October is National Physical Therapy Month
October is an exciting time for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. This is our unique opportunity to highlight the fact that we are your trusted experts in restoring and improving motion, and we can improve your quality of life, helping you to keep healthy, fit, and active and avoid surgery and long-term use of prescription medications, in many cases.
Every year, "National Physical Therapy Month" highlights the health benefits of physical therapy, the partnership between patient and therapist, and a number of conditions that are treatable with physical therapy, including common ailments such as back and neck pain, sports injuries and other conditions from trauma, overuse or age.
Our role is to improve and restore motion to your life. As you make the important decisions about health care for you or your family, it is important to remember that physical therapists:
- Significantly improve mobility to perform daily activities;
- Provide an alternative to painful and expensive surgery, in many cases;
- Manage or eliminate pain without medication and its side effects, in many cases.
When it comes to health care, one size does not fit all. A physical therapist's extensive education, clinical expertise, and "hands on" approach brings you a unique, individualized approach. When you are in the hands of a physical therapist, you have a plan of care that is safe and appropriate and addresses your individual needs and pre-existing conditions.
Here's wishing you a happy, healthy National Physical Therapy Month!