"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: "It's a very stressful vacation. A working and very rewarding vacation." – Zuzana Rogers, PT, describing her work with the U.S. Olympic Ski Team. (FasterSkier.com)
Nice 'n' kneesy: Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, offers up exercise substitutions for people experiencing knee pain who want to stay active. (SilverSneakers.com)
Don't try this at home (or anywhere else): Leada Malek, PT, DPT, explains the dangers of the behind-the-neck lat pulldown — and exercises to do instead. (Livestrong.com)
PT-as-university president: Sandra Cassady, PT, PhD, has been named president of Iowa’s Rockhurst University — the first woman and lay person to receive the title at the Catholic Jesuit university. (Rockhurst University news)
Women getting the right treatment for PD: Ryan Duncan, PT, DPT, discusses the challenges women face in obtaining appropriate care for Parkinson disease. (Everydayhealth.com)
Quotable: "It's okay that I might not have the solution, but that I'm willing to try and I'm willing to find whoever can help me and listen and be curious about how they might think this problem could be solved." – Samantha Schmidt, PT, on how she adapted her clinic to the challenges of the pandemic. (Newsy)
Host story: Jimmy McKay, PT, DPT, creator and host of PT Pintcast, has taken on a second role as host of Mt. Sinai Live, a daily health-focused livestream featuring experts from the Mt. Sinai hospital system in New York City. (Mt. Sinai Facebook page)
Physical activity to stay sharp: Cathy Ciolek, PT, DPT, FAPTA, talks about how engaging in new physical activities can help serve as a hedge against cognitive decline with age. (AARP news)
Financial strain as a matter of life-or-death: Jason Falvey, PT, DPT, PhD, lead author of a recent research article on the relationship between household finances, myocardial infarction, and the risk of post-discharge death, comments on the study's findings of higher risk of death among the financially strained. (Healio)
Getting to the bottom of a payment mess: Gwen Simons, PT, has joined other advocates in untangling problems with payment from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine. (WCSH-TV news, Portland, Maine)
Quotable: "It became quite evident that Adrian possessed all the traits and skills necessary to help us become the best player wellness program in the National Football League" – Baltimore Ravens General Manager Eric DeCosta on naming Adrian Dixon, PT, DPT, the team's head athletic trainer. (Boston Herald)
Pandemic to endemic: Todd Davenport, PT, DPT, weighs in on the difficulty of predicting if and when the coronavirus pandemic evolves into an endemic. (Sacramento Bee)
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