"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: "Nurses were readily accepted because people knew what nurses did, but not physical therapists. That was the hardest part." - Bette Horstman, PT, MEd, WWII veteran describing her experiences in the Pacific theater during the war. (Chicago Tribune)
International Young Scientist Award: Daniel Pinto, PT, PhD, was recently named this year's recipient of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, and Musculoskeletal Disease and International Osteoporosis Foundation Pierre Meunier Young Scientist Award. (SCIENMAG)
Winning in the home stretch: Karen Litzy, PT, DPT, talks about the importance of stretching during long days of home-office work, and shares a tip on a stretch that can be done during a Zoom meeting. (Washington Post)
Making face shields accessible: Alessander Danna-dos-Santos, PT, PhD, helped to design and develop a face shield for children that will be used in a pre-K program in Kalamazoo, Mich.(Western Michigan University News)
Exercise and metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer: Karen Hock, PT, discusses exercise possibilities for individuals with NSCLC. (Everyday Health)
A remote possibility: Kimberly Caspare, PT, DPT, reflects on her experiences with telehealth and the growth of concierge care during the pandemic. (New York Times)
Gyms of wisdom: John Repsher, PT, offers advice on how to avoid injury when returning to the gym. (News10 Albary, New York)
A ribbitting subject: Penny Goldberg, PT, reacts to a study on burrowing frogs by offering tips on what muscles to work on to achieve that hot frog bod. (Science Daily)
When the pandemic takes its stroll: Jessica Schwartz, PT, DPT, explains why neighborhood walks are an easy, inexpensive way to keep fit during the COVID emergency. (Washington Post)
Pain and remote care: Jason Beneciuk, PT, DPT, PhD, and Trent Nessler, PT, DPT, share perspectives on the importance of early physical therapy to manage pain, and how that can be achieved during a pandemic. (Washington Post)
Saving your sole: Susan Eby, PT, MS, and Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, contribute their recommendations on the best shoes for plantar fasciitis. (Self)
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