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

    Carole Lewis, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, and 2016 McMillan lecturer, shares what it takes for PTs to embrace the "unprecedented opportunities presented by our aging population." (Atlas of Science)

    Julia Cook, PT, is assisting in the rehabilitation of a young patient who received a cutting-edge magnetic implant to treat scoliosis. (Augusta, Georgia, Chronicle)

    Murphy Halasz, PT, discusses how to counter the effects of sitting too much. (Prevention)

    Jason Harvey PT, MSPT; Julia Milner, PT; and Michael Nula, PT, hosted Rep Jim Langevin at their clinic.(Warwick, Rhode Island Beacon)

    Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, answers questions about the recent Tiger Woods arrest, the dangers of long-term opioid use for pain, and effectiveness of nondrug pain treatment options. (Washington, DC, ABC7 News: segment 1 and segment 2)

    Brian Mason, PT, DPT, explains his approach to rehabilitation of a 27-year-old patient who suffered a stroke at age 23. (Asbury Park, New Jersey, Press)

    Yasmin Broomand, PT, makes a difference in the life of a child with acute flaccid myelitis. (Jacksonville, Florida, Times-Union)

    Dustin Jesberger, PT, provides suggestions for training around a dislocated shoulder. (Men's Fitness)

    "Assuming you have been injured to the point of requiring it, your physical therapy exercises have brought you back to health and should not be discontinued after your first pain-free workout. Continue your exercises and eventually work them into your cross-training, since you have now discovered where your weakness is and need to make it a strength.” - advice for triathletes who have been injured. (USA Triathlon newsletter)

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

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