A travel writer’s journey leads to a career in physical therapy. By Rachel Tavel, PT, DPT
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
Hannah Belles, SPT, couldn’t shake a poor grade she’d received on an exam. She started to doubt herself. After sharing her story, her perspective shifted. Instead of holding her grades in such high regard, it made more sense to see them as milestones, or as check-in points. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/10/Podcast/Grades/
In this PTJ podcast, The 50th McMillan Lecturer Dr. Thomas McPoil shares personal insights behind and beyond the lecture; for instance how he envisions allowing specialization to begin before completion of professional education. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/pages/podcasts
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
Live #XchangeSA chat with Joseph Donnelly, PT, DHS , what you need to know about dry needling, trigger points, and myofascial pain syndrome and how physical therapy can work in these areas. http://www.apta.org/Xchangesa/
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
MUSC students created a program to expose young students from minority populations to the physical therapy profession, and pairing them with mentors to help nurture them. In this episode, Spencer talks about these initiatives and the crucial role DEI plays in the profession. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/9/Podcast/Pipelines/
A relatively minor car accident left Jen Bambrough with chronic pain at the age of 19. After seeking help from multiple doctors and a series of misdiagnoses, she discovered that physical therapy was a key component to managing her pain.
APTA’s live #xchangeSA chat with Steven George, PT, PhD, FAPTA, to discuss the complexity of managing patients and clients who experience chronic pain. http://apta.org/Xchangesa/
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