who will soon celebrate her 91st birthday. One of FOX’s signature mottos—the one that inspired the very name of this podcast—is Be Stronger, Live Better Longer. Jim’s grandmother exemplifies this slogan. Throughout her 60s and beyond, she made a concerted effort to stay active, which included taking daily walks, cooking and even learning how to play golf. Despite having two major injuries in...

Duration:00:25:55

Occupational Therapy and Mental Health (S3, E11)

11/16/2022
On this week’s episode of FOX Rehabilitations’ Live Better Longer podcast, we are joined by FOX occupational therapist, Briana McFee, OT, who talks about how occupational therapy got its start in mental health and how the two intersect. Briana takes us through a "then vs. now" scenario and looks back at when treating and talking about mental health became more of a priority than it had been in years past. She also discusses a recent survey that revealed why some OT students are more hesitant...

Duration:00:25:46

Healthy Eating for a Busy Clinician (S3, E10)

11/9/2022
This week the Live Better Longer podcast welcomes back our official life coach, FOX Rehabilitation occupational therapist, Katie Cooper, MS, OTR/L. In addition to being an OT, Katie also leads our “Live Well With FOX” program which aims to help clinicians improve their work/life balance and bring more attention to our overall health and wellness. Katie explains the importance of healthy eating and how to accomplish this as an on-the-go clinician. Katie answers questions about balancing meals...

Duration:00:23:39

Home Is a Feeling (S3, E9)

11/2/2022
On this week’s episode of FOX Rehabilitation’s Live Better Longer podcast, FOX occupational therapist, Lanie Hefferly, MS, OTR/L, is joined by author, Beth Husman. Lanie met Beth after treating both her mother and father. During these encounters, Lanie discovered that Beth was writing and illustrating a book, Home is a Feeling, which has since been published. Beth created it specifically for patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia—those looking for a feeling of a “home.” Beth explains that...

Duration:00:28:16

Being Mentored by Dr. Fox (S3, E8)

10/25/2022
October 27 is National Mentoring Day, so to get you ready and put you in the mentoring state of mind, this week on FOX Rehabilitation’s Live Better Longer podcast we are joined by FOX Founder, Dr. Tim Fox, PT, DPT, GCS-EMERITUS, CCI and founder of Strong Bond Health, Dr. Julian Bond, PT, DPT. Find out how Tim and Julian met and what it was like to be mentored by Dr. Fox. Julian explains what it took to finally get a recommendation letter from Tim and what valuable lessons he learned as a FOX...

Duration:00:20:16

Treating Lymphedema (S3, E7)

10/18/2022
This week on FOX Rehabilitation’s Live Better Longer podcast, we are joined by FOX physical therapist and lymphedema therapist, Elizabeth Garfield, PT, CLT, who explores the factors that contribute to lower extremity swelling, edema, and lymphedema in older adult patients. Elizabeth explains what a clinician can do to treat lymphedemas, such as improving ankle mobility to reduce falls, using compression garments, and decreasing the risk of developing wounds and infections. She also discusses...

Duration:00:24:02

Balanced Diets for Older Adults (S3, E6)

10/12/2022
As we continue to celebrate Physical Therapy Month, this week we are joined by FOX physical therapist, Shweta Khanna, MSPT, who will take us through the importance of a balanced diet as it pertains to older adults. She will break down goals, weight gain, weight loss, blood sugar management, and how to properly balance an intake of fruits, vegetables, carbohydrates, and liquids. Since physical therapists are only with their patients for a finite amount of time, Shweta also explains why it is...

Duration:00:28:23

Is Stretching Worth It? (S3, E5)

10/4/2022
We're kicking off Physical Therapy Month with guest Alex Germano, PT, DPT, GCS, a FOX physical therapist who will talk about making the most of a patient’s time during a treatment session by asking the question, “is stretching appropriate for your patient?” Stretching is something many older adults like and want to participate in, but it does not lead to strength gains. Because flexibility doesn’t always lead to improved function, Alex explains how organized interventions and certain...

Duration:00:24:31

Inside Senior Living (S3, E4)

9/28/2022
Joining us on FOX Rehabilitation’s Live Better Longer podcast on the heels of National Assisted Living Week is Melissa Fritz, Sales and Marketing Coordinator for Ebenezer—Minnesota’s largest senior living provider. Melissa is currently producing and pitching a senior living docu-series called Inside Senior Living. The premise of the show is one that follows an older adult and their family members as their loved one relocates to a senior living community. Viewers will get an inside look at...

Duration:00:27:23

Functional Tools for Bed Mobility with Dr. Carole B. Lewis (S3, E3)

9/19/2022
On this week’s episode of FOX Rehabilitation’s Live Better Longer podcast we are joined by acclaimed writer, author, lecturer, and physical therapist, Dr. Carole B. Lewis, PT, DPT, GCS, GTCCS, MSG, MPA, PhD, FSOAE, FAPTA, TRC/CTR, who discusses her upcoming webinar, Get Out of That Bed and Chair! Functional Tools and Treatments for Bed Mobility to Sitting to Standing. Dr. Lewis explains how much a clinician can do with a patient despite them being in a bed or chair, which translates to...

Duration:00:24:17

Argentum’s James Balda (S3, E2)

9/13/2022
Since it's National Assisted Living Week, it's the perfect time to have a conversation with Argentum’s President and CEO, James Balda. Argentum is a leading trade association serving practices and companies that own, operate, and support professionally minded senior living communities. James talks about the importance of education and advocacy as they relate to getting older adults the best care and accommodations possible. He discusses the intense challenges that the senior living industry...

Duration:00:26:52

When a Clinician Becomes a Caregiver (S3, E1)

9/6/2022
As we approach Grandparent’s Day on September 11, 2022, Season 3 of FOX Rehabilitation’s Live Better Longer podcast kicks off with a conversation with two FOX clinicians about being both a speech-language pathologist and a caregiver. Stephanie de Mello, MS, CCC-SLP, and Megan Saxon MS, CCC-SLP, talk about caring for their grandmothers and how their clinical experience plays a factor. Unsurprisingly, the attention and time spent with their grandmothers has also affected them as...

Duration:00:25:48

The Envelope Artist (S2, E12)

6/22/2022
FOX Rehabilitation takes great pride in our culture—we instill the concept of an “exchange of abundance” to encourage our colleagues to deliver more than what is expected. We were inspired when we heard the story of “The Envelope Artist.” On today’s episode of FOX’s Live Better Longer podcast, FOX’s Jim Shearer speaks with his neighbor and friend, Melody, who explains how asking for a hard-copy receipt in the mail, led to receiving mini works of art in her mailbox and an eventual friendship...

Duration:00:39:01

NABPT (S2, E11)

6/15/2022
Dr. Remi Onifade, PT, DPT, M. Ed CCVT, CCI is the co-founder and president of the National Association of Black Physical Therapists. She discusses what inspired her to become a physical therapist, what drove her to start the NABPT and the challenges behind making the healthcare industry more diverse and inclusive. Dr. Onifade also talks us through the NABPT’s upcoming virtual conference, happening June 17-19. Listen: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music | Stitcher |...

Duration:00:28:13

Post-Polio Syndrome (S2, E10)

6/7/2022
In this week’s episode of FOX Rehabilitation’s Live Better Longer podcast, FOX occupational therapist, Savanna Grife MS, OTR/L, discusses post-polio syndrome, a condition that can affect polio survivors decades later. Savanna discusses the symptoms—including muscle fatigue—and how to strategize activities of daily living to conserve a patient’s energy. Savanna also talks about the history of post-polio syndrome, when she first found out about it, and how to uniquely treat patients who have...

Duration:00:18:18

Sixth Sense (S2, E9)

6/1/2022
On this week’s episode of FOX’s Live Better Longer podcast, Lanie Hefferly, MS, OTR/L, joins us and reveals a list of six things she learned during her first six months with FOX Rehabilitation. Lanie takes us into her exploration of becoming a more resourceful and skilled occupational therapist, learning how to achieve a better work-life balance, and how she continues to advocate for her profession. Lanie also gives advice to recently graduated clinicians looking for their first job in the...

Duration:00:21:39

Knowing More About Aphasia (S2, E8)

5/24/2022
As Better Speech & Hearing month ends, FOX speech-language pathologist Tyler Young, MS, CCC-SLP, looks ahead to Aphasia Awareness Month and discusses the public misconceptions surrounding it, especially in the wake of the announcement of Bruce Willis’ aphasia diagnosis. Tyler talks through the symptoms, how a speech-language pathologist can treat patients affected by the disorder, and how it parallels his own father’s story, who also has aphasia. Listen: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts |...

Duration:00:25:22

Patient-Centered Therapy (S2, E7)

5/18/2022
FOX Rehabilitation speech-language pathologist, Sherilyn Morse, MS, CCC-SLP, CDP, discusses patient-centered therapy and the importance of weighing individual factors for each patient, like personal environment, impairments, limitations, and restrictions. Sherilyn explains how becoming a “therapy detective” will best help you treat an older adult patient as well as how to adjust if a patient declines a certain recommendation. Listen: Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Spotify | Amazon Music...

Duration:00:24:25

Mother’s Day & Nurses Week (S2, E6)

5/11/2022
Who better to interview during Nurses Week and a few days removed from Mother’s Day than a nurse and a mother? FOX’s Jim Shearer is joined by his mother, Laurie Shearer, RN, as they look back on her career as a registered nurse, one that included over 20 years of working with older adult patients. Laurie will discuss what inspired her to become a nurse, why she decided to get back into the profession after raising five children as a homemaker, and what she enjoyed most about working with...

Duration:00:21:45