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  • The Good Stuff: Members and the Profession in the Media, February 2018

    "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 went to Stanford, I was a professor at Cal Fresno. I had patients, friends, students I learned so much from. I’ve done this all because I’ve been pushed. I need to do as much as I can to prove I’m a good person. I still wasn’t whole." - Helen Grace James, PT, who won her federal lawsuit to receive an honorable discharge from the US Air Force after being expelled in 1955 for being a lesbian. (The Washington Post)

    For individuals who take a break from exercising, Ryan Balmes, PT, DPT, answers the question, "Where did all my muscles go?" (Esquire)

    Noah Greenspan, PT, DPT, provides a tip on how to keep the flu from turning into pneumonia. (Shape)

    Sharon Wentworth, PT, DPT, discusses the challenges of helping young female athletes avoid ACL tears. (USAToday app. website)

    Jessica Hill, PT, DPT, shares "4 tips that will help you start your day productively." (Gotham)

    Robert Gillanders PT, DPT, comments on 5 common running injuries and how to avoid them. (US News and World Report)

    The Illinois Physical Therapy Association has launched a copay advocacy effort. (WCIA13 News, Champaign, Illinois)

    Margaret Schenkman, PT, PhD, FAPTA, sees possibilities for vigorous exercise in the treatment of Parkinson disease. (The Denver Post)

    Marianne Ryan, PT, BS, outlines what women can expect of their bodies after giving birth. (NYMetroParents)

    Boss magazine lists physical therapy as 1 of the top 7 trending jobs of 2018. (Boss)

    Brett Walker, PT, physical therapist for the Chicago White Sox, paid a visit to his alma mater, University of Mary, in North Dakota. (Bismarck, North Dakota Tribune)

    Karena Wu, PT, DPT, suggests 4 exercises to combat text neck. (NBC News online)

    Heather Henry, PT, DPT, challenges the no pain/no gain theory. (US News and World Report)

    "Speech and physical therapy is poorly recognized for its benefits [to individuals with Parkinson disease]. Too often doctors just prescribe drugs." - Zoltan Mari, MD, on the possible treatment courses for singer Neil Diamond, who recently announced his retirement due to Parkinson disease. (next avenue)

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

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