Physical Therapy or Steroid Injections for Knee Arthritis: What’s Best?

A recent New England Jounal of Medicine study found that people with knee OA had less pain and more mobility after receiving physical therapy than people who got up to three cortisone shots during the same period. Their research also supports a series of other evidence pointing to the benefit of physical therapy for knee OA.

Physical Therapy’s Role in the Fight Against COVID-19

People recovering from the most severe effects of the novel coronavirus, may have a long road ahead, physical therapists are already playing an essential role in their care. And physical therapy will continue to be needed by many long after they leave the hospital. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/physical-therapy-s-role-in-fight-against-covid-19

Helping Kids With Autism Make Connections Through Dancing and Physical Therapy

Anjana Bhat, PT, discusses her research and experience working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and answers these questions: What helps to develop social and cognitive abilities and why do kids with autism tend to smile and engage more when they take part in creative movement activities like dancing with music and yoga? https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/dancing-to-music-physical-therapy-helping-kids-wit

PT Who Experienced Multiple Concussions Now Focuses on Helping Patients with TBIs

Due to an active lifestyle and a lot of bad luck, Lauren Ziaks, PT has had nine concussions. After a series of wrong turns and missed connections during her own recovery, Lauren now helps those who experience concussions. Her goals are to close the education gap about concussion and how to treat it. The other is to help prevent anyone who has had a concussion from experiencing long-term deficits. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/pt-overcomes-nine-concussions-designs-protocol-tre

A Father’s Invention and Physical Therapy Offer Mobility, Hope for Kids With Spinal Cord Injuries

The Morelands knew before their son Brody was born that he would face significant challenges from spina bifida. Thanks to their son’s spirit, their pediatric physical therapist, and their “frog,” a mobility device created by Brody’s dad, Brody’s abilities and his future are looking bright.

Benefits of Aerobic Exercise During Pregnancy for Newborns

Can a mom increase the chance that her child could have improved movement skills and grow up to be physically active if she is physically active during pregnancy? A pediatric physical therapist shares astonishing results of a study conducted on this topic. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/benefits-of-aerobic-exercise-during-pregnancy-newb

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