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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, March 2016

    "The Good Stuff," is an occasional series that highlights recent, mostly local media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, with an emphasis on good news and stories of how individual PTs and PTAs are transforming health care and society every day. Enjoy!

    Kristin Bacon, PT, is competing in the Alaskan Iditarod. (KTVA11 Anchorage, Alaska)

    Physical therapist listed among "8 jobs for people who want jobs in fast-growing industries." (Buffalo, New York, News)

    Margaret O'Neil, PT, PhD, MPH, gives her thoughts on a new video game platform developed by Drexel University for children with cerebral palsy. (Technically/Philly)

    Amanda Hall, PT, MPT, PCS, creates cool imaginative casts for her patients. (WRC News4 Washington, DC)

    Charles A. Thigpen, PT, PhD, ATC, describes the effectiveness of injury prevention training for young pitchers. (Headlines and Global News)

    Dianna Rose-Gates, PT, DPT, PCS, discusses how physical therapists and school transportation services can work together to meet the needs of children. (School Transportation Services newsletter)

    "They had the patience of Job. Now I'm walking the way I did before." – Jean Bouy, TKA patient, whose gifted quilts for the PTs and PTAs at Cloud County Health Center have blossomed into a fundraising initiative. (Salina, Kansas, Journal)

    Brendan Sullivan, PT, CSCS, has been named Medical Honoree of the 2016 Albany, New York, Capital District Walk to Cure Arthritis. (Capital District Walk to Cure Arthritis newsletter)

    Susan Herdman, PT, PhD, FAPTA, and Courtney Hall, PT, PhD, share insights on benign paroxysmal positional vertigo with The New York Times.

    "Life is very much like physical therapy. With the help of others, we can strengthen, we can heal and we can understand that healing is a process. – Physical therapy patient Harris Murray in "Life lessons through physical therapy." (Orangeburg, South Carolina, Times and Democrat)

    Got some good stuff? Let us know. Send a link to troyelliott@apta.org.

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