• Air Force physical therapist supporting NASA wins award

    The 2021 Air Force Medical Service Annual Awards were announced last month, recognizing individuals and teams who represent the best of Air Force Medicine. The Biomedical Clinician of the Year in the field grade category was awarded to Maj. Danielle Anderson, physical therapist at NASA’s Johnson

  • Medical Group promotes preventative care with physical therapy

    Did you know that physical therapy is not just for restoring mobility or physical function following a major accident or catastrophic injury? Physical therapy is also a great tool to promote movement, reduce pain, and restore function by evaluating and treating musculoskeletal injuries early.

  • Physical, occupational therapy addresses injury prevention for MWD handlers

    In a physically and mentally demanding occupation, 341st Training Squadron military working dog (MWD) handlers are exposed to risks. These risks are typically workplace injuries.Physical and occupational therapy play an important role in reducing such injuries, along with the associated physical and

  • Fit to fight: One fighter wing at a time

    As aviators, knowing proper maintenance of aircraft is key to providing combat capabilities. Just as aircraft need to be maintained and ready to fly, optimizing the human weapon system is also critical. Pilots themselves must be healthy and ready to fight tonight.To ensure pilots are ready at a

  • Exercise Pac Angel 19-1 wraps up in Bangladesh

    Throughout that time, the U.S. and partner nations teamed up to provide medical care and engineering assistance as well as conduct subject matter expert exchanges with the Bangladesh Air Force and civil organizations, such as the Red Crescent and Ministry of Health.

  • Physical therapy technicians rehabilitate Weasels

    After an injury, military members have to face potential stressors like what to do about their physical training test, how to accomplish tasks at work without hurting themselves further, as well as how to recover and prevent further injury.

  • One Airman thinks big for better patient care

    Being the youngest ranking active duty Airman in the small clinic at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, does not stop Staff Sgt. Kaitlyn Callahan from exceeding expectations to deliver the best patient care.

  • New performance clinic offers Airmen second chance

    Enabling Rapid Global Mobility can be a demanding and often grueling mission. Delivering air refueling capabilities around the world is hard work and can take a toll on Airmen’s bodies. Team Fairchild’s Human Performance Cell is taking a holistic approach to combat chronic injuries and help Airmen

  • Innovative PT program increases readiness downrange

    With the help of a colleague, Capt. Eric Walter, 386th Expeditionary Medical Group physical therapy element chief, has developed a proactive approach to physical therapy at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia.

  • Deployed med group keeps Airmen, Coalition members in the fight

    Military members across the various U.S. service branches are all expected to maintain certain physical fitness standards in order to be fit to fight. But what happens when those military members get injured or come down with an illness while deployed?

  • 386 AEW physical therapists keep service members fit to fight

    SOUTHWEST ASIA -- In a deployed environment, injuries happen. Whether they occur in the performance of duty or through the course of physical exercise, they have the potential to impact the mission. Each individual in the military, and their ability to perform their duties, plays an important role

  • New Air Force physical therapy fellowship to offer “pinnacle of training”

    A new Air Force Academy fellowship that trains Airmen to be embedded physical therapists recently received accreditation from the American Physical Therapy Association as an Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship, in time for the program’s first students to graduate this summer. The first of

  • If it’s broke, physical therapy can mend it

    If an Airman is injured, staying in the fight could be difficult. The physical therapists here help members of the Wolf Pack recover from their injuries in an expedient manner so that they are ready to “Take the Fight North”, while also educating and give them the tools needed to prevent future

  • Physical therapy Airmen provide healing touch

    With today's Air Force being the smallest it has ever been, mitigating lost days due to injury is of the utmost importance. Seeing a range of injuries from wrist pain to post-surgery recovery, the 4th Medical Operations Squadron’s physical therapy technicians aim to get their patients back to good

  • Physical therapy team assist in rehabilitation of injured Airmen

    At times the fast paced military lifestyle can take a toll on Airmen, and can lead to injuries affecting their ability to accomplish the mission.Airmen assigned to the 36th Medical Operations Squadron Physical Therapy Clinic offer their assistance by helping patients recover from chronic or acute