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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, November 2017

    "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!

    According to a recent survey, PTs have the sixth lowest divorce rate compared with other professions. (MentalFloss)

    Marika Molnar, PT, director of physical therapy for the New York City Ballet and the School of American Ballet, received national recognition for her work. (Dance magazine)

    Robert Gillanders, PT, shares tips on exercising without a gym or equipment while traveling. (The Washington Post)

    Joey Cadena, PT, DPT, explains the importance of maintaining muscle balance in runners. (McAllen, TX, Monitor)

    Julie Fritz, PT, PhD, and Steven George, PT, PhD, discuss a study on the effects of exercise on low back pain. (Reuters news service)

    Kelly Hutto, PT, is the subject of a feature story highlighting PlayBig Therapy & Learning Center, a local facility that uses play therapy and other methods to help children with autism, developmental delays, and social, emotional, and behavioral issues. Hutto is a co-owner. (Tallahassee Democrat)

    Gregory Massie, PT, DPT, offers advice on staying motivated to exercise during dark and cold winter months. (Stroudsburg, PA, Pocono Valley Record)

    Sasha Cyrelson, PT, DPT, provides suggestions for yoga poses that can help relieve low back pain. (Self magazine)

    The APTA Hawaii Chapter comes to the rescue for Global Physical Therapy Day of Service by delivering flip-flops and sandals to a local school. (Lihue, HI, Garden Island)

    Nicola Owen, PT, discusses her work with a young athlete experiencing Ewing sarcoma. (Atlantic City, NJ, Press)

    "Our existing health care system is designed to treat pain through easily delivered products, like opioids, injections, and surgery. Its inability to adjust to the inherent individual nature of pain has caused tremendous societal problems." - Steven George, PT, PhD, writing in The Hill

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

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