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
Physical therapist Jennifer Nash shares the reasons why, if you thought that people with advancing dementia are poor candidates to benefit from physical therapy, you’d better think again.
|Physical therapist Traci Norris discusses the key benefits of acute care physical therapy and shares why she urges people in acute health situations to make sure that a physical therapist is part of the treatment plan. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/benefits-of-acute-care-physical-therapy|
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
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Physical therapist Jena Gatses became the first full-time female PT and strength coach in NASCAR—and in professional motocross, as well, with Gibb’s team on that circuit. Listen as Jena shares her experiences.
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