Marka Rodgers envisioned spending her life in the world of dance, particularly after being admitted to study with the renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre at a relatively young age. After not 1 but 2 devastating spinal cord injuries, Marka not only continues to dance, with the assistance of a wheelchair, a service dog, and some primo leg braces, but also teach dance. Listen as she shares her fascinating life story and the powerful lessons of determination, ingenuity, self-advocacy, and positive thinking. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/still-dancing-woman-s-story-of-doing-what-she-love
There are headaches and then there are HEADACHES. Listen as physical therapist Denise Schneider discusses the more serious types of headaches—what causes them, the red flags that indicate their seriousness, how physical therapy can help, and the primary elements and possible duration of treatment. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/headaches-physical-therapy
Juvenile arthritis affects nearly 300,000 children in the United States. Listen as one young woman, Christina Iverson shares her story of trials, triumph, and, above all, hope for children who share her condition—and for parents and family members seeking to do all they can to ensure that those with juvenile arthritis nevertheless experience life to its fullest. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/young-woman-shares-experiences-with-juvenile-arthr
Physical therapist Kelly Roseberry, tells us about the Travis Mills Foundation, a special retreat for war-wounded veterans, the man who started it, and all that it represents to the wounded warriors. She also discusses what brought her to the organization, how the retreat works, and why its emphasis on family is so vitally important. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/retreat-injured-veterans-families-adapts-activitie
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Laird Hamilton, self-acknowledged adrenaline junkie, discusses his life and career in all its figurative and literal ups and downs, as well as his personal philosophy, and what he wants listeners to know and understand about movement and how best to maintain an active lifestyle. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/surf-legend-laird-hamilton-on-optimizing-movement-
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist and researcher Mark Bishop discusses the basics of sciatica. An expert on the condition, he also addresses how physical therapists treat the condition.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Jen Bambrough discusses how a car accident 19 years ago that led to chronic pain that she still lives with and how she navigated through the health care system to find physical therapy for her treatment and her career. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/young-woman-with-chronic-pain-navigates-health-car
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, PT Gwen Simons shares her personal story, and one of the physical therapists who advised her along the way, Marisa Perdomo. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/breast-cancer-journey-how-physical-therapist-turne
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, PT Elizabeth Hile discusses matters ranging from the reasons for increased falls susceptibility in cancer survivors, red flags to heed, and ways in which physical therapy can help and the types of community resources that can help.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapists discuss their work with addiction treatment centers to help medically stabilized patients learn more about pain and learn how to use physical therapy to manage it.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, PT Carrie Pagliano, discusses why women should be sure to check in with a physical therapist who specializes in women’s health before, during, and after pregnancy.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist and neuroscientist Joyce Gomes-Osman discusses her latest research about overall physical activity on brain health. She and her research associates have concluded that when it comes to brain health, the overall and cumulative effect of physical activity is what’s most important.
In this episode of MoveForward Radio: Former NBA Start Chapman talks about his addiction to OxyContin and Vicodin after an emergency appendectomy. Things escalated to the point that he was taking approximately 10 OxyContin and 40 Vicodin a day, and his health and his life spiraled out of control. After several stints in rehab, Chapman says he’s been opioid-free since 2014.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Dani Burt, PT, DPT, shares her how she not only survived a devastating motorcycle accident that left her in a coma with her right leg amputated below the knee, but thrived in her new circumstances. How she went from being the recipient of rehabilitative services to becoming a PT herself and not only resumed her her active lifestyle, but to took up surfing to become the World Adaptive Surfing Champion. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/young-woman-overcomes-amputation-challenges-become
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.
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.
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.
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)