How to help people living with Alzheimer’s disease

As many as 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 younger than 65, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

By 2050, up to 16 million people will be afflicted with the disease.

Misconceptions and stigmas associated with Alzheimer’s disease are commonplace and significantly impact the care provided to people […]

By |October 19th, 2018|Categories: From the Editor||1 Comment

Teach your patients how to manage pain without medication

As physical therapists, we can reduce the U.S. opioid crisis by helping patients manage their pain in other ways to honor Pain Awareness Month.
By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: From the Editor||2 Comments

Bigger, stronger, faster — At what cost? The problem with PEDs

In the world of sports, athletes put great effort into becoming bigger, stronger and faster to gain whatever advantage they can. Various training techniques and diets have been developed over the years to reach these goals.

However, the use of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) has become […]

By |July 5th, 2018|Categories: From the Editor||0 Comments

Do you feel stressed out?

April is Stress Awareness Month and is a time for PTs to raise awareness about the effects of being stressed to improve millions of lives.
By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: From the Editor||0 Comments

Beat the winter blues

Do you notice you have less energy and may feel a little blue in the winter? Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression in which symptoms often start in the fall and continue through the winter months. The feelings of depression and lethargy can affect about 4% to 6% of […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Categories: From the Editor||0 Comments

From PT to living kidney donor advocate

I met Joel more than 25 years ago when I was still a student and were attending rival PT schools. Joel and I shared the same dream — to become the best physical therapists we could and to positively impact people’s lives through our work. Although we lost contact as […]

By |September 18th, 2017|Categories: From the Editor||1 Comment

Life’s cycle through the eyes of a respiratory therapist

The aerator for my aquarium went out again! This is the fourth time I’ve had to replace it in the last 10 months. Replacing an aeration system is an excruciating process for me, because there are so many options to choose from. But it adds oxygen and circulates the aquarium’s […]

X-ray vision and the radiology connection

As a few friends and I met for coffee one weekend, our conversation gravitated toward the value and contribution of the professional discipline that each of us represented: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nursing, respiratory therapy and radiology. During our spirited discussion, we realized the invisible thread that […]

The Medici Effect: Diverse healthcare disciplines drive innovation

It never ceases to amazed me when someone asks what I, a physical therapist educator, am doing in the area of institutional research and strategic planning in academia. Years ago, when I transitioned to academia, my colleagues questioned why I would leave clinical practice to be an academic when […]

The ties that bind athletic trainers and athletes

Earlier this spring, I visited an athletic training facility of a university in Florida. The facility is staffed with several athletic trainers, and it was abuzz with athletes as I was being given a tour. Out of curiosity, I asked Kaley, one of the trainers, what attracted her to […]