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Physical Therapy Month

Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month. This is a time to raise awareness of the profession’ vision to: "transform society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience."

Physical therapists work with diverse patient populations, and there are many areas of specialty practice including orthopedic, sports, neurologic, pediatric, geriatric, and acute care. The one thing that all physical therapists have in common is that they diagnose and treat movement dysfunction. The vision statement reflects the importance of movement in our lives. Movement health is important and impacts almost every aspect of our lives, including our mental well being. 

In honoring National Physical Therapy Month, physical therapist across the country will be participating in a PT day of service this Saturday, October 14th. Various activities are planned for the day. The local district of the New York Physical Therapy Association is organizing a day of service at in Victor, NY and will be helping older adults with their fall yard clean up. 

Check out the website: http://www.moveforwardpt.com/

There is lots of good information on movement health.

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