Ep 129 Chaser – Living the Dream or Embracing the Suck: Finding Your Purpose with Joe Black & Secili DeStefano


Episode 129 Chaser

In this episode from SHOTS in Miami, Jimmy chats with Plenary Session presenters Joe Black and Secili DeStefano. Joe enjoys a corona, Secili enjoys a scotch, and Jimmy drinks vodka to watch his figure. Joe and Secili describe their unorthodox presentation, finding your purpose, staying engaged, and so much more.

Bio: Joe Black, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC
Joe Black, PT, DPT, SCS, ATC is a physical therapist and athletic trainer at Total Rehabilitation and is Manager of Outpatient Rehabilitation for Blount Memorial Hospital. When the alarm clock goes off in the morning, he springs from bed, excited to see what challenges and patients await him.
And he’s STILL trying to figure out what he wants to do with my life. In other words, what’s next?
For 30 years, he’s written a column in the local newspaper Sports Section and is supposed to be about athletic health care but it has devolved to politics and religion at times. His mama always said he should be a preacher. His other passions include: biking, painting, farming, grandkids, hiking & travel.

Bio: Secili DeStefano, PT, DPT, OCS
Secili received her Master’s (2001) and Doctorate (2007) degrees in physical therapy from Marymount University. Secili administers premium care to a large, diverse population of outpatient orthopedic patients. She has a special interest in rehabilitating the biomechanics including the ribs, spine, hips and pelvis. Over the past several years in practice, she has focused on preventing injuries, promoting health and wellness, and creating solutions for complex and persistent pain. Secili is a manual therapist, and performs Triggerpoint Dry Needling (TDN) and utilizes Graded Motor Imagery. She is also certified and performs a variety of different prevention and optimization programs for athletes. She uses RealTime UltraSound Imaging to assist the patients in optimizing movement and performance. Her heart for patients locally, nationally and internationally leads her to foster research, speak, and consult on a wide variety of healthcare topics.
Secili also provides care for men’s and women’s pelvic health (bowel, bladder, sexual dysfunction and incontinence), conditions specific to athletes, breast health, pre-partum, pregnancy, post-partum, bone health, osteoporosis and osteopenia, persistent pain (fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and other widespread chronic pain syndromes), postsurgical health and restoration (e.g. post-hysterectomy, C-section, post-prostatectomy, etc.), hypermobility syndromes (e.g., Ehler’s Danlos), pelvic, back, hip and sacroiliac joint pain and dysfunction (e.g., Femoral Acetabular Impingement). She assesses and fabricates custom orthotics; evaluates and consults area businesses on worksite ergonomics; and provides health, wellness, consulting and screening services to area athletic programs, travel teams, and specialty programs including Olympic hopefuls, high level football players, dancers, swimmers and soccer players. Secili is committed to optimizing patients’ movement and performance.
Secili has received numerous professional awards and certifications resulting from her work experience, continuing education pursuits and her involvement in her professional associations. She serves on many national task forces and work groups for improving health care. Currently, she is serving on the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) NEXT Conference Work Group and APTA She has served as the Virginia Physical Therapy Association Vice President and Delegate to the APTA House of Delegates. She has served as the Director of Research for the APTA Section on Women’s Health. Secili is a Certified Direct Access Practitioner, which means that she is able to practice without a referral from another practitioner. She has received the distinction of Certified Orthopedic Specialist and Emerging Leader from the APTA. Secili has served as a Center Coordinator of Clinical Education and is a Certified Clinical Instructor. She has also been honored as a Distinguished Commencement Speaker. She is currently teaching at George Mason University in their Department of Health Administration and Policy. Her first year as a Mason professor, she was nominated by the students for the Career Connection Faculty Award.
Prior to her career as a physical therapist, Secili worked as a student athletic trainer in the University of Texas athletic department. Secili has her own decorated past in sports including Go Ruck, Spartan Races, marathons, weight lifting, dancing, swimming and gymnastics. She enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, friends and extended family, as well as, traveling and reading.

Contact Joe Black
Twitter: @joeblackdpt
Blog: www.joeblackdpt.blogspot.com

Contact Secili DeStefano
Twitter: @secilid
Website: http://bodiesinmotionpt.com/secili-destefano

Episode Shoutouts
Amy Arundale, PT, DPT, SCS, recent guest of the show (@soccerPT11)
Bob Ross, host of The Joy of Painting
The APTA (www.apta.org)
Alexis Morgan, former APTASA Director of Communications (@AlexisMorganPT)
Ryan Holiday, media strategist and writer (http://ryanholiday.net)

Episode Highlights
2:16 You guys presented in a slightly unorthodox manner at NSC. No one’s ever done anything close to what you guys did. Describe it for people who weren’t there.
3:18 What was your role in the presentation?
4:26 We just mentioned 3 random things that you wee doing while you were presenting, but how did they connect? Why’d you bring them in?
5:52 Being the superhero of your own life
“You’re living the dream or embracing the suck pretty much on any given day.”
“You have to sort of continue on with your purpose while life is happening.”
6:54 The exchange zone curse
8:43 You’ve got a guy that’s painting. What were you painting, what was actually on canvas?
“Find a way to keep it fun, find a way to stay engaged. It just makes it a great life, it’s the greatest profession in the world.”
10:00 After 39 years you still get excited coming to conferences like this, being around students?
11:42 NSC 2016 Oxford Debate
13:05 Any quotables from your presentation that were getting out there on social media?
“Nobody aspires to mediocrity.”
Tweet by Alexis Morgan
14:05 Secili asks Jimmy: What made you smile today?

#PartingShots from SHOTS
Joe Black: Don’t take the first job for the money, take it for the job.
Secili DeStefano: Overcome your fears.

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