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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!

The PTA flutist: Bruce Bodden, PTA, works at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane, Wash., but he has a second gig: principal flutist for the Spokane Symphony. (Spokane, Wash., Review)

Rise and shine (and stretch): Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, offers her recommendations on exercises to do in the mornings to help promote alertness. (HuffPost)

Going low: Leada Malek, PT, DPT, talks about a popular TikTok video she created to demonstrate her top five lower body exercises for athletes. (Popsugar)

Blood flow restriction basics: Mark Sherry, PT, explains how blood flow restriction works and why so many Olympic athletes are using it. (Today)

First women PTs in the medical services corps: Lifetime APTA member Ruth Moeler, PT, was among the first 21 women selected by the U.S. Navy in 1948 for active duty in the Medical Services Corps. Other pioneering PTs included Signe Brunnström, Edith Vail, and Virginia J. Eager. (Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)

Exercise never gets old: Heather Mims, PT, DPT, outlines the importance of strength training for seniors and shares her top three recommendations. (Forbes)

An important stage in Broadway's return: Mark Hall, PT, MPT, describes his work with New York's Harkness Center for Dance Injuries, as he helps prepare dancers for a hoped-for reopening of many Broadway shows. (New York Daily News)

Hot tips: Christina Penny, PT, DPT, discusses how to exercise safely in the summer heat. (Fox5 News, Baltimore)

Bringing camp to the kids: Pennsylvania College of Technology PTA students helped Camp Victory, a local camp for children living with disabilities, create video activities that will help the camp go virtual this year. (

Outstanding in the field, helping the team. Edison Au, PT, DPT, joined the Canadian men's field hockey team as a team physical therapist during the Olympic games in Tokyo. (news12, The Bronx, N.Y.)

Quotable: "Rather than feel disheartened, I took this as a challenge. I have always believed that no one knows the future; it is simply something you create. Therefore, I began a journey of research and decided it would be best to continue physical therapy school." -Adeel Rizvi, PT, DPT, who was diagnosed with limb-girdle muscular dystrophy while in PT school. (Muscular Dystrophy News Today)

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