"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!
What to expect when you're (done) expecting: Sarah Clampett PT, DPT, offers advice for women who want to begin or resume working out after having a baby. (TODAY online)
Get thee to a PT: U.S. Army Maj. Eliza Szymanek, PT, discusses her project, "Implementation of Direct Access Physical Therapy in the Military Medical System," which was the winner of a new "Leading Practices Program" award contest sponsored by the Defense Health Agency. (U.S. Army news)
An unbalanced approach to aging: Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA, explains how perturbation-based balance training is used, and why it can be effective for adults 60 and older. (Eat This, Not That!)
After a C-section: Liz Miracle, PT, MSPT, adds the PT perspective to an article on sex after C-section. (romper.com)
Living with spasticity: Karena Wu, PT, DPT, MS, shares her suggestions on assistive devices for individuals with spasticity. (Prevention)
Don't throw in the trowel: Sarah Pettyjohn, PT, DPT, gives advice on how home gardeners can avoid injury while doing what they love. (CBS Newscenter1, Rapid City, S.D.)
The pandemic's effect on falls rates: Carol Maritz, PT, explains how the COVID-19 pandemic may have raised falls risk among Americans who are older, and what she's doing to reduce that risk. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Better running, right out of the gait: Doug Adams, PT, DPT, describes how gait analysis could help runners improve their efficiency. (Runner's World)
Carpe PT: Lauren Stubbs, PT, DPT, used the pandemic lockdown as an opportunity to start her own concierge cash-based physical therapy practice. (Fox8 News, High Point, N.C.)
Falling in love with movement: John Gallucci, PT, DPT, provides insight on how to inspire a lifelong love of movement in children. (healthline)
The wonder of wobble: Denise Smith, PT, offers up wobble board exercises to strengthen feet, ankles, and core. (Runner's World)
Quotable: "To my surprise, my experience wasn’t the awkward encounter I had thought it would be. In fact, I gained so many benefits from pelvic floor PT that I began telling all my friends about it and encouraging others to go too. It helped me so much that I wish I had gone sooner." – Kelsey Chun, a patient describing her experience seeing a pelvic floor PT. (Verily)
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