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

    Marie MacDonald, SPT, and Colten Foster, SPT, helped a woman with brain cancer complete a half-marathon. (WFAA 8 TV, Dallas)

    Caitlin McGee, PT, DPT, describes her role as physical therapist for professional eSports players. (thecomeback.com)

    "For many chronic low back pain issues, physical therapy is often helpful to correct muscle imbalances and prevent future problems." - "What's Really Making Your Back Hurt?" (KRMG News 102.3 FM, Tulsa, Oklahoma)

    Cole Galloway, PT, PhD, shares the latest GoBabyGo initiatives. (University of Delaware Daily)

    Luke Smith, PT, DPT, explains how bleeding disorders can affect injuries. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

    "Jobs for physical [therapist] assistants increased 13% over the past five years. About 15% of the 87,000 people working in this field are younger than 24, and they earn an average wage of $26.59 per hour ($55,307 per year)." – "The 15 Best Jobs for Young People All Pay at Least $40,000" (Huffington Post)

    Pablo Mleziva, PT, DPT, describes how increasing movement and strength can decrease pain and speed recovery after injury or surgery. (Loma Linda University, California, Health News)

    University of the Pacific PT students participated in the Pacific Family Health Fair, an event that offers free health screenings to underserved populations. (Stockton, California, recordnet.com)

    Brittany Lynch, PT, explains the importance of cross-training for runners. (Western Pennsylvania Tribune-Review)

    Carol Oatis, PT, PhD, has been awarded a $148,000 grant to research how physical therapy plays a role in TKR surgery. (Arcadia University, Pennsylvania, News)

    Joe Siracusano, PT, is part of an innovative pain treatment program in Omaha, Nebraska. (KETV 7, Omaha)

    North Iowa Area Physical Therapist Assistant Club helps out with the Shoes for Kids effort. (KIMT TV, Mason City, Iowa)

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

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