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Move Forward Radio

Latest release on Feb 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee

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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 and knee osteoarthritis with physical therapist Mary Ann Wilmarth, who doesn’t just treat people with the condition, but lives with it too.

http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/osteoarthritis-of-hip-knee

May 09 2017

35mins

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Rank #2: The Benefits of Exercise on Brain Health

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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

37mins

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Rank #3: Total Knee Replacement

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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 this problem.

In this episode, orthopedic surgeon Brian Burnikel, MD, and physical therapist Jackie DelGiorno, PT, DPT, OCS, discuss what patients face when they elect to get a total knee replacement – from the crucial pre-operative conditioning, to the surgery itself, to the almost immediate physical therapy that follows, and the long-term prognosis.

Read more about Total Knee Replacement and Osteoarthritis of the Knee at MoveForwardPT.com.

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Jul 03 2014

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Rank #4: Meniscal Tears & Knee Osteoarthritis: Surgery vs Therapy

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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 with physical therapy.
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May 02 2013

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Rank #5: Acute Care Physical Therapy

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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 physical therapist.

What’s the role of an acute care physical therapist? In this episode of Move Forward Radio, a physical therapist will describe and highlight some of the benefits of physical therapy for the acute care setting, not just for rehabilitation but also prehabilitation.

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Learn more about physical therapy at MoveForwardPT.com.

Feb 04 2016

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Rank #6: Understanding Pain

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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 reduce its negative impact on daily life.

Read more about understanding pain, and the 9 Things You Should Know About Pain at MoveForwardPT.com.

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Apr 10 2014

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Rank #7: Osteoporosis and the Role of Physical Therapy

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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 design an exercise routine to build bone density and improve balance to avoid damaging falls, among other topics.

Sherri R. Betz, PT, GCS, CEEAA, PMA-CPT, specializes in exercise programs for older adults. She is chair of the American Physical Therapy Association’s bone health special interest group and chair of the Pilates Method Alliance research committee. She has been the physical therapist for the San Jose Sharks, nationally ranked pairs and singles figure skaters, and elite-level gymnasts.
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Oct 12 2012

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Rank #8: Treating Back Pain: Avoiding Unnecessary Treatment

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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 is often being over-treated with referrals to specialists, orders for expensive imaging, and prescriptions for pain medication.

In this episode, a physical therapist discusses the findings of this study and describes how the medical community’s understanding of back pain has evolved over the years, from once recommending bed rest to now recommending against it, for example.  He also provides tips for avoiding back pain in the first place.
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Sep 19 2013

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Rank #9: Living With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

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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

27mins

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Rank #10: Headaches and Physical Therapy

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There are headaches and then there are HEADACHES. Listen as physical therapist Denise Schneider discusses the more serious types of headaches—what causes them, the red flags that indicate their seriousness, how physical therapy can help, and the primary elements and possible duration of treatment. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/headaches-physical-therapy

Feb 07 2019

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Rank #11: Autism Spectrum Disorder: Collaborative Care for Varied Needs

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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 after age 4.

One thing children with ASD have in common is that their disorder can be treated by a range of therapists who have individual specialties but overlapping goals.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Christine Baksi talks about her 4-year-old son Sam who was diagnosed with ASD at the age of 2, and is currently benefitting from a wide range of therapies.  Her son’s physical therapist joins her to discuss the collaborative team approach to help children with ASD grow physically and emotionally.

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To learn more about autism spectrum disorder, visit MoveForwardPT.com.

Apr 09 2015

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Rank #12: Dry Needling: What It Is & Who It Helps

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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.

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To learn more about physical therapy, visit MoveForwardPT.com.

Jan 23 2014

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Rank #13: Blood Flow Restriction Training and Physical Therapy

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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 in injured limbs without further compromising vulnerable joints or soft tissue. So he and his colleagues began experimenting with a relatively new treatment method that’s gaining in popularity: blood flow restriction training, or BFR.

The technique, which involves applying a tourniquet to an injured limb to partially restrict blood flow, allows patients to make greater strength gains while lifting lighter loads, thereby reducing the overall stress placed on the limb.

In this episode of Move Forward Radio, Johnny Owens, MPT, describes how blood flow restriction training works, shares his vision for the potential of the technique within health care, and discusses where research is ongoing.

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Learn more about physical therapy at MoveForwardPT.com

Jan 21 2016

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Rank #14: Muscle Soreness: What’s Normal? What’s Not?

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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 muscle soreness, otherwise known as DOMS.

It’s a long name for something that’s quite common, and also preventable.

In today’s episode of Move Forward Radio, the director of research at the Nicholas Institute of Sports Medicine and Athletic Trauma in New York, shares his perspective on the effectiveness of many current treatments for DOMS and his predictions for possible prevention methods in the future.

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Learn more about physical therapy at MoveForwardPT.com.

Sep 17 2015

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Rank #15: Vestibular Rehabilitation

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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 vestibular system can be treated through physical therapy. He also discusses how vestibular rehabilitation is a rapidly evolving, even being offered to elite athletes who rely on balance to perform on the field of play.

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To learn more about balance problems or conditions like vertigo, visit MoveForwardPT.com.

Jun 04 2015

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Rank #16: Fibromyalgia and Physical Therapy

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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, a physical therapist discusses the diagnosis, treatment, and management of fibromyalgia.

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Read more about fibromyalgia at MoveForwardPT.com.

Mar 03 2016

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Rank #17: Sports Psychology and Injury Rehabilitation

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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 and emotions could need rehabilitation as well.

Recent studies suggest that fear of reinjury is commonly cited among knee injury patients who don’t return to their sport. The body may be willing, but the mind may not.

In this episode, a sports psychologist from the Ohio Center for Sports Psychology and a physical therapist from the Cleveland Clinic discuss how an athlete’s belief in his or her ability to recover from any injury, and their understanding of the process to get there, can be key to returning to sport.

To learn more about physical therapy, visit MoveForwardPT.com.

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Nov 06 2014

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Rank #18: Avoiding Muscle Atrophy When Injured

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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

22mins

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Rank #19: Foot Health: Avoiding Pain and Injury

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Chris Neville, PT, PhD, discusses what the latest science reveals about the state of foot and ankle health, the importance of choosing proper footwear, and what you can be doing right now to ensure your feet and ankles are strong, healthy, and equipped to continue moving you through life. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/foot-health-avoiding-pain-injury

Jul 11 2019

34mins

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Rank #20: Diastasis Recti Abdominis: The Likely Cause of “Mummy Tummy”

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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

8mins

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