Wednesday, July 13, 2016 The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in Local News, July 2016 "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! "She is unbelievable" – Police Sgt Dan Roman on Rachel Lys, PT, DPT, who helped Roman during his year-long recovery from injuries he received in a motorcycle accident. (East Hampton, New York, Star) Danielle Levac, PT, MSc, PhD, explains the role of virtual reality in physical therapy. (BostInno) The husband-wife team of George Edelman, PT, MTC, and Julie Gorman, PT, MPT, worked with the training staff during the US Olympics swimming team trials. Both are board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialists. (Delaware State News) "I know using dry needles, I get people better faster" - Dina Kramer, PT, on recent changes that allow dry needling in Tennessee. (Knoxville, Tennessee News Sentinel) Leigh Anne Anger, PTA, is making a brave comeback from a traumatic brain injury sustained in a bike accident during a triathlon. (Spingfield, Missouri, News-Leader) Medical University of South Carolina student Steve Pulley, PT, is founding the state's first Collegiate Recovery Program at the College of Charleston. (Charleston, South Carolina Post and Courier) University of North Georgia PT students are collaborating with engineering students from Georgia Tech to make assistive devices for kids. (Gainesville, Georgia Times) The Foundation for Physical Therapy has announced this year's recipients of $250,000 in postprofessional doctoral scholarships and fellowships. (Foundation for Physical Therapy press release) Dave Kuhn, PT, describes his work with the University of Michigan men's swim team. (Swimming World) A group of PTs have initiated a relay-style cross-country bike ride to raise awareness of the role of exercise in fighting chronic disease. (Laramie, Wyoming Boomerang) Briar Cliff University PT students provided their services at a pro bono physical therapy clinic. (Sioux City, Iowa Journal) Carol-Ann Nelson, PT, DPT, has founded Destination Rehab, a nonprofit organization that provides adventure-based rehabilitation for people with neurologic disabilities. (The Pollination Project newsletter) A local "Power Punch" noncontact boxing class for individuals with Parkinson disease has been co-founded by a graduate of the University of Colorado's DPT program. (Denver 9News) "We're giving them the opportunity to be the best versions of themselves." – Army CPT Nicole Brown, PT, on the Walter Reed Military Advanced Training Center's work with veterans with amputations. (US Air Force News) Got some good stuff? Let us know. Send a link to firstname.lastname@example.org.