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  • Personal Physical Therapy Success Stories Featured On Move Forward Radio

    Physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and their patients can tell plenty of stories about the power of physical therapy. Throughout October, in honor of National Physical Therapy Month, APTA is using Move Forward Radio to bring those inspiring stories to a wider audience.

    In today's episode, Linda Conklin, a personal trainer and recreational marathoner from Illinois, and her physical therapist, Patrick Chapman, PT, MS, discuss her incredible recovery from a water skiing accident that broke 2 bones in her left leg and nearly led to the amputation of her foot.

    Last week's episode featured Pam Pelton, a school worker from Kentucky, who after a single dry needling treatment by her physical therapist, Chad Garvey, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, CSCS, noticed immediate changes to the range of motion of her surgically repaired shoulder and to her ability to sleep through the night.

    Additional success stories are slated for the coming weeks.

    These Move Forward Radio episodes, which can be streamed online or downloaded as a podcast via iTunes, provide great resources for PTs and PTAs to share with friends and family to create awareness about the benefits of physical therapy.

    Ideas for future episodes can be e-mailed to consumer@apta.org.

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