The Benefits of Exercise on Brain Health

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.

https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/benefits-of-exercise-on-brain-health

Former NBA Star Rex Chapman Speaks Out on Opioid Addiction

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.

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Young Woman Overcomes Amputation Challenges, Becomes Physical Therapist and World Adaptive Surfing Champion

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

Combat Athletes and Physical Therapy

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.

https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/combat-athletes-physical-therapy

Washington Spirit’s Joanna Lohman Reflects on Her “ACL Journey”

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.

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Once a PT, a Young Woman Navigates New Life as Quadriplegic

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.

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Tai Chi and Physical Therapy

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.

https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/tai-chi-physical-therapy

Optimal Breathing and the Role of Physical Therapy

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Rohini Chandrashekar discusses the mechanics of respiration, the causes and effects of breathing dysfunction, how breathing can affect movement and pain perception, and how physical therapists can help people breathe easier. (February 8, 2018)

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/optimal-breathing-role-of-physical-therapy

Girl Power: Keeping Female Adolescent Athletes Healthy and Prepared for Sports

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Kate Hamilton discusses the safe, supportive, and fun environment that she has created for adolescent girls only, and the spectrum of services they provide range from individual and group strength and conditioning to performance enhancement, injury prevention, and physical therapy. (January 25, 2017)

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/girl-power-keeping-female-adolescent-athletes-heal

Surfing and the Role of Physical Therapy

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist and avid surfer Mark Kozuki discusses the physical demands and challenges of surfing, how it’s different for recreational versus professional surfers, and what things surfers of any ability level should keep in mind in order to minimize injury risk and maximize performance. (January 11, 2018)

NBA Great Grant Hill Reflects on Playing Through Pain

In this episode current NBA analyst and Basketball great Grant Hill reflects on his experiences managing pain, shares his thoughts on America’s opioid epidemic, and says what he would have done differently, knowing what he knows now. (December 2017)

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