"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!
Skiing is believing: Jessica Yeaton, SPT, made it to Beijing as part of Australia's Olympic cross country ski team. (Fox13 News, Albuquerque)
Getting back to the gym after COVID-19: Mitchell Anderson, PT, DPT, offers advice for retuning to your workout after recovery from COVID-19. (Eyewitness News 7, Chicago)
For those about to walk (we salute you): Matt Taylor, PT, provides insight on the benefits of walking to maintain and improve health. (Huntington, W. Va., Herald Dispatch)
Olympian research efforts: Alexandre Lopes, PT, BSPT, PhD, is attending his eighth Olympics as part of a research team that helps the International Olympic Committee better understand injury prevention among athletes. (Northeastern University News@Northeastern)
Gunning for relief: John Galer, PT, DPT, talks about the pros and cons of massage guns. (Hartford, Conn., HealthCare)
Postpartum exercise: Laura Ward, PT, offers tips on returning to exercise postpartum. (U.S. News and World Report)
Well-blade: Alex Patterson Tichy, PT, DPT, shares experiences volunteering at the US Olympic & Paralympic Training Center. (mlive.com)
Pro-pro bono: Jeanne Cook, PT, PhD, head of Missouri State University's physical therapy program, discusses the success of the program's pro bono physical therapy clinic. (Missouri State University News)
Icy an injury in your future: Brian Prax, PT, shares his perspective on the kinds of injuries that can happen in the winter, and how physical therapy can help address them. (Jackson Hole, Wyo. News and Guide)
Pelvic floor physical therapy for runners: Jessica Dorrington, PT, provides information on the benefits of pelvic floor physical therapy for runners, including the ways it can help with hip, high groin, and high hamstring pain. (Women's Running)
Casting call: Susan Esposito, PT, DPT, and Anne Biala, PT, remind readers that they still can remain physically active while in a cast. (U.S. News and World Report)
A PT addition to the President's Council: Jacqueline Osborne, PT, DPT, has been named to the 2022 President's Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition Science Board. (US Department of Health and Human Services announcement).
Exposing a bad idea: Joseph Roche, PT, BSPT, PhD, explains why intentional exposure to COVID-19 is a dangerous strategy. (Healthline)
A balanced approach: Sarah Campbell, PT, DPT, outlines her work in vestibular rehab. (Summit County, Colo. Summit Daily)
Don't spare change: Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, stresses the importance of professional advocacy. (FastCompany)
From Cincinnati, with love: Nick Cosgray, PT, was publicly thanked by Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow after his team's AFC championship win. (USA Today)
Knee needs: Joseph Rayner, PT, DPT, and Ryan Balmes, PT, DPT, describe strengthening exercises for fighting knee pain (Well + Good); Sherri Betz offers her take on exercises to address knee pain especially for women (Oxygen).
The home health care gap: Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD, discusses the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted home health patients. (Kaiser Health News)
Quotable: "Physical therapy is not easy, but the physical therapists … are amazing people. I thought I was never going to be able to feed myself. And I started crying because I was really unsettled. The physical therapist just looked at me and he said, 'We'll get you to that. Don't worry about it.' And they did." – Dan Steffensen, Montana firefighter recovering from burn-related injuries he received while battling forest fires near his hometown of Red Lodge. (KULR8 News, Billings, Mont.)
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