smartCRUTCH-USA celebrates National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM). NPTM in October recognizes the importance of physical therapy in healthcare. Physical therapy is a medical service provided by trained physical therapists who help patients improve movement, strength and manage pain after an illness or injury.
Nearly every part of the body can benefit from physical therapy, especially if you’ve suffered an injury or illness. Physical therapists assess a patient’s pain levels and abilities and develop a plan of treatment they can track. They may provide exercises to be performed at home and document the progress and any further needs. Some of the benefits of physical therapy include:
Reduction or elimination of pain
Improved strength and flexibility
Overall improved quality of life
The observance promotes the importance of physical therapy and the role it plays in improving physical activity and quality of life, and we encourage that. Read more at www.apta.org.