Dancing with the Stars and Physical Therapy’s Role on the Show

Val Chmerkovskiy and physical therapist Gina Minchella share Dancing with the Stars show insights, including how those in front of the cameras and behind the scenes reduce the risk of injury and treat the aches and pains that come from highly competitive dancing. https://www.choosept.com/Radio/Detail/dancing-with-stars-pro-val-chmerkovskiy-physical-t

A Young Woman’s Journey to Paralympic Swimming

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

How Physical Therapy and Pilates Enabled a Man With Crohn’s to Overcome Chronic Pain

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

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: What Every Person Should Know

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

Beyond Opioids: Justin Minyard’s Journey from a Pain-Centric to a Patient-Centric Approach to Managing His Chronic Pain

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-

Using Virtual Reality for Pain Relief, Rehabilitation, and Recovery

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

Foot Health: Avoiding Pain and Injury

Chris Neville, PT, PhD, discusses what the latest science reveals about the state of foot and ankle health, the importance of choosing proper footwear, and what you can be doing right now to ensure your feet and ankles are strong, healthy, and equipped to continue moving you through life. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/foot-health-avoiding-pain-injury

Using Telehealth to Help Patients with Advanced Cancer Improve Quality of Life

Would patients with advanced cancer benefit from therapy to help maintain function and quality of life? Listen in as a Mayo Clinic rehabilitation physician and renowned researcher discusses the results of her study, which examined if telerehabilitation—in the form of telephone contact with a physical therapist who had extensive experience in cancer rehabilitation—would improve patients’ function and quality of life. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/using-telehealth-to-help-patients-with-advanced-ca

Basketball Injury Prevention and Return-to-Play Programs

Basketball is the sport of first choice of millions of youth. In this episode, PT sports specialist Amy Atmoree, discusses the most common injuries, why they happen and addresses simple steps that all athletes should take to best ensure staying at the top of their game and considerations to make for return-to-play from injuries. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/basketball-injury-prevention-return-to-play-progra

Treating Pelvic Pain in People Who Are Transgender: The Keys to Patient-Centered Care

Pelvic floor issues can be physically and emotionally painful—embarrassing. Add the transgender experience to the mix, and the potential for harassment and exclusion—and insensitivity by the medical establishment—is multiplied. PT Hannah Schoonover discusses the hallmarks of patient-centered care she provides to people who are transgender, and shares her own learning curve.
https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/treating-pelvic-pain-in-people-who-are-transgender

Examining the History of Pain and How to Reshape How It Is Treated

What is pain and what are the most effective and least harmful ways for health care professionals to address it? Cardiologist Haider Warraich, sheds light on what modern society could learn from the ancient Greeks’ conception of pain and suffering, what are the keys to decreasing opioid use, and why exercise and physical therapy must be cornerstones of that effort.
https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/examining-history-of-pain-how-to-reshape-how-it-is

Older Adults and the Benefits of High-Velocity Training

Older adults commonly struggle with diminishing ability to generate force and movement at a higher velocity—particularly in their legs. Physical therapist James Eng discusses how older adults can benefit from something called high-velocity training.
https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/older-adults-benefits-of-high-velocity-training

Pelvic Pain and Endometriosis in Adolescent Girls

Physical therapist Christine Mansfield talks about pelvic pain in adolescent girls in general, and endometriosis. She discusses causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatment, and the best ways to ensure optimal pelvic health in this specific population.
https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/pelvic-pain-endometriosis-in-adolescent-girls

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Woman Transforms Lifestyle With Physical Therapy and Is Inspired to Give Back

Colleen Rapp blazed a trail as a woman in the physically demanding job of press operator at the Denver Post. Living healthfully meant simply punching the clock and doing her job the best way she knew how. When chronic pain necessitated shoulder surgery, followed by physical therapy, it transformed her life. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/woman-transforms-lifestyle-with-physical-therapy-i

Still Dancing: A Woman’s Story of Doing What She Loves While Living With Spinal Cord Injuries

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

Headaches and Physical Therapy

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