Still Dancing: A Woman’s Story of Doing What She Loves While Living With Spinal Cord Injuries

Marka Rodgers envisioned spending her life in the world of dance, particularly after being admitted to study with the renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre at a relatively young age. After not 1 but 2 devastating spinal cord injuries, Marka not only continues to dance, with the assistance of a wheelchair, a service dog, and some primo leg braces, but also teach dance. Listen as she shares her fascinating life story and the powerful lessons of determination, ingenuity, self-advocacy, and positive thinking. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/still-dancing-woman-s-story-of-doing-what-she-love

Headaches and Physical Therapy

There are headaches and then there are HEADACHES. Listen as physical therapist Denise Schneider discusses the more serious types of headaches—what causes them, the red flags that indicate their seriousness, how physical therapy can help, and the primary elements and possible duration of treatment. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/headaches-physical-therapy

Advocacy: Why Should Students Care?

Eliminating barriers to care. Protecting scope of practice. Reducing administrative burden. Those are just some of the issues for which APTA looks to lead change through advocacy. Justin Elliott, APTA’s Vice President of Government Affairs, joined us to talk about the health care advocacy landscape, including why students should care and how they can get involved.

Young Woman Shares Experiences with Juvenile Arthritis and Physical Therapy

Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the United States. Listen as one young woman, Christina Iverson shares her story of trials, triumph, and, above all, hope for children who share her condition—and for parents and family members seeking to do all they can to ensure that those with juvenile arthritis nevertheless experience life to its fullest. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/young-woman-shares-experiences-with-juvenile-arthr

Retreat for Injured Veterans and Families Adapts Activities and Helps Them Reconnect With Each Other

Physical therapist Kelly Roseberry, tells us about the Travis Mills Foundation, a special retreat for war-wounded veterans, the man who started it, and all that it represents to the wounded warriors. She also discusses what brought her to the organization, how the retreat works, and why its emphasis on family is so vitally important. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/retreat-injured-veterans-families-adapts-activitie

Imposter Syndrome

Welcome to the Pulse podcast. This podcast series expands on notable articles originally published at APTA’s Pulse blog for PT and PTA students so they can reach a wider audience. Imposter Syndrome is not a commonly known term, but something you may be familiar with. In this episode, we talk to Cruz Romero as he shares with us the range of emotions he experienced while going through DPT school, what he now knows is called imposter syndrome. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/1/PodcastImposterSyndrome/