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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Recovery From Debilitating Abdominal Pain Inspires a New Career Path

In this November 16, 2017 of MoveForward Radio: Michelle Griffith started experiencing intense abdominal pain. Over the course of 4½ years, Michelle saw 43 doctors and specialists. No one and no treatments were able to help. By April 2017 she was so severely debilitated that she felt she was on her deathbed.

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/recovery-from-debilitating-abdominal-pain-inspires

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)

In this episode, a team of health care professionals share their insights about NAS and discuss signs and symptoms, treatment in the hospital. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome occurs when an infant is born having been exposed to opiates through his or her mother, and experiences withdrawal after birth. (October 2017)

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-3

Diastasis Recti Abdominis: The Likely Cause of “Mummy Tummy”

Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) sounds scary but is a pretty common post-pregnancy condition. In this episode of Move Forward Radio we discuss how this DRA or the dreaded “Mummy Tummy” can be treated with physical therapy.  (September 2017)

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/diastasis-recti-abdominis-likely-cause-of-mummy-tu

Amplified Pain Syndromes (APS)

September 14, 2017: In this episode physical therapist Brandi Dorton and occupational therapist Misty Wilson discuss the variety of tools and interventions they use to effectively treat individuals with Amplified pain syndromes (APS)  and how they help them improve and reclaim their lives.

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/amplified-pain-syndromes-treating-pediatric-popula

Living With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Victoria Graham attempts to go through each day with the positivity of a beauty pageant champion, which makes sense because she is one. But hidden behind that smile and positive attitude is almost constant pain.

Victoria has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, or EDS, which affects her body’s connective tissues, causing dangerously flexible joints and fragile skin.

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/living-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome

Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Adrianne Haslet: ‘I’m a Dancer Again’

The terrorist attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon claimed the lives of three people, but it changed the lives of many. One of them was Adrianne Haslet, a professional ballroom dancer who was a marathon spectator that day when she lost her left leg below the knee in the second of two bomb blasts.

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/boston-marathon-bombing-survivor-adrianne-haslet-i

Success Story: Physical Therapist Collaborates With Surgeon to Solve Hip Impingement Diagnosis

June 29, 2017: The pain that Annie Karp felt in her hip wasn’t intense, but it was unrelenting. For months she met with numerous health care providers in an attempt to resolve the issue. And for months she had no success, until a physical therapist asked her a fairly simple question: “Are you a dancer?”

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/success-story-physical-therapist-collaborates-with

Cancer-Related Fatigue and Physical Therapy

June 15, 2017: The fatigue felt by people with cancer is so common that it has a name. Cancer-related fatigue isn’t unique to 1 type of cancer or cancer treatment, and it can occur even after treatment is complete.

When cancer-related fatigue strikes, it’s often extremely debilitating, significantly impacting quality of life, and creating a level of fatigue that rest alone cannot address.

Although it might seem counterintuitive, one of the most effective ways to manage cancer-related fatigue is through exercise.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, a physical therapist explains why.

Learn more about how exercise helps during cancer treatment on MoveForwardPT.com.

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