PT Who Experienced Multiple Concussions Now Focuses on Helping Patients with TBIs

Due to an active lifestyle and a lot of bad luck, Lauren Ziaks, PT has had nine concussions. After a series of wrong turns and missed connections during her own recovery, Lauren now helps those who experience concussions. Her goals are to close the education gap about concussion and how to treat it. The other is to help prevent anyone who has had a concussion from experiencing long-term deficits. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/pt-overcomes-nine-concussions-designs-protocol-tre

A Father’s Invention and Physical Therapy Offer Mobility, Hope for Kids With Spinal Cord Injuries

The Morelands knew before their son Brody was born that he would face significant challenges from spina bifida. Thanks to their son’s spirit, their pediatric physical therapist, and their “frog,” a mobility device created by Brody’s dad, Brody’s abilities and his future are looking bright.

Benefits of Aerobic Exercise During Pregnancy for Newborns

Can a mom increase the chance that her child could have improved movement skills and grow up to be physically active if she is physically active during pregnancy? A pediatric physical therapist shares astonishing results of a study conducted on this topic. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/benefits-of-aerobic-exercise-during-pregnancy-newb

Dancing with the Stars and Physical Therapy’s Role on the Show

Val Chmerkovskiy and physical therapist Gina Minchella share Dancing with the Stars show insights, including how those in front of the cameras and behind the scenes reduce the risk of injury and treat the aches and pains that come from highly competitive dancing. https://www.choosept.com/Radio/Detail/dancing-with-stars-pro-val-chmerkovskiy-physical-t

A Nontraditional Student Perspective

Kelly Clarke entered physical therapy school a little older than most of her student peers, having explored other careers before pursuing the physical therapy profession. She talks openly about some of the challenges she’s faced and advises that a lack of encouragement should not be mistaken for discouragement. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/12/Podcast/Nontraditional/

A Young Woman’s Journey to Paralympic Swimming

Alyssa Gialamas may have seemed unlikely to become a world-class athlete when born with a rare condition called arthrogryposis that causes affected joints to be rigid. Listen as she shares her story of empowerment, the impacts of physical therapy and her mother’s support, and what every person with a disability should know. https://www.choosept.com/Radio/Detail/adapt-to-overcome-young-woman-s-journey-to-paralym

How Physical Therapy and Pilates Enabled a Man With Crohn’s to Overcome Chronic Pain

Ryan Hodgkinson was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when he was 11. After nearly 50 surgeries, chronic pain, an opioid addiction, and depression his sister and PT intervened. Their story will inspire anyone with chronic pain, and especially those who have or suspect they have, Crohn’s of whatever severity. https://www.choosept.com/Radio/Detail/from-despair-to-triumph-how-physical-therapy-pilat

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: What Every Person Should Know

October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Month. It is also National Physical Therapy Month. In this episode of Move Forward Radio, we talk with Joe Farrell, PT, DPT, a physical therapist and survivor of sudden cardiac arrest, to learn what every person should know. https://www.choosept.com/Radio/Detail/sudden-cardiac-arrest-what-every-person-should-kno