"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!
LGBTQ Legacy Leader: Pam Duffy, PT, BSPT, PhD, FAPTA, has been named as a recipient of a 2022 LGBTQ Legacy Leader Award from dsm magazine, One Iowa, and American Family. The awards are presented to individuals "whose contributions to equality and justice have helped ensure that gender and sexual orientation must not be stigmatized or marginalized in the culture of Iowa." (dsm magazine)
Getting familiar with the pelvic floor: Carrie Pagliano, PT, DPT, shares insights on the signs of pelvic floor dysfunction in men. (AARP online article)
A much-needled treatment: Matt Briggs, PT, DPT, ATC, PhD; and Aaron Knighton, PT, DPT, explain how dry needling works and explore the treatment's effectiveness. (TheHealthy.com)
A power player in health IT: Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC, has been named among the "women power players in health IT" by Becker's Hospital Review. (Becker's Hospital Review).
Finding work-life balance: Drew Contreras, PT, DPT, APTA's vice president of clinical integration and innovation, discusses why health care providers should pay close attention to their emotional and mental health. (Elite Learning)
It's a HITT: Chris Kolba, PT, outlines the benefits of high-intensity interval training. (U.S. News & World Report)
A virtual reality reality: Mark Howard, PT, DPT, explains how he's using virtual reality in his clinic to help patients regain mobility and function. (WIVBTV News, Buffalo)
Keeping dancers on their toes: Allison Jackson, PT, DPT, describes an innovative program at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center that provides physical therapy tailored to the specific needs of injured dancers. (Penn Medicine News)
Preventing repeat falls: Nicole Dawson, PT, PhD, provides information on how the risk of repeat falls among older adults can be reduced. (Seniors Matter)
Finding the right treadmill desk: Karen Litzy, PT, DPT, offers tips on selecting the best treadmill desk for individual workplaces. (Prevention)
Health Care Diversity Leader: Archana Vatwani, PT, DPT, MBA, has been named a 2022 Top Health Care Diversity Leader by the Healthcare Diversity Conference. (announcement)
BFR as an exercise BFF? Nicholas Rolnick, PT, DPT, MS, sheds light on how blood flow restriction training works and its possible advantages in strength-building. (CNET)
Community-based care models for cancer survivors: Nicole Stout, PT, DPT, FAPTA, has been named a 2022 fellow of the West Virginia University Initiative for Science and Technology Policy, Leadership, and Communications. She'll be leveraging that fellowship to continue her leading-edge research on new models of cancer rehabilitation delivery. (WVU School of Public Health newsletter)
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