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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, September 2019

    "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!

    He'll always be our PT Ninja Warrior: Conor Galvin, SPT, made it to the national finals of NBC's "American Ninja Warriors" competition. (Riverhead, New York, News-Review)

    Stiff is for upper lips only: Katie Sun Worrall, PT, DPT, offers advice on how adults can remain flexible as they age. (Wellandgood.com)

    Tiny homes for vets: Tim Terrio, PT, DPT, ATC, MS, is the originator of a plan to build 12 tiny homes to provide permanent housing for homeless veterans. (Bakersfield.com)

    Too much too soon: Nancy Robnett Durban, PT, DPT, MS, shares the kinds of injuries that are common among young athletes who focus intensely on a single sport. (Boston Globe)

    A much-kneeded guideline: Richard Willy, PT, PhD, explains the findings from the recently published clinical practice guideline on runner's knee that he helped to author. (abcFOX Montana)

    Getting back into the workout groove: Karen Litzy, PT, DPT, MS, emphasizes the importance of an evaluation by a physician or PT before getting back into an exercise habit after a long hiaitus. (Time)

    The #ChoosePT message: Matt Kudron, PT, DPT, helps viewers understand the benefits of physical therapy for a variety of conditions. (Fox21 News, Colorado Springs, Colorado)

    Virtually effective: Danielle Levac, PT, PhD, discusses the potential for virtual reality to aid in rehabilitation. (US News and World Report)

    Outrunning injury: Robert Gillanders, PT, DPT, offers advice on how to avoid common running-related injuries. (NBC News)

    Taking aim at injury prevention: Jeff Samyn, PT, provides tips to hunters on getting in shape for the fall hunting season. (Petosky, Michigan, News-Review)

    The view from Kilimanjaro: Scott Winkler, PT, DPT, recounts climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with his son Eric. (Murray, Kentucky, Ledger-Times)

    Getting past pain: Alan Meade, PT, BSPT, DScPT, outlines how physical therapy can help to manage pain. (WJHL News11, Johnson City, Tennessee)

    Don't be a slouch at aging: Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, adds his perspective on how older adults can improve their posture. (AARP magazine)

    #ouch: Collin Kudrna, PT, DPT, discusses the dangers of "text neck" and how to counter the condition. (KXNet.com News, Bismarck, North Dakota)

    Living active with arthritis: Karl Gilliam, PT, DPT, stresses the importance of movement—and physical therapy—to help individuals with arthritis stay active. (NBC2 News, Fort Meyers, Florida)

    Changing the game for lung cancer patients: Nicole Stout, PT, DPT, FAPTA, and Megan Anne Burkart, PT, DPT, discuss the importance of prehab and rehab to keep patients healthy during and after treatment for lung cancer. (Everyday Health)

    Quotable: "If medication requires a $10 copay and physical therapy requires a $50 copay, that's not equitable." – American Medical Association President Patrice Harris on the need to rethink copays as a way to increase patient access to medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction. (Medpage Today)

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

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