Ep 126 Spinal Tap News Chaser – Nov 21, 2016 – PT News, Pint-Sized



The loss of a friend.

Many friends of the PT Pintcast donated & followed along as this show fundraised more than $19,000 to buy and then deliver a power wheelchair to G, a pediatric patient with muscular dystrophy that I had the pleasure to treat and get to know while on a service trip to Costa Rica.  It is with a heavy heart that I announce that on Tuesday November 1st, G died from complications from muscular dystrophy. He was 19 years old.

IMG_2063 2This program is dedicating the remainder of the 2016 season of this podcast in honor of his brave spirit and amazing personality.  We will be creating a fundraiser with the muscular dystrophy association in his memory. When those details are finalized, we will to share them with you.

Thank you, to those who helped bring him his wheelchair and listened to us as we were able to tell his story.

Student Debt–the latest happenings:

PT Journal: Physical Therapist Student Loan Debt

  • Citation: Jette, D. U. (2016). Physical Therapist Student Loan Debt. Physical Therapy, 96(11), 1685-1688.

APTA: #APTANSC Dispatch: APTA President Challenges Students to ‘Ask Me Anything’ [Video]

Contact Will Butlerelection

The US Presidential Election

CNN: 2016 election results

Reuters: Americans want Trump to focus on healthcare first

APTA Happenings

PT in Motion: Survey Results Reveal Traction Popular Among PTs Treating Neck Pain

California Student Special Interest Group gets approval

Across the Profession

Chicago Tribune: Investment firm buys stake in Athletico to fund expansion

SnapSPT: The 2 minute DPT student study break

Population Health:

Across Healthcare

New York Times: For a Sprained Ankle, Physical Therapy No Better Than Self Care

PBS: The surprising news about 2017 Medicare premiums and deductibles you may have missed



NCART: Congress Must Pass H.R 3229 and S. 2196 [PDF]



Futurity.org: Hip implant mimics real bone to last longerhip-replacement

PT in Motion: Study: EHR Interoperability Necessary for Evaluating Quality Improvement

CNN: Paralyzed monkeys regain control of their legs after brain implants

Buzzword: Mannequin Challenge

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This episode brought to you by your host Jimmy McKay, recent Marymount University Alum, and your executive producer Rachel Jermann, SPT from University of Wisconsin. Episode made possible with contributions from Ian MacMurdie, SPT from MGH Institute of Health Professions and Alan Fredendall, SPT of University of Michigan–Flint.


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