About Heather Cygan

Heather Cygan is director of creative strategy, digital services, for OnCourse Learning Healthcare, a Relias company. She was named among the 2018 Top Women in Healthcare Marketing by Digital Megaphone. The recognition honors the work of female marketers leading the way in the healthcare industry. Heather has been developing healthcare content for more than 10 years and has a bachelors of arts degree in journalism from Eastern Illinois University. Connect with and follow her on LinkedIn.

Children can get arthritis too — know the facts about juvenile arthritis

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, offering a unique opportunity to educate and inform physical therapists about the various forms of juvenile arthritis and how to offer relief to your young patients.

By |June 26th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Physical therapist’s own dementia diagnosis presents challenges for family

By Robin Farmer Rowena delos Santos used her expertise as a physical therapist to help thousands of patients move and function better. But memories of a successful career and rich life are fading. Rowena, 52, was diagnosed in April 2014 with corticobasal degeneration/corticobasal dementia, a rare progressive neurological disease without [...]

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: News|1 Comment

New technology helps PT patients walk without fear

Mark Landers has one goal in mind this year — to walk his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. A new physical therapy technology is bringing him closer to achieving that goal. Dubbed Safe Gait, the device features a ceiling-mounted rail and harness system that allows patients full movement [...]

By |May 27th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

PT focuses her practice on canine patients

Jacquie Welkener, MSPT, PT, has seen her business go to the dogs, and she could not be happier. Welkener has practiced physical therapy for 25 years on human clients for SSM Health Care in the St. Louis area. Now, she is full-time physical therapist with animal clients near St. Louis. [...]

By |April 14th, 2015|Categories: News|1 Comment

Gift helps support Fresno State DPT students

A dislocated finger in junior high helped inspire Michael Ormonde to pursue a career in physical therapy. “The attention and care my physical therapist gave me was outstanding,” said Ormonde, who also was exposed to the profession when his father underwent back surgery and his mother had both knees replaced. [...]

By |April 6th, 2015|Categories: News|0 Comments

Finding a home, advancing the future of healthcare

Editor’s note: This post is brought to you by Lakeland Regional Health. Previously on TodayinPT.com, members of the rehab staff at Lakeland Regional Health in Lakeland, Fla., introduced the unique concept of The Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine. Set to open in August 2015, the Bannasch Institute is just one [...]