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  • What's New at MoveForwardPT.com, Summer 2018

    APTA's consumer information website, MoveForwardPT.com, is a continually expanding resource where patients can learn about the many conditions and patient populations physical therapists (PTs) treat. The site includes everything from condition-based guides, podcasts, tip sheets, and videos, to the popular and "Find a PT" tool that allows patients to locate a member PT in their area. It's also home to APTA's national award-winning #ChoosePT opioid awareness campaign and toolkit.

    Bottom line: MoveForwardPT.com is always evolving, and a great resource for members to share with patients and others to help increase public understanding of all that the profession has to offer.

    Here are some recent additions to the site:

    Move Forward Radio podcasts

    Lifecycle of the Pediatric ACL Injury
    Neeraj Baheti, PT, DPT, is a board-certified clinical specialist in sports physical therapy and a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy. In this episode he discusses who is more predisposed to these injuries and what they can expect in terms of recovery.

    Bowel Health: What You Should Know
    Jenn Davia, PT, DPT, is a board-certified clinical specialist in women’s health and director of education for the Section on Women’s Health. In this episode, she takes on the topics of bowel health, including breaking bad habits, importance of proper positioning, and tips to achieve o bowel health.

    Tai Chi and Physical Therapy
    Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc, board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist, reveals how she incorporates tai chi into clinical practice and outlines how its vast benefits help herself and her patients.

    Once a Physical Therapist, a Young Woman Navigates New Life With Quadriplegia
    Elizabeth Forst, PT, DPT, was in her early 30s,working as a traveling physical therapist, when the simple act of diving into a pool changed her life forever.

    Washington Spirit’s Joanna Lohman Reflects on her “ACL Journey”
    The Washington Spirit midfielder reflects on the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of her rigorous ACL recovery.

    Combat Athletes and Physical Therapy
    Former amateur and professional combat athlete and current instructor Kirstin Schmidt discusses the injuries she endured during her career, and how physical therapy not only kept her fighting, but became 1 of her tools to staying healthy. Her physical therapist, Jessica Probst, PT, who participates in combat sports and treats combat athletes joins the episode.

    Tips

    5 Tips for Creating Good Habits While Toilet Training Your Child

    6 Sports for People with Parkinson Disease

    5 Exercises to Reduce Knee Pain

    What is Pitcher’s Elbow?

    Did You Know?

    New Research Shows: Physical Therapy First for Low Back Pain Curbs Opioid Prescriptions and Lowers Costs

    New and Updated Condition-Based Guides

    Cuboid Syndrome New

    Female Athlete Triad

    Hamstring Injuries

    Hyperkyphosis

    Multiple Sclerosis

    Osteoporosis

    Pain

    Snapping Hip Syndrome

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