October is full of health awareness, including National Physical Therapy Month. We focus on celebrating our profession's accomplishments and raising awareness about our work and its benefits.
Physical therapists were first known as reconstruction aides. World War l marked the start of the profession, where there was a demand for rehabilitation. We are thankful to the military for introducing the country to our work. The military remains very pro physical therapy, and we witness that support in our community, working with many active and retired service members.
Physical therapy has continued to grow and has benefited millions of people. Being physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health. When you experience pain, limited mobility, and other ailments, getting the exercise you need can be difficult.
The benefits of seeing a physical therapist include maximized movement, avoiding opioids, avoiding surgery, managing pain, injury prevention, and improved balance.
The practice of physical therapy continues to develop, and we love being a part of an evolving and growing profession. We look forward to celebrating many more National Physical Therapy months with you.