Wednesday, January 18, 2017 The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, January 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! Andrew Rasmussen, PTA, became a hero when he helped to push a car off the railroad tracks seconds before a train arrived—and a news crew was there to capture it all on video. (KATU 2 News, Portland, Oregon) "Another commonality, which [my PTs] share with the majority of physical therapists, is an attitudinal profile: capable, optimistic, patient, thick skinned, intelligent, empathetic. The best in the PT trade have committed their life’s work to protect and restore health."– columnist Bruce Dorries on his return to running, thanks to physical therapy (Staunton, Virginia, News Leader) Emillee Van Hoven, PT, explains the importance of pelvic floor muscles, and how physical therapy can make a difference. (WZZM 13, Grand Rapids, Michigan) Ginger Garner, PT, DPT, spoke to members of the British Parliament on the need for increased acceptance of medical therapeutic yoga. (Swansboro, North Carolina Tideland News) "Once I got discharged from the hospital, I went into intense physical therapy. And I still stay in it. Now, even though I'm fully recovered—I'm literally stronger than I've ever been in my life—I just still stay on that regimen, man." - Ex Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison on the importance of physical therapy in his recovery from acute transverse mylelitis. (blabbermouth.net) Tara Jo Manal, PT, DPT, FAPTA, and Meg Sions, PT, DPT, PhD, have developed a multidisciplinary amputee clinic described as "the most comprehensive" in the US. (University of Delaware UD Daily) Karen Joubert, PT, describes the benefits of restricted blood flow training. (KABC-TV 7 Eyewitness News, Los Angeles) Ken Wheeler, PT, DPT, points out how physical therapy can play an important role in the treatment of headaches. (Abilene, Texas, Reporter-News) “The determination of the girls and the outstanding work of our occupational therapy and physical therapy teams helped them do just that.” – Gail Besner, MD, on the successful separation and rehabilitation of conjoined twins from Uganda (News 6, Columbus, Ohio) Got some good stuff? Let us know. Send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org.