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

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