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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, September 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 physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are transforming health care and society every day. Enjoy!

    PT student with a lot of harp: Elise Krueger, SPT, is making a name for herself as a harpist. (Findlay, Ohio, Courier)

    Helping dental students understand patients with mobility issues: Kim Dunleavey, PT, PhD, teamed up with the University of Florida College of Dentistry in a unique program. (University of Florida Alligator News)

    Neonatal abstinence syndrome: Karen Speropulos, PT, talks about the role of PTs in responding to NAS. (Bristol, Tennessee, Herald-Courier)

    Hip exercise tips: Karen Joubert, PT, DPT, provides pointers on how to keep hips healthy. (ABC News7, Los Angeles)

    "National Founder of the Year": Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, has been recognized by the Arizona State University W. P. Carey School of Business for the establishment of WebPT. (Phoenix Business Journal)

    Treatment poststroke: McHaley Haeflinger, PT, explains the importance of physical therapy after a stroke. (News4 Tucson, Arizona)

    PTA—and artist: Kevin Schmoldt, PTA, has his paintings featured at a local arts center. (Waupaca County, Wisconsin, News)

    Advice on urinary incontinence: Julie Wiebe, PT, MPT, BSc, shares recommendations for women who experience UI. There's also a link to APTA's Section on Women's Health. (MSN network)

    Virtual reality (VR) for rehab: Emily Keshner, PT, EdD, discusses the advantages of VR in treating patients post stroke. (News4 Tucson, Arizona)

    "There has been research and more support medically for post concussion symptom treatment being physical therapy—using aerobic exercise as treatment, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy." – Kristine Keane, PsyD, neuroscience physician. (USA Today app.com)

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