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VA Celebrates Physical Therapy MonthPhysical Therapy Month
We’re celebrating Physical Therapy Month by recognizing physical therapists’ unique value as movement experts and their commitment to building awareness of the benefits of regular physical activity.
Kimberly Eichhorn, Speech-Language Pathologist at VA Pittsburgh Health Care System, conducts a video appointment with a Veteran enrolled in the GAPS programHelping transgender Veterans find their voice
Communication is fluid: the situation, information, and people shape how we deliver a message. For Veterans in gender transition finding their voice can be enhanced with specially trained speech-language pathologists `
Jackie Williams is an Army Veteran, pastor, and six-time champion musician at the National Veteran Creative Arts Festival. After surviving a coma and fighting COVID-19, he is returning to the stage for the first time at this year’s event.From Coma to the Festival Stage
Jackie Williams is an Army Veteran, pastor, and six-time champion musician at the National Veteran Creative Arts Festival. After surviving a coma and fighting COVID-19, he returned to the festival stage in 2022
Veteran Arthur Daniels holding an artificial larynxFinding A New Voice After Cancer
After a a total laryngectomy to save his life, cancer survivor Arthur Daniels tells the struggle and triumph over throat cancer, how he lost and regained his voice, and now gives back to other Veterans
Mariela and a ski instructor race down Snowmass Mountain during the 2019 National Disabled Veterans Winter Sports Clinic.Life is never settled
When reaching their 70s most people think of slowing down however Emile and Lisette Meylan are not most people. "Life is never settled" says Emile, "there’s always something to think and worry about.”
Veterans Gregory Johnson and Katie Taylor of the Washington, DC VAMC Computer Repair TeamVet Squad – The DC VAMC Computer Repair Team
Having the talent to build or repair computers is rare and being able to do it with limited or low vision is almost unheard of – unless you are a Veteran at the Washington, D.C. VA Medical Center.
Mary and Dawn at LBJ 100 Bike RideMosul to Maine – a Journey of Trauma and Recovery
Army Veteran Mary Torczon nearly lost her life when a car bomb in Mosul killed her best friends and left her with a TBI – then things worse. But now Mary is thriving thanks to the VA and our community partners!
Noted audiology researcher Dr. Richard Wilson retired earlier this year after a pioneering career that spanned more than four decades.Audiology Pioneer Looks Back at His 42yr VA Career
A self-described maverick, Dr. Richard Wilson has always pushed boundaries. When he joined VA in 1972, he was told "research was not part of the responsibility' of the audiology team. That policy didn't last long.
Guide dog golden retriever standing next to a manOn Point
Partnerships between war-blinded Veterans and guide dogs were recorded as early as 1899, and a concerted effort was made by the German Red Cross to train and provide dogs to war-blinded Veterans.
Susan Delanko, Registered Kinesiotherapist, VA Pittsburgh Health Care System instructs tai chi with her patients.National Kinesiotherapy (KT) Week – September 8-12
During WW II, corrective physical reconditioning units were established to accelerate the return of troops to active duty following injury, As a result corrective therapists became a part of the rehabilitation effort...

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