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In the July 2015 issue of Redbook magazine several physical therapists were asked to share the advice they give their friends. The answers were diverse: from encouraging children to try multiple sports, rather than specializing at a young age, to reminding women that a physical therapist can help them strengthen pelvic floor muscles to avoid problems like urinary incontinence.

In this episode, Move Forward Radio follows Redbook's lead. Over the course of this episode you'll hear from seven physical therapists about the advice they find themselves most commonly giving their friends or their patients – those things they wish everyone knew.

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Laura Stanley

Laura Stanley PT, DPT, SCS, is a physical therapist with Proaxis Therapy in North Carolina. Laura is an ABPTS Board Certified Sports Specialist, with specific clinical interests in the areas of adolescent sports medicine and post-operative knee and shoulder rehabilitation. As a former collegiate athlete, she has a passion for working with young athletes, promoting injury prevention, functional, sport-specific rehabilitation, and long

Eric Robertson

Eric Robertson, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT, is the director of Kaiser Permanente’s Hayward Fellowship in Advanced Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas at El Paso. Previously he served as assistant professor of physical therapy at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Robertson's  research interests lie in exploring low back pain in terms of resource utilization and the link between low back and hip pain. Robertson's work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals and on popular health websites.

Andrea Avruskin

Andrea Avruskin, PT, DPT, ATC, LAT, CWP, CCWC, is Clinical Director at Pima Medical Institute Physical Therapist Assistant Program.  She specializes in sports and performing arts therapy.  She has provided physical therapy on the Las Vegas sets of shows such as Cirque du Soleil's "O" and "Mystere," Disney's "The Lion King," and "Le Reve"; for national tours of "So You Think You Can Dance," and Kellog's "Tour of Olympic Champions"; and national tours of "Memphis," "Anything Goes", "Book of Mormon", "Sister Act" and "Newsies" at Las Vegas' Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

Aaron Keil, PT, DPT, oversees the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program and is Director of the University of Illinois at Chicago Physical Therapy Faculty Practice.  His clinical interests include the evaluation, treatment and prevention of running-related injuries and the use of diagnostic imaging in physical therapy practice.  Keil’s work has included functioning as a first contact provider at both Georgetown University Hospital in Washington D.C., and the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore Maryland.

Mike Eisenhart

Mike Eisenhart, PT, is the managing partner of Pro-Activity Associates in Lebanon, New Jersey. He is widely known as a passionate speaker, presenter and coach, on the topic of health and prevention. His practice interests are in the realms of injury and disease prevention, as well as human performance and achievement.

Chris Hinze, PT, DPT, works with adults of all ages in both the outpatient and post-acute rehabilitation setting. He is passionate about helping each for helping older adults achieve their goals and maintain their independence.

Ann Wendel

Ann Wendel, PT, ATC, CMTPT, is a physical therapist, certified athletic trainer, writer, and consultant. She has worked with high school, college, and professional athletes, and treated a wide variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions. Wendel owned and operated a private practice that combined yoga, Thai massage, physical therapy and Pilates. She is also a certified myofascial trigger point therapist (CMTPT), and treats patients using trigger point dry needling.  She serves as an advisory board member of Girls Gone Strong, which provides information for women on training, nutrition, health, wellness, and lifestyle.

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