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
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
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-
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
Physical therapist Jennifer Nash shares the reasons why, if you thought that people with advancing dementia are poor candidates to benefit from physical therapy, you’d better think again.
|Physical therapist Traci Norris discusses the key benefits of acute care physical therapy and shares why she urges people in acute health situations to make sure that a physical therapist is part of the treatment plan. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/benefits-of-acute-care-physical-therapy|
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
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 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
What is pain and what are the most effective and least harmful ways for health care professionals to address it? Cardiologist Haider Warraich, sheds light on what modern society could learn from the ancient Greeks’ conception of pain and suffering, what are the keys to decreasing opioid use, and why exercise and physical therapy must be cornerstones of that effort.
Physical therapist Christine Mansfield talks about pelvic pain in adolescent girls in general, and endometriosis. She discusses causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatment, and the best ways to ensure optimal pelvic health in this specific population.