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2610, 2015

Age Healthily with These 5 Tips

By |October 26th, 2015|#AgeWell|0 Comments

Instead of resigning yourself to age when you wake up in the morning, challenge yourself to defy your age by taking care of your body. More physicians are moving to a preventative medicine model focused on treating the body when it’s healthy to avoid illness. Physical therapy, exercise, and nutrition are all forms of preventative […]

2110, 2015

OPTA Patient Spotlight: Beth

By |October 21st, 2015|Patient Story|0 Comments

“I am a PT and I have been inspired in a manner in which can’t fully be understood or appreciated by others. Here’s my story! While working in an inpatient rehab setting with clients of various ages; up to 105, I was involved in a motorcycle accident resulting in a multitude of injuries. Admittedly, I […]

1910, 2015

Lift Heavy Things to #AgeWell

By |October 19th, 2015|#AgeWell|0 Comments

Meet Bill. Bill is my friend and former patient who is 90 years old. He was married for 65 years, had a successful sales career, and has seen more change than most of us can fathom. He’s still driving, able to walk without an assistive device, can get up from the ground, and even golf […]

1610, 2015

OPTA Patient Spotlight: Molly

By |October 16th, 2015|Patient Story|0 Comments

“My name is Molly, I am 22 years old and I have lived in pain every day since high school. I have three protruding disks in my thoracic spine due to sports. I received three cortisone shots in each disk, but it only helped for a day or two, and medication barely helps at all. […]

1410, 2015

Shin Injuries in Runners

By |October 14th, 2015|Types of Injuries|0 Comments

Shin injuries in runners are both common and frustrating. What is often called “shin splints” is actually a broad term (like runner’s knee) to describe several potential diagnoses. In mild cases, the pain is rather broad and may not limit activity, while in severe cases the shin pain may become pin-pointed and increase with not […]

1210, 2015

Why PT? An Interview with Physical Therapist Rob Dunham

By |October 12th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

What inspired you to become a PT?
“As a junior in high school, I had a distal fracture and needed 3 surgeries and physical therapy. I was really inspired by how a physical therapist was able to get me on the field quickly. That’s what got me interested—being able to help someone get back to what […]

510, 2015

Change in Physical Therapy: How #DPTstudents will #MakePTHappen

By |October 5th, 2015|DPT Students|0 Comments

Health care is in a critical period in the United States. There is somewhat of a paradigm shift taking place within the health care system gravitating towards wellness, fitness and a biopsychosocial model of care. Fortunately for us doctorate of physical therapy (DPT) students, physical therapy appears to be at the forefront of this shift […]

2909, 2015

Interview with OPTA State Director II, Jessica Iams

By |September 29th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

1. How long have you been a physical therapist?

“I have been practicing physical therapy for nearly 15 years.

 

2. Was there a specific moment that made you realize you wanted to be a PT? What inspired you to become a physical therapist?

“From the age of 16 I knew I wanted to pursue a career in physical […]

2409, 2015

From Advocate to Patient – and Back

By |September 24th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

By Victoria Gresh, OPTA Executive Director
It’s an interesting view from the other side. It’s one thing to advocate for a profession, and another to experience first-hand the services your members provide. Last fall while training for a race, I managed to successfully limp home from a seven-mile run, and I never ran again that year. […]

1609, 2015

Why PT? An Interview with OPTA Secretary Dr. Kristin Marks

By |September 16th, 2015|Interviews|0 Comments

1. How long have you been a physical therapist?
“I am approaching my 2 year anniversary of becoming a licensed physical therapist.”

2. Was there a specific moment that made you realize you wanted to be a PT? What inspired you to become a physical therapist?
“My journey to becoming a physical therapist has been circuitous because this […]