"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!
With all the best in tendons: Karin Gravare Silbernagel, PT, ATC, PhD, provides an overview of what tendons do and how to take care of them. (Women's Running)
Sweet dreams are made of these: Colleen Louw, PT, MEd, offers suggestions on how to avoid feeling stiff and sore after a night's sleep. (Consumer Reports)
Going on strike(s): Bob Grossman, PT, is the latest inductee to the University of Maryland Athletics Hall of Fame. Grossman was a star pitcher for the Terrapins and went on to play AAA baseball for the (now) Cleveland Guardians. (University of Maryland News)
Water you doing about arthritis? Nicole Needles, PT, DPT, explains the benefits of warm-water physical therapy for arthritis. (Prevention Magazine)
Fit after 40: Katie Landier, PT, DPT, shares insights on the best ways to achieve fitness goals in your 40s and later. (Eat This, Not That)
Acting on a derriere: Elizabeth Lamontagne, PT, DPT, walks readers through the whys and hows of stretches for tight glutes. (Self)
Understanding DOMS: Leo Arguelles, PT, DPT, sheds light on delayed onset muscle soreness and what can be done about it. (LiveScience)
Quotable: "It goes without saying that among the benefits of physical therapy is the potential to significantly improve one’s quality of life. Before physical therapy, Grace was unable to get out of bed in the morning without help. Physical therapy not only provided her with tips and tricks to get out of bed in the morning, but also increased her strength enough so that she didn’t necessarily need those tricks." -columnist Lori Dunham, whose daughter has Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. (Lambert-Eaton News)
An ESPN name that should ring a Bell: Stephania Bell, PT, has been re-signed to a multiyear contract as an ESPN analyst and host of the network's Fantasy Focus Football podcast. (ESPN Press Room)
Working at scale: Jared Vagy PT, DPT, "The Climbing Doctor," describes exercises aimed to help climbers improve their technique, strength, and endurance. (Climbing)
Eyes on the big leagues: Joseph Hallock, PT, DPT, describes his time with The Ohio State University Upper Extremity Athlete Physical Therapy Fellowship, and his hopes of becoming a PT for a major league baseball team. (Spectrum News 1, Columbus)
Homegroan problems: Skye Donovan, PT, PhD, talks about how she addressed the pain and discomfort experienced by her husband as he logged more time in his home office during the pandemic. (Washingtonian)
Meeting the challenges of osteoporosis: Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, MS, contributes to an overview of the most effective exercise equipment for people with osteoporosis. (Livestrong.com)
Quotable: "When working with an experienced, licensed physical therapist, physical therapy is one of the safest types of treatments—no matter your age or level of fitness. A physical therapy routine is adaptable and tailored to fit your specific healthcare needs, which is one reason why it’s ideal for so many different types of patients." - Women Fitness Magazine, in answer to the question "Is physical therapy safe?"
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