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-
Interview with François Desmeules on the current evidence regarding physical therapist care for patients with MSKD in EDs and to update current recommendations for these models of care. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article-abstract/99/9/1150/5554395
Physical therapist Sarah Wenger discusses the complexity of chronic pain management, including the mental and emotional aspects of chronic pain and reassures younger clinicians that they are well prepared to make a meaningful impact in the lives of people with chronic pain.http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/8/Podcast/Pain/
Helping children with disabilities experience the power of dance. By Michelle McGuire, PT, MPT
Physical therapist Jaclyn Marie Arrow, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, discusses her session “He Said, She Said: How Personality and Communication Can Improve Patient Education.”.
Lisa VanHoose, PT, PhD talks about advancing DEI in the profession. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
Thomas G. McPoil, PT, PhD, FAPTA, discusses his Mary McMillan Lecture at APTA’s NEXT 2019 in Chicago.
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
Thubi H.A. Kolobe, PT, PhD, FAPTA, discusses her research and an upcoming article in PTJ at NEXT 2019 in Chicago.
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
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/
Physical therapist Jennifer Nash shares the reasons why, if you thought that people with advancing dementia are poor candidates to benefit from physical therapy, you’d better think again.
A PT honors her son and serves children with special needs. By Kelley Hutto, PT
US Army Master Sergeant (Retired) Justin Minyard’s recounts the injuries he received during a rescue attempt during 9-11 attacks at the Pentagon, and then while on a mission in Afghanistan—and then what happened afterward: with multiple fusions and other surgeries, the intense pain, and his eventual slide into opioid addiction, and how physical therapy therapy changed things.
|Physical therapist Traci Norris discusses the key benefits of acute care physical therapy and shares why she urges people in acute health situations to make sure that a physical therapist is part of the treatment plan. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/benefits-of-acute-care-physical-therapy|
Despite the high prevalence of patients either diagnosed with or at risk for CVD, few physical therapists consistently included BP and HR on the initial examination. The results of this survey suggest that efforts to improve understanding of the importance of screening and modifications of clinic policy could be effective strategies for improving rates of HR and BP screening. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/article/99/7/833/5382504
Jaclyn Marie Arrow, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy, discusses her session “He Said, She Said: How Personality and Communication Can Improve Patient Education” at APTA’s NEXT 2019 in Chicago.
Chris Neville, PT, PhD, discusses what the latest science reveals about the state of foot and ankle health, the importance of choosing proper footwear, and what you can be doing right now to ensure your feet and ankles are strong, healthy, and equipped to continue moving you through life. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/foot-health-avoiding-pain-injury
Laura Finkelstein, PhD, spends a lot of time talking to students who feel stressed, anxious, and burned out. And that feeling isn’t limited to students. Laura reminds listeners that to best care for your patients and clients, now or in the future, you need to care for yourself first. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/7/Podcast/MentalHealth/
Scott Giles, PT, DPT, President and Founder of Scorebuilders shares tips, advice, and resources that are available to assist you in preparing for the physical therapy examination, as well as resources available to guide you. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/