Austin Health Experts Happy Hour Webinar Series with Dr. Ryan Seifert, PT, DPT and special guests

Helping you stay healthy and sane while you stay-at-home!

Every other THURSDAY @ 4:00 PM CST

Starting in July, we will be holding our Happy Hours bi-weekly instead of weekly. This is to ensure our speakers have ample time to ensure quality content to tell you how you can remain healthy, active and independent! We will as always update with our social media and emails. If you have any questions or confusion, please give us a call!

Over the next few weeks, Ryan will be hosting weekly lectures over Zoom with some of Austin's best health experts on how we can remain healthy, active and independent during our stay-at-home order, and even after. Guest speakers will include Psychotherapists, Nutritionists, Medical Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, and more!


***If you have already signed up for this series once, you don't have to again! You are granted access and a seat at every webinar we will host.

All you have to do is click the button above and enter your contact info and we will contact you with more information about how to join the live presentation.

Only 100 spots are available, so claim yours now!

Next Happy Hour Expert Guest:

Dr. Paul Hendricks, Golf Injury Expert.

THURSDAY, July 9, 2020 // 4:00 PM CST

"Expert Tips to Improve Your Golf Game and Keep You Injury-Free."

Paul will be talking with us about...

  • The top three golfing injuries and how to prevent them
  • How to add 30-50 yards to your drives by addressing these two common problems
  • His top three tips for reducing your handicap
  • Some must know tips to keep your body strong and injury free so you can enjoy the 19th hole with your buddies when you choose to get back in the swing!

Paul's specialties are as followed:

  • Certified Orthopedic Manual Therapist
  • Titleist Performance Inst. Medical Professional Level 3
  • Titleist Performance Inst.- Jr Golf Coach Level 3
  • Certified Sports Nutrition Coach

Paul obtained his undergraduate degree from Angelo State University in Biology/Physics, with a Minor in Biomechanics and then attended Texas State University were he obtained his degree in Physical Therapy in 1994. Following graduation, he began working at the hospital in San Marcos in their in-patient department. His bigger challenge was to begin developing a new out-patient department and wellness center to be located on site. Within a year they had developed the areas premier out-patient department specializing in orthopedic rehab, stroke rehab, and became an accredited advanced wound care clinic.
Following graduation from Texas State, he began courses and became certified through the McKenzie Institute to develop a better understanding of the mechanical issues relating to neck and lower back pain.
He also recently completed the certification program through the Manual Therapy Institute of Texas, to advance his orthopedic manual skills.

His other passion along with physical therapy is working with golfers. In 2006, he began working with numerous PGA/ LPGA tour players on physical therapy needs. This reignited his golf passion. Because, not only could he use his physical therapy skills, he could pull in his biomechanics background, fitness and wellness skills. He then began training with the Titelist Performance Institute in California to further develop his understanding of the golf swing biomechancs and how they could affect the body.
During his years of working in the physical therapy field, he has seen many changes. But, the philosophy he has stuck to as both the Director of Rehab in the hospital, or as the owner of a growing private practice is: Provide high quality, direct one-on-one treatments based on each individuals needs.

He is married and has two great boys which he gets to enjoy Boy Scouting: camping, hiking, and much, much more...he also enjoys getting to the lakes, if time allows.


***If you have already signed up for this series once, you don't have to again! You are granted access and a seat at every webinar we will host.

All you have to do is click the button above and enter your contact info and we will contact you with more information about how to join the live presentation.

Only 100 spots are available, so claim yours now!

Happy Hour Host

Ryan Seifert is a well-known Physical Therapist in Austin, TX and is Owner of Natural Fit Therapy, one of the fastest growing wellness companies in North Austin. Ryan and his team specialize in helping people in their 50s, 60s, and 70s+ who want to stay healthy, active, and independent.

Ryan is a former college athlete and a leading pitcher for his University of Redlands baseball team. After his time at Redlands he went on to graduate school to earn his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Chapman University in Orange, California.

Ryan is happily married to Laura Seifert (also a Doctor of Physical Therapy) and enjoys spending time with his 2 sons: Nathan (4), Caleb (1).

Ryan specializes in treatment of low back pain for all ages and balance and fall prevention for older adults

Ryan Seifert

What is Zoom?

Zoom is a tool (much like Skype or FaceTime) that you can use to interact with people via a smartphone, tablet or computer with a camera. If you've never used it, don't worry! It's very easy to set up, and you don't even need an account. All you have to do is click on the link we'll be sending you once you've signed up, and it will be the same link every Friday. From there, the link will connect you to the meeting and all you have to do is sit back and enjoy! If you have any problems using this application, just give us a call!

Past Happy Hour Lectures

April 24, 2020: "Stay Healthy & Sane While You Stay-At-Home" with Dr. Ryan Seifert, PT, DPT.

Ryan will be giving you information on:

  • How to stay mentally sane with accurate/ rational thinking
  • The importance of fitting in exercise to your daily routine
  • How to create fun activities you can do to keep yourself occupied

At the end we will have a short Q & A so Ryan can answer any questions you have about this lock-down and how best to make the most of it! He will also be introducing next week’s special guest, Rayme Ryan, L.C.S.W. and Geriatric Psychotherapist who will be talking about how to stay mentally strong in an uncertain time. So, get your questions ready for both Ryan and Rayme.

Watch this replay!

May 1, 2020: "Mental Health Tips to Combat Social Isolation" with Rayme Ryan, L.C.S.W. and Geriatric Psychotherapist.

Rayme will be going over coping strategies to use during a stay-at-home order. These include: 

  • Self-care- Cleansing your mind, body, and spirit through exercise, meditation, and healthy eating. 
  • Affirmations/visualizations 
  • Connecting with others- isolation vs. solitude 
  • Exploring new interests/hobbies

May 8, 2020: "How to Naturally Boost Your Immune System and Manage Stress Using Essential Oils" with Tara Hamilton, NNP-BC, Neonatal nurse practitioner and essential oil expert.

Tara will be speaking on:

  • The best ways to use essential oils for stress relief
  • Her recipe and how she uses oils to de-stress at the end of a long week
  • How essential oils can be used to boost your immune system
  • Simple steps to help you get started using essential oils as a part of your COVID-19 defense plan

May 15, 2020: "How to Protect Yourself if You or a Loved One is Over the Age of 60 in Preparation for the Austin City Reopening" with Jessica Wright, APRN, FNP-C, and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner with Integrative Medical.

Jessica will be covering:

  • What steps you should be taking to protect yourself when/if you start venturing out
  • What extra precautions seniors should take
  • What the current status at senior living facilities in Austin is and what they are doing to protect us
  • How she and Integrative Medical can help reduce your risk of exposure

May 22, 2020: "Essential Tips to Naturally Ease Back Pain and Sciatica without Pain Pills, Injections or Surgery" with Dr. Ryan Seifert, PT, DPT, and Dr. Sara Fishel, PT, DPT.

What Ryan and Sara will be speaking on...

  • The 5 urgent coping strategies every back-pain sufferer must never forget when back pain strikes
  • Why 50-53% of people make their own back pain WORSE by doing just this one thing wrong
  • The 3 things you can do if you're hoping to avoid surgery that'll cost you nothing
  • The most successful treatment for low back pain that doesn't involve any drugs, chiropractic care or surgery

We will also have a short Q & A at the end to answer any questions related to back pain, so have those ready to go!

May 29, 2020: "Easy Steps to De-stress and De-clutter Your Home, and an Introduction to the Pomodoro Method" with Kristin Satsky, LCSW and Regional Director of Growth & Strategy for Halcyon Home and Mandy Hofer, OT.

Kristin and Mandy will be speaking on...

  • The benefits on de-cluttering your life
  • 10 creative de-cluttering tips and their positive impact on stress relief
  • 10 physical signs of stress and 5 keys to stress relief
  • How the Pomodoro Method can be a great tool (and no, Kristin and Mandy won't be cooking; however, red wine does pair will with Pomodoro marinara sauce, so grab a glass and join us!)
  • The importance of de-cluttering for fall prevention
Watch this replay!

June 4, 2020: "What You Need to Know About Coronavirus Testing, How to Continue to Stay Safe, and Options for Health Benefits" with April Calderon, DO.

April will be speaking on...

  • The common misconceptions about COVID-19 testing and statistics
  • How to continue to stay healthy, active and independent if you're still staying at home or if you're starting to venture out
  • What options are available for people who aren't getting health benefits from their company, especially if yours have been cut because of Coronavirus

June 11, 2020: "How Pilates Can Help with Arthritis Pain, and its Common Questions Answered" with Christa Ordonez, PT, DPT.

Christa will be speaking on...

  • What Pilates is, and how it can benefit even the older population
  • Understanding Arthritis, and how Pilates can help alleviate this common joint pain
  • What programs she is offering to help YOU start your path to a healthier, happier future

June 18, 2020: "How CBD Oil Can Be a Tool In Helping You Stay Healthy, Active and Independent" with Tara Hamilton, NNP-BC, Neonatal nurse practitioner and CBD oil expert.

Tara will be speaking on...

  • What is CBD oil?
  • What you can use CBD oil for, including arthritis and pain relief
  • Is CBD oil even legal?
  • Where can you purchase CBD oil that is safe and reliable?

There will also be a chance to ask Tara any questions you have about CBD oil!

June 25, 2020: "How to Improve Your Balance So You Can Prevent Falls and Regain Your Independence" with Dr. Ryan Seifert, PD, DPT.

Ryan will be speaking on...

  • The 4 main systems in our body that control our balance
  • The 3 things you can do immediately if you're hoping to avoid having another fall.
  • How you may be able to receive help improving your balance from the experts at Natural Fit Therapy at no cost to you

Ryan will also be answering any questions you have at the end about balance.

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