A travel writer’s journey leads to a career in physical therapy. By Rachel Tavel, PT, DPT
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
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/
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/
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/
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.
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/
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.
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.
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/