Doctors told parents of newborn Eli Starkey that he might never speak or walk. Eli’s parents and PT Anna Howard discuss the cutting edge treatment, physical therapy, faith, and determination that has Eli walking, talking, and playing ball.
Building strength and emphasizing healthy movement through physical therapy can be a valuable tool to help people who have eating disorders. It also is a means of improving people’s long-term recovery. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/value-of-physical-therapy-in-addressing-life-limit
Back pain with sciatica— can upset the rhythm and quality of life. The typical wait-and-see approach can prolong pain needlessly. PT and researcher Julie Fritz shares significant findings that suggest it’s time to make changes to typical care.
Three pain experts share how physical therapists can help people of all ages reduce their chances of developing pain, manage the effects of pain, and lead an active, healthful, and full life.
Many older adults feel good but find themselves sitting too much, out of shape, and out of sorts. Senior athletes Learn how it’s never too late to be physically active and feel good.
Learn about causes and effects of problems of the pelvic floor muscles, and what women, men, and runners should know, including woment during and after pregnancy.
Participants in Destination Rehab enjoy a hub of adventure, independence, and community in the great outdoors of Oregon, while receiving help for neurologic and chronic conditions.
When George Floyd died under the knee of a Minneapolis police officer, Terry Willis was spurred to action. His goal was to call attention to racial injustice in America and the need for reforms. Physical therapy helped him along his journey.
Physical therapy played a major role in helping Sydney Mesher achieve a longtime goal to become a member of the famed Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, despite a serious injury to her foot.
At age 39 and in good health Brian de Castro didn’t fit the profile of someone likely to find himself on a ventilator for two weeks, and in a life-and-death battle with COVID-19. Physical therapy was key to his recovery.
Learn how physical therapy can play a role in addressing the alarming lack of activity among Americans of all ages and abilities, even you.
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 therapist Steve Morris, immediate past president of APTA’s American Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy discusses the role of physical activity in cancer prevention and in the improvement of quality of life for cancer survivors. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/benefits-of-exercise-before-after-cancer-diagnosis
Did you know that a baby can have a stroke before it’s born? Emma Fitzsimmons didn’t, until her son was about four months old. Emma shares her story and physical therapist Patricia Torres provides a clinical point of view and why it’s never too early to start physical therapy.
Howard Wolinsky, 72-year old medical columnist, had serious neck pain but his doctor would not give him a referral for physical therapy. He settled at first, then eventually advocated for himself to finally get a referral to see a physical therapist who helped him a lot.
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
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
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.
A physically active young woman with a common overuse injury among runners and a tear in the cartilage in her hip turns to physical therapy after years of trying everything to get better. https://www.choosept.com/radio/detail/success-story-overcoming-severe-pain-it-band-syndr
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