Live chat with PT Professor Chris Petrosino, PT, PhD, as he talks about going into academics as a career option for physical therapists. http://www.apta.org/XchangeSA
From failing out of PT school, to placing last in a triathlon; you can learn from failures and use them to grow stronger. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/4/Podcast/Failure/
“Infant and Child Development: Innovations and Foundations for Rehabilitation.” By Jill Heathcock, PT, PhD, executive director of the Pediatric and Rehabilitation Laboratory (PEARL) at The Ohio State University; coeditor Jeffrey Lockman, PhD, professor of psychology at Tulane University’s Infant and Toddler Development Lab. https://academic.oup.com/ptj/issue/99/6
|The joys of gardening and eldercare. By Cheryl Till, PT|
Pelvic floor issues can be physically and emotionally painful—embarrassing. Add the transgender experience to the mix, and the potential for harassment and exclusion—and insensitivity by the medical establishment—is multiplied. PT Hannah Schoonover discusses the hallmarks of patient-centered care she provides to people who are transgender, and shares her own learning curve.
A group of 24 people from the US went to a rural town in Guatemala to renovate an old building and create a new physical therapy clinic—providing rehabilitation services to people who in most cases had never received that kind of health care before. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/4/Podcast/MoveTogether/
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.
As a physical therapist Chris Hinze doesn’t just think about the whole patient. He thinks about the community around that person and how it informs their health. http://www.apta.org/Blogs/Pulse/2019/5/Podcast/PublicHealth/
Older adults commonly struggle with diminishing ability to generate force and movement at a higher velocity—particularly in their legs. Physical therapist James Eng discusses how older adults can benefit from something called high-velocity training.
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.
Pursuing a career in physical therapy is a significant investment—of time, emotion, and also money. When it comes to managing the financial cost of launching a physical therapy career, students and new grads often have the same questions. Listen to this interview that helps answer some of those common financial questions.
A student spreads a message of inclusion. By Jessica Nguyen, SPT (April 2019)
Colleen Rapp blazed a trail as a woman in the physically demanding job of press operator at the Denver Post. Living healthfully meant simply punching the clock and doing her job the best way she knew how. When chronic pain necessitated shoulder surgery, followed by physical therapy, it transformed her life. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/woman-transforms-lifestyle-with-physical-therapy-i
Physical therapist Jena Gatses became the first full-time female PT and strength coach in NASCAR—and in professional motocross, as well, with Gibb’s team on that circuit. Listen as Jena shares her experiences.
Zach Stearns, PT, DPT, is a clinician in North Carolina. But in the spring of 2017 he was about to graduate PT school and was reflecting on his clinical rotations. Zach shares tips for students about to begin their clinical rotations.
Live #XchangeSA chat with
Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, board-certified sports clinical specialist, former Boston Red Sox head athletic trainer, and owner of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance. http://www.apta.org/xchangesa/
APTA vice president Matt Hyland, PT, PhD, MPA, discusses APTA’s newly released public policy priorities for 2019-2020.
A veteran finds that his rallying motto still resonates. By Paul Caudillo, PT, DPT.
Marka Rodgers envisioned spending her life in the world of dance, particularly after being admitted to study with the renowned Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre at a relatively young age. After not 1 but 2 devastating spinal cord injuries, Marka not only continues to dance, with the assistance of a wheelchair, a service dog, and some primo leg braces, but also teach dance. Listen as she shares her fascinating life story and the powerful lessons of determination, ingenuity, self-advocacy, and positive thinking. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/still-dancing-woman-s-story-of-doing-what-she-love
January 25, 2019 was a monumentous day in the association’s history. APTA broke ground on its new headquarters, APTA Centennial Center, set to open in 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8e6KpaaIM8&t=59s