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

Beyond Opioids: Justin Minyard’s Journey from a Pain-Centric to a Patient-Centric Approach to Managing His Chronic Pain

On September 11, Justin Minyard was injured while trying to save a woman from the rubble of the Pentagon. Multiple deployments followed, leading to more injuries and pain. Listen as Minyard shares his journey that led to opioid dependency and how he regained control of his life with a balanced approach to pain management, including physical therapy. https://choosept.com/Radio/Detail/beyond-opioids-justin-minyard-s-journey-from-pain-

Using Virtual Reality for Pain Relief, Rehabilitation, and Recovery

Virtual reality, (VR), in physical therapy is a reality. Some physical therapists are using it to address pain and other issues. Sujay Galen, PT, PhD, a PT who’s also a bioengineer, talks about the current realities and future promise of VR as a valuable tool in patient care. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/using-virtual-reality-pain-relief-rehabilitation-r