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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, September 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!

    Meg Fisher, PT, DPT, ATC, is participating in the Paralympics in Rio, Brazil. (NBC Montana)

    Valerie Gibson, PT, DPT, explains how exoskeletons at her clinic are giving patients new opportunities for mobility. (Fairfax, Virginia, Times)

    "Fun is the secret ingredient to success in physical therapy at St John's Children's Hospital" - profile broadcast on Fox55/27, Springfield, Illinois.

    Deb Doherty, PT, has been appointed to the board that advises the state of Michigan on cancer control activities. (Port Huron, Michigan, Daily Tribune)

    Eleven University of New England DPT students participated in the school's Ghana Cross Cultural Health Immersion Team. (UNE blog)

    Matthew Hwu, PT, DPT, is "the health care ambassador of esports." (espn.com)

    Rebecca Martin, PT, DPT, shares insights on physical therapy and Parkinson disease. (Clarkson University, New York, newsletter)

    Trisha Ebert, PT, DPT, has returned to her hometown where she was a star track and field athlete. (Jackson County, Missouri, Examiner)

    University of Central Florida DPT students participated in a GoBabyGo build in Orlando, and are readying for another. (Orlando, Florida, Fox35 News)

    Scott Crabtree, PT, DPT, discusses falls prevention. (Staunton, Virginia News Leader)

    Carol-Ann Nelson, PT, DPT, has received a $2,500 grant from the Cornelius and Mildred Dixon Memorial Fund of The Oregon Community Foundation for her Destination Rehab project. (KTVZ, Bend, Oregon)

    "'When I met you earlier this summer, you made me a promise,' he said to her. 'What was it?'
    'Work hard and go to physical therapy,' Ally replied.
    'That's it exactly.' Gabrielson said, smiling." –Brad Gabrielson speaking with his young friend Ally Christianson, both of whom have cerebral palsy. Gabrielson is working to provide ramps for individuals with disabilities. (Jamestown, North Dakota, Sun)

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

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