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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, October 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!

    “I feel like a million dollars and I’m off all medications. That’s the number 1 thing.” – Rick Kenney, survivor of a motorcycle crash, who opted for physical therapy instead of painkillers for his recovery. (Monmouth, New Jersey, edition of app.com)

    Idaho State University assistant PTA program coordinator Darin Jernigan, PT, and students including Shayla Bitter, SPT; and Krishaun Turner, SPT are delivering the #ChoosePT message to the local community. (Idaho State University Journal)

    Maura Daly Iverson, PT, DPT, provides insight on how physical therapy can help individuals with psoriatic arthritis. (everydayhealth.com)

    Trever Wagner, PT, explains how sports specialization among high school athletes can increase injury risk. (Rapid City, South Dakota, NewsCenter1)

    Mark Bishop PT, PhD, testifies before the Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy on opioids and his research on the topic (testimony begins at 1:01:51). (thefloridachannel.org)

    Matthew Mesibov, PT, describes why it’s important for senior living facilities to include more space for rehabilitation. (McKnight’s Senior Living)

    Kimberly Castle PT, PhD, University of North Georgia associate professor of physical therapy, shares her perspective on DanceAbilities, the class she founded to give her PT students a way to get involved in the community by providing dance opportunities for children with special needs. (University of North Georgia News)

    Anne Haneman, PT; and Joanne Haug, PT, discuss the ways boxing training can help individuals with Parkinson disease. (Doylestown, PA, Intelligencer)

    “I want to shout it from the rooftops so you all can hear me: Don’t settle with incontinence! Why suffer with pain? Don’t ignore prolapse! There are PTs out there doing amazing work, and there is a very good chance they can help you.” – Erin Savre on the work of pelvic floor physical therapists. (Albany, New York, Times-Union)

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