Play is a vital part of physical therapy for children with autism, cerebral palsy, or other developmental disabilities. Two moms and bloggers discuss raising kids with different abilities and share toy tips. A PT provides further advice.
Many of us have seen the sad, steady march of Alzheimer’s disease in friends or loved ones. Can people with advancing dementia benefit from physical therapy and physical activity? Learn how some symptoms can be improved or delayed.
Physical therapist Sherri Betz describes the differences between osteopenia, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis. She also highlights the importance of strength-building exercise to prevent and improve bone loss.
Paralympic swimmer Alyssa Gialamas may have seemed unlikely to become a world-class athlete when she was born with arthrogryposis, a rare condition causing rigid joints. Hard work and physical therapy helped her get there.
What’s it like to have long COVID? What’s the best way to address it? A physical therapist shares his knowledge of the condition from several perspectives.
Christina Iversen shares about living with juvenile arthritis and offers support and hope for others with the condition, and for parents seeking to ensure that their child experiences life to the fullest.
Learn about the kinds of headaches physical therapist can treat.
A mother driven to help her infant son discovers the Early Intervention Program and fights to get him access to therapies that have helped him thrive and keep up with his peers.
Jennifer looked for and got help from medical providers. She did everything she was told to do, but nothing worked. In pain, inactive, and gaining weight, Jennifer was discouraged. Then she found help from physical therapists.
As a punishing linebacker for the Texas Longhorns, Robert Killebrew delivered pain. Nowadays, however, as a physical therapist he’s all about relieving it.
MOVEMENT2BE motivates kids, who might not otherwise have access to team sports and extracurricular activities, to value and take part in physical activities to achieve a healthy life.
Doctors told parents of newborn Eli Starkey that he might never speak or walk. Eli’s parents and PT Anna Howard discuss the cutting edge treatment, physical therapy, faith, and determination that has Eli walking, talking, and playing ball.
Building strength and emphasizing healthy movement through physical therapy can be a valuable tool to help people who have eating disorders. It also is a means of improving people’s long-term recovery. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/value-of-physical-therapy-in-addressing-life-limit
Back pain with sciatica— can upset the rhythm and quality of life. The typical wait-and-see approach can prolong pain needlessly. PT and researcher Julie Fritz shares significant findings that suggest it’s time to make changes to typical care.
Three pain experts share how physical therapists can help people of all ages reduce their chances of developing pain, manage the effects of pain, and lead an active, healthful, and full life.
Many older adults feel good but find themselves sitting too much, out of shape, and out of sorts. Senior athletes Learn how it’s never too late to be physically active and feel good.
Learn about causes and effects of problems of the pelvic floor muscles, and what women, men, and runners should know, including woment during and after pregnancy.
Participants in Destination Rehab enjoy a hub of adventure, independence, and community in the great outdoors of Oregon, while receiving help for neurologic and chronic conditions.
When George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, Terry Willis was spurred to action. His goal was to call attention to racial injustice in America and the need for reforms. Physical therapy helped him along his journey.
Physical therapy played a major role in helping Sydney Mesher achieve a longtime goal to become a member of the famed Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, despite a serious injury to her foot.