"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!
Congratulations General Teyhen! Col. Deydre Teyhen, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, is now officially Brigadier General Deydre Teyhen, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA – the first PT to achieve the rank. She recently assumed command of the Army Specialist Corps and Brooke Army Medical Center. Check out this Q&A with Teyhen. (DVIDS News; promotion ceremony video also available)
Celebrating life: Katelyn McNamara, PT, was ready to take on the next phase of her life when she was diagnosed with primary mediastinal large b-cell lymphoma. She fought, and with the help of medical staff, is now in remission and ready to give back to her community. (University of Kentucky News)
Leading the way: Dianne Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, president and CEO of Sheltering Arms Physical Rehabilitation Center, was named as one of Virginia's notable women in leadership by Virginia Business Magazine. (Virginia Business)
Man of the Year: Andrew Morgan PT, DPT, MBA, has been honored as the 2022 South Central Texas Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year. Morgan's "Cancer Destroying Crew" raised nearly $150,000 in 10 weeks for the society. (Texas Physical Therapy Association newsletter)
Got your back: Danny Lehnert, PT, DPT, adds his perspective to an exploration of the "mindless habits that may be causing you back pain." (Huffington Post)
The blood flow restriction experience: Nicholas Rolnick, PT, DPT, MS, explains the workings of blood flow restriction training. (CNET.com)
Endowed chair in leadership: Nancy Landgraff, PT, PhD, was named the recipient of Youngstown State University's James P. Tressel Endowed Chair in Leadership, awarded to department chairs "who exhibit outstanding leadership in their fields." (Youngstown, Ohio, Vindicator)
Don't throw in the trowel: Maura Daily Iverson, PT, DPT, SD, MPH, FAPTA; and Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, MS, offer advice on exercises that can help gardeners prevent injury. (spineuniverse.com)
Physical therapy and cancer-related fatigue: in a radio interview, Katie Schmitt, PT, DPT, provides insights on the benefits of physical and occupational therapy to address cancer fatigue. (South Carolina Public Radio)
Helping girls stick with sports: As part of an exploration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, Melissa Moyer, PT, DPT, ATC, shares her views on the importance of encouraging younger adolescent girls to continue to be active in sports through their high school years, whatever their ability level. (Sanford Health newsletter)
Quotable: "Trust me, were it not for physical therapists … I would not be walking near as confidently now, nor climbing stairs without having to grasp the banister for dear life. I can also rise from a kitchen chair without using my hands — something I couldn't even do before the fall. God truly works through therapists to perform His miracles." – David Casey, guest columnist who recovered from a broken femur with the help of PTs. (Jacksonville, Fla. Florida Times Union)
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