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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 stories of how individual PTs and PTAs are transforming health care and society every day. Enjoy!

Helping a walk for justice: Tameka Duncan, PT, DPT, was watching a news report on Terry Willis, an activist walking from Huntsville, Alabama, to Minneapolis to raise awareness for social justice in the wake of the George Floyd killing, when she noticed an issue with his gait. So she tracked him down when he passed through her town and provided treatment to help him experience less pain on his walk. (Clarksville, Tennessee, Main Street)

Cheers! Kyle Kammerle, PT, DPT, has been named to the Philadelphia Eagles cheer team. (WVPI 6 Action News)

A starring role in stroke recovery: Kelly Anne Tierney, PT, DPT, has been providing physical therapy to help "This Is Us" and "Supernatural" star Timothy Omundson recover from a stroke. (U.S. News and World Report)

Misunderstanding pain: Kelly Starrett, PT, DPT, explains how people get it wrong when it comes to chronic pain. (Outside magazine)

No off-the-(rotator) cuff advice: Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, offers insight on careful recovery from a rotator cuff injury. (Chicago Tribune)

The challenge of coronavirus recovery: Parul Haribhai, PT, DPT, is helping providers understand the challenges many COVID-19 survivors face. (El Paso Herald Post)

Aching for a real office: Lori Rubenstein Fazzio, PT, DPT, discusses the ergonomic challenges of working from home. (Patch)

A "double whammy" for home health: Diana Kornetti, PT, MA, outlines how both the COVID-19 pandemic and new payment rules have impacted home health. (Home Health Care News)

The neck's big thing: Brando Lakes, PT, and Vinita Chandra Mody, PT, offer stretches to help relieve neck pain. (Glamour)

Keep the therapy appointment: Robert Gillanders, PT, DPT, makes the case for physical therapy as one of "five kinds of health appointments you should consider keeping despite the pandemic." (Houston Chronicle)

Activation activist: Brian Gurney, PT, DPT, talks about proper muscle activation. (Men's Journal)

Exercise and cholesterol: Ethel Frese, PT, DPT, explains the possible relationship between exercise and improved cholesterol levels. (U.S. News and World Report)

On a knee-to-know basis: Gary Calabrese, PT, DPT, offers tips on at-home exercises for knee pain. (U.S. News and World Report)

Virtual pro bono: Crystal Miskin, PT, DPT, describes the challenges of delivering physical therapist services via telehealth for a pro bono clinic. (Provo, Utah, Daily Herald)

Hoping telehealth will stay: Jade Bender-Burnett, PT, DPT, provides perspective on the need for telehealth provisions to outlast the national health emergency. (Emporia, Virginia, Independent Messenger)

Getting hip to hips: Elizabeth Lamontagne, PT, DPT, outlines safe but effective hip flexor exercises. (Glamour)

Stride and prejudice: Robert Maschi, PT, DPT, provides advice on the advantages of changing running stride. (Runners World)

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


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