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

Ordering of Diagnostic Imaging by Physical Therapists: A 5-Year Retrospective Practice Analysis – PTJ

As more PTs transition into direct access roles, it seems prudent to consider how additional resources common to other first-contact providers might impact patient care. This study examines the appropriateness of diagnostic imaging studies referred by civilian physical therapists at an academic medical center. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/99/8/1020/5304994

Expert Tips for Finding Evidence and Research

You can’t have evidence-based practice without evidence. So where do you find it? APTA’s PTNow website offers multiple tools to support evidence-based practice. But it helps to know how to use those databases. And that’s where APTA’s staff librarian Gini Blodgett can help. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/6/Podcast/EvidenceResearch/