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"The Good Stuff" is an occasional series that highlights recent media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, with an emphasis on stories of how individual PTs and PTAs are transforming health care and society every day. Enjoy!

Quotable: “We need to humble ourselves as a community and start trying to protect each other instead of trying to be ‘right.' This is a virus, it does not care which church you go to, who you vote for, or where you work. It just needs a host.” - Allison Gilbert, PT, DPT, now recovering after being hospitalized for COVID-19. (Scott County, Tennessee, Independent Herald)

Physical therapy as a remote possibility: Patrice Hazan, PT, DPT, MA, explains how she adapted her live classes to the Zoom format. (7News, Spartanburg, South Carolina)

Taking on the position of chair: Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, MS, and Stephanie Weyrauch, PT, DPT, discuss factors to consider when selecting an ergonomic office chair. (Self)

Maintaining care through telehealth: Nicole Knights, PT, DPT, shares how her clinic has been able to deliver care during the pandemic. (florida today)

Virtual therapy for runners: Jess Mena, PT, DPT; Kate VanDamme PT, DPT; and Brooke Conway Kleven, PT, DPT, offer advice on how injured runners can decide if and what kind of virtual physical therapy is right for them. (Runner's World)

Going it alone: Brian Yee, PT, DPT, talks about how his small physical therapy clinic is moving ahead after receiving assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration. (Wall Street Journal)

In kneed of a PT? Ziad Dahdul, PT, DPT, and Stephanie Allen, PT, DPT, offer tips on choosing the right PT for a knee injury. (Bicycling)

Low back pain relief: Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, recommends exercises for LBP. (U.S. News & World Report)

Turning over a new leaf: The Pennsylvania College of Technology's PTA class of 2021 helped plant 140 trees as part of a Chesapeake Bay Foundation initiative to plant 10 million trees throughout Pennsylvania. (NorthcentralPA.com)

Manual physical therapy and COVID recovery: Valerie Harris, PT, DPT, outlines the way manual physical therapy can put patients on the road to recovery from COVID-19. (Fox News)

Understanding the gravity of the situation: Nathan Johnson, PT, explains how his clinic uses its new anti-gravity treadmill. (WBKO13 News, Bowling Green, Kentucky)

Treating a "surf god": Drew Morcos, PT, DPT, has been helping surfing legend John John Florence recover from an ACL injury that could've ended his career. (Men’s Health)

The Iron Major PT: U.S. Army Maj. Molly Vaughan, PT, DPT, has earned placement in the Army's "Iron Majors" program, an initiative aimed at identifying and developing Army Medical Department soldiers who "demonstrate outstanding leadership and medical skills, the ability to mentor subordinates, and the potential to shape future change." (U.S. Army Reserve newsletter)

The COVID Catch-22: Brianne Mooney, PT, DPT, explains the ways COVID-19 makes rehabilitation so much more challenging for the patient. (WTOP News, Washington, D.C.)

Breaking stride: Michael Conlon, PT, explains why taking a break from running is important, and how to use that time to become a better runner. (Runner's World)

Safe exercise after a blood clot: Ellen Hillegass, PT, PhD, FAPTA, talks about the importance of movement after DVT and VTE, and offers tips on what to consider when making an exercise plan. (U.S. News & World Report)

Like it or slump it: Lynne Hughes, PT, PhD, explains why good posture is important, and provides tips on getting over your slump. (Consumer Reports)

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


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