What is a combat athlete and what does it take to be one? In today’s episode of Move Forward Radio, former amateur and professional combat athlete and current instructor Kirstin Schmidt discusses the injuries endured during her career, and how physical therapy kept her fighting, and how it became one of her tools to staying healthy. Together she and her physical therapist Jessica Probst, who participates in combat sports and treats combat athletes discuss combat sports, describe the joys and dangers of participation.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Joanna Lohman reflects on the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of her rigorous ACL recovery. Additionally, former professional soccer player Jordan Angeli shares her own ACL injury experiences, which inspired her to create the ACL Club, a support community for athletes going through ACL injury recovery.
There’s nothing like having the “This is what I want to do with my life!” epiphany. I’ve had 2. The first came during my first year of middle school, when I witnessed my great-grandfather’s rehabilitation after a major stroke. (PT in Motion magazine: Defining Moment June 2018)
A simple act of diving into a pool changed the life of Elizabeth Forst forever. In this episode of Move Forward Radio Forst discusses the transition of living an independent and active life of helping others, to becoming reliant on others for everything. She also shares how her distinctive knowledge and experience of treating patients has made her journey unique. One thing is for certain, as she embarks on her new life, she is determined to continue to lead an active and dynamic life, regardless of her abilities.
A second career fulfills a first love.
By Heather Birely, PT, DPT | May 2018
I’ll never forget a woman I met during my acute care internship when I was in school to become a physical therapist (PT). She’d sustained a spinal cord injury from a fracture of her T7 vertebra secondary to undiagnosed metastatic breast cancer. . .
May 3, 2018: Even if you’ve never practiced tai chi, you’ve undoubtedly heard about it, and quite possibly you’ve seen people doing it—perhaps in a group or individually at a public park. In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Kristi Hallisy discusses how she incorporates tai chi into her clinical practice, and how its vast benefits help not only her patients, but herself as well.
April 23, 2018: Live Student Assembly Xchange chat with Stephanie Bird, client success manager & Financial Wellness Center supervisor for Enrich, and Jenny Large, development manager, Laurel Road as they provide tips and guidelines for becoming more financially savvy. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
NEXT 2017: This seeming Gordian knot was the feature of the NEXT 2017 Rothstein Roundtable. This podcast hints at the panelists’ consensus that big changes must happen and that it isn’t going to be easy.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Jenn Davia discusses bowel health, matters that most of us might like to keep behind closed doors, including breaking bad habits, why proper positioning is important, and tips to achieve good bowel health. (April 19, 2018)
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Neeraj Baheti discusses the increased rate of pediatric ACL tears and who is more predisposed to these injuries and what they can expect for a recovery. (April 5, 2018)
March 2018 Student Assembly XchangeSA Facebook livestream provided tips for becoming a leader.
Serving children in a fun environment. Defining Moment, PT in Motion Magazine, February 2018. Author: Lisa Mackell, PT
Seeing the gridiron as a player in postprofessional education. Defining Moment, PT in Motion Magazine, March 2018. Author: Elizabeth Lane, PT, DPT
Extending coverage and horizons. Defining Moment, PT in Motion Magazine, April 2018. Author: Neal B. Finkelstein, PT, MPT, LMT, MS
Move Forward Radio: In the episode of Move Forward Radio, Laura Hsiung and physical therapist John Jowers discuss her medical mystery, how they achieved a diagnosis, and how the condition affects Laura today. (March 2018)
CSM 2018: APTA’s program director of quality, Heather Smith, PT, MPH, explains the evolution of value-based care and what PTs, PTAs, and students need to know.
CSM 2018: PTA Caucus chief delegate Amy Smith, PTA, BS, discusses how she wants to see physical therapist assistants get involved with APTA.
CSM 2018: Charles Hazle, PT, PhD, describes recent progress for physical therapists related to payment for sonography-related services.
CSM 2018: Steven George, PT, PhD, discusses the role of physical therapy in the management of chronic pain.