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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!

First PT president of the American Burn Association: Ingrid Parry, PT, has been named president of the American Burn Association — the first person to achieve that position who is not a surgeon or physician. (Shriner's Children's News)

Guess whose back? Collen Louw, PT, stresses the importance of improved core strength as a hedge against back pain. (Consumer Reports)

A weak-kneed response: Greg Joseph LeBlanc, PT, DPT, explains approaches to knee-strengthening. (Eat This Not That)

Addressing the chair: Nancy Durban, PT, DPT, MS, reminds readers why it's important to work from a quality office chair. (Real Simple)

Choosing a bicycle that's bespoke: Erik Moen, PT, and Katherine Jean Wayman, PT, DPT, discuss bicycle options for seniors. (Forbes)

Patella-ing it like it is: Aaron KeIl, PT, DPT, and Danielle Weis, PT, DPT, offer tips on exercises to address knee pain. (Parade)

HHS Tribal Advisory Committee: Natalie Weeks-O'Neal, PT, has been selected to serve as the Billings, Montana, area delegate to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Center for Indigenous Innovation and Health Equity Tribal Advisory Committee. (Federal Register)

Brain pleaser: Cathy Ciolek, PT, DPT, FAPTA, talks about the role of physical activity — particularly yoga and tai chi — as a way to keep our minds sharp as we age. (Consumer Reports)

Health care diversity leader: Archana Vatwani, PT, DPT, MBA, a recipient of the 2022 APTA Minority Faculty Development Award, has been named as one of 2022's Healthcare Diversity Leaders by the Healthcare Diversity Council. (yahoo! News) 

Getting the jump on knee pain: Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, provides insights on symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of jumper's knee. (U.S. News and World Report)

Quotable: "I had an amazing physical therapist and occupational therapist who went above and beyond. They did research and looked into different therapy options for me. As I pushed them to push me, they got creative to help me reach my goals." -Rachel G., stroke survivor, on how she found strength during her recovery. (Self)

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