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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 the [...]
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 water [...]
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 connects [...]
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 [...]
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 pursue [...]