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

    "The Air Force expelled her in 1955 for being a lesbian. Now, at 90, she is fighting back." –The Washington Post tells the story of Helen Grace James, PT, who has filed a federal lawsuit to upgrade her discharge status and restore her rights as a veteran. (The Washington Post)

    Youngstown State University's physical therapy department is sponsoring a "Walk with a Doc" program that helps promote physical activity. (WKBN 17 News)

    Meredith Harris, PT, DPT, EdD, provides pointers on how adults who are older can stay safe in winter weather. (Caring.com)

    Alicia Willoughby, PT, and Brandi Dawn Kirk, PT, who's also a pelvic rehabilitation practitioner and certified visceral techniques practitioner, talk about the complexities of diastasis recti. (Vox)

    “Alex is among one of the best kids I’ve had a chance to work with. His attitude is terrific. He’s trying to find the bright spot in a pretty bleak situation.” –John Waite, PT, DPT, board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist, is helping patient Alex Ruiz, a high school football star whose career ended in injury. Now Alex is facing the possibility of amputation. (Temecula, California Press-Enterprise)

    Ryan Balmes, PT, DPT, offers advice to stay safe on a ski trip. (US News and World Report)

    Kids' Anatomy 101? James Randolph, PT, and wife Amy Randolph, PT, have written a new children's book, B is for Biceps: Anatomy for Children. (A.T. Still University "Alumni Headlines")

    Biagio Mazza PT, DPT, shares tips on avoiding falls when sidewalks get icy. (Fox 4KC News, Kansas City, Missouri)

    Richard Willy, PT, PhD, explains how runners can spare knees and joints from injury. (News 24 "Health 24," Cape Town, South Africa)

    “Listen-to-your body apps are good for guidance, but your body is always right." –Shondell Jones, PT, DPT, board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist, certified strength conditioning specialist, and certified orthopaedic manual therapist, discusses the limits of fitness apps. (WNCT 9 News, Greenville, North Carolina)

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


    • Thank you for posting the Post article about Helen Grace James, PT. This made me wonder how many other members of our military went through similar experiences, and I am inspired by her courage to challenge her military discharge.

      Posted by Tina Phillips, PT on 1/17/2018 5:00 PM

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