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Move Forward Radio is brought to you by the American Physical Therapy Association. Learn how a physical therapist can help you at MoveForwardPT.com.

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Fourth Trimester: What Is It and Why Is It Important?
19:41
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, PT Carrie Pagliano, discusses why women should be sure to check in with a physical therapist who specializes in women’s health before, during, and after pregnancy. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/fourth-trimester-what-is-it-why-is-it-important
Aug 15, 2018
The Benefits of Exercise on Brain Health
37:58
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist and neuroscientist Joyce Gomes-Osman discusses her latest research about overall physical activity on brain health. She and her research associates have concluded that when it comes to brain health, the overall and cumulative effect of physical activity is what’s most important. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/benefits-of-exercise-on-brain-health
Aug 02, 2018
Former NBA Star Rex Chapman Speaks Out on Opioid Addiction
11:08
In this episode of MoveForward Radio: Former NBA Start Chapman talks about his addiction to OxyContin and Vicodin after an emergency appendectomy. Things escalated to the point that he was taking approximately 10 OxyContin and 40 Vicodin a day, and his health and his life spiraled out of control. After several stints in rehab, Chapman … Continue reading Former NBA Star Rex Chapman Speaks Out on Opioid Addiction
Jul 19, 2018
Young Woman Overcomes Amputation Challenges, Becomes Physical Therapist and World Adaptive Surfing Champion
27:06
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Dani Burt, PT, DPT,  shares her how she not only survived a devastating motorcycle accident that left her in a coma with her right leg amputated below the knee, but thrived in her new circumstances.  How she went from being the recipient of rehabilitative services to becoming a … Continue reading Young Woman Overcomes Amputation Challenges, Becomes Physical Therapist and World Adaptive Surfing Champion
Jul 03, 2018
Combat Athletes and Physical Therapy
41:14
What is a combat athlete and what does it take to be one? In today’s episode of Move Forward Radio, former amateur and professional combat athlete and current instructor Kirstin Schmidt discusses the injuries endured during her career, and how physical therapy kept her fighting, and how it became one of her tools to staying … Continue reading Combat Athletes and Physical Therapy
Jun 20, 2018
Washington Spirit’s Joanna Lohman Reflects on Her “ACL Journey”
34:21
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Joanna Lohman reflects on the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of her rigorous ACL recovery. Additionally, former professional soccer player Jordan Angeli shares her own ACL injury experiences, which inspired her to create the ACL Club, a support community for athletes going through ACL injury recovery. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/washington-spirit-s-joanna-lohman-reflects-on-her-
Jun 07, 2018
Once a PT, a Young Woman Navigates New Life as Quadriplegic
30:57
A simple act of diving into a pool changed the life of Elizabeth Forst forever. In this episode of Move Forward Radio Forst discusses the transition of living an independent and active life of helping others, to becoming reliant on others for everything. She also shares how her distinctive knowledge and experience of treating patients … Continue reading Once a PT, a Young Woman Navigates New Life as Quadriplegic
May 15, 2018
Tai Chi and Physical Therapy
20:36
May 3, 2018: Even if you’ve never practiced tai chi, you’ve undoubtedly heard about it, and quite possibly you’ve seen people doing it—perhaps in a group or individually at a public park. In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Kristi Hallisy discusses how she incorporates tai chi into her clinical practice, and how its … Continue reading Tai Chi and Physical Therapy
May 01, 2018
Bowel Health: What You Should Know
29:16
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Jenn Davia discusses bowel health, matters that most of us might like to keep behind closed doors, including breaking bad habits, why proper positioning is important, and tips to achieve good bowel health. (April 19, 2018) https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/bowel-health-what-you-should-know
Apr 18, 2018
Life Cycle of the Pediatric ACL Injury
24:15
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Neeraj Baheti discusses the increased rate of pediatric ACL tears and who is more predisposed to these injuries and what they can expect for a recovery. (April 5, 2018) https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/life-cycle-of-pediatric-acl-injury
Apr 04, 2018
A Sudden and Mysterious Walking Pattern Is Diagnosed, Inspires Career Change
26:39
Move Forward Radio: In the episode of Move Forward Radio, Laura Hsiung and physical therapist John Jowers discuss her medical mystery, how they achieved a diagnosis, and how the condition affects Laura today. (March 2018) https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/sudden-mysterious-walking-pattern-is-diagnosed-ins
Mar 20, 2018
Avoiding Muscle Atrophy When Injured
22:33
In this episode of MoveForward Radio, physical therapist Ryan Balmes addresses injury recovery and its effects on muscle mass, and what is needed to return to full recovery.  (March 2018) https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/coming-soon-avoiding-muscle-atrophy-when-injured
Mar 08, 2018
Beyond Opioids: Transforming Pain Management to Improve Health
1:07:25
On February 5, 2018, APTA convened a panel of 7 experts to discuss how pain management in America can be transformed to move beyond opioids and improve the health of society. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/beyond-opioids-transforming-pain-management-to-imp-2
Feb 21, 2018
Optimal Breathing and the Role of Physical Therapy
22:03
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Rohini Chandrashekar discusses the mechanics of respiration, the causes and effects of breathing dysfunction, how breathing can affect movement and pain perception, and how physical therapists can help people breathe easier. (February 8, 2018) http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/optimal-breathing-role-of-physical-therapy
Feb 08, 2018
Girl Power: Keeping Female Adolescent Athletes Healthy and Prepared for Sports
25:41
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Kate Hamilton discusses the safe, supportive, and fun environment that she has created for adolescent girls only, and the spectrum of services they provide range from individual and group strength and conditioning to performance enhancement, injury prevention, and physical therapy. (January 25, 2017) http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/girl-power-keeping-female-adolescent-athletes-heal
Jan 24, 2018
Surfing and the Role of Physical Therapy
20:21
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist and avid surfer Mark Kozuki discusses the physical demands and challenges of surfing, how it’s different for recreational versus professional surfers, and what things surfers of any ability level should keep in mind in order to minimize injury risk and maximize performance. (January 11, 2018)
Jan 11, 2018
NBA Great Grant Hill Reflects on Playing Through Pain
27:14
In this episode current NBA analyst and Basketball great Grant Hill reflects on his experiences managing pain, shares his thoughts on America’s opioid epidemic, and says what he would have done differently, knowing what he knows now. (December 2017) http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/nba-great-grant-hill-reflects-on-playing-through-p
Dec 06, 2017
Recovery From Debilitating Abdominal Pain Inspires a New Career Path
24:05
In this November 16, 2017 of MoveForward Radio: Michelle Griffith started experiencing intense abdominal pain. Over the course of 4½ years, Michelle saw 43 doctors and specialists. No one and no treatments were able to help. By April 2017 she was so severely debilitated that she felt she was on her deathbed. http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/recovery-from-debilitating-abdominal-pain-inspires
Nov 15, 2017
Pain Does Not Discriminate, Even in Hollywood
17:31
Physical therapist Karen Joubert treats patients of all ages and fitness and ability levels; with an office in Beverly Hills, her clientele also happens to include famous entertainers and big name athletes. (October 2017) http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/pain-does-not-discriminate-even-in-hollywood
Oct 25, 2017
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS)
32:51
In this episode, a team of health care professionals share their insights about NAS and discuss signs and symptoms, treatment in the hospital. Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome occurs when an infant is born having been exposed to opiates through his or her mother, and experiences withdrawal after birth. (October 2017) http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/neonatal-abstinence-syndrome-3
Oct 12, 2017
Diastasis Recti Abdominis: The Likely Cause of “Mummy Tummy”
8:42
Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) sounds scary but is a pretty common post-pregnancy condition. In this episode of Move Forward Radio we discuss how this DRA or the dreaded “Mummy Tummy” can be treated with physical therapy.  (September 2017) http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/diastasis-recti-abdominis-likely-cause-of-mummy-tu
Sep 29, 2017
Amplified Pain Syndromes (APS)
24:18
September 14, 2017: In this episode physical therapist Brandi Dorton and occupational therapist Misty Wilson discuss the variety of tools and interventions they use to effectively treat individuals with Amplified pain syndromes (APS)  and how they help them improve and reclaim their lives. http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/amplified-pain-syndromes-treating-pediatric-popula
Sep 14, 2017
Five Domains of Sustainable Health
27:55
Many people want to be healthy. Unfortunately, wanting to be healthy doesn’t always lead to being healthy. And being healthy takes a lot more than just wanting it. (Move Forward Radio: August 24, 2017) http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/five-domains-of-sustainable-health
Aug 23, 2017
Living With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
27:00
Victoria Graham attempts to go through each day with the positivity of a beauty pageant champion, which makes sense because she is one. But hidden behind that smile and positive attitude is almost constant pain. Victoria has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, or EDS, which affects her body’s connective tissues, causing dangerously flexible joints and fragile skin. http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/living-with-ehlers-danlos-syndrome
Aug 09, 2017
Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor Adrianne Haslet: ‘I’m a Dancer Again’
19:59
The terrorist attack at the 2013 Boston Marathon claimed the lives of three people, but it changed the lives of many. One of them was Adrianne Haslet, a professional ballroom dancer who was a marathon spectator that day when she lost her left leg below the knee in the second of two bomb blasts. http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/boston-marathon-bombing-survivor-adrianne-haslet-i
Jul 27, 2017
Move Forward Radio: Obstacle Course Racing
32:34
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Mike Ryan, PT, ATC, describes the allure of these increasingly popular physical challenges and how to successfully prepare for them—whether you typically spend your weekend in the gym or on the couch. http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/preparing-latest-sports-craze-obstacle-course-raci
Jul 12, 2017
Success Story: Physical Therapist Collaborates With Surgeon to Solve Hip Impingement Diagnosis
36:59
June 29, 2017: The pain that Annie Karp felt in her hip wasn’t intense, but it was unrelenting. For months she met with numerous health care providers in an attempt to resolve the issue. And for months she had no success, until a physical therapist asked her a fairly simple question: “Are you a dancer?” … Continue reading Success Story: Physical Therapist Collaborates With Surgeon to Solve Hip Impingement Diagnosis
Jun 29, 2017
Cancer-Related Fatigue and Physical Therapy
June 15, 2017: The fatigue felt by people with cancer is so common that it has a name. Cancer-related fatigue isn’t unique to 1 type of cancer or cancer treatment, and it can occur even after treatment is complete. When cancer-related fatigue strikes, it’s often extremely debilitating, significantly impacting quality of life, and creating a … Continue reading Cancer-Related Fatigue and Physical Therapy
Jun 15, 2017
Rheumatoid Arthritis and Physical Therapy
24:45
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes joint inflammation and pain. Unlike osteoarthritis, which is the result of wear and tear on a specific joint, the effects of rheumatoid arthritis can be felt across a person’s entire body. In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Maura Daly-Iversen discusses what we know about … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis and Physical Therapy
May 31, 2017
Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee
35:41
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that affects somewhere between 27 million and 30 million Americans. It’s a chronic condition that can cause pain and stiffness. Osteoarthritis can make movement difficult, and yet one of the best ways to manage osteoarthritis is to move. In this episode of Move Forward Radio, we’ll talk about hip … Continue reading Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee
May 09, 2017
Treatment of Core Muscle Injury (Don’t Call it Sports Hernia)
32:00
These days, whenever ESPN injury analyst Stephania Bell meets an elite athlete who has undergone surgery to perform core muscle repair, she has a good idea about who might have performed the procedure. Dr William Meyers has been at the forefront of core muscle injury treatment dating back to the late 1980s, when he pioneered … Continue reading Treatment of Core Muscle Injury (Don’t Call it Sports Hernia)
Apr 26, 2017
Collaborative Care and Physical Therapy
21:01
As the lead team physician for the Washington Nationals and the head team physician for the Washington Redskins, Dr. Robin West, chairman of Inova Sports Medicine, knows what good teamwork looks like – and not just on the field of play. To make sure that Nationals and Redskins players return from injury and avoid it … Continue reading Collaborative Care and Physical Therapy
Apr 13, 2017
Concussion Awareness and Treatment
29:21
Public understanding of concussion risks has improved significantly in recent years, due in large part to increased media attention about head injuries in football. And while many Americans now know to take concussion symptoms seriously, most probably don’t know what to expect when it comes to concussion treatment and management. Treating concussions today is typically … Continue reading Concussion Awareness and Treatment
Mar 23, 2017
Living with Cerebral Palsy
24:45
Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common motor disability in childhood. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year about 10,000 babies born in the United States will develop cerebral palsy. CP is incurable and permanent, but it isn’t life threatening or progressive. It is incredibly unique to each individual. Some may … Continue reading Living with Cerebral Palsy
Mar 17, 2017
Learning How to Fall Safely
26:33
It’s not often that physical therapists are mentioned in the same sentence as paratroopers, stunt professionals, and martial arts instructors, but that’s what happened in a January 2017 article from the New York Times titled “The Right Way to Fall.” According to the article, falls cause more than one-third of injury-related emergency room visits, and … Continue reading Learning How to Fall Safely
Feb 22, 2017
Running Mechanics and Physical Therapy
27:34
A recent New York Times article “How to Run Like a Girl,” explored the differences between women and men who run. One of the experts featured in the story is physical therapist Blaise Williams, PT, PhD, who studies running mechanics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Running mechanics is a new area of research. Much is … Continue reading Running Mechanics and Physical Therapy
Feb 08, 2017
Physical Therapy Helps Teenager Overcomes Return to School and Life
13:16
When Elizabeth first walked into the Mayo Clinic’s Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Center and saw someone faint right in front of her, she knew that she was in the right place. At this point Elizabeth had been struggling with chronic pain and a condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, or POTS, for several years. Her symptoms … Continue reading Physical Therapy Helps Teenager Overcomes Return to School and Life
Jan 25, 2017
Country Music’s Clay Walker Discusses Living a Full Life with Multiple Sclerosis
January 12, 2017: In 1993, Clay Walker’s music career was taking off with his debut, “What’s It To You,” at the top of Billboard’s Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart. He followed it up the next year with his single “Live Until I Die.” But in 1996, his future seemed to darken when he was … Continue reading Country Music’s Clay Walker Discusses Living a Full Life with Multiple Sclerosis
Jan 12, 2017
Gabby Reece Chooses Physical Therapy, Not Opioids, After Knee Replacement
December 19, 2016: What you might know about Gabrielle “Gabby” Reece is that she is a former professional beach volleyball player, a TV personality, a New York Times bestselling author, a model, and a fitness advocate.  She embodies what it means to live a full and active life.  What you might not know about Gabby … Continue reading Gabby Reece Chooses Physical Therapy, Not Opioids, After Knee Replacement
Dec 19, 2016
Success Story: How a Triathlete, Who is Legally Blind, Stays Healthy
December 8, 2016: Charlie Plaskon spent most of his life thinking that recreational running was a foolish way to exercise. That’s why he didn’t actually try it until he retired at the age of 55. Quickly, his opinion began to change. Not quite 2 decades later, Charlie has completed more than 50 full 26.2 marathons … Continue reading Success Story: How a Triathlete, Who is Legally Blind, Stays Healthy
Dec 08, 2016
College Student Controls Pain, and Avoids Opioids with Physical Therapy
November 22, 2016: When Morgan Hay broke her big toe, she assumed it was a small injury. Weeks later, however, her foot was still discolored and swollen, and the pain was so intense that she passed out. Morgan was referred to a neurologist, who prescribed numerous medications, including opioids, to mask the sensation of pain. The … Continue reading College Student Controls Pain, and Avoids Opioids with Physical Therapy
Nov 22, 2016
Physical Therapist Helps Performers Stay on Stage
October 24, 2016: Broadway productions, such as the currently touring sensation Hamilton, provide audience members a memory that could last a lifetime. But for the cast and crew, that performance will be one of many in a packed schedule of rigorous routine. Beyond the music and lyrics, there is a lot of action in each show: … Continue reading Physical Therapist Helps Performers Stay on Stage
Oct 24, 2016
Cleveland Clinic Program Looks to Change First-Option for Pain
October 5, 2016: The American health care system is currently grappling with how to safely prescribe opioids, a group of drugs that can be key to the successful treatment of severe acute pain, but that can be dangerous, even deadly, when used long-term for the treatment of chronic pain. In an August 17 article for … Continue reading Cleveland Clinic Program Looks to Change First-Option for Pain
Oct 06, 2016
Success Story: A Young Woman’s Journey With Complex Regional Pain Disorder
September 15, 2016: Margaret’s experience with pain started with an accident when she was stepped on by a horse. She didn’t suffer any broken bones, but the pain didn’t go away. It was thought that it was a bunion, so she had surgery. But the pain continued. Eventually, Margaret was diagnosed with complex regional pain … Continue reading Success Story: A Young Woman’s Journey With Complex Regional Pain Disorder
Sep 15, 2016
Success Story: An Art Teacher’s Journey to a Pain Free Life
September 1, 2016: Joanne was enjoying her life as an art teacher when she started experiencing hip pain.  The pain increasingly intensified, making it hard to stand or walk. The pain ultimately forced her into retirement.  She began to accept the pain, and loss of mobility and quality of life as a normal side effect … Continue reading Success Story: An Art Teacher’s Journey to a Pain Free Life
Sep 01, 2016
Tips for Track and Field Athletes
August 23, 2016: The 2016 Olympic Games showcased a week’s worth of track and field, the single sport, with its wide variety of events, may best exemplify the Olympic motto, “Citius, Altius, Forius” – “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” How do elite athletes get faster, higher, and stronger? With a smart training program that seeks to maximize … Continue reading Tips for Track and Field Athletes
Aug 23, 2016
Success Story:Physical Therapy Gives Woman Active Life After Chronic Pelvic Pain
July 29, 2016: Erin Jackson’s pelvic pain – a mysterious, stabbing pain that felt both internal and external, plagued her for over a decade. She endured it through college and law school, but it was alwasy there, preventing her from having an active life.  She saw multiple health care providers in multiple states.  She was … Continue reading Success Story:Physical Therapy Gives Woman Active Life After Chronic Pelvic Pain
Jul 29, 2016
Safe Pain Management for Children
July 14, 2016: New staggering statistics illustrating the reach and toll of America’s opioid epidemic seem to be released almost daily. In 2012, health care providers wrote enough opioid prescriptions for every American adult to have their own bottle of pills. In 2015, roughly 1 in 3 Medicare beneficiaries were prescribed at least 1 opioid.  … Continue reading Safe Pain Management for Children
Jul 14, 2016
#ChoosePT Over Opioids for Safe Pain Management
June 30, 2016: For the past 15 years, Americans in pain have increasingly been prescribed opioids – painkillers that include Vicodin, OxyContin, methadone, and combination drugs like Percocet. These drugs can be effective over short periods and safe in low doses. But they come with risks, including depression, overdose, addiction, and withdrawal symptoms. The result … Continue reading #ChoosePT Over Opioids for Safe Pain Management
Jun 30, 2016
Success Story: Physical Therapy Returns Woman to “Old Self” After Brain Tumor
June 21, 2016: Helo Matzelle ignored the ringing in her ears until that sound was joined by voices in her head. What she hoped might be a small problem wasn’t: Helo had a brain tumor. Surgery to remove the tumor was successful, but it was not without complication. Helo experienced brain swelling, and at one … Continue reading Success Story: Physical Therapy Returns Woman to “Old Self” After Brain Tumor
Jun 21, 2016
Swimming and Physical Therapy
May 26, 2016: If you want to improve your fitness, one great way is to swim. Swimming works muscles throughout the body without the pounding of land-based exercise. That’s why injured athletes often turn to the pool when they want to maintain their fitness and rehabilitate an injury at the same time. But that doesn’t … Continue reading Swimming and Physical Therapy
May 26, 2016
Risks of Youth Sports Specialization
May 6, 2015: Playing sports as a kid likely used to mean there was a good chance you played several sports. Maybe soccer in the fall, basketball in the winter, and track and field in the spring. However, today, many kids aren’t so diversified. At a fairly young age many kids now pick just 1 … Continue reading Risks of Youth Sports Specialization
May 06, 2016
Prehabilitation for Cancer
April 21, 2016: When it comes to treating people with cancer, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The type and severity of cancer a person has will dictate the method and intensity of their treatment. But early research suggests that anyone with cancer will likely benefit from prehabilitation—a period of intervention between a cancer diagnosis and the … Continue reading Prehabilitation for Cancer
Apr 21, 2016
Success Story: Shot by a Sniper in Iraq, A Wounded Warrior Inspires Others
April 7, 2015: In 2007, 20-year-old David was stationed in Iraq when a sniper shot him in the legs. With two bullet wounds and many eventual surgeries, David wondered if he would ever walk again. He was depressed and pessimistic about his recovery.  And he was scared at the thought of putting weight on his … Continue reading Success Story: Shot by a Sniper in Iraq, A Wounded Warrior Inspires Others
Apr 07, 2016
Multiple Sclerosis and Physical Therapy
March 17, 2015: Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an autoimmune disease affecting the central nervous system that’s typically diagnosed when someone is between the ages of 20 and 40. An estimated 400,000 Americans have been diagnosed with MS, but while those people are united by their diagnosis, the effects of MS can vary significantly from … Continue reading Multiple Sclerosis and Physical Therapy
Mar 17, 2016
Fibromyalgia and Physical Therapy
March 3, 2016: Affecting an estimated 5 million adults, 80-90% of them woman, fibromyalgia is a condition whose symptoms include widespread pain and fatigue.  Difficult to diagnose, fibromyalgia is also a condition without a cure.  Its various symptoms can be treated with components such as education and exercise. In this episode of Move Forward Radio, … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and Physical Therapy
Mar 03, 2016
Basketball’s Secret Weapon: A Physical Therapist
February 18, 2016: Kobe Bryant called her his secret weapon.  And as head physical therapist of the Los Angeles Lakers, Judy Seto not only works to keep the 18-time NBA All-Star healthy and on the court, but his teammates as well.   Her responsibilities span a 82-game regular season, plus preseason, postseason, and the offseason. … Continue reading Basketball’s Secret Weapon: A Physical Therapist
Feb 18, 2016
Acute Care Physical Therapy
February 4, 2015: There are numerous reasons someone can be admitted to an acute care hospital, such as an injury that require emergency care, or a planned surgery. Whatever the case, a patient in an acute care setting is going to encounter numerous medical professionals, at least one of which is likely to be a … Continue reading Acute Care Physical Therapy
Feb 04, 2016
Blood Flow Restriction Training and Physical Therapy
January 21, 2015: Improving strength is a typical component of physical rehabilitation after injury. But often standing in the way of all the muscle building necessary to recover from an injury is the injury itself. While working at Brooke Army Medical Center, physical therapist Johnny Owens, MPT, saw wounded warriors who needed to improve strength … Continue reading Blood Flow Restriction Training and Physical Therapy
Jan 21, 2016
Success Story: A Knee Injury Ends Basketball Dreams, Inspires Career Path
January 7, 2016: As a teenager in Taiwan, basketball was Jonathan’s identity. His athletic ability made him a team leader, and the team’s championship goals gave him purpose. He knew his role and his value.  A knee injury changed all of that for Jonathan, but ultimately, for the better. In this episode of Move Forward … Continue reading Success Story: A Knee Injury Ends Basketball Dreams, Inspires Career Path
Jan 07, 2016
A Young Dancer Recovers from a Hip Injury to Return to Her Passion of Performing
December 17, 2015: Isabella had been passionate about dance for as long as she could remember. When she was 12, she was excited to attend an intensive summer program at the Joffrey Ballet in New York. But a hip injury got in the way. Isabella’s hip problems took her away from the thing she loved … Continue reading A Young Dancer Recovers from a Hip Injury to Return to Her Passion of Performing
Dec 17, 2015
Paralyzed After Giving Birth, Mother of Two Refuses to Give Up
December 3, 2015: Laura was 30 years old and anticipating the birth of her second child when pregnancy turned to paralysis in a matter of hours. An emergency C-section led to an infection in her spinal cord, which led to Laura being unable to feel or move her legs. She was told she’d never walk … Continue reading Paralyzed After Giving Birth, Mother of Two Refuses to Give Up
Dec 03, 2015
Losing 300 Pounds, and Gaining a New Life
November 19, 2015: At one point in his life Scott wondered if he was about to lose his ability to walk. He was only 50 years old, but he weighed more than 500 pounds and he had chronic venous wounds on his legs. His health and quality of life were deteriorating rapidly. Fortunately, Scott met … Continue reading Losing 300 Pounds, and Gaining a New Life
Nov 19, 2015
Innovative Device Encourages Movement in Children with Cerebral Palsy
November 5, 2015: For infants, crawling is not only the typical step before walking, it’s a gateway to exploration – exploration that encourages a child’s physical, mental, and social development. But what happens when a child can’t crawl because he or she doesn’t have the necessary strength or coordination? That’s a situation typically faced by … Continue reading Innovative Device Encourages Movement in Children with Cerebral Palsy
Nov 05, 2015
Aging Healthy by Decade
October 15, 2015: Throughout October, National Physical Therapy Month, the American Physical Therapy Association is providing resources to help people learn how to #AgeWell.  One of the things the #AgeWell campaign makes clear is that you shouldn’t wait until you’re feeling the effects of aging to start thinking about your long-term health. In this episode … Continue reading Aging Healthy by Decade
Oct 15, 2015
Physical Therapist Tips to Help You #AgeWell
October 1, 2015: October is National Physical Therapy Month, and this year the American Physical Therapy Association is recognizing the occasion with a campaign to educate the public about healthy aging, and releasing a list of  nine physical therapist tips to help you age well. In this episode of Move Forward Radio, a physical therapist  … Continue reading Physical Therapist Tips to Help You #AgeWell
Oct 01, 2015
Muscle Soreness: What’s Normal? What’s Not?
September 17, 2015: If you’ve ever pulled your bike out of the garage for the first time all summer and then gone on a long ride, or if you’ve ever hit the weight room hard on January 1, trying to achieve a year’s worth of fitness goals in single day, you’ve probably experienced delayed onset … Continue reading Muscle Soreness: What’s Normal? What’s Not?
Sep 17, 2015
Chronic Disease and Prevention
September 3, 2015: Chronic diseases are widespread in this country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that almost half of adults have at least one chronic health condition, and a quarter of adults have two or more. Chronic diseases are also often deadly – responsible for seven of the top 10 causes of … Continue reading Chronic Disease and Prevention
Sep 03, 2015
Amy Rodriguez on the Physical Challenges of Pregnancy and Childbirth
August 20, 2015: This summer, the United States Women’s National Team clinched the World Cup trophy with a 5-2 win over Japan. As the team hoisted the trophy at the end of the match, forward Amy Rodriguez was in middle of it all, celebrating with her teammates. Not only did this moment allow Amy to … Continue reading Amy Rodriguez on the Physical Challenges of Pregnancy and Childbirth
Aug 20, 2015
Total Knee Replacement: A Storybook Approach
August 6, 2015: The number of total knee replacement (TKR) surgeries has more than tripled over the past two decades.  Despite the growing popularity of the procedure and the improved outcomes, TKR is an invasive and expensive procedure. One physical therapist has watched patients and families struggling to cope with the information overload that accompanies … Continue reading Total Knee Replacement: A Storybook Approach
Aug 06, 2015
What Physical Therapists Tell Their Friends
July 23, 2015: In the July 2015 issue of Redbook magazine several physical therapists were asked to share the advice they give their friends. The answers were diverse; from encouraging children to try multiple sports, rather than specializing at a young age; to reminding women that a physical therapist can help them strengthen pelvic floor … Continue reading What Physical Therapists Tell Their Friends
Jul 23, 2015
Juvenile Arthritis
July 2, 2015: July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month.  The word “arthritis” might call to mind images of older adults, and with good reason – aging is a primary cause of osteoarthritis, which affects an estimated 27 million Americans. But arthritis isn’t exclusive to adults, children can develop arthritis as well. Juvenile arthritis isn’t a … Continue reading Juvenile Arthritis
Jul 09, 2015
Total Shoulder Replacement
June 18, 2015: Total shoulder replacements aren’t nearly as common as knee and hip replacements, but they can be an effective treatment option for patients dealing with osteoarthritis, among other conditions, when more conservative treatments fail. In this episode we’ll talk with a physical therapist about what physical therapy before and after total shoulder replacement … Continue reading Total Shoulder Replacement
Jun 18, 2015
Vestibular Rehabilitation
June 4, 2015: Falls are one of the leading causes of injury for older Americans, and vestibular system disorders are a leading cause of balance problems, which often lead to falls. In this episode of Move Forward Radio, a physical therapist describes not only how our vestibular system works but also how problems with the … Continue reading Vestibular Rehabilitation
Jun 04, 2015
Treatment for Spinal Stenosis: Comparing Physical Therapy and Surgery
May 21, 2015: Spinal stenosis is a degenerative disease that causes a narrowing within vertebrae of the spinal column that results in pressure on the spinal cord. And while it may sound like a serious problem in need of an invasive medical procedure (such as surgery), a recently published study in the the Annals of … Continue reading Treatment for Spinal Stenosis: Comparing Physical Therapy and Surgery
May 21, 2015
Stroke: Awareness, Prevention, and Recovery
May 7, 2015: The third leading cause of death in the United States is stroke. And those fortunate enough to survive a stroke often face problems with mobility, speech, balance, weakness, and memory loss, among other symptoms. Fortunately, depending on the severity of the stroke and the health of the individual – many of these … Continue reading Stroke: Awareness, Prevention, and Recovery
May 07, 2015
Avoiding Golf Injuries
April 23, 2015: Spring is the season when many Americans head back to the golf course and discover that their clubs aren’t the only things that have been gathering dust all winter. For all its quiet nonchalance, golf is still an athletic activity, and hitting a bucket of balls for the first time in months … Continue reading Avoiding Golf Injuries
Apr 23, 2015
Autism Spectrum Disorder: Collaborative Care for Varied Needs
April 9, 2015: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 in 68 children in the United States have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. Boys are five times more likely than girls to have ASD. And even though ASD can be diagnosed by age 2, many children aren’t diagnosed until … Continue reading Autism Spectrum Disorder: Collaborative Care for Varied Needs
Apr 09, 2015
Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
March 27, 2015: At Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas, physical therapists often see patients who have suffered a mild traumatic brain injury or concussion in the line of duty. Sometimes the concussion is the result of an explosion in combat. Other times, it might be due to a fall or collision during training. Lt … Continue reading Concussion and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Mar 27, 2015
Pregnant and Postpartum Exercise
March 12, 2015: Because pregnancy is a core element of the life cycle, it’s easy to take for granted. A woman becomes pregnant, gestates the developing child for approximately 9 months, gives birth and then moves into motherhood.  But the naturalness of pregnancy can cause even the most of athletic of mothers to overlook the … Continue reading Pregnant and Postpartum Exercise
Mar 12, 2015
Avoiding Sedentary Behaviors in Children
February 26, 2014: In today’s landscape of technology, the image of playtime for children has changed, making sedentary activities far more common.  With tablets in hand, children have easy access to video games, social media, and other television programming; and less inclination to play outdoors.    Sedentary activities are fine in moderation, with a healthy … Continue reading Avoiding Sedentary Behaviors in Children
Feb 26, 2015
Heart Health and Cardiac Rehabilitation
February 11, 2015: February is American Heart Month. Each year in the U.S., 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for American men and women.  Also, approximately 720,000 Americans will have a heart attack each year – an alarming number that sadly isn’t surprising when one … Continue reading Heart Health and Cardiac Rehabilitation
Feb 12, 2015
Adaptive Sports: Limitless Opportunities
January 29, 2015: Conversations around physical disabilities often focus on what a person can’t do. Adaptive sports turn that line of thought around by celebrating and exploring what people with disabilities can do. These days, adaptive sports combine a no-limits mindset with rapidly improving technology, resulting in people without legs skiing down a mountain, and … Continue reading Adaptive Sports: Limitless Opportunities
Jan 29, 2015
Fitness Trends in 2015
January 15, 2015: The beginning of a new year often brings resolutions, and getting fit is always one of the top resolutions. So how will people be getting fit this year? According to a recent survey, an increasing number of people are doing body weight training, high-intensity interval training, or yoga. Those are just 3 … Continue reading Fitness Trends in 2015
Jan 15, 2015
Success Story: Staying Healthy in Order to Lose Weight
December 22, 2015: Marybeth Smith was serious about her commitment to lose weight.  Inspired by watching the Biggest Loser competition on television, she was motivated to stick to a self-designed exercise program at all costs. With a mantra of “no pain, no gain,” she, at first, brushed aside the blisters on her feet and the … Continue reading Success Story: Staying Healthy in Order to Lose Weight
Dec 22, 2014
Success Story: Avoiding Back Surgery to Return to Marathons
November 20, 2014: Andrea Parada ran her first marathon in her 40s, pain free.  Months later, she could hardly get out of bed, get dressed, or brush her teeth without debilitating pain. Andrea had suffered a herniated disc in her lower back. Initiatially, she had hoped it would get better on its own, but a … Continue reading Success Story: Avoiding Back Surgery to Return to Marathons
Nov 20, 2014
Sports Psychology and Injury Rehabilitation
November 6, 2014: An athlete with a torn anterior cruciate ligament faces a daunting rehabilitation challenge, with or without surgery.  A significant amount of physical therapy is likely to be involved to regain strength and range of motion. But the athlete’s body might not be the only thing that could benefit from treatment. Their thoughts … Continue reading Sports Psychology and Injury Rehabilitation
Nov 06, 2014
Childhood Obesity
October 24, 2014: America’s obesity epidemic provides staggering statistics, most alarming are those affecting children. In the United States, 68% of adults are estimated to be overweight, with 36% falling in the obesity category. Roughly 16% of children age 6-19 are estimated to be obese, and so are at least 10% of children age 2-5. … Continue reading Childhood Obesity
Oct 23, 2014
7 Myths About Physical Therapy
October 9, 2014: People everywhere experience the transformative effects physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions … Continue reading 7 Myths About Physical Therapy
Oct 09, 2014
Choosing Wisely: 5 Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question
September 18, 2014:  Choosing Wisely is a national campaign to promote conversations between health care providers and patients about utilizing the most appropriate tests and treatments, and avoiding care whose harm may outweigh the benefits. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) joined the campaign, initiated by the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation, and created … Continue reading Choosing Wisely: 5 Things Physical Therapists and Patients Should Question
Sep 18, 2014
Childhood Cancer and Physical Therapy
September 10, 2014: According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, approximatelyt 13,400 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States, and approximately one quarter of them will not survive the disease. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, during which supporters of the … Continue reading Childhood Cancer and Physical Therapy
Sep 10, 2014
Back to School: Accessing Physical Therapy in the Classroom
August 28, 2014: For many kids, getting through the school day is only as challenging as the educational material.  But for some with special needs, simply navigating to and through the classroom is a challenge in and of itself.  Available to help them are health care professionals such as physical therapists.  In this episode, a … Continue reading Back to School: Accessing Physical Therapy in the Classroom
Aug 28, 2014
Success Story: Overcoming a Lifelong Disability to Become a Professional Cyclist
August 15, 2014: Hit by a car while riding his bike at the of 14, Tim Haitz was critically injured, spending days in a coma, weeks in the Intensive Care Unit, and months in traction.  He didn’t stand and bare weight for almost 10 months after his accident. After the accident, his life as he … Continue reading Success Story: Overcoming a Lifelong Disability to Become a Professional Cyclist
Aug 15, 2014
Infantile Scoliosis and Pediatric Physical Therapy
August 5, 2014: By the time Linda Cook took her 10-month old son Evan to his 4-month check-up, she was convinced he had scoliosis. Evan was having trouble breathing, he was losing strength and range of motion, and he had a noticeable hump around his ribs. Tests confirmed that Linda was right. In this episode, … Continue reading Infantile Scoliosis and Pediatric Physical Therapy
Jul 31, 2014
Success Story: Overcoming Scoliosis and Degenerative Disk Disease
July 17, 2014: Back pain is common, but for Barbara Jones, it created a domino effect that affected her whole body.  As a teenager, she had rod fusion surgery to address a severe case of scoliosis. Years later, she had back surgery again to address symptoms of degenerative disk disease. In this episode, she and … Continue reading Success Story: Overcoming Scoliosis and Degenerative Disk Disease
Jul 17, 2014
Total Knee Replacement
July 3, 2014: As many Americans look to maintain healthy and active lifestyles up to and through their retirement years, some are finding their knees are struggling to keep up. Wear and tear can lead to osteoarthritis, which can lead to debilitating pain. And increasingly, people are turning to knee replacement surgery to help solve … Continue reading Total Knee Replacement
Jul 03, 2014
Take the Challenge to Keep Kids Fit This Summer
June 19, 2014: With warmer weather and summer vacation here, parents are looking for ways to keep their children active over the summer. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and its Section on Pediatrics are encouraging the whole family to get involved in physical activity with its “Summer Fit Family Challenge.” In this episode, physical … Continue reading Take the Challenge to Keep Kids Fit This Summer
Jun 19, 2014
Total Hip Replacement
June 5, 2014: While it is estimated that 25% of people may develop hip osteoarthritis by age 85, an increasing number of Americans are not waiting that long to address painful hip joints. Total hip replacement surgeries are growing in popularity to meet the needs of an aging, yet active, Baby Boomer population. In today’s … Continue reading Total Hip Replacement
Jun 05, 2014
Preventing ACL Injuries in Youth Athletes
May 22, 2014: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are becoming increasingly common among youth athletes and can lead to arthritis of the knee later in life. But a recent clinical report in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, notes that the risk for ACL injuries can be significantly reduced with a … Continue reading Preventing ACL Injuries in Youth Athletes
May 22, 2014
Avoiding Baseball Injuries
May 8, 2014: Baseball may seem like a game with lots of standing around, but between those moments of calm it includes athletes moving with great speed and force — throwing, swinging, fielding, and running the bases. In today’s episode, physical therapist Sue Falsone, who served as the head trainer and physical therapist for the … Continue reading Avoiding Baseball Injuries
May 08, 2014
Inspiring Development in Children
April 24, 2014: Occupational therapists and physical therapists often collaborate in health care. In today’s episode, we introduce you to a pair occupational therapists and a physical therapist who took collaboration to another level, creating a website called The Inspired Treehouse that provides fun, easy-to-implement activities that are designed to help children build strong, healthy … Continue reading Inspiring Development in Children
Apr 24, 2014
Understanding Pain
April 10, 2014: Everybody experiences pain at some point, so everyone knows pain.  But understanding pain is a different matter. In today’s episode, two physical therapists discuss where pain comes from and how it works. These are important concepts because research suggests that simply understanding pain can improve an individual’s ability to manage pain, and … Continue reading Understanding Pain
Apr 10, 2014
Natalie Gulbis on Back Pain and the Physical Demands of Golf
March 28, 2014: Natalie Gulbis is one of the most recognizable players on the LPGA Tour. But several years ago her golf career was almost stopped short by back pain. In this episode, Gulbis and her primary physical therapist, Al Casini, discuss how she and other players handle the physical demands of a sport that … Continue reading Natalie Gulbis on Back Pain and the Physical Demands of Golf
Mar 28, 2014
Waking Sleeping Glutes In Runners
March 13, 2014: In the March 2014 issue of Runner’s World, one of the magazine’s editors serves as a test subject at a new running clinic at New York University’s Langone Medical Center. Katie McDonald Neitz, a longtime recreational runner who has dealt with her share of injuries, visited the new RunSmart clinic and was … Continue reading Waking Sleeping Glutes In Runners
Mar 13, 2014
Female Athlete Triad
February 27, 2014: For female athletes, intense exercise and training can sometimes lead to a trio of distinct interrelated conditions known collectively as the Female Athlete Triad, or Triad for short, which can have immediate and lasting effects if untreated. It involves menstrual dysfunction, reduced bone mineral density, and energy deficiency related to disordered eating … Continue reading Female Athlete Triad
Feb 27, 2014
Avoiding Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries
February 6, 2014: Over the next few weeks, the world will turn their attention to the elite athletes from around the world at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. We will witness them accomplish unimaginative feats, and we will also marvel at their ability to do so. But for all the ways that … Continue reading Avoiding Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries
Feb 06, 2014
Dry Needling: What It Is & Who It Helps
January 23, 2014: What exactly is dry needling and what does it do? Many may confuse this physical therapist treatment technique with acupuncture. In this episode of Move Forward Radio, a physical therapist discusses the differences, explains what dry needling is, how it works, what it is used for, and how long it lasts. Subscribe … Continue reading Dry Needling: What It Is & Who It Helps
Jan 23, 2014
Strategies to Safely Improve Your Fitness
January 9, 2013: Each January, Americans rush back to the gym determined to burn off holiday season calories and work toward New Year’s resolutions to get into shape. Unfortunately, various studies indicate that more than half of those who join a gym or fitness club will drop out within 3-6 months. One common reason is … Continue reading Strategies to Safely Improve Your Fitness
Jan 09, 2014
From the NFL to Ironman
December 19, 2013: Typically when one imagines someone crossing the finish line of an Ironman triathlon, they do not imagine a 6 foot 4 inch, 285 pound man. However, that describes former NFL defensive lineman Don Davey.  At least it describes him several years ago, finishing his first race after retiring from professional football. In … Continue reading From the NFL to Ironman
Dec 19, 2013
Pain Matters: Bringing Chronic Pain Out of the Shadows
December 5, 2013: A new documentary called Pain Matters, which premiered on the Discovery Channel November 16, and will re-air December 7 and 14, attempts to bring chronic pain out of the shadows – discussing the issue with health care experts and profiling several individuals who have battled chronic pain. This episode of Move Forward … Continue reading Pain Matters: Bringing Chronic Pain Out of the Shadows
Dec 05, 2013
Caring for Caregivers
November 14, 2013: November is National Family Caregivers Month. According to the Caregiver Action Network, about 29% of the U.S. population will provide care for a chronically ill, disabled, or aged family member or friend during a given year, spending an average of 20 hours a week providing care.    In this episode, a home … Continue reading Caring for Caregivers
Nov 14, 2013
Success Story: Relief from Migraine Headaches
October 31, 2013: After decades of coping with debilitating migraine episodes that would last several days, Angelie Alciatore of New Orleans, Louisiana, had tried every treatment imaginable, including countless medications. Finally a new neurologist recommended she see a physical therapist for trigger point therapy.  In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Alciatore and her physical … Continue reading Success Story: Relief from Migraine Headaches
Oct 31, 2013
Success Story: Overcoming Arthritis of the Neck
October 24, 2013: The pain and discomfort from his arthritis of the neck was constant for Barry Cunha, a dentist from Lexington, Massachusetts.  He had been suffereing for so long, he had begrudgingly accepted the headaches and steady diet of aspirin.  After being convinced by his daughter to try physical therapy, the results were immediate … Continue reading Success Story: Overcoming Arthritis of the Neck
Oct 24, 2013
Success Story: Recovery from Traumatic Leg Injury
October 17, 2013: A freak water skiing accident broke both bones in Linda Conklin’s lower leg, nearly leading to amputation. But after surgeons saved her left foot, the personal trainer and recreational marathon runner teamed with her physical therapist, determined to walk again — and then to run.  In this episode, Conklin and her physical … Continue reading Success Story: Recovery from Traumatic Leg Injury
Oct 17, 2013
Sucess Story: Recovery from Shoulder Replacement
October 10, 2013: A shoulder replacement surgery gave Pam Pelton a repaired body part, but it did not immediately return her to pain-free life. Persistent shoulder pain caused sleepless nights and prohibited many activities she loved. In this episode, Pelton describes how dry needling treatment by a physical therapist provided immediate relief and put her … Continue reading Sucess Story: Recovery from Shoulder Replacement
Oct 10, 2013
Top 10 Fittest Cities for Baby Boomers
October 1, 2013: Today is the start of National Physical Therapy Month.  In celebration, MoveForwardPT.com teamed with Huff/Post 50 to survey the 50 largest US metro areas to determine which cities are best suited for maintaining a healthy and fit lifestyle as people age. In today’s episode, physical therapist Alice Bell announces the winners of … Continue reading Top 10 Fittest Cities for Baby Boomers
Oct 01, 2013
Treating Back Pain: Avoiding Unnecessary Treatment
September 19, 2013: Given the frequency of back pain, one might assume the health care system adheres to the most current guidelines that call to treat the condition conservatively, with over the counter pain medication and physical therapy. But a recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) suggests that back pain … Continue reading Treating Back Pain: Avoiding Unnecessary Treatment
Sep 19, 2013
World Physical Therapy Day: Volunteering Abroad, Part 2
September 8, 2013: September 8 is World Physical Therapy Day – an opportunity for physical therapists all over the world to raise awareness about the power of physical therapy to keep people fit, active and independent across the lifespan.  To celebrate, Move Forward Radio is airing two episodes profiling physical therapists and students of physical … Continue reading World Physical Therapy Day: Volunteering Abroad, Part 2
Sep 08, 2013
World Physical Therapy Day: Volunteering Abroad, Part 1
September 6, 2013: September 8 is World Physical Therapy Day – an opportunity for physical therapists all over the world to raise awareness about the power of physical therapy to keep people fit, active and independent across the lifespan. To celebrate, Move Forward Radio is airing two episodes profiling physical therapists and students of physical … Continue reading World Physical Therapy Day: Volunteering Abroad, Part 1
Sep 06, 2013
Plagiocephaly: Pediatric Treatment for Flat Head Syndrome
August 22, 2013: Flat head syndrome (or plagiocephaly) in infants has become more common over the past few decades as a side effect of the Back to Sleep campaign, which instructs parents to put babies to sleep on their back in order to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS. In this … Continue reading Plagiocephaly: Pediatric Treatment for Flat Head Syndrome
Aug 22, 2013
The Effects of Pregnancy on Running
August 8, 2013: As recreational running continues to increase in popularity, so have instances of women running while pregnant.  In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapists  discuss their recent study, which found that pregnancy alters a woman’s running biomechanics. Additionally, a study participant discusses her experiences of running while pregnant. Subscribe to Move … Continue reading The Effects of Pregnancy on Running
Aug 08, 2013
Stress Induced Urinary Incontinence: Common, But Not Normal
July 25, 2013: If a recent CrossFit Games video is to be believed, stressed induced urinary incontinence is largely unavoidable, particularly for women who participate in high-impact exercise or women who have had children.   In this episode, two physical therapists respond to the video, making it clear that although stress induced urinary incontinence is … Continue reading Stress Induced Urinary Incontinence: Common, But Not Normal
Jul 25, 2013
Pulmonary Conditions and the Role of Physical Therapy
July 11, 2013:  The path to lifelong fitness and wellness travels through the lungs.  In this episode of Move Forward Radio, a physical therapist discusses the role of physical therapy in treating pulmonary conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and rehabilitation before and after lung transplants. Subscribe to Move Forward … Continue reading Pulmonary Conditions and the Role of Physical Therapy
Jul 11, 2013
Cycling Performance and Injuries
June 27, 2013: Just in time for the start of the Tour de France, Move Forward Radio discusses cycling injuries and the role of physical therapists in managing recreational and elite cyclists. Subscribe to Move Forward Radio podcasts on iTunes. To learn more about physical therapy, visit MoveForwardPT.com.
Jun 27, 2013
Beyond Boston: The Road to Recovery, Part 3
Every year on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April, Bostonians gather for one of their city’s most celebrated events, the Boston Marathon. On April 15, 2013, when two bombs exploded near the finish line, the 217th Boston Marathon turned from a much celebrated sporting event to a horrific scene of chaos and terror. As … Continue reading Beyond Boston: The Road to Recovery, Part 3
Jun 15, 2013
Beyond Boston: The Road to Recovery, Part 2
Every year on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April, Bostonians gather for one of their city’s most celebrated events, the Boston Marathon. On April 15, 2013, when two bombs exploded near the finish line, the 117th Boston Marathon turned from a much celebrated sporting event to a horrific scene of chaos and terror. As … Continue reading Beyond Boston: The Road to Recovery, Part 2
Jun 14, 2013
Beyond Boston: The Road to Recovery, Part 1
Every year on Patriots’ Day, the third Monday of April, Bostonians gather for one of their city’s most celebrated events, the Boston Marathon. On April 15, 2013, when two bombs exploded near the finish line, the 117th Boston Marathon turned from a much celebrated sporting event to a horrific scene of chaos and terror. As … Continue reading Beyond Boston: The Road to Recovery, Part 1
Jun 13, 2013
Painless Parenting
May 23, 2013: Parenting provides challenges but it doesn’t have to be a pain. In this episode, a physical therapist discusses how to help parents avoid the minor aches and pains – and even significant injuries – that sometimes occur during pregnancy and after childbirth. Subscribe to Move Forward Radio podcasts on iTunes. To learn … Continue reading Painless Parenting
May 23, 2013
The Danger of Falls and the Role of Physical Therapy
May 16, 2013: In this episode, a physical therapist discusses the alarming statistics of falls and how they can diminish the ability to lead active and independent lives. She also addresses how a physical therapist can assess falls risk and develop a plan to improve balance and prevent falls. Subscribe to Move Forward Radio podcasts … Continue reading The Danger of Falls and the Role of Physical Therapy
May 16, 2013
Meniscal Tears & Knee Osteoarthritis: Surgery vs Therapy
May 2, 2013: In this episode, a physical therapist discusses the findings of a recently published study from the New England Journal of Medicine about the need for (or lack of) surgery for meniscal tears and osteoarthritis of the knee. In many cases, she explains, physical therapy alone is proving as effective as surgery combined … Continue reading Meniscal Tears & Knee Osteoarthritis: Surgery vs Therapy
May 02, 2013
Parkinson Disease and the Role of Physical Therapy
April 18, 2013, 2013: April is the National Parkinson Foundation’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month. In this episode, physical therapist Terry Ellis underlines the vital role of physical activity in the lives of those with Parkinson disease, which is the second most common degenerative brain disorder after Alzheimer disease. Although there isn’t a cure for Parkinson disease, … Continue reading Parkinson Disease and the Role of Physical Therapy
Apr 18, 2013
ESPN’s Stephania Bell on ACL Injuries and Fantasy Sports
April 4, 2013: Since 2007, physical therapist Stephania Bell has been ESPN’s leading injury analyst for fantasy sports enthusiasts. One of the injuries she’s often analyzing is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. In this episode, Bell describes the impact of ACL tears on both elite athletes and amateur weekend warriors, and she helps to … Continue reading ESPN’s Stephania Bell on ACL Injuries and Fantasy Sports
Apr 04, 2013
Down Syndrome and the Role of Physical Therapy
March 21, 2013: March 21 is World Down Syndrome Day. In this episode, physical therapist Venita Lovelace-Chandler describes how physical therapy impacts not only the physical development but in turn the cognitive and social development of children with Down syndrome. She also provides valuable tips for parents. Never miss an episode! Subscribe to Move Forward … Continue reading Down Syndrome and the Role of Physical Therapy
Mar 21, 2013
Physical Therapists Helping in Haiti
March 7, 2013: In January 2010, Haiti was rocked by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake that killed thousands, left more than million homeless, and caused numerous additional injuries. In this episode, physical therapists Denise English and Chuck Gulas, who were in Haiti when the earthquake occurred, describe their experiences treating injured Haitians in the immediate aftermath … Continue reading Physical Therapists Helping in Haiti
Mar 07, 2013
Physical Therapy in the Performing Arts
February 21, 2013: Night after night, the performers of epic Las Vegas stage shows like Cirque du Soleil dance, trampoline, swing, tumble, and more. And their physical therapist helps them stay fit to perform. In this episode, physical therapist Andrea Avruskin takes us behind the curtain of these performing arts spectacles, sharing the challenges and … Continue reading Physical Therapy in the Performing Arts
Feb 21, 2013
Cardiovascular Disease and the Role of Physical Therapy
February 7, 2013: In this episode, physical therapist Ethel M. Frese, PT, DPT, MHS, CCS describes cardiovascular disease, who it affects, prevention and treatment, and the role of physical therapy in helping to manage the disease. Never miss an episode! Subscribe to Move Forward Radio podcasts on iTunes. To learn more about physical therapy, visit … Continue reading Cardiovascular Disease and the Role of Physical Therapy
Feb 07, 2013
Chronic Pain and the Role of Physical Therapy
January 30, 2013: An estimated 116 Americans suffer from chronic pain each year, and the causes of chronic pain can differ as significantly as the approaches to treating its effects. In this episode, physical therapist Mary Kay Zane describes what chronic pain is and isn’t, explains the effect of physical pain on an individual’s psychological … Continue reading Chronic Pain and the Role of Physical Therapy
Jan 30, 2013
Rotator Cuff Injuries: Symptoms & Treatment
January 10, 2013: Rotator cuff injuries are common and can range widely in terms of severity. Fittingly, the treatment of rotator cuff injuries can vary, too. In this episode, Dr. Richard Hawkins and physical therapist Chuck Thigpen discuss the varied symptoms and treatments for rotator cuff injuries, including the role of physical therapy. Subscribe to … Continue reading Rotator Cuff Injuries: Symptoms & Treatment
Jan 10, 2013
Holiday Shopping for Children with Special Needs
November 19, 2012: For children with special needs, play time can often be therapy — helping develop fine motor skills, cognative abilities and social skills, not to mention confidence and independence. In this episode, bloggers and mothers Ellen Seidman of Love that Max (where she’s provided a holiday gift guide for 2012) and Jennifer Byde … Continue reading Holiday Shopping for Children with Special Needs
Nov 19, 2012
Aquatic Physical Therapy: What It Is & Who It Helps
November 7, 2012: If you swim or take a water aerobics class, you know some of the benefits of working out in water. But what is aquatic physical therapy, and who is it best suited for? In this episode, Paula Geigle, PT, PhD, describes the common elements and benefits of aquatic physical therapy, which allows … Continue reading Aquatic Physical Therapy: What It Is & Who It Helps
Nov 07, 2012
Breast Cancer, Lymphedema and the Role of Physical Therapy
October 23, 2012: October is National Physical Therapy Month and National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Although many consumers might not think of physical therapy and breast cancer treatment being related, in this interview Nicole Stout, PT, MPT, CLT-LANA, describes why physical therapy is so important in a breast cancer treatment plan, not just eventually but … Continue reading Breast Cancer, Lymphedema and the Role of Physical Therapy
Oct 23, 2012
Osteoporosis and the Role of Physical Therapy
October 12, 2012: One out of every two women, and one in four men, over the age of 50 has low bone density and is at risk for bone fracture associated with osteoporosis. In this interview, a physical therapist describes the differences between osteoporosis, osteopenia, and osteoarthritis, and she outlines how a physical therapist can … Continue reading Osteoporosis and the Role of Physical Therapy
Oct 12, 2012
Fit After 50
October 1, 2012: October is National Physical Therapy Month. It’s also the beginning of MoveForwardPT.com’s Fit After 50 initiative. As we age, we often lose flexibility, strength, and balance, which makes staying fit after 50 challenging, even for the most determined Baby Boomers. In this interview, Patrice Winter, PT, DPT, MHA, FAAOMPT, discusses the importance … Continue reading Fit After 50
Oct 01, 2012
Healthy Running and the Minimalist Footwear Movement
September 14, 2012: From casual joggers who make loops around the neighborhood to serious runners who train for marathons (or more), millions of Americans call themselves runners, and many of them have something in common: injuries. In this interview, Aaron Keil, PT, DPT, OCS, discusses how runners of all abilities can differentiate common aches and … Continue reading Healthy Running and the Minimalist Footwear Movement
Sep 14, 2012
‘Head in the Game’ Part 3: Series on Concussion in Sports
Our series on concussion in sports concluded with Kevin Guskiewicz, PhD, ATC, FACSM, of the University of North Carolina, and Mike Ryan, PT, ATC, of the Jacksonville Jaguars, who discussed the evolution of concussion awareness and management, their dislike of the phrase “having your bell rung,” and the importance of proper tackling technique in football, among … Continue reading ‘Head in the Game’ Part 3: Series on Concussion in Sports
Sep 07, 2012
‘Head in the Game’ Part 2: Series on Concussion in Sports
Our series on concussion in sports continued with an interview with Anne Mucha, PT, MS, NCS, a physical therapist in the Center for Rehabilitative Services at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where she specializes in neurovestibular rehabilitation. Mucha discussed some of the ways that athletes (and nonathletes) are tested for concussions and rehabilitated, both to return … Continue reading ‘Head in the Game’ Part 2: Series on Concussion in Sports
Aug 28, 2012
‘Head in the Game’ Part 1: Series on Concussion in Sports
August 27, 2012: Our series on concussion in sports began with an interview with former NFL quarterback Chris Miller, whose football career was cut short by concussion. Miller, the 13 overall pick of the 1987 NFL Draft, played 9 NFL seasons for the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams before repeated concussions forced him to … Continue reading ‘Head in the Game’ Part 1: Series on Concussion in Sports
Aug 27, 2012
Reaching the Top of Your Game: Olympics/Paralympics 2012
July 17, 2012: A trio of physical therapists provided rare insight into the treatment of Olympic and Paralympic athletes leading up to London 2012. Guests were Amber Donaldson, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS, manager of the United States Olympic Committee sports medicine clinic in Colorado Springs, Denise Hutchins, PT, MS, chief classifier for the International Paralympic Committee, … Continue reading Reaching the Top of Your Game: Olympics/Paralympics 2012
Jul 17, 2012
Women’s Health Across the Lifespan
May 15, 2012: Our panel discussed women’s health issues that can be prevented and treated by a physical therapist. Topics included incontinence, pelvic pain, bowel/bladder problems, osteoporosis, chronic pain, lymphedema, pregnancy and post-partum conditions, and more. Guests were Pamela Downey, PT, DPT, WCS, of Miami, FL, and Rebecca Stephenson, PT, DPT, WCS, of Medfield, MA, … Continue reading Women’s Health Across the Lifespan
May 15, 2012
Low Back Pain: Prevention and Management
April 23, 2012: Our panel discussed how to prevent and manage low back pain with the help of a physical therapist. Guests were Mary Ann Wilmarth, PT, DPT, OCS, chief of physical therapy at Harvard University, Mike Ryan, PT, ATC, physical therapist and athletic trainer for the Jacksonville Jaguars, and CoLette Morgan, MD, with Emory … Continue reading Low Back Pain: Prevention and Management
Apr 23, 2012