We started "The Good Stuff" eight years ago as a way to highlight the ways members are contributing to greater understanding of the profession through the media — often, by way of local news and special interest publications, and, increasingly, via major national media outlets. Over that time, it's been amazing to see how newspapers, magazines, TV news, and other venues have increasingly turned to PTs and PTAs for insight on a wide spectrum of health and lifestyle issues.
This installment marks the last regular run of "The Good Stuff." Instead of roundups, we'll be moving to shoutouts on social media, so keep an eye on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds. Thanks to everyone who pointed us to new content. And thanks to all the amazing APTA members who continue to do good stuff every day.
RV having fun yet? Alexis Krug, SPTA, manages to maintain a 4.0 average in school while living part time in a travel trailer. (Bradford, Pennsylvania Era)
Communicating about developmental delays: Dawn Magnusson, PT, PhD, describes the effort she led to develop a resource that helps providers talk with caregivers about a child's possible developmental delays. (USA Today)
PT meets baseball legend: Lora Mize, PT, DPT, hosted a podcast interview with baseball great Darryl Strawberry focused on colorectal cancer and pelvic health. (PHreedom Foundation for Pelvic Health)
Landmark award for research in aging: Jennifer Vincenzo, PT, PhD, MPH, has been named the recipient of the Paul B. Beeson Emerging Leaders Career Development Award in Aging, an honor that provides researchers with $1 million over five years. The award typically goes to physicians — Vincenzo is only the third PT to receive the honor. (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences newsletter)
Is assisted stretching pulling your leg? Amy McDevitt, PT, DPT, discusses the pros and cons of assisted stretching. (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus newsletter)
Slipping falls: S. Nikki Gawronski, PT, DPT, assistant professor at New York Medical College, describes how NYMC DPT students provide community residents with guidance on avoiding falls as well as conduct fall risk assessments. (Briarcliff Manor, New York, River Journal)
Tackling a new career: Ex-Denver Bronco David Bruton, PT, DPT, shares his journey from pro football safety to a PT with his own practice. He's also featured in the March issue of APTA Magazine. (9News Denver)
Motion from the chair: Karena Wu, PT, DPT, MS, offers tips on exercises to prevent neck and back pain that can be done while sitting. (Today.com)
From Tiger to Bronco: Beau Lowery, PT, DPT, ATC, has been named vice president of Player Health & Performance for the Denver Broncos and will leave his role as director of Sports Medicine at Louisiana State University, where he also served as head athletic trainer for the LSU football team. (DenverBroncos.com)
Quotable: "Trusting my physical therapist and working through the fear of pain helped me fully appreciate the saying, 'no pain, no gain.'" - Psychiatrist David Janeway on how physical therapy has helped him manage his chronic pain. (Psychology Today)
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