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Beyond Boston: The Road to Recovery, Part 1

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Every year on Patriots' Day, the third Monday of April, Bostonians gather for one of their city's most celebrated events, the Boston Marathon. On April 15, 2013, when two bombs exploded near the finish line, the 117th Boston Marathon turned from a much celebrated sporting event to a horrific scene of chaos and terror. As a result, three people were killed and more than 260 were injured.

In this three-part Move Forward Radio series, we speak with four physical therapists who describe what the road to recovery looks like for the bombing victims, or anyone who has suffered similar injuries.

Part 1: A View from Boylston Street

Our guest, physical therapist Dave Nolan was onsite at the marathon's finish line providing care to participants when the bombs exploded.  He discusses how medical staff worked together to treat the victims and his optimism for their recovery.

Part 2: Caring For Patients With Burns

Part 3: Moving Forward After Amputation

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