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"The Good Stuff" is an occasional series that highlights recent media coverage of physical therapy and APTA members, with an emphasis on good news and stories of how individual PTs, PTAs, and students are transforming health care and society every day. Enjoy!

PT leadership for USA Gymnastics: Kim Kranz, PT, DscPT, has been named USA Gymnastics' first vice president of Athlete Health and Wellness. (Around the Rings)

When resolutions become a pain: Ryan Balmes, PT, DPT, and Jessica Douglas, PT, MSPT, offer advice on how to take on that New Year's fitness resolution without getting hurt. (Boston Globe)

Redskins score a key PT: Kevin Wilk, PT, DPT, FAPTA, is now the Washington Redskins' medical trainer. (Redskins Wire)

The importance of the pelvic floor: Riana Taktikos, PT, DPT, explains the ways pelvic floor physical therapy can help conditions that many people think they just have to live with. (Warren, Ohio, Tribune-Chronicle)

Home is where the gym is: David Reavy, PT, MBA, shares his favorite piece of home gym equipment. (Gear Patrol)

Solving middle back pain: Tony D'Angelo, PT, outlines what's different about middle back pain, and provides tips on addressing it. (Shape)

Balance in all things: Ben Fung, PT, DPT, MBA; and Kathleen Walworth, PT, DPT, stress the importance of good balance, and suggest ways to improve. (Vitacost.com)

Flying with the Eagles: St. Francis University (Pennsylvania) physical therapy students helped members of the Philadelphia Eagles create adaptive ride-ons for kids with disabilities at a recent GoBabyGo event. (Altoona, Pennsylvania Mirror)

The power of neurologic physical therapy: Ian Lonich, PT, DPT, is making a difference for patients in southwest Pennsylvania. (Uniontown, Pennsylvania Herald-Standard)

Pillow talk: Karena Wu, PT, DPT, MS, discusses the advantages of body pillows. (Bustle)

Goodbye, crunches: Bethanie Bayha, PT, DPT, provides insight on better core-strengthening exercises. (Self)

Go ask pectoralis: Danielle Weis, PT, DPT, discusses ways to counter pectoralis muscle imbalances that cause neck pain. (Well and Good)

The PT's role in responding to autism spectrum disorder: Anjana Bhat, PT, is leading the way helping children with ASD improve social skills and communication through physical therapy. (University of Delaware News)

Speedbumps on the road to fitness: Todd Kruse, PT, MPT, shares insights on preventing injury while pursuing fitness resolutions. (KEYC12 News, Mankato, Minnesota)

I'll be sore for Christmas: Anna Friedman, PT, says yes, Virginia, there is a "Santa strain." (KOMO News, Seattle)

Delivering postpartum fitness: Carrie Pagliano, PT, DPT, unpacks the trend toward exercise programs for new mothers. (Wall Street Journal)

GoBabyGo, Colorado style: Jessica Albers, PT; and Kristen Holman, PT, DPT, spearheaded a recent effort to retrofit children's vehicles to provide independence — and a lot of fun — for children with disabilities. (Coloradoan)

There's no place like foam: Theresa Marko, PT, DPT, MS, discusses the advantages and uses of foam rollers. (Insider)

Got some good stuff? Let us know. Send a link to troyelliott@apta.org.


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