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

    "The Good Stuff," is an occasional series that highlights recent 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!

    Bravery, persistence, DPT: Brandon Hsu, SPT, faced down leukemia and chemotherapy-induced encephalopathy but never lost his passion for the profession. Now he's a newly minted DPT. (University of Southern California News)

    Pitching good posture: Judy Seto, PT, DPT, helped New York Mets pitcher Robert Gsellman correct bad postural habits made worse through video-gaming. (New York Times)

    From North Dakota to Peru—and back again: Sierra Steckler, PT, describes what it was like to provide physical therapist services in Peru. (Wahpeton, North Dakota, News-Monitor)

    When it's time to go: Carrie Pagliano, PT, DPT; and Laurie Kilmartin PT, DPT, offer advice to new and expecting moms on relieving constipation. (Parents)

    This is your PT speaking: Amanda Brick, PT, DPT, passes along tips for sitting comfortably on long airplane trips. (Bustle.com)

    Shinful behavior: Heather Moore, PT, provides guidance on exercises to ease and prevent shin splints. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

    Mix it up, parents: Shondell Jones, PT, DPT, stresses the importance of children engaging in a variety of physical activities and not focusing solely on 1 sport. (KWX-TV10, Waco, Texas)

    Crack your back? Just…don't: Jeffrey Yellin, PT, warns about the dangers of "unskilled" back-cracking. (Elite Daily)

    Blood flow restriction basics: John Corbo, PT, DPT, explains how blood flow restriction is used in physical therapy. (WCCO4, Minneapolis)

    Sole searching: Robert Gillanders, PT, DPT, discusses how finding the right shoe can reduce foot pain. (Self)

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