national physical therapy month

What Is Physical Therapy?

October is the national month of Physical Therapy. This profession has been around for over 100 years. With the increasing growth of the aged population, physical therapy is more in demand than what it has been. However, I wonder how much people actually know about physical therapy.

What is Physical Therapy?

As the name applies, physical therapy uses the physical means to achieve the purpose of rehabilitation. It can be in the form of manual therapy (use of hands), electrical therapy (such as ultrasound, iontophoresis, SWD, IFC, TENS, etc), hydrotherapy (use of water), traction (use of mechanical force), and all kinds of exercises. The goal is to rehabilitate a person to his maximum potential.

Types of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy can also be divided into different categories, according to an area of specialty or age group. The following list has some examples:

Physical Therapy Month 2015

Join us in celebrating National Physical Therapy Month this October.

Pain Assessments

Is pain or discomfort holding you back? Meet with a therapist who will assess your pain and provide options for care. Complimentary assessments to evaluate:

  • Neck & Shoulder
  • Headaches
  • Hip & Back
  • Arm, Elbow & Wrist
  • Knee, Ankle & Foot

Take the first step toward recovery with a complimentary 30-minute pain assessment. Schedule at the physical therapy desk.


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