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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, August 2018

    "The Good Stuff" is an occasional series that highlights recent 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!

    Innovation + wellness = Grouphab: Patrice Hazan PT, DPT, MA, and Charlotte Walter PT, DPT, discuss the "grouphab" wellness program they designed to help keep people of all ages mobile and injury-free. (WSPA News 7, Spartanburg, NC)

    Lights, camera, caring: Winston-Salem State University PT students Sam Lucier, SPT; Corey Shelton SPT; and Apu Seyenkulo, SPT, discuss the benefits of a WSSU program that incorporates filmmaking into the physical therapy curriculum. (Fox 8 News, Winston-Salem, NC)

    Balance in all things: Libby Krause PT, DPT, and Lori Ginoza PT, DPT, help a USC doctoral student regain her balance after removal of an acoustic neuroma. (University of Southern California News)

    Return of the PT Ninja Warrior: Todd Bourgeois PT, DPT, who participated in the American Ninja Warrior competition in 2014, is back. And this time he's headed for the finals. (Ninjaguide.com)

    Concussion consciousness: Amanda Stewart, PT, explains the signs of possible concussion, and what to do after a concussion diagnosis. (KUTV 2 News, Salt Lake City, UT)

    Doing business like nobody's business: Bryan Wright PT, DPT, owner of Wright Physical Therapy in Twin Falls, Idaho, was named national Small Business of the Month for July. (legistorm.com)

    Alabama's a sweet home for Go Baby Go: University of Alabama-Birmingham PT students joined with UAB engineering students and occupational therapy students to adapt toy vehicles for children with mobility challenges. (CBS42 News, Birmingham, AL)

    When neck pain is a pain in the neck: Karen Litzy, PT, DPT, offers pointers to avoid neck pain. (Health.com)

    Making connections to the pelvic floor: Adrianne McAuley PT, DPT, and Erin Hartigan, PT, share perspectives—and plans for research—on the ways weak pelvic floor muscles can impact recovery from injury to other areas of the body. (Bangor, ME, Daily News)

    Collaboration is crucial: Eric Lederhaus, PT, and Rebecca Fung PT, DPT, write on the importance of applying integrated care to the opioid crisis. (Managed Care magazine)

    Quotable: “I think it’s something that I really want to do because you get to help so many people. You’re working with patients from different backgrounds with the same goal: to get better." - High schooler Heather Artz, on why she wants to pursue a career in physical therapy. (Herkimer, NY, Times-Telegram)

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

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