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)

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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)

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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.

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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.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Physical Therapy

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation and pain. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is the result of wear and tear on a specific joint, the effects of rheumatoid arthritis can be felt across a person’s entire body.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Maura Daly-Iversen discusses what we know about rheumatoid arthritis, which affects approximately 1% of Americans, and how to effectively manage its effects.

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/rheumatoid-arthritis

Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects somewhere between 27 million and 30 million Americans. It’s a chronic condition that can cause pain and stiffness.

Osteoarthritis can make movement difficult, and yet one of the best ways to manage osteoarthritis is to move.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, we’ll talk about hip and knee osteoarthritis with physical therapist Mary Ann Wilmarth, who doesn’t just treat people with the condition, but lives with it too.

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/osteoarthritis-of-hip-knee

Treatment of Core Muscle Injury (Don’t Call it Sports Hernia)

These days, whenever ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell meets an elite athlete who has undergone surgery to perform core muscle repair, she has a good idea about who might have performed the procedure.

Dr William Meyers has been at the forefront of core muscle injury treatment dating back to the late 1980s, when he pioneered efforts to diagnose and treat this problem that somehow gained popular awareness under a different and misleading name: sports hernia.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Dr Meyers and Stephania provide a fascinating overview of this still sometimes hard to diagnose problem that can hinder an athlete’s power and explosiveness.

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/treatment-of-core-muscle-injury-don-t-call-it-spor

Collaborative Care and Physical Therapy

As the lead team physician for the Washington Nationals and the head team physician for the Washington Redskins, Dr. Robin West, chairman of Inova Sports Medicine, knows what good teamwork looks like – and not just on the field of play.

To make sure that Nationals and Redskins players return from injury and avoid it in the first place, she constantly collaborates with other members of the health care team, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, surgeons, and more.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Dr West describes her own experiences with collaborative care, both as a provider and as a patient. She also gives tips for how patients should navigate their journey through health care’s increasingly collaborative environment.

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/collaborative-care-physical-therapy

Concussion Awareness and Treatment

Public understanding of concussion risks has improved significantly in recent years, due in large part to increased media attention about head injuries in football.

And while many Americans now know to take concussion symptoms seriously, most probably don’t know what to expect when it comes to concussion treatment and management.

Treating concussions today is typically a collaborative effort, involving professionals from across health care settings.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Jessica Schwartz—who has also been on the patient side of the concussion experience—shares what you need to know about concussions today, and how treatment is evolving.

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/concussion-awareness-treatment