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
January 25, 2019 was a monumentous day in the association’s history. APTA broke ground on its new headquarters, APTA Centennial Center, set to open in 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8e6KpaaIM8&t=59s
What motivates us? That’s the question Daniel Pink asked in his best-selling book Drive and in his 2009 TED talk “The Puzzle of Motivation.” APTA physical therapist member Steve Anderson interviewed Pink at for his podcast Profiles in Leadership, here’s a taste of that discussion—a conversation that’s about which motivational tactics work and when.
APTA is approaching its centennial in 2021 and has a new, data-driven strategic plan to lead the way.
Particularly if you’re in private practice, home health, or a skilled nursing facility, you need to be aware payment changes that have arrived or are just around the corner.
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
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.
APTA’s CSM week began with the US Surgeon General, Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, talking to association leaders about opportunities to improve public health.
Live #XchangeSA chat with Brooke Janicky, PT, DPT as she provides tips, and guidance from an insider’s on clinical residencies. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
Two children strike powerful blows—and confirm a student’s career path. By Elizabeth Seewer, SPT
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
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
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/
December 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with physical therapist Michael Gans as he talks about how leadership can expand your horizons personally and professionally. http://www.apta.org/XchangeSA/
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Laird Hamilton, self-acknowledged adrenaline junkie, discusses his life and career in all its figurative and literal ups and downs, as well as his personal philosophy, and what he wants listeners to know and understand about movement and how best to maintain an active lifestyle. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/surf-legend-laird-hamilton-on-optimizing-movement-
Welcome to the Pulse podcast. This podcast series expands on notable articles originally published at APTA’s Pulse blog for DPT and PTA students so they can reach a wider audience. In this episode, we talk to Kaylee Van Deusen, SPT, about visual thinking strategies. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2018/11/PodcastArt/
The importance of constant learning and abundant kindness.
Jena Gatses, PT, DPT, LMT (December 2018). Read the full story at http://www.apta.org/PTinMotion/2018/12/DefiningMoment/.
November, 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with April Fajardo, PT, DPT, as she talks about next steps after graduating a physical therapy program. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
September 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with cofounders of WanderlustsPTs where we talked all things traveling PT and PTA. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/