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Pain Matters: Bringing Chronic Pain Out of the Shadows

Dec 5, 2013 / Podcast

Three people featured in the Discovery Channel documentary, Pain Matters, plus a physical therapist and other health care experts discuss the battle against chronic pain.

Girl Power: Keeping Female Adolescent Athletes Healthy and Prepared for Sports

Jan 23, 2018 / Podcast

A physical therapist discusses why she strictly treats adolescent female athletes in order keep them empowered and healthy.

Surfing and the Role of Physical Therapy

Jan 11, 2018 / Podcast

Anyone who surfs knows that it's not as easy as just paddling out, standing up, and riding a wave. It involves balance, technique, and a certain athleticism.

Physical Therapy: An Important Piece of the Pain Management Puzzle

Sep 26, 2019 / Podcast

A minor car accident left Jen Bambrough with chronic pain. After a series of misdiagnoses, she discovered physical therapy was a key component to managing her pain.

Blood Flow Restriction Training and Physical Therapy

Jan 18, 2016 / Podcast

Blood flow restriction training is a treatment method that involves applying a tourniquet to an injured limb. A physical therapist describes how it works.

Dancing with the Stars Pro Val Chmerkovskiy and Physical Therapy's Role on the Show

Dec 2, 2019 / Podcast

Val Chmerkovskiy and physical therapist Gina Minchella share show insights, and how they reduce the risk of injury and treat the aches and pains from competitive dancing.

Headaches and Physical Therapy

Feb 5, 2019 / Podcast

Problematic headaches that last may need intervention and treatment by a physical therapist—or referral to another health care provider.

Why Physical Therapy?


Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement.

Glossary of Skill Areas for Child Development


The following terms describe pediatric skill areas achieved during regular playtime. When needed, physical therapists can help children to develop these skills. For ways to promote these skills in your child, see Activities to Promote Development in Children.

Prevention & Wellness


Take an active role in your health. There's a lot you can do to prevent chronic disease, avoid injury, improve your fitness, and age well. Staying active is key. These resources from physical therapists can help you maintain and improve quality of life. And when you need help, a physical therapists can