"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!
Our LEED story: APTA Centennial Center was featured as "an exemplary association headquarters" by the organization responsible for granting the APTA building's Silver LEED designation. (U.S. Green Building Council online article)
Physical therapy for migraine: Jenni Tuller, PT, MS, explains how physical therapy can be effective for people experiencing neck pain with migraines. (Psychology Today)
Long COVID relief at home: Monique Caruth, PT, DPT, and Naomi Bauer PT, DPT, discuss home exercises that could help provide relief from long COVID symptoms. (Forbes)
Mic kind of PT: Steven Brantley, SPT, has experienced quite a journey on his way to becoming a PT, including a stint in drive-time radio complete with spending 22 days on the roof of the radio station's building waiting for the Carolina Panthers to win, and receiving a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder while working toward his DPT. (Union County Weekly, Matthews, N.C.)
Guess whose back? Daniel Michael Halfman, PT, DPT, shares insight on how hip weakness, poor posture, sitting, and other factors can contribute to back pain. (Parade magazine)
Parkinson exercise prescription: Honorary APTA member Daniel Corcos, PhD, discusses the challenges and opportunities of exercise as an intervention for individuals with Parkinson disease. (The Washington Post)
Massage gun basics: Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, MS, shares tips on using massage guns at home and factors to consider before buying. (Popular Mechanics)
Floor it: Marcy Lynn Crouch, PT, DPT, offers advice on four common habits that can weaken the pelvic floor. (Today)
A rocky recovery: Jared Vagy, PT, DPT, explains how climbers can get back to their sport after an ACL tear. (Climbing)
Living With OA: Maura Daly Iversen, PT, DPT, contributed to a new publication on living with osteoarthritis published by WebMD (pdf). (WebMD)
Putting pain to sleep: Collen Louw, PT, offers her perspective on how sleep positions can cause neck and back pain. (CNN)
When you don't know squat: Nathan Kadlecek, PT, DPT, leads readers through the correct way to do a barbell squat. (Parade magazine)
Quotable: "When I first began attending physical therapy, my expectations were low. Fortunately, my therapist easily identified my physical issues and dug into my mental state, as well. We began by steadily increasing my strength with small weights while unlocking my mobility with slow and mindful motions. Though I only completed [physical therapy] twice per week, I began to notice subtle improvements to my life outside the small gym: I slept better, I enjoyed talking to people, I felt less stress and anxiety, and I began to like myself more." – anonymous blogger explaining how her mental health issues were helped through physical therapy. (Unwritten)
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