Many of us have seen the sad, steady march of Alzheimer’s disease in friends or loved ones. Can people with advancing dementia benefit from physical therapy and physical activity? Learn how some symptoms can be improved or delayed.
Paralympic swimmer Alyssa Gialamas may have seemed unlikely to become a world-class athlete when she was born with arthrogryposis, a rare condition causing rigid joints. Hard work and physical therapy helped her get there.
A mother driven to help her infant son discovers the Early Intervention Program and fights to get him access to therapies that have helped him thrive and keep up with his peers.
As a punishing linebacker for the Texas Longhorns, Robert Killebrew delivered pain. Nowadays, however, as a physical therapist he’s all about relieving it.
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