October is National Physical Therapy Month!

Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month!

Physical therapists and physical therapist assistants help you maximize your movement, manage pain, avoid surgery and prescription drugs, manage chronic (long-term) conditions, and recover from and prevent injury.

Maximize Movement and Function

Physical therapists identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems. They help people maintain or restore as much function as possible.

Keep Moving and Stay Active

Regular physical activity can benefit your physical, mental, and social health. It also helps to prevent or improve many chronic conditions.

Prevent and Manage Injury

Physical therapists design treatment plans specific to each person's needs, challenges, and goals. They work together with you to develop strategies and help you achieve your goals.

Decrease Use of Prescription Medications

Physical therapists help people manage pain without the risks of pain medication use

Avoid Surgery

Physical therapists help people manage pain and improve movement problems. Some pain and movement problems can become chronic and lead to surgery.

Physical therapy helps to reduce the symptoms of many chronic diseases and conditions. It also can keep many problems from getting worse. Physical therapists can help you avoid the need for, and the costs and risks of, surgery.

Understand and Manage Your Pain

Physical therapists and PTAs empower people to take an active role in their care. They work with each other, and other health care providers, to make sure patients receive the best care.

Don't let the cold weather coming up cause you to decrease your level of physical activity! Regular physical activity is one of the best things that you can do for your health.

If pain or a condition is holding you back, contact a physical therapist. A physical therapist can help get you moving to reduce your risk of chronic disease, enhance your fitness, and prevent injuries. It’s never too late to get moving!

Choose more movement.

Choose better health.

Choose physical therapy.